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  SOMs boost embedded-system design
System-on-module (SOM) technology is based on industry-standard logic fabrics combined with the latest-generation FPGAs and all the required supporting structures. They are completely self-contained systems that include processor cores, IP, and the required I/O and peripheral circuitry.



  Optimizing embedded designs
Powerful FPGA fabrics with huge processing power and massive bandwidth capabilities are enabling a new type of flexible, scaleable and cost effective building block the System-on-Module (SoM). What are the real benefits, and is there a trade off against efficiency or performance for these modules? And, are there real cost benefits in relying on a third-party to supply a critical sub-system?

  Video SoC captures 8-Mpixel still pictures
The A390 SoC simultaneously captures 8-Mpixel still pictures while generating and compressing HD video in either 1080p60 or 1080i60 formats. The device stores still images in either RAW or compressed formats, implementing the JPEG standard at a rate of one picture per second without interrupting full HD-video recording.

  Sub-1-GHz RF SoC with USB controller is industry's first
Suited for wireless sensor networking, the CC1111 sub-1 GHz RF SoC with an integrated USB controller is offered as the first of its kindenabling a fast and easy bridge between PCs and RF. The CC1111 also combines a CC1101 RF transceiver (with an enhanced 8051 MCU), and 8/16/32 Kbytes of in-system programmable flash memory for improved low-power performance.

  Wi-Fi sensor network IC extends battery life
Measuring 10 x 10 mm, the GS1010 Wi-Fi sensor network SoC solution leverages the widely deployed Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11) network and extends battery life up to 10 years. This solution allows users to deploy sensor systems using standard tools and knowledge base.

  Linux for mobile devices features fast startup, small footprint
The Mobilinux operating system Version 5.0 provides a commercial-quality, field-proven embedded Linux OS optimized for mobile devices plus a rich development environment. The software targets phone handsets, GPS devices, portable medical devices, and wireless point-of-sale terminals.

  Software improves semiconductor fabs
The XperiDesk process development execution system (PDES) supports the complete development cycle for semiconductor-based fabrication processes (including microsystems and MEMS): from the conception of the idea through each subsequent phase to the final handover of the completed fabrication process to manufacturing.

  Platform enables mobile convergence devices
The SiRFprima multifunction platform enables the next generation of location-aware mobile devices that significantly enhance the consumer experience for location applications and media rich content. The platform combines a GPS/Galileo location engine, powerful application processor, rich audio and video recording and playback capabilities, high-resolution 3-D graphics and a host of peripheral interfaces -- all tuned to operate concurrently.



  Floating-point DSCs yield greener control systems
Digital signal controllers (DSCs) offer the most advanced form of single-chip control processing available for high-end embedded systems. DSCs with floating-point architecture take fewer processing cycles, need less program memory, and enable more computationally advanced algorithms that can help save energy while extending system capabilities.



  PRISM150 - Low Power SOM
The PRISM150 is designed for IO intensive applications where power management and cost are critical. Featuring an ARM9 processor tightly coupled with a low cost Xilinx Spartan FPGA, the PRISM150 provides a strong control plane with multiple IOs...

  PRISM200 - Highly integrated SOM
The PRISM200 is designed for IO intensive applications where speed and throughput are extremely critical. Featuring a Xilinx Virtex 4-FX with dual embedded PowerPC processors, the PRSIM200 provides huge bandwidth throughput with its high speed SERDES IOs...

  PRISM300 - High Performance SOM
The PRISM300 is designed for IO intensive applications where performance and flexibility are critical. Featuring a PowerPC processor tightly coupled with a low cost Xilinx Spartan FPGA, the PRISM300 provides a strong control plane with multiple IOs...

  PRISM405 - Next Generation SOM
The PRISM405 is designed for IO intensive applications where high performance and flexibility are critical. Featuring a PowerPC processor tightly coupled with a low power Altera Cyclone FPGA, the PRISM405 provides a strong control plane with multiple IOs...



  The AKA advantage
AKA's miniaturized and high-performance PRISMs ensure that customers get to market as quickly, easily and cost-effectively as possible.




  Design-to-manufacturing services
AKA is a complete service provider with total end-to-end design to manufacturing capabilities. AKA has successfully manufactured, tested, and delivered thousands of quality embedded system products. AKA has adopted a unique design-to-manufacturing framework that tightly couples our engineering efforts with our manufacturing processes. Our team of accomplished engineers works hand-in-hand with our highly-experienced operations group from concept and architecture all the way to prototype and production.

  About AKA
Advanced Knowledge Associates (AKA) was established in 2000 with the mission of creating a better, smarter approach to embedded system design. Today AKA is a major supplier of Prepackaged Reconfigurable Integrated System-on-Module (PRISM) solutions. These miniaturized, high-performance and fully self-contained modules enable advanced embedded systems design and solve many of the challenges facing today's customers.

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