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Showing posts with label Analog-Mixed-Chips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Analog-Mixed-Chips. Show all posts

Friday, March 10, 2017

DRS4 Evaluation Board - Paul Scherrer Institut

Ever wanted to develop a Professional High Speed DAQ or a Storage Oscilloscope or even a High Speed Communications grade Logic Analyzer. Here is a front end Analog Mixed Chip with Eval Board.

You could make a High Speed Test Instrument and probably build a Android tablet front end. How would a 200 M Hz Oscilloscope look on you 10 inch tablet. You will float in the clouds.

- delabs

The DRS chip is a full custom Integrated Circuit developed at PSI, Switzerland. It contains a switched capacitor array (SCA) with 1024 cells, capable of digitizing eight analog signals with high speed (6 GSPS) and high accuracy (11.5 bit SNR) on a single chip.

DRS4 Evaluation Board - Paul Scherrer Institut
DRS4 Evaluation Board - Paul Scherrer Institut

By using channel cascading, we can configure this board with 2048 bins for each channel at the expense of a lower analog bandwidth of about 500 MHz. The on-board comparators enables the board to do a self-triggering on a programmed level of any of the input channels or logical combination of channels, much like an oscilloscope.

Highlights of Board with One DRS4 chip
  • Four 50-Ohm terminated input channels with SMA connectors
  • Active input buffers which result in an analog bandwidth of 700 MHz (-3dB).
  • One AD9245 ADC to digitize signals from the DRS4 chip
  • One Xilinx Spartan 3 FPGA for readout control
  • A 16-bit DAC to generate all on-board control voltages
  • A serial EEPROM containing serial number and calibration information
  • Internal trigger with user-defined thresholds on any of the four channes.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Analog Devices - Embedded Processors and DSP

They develop Analog Semiconductors, Digital Signal Processing, high performance signal processing solutions. Broadband Products, RF/IF Components, Embedded Processing and DSP.

Analog Devices - Embedded Processors and DSP

Products Include - Amplifiers, Processors, MEMS, A/D Converters, Temperature Sensors, RF Amplifiers, Differential Amplifiers, Thermal Management, D to A Converters, Microcontroller and Embedded Processing and DSP.

The also have Mixed-Signal Control Processors, Embedded Processors and Analog Microcontrollers for a variety of applications.

The Blackfin Embedded Vision Starter Kit combines a versatile hardware platform with the necessary software development tools to enable the building of high performance, embedded vision systems. Based on the low-cost, dual core Blackfin BF609 processor, the kit is ideal for exploring advanced video analytics .

Blackfin Embedded Vision Starter Kit

"Blackfin 16/32-bit embedded processors offer software flexibility and scalability for convergent applications: multi-format audio, video, voice and image processing, multimode baseband and packet processing, control processing, and real-time security."

Analog Devices, Inc
One Technology Way Norwood, MA 02062-9106, USA.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

MIPS Technologies - Semiconductor design IP

MIPS creates industry-standard processor architectures and embedded semiconductor cores that are the heart of many Electronic Gadgets and Equipment or Appliance.

The MIPS architecture was developed decades ago by Stanford University engineering Professor John Hennessy. It is an remarkable example of RISC processing.

"On 8 February 2013[5] MIPS Technologies, Inc. was acquired by Imagination Technologies"

"Imagination Technologies Group plc  a British-based semiconductor R&D company"

MIPS Technologies - Semiconductor design IP - Wayback Machine Snapshot

Processors, analog IP and software tools for the embedded market. Applications in digital television, broadband access, WiFi, cable set-top boxes, DVD recorders, HD DVDs, and VoIP.
  • RF and Wireless Connectivity IP Solutions
  • Connectivity IP Solutions
  • FPGAView Software
The MIPS SEAD -3

The MIPS SEAD -3 System engineering and development board is designed to provide a low-cost means to support various CPU cores allowing the user to evaluate the cores in an FPGA environment.

SEAD-3 also provides a user the ability to utilize the on board Xilinx FPGA for their own custom programming when a MIPS® FM-3 module is added to house the CPU core. When the FM-3 is added the user can then additionally stack on a MIPS® FPGA 5b board that can house up to two additional Xilinx XC5VLX330s providing extra design capacity.

