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Monday, December 13, 2010

Vernier Software and Technology

They produces hardware and software for data collection in high school, middle school, and college science courses.

Vernier Software and Technology Balancer Project - Vernier Software and Technology

"Vernier co-founder, David Vernier, had been a high school physics and physical sciences teacher for eight years when he began programming his first Precision Timer software application. David's creativity and his passion for science education, combined with his wife Christine's business acumen, were the driving forces behind the early years of Vernier Software & Technology….."

Texas Instruments and Vernier

Shown on right is a Balancer robot that uses a Vernier Low-g Accelerometer to measure the tilt of a long beam. At the start, there are 10 gram weights on each side of the horizontal beam. As weights are added or removed, the beam unbalances and tilts.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Adept Scientific - Research and Science Software

For more than 20 years Adept Scientific has been helping customers collect, analyze, simulate, organize and present data to deliver information and knowledge.

Adept Scientific - Research and Science Software

Areas -

Engineering Design, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronic Circuit Design, Product Development, Scientific Research, Data Acquisition, Test & Measurement, Technical Documentation....

DADiSP Makes Complex Data Analysis Faster and Easier

DADiSP (pronounced day-disp) is an interactive graphics worksheet -- a visually oriented software package for the display, management, analysis and presentation of scientific and technical data. If you collect, manipulate, edit, reduce, transform, display or analyse data, DADiSP can handle and simplify your data needs. In short, if you work with technical data, DADiSP is for you.

DADiSP Makes Complex Data Analysis Faster and Easier

Friday, December 10, 2010

BIOPAC - Life science hardware and software

BIOPAC - Life science hardware and software

"MP Starter Systems include all hardware, software and documentation you need to get started-then you can add amplifier modules, transducers, and electrodes to match your research design. Now you can even download our new Quick Start files to make it even easier to start your experiment.

MP Systems for Research - BIOPACK

New modules are available for Electrogastrogram, Microelectrode Recording, Noninvasive Blood Pressure Measurement, and Electrical Bio-impedance (Cardiac Output)."

MP Systems for Research - BIOPAC

Analytical Instruments - GE

GE Analytical Instruments, the analytical instrumentation arm of GE Water & Process Technologies, is the world’s leading manufacturer of analyzers and sensors used to measure total organic carbon (TOC) in water.

Analytical Instruments - GE

Solutions include - Total organic carbon (TOC) analyzers, Oil leak and spill monitoring systems, Quality System Optimization (QSO) for pharma/biotech, Boron analyzer for semiconductor and display......

InnovOx Laboratory Overview

(The Image above is a Collage of the Instrument Image along with the Web Interface Screenshot)

The Sievers InnovOx Laboratory Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer represents a true breakthrough in high TOC measurement technology and reliability. The InnovOx (short for innovative oxidation) can consecutively handle thousands of common-as well as difficult samples such as brine and cellulose-with unprecedented system uptime.

InnovOx Laboratory Overview

With the InnovOx, analysts can routinely test for Total Carbon (TC), Total Inorganic Carbon (TIC), Total Organic Carbon (TOC), and Non-Purgeable Organic Carbon (NPOC).

GE Analytical Instruments
6060 Spine Road Boulder, CO 80301, USA.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Analytical and Laboratory Diagnostics - Siemens

Some Lab Medical Systems from Siemens. One of the products is the  Clinical Chemistry System used for clinical chemistry work, therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) and more.

Analytical and Laboratory Diagnostics - Siemens

Product lines include Immunoassay Systems, Clinical Chemistry Systems, Microbiology, Hemostasis and Drug Testing Diagnostics.

The BFT II Analyzer Siemens

Another example is the The BFT II Analyzer which combines the advantages of mechanical and photo-optical clot-detecting principles by employing a unique turbodensitometric detection device.

Contec Austria - Exceet electronics

Innovative design, development and production services in electronics and technology. Industrial and medical applications. Engineering Service and Manufacturing Services.

Contec Austria - Exceet electronics

Supplier of electronic and automation solutions. includes control products for the automation of machines and equipment, Development and production for individual, complex electronic modules

Contec Austria - Exceet electronics

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Contec Austria - Engineering and Manufacturing Service - A turnkey manufacturer or developer and producer of special component

Scope - Microcontroller technology, digital signal processing, rapid digital technology, FPGA programming, power electronics, analogue circuit technology, drive systems and components, automation technology, field bus technology (CAN, Profibus, Interbus-S, Mod-Bus, Lon-Bus, ASI-Bus), computer programming, etc

Contec Steuerungstechnik & Automation GmbH
Wildbichler Straße 2E 6341 Ebbs Austria 

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Libelium Comunicaciones - Wireless Solutions

Designs and manufactures hardware for the implementation of wireless sensor networks, mesh networks and communication protocols for all sorts of distributed wireless networks.

Libelium Comunicaciones - Wireless Solutions

Meshlium is the world's only multiprotocol mesh router to combine Wifi, ZigBee, GPRS, Bluetooth and GPS technologies

Meshlium modular and configurable Router - Libelium

Meshlium receives sensor data from Waspmote Plug & Sense! and forwards it directly to the Internet via Ethernet, Wi-Fi or 3G/GPRS protocols depending on the connectivity options available in the area.

