Data Interface - Virtual Instrumentation, Device Networking.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Johanson Technology - RF Ceramic Components

JTI specializes in the design and manufacture of high quality ceramic components for RF/Wireless and Microwave applications.

GPS SMD Chip Antenna - Johanson Technology
Johanson Technology - RF Ceramic Components
  • Integrated Passives
  • High-Q Multi-Layer Capacitors
  • RF Ceramic Chip Inductors
  • Custom Thin Film Metalized Substrates
  • Capacitor and Inductor Designer Kits
Seen on the right is a GPS SMD Chip Antenna

"2.4GHz High Rejection BPF with LGA-type terminations Due to the increasing interest in 1dBi+ gain satellite internal chip antennas that can operate in both GPS and GLONASS bands at the same time...."

JTIsoft Modeling Overview

 JTIsoft Modeling Overview

MLCsoft and MLIsoft provide highly detailed graphical plots of device performance data in two basic formats over a user specified frequency range. The chart displays are instantly updated as the user makes capacitance or frequency changes. Smith chart displays of both impedance and S11/S22 are available as point plots, line plots, and line-point plots.

Johanson Technology
4001 Calle Tecate, Camarillo, California 93012, USA.

Friday, December 04, 2015

Industrial Networking Solutions - Industrial Ethernet

INS distributes products and provides network engineering services and training designed specifically for the industrial marketplace. Founded in 1998, INS is a pioneer of the Industrial Ethernet marketplace.

Industrial Networking Solutions - Industrial Ethernet

Products include - Ethernet Switches, Wireless Radios, Cabling and Connectivity, Network Security Appliances and IoT Sensors too.

 Wzzard Temperature Sensor Nodes

Wzzard Temperature Sensor Nodes

The Wzzard intelligent wireless sensor platform creates a complete, quick and easy connectivity stack between your sensors and your application, on your network or on the Internet.

The Wzzard Intelligent Edge Nodes nodes accommodate virtually any industry- standard external sensors. Connections can be made via conduit fitting, cable gland or an M12 connector.

Industrial Networking Solutions
4450 Sojourn Drive, Suite 300 Addison, TX 75001, USA.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

ShortLink - Design of Portable Wireless Systems

Product and System, design and development company. They offer design and engineering service in Silicon-ASIC design, Electronic product design and T&M products too.

ShortLink - Design of Portable Wireless Systems

They specialize in the field of low-power portable electronics and wireless systems.

ShortLink - Design of Portable Wireless Systems
ASIC design

Analog, digital ASIC design, Mixed Signal ASIC and RF-ASIC. The last two being areas of expertise. Ready-made IP blocks for analog, digital and RF applications are also available. They are a Fabless ASIC supplier.

Test and Measurement Service

Radio, EMC and environmental durability testing. Audio and acoustics, analysis and characterization of antennas. They offer radio testing up to 18 GHz.
Services Include
  • Radio and EMC testing
  • Assistance in CE marking
  • Antenna measurements
  • Environmental durability testing - temperature, salt, moisture and vibrations
  • Measurement and testing - audio and acoustics
Shortlink AB
Hamntorget 1, 2:nd floor. 652 26 Karlstad Sweden

Friday, November 13, 2015

Microsemi Corporation - High Performance Devices

Products  Microsemi Designs and Manufactures include high-performance, radiation-hardened and highly reliable analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and voice processing devices; RF solutions; etc.

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 SmartFusion2 Starter Kit

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.

Microsemi Corporation
One Enterprise Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 USA

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Industrial Device Networking - MOXA

Networking industrial devices over media such as RS-485, cellular networks and Ethernet. Device networking products, including device servers (serial-to-ethernet), industrial ethernet switches, etc.

Industrial Device Networking - MOXA

Products Include

Industrial Ethernet, RS-485 I/O, Industrial Wireless, Industrial Wireless LAN, Serial / USB Connectivity, Serial Device Servers, Embedded Networking, Industrial Computing, Embedded Computers, Wireless Embedded Computers, Fieldbus Products.

AWK-5232 Series Moxa

AWK-5232 Series - Industrial IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n dual-radio wireless AP/bridge/client

The AWK-5232 industrial a/b/g/n wireless AP/bridge/client is an ideal wireless solution for hard-to-wire situations and all mobile equipment that is connected over a TCP/IP network. It provides a faster connection and wider range than 802.11g models, with the connection noticeably stronger at a distance.

