250-MSPS, 14-bit ADC claims lowest power consumption Product News 11/30/2009 Post a comment Texas Instruments has introduced the first in a new class of high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that claims to deliver ultra-low power consumption and excellent dynamic performance across wide signal bandwidths from DC up to 550 MHz.
Low-power FPGA startup hits volume production Product News 11/30/2009 Post a comment Low-power FPGA startup SiliconBlue Technologies Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has shipped production-volume quantities of its iCE65 mobileFPGA devices to more than 10 customers. The company claims it is the first new FPGA vendor to achieve this in 20 years.
Virtutech sets foot in China Product News 11/30/2009 Post a comment System simulation technology provider Virtutech Inc. announced it has created a subsidiary in Shanghai, China, in a view to support the growing demand for virtualized systems development solutions.
Small microwave antenna packs more backhaul power Product News 11/26/2009 Post a comment The Andrew ValuLine Vision™ one-meter microwave backhaul antenna with its robust electrical design enables radiation pattern performance and gain levels that are similar to a 1.2-meter antenna and compliant to the highest regulatory standards.
Reference design enables wireless transportation of real-time logistics data Product News 11/25/2009 Post a comment Jennic has released a Logistics Reference Design that provides a comprehensive platform for use in monitoring and tracking of goods in transportation. Based upon the company's patented Sleeping Beacon Technology, the platform allows battery powered, time-synchronised sleeping wireless sensor networks to be evaluated for logistics applications.
IMEC honors Wim Roelandts Product News 11/24/2009 Post a comment The IMEC research center and the K.U.Leuven University in Leuven, Belgium, announced it has conferred the degree of doctor honoris causa on Wim Roelandts, ex-chairman and CEO of programmable logic device vendor Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, Calif.).
Chip brings energy efficiency to netbook adapters Product News 11/24/2009 Post a comment A low-cost IC that increases energy efficiency and standby performance of power supplies under 75 W, the GreenChip TEA1733(L) from NXP Semiconductors is designed specifically for low-power computing and communication applications such as netbook adapters, printer adapter and LCD monitor supplies.
New DC/DC modules target railway applications Product News 11/23/2009 Post a comment Martek Power has introduced a new series of 120 W DC/DC modules designed specifically for worldwide railway applications which address a wide input voltage range, meet all relevant railway standards including EN50 155 and work across a broad operating temperature range without derating.
Lattice offers first low cost FPGA with serial RapidIO 2.1 support Product News 11/23/2009 Post a comment Lattice Semiconductor Corporation and Praesum Communications have announced the availability of the Serial RapidIO 2.1 endpoint soft IP core for the LatticeECP3 FPGA family, which supports 1x, 2x and 4x lane configurations at up to 3.125 Gbps lane speeds, and claims to offer the lowest cost, lowest power programmable SRIO solution in the industry.
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.