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

Blocks

80C51 Analog Analog-Design Analytical-Instrumentation Android Application-Notes-2 ASIC-Design ASIC-SOC-FPGA Bipolar-Transistors Capacitors Circuit-Archive Circuit-Design Circuit-Design-2 Communications Communications-Chips Component-Testing Computer-IC-Module Computer-Interfacing Control-Systems Design-Service Design-Service-2 Design-Service-3 Digital Discrete-Semiconductors DSP EDA EDA-2 EDA-3 EDA-4 EDA-5 Educational Educational-2 Electrical Electromechanical Embedded Embedded-2 Embedded-Applications Embedded-Systems-Tools Energy-Power Engineering-Services Engineering-Services-2 Engineering-Services-3 ESD-EMI-RFI Firmware Home-Automation Industrial-Automation IoT-WSN-M2M LED-Lighting Magazines Manufacturing-Services Materials-Nanotech Mechanical-3D-CAD Mechatronics Medical-Electronics MEMS Microcontroller Microelectronics Mixed Mixed-Semiconductor Mixed-Signal-Design Opamps Open-Hardware Optoelectronics Organizations-Associations Passive-Components PCB-Layout Photonics-Optics PIC Power-Devices Power-Electronics Power-Electronics-Design Process-Control Process-Control-2 Product-Safety Product-System-Design Projects Quality Reference Research-Institutes RF-Components RF-Design RF-Engineering-Services RF-Microwave RF-Semiconductor RF-Wireless-Networking Robotics Scientific-Software Semiconductors Sensors SMPS-Power-Supply Software-Code Spice-Simulation Standards Standards-2 Tech-Docs Tech-Media Technical-Computing Test-Measurement TM-Applications Training-Consulting Virtual-Instrumentation