Less-than-$1000 signal generator spans 1-Hz to 1-GHz Product News 3/28/2006 Post a comment Check out this $985 PC-controlled digitally synthesized signal generator that spans 1-Hz to 1-GHz. Developing analog and digital outputs, it accommodates a variety of waveform modulation options, operating as a signal source, function generator, and ARB.
Metalink targets HDTV with wireless LAN Product News 3/28/2006 Post a comment Metalink Ltd., a provider of wireless and wireline broadband communication silicon solutions, announced that it has concluded a series of live demonstrations of its WLANPlus chipset, a technology based on the emerging 802.11n standard, with unique capabilities for wireless multimedia distribution.
Light guides lower part count, cost Product News 3/27/2006 Post a comment GLT's MicroLens molded light guides use only one LED to backlight displays for a variety of applications. The light guide is said to provide higher brightness than other LED-based backlighting solutions with a reduced part count and lower cost.
Device software tools shorten development cycles Product News 3/27/2006 Post a comment CoWare Inc.’s new Virtual Platform product family offers tools that support the creation, distribution, and use of virtual hardware platforms for device software development and validation. The virtual hardware platforms are models of the device hardware and the environment they evolve in.
A/D converters tout true 16-bit resolution Product News 3/27/2006 Post a comment Analog Devices, Inc. rolled out two analog-to-digital (A/D) converters for high-end instrumentation, medical and wireless communications applications that are said to maintain low noise and high dynamic range even at high input frequencies.
Ultimate Products of the year Product News 3/27/2006 Post a comment Here is a list of the most significant products introduced in the past 12 months, chosen by qualified readers of EE Times and eeProductCenter. Electronic balloting was conducted quarterly, based on a list of 10 nominees submitted to readers by expert editors.
Omron antenna boosts RFID performance Product News 3/27/2006 Post a comment Japan-based Omron Corp. has developed a electronic control antenna technology claimed to be the first embedded in an UHF-band RFID reader that can improve RFID tag reading performance.
White LED touts high brightness, small size Product News 3/24/2006 Post a comment Vishay offers a small and super-bright white MiniLED in a low-profile 2.3 x 1.3 x 1.4 package. This surface-mount LED can be used in high-power applications even in harsh automotive and industrial environments.
5.7-inch VGA display makes it easy to upgrade Product News 3/23/2006 Post a comment Kyocera has expanded its V-Series of TFT displays with a high resolution 5.7-inch VGA LCD in the same form factor as its standard QVGA product for industrial control, test and measurement, and medical equipment.
Solar panel adds 2 years to photoeye's battery Product News 3/23/2006 Post a comment EMX Industries says it's the first manufacturer of photoeye access control products to offer a solar panel power option for its photoelectric emitters. The company says its SP44 solar panel, for its P44 Thru-beam Photoelectric Sensor/Transmitter, will extend emitter battery life by up to two years.
STMicro unveils STB middleware for Chinese market Product News 3/23/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier STMicroelectronics has announced that its affiliate company Shanghai-BMC has released a complete digital video broadcasting-multimedia home platform (DVB-MHP)-compliant middleware solution for TV set-top boxes for the international market.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.