Monday, December 13, 2010

Vernier Software and Technology

They produces hardware and software for data collection in high school, middle school, and college science courses.

Vernier Software and Technology Balancer Project - Vernier Software and Technology

"Vernier co-founder, David Vernier, had been a high school physics and physical sciences teacher for eight years when he began programming his first Precision Timer software application. David's creativity and his passion for science education, combined with his wife Christine's business acumen, were the driving forces behind the early years of Vernier Software & Technology….."

Texas Instruments and Vernier

Shown on right is a Balancer robot that uses a Vernier Low-g Accelerometer to measure the tilt of a long beam. At the start, there are 10 gram weights on each side of the horizontal beam. As weights are added or removed, the beam unbalances and tilts.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Adept Scientific - Research and Science Software

For more than 20 years Adept Scientific has been helping customers collect, analyze, simulate, organize and present data to deliver information and knowledge.

Adept Scientific - Research and Science Software

Areas -

Engineering Design, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronic Circuit Design, Product Development, Scientific Research, Data Acquisition, Test & Measurement, Technical Documentation....

DADiSP Makes Complex Data Analysis Faster and Easier

DADiSP (pronounced day-disp) is an interactive graphics worksheet -- a visually oriented software package for the display, management, analysis and presentation of scientific and technical data. If you collect, manipulate, edit, reduce, transform, display or analyse data, DADiSP can handle and simplify your data needs. In short, if you work with technical data, DADiSP is for you.

DADiSP Makes Complex Data Analysis Faster and Easier

Friday, December 10, 2010

BIOPAC - Life science hardware and software

BIOPAC - Life science hardware and software

"MP Starter Systems include all hardware, software and documentation you need to get started-then you can add amplifier modules, transducers, and electrodes to match your research design. Now you can even download our new Quick Start files to make it even easier to start your experiment.

MP Systems for Research - BIOPACK

New modules are available for Electrogastrogram, Microelectrode Recording, Noninvasive Blood Pressure Measurement, and Electrical Bio-impedance (Cardiac Output)."

MP Systems for Research - BIOPAC

Life Sciences - Chemical Analysis - Agilent

Life Sciences - Chemical Analysis - Agilent

"Agilent provides the worlds most complete, most reliable laboratory productivity solutions, optimized for your applications and workflows........... Gas Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry and others"

Agilent ChemStation

"Agilent ChemStation is the industry leading chromatography data system for Agilent instrumentation, handling the widest variety of separation techniques such as GC, LC, LC/MS, CE and CE/MS.

Analytical Instruments - GE

GE Analytical Instruments, the analytical instrumentation arm of GE Water & Process Technologies, is the world’s leading manufacturer of analyzers and sensors used to measure total organic carbon (TOC) in water.

Analytical Instruments - GE

Solutions include - Total organic carbon (TOC) analyzers, Oil leak and spill monitoring systems, Quality System Optimization (QSO) for pharma/biotech, Boron analyzer for semiconductor and display......

InnovOx Laboratory Overview

(The Image above is a Collage of the Instrument Image along with the Web Interface Screenshot)

The Sievers InnovOx Laboratory Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer represents a true breakthrough in high TOC measurement technology and reliability. The InnovOx (short for innovative oxidation) can consecutively handle thousands of common-as well as difficult samples such as brine and cellulose-with unprecedented system uptime.

InnovOx Laboratory Overview

With the InnovOx, analysts can routinely test for Total Carbon (TC), Total Inorganic Carbon (TIC), Total Organic Carbon (TOC), and Non-Purgeable Organic Carbon (NPOC).

GE Analytical Instruments
6060 Spine Road Boulder, CO 80301, USA.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Analytical and Laboratory Diagnostics - Siemens

Some Lab Medical Systems from Siemens. One of the products is the  Clinical Chemistry System used for clinical chemistry work, therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) and more.

Analytical and Laboratory Diagnostics - Siemens

Product lines include Immunoassay Systems, Clinical Chemistry Systems, Microbiology, Hemostasis and Drug Testing Diagnostics.

The BFT II Analyzer Siemens

Another example is the The BFT II Analyzer which combines the advantages of mechanical and photo-optical clot-detecting principles by employing a unique turbodensitometric detection device.

Contec Austria - Exceet electronics

Innovative design, development and production services in electronics and technology. Industrial and medical applications. Engineering Service and Manufacturing Services.

Contec Austria - Exceet electronics

Supplier of electronic and automation solutions. includes control products for the automation of machines and equipment, Development and production for individual, complex electronic modules

Contec Austria - Exceet electronics

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Contec Austria - Engineering and Manufacturing Service - A turnkey manufacturer or developer and producer of special component

Scope - Microcontroller technology, digital signal processing, rapid digital technology, FPGA programming, power electronics, analogue circuit technology, drive systems and components, automation technology, field bus technology (CAN, Profibus, Interbus-S, Mod-Bus, Lon-Bus, ASI-Bus), computer programming, etc

Contec Steuerungstechnik & Automation GmbH
Wildbichler Straße 2E 6341 Ebbs Austria 

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Libelium Comunicaciones - Wireless Solutions

Designs and manufactures hardware for the implementation of wireless sensor networks, mesh networks and communication protocols for all sorts of distributed wireless networks.

Libelium Comunicaciones - Wireless Solutions

Meshlium is the world's only multiprotocol mesh router to combine Wifi, ZigBee, GPRS, Bluetooth and GPS technologies

Meshlium modular and configurable Router - Libelium

Meshlium receives sensor data from Waspmote Plug & Sense! and forwards it directly to the Internet via Ethernet, Wi-Fi or 3G/GPRS protocols depending on the connectivity options available in the area.

Meshlium modular and configurable Router - Libelium

Meshlium is a Linux router which works as the Gateway of the Waspmote Sensor Networks. It can contain 6 different radio interfaces: WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHz, 3G/GPRS, Bluetooth, XBee and LoRa. As well as this Meshlium can also integrate a GPS module for mobile and vehicular applications and be solar and battery powered. These features along with an aluminium IP65 enclosure allows Meshlium to be placed anywhere outdoor.

