OLED shipments up, says research firm Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment Shipments of organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays grew to 16.7 million and revenues hit $130.9 million in the third quarter of 2005, according to market research firm DisplaySearch Inc.
Chip inductors work at high frequencies Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment J.W. Miller Magnetics has introduced two new series of
RoHS-compliant multilayer chip inductors. The new surface-mount PM1210G and PM1812G devices feature a low profile with excellent performance characteristics for a wide range of high-frequency applications.
PIC MCU line moves up to 16-bits Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment Microchip Technology has launched its first family of 16-bit microcontrollers. There are 22 general-purpose devices that offer up to 40 MIPS performance, 16 Kbytes of RAM, 256 Kbytes of flash program memory, and up to 100-pin packages.
14-bit A/D reaches 190 Msamples/s Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) unveiled a 14-bit, 190 Msamples/second analog-to-digital (A/D) converter that is said to provide strong dynamic performance and low power dissipation.
TETRA option enhances radio test set Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment Test instrumentation house Aeroflex announces the availability of a TETRA Direct Mode option for its existing 3900 Series RF test platform TETRA is based on digital Private Mobile Radio and Public Access Mobile Radio technologies. The option gives a 3900 comprehensive direct mode call setup and parametric testing capabilities.
Advanced thin-film technology beefs up LED performance Product News 11/30/2005 Post a comment OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc. has made significant improvements to its proprietary thin-film technology that have resulted in enhancements to the luminous efficacy and color palette of its Power TOPLED line of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for automotive, signal and signage applications. The new Power TOPLED products are said to offer 150 percent greater efficiency and produce a wide variety of red and yellow tones. In addition, the new devices offer all the benefits of surface-mount technology
Here come 10-bit 4-Gsample/s RF digitizers Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Got the need for data-conversion speed? Slated for RF and ATE applications, data conversion instrument maker Acqiris is readying what it claims will be the world's first 10-bit 4-Gsample/s digitizers. These 3U-sized PXI digitizers will exhibit input bandwidths up to 3 GHz.
TI delivers on OMAP 2 promises Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Making good on commitments made last year to jointly develop 3G solutions with NTT DoCoMo, Texas Instruments has started sampling multi-mode UMTS chipsets to handset makers supplying the Japanese operator.
Synplicity tool claims improved performance for Lattice FPGAs Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor and Synplicity jointly that version 8.4 of Synplicity's Sinplify Pro logic synthesis engine provides additional performance enhancing features for Lattice FPGA devices, resulting in up to 20 percent performance improvement and significant area savings.
USB box works as general-purpose hardware resource Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Here's a plug-and-play instrument using realtime embedded processing power that can operate as a bi-directional I/O system. Each pin or signal can be individually defined as an input, an output, or as a bi-directional line. A Windows interface communicates to your PC through a plug-and-play USB interface. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Elesta safety relay has only 275 mW coil capacity Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Elesta relays has extended its SIS range of safety relays with the type SIS112 for applications in which a high type of protection, small design volume and a minimal coil capacity are required. The relay is equipped with two switching contacts (1 NO / 1 NC), and is driven by a very sensitive drive with a nominal coil capacity of only 275 mW.
1-watt DC/DC powers test, data acquisition apps Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Texas Instruments' DCP010507DB, a 1-watt DC/DC converter, delivers a dual ±7-volt output that's suited to powering basic data acquisition systems, test and measurement equipment with sensors that require isolation, and motor controllers.
Buck controllers economize DC/DC designs Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Accenting simpler and lower-cost designs, Vishay Intertechnology's high-voltage SiP12201 and low-voltage SiP12202 synchronous buck step-down controller ICs will (with external MOSFETs) deliver up to 10 amps for telecom and industrial end systems. Operating efficiency is as high as 93 percent to extend battery life in portable applications and minimize heat generation in enclosed field-mounted and rack-mounted systems.
Data logging tutorial on CD-ROM Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Get up to speed with a PC-hosted tutorial. Datalogger vendor Computer Aided Solutions has a CD-ROM that includes a technical "Introduction to Data Logging” seminar.
Controller manages both analog and digital POLs Product News 11/29/2005 Post a comment Power-One says its ZM7300 series of Z-One Digital IBA controllers are the first that can manage analog based systems (VRMs, linear regulators, point-of-load converters) as well as digital POLs, for a total of up to 32 devices simultaneously.
24-bit A/D integrates amplifier front end Product News 11/28/2005 Post a comment Designed for high impedance sensors, Linear Technology Corp. today unveiled an ultra high precision, multiplexed 24-bit no latency Delta-Sigma analog-to-digital (A/D) converter with an integrated high performance amplifier.
Zoran, Thomson team on digital TV reference design Product News 11/28/2005 Post a comment Zoran Corp. and the Thomson Tuner Group have developed a digital-to-analog reference design that enables CRT makers to integrate, decode, and display digital television feeds compliant with the A-74 standard set by the ATSC committee.
Samsung claims to have flexible 7-inch LCD Product News 11/28/2005 Post a comment South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said it has developed a flexible seven-inch diagonal thin-film transistor LCD on which uses plastic substrate to display 640 by 480 pixel resolution television video pictures.
Railway supply powers signalling Product News 11/25/2005 Post a comment Absopulse Electronics’ 3PFC280-24BR is a modular AC/DC power supply with power factor corrected (PFC, to 0.97) input designed to meet the stringent requirements of railway signalling, communications and train control systems.
High-speed cable suits design and debug apps Product News 11/25/2005 Post a comment Emulation Technology (ET) has introduced its new high-speed Momentum coax cables with 38-pin MICTOR connectors for signal monitoring during the design and debug stage of a new design. These new cables provide designers with easy access and a probing capability for individual and hard to reach signals in high-speed designs.
Pocket-size oscilloscope has 100-MHz bandwidth Product News 11/25/2005 Post a comment Elan Digital announces the first in its new range of modular instrumentation test-and-measurement products. Its USBScope50 is a full-function single-channel oscilloscope similar in size and form to popular USB pen memory products.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times