Audio ADC supports sampling rates up to 216-kHz Product News 2/1/2007 Post a comment Capable of sampling rates up to 216-kHz, the AK5386 analog-to-digital converter (ADC) provides the built-in variable pitch function required for professional audio equipment, DVD recorders, A/V receivers and sound-card applications.
LCD startup sampling design kits for e-paper apps Product News 2/1/2007 Post a comment Nemoptic SA, the French group developing bistable nematic liquid crystal display technology dubbed BiNem, has started shipping prototyping kits that would allow system integrators to test the performance of the technology and develop applications for consumer and professional products using an e-paper display.
NEC expands MCU portfolio for inverter control Product News 2/1/2007 Post a comment NEC's latest 32-bit RISC microcontrollers for inverter-control applications deliver a four-fold increase in resolution of the A/D converter that detects motor rotation and an approximately six-fold increase in gain ratio of the operational amplifier that adjusts the level of motor status signals compared with the company's previous generation parts.
Bluetooth modules feature high-output antenna Product News 2/1/2007 Post a comment In an effort to help designers easily implement wireless connectivity into their systems, Free2move AB has launched a series of Bluetooth modules that support Bluetooth Version 2.0 + enhanced data rate (EDR) and are certified according to CE and FCC.
In-Depth Review: RF network analyzer packs sophistication, ease of use Product News 2/1/2007 Post a comment In-Depth Review: Test-and-measurement house Agilent Technologies introduces its PNA-X instrument for RF and microwave network analysis. Operable from 10-MHz out to 26.5-GHz, this network analyzer offers a unique single-connection approach to 2-tone and swept local-oscillator measurements. An integrated second signal source and signal combining network rounds it out.
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