Visionics - EDWinXP and DocOne EDA Tools

They Created the first EDA package, the CAD ABC, way back in 1983, when there were no other PC-based EDA systems. Later products include CAD 1000, CompCAD and the EE Designer series, some milestones.

Visionics - EDWinXP and DocOne EDA Tools

EDWinXP comprise of Schematic Editor, Simulators-Mixed Mode Simulator and EDSpice simulator, PCB Layout Editor-Create the PCB Layout,Fabrication Manager-generate manufacturing output files for Photoplotter, NC Drill etc.

Thermal Analyzer - check for hotspots on the board, Electromagnetic Analyzer (with Signal Integrity and Field analyzer) - check for electromagnetic effects.

Schematic Editor is the front end for any PCB design application. Schematic Editor of EDWinXP allows to capture the circuit in the form of a schematic diagram. The created circuit is in the form of a logical diagram where components are placed using the Library Browser and Library Explorer.

Layout Editor is used to design the PCB layout of a circuit. The design can be captured either in schematic capture or directly in layout editor. In the former case, the design is front annotated to the layout editor and in the latter case it is back annotated to schematic editor.

Visionics - EDWinXP and DocOne EDA Tools

Visionics Sweden HB
Ga Norrtaljev 97, 182 47 Enebyberg. Sweden.

RF Digital - Wireless RF Transmitter Receiver

Manufactures an extensive line of fully integrated, low cost, high quality, high performance, configurable Wireless RF Transmitter, Receiver & Transceiver Modules, suitable for nearly every type of application.

RF Digital - Wireless RF Transmitter Receiver
RF Digital - Wireless RF Transmitter Receiver

Modular ultra low power wireless - Ultra low power wireless system-on-chip solution

The RFD21731, RFD21732, RFD21734 modules are a unique solution offering a complete ultra low power (ULP) wireless system-in-module solution.

It integrates the nRF24LE1 radio+controller which is based on the industry leading nRF24L01+ 2.4GHz transceiver core, an enhanced 8051 microcontroller, flash memory and a wide range of analog and digital peripherals.

RF Digital Corporation  
1601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 290 • Hermosa Beach • CA • 90254 • USA

Monday, November 08, 2010

FreeMat - Engineering Technical Computing

FreeMat is a free environment for rapid engineering and scientific prototyping and data processing. It is similar to commercial systems such as MATLAB from Mathworks, and IDL from Research Systems, but is Open Source. FreeMat is available under the GPL license.

FreeMat - Engineering Technical Computing

FreeMat - Engineering Technical Computing

FreeMat is chartered to go beyond MATLAB to include features such as a codeless interface to external C/C++/FORTRAN code, parallel/distributed algorithm development (via MPI), and advanced volume and 3D visualization capabilities.

Features Include
  • N-dimensional array manipulation (by default, N is limited to 6)
  • Built in arithmetic for manipulation of all supported data types.
  • Support for solving linear systems of equations via the divide operators.
  • 2D plotting and image display
  • Arbitrary-size FFT support
  • Pass-by-reference support (an IDL feature)
  • 3D Plotting and visualization via OpenGL

Glew Engineering - Technology Expertise

Consulting Service for the semiconductor and microelectronic industry, FEA modeling, mechanical, electrical & materials engineering applications.

Glew Engineering - Technology Expertise

Experts in Electrical, Materials and Mechanical Engineering Consulting. Consulting and Support areas include Business Development, Solar & Flat Panel Technologies, Materials Science among many others.

CAD and finite element analysis (FEA)

FEA allows for comprehensive modeling of the chamber's integrity during testing conditions. The FEA model serves as a virtual experiment that allows reduction in prototype cost and testing. An accurate model can reduce the costly repercussions of an incorrectly designed system.

Glew Engineering - Technology Expertise

High-Purity Gas Panels Part 10:
Pressure Transducers in Semiconductor Equipment

Semiconductor equipment engineers, usually mechanical engineers or electrical engineers, have some of these same purposes in mind when they install pressure transducers directly on semiconductor tools, with the additional goal of granting the tool operator control over the pressures of incoming gas and in the process chamber.

Glew Engineering Consulting Inc.
240 Pamela Drive, Mountain View, CA 94040, USA

Electronic Product Development - Fidus Systems

High-speed Electronic Product Development (EPD) with extensive design experience in turnkey product development and technical knowledge in System Design and Architecture.

Electronic Product Development - Fidus Systems

Some Areas of Service Include - FPGA/CPLD Design, DSP Design, PCB Layout & Signal Integrity, RF/Wireless Design, Automated Identification Systems (AIS).
    Tesla- This pole-mount WiMAX product was created to some pretty intense specifications. This was a full turnkey project for Fidus, involving all of our disciplines: Hardware, FPGA, Layout, Embedded Software, Signal Integrity, and Mechanical



    Fidus delivers Signal Integrity (SI), Power Integrity (PI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) analysis for on-chip IC (Integrated Circuit) design, Package design, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and System design.

    Signal Integrity/EMC - Fidus Systems

    Fidus Systems
    375 Terry Fox Dr., Ottawa, ON, K2K 0J8, Canada.

    Friday, November 05, 2010

    Ember - Wireless Semiconductor Solutions

    Ember's ZigBee wireless networking systems - chips, software and tools - enable Energy Technologies - enertech - help consumers, businesses and utilities to better manage energy resources, save cost and preserve the environment.

    Ember - Wireless Semiconductor Solutions

    Ember offers the industry's most advanced, complete and integrated ZigBee system - including chips, software and tools.

    EM35x System-on-Chip - Ember

    EM35x System-on-Chip (SoC)

    The EM351 and EM357 SoCs are tightly integrated with EmberZNet PRO, a ZigBee compliant mesh networking software which is the most deployed ZigBee platform in the market..