With two independent RF modules, the AWK-5232 allows two independent wireless connections over different frequencies, and supports a great variety of wireless configurations and applications.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Rohde and Schwarz - Communications and RF Testing

Test and Measurement, Broadcasting, IT-Security and Radiocommunication.

Rohde and Schwarz - Communications and RF Testing

"Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation as well as mission-critical radiocommunications. Established more than 70 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries."

R&S FSQ Signal Analyzer

FSQ Signal Analyzer

"It offers very low phase noise, unsurpassed low residual EVM, a wide dynamic range and above-average accuracy, making it the ideal high-end measuring instrument for development applications, where tolerances and limit values must often be lower than defined in a standard."

Dr. Lothar Rohde and Dr. Hermann Schwarz set up shop under the name "Physikalisch-technisches Entwicklungslabor Dr. L. Rohde und Dr. H. Schwarz" (PTE)......... 75 Years Rohde & Schwarz

Saturday, October 17, 2015

FireFly WSN Platform

The main Firefly board uses an Atmel ATmega1281 8-bit micro-controller with 8KB of RAM and 128KB of ROM along with Chipcon’s CC2420 IEEE 802.15.4 standard-compliant radio transceiver for communication. The maximum packet size supported by 802.15.4 is 128 bytes and the maximum raw data rate is 250Kbps.

FireFly WSN Platform

FireFly Power Monitoring and Control Board  - In this project, we design and implement a remote switch control and power measurement system by using CMU Firefly wireless sensor board. The basic function for the system is that one central node can remotely switch on or off electronic devices and get the information, e.g. power, back from the switches. The basic design includes three parts: switch module, power measurement module and CMU Firefly board.

FireFly Power Monitoring and Control Board

The demonstration shows that central node can wirelessly control the four lamps individually and the accurate power from each of the node is transmitted back instantaneously. The functions such as power-save and autoswitch pattern are also implemented. The power measurement ranges from 10W to 1000W, which is suitable for most industrial electrical system.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fagor Electrónica - EMS and Semiconductors

Fagor Electrónica is a European company that develops and manufactures electronic components. Its main plant is located in Mondragón (Guipúzcoa).

Fagor Electrónica - EMS and Semiconductors

They manufacture Discrete semiconductors like Power diodes and thyristors. They also design remote data management systems and radio communications solutions. They also have Systems for digital and analogue TV.

Fagor Electrónica - EMS and Semiconductors

Fagor Electrónica was exhibiting at the Electronix 2016 in Athens where the whole range of products for TV installations were shown.

EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Services) Division
A lean, flexible company, excellent in terms of quality and service, with a focus to innovation.

Fagor Electrónica, S.Coop.
San Andrés, s/n E-20500 Mondragón, Spain

Monday, October 05, 2015

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.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau - WTB

Wireless communications services include cellular telephone, paging, personal communications services, and other commercial and private radio services. The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) handles all FCC domestic wireless telecommunications programs and policies with some exceptions.

Wireless Telecommunications FCC

Cellular and PCS phones, pagers and two-way radios, radio spectrum.

Federal Communications Commission - FCC

"The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. (United States). "

Geographic Information Systems - FCC

Geographic Information Systems - FCC

"With these data sets, you will be able to determine the locations and limited technical details of existing towers the FCC collects data on (i.e. Cellular, Paging, Microwave, AM, FM, etc...). This information can be extremely helpful in conducting analysis such as; current service deployment, need/feasibility determinations of new services, co-location of antenna structures, inventorying of structures, network planning, etc..."

Monday, August 10, 2015

dBi Corporation - Testing Laboratory

A2LA-accredited EMC/EMI/ESD testing laboratory based in Lexington, Kentucky. They have done the FCC-/ CE-Marking-approval EMC/ EMI/ ESD tests for over 308 products developed by clients; bringing over 97% of them into compliance with both domestic and international laws and standards.

dBi Corporation - Testing Laboratory

The President, John R. Barnes, is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the state of Kentucky, a NARTE-Certified Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer (NCE)....

dBi Corporation - Testing Laboratory

Some Types of Testing Services they offer
  • Radiated and Conducted Emissions tests.
  • Magnetic Field Immunity tests.
  • Voltage Dip/ Voltage Interruption Immunity tests.
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) tests.
  • Electrical Fast Transient/Burst (EFTB) tests.
My Test Engineering Years - John R. Barnes

He has written three books: Electronic System Design: Interference and Noise Control Techniques, which was published in English in 1987 and in Russian in 1990..

dBi Corporation
216 Hillsboro Ave, Lexington, KY 40511-2105, USA.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Libelium Comunicaciones - Wireless Solutions

Designs and manufactures hardware for the implementation of wireless sensor networks, mesh networks and communication protocols for all sorts of distributed wireless networks.