Meshlium modular and configurable Router - Libelium

Meshlium is a Linux router which works as the Gateway of the Waspmote Sensor Networks. It can contain 6 different radio interfaces: WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHz, 3G/GPRS, Bluetooth, XBee and LoRa. As well as this Meshlium can also integrate a GPS module for mobile and vehicular applications and be solar and battery powered. These features along with an aluminium IP65 enclosure allows Meshlium to be placed anywhere outdoor.

RF Digital - Wireless RF Transmitter Receiver

Manufactures an extensive line of fully integrated, low cost, high quality, high performance, configurable Wireless RF Transmitter, Receiver & Transceiver Modules, suitable for nearly every type of application.

RF Digital - Wireless RF Transmitter Receiver
RF Digital - Wireless RF Transmitter Receiver

Modular ultra low power wireless - Ultra low power wireless system-on-chip solution

The RFD21731, RFD21732, RFD21734 modules are a unique solution offering a complete ultra low power (ULP) wireless system-in-module solution.

It integrates the nRF24LE1 radio+controller which is based on the industry leading nRF24L01+ 2.4GHz transceiver core, an enhanced 8051 microcontroller, flash memory and a wide range of analog and digital peripherals.

RF Digital Corporation  
1601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 290 • Hermosa Beach • CA • 90254 • USA

Monday, November 08, 2010

Electronic Product Development - Fidus Systems

High-speed Electronic Product Development (EPD) with extensive design experience in turnkey product development and technical knowledge in System Design and Architecture.

Electronic Product Development - Fidus Systems

Some Areas of Service Include - FPGA/CPLD Design, DSP Design, PCB Layout & Signal Integrity, RF/Wireless Design, Automated Identification Systems (AIS).
    Tesla- This pole-mount WiMAX product was created to some pretty intense specifications. This was a full turnkey project for Fidus, involving all of our disciplines: Hardware, FPGA, Layout, Embedded Software, Signal Integrity, and Mechanical

    Fidus delivers Signal Integrity (SI), Power Integrity (PI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) analysis for on-chip IC (Integrated Circuit) design, Package design, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and System design.

    Signal Integrity/EMC - Fidus Systems

    Fidus Systems
    375 Terry Fox Dr., Ottawa, ON, K2K 0J8, Canada.

    Friday, October 08, 2010

    CADint Sweden – EDA and CAE design tools

    EDA/CAE/CAD software - CADint PCB, ELECTRA Autorouter with Schematic Entry and 3D Board View as well.

    CADint Sweden - EDA and CAE design tools

    CADint Sweden - EDA and CAE design tools

    Schematic capture - Draw hierarchical schematic diagrams with an unlimited number of pages

    PCB Design - Powerful layout features include net guidelines, manual trace routing with optional mitering or bezier curves, pin and group swap, automatic via generation, trace length and impedance calculators…

    Amazing 3D PCB visualization - The CADint 3D Viewer allows you to view your board from any angle at nearly any magnification. Vertical clearance constraints for components can easily be visualized, as can any aspect of the PCB itself.

    CADint Freeware you get all the power of CADint PCB for small projects. Layouts are limited to 100 pads and schematic diagrams are limited to 350 nodes.

    Thursday, October 07, 2010

    MPower Solutions - Battery Management

    Custom Battery Packs, Battery Management Systems, Batteries 101, Battery Technology Encyclopaedia and Tutorial. Chargers & Charging, Battery Management and Cell Chemistries.

    MPower Solutions - Battery Management

    The site contains a comprehensive knowledge base about battery technology, battery applications, chargers and ancillary equipment.

    MPower is an independent service company providing specialist design and manufacturing services to meet the portable power requirements of the European electronics industry.

    MPower Solutions -Engineering and Manufacturing

    Fuel cells have been around longer than most batteries - the principle of the fuel cell was discovered in 1839 by Sir William Grove. They generate electricity from the reaction of hydrogen with oxygen to form water in a process which is the reverse of electrolysis.

    Battery and Energy Technologies

    The fuel cell relies on a basic oxidation/reduction reaction, as with a battery, but the reaction takes place on the fuel rather than the electrodes. The fuel cell produces electricity as long as the cell receives a supply of fuel and can dispose of the oxidized old fuel .

    Woodbank Communications Ltd
    Woodbank, South Crescent Road , Queens Park Chester, CH4 7AU United Kingdom.

    LBA - RF and Wireless Engineering Service

    RF and wireless applications and communications, RF Products and Engineered Communication Solutions.
    LBA - RF and Wireless Engineering Service
    LBA Technology designs and manufactures sophisticated antenna tuning and coupling systems, and provides transmission system design-build integration, for the low, medium and high frequency radio frequency bands at power levels to 1,000,000 watts, worldwide.

    Lawrence Behr Associates provides consulting, test, project management and design services in communication system coverage, RF interference and compatibility matters, electromagnetic shielding, radio frequency safety, and collocation of diverse communications facilities.
    LBA Technology's vacuum contactors
    The VC-1 high reliability vacuum contactor system is designed for versatility. One series permits a wide range of operating voltages, and can be configured at any time for 1PDT through 4PDT operation. It goes well beyond the capabilities of many currently available mechanical contactors, but is a direct replacement in many broadcast applications up to 50,000 watts.

    Wednesday, October 06, 2010

    Chris Gammell – Analog Design Notes

    An analog electrical engineer from Cleveland, OH. Writes Reviews on Semiconductors and Articles on Enginnering in his Tech Blog.
    Chris Gammell - Analog Design Notes
    Consult Chris Gammell for your Product Design.
    Analog circuit design, including signal conditioning, amplification, control loops, input protection and power circuitry. Digital hardware design for your embedded project.