    (This post has been corrected 2012,  Ember appears to be part of Silicon Labs.)

    Friday, October 08, 2010

    ESI Group - Virtual Prototyping Solutions

    Software Simulation Solution for prototype development and manufacturing process engineering with applied mechanics.

    ESI Group - Virtual Prototyping Solutions

    ESI Group - Paris, France - ESI is a world-leading supplier and pioneer of digital simulation software for prototyping and manufacturing processes that take into account material physics.

    "Extensive suite of coherent, industry-oriented applications to realistically simulate a product's behavior during testing and real life use.." ESI's products represent a unique collaborative and open environment for End-to-End Virtual Prototyping.

    ESI Group - Virtual Prototyping Solutions

    Visual-Viewer from ESI is a complete, productive and innovative post processing environment for CAE applications.

    Visual-Viewer allows easy and fast graphical interpretation with very useful animation control features such as simple section cut tool, video reading and aligning with simulations, synchronized simulation, and plot windows.

    ESI Group
    100-102 Avenue de Suffren 75015 Paris FRANCE

    CADint Sweden – EDA and CAE design tools

    EDA/CAE/CAD software - CADint PCB, ELECTRA Autorouter with Schematic Entry and 3D Board View as well.

    CADint Sweden - EDA and CAE design tools

    CADint Sweden - EDA and CAE design tools

    Schematic capture - Draw hierarchical schematic diagrams with an unlimited number of pages

    PCB Design - Powerful layout features include net guidelines, manual trace routing with optional mitering or bezier curves, pin and group swap, automatic via generation, trace length and impedance calculators…

    Amazing 3D PCB visualization - The CADint 3D Viewer allows you to view your board from any angle at nearly any magnification. Vertical clearance constraints for components can easily be visualized, as can any aspect of the PCB itself.

    CADint Freeware you get all the power of CADint PCB for small projects. Layouts are limited to 100 pads and schematic diagrams are limited to 350 nodes.

    Thursday, October 07, 2010

    Vault Information Services LLC

    Embedded/8051 Consulting - VIS offers embedded consulting, particularly with 8051 microcontrollers. We can design your hardware and/or develop software for hardware you've already designed. Give us the details of your project and we will provide you with an estimate for the development.

    Vault Information Services LLC

    In October 1985, VIS founder Craig Steiner started a Bulletin Board System (BBS) in Denver, Colorado called "The Vault." This BBS was operated using an Atari 8-bit computer and was an important and innovative system in the Denver BBS scene at the time--especially in the Atari sector. Many features and additions were made throughout the life of the Atari-version of the BBS that kept The Vault on the cutting edge in Denver.

    MPower Solutions - Battery Management

    Custom Battery Packs, Battery Management Systems, Batteries 101, Battery Technology Encyclopaedia and Tutorial. Chargers & Charging, Battery Management and Cell Chemistries.

    MPower Solutions - Battery Management

    The site contains a comprehensive knowledge base about battery technology, battery applications, chargers and ancillary equipment.

    MPower is an independent service company providing specialist design and manufacturing services to meet the portable power requirements of the European electronics industry.

    MPower Solutions -Engineering and Manufacturing

    Fuel cells have been around longer than most batteries - the principle of the fuel cell was discovered in 1839 by Sir William Grove. They generate electricity from the reaction of hydrogen with oxygen to form water in a process which is the reverse of electrolysis.

    Battery and Energy Technologies

    The fuel cell relies on a basic oxidation/reduction reaction, as with a battery, but the reaction takes place on the fuel rather than the electrodes. The fuel cell produces electricity as long as the cell receives a supply of fuel and can dispose of the oxidized old fuel .

    Woodbank Communications Ltd
    Woodbank, South Crescent Road , Queens Park Chester, CH4 7AU United Kingdom.

    SOCcentral - ASIC FPGA EDA

    Latest news about SOC/ASIC/FPGA design, EDA tools and design methodologies, intellectual property (IP), and design reuse
    .
    SOCcentral - ASIC FPGA EDA

    You'll also find the abstracts (and links) to more than 1600 relevant magazine and newspaper articles, tutorials, whitepapers, and application notes available on line, as well as the most comprehensive directory of EDA/design service/IP providers available anywhere on the Internet.

    LBA - RF and Wireless Engineering Service

    RF and wireless applications and communications, RF Products and Engineered Communication Solutions.
    LBA - RF and Wireless Engineering Service
    LBA Technology designs and manufactures sophisticated antenna tuning and coupling systems, and provides transmission system design-build integration, for the low, medium and high frequency radio frequency bands at power levels to 1,000,000 watts, worldwide.

    Lawrence Behr Associates provides consulting, test, project management and design services in communication system coverage, RF interference and compatibility matters, electromagnetic shielding, radio frequency safety, and collocation of diverse communications facilities.
    LBA Technology's vacuum contactors
    The VC-1 high reliability vacuum contactor system is designed for versatility. One series permits a wide range of operating voltages, and can be configured at any time for 1PDT through 4PDT operation. It goes well beyond the capabilities of many currently available mechanical contactors, but is a direct replacement in many broadcast applications up to 50,000 watts.

    Wednesday, October 06, 2010

    Chris Gammell – Analog Design Notes

    An analog electrical engineer from Cleveland, OH. Writes Reviews on Semiconductors and Articles on Enginnering in his Tech Blog.
    Chris Gammell - Analog Design Notes
    Consult Chris Gammell for your Product Design.
    Analog circuit design, including signal conditioning, amplification, control loops, input protection and power circuitry. Digital hardware design for your embedded project.

    Wednesday, September 08, 2010

    Shift-Right Technologies – Turn-key Embedded Solutions

    Electronic Product Design and Engineering Services. Embedded hardware and software development.

