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August 18, 2008
AP Circuits in Alberta
Canada provides low-cost printed circuit board manufacturing. They also have
information on the Gerber file format, as well as a free (down-loadable) utility
for viewing Gerber and Excellon files.
Fineline Circuits Inc. Comprehensive range
of standard and advanced printed circuit board manufacturing services,
specializing in teflon stripline and microstrip circuits for various microwave
and RF applications.
Imagineering Inc. advertises
Quote PCB Services
advertises prototypes in 12 or 24 hours.
Sierra Proto Express in California
provides low-cost printed circuit board manufacturing.
Nexlogic Technologies in Santa Clara,
California provides low-cost printed circuit board manufacturing.
Accutrace, Inc. manufactures single
to 8-layer boards, specializing in smaller quantities, prototypes,
pre-production, and quick turns. UL approved.
Prototron Circuits is the leading
prototype and quick-turn printed circuit board manufacturer providing time to
LANmark Circuits Printed
circuit board manufacturer for the electronics industry.
Metro Circuits is the leading
manufacturer of technically demanding printed circuit boards. They offer up to
26 layers, trace widths down to 3 mils, holes to 6 mils.
Advanced Circuits specializes in engineering
prototypes and quickturn production.
Bay Area Circuits is a reliable,
quality manufacturer for the electronics industry an is a leader in the printed
circuit board industry.
PCB Prototypes in Ottawa, Canada provides boards
with up to 20 layers at a very low cost.
All boards are UL approved and
manufactured under ISO 9001.
provides programmable logic parts.
Agere Systems (Formerly Lucent Technologies)
makes networking ICs, communication ICs, DSP, FPGA, RF.
Allegro MicroSystems produces
specialty IC's for motion control design.
Altera Corporation specializes in
programmable logic devices.
AMD produces memory and microprocessor
Analog Devices specializes in analog and
conversion (A/D's and DAC's) IC's. It also has a line of popular Digital Signal
Atmel produces micro-controllers and memory
Benchmarq Microelectronics specializes in
battery control circuit IC's.
Burr-Brown produces analog and multimedia
Cirrus Logic is a premier supplier of
high-performance analog circuits and advanced mixed-signal chip solutions.
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. produces memory
Dallas Semiconductor specializes in battery
operated systems and low power sensor IC's.
Elantec (Milpitas, California) -
amplifiers, buffers, video, communications, power mosfet drivers, data
Epic Semiconductor focuses on datacom
ICs, bus interface ICs, transient protection.
produces microcontrollers, LCD drivers, memories.
EXAR Corporation designs and develops
mixed-signal integrated circuits and subsystem products that convert and
communicate real-world analog signals to the digital world.
Fairchild Semiconductor produces
logic and memory chips.
Freescale Semiconductor is
a leading global semiconductor company focused on providing embedded processing
and connectivity products to large, high-growth markets. (Note: former
division of Motorola)
Fujitsu produces analog ICs,
ATM, microprocessors, lan/ethernet, memory.
General Semiconductor specializes in
rectifiers and power MOSFETS
Hitachi makes memories,
Hynix Semiconductor produces
high-density memory chips.
Hyundai Electronics produces memory circuits.
Infineon produces a wide range of IC's
including digital, analog and microprocessors (Note a wholly owned
Siemens company comprised of all of Siemens' semiconductor activities).
Integrated Device Technology, Inc.(IDT)
specializes in memory and some high-end microprocessors
Integrated Silicon Solutions specializes in
high-speed SRAMS, EEPROMS, and other devices.
Intel specializes in microprocessors and
peripheral device chips.
Intersil specializes in peripheral device chips.
International Rectifier specializes in power
transistors and others.
Lattice Semiconductor focuses on PLD
and GAL parts.
Linear Technology Corporation
specializes in analog and conversion (A/D's and DAC's) IC's.
Maxim Integrated Products produces a wide
variety of analog, conversion and interface IC's.
Micrel, "The infinite Bandwidth Company",
provides single chip radio receivers and other chips.
Microchip Technology specializes in
microcontrollers and serial EEPROM devices.
Micron specializes in memory IC chips.
Mitsubishi Semiconductor produces
MPU, CPU, memory.
