Intel launches solid-state drive Product News 12/30/2010 26 comments Intel Corp. has introduced to the market a solid-state drive (SSD) that offers 40- and 80-Gbyte memory capacity in a format measuring 51-mm by 30-mm and only 5-mm deep. The unit weighs 10 grams.
Intel shrinks SSD drive Product News 12/30/2010 3 comments Intel Corporation has released the Intel® solid-state drive 310 Series, a solid-state drive (SSD) with Intel® X25-class SSD performance that measures 51mm-by-30mm and 5mm thick.
Anaren radio modules target European apps Product News 12/27/2010 Post a comment Anaren integrated radio modules A1101R08A (antenna) and A1101R08C (connectorized) are ETSI-compliant for 865-868MHz. With the new modules, Anaren aims to save time and costs for OEMs marketing a wireless product in Europe.
Cypress fleshes out 65nm SRAM family Product News 12/27/2010 1 comment Cypress Semiconductor reports that new devices deliver industry’s fastest QDR SRAM operating speed of 550 MHz while reducing power consumption by 50 percent.
Roboteq publishes free WiFi Robot Platform Design Product News 12/22/2010 2 comments Roboteq, Inc. has published a WiFi Robot design platform featuring Roboteq’s AX3500 DC Motor Controller and an Intel Atom Processor-based Mini-ITX mainboard. The robot is a battery-operated, 4 wheel-drive unit, built around 1.5 by 2 feet (46cm x 61cm) aluminum frame, with WiFi connectivity and video camera.
Semitech Semiconductor SM2101 Product News 12/18/2010 2 comments Semitech Semiconductor unveiled its SM2101, an FSK/BPSK-based power line transceiver for Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Automated Meter Reading (AMR) applications.
Carbon adds ARM models to Carbon IP Exchange Product News 12/17/2010 Post a comment Carbon Design Systems has added implementation-accurate models of the ARM Cortex-A5 and the ARM Cortex-M4 processors to Carbon IP Exchange, the company's web-based portal with a library of more than 100 system-level models from IP vendors.
ST's LRiS64K high-density RFID memory simplifies, speeds maintenance of equipment Product News 12/15/2010 Post a comment The LRiS64K from STMicroelectronics is a high-density RFID device that allows technical equipment to 'talk back,' providing detailed information to speed up servicing and simplify record keeping for OEMs and equipment operators. The new chip combines radio tagging (RFID) circuitry with a large 64-Kbit non-volatile EEPROM capable of storing extensive data, such as initial manufacturer details and complete records of repairs or upgrades.
Free Gpsim software simulator for PIC MCUs Product News 12/13/2010 Post a comment The gpsim software simulator for Microchip PIC microcontrollers has been made available for download and is distributed under the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or higher, and some of it’s libraries under GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2 or higher.
Semtech SC185 POL regulator Product News 12/13/2010 Post a comment This 4A device from Semtech offers programmable soft-start and high integration in a tiny 3 x 3 x 0.6 mm package with an ultra-small design footprint.
ARM extends software standard with DSP library Product News 12/13/2010 5 comments ARM Holdings has announced a second version of the Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS) with extensions for the Cortex-M4 microcontroller core including the CMSIS-DSP library of signal processing algorithms.
Cosmic offers MIPI PHY core in 40-nm Product News 12/10/2010 4 comments Cosmic Circuits Pvt. Ltd., a licensor of analog and mixed-signal IP cores, has announced the availability of its MIPI M-Phy core designed for implementation in a 40-nm manufacturing process technology.
DDC rolls Mini-PCI-e BU-65586H1 board Product News 12/10/2010 Post a comment Data Device Corporation has launched small form factor Mini-PCIe board that allows one dual redundant MIL-STD-1553 channel to be easily added to any small embedded system, laptop, or tablet computer, to provide a cost effective, light weight, small size, rugged and reliable 1553 bus interface.
Cissoid rolls high temp 30V logic-level P-MOSFET Product News 12/10/2010 Post a comment Cissoid has extended its Planet family of high temperature transistors and switches. Mars is a high temperature 30V small signal P-channel MOSFET transistor suitable for long-term reliable operation from -55°C up to +225°C.
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.