    Shift-Right Technologies - Turn-key Embedded Solutions

    Example Project - "Designed the RASID interface (electronic hardware, embedded real-time software and packaging), a PC peripheral used for industrial automation. This peripheral's design is based on a 16-bit DSP (TMS320LF2407) with 16 analog inputs 2 analog outputs, 41 digital I/O, serial I/O (RS-422) and a USB interface to the PC."

    e(X)treme (M)inimal (K)ernel

    XMK is a preemptive multitasking kernel for microcontrollers. Its goal is to provide a RTOS small enough (RAM+ROM) to run on 8bit microcontrollers. XMK provides additional/optional features when scaling up to 16bit and 32bit platforms.

    Magiant srl - Electronic Systems Designer

    Custom Electronic Design Company - Expertise ranging across the field of electronic control of industrial machines and processes, automation, home automation and data acquisition.

    Magiant srl - Electronic Systems Designer

    Sensore Temperatura USB

    Sensore Temperatura USB

    The system can be easily connected to PC's USB port detecting the temperature of the room in which it is installed, showing the values recorded through a useful program for Windows

    Via Reggio Campi II Tronco 135, Reggio Calabria (RC), 89126, Calabria, Italy.

    Interface - @magiantsrl

    Larry Barello – Designer of Embedded Systems

    Hobby robotics and programming of the Atmel AVR series of micro controllers. Larry Barello is a designer of embedded processors for industrial, medical and communications industries.Larry Barello - Designer of Embedded Systems

    Larry Barello - Designer of Embedded Systems

    Small real time operating system RTOS called AvrX, short for AVR Executive. he latest is tuned to work with the GNU and IAR C compilers.

    Tuesday, September 07, 2010

    Insteng Process Automation - System Engineering

    Offers diverse services for the Automaton Industry. Complete system solution from studying system requirements, conception to implementation/commissioning.

    Insteng Process Automation - System Engineering

    They help sourcing/procurement and are a authorized distributor of control and measurement instrumentation throughout UK. Help in Lease/Hire of industrial measurement products. Service support in the form of expert Calibration And Service.

    Insteng Process Automation Ltd‎
    Unit 3, Moy Road Industrial Estate, Taffs Well, Cardiff CF15 7QR.

    Application Examples - Insteng

    24plug - Engineering Services

    Software, hardware, and engineering services to enable test, measurement, and automation for engineers and scientists.
    24plug can integrate your existing test equipment into a robust, easy-to-use test system that will store acquired data in a searchable format
    24plug - Robust Connected Automation
    24plug, Inc. 5005 Rockside Rd, Suite 600 Cleveland, OH 44131 USA

    ThingM - Product and Interface Design

    Design and manufacture ubiquitous computing products that combine user experience design expertise with a deep knowledge of cutting-edge technologies. Here, networked electronics meet user experience design in products for everyday problem solving...

    ThingM - Product and Interface Design

    >BlinkM MaxM

    BlinkM MaxM, is BlinkMs bigger, crazy sibling. It's an intensely-bright smart LED that comes as a package of two components, a control module (MaxM Master) and a daughter board with three ultrabright LEDs (MaxM Blaster).

    Tod E. Kurt co-founder ThingM

    Wednesday, August 11, 2010

    CopperAlliance.net - Backplane and Signal Integrity

    Michael Munroe's page for backplane and signal integrity topics, info and favorite links.

    CopperAlliance.net - Backplane and Signal Integrity

    • Cooling Systems - A Tutorial, April 1994
    • Power Management: It's in the System, RTC Magazine, December 2005
    • 3U VPX: Small, Rugged and REDI, RTC Magazine, September 2007
    • More .....

    MLAB - Mathematical and statistical modeling

    MLAB is an ideal tool for mathematical and statistical exploration, and for solving simulation and modeling problems such as chemical kinetics, pharmacological compartmental models, etc.

    MLAB - Mathematical and statistical modeling

    Data Analysis and Modeling Services also available.

    "Consider the following experiment: a 1 cubic centimeter sample of water at room temperature is placed between the pole faces of a 10,000 Gauss (1 Tesla) electromagnet. As the system reaches equilibrium, a small magnetic dipole of magnitude 3.4E-6 Gauss is induced in the sample parallel to the applied field. "

    Free Induction Decay an MLAB Example

    Free Induction Decay an MLAB Example

    Civilized Software, Inc. 12109 Heritage Park Circle Silver Spring MD 20906 U.S.A.

    Tuesday, August 10, 2010

    Network Friendly Embedded Systems - Coridium

    "Our products are designed to configure themselves on most networks. The development environment is something you already use every day: Your web browser and text editor."

    Network Friendly Embedded Systems - Coridium

    From Hyper Embedded - Microcontroller ASIC and EDA

    ARMmite PRO - Low-cost SBC - Coridium

    Features Include

    • Arduino PRO footprint compatible
    • Compatible with 5V shields
    • Development software Basic and C
    • ARM7 CPU running at 60 Mhz
    • 24 TTL compatible digital I/O
    • 7 10-bit A/D converters, 100 KHz sample rate
    • 8 Hardware PWM channels
    • Internal supplies of 5V, 3.3V and 1.8V

    Friday, August 06, 2010

    Mechatronics Demonstration Kit with PIC

    The DM163029 or PICDEM Mechatronics demonstration board is an easy-to-use mechatronics development and demonstration platform. Mechatronics refers to implementing intelligent control in a mechanical system.

    Mechatronics Demonstration Kit with PIC

    The demonstration kit takes a hands-on approach to learning about mechatronics. Jumper wires are provided in the kit which allow the developer to experiment with connecting the PIC microcontroller to various components on the board. These components include sensors, LEDs, human input devices and motor drivers.

