MIPS Technologies - Semiconductor
Processors, analog IP and software tools for the embedded market.
Applications in digital television, broadband access, WiFi, cable
set-top boxes, DVD recorders, HD DVDs, and VoIP.
Interface - @mipsguru
and Wireless Connectivity IP Solutions
- Connectivity IP Solutions
- FPGAView Software
MIPS -Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages. Reduced
Instruction Set Computer - RISC instruction set architecture developed
ARM - Advanced Digital IP and
"ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced
digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment
solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices..."
Interface - @armcommunity
ARM provides developers with intellectual property (IP) solutions in
the form of processors, physical IP, cache and SoC designs,
application-specific standard products (ASSPs), related software and
is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions.
1899 - Nippon
Electric Company, Ltd.is established with Western Electric Company of the
United States to become the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.
1925 - Radio
Tokyo, Japan's first broadcasting organization is supplied with Western
Electric Company broadcasting equipment imported by NEC.
2002 - "The Earth Simulator", the world's fastest supercomputer system for
resolving global environmental problems completed.
- 1912-1914 - Company
- 1915-1919 - Invention
of Ever-Sharp Pencil
- 1953-1954 - First
- 1964-1966 - World's
first electronic calculator
- 1987 - Sharp
-- the LCD specialists
1912: Founder, Tokuji Hayakawa, was awarded a patent for the "Tokubijo" snap
buckle (he was 18 years old at the time). On September 15, 1912, he established
a small metalworking shop in Tokyo. The company began with three employees and
initial capital of just under 50 yen...... Sharp
Corporation - Wikipedia
Epson - Office Automation Computing
Computers and peripherals, including PCs, printers, scanners and projectors.
Epson P-6000 Multimedia Photo Viewer
The Epson P-6000 Multimedia Storage Viewer is the ultimate device to view, edit and print JPEG or RAW images without using a PC/Mac.
Engineered for the professional and advanced amateur photographer, the Epson P-6000 Multimedia Storage Viewer features an 80GB hard
drive and a high quality Epson Photo Fine Premia 4-inch LCD screen"
May 1942 - Daiwa Kogyo Ltd. (the predecessor of Seiko Epson Corporation) is established.
Sep. 1968 - The EP-101, the world's first miniprinter, is
Dell - Personal Computers and Servers
"While a student at the University of
Texas at Austin in 1984, Michael Dell founded the
company as PC's Limited with capital of $1000. Operating from Michael
Dell's off-campus dorm room at Dobie Center, the startup aimed to sell IBM PC-compatible
computers built from stock components. Michael Dell started trading in the
belief that by selling personal computer-systems directly to customers,...."
AMD - Integrated Circuits for Computing
Global supplier of integrated circuits for personal and networked computing
One Laptop per
Child (OLPC) - Hardware Specs
CPU: x86-compatible processor with 64KB each L1 I and D cache; at least 128KB
L2 cache; AMD
Geode LXemail@example.comW (datasheet);
CPU clock speed: 433 Mhz; ISA compatibility: Support for both the MMX and
3DNow! x86 instruction-set extensions; Athlon instruction set (including MMX and
3DNow! Enhanced) with additional Geode-specific instructions.
One Laptop per Child - OLPC
To provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore,
experiment and express themselves.
The OLPC Wiki -
The mission of the One Laptop per Child
association is to develop a low-cost laptop-the "XO
Laptop"-to revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our goal is to
provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore,
experiment, and express themselves.
Measure - Lighted Graticule
Oscilloscopes traditionally light the graticule by illuminating its edges; the graticule material (typically acrylic plastic) "pipes" the light through itself. If the piped light hits a line scratched in the plastic's surface, the light bounces off the scratch and illuminates the line.
When doing experiments that involve measurements, such lines become almost mandatory. Indeed, I decided I had to breadboard one up (see the photo) in the course of designing a waveform generator. I wanted to make measurements of the extremes of voltage that an LM358A operational amplifier can output when operated from 5 volts. (It turned out to be roughly 0.5 to 3.1 volts just like the spec sheet and calculations indicated.)