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Monday, December 14, 2009

UST Research - Electronic Solutions

UST Research - Electronic Solutions

Incorporated in 1993, is a company positioned to design, develop and create electronic solutions.

Areas

  • Instruments for Measurement and Control.
  • Portable Indicators and Displays.
  • Calibrators for Pressure, Voltage, Current, Temperature.
  • Interfaces for Thermocouples, pH, ORP, Rtd, Ntc.
  • Current Loops (4-20mA).
  • Data Communication via wire, fiber and Infra-Red.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Accellera - Unification of EDA Standards

"Accellera was formed in 2000 through the unification of Open Verilog International and VHDL International to focus on identifying new standards, development of standards and formats, and to foster the adoption of new methodologies."

Accellera - Unification of EDA Standards
  • Accellera and The SPIRIT Consortium Announce Merge
  • Tutorial on the Design and Verification of Low Power SoCs
Design and Verification Conference & Exhibition

An independent organization with the mission to provide design and verification standards required by systems, semiconductor, IP and design tool companies to enhance a front-end design automation process.

The Next IC Design Methodology Transition Is Long Overdue

IC Design Methodology Transition
"From the mid-1970s to the late 1990s, these two factors combined to raise designer productivity from 4-5 gates/day up to 500-1000 gates/day. Figure 1 shows a slow increase in productivity that can be attributed to reuse and incremental tool improvements."

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Microbridge - Rejustors and Strain Gauge Sensors

Microbridge - Rejustors and Strain Gauge Sensors

Microbridge - Rejustors and Strain Gauge Sensors

"The Rejustor, from Microbridge, is an electrically adjustable resistor that can be precisely adjusted, in-circuit, to calibrate and compensate analog circuits and systems. Low-TCR Rejustors are resistance-only adjustable, available in standard and low-power duals and low-power singles."

Quick Design Ideas - Microbridge

Products Include - Sensors and Micro Flow Sensors and Sensor Conditioning with Rejustors.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Hendon Semiconductors - Microelectronics Design

Products include integrated circuits (silicon chips) in Bipolar, Bi-CMOS and CMOS technologies, thick film hybrids (ceramic substrate) and surface mounted printed circuit board assemblies and modules.
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..."

Hendon Semiconductors - Microelectronics Design

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.    

Friday, December 04, 2009

SynaptiCAD - Dynamic Design Simulation

SynaptiCAD - Dynamic Design Simulation

"SynaptiCAD was founded by electrical engineers to create design tools that helped engineers think critically about their designs.......

..With SynaptiCAD's tools you are able to begin analyzing and simulating design ideas right away without having to complete an entire circuit model or schematic."

SynaptiCAD - Dynamic Design Simulation

"Timing Diagrammer Pro has everything that you expect in a timing diagram editor: a modeless drawing and editing environment; delays, setups, and holds for performing timing analysis; time markers; seven graphical waveform states; virtual and group buses; clocks with formulas; as well as a variety of ways to document your work."

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

RF Micro Devices - RFMD Semiconductors

RF Micro Devices - RFMD Semiconductors

Manufacturer of RF integrated circuits. Product line includes quadrature modulators, quadrature demodulators, LNA/mixers, IF amplifiers, attenuators, etc.
Products for
  • Amplifiers (Broadband, General Purpose)
  • Low Noise Amplifiers and Discretes
  • High Power Amplifiers and Discretes
  • Integrated PLL/Mixers
  • Signal Sources (VCOs and PLLs) 
ZigBee HAN SmartEnergy AMI

ZigBee HAN SmartEnergy AMI
"The joint reference design allows RFMD and Freescale to leverage each other's products into the Smart Energy marketplace. This allows us both to offer our customers a proven high-performance, highly integrated solution that reduces design cycle time and time to market."

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Fujitsu Microelectronics Applications

Fujitsu Microelectronics Applications

Microcontrollers - 8-bit Series, 16-bit and 32-bit Series.

ASSPs - Power Management ICs

From Fujitsu

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

ON Semiconductor - Signal and Power Devices

Manufacturer of Semiconductors and Electrical Components.  They are a major supplier of power components and systems to designers of computers, communications, consumer, and industrial systems.

ON Semiconductor - Signal and Power Devices

They have a product portfolio that include energy efficient power components, signal management, logic, discrete and custom devices.

These are used for LED Lighting, Industrial Applications, Networking & Telecommunications, Power Supply and Circuit Protection.

NCP1247 Controller - Fixed Frequency, Current Mode, for Flyback Converters

The NCP1247 is a new fixed−frequency current−mode controller featuring the Dynamic Self−Supply. This function greatly simplifies the design of the auxiliary supply and the VCC capacitor by activating the internal startup current source to supply the controller during start−up, transients, latch, stand−by etc.

NCP1247 Controller

This device contains a special HV detector which detect the application unplug from the AC input line and triggers the X2 discharge current. This HV structure allows the brown−out detection as well.