    Mechatronics Demonstration Kit with PIC

    Features Include
    • PIC16F917 MCU with 8 MHz
    • Displays: 8 LEDs and LCD
    • Stepper motor and brushed DC motors
    • Analog temperature sensor
    • 32.768 kHz crystal for time generation
    • Human inputs: 4 tactile switches, 2 potentiometers
    • Optical speed sensor for brushed DC motor
    • ICSP programming capability - MPLAB ICD

    Mechatronics Control System - Sun Equipment Corporation

    This Mechatronics Control System was a custom design for Sierra College in California. Professor Steven Hunter and Professor Michael Halbern initiated a new mechatronics program to challenge students' problem solving skills and a keen understanding of the system structure and functions as a whole.

    Mechatronics Control System - Sun Equipment Corporation

    Mechatronics Control System - Sun Equipment Corporation

    Electrical Specifications Include

    • Mitsubishi FX 2N-32 MR PLC Controller (Siemens and Allen Bradley PLC's available)
    • Main Unit I/O control points: 24 inputs/ 16 outputs
    • 8K words memory (extensible to 16K words)
    • RS-232/ or RS-422
    • 16 Input LED Indication lights, 16 Output LED Indication lights
    • 25-pin D-Shaped communication connectors for I/O between PLC and mechanism

    From - Sun Equipment Corporation

    Saturday, July 10, 2010

    MIPS Technologies - Semiconductor design IP

    MIPS creates industry-standard processor architectures and embedded semiconductor cores that are the heart of many Electronic Gadgets and Equipment or Appliance.

    The MIPS architecture was developed decades ago by Stanford University engineering Professor John Hennessy. It is an remarkable example of RISC processing.

    "On 8 February 2013[5] MIPS Technologies, Inc. was acquired by Imagination Technologies"

    "Imagination Technologies Group plc  a British-based semiconductor R&D company"

    MIPS Technologies - Semiconductor design IP - Wayback Machine Snapshot

    Processors, analog IP and software tools for the embedded market. Applications in digital television, broadband access, WiFi, cable set-top boxes, DVD recorders, HD DVDs, and VoIP.
    • RF and Wireless Connectivity IP Solutions
    • Connectivity IP Solutions
    • FPGAView Software
    The MIPS SEAD -3

    The MIPS SEAD -3 System engineering and development board is designed to provide a low-cost means to support various CPU cores allowing the user to evaluate the cores in an FPGA environment.

    SEAD-3 also provides a user the ability to utilize the on board Xilinx FPGA for their own custom programming when a MIPS® FM-3 module is added to house the CPU core. When the FM-3 is added the user can then additionally stack on a MIPS® FPGA 5b board that can house up to two additional Xilinx XC5VLX330s providing extra design capacity.

    MIPS Technologies, Inc.
    955 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, United States

    Updated 4th June 2014

    RF Cafe - Microwave & Wireless Engineering

    Resources for Radio, Radar, RF, Microwave, & Wireless Engineering. Collection of links to various application notes for different RF Vendors. Links to RF equations, technical data sheets, math notes and much more.

    RF Cafe - Microwave & Wireless Engineering

    Some important areas
    • RF Engineering Calculators
    • Electrical / Electronics Conversions, Formulas & References
    • Design Data Resources
    E-flite Mini Pulse XT - Brushless ESC Waveform - RFCafe

    E-flite Mini Pulse XT - Brushless ESC Waveform

    This waveform shows the square waves that drives one of the three phases at a relatively low throttle setting (coming from the brushless speed controller). The peak amplitude is constant for all speeds.

    "Much more than just a self-serving video of my new R/C airplane flight agility, this model represents a plethora of modern electronics. Although the radio control system in this plane is a standard narrow band FM variety on 72.170 MHz (as opposed to my 2.4 GHz, spread spectrum system), the motor is a state-of-the-art 3-phase brushless model (E-flite 450)with a sensorless electronic speed control (E-flite EFLA331, 20 A)."

    Friday, July 09, 2010

    Virtual Breadboard - Test Embedded Systems

    VirtualBreadboard(VBB) is for designing and testing embedded software in high-level interactive circuit simulations and rapidly prototyping hardware from those designs.

    Virtual Breadboard - Test Embedded Systems

    Compared to other simulators many people find the high level approach taken VBB easier to use and much faster to model and test out new ideas and circuit variations.

    From Design Gopher - Electronic Product Development

    VBB electronic circuit components are modeled at the function block level and are wired together to create a real-time interactive circuit simulation representing the whole embedded application.

    VBB does not use SPICE. SPICE is better suited to subcircuit designs whereas VBB is concerned with merging multiple subcircuits treating each subcircuit as a self contained function block.

    Flextek Electronics - Electronic Solutions

    "Flextek Electronics has extensive expertise in electronic controls, closed-loop control systems, embedded real-time controllers, analog circuits and power management, as well as software development."

    Flextek Electronics - Electronic Solutions

    CLOZD Loop Controller Chip - Flextek Electronics

    CLOZD Loop Controller Chip - Flextek Electronics

    "CLOZD is a patented control chip that is versatile and easy to use. Just select the desired timing configuration through pin settings and quickly close a loop around a power supply, motor drive, lamp, heater, fan, TEC, valve, actuator, or amplifier."

    Saturday, July 03, 2010

    AutoTRAX EDA and Design Express

    Powerful integrated Electronic Design Suites for Electronic Engineers. It includes Schematic Capture Software, Spice Simulation and PCB Design Software.

    AutoTRAX EDA and Design Express

    "They have all the features you expect and need to rapidly and easily take your design from conception through to production. Its in-built hierarchical project manager lets you perform both top-down and bottom-up design and reuse design components and sub-systems."

    From Hyper Embedded - Microcontroller ASIC and EDA

    "Once you have created your schematic capture design you can rapidly simulate its analog performance using the built-in virtual instruments such as oscilloscopes and signal generators."

    Friday, July 02, 2010

    Electric VLSI Design System EDA

    Custom IC layout, Schematic Capture, Languages such as VHDL and Verilog. An Open-source Electronic Design Automation, EDA.

