Microcontroller - 8051, 8052, OpCodes, Analog Interface.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Saleae Logic16 - 2 channels at 100MHz

Logic16 can save as many as 10B samples, letting you capture even the most elusive events. No more dealing with frustratingly small sample buffers.

Saleae Logic16 - 2 channels at 100MHz

Sample 2 channels at 100MHz, 4 channels at 50MHz, 8 channels at 25MHz, or all 16 channels at 12.5MHz.

Logic16's inputs are protected against overvoltage conditions via a high DC impedance front end and ultra-low-capacitance diode clamps. A resettable fuse protects the USB ground return line to augment the USB host's existing protection.

Saleae Logic16 - 2 channels at 100MHz

100MHz when using 2 channels, 50MHz when using 4 channels, 25MHz when using 8 channels, and 12.5MHz when using 16 channels.

Specifications Include
  • Input voltage range: -0.9V to 6V
  • Works with 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V, and 5V systems
  • Input Impedance 180Kohm 7pF 
  • Construction Custom CNC machined aluminum enclosure
  • Power 95 mA Idle -115 mA when Sampling

Thursday, June 27, 2013

GLOBALFOUNDRIES - Semiconductor Manufacturing Fab

The company is distributed over three continents. It has three 300mm fabs and five 200mm fabs. The major facilities for research, development and design enablement located near hubs of semiconductor activity in the United States,

GLOBALFOUNDRIES - Semiconductor Manufacturing Fab

GlobalFoundries was created by the divestiture of the manufacturing fab of AMD and later it enhanced its global presence after the merger with Chartered Semiconductor.

"Manufacturing centers in Germany, the United States and Singapore deliver advanced technologies to market in high volume..."

Assured long term supply and innovation of 200mm technologies with scalable plug-in modules such as analog/RF, High Voltage and embedded memories.

28nm Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) design platform 

"The 28nm technologies are based on bulk silicon substrates, and are designed for a wide variety of applications from high performance such as graphics and wired networking to mobile computing and digital consumer to low power wireless mobile applications that require long battery lifetime."

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
840 N McCarthy Blvd Milpitas, CA 95035, USA

Monday, June 10, 2013

Android Open Accessory Kit - NXP

Embedded Artists and NXP have developed the Android Open Accessory Development Kit on ARM Cortex-M Architecture.

Android Open Accessory Kit -  NXP

This Embedded Artists kit makes it easy for designers to develop, evaluate and prototype complex accessories for Android HandHeld devices.

"The board’s unique gateway-centric design includes Ethernet, CAN and IEEE 802.15.4 interfaces as well as a remote CAN node, enabling designers to develop highly advanced accessories not only for consumer applications, but also for home, building and industrial automation applications requiring different types of connectivity."

Android Open Accessory Kit -  NXPUsers of the Embedded Artists AOAA kit will receive all the software needed to get started with their designs including reference applications to test and build Ethernet, CAN and wireless functions. The reference applications are royalty-free.

"The Android Open Accessory standard provides a critical link between phones, tablets and other mobile computing devices, and the embedded systems that are pervasive in our daily lives.."

Embedded Artists is a leading provider of products and services around prototyping, evaluation and OEM platforms for NXP-based embedded systems.

NXP Semiconductors provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Real-time 4x4 MIMO-OFDM Testbed

Peter Jan L├╝thi from  Switzerland has to his credit this Ph.D. Thesis - VLSI Circuits for MIMO Preprocessing.This is related to design, implementation and demonstration of suitable algorithms for MIMO wireless communication.

Real-time 4x4 MIMO-OFDM Testbed

"The latest mobile applications and the growing number of wireless users are increasing the demand for high-throughput wireless access solutions. Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology combined with orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) constitute today's most promising approach to exploit the limited radio frequency resources in a highly efficient way. "

Real-time 4x4 MIMO-OFDM Testbed

Fully operational SQRD-based MIMO preprocessing with two dual-core MMSE-SQRD ASICs in the real-time 4x4 MIMO-OFDM testbed. One MMSE-SQRD ASIC is visible in front, the second ASIC is located underneath the two RF boards.