Thursday, January 14, 2010

MOSIS - Affordable Integrated Circuits Fabrication

MOSIS Is An Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) Integrated Circuit (IC) Fabrication Service Provider.

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 - Affordable Integrated Circuits Fabrication

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

Analog semiconductors for OEM manufacturers of industrial controls, instrumentation, computers, medical devices, automotive, and telecommunications products.

Advanced Linear Devices ALD - Precision CMOS IC

Energy Harvesting Modules

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
Energy Harvesting Modules 

"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 - Mixed-signal IC

AKM - Asahi Kasei Microdevices designs and manufactures CMOS mixed signal integrated circuits for applications including audio, multimedia, data storage, and telecommunications. Other Products - Touchscreen Controllers, Clock Generators.

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

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

mentalSPICE Analog Simulator and EDA

Mental Automation, developers of SuperCAD, SuperPCB, mentalSPICE, mentalMAX, and other related products. Tools to quickly and easily design, simulate and analyze electronic circuits.

mentalSPICE Analog Simulator and EDA

mentalSPICE Analog Simulator and EDA

"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."

Program Features

  • 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

NEC Electronics - Semiconductors

Manufactures semiconductors used in sectors like automotive and industrial, and consumer electronics.

NEC Electronics - Semiconductors

  • 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

NEC Electronics - Semiconductors - uPD168804

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

Industry leader in the innovation of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs. Developed by a world-class engineering team with unsurpassed expertise in mixed-signal design,.

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 Laboratories' Knowledge Base

Wireless MCU Development Kit Si1000DK

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

Products include crystals and crystal oscillators; frequency translators; clock and data recovery products; SAW filters and other components

Vectron International - RF-Microwave Components

MD-010 Disciplined Oscillator Module - Vectron

"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

Vectron International
267 Lowell Road, Suite 102 Hudson, New Hampshire 03051, USA.