Vishay : Power MOSFET features very low on-resistance Product News 11/20/2008 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology has expanded its family of Gen III TrenchFET power MOSFETs with a 20-V n-channel device that claims the industry’s lowest on-resistance and on-resistance times gate charge for a device with this voltage rating in the PowerPAK SO-8 package type.
Solar company announces bid for General Motors subsidiary Opel Product News 11/19/2008 Post a comment In the wake of the financial crisis, General Motors is in trouble and so is its German subsidiary Adam Opel AG, one of Europe's largest car makers. Now photovoltaics vendor Solarworld AG (Bonn, Germany) has announced to submit a takeover bid for Opel. Solarworld intends to create the first "green" automotive OEM.
Infineon rejuvenates ULC handset platform Product News 11/19/2008 Post a comment At the GSM Asia in Macao, Infineon has introduced a successor to its XGOLD 101 platform for Ultra Low Cost (ULC) handsets. While the chip vendor continues to produce the XGOLD 101, the next-gen XGOLD 102 offers enhanced functionality.
Mercury unveils multi-GPU development platform Product News 11/17/2008 Post a comment The VXS-based Mercury Sensor Stream Computing Platform offers scalability in compute power, performance, and thermal management, and allows for much greater, tunable performance for a variety of commercial and defense applications.
Spec drives USB to 300 Mbytes/s and beyond Product News 11/17/2008 1 comment The widely used USB interface officially gets an upgrade to a version 3.0 at a developers' conference where a handful of companies are expected to announce product plans for the new spec with data rates that could hit 400 Mbytes/second.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.