Matsushita tips fuel cell technology Product News 1/5/2006 Post a comment Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Japan’s Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., has developed a new supply method that claims to reduce the size of a fuel cell for portable devices by 50 percent.
NAE recognizes creators of charge-couple device Product News 1/4/2006 Post a comment A pair of former Bell Laboratories engineers have been recognized by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for their 1969 invention of the charge-couple device (CCD), a light-sensitive component at the heart of digital cameras and other widely used imaging technologies
SMT jumpers are RoHS compliant Product News 1/4/2006 Post a comment Components Corporation has introduced a SJ series of ultra-low profile jumpers that are compliant to the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.
TI's 'Hollywood' DTV chip is shipping Product News 1/4/2006 Post a comment Texas Instruments Inc. said initial Hollywood digital television (DTV) chips for mobile phones are now being delivered to customers who manufacture handsets. When the chips hit volume TI said it reckoned the bill of materials would be less than $10.
Fabless startups combine forces in consumer Product News 1/4/2006 Post a comment CeRoma Ltd., the developer of an ARM-based streaming processor for home entertainment consumer applications, has teamed up with Taiwan’s MStar Semiconductor Inc., a developer of display controller chips. The two companies have agreed to co-operate on joint marketing their products for use in integrated digital TV products.
Mid-range realtime scopes capture multiple signals simultaneously Product News 1/4/2006 Post a comment Scope maker Tektronix is rolling out new-generation hardware that eliminates tradeoffs found in many digital storage oscilloscopes between sample rate, record length, and waveform capture rate. 500-MHz, 1-GHz, and 2.5-GHz models make use of IBM SiGe semiconductors to provide sample rates of 10-Gsamples/s on four channels and realtime over-sampling on four channels, with up to 16x oversampling on one channel and 4x on four channels---simultaneously.
LED driver shows true colors Product News 1/3/2006 Post a comment Linear Technology's LTC3783, a PWM LED driver that boasts a 3000:1 dimming range for high-power LED strings and clusters, uses digitally-based True Color circuitry to eliminate the color shift normally associated with traditional LED current dimming.
G.984-compliant transceiver features clock and data recovery Product News 1/3/2006 Post a comment Applied Micro Circuits Corp.'s G.984-compliant transceiver with clock and data recovery puts the chip maker into the burgeoning Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) market. The S3157 is designed to perform parallel-to-serial and serial-to-parallel conversion, clock generation, and system timing.
PWM controller offers extra flexibility Product News 1/3/2006 Post a comment Touting a high degree of design flexibility, Intersil's ISL6420A PWM controller offers programmable switching frequency, programmable soft start, external compensation, a wide DC input (4-28 volts) to support a broad variety of applications, and two package choices.
Zetex appoints Rohrer as CEO Product News 1/3/2006 Post a comment The former head of National Semiconductor in Europe, Hans Rohrer, is to take over early next month as chief executive officer of British discrete component and power management device specialist Zetex.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...