ON Semiconductor
5005 East McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85008, USA.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Contek Systems - Process Control Consultancy

Control engineering consultant for the oil and gas industry. Process control, de-bottlenecking, compressors, slugging and control system PID tuning. - John Greene

Observing Process Data by Contek Systems Ltd

"The root-cause of many control problems can be rather more subtle than poor PID tuning: see this tutorial for a selection of some control-related problems solved by Contek over the last few years."

Contek Systems - Process Control Consultancy

U-Tune Tuning Calculator

Calculate proportional-integral tuning parameters for process controllers using the results of an open-loop step response.

The calculator supports the common controller algorithms and parameter types and provides two sets of parameters, one for fast and the other for slow responding loops.

Contek Systems - Process Control Consultancy

Contek Systems Ltd
Shampher Cottage, Strachan, Aberdeenshire, AB31 6NN,UK

Friday, October 09, 2009

Maplesoft Tools for Engineering Design

Maple is the essential technical computing software for today's engineers, mathematicians, and scientists. MapleSim - Advanced symbolic computing engine comes together with traditional numeric solvers to supercharge the simulation and modeling process.

Maplesoft Tools for Engineering Design

Maplesoft Tools for Engineering Design

Some Maplesoft Applications In Engineering Design

  • Engineering design sheet
  • Control system design
  • Signal processing and filter design
  • Electric circuit analysis
  • Electrical machine analysis
Modelica.Electrical

Library of electrical models (analog, digital, machines, multi-phase) Information

This library contains electrical components to build up analog and digital circuits, as well as machines to model electrical motors and generators, especially three phase induction machines such as an asynchronous motor.

Maplesoft

They create specialized software tools for engineering. The product suite includes Maple, the technical computing and documentation environment, and MapleSim, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems.

Maplesoft is a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co. Ltd. in Japan.

Mathcad - Engineering Calculations

PTC Mathcad - Engineering Calculations

Mathcad is used to perform, document and share calculation and design work.
"The unique Mathcad visual format and scratchpad interface integrate live, standard mathematical notation, text and graphs in a single worksheet"

PTC Mathcad combines the ease and familiarity of an engineering notebook with the powerful features of dedicated engineering calculations application. Its document-centric, WYSIWYG interface gives you the ability to solve, share, re-use and analyze your calculations without having to learn a new programming language.

PTC Mathcad - Engineering Calculations

Some Features are -
  • Easy to learn and use - no special programming skills required
  • Increases productivity, saving engineers time and reducing errors
  • Improves verification and validation of critical calculations
  • Complete documentation of calculations supports standards compliance
Ideas, Design, Simulation, Emulation and Testing. The fundamentals are governed by Math. The parameters, the metrics, the limits, the specifications. All have to be taken into account, none overlooked.

More Meticulous and exhaustive the pre-processing is, the less errors and shocks we get at the end of the product design cycle.

I have had my share of jolts, the only reason being, i did not anticipate that jack in the design engineers design box. Remember Murphy is always looking.

Plan-Simulate-Proto-Pilot-Execute

Here is a tool Mathcad and a module for EE. That helps us in our design goals. Standard calculation procedures, formulae and reference tables used by electrical engineers.

Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Hicks' Adapted from the Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations (edited by Tyler G. Hicks).

You will need to Login to Get to the EE Library of MathCAD

Thursday, October 08, 2009

The MathWorks - MATLAB and Simulink

Technical Computing - Mathematical computation, analysis, visualization, and algorithm development

The MathWorks - MATLAB and Simulink

Control Design - Model-Based Design for control systems, including simulation, rapid prototyping, and code generation for embedded systems

Signal Processing and Communications - Model-Based Design for signal processing and communication systems, including simulation, code generation, and verification.


Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems (ANFIS) Library for Simulink

This library is for those who want to use the ANFIS system in the Simulink environment. Each model is implemented for training and operation in a sample-by-sample, on-line mode

MATLAB & Simulink Student Version is the ideal computing environment for students in electrical and mechanical engineering, chemical and biological engineering, financial analysis, and other areas of engineering and science.
  • MATLAB & Simulink Tutorials
  • Electronics - Audio, video, and other digital entertainment.
  • Industrial Automation and Machinery - Motors, drives, and power electronics
  • Semiconductors Analog and mixed-signal systems, digital logic, SoC

Monday, October 05, 2009

TÜV SÜD America - Certification and Consultancy

TÜV SÜD is an international service corporation focusing on consulting, testing, certification and training. At over 600 locations, primarily in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific...

tuv america certificate
TÜV SÜD America – Certification and Consultancy

History – Independent TÜVs Founded in the 1870′s by the German steam boiler industry.

“Technischer Überwachungsverein” means “Technical Inspection Association”

Services – Consultancy, inspections, tests and expert opinions as well as certification and training.

