Single-chip chargers target lithium-ion Product News 4/10/2003 Post a comment Linear Technology (Milpitas, Calif.) and Maxim Integrated Products here have independently launched high-accuracy (0.5 percent) one-chip solutions that address the varied requirements of charging lithium-ion batteries.
Small switcher supplies 500 W Product News 4/10/2003 Post a comment The FlatPAC-EN from the Westcor Division of Vicor Corp. is a low-profile (1.4-inch) EN 