Libelium Comunicaciones - Wireless Solutions

Meshlium is the world's only multiprotocol mesh router to combine Wifi, ZigBee, GPRS, Bluetooth and GPS technologies

Meshlium modular and configurable Router - Libelium

Meshlium receives sensor data from Waspmote Plug & Sense! and forwards it directly to the Internet via Ethernet, Wi-Fi or 3G/GPRS protocols depending on the connectivity options available in the area.

Meshlium modular and configurable Router - Libelium

Meshlium is a Linux router which works as the Gateway of the Waspmote Sensor Networks. It can contain 6 different radio interfaces: WiFi 2.4GHz, WiFi 5GHz, 3G/GPRS, Bluetooth, XBee and LoRa. As well as this Meshlium can also integrate a GPS module for mobile and vehicular applications and be solar and battery powered. These features along with an aluminium IP65 enclosure allows Meshlium to be placed anywhere outdoor.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

LSI - Silicon Systems and Software

LSI Corporation is an electronics company based in Milpitas, California that designs ASICs, host bus adapters, RAID adapters, storage systems, and computer networking products.

(This post is outdated LSI now part of Avago and Nytro is with Seagate - noted in post bottom)

LSI - Silicon Systems and Software

Custom and standard product ICs, adapters, systems and software. LSI - Storage; LSI - Networking

Nytro Application Acceleration Card

The card is designed to deliver intelligent application acceleration and enterprise level data protection while offering cost savings over SSD-only arrays or over-provisioned direct attached HDD environments.

Nytro Application Acceleration Card

The Nytro MegaRAID NMR 8100-4i combines on-board flash technology with LSI market segment leading RAID-on-Chip (ROC) technology to accelerate key business applications, using intelligent caching algorithms to help identify application “hot spots” and promote them to fast on-board NAND flash.

May 6, 2014 - Avago Technologies Limited and LSI Corporation today announced Avago has completed its acquisition of LSI Corporation...

May 29, 2014-- Seagate Technology plc  a world leader in storage solutions, and Avago Technologies Limited announced that they have entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement under which Seagate will acquire the assets of LSI’s Accelerated Solutions Division (“ASD”) and Flash Components Division (“FCD”) from Avago.

LSI Corporate Headquarters
1320 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131, USA

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

RadiSys - IP-based Communication Networks

Major provider of Advanced Telecommunications hardware and software solutions for next generation IP-based wireless, wireline networks.

RadiSys - IP-based Communication Networks

Products Include - AdvancedTCA Compute Processing Modules, Application Software, Convedia Media Servers and Microware OS-9 is a full-featured operating system framework.

Promentum ATCA-4550 and ATCA-4555

Promentum ATCA-4550 and ATCA-4555

The ATCA-4550 series are the 8th generation single board computers from RadiSys. They are high performance, single slot AdvancedTCA computer modules based on the single socket L5638 or E5645 Intel Xeon processor. 10-Gigabit Compute Processing Module

Radisys Corporation
5435 NE Dawson Creek Dr. Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Micron - Semiconductor Solutions - Memory

Micron's DRAM and Flash components are used in today's most advanced computing, networking, and communications products...

Micron - Semiconductor Solutions - Memory

Product Line Include - DRAM Modules, NAND Flash, Managed NAND, RealSSD and Phase Change Memory among many others.

UBM TechInsights Takes a Closer Look at the RealSSD C300

UBM TechInsights Takes a Closer Look at the RealSSD C300

"Inside the RealSSD C300 The controller is a Marvel 88SS9174, which is a relatively new chip. It provides the RealSSD C300 with next generation SATA-3 connectivity at 6Gb/s to accommodate for its extremely fast read speeds that overwhelm SATA-2 (3 Gb/s). This controller has two ARM9 processor cores that operate in parallel to balance the load on the drive, with one core handling host requests and the other handling requests to read and write to the NAND flash devices. The controller uses the Micron DDR3 SDRAM for caching data to more quickly and efficiently manage traffic."

Micron Technology, Inc.
8000 S. Federal Way, P.O. Box 6. Boise, ID 83707-0006 USA

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Resource Center

Brochures, Case Studies, Data Sheets, Network Diagrams, Technical Articles, Technical Materials, Webcasts and White Papers related to Communications.

