Microcontroller - 8051, 8052, OpCodes, Analog Interface.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Atrenta - Early Design Closure ASIC Design

Atrenta - Early Design Closure ASIC Design

".. tools and methodologies to capture design intent, explore implementation alternatives, validate RTL and optimize designs early, before expensive and time-consuming detailed implementation. "

SpyGlass - Early Design Analysis for Logic Designers - Atrenta

"Using advanced static and dynamic analysis, the SpyGlass solution pinpoints structural, coding and consistency problems at RTL. In addition, the solution offers the industy's most comprehensive solution for analysis of clock, reset and clock domain crossings (CDC)."

Thursday, December 10, 2009

EmbeddedRelated.com - Embedded Systems Resource

EmbeddedRelated.com - Embedded Systems Resource

Since 2005, EmbeddedRelated.com has been a useful resource for Embedded Systems engineers.

You can participate in the comp.arch.embedded usenet group, to rate embedded systems books, internet resources and blogs. This requires a free registration.

A winnowed collection of Embedded Systems Books useful to the beginner or even the professional.

DSPRelated.com - Portal for DSP Engineers, with discussion groups and forums, web access to Comp.DSP, a database of DSP books.

Purdy Electronics - Electronic Components for OEM

Purdy Electronics - Electronic Components for OEM

Provides electronic components to OEMs. Includes liquid crystal displays (LCD), light emitting diodes (LED), fans and blowers, switches, and fiber optic components.

  • AND Displays (liquid crystal displays - LCDs)
  • INTERFAN (cooling fans, blowers, heat sink fans & accessories)
  • INTEROPTICS (fiber optic components)

AND-TFT-35VX-KIT 3.5" TFT LCD - Purdy Electronics

AND-TFT-35VX-KIT 3.5

LCD Color VGA monitor with 210 nit CCFL backlight - NTSC plug-and-play prototyping kit with control circuitry, inverter, 12VDC power supply & cab

"The AND-TFT-35VX-KIT is a compact full color TFT LCD module, that is suitable for security, video games, door phones, video phones, portable TV and instrument displays and other media applications which require a high quality flat panel display. This device consists of an amorphous silicon TFT LCD panel with LED B/L that has 640 x 480 pixels on a 3.5 inch diagonal screen."

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Perle - Serial and I/O Connectivity

Perle - Serial and I/O Connectivity

IOLAN STS4 D Terminal Server - Perle

Products include: Serial to Ethernet Adapters, Terminal Servers, Console Servers, Device Servers, Ethernet I/O Device Servers and Serial Cards that are ideal for organizations that need to: establish network connectivity across multiple locations.

IOLAN STS4 D Terminal Server - Perle

4 port RS232 on RJ45 Ports, 10/100 Ethernet, Small compact size, Wall, desk or DIN Rail mounting, Advanced security feature set.

Gumstix - Embedded Computers and Systems

Gumstix - Embedded Computers and Systems

Overo Wireless pack - gumstix
"Gumstix was initially the name of a single-board computer, developed as a hobby project by Gordon Kruberg. The computer was approximately the size of a stick of chewing gum, giving the project its name.

Gumstix - Wikipedia

Gumstix currently has two product lines, the TI OMAP-based Overo series, and the Marvell XScale-based verdex-pro series. The company provides Linux for the OpenEmbedded build environment."

Overo Wireless pack - gumstix

This Pack: An assembly of Overo products offering OMAP3530 processing, Bluetooth, 802.11(b/g) wireless communications, high speed USB Host & OTG, 8GB of storage and a 3.5" touch screen LCD display.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

AKM Semiconductor - Mixed-signal IC

AKM - Asahi Kasei Microdevices designs and manufactures CMOS mixed signal integrated circuits for applications including audio, multimedia, data storage, and telecommunications. Other Products - Touchscreen Controllers, Clock Generators.

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

"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."

Semiconductor magnetoresistive element (SMRE)

"Since a Sn doped single crystal film InSb is used as a material for the sensing element, the element has excellent magnetoresistive temperature characteristics and very small neutral voltage temperature drift. This element is mainly used for detection of gear rotation."

Principle of operation of Hall effect IC

Detects a magnetic field and output analog/digital(IC) signal proportional to the intensity of the magnetic field. used for non-contact type switches, rotation detection, and position detection. The Hall effect IC consists of Hall element and signal conditioning circuitry to convert the Hall element output into a digital output.

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

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ISQED - Design and Design Automation

International Society for Quality Electronic Design  is the pioneer and leading conference dealing with design for manufacturability and quality issues, front to back.  It is now a non-profit international professional organization.

ISQED - Design and Design Automation

Targetted Audience - Researchers, Developers, and Users of EDA/TCAD Tools & Design Flows and Methodologies.

They cover Design Methods, Design Processes, Semiconductor technologies, nano-technologies,IC packaging, Test, design automation tools & methodologies..

.ISQED 2014 Theme: Security in a Connected World

ISQED - Design and Design Automation

ISQED
P.O.Box 607 Los Altos, CA 94023-0607  USA

Updated Nov 2013

Silicon Laboratories - High Performance Mixed-signal

Industry leader in the innovation of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs. Developed by a world-class engineering team with unsurpassed expertise in mixed-signal design,.

