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Tuesday, October 06, 2020

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

Mini Circuits - RF and Microwave Components

Design, manufacturing, and distribution of RF, IF, and microwave components covering the DC to 20GHz band. A leader in RF signal processing products.

Mini Circuits - RF and Microwave Components  - https://www.minicircuits.com/

Used in commercial, industrial, space, and military, including: WiMax, CATV, Cellular Wireless, RFID, Medical Equipment, Test Equipment, Receivers, Transmitters and Satellite applications.

Mini-Circuits SSG-6400HS Signal Generator

Mini-Circuits SSG-6400HS Signal Generator

The newest model in Mini-Circuit’s SSG signal generator family reaches a whole new level of testing and design potential. The SSG-6400HS can produce signals with frequencies as low as 250 kHz and as high as 6400 MHz with a frequency resolution finer than 0.01 Hz. It also offers AM, PM, FM, and pulse modulation capabilities.

Housed in a compact and rugged metal housing that measures 11” x 8.5” x 2.15”, the generator comes with a power adapter and both a USB and an RJ45 network cable, either of which can be used to control the unit. Simply install the user-friendly GUI software from the included CD and you can immediately begin using the generator.

Mini-Circuits
13 Neptune Ave Brooklyn, NY 11235, USA.

PMC-Sierra - Broadband - Storage

"PMC-Sierra is a global provider of broadband communications and storage ICs for access, metro, wireless infrastructure, enterprise and customer premises equipment."

WiMAX RF ICs, Wireless Infrastructure and Enterprise Storage Solutions.Optical Networking Products.

PMC-Sierra - Broadband - Storage

WP3 or WinPath3 - Third generation family of communication processors provided with carrier-class IP protocol and interworking software.Extensive set of interfaces support IP up to 10 GbE and TDM/SDH up to OC 48 unchannelized or OC 24 channelized.

WP3 or WinPath3
 

WinPath3 Third Generation Access Network Processor

WDS3 are offered standalone and in standard ATCA form factors, so they can be used with any ATCA chassis. These boards are available with various I/O options and adapter cards to provide equivalent configurations for a range of applications.

PMC-Sierra, Inc.
1380 Bordeaux DriveSunnyvale, CA 94089, USA

Monday, September 07, 2020

Low Power Green Consumer Computers - Aleutia

Affordable low power desktops and servers. They offer a variety of energy efficient PCs including thin clients, nettops, workstations, embedded PCs, set top boxes, as well as servers, low power displays, and solar panels.

Low Power Affordable Computers - Aleutia - https://www.aleutia.com/

Though the T1 includes an external AC adapter, its built-in PSU can run on any voltage from 10 to 19V allowing it run directly from a 12V battery without a regulator. Contact us for details on the complete solar kit.

Low Power Affordable Computers - Aleutia

T1 Fanless Eco PC

The affordable T1 computer can fit in your hands, offers great performance, is completely silent, and uses so little power you can run it on solar. Dual Core, 4GB RAM, No Moving Parts and Fanless. 12 Watts.

"The Aleutia T1 provides just the right amount of performance without overshooting customer needs. It has a Dual Core 1.9GHz CPU, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM and powerful integrated graphics that allow you to watch Full HD video content, as well as a high speed SSD (30-240GB)."

Aleutia Computers Ltd,
1st Floor London Heliport, Lombard Road,London SW11 3RE, UK.

fit-PC - Power Efficient Nettop

CompuLab is introducing fit-PC4 – a miniature fanless PC based on AMD’s next generation G-Series “Jaguar” SoC. Powered by the 2 GHz quad-core AMD GX-420CA, fit-PC4 scores over 5000 in Geekbench 2 – over 3 times the score of fit-PC3.

fit-PC - Power Efficient Nettop

fit-PC4 provides ideal networking in any scenario with dual Gbit Ethernet based on Intel i211 Ethernet controllers, 802.11ac WiFi and on-board uSIM for cellular data communication.The integrated AMD Radeon HD 8400E coupled with dual HDMI with CEC support and S/PDIF 7.1 audio provides excellent multimedia experience in both Linux and Windows.

