Microcontroller - 8051, 8052, OpCodes, Analog Interface.
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Showing posts with label eda. Show all posts

Sunday, April 10, 2016

FreePCB - PCB editor

FreePCB is a free, open-source PCB editor for Microsoft Windows, released under the GNU General Public License. It was designed to be easy to learn and easy to use, yet capable of professional-quality work. It does not have a built-in autorouter, but it can use the FreeRoute web-based autorouter at freerouting.net. Some of its features are:


FreePCB - PCB editor

Features
  • 1 to 8 copper layers
  • Board size up to 60 inches by 60 inches
  • Uses English or metric units (i.e. mils or mm) for most functions.
  • Footprint libraries courtesy of Ivex Design International Inc.
  • Copper fill areas
  • Footprint Wizard and Footprint Editor for creating or modifying footprints
  • Imports and exports PADS-PCB netlists
  • Exports extended Gerber files (RS274X) and Excellon drill files
  • Design rule checker
  • Autosave
Example - Logic Analyzer: This is an open-source logic analyzer called MiniLA
contributed by Bob Grieb of the User Forum. The image on right is the Logic Analyzer PCB.

 open-source logic analyzer called MiniLA

Some Features:
  • Up to 32 channels
  • 128 Kb of memory for each channel
  • Sampling rate up to 100 MHz (timebase in 1-2-5 sequence)
  • Input levels compatible with 3.3V and 5V logic
  • Selectable pretrigger/posttrigger buffer size in 8K step

Thursday, May 08, 2014

DeepChip ESNUG Archive - John Cooley

DeepChip was originally established in 1991 as the ESNUG newsletter and it morphed into the DeepChip web site in late 1998.

John Cooley's EDA & ASIC Design News. E-Mail Synopsys Users Group.

DeepChip ESNUG Archive

DeepChip ESNUG Archive - John Cooley

"DeepChip.com is a 20 year old clearinghouse where semiconductor chip designers contribute data-intensive papers and articles of first-hand evaluations and production benchmarks of commercial EDA tools."

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Altium Designer - Comprehensive Design Environment

Altium Designer provides electronic designers and engineers with a single, unified application that incorporates all the technologies and capabilities necessary for a complete electronic product development.

Altium Designer - Comprehensive Design Environment

Altium Designer integrates board- and FPGA-level system design, embedded software development, and PCB layout, editing and manufacturing within a single design environment.

Altium Designer - Comprehensive Design Environment

History

"P-CAD 2006 expands the design power of PCB professionals with its vast array of new and enhanced features. From design entry through to manufacturing, P-CAD 2006 includes all the tools you need to quickly and efficiently tackle any board design task."

Protel - What happened to Protel?

Now part of Altium, Protel was a complete board-level design solution that provides all of the capabilities needed to take any board-level design project from concept to completion.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Electronic Design Automation Consortium

"The Electronic Design Automation Consortium is the international association of companies developing EDA tools and services that enable engineers to create the world's electronic products....."

Electronic Design Automation Consortium
 
"The EDA industry services virtually every major semiconductor and electronics systems company in the world including, computer, communications, consumer electronics, medical and aerospace. The demand for increasingly complex ICs and SOCs is exploding. Our EDA technologies make it possible for the world's electronic companies to keep up with demand for smaller, faster, more powerful and lower cost electronic products....

Design Automation Conference (DAC)
 
"The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, electronic design automation (EDA) and embedded systems and software (ESS). "


DAC 2013 Austin: Celebrating 50 years of Innovation
 
"7,000 attendees come from all over the world to learn about products and solutions that bring additional value to the industry. This audience represents decision-makers at all levels of the buying process from the leading semiconductor, computer, telecommunication and consumer electronics companies."

Monday, April 29, 2013

KTechLab - Open Source IDE

KTechLab project. KTechLab is a an IDE for microcontrollers and electronics. It supports circuit simulation, program development for microcontrollers and simulating the programmed microcontroller together with its application circuit. Ktechlab was developed by David Saxton.

KTechLab - Open Source IDE

From Design Gopher - Electronic Product Development

Integrated Design Environment (IDE) for electronic and PIC microcontroller circuit design and simulation. Featuring an extensive circuit designer with autorouting and simulation of many common electronic components and logic elements, KTechLab is the idea tool for educational or hobbyist use. You can simulate analog circuits and logical circuits using KTechLab.

