OCXOs reduce in size Product News 12/21/2005 Post a comment MtronPTI has introduced a family of low-profile, surface-mount oven controlled crystal oscillators (OCXOs) with a PECL output for optical switching systems and other Stratum 3 applications. The XO5285 devices provide a wide range of frequencies in a 24 x 22 x 12.7-mm package.
Audio analyzers are compact Product News 12/21/2005 Post a comment Rohde & Schwarz is adding two compact audio analyzers to its Smart Instruments family. Models generate single-channel and dual-channel sinewave, two-tone, and noise signals.
White LED flash driver saves board space Product News 12/21/2005 Post a comment Designed for tight layouts, ON Semiconductor's NCP5603 charge pump IC can drive a high-power white LED for high brightness torch or flash applications for camera phones, or power several LEDs for general backlighting in other portable consumer electronic devices.
100-watt DC/DC provides 20 kV isolation Product News 12/21/2005 Post a comment Absopulse Electronics’ HIS120 is a dual-output DC/DC supply with 20 kV isolation (input to output, output to chassis) for high power gate drivers and similar applications in oil and gas, mining, railway, and industrial environments.
DTS demonstrates DTS-HD Master Audio for first time at CES 2006 Product News 12/21/2005 Post a comment At the 2006 CES, DTS, Inc. will premiere DTS-HD Master Audio, the company's high definition surround sound solution for next-generation high definition media. Previously announced as DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio has been selected as an option in the standards for the upcoming Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD media formats.
Micronas audio system-on-chip brings surround sound capability to televisions Product News 12/21/2005 Post a comment Micronas has announced that its new Multistandard Audio Processor family contains Dolby Virtual Speaker technology as a key feature. Developed specifically for today's television designs, consumers who purchase sets that incorporate this system-on-chip audio solution will experience surround sound from any audio source, whether stereo or 5.1 channels.
Overvoltage protection modules protect industrial Ethernet devices Product News 12/20/2005 Post a comment Weidmuller's overvoltage protection (OVP) modules are designed to protect industrial Ethernet devices from voltage and current surges. Used in between network nodes and incorporated into Ethernet data cables, these OVP modules can be connected in series with Ethernet switches, routers and media converters.
EMI filters pack performance in small footprint for wireless handsets Product News 12/20/2005 Post a comment California Micro Devices has added the CM1418 and CM1419 devices to its Praetorian Application Specific Integrated Passive (ASIP) electromagnetic interference (EMI) inductor-based filter array family. The filter devices with electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection are aimed at audio applications in wireless handsets.
Aspen phase locked oscillators suit satcom systems Product News 12/20/2005 Post a comment The Herley-CTI Series PDROs, phase-locked dielectric resonator oscillators, available in the UK from Aspen Electronics, are designed for high reliability, cost critical applications, suiting both commercial and military, satellite and microwave, communications systems.
Linux version targets embedded industrial boards Product News 12/19/2005 Post a comment If you’re designing embedded computers that run Linux, you’ll be interested in this implementation from board maker WinSystems, The company is debuting what it call Blue Collar Linux, an implementation of GNU Linux for industrial-based applications running on the company's boards.
Fan-less CompactPCI system runs cool Product News 12/19/2005 Post a comment Looking for a ruggedized industrial computer that doesn’t need noisy cooling fans? If so, check out Inova Computers’s small-format industrial computer. It keeps operating temperatures low enough to survive comfortably without forced-air cooling.
50-MHz waveform generators include PLL capabilities Product News 12/19/2005 Post a comment Although technologies such as microwave RF, RapidIO, and PCI Express occupy the leading-edge limelight these days, not everyone needs GHz-domain test gear. There are still many applications for lower-frequency equipment. Fluke Corp., for example, has some function generators for 50-MHz or lower applications.
Specman Elite upgraded with 64-bit support Product News 12/19/2005 Post a comment Cadence Design Systems introduced the Cadence Incisive Enterprise Specman Elite 5.0, a testbench automation solution said to feature tight integration with the company's Incisive Enterprise Specman Simulator.
Condensed PWM controllers are more capable Product News 12/19/2005 Post a comment PWM controller recap - While lacking the glitz of so-called digitally-based systems, traditional PWM-based controller ICs for today’s switching power supplies show a fair amount of innovation in their own right.
Pulse-LINK joins newly formed High Definition Audio Video Network Alliance (HANA) Product News 12/17/2005 Post a comment Pulse-LINK, Inc., developer of CWave Ultra Wideband (UWB) communications, is among the first contributing members to join the High Definition Audio Video Network Alliance (HANA), a cross-industry collaboration of leading companies from the four industries most impacted by the HD revolution (content providers, consumer electronics, service providers and IT).
TI introduces family of programmable analog video signal processors Product News 12/17/2005 Post a comment Texas Instruments has introduced three integrated high-performance three-channerl video amplifiers, which are the first to offer full I2C programmability of all functions independently for each channel. They are designed with integrated Butterworth filters to provide all the analog signal conditioning required in video applications such as set-top boxes, digital televisions, personal video recorders/DVD readers and portable USB devices
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.