Objectives – Reliability, safety and quality as well as environmental protection and cost effectivenes

TÜV SÜD – Munich, Germany
TÜV SÜD Group is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Cambridge Consultants - Design Technology

Cambridge Consultants - Design Technology
"Cambridge Consultants is a leading technology and innovation company, renowned for its ability to solve technical problems and provide creative, practical solutions to business issues."
Cambridge Consultants develops industry's smallest 2G and 3G femtocell base station

Sidewinder, the smallest commercially available 2G and 3G small-cell platform. Ideal for use in mobile phone communications and professional radio......
The novel radio design enables Sidewinder to operate at any carrier frequency from 375MHz to 4GHz and with a channel bandwidth from 200kHz to 28MHz. .....
Interface from CC - magazine containing a selection of articles, news stories and thought pieces on current and emerging technologies and markets.

Pulsonix - Schematic and PCB Design

A totally integrated Schematic and PCB design editor. Add Spice based A/D mixed-mode simulation, shape-based autorouting, or technology features including High Speed design, chip-on-board, embedded component capabilities and connection to your corporate database.

Pulsonix - Schematic and PCB Design

Pulsonix - Schematic and PCB Design

Quickly and easily create Schematic designs using the feature rich toolset within the Pulsonix Schematic editor. Using the fully integrated Spice Simulation package you can ensure electrical correctness in your designs.

Powerful High-Speed design tools including differential pairing, dynamic serpentining, pin package lengths, intelligent path definition and online length displays to help with DDR, PCI Express and USB designs.

Pulsonix
20 Miller Court, Severn Drive, Tewkesbury, GL20 8DN, UK

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Infineon Technologies - Advanced Semiconductors

They have chip and system solutions for automotive and industrial electronics. They also specialized semiconductor IC for chip card and security applications.

Infineon Technologies - Advanced Semiconductors

Industrial, Lighting, Wireless Communications are other areas. The Industrial Power Control (IPC) Division have solutions for electrical drives and energy generation components in solar or wind power plants. 

Products Include Consumer Electronic ICs, Fiber Optics, Microcontrollers, Power Semiconductors for Automotive, Power Semiconductors, Chip Card + Security ICs, Trusted Computing, Sensors, Small Signal Discretes.

Infineon XMC4500 ARM Cortex-M4F Demo

The modular design kit for the XMC4500 series. Up to three additional application boards - for actuators and sensors (top), for human-machine interface (HMI) functions (right), and for communication with other systems (left) - can be connected to the basic design board with XMC4500 (middle), depending on the respective application requirements.

Infineon XMC4500 ARM Cortex-M4F Demo

This page documents a demo application that uses the FreeRTOS GCC ARM Cortex-M4F port. It targets the Infineon XMC4000 Hexagon Development Kit CPU board, which is populated with an XMC4500 microcontroller.

Infineon Technologies - Wikipedia

Infineon Technologies was founded in April 1999 when the semiconductor operations of parent company, Siemens AG, were spun off to form a separate entity.

Infineon Technologies
Am Campeon 1-12 Neubiberg, München, 85579, Germany.

Capilano Computing - DesignWorks Schematic Capture

A well known firm in software tools for electronic design. Incorporated in 1982, Products Include Designworks Professional, DesignWorks Simulator and LogicWorks.

Capilano Computing - DesignWorks Schematic Capture

"DesignWorks Professional 5 doesn't just provide an environment for a single goal. It allows you to recapture your investment dollars by being flexible enough to handle all your design goals, be the goal a PCB design, Spice analysis, or simulation. You are not locked in to one PCB or simulation vendor."

LogicWorks 5

What is LogicWorks 5 

LogicWorks is an interactive circuit design tool intended for teaching and learning digital logic. No other software tool makes digital design easier, faster or more interactive than LogicWorks. The package gives you the power, speed and flexibility to create and test an unlimited number of circuit elements on-screen.

New in LogicWorks 5 for Windows is the ability to use a subset of the standard VHDL language to describe and simulate circuits. Hardware designs can freely mix devices and circuits described as schematic diagrams with blocks described textually using VHDL. See our VHDL page for a description of the language implementation in this version.

Capilano Computing
2631 Vikining Way, Suite 218  Richmond BC, Canada V6V 3B5

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

EMA Design Automation

EMA Design Automation

From OrCAD and Cadence Allegro PCB design tools to custom IC design solutions, EMA has the range of products and depth of experience to meet the electronic design requirements.

Professional pre-sales consulting, system integration, post-sales support, environmental compliance assistance, and thorough design-methodology consulting

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mini-Circuits RF- IF Designers Guide

Design, manufacturing, and distribution of RF, IF, and microwave components covering the DC to 20GHz band. A leader in RF signal processing products.

Mini Circuits - RF and Microwave Components

Used in commercial, industrial, space, and military, including: WiMax, CATV, Cellular Wireless, RFID, Medical Equipment, Test Equipment, Receivers, Transmitters and Satellite applications.