Silicon Laboratories - High Performance Mixed-signal

Products Include -

8-bit microcontrollers, Embedded modems, Subscriber line interface circuits, silicon direct access arrangements (DAAs) and clocks and oscillators.
  • Capacitive Touch Sensors
  • Infrared Sensors
  • OTP-EPROM
  • High-Side DC Current Sensor
Silicon Laboratories' Knowledge Base

Wireless MCU Development Kit Si1000DK

Silicon Labs offers a combination of hardware and software to assist with the development of wireless-based embedded applications. The Si1000DK provides everything needed to begin development of your wireless MCU application.

Wireless MCU Development Kit Si1000DK

Monday, November 09, 2009

NEC Electronics - Semiconductors

NEC Electronics - Semiconductors

Manufactures semiconductors used in sectors like automotive and industrial, and consumer electronics.

  • 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

NEC Electronics - Semiconductors - uPD168804

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.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Maplesoft Tools for Engineering Design

Maplesoft Tools for Engineering Design

"Maple is the essential technical computing software for today's engineers, mathematicians, and scientists"

Maplesoft Tools for Engineering Design

MapleSim - "Advanced symbolic computing engine comes together with traditional numeric solvers to supercharge the simulation and modeling process."

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.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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

Monday, October 19, 2009

Dunfield Development Services

Dunfield Development Services

  • DDS Product Support Files
  • DDS Freeware Programs and Utilities
  • DDS Projects and Hardware Designs
  • Third Party files Relating to DDS Products

Products

The Handy Board - The Cricket Robotics Controller

The Handy Board is a 6811-based microcontroller system that lets you build mobile robots for educational, hobbyist, and industrial purposes. People use the Handy Board to run robot design courses and competitions at the university and high school level, build robots for fun, and control industrial devices.

The Handy Board - The Cricket Robotics Controller
  • can control two motors and can accept two sensors, plus it has an expansion port for additional devices.
  • has a built-in infra-red port, so Crickets can communicate with each other.
  • is powered by four AA batteries.
  • is programmed using "Cricket Logo," a version of the powerful, yet easy-to-learn Logo language.

The Handy Board - The Cricket Robotics Controller

The Handy Cricket is a tiny robotics controller is much smaller than the Handy Board, weighing only a few ounces.

You can control motors and lights with the Cricket. The Cricket can receive information from sensors, like touch sensors and light sensors. Crickets can “talk” to each other, sending messages with infrared (IR) light. People have used Crickets to build little robots, animated rocking horses, automatic gift boxes, and other personal animated toys.

People have used Crickets to collect a bunch of temperature readings and look at them later. Crickets were developed at a major research university and now they are available to the public.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bug Labs - Modular Stackable Embedded Computer

Bug Labs - Modular Stackable Embedded Computer

BUGbase is a fully programmable computer, with a CPU, RAM, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, USB, Ethernet, micro-SD and serial interfaces, and a small LCD with button controls.

Bug Labs - Modular Stackable Embedded Computer

BUGbee is a low-power radio module based on the 802.15.4 protocol, perfect for creating a personal area network (PAN) for machine-to-machine (M2M), home automation and intelligent grid applications.

BUGvonHippel is a breakout module to which you can connect sensors, wires, and USB devices. This module is named after Dr. Eric von Hippel of MIT who wrote the book Democratizing Innovation.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Digi - Wireless Device Networking

Device networking for business, develops reliable products and technologies to connect and securely manage local or remote electronic devices over the network or via the web.

"Digi provides the essential layer of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications — the remote monitoring and management that critical applications depend on."

Digi - Wireless Device Networking

The XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit includes all of the hardware and software tools needed to build a cloud-connected Wi-Fi prototype in under an hour. The Internet of Things has never been so simple!

XBee Wi-Fi OEM Module

XBee Wi-Fi -  OEM Module - with Fully Integrated Support for Digi Device Cloud.

The XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit, which fully integrates into Device Cloud, is a simple way for anyone with an interest in M2M and the Internet of Things to quickly build a hardware prototype and integrate it into an internet-based application.

Digi International Inc.
11001 Bren Road East, Minnetonka, MN 55343, USA.

Monday, September 14, 2009

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.



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

Embedded Computing Design Magazine

Embedded Computing Design Magazine

News, engineering methods, products, and tools necessary for design of small embedded modules to distributed or large-scale embedded systems.

Some Areas Covered

  • Industrial automation and control
  • Wireless communications/telecommunications
  • Test and measurement

Others Included are - RTOSes, Linux, FPGAs, WAN/LAN, DSP chips.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

FPGA and Structured ASIC Journal

FPGA and Structured ASIC Journal

The latest news, articles, and technical papers on FPGA and programmable logic tools, technology, trends, and techniques.

See also - Embedded Technology Journal

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Beagle Board - Create Open Embedded Devices

The Beagle Board is a low-cost, fan-less single-board computer based on Texas Instruments OMAP35x processors featuring the ARM Cortex-A8 core.

Beagle Board - Create Open Embedded Devices

The USB-powered Beagle Board is a low-cost, fan-less single board computer that unleashes laptop-like performance and expandability without the bulk, expense, or noise of typical desktop machines.