    Electric VLSI Design System EDA

    Electric EDA of Static Free Software written by Steven M. Rubin

    "Electric has many analysis tools, including design-rule checking, simulation, and network comparison. Electric has many synthesis tools, including routing, compaction, silicon compilation, PLA generation, and compensation."

    From Hyper Embedded - Microcontroller ASIC and EDA

    Electric is a sophisticated electrical CAD system

    Electric is a sophisticated electrical CAD system that can handle many forms of circuit design, including.    Custom IC layout ASICs, Schematic drawing, Hardware description language specifications.

    Thursday, July 01, 2010

    Kicad Open Source EDA

    Kicad is an open source (GPL) software for the creation of electronic schematic diagrams and printed circuit board artwork.

    KiCad EDA Software Suite

    Designed and written by Jean-Pierre Charras, a researcher at LIS (Laboratoire des Images et des Signaux) and a teacher in IUT de Saint Martin d'Hères.(France), in the field of electrical engineering and image processing.

    KiCad Schematic

    The electrical rules check (ERC) automatically verifies your schematic connections. It checks for output pin conflicts, missing drivers and unconnected pins.

    KiCad comes bundled with a vast library of symbols, footprints, and matching 3D models. They are community maintained so they never stop improving.

    Make professional PCB layouts with up to 32 copper layers. This modern tool will help you lay out your board faster. As you draw your track, it pushes forward traces that are in the way. If that is not possible, your track will be rerouted around obstacles.

    KiCad PCB

    KiCad consists of ..
    • kicad - the project manager
    • eeschema - the schematic editor.
    • cvpcb - the footprint selector for components used in the circuit design.
    • pcbnew - the PCB layout program.
    • gerbview - the Gerber (photoplotter documents) viewer.
    Resources

    Monday, June 14, 2010

    Design And Reuse - System-On-Chip Design Resource

    Design And Reuse - System-On-Chip Design Resource

    Design And Reuse, The Web's System On Chip Design Resource : catalogs of IPs, Virtual Components, Cores, Embedded Software and Design Tools.

    • IP Reuse Station
    • SoC Collaborative Platform

    Touch Screen Interface - Eurek

    Eurek elettronica is a production company specialising in the building or assembly of circuit boards in large or smaller batches. They are also an Engineering Service with a fully equipped in-house lab for prototyping, testing and analysis. They also have products for Embedded System Development.

    Touch Screen Interface - Eurek

    EK 280 EK280 is a Linux touch screen designed and optimized for being used on machines and industrial applications. It is based on i.MX27L 400 MHz and Linux 2.6 (Qt 4.6, SDL, FLTK/Nano-x, SQLite) Freescale processor. Thanks to a resolution of 800×480 pixels and a 7’’screen is suitable to create graphical user interfaces (GUI) for all kinds of sophisticated automation.

    Touch Screen Interface - Eurek

    EK280 is a compact and thin module, provided with a plastic base and spacers to be easily mounted behind a panel using only 4 screws. The touch-screen is resistive, and is operable even with gloves; it can be superimposed by an adhesive film for a perfect aesthetic finish and to make the panel washable.

    Eurek Elettronica
    via Celletta 8/B 40026 Imola (BO) Italy.

    Updated - Jan 2014

    Sunday, June 13, 2010

    Lanconelli Open Systems - LancOS

    Claudio Lanconelli is a experienced PC and embedded programmer.Pony Programmer

    Lanconelli Open Systems - LancOS

    Embedded systems and programming. Projects Featured are - PonyProg, the most popular eeprom programmer on the Internet. CARACA, the free home automation system based on CANBus. WebTherm, a simple on-line thermometer.

    PonyProg is a serial device programmer software with a user friendly GUI framework available for Windows95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP and Intel Linux. Its purpose is reading and writing every serial device. At the moment it supports I²C Bus, Microwire, SPI eeprom, the Atmel AVR and Microchip PIC micro.

    Friday, June 11, 2010

    Alberto Ricci Bitti - Electronics Designs

    Alberto Ricci Bitti - Electronics Designs
    Award-winning electronics designs, circuit diagrams, ready-to-go schematics, source code especially for the Atmel's AVR family, Microchip's PIC, Motorola's 68HC09 Microcontrollers.
    "The on-line versions of some of the articles I wrote for the best electronics publications"

    - Alberto Ricci Bitti
    Hands-on tutorial for making printed circuit boards at home, using magazine paper to replace expensive toner-transfer paper.

    Thursday, June 03, 2010

    Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories

    MERL is the North American arm of the Corporate R&D of Mitsubishi. MERL conducts application-motivated basic research and advanced development in optimization, control and signal processing.

    Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories

    Mechatronics - Advanced control algorithms, system dynamics, modeling & performance analysis....

    Digital Communications - High speed mobile communications, ubiquitous networking, reliable wireless...

    Data Analytics - Predictive analytics (statistical machine learning, data analysis); decision analytics...

    TR2003-35 Very Low-Cost Sensing and Communication Using Bidirectional LEDs

    A novel microprocessor interface circuit is described which can alternately emit and detect light using only an LED, two digital I/O pins and a single current limiting resistor. This technique is first applied to create a smart illumination system that uses a single LED as both light source and sensor.

    MERL - TR2003-35 Communication Using Bidirectional LED

    Bidirectional communication with LEDs

    These test boards use a simple protocol for data transfer which allows two unsynchronized devices to phase-lock to each other and exchange pulse-width- modulated data bidirectionally. A basic explanation of the protocol is that the two devices take turns flashing their LEDs at each other. A short flash indicates a 0 or SPACE state, and a long flash indicates a 1 or MARK state.

    Wednesday, June 02, 2010

    QuickLogic - Flexible Semiconductor Platforms

    Products for the hand-held mobile device market. Platforms include ArcticLink for Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) solution in the display and connectivity subsystems of Smartphones, Smartbooks, Netbooks, Mobile Internet Devices. PolarPro for the interconnect and system logic requirements of power sensitive and portable applications.

