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Saturday, April 09, 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, April 07, 2016

Applied Micro Circuits - Multicore Processors

AppliedMicro or AMCC is a company who develop Embedded Processor Technology. They are Fabless Semiconductor firm specializing in network and embedded Power Architecture.

Applied Micro Circuits - Multicore Processors

They have Single Core Processor types like APM80186- Lanai and Multi-Core the APM86791- Keelback. A Cloud Computing X-gene Server class ARM 64-bit processor. Many Connectivity Products for Ethernet, Optical, SDH/SONET etc.

X-C1 Development Kit - Applied Micro Circuits

X-C1 Development Kit Basic 

The APM X-C1 is a low-cost EVK prototype development and evaluation board with an Applied Micro APM883208 SoC, providing all the industry standard interfaces required by a server or embedded developer, in a compact and low-power platform.

X-C1 is based on the APM883208 SoC, the industries first ARM64 SoC with 8 ARM-V8 APM superscalar cores running up to 1.6GHz, and 2 DDR3 memory channels, with 2x4GB DDR3 UDIMM prepopulated.

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
215 Moffett Park Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089

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