Showing posts with label Communications-Chips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Communications-Chips. Show all posts

Thursday, March 14, 2013

PMC-Sierra - Broadband - Storage

"PMC-Sierra is a global provider of broadband communications and storage ICs for access, metro, wireless infrastructure, enterprise and customer premises equipment."

WiMAX RF ICs, Wireless Infrastructure and Enterprise Storage Solutions.Optical Networking Products.

PMC-Sierra - Broadband - Storage

WP3 or WinPath3
Third generation family of communication processors provided with carrier-class IP protocol and interworking software.Extensive set of interfaces support IP up to 10 GbE and TDM/SDH up to OC 48 unchannelized or OC 24 channelized.

WP3 or WinPath3

WinPath3 Third Generation Access Network Processor

WDS3 are offered standalone and in standard ATCA form factors, so they can be used with any ATCA chassis. These boards are available with various I/O options and adapter cards to provide equivalent configurations for a range of applications.

PMC-Sierra, Inc.
1380 Bordeaux DriveSunnyvale, CA 94089, USA

Monday, October 15, 2012

Integrated Device Technology - IDT - Semiconductors

Leadership in digital technologies, coupled with its in-house analog capabilities. They have solutions for Computing, Communications and Consumer Electronics. They Streamline data transmission and data-communication in the Networks.

Integrated Device Technology - IDT - Semiconductors

The Product Line includes Clock / Timing Devices , Display / Video Solutions, Memory Interface Products and SRAMs. For Small Computing devices there are Touch Products, Processors and USB/PCI Express Chips. They also manufacture RISCore 64-bit Processors for large computing systems.

DAC1653Q-DB High-Performance 16-bit Quad DAC

DAC1653Q-DB High-Performance 16-bit Quad DAC

"The DAC1653Q-DB evaluation board features the DAC1658Q high-speed quad channel 16-bit DAC with high common mode voltage. The DAC1653Q-DB evaluation board is suitable for dynamic performance evaluation from low to high output frequency configurations."

Founded 1980, Corporate headquarters in San Jose, California.

Integrated Device Technology - IDT - Semiconductors
6024 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose, CA 95138, United States.

Friday, July 20, 2012

LAPIS Semiconductor - LSI and Foundry

LAPIS Semiconductor a spin-off of the semiconductor business of Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. is now a member of the ROHM group.

LAPIS Semiconductor - LSI and Foundry

System and Logic LSIs, Memory Devices and optical communication devices are also part of the Product Lineup. They also have ARM-Based Microcontrollers and Support Chips for Portable Wireless Electronic Products.

Shown on the right is MK72220-01 2.4GHz  Wireless Communication RF Module,  RF dongle.

Old Post of delabs

Oki Semiconductor

A full range of digital ICs from RTCs to MPUs and network devices.

"With his enterprising spirit, Kibataro Oki (1848-1906) was far ahead of his time in the late 1800s. In January 1881, convinced that the nation was about to enter the age of communications, he founded Meikosha, the origins of today's OKI."

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.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Exar Corporation - Specialized Semiconductors

Exar Corporation - Specialized Semiconductors

Exar Corporation based in Fremont, CA. designs, develops and markets high-performance, analog and mixed-signal silicon solutions for a variety of markets including networking, communications, and storage.

Other Areas are
  • Power solutions, power and system architecture, LED-Lighting.
  • Networking, UART and serial protocol transceiver solutions, Storage. 

Exar - Communications Semiconductors

Semiconductors and application software - circuit and packet services over PDH, SDH and OTN transport networks.

T/E/J, SDH/SONET and OTN product portfolio. Carrier Ethernet and OTN System-on-Chip solutions include carrier proven DeviceManager and ServiceManager applications software products.

PowerArchitect

PowerArchitect - Exar

Modify voltage, current and other parameters to create complex sequencing schemes monitor and configure supplies in real-time.

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

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

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

QuickLogic - Flexible Semiconductor Platforms

Products for the hand-held mobile device market. Platforms include ArcticLink for Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) solution in the display and connectivity subsystems of Smartphones, Smartbooks, Netbooks, Mobile Internet Devices. PolarPro for the interconnect and system logic requirements of power sensitive and portable applications.

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 and SAM Connectivity for Mobile Enterprise Products

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, March 11, 2010

Broadcom - Communications Semiconductors

"Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment..." .

Broadcom - Communications Semiconductors

The Raspberry Pi  the pocket-sized, bare-bones computer based on a Broadcom chip.

For current and next-generation server, storage, data networking and wireless equipment.
  • 802.11 Wireless LAN Solutions
  • 10-Gigabit Ethernet Controllers
  • 3G Baseband Processors
  • Mobile Multimedia Processors
  • Test Measurement and Test jigs: 
The WICED Development System enables Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth bridging for Sensors, Home Monitoring and Control.

wiced Broadcom

Use the WICED Development System to create secure embedded wireless networking applications on an existing product microcontroller, or on an additional WICED module that includes a microcontroller.

Broadcom Corporation
5300 California Ave. (Buildings 1-8) Irvine, CA 92617, USA.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Qualcomm - Wireless and Portable Device Chips

Designer and supplier of CDMA chipsets, system software, network base stations, handsets, modems

Qualcomm - Wireless and Portable Device Chips

Mobile processing performance, powerful multimedia, wireless connectivity and power efficiency. Enhanced ARM-based CPUs designed from the ground up to deliver unprecedented computing performance

Industry-leading levels of power optimization, allowing manufacturers to design slim yet powerful devices with all-day battery life. Integrated 3G mobile broadband for a rich Internet experience with full Web browsing.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset

Smartbooks - New Class of Mobile Computing - "As powerful as a laptop, a smartbook lets you create or enjoy whatever you want while you're on the go. Built-in 3G mobile broadband means you can connect at high speeds wherever your wireless coverage can reach"

Internet of Everything IoE Development Platform

Internet of Everything IoE Development Platform

"Everyday objects are readable, recognizable, locatable, addressable and controllable over the Internet. The IoE Development Platform offers hardware and software for designing and building IoE/machine-to-machine (M2M) devices with built-in cellular connectivity."

The Internet of Everything Kit by Etherios featuring the Qualcomm QSC6270-Turbo chipset is an end-to-end wireless solution for software developers and systems integrators to test and develop IoE applications with cellular connectivity.

Updated - Sept 14

Monday, November 03, 2008

Intersil - Analog and Power Semiconductors

Intersil's products include amplifiers, analog front ends, communication interfaces, data converters, digital potentiometers, display solutions, DSL solutions, optical storage products, power management products, real time clocks, switches/MUX's, etc.

Intersil - Analog and Power Semiconductors

Intersil has developed into a leading analog semiconductor manufacturer with five specialized product groups: Consumer Power, Consumer Electronics, Analog Mixed Signal, Industrial Communications and Automotive & Military/Space Specialties.

iSim Online Designer
 
Advanced design tool for creating complex solutions, this is available both as a software download or an online app.

Capture schematic, view waveforms, perform application analysis and more. It is an interactive web-based design tool for selecting and simulating devices from Intersil's broad portfolio. (power management devices and operational amplifiers.)

Remote Strain Gauge Reference Design
 


"Intersil's applications engineer, Daniel Goodhew, presents the remote strain gauge reference design using Nextreme's thermal energy harvester and Intersil's low power, low noise chopper amplifier."

History

The original Intersil was founded in 1967. After being acquired by General Electric Corp in 1981, it was sold to Harris Corporation in 1988, at which point the name was retired. Intersil at Wikipedia.

My own analog design carrer (while in college) started with national semiconductor databooks and Intersil CMOS Hot ideas.