Monday, November 26, 2012
EE Journal - Embedded FPGA ASIC Design
"The first year of a new publication is always exciting, but Embedded Technology Journal first year has been nothing short of stellar. We began, of course, with modest-sized audiences mulling our strange stories about putting tiny little computers into toasters and such. People pondered processors, studied software, meditated about memories, brushed up on busses, wrestled with RTOS, and fumbled with FPGAs. We covered applications ranging from smart phones to avionics and touched on some truly unique systems like golf radar and digital scarecrows."
An approach to comprehensively verify a multi-clock design
"One example of a combined solution is outlined in Figure 2, where timing exceptions between synchronous clocks are verified using Atrenta’s SpyGlass-TXV timing exception verification tool and the correct synchronization of interfaces between asynchronous clocks is handled by the SpyGlass-CDC tool, giving complete overall coverage."
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Holtek Semiconductor IC design
These new 32-bit Flash devices, include features such as a high operating speed of up to 72MHz (90 DMIPS), a single power supply with an operating voltage range of 2.7V~3.6V and an industrial temperature range of -40~85.
With Holtek's ISP (In-System Programming) and IAP (In-Application Programming) integrated functions, users will find the implementation of software upgrades an easy and quick process, thus enhancing the efficiency and flexibility to the products.
Holtek Advanced ARM Cortex-M3 based 32-bit Flash MCU Series
Holtek Semiconductor Inc.
4F-2, No. 3-2, YuanQu St., Nankang Software Park, Taipei 115, Taiwan
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
They also Supply Digital Multimeter Smart Tweezers - Component evaluation on a high density PCB.
MicroTec from Siborg Canada
Affordable, Easy-to-use and Robust 2D Semiconductor Process and Device Simulator for PCs.
SibLin: A Linear Solver for Matrices with a Band Structure
SibLin is a linear solver for matrices arising in 2D and 3D finite difference solutions of various partial differential equations such as the Poisson equation, the Heat Transfer equation, the Diffusion-Drift equation etc.
Siborg Systems Inc
24 Combermere Cres, Waterloo, ON N2L 5B1 Canada
Monday, June 25, 2012
"Based in Leuven, Belgium, AnSem is a fabless IC design house founded in 1998 specializing in the development of the most advanced analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for RF CMOS, high-speed data communication, data acquisition and ultra low-power & low-voltage applications..."
Some advanced ASICs and IPs of Ansem for:
- RF CMOS
- High-speed data communication
- Ultra low-power & low-voltage applications
Highlights of design
12-bit High Speed DAC and ADC featuring up/down sampling FIR filter.
High linear, low-noise VGA including offset calibration and programmable filtering.
Synthesizer with 3.2GHz VCO and CML dividers to generate low-jitter clocks from 50Msps to 400Msps.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Aldec - EDA and Design Verification
DO-254/CTS provides a single and automated environment to test all FPGA level requirements with full visibility and controllability at the FPGA pin level.
- At-speed testing in target devices
- For use with Altera, Lattice, Mircrosemi and Xilinx
- Automatic test vector generation
- Hardware testing results visualization with waveform viewer
The FPGA testing results are captured at-speed and displayed using a simulator waveform viewer for advanced analysis and documentation.
2260 Corporate Circle, Henderson, NV, 89074 USA.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
ShortLink - Design of Portable Wireless Systems
They specialize in the field of low-power portable electronics and wireless systems.
Analog, digital ASIC design, Mixed Signal ASIC and RF-ASIC. The last two being areas of expertise. Ready-made IP blocks for analog, digital and RF applications are also available. They are a Fabless ASIC supplier.
Test and Measurement Service
Radio, EMC and environmental durability testing. Audio and acoustics, analysis and characterization of antennas. They offer radio testing up to 18 GHz.
- Radio and EMC testing
- Assistance in CE marking
- Antenna measurements
- Environmental durability testing - temperature, salt, moisture and vibrations
- Measurement and testing - audio and acoustics
Monday, January 03, 2011
CMP - Circuits Multi-Projets
CMP offers a complete assembly service based on a wide range of ceramic and plastic packages for prototypes and low volume production.
CMP also supplies Design tools and kits like : Tanner Tools, Leonardo - ModelSim, ARM Tools, SoftMEMS Tools and more.
A 3-4GHz All-Digital PLL for Frequency Synthesis in 65nm CMOS
This chip contains a fractional-N PLL including a time/digital converter with calibration algorithms for fractional spur cancellation, a standard-cell-based digital filter and a low-noise voltage-controlled oscillator. It can synthesize frequencies from 3 to 4GHz with 600Hz resolution from a 40-MHz crystal reference, the loop bandwidth can be varied from 100kHz to 2MHz and it is intended for WiMAX transceivers.
Friday, July 02, 2010
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.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
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 & 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.
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.
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.