PandaBoard touts low-cost OMAP 4 mobile software dev Product News 10/28/2010 3 comments PandaBoard is an open source development tool for mobile devices that provides access to the OMAP 4 applications processor platform from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). The OMAP 4 platform is power- and performance-optimized for Smartphones and other mobile devices. A growing online community of Linux experts supports PandaBoard developers designing on mobile open source software distributions such as Android, Angstrom, Chrome, MeeGo and Ubuntu.
BI Technologies Model 144 series resistor networks Product News 10/27/2010 2 comments Aimed at military and aerospace applications, TT electronics BI Technologies is offering high-reliability custom resistor networks in hermetically sealed metal or HTCC packaging, enabling harsh environment operation to +175°C.
Rohm's BD8381EFV-M LED driver Product News 10/25/2010 Post a comment ROHM Semiconductor has developed LED driver for automotive forward illumination applications that allows designers to specify the same driver for use in high-beam, low-beam and daytime running light circuits.
CEA-Leti develops infrared-active 3D imaging matrix Product News 10/25/2010 Post a comment CEA-Leti has unveiled what it claims is the first single-impulse active 3D imaging matrix operating at infrared frequency capable of returning a three-dimensional image of a distant object with a spatial resolution of 30cm from a single-laser flash.
CEL’s MeshConnect EM357 Module delivers best-in-class ZigBee performance Product News 10/22/2010 1 comment California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is now shipping its new MeshConnect EM357 module, built on the EM357 integrated circuit (IC) for ZigBee from Ember Corp. Designed for ZigBee Pro applications, the module runs the full ZigBee Pro software stack and Smart Energy profile, enabling applications such as smart meters, smart grid, building automation, remote control, and HVAC.
Digi ConnectPort X3 aggregates local traffic over a cellular network Product News 10/21/2010 Post a comment Digi ConnectPort X3 from Digi International is a low-cost, programmable cellular gateway for monitoring and tracking remote assets. Featuring flexible device interfaces, including ZigBee, RS-232 serial, analog and digital input/output (I/O), and Global Positioning System (GPS), the compact ConnectPort X3 provides global connectivity to remote devices and device/sensor networks via GSM GPRS cellular networks.
Meggitt debuts low-cost array microphones with ISOTRON and TEDS Product News 10/20/2010 Post a comment Endevco models EM40PH and EM40PL from Meggitt Sensing Systems are low-cost, free-field, pre-polarized array microphones designed for multi-channel acoustic measurements of sound power, sound pressure levels and frequencies, sound-field analyses, and concurrent spatial and transient measurements within the audible range in aerospace, automotive and test & measurement applications.
CEL ZigBee module ranges 2.5 miles Product News 10/20/2010 Post a comment Designed for ZigBee Pro applications, the module runs the full ZigBee Pro software stack and Smart Energy profile, making it well suited for applications such as smart meters, smart grid, building automation, remote control, and HVAC.
Extreme DA rolls GoldTime 2010.09 Product News 10/20/2010 Post a comment Extreme DA has unveiled the 2010.09 release of its GoldTime Sign-off suite with 2X faster timing analysis, including signal integrity (SI) effects and enhanced features over its 2009 release.
Digi X-Grid offers expanded customer engagement with Itron ERT-enabled homes Product News 10/20/2010 Post a comment Itron ERT meters can now connect instantly to the Smart Grid with Digi International’s ERT/Ethernet Gateway and ERT/Smart Energy Bridge. The new products enable easy online access to gas, water, and electric metering data for Itron’s widely deployed ERT meters. With Digi X-Grid utilities can leverage the data to offer a range of energy management services.
Diodes’ ZXLD1374 LED driver Product News 10/19/2010 Post a comment Diodes Inc.’s new multi-topology LED driver, the ZXLD1374, is designed to increase the performance of high brightness automotive, industrial and commercial lighting systems.
Maxim LNAs target HSPA and LTE Product News 10/14/2010 1 comment The MAX2666/MAX2668 are low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) optimized for HSPA/LTE applications where efficiency in board space, power consumption, and cost are paramount.
LinkZero-AX switching IC cuts standby waste to zero Product News 10/14/2010 Post a comment LinkZero-AX from Power Integrations is a new integrated offline switching IC that enables designers to achieve 0.00 watts of standby energy consumption in auxiliary power supplies. Commonly used in such products as major appliances, TVs, and remotely-controlled electronic lighting ballasts, auxiliary power supplies continuously draw power as long as the product is plugged in, resulting in significant standby energy waste.
Evaluation system uses IO-Link for Infineon MCUs Product News 10/14/2010 Post a comment Hitex Development Tools has worked with Infineon Technologies, TMG Technologie Management Gruppe Technologie und Engineering, ZMDI Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden and with development tool support from Keil to developed an IO-Link demonstration system
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 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 ...