BeagleBone Black - Boot Linux in under 10 seconds and get started on development in less than 5 minutes with just a single USB cable.

BeagleBone Black

OMAP3530 processor highlights:

Over 1,200 Dhrystone MIPS using the superscalar ARM Cortex-A8 with highly accurate branch prediction and 256KB L2 cache running at up to 600MHz. HD video capable TMS320C64x+ DSP for versatile signal processing at up to 430MHz.

Buy a BeagleBoard at Digikey

Some Projects on BB

beaglelab - BeagleLAB is an Embedded Developer's Workbench

BeagleBot - Beagle powered robot - A small experimental robot with Beagle Board as it's heart.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Lammert Bies - Computer Interfacing

Information about computers and how to interface them to all kind of equipment. Both software and hardware help is available. - Lammert Bies

Lammert Bies - Computer Interfacing

  • RS-232 specs
  • RS-485 information
  • The serial UART
  • USB interface
  • Modbus interface
  • Unitronics RJ11

Simple null modem without handshaking

Simple null modem without handshaking

"only the data lines and signal ground are cross connected in the null modem communication cable. All other pins have no connection. An example of such a null modem cable without handshaking can be seen in the figure below."

Mesa Electronics - Embedded Computers

An online store and catalog of custom embedded solutions. These include ARM based PC104-PCI CPU and  5X86 based PC/104-PLUS CPU and many such systems.

Mesa Electronics - Embedded Computers

The MESA 5I21 is a programmable serial interface card for the PCI bus. They also have R232 Serial Interface cards and Ethernet Cards and Adapters.

Mesa Electronics - Embedded Computers

Sub boards like the 7I34  a 8 channel RS-422 interface for Mesa  Anything I/O series of FPGA interface cards. Special boards like the 7I37 is an 8 output, 16 input isolated I/O card. The 7I37 provides 8 Isolated 48VDC 1A output drivers.useful for automation,

Actuators and Drives in Motion Control like the C20 Stand alone 100W Single Axis Servo motor controller. Input Cards like the The 4A22 has 14 input channels with 500V isolation from system ground. The analog inputs have software selectable 0.5V or 5V full scale ranges.

In short complete advanced embedded system components for industrial and building automation. Even the parts needed for R&D and Lab Systems.

Mesa Electronics
4990 Appian Way, El Sobrante, CA 94803, USA.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Marvell Technology Group - Semiconductor Design

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

Marvell Technology Group - Semiconductor Design

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

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

ARMADA family of application processors

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

Plugcomputer

What is a Plugcomputer ?

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

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

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

Embest - Development tools for ARM - XScale

Embest - Development tools for ARM - XScale

Embest's product offering includes single board computers as embedded controller, standard development boards as a common use and commercial standard solution board like PDA/MP3/MP4/UMD/GPS /PMP applied WinCE and Linux OS.

Marvell XScale PXA270 - DevKit270 - ARMKits

The DevKit270 main board can support 16-gray STN-LCDs or 256-color STN-LCDs of various size and the maximum virtual screen size in 256 color mode is up to 4096*1024. It can also support 1, 2, 4 or 8-bpp TFT-LCDs of various size and the maximum virtual screen size in 64K color mode is up to 2048*1024. Embest offers, as options, a DATA IMAGW 7" TFT LCD with 800*480 pixels resolution and a tiny RFID antenna board.

Marvell XScale PXA270 - DevKit270 - ARMKits

UMC - Foundry Technology - Taiwan

A leading global semiconductor foundry UMC was founded in 1980 as Taiwan's first semiconductor company.

 UMC - Foundry Technology - Taiwan

The high tech processes include 28nm poly-SiON and gate-last High-K/Metal Gate technology. Even Specialized technologies like Mixed signal/RFCMOS.

 UMC - Foundry Technology - Taiwan

"Wafers are transported automatically in a Front Opening Universal Pod (FOUP) that has a capacity of 25 wafers. In addition, lot movement is executed using Automated Material Handling System (AMHS) for interbay moves.."

Advanced Automation

UMC's Collaborative Advantage

"SoC silicon supply chain - Equipment, EDA tool, and IP vendors to work synergistically towards each customer's ..."
  • System Architecture Knowledge
  • IP and Design Methodology
  • Test and Package Solutions
UMC
No. 3, Li-Hsin 2nd Road, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

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, July 08, 2009

Functional verification at Brian Bailey Consulting

Functional verification at Brian Bailey Consulting

ESL and Verification guru - Business assessment and analysis, Competitive analysis and related Services.

Brian's Tweets

MathWorks Online Webinars

MathWorks Online Webinars

Design and Verify Control Systems using Simulink (Part 4): Real-Time Testing

Design and Verify Signal Processing and Communications Systems (Part 3): DSP Early Software Verification

MathWorks - leading global provider of software for technical computing and Model-Based Design.

MathWorks Webinars Tweeter

Dr Dave - Mechatronics

Dr. David G. Alciatore and Michael B. Histand of the Colorado State University in Mechanical Engineering have books and info for Robotics and Mechatronic Students.

Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, 4/e

Mechatronics and Measurement Systems

Video Demonstrations, Laboratory Exercises and MathCAD Examples make the Book practical and very useful.

Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, 4/e

This book provides comprehensive and accessible coverage of the evolving field of mechatronics for mechanical, electrical and aerospace engineering majors. The author presents a concise review of electrical circuits, solid-state devices, digital circuits, and motors- all of which are fundamental to understanding mechatronic systems.

This is a publication of McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

Read Also

Friday, July 03, 2009

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.

Wednesday, July 01, 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

"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."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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

Monday, June 15, 2009

interfacebus.com - Interface and Cable design

Providing detailed electronic design information regarding Interface, Computer, Cable, Processor and Embedded Buses. - Leroy Davis

Buses used on Personal Computers, Computers & Peripherals, Standards, Wireless, Logic Design.
    interfacebus.com - Interface and Cable design

    The site is geared toward Engineers who develop or design equipment. There are 3 main sections; OEM Equipment / Components listings, Computer buses, and engineering design data.

    In this site you will find a wealth of knowledge regarding Analog and Digital Integrated Circuits; Memory, Processor and Programmable Logic IC's, Bus Interface IC's,  Passive, and Mechanical components; Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors and Sensors, EDA Software vendors,

    interfacebus.com - Interface and Cable design

    PCI104 Bus

    PCI-104 is the newest variation of the standard. PCI-104 removes the old PC XT / AT bus from the specification leaving only the PCI bus. The PCI bus connector is a 4x30, 2mm stack-through connector. PCI-104 cards may still reside in a stack with either PC/104 cards or PC/104-Plus cards.

    Friday, June 12, 2009

    AVR-Assembler-Tutorial

    AVR-Assembler-Tutorial

    Erlernen der AVR-Assemblersprache mit praktischen Beispielen. Wollten Sie schon immer Assemblersprache von AT90S AVR-Prozessoren erlernen? Das ist die Seite zum Lernen!

    Learning AVR Assembler with practical examples, Want to learn how to program AT90S AVR processors in assembler language? This is the page for you!

    Tuesday, June 09, 2009

    Affordable Dependability and Embedded Systems

    A Phil Koopman - Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). His vast experience includes wearable computers, embedded networking and autonomous vehicle safety.

    Better Embedded System Software Blog

    Better Embedded System Software by Phil Koopman

    This book gives concrete approaches to achieving better embedded software in 29 different areas. Discusses topics on related to effective design, testing, and deployment of software for real time embedded systems.

    Related Reading

    delabs Notes - There is also something i like Paper Planes.

    Fly'N Things - Amazing Paper Airplanes

    Monday, June 01, 2009

    Amkor Technology - Semiconductor Services

    A technology innovator in packaging and test solutions. The pakaging formats include wafer level, CSP, BGA, leadframe and the enablement of next generation 3D packaging solutions.

    They offer test services for many devices and designs that are used in Mordern day Electronic Gadgets that have application specific integrated circuits, memory devicea, and mixed signal and RF sections.

    Amkor Technology - Semiconductor Services

    Amkor also offers IC and Semiconductor Test Services. The also provide IC Package Design Services and complete turnkey solutions.

    Amkor Flip Chip BGA (fcBGA) packages are assembled around state-of-the-art, single unit laminate or ceramic substrates.

    Flip Chip BGA - Amkor Technology

    This IC packaging technology is applicable for high pincount and / or high performance ASICs.

    The variety of fcBGA package options allows package selection to be tailored to the specific thermal needs of the end product.

    Flip Chip BGA - fcBGA

    Amkor Technology
    1900 South Price Road, Chandler AZ USA

    Saturday, May 09, 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.

    Automatic Integrated Circuit Modeling Spice

    Thursday, May 07, 2009

    Cirrus Logic - DSP - SOC Analog and Mixed

    Cirrus Logic is recognized worldwide for its expertise in developing high-precision analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a broad range of consumer and industrial markets.

    Cirrus Logic - Analog and Mixed-signal

    The most respected brands in the audio and industrial markets such as Bose, Harman International, IO, Onkyo, Marantz, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung and Sony rely on Cirrus Logic technology.

    Founded in 1984 with headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cirrus Logic is fabless.

    CDB5484/80/90 Evaluation Boards

    Cirrus Logic - Analog and Mixed-signal

    The CDB5484/80/90U boards are designed to evaluate the functionality and performance of the CS5484/80/90 energy measurement IC family. Shunt resistors, current transformers or Rogowski coils can be connected to the analog inputs. Intuitive GUI software provides easy and full access to the on-board CS5484/80/90 device and MCU.

    On-board LEDs and LCD displays enable stand alone operation for extended testing. These CDBs enable fast and easy preliminary evaluation of Cirrus Logic's AFE products.

    Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    800 West 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78701, United States

    Wednesday, May 06, 2009

    Rugged Mobile Computers - General Dynamics Itronix

    Rugged Mobile Computers - General Dynamics Itronix Rugged Mobile Computers - General Dynamics Itronix

    Developer of wireless, rugged computing solutions for mobile workers including handhelds, laptops, secure mobile servers and ultra-thin clients.

    High performance vehicle rugged notebook

    "...the GD6000 keeps you connected with up to four integrated wireless devices. WI-FI (WLAN), Cellular Data (WWAN), GPS, and Bluetooth with sophisticated RF shielding and noise filtering.."

