Aldec – EDA and Design Verification

Leading Electronic Design Automation company. Provides solutions for design creation, simulation and verification. These aid the engineer in the creation of FPGA, ASIC, SoC and embedded systems.

Aldec – EDA and Design Verification

DO-254/CTS provides a single and automated environment to test all FPGA level requirements with full visibility and controllability at the FPGA pin level.

Features Include

  • At-speed testing in target devices
  • For use with Altera, Lattice, Mircrosemi and Xilinx
  • Automatic test vector generation
  • Hardware testing results visualization with waveform viewer

DO-254 FPGA Level In-Target Testing

Aldec DO-254 FPGA Level In-Target Testing

The FPGA testing results are captured at-speed and displayed using a simulator waveform viewer for advanced analysis and documentation.

Aldec Inc.
2260 Corporate Circle, Henderson, NV, 89074 USA.

Analog Devices – Embedded Processors and DSP

They develop Analog Semiconductors, Digital Signal Processing, high performance signal processing solutions. Broadband Products, RF/IF Components, Embedded Processing and DSP.

Analog Devices – Embedded Processors and DSP

Products Include – Amplifiers, Processors, MEMS, A/D Converters, Temperature Sensors, RF Amplifiers, Differential Amplifiers, Thermal Management, D to A Converters, Microcontroller and Embedded Processing and DSP.

The also have Mixed-Signal Control Processors, Embedded Processors and Analog Microcontrollers for a variety of applications.

The Blackfin Embedded Vision Starter Kit combines a versatile hardware platform with the necessary software development tools to enable the building of high performance, embedded vision systems. Based on the low-cost, dual core Blackfin BF609 processor, the kit is ideal for exploring advanced video analytics .

Blackfin Embedded Vision Starter Kit

“Blackfin 16/32-bit embedded processors offer software flexibility and scalability for convergent applications: multi-format audio, video, voice and image processing, multimode baseband and packet processing, control processing, and real-time security.”

Analog Devices, Inc
One Technology Way Norwood, MA 02062-9106, USA.

DeepChip ESNUG Archive

DeepChip.com was originally established in 1991 as the ESNUG newsletter and it morphed into the DeepChip.com web site in late 1998.

John Cooley’s EDA & ASIC Design News. E-Mail Synopsys Users Group.

DeepChip ESNUG Archive

DeepChip ESNUG Archive - John Cooley

“DeepChip.com is a 20 year old clearinghouse where semiconductor chip designers contribute data-intensive papers and articles of first-hand evaluations and production benchmarks of commercial EDA tools.”

ZiLOG – Application Specific SoC

Founded in 1974 by Federico Faggin, the inventor of the world’s first microprocessor, ZiLOG builds semiconductor products that enable design engineers to break through the barriers to creativity and innovation in embedded design.

ZiLOG – Application Specific SoC

ZiLOG is the inventor of the award-winning Z80 and Z8 microchip architectures that have been embedded in over a billion end-use devices worldwide.

“Companies get more innovative products to market faster because ZiLOG products and design tools help them turn their imagination into consumer appliances, remote controls, vending machines, telecommunications controllers, home automation systems, spacecraft instrumentation, industrial automation systems, and thousands of other products.” – Zilog

ZNEO Z16F Series Development Kit

ZNEO Z16F Series Development Kit

Evaluate and create your ZNEO Z16F Series MCU product solution. The development platform includes Zilog’s Developer Studio II (ZDS II) Integrated Development Environment as well as a complete suite of ZNEO Z16F microcontroller architecture software tools. ZDSII provides an enviroment that streamlines code compilation and development.

Zilog Z80 microprocessor family

The image is from – Zilog Z80 microprocessor family

Zilog Worldwide U.S. Headquarters
1590 Buckeye Drive Milpitas, CA 95035-7418, USA.

Xilinx – Programmable SoC and FPGA

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.

Altium Designer – Comprehensive Design Environment

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

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.

History

“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.

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