Showing posts with label ASIC-SOC-FPGA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ASIC-SOC-FPGA. Show all posts

Monday, January 16, 2017

Microsemi Corporation - High Performance Devices

Products  Microsemi Designs and Manufactures include high-performance, radiation-hardened and highly reliable analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and voice processing devices; RF solutions; etc.

Microsemi Corporation - High Performance Devices

Zarlink and Actel are now part of  Microsemi. Actel have designed  SoCs and FPGAs based on flash and antifuse technologies.

Microsemi SmartFusion2 Starter Kit

Microsemi's SmartFusion2 Starter Kit

The SmartFusion2 starter kit supports industry-standard interfaces including Ethernet, USB, SPI, I2C and UART and includes a comprehensive breadboard to support unique design requirements.

"SmartFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) FPGAs, which integrate inherently reliable flash-based FPGA fabric, a 166 MHz ARM Cortex-M3 processor, advanced security processing accelerators, DSP blocks, SRAM, eNVM...."

They also provide High-performance IP Cores for other designers and chip developers.

Microsemi Corporation
One Enterprise Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 USA

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Rambus - IP Provider - Semiconductors

Technology licensing company. Manages and Provides Licenses to IP Intellectual property and Patents of semiconductor Technology. Founded in 1990.  XDR, DDR3, RDRAM and FlexIO are some of the Technology Solutions from Rambus.

Rambus - IP Provider - Semiconductors

"Beginning with edge-lit back lighting, Rambus has pioneered light guide-based design solutions for a broad range of LED lighting applications, enabling a new level of styling, efficiency and control of light."

LED lighting technology - Rambus

LED lighting technology

Rambus' lighting solutions enable manufacturers to use fewer or lower-cost LEDs in their general lighting products while delivering superior light quality and output.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Nordic Semiconductor - Wireless Microchip

A semiconductor company specializing in design solutions at the microchip level in the areas of wireless communication and multimedia. Nordic Semiconductor ASA is a world leader in high-speed data converters and short-range radio communication.

Nordic Semiconductor - Wireless Microchip

ANT is a proven, ultra low power, flexible and easy-to-use network protocol for 2.4GHz ISM band communication. ANT provides multivendor interoperability via the ANT+ managed network and the member companies of the open ANT+ Alliance.

Useful for ultra low power wireless sensor network applications including wireless sensors and hubs.

ANT - Single chip ICs/solutions

ANT is perfectly suited for any kind of low data rate sensor network topologies in personal area networks (PANs) and practical wireless sensor networks

Nordic nRF51 SoC Eval Kit

"Nordic Semiconductor has released a matchbox-sized, low cost, battery-powered eval kit for its latest nRF51 Series of SoCs that allows engineers to perform real-world environmental testing of ANT+, Bluetooth low energy (including Bluetooth Smart), and proprietary 2.4GHz ultra low power wireless sensors and accessories 'in the field'"

Nordic Semiconductor ASA
Otto Nielsens veg 12 Trondheim, 7052 Norway

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

OpenCores design and publish core designs

"Our main objective is to design and publish core designs under a license for hardware modelled on the Lesser General Public License (LGPL) for software. We are committed to the ideal of freely available, freely usable and re-usable open source hardware. OpenCores.org"

OpenCores design and publish core designs

Subsidiary objectives
  • Develop standards for open source cores and platforms
  • Create tools and methods for development of open source cores and platforms
  • Develop open source cores and platforms
  • Provide documentation for these cores and platforms
These tools and methods should allow large, widespread, even international, teams to develop hardware in an open way.

UART to from fiber optic - OpenCores

UART to / from fiber optic

This core is well tested. They is two versions: -Fixed baudrate (0 to 2.5Mbit/s) - a full set of 2 transmitter and 2 receiver fit in a single XC9572XL CPLD -variable baudrate 50Mhz/n*p where n between 20 to 100 fiber optic baudrate and p>=1 baudrate divider.

Other Projects
  • Ethernet MAC 10/100 Mbps
  • USB 1.1 Host and Function IP core
  • OpenRISC 1000
  • CAN Protocol Controller
  • I2S Interface
  • SPDIF Interface

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Xilinx - Programmable SoC and FPGA

They Design and Create Semiconductor Technologies and manufacture Devices like Programmable FPGAs and SoCs. These are programmable alternatives to to ASICs and ASSPs.