    Features Include

    • Standard Vehicle Dock
    • Trusted Platform Module Security Chip (TPM) v1.2
    • Integrated and protected antennas
    • USB 2.0 (x2) - 4 pin

    Motion Computing - Tablet Computers

    A proven provider of solutions in the rugged tablet industry. They produce slate tablet PCs for mobile professionals in industries including healthcare, government, and field force automation.

    Motion Computing - Tablet Computers

    F5te Rugged Tablet PC for Mobile Computing
    "Its lightweight, rugged design, superior ergonomics, integrated features and adaptable capabilities provide "on-site, real-time" productivity in the harshest environments"

    F5te Rugged Tablet PC for Mobile Computing

    With sealed and full-body rubberized casing, the Motion F5te is designed to prevent and survive bumps or drops that field workers can face on a daily basis on the job site. It is rigorously tested for IP54 rating and MIL-STD-810G drop test (48” drop).

    The Motion F5te has unsurpassed capabilities to adapt to most field environments. Its compact design can be flexibly mounted in a vehicle using Motion dash mounted In-Vehicle Solutions or clamped to a forklift through a Mobile Dock.

    Motion Computing, Inc.
    8601 RR 2222, Building II, Austin, TX 78730, USA

    Tuesday, May 05, 2009

    Applied Materials - Nanomanufacturing

    "A global leader in nanomanufacturing technology solutions with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, service and software products for the fabrication of semiconductor chips, flat panels, solar photovoltaic cells, flexible electronics and energy efficient glass."

    Applied Materials - Nanomanufacturing

    Applied Materials' IP portfolio includes more than 8,000 patents worldwide and technologies. "They make the machines that make the chips".

    Virtual Tour of Applied Materials Clean Room

    A Virtual Tour of Applied Materials’ Clean Room

    ” Our machines harness plasma physics, chemistry and lots of computing power in order to fabricate nanoscale structures in the trillions, exactly the same, time after time after time. Many of our systems are developed at the Maydan Technology Center, located on our campus in Sunnyvale, California...."

    Applied Materials
    3050, Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA

    Monday, May 04, 2009

    TSMC - Semiconductor Foundry

    The Dedicated IC Foundry of TSMC is a foundation for logic IC innovations.It provides a complete range of services, including design and mask making services,].

    TSMC - Semiconductor Foundry

    TSMC currently operates three 12-inch GIGAFAB fabrication facilities.
    Chip-On-Wafer-On-Substrate)

    "TSMC has the broadest range of technologies and services in the Dedicated IC Foundry segment of the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The IC Industry Foundation strategy embodies an integrated approach that bundles process technology options and services."

    TSMC's eFoundry

    TSMC-Online is the first foundry delivery system to enable secure online business transactions and information transfer for creating product design, tape outs, and wafer tracking.

    Chip-On-Wafer-On-Substrate

    Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology to integrate multiple chips into a single device.

    Higher density interconnects (lightens RC loading) resulting in enhanced performance (maybe RF too ?) and reduced power consumption in a smaller size.

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
    No. 8, Li-Hsin Rd. VI, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan 300-78, R. O. C.

    Sunday, May 03, 2009

    Micron - Semiconductor Solutions - Memory

    Micron - Semiconductor Solutions - Memory

    "Micron's DRAM and Flash components are used in today's most advanced computing, networking, and communications products..."

    Product Line Include - DRAM Modules, NAND Flash, Managed NAND, RealSSD and Phase Change Memory among many others.

    RealSSD C300

    UBM TechInsights Takes a Closer Look at the RealSSD C300

    "Inside the RealSSD C300 The controller is a Marvel 88SS9174, which is a relatively new chip. It provides the RealSSD C300 with next generation SATA-3 connectivity at 6Gb/s to accommodate for its extremely fast read speeds that overwhelm SATA-2 (3 Gb/s). This controller has two ARM9 processor cores that operate in parallel to balance the load on the drive, with one core handling host requests and the other handling requests to read and write to the NAND flash devices. The controller uses the Micron DDR3 SDRAM for caching data to more quickly and efficiently manage traffic."

    Micron Technology, Inc.
    8000 S. Federal Way, P.O. Box 6. Boise, ID 83707-0006 USA

    Thursday, April 09, 2009

    PIC18F8722 Microcontroller Explorer Board

    PIC18F8722 Microcontroller Explorer Board

    "The PIC18 Explorer features a PIC18F8722 microcontroller --the superset of .... PIC18 general purpose 5V family. This board also includes the PIC18F87J11 processor PIM, which is the superset of our PIC18 J-series of 3V MCUs for cost-sensitive applications."

    Features Include

    • Alpha-numeric LCD display
    • USB interface for USB to RS-232 communication
    • 25LC256 SPI EEPROM
    • Crystal oscillator
    • Potentiometer (connected to 10-bit A/D, analog input channel)
    • Analog output temperature sensor
    • LEDs, RS-232 port, Demo Software etc.