    QuickLogic - Flexible Semiconductor Platforms

    Along with the hard logic blocks, the CSSP offers a programmable fabric. Based on QuickLogic’s patented ViaLink technology, this fabric provides a highly compact, low-power resource that can
    implement virtually any logic function the development team requires. The fabric is non-volatile, so once programmed it does not need any external memory-based boot source nor does it suffer any start-up delay.

    UART and SAM Connectivity for Mobile Enterprise Products

    UART & SAM Connectivity for Mobile Enterprise Products
    The TI Sitara reference design allows the connection of multiple low bandwidth wireless, sensor, and different I/O devices to a TI Sitara processor.

    Founded 1978, Corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.
    Address - 1277 Orleans Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, United States.

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010

    ZigBee Alliance - Wirelessly Networked Devices

    "The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard."

    ZigBee Alliance - Wirelessly Networked Devices

    "ConnectPort X2 is a small ZigBee to Ethernet/Wi-Fi gateway that provides low-cost IP networking of RF devices and sensor networks. Featuring an easy development environment, ConnectPort X2 enables custom applications to run locally while interfacing across existing Ethernet/Wi-Fi networks for WAN connectivity to a centralized server."

    ConnectPort X2 XBee to IP gateways

    ConnectPort X2 XBee to IP gateways

    RF to Internet gateways supporting ZigBee and other RF protocols, Secure, anywhere management using Device Cloud.

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    2.4 GHz Dev Kit - XDM2140DK - RFM

    Quickly set up a get a 4 node network. 4 developer kit boards providing a simple means to interface to your device. 2.4 GHz Dev Kit - XDM2140DK - RFM

    2.4 GHz Dev Kit - XDM2140DK - RFM

    XG2400E gateway to control the network activity and provide either Ethernet or serial connectivity, Utility programs that demonstrate network operation and performance.

    Summary of Kit

    • 4 XDM2140 modules
    • 4 XDM2140 development boards
    • 1 XG2400E gateway
    • 1 Ethernet and 5 Serial cables
    • More ......

    From - RF Monolithics, Inc.

    RFM - Design and manufacture of low-power radio frequency (RF) products.

    Sunday, May 16, 2010

    Dr Dave - Mechatronics

    Dr. David G. Alciatore and Michael B. Histand of the Colorado State University in Mechanical Engineering have books and info for Robotics and Mechatronic Students.

    Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, 4/e

    Mechatronics and Measurement Systems

    Video Demonstrations, Laboratory Exercises and MathCAD Examples make the Book practical and very useful.

    Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, 4/e

    This book provides comprehensive and accessible coverage of the evolving field of mechatronics for mechanical, electrical and aerospace engineering majors. The author presents a concise review of electrical circuits, solid-state devices, digital circuits, and motors- all of which are fundamental to understanding mechatronic systems.

    This is a publication of McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

    Read Also

    Friday, May 14, 2010

    COMSOL - Multiphysics Modeling Software

    Developer of technical computing software. Software for simulation of real world multiphysics systems.

    COMSOL Multiphysics is an engineering, design, and finite element analysis software environment for the modeling and simulation of any physics-based system.

    COMSOL - Multiphysics Modeling Software

    Modules for Structural Mechanics, Chemical Engineering, Plasma MEMS, Earth Science, Acoustics, and more.

    COMSOL - Multiphysics Modeling Software

    Electrical Modules - AC/DC Module, Batteries & Fuel-Cells Module, Hi and Low Frequency Electromagnetics, Heat Transfer, RF Module.

    COMSOL Desktop is a powerful integrated environment designed for cross-disciplinary product development with a unified workflow, regardless of the application area.

    The Application Gallery features COMSOL Multiphysics tutorial and demo app files pertinent to the electrical, structural, acoustics, fluid, heat, and chemical disciplines.

    Powerful Packaging for Electronics in Extreme Environments - ".. a team at APEI decided to develop a new power module — a package meant to contain power components, cool electronics devices, and connect them to other circuits — with improved thermal management capabilities and performance"

    COMSOL, Inc.
    100 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803, USA.

    Thursday, May 13, 2010

    Ansoft and ANSYS Design Tools

    Ansoft Designer is the foundation for a highly accurate design flow that allows users to precisely model and simulate complex analog, RF, and mixed-signal applications and perform signal-integrity analysis and system verification of high-performance IC/package/board designs..

    Ansoft Designer

    This flexible, easy-to-use software includes schematic capture and layout editing, netlist generation and sophisticated data visualization and analysis tools.

    Ansoft Designer

    ANSYS Emag - This software addresses the analysis needs of the low-frequency electromagnetics industry, including electric motors, relays, solenoids, toroids, induction heating, accelerators, geophysical/medical instruments and magnet design.

    ANSYS Iceboard - This software provides thermal analysis tools for simulating PC boards (PCBs).

    ANSYS develops, markets and supports engineering simulation software used to foresee how product designs will behave and how manufacturing processes will operate in real-world environments....

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010

    McCAD - Schematic capture to PCB

    McCAD modules take the designer through the complete design cycle: Schematic capture, Simulation (analog & digital), Printed Circuit Board layout, Autorouting and Gerber generation for board fabrication.McCAD 3-SPICE

    McCAD - Schematic capture to PCB

    • Schematic Capture
    • Analog/Digital Simulation
    • Printed Circuit Design
    • Autorouting
    • Gerber Translation & other utilities

    McCAD 3-SPICE based on the latest version (3F5) of Berkeley's SPICE 3 and permits interactive mixed mode circuit simulation.

    Monday, May 03, 2010

    Fritzing is Product Design or EDA in Simplicity

    "Fritzing is an EDA - Electronic Design Automation software with a low entry barrier, suited for the needs of designers and artists. It uses the metaphor of the breadboard.."

