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Tanner EDA – Automate and Simplify Design

Tanner EDA – Automate and Simplify Design

High-technology design software for ICs, analog VLSI, and Design Automation. Includes Analog/Mixed-Signal ICs, ASICs and MEMS. Schematic Capture too.

  • Simulation: T-Spice, W-Edit
  • Physical Layout: L-Edit
  • Verification: HiPer Verify
  • Parasitic Layout Extraction

MEMS R&D and Prototyping Services – Fast Turn-around from Order to Product Prototype, Low and Medium Volume Fabrication

HiPer Verify

A comprehensive solution for analog/mixed-signal IC design rule checking DRC and hierarchical netlist extraction.

HiPer Verify - Tanner EDA

With HiPer Verify, you can simply reference the new DRC or LVS command file from the foundry, meeting your existing standards right out of the box.

Tanner Research
825 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016 USA

Visionics – EDWinXP and DocOne EDA Tools

They Created the first EDA package, the CAD ABC, way back in 1983, when there were no other PC-based EDA systems. Later products include CAD 1000, CompCAD and the EE Designer series, some milestones.

Visionics – EDWinXP and DocOne EDA Tools

EDWinXP comprise of Schematic Editor, Simulators-Mixed Mode Simulator and EDSpice simulator, PCB Layout Editor-Create the PCB Layout,Fabrication Manager-generate manufacturing output files for Photoplotter, NC Drill etc.

Thermal Analyzer – check for hotspots on the board, Electromagnetic Analyzer (with Signal Integrity and Field analyzer) – check for electromagnetic effects.

Schematic Editor is the front end for any PCB design application. Schematic Editor of EDWinXP allows to capture the circuit in the form of a schematic diagram. The created circuit is in the form of a logical diagram where components are placed using the Library Browser and Library Explorer.

Layout Editor is used to design the PCB layout of a circuit. The design can be captured either in schematic capture or directly in layout editor. In the former case, the design is front annotated to the layout editor and in the latter case it is back annotated to schematic editor.

Visionics - EDWinXP and DocOne EDA Tools

Visionics Sweden HB
Ga Norrtaljev 97, 182 47 Enebyberg. Sweden.

AKM Semiconductor – Mixed-signal IC

AKM – Asahi Kasei Microdevices designs and manufactures CMOS mixed signal integrated circuits for applications including audio, multimedia, data storage, and telecommunications. Other Products – Touchscreen Controllers, Clock Generators.

AKM Semiconductor – CMOS Solutions

Products include analog-digital mixed circuit ICs for mobile communications equipment, A/D and D/A converters based on Delta-Sigma self-calibration technology, and data storage ICs incorporating lossless data compression and error correction technology. Other Products – Touchscreen Controllers, Clock Generators.

Electronic Compass Development Kit

Electronic Compass Development Kit

“AKM electronic compass ICs uses magnetic sensors (Hall element) with wide dynamic range and ideal linearity. The silicon monolithic structure achieves high accuracy and reliability, and it is optimized for high-volume manufacturing.”

Semiconductor magnetoresistive element (SMRE)

“Since a Sn doped single crystal film InSb is used as a material for the sensing element, the element has excellent magnetoresistive temperature characteristics and very small neutral voltage temperature drift. This element is mainly used for detection of gear rotation.”

Principle of operation of Hall effect IC

Detects a magnetic field and output analog/digital(IC) signal proportional to the intensity of the magnetic field. used for non-contact type switches, rotation detection, and position detection. The Hall effect IC consists of Hall element and signal conditioning circuitry to convert the Hall element output into a digital output.

Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corp.
1-105 Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8101 Japan

Maplesoft Tools for Engineering Design

Maplesoft Tools for Engineering Design

“Maple is the essential technical computing software for today’s engineers, mathematicians, and scientists”

Maplesoft Tools for Engineering Design


MapleSim – “Advanced symbolic computing engine comes together with traditional numeric solvers to supercharge the simulation and modeling process.”

Some Maplesoft Applications In Engineering Design

  • Engineering design sheet
  • Control system design
  • Signal processing and filter design
  • Electric circuit analysis
  • Electrical machine analysis


Library of electrical models (analog, digital, machines, multi-phase) Information

This library contains electrical components to build up analog and digital circuits, as well as machines to model electrical motors and generators, especially three phase induction machines such as an asynchronous motor.


They create specialized software tools for engineering. The product suite includes Maple, the technical computing and documentation environment, and MapleSim, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems.

Maplesoft is a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co. Ltd. in Japan.

Micrel Semiconductors – Analog Mixed Ethernet and RF

Leading manufacturer of IC and Semiconductor solutions in analog, Ethernet and high bandwidth. Products include high performance analog, power, advanced mixed-signal and radio frequency semiconductors; high speed communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver integrated circuits

Micrel Semiconductors – Analog Mixed Ethernet and RF

The chips and devices are components of many consumer and industrial products. These are like Cellular handsets, portable and enterprise computing and networking, wide area networks and industrial equipment.

They also have a Foundry Service. In fiber optics they have Laser Diode Drivers and Optical Transceiver Mgmt. ARM based SOC’s and USB products too are available.

MICRF213 QwikRadio 315 MHz Receiver

The MICRF213 functions as a super-heterodyne receiver for OOK and ASK modulation up to 7.2kbps. The down-conversion mixer also provides image rejection. All post-detection data filtering is provided on the chip.

Partial Specs

  • Up to -110dBm sensitivity, 1kbps and BER 10E-02
  • Frequency from 300MHz to 350MHz
  • Low current consumption: 3.9mA @ 315MHz,
  • Analog RSSI Output

Micrel Inc.

Founded 1978, Corporate headquarters in San Jose, California.

Address – 2180 Fortune Drive, San Jose, CA 95131, United States. – Micrel Map

Plessey Semiconductors – CMOS IC Solutions

British electronics company which design and develop Semiconductor Chip Solutions like RF components, data converters, power regulators, imaging sensors, programmable DSPs and special ASICS.

Plessey Semiconductors – CMOS IC Solutions

Highlights of Services

  • In-house development team
  • RF, Mixed Signal and High Performance Analogue
  • Full custom / Semi-custom IC design service
  • Process design Kits (PDK) Development and Support
  • Characterization, Modelling and ESD

EPIC Sensor technology

EPIC Sensor technology

A innovative sensor technology that measures changes in an electric field in a similar way to a magnetometer detecting changes in a magnetic field. The EPIC sensor, which requires no physical or resistive contact to make measurements…..

Plessey Semiconductors Ltd
Plymouth Tamerton Road, Roborough, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom PL6 7BQ.

fpga4fun – Electronic Adventures with FPGA

“This site reflects my experience and my opinions on FPGA technology. It is meant to be informative and useful to anybody interested in learning FPGA technology.” – Jean P. Nicolle

fpga4fun – Electronic Adventures with FPGA

fpga4fun - Electronic Adventures with FPGA

  • HDL tutorials
  • SMD technology
  • Crystals and oscillators
  • How FPGAs work

Digital oscilloscope

Build a simple Inexpensive digital oscilloscope. Single channel, about 100 MSPS. RS-232 based.

Hands-on - A digital oscilloscope