Friday, June 11, 2010

Cool Verification - Hardware verification EDA

Cool Verification - Hardware verification EDA

"Thoughts on hardware verification, the EDA industry, and related topics from the perspective of JL Gray, a verification consultant at Verilab."

JL Gray - Twitter

GateRocket - Verification and Debug - FPGA

Verification and debugging solutions for today's most advanced FPGAs.

GateRocket - Verification and Debug - FPGA

"GateRocket offers the industry's first Device Native verification solution that enable companies to verify and debug their FPGA designs faster and with higher quality."

RocketDrive GateRocket - Verification and Debug - FPGA

"RocketDrive plugs into a standard disk drive slot in your PC and is available in several configurations, each containing the largest FPGA in its respective device family from Xilinx or Altera."

RocketBlog - RocketTweet

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Multi-Instrument Digital Assistant – PIC16F84A

Multi-Instrument Digital Assistant - PIC16F84A - "It contains four instruments in one unit: logic probe, single channel logic state analyzer, frequency counter and serial code receiver."

The Engineer's Assistant - Erik Grindheim

"This compact instrument is intended to be a digital laboratory tool for hardware and, in some cases, software debugging. It contains four instruments in one unit: logic probe, single channel logic state analyzer, frequency counter and serial code receiver"

Multi-Instrument Digital Assistant – PIC16F84A

Serial code receiver The serial code receiver receives 42 bytes and displays them in both HEX and ASCII. The baud rate is selectale in 8 steps from 1200 to 115200.

Logic state analyzer This is a one-channel logic state analyzer. It fetches 300 single bit samples in a selectable rate from 25ms to 1µS (40 Hz to 1 MHz in 16 steps).

Frequency counter The frequency counter displays the frequency with up to 8 digits on the LCD. The refresh rate is 500ms.

Logic probe The low and high logic levels are displayed by LEDs which are OFF if the probe tip is floating.

Wednesday, June 09, 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."

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Electric VLSI Design System EDA

Custom IC layout, Schematic Capture, Languages such as VHDL and Verilog. An Open-source Electronic Design Automation, EDA.

Electric VLSI Design System EDA

Electric EDA of Static Free Software written by Steven M. Rubin

"Electric has many analysis tools, including design-rule checking, simulation, and network comparison. Electric has many synthesis tools, including routing, compaction, silicon compilation, PLA generation, and compensation."

From Hyper Embedded - Microcontroller ASIC and EDA

Electric is a sophisticated electrical CAD system gnu

Monday, June 07, 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 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.
Microcontroller - 8051, 8052, OpCodes, Analog Interface.

Embedded Systems

Embedded Systems
Microcontroller. PIC Micro, AVR, ARM, ASIC, SoC, DSP, FPGA. Microelectronics.