Amimon grabs Sony TV design win Product News 11/4/2008 Post a comment With ultrawideband technology losing steam, a wireless connectivity contest is narrowing down to SiBEAM-led WirelessHD running at 60 GHz and Amimon-led WHDI running at 5 GHz.
65V DC/DC converter focuses on light-load efficiency Product News 11/4/2008 Post a comment As part of an expansion of Texas Instruments' integrated SWIFT family of DC/DC converters the company has introduced a new 65 V input, 1.5 A output step-down switcher with integrated FET that achieves energy savings in light-load efficiency.
Germany's industry suffers from engineering bottleneck Product News 11/3/2008 Post a comment While the current economic downturn is a serious challenge for the German electric and electronics industry, the engineering bottleneck could have an even stronger impact on the competiveness of corporate Germany, a study from industry association VDE says.
Europe drives smart sensor adoption Product News 11/3/2008 Post a comment Europe represents the largest and fastest growing smart sensors market and is projected to be worth $2.1 billion by 2010, according to Global Industry Analysts' latest report.
DSCs provide real-time control options Product News 11/3/2008 Post a comment Digital signal controllers give real-time control apps what they need: the convenience and interrupt response of a microcontroller with the computational abilities of a digital signal processor.
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