    Wednesday, September 08, 2010

    Shift-Right Technologies – Turn-key Embedded Solutions

    Electronic Product Design and Engineering Services. Embedded hardware and software development.

    Shift-Right Technologies - Turn-key Embedded Solutions

    Example Project - "Designed the RASID interface (electronic hardware, embedded real-time software and packaging), a PC peripheral used for industrial automation. This peripheral's design is based on a 16-bit DSP (TMS320LF2407) with 16 analog inputs 2 analog outputs, 41 digital I/O, serial I/O (RS-422) and a USB interface to the PC."

    e(X)treme (M)inimal (K)ernel

    XMK is a preemptive multitasking kernel for microcontrollers. Its goal is to provide a RTOS small enough (RAM+ROM) to run on 8bit microcontrollers. XMK provides additional/optional features when scaling up to 16bit and 32bit platforms.

    Magiant srl - Electronic Systems Designer

    Custom Electronic Design Company - Expertise ranging across the field of electronic control of industrial machines and processes, automation, home automation and data acquisition.

    Magiant srl - Electronic Systems Designer

    Sensore Temperatura USB

    Sensore Temperatura USB

    The system can be easily connected to PC's USB port detecting the temperature of the room in which it is installed, showing the values recorded through a useful program for Windows

    Via Reggio Campi II Tronco 135, Reggio Calabria (RC), 89126, Calabria, Italy.

    Interface - @magiantsrl

    Larry Barello – Designer of Embedded Systems

    Hobby robotics and programming of the Atmel AVR series of micro controllers. Larry Barello is a designer of embedded processors for industrial, medical and communications industries.Larry Barello - Designer of Embedded Systems

    Larry Barello - Designer of Embedded Systems

    Small real time operating system RTOS called AvrX, short for AVR Executive. he latest is tuned to work with the GNU and IAR C compilers.

    Tuesday, September 07, 2010

    Insteng Process Automation - System Engineering

    Offers diverse services for the Automaton Industry. Complete system solution from studying system requirements, conception to implementation/commissioning.

    Insteng Process Automation - System Engineering

    They help sourcing/procurement and are a authorized distributor of control and measurement instrumentation throughout UK. Help in Lease/Hire of industrial measurement products. Service support in the form of expert Calibration And Service.

    Insteng Process Automation Ltd‎
    Unit 3, Moy Road Industrial Estate, Taffs Well, Cardiff CF15 7QR.

    Application Examples - Insteng

    24plug - Engineering Services

    Software, hardware, and engineering services to enable test, measurement, and automation for engineers and scientists.
    24plug can integrate your existing test equipment into a robust, easy-to-use test system that will store acquired data in a searchable format
    24plug - Robust Connected Automation
    24plug, Inc. 5005 Rockside Rd, Suite 600 Cleveland, OH 44131 USA

    ThingM - Product and Interface Design

    Design and manufacture ubiquitous computing products that combine user experience design expertise with a deep knowledge of cutting-edge technologies. Here, networked electronics meet user experience design in products for everyday problem solving...

    ThingM - Product and Interface Design

    >BlinkM MaxM

    BlinkM MaxM, is BlinkMs bigger, crazy sibling. It's an intensely-bright smart LED that comes as a package of two components, a control module (MaxM Master) and a daughter board with three ultrabright LEDs (MaxM Blaster).

    Tod E. Kurt co-founder ThingM

    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - Backplane and Signal Integrity

    Michael Munroe's page for backplane and signal integrity topics, info and favorite links. - Backplane and Signal Integrity

    • Cooling Systems - A Tutorial, April 1994
    • Power Management: It's in the System, RTC Magazine, December 2005
    • 3U VPX: Small, Rugged and REDI, RTC Magazine, September 2007
    • More .....

    Tuesday, August 10, 2010

    Network Friendly Embedded Systems - Coridium

    "Our products are designed to configure themselves on most networks. The development environment is something you already use every day: Your web browser and text editor."

    Network Friendly Embedded Systems - Coridium

    From Hyper Embedded - Microcontroller ASIC and EDA

    ARMmite PRO - Low-cost SBC - Coridium

    Features Include

    • Arduino PRO footprint compatible
    • Compatible with 5V shields
    • Development software Basic and C
    • ARM7 CPU running at 60 Mhz
    • 24 TTL compatible digital I/O
    • 7 10-bit A/D converters, 100 KHz sample rate
    • 8 Hardware PWM channels
    • Internal supplies of 5V, 3.3V and 1.8V

    Friday, August 06, 2010

    Mechatronics Control System - Sun Equipment Corporation

    This Mechatronics Control System was a custom design for Sierra College in California. Professor Steven Hunter and Professor Michael Halbern initiated a new mechatronics program to challenge students' problem solving skills and a keen understanding of the system structure and functions as a whole.

    Mechatronics Control System - Sun Equipment Corporation

    Mechatronics Control System - Sun Equipment Corporation

    Electrical Specifications Include

    • Mitsubishi FX 2N-32 MR PLC Controller (Siemens and Allen Bradley PLC's available)
    • Main Unit I/O control points: 24 inputs/ 16 outputs
    • 8K words memory (extensible to 16K words)
    • RS-232/ or RS-422
    • 16 Input LED Indication lights, 16 Output LED Indication lights
    • 25-pin D-Shaped communication connectors for I/O between PLC and mechanism

    From - Sun Equipment Corporation

    Friday, July 09, 2010

    Virtual Breadboard - Test Embedded Systems

    VirtualBreadboard(VBB) is for designing and testing embedded software in high-level interactive circuit simulations and rapidly prototyping hardware from those designs.