Xilinx - Programmable SoC and FPGA

Developer and fabless manufacturer of a class of reconfigurable hardware chips known as field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). It was founded by Ross Freeman (FPGA inventor), Bernie  Vonderschmitt (fabless pioneer), and Jim Barnett in 1984 and was based in Silicon Valley.
 
Product Line include Programmable FPGA, 3D IC, SoC, CPLD and Configuration Memory solutions. Embedded Processing, DSP and Connectivity Solutions. An extensive catalog of base-level cores is available to address the general needs of all designers.

Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC ZC702 Evaluation Kit

Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC

The Evaluation Kit includes all the basic components of hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs including a targeted design, enabling a complete embedded processing platform. The included pre-verified reference designs and industry-standard FPGA Mezzanine Connectors (FMC) allow scaling and customization with daughter cards.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Lattice Semiconductor - FPGA CPLD

A leading manufacturer of high-performance programmable logic devices PLDs, field-programmable gate arrays FPGAs, programmable mixed-signal and interconnect products, related software and intellectual property IP.

Products include FPGAs, CPLDs, Power Management and Clock Management Devices.

Lattice Semiconductor - FPGA CPLD
 
The ispMACH 4000ZE CPLD family is ideal for ultra low-power, high-volume portable applications.
Standby current as low as 10µA (typical) 1.8V core; Operational down to 1.6V VCC. Easy System Integration, Flexible multi-volt I/O.

5V tolerant I/O for LVCMOS 3.3, LVTTL, and PCI interfaces. JTAG In-System Programmable (ISPTM), On-chip user oscillator and timer,

ispMACH 4000ZE Evaluation Board

ispMACH 4000ZE Evaluation Board

ispMACH_4000ZE ispMACH 4000ZE Family

Lattice Semiconductor
5555 NE Moore Ct, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA

Monday, February 16, 2015

Applied Micro Circuits - Multicore Processors

AppliedMicro or AMCC is a company who develop Embedded Processor Technology. They are Fabless Semiconductor firm specializing in network and embedded Power Architecture.

Applied Micro Circuits - Multicore Processors

They have Single Core Processor types like APM80186- Lanai and Multi-Core the APM86791- Keelback. A Cloud Computing X-gene Server class ARM 64-bit processor. Many Connectivity Products for Ethernet, Optical, SDH/SONET etc.

X-C1 Development Kit - Applied Micro Circuits

X-C1 Development Kit Basic 

The APM X-C1 is a low-cost EVK prototype development and evaluation board with an Applied Micro APM883208 SoC, providing all the industry standard interfaces required by a server or embedded developer, in a compact and low-power platform.

X-C1 is based on the APM883208 SoC, the industries first ARM64 SoC with 8 ARM-V8 APM superscalar cores running up to 1.6GHz, and 2 DDR3 memory channels, with 2x4GB DDR3 UDIMM prepopulated.

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
215 Moffett Park Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Friday, July 18, 2014

ASIX - Electronic Design Service

A private company located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. They offer complete turnkey electronic design followed by a product manufacturing in any quantity.

ASIX - Electronic Design Service

They have a wide range of experience in electronics - programmable logic devices (Xilinx FPGAs and CPLDs), microcontrollers (PIC, AVR, ARM, ...), analog and digital electronics...etc.

They also manufacture some tools and instruments that are useful for R&D using Embedded Systems. These are like Programmers, Debugging Tools and USB Products.

Even their Discontinued products are very interesting...

PVK40 a feature-rich development board for 40-pin PIC

PVK40 for 40-pin PIC

The board includes all the circuitry necessary for an in-depth study of most of the microcontroller on-chip peripherals and for experimenting with several external peripherals. This board will help you to become an expert in PIC MCU programming.

ASIX s.r.o.
Staropramenna 4 150 00 Prague Czech Republic

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Altera - FPGA CPLD Structured ASIC

Altera is one of the pioneers of Programmable Logic, following notable early leaders Signetics and MMI in introducing PLDs.

Altera - FPGA CPLD Structured ASIC 

Altera develops many features that are geared towards system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) capability. Some of the more recent examples include embedded memory, embedded processors, and high-speed transceivers.

MAX 10 FPGAs are built on TSMC’s 55 nm embedded NOR flash technology, enabling instant-on functionality. Integrated features include analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and dual configuration flash allowing you to store and dynamically switch between two images on a single chip.