Mini-Circuits SSG-6400HS Signal Generator

Mini-Circuits SSG-6400HS Signal Generator

The newest model in Mini-Circuit’s SSG signal generator family reaches a whole new level of testing and design potential. The SSG-6400HS can produce signals with frequencies as low as 250 kHz and as high as 6400 MHz with a frequency resolution finer than 0.01 Hz. It also offers AM, PM, FM, and pulse modulation capabilities.

Housed in a compact and rugged metal housing that measures 11” x 8.5” x 2.15”, the generator comes with a power adapter and both a USB and an RJ45 network cable, either of which can be used to control the unit. Simply install the user-friendly GUI software from the included CD and you can immediately begin using the generator.

Mini-Circuits
13 Neptune Ave Brooklyn, NY 11235, USA.

Tanner EDA - Automate and Simplify Design

Tanner EDA - Automate and Simplify Design
 
High-technology design software for ICs, analog VLSI, and Design Automation. Includes Analog/Mixed-Signal ICs, ASICs and MEMS. Schematic Capture too.
  • Simulation: T-Spice, W-Edit
  • Physical Layout: L-Edit
  • Verification: HiPer Verify
  • Parasitic Layout Extraction
MEMS R&D and Prototyping Services - Fast Turn-around from Order to Product Prototype, Low and Medium Volume Fabrication

HiPer Verify
 
A comprehensive solution for analog/mixed-signal IC design rule checking DRC and hierarchical netlist extraction.

HiPer Verify - Tanner EDA

With HiPer Verify, you can simply reference the new DRC or LVS command file from the foundry, meeting your existing standards right out of the box.

Tanner Research
825 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016 USA

Cadence Design Systems and OrCAD

Cadence RF Design Methodology Kit enables customers to rapidly address wireless opportunities by addressing system-level, verification and IC parasitic challenges.

Cadence Design Systems and OrCAD

Cadence Functional Verification Kit for ARM offers a comprehensive verification solution specifically for engineers developing ARM processor-based designs.

Cadence Design Systems and OrCAD

Cadence PSpice A/D and Advanced Analysis

Spice-based simulator for system design. It simulates complex mixed-signal designs containing both analog and digital parts, and it supports a wide range of simulation models such as IGBTs, pulse width modulators, DACs, and ADCs.

Cadence OrCAD Capture and Capture CIS 

Schematic design solution, supporting both flat and hierarchal designs from the simplest to the most complex. Seamless bi-directional integration with OrCAD PCB Editor enables data synchronization and cross-probing/placing between the schematic and the board design.

Cadence Tutorial for VLSI Design

This site contains a complete on-line tutorial for a typical bottom-up design flow using CADENCE Custom IC Design Tools (version 97A). The examples were generated using the HP 0.6 um CMOS14TB process technology files, prepared at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and made available through MOSIS.

Labcenter Electronics - Proteus Design Suite

The Proteus Design Suite is wholly unique in offering the ability to co-simulate both high and low-level micro-controller code in the context of a mixed-mode SPICE circuit simulation. With this Virtual System Modelling facility, you can transform your product design cycle, reaping huge rewards in terms of reduced time to market and lower costs of development.

Labcenter Electronics - Proteus Design Suite

Co-simulation of microprocessor software within a mixed mode SPICE simulator.
  • Available for PIC, 8051, AVR, HC11, ARM7/LPC2000 and Basic Stamp processors
  • See your code interact with simulated hardware in real-time.
  • Interactive peripheral models for displays, keypads, etc.
  • Over 8000 analogue and digital device models.
  • Extensive single step and debugging facilities including system wide diagnostics.
  • Works with popular compilers and assemblers.

Labcenter Electronics - Proteus Design Suite

Proteus Virtual System Modelling (VSM) combines mixed mode SPICE circuit simulation, animated components and microprocessor models to facilitate co-simulation of complete microcontroller based designs. For the first time ever, it is possible to develop and test such designs before a physical prototype is constructed.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Bill O’Donnell – Tech Gizmo Builder

These are high tech jigs, fixtures and instrumentation/automation gizmos that bill built. Electrical gizmo builder for the UNLV Physics Dept.

Bill O'Donnell - Tech Gizmo Builder

These projects are advanced and not for a beginner student or newbie hobbyists. These pages are knowledgable and will help students and DIY enthusiasts understand more about Lasers, Precision Temperature Control and stepper motors among other things.

Bill O’Donnell – Tech Gizmo Builder

Auto Fill Circuit for Laser Cooling Loop - Ethernet Data Logging

Here is an automation solution with a ethernet usage. The code and diagrams are also there. This is something that covers many aspects of engineering in one project. Try such things out to learn, only after you have mastered the basics.