Alcatel-Lucent Resource Center

Formed from the merger of Alcatel and Lucent Technologies.........., At the core of this innovation is Alcatel-Lucent's research, which includes the world-renowned Bell Labs and Research & Innovation groups ......now part of Nokia

Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation and R&D houses in the communications industry. Bell Labs was awarded 7 Nobel Prizes and holds over 29,000 patents

LightRadio Antenna Module

LightRadio Antenna Module

"Tod Sizer, Head of Wireless Research for Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, talks about developing the lightRadio antenna module. lightRadio represents a new architecture where the base station, typically located at the base of each cell site tower, is broken into its components elements and then distributed into both the antenna and throughout a cloud-like network...."

Thursday, May 14, 2015

GSM World - Online face of GSM Association

GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications: originally from Groupe Spécial Mobile) is the most popular standard for mobile telephone systems in the world.

GSM World - Online face of GSM Association - "The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry"

GSM Technology for Mobile Communications

The GSM Association, its promoting industry trade organization of mobile phone carriers and manufacturers, estimates that 80% of the global mobile market uses the standard. GSM is used by over 3 billion people across more than 212 countries and territories. - GSM Wiki

GSM Technology for Mobile Communications

EDGE - GSM Evolution (EDGE) technology provides up to three times the data capacity of GPRS
HSPA - The set of technologies that defines the migration path for 3G/WCDMA operators worldwide
GSM - An open, digital cellular technology used for transmitting mobile voice and data services
GPRS - A very widely deployed wireless data service, available now with most GSM networks

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Exar Corporation - Communications Semiconductors

Exar Corporation based in Fremont, CA. designs, develops and markets high-performance, analog and mixed-signal silicon solutions for a variety of markets including networking, communications, and storage.

Exar Corporation - Specialized Semiconductors

Other Areas are
  • Power solutions, power and system architecture, LED-Lighting.
  • Networking, UART and serial protocol transceiver solutions, Storage. 
Exar - Communications Semiconductors

Semiconductors and application software - circuit and packet services over PDH, SDH and OTN transport networks.

T/E/J, SDH/SONET and OTN product portfolio. Carrier Ethernet and OTN System-on-Chip solutions include carrier proven DeviceManager and ServiceManager applications software products.

 Exar Storage Solutions

Exar Storage Solutions

Exar’s data security and reduction ASP and Card products are the most efficient solutions to provide data security and storage capacity optimization for SOHO, SMB, and Enterprise NAS appliances.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

RF Cafe - Microwave & Wireless Engineering

Resources for Radio, Radar, RF, Microwave, & Wireless Engineering. Collection of links to various application notes for different RF Vendors. Links to RF equations, technical data sheets, math notes and much more.

RF Cafe - Microwave & Wireless Engineering

Some important areas
  • RF Engineering Calculators
  • Electrical / Electronics Conversions, Formulas & References
  • Design Data Resources
E-flite Mini Pulse XT - Brushless ESC Waveform - RFCafe

E-flite Mini Pulse XT - Brushless ESC Waveform

This waveform shows the square waves that drives one of the three phases at a relatively low throttle setting (coming from the brushless speed controller). The peak amplitude is constant for all speeds.

"Much more than just a self-serving video of my new R/C airplane flight agility, this model represents a plethora of modern electronics. Although the radio control system in this plane is a standard narrow band FM variety on 72.170 MHz (as opposed to my 2.4 GHz, spread spectrum system), the motor is a state-of-the-art 3-phase brushless model (E-flite 450)with a sensorless electronic speed control (E-flite EFLA331, 20 A)."

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Ember - Wireless Semiconductor Solutions

Ember's ZigBee wireless networking systems - chips, software and tools - enable Energy Technologies - enertech - help consumers, businesses and utilities to better manage energy resources, save cost and preserve the environment.

Ember - Wireless Semiconductor Solutions

Ember offers the industry's most advanced, complete and integrated ZigBee system - including chips, software and tools.

EM35x System-on-Chip - Ember

EM35x System-on-Chip (SoC)

The EM351 and EM357 SoCs are tightly integrated with EmberZNet PRO, a ZigBee compliant mesh networking software which is the most deployed ZigBee platform in the market..

(This post has been corrected 2012,  Ember appears to be part of Silicon Labs.)

