Computer Systems, Simulation, Prototype, Real-Time System, Control systems, Simulation of computer systems -- Evaluation, Real-time systems -- Models, and Control systems -- Models
Rapid real-time control prototyping is being applied to system simulation. Rapid-prototyping hastens simulation since it uses fast, dedicated digital signal processing (DSP) hardware. Real-time control systems simulation necessitates the modeling of plant dynamics and controller functions. Vendors claim that rapid-prototyping systems help reduce project time by as much as 50%. Hardware-in-the-loop digital signal processing plant emulation, for example, enables the testing of controller electronics validity even if the live plant is still unavailable. Plant prototyping also dispenses of the risks and inconveniences prevalent in live-plant prototyping. Additional DSP hardware can be used to increase prototyping system power, but integrity and complexity tradeoffs have to be considered first.
Programmable logic devices -- Innovations and Circuit design -- Methods
In-system programmable (ISP) devices provide designers with prototyping benefits. ISP devices can be programmed several times in the prototype system until correct functionality is achieved. Designers using ISP devices can also make key changes to the manufacturing process, thereby giving companies substantial economic benefits. The devices can be programmed in the field by connecting to the pc board's programming pins via a cable or by building the necessary reprogramming circuitry on the pc board itself.
EDN. Feb 15, 1996, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p131, 6 p. photograph
Prototypes, Engineering -- Evaluation and Analog integrated circuits -- Design and construction
Analog circuit designers are increasingly relying on prototyping methods to designing high-speed, high-performance analog or mixed-signal circuits. These methods, which include the 'dead-bug' technique and the solder-mount approach, are used in conjunction with simulation techniques to verify the performance of analog circuits and make the necessary changes in the design of the final product.
by Paul Rako, Technical Editor Tiny components and high-frequency circuits demand rigorous prototyping methods. Prototyping has become far more difficult than it was in the old days. For one thing, [...]
Software quality, Technology application, and Software -- Technology application
by Warren Webb To cope with constantly shrinking design schedules and to simplify the inevitable product updates, a growing number of embedded-system designers are incorporating reconfigurable-FPGA technology. Lending support to [...]
Product description/specification, Electronic test device, Z-World Inc. -- Product information, Z-World Rabbit 2000 Core Module (Electronic test device) -- Design and construction, Testing and measuring equipment industry -- Product information, and Testing equipment -- Design and construction
The Rabbit 2000 Core Module development kit from Z-World provides a low-cost environment to speed prototyping and debugging projects using the Rabbit 2000 8-bit processor. The kit includes a prototyping [...]
Graphics/imaging utility, Software product introduction, Innoveda Inc. -- Product introduction, Visual Elite 2.0 (Graphics/imaging utility) -- Product introduction, Graphics software -- Product introduction, and Computer software industry -- Product introduction
INNOVEDA HAS ENHANCED its Visual Elite tool to enable engineers to design from the system level down to RTL. Visual Elite V2 provides virtual-prototyping capabilities that allow designers to create [...]
WITH THE [micro]PLAT prototyping-system platform from Oki Semiconductor, you can develop system-on-chip telecomm, mobile-communication, and networking applications based on the ARM7 microprocessor and also mix and match IP (intellectual-property) blocks [...]
CAD/CAM software, Zuken Inc. -- Product introduction, HotStage 3.0 (CAD/CAM software) -- Product introduction, and Computer software industry -- Product introduction
HotStage 3, the latest release of Zuken's Engineering Prototyping product, allows designers to perform pretransmission simulation. Designers can use HotStage 3 as a virtual scratchpad to identify viable design strategies, [...]
Cooperative agreement for product development, Company technology development, Field programmable gate array, CAE software, Synplicity Inc. -- Product development, and Computer software industry -- Product development
SYNPLICITY'S PARTNERS IN PROTOTYPING (PIP) program brings together hardware, software, and design-service providers to offer a methodology for quickly and reliably building FPGA-based prototype boards, further speeding the overall ASIC-design [...]
Computer design -- Innovations, Computer industry -- Product development, Computer software industry -- Product information, Tool industry -- Product information, Machinery industry -- Product information, Milling-machines -- Usage, CAD-CAM systems -- Usage, and CAD-CAM systems industry -- Product information
WHEN YOU'VE GOT TO PRODUCE A PC BOARD AND ENCLOSURE, THE RIGHT CAD-DRIVEN EQUIPMENT CAN ACCELERATE YOUR DESIGN CYCLE AND REDUCE FRUSTRATION. IF YOUR ENGINEERING TEAM COULD DELIVER JUST the [...]
TIME-TESTED THERMAL-MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE CAN EASILY IDENTIFY AND HELP TO ELIMINATE THERMAL PROBLEMS BEFORE THE CONSTRUCTION OF HARDWARE PROTOTYPES. SOFTWARE THAT'S COMPATIBLE WITH CAD PROGRAMS MAKES IT EASY TO INTEGRATE THERMAL [...]
EDN. Dec 18, 1995, Vol. 40 Issue 25A, p29, 2 p. chart
Application-specific integrated circuits -- Design and construction and Programmable array logic -- Usage
Designing application specific integrated circuit prototyping has become easier with the introduction of high-density field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Using FPGA-based prototyping techniques, systems designers can test the functionality of the system while waiting for the actual circuit to be built. The approach reduces the time needed to develop such circuits and simplifies the work of systems engineers.
Prototypes, Engineering -- Usage and Computer simulation -- Evaluation
The growing complexity of electronics systems and the significant advances in programmable logic are forcing many design engineers to use prototypes instead of relying solely on data provided by computer simulations. Prototyping offers many advantages over software simulators, such as considerable reduction in risk for new designs, increased flexibility during testing and faster testing for different designs.
Surface-mount technology -- Evaluation and Prototypes, Engineering -- Methods
Surface-mount technology (SMT) requires special equipment and capabilities and also boosts entry costs to the use of modern technology. SMT offers two major advantages in electronic design: they result in smaller boards and the board parts are easier to acquire. However, SMT's main problem is the complexity of its actual use. Companies planning to adopt SMT should first evaluate the part of its organization that will use SMT and establish how the unit can profit from the use of the technology.
The Pinnacle IC-prototyping tool now supports multimode, multi-corner synthesis and placement. Additions to the tool include a detailed native-analysis kernel, a sign-off-quality timing-analysis engine enabling data tool sharing between floorplanning [...]
CAE software, Software product introduction, Innoveda Inc. -- Product introduction, Visual Elite (Graphics/imaging utility) -- Product introduction, and Computer software industry -- Product introduction
TOOL STRENGTHENS VIRTUAL PROTOTYPING. Innoveda's Visual Elite tool enables engineers to design from the system level down to RTL. Visual Elite V2 provides virtual-prototyping capabilities that allow designers to create [...]