Improved interface between CANoe and Matlab Product News 11/27/2008 Post a comment The new 2.1 version of the CANoe/MATLAB Interface simplifies data exchange between the two standard tools considerably, and MATLAB models may be parameterized directly from CANoe. Vector is supplying the interface free-of-charge, and it is part of every CANoe license effective immediately.
ERG : EL inverters offer plug-and-play solutions Product News 11/27/2008 Post a comment The family of Smart Force dc-ac EL inverters from Endicott Research Group provides a wide range of standard and custom solutions for display and device designers who need to power electroluminescent (EL) backlit LCDs or devices where EL is used for accent and decorative lighting.
NXP, Phonak team for enhanced acoustics Product News 11/26/2008 Post a comment NXP Semiconductors and Phonak have jointly developed a single chip ultra low power radio for use in hearing systems that is being integrated into Phonak's forthcoming range of hearing aids and wireless accessories.
Italy plays host to MEMS 2009 Product News 11/25/2008 Post a comment The advance registration deadline of November 30th is about to expire for the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2009).
Industrial-, automotive-grade Atom processor coming, says report Product News 11/25/2008 Post a comment The world's largest chip maker Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) is developing a variant of its Atom processor for use in harsh environments such as automotive applications, according to a Nikkei Electronics article. The industrial or automotive Atom, currently named Embedded Menlow XL, is due to ship to customers in 2009, the report said.
DiBcom enables free-to-air digital TV on LG phones Product News 11/25/2008 Post a comment As part of an ongoing collaboration with LG, mobile TV chip specialist DiBcom SA (Palaiseau, France) announced it has integrated its latest generation of mobile TV receiver so as to enable free-to-air digital TV broadcasts on LG's multimedia handset.
Ex-head of TI wireless chip unit joins French startup Product News 11/24/2008 Post a comment Gilles Delfassy, ex-senior vice president and head of Texas Instruments Inc.'s wireless terminals unit, has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of Open-Plug, a French startup that creates and commercializes ELIPS, an open application development environment designed for mass-market mobile phones.
8-bit MCU market still alive, says ST executive Product News 11/21/2008 Post a comment At a roundtable during the ARM European Technical Conference this week in Paris, Daniel Colonna, marketing director at STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland), said the 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) market is not dead and remains interesting to serve.
Silicon based batteries promise longer life Product News 11/21/2008 Post a comment Researchers in South Korea have developed a silicon-based material for rechargeable batteries which they say can run mobile phones, cameras and laptops for much longer, and could be a potential replacement for lithium ion batteries, according to a report from Reuters .
High voltage LDO has 3µA IQ Product News 11/21/2008 Post a comment Linear Technology Corp.'s LT3008 is the newest member in a family of high voltage, micropower PNP-based LDOs, featuring quiescent current of 3µA.
ST joins MIT industry consortium Product News 11/21/2008 Post a comment Geneva-based chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV announced it is the first European company to join the Microsystems Industrial Group (MIG) industry consortium at the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, an interdepartmental laboratory supporting research and education in micro- and nanosystems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Compact and flexible vision system Product News 11/21/2008 Post a comment Xpectia from Omron Electronics is a vision system featuring real-colour sensing, high resolution, 3D functionality and intuitive user guidance to deliver simple operation, no matter how complex the application.
AMS, NXP roll FlexRay transceivers Product News 11/21/2008 Post a comment Independently from each other, Austriamicrosystems (AMS) and NXP have expanded their FlexRay transceiver spectrum. In addition, there are hints that production start for more FlexRay-equipped vehicles is imminent.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.