    Wednesday, April 08, 2009

    ispMACH 4000ZE Board - Lattice Semiconductor

    "Using the preloaded ispMACH 4000ZE Pico Power demo design provided with the development kit, you can now test within minutes an I2C master and LCD controller interfaces in addition to the embedded ispMACH 4000ZE OSCTIMER block. You can then build your own designs using the free downloadable ispMACH 4000ZE reference design source code, implementing these features in less than an hour."

    ispMACH 4000ZE Board - Lattice Semiconductor

    iispMACH 4000ZE Board - Lattice Semiconductor
    Features Include
    • Pre-programmed Pico Power Demo
    • ispMACH 4000ZE device (LC4256ZE-5MN144C)
    • Power Manager II device (ispPAC-POWR6AT6-01SN32I)
    • USB mini jack socket for power, JTAG programming, and I2C interface
    • I2C, and JTAG chain
    • 4-bit DIP switch to user-defined inputs
    • 3.3V and 2.5V supply rails
    • Current and voltage sensor circuits
    • Battery or USB power source
    Lattice Semiconductor

    "Lattice Semiconductor Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high-performance programmable logic devices (PLDs), field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), programmable mixed-signal and interconnect products, related software and intellectual property (IP)."

    STR912 ARM Evaluation Board - ST

    The Keil starter kits are complete solutions for starting application development and evaluating the STMicroelectronics ARM core-based microcontrollers: STM32F103B, STR912FAW4, STR750FV2, STR730FZ2, and STR710FZ2.

    Keil starter kit with STR912F evaluation board

    STR912 ARM Evaluation Board - ST

    They come with all the hardware and software you need to start developing applications for the STM32, STR9 and STR7 ARM core-based families of microcontrollers. The kits come complete with Keil’s μVision3 integrated development environment for ARM and the 16 Kbyte code-size limited version of the ARM RealView Compilation Tools

    From - ST Microelectronics

    eLinux wiki - Linux in Embedded Systems

    eLinux wiki - Linux in Embedded Systems

    eLinux.org - Embedded Linux Wiki

    "..preserve and present information about the development and use of Linux in embedded systems."

    BeagleBoard - TI's ARM based OMAP3 - Beagle Board

    ELC will be held April 6th to April 8th in San Francisco, CA, USA. Conference Information (and registration)

    Wednesday, April 01, 2009

    AVRTS2080A - Atmel Touch Library ATmega88

    AVRTS2080A - Atmel Touch Library ATmega88

    "The AVRTS2080A board is an ideal kit for evaluating the Atmel Touch Library implemented on the ATmega88. The kit comes preloaded with software for two buttons, one slider and one rotor."

    AVRTS2080A - Atmel Touch Library ATmega88

    ATmega88PA - picoPower technology AVR Microcontroller. 8K Byte self-programming Flash Program Memory, 1K Byte SRAM, 512 Bytes EEPROM, 8 Channel 10-bit A/D-converter(TQFP/MLF).

    • Flash (Kbytes): 8 Kbytes
    • Pin Count: 32
    • Max. Operating Frequency: 20 MHz
    • CPU: 8-bit AVR
    • Touch Channels: 12
    • Max I/O Pins: 23
    • Ext Interrupts: 24

    Friday, March 06, 2009

    ATE IC - Intersil Semiconductors

    ATE IC - Intersil Semiconductors

    "Planet ATE technology delivers "System on a Chip" (SoC) integrated circuits that combine all analog functions required to construct a digital channel, DUT (device under test) power supply, PMU (parametric measurement unit) or a VI (voltage current)."

    Intersil Semiconductors

    Tuesday, March 03, 2009

    Field Oriented Control using XC886/888

    "XC800 family of 8-bit MCUs combines a dual-cycle 8051 core with embedded flash memory and powerful on-chip peripherals. The high-quality MCUs are well-suited for a wide range of 5 V and 3 V applications, including motor control, automotive body and white goods, and add networking functionality to industrial and building automation systems."

    Field Oriented Control using XC886/888

    The FOC Drive Application Kit provides customers with a cost-effective method of evaluating and developing Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) control applications using the FOC technique.

    FOC Drive Application Kit

    CANmotion BLDC Evaluation Platform

    "The CANmotion board was designed to provide an easy to use BLDC motor control platform. The board is equipped with a reverse polarity safe power supply with a DC/DC converter for 5 V supply line, a high performance 8 bit microcontroller with 32 kB flash memory, an operational amplifier for the DC-link current measurement, a resistor network for back EMF and DC-link voltage measurement, a CAN interface and of course an inverter with discrete gate driver."

    From Infineon Technologies - parent company is Siemens

    Monday, March 02, 2009

    PSoC FirstTouch Starter Kit - CyFi Low-Power RF

    This intuitive starter kit allows you to evaluate the PSoC programmable system-on-chip and CyFi Low-Power RF in CapSense touch-sensing, temperature sensing, and light-sensing applications.

    PSoC CY3271 Kit - Cypress

    It also features the PSoC Designer IDE and Cypress's Sense and Control Dashboard.

    CYFi Low-Power RF

    The kit contains:
    • One PC dongle with RF
    • One RF expansion card with power amplification for long-range applications
    • One multifunction expansion card
    • Two battery packs (2xAAA and CR2032)
    Cypress Semiconductor

    zws.com - Embedded Design Services

    zws.com - Embedded Design Services

    "This is a second-generation vending machine controller project featuring Secure Digital/MMC slot for auditing and audio data, telephone-quality audio output, and a large number of relay and Darlington outputs (most are factory-configurable for either mode) and optoisolated inputs. Also features on-board diagnostics and calibration routines, and simple configuration via a text file on the SD/MMC card."