    Virtual Breadboard - Test Embedded Systems

    Compared to other simulators many people find the high level approach taken VBB easier to use and much faster to model and test out new ideas and circuit variations.

    Virtual Breadboard - Test Embedded Systems

    VBB electronic circuit components are modeled at the function block level and are wired together to create a real-time interactive circuit simulation representing the whole embedded application.

    VBB does not use SPICE. SPICE is better suited to subcircuit designs whereas VBB is concerned with merging multiple subcircuits treating each subcircuit as a self contained function block.

    Supports expansion with the VBB4Arduino, PicMicro, Firmata and Fritzing lifetime licenses. Free to download and use in design mode but virtualization requires at least one of the licenses to be activated. - 2017

    Thursday, July 08, 2010

    Flextek Electronics - Electronic Solutions

    "Flextek Electronics has extensive expertise in electronic controls, closed-loop control systems, embedded real-time controllers, analog circuits and power management, as well as software development."

    Flextek Electronics - Electronic Solutions

    CLOZD Loop Controller Chip - Flextek Electronics

    CLOZD Loop Controller Chip - Flextek Electronics

    "CLOZD is a patented control chip that is versatile and easy to use. Just select the desired timing configuration through pin settings and quickly close a loop around a power supply, motor drive, lamp, heater, fan, TEC, valve, actuator, or amplifier."

    Friday, July 02, 2010

    AutoTRAX EDA and Design Express

    Powerful integrated Electronic Design Suites for Electronic Engineers. It includes Schematic Capture Software, Spice Simulation and PCB Design Software.

    AutoTRAX EDA and Design Express

    "They have all the features you expect and need to rapidly and easily take your design from conception through to production. Its in-built hierarchical project manager lets you perform both top-down and bottom-up design and reuse design components and sub-systems."

    From Hyper Embedded - Microcontroller ASIC and EDA

    "Once you have created your schematic capture design you can rapidly simulate its analog performance using the built-in virtual instruments such as oscilloscopes and signal generators."

    Thursday, July 01, 2010

    Kicad Open Source EDA

    Kicad is an open source (GPL) software for the creation of electronic schematic diagrams and printed circuit board artwork.

    KiCad EDA Software Suite

    Designed and written by Jean-Pierre Charras, a researcher at LIS (Laboratoire des Images et des Signaux) and a teacher in IUT de Saint Martin d'Hères.(France), in the field of electrical engineering and image processing.

    KiCad Schematic

    The electrical rules check (ERC) automatically verifies your schematic connections. It checks for output pin conflicts, missing drivers and unconnected pins.

    KiCad comes bundled with a vast library of symbols, footprints, and matching 3D models. They are community maintained so they never stop improving.

    Make professional PCB layouts with up to 32 copper layers. This modern tool will help you lay out your board faster. As you draw your track, it pushes forward traces that are in the way. If that is not possible, your track will be rerouted around obstacles.

    KiCad PCB

    KiCad consists of ..
    • kicad - the project manager
    • eeschema - the schematic editor.
    • cvpcb - the footprint selector for components used in the circuit design.
    • pcbnew - the PCB layout program.
    • gerbview - the Gerber (photoplotter documents) viewer.

    Monday, June 14, 2010

    Design And Reuse - System-On-Chip Design Resource

    Design And Reuse - System-On-Chip Design Resource

    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

    Touch Screen Interface - Eurek

    Eurek elettronica is a production company specialising in the building or assembly of circuit boards in large or smaller batches. They are also an Engineering Service with a fully equipped in-house lab for prototyping, testing and analysis. They also have products for Embedded System Development.

    Touch Screen Interface - Eurek

    EK 280 EK280 is a Linux touch screen designed and optimized for being used on machines and industrial applications. It is based on i.MX27L 400 MHz and Linux 2.6 (Qt 4.6, SDL, FLTK/Nano-x, SQLite) Freescale processor. Thanks to a resolution of 800×480 pixels and a 7’’screen is suitable to create graphical user interfaces (GUI) for all kinds of sophisticated automation.

    Touch Screen Interface - Eurek

    EK280 is a compact and thin module, provided with a plastic base and spacers to be easily mounted behind a panel using only 4 screws. The touch-screen is resistive, and is operable even with gloves; it can be superimposed by an adhesive film for a perfect aesthetic finish and to make the panel washable.

    Eurek Elettronica
    via Celletta 8/B 40026 Imola (BO) Italy.

    Updated - Jan 2014

    Sunday, June 13, 2010

    Lanconelli Open Systems - LancOS

    Claudio Lanconelli is a experienced PC and embedded programmer.Pony Programmer

    Lanconelli Open Systems - LancOS

    Embedded systems and programming. Projects Featured are - PonyProg, the most popular eeprom programmer on the Internet. CARACA, the free home automation system based on CANBus. WebTherm, a simple on-line thermometer.

    PonyProg is a serial device programmer software with a user friendly GUI framework available for Windows95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP and Intel Linux. Its purpose is reading and writing every serial device. At the moment it supports I²C Bus, Microwire, SPI eeprom, the Atmel AVR and Microchip PIC micro.