    Fritzing is Product Design or EDA in Simplicity

    "in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, developing a tool that allows users to document their Arduino and other electronic-based prototypes, and to create a PCB layout for manufacturing."

    Fritzing Starter Kit to start learning Arduino

    Fritzing Starter Kit to start learning Arduino

    Related Reading -
    • Processing - open source programming language and environment
    • Arduino - open-source electronics prototyping platform.

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Lineage Power - Power Conversion Solutions

    Lineage Power - Power Conversion Solutions

    Lineage Power - EUK240 series dc-dc converter

    "Energy-efficient AC/DC and DC/DC embedded power, indoor/ outdoor energy systems."

    Lineage Power - EUK240 series dc-dc converter

    Some Features

    • Output overcurrent protection
    • Industry standard eighth brick
    • Positive remote On/Off logic
    • Delivers up to 240W of output power
    • High efficiency: 96% at 9.6V full load

    Emerson Network Power - Power Converters

    Embedded Power designs, develops and manufactures AC-DC Power Supplies and DC-DC Converters.

    Emerson Network Power - Power Converters
     
    Types of Power Supplies Manufactured -

    "Open-frame and enclosed models, highly configurable modular power supplies, rack-mount bulk power units, DIN rail power supplies and external power adapters"

    This is a Medical Grade Step Down Power supply from Emerson. In a 2x4x1U size, it has integrated Overload and Overvoltage protection and Class B EMI filter.

    LPT100-M AC-DC Power Supply - Emerson Network Power

    LPT100-M AC-DC Power Supply - Emerson Network Power
     
    A 130 Watt supply with a 18 Amp maximum current with triple outputs. It has a Efficiency of around 82% at full load.
    Some Specs and Features
    • Input Voltage: 90 V to 264 V
    • Output Voltage: -15 V to 24 V
    • Medical and ITE safeties
    • Active power factor correction
    • Remote sense
    • EN61000-3-2 compliant
    • Adjustable outputs
    Emerson Network Power - Power Converters
    1050 Dearborn Drive Columbus OH 43085, United States

    Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    TDK Lambda - SMPS UPS Power Supply Specialist

    Switching power supplies are power supplies switched by high-speed semiconductor switches. They are the most common type of compact, lightweight, high-efficiency power supply.

    TDK Lambda - SMPS UPS Power Supply Specialist

    Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) are backup power supplies that use a built-in battery to stably supply continuous clean power to connected devices when the regular supply power shuts down due to a power failure or other power problem. TDK-Lambda offers both these types of power supplies".

    CME150-24 TDK Lambda

    CME150-24 - Single output AC-DC converter 150 - TDK Lambda

    Output voltage of 24V at Max output current of 6.3A and Efficiency of 82%

    Features Include
    • Leakage current 0.3mA or less (at 265VAC)
    • Medical safety standard (IEC60601-1) approved.
    • Max output power 151.2W
    • Input voltage range AC 85 - 265 V
    • Input voltage range DC 120 - 370 V
    • Input frequency 47 - 63 Hz

    American Power Design DC-DC High Voltage

    American Power Design DC-DC High Voltage

    American Power Design (APD) is a leading supplier of high voltage DC to DC converters. Our product offering is from 0.5 to 200 watts with outputs to 8000Vdc. All products are designed such that our customers can select the output voltage of their choice at no additional cost.

    The A10 Series low profile high voltage DC/DC converter offers a highly regulated high voltage isolated output in a six-sided copper case. Their small size, wide input, and excellent regulation make them ideally suited for applications that demand a high degree of performance. All models will tolerate a short circuit indefinitely.

    American Power Design DC-DC High Voltage

    A10 Series 10 Watts - Low Profile with a Typical Efficiency of 83%. It has High Regulation and a 1000Vdc Isolation that ensures safety and reliability.

    Ultra-Wide Input Ranges - 9-36Vdc, 20-60Vdc, 36-72Vdc

    APD can custom tailor designs to meet your exact electrical and mechanical specifications. We will design, configure, and package assemblies using state of the art technology minimizing space requirements.
    APD  custom tailor design
    American Power Design, Inc.
    3 Industrial Drive Windham, NH 03087, USA

    Monday, April 12, 2010

    CAn Remote Automation-Control with AVR

    CARACA is a home automation project based on a net of interconnected programmable circuits suited to perform different tasks like switch on/off appliances, decode commands from Ir remote control units, control thermostats, measure temperature and more.

    CAn Remote Automation-Control with AVR

    Every node of the net communicate each other through a robust protocol (CANBus), and the status can be monitored by a PC possibly connected to the Internet.

    CAn Remote Automation-Control with AVR

    Other Open Source Home Automation Projects

    MisterHouse: Home Automation with Perl
    MisterHouse is a Windows/Unix home automation program written in Perl. It can respond to voice commands, web browsers, time of day, serial port and X10 data, external files, etc and can speak via Text to Speech engines.

    OpenRemote - Home of the Digital Home
    Software for the Internet-enabled Home at openremote.org. An Open Community in the Home Automation and Domotics space. We believe an Open Source approach can revolutionize the way people create, install, and maintain software in the industry.

    Dallas Personal Robotics Group - DPRG

    "Articles, Photo Gallery, Projects, RoboLinks, Tutorials, One of the advantages of belonging to a group like the DPRG is that you can almost always find someone who has tried to solve the same problem you're working on and is will to share their solution. In that spirit, DPRG members sometimes write up solutions to common problems faced by robot builders."IR Proximity Detector - DPRG

    Dallas Personal Robotics Group - DPRG

    "Robot builders frequently use hobby R/C servos either in their original form or hacked for continous rotation. Testing those servos can be a pain because it......"

    DPRG Projects

    IR Proximity Detector by Jeff Koenig, August 1998

    "Proximity sensors are commonly used on mobile robots for obstacle avoidance. This article presents a simple PIC-based, modulated infrared proximity sensor with dual angled transmitters and single receiver."