"The Ethernet connection is based on an XPORT form Lantronics. Basically it lets you use a serial port to send things over Ethernet. A PIC microcontroller with an A/D converter digitizes the pressure, the pressure set point, the high and low pressure alarm points and the supply voltage (since everything is ratio-metric). "

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

TechLib - Electronic Experimenter Records

TechLib - Electronic Experimenter Records

A technical library for the hobbyist and experimenter. - Charles Wenzel

  • World's Smallest Geiger Counter
  • Karen's Mic. Input Telemetry Device
  • Temperature Controlled Ovens
  • Two-Transistor Atomic Frequency Standard
  • Super-Sensitive Ionization Chamber
  • Cockcroft-Walton Diode Voltage Multipliers

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

CE - Conformite Europeenne - Safety Standards

The CE marking is required for many products. It states that the product is assessed before being placed on the market and meets EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements.

CE marking - Enterprise and Industry

The CE marking (also known as CE mark) is a mandatory conformity mark on many products placed on the single market in the European Economic Area (EEA).

CE - Conformite Europeenne - Safety Standards

CE marking signifies that the product conforms with all EC directives that apply to it. For example, most electrical products must comply with the Low Voltage Directive and the EMC Directive; electrical toys must also comply with the Toy Safety Directive.

CE - Conformite Europeenne - Safety Standards

CE - European Economic Area - EEA - Safety mark

"It is the manufacturer’s responsibility to carry out the con- formity assessment, to set up the technical file, to issue the EC declaration of conformity and to affix CE marking on a product. Distributors must verify the presence of both the CE marking and the necessary supporting documentation. If the product is being imported from a third country, the importer has to verify that the manufacturer outside the EU has undertaken the necessary steps and that the documentation is available upon request."

6 Steps to CE marking for your product - PDF

ASTM International - Technical Standards Organization

ASTM International - Technical Standards Organization

"ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world-a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services."

"ASTM International, originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), was formed over a century ago...."

CENELEC - Electrotechnical Standardization

CENELEC - Electrotechnical Standardization

"CENELEC's mission is to prepare voluntary electrotechnical standards that help develop the Single European Market/European Economic Area for electrical and electronic goods and services removing barriers to trade, creating new markets and cutting compliance costs."

Malcolm Baldrige - Leadership Lessons

"While the Baldrige Award and the Baldrige recipients are the very visible centerpiece of the U.S. quality movement, a broader national quality program has evolved around the award and its criteria..."

Malcolm Baldrige - Leadership Lessons

History of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Malcolm Baldrige - Leadership Lessons

The Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence serve two main purposes:

(1) To identify Baldrige Award recipients that will serve as role models for other organizations

(2) To help organizations assess their improvement efforts, diagnose their overall performance management system, and identify their strengths and opportunities for improvement. In addition, the Criteria help strengthen U.S. com

a. Improving organizational performance practices, capabilities, and results

b. Facilitating communication and sharing of information on best practices among U.S. organizations of all types

c. Serving as a tool for understanding and managing performance and for guiding planning and opportunities for learning"

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Read More - Quality Assessment Processes - Baldrige.com

Monday, July 06, 2009

ISQED - Design and Design Automation

ISQED - Design and Design Automation
"ISQED is the pioneer and leading conference dealing with design for manufacturability and quality issues, front to back."
Targetted Audience - Researchers, Developers, and Users of EDA/TCAD Tools & Design Flows and Methodologies

Thursday, June 11, 2009

SolidWorks 3D Mechanical CAD

SolidWorks is a 3D mechanical CAD (computer-aided design) program that was developed by SolidWorks Corporation - now a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, S. A. (Suresnes, France).

SolidWorks 3D Mechanical CAD

SOLIDWORKS offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.

3D CAD - SolidWorks 3D CAD solutions enable you and your team to quickly transform new ideas into great products.

Simulate electronic design with multiphysics for fluid flow as well as thermal analysis.

SolidWorks 3D Mechanical CAD

Electrical Design - Combine the electrical schematic functionality of SolidWorks Electrical Schematic with the 3D modeling capabilities of SolidWorks Electrical 3D and do it all in one powerful, easy-to-use package.

AutoCAD, DWG, DXF, eDrawings viewer

Free eDrawings Publisher software to publish eDrawings files directly from SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Inventor, Pro/ENGINEER and many others.

Each of the four free eDrawings Publisher products also includes the free eDrawings Viewer. eDrawings Publisher products are intended for CAD users who need to share products designs more effectively.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Autodesk - 2D and 3D CAD

Since 1982, Autodesk has ushered in state-of-the-art 2D and 3D technologies that let customers visualize, simulate, and analyze the real-world performance of their ideas early in the design process.

Autodesk - 2D and 3D CAD 

AutoCAD is a suite of CAD software products for 2- and 3-dimensional design and drafting, developed and sold by Autodesk, Inc.. The original concept of AutoCAD in the 1980s was to promote customization and feature extensibility, and was what made it especially appealing to customers.
Most contemporary CAD products at that time offered little if any customization capability and most were far more expensive.

clever is your personal assistant within Inventor

clever is your personal assistant within Inventor, for a quick access to where used and variants/copies. One click opens your drawing or model, or let you replace components.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

IEEE - Electrical Standards and Publications

The IEEE, a non-profit organization, is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology.