    Friday, June 11, 2010

    Alberto Ricci Bitti - Electronics Designs

    Alberto Ricci Bitti - Electronics Designs
    Award-winning electronics designs, circuit diagrams, ready-to-go schematics, source code especially for the Atmel's AVR family, Microchip's PIC, Motorola's 68HC09 Microcontrollers.
    "The on-line versions of some of the articles I wrote for the best electronics publications"

    - Alberto Ricci Bitti
    Hands-on tutorial for making printed circuit boards at home, using magazine paper to replace expensive toner-transfer paper.

    Thursday, June 03, 2010

    Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories

    MERL is the North American arm of the Corporate R&D of Mitsubishi. MERL conducts application-motivated basic research and advanced development in optimization, control and signal processing.

    Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories

    Mechatronics - Advanced control algorithms, system dynamics, modeling & performance analysis....

    Digital Communications - High speed mobile communications, ubiquitous networking, reliable wireless...

    Data Analytics - Predictive analytics (statistical machine learning, data analysis); decision analytics...

    TR2003-35 Very Low-Cost Sensing and Communication Using Bidirectional LEDs

    A novel microprocessor interface circuit is described which can alternately emit and detect light using only an LED, two digital I/O pins and a single current limiting resistor. This technique is first applied to create a smart illumination system that uses a single LED as both light source and sensor.

    MERL - TR2003-35 Communication Using Bidirectional LED

    Bidirectional communication with LEDs

    These test boards use a simple protocol for data transfer which allows two unsynchronized devices to phase-lock to each other and exchange pulse-width- modulated data bidirectionally. A basic explanation of the protocol is that the two devices take turns flashing their LEDs at each other. A short flash indicates a 0 or SPACE state, and a long flash indicates a 1 or MARK state.

    Tuesday, June 01, 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.

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010

    ZigBee Alliance - Wirelessly Networked Devices

    "The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard."

    ZigBee Alliance - Wirelessly Networked Devices

    "ConnectPort X2 is a small ZigBee to Ethernet/Wi-Fi gateway that provides low-cost IP networking of RF devices and sensor networks. Featuring an easy development environment, ConnectPort X2 enables custom applications to run locally while interfacing across existing Ethernet/Wi-Fi networks for WAN connectivity to a centralized server."

    ConnectPort X2 XBee to IP gateways

    ConnectPort X2 XBee to IP gateways

    RF to Internet gateways supporting ZigBee and other RF protocols, Secure, anywhere management using Device Cloud.

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    2.4 GHz Dev Kit - XDM2140DK - RFM

    Quickly set up a get a 4 node network. 4 developer kit boards providing a simple means to interface to your device. 2.4 GHz Dev Kit - XDM2140DK - RFM

    2.4 GHz Dev Kit - XDM2140DK - RFM

    XG2400E gateway to control the network activity and provide either Ethernet or serial connectivity, Utility programs that demonstrate network operation and performance.

    Summary of Kit

    • 4 XDM2140 modules
    • 4 XDM2140 development boards
    • 1 XG2400E gateway
    • 1 Ethernet and 5 Serial cables
    • More ......

    From - RF Monolithics, Inc.

    RFM - Design and manufacture of low-power radio frequency (RF) products.

    Friday, May 14, 2010

    COMSOL - Multiphysics Modeling Software

    Developer of technical computing software. Software for simulation of real world multiphysics systems.

    COMSOL Multiphysics is an engineering, design, and finite element analysis software environment for the modeling and simulation of any physics-based system.

    COMSOL - Multiphysics Modeling Software

    Modules for Structural Mechanics, Chemical Engineering, Plasma MEMS, Earth Science, Acoustics, and more.

    COMSOL - Multiphysics Modeling Software

    Electrical Modules - AC/DC Module, Batteries & Fuel-Cells Module, Hi and Low Frequency Electromagnetics, Heat Transfer, RF Module.

    COMSOL Desktop is a powerful integrated environment designed for cross-disciplinary product development with a unified workflow, regardless of the application area.

    The Application Gallery features COMSOL Multiphysics tutorial and demo app files pertinent to the electrical, structural, acoustics, fluid, heat, and chemical disciplines.

    Powerful Packaging for Electronics in Extreme Environments - ".. a team at APEI decided to develop a new power module — a package meant to contain power components, cool electronics devices, and connect them to other circuits — with improved thermal management capabilities and performance"

    COMSOL, Inc.
    100 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803, USA.

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010

    Ansoft and ANSYS Design Tools

    Ansoft Designer is the foundation for a highly accurate design flow that allows users to precisely model and simulate complex analog, RF, and mixed-signal applications and perform signal-integrity analysis and system verification of high-performance IC/package/board designs..

    ANSYS Electronics Desktop

    ANSYS Electronics Desktop is the premier, unified platform for electromagnetic, circuit and system simulation. -2017

    ANSYS PExprt

    ANSYS PExprt
    ANSYS PExprt is used for design, modeling, analysis and optimization of multi-winding transformers coupled inductors, and flyback components

    ANSYS Emag - This software addresses the analysis needs of the low-frequency electromagnetics industry, including electric motors, relays, solenoids, toroids, induction heating, accelerators, geophysical/medical instruments and magnet design..

    ANSYS develops, markets and supports engineering simulation software used to foresee how product designs will behave and how manufacturing processes will operate in real-world environments....

