Peregrine Semiconductor – RF CMOS

A fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits, or RFICs. Thier innovation called UltraCMOS makes the integration of multiple RF, mixed-signal, and digital functions on a single chip.

Peregrine Semiconductor – RF CMOS
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They provide solutions for WCDMA and GSM digital cellular, broadband, DTV, DVR, and radiation hard space and defense programs.

Peregrine Semiconductor

The products are used in applications like …

“From GSM cellular handsets, CDMA digital cellular and RIM devices, to CATV/DTV/DVR and other high-growth wireless broadband applications ..”

Peregrine’s PE97022 is a high-performance integer-N PLL capable of frequency synthesis up to 3.5 GHz. Features a 10/11 dual modulus prescaler, counters and a phase comparator.

TX/RX Signal Chain

TX RX Signal Chain - Peregrine Semiconductor

“The TX/RX portion of the RF signal chain lies between the tuning/switching portion and any sort of power conversion components. This portion of the signal chain has potential for size reduction and increased efficiency….”

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation
9380 Carroll Park Drive San Diego, CA, 92121 USA

OnARM – ARM Developer Resource

“The ARM Cortex-M3 microprocessor is rapidly setting the standard for advanced microcontroller applications, a fact illustrated by a growing number of leading MCU vendors each providing a differentiated product, but based upon the same standard ARM architecture….”

OnARM – ARM Developer Resource

  • IDE, project manager
  • Evaluation Boards and Single-Board Computers
  • Device Programmers

Aug 2013 Update –

CMSIS – Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard

The ARM Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS) is a vendor-independent hardware abstraction layer for the Cortex-M processor series.

CMSIS - Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard

The MDK-ARM is a complete software development environment for Cortex-M, Cortex-R4, ARM7 and ARM9 processor-based devices. MDK-ARM is specifically designed for microcontroller applications, it is easy to learn and use, yet powerful enough for the most demanding embedded applications.

Accellera – Unification of EDA Standards

“Accellera was formed in 2000 through the unification of Open Verilog International and VHDL International to focus on identifying new standards, development of standards and formats, and to foster the adoption of new methodologies.”

Accellera – Unification of EDA Standards

  • Accellera and The SPIRIT Consortium Announce Merge
  • Tutorial on the Design and Verification of Low Power SoCs

Design and Verification Conference & Exhibition

An independent organization with the mission to provide design and verification standards required by systems, semiconductor, IP and design tool companies to enhance a front-end design automation process.

The Next IC Design Methodology Transition Is Long Overdue

IC Design Methodology Transition

“From the mid-1970s to the late 1990s, these two factors combined to raise designer productivity from 4-5 gates/day up to 500-1000 gates/day. Figure 1 shows a slow increase in productivity that can be attributed to reuse and incremental tool improvements.”

Electronic Design Automation Consortium

“The Electronic Design Automation Consortium is the international association of companies developing EDA tools and services that enable engineers to create the world’s electronic products…..”

Electronic Design Automation Consortium

“The EDA industry services virtually every major semiconductor and electronics systems company in the world including, computer, communications, consumer electronics, medical and aerospace. The demand for increasingly complex ICs and SOCs is exploding. Our EDA technologies make it possible for the world’s electronic companies to keep up with demand for smaller, faster, more powerful and lower cost electronic products….

Design Automation Conference (DAC)

“The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is recognized as the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, electronic design automation (EDA) and embedded systems and software (ESS). “

Design Automation Conference

DAC 2013 Austin: Celebrating 50 years of Innovation

“7,000 attendees come from all over the world to learn about products and solutions that bring additional value to the industry. This audience represents decision-makers at all levels of the buying process from the leading semiconductor, computer, telecommunication and consumer electronics companies.”