Altera 10M08 Evaluation kit

Highlights -

Analog blocks—Integrated analog blocks with ADCs and temperature sensor provide lower latency and reduced board space with more flexible sample-sequencing.

DSP blocks—As the first non-volatile FPGA with DSP, MAX 10 FPGAs are ideal for high-performance, high-precision applications using integrated 18x18 multipliers.

Altera 10M08 Evaluation kit provides easy access to the FPGA's I/O and ADC block and interfaces to potentiometer, LEDs, push-buttons, switches and several different connectors for expansion.

Altera Corporation
101 Innovation Drive San Jose, CA 95134, USA

Updated May 2015

Friday, July 26, 2013

Meridian CDC from Real Intent EDA

Meridian CDC is the fastest, highest capacity and most precise CDC solution in the market. It performs comprehensive structural and functional analysis to ensure that signals crossing asynchronous clock domains on ASIC, or FPGA devices are received reliably.

Meridian CDC from Real Intent EDA

Meridian CDC from Real Intent EDA

Meridian CDC is the only integrated solution in the industry that combines automatic CDC intent analysis and metastabilityaware formal analysis. Meridian CDC’s superior technology allows designers to use all of these strategies to guarantee complete CDC correctness.

Real Intent’s EDA software Helps accelerate early functional verification and advanced sign-off of integrated circuit designs. Solutions include comprehensive CDC verification and advanced RTL analysis.

Real Intent, Inc.
990 Almanor Avenue, Suite 220 Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Thursday, July 11, 2013

System-on-Chip - SoC - IP

When a product has to be made small, the board real estate is limited or it has to be manufactured in large numbers.... SoC is the Answer. A Microprocessor evolved into a Microcontroller by packing many external chips into one chip. Now uC Card along with the other blocks like A-D, Port Drivers, Networking elements, Display Driver and other peripherals can be packed into one chip.

Some Power Supply and RF blocks cannot be easily added inside as they have a silicon processing more specific to their applications. Laser trimmed Instrumentation Op-Amps, high accuracy resistor arrays, high value capacitors, magnetics and supporting chips are placed outside on the PCB.

The SOC can pack Digital Chips, Memory, A/D, D/A converters, uC, RAM and Custom programmable areas. For more specialized communications, analog and power requirements; Special SoC types can tackle RF and Power management within a chip because of proprietary silicon processing expertise.

System on a chip - Wiki

"A system on a chip or system on chip (SoC or SOC) is an integrated circuit (IC) that integrates all components of a computer or other electronic system into a single chip. It may contain digital, analog, mixed-signal, and often radio-frequency functions—all on a single chip substrate. A typical application is in the area of embedded systems."
System-on-Chip - SoC - IP

Programmable SoC offers an alternative to custom ASIC as you can make different products from the same chip, yet make products that are portable and low power. The software, pcb, user interface and support components has to be redesigned for every unique product. Many standard IPs are available for Design and Reuse.

Some of the early Philips (nxp) 8031 variations had integrated a lot of outer chips like A/D, D/A display driver etc. This made Programmable Industrial Instruments/Gadgets possible with just a few external components. Now many variations are available from chip manufacturers, with more speed, memory and peripherals inside. Futuristic gadgets may be intelligent, interactive, networked and portable. The SoC chip makes it all possible, by integrating all product functions within it except the user interface.

SoC with a Color LCD driver, Wi-Fi, USB, RAM and Flash capabilities....at last you have a Computer in a Chip. Better still Web-Chip.

Stratix IV FPGAs: Think AND, not OR

With 40 nm Stratix IV FPGAs you can reach new levels of system-on-a-chip (SoC) integration. Building on the advanced, proven Stratix III architecture, Stratix IV FPGAs deliver a high-density, feature-rich and high-performance core fabric. Combined with flexible I/Os, high-bandwidth transceivers, and memory interfaces,

Atmel AT91RM9200 is ARM920T-based

It has 16K-byte instruction and 16K-byte data cache memories, 16K bytes SRAM, 128K bytes ROM, External Bus Interface incl. SDRAM, Burst Flash and Static Memory Controllers, USB Device and Host Interfaces, Ethernet 10/100 BaseT MAC, Power Management Controller and much more...

