Thursday, January 14, 2010
MOSIS - Affordable Integrated Circuits Fabrication
"MOSIS is operated by the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California (USC). MOSIS merges multiple IC designs submitted by both companies and universities onto multi-project wafers (MPW) to share the cost of fabrication among multiple users."
MOSIS - Metal Oxide Semiconductor Implementation Service
MOSIS keeps the cost of fabricating prototype quantities low by aggregating multiple designs onto one mask set. This allows customers to share overhead costs associated with mask making, wafer fabrication, and assembly.
MOSIS Design Reference
A variety of design flows (digital, analog, mixed-signal) can be used with a number of different CAD tools, technology files, design kits, libraries and IP to create designs for processes accessed by MOSIS.
MOSIS Integrated Circuit Fabrication Service
USC Information Sciences Institute, 4676 Admiralty Way, 7th floor
Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695, USA
Advanced Linear Devices ALD - Precision CMOS IC
Some Products Like -
- Ultra-low Input Signal Power Rail-to-Rail CMOS OpAmps
- Ultra-low Charge Injection Low Voltage Analog Switches
- High resolution Dual Slope Integrating Analog Processors
- ±5 1/2 Digit DVM Digital Voltmeter Boards
"These modules capture residual energy as a by-product of a natural environmental phenomenon or industrial process, storing and and conditioning the energy for use at a later time."
ALD's mixed signal ASIC design
ALD's standard linear product as Breadboard Design Kit for Mixed Analog/Digital ASIC. Includes Opamps, Comparators, Mosfets etc. Create a Function-Specific Mixed ASIC chip.
Advanced Linear Devices, Inc
415 Tasman Drive, Sunnyvale California 94089
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
AKM Semiconductor - CMOS Solutions
Products include analog-digital mixed circuit ICs for mobile communications equipment, A/D and D/A converters based on Delta-Sigma self-calibration technology, and data storage ICs incorporating lossless data compression and error correction technology. Other Products - Touchscreen Controllers, Clock Generators.
Electronic Compass Development Kit
"AKM electronic compass ICs uses magnetic sensors (Hall element) with wide dynamic range and ideal linearity. The silicon monolithic structure achieves high accuracy and reliability, and it is optimized for high-volume manufacturing."
Semiconductor magnetoresistive element (SMRE)
"Since a Sn doped single crystal film InSb is used as a material for the sensing element, the element has excellent magnetoresistive temperature characteristics and very small neutral voltage temperature drift. This element is mainly used for detection of gear rotation."
Principle of operation of Hall effect IC
Detects a magnetic field and output analog/digital(IC) signal proportional to the intensity of the magnetic field. used for non-contact type switches, rotation detection, and position detection. The Hall effect IC consists of Hall element and signal conditioning circuitry to convert the Hall element output into a digital output.
Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corp.
1-105 Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8101 Japan
Friday, January 08, 2010
Mental Automation, developers of SuperCAD, SuperPCB, mentalSPICE, mentalMAX, and other related products. Tools to quickly and easily design, simulate and analyze electronic circuits.
"mentalSPICE is a simple yet powerful analog simulator that enables analysis of circuits using a personal computer. The Mental Automation Spice package works directly with SuperCAD, using the Oscilloscope display window for output. For static measurements, virtual voltmeters and ammeters are also provided."
- Complete Berkeley Spice compatible inputs and outputs
- Full AC, DC, and transient analyses
- Noise, Fourier, Transfer function, and Pole-Zero analyses
- Built-in models for all common discrete analog devices
- Support for external libraries
- Temperature effects modeling
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Manufactures semiconductors used in sectors like automotive and industrial, and consumer electronics.
- ASICs like Analog ASIC and ARM-based SoC
- ASSPs like CCD Linear Image Sensor and LED Driver IC
- Linear ICs like Operational Amplifier and Power Supply IC
- Transistors, Diodes and Thyristors (Discrete)
LED Driver IC
µPD168804 is a power supply control IC with four constant-current controller/driver channels. A high current drive of up to 1,500 mA per channel is supported by providing an external power MOSFET.
Silicon Laboratories - High Performance Mixed-signal
Products Include -
8-bit microcontrollers, Embedded modems, Subscriber line interface circuits, silicon direct access arrangements (DAAs) and clocks and oscillators.
- Capacitive Touch Sensors
- Infrared Sensors
- High-Side DC Current Sensor
Silicon Labs offers a combination of hardware and software to assist with the development of wireless-based embedded applications. The Si1000DK provides everything needed to begin development of your wireless MCU application.
Wireless MCU Development Kit Si1000DK
Monday, January 04, 2010
Vectron International - RF-Microwave Components
"The MD010 is a Vectron standard platform module that provides 1 pps TTL,10 MHz sine wave and 10 MHz square wave outputs that are disciplined to an external 1pps reference. Internal to the module is a Vectron oscillator, ranging from a TCXO to a double oven OCXO, dependent upon performance requirements."
MD-010 Disciplined Oscillator Module
267 Lowell Road, Suite 102 Hudson, New Hampshire 03051, USA.