Friday, March 15, 2013
Microsemi Corporation - High Performance Devices
Zarlink and Actel are now part of Microsemi. Actel have designed SoCs and FPGAs based on flash and antifuse technologies.
Microsemi's SmartFusion2 Starter Kit
The SmartFusion2 starter kit supports industry-standard interfaces including Ethernet, USB, SPI, I2C and UART and includes a comprehensive breadboard to support unique design requirements.
"SmartFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) FPGAs, which integrate inherently reliable flash-based FPGA fabric, a 166 MHz ARM Cortex-M3 processor, advanced security processing accelerators, DSP blocks, SRAM, eNVM...."
They also provide High-performance IP Cores for other designers and chip developers.
One Enterprise Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 USA
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Nordic Semiconductor - Wireless Microchip
ANT is a proven, ultra low power, flexible and easy-to-use network protocol for 2.4GHz ISM band communication. ANT provides multivendor interoperability via the ANT+ managed network and the member companies of the open ANT+ Alliance.
Useful for ultra low power wireless sensor network applications including wireless sensors and hubs.
ANT - Single chip ICs/solutions
ANT is perfectly suited for any kind of low data rate sensor network topologies in personal area networks (PANs) and practical wireless sensor networks
"Nordic Semiconductor has released a matchbox-sized, low cost, battery-powered eval kit for its latest nRF51 Series of SoCs that allows engineers to perform real-world environmental testing of ANT+, Bluetooth low energy (including Bluetooth Smart), and proprietary 2.4GHz ultra low power wireless sensors and accessories 'in the field'"
Nordic Semiconductor ASA
Otto Nielsens veg 12 Trondheim, 7052 Norway
Monday, November 07, 2011
Fujitsu MB86K71 RF Module
This new RF module from Fujitsu, the world's smallest to feature all of the RF circuits necessary for Mobile WiMAX devices including RF-IC, antenna switches, a power amplifier, filters, and an oscillator circuit......
The Fujitsu WiMAX SoC, MB87M3400, fully complies with the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard using an OFDM PHY. The SoC can operate in TDD or FDD modes and supports all the available channel bandwidths from 1.75MHz up to 20MHz bandwidths.
A programmable frequency selection generates the sample clock for any desired bandwidth. When applying 64QAM modulation in a 20MHz channel and using all 192 sub-carriers, the chip can sustain up to 100Mbps peak raw data speed. Uplink subchannelization is supported as defined in the standard.
- Module Size: 15mm x 15mm x 1.5mm
- Operating Voltage: 1.2V/2.925V/3.3V (3 voltages)
- RF band: 2.496GHz - 2.69GHz
- Bandwidth: 5MHz, 10MHz
- Wireless Access Method: 512/1024 FFT OFDMA
- Transmission Standard: IEEE 802.16e-2005
Monday, February 15, 2010
Tensilica - Processor and DSP cores for SOC
Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) - Performance intensive DSP and embedded RISC processing functions.
Some Products Include -
- HiFi Audio processor - the industry's most popular audio core processor with over 50 software packages for portable electronics and home theaters.
- VDO Video processor - optimized for SD video with software for H.264 and other popular video standards
Xtensa LX4 - Customizable Dataplane Cores Tailored for High-Performance DSP with Flexible I/Os
General Information -
DSP could be used in Audio, Video, 3D, Photos and Communications related functions. RISC Processor used in networking, embedded control, encryption, speedy computing.
Also see - Linux on Xtensa
Friday, February 12, 2010
Freescale - Semiconductors and Microcontrollers
Products Include - 8/16/32 Bit Microcontrollers and Processors, ARM-based Processors, Digital Signal Processors, Digital Signal Controllers, Power Architecture Processors and Analog/RF Interface Chips.
Freescale Semiconductor Applications
Some Application Areas for Freescale Semiconductors are -
Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Industrial and Medical Electronics.
Networking and Connectivity - Home and SOHO Networking, IEEE 802.15.4, Controller Area Network (CAN), Industrial Network and Field Bus Protocols, Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Energy - Photovoltaic Energy, Smart Grids, Motor Control, Power Conversion and Supplies.
Motor Control - DC Motors, Stepper Motor, Switched Reluctance Motor, Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
HCS12C Student Learning Kits - Freescale
Good for Building Projects on Robotics, Control System and Sensors/Motors Interface. Kit includes required hardware, CodeWarrior Development Software, and informational CD.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
- 100% code-compatible with C5000 devices
- Broad portfolio of the industry' s most power-efficient DSPs with standby power as low as 0.12 mW and performance up to 600 MIPS
- Lowest industry standby power greatly extends battery life
- Software compatible with all C5000™ DSPs
- Easy-to-use software and development tools speed time-to-market
- Includes dual-processor, single chip OMAP (DSP + RISC) devices
The new TMS320C5506 DSP is tailored for consumer applications such as touch screen controllers, USB headsets, cordless telephones that require USB connectivity, lower cost and reduced power consumption to further minimize the drain on batteries and prolong time between charges.
The C5506 DSP includes:
- A full-speed USB 2.0 interface that supplies cost-efficient wired connectivity
- 128 KB of on-chip memory for lower cost and power consumption reduction
- The industry's lowest standby power at just 0.12 mW at 108 MHz and 1.2V
- The device is packaged in a 12 mm × 12 mm microBGA, with suggested pricing of $5.75 in quantities of 10,000 units
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
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Saturday, April 12, 2008
"Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the PSoC Programmable System-on-Chip, USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories......"
The CY8CKIT-001 PSoC Development Kit (DVK) provides a common development platform where you can prototype and evaluate different solutions using any one of the PSoC 1, PSoC 3, or PSoC 5 architectures.
This kit gives you a practical understanding of PSoC technology. In addition, the kit includes several example projects with step-by-step instructions to enable you to easily get started developing PSoC solutions.