    See Capabilities - Lewin A.R.W. Edwards.

    Sunday, March 01, 2009

    Corvalent - Industrial Motherboards

    Corvalent - Industrial Motherboards Corvalent - Industrial Motherboards

    "Corvalent is a leading designer and manufacturer of long-life, PC-based embedded boards, motherboards and systems for embedded and industrial applications. Our product line includes single board computers, peripheral devices, desktops, handheld devices, custom enclosures and rack-mounted systems."

    Corvalent's Embedded Systems are engineered with the highest quality components and peripherals, including Corvalent designed and owned industrial long life embedded boards

    Long Life Quad Core EATX Industrial Server Board

    "The SB5000P is a long-life, quad core EATX server board based on the Intel Dual Core, Dual Xeon 5100 Industrial Server Series, Intel Xeon Quad Core E5300 Series, Intel Duo Core, Duo Core LV L5200 Series, Intel Quad Core E5400 Series processor and Intel 5000P chipset. The SB5000P was designed specifically for high performance embedded applications such as Medical, Oil and Gas, Industrial Automation, Automotive, Semiconductor Equipment, Security and Surveillance, Gaming and Robotics."

    Monday, February 09, 2009

    Computer Solutions Ltd - Embedded Development Tools

    ARM, PPC, Coldfire products, tutorials and a nice database of 8051 chips. Supplying Embedded Development Tool in UK and The EU.

    Computer Solutions - Embedded Development Tools

    Assemblers, Compilers and Simulators - cross development software available for most micros.

    Computer Solutions - Embedded Development Tools
    Portable Digital Oscilloscope DSO-2102

    The DSO-2102 PC-Based Oscilloscopes connect to your desktop or laptop via the parallel port or USB port (optional). Both channels can operate at up to 100 Million Sa/s with a 32K sample buffer. The 2102M version includes a Spectrum Analyzer (FFT), Advanced triggering, Pass/Fail testing and displays many other useful characteristics of the data.

    More at COMSOL

    TCP/IP for 8 and 16 bit Embedded Engineers. - An introduction to the subject including descriptions of many of the most important protocols and which ones to use in particular situations with example Embedded Applications.

    A series of Embedded Tutorials gives you a fast introduction to CPU families and new communications technologies.

    MicroNet TCP/IP for 8 & 16 bit Micros now with Wireless Ethernet 802.11b support.

    Computer Solutions Ltd
    1a New Haw Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2BZ, England

    Mathematica - Modeling Simulation Visualization

    Mathematica - Modeling Simulation Visualization

    "Mathematica provides you with the world's largest collection of algorithms in a single system--each able to operate across the widest applicable scope of numeric, symbolic, or graphical input."

    "Just one automated step enables you to import your data in hundreds of formats, from files, URLs, or live from databases--all immediately ready for Mathematica analysis."
    • Number Theory
    • Logic & Boolean Algebra
    • Data Visualization
    • Statistical Model Analysis
    • Automated Charting Graphics
    Integrated Control Systems Design

    Integrated Control Systems Design

    "Analyze and design control systems using classical and state-space techniques, develop control solutions for analog and digital systems, and simulate models in open- and closed-loop configurations."

    Wolfram Research

    "Wolfram Research is one of the world's most respected software companies--as well as a powerhouse of scientific and technical innovation."

    Friday, February 06, 2009

    Xeltek - Device Programmers

    Xeltek is the leading supplier of cost effective programming solutions for memories, microcontrollers and programmable logic devices.They are a manufacturer of universal programmer devices.

    Xeltek - Device Programmers

    Ultra-High Speed Lowest Cost Stand-Alone Universal Device Programmer; USB 2.0 Interfaced 

    Xeltek - Device Programmers
    SuperPro-501S

    Two programmers in one, a double value: PC mode for engineering and Stand-alone mode for production. The programmer operates in either PC hosted mode or stand-alone mode.

    Features Include -
    • Supports IC devices from manufacturers and continuing.
    • Programs devices with Vcc as low as 1.2V.
    • Programs and verifies 64 Mb NOR FLASH memory in 11.3 seconds.
    • Built with 48 universal pin-drivers for support of today's most complex devices.
    • The programmer operates in either PC hosted mode or stand-alone mode.
    Xeltek Inc.
    1296 Kifer Rd. Suite #605, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, United States

    Tuesday, February 03, 2009

    AnSem - IC Design House

    "Based in Leuven, Belgium, AnSem is a fabless IC design house founded in 1998 specializing in the development of the most advanced analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for RF CMOS, high-speed data communication, data acquisition and ultra low-power & low-voltage applications..."

    AnSem - Analog and Mixed-signal ASIC Design

    Some advanced ASICs and IPs of Ansem for:

    • RF CMOS
    • High-speed data communication
    • Ultra low-power & low-voltage applications

    Programmable Multi-standard home networking AFE

    > Programmable Multi-standard home networking AFE

    Highlights of design

    12-bit High Speed DAC and ADC featuring up/down sampling FIR filter.

    High linear, low-noise VGA including offset calibration and programmable filtering.