IEEE - Electrical Standards and Publications

The full name of the IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., although the organization is referred to by the letters I-E-E-E and pronounced Eye-triple-E.

IEEE - Electrical Standards and Publications

IEEE at Wikipedia

"IEEE is one of the leading standards-making organizations in the world. IEEE performs its standards making and maintaining functions through the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). "

IEEE Popular Standards

These volunteer training modules are meant to help volunteers understand how IEEE functions and to explain the many services IEEE has to offer. The Popular Standards include National Electrical Safety Code, Color Books for industrial and commercial power plants and Design Automation.

ISA - Instrumentation Systems and Automation Society

ISA - Instrumentation Systems and Automation Society

Founded - 1945, ISA is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping members and other professionals worldwide. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere.

automationfederation.org - founding sponsor

Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, formerly the Instrument Society of America, a professional organization for instrument engineers.

Monday, June 01, 2009

AnalogHome.Com - Steven C. Hageman

AnalogHome.Com - Steven C. Hageman

Electronic design services for Industrial, OEM and Consumer clients in the areas of: Analog, RF, Digital, Microcontroller, Firmware, Software, Power Supply and high performance PCB board design.

Steve C. Hageman

Friday, May 08, 2009

ISO - International Organization for Standardization

ISO - International Organization for Standardization

ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 157 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.

ISO 9000 / ISO 14000

American National Standards Institute - ANSI

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Founded - October 19, 1918, coordinates the development and use of voluntary consensus standards in the United States and represents the needs and views of U.S. stakeholders in standardization forums around the globe.

American National Standards Institute - ANSI

Voluntary Standards Cover the Spectrum: from Multipurpose Utility Vehicles to Magnet Wire

Magnet Wire - ANSI and NEMA

Magnet Wire

Magnet wire, also known as winding wire, is an insulated copper or aluminum electrical conductor used in motors, transformers, and other electromagnetic equipment. When wound into a coil and energized, magnet wire creates an electromagnetic field for use in energy transformation as well as a wide range of communications applications and products.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
1899 L Street, NW 11th Floor Washington, DC 20036, USA

NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology

National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Electronics and electrical engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Technology services
Information
  • Assistance to small manufacturers
  • Measurement & standards research
  • NIST Research Library
  • Standard Reference Materials
NIST- Wikipedia
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), known between 1901-1988 as the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), is a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce's Technology Administration. The institute's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life.
Kids, General public.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Safety and Health Standards - CSA

The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace.

Safety and Health Standards - CSA

CSA Group works closely with leading independent agencies and associations to promote safety standards in North America and around the world.

CSA marks confirm that a product has been tested and has met the applicable standards for safety & performance as outlined by ANSI, UL, CSA, NSF and more.

CSA Marks & Labels for North America

Special inspection for electrical health care products - "Your electric health care product is tested against the provincial guidelines Field Approval of Health Care Equipment plus any applicable CSA Group health care product standard requirements."

Special inspection for electrical health care - CSA

Field Certification & Field Evaluation Programs

"These programs allow CSA labels to be applied to a limited run of products in the field, where ever they are used or installed in the U.S. and Canada."

CSA Group
178 Rexdale Blvd. Toronto, ON Canada M9W 1R3

Underwriters Laboratories - Product Compliance

UL is the trusted source across the globe for product compliance. Benefiting a range of customers - from manufacturers and retailers to consumers and regulating bodies - we've tested products for public safety for more than a century.

What is functional safety

Underwriters Laboratories - Product Compliance

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for over a century.

What is functional safety?

IEC 61508 is concerned with functional safety, achieved by safety-related systems that are primarily implemented in electrical and/or electronic and/or programmable electronic (E/E/PE) technologies, i.e. E/E/PE safety related systems.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

NEMA - National Electrical Manufacturers Association

NEMA - National Electrical Manufacturers Association

NEMA, created in the fall of 1926 by the merger of the Electric Power Club and the Associated Manufacturers of Electrical Supplies, provides a forum for the standardization of electrical equipment, enabling consumers to select from a range of safe, effective, and compatible electrical products.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

TDA5140A Brushless DC Motor Drive - NXP

TDA5140A Brushless DC Motor Drive - NXP

"The TDA5140A is a bipolar integrated circuit used to drive 3-phase brushless DC motors in full-wave mode. "

Features Include -

  • Full-wave commutation without position sensors.
  • Three push-pull outputs: 0.8 A output current.
  • Thermal protection - Flyback diodes
  • Tacho output without extra sensor

AN93014_EIE; TDA5140AT with Position Indicator Page-In & Speed Control - PDF

NXP Semiconductors - NXP - Application Notes

NXP (for Next eXPerience) semiconductor company founded by Philips.

