1-A rectifier housed in tiny package Product News 1/31/2008 Post a comment Intended for portable devices such as digital audio players, mobile phones and digital cameras, Diodes Inc.'s SBR1U40LP 1-A Super Barrier Rectifier (SBR) in housed in a 1.4-mm x 1.1-mm DFN package.
8-bit MCUs extend battery life in portables Product News 1/31/2008 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor has introduced low-power 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) designed to enhance portable performance, extend battery life and improve energy efficiency for a wide range of embedded applications.
Companies team for sub $100 3G Linux phone Product News 1/31/2008 Post a comment NXP Semiconductors has teamed with embedded Linux developer Purple Labs (Chambery, France) for a sub $100 3G reference mobile phone targeted at handset designers focusing on emerging and developing markets.
Test instrument delivers pulse and noise generation Product News 1/30/2008 Post a comment Agilent Technologies claims to introduce the industry's first pulse function arbitrary noise generator, which is said to provide superior signal quality combined with versatile waveforms for general-purpose bench tests or advanced serial data stress tests.
Graphics processor breaks Teraflop barrier Product News 1/30/2008 Post a comment In a move that will expand the visual boundaries of PC entertainment beyond the 1080p HD threshold, AMD has developed the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics processor that breaks the Teraflop (one trillion floating point operations per second) barrier.
24-bit audio DAC delivers longer music playback Product News 1/30/2008 Post a comment Aimed at mobile music applications, ST's single-chip STw5210, a 24-bit audio DAC with playback time extender technology, reduces system power consumption for longer music playback, and incorporates on-chip power management, enabling direct connection to a battery.
NXP powers ahead with programmable LTE modem Product News 1/30/2008 Post a comment NXP Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) is set to demonstrate at next month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a multi-mode, programmable LTE modem that will be the basis of a software defined radio system from the company.
8-bit MCUs deliver 1.8-3.3-V operation Product News 1/29/2008 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor is extending its popular low-end, 8-bit HCS08 microcontroller (MCU) family with the introduction of two high-performance devices, aimed at consumer and industrial applications.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 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 ...