Broadcom drives combo ICs into Android platform Product News 2/5/2009 Post a comment Broadcom Corp. (Irvine, Calif.) , an early supporter of the Android platform through its membership of the Open Handset Alliance, says that combo drivers for its popular Bluetooth/Wi-Fi chip have been ported to the Android operating system.
CSR touts Synergy for wireless connections Product News 2/5/2009 Post a comment Wireless chip specialst CSR plc (Cambridge, England) says major Tier 1 handset OEMs and ODMs have started developing terminals using its Synergy software package, a multi-radio host software suite that brings together the connectivity technologies of its Connectivity Centre.
Video: Startup's founder describes 'black silicon' Product News 2/5/2009 Post a comment James Carey, co-founder of SiOnyx, talks about "black silicon," a material he developed that boasts more than 100 times the sensitivity of silicon, detects energy from the ultraviolet to the short-wave infrared bands, operates at a low voltage bias and, at less than 0.5 micron, is extremely thin.
Gesture control enabled by 3-D sensor Product News 2/4/2009 Post a comment Emerging consumer electronics applications have prompted smart 3-D sensor chip maker Canesta Inc. to adapt its 3-D CMOS image technology from automotive applications to a new consumer version of its 3-D image processing chip.
iSystem rolls development environment for R8C/3x Product News 2/4/2009 Post a comment Embedded software tool vendor iSystem AG (Schwabhausen, Germany) is supporting Renesas' R8C/3x family of 8-bit microcontrollers. With the move, the software vendor reacts on demand from automotive tier ones, but the scope of the software is not restricted to that industry, the vendor claims.
Atmel acquires ZigBee IP Product News 2/3/2009 Post a comment Taking a step into a new market, Atmel Corp. has acquired the ZigBee-based intellectual-property rights from LuxLabs BVI for an undisclosed sum.
Pressure sensors with CANopen interface Product News 2/3/2009 Post a comment With the series PDRJ and PDAJ, Baumer's product segment Process Instrumentation offers rugged pressure sensors that communicate via the CANopen protocol and can measure a relative or absolute pressure from -1 up to 1000 bar.
EB Guide Studio 4.0 speeds model-based HMI design Product News 2/3/2009 Post a comment Elektrobit (EB) has released version 4.0 of its EB GUIDE Studio software tool for the model-based development of HMI environments. The new version offers users many new functions which, lead to significant improvements in performance and memory utilization, the vendor claims.
Torex : Step-up converter is ideal backlight driver Product News 2/3/2009 Post a comment The XC9133 fixed frequency, constant current, step-up dc-dc converter is well suited for driving the white LEDs used in LCD backlighting applications in a wide range of hand-held designs, such as PDAs, mobile phones and digital cameras.