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society

"The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society - MTT-S is a transnational society with more than 9,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide. Our society promotes the advancement of microwave theory and its applications, including RF, microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz technologies."  - https://mtt.org/

"The activities sponsored by the MTT-S include a broad spectrum of conferences, workshops, tutorials, technical committees, chapter meetings, publications and professional education programs."

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society

IEEE - The IEEE, a non-profit organization, is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology.

The MTT-S’ field of interest is "microwave theory, techniques and applications" of RF, microwave, guided wave, and wireless technologies, as they relate to components, devices, circuits, transmission lines, and systems involving the generation, modulation, demodulation, control, transmission, detection and effects of electromagnetic signals. It shall include scientific, technical, and industrial activities.

National Electronics Museum - https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/

From telegraph and radio to radar and satellites, the National Electronics Museum offers visitors access to the electronic marvels that have helped to shape our country and our world.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Fixed WiMAX SoC and RF Module - Fujitsu

"This SoC is designed to support frequencies ranging from 2 to11GHz in both licensed and unlicensed bands. Fujitsu's WiMAX SoC is fully compliant with the IEEE 802.16-2004 WiMAX standard...." - https://www.fujitsu.com/

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......

 Fujitsu MB86K71 RF Module

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.

Wireless USB - Wireless Extension to USB

Wireless USB is the first high-speed wireless personal interconnect technology to meet the needs of multimedia consumer electronics, PC peripherals, and mobile devices.

Wireless USB - Wireless Extension to USB

Wireless USB performance is targeted at 480Mbps at 3 meters and 110Mbps at 10 meters..

Wireless USB - Wireless Extension to USB

Wireless USB will support robust high-speed wireless connectivity by utilizing the common WiMedia MB-OFDM Ultra-wideband (UWB) radio platform as developed by the WiMedia Alliance.

Lantronix - Wireless Device Networking

Lantronix network enablement solutions connect almost any peripheral electronic device to a network or the Internet, enabling it to be remotely accessed, monitored and controlled. Have a look at the Networking Technology Tutorials. - https://www.lantronix.com/

Lantronix - Wireless Device Networking

xPico - Embedded Wireless Device Server Kit

xPico - Embedded Wireless Device Server

"Lantronix xPico Wi-Fi, one of the world’s smallest and most flexible Wi-Fi device servers. xPico Wi-Fi is a pin and form factor compatible state-of-the-art member of the xPico family, providing low power, Soft AP and simultaneous client mode, full IP and WLAN stacks. The xPico Wi-Fi is a complete device server suitable for mobile M2M applications..."

Monday, July 06, 2020

Honeywell Mobile Wireless Productivity

"Handheld access to process data allows users in the field to view the latest plant information while on the move, significantly enhancing operational performance" -

Honeywell Mobile Wireless Productivity - https://www.honeywellprocess.com/

Mobile Productivity - Mobile Station

Mobile Productivity - Mobile Station

"Using a wireless Station tablet or other handheld device, Mobile Station solutions simplify security and minimize performance impact on the control system."

"Mobile Access for Station provides read-only and  write access to Experion graphics with dynamic data.  This is accomplished via a Terminal Client connection  to a Remote Engineering and Station Server (RESS)  loaded with Station and Terminal Services. Using the  Terminal client installed on the Tablet PC..."

Bluetooth Technology - Uniting the Devices

"uniting warring factions in parts of what is now Norway, Sweden, and Denmark - just as Bluetooth technology is designed to allow collaboration between differing industries such as the computing, mobile phone, and automotive markets....." -  https://www.bluetooth.com/

Bluetooth Technology - Uniting the Devices

"The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is formed with five companies." 1998 AD

On your phone - With Bluetooth technology your phone can do more than you realize.