ZA9L1 Secure ARM Microcontroller - Maxim Zatara

ZA9L1 Secure ARM Microcontroller - Maxim Zatara

The Zatara ZA9L1 is a highly integrated system-on-chip (SoC) microcontroller based on the ARM922T 32-bit/16-bit core and tailored to the specific requirements of point-of-sale (POS) terminal design and meet the strict security requirements of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council 2.0 specification.

Features Include

  • Real-Time Clock
  • Watchdog Timer (WDT)
  • Two Dedicated SPI Interfaces
  • USB 2.0 OTG Interface
  • Nine Timer/Counters
  • Three UARTs

Security Features Include

  • Embedded Boot ROM
  • 32-Bit Unique ID Number
  • NIST 800-22-Compliant Random-Number Generator
  • FIPS 180-2-Compliant SHA-1 Hash Generator

POS Security Features for PCI Compliance

  • Voltage and Temperature Sensors
  • Sensors for Tamper Switches and Wire Mesh
  • Clock Frequency and Glitch Protection
  • Battery-Backed Secure Memory with Active Zeroization

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

ADS7816 - 12-Bit High Speed Sampling AD

The ADS7816 is a 12-bit, 200kHz sampling analog to- digital converter. It features low power operation with automatic power down, a synchronous serial interface, and a differential input. The reference voltage can be varied from 100mV to 5V, with a corresponding resolution from 24mV to 1.22mV. - From TI Applications

ADS7816  - 12-Bit High Speed A/D Converter

Low power, automatic power down, and small size make the ADS7816 ideal for battery operated systems or for systems where a large number of signals must be acquired simultaneously. It is also ideal for remote and/or isolated data acquisition.

ADS7816 - 12-Bit High Speed Sampling AD

12-Bit High Speed Micro Power Sampling Analog-to-Digital converter

The ADS7816 is a classic successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital (A/D) converter. The architecture is based on capacitive redistribution which inherently includes a sample/hold function.

The converter is fabricated on a 0.6µ CMOS process. The architecture and process allow the ADS7816 to acquire and convert an analog signal at up to 200,000 conversions per second while consuming very little power

LM3445 - TRIAC dimmable offline LED driver

Conventional TRIAC dimmers are designed to interface to a resistive load (halogen or incandescent bulb), while today's LED driver solutions interfaced to a standard wall dimmer produce 120 Hz flicker of the LED and/or do not allow 100:1 dimming.

LM3445 - TRIAC dimmable offline LED driver

The LM3445 provides a constant current for illuminating high power LEDs and includes a TRIAC . The LM3445 contains all the necessary circuitry to build a line-powered (mains powered) constant current LED driver whose output current can be controlled with a conventional TRIAC dimmer.

LM3445 - TRIAC dimmable offline LED driver

Thermal shutdown limits total power dissipation by turning off the output switch when the IC junction temperature exceeds 165°C. After thermal shutdown occurs, the output switch doesn ’t turn on until the junction temperature drops to approximately 145°C

Friday, March 06, 2009

EEM - Electronic Engineers Component Search

EEM - Electronic Engineers Component Search

EEM - Electronic Engineers Component Search
"EEM.com is an online resource to FIND, EVALUATE and BUY electronic components. The searches on EEM.com will take you to Manufacturers and their products, Distributor Inventories..."

Application Reference Materials

Search for reference designs, application notes, design kits and more from manufacturers and distributors.

Electrostatics Society of America - ESA

Electrostatics Society of America - ESA

"The ESA is a nonprofit professional society founded in 1970 that is devoted to the advancement and improved understanding of electrostatics....

The ESA has a rich and interesting history which highlights the accomplishments of many of the pioneers in Electrostatics over the past half-century."

Joint ESA/IEEE-IAS/IEJ/SFE Conference: June 15-19, 2009 - Boston, MA

Measuring Circuits by Rudolf F Graf

Measuring Circuits by Rudolf F GrafThis series of circuits provides designers with a quick source for measuring circuits. Why waste time paging through huge encyclopedias when you can choose the topic you need and select any of the specialized circuits sorted by application?

This book in the series has 250-300 practical, ready-to-use circuit designs, with schematics and brief explanations of circuit operation.

Measuring Circuits by Rudolf F. Graf


Wednesday, March 04, 2009

CD4060 Binary Counter Divider Oscillator

The CD4020BC, CD4060BC are 14-stage ripple carry binary counters, and the CD4040BC is a 12-stage ripple carry binary counter. The counters are advanced one count on the negative transition of each clock pulse. The counters are reset to the zero state by a logical "1" at the reset input independent of clock.

