STMicro Mobile App Voltage-Agnostic MEMS-Based Motion Sensor Product News 3/31/2009 Post a comment STMicroelectronics MEMS sensors with a 3-axis accelerometer with absolute analog output for data-integrity protection in hard-disk drives, vibration monitoring and compensation, remote control, as well as motion user interfaces in mobile and gaming devices or portable media players.
Microchip DSCs take digital power control mainstream Product News 3/30/2009 Post a comment Emphasizing low cost, small size, low power and flexibility, Microchip's GS Series digital signal controllers is its effort to increase its share of a digital power market that it believes is going mainstream and will grow at a compound annual rate of 40 percent.
Ohmite : Current sense resistors have 1 percent tolerance Product News 3/30/2009 Post a comment Using metal resistive elements made from Nickel-Chromium or Cupron (Manganin-Copper) the MCS Series of SMD flip chip resistors from Ohmite have a very low TCR of <50 ppm/°C over the range of current sense values which are popular in portable, battery operated equipment and power supplies.
Editors' Choice: Products of the Week Product News 3/27/2009 Post a comment Capping off a week of continued wafer fab closings, layoffs and restructuring moves by several electronics vendors, engineers can now turn to Editors' Choice to view our top product selections that offer a silver lining in a bleak market. Check out these key products, many of which emerged from the logic/interface sector.
Fastest yet 24bit delta-sigma ADC claimed Product News 3/27/2009 Post a comment With speeds of up to four mega samples per second (MS/s), Texas Instrument's latest 24bit delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is said to be 60 percent faster than its nearest competition.
Toshiba introduces Mosfets Product News 3/26/2009 Post a comment Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. introduced a new series of MOSFETs for synchronous rectification in the secondary stage of switched mode power supplies (SMPS).
TriQuint rolls new driver amplifiers Product News 3/25/2009 Post a comment TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. has rolled out two new driver amplifiers, including the industry's first surface-mount technology (SMT) device for use in 40-gigabits-per-second networks.
Fujitsu: industrial motor control kit with 32-bit MCU Product News 3/25/2009 Post a comment Fujitsu introduced a motor control starter kit equipped with source code to support development with the MB91F479 32-bit RISC microcontroller for industrial motor control applications. The new kit is geared towards driving a 3-phase brushless DC motor (BLDC), or permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM).
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.