FPGA/ASIC/DSP

Despite the availability of a range of commodity products, designers often need to turn to custom devices to meet particular needs. But which technology best suits the application? Should you base your design around an FPGA or is it better to use an ASIC? Can you meet your design requirements using a DSP?

In this section, New Electronics brings you the latest developments from the advanced platforms market, looking at how to develop and apply FPGA, ASIC and DSP technology.

TFT with on board asic controller

The new combination of TFT with on board asic controller from GTK is designed to offer a number of advantages over the traditional TFT product. According to GTK, it retains all the functionality of traditional TFTs but the additional controller makes programming and interfacing much simpler and the transition from mono graphic to colour displays is easier.

High speed data converters and IF diversity receivers

Analog Devices has launched four high speed data converter products designed to support signal sampling rates necessary to accommodate multi carrier radio platform requirements for 3G and 4G cellular infrastructure communication standards. These include CDMA2000, UMTS/LTE, TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE.

Low power current monitors

With an operating current of 3µA, the ZXCT11xx series of low power high side current monitors from Diodes Incorporated is designed to provide accurate, high efficiency measurement of load current in motor drive, overload protection and safety applications.

Intelligent power switch

Power semiconductor specialist, STMicroelectronics has introduced an intelligent power switch (IPS) for use in industrial controls. It is designed to provide improved accuracy to minimise energy losses and prevent system errors when faults occur.

New PXI flex DIO fpga card

Expanding on its line of 3U PXI dynamic digital I/O cards, Geotest now offers a user configurable fpga 3U PXI card that features 160 digital I/O signals for specific application needs.

Ethernet XMC module

High bandwidth connectivity solutions specialist, AdvancedIO Systems, has announced the V1121, a conduction cooled 10Gigabit Ethernet XMC module with dual front panel optical interfaces.

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