Mitel Semiconductor makes analog &
digital switches, DTMF, voice compressing, networking ICs.
Motorola produces a wide range of IC's
including digital, analog and microprocessors; note that the semiconductor
division is now a new company called
National Semiconductor produces a wide
range of IC's including digital, analog and microprocessors.
NEC Electronics makes memories,
microcontrollers, microprocessors, network ICs, discrete, A/D & D/A, RF ICs.
NTE Electronics supplies replacement diodes,
transistors, MOSFETS, rectifiers, voltage regulators.
NXP Semiconductors (formerly Philips)
produces a wide range of IC's including digital, analog and microprocessors.
OKI Semiconductor specializes in
communications IC chips.
On Semiconductor Formerly a division of
Motorola, ON Semiconductor makes and delivers power and interface semiconductors
Panasonic Industrial Company offers a full line of semiconductor devices.
Our goal is to provide manufacturers with not only high quality semiconductor
components, but also with high quality semiconductor solutions
Pericom "The complete interface solution"
Philips Semiconductors (now known as
NXP) produces a wide range of IC's including digital, analog and
PowerTech specializes in power
Rabbit Semiconductor provides a
high speed microcomputers for embedded and Internet appliances.
Realtek Semiconductor makes audio ICs,
controllers, telecom ICs, networking ICs, video controller ICs.
Renesas Technology "The number one
Samsung Electronics produces a
wide range of IC's and discrete parts
Scenix Semiconductors is a new company
introducing very-high speed microcomputers (Note now called Ubicom)
Sharp (Osaka, Japan) - Microelectronics -
Siemens Components, Inc. produces a wide
range of IC's including digital, analog and microprocessors (Note: Semiconductor
business now called Infineon).
Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. has
developed a series of high-performance flash memory chips.
Sipex (Billerica, Massachusetts) - serial
transceivers, data converters.
Sony Semiconductor (Tokyo, Japan) -
memories, IR, wireless communications, audio, video.
Standard Microsystems Corporation is a
supplier of leading-edge I/O solutions for personal computers.
STMicroelectronics supplies a wide
variety of ICs including memories, microcontrollers, analog and opamp ICs, and
TelCom Semiconductor, Inc. provides
battery charger ICs and others.
Texas Instruments produces a wide range of IC's
including digital, analog and microprocessors. You can find the latest SPICE
models here (we have
already incorporated many of these in mentalSPICE).
Toshiba America Electronic Components,
Inc. produces a wide range of IC's.
Ubicom is the leading supplier of the
Internet Processors and software protocol stacks that will connect existing and
future electronic devices to the Internet.
Unitrode (Merrimack, NH) - communication
ICs, linear regulators, PWM-controllers, brushless DC motor controllers, FET/IGBT
VIA Technologies (Taipei, Taiwan ROC) -
microprocessor chipsets, network controllers, PC peripherals.
Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation
specializes in communications IC's.
Xilinx, Inc. produces programmable logic
Yamaha produces video ICs, datacom ICs,
Zilog (Campbell, California) specializes in
microcontrollers, microprocessors, computer peripheral controllers, DSP, and
U.S. Sensor is a world
class manufacturer of an extensive
variety of the highest quality NTC thermistors as well as thermistor
probes and assemblies. The company’s products are produced using
proprietary state of the art processing techniques which results in
excellent long term reliability.
manufactures PCB, fiber optic and other connectors for the electronics industry.
Amp manufactures connectors and other
components including switches.
various families of electronic interconnects.
one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world. The
Company designs, manufactures and markets electrical, electronic and fiber optic
connectors, coaxial and flat-ribbon cable, and interconnect systems.
Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. provides various
Electronics, Inc. Original equipment manufacturers of magnetics, switches,
jacks, potentiometers, and connectors.
W.T. Storey Inc. Manufactures cables,
connectors, assemblies and sub assemblies.
Phoenix Contact is a manufacturer of
modular terminal blocks and industry plug connectors, interface and bus
products, PCB connectors and surge voltage protection and products.
