Tuesday, November 04, 2008

JEDEC - Solid-state Standards

JEDEC - Solid-state Standards

JEDEC is the leading developer of standards for the solid-state industry. The publications and standards that they generate are accepted throughout the world. All JEDEC standards are available online, at no charge.

6th International System-on-Chip (SoC)

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society

"The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society - MTT-S is a transnational society with more than 9,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide. Our society promotes the advancement of microwave theory and its applications, including RF, microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz technologies."

"The activities sponsored by the MTT-S include a broad spectrum of conferences, workshops, tutorials, technical committees, chapter meetings, publications and professional education programs."

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society

IEEE - The IEEE, a non-profit organization, is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology.

The MTT-S’ field of interest is "microwave theory, techniques and applications" of RF, microwave, guided wave, and wireless technologies, as they relate to components, devices, circuits, transmission lines, and systems involving the generation, modulation, demodulation, control, transmission, detection and effects of electromagnetic signals. It shall include scientific, technical, and industrial activities.

National Electronics Museum

From telegraph and radio to radar and satellites, the National Electronics Museum offers visitors access to the electronic marvels that have helped to shape our country and our world.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Intersil - Analog and Power Semiconductors

Intersil's products include amplifiers, analog front ends, communication interfaces, data converters, digital potentiometers, display solutions, DSL solutions, optical storage products, power management products, real time clocks, switches/MUX's, etc.

Intersil - Analog and Power Semiconductors

Intersil has developed into a leading analog semiconductor manufacturer with five specialized product groups: Consumer Power, Consumer Electronics, Analog Mixed Signal, Industrial Communications and Automotive & Military/Space Specialties.

iSim Online Designer
 
Advanced design tool for creating complex solutions, this is available both as a software download or an online app.

Capture schematic, view waveforms, perform application analysis and more. It is an interactive web-based design tool for selecting and simulating devices from Intersil's broad portfolio. (power management devices and operational amplifiers.)

Remote Strain Gauge Reference Design
 


"Intersil's applications engineer, Daniel Goodhew, presents the remote strain gauge reference design using Nextreme's thermal energy harvester and Intersil's low power, low noise chopper amplifier."

History

The original Intersil was founded in 1967. After being acquired by General Electric Corp in 1981, it was sold to Harris Corporation in 1988, at which point the name was retired. Intersil at Wikipedia.

My own analog design carrer (while in college) started with national semiconductor databooks and Intersil CMOS Hot ideas.