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Wireless Gigabit Alliance - WiGig 60 GHz

Interconnects Devices and Computers on WiGig technology for High Speed Media Rich DataCommunications. Multi-gigabit wireless communications using the unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum.

The WiGig specification allows devices to communicate without wires at multi-gigabit speeds. It enables high performance wireless data, display and audio applications that supplement the capabilities of previous wireless LAN devices. WiGig tri-band enabled devices, which operate in the 2.4, 5 and 60 GHz bands, deliver data transfer rates up to 7 Gbit/s, about as fast as an 8-band 802.11ac transmission, and more than 11 times faster than the highest 802.11n rate, while maintaining compatibility with existing Wi-Fi devices.

Wireless Gigabit Alliance - WiGig 60 GHz

The 60 GHz signal cannot typically penetrate walls but can propagate off reflections from walls, ceilings, floors and objects using beamforming built into the WiGig system. When roaming away from the main room the protocol can switch to make use of the other lower bands at a much lower rate, both of which can propagate through wall

"The Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig Alliance) today announced a cooperation agreement for multi-gigabit wireless networking" - Wi-Fi & WiGig cooperate

WiGig Certified Multi-gigabit, low latency connectivity. Coming in 2016.

WiGig Certified Multi-gigabit, low latency connectivity.

WiGig version 1.0 specification Includes data transmission rates up to 7 Gbps. Backward compatible with the IEEE 802.11 standard.

The WiGig specification will allow devices to communicate without wires at multi-gigabit speeds. It enables high performance wireless data, display and audio applications that supplement the capabilities of today's wireless LAN devices.

WiGig gets spec and Alliance endorsement

"WiGig offers connections of up to 7Gb/sec, but operating at the top end of the dial, 60GHz, makes for very short range. WiGig will carry over about 10 meters in ideal conditions,….."

Sunday, March 08, 2015

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

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Marvell Technology Group - Semiconductors ASSP

Fabless semiconductor provider of application-specific standard products, these are used in storage, communications and consumer electronic products.

Marvell Technology Group - Semiconductor Design

Products include system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices using its IP base of analog, mixed-signal, digital signal processing and also embedded RISC-ARM solutions. They have chips for Ethernet, Cellular-Mobil, Tablets and Portable Electronic Devices.

"Marvell's Sheeva CPU technology is embedded in system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions that go into many of the most widely used smartphones, set-top boxes, disk drives, routers and switches..compliant with the ARM instruction set"

ARMADA family of application processors

Marvell's CPUs deliver higher performance and lower power dissipation while providing full software compatibility to all ARM-based applications. ARAMADA is suitable for many applications such as netbooks, smartphones, and intelligent connected displays.

Plugcomputer

What is a Plugcomputer ?

A plug computer is a tiny, low power server, intended to provide network-based services within the home. It is an always-on system, and can serve data and applications to computing devices within the home. It can also be a bridge between home computing devices and Internet-based services.

The GUI Plug SD card allows SheevaPlug to boot into Debian Squeeze with Gnome Desktop installed and ready to connect your mimo monitor, 4Gb and 8Gb SD cards with GUI Plug preinstalled are available. Connection to the home network is via Gigabit Ethernet, and offers desktop class performance. - From

Marvell Technology Group
5488 Marvell Ln, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Mini PC Series Nettop - ASRock

Thin Clients based computers delivers an affordable basic computing experience and easy access to Internet Services.

Mini PC Series Nettop - ASRock

The Mini Series is based on AMD E2-1800 APU and A68M Chipset. It has Integrated AMD Radeon HD7340M Graphics Support too.

Mini PC Series Nettop - ASRock

Music- Movies -Bitstream - Audio pass through Dolby, TrueHD and DTS HD. Master audio. Internet, Peripherals or Networking - WiFi 802.11n + BT v4.0 support.

ASRock

ASRock has been growing fast and become world third largest motherboard brand with headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA.

ASRock Incorporation
2F., No.37, Sec. 2, Jhongyang S. Rd., Beitou District,Taipei City 112, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Thin Clients and Virtual Desktops - Chip PC Technologies

Optimized for Server-Based Computing, very low power consumption, thin client for enterprises.

Thin Clients and Virtual Desktops - Chip PC Technologies

LXD8941W is an innovative thin client based on Marvell-based strongest CPU and offering Wi Fi support option.

Thin Clients and Virtual Desktops - Chip PC Technologies

The LXD8941W Wi-Fi Enabled thin client provides you with the flexibility and modularity to connect this high-end, powerful thin client to any network infrastructure available in your organization, either LAN or Wi-Fi based.

