Low glitch, 16-bit DAC dissipates 1.5 mW at 2.7 V Product News 3/30/2007 Post a comment Texas Instruments introduced a series of digital-to-analog converters (DACs) with an integrated precision reference. The DAC8560 is a 16-bit, single-channel DAC featuring low glitch (0.15 nV-s), low-power (1.5 mW at 2.7 V), an internal reference with 2 ppm/°C temperature drift and ±0.004 percent initial accuracy.
Auto-test software increases speed, accuracy of radio testing Product News 3/30/2007 Post a comment Aeroflex developed the Auto-Test software for its 2975 P25 Radio Test Set for P25 and FM radios. The 2975's Auto-Test software increases speed, consistency and accuracy of testing P25 and FM radios while providing the ability to store, print and share test results. For public safety and other private mobile radio (PMR) network users, the 2975 Auto-Test function allows non-technical personnel to test radios automatically.
Low threshold voltage MOSFETs address low voltage apps Product News 3/30/2007 Post a comment Diodes Inc. has launched a series of low threshold voltage MOSFETs for low-voltage applications typically found in portable and handheld devices. The DMN5L06xxK MOSFET series can be driven directly from low-voltage logic-level outputs without requiring charge pumps.
LED driver powers small- and mid-size LCDs Product News 3/30/2007 Post a comment Sipex has released a 4-channel low side LED driver for powering small- and mid-size LCD modules that use LEDs for backlighting. The SP7616 is designed to drive LEDs in series from input voltages as high as 30 V.
OmniVision demos security solution over Zigbee wireless network Product News 3/30/2007 Post a comment OmniVision plans to demonstrate its digital security camera reference design for MPEG-4 video systems using the company's OV7720 CameraChip sensor at the International Security Conference (ISC) West. The Home SecuCam reference design is said to be the first to use video over the 805.15.4/Zigbee wireless network.
Test set allows developers to verify WiMAX specs Product News 3/30/2007 Post a comment Agilent released its IEEE 802.16e 2005 protocol conformance test (PCT) product that is based on its E6651A Mobile WiMAX Test Set, allowing equipment developers and test houses to run validated protocol test cases to verify that their implementations conform to WiMAX standards.
Kingston rolls 2-Gbyte microSD dual adapter pack Product News 3/30/2007 Post a comment Kingston Technology released a 2-Gbyte microSD card with mini- and standard-size Secure Digital (SD) adapters to maximize microSD card compatibility and interoperability between mobile phones, digital cameras and portable media devices.
TFT panel displays offer numerous design options Product News 3/30/2007 Post a comment Beside conventional built-in models that extend over the full 19” width (with corresponding front panels) and models that can be fitted in a 19” chassis using subpanels, models are also available for front-panel installation in switch cabinets and electronics cabinets, as well as stand-alone models with their own enclosures.
China LCD maker struggles to survive Product News 3/30/2007 Post a comment China's largest TFT-LCD maker, Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Ltd. (BOE OT), is dumping most of its interest in large-sized TFT-LCD panels after failing to make it profitable.
Demo kit enables evaluation, prototyping of low-frequency IDICs Product News 3/30/2007 Post a comment Atmel announced the availability of the ATA2270-EK1125-kHz RFID demo kit which enables the evaluation and prototyping of low-frequency (LF) identification ICs (IDICs), which are used in a broad range of RFID applications including access control, industrial automation, loyalty cards, anti-counterfeiting, and animal identification.
Data-parallel DSP aimed at cost-sensitive video surveillance apps Product News 3/30/2007 Post a comment At just $29 each in low-volume quantities, Stream Processors is bringing designers building power- and price-sensitive video surveillance systems that need the flexibility of software programmability a data-parallel DSP that delivers programmable performance of 16,000 MMACs while consuming less than 0.1 milliwatt per MMAC.
REVIEW: 300-mV input-voltage boost converter throttles micro-fuel cells Product News 3/29/2007 Post a comment Chip maker Texas Instruments is debuting an ultra-low-input DC-to-DC boost converter IC that promises to let portables operate from new energy sources such as micro-fuel cells. TI's power circuit can let you build converters that operate with input voltages lower than 300-mV. eeProductCenter Senior Technical Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
SanDisk launches 4-Gbyte memory stick micro card Product News 3/29/2007 Post a comment SanDisk expanded its Memory Stick Micro (M2) line by introducing a 4-Gbyte card that has the capacity to hold up to 1,000 songs, 2,000 high-resolution photos or 20 hours of MPEG4 video, making it compatible with Sony Ericsson's latest generation of slim line, multimedia mobile handsets.
Dual-band PA module targets entry-level handset sector Product News 3/29/2007 Post a comment RF Micro Devices designed its latest PowerStar power amplifier for manufacturers of dual-band handsets for the growing entry level and replacement markets. The GSM/GPRS PA dual-band module features improved isolation, harmonic performance and cross-band, helping to reduce RF complexity and increase design flexibility related to antenna and switch selection.
Projection technology goes mobile Product News 3/29/2007 Post a comment Texas Instruments has developed a DLP pico-projector small enough to fit on a finger tip. It enables mobile projection solutions that expand beyond the limitations of a physical screen for mobile users of cellular phones, digital cameras and portable media players.
NTT Photonics unveils dual-mode optical fiber Product News 3/28/2007 Post a comment At OFC, NTT Photonics Laboratories unveiled optical fiber that functions as both multi-mode and single-mode optical fiber, eliminating the need for expensive upgrades and reducing fiber management and ownership costs.
EMCORE demos tunable SFF transponder for 10-Gigabit applications Product News 3/28/2007 Post a comment EMCORE has released a full band tunable long reach SFF transponder for 10-Gigabit applications. Marking the company's expansion into the 10 Gbits/s telecommunications market, the ETU-9C00-SFF is believed to be the first commercially available transponder to integrate full band tuning at 50-GHz channel spacing in the 300-pin SFF package.
Low cost ZigBee/IEEE802.15.4 reference design eliminate antenna, RF balun Product News 3/28/2007 1 comment Jennic has introduced a ZigBee- and IEEE 802.15.4-node reference design for its JN5139 wireless microcontroller. The design reduces the bill of materials (BOM) cost of modules for wireless sensor networks to under $5. This includes the cost of the JN5139 wireless microcontroller, a PCB antenna design, and all other ancillary components.
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.