The analog equivalent to the FPGA, FPAAs from Anadigm are programmable ICs that put analog circuits under software control -- and thus in the hands of the system designer. They are also the first analog ICs on the market that can be controlled, updated, and manipulated by the system processor on the fly. With FPAAs, designers can dramatically reduce their design cycles while adding new capabilities to their products -- such as the ability to be calibrated or updated in the field or to adjust automatically to changing environmental conditions in real time.
Hosted by members of Anadigm's applications team, the On-Line Personal Training seminars will provide real-time training in the use of the AnadigmDesigner2 EDA tool, which enables drag-and-drop design of user-parametizable analog circuits. Topics will include FPAA capabilities and applications, the AnadigmPID and AnadigmFilter synthesis tools, and use of the FPAA's dynamic reconfiguration feature, which allows analog circuits to be dynamically reconfigured. As part of the curriculum, participants will design and simulate actual programmable circuits and then create dynamic C-code that allows their circuits to be controlled in real time by a system microprocessor.
The On-line Personal Training seminar series is organized into three 60- to 90-minute calls held on consecutive days. In the first class, the Anadigm seminar leader will provide an overview of Anadigmvortex FPAAs, explain how they work, and discuss the applications in which they are most useful. In the second class, the presentation will focus on the process of configuring FPAAs with AnadigmDesigner2 and the high-level AnadigmPID and AnadigmFilter synthesis tools. In the final session, participants will learn in more detail how to work with the Anadigmvortex hardware development platform, the FPAA hardware and to dynamically configure FPAAs using AnadigmDesigner2 auto-generated C-code.
Attendance at each On-Line Personal Training seminar will be limited to facilitate interaction between the participants and moderator. The seminars are free, but advance registration is required. The complete schedule and online registration are available at the Anadigm� Web site at http://www.anadigm.com/TE_05.asp.
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Anadigm brings platform-based design to the analog world with pre-qualified software and hardware components that allow complex analog circuits to be implemented in an analog equivalent to the FPGA. Designed to implement signal conditioning, filtering, data acquisition, closed-loop control, and other analog functions in a wide range of embedded systems, Anadigm� FPAAs are first programmable analog ICs that can adapt on the fly to perform multiple functions, adjust to different environmental conditions, or compensate for equipment aging. Founded in January 2000 as a venture-backed technology spinoff from Motorola, Anadigm� maintains U.S. headquarters in Tempe, Ariz and European headquarters in Crewe, UK. For further information, visit Anadigm on the Web at http://www.anadigm.com.
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Nathan W. John
Wall Street Communications