"Chip PC Technologies is a fast growing thin client and desktop virtualization company with tens of thousands of customers worldwide using its innovative zero, thin and smart clients and management solutions."

Linutop - Low Power Thin Web Client

Linutop is delivered with free standard ready-to-use Linux software: Firefox, Open Office, VLC Media player... and can be easily customized with additional software.

Linutop - Low Power Thin Web Client

Linutop implements the latest computer power saving technologies. With less than 8 watts of power consumption it is one of the most energy efficient on the market.

Linutop - Low Power Thin Web Client

The Linutop system can be locked by a password, so it can't be altered by virus or mishap. Linutop was awarded the TIC21 price for sustainable innovation 2007

Linutop OS is a small and Secured Operating System for PC designed with Linutop Kiosk Software for Web access, Digital Signage, monitoring and much more.

Linutop OS is fully compatible with online applications and all office standard formats and can be used for office work (word processing, media player Internet, monitoring and much more.) Designed with Linutop Kiosk Software for Web access, Digital Signage.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

TriQuint Semiconductor - RF Semiconductors

Manufacturer of advanced high-performance RF solutions with Gallium Arsenide (GaAs), Gallium Nitride (GaN), Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) technologies.

TriQuint Semiconductor - RF Semiconductors

"TriQuint and RFMD announce an agreement to merge and operate under a new name as Qorvo with a goal to deliver the core RF technologies and innovation that enable customers to accelerate their next-generation designs."

TriQuint Semiconductor - RF Semiconductors

"1985 - A group of talented engineers found TriQuint as a spin off of Tektronix to research and develop the use of gallium arsenide (GaAs) for high performance wireless applications."

History of TriQuint -

2008 - Acquire WJ Communications in Silicon Valley, California to strengthen Networks product line in base stations. WJ Communications was founded in 1957 as Watkins-Johnson."

High Gain 35W GaN RF Power Transistors

The TriQuint T1G4003532-FS is a 35 W (P3dB) discrete GaN on SiC HEMT which operates from DC to 3.5 GHz. The device is constructed with TriQuint's proven 0.25 um process, which features advanced field plate techniques to optimize power and efficiency at high drain bias operating conditions.

TriQuint Semiconductor Part of Qorvo
2300 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124, United States.

Qorvo is an American semiconductor company that designs, manufactures, and supplies radio-frequency systems and solutions for applications that drive wireless and broadband communications, as well as foundry services.

Monday, January 19, 2015

ARM926 Stand-alone Computer – KwikByte

This ARM926-based stand-alone computer is an excellent choice for thin-client, low-cost, low-power consumption computing.

ARM926 Stand-alone Computer - KwikByte

The small footprint and low power requirements (supports Power-over-Ethernet, PoE) make the KBAT9261 ideally suited for facility applications and remote computing."

ARM926 Stand-alone Computer - KwikByte


Partial Tech Specs
  • Atmel AT91SAM9261 processor
  • 200+ MHz, ARM926EJ-S with Java acceleration and DSP instruction extensions
  • Independent 16KB instruction and 16KB data caches
  • 128 MB SDRAM
  • 8 MB boot/kernel Flash
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • 2 x USB 2.0 full speed host ports
  • VGA display port
  • 2 x PS/2 for keyboard and mouse
  • Audio (headphone out, mic in, line out)
  • On-chip Real-time clock (RTC) with battery back-up
From - KwikByte

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ACS - RF and Microwave EDA Tools

ACS delivers high performance state-of-the-art RF and microwave circuit design and simulation software for the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) marketplace.

ACS - RF and Microwave EDA Tools

"A wide range of applications are supported, from analog sub-circuit design to RF circuit design for complex wireless communications systems. ACS offers circuit design, synthesis, simulation and optimization programs for the advanced engineering professional and first time CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) user alike."

LINC2's Smith Chart view of the prototype amplifier simulation results.

ACS - RF and Microwave EDA Tools

The program LINC2 (LINear Circuit Analysis version 2), is a circuit simulation program written for the Microsoft Windows (TM) graphical operating environment. The program uses a nodal circuit file description that is very similar to several of the most popular RF/Microwave simulator programs currently used in the industry today.

Applied Computational Sciences -  ACS
Computer Aided Engineering Solutions for RF & microwave circuit design
061 Dragt Place, Escondido, CA 92029, USA.

Monday, January 05, 2015

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