More Reading

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cypress Semiconductor - PSoC and System Chips

Cypress Semiconductor - PSoC and System Chips

"Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the PSoC Programmable System-on-Chip, USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories......"


The CY8CKIT-001 PSoC Development Kit (DVK) provides a common development platform where you can prototype and evaluate different solutions using any one of the PSoC 1, PSoC 3, or PSoC 5 architectures.

This kit gives you a practical understanding of PSoC technology. In addition, the kit includes several example projects with step-by-step instructions to enable you to easily get started developing PSoC solutions.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Emulation Technology - VLSI SMT Interconnect

Emulation Technology - VLSI SMT Interconnect

IC Adapters, Test Clips, Sockets and IC Testing Accessories for QFP, BGA, PGA, PBGA, SOIC, TSOP.

Emulation Technology Inc. (ET) develops and markets specialized solutions that close the interconnect gap between electronic design, test equipment and digital hardware designs.

Emulation Technology was founded in 1983 to produce and market time-saving very large-scale integration (VLSI) and surface mount technology (SMT) adapters and accessories for engineers involved in hardware and software product development, design and test, and electronic systems manufacturing.

The ET MicroClip

The ET MicroClip is specially designed for providing new or additional test points on Printed Circuit Boards (PCB). The engineer trying to debug an existing system will find this as an indispensable tool for probing and viewing signals on a logic analyzer, oscilloscope, meter or other instrument for almost any location on the PCB with a mounted passive device.

Emulation Technology, Inc
759 Flynn Road, Camarillo, CA 93012, USA

Friday, August 24, 2012

Avago Technologies Semiconductors

Analog, Mixed-signal and Optoelectronic Components and Subsystems

Avago Technologies Semiconductors 
 
Avago Technologies brings together the capabilities and track record of an established global leader with the "energy and responsiveness of a startup. We spent our first three decades as part of HP, ......"
  • Color Management & Sensors
  • ASICs
  • Motion Control Solutions
  • Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
  • Infrared Transceivers
  • Fiber Optics
Precision Optically Isolated Voltage Sensor

"Optical isolation amplifiers designed specifically for voltage sensing. Its 2V input range and high 1GΩ input impedance, makes it well suited for isolated voltage sensing requirements in electronic power converters applications including motor drives and renewable energy systems.."

Plessey Semiconductors - CMOS IC Solutions

British electronics company which design and develop Semiconductor Chip Solutions like RF components, data converters, power regulators, imaging sensors, programmable DSPs and special ASICS.

Plessey Semiconductors - CMOS IC Solutions

Highlights of Services
  • In-house development team
  • RF, Mixed Signal and High Performance Analogue
  • Full custom / Semi-custom IC design service
  • Process design Kits (PDK) Development and Support
  • Characterization, Modelling and ESD
EPIC Sensor technology

EPIC Sensor technology

A innovative  sensor technology that measures changes in an electric field in a similar way to a magnetometer detecting changes in a magnetic field. The EPIC sensor, which requires no physical or resistive contact to make measurements.....

Plessey Semiconductors Ltd
Plymouth Tamerton Road, Roborough, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom PL6 7BQ.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tensilica - Processor and DSP cores for SOC

Semiconductor IP supplier, Fast and low power 32-bit RISC microprocessor cores, Customizable processor and DSP core for SOC Design.

Tensilica - Processor and DSP cores for SOC

Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) - Performance intensive DSP and embedded RISC processing functions.
Some Products Include -
  • HiFi Audio processor - the industry's most popular audio core processor with over 50 software packages for portable electronics and home theaters.
  • VDO Video processor - optimized for SD video with software for H.264 and other popular video standards

Xtensa LX4

Xtensa LX4 - Customizable Dataplane Cores Tailored for High-Performance DSP with Flexible I/Os

General Information -

DSP could be used in Audio, Video, 3D, Photos and Communications related functions. RISC Processor used in networking, embedded control, encryption, speedy computing.

Also see  - Linux on Xtensa

Thursday, May 24, 2012

CAST - IP Cores and Platforms

CAST develops and supports over 100 different popular and standards-based IP cores, including 8051s, H.264, PCI Express, AES, and even complete platforms for ARM-based SoCs.