CD4040BC, 12-Stage Ripple Carry Binary Counters
CD4060BC, 14-Stage Ripple Carry Binary Counters


CD4060 - 14-Stage Ripple Carry Binary Counters
you can also use a crystal between pin 10 and 11 with two caps 22pF from 10, 11 to gnd and a 10M resistor between 10 and 11 in place of R C network for more precision.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Automatic Integrated Circuit Modeling Spice

Automatic Integrated Circuit Modeling Spice

Automatic Integrated Circuit Modeling Spice (AIM-Spice) is a version of SPICE, the most popular analog circuit simulator.

AIM-Spice is a new version of SPICE running under the Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. AIM-Spice for Windows is capable of displaying graphically the results of a simulation in progress, a feature that allows the operator to terminate a run based on an instant information on intermediate simulation results.

SPICE - The simulator was developed at the University of California, Berkeley, and was first released in 1972. Many scientists at Berkeley and other institutions contributed to the development and improvement in subsequent versions of SPICE.

LTspice IV - Spice III simulator

LTspice IV - Spice III simulator

LTspice IV is a high performance Spice III simulator, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for easing the simulation of switching regulators.

LTspice Demo Circuit Collection

Monday, January 12, 2009

PowerEsim - Design Power Supply Online

PowerESIM is a eCAD tool for switching power supplies on the Internet. Web Based Switching Power Supply design and Simulation.

PowerEsim - Online power supply design

The most important characteristic powerEsim is that it provide a virtual laboratory environment for engineer to verify and fine tune their design. Experience engineer use it to optimize their design by saving a lot of time than in real bench.

PowerEsim - Design Power Supply Online

The circuit simulator is a combination of iteration, equation based apporoach and time step integration. The circuit is defined by non-linear equations and the simulator will first solving the switching condition solution for t=infinity by bracketed iteration, then fine step of point by point results will be generated by those equations for V, I and loss analysis.

"In a real laboratory, engineers have the ability to feel the heat, measure the stress, wind real transformers and wait and see how long until the unit gets burned. With our seamless integration of a variety of tools such as thermal, MTBF, Life, DVT, Waveform, etc., users can now do the same things in PowerEsim virtual environment."

Interactive Power Electronics Seminar

The interactive and animated applets are part of the Introductory Course on Power Electronics taught by Prof. Kolar at the ETH Zurich.

Interactive Power Electronics Seminar

Interactive Power Electronics Seminar

Power Electronics Circuit Simulation

Applets to See - are the simple Buck-converter and the Rotating Three-Dimensional Field
More pages of Compulsory Reading for Students
  • Part I - An Overview of AC/AC-Converter Topologies
  • iPES-Circuits - DC/DC converters, thyristor converter, AC/DC inverter.
  • iPES-Circuits+ - Power electronic systems of higher complexity in industry.
  • iPES-Thermal - Dimensioning and operation of power electronic converters
  • iPES-EMFields - Electrostatic, magnetic fields, permeability, inductor design.
  • iPES-AET - Operational Amplifier - Applications.
Gecko Research

Power Electronics Simulation -Specialized Software to meet demands of Power Electronics Engineers. Gecko-Research is engaged in numerical simulations of circuits, control, 3D-thermal, electromagnetics, reliability issues and system optimization.

Power Designer and WEBENCH

The WEBENCH environment provides the end-to-end design and prototyping tools you need to create power supplies or DC-DC Converters that meet your design requirements.

WEBENCH Power Designer and Architect

Power Designer - Expert Tips and Techniques for Power Supply Design. Examples - Simple Switcher, Power Supply, Voltage References, Lighting, Battery Management, Voltage Regulators, DC-DC Voltage Converters.

Power Designer and WEBENCH

WEBENCH Power Architect lets engineers quickly design and simulate a complete power supply system for any number of supplies and outputs. System designers can optimize the entire power supply system for small footprint, high efficiency, and cost in minutes.
  • Quickly design and simulate your entire power supply system 
  • Easily configure the power supply load requirements for voltage and current
  • Optimize the overall footprint, efficiency, and BOM cost for the entire system 
  • Get the schematic and BOM for the complete power supply system 
  • Perform electrical simulation and thermal simulation

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

MIPAQ - IGBT Modules - Infineon

MIPAQ - IGBT Modules - Infineon

MIPAQ is a brandnew functional product family within Infineon's IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) modules portfolio and as such dedicated to useful integration of electronics to power modules

The MIPAQ IGBT modules family counts 3 members with different levels of electronics integration/

One of the first family members is MIPAQ sense which integrates an IGBT sixpack, and fully digital current measurement with galvanically insulated output signals. The measurement principle uses the Sigma Delta method.

Current ratings of 50A, 75A and 100A are available.

Technical Features

  • PIM & PACK configurations
  • 1200V
  • Integrated special shunt
  • RoHs compliant
  • Integrated Sigma/Delta converter for current measurement
  • NTC included
  • 50A, 75A, 100A (PACK)
  • 50 A (PIM)

Infineon Technologies - Produces devices for applications including memory, power, microcontrollers, communications, and consumer products.