EMI filters integrate ESD protection Product News 2/28/2006 Post a comment Vishay has launched six EMI filter arrays with integrated ESD protection diodes in ultra-small leadless, plastic packages. These devices provide both EMI filtering and ESD protection for data lines in space critical mobile applications.
Push-pull connectors enable quick mating Product News 2/28/2006 Post a comment Amphenol Industrial Operations has introduced a series of push-pull aluminum shell connectors that allow for quick mating and unmating. The Amphe-PPM series provides signal and power interconnects in medical instrumentation and process control applications.
ATCA platform supports DSP, network processors for WiMAX Product News 2/28/2006 Post a comment Mercury Computer Systems is rolling out a modular AdvancedTCA platform for the dataplane that's built around the performance, scalability, and reliability of the serial RapidIO embedded system interconnect. The platform's architecture supports DSP, communications processors, FPGAs, and network processors.
May 23 to be called Blu-ray day Product News 2/28/2006 Post a comment Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and Lionsgate are targeting May 23 to deliver the first wave of Blu-ray Disc (BD) titles at retail, it was announced. Delivery will coincide with the launch that day of the first commercially available BD player from Samsung Electronics, which will be followed shortly by BD players from Pioneer and Sony along with a BD compatible VAIO PC from Sony.
Lab test system gets handset trace capability Product News 2/28/2006 Post a comment RF test equipment vendor Aeroflex adds handset trace capability to its existing SystemAT test system. The SystemAT is used for regression testing wireless network software prior to rollout, and handset validation/interoperability testing. It also accommodates network load and capacity testing.
BVR Systems, Veritouch team on airline security Product News 2/28/2006 Post a comment The Israeli company BVR Systems, which develops defense training and simulation systems, has joined forces with Veritouch Ltd. to produce a new airline security package that includes biometric iris and fingerprint scanners.
7-phase DC/DC boosts supply efficiency 3 percent Product News 2/28/2006 Post a comment International Rectifier‘s improved XPhase family of scalable multi-phase DC/DC chipset devices, the IR3084 and IR3084U control ICs, help achieve up to three percent higher efficiency in 130-amp applications with seven phases, as compared to five-phase designs.
Pentium-M chassis to underscore software productivity Product News 2/27/2006 Post a comment Thales Computers and IBM are readying a chassis called the PowerMP6. When it debuts in the near future, it will consist of multiple Pentium-M boards in a 19-in. rack. The PowerMP6 will be available in various customized configurations with up to eight processor boards per rack.
Op amps draw 13 uA per amp Product News 2/27/2006 Post a comment Exclusive to eeProductCenter: Linear Technology Corp. says its 1.8-volt dual and quad operational amplifiers are the first available in a tiny DFN package.
16-bit MCU boasts 1.8 mW/MIPS power consumption Product News 2/27/2006 Post a comment NEC Electronics America’s 16-bit 78KOR series flash microcontrollers boasts low power consumption of 1.8 milliwatts per million instructions per second and six times the power/performance ratio of NEC Electronics' 8-bit 78K0 MCUs.
PCI-X board runs parallel TI DSPs Product News 2/27/2006 Post a comment Designed for high-speed I/O and processing, here's news of a board-level PCI-X drop-in that harnesses the power of up to nine TI TMS320C6414T DSPs. With that you can get over 2000-Mbytes/s of concurrent I/O, and the ability to combine any number of customer-specific channels of data for up to 500-Mbytes/s of continuous data input from an external source.
How one-chip Akustica mic does it Product News 2/27/2006 Post a comment The standard way to add a microphone to a digital appliance such as a notebook PC, Bluetooth headset or PDA is through a combina- tion of four components: a miniature electret condenser microphone, a discrete field-effect transistor (FET), a separate operational preamplifier chip and an analog-to-digital converter chip. Akustica's digital-output CMOS microphone chip concentrates all four functions in a single device.
POWER MANAGEMENT: PWI spec charged for battery apps Product News 2/27/2006 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp. and ARM Holdings plc have released a second-generation PowerWise interface (PWI) specification that provides enhanced power-management interconnect capability to feature-rich, multidomain system-on-chips (SoCs) in battery-powered, handheld electronic devices.
Cable plug simplifies hot swapping Product News 2/24/2006 Post a comment Tyco Electronics has added a cable-mounted plug to its MULTI-BEAM XL cable assembly, giving engineers the design flexibility to easily connect hot-swap power supplies to other components in a power distribution system.
Super-bright LEDs target automotive apps Product News 2/24/2006 Post a comment Vishay has introduced six TELUX series clear, non-diffused red LEDs featuring one of the industry's brightest AllnGaP on GaAs technologies. The LEDs incorporate a special oval lens that reduces the number and cost of LEDs required in automotive and other lighting applications.
DC/DCs toughen up for military and aerospace Product News 2/24/2006 Post a comment International Rectifier's AHP line of hybrid DC/DC converters, for analog and digital circuits that require a well-regulated power source, adds over-voltage protection circuitry on the input while minimizing internal components count.
USB data-acq modules synchronously sample multiple analog signals Product News 2/23/2006 Post a comment Check out this series of analog-input multi-function data acquisition modules for USB 2.0. They provide two or four channels of simultaneous 16-bit analog measurement at throughput speeds up to 2-MHz/channel. Each channel has its own 16-bit A/D converter that uses a common clock and trigger for synchronous sampling of all analog and digital inputs at the exact same instant in time.
Cirrus Logic, Genesis team on HD-AVR design Product News 2/23/2006 Post a comment Image processing semiconductor supplier Genesis Microchip Inc. and audio IC supplier Cirrus Logic Inc. have jointly developed a reference design for High Definition mainstream audio/video receivers (HD-AVR).
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