Altera – FPGA CPLD Structured ASIC

Altera is one of the pioneers of Programmable Logic, following notable early leaders Signetics and MMI in introducing PLDs.

Altera – FPGA CPLD Structured ASIC

Altera develops many features that are geared towards system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) capability. Some of the more recent examples include embedded memory, embedded processors, and high-speed transceivers.

MAX 10 FPGAs are built on TSMC’s 55 nm embedded NOR flash technology, enabling instant-on functionality. Integrated features include analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and dual configuration flash allowing you to store and dynamically switch between two images on a single chip.

Altera 10M08 Evaluation kit

Highlights –

Analog blocks-Integrated analog blocks with ADCs and temperature sensor provide lower latency and reduced board space with more flexible sample-sequencing.

DSP blocks-As the first non-volatile FPGA with DSP, MAX 10 FPGAs are ideal for high-performance, high-precision applications using integrated 18×18 multipliers.

Altera 10M08 Evaluation kit provides easy access to the FPGA’s I/O and ADC block and interfaces to potentiometer, LEDs, push-buttons, switches and several different connectors for expansion.

Altera Corporation
101 Innovation Drive San Jose, CA 95134, USA

Updated May 2015

Renesas Technology – Semiconductors

Development, design, manufacture, sales and servicing of system LSIs, including microcomputers, logic and analog devices, discrete devices and memory products, including flash memory and SRAM.

Renesas Technology – Semiconductors
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Renesas Technology was established April 1, 2003 as a joint venture of Hitachi, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Electric.

YRPBRL78L12 For RL78/L12
The Renesas Promotion Board is pre-programmed to work with the GUI provided on the included DVD to demonstrate the key low power capabilities of the RL78/L12 device family along with it’s direct drive LCD functionality.

YRPBRL78L12 For RL78/L12

The RPBRL78L12 includes RL78/L12 CPU board with custom segment LCD integrated, On Chip Debugger (OCD), Eclipse based e2studio (a Integrated Development Environment), Free of charge GNU compiler and Example embedded code, extensive documentation.

Renesas Electronics Corporation
2801 Scott Boulevard Santa Clara, CA 95050-2554, USA

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

Microsemi's SmartFusion2 Starter KitZarlink and Actel are now part of Microsemi. Actel have designed SoCs and FPGAs based on flash and antifuse technologies.

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

Diodes Inc and Zetex Semiconductor Products

“Zetex is a leading provider of high performance, analog semiconductor products for signal processing and power management. Headquartered near Manchester in the UK…”Diodes Inc and Zetex Semiconductor Products

Update – Zetex is now part of Diodes Inc..

Diodes Inc and Zetex Semiconductor Products

Diodes Incorporated is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic, and analog semiconductor markets.

  • Bipolar transistors
  • General power management
  • Motor control

ZXLD1350 Evaluation Board

ZXLD1350 Evaluation Board

The ZXLD1360 provides a 1A version of the same circuit topology, whereas the ZXLD1362 and ZXLD1366 are 60V options, ideally suited for linear LED arrays (comprising Cree XPE or XPG, for example) for T8 or T5 fluorescent tube retro-fit or system replacement.