    ANSYS, Inc.
    Southpointe, 2600 ANSYS Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317, USA

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    McCAD - Schematic capture to PCB

    McCAD modules take the designer through the complete design cycle: Schematic capture, Simulation (analog & digital), Printed Circuit Board layout, Autorouting and Gerber generation for board fabrication.McCAD 3-SPICE

    McCAD - Schematic capture to PCB

    • Schematic Capture
    • Analog/Digital Simulation
    • Printed Circuit Design
    • Autorouting
    • Gerber Translation & other utilities

    McCAD 3-SPICE based on the latest version (3F5) of Berkeley's SPICE 3 and permits interactive mixed mode circuit simulation.

    Monday, May 03, 2010

    Fritzing is Product Design or EDA in Simplicity

    "Fritzing is an EDA - Electronic Design Automation software with a low entry barrier, suited for the needs of designers and artists. It uses the metaphor of the breadboard.."

    Fritzing is Product Design or EDA in Simplicity

    "in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, developing a tool that allows users to document their Arduino and other electronic-based prototypes, and to create a PCB layout for manufacturing."

    Fritzing Starter Kit to start learning Arduino

    Fritzing Starter Kit to start learning Arduino

    Related Reading -
    • Processing - open source programming language and environment
    • Arduino - open-source electronics prototyping platform.

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Lineage Power - Power Conversion Solutions

    Lineage Power - Power Conversion Solutions

    Lineage Power - EUK240 series dc-dc converter

    "Energy-efficient AC/DC and DC/DC embedded power, indoor/ outdoor energy systems."

    Lineage Power - EUK240 series dc-dc converter

    Some Features

    • Output overcurrent protection
    • Industry standard eighth brick
    • Positive remote On/Off logic
    • Delivers up to 240W of output power
    • High efficiency: 96% at 9.6V full load

    Emerson Network Power - Power Converters

    Embedded Power designs, develops and manufactures AC-DC Power Supplies and DC-DC Converters.

    Emerson Network Power - Power Converters
    Types of Power Supplies Manufactured -

    "Open-frame and enclosed models, highly configurable modular power supplies, rack-mount bulk power units, DIN rail power supplies and external power adapters"

    This is a Medical Grade Step Down Power supply from Emerson. In a 2x4x1U size, it has integrated Overload and Overvoltage protection and Class B EMI filter.

    LPT100-M AC-DC Power Supply - Emerson Network Power

    LPT100-M AC-DC Power Supply - Emerson Network Power
    A 130 Watt supply with a 18 Amp maximum current with triple outputs. It has a Efficiency of around 82% at full load.
    Some Specs and Features
    • Input Voltage: 90 V to 264 V
    • Output Voltage: -15 V to 24 V
    • Medical and ITE safeties
    • Active power factor correction
    • Remote sense
    • EN61000-3-2 compliant
    • Adjustable outputs
    Emerson Network Power - Power Converters
    1050 Dearborn Drive Columbus OH 43085, United States

    Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    TDK Lambda - SMPS UPS Power Supply Specialist

    Switching power supplies are power supplies switched by high-speed semiconductor switches. They are the most common type of compact, lightweight, high-efficiency power supply.

    TDK Lambda - SMPS UPS Power Supply Specialist

    Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) are backup power supplies that use a built-in battery to stably supply continuous clean power to connected devices when the regular supply power shuts down due to a power failure or other power problem. TDK-Lambda offers both these types of power supplies".

    CME150-24 TDK Lambda

    CME150-24 - Single output AC-DC converter 150 - TDK Lambda

    Output voltage of 24V at Max output current of 6.3A and Efficiency of 82%

    Features Include
    • Leakage current 0.3mA or less (at 265VAC)
    • Medical safety standard (IEC60601-1) approved.
    • Max output power 151.2W
    • Input voltage range AC 85 - 265 V
    • Input voltage range DC 120 - 370 V
    • Input frequency 47 - 63 Hz

    Monday, April 12, 2010

    CAn Remote Automation-Control with AVR

    CARACA is a home automation project based on a net of interconnected programmable circuits suited to perform different tasks like switch on/off appliances, decode commands from Ir remote control units, control thermostats, measure temperature and more.

    CAn Remote Automation-Control with AVR

    Every node of the net communicate each other through a robust protocol (CANBus), and the status can be monitored by a PC possibly connected to the Internet.

    CAn Remote Automation-Control with AVR

    Other Open Source Home Automation Projects

    MisterHouse: Home Automation with Perl
    MisterHouse is a Windows/Unix home automation program written in Perl. It can respond to voice commands, web browsers, time of day, serial port and X10 data, external files, etc and can speak via Text to Speech engines.

    OpenRemote - Home of the Digital Home
    Software for the Internet-enabled Home at An Open Community in the Home Automation and Domotics space. We believe an Open Source approach can revolutionize the way people create, install, and maintain software in the industry.

    Sunday, April 11, 2010

    Dallas Personal Robotics Group - DPRG

    "Articles, Photo Gallery, Projects, RoboLinks, Tutorials, One of the advantages of belonging to a group like the DPRG is that you can almost always find someone who has tried to solve the same problem you're working on and is will to share their solution. In that spirit, DPRG members sometimes write up solutions to common problems faced by robot builders."IR Proximity Detector - DPRG

    Dallas Personal Robotics Group - DPRG

    "Robot builders frequently use hobby R/C servos either in their original form or hacked for continous rotation. Testing those servos can be a pain because it......"

