Saturday, May 09, 2009
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.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Cirrus Logic - Analog and Mixed-signal
Founded in 1984 with headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cirrus Logic is fabless.
Cirrus Logic's CS161x family of LED driver ICs for TRIAC dimmer systems solves the global challenges of dimmer compatibility.
CRD1611 Reference Design Board and the CS161x Chip With LED Lamp
The CS1610/11/12/13 digital control ICs are engineered to deliver a high-efficiency, cost effective, flicker-free, phase-dimmable, solid state lighting (SSL) solution for the incandescent lamp replacement market.
Cirrus Logic, Inc.
800 West 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78701, United States
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Developer of wireless, rugged computing solutions for mobile workers including handhelds, laptops, secure mobile servers and ultra-thin clients.
"...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.."
- 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
"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
Applied Materials' IP portfolio includes more than 8,000 patents worldwide and technologies. "They make the machines that make the chips".
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...."
3050, Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA
Monday, May 04, 2009
TSMC - Semiconductor Foundry
TSMC currently operates three 12-inch GIGAFAB fabrication facilities.
"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-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.
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'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.
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