Monday, January 16, 2017
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'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.
One Enterprise Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 USA
Sunday, October 02, 2016
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' lighting solutions enable manufacturers to use fewer or lower-cost LEDs in their general lighting products while delivering superior light quality and output.
Saturday, July 09, 2016
John Loomis - Course Web Pages
At the Course pages you can see subjects like Signal Processing, Digital Signal Processing, Analog Microelectronics Design and Electro-Optics.
The Altera DE2 board comes with a Control Panel facility that allows a user to access various components on the board through a USB connection from a host computer.
The DE2 Control Panel can be used to change the values displayed on 7-segment displays, light up LEDs, talk to the PS/2 keyboard, read/write the SRAM, Flash Memory and SDRAM, load an image pattern to display as VGA output, load music to the memory and play music via the audio DAC.
Altera DE2 Board and Projects with Nios II CPU
"The Altera Development and Education (DE2 ) board from Terasic Technologies Inc. is a wonderful vehicle for learning about digital logic, computer organization, and FPGAs. Featuring an Altera Cyclone II FPGA, the DE2 board offers varied technology suitable for university and college laboratory use, a wide range of design projects, as well as sophisticated digital system development tools."
Also see Microchip PIC32 - PIC32 Architecture and Programming
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
OpenCores design and publish core designs
- 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
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.
- Ethernet MAC 10/100 Mbps
- USB 1.1 Host and Function IP core
- OpenRISC 1000
- CAN Protocol Controller
- I2S Interface
- SPDIF Interface
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
They offer test services for many devices and designs that are used in Mordern day Electronic Gadgets that have application specific integrated circuits, memory devicea, and mixed signal and RF sections.
Amkor Technology - Semiconductor Services
Amkor also offers IC and Semiconductor Test Services. The also provide IC Package Design Services and complete turnkey solutions.
Amkor Flip Chip BGA (fcBGA) packages are assembled around state-of-the-art, single unit laminate or ceramic substrates.
This IC packaging technology is applicable for high pincount and / or high performance ASICs.
The variety of fcBGA package options allows package selection to be tailored to the specific thermal needs of the end product.
Flip Chip BGA - fcBGA
1900 South Price Road, Chandler AZ USA
Thursday, July 11, 2013
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."
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...
Friday, August 24, 2012
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
- Motion Control Solutions
- Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
- Infrared Transceivers
- Fiber Optics
"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.."
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
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 - 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
Electronic system designers use these popular and standards-based IP cores and platforms instead of designing their own.
- Configurable: R8051XC
- Hi-Speed USB (2.0)
- smart card reader
- ARM 7 TDMI bus
- C8254 programmable
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.
11 Stonewall Court Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677, USA.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
ASIC and SoC for networking, communication and connectivity applications. ASIX was founded in May 1995 in Hsinchu Science Park.
- 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.
Friday, January 07, 2011
Applied Materials - Nanomanufacturing
Applied Materials' IP portfolio includes more than 8,000 patents worldwide and technologies.
Applied Semitool HF Vapor Etch
"The Semitool HF Vapor etch system is capable of releasing MEMS devices by removing sacrificial layers surrounding mechanical elements. Based on an isopropyl alcohol and hydrogen fluoride chemistry, the system delivers excellent uniformity, both within-wafer and from wafer to wafer, while preventing damage to the surrounding materials – essential for reliable MEMS device function."
Thursday, October 07, 2010
SOCcentral - ASIC FPGA EDA
You'll also find the abstracts (and links) to more than 1600 relevant magazine and newspaper articles, tutorials, whitepapers, and application notes available on line, as well as the most comprehensive directory of EDA/design service/IP providers available anywhere on the Internet.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Design And Reuse, The Web's System On Chip Design Resource : catalogs of IPs, Virtual Components, Cores, Embedded Software and Design Tools.
- IP Reuse Station
- SoC Collaborative Platform
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.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Hendon Semiconductors - Microelectronics Design
History -"The Hendon business site in Adelaide, South Australia has been a long established integrated circuit design and wafer fabrication facility in Australia, from its Philips semiconductor background up to 1997..."
Thick Film Hybrid Technology
The advantage of ceramic hybrids over fiberglass printed circuit is their high reliability due to their inherent rugged construction with the following advantages:
Hendon Semiconductors Pty. Ltd
ABN: 17 080 879 616, 1 Butler Drive, Hendon, South Australia 5014, Australia.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Friday, December 05, 2008
Principles of Semiconductor Devices
"The Primary Focus: The MOSFET and CMOS Integrated Circuits The Metal-Oxide-Silicon Field-Effect-Transistor (MOSFET) is the main subject of this text, since it is already the prevailing device in microprocessors and memory circuits. In addition, the MOSFET is increasingly used in areas as diverse as mainframe computers and power electronics. The MOSFET’s advantages over other types of devices are its mature fabrication technology, its successful scaling characteristics and the combination of complementary MOSFETs yielding CMOS circuits."
Some of the Topics
- Schottky diode current
- Metal-Semiconductor contacts
- Electrostatic analysis of a p-n diode
- Reverse bias breakdown
- Optoelectronic devices
- Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
- Ideal transistor model
- MOSFET SPICE MODEL
- Power MOSFETs