ST boosts bipolar power transistor current by 50 Percent Product News 2/27/2011 Post a comment The 3STR1630 NPN transistor from STMicroelectronics is the first member in a new family of high-performance bipolar power transistors manufactured using a new low-voltage planar technology. This technology incorporates a double-metal process that allows the cell density to be almost doubled without requiring the use of sophisticated photolithography equipment. In addition to increasing the current capability by about 50 percent for the same die size, the double-metal process enables transistors
SYSGO's SSV RTOS PikeOS offers Android Personality Product News 2/26/2011 Post a comment SYSGO has announced that its Safe and Secure Virtualization (SSV) product PikeOS now supports the Android operating system as a guest OS, or 'Personality'. PikeOS technology enables Android apps to run concurrently with other executive environments having more real-time, safety and/or security constraints on the same hardware device, and allows strict partitioning between critical and non-critical applications.
Mentor claims comprehensive support for UVM 1.0 Product News 2/23/2011 Post a comment Mentor Graphics Corp. announced its comprehensive support for Accellera's Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) across a host of products including Questa advanced functional verification platform, the Questa MVC Verification IP library, the Veloce emulation platform and the Certe Testbench Studio tool.
High-speed ADC at lower power Product News 2/22/2011 2 comments Intersil Corporation has announced its newest family of analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs); pin-compatible 12-, 14- and 16-bit ADCs with sample rates from 130 to 500 megasamples per second (MSPS). The entire family is claimed to provide a significant reduction in power consumption over competitive devices, consuming as little as one-third the power.
Fairchild’s FAN6204 SR controller for flyback and forward topologies has multiple operating modes Product News 2/21/2011 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor's FAN6204 is a secondary-side synchronous rectification (SR) controller designed to meet increased power efficiency demands and regulatory standards for desktop PCs, All-in-One (AIO) PCs and notebook adaptors. Using a proprietary, innovative linear prediction timing-control technique not limited to the RDS(ON) of the SR MOSFET, the FAN6204 is suitable for fixed frequency or quasi-resonant (QR) flyback converters and discontinuous or continuous conduction mode (DCM and CCM
TI transmit/receive processors take aim at base stations Product News 2/18/2011 Post a comment Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) recently introduced what it reports is the industry’s widest bandwidth, fully-integrated transmit/receive processors with digital pre-distortion (DPD) for 3G and 4G wireless base stations, remote radio heads, and government communication systems.
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.