    DPRG Projects

    IR Proximity Detector by Jeff Koenig, August 1998

    "Proximity sensors are commonly used on mobile robots for obstacle avoidance. This article presents a simple PIC-based, modulated infrared proximity sensor with dual angled transmitters and single receiver."

    Wednesday, April 07, 2010

    Scientific Graphing and Data Analysis - WaveMetrics

    IGOR Pro is an interactive software environment for experimentation with scientific and engineering data and for the production of publication-quality graphs and page layouts ....Scientific Graphing and Data Analysis - WaveMetrics

    Scientific Graphing and Data Analysis - WaveMetrics

    Technical graphing and data analysis for Macintosh and Windows.

    IGOR Pro includes a wide range of capabilities for scientific and engineering analysis and graphing.

    IGOR NIDAQ Tools MX - The NIDAQ Tools MX package adds support for data acquisition directly into IGOR Pro.

    IGOR Filter Design Laboratory - IFDL is a package of IGOR extensions and macros that allow you to design FIR (Finite Impulse Response) and IIR (Infinite Impulse Response) filters and to apply them to your data.

    Tuesday, March 09, 2010

    Everlight Electronics - LED Lamps

    Optoelectronic products like High Power LEDs, LAMPs, SMD LEDs, and Infrared products. Everlight Electronics Taiwan was Founded in 1983. LED packaging industry and LED Lighting Solutions.

    SMD LED Everlight Electronics

    Everlight Electronics - LED Lamps

    Products include Digital Display, Flash LEDs, Optic-Fiber Device, Power and SMD LEDs. Optical Sensors and Photo Couplers.

    SMD LED Everlight in lead-frame type, PCB board and PLCC type, helps designers achieve smaller board size, higher packing density.

    Monday, March 08, 2010

    SSL LED from Edison Opto Taiwan

    Optical Semiconductors from Edison Opto from Taiwan. High power LED manufacturer. Product range from 1 Watt to 100 Watt, single-chip to multi-chip, high flux/high CRI types.

    SSL LED from Edison Opto Taiwan

    Products Include LED Lighting, Optical SPDIF and Opto Sensor.

    Edixeon series and PLCC LED series are the high power LEDs packaged by Edison Opto delivering high luminous flux.

    Edixeon S series can be driven at a current rating from 350mA to 700mA. Exceptional luminous flux output.

    Sunday, March 07, 2010

    LED Lighting and Display - OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

    Manufacturers of optoelectronic semiconductors for the lighting, display, sensor etc. Optoelectronic semiconductor components like LED for Lighting, OLED, Silicon Photodetectors, Optical Sensors, Infrared Emitters, High-Power Laser, Fiber Coupled Laser Diodes and many more.

    Hybrid Pulsed Laser Diodes - OSRAM

    LED Lighting and Display - OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

    Shown on right is a Hybrid Pulsed Laser Diode from OSRAM. Fully automotive qualified, Integrated driver circuit for improved EMC and low voltage operation.

    Hybrid Pulsed Laser Diodes - OSRAM

    Thursday, February 18, 2010

    Peregrine Semiconductor - RF CMOS

    A fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits, or RFICs. Thier innovation called UltraCMOS makes the integration of multiple RF, mixed-signal, and digital functions on a single chip.

    Peregrine Semiconductor - RF CMOS

    They provide solutions for WCDMA and GSM digital cellular, broadband, DTV, DVR, and radiation hard space and defense programs.

    The products are used in applications like ...

    "From GSM cellular handsets, CDMA digital cellular and RIM devices, to CATV/DTV/DVR and other high-growth wireless broadband applications .."

    Peregrine PE97022 high-performance integer-N PLL

    Peregrine's PE97022 is a high-performance integer-N PLL capable of frequency synthesis up to 3.5 GHz. Features a 10/11 dual modulus prescaler, counters and a phase comparator.

    "The TX/RX portion of the RF signal chain lies between the tuning/switching portion and any sort of power conversion components. This portion of the signal chain has potential for size reduction and increased efficiency...."

    Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation
    9380 Carroll Park Drive San Diego, CA, 92121 USA

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010

    Jim Svoboda - Interactive Examples and Exercises

    James A. Svoboda - ECE Department, Clarkson University has created numerous interactive examples throughout the textbook - Introduction to Electric Circuits. Interactive Examples made of Java Applets.

    Interactive Examples and Exercises - Jim Svoboda

    The Interactive Exercise shown here considers a similar, but different, circuit. Like the Interactive Example, the Interactive Exercise poses a problem, then accepts and checks the user's answer. Student learning is further supported by extensive help, in the form of worked example problems, available from within the Interactive Exercise using the “Worked Example” button.

    Interactive Examples and Exercises - Jim Svoboda

    Circuit Design Lab

    The Circuit Design Lab consists of several Java applets, each providing an opportunity to experiment with the design of a particular circuit:

    Variations of this problem are obtained using the “New Problem” button. We can peek at the answer using the “Show Answer” button. The Interactive Example and Exercises provide hundreds of addition practice problems with countless variations, all with answers that are checked immediately by the computer.

    Sunday, January 31, 2010

    Makerbot - 3D Mechanical Prototype Synthesis

    The basic setup you'll need to build a plastic extruding CupCake CNC machine. from Bre Pettis
    Makerbot - 3D Mechanical Prototype Synthesis

    Makerbot is an open source robot that helps people make robots that make things.