FCI is a leading
designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative and high-quality electrical
and electronics interconnect systems for a wide range of consumer and industrial
leaded and surface mount inductors and specialty transformers
Citizen Quartz Crsytals--world's
largest manufacturer of quartz crystals and oscillators,
in cylindrical, plastic, metal and ceramic packages
Electronics sells semiconductors, liquid crystal displays, quartz devices
and other products
Byte is a magazine devoted
to computers, electronics, software, the Internet, and other information
Circuit Cellar offers practical,
hands-on applications and solutions for embedded-control designers.
Dr. Dobb's Journal offers "software tools for
the professional programmer".
EDN is "the design magazine of the
Electronic Design covers electronics technology, applications,
products and solutions.
Electronic Products reports on important developments in products and
Poptronics reports on electronics for the
hobbyist and professional and has many do-it-yourself projects.
Printed Circuit Design Magazine is about
about printed circuit board design and more.
Electronic Engineering Times is "The industry
newspaper for engineers and technical management".
Nuts & Volts is published
monthly for the hands-on electronics hobbyist.
Magazine Online – An online magazine for surface mount technology used in
the assembly of printed circuit boards and other electronics.
Semiconductor Business News
-Daily news for
semiconductor industry managers.
Solid State Technology Association is the semiconductor engineering
standardization body of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA).
JEDEC has been the foremost standards development organization for the
semiconductor industry since 1958.
The PCI Special Interest Group
(SIG) is an association of members of the microcomputer industry set up for the
purpose of monitoring and enhancing the development of the Peripheral Component
Interconnect (PCI) architecture. Get more information
here about this architecture.
PC/104 Consortium provides technical
information concerning the PC/104 bus used in many embedded computer systems.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., helps advance
global prosperity by promoting the engineering process of creating,
developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electrical
and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the
The International Organization for Standardization
(ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 130
countries, one from each country.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
has served in its capacity as administrator and coordinator of the United States
private sector voluntary standardization system for more than 80 years
machines for mechanically producing printed circuit boards from Gerber &
Bungard also manufacturers
machines for mechanically producing printed circuit boards from Gerber &
Excellon input. Bungard also produces a number of more traditional machines for
Digi-Key sells a wide range of electronic
components; they have an on-line Internet catalog.
DesignNotes.com is a web site for
Electronic Design Engineers, Programmers and Enthusiasts to Share, Earn and
Jameco sells electronic components,
PCB circuit kits, tools, and other items.
ALL Electronics Valuable resource for technicians, students,
hobbyists, inventors and OEM's. Thousands of surplus and new electronic and
electro-mechanical parts and supplies including many unusual items.
Circuit Specialties sells a wide range
of electronic components and systems including printed circuit board supplies.
GraphiCode has a free Gerber file
preview tool which runs under Windows 95/98/XP/2000/NT (important note: set
Excellon format to 2.3, INCH/Trailing Zero Suppression format when importing
drill files prior to SuperPCB V7.0.10)
Pentalogix also has a free Gerber
viewer and sells both CAM and electrical test software.
Calrad electronic---one of our
customers--they have some on-line schematics!
American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the
premier organization of HAM radio operators.
EverythingPCB is a Printed Circuit
Industry service, product and resource guide listing everything from software to
manufactures to assembly services and everything in-between.
netComponents allows you to access the
data sheets for 8.8 million ICs. There's a monthly charge of $45 US.
manufacturer directory has large list of links.
Pixel Interconnect provides
optical networking, flat panel displays and semiconductor packaging.
Specialists Inc. They have Printed circuit board supplies including
pre-sensitized copper-clad boards and etching solution
JETCAM International provides CAD/CAM
software products and services for the sheet metal fabrication and aerospace
industries. You can download a free DXF viewer here.
Bates Components is a fast,
affordable and reliable electronic component distributor that specializes in
obsolete electronic components, semiconductors and more.
4-Star Electronics---The web's
best source for electronic obsolete semiconductor.
About SPICE is a vendor independent
source of information for Spice
Rectifier models for diodes and others.
TI has some opamp models here.
for various ICs.
Motorola has models here.
National Semiconductor models and
Zetex has Spice device models for
over 450 transistor and diode device types.
Basic Science (Very important to electronics)
Fermilab---Fermi National Accelerator
Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois is a research center focused on High Energy
physics. Over the last 40 years, much of what we know about matter and energy
was discovered here. Take a Look!