You can write programs using Assembly, C (SDCC), or Flow Code - program the microcontroller(PIC) using flowchart. Another option is Microbe a programming language like BASIC.

KTechLab supports a wide range of Open Source PIC programmers, enabling finalised PIC programs to be quickly and easily transfered to a real PIC microcontroller.

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."

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

Friday, September 12, 2008

Mike Gordon - The University of Cambridge

Mike Gordon - The University of Cambridge
  • Verilog HDL and semantics of a small subset
  • Specification and Verification
  • Introduction to Functional Programming
  • Formal Specification Verification of ARM6

Friday, April 11, 2008

Cadence Design Systems and OrCAD

Cadence Design Systems and OrCAD

Cadence RF Design Methodology Kit enables customers to rapidly address wireless opportunities by addressing system-level, verification and IC parasitic challenges.

Cadence Functional Verification Kit for ARM offers a comprehensive verification solution specifically for engineers developing ARM processor-based designs.

Cadence PSpice A/D and Advanced Analysis

Spice-based simulator for system design. It simulates complex mixed-signal designs containing both analog and digital parts, and it supports a wide range of simulation models such as IGBTs, pulse width modulators, DACs, and ADCs.

Cadence PSpice A to D and Advanced Analysis

Cadence OrCAD Capture and Capture CIS 

Schematic design solution, supporting both flat and hierarchal designs from the simplest to the most complex. Seamless bi-directional integration with OrCAD PCB Editor enables data synchronization and cross-probing/placing between the schematic and the board design.

Cadence OrCAD Capture and Capture CIS

Cadence Tutorial for VLSI Design

This site contains a complete on-line tutorial for a typical bottom-up design flow using CADENCE Custom IC Design Tools (version 97A). The examples were generated using the HP 0.6 um CMOS14TB process technology files, prepared at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and made available through MOSIS.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Mentor Graphics - EDA Technology

Mentor Graphics - EDA Technology

Mentor Graphics is a technology leader in electronic design automation (EDA), providing software and hardware design solutions that enable companies to develop better electronic products faster and more cost-effectively.

The company offers innovative products and solutions that help engineers overcome the design challenges they face in the increasingly complex worlds of board and chip design.

EZwave can analyze time or frequency domain waveform of any type: analog, digital, eye diagram, smith chart, polar or complex chart, and histogram. "

"The EZwave Joint Waveform DataBase (JWDB) is a high-performance waveform database for manipulating huge waveform databases from leading simulators, loading gigabytes of data in seconds.

 LP Viewer

LP Viewer

"View Physical Component and Land Pattern superimposed for visual accuracy. You can turn layers on/off, print datasheets, see component dimensions, land pattern dimensions, calculator setting, global settings, Toe, Heel and Side statistical data."

gEDA Project - Electronic Design Automation

The gEDA project is working on producing a full GPL'd suite of Electronic Design Automation tools. These tools are used for electrical circuit  design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping, and production.

gEDA  - Electronic Design Automation

Currently, the gEDA project offers a mature suite of free software applications for electronics design, including schematic capture, attribute management, bill of materials (BOM) generation, netlisting into over 20 netlist formats, analog and digital simulation, and printed circuit board (PCB) layout.

gEDA Project's Homepage 

gEDA  - Electronic Design Automation

gschem is the schematic capture program/tool which is part of gEDA. Its sole purpose is to facilitate the graphical input of components/circuits.

PCB is an interactive printed circuit board editor.  PCB offers high end features such as an autorouter and trace optimizer which can tremendously reduce layout time. For custom requirements,

Icarus Verilog is a Verilog simulation and synthesis tool. It operates as a compiler, compiling source code written in Verilog (IEEE-1364) into some target format. For batch simulation, the compiler can generate an intermediate form called vvp assembly.

GTKWave is a fully featured GTK+ based waveform viewer. GTKWave is designed to handle many signals at once, it has three signal searching modes (Regular Expressions, Hierarchy, and Tree) as well as the ability to display data in many different formats.

GTKWave

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Eda-Stds.org - Electronic Design Automation

Eda-Stds.org - Electronic Design Automation

Dedicated to the support, open exchange and dissemination of in-development standards from EDA Industry Working Groups. The Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and Electronic Computer-Aided Design (ECAD) one-stop resource on the WWW!