    Makerbot - 3D Mechanical Prototype Synthesis

    "The only fear is that it can Replicate itself" -  ....When i had posted In Stumbleupon.

    MakerBot Industries is a Brooklyn, New York-based company founded in January 2009 by Bre Pettis, Adam Mayer, and Zach "Hoeken" Smith producing 3D printers. MakerBot builds on the early progress of the RepRap Project. - 2013 updated

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    MOSIS - Affordable Integrated Circuits Fabrication

    MOSIS Is An Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) Integrated Circuit (IC) Fabrication Service Provider.

    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 - Affordable Integrated Circuits Fabrication

    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.

    MOSIS Integrated Circuit Fabrication Service
    USC Information Sciences Institute, 4676 Admiralty Way, 7th floor
    Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695, USA

    Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    Advanced Linear Devices ALD - Precision CMOS IC

    Analog semiconductors for OEM manufacturers of industrial controls, instrumentation, computers, medical devices, automotive, and telecommunications products.

    Advanced Linear Devices ALD - Precision CMOS IC

    Some Products Like -
    • Ultra-low Input Signal Power Rail-to-Rail CMOS OpAmps
    • Ultra-low Charge Injection Low Voltage Analog Switches
    • High resolution Dual Slope Integrating Analog Processors
    • ±5 1/2 Digit DVM Digital Voltmeter Boards
    Energy Harvesting Modules 

    Advanced Linear Devices ALD - Precision CMOS IC

    EH300/EH301 Series EH Modules can accept energy from many types of electrical energy sources and store this energy to power conventional 3.3V and 5.0V electrical circuits and systems such as wireless sensor networks (WSN) using ZIGBEE standards.

    These modules capture residual energy as a by-product of a natural environmental phenomenon or industrial process, storing and and conditioning the energy for use at a later time.

    ALD's mixed signal ASIC design

    ALD's standard linear product as Breadboard Design Kit for Mixed Analog/Digital ASIC. Includes Opamps, Comparators, Mosfets etc. Create a Function-Specific Mixed ASIC chip.

    Advanced Linear Devices, Inc
    415 Tasman Drive, Sunnyvale California 94089

    Tuesday, January 12, 2010

    AKM Semiconductor - Mixed-signal IC

    Asahi Kasei Microdevices designs and manufactures CMOS mixed signal integrated circuits for applications including audio, multimedia, data storage, and telecommunications."

    AKM Semiconductor - CMOS Solutions

    Products include analog-digital mixed circuit ICs for mobile communications equipment, A/D and D/A converters based on Delta-Sigma self-calibration technology, and data storage ICs incorporating lossless data compression and error correction technology. Other Products - Touchscreen Controllers, Clock Generators.

    Electronic Compass Development Kit

    Electronic Compass Development Kit

    AK8975/C is 3-axis electronic compass IC with high sensitive Hall sensor technology.

    "AKM electronic compass ICs uses magnetic sensors (Hall element) with wide dynamic range and ideal linearity. The silicon monolithic structure achieves high accuracy and reliability, and it is optimized for high-volume manufacturing."

    Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation
    1-105 Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8101 Japan,

    Friday, January 08, 2010

    mentalSPICE Analog Simulator and EDA

    Mental Automation, developers of SuperCAD, SuperPCB, mentalSPICE, mentalMAX, and other related products. Tools to quickly and easily design, simulate and analyze electronic circuits.

    mentalSPICE Analog Simulator and EDA

    mentalSPICE Analog Simulator and EDA

    "mentalSPICE is a simple yet powerful analog simulator that enables analysis of circuits using a personal computer. The Mental Automation Spice package works directly with SuperCAD, using the Oscilloscope display window for output. For static measurements, virtual voltmeters and ammeters are also provided."

    Program Features

    • Complete Berkeley Spice compatible inputs and outputs
    • Full AC, DC, and transient analyses
    • Noise, Fourier, Transfer function, and Pole-Zero analyses
    • Built-in models for all common discrete analog devices
    • Support for external libraries
    • Temperature effects modeling

    Thursday, January 07, 2010

    NEC Electronics - Semiconductors

    Manufactures semiconductors used in sectors like automotive and industrial, and consumer electronics.
    NEC Electronics - Semiconductors
    • ASICs like Analog ASIC and ARM-based SoC
    • ASSPs like CCD Linear Image Sensor and LED Driver IC
    • Linear ICs like Operational Amplifier and Power Supply IC
    • Transistors, Diodes and Thyristors (Discrete)
    LED Driver IC

    µPD168804 is a power supply control IC with four constant-current controller/driver channels. A high current drive of up to 1,500 mA per channel is supported by providing an external power MOSFET.

    Monday, January 04, 2010

    Vectron International - RF-Microwave Components

    Products include crystals and crystal oscillators; frequency translators; clock and data recovery products; SAW filters and other components

    Vectron International - RF-Microwave Components

    MD-010 Disciplined Oscillator Module - Vectron

    "The MD010 is a Vectron standard platform module that provides 1 pps TTL,10 MHz sine wave and 10 MHz square wave outputs that are disciplined to an external 1pps reference. Internal to the module is a Vectron oscillator, ranging from a TCXO to a double oven OCXO, dependent upon performance requirements."

    MD-010 Disciplined Oscillator Module

    Vectron International
    267 Lowell Road, Suite 102 Hudson, New Hampshire 03051, USA.