NXP Semiconductors brings you a broad portfolio of advanced, trendsetting standard ICs products. they include standard and specialty Logic, I2C Logic, innovative Interface products, Microcontrollers, Analog, and RF.
NXP Semiconductors – Electronic IC Devices
They also have Discrete and Power Semiconductors like MOSFETs, Thyristors, Bipolar transistors and even Diodes.
NXP creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences in mobile phones, personal media players, TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, cars and a wide range of other electronic devices.
Solutions in RF Identification, Power management Chips, Connectivity and for HandHeld Devices.
NXP (for Next eXPerience) Semiconductors is the name for the new semiconductor company founded by Philips.
ADC1x13DW1 Demo board from NXP
“NXP’s ADC demo board is suitable for dynamic performance evaluations from low to high IF configuration. The FPGA eases the evaluation and analysis of the ADC dynamic and enables use of the full JESD204A feature set”
They Design and Create Semiconductor Technologies and manufacture Devices like Programmable FPGAs and SoCs. These are programmable alternatives to to ASICs and ASSPs.
Xilinx – Programmable SoC and FPGA
Developer and fabless manufacturer of a class of reconfigurable hardware chips known as field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). It was founded by Ross Freeman (FPGA inventor), Bernie Vonderschmitt (fabless pioneer), and Jim Barnett in 1984 and was based in Silicon Valley.
Product Line include Programmable FPGA, 3D IC, SoC, CPLD and Configuration Memory solutions. Embedded Processing, DSP and Connectivity Solutions. An extensive catalog of base-level cores is available to address the general needs of all designers.
Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC ZC702 Evaluation Kit
The Evaluation Kit includes all the basic components of hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs including a targeted design, enabling a complete embedded processing platform. The included pre-verified reference designs and industry-standard FPGA Mezzanine Connectors (FMC) allow scaling and customization with daughter cards.
“Never Mix Electrical and Mechanical Connections” (probably from tektronix) this is a rule, more so for power connectors. Strain relief prevents mechanical stress from reaching the connector joints/spring metal. The wire terminations are also cushioned by strain relief.
The PCB and Product Engineering should ensure that the mechanical stress or load is not a job/function/role of the connector. At higher currents a small contact resistance can generate a lot of heat, worsening the contact further, similar to thermal runaway of Power Transistors.
Leading one-source supplier of interconnect solutions. Over 100,000 reliable products, including everything from electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnect solutions to switches and application tooling.
Molex Connectors – Interconnect Solutions
Molex’s Sealed SFP Assemblies have smaller footprint on your pcb. The Sealed SFP – Small Form-factor Pluggable, assembly is an optical and electrical-integrated connection system, environmentally rugged interface. The Industrial SFP receptacle features a panel feed-through design incorporating an internally-mounted SFP cage and related electrical circuitry.
Sealed SFP Assemblies – Molex – formerly named “Industrial SFP Assembly”
Basic Connector Engineering – Overview of connector technology and applications – Molex Tech Library
The Connector:By Molex – A blog where the connector experts connect to communicate. From Molex.
Altium Designer provides electronic designers and engineers with a single, unified application that incorporates all the technologies and capabilities necessary for a complete electronic product development.
Altium Designer – Comprehensive Design Environment
Altium Designer integrates board- and FPGA-level system design, embedded software development, and PCB layout, editing and manufacturing within a single design environment.
Altium’s NanoBoards are unique, reconfigurable hardware platforms that harness the power of today’s high-capacity, low-cost programmable devices to allow rapid and interactive implementation and debugging of your digital designs.
The Desktop NanoBoard NB2DSK01 takes the nano-level breadboarding concept introduced with the NanoBoard-NB1 to a whole new level, enhancing your ability to design, implement and debug an entire design before moving to the production PCB. Swappable daughter boards now support a much larger number of I/O connections from the target FPGA to the connected peripherals.
“P-CAD 2006 expands the design power of PCB professionals with its vast array of new and enhanced features. From design entry through to manufacturing, P-CAD 2006 includes all the tools you need to quickly and efficiently tackle any board design task.”
Protel – What happened to Protel?
Now part of Altium, Protel was a complete board-level design solution that provides all of the capabilities needed to take any board-level design project from concept to completion.