Automatic Meter Reading (AMR)

Market: Utility, Meter Reading, SmartGrid Target Platform: Mocha™-Family – ARM® Cortex™-M0 Configurable Arrays Application: Complete Automatic Meter Reading SoC The TM0X11 combines a high-performance ARM® Cortex™-M0 32-bit processor optimized for deterministic embedded applications with a precision data acquisition system to provide a complete automatic meter reading (AMR) solution on a single power monitoring SoC. The Cortex-M0 support 0.8…

Creating an Optimized VCA

Triad Semiconductor’s via-configurable arrays (VCA) combine silicon proven analog and digital building blocks on an integrated circuit die. These building blocks are overlaid with a global routing fabric which covers the digital, memory, and analog resources throughout the VCA. Vias placed between two of the metal layers are used to interconnect and configure all of…

Portable Power Management

Market: Power (Handheld/Portable Electronics) Target Platform: VCA-2 Application: Power Management +Plus Portable Power Management Market Handheld electronics such as PDAs, GPS receivers, games, and medical devices integrate a wide variety of logic, memory, and analog functions into a small battery powered unit. Efficiently providing power to all of the mixed signal components in such devices…

Smart Sensor

Market: Industrial Target Platform: VCA-4 Application: Smart Sensors add value to transducer data enabling and supporting distributed processing/decision making. By providing standardized engineering unit information, self-identification and time-stamping, smart sensors simplify the integration of transducers in a networked environment. Smart Sensor Market Smart Sensor is an umbrella term used to describe the addition of local…

Bioelectric Amplifiers

Market: Medical Target Platform: VCA-4 Application: Bioelectric Amplifiers used in EEG, ECG, and EMG applications to amplify and digitize multi-channel electrodes to monitor brain, heart, and muscle activity. Bioelectric amplifiers are used in EEG, ECG, and EMG applications like those shown Figure 1. These systems are used to measure electrical signals from the brain (EEG),…

FPGA plus Mixed Signal ASIC Conversion

Convert your FPGA and discrete analog design into a low cost, high performance via configurable ASIC. Migrating your mixed signal design to a Triad VCA means: Reduced cost Lower power Better integration Improved reliability IP Protection If you thought that you could not afford a mixed signal ASIC then please consider the Triad advantage: Industry’s…

How to Design a 16-bit Sigma Delta Analog to Digital Converter

Designing a Sigma Delta A/D Converter as Soft-IP Sigma delta A/D converters (ΣΔ-ADC) combine over sampling analog sigma delta modulators with digital decimation filters to achieve high precision and cost effective A/D conversion solutions. ΣΔ-ADCs are used to implement high-precision, low-power A/D converters for applications such as sensor interfaces and audio processing. Until recently a…