"Bluetooth technology also uses radio waves. The biggest difference between Bluetooth technology and devices like FM radios and TV is distance. Radios and TV are meant to broadcast to many people over miles or kilometers. Bluetooth technology sends information within your own personal space, which is called your..."

Hicare home doctor

Hicare home doctor(HX-461) is a home use medical equipment or home health care gateway...

Hicare home doctor

" This eHealth manager allows to build health care networks where medical information in the home environment is automatically collected from Bluetooth -enabled medical sensors applying with IEEE 11073-20601 protocol, and transmitted via Internet to eHealth servers..."

Multi-Tech Embedded Communications Solutions

A leading developer and manufacturer of M2M or machine-to-machine communications products. Device Networking Systems and Modules. -  https://www.multitech.com/

Multi-Tech Embedded Communications Solutions

Manufacturer of award-winning Unified Communications and device networking products.

A versatile suite of hardware and software products to make your Internet of Things IoT system development easy and powerful.

MultiConnect Dragonfly for M2M and IoT

MultiConnect Dragonfly cellular SoM

These are complete, ready-to-integrate processing and communications devices that offer developers the functionality of a SoM with the convenience of an onboard cellular radio all in one compact design.

Dragonfly also comes with an ARM mbed compatible software library for even faster development as well as future support for MultiTech’s hosted application store and device management systems.

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.
2205 Woodale Drive Mounds View, MN 55112 United States.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Wireless Networking Resources

"Wireless Connectivity is very important for portable electronic devices. The technology has developed so well that small batteries, small flash storage and low power wireless is practical today. This makes Tablets and Wearable computer even closer to becoming the way computing will be done in the future.

The only bottleneck is that the mobile broadband still cannot manage that kind of data load at an affordable price. Something like the WiMax or Bell Labs' lightRadio Cube should take off and remove this Road Block.

We are now waiting for that Historic Invention that makes fiber-broadband and mobile-broadband converge to make the Digitally Connected World a Reality". - Aug 2014

delabs Notes


Wireless Networking Resources

Wireless LAN Association - Non-profit consortium of wireless networking vendors established to educate the market place about wireless networking products, trends and applications..

IEEE WCET - Wireless Communications - "The IEEE WCET certification shows that the individual has demonstrated mastery of the internationally recognized body of wireless communication knowledge..."

More of My notes

Set up your own Wi-fi Hotspots or WiMAX regions to enable broadband. One thing i strongly feel, my technical opinion only. A Gut feel that says that the Mobile type technologies like 3G or beyond are not built the way that a TCP-IP Network like Wi-Fi is. .....below

Nothing less than a Wi-Fi like Experience with same connectivity and costs, will work long term, to user satisfaction. Many Many Users, Many Many Videos, Games, Downloads, Updates,  .. Think again.

WiMAX with Those small Cubes that Bell labs made may be just what we want - Alcatel-Lucent - lightRadio.

Monday, June 08, 2020

Ultra-Mobile PC - UMPC

The term Ultra-Mobile PC (abbreviated UMPC), or Project Origami, is a specification for a small form factor tablet PC. Project Origami Ultra-Mobile PCs have a 20 cm (8-inch) or smaller touch sensitive screen at a minimum resolution of 800 × 480.

Ultra-Mobile PC - UMPC

UMPCs have enough processing power to support audio, video, and gaming, in addition to having rich support for browsing the internet as well as for other communication and networking applications.
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Ultra-Mobile PC - UMPC

UMPCPortal - The Ultra Mobile Computing reference site

UMPCPortal started as Carrypad.com a blog started in Feb 2006, itself the result of a personal quest to find a device that would complement a ‘three device strategy’ – The mobile phone, a desktop PC and the missing component – a ‘Carrypad’.

Friday, June 05, 2020

Sencore - Video Broadcast and Test Systems

Design and Development of high-quality signal transmission products and test systems for the needs of firms in the broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industry.

Sencore - Video Broadcast and Test Systems

Sencore provides cable and satellite operators, broadcasters, telcos, engineers and installers with innovative operational, signal monitoring and analysis, and video/audio distribution equipment.

Test and measurement equipment for Video and Audio technologies. Audio and video test and calibration equipment. Video delivery products, system monitoring and analysis solutions.

IP Distribution Monitoring Probe

IP Distribution Monitoring Probe

The VB12 is the most portable broadcast monitoring and measurement platform available. Featuring both optical and electrical GigE Ethernet inputs, separate management port and both ASI input and output, the VB12 has the widest range of built in interfaces in the industry.

Sencore
3200 W. Sencore Drive, Sioux Falls, SD 57107, USA.

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Digi - Wireless Device Networking

Device networking for business, develops reliable products and technologies to connect and securely manage local or remote electronic devices over the network or via the web.

"Digi provides the essential layer of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications — the remote monitoring and management that critical applications depend on."

Digi - Wireless Device Networking

External and embedded Wi-Fi products make it easy to add embedded 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN networking to any electronic device, or to connect serial devices over a Wi-Fi network.

The XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit includes all of the hardware and software tools needed to build a cloud-connected Wi-Fi prototype in under an hour. The Internet of Things has never been so simple!

XBee Wi-Fi OEM Module

XBee Wi-Fi -  OEM Module - with Fully Integrated Support for Digi Device Cloud.

The XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit, which fully integrates into Device Cloud, is a simple way for anyone with an interest in M2M and the Internet of Things to quickly build a hardware prototype and integrate it into an internet-based application.

Digi International Inc.
11001 Bren Road East, Minnetonka, MN 55343, USA.

delabs Notes

Digi is one of the Pioneers of Device Networking or M2M as it may be called now. Some call the Systems applying these technologies as "Internet of Things - IoT" today (Home and Office Automation).

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Open source Wireless sensor platform - Waspmote

Waspmote may have two radios at the same time connected when using the Expansion Radio Board allowing the creation of bridges among different networks such as ZigBee and Wifi, Wifi and 3G/GPRS, RFID and Bluetooth, etc.

Open source Wireless sensor platform - Waspmote

"The idea behind the Raspberry Pi to Arduino shields connection bridge is to allow to use any of the shields, boards and modules designed for Arduino in Raspberry Pi. It includes also the possibility of connecting digital and analog sensors, using the same pinout of Arduino but with the power and capabilities of Raspberry."


Raspberry Pi to Arduino shields connection bridge

Cooking Hacks - Tasty Electronics for the Arduino and Raspberry Pi Community.

The have a wide range of electronic products and kits including Arduino, ZigBee, GPRS, Sensors, Servos, Leds, LCDs etc.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Real-time 4x4 MIMO-OFDM Testbed

Peter Jan Lüthi from  Switzerland has to his credit this Ph.D. Thesis - VLSI Circuits for MIMO Preprocessing.This is related to design, implementation and demonstration of suitable algorithms for MIMO wireless communication.

Real-time 4x4 MIMO-OFDM Testbed

"The latest mobile applications and the growing number of wireless users are increasing the demand for high-throughput wireless access solutions. Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology combined with orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) constitute today's most promising approach to exploit the limited radio frequency resources in a highly efficient way. "

Real-time 4x4 MIMO-OFDM Testbed

Fully operational SQRD-based MIMO preprocessing with two dual-core MMSE-SQRD ASICs in the real-time 4x4 MIMO-OFDM testbed. One MMSE-SQRD ASIC is visible in front, the second ASIC is located underneath the two RF boards.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Modbus Communication Protocol Suite

Group of individuals and firms supporting and helping the implementation of Modbus communication protocol suite and the evolution to address architectures for distributed automation systems.

Modbus Communication Protocol Suite

Some Activities of the Modbus Organization are ...to Encourage, support and evolve ...
  • Participation in standards activities worldwide.
  • Leading the evolution of the Modbus protocol and its variants.
  • Modbus across a broad spectrum of physical layers and transmission media.
  • Conformance testing program to insure greater interoperability of Modbus devices.


Some Facts -

Modbus Protocol is a messaging structure developed by Modicon (Schneider Electric) in 1979. It is used to establish master-slave/client-server communication between intelligent devices. It is a de facto standard, truly open and the most widely used network protocol in the industrial manufacturing environment.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Anritsu Corporation - Test and Measurement

Information network test & measurement for mobile & internet, RF&Microwave solutions, fibre-optic telecommunications and industrial solutions.

Anritsu Corporation - Test and Measurement

Anritsu Corporation is a Japanese company specializing in the test and measurement equipment market. Products include microwave, radio frequency (RF), and optical signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers.

VectorStar  MS4640B Series Anritsu

The VectorStar family is Anritsu's Premium VNA line, providing the highest overall performance on a modern platform. The MS4640B VectorStar VNA offers the broadest coverage in a single instrument, 70 kHz to 70 GHz. The additional two decades at the low end are even more impressive than the guaranteed 70 GHz coverage on the high end.

VectorStar Family of RF, µW, mmW VNAs MS4640B Series

The Anritsu MS4640B Vector Network Analyzer offers a new level of performance for device modeling engineers struggling to accurately and reliably characterize their devices, for R&D engineers pushing the last fraction of a dB out of their state-of-the-art designs, and for the manufacturing engineer trying to maximize throughput without sacrificing accuracy

1931- Anritsu Electric Corporation was established by the merger of Kyoritsu Electric and Annaka Electric

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Nordic Semiconductor - Wireless Microchip

A semiconductor company specializing in design solutions at the microchip level in the areas of wireless communication and multimedia. Nordic Semiconductor ASA is a world leader in high-speed data converters and short-range radio communication.

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 nRF51 SoC Eval Kit

"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

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Personal Telco Project - Oregon

The Personal Telco Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that users have a central role in how their communications networks are operated.

"We are a volunteer group of Portlanders who believe that 802.11 (wireless networking, or Wi-Fi) technology is both cool and empowering. "

Personal Telco Project - Oregon

"We started, in 2000, by turning our own houses and apartments into wireless hotspots (also referred to as "nodes"), and then set about building these nodes in public locations such as parks and coffee shops. Currently we have over 100 active nodes, and we eventually would like to cover the entire city of Portland, Oregon with even more."

A PTP Node Trailer loaded with the NuCab - Personal Telco Project - Oregon

A "PTP Node Trailer" loaded with the NuCab.

Wireless Connectivity - Texas Instruments

TI Wireless Connectivity devices are helping you connect to the Internet of things.

Wireless Connectivity - Texas Instruments

A gateway is a bridge that connects wireless devices to the Internet. This Linux-based Home Automation Gateway enables remote monitoring and control of ZigBee powered nodes and devices inside the home.

 Residential Smart Home Gateway Reference System for IoT Applications Hardware Block Diagram

 Residential Smart Home Gateway Reference System - TI

ZigBee Home Automation Gateway

Simple API for home automation, incorporating TCP/IP to ZigBee bridge and enabling faster development of applications and easier integration of low power connectivity solutions.

Yokogawa - Test and Measurement

The product range includes digital oscilloscopes, energy/power analyzers, data acquisition systems and Optical Instruments like Optical Spectrum Analyzers and Optical Reflectometer.

Yokogawa - Test and Measurement

Yokogawa also has sources and signal generators to configure a high speed test and measurement system. Portable and Handheld Instruments for field use like DMM, Insulation tester, Lux meter and more.

DLM2000 Series Digital Oscilloscopes Yokogawa

The flexible MSO input lets you measure both, including mixed signal triggers and decoding of parallel or serial bit patterns.

DLM2000 Series Digital Oscilloscopes Yokogawa

Using logic input, up to 11 input signals can be observed simultaneously as 3 ch of analog and 8-bit logic. It is not only possible to use logic input for observation of data and control signals, or as a trigger source, but also for logic