CAST - IP Cores and Platforms

Electronic system designers use these popular and standards-based IP cores and platforms instead of designing their own.
  • Configurable: R8051XC
  • Z80-compatible
  • Hi-Speed USB (2.0)
  • smart card reader
  • ARM 7 TDMI bus
  • C8254 programmable
Talos Series Evaluation Kits

Talos Series Evaluation Kits for Microcontroller and Processor IP Cores The Talos Series of integrated hardware/software kits include everything you need to quickly and easily evaluate our microcontroller and processor cores in your own environment.

CAST, Inc.
11 Stonewall Court Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677, USA.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

ASIX Electronics Corporation - Fabless Semiconductors

ASIC and SoC for networking, communication and connectivity applications. ASIX was founded in May 1995 in Hsinchu Science Park. AX11025, Single Chip Microcontroller

ASIX Electronics Corporation - Fabless Semiconductors

  • Embedded Networking Solution: Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
  • Bus Connecting Solution: USB 1.1, USB 2.0
  • Integrated SoC Solution

The AX11025, Single Chip Microcontroller with TCP/IP and 10/100M Fast Ethernet MAC/PHY, is a System-on-Chip (SoC) solution which offers a high performance embedded micro controller and rich communication peripherals for wide varieties of application which need access to the LAN or Internet.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Marvell Technology Group - Semiconductor Design

Fabless semiconductor provider of application-specific standard products, these are used in storage, communications and consumer electronic products.

Marvell Technology Group - Semiconductor Design

Products include system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices using its IP base of analog, mixed-signal, digital signal processing and also embedded RISC-ARM solutions. They have chips for Ethernet, Cellular-Mobil, Tablets and Portable Electronic Devices.

"Marvell's Sheeva CPU technology is embedded in system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions that go into many of the most widely used smartphones, set-top boxes, disk drives, routers and switches..compliant with the ARM instruction set"

ARMADA family of application processors

Marvell's CPUs deliver higher performance and lower power dissipation while providing full software compatibility to all ARM-based applications. ARAMADA is suitable for many applications such as netbooks, smartphones, and intelligent connected displays.

Plugcomputer

What is a Plugcomputer ?

A plug computer is a tiny, low power server, intended to provide network-based services within the home. It is an always-on system, and can serve data and applications to computing devices within the home. It can also be a bridge between home computing devices and Internet-based services.

The GUI Plug SD card allows SheevaPlug to boot into Debian Squeeze with Gnome Desktop installed and ready to connect your mimo monitor, 4Gb and 8Gb SD cards with GUI Plug preinstalled are available. Connection to the home network is via Gigabit Ethernet, and offers desktop class performance. - From

Marvell Technology Group
5488 Marvell Ln, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mindspeed Technologies - Communications Semiconductors

They Design and Develop Communication devices which are used in both wireline and wireless network infrastructure. These Chips are used by Networks for voice and media communication. They help OEMs develop products like gateways, high-speed routers, switches, multiplexers, etc.

Comcerto family of ARM-based SoCs
Mindspeed Technologies - Communications Semiconductors
 
They have semiconductor solutions in VoIP, Ethernet, IP Processing, Fiber-Optic Components, Carrier Ethernet Products, SONET/SDH/PDH Components, xDSL Components.

Comcerto 2000 and Software Defined Networking
 
Processors for the next-generation of networks. Combining powerful dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processors with OPAL software defined networking acceleration and a powerful suite of peripherals.
"Through intelligent offloading, the Comcerto 2000 range supports wire rate Gigabit-per-second IPv6 NAT and firewall applications without utilizing the ARM Cortex processors keeping them fully available to run value-added applications from OEMs or service providers."

M02040 - 2.1 Gbps, 3.3 or 5V Post-Amplifier
 
Integrated high-gain limiting amplifier. Operates with a 3.3V or 3.3V/5V supply. Two analog RSSI outputs proportional to either the average or peak-to-peak input signal and a programmable signal-level detector allowing the user to set thresholds at which the logic outputs are enabled.
Some Features
  • 2 mV input sensitivity at 1.25 Gbps
  • PECL outputs, Low power (< 80 mW at 3.3V)
  • Average Receive power monitor output (RSSI AVG)
  • Peak-to-peak Receive power monitor output (RSSI PP)
  • On-chip DC offset cancellation circuit
Founded in 2003. Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif.
4000 MacArthur Boulevard East Tower, Newport Beach, CA 92660, United States. - Mindspeed Map