MIPS Technologies, Inc.
955 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, United States

Updated 4th June 2014

Monday, May 16, 2011

Micrel Semiconductors - Analog Mixed Ethernet and RF

Leading manufacturer of IC and Semiconductor solutions in analog, Ethernet and high bandwidth. Products include high performance analog, power, advanced mixed-signal and radio frequency semiconductors; high speed communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver integrated circuits

Micrel Semiconductors - Analog Mixed Ethernet and RF
 
The chips and devices are components of many consumer and industrial products. These are like Cellular handsets, portable and enterprise computing and networking, wide area networks and industrial equipment.
They also have a Foundry Service. In fiber optics they have Laser Diode Drivers and Optical Transceiver Mgmt. ARM based SOC's and USB products too are available.

MICRF213 QwikRadio 315 MHz Receiver

The MICRF213 functions as a super-heterodyne receiver for OOK and ASK modulation up to 7.2kbps. The down-conversion mixer also provides image rejection. All post-detection data filtering is provided on the chip.

Partial Specs
  • Up to -110dBm sensitivity, 1kbps and BER 10E-02
  • Frequency from 300MHz to 350MHz
  • Low current consumption: 3.9mA @ 315MHz,
  • Analog RSSI Output
Micrel Inc.
Founded 1978, Corporate headquarters in San Jose, California.

Address - 2180 Fortune Drive, San Jose, CA 95131, United States. - Micrel Map

Monday, May 09, 2011

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

Peregrine Semiconductor
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'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.

TX/RX Signal Chain

TX RX Signal Chain - Peregrine Semiconductor
"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, January 18, 2011

Semtech Corporation - Analog and Mixed Signal

Semiconductor Solutions for a wide range of Applications, from Networking & Communications and Consumer Electronics like Smartphones, Digital Camera, HDTV and Devices like Netbooks and Set Top Box. They also manufacture High Rel Discrete Semiconductors.
Semtech SX8801R

Semtech Corporation - Analog and Mixed Signal

The Communication Chips are used in Wireless LAN Modems, Satellite Communication, Cellular Infrastructure, Optical Transport and Datacenters.

Semtech SX8801R -Sensing Machine with 16 + 10 bit versatile analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with a programmable offset and gain pre-amplifier (PGA). Low-Power Microcontroller based Sensor Interface IC.

Semtech SX8801R

Founded 1960, Corporate headquarters in Camarillo, California.

Semtech Corporation 
200 Flynn Road, Camarillo, CA 93012, United States

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Plessey Semiconductors - CMOS IC Solutions

British electronics company which design and develop Semiconductor Chip Solutions like RF components, data converters, power regulators, imaging sensors, programmable DSPs and special ASICS.

Plessey Semiconductors - CMOS IC Solutions
 
Highlights of Services
  • In-house development team
  • RF, Mixed Signal and High Performance Analogue
  • Full custom / Semi-custom IC design service
  • Process design Kits (PDK) Development and Support
  • Characterization, Modelling and ESD
EPIC Sensor technology

EPIC Sensor technology
 
A innovative sensor technology that measures changes in an electric field in a similar way to a magnetometer detecting changes in a magnetic field. The EPIC sensor, which requires no physical or resistive contact to make measurements.....

Plessey Semiconductors Ltd
Plymouth Tamerton Road, Roborough, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom PL6 7BQ.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Avago Technologies Semiconductors

Analog, Mixed-signal and Optoelectronic Components and Subsystems

Avago Technologies Semiconductors 
 
Avago Technologies brings together the capabilities and track record of an established global leader with the "energy and responsiveness of a startup. We spent our first three decades as part of HP, ......"
Precision Optically Isolated Voltage Sensor
  • Color Management & Sensors
  • ASICs
  • Motion Control Solutions
  • Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
  • Infrared Transceivers
  • Fiber Optics
Precision Optically Isolated Voltage Sensor

"Optical isolation amplifiers designed specifically for voltage sensing. Its 2V input range and high 1GΩ input impedance, makes it well suited for isolated voltage sensing requirements in electronic power converters applications including motor drives and renewable energy systems.."

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

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

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