    Synthesizer with 3.2GHz VCO and CML dividers to generate low-jitter clocks from 50Msps to 400Msps.

    Sunday, January 11, 2009

    Microchip PIC - Wireless Connectivity Design

    Microchip PIC - Wireless Connectivity Design

    "Ethernet communication solutions offer access to the most widely deployed networking system. The TCP/IP protocol, which is at the core of this technology, allows total location independence and interoperability to any embedded application.".

    MRF24J40MA 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 radio transceiver module

    • Ethernet
    • TCP/IP
    • ZigBee
    • MiWi

    "The emerging standard for flexible wireless networking specifically designed for embedded control. ZigBee supports stars, clusters and mesh networks of up to 64k nodes. Microchip supplies a free stack that supports a variety of transceivers."

    MRF24J40MA 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 radio transceiver module.

    Has a integrated PCB antenna, matching circuitry, and supports ZigBee too. Connects to many PICs via a 4-wire SPI interface. You can design wireless sensor networks and home automation systems.

    Saturday, January 10, 2009

    OnARM - ARM Developer Resource

    "The ARM Cortex-M3 microprocessor is rapidly setting the standard for advanced microcontroller applications, a fact illustrated by a growing number of leading MCU vendors each providing a differentiated product, but based upon the same standard ARM architecture...."

    OnARM - ARM Developer Resource
    • IDE, project manager
    • Evaluation Boards and Single-Board Computers
    • Device Programmers
    Aug 2013 Update -

    CMSIS - Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard

    The ARM Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS) is a vendor-independent hardware abstraction layer for the Cortex-M processor series. 

    CMSIS - Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard

    The MDK-ARM is a complete software development environment for Cortex-M, Cortex-R4, ARM7 and ARM9 processor-based devices. MDK-ARM is specifically designed for microcontroller applications, it is easy to learn and use, yet powerful enough for the most demanding embedded applications.

    Thursday, January 08, 2009

    Digital Signal Processing - Texas Instruments

    Digital Signal Processing - Texas Instruments

    C55x Low Power DSPs from Texas Instruments

    • 100% code-compatible with C5000 devices
    • Broad portfolio of the industry' s most power-efficient DSPs with standby power as low as 0.12 mW and performance up to 600 MIPS
    • Lowest industry standby power greatly extends battery life
    • Software compatible with all C5000™ DSPs
    • Easy-to-use software and development tools speed time-to-market
    • Includes dual-processor, single chip OMAP (DSP + RISC) devices

    The new TMS320C5506 DSP is tailored for consumer applications such as touch screen controllers, USB headsets, cordless telephones that require USB connectivity, lower cost and reduced power consumption to further minimize the drain on batteries and prolong time between charges.

    The C5506 DSP includes:

    • A full-speed USB 2.0 interface that supplies cost-efficient wired connectivity
    • 128 KB of on-chip memory for lower cost and power consumption reduction
    • The industry's lowest standby power at just 0.12 mW at 108 MHz and 1.2V
    • The device is packaged in a 12 mm × 12 mm microBGA, with suggested pricing of $5.75 in quantities of 10,000 units

    Wednesday, January 07, 2009

    Ember - Wireless Semiconductor Solutions

    Ember's ZigBee wireless networking systems - chips, software and tools - enable Energy Technologies - enertech - help consumers, businesses and utilities to better manage energy resources, save cost and preserve the environment.

    Ember - Wireless Semiconductor Solutions

    Ember offers the industry's most advanced, complete and integrated ZigBee system - including chips, software and tools.

    EM35x System-on-Chip - Ember

    EM35x System-on-Chip (SoC)

    The EM351 and EM357 SoCs are tightly integrated with EmberZNet PRO, a ZigBee compliant mesh networking software which is the most deployed ZigBee platform in the market..

    (This post has been corrected 2012,  Ember appears to be part of Silicon Labs.)

    Friday, January 02, 2009

    LSI - Silicon Storage and Networking

    LSI Corporation is an electronics company based in Milpitas, California that designs ASICs, host bus adapters, RAID adapters, storage systems, and computer networking products.

    (This post is outdated LSI now part of Avago and Nytro is with Seagate - noted in post bottom, Now with Broadcom)

    LSI - Silicon Systems and Software

    Custom and standard product ICs, adapters, systems and software. LSI - Storage; LSI - Networking

    Nytro Application Acceleration Card

    The card is designed to deliver intelligent application acceleration and enterprise level data protection while offering cost savings over SSD-only arrays or over-provisioned direct attached HDD environments.

    Nytro Application Acceleration Card

    The Nytro MegaRAID NMR 8100-4i combines on-board flash technology with LSI market segment leading RAID-on-Chip (ROC) technology to accelerate key business applications, using intelligent caching algorithms to help identify application “hot spots” and promote them to fast on-board NAND flash.

    May 6, 2014 - Avago Technologies Limited and LSI Corporation today announced Avago has completed its acquisition of LSI Corporation...

    May 29, 2014-- Seagate Technology plc  a world leader in storage solutions, and Avago Technologies Limited announced that they have entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement under which Seagate will acquire the assets of LSI’s Accelerated Solutions Division (“ASD”) and Flash Components Division (“FCD”) from Avago.

    LSI Corporate Headquarters
    1320 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131, USA