GE Industrial Systems – Design Resources

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Information for electrical engineers when designing or specifying GE equipment.

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Programs available that provide analytical tools, advanced power quality analysis, monitor energy consumption, and manage loads.

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Electronic design services for Industrial, OEM and Consumer clients in the areas of: Analog, RF, Digital, Microcontroller, Firmware, Software, Power Supply and high performance PCB board design.

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Hagtronics – Articles and Schematics by Steve – Construction projects for homebrewers (homebrew electronics that is!).

Colorado Electronic Product Design

Colorado Electronic Product Design CEPD picoUSB

CEPD offers a wide range of consulting services targeted at providing cost effective design options. With expertise in …

  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • Embedded Systems Hardware and Software
  • Telemetry Systems
  • Motor Control Systems
  • Programmable Logic: FPGA / CPLD / EPLD
  • Analog Circuit Design
  • Switching Power Supply Design
  • Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design and Layout

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The picoUSB is a prototyping board for Altera CPLDs. The system is placed in the low-end, low-price segment. With the Quartus II Web Edition design software package, you will be programming your own designs into the device in no time. The picoUSB is ideal for introductory Digital logic courses.

picoUSB Features :

  • picoUSB printed circuit board with 44 PLCC socket
  • External access to each pin of socket/package
  • EPM3032ALC44-10 (32 Macrocells, 600 gates, 34 user I/O); we reserve the right to ship a larger EPLD with the board
  • JTAG output header allows it to be used as an Altera compatible programmer
  • Programming interface for directly connecting the picoUSB to your PC
  • Board dimensions: approximately 3.5 inches x 4 inches
  • Patch field for your own circuitry.

System-on-Chip – SoC – IP

When a product has to be made small, the board real estate is limited or it has to be manufactured in large numbers…. SoC is the Answer. A Microprocessor evolved into a Microcontroller by packing many external chips into one chip. Now uC Card along with the other blocks like A-D, Port Drivers, Networking elements, Display Driver and other peripherals can be packed into one chip.

Some Power Supply and RF blocks cannot be easily added inside as they have a silicon processing more specific to their applications. Laser trimmed Instrumentation Op-Amps, high accuracy resistor arrays, high value capacitors, magnetics and supporting chips are placed outside on the PCB.

The SOC can pack Digital Chips, Memory, A/D, D/A converters, uC, RAM and Custom programmable areas. For more specialized communications, analog and power requirements; Special SoC types can tackle RF and Power management within a chip because of proprietary silicon processing expertise.

System on a chip – Wiki

“A system on a chip or system on chip (SoC or SOC) is an integrated circuit (IC) that integrates all components of a computer or other electronic system into a single chip. It may contain digital, analog, mixed-signal, and often radio-frequency functions-all on a single chip substrate. A typical application is in the area of embedded systems.”
System-on-Chip - SoC - IP

Programmable SoC offers an alternative to custom ASIC as you can make different products from the same chip, yet make products that are portable and low power. The software, pcb, user interface and support components has to be redesigned for every unique product. Many standard IPs are available for Design and Reuse.

Some of the early Philips (nxp) 8031 variations had integrated a lot of outer chips like A/D, D/A display driver etc. This made Programmable Industrial Instruments/Gadgets possible with just a few external components. Now many variations are available from chip manufacturers, with more speed, memory and peripherals inside. Futuristic gadgets may be intelligent, interactive, networked and portable. The SoC chip makes it all possible, by integrating all product functions within it except the user interface.

SoC with a Color LCD driver, Wi-Fi, USB, RAM and Flash capabilities….at last you have a Computer in a Chip. Better still Web-Chip.

Stratix IV FPGAs: Think AND, not OR

With 40 nm Stratix IV FPGAs you can reach new levels of system-on-a-chip (SoC) integration. Building on the advanced, proven Stratix III architecture, Stratix IV FPGAs deliver a high-density, feature-rich and high-performance core fabric. Combined with flexible I/Os, high-bandwidth transceivers, and memory interfaces,

Atmel AT91RM9200 is ARM920T-based

It has 16K-byte instruction and 16K-byte data cache memories, 16K bytes SRAM, 128K bytes ROM, External Bus Interface incl. SDRAM, Burst Flash and Static Memory Controllers, USB Device and Host Interfaces, Ethernet 10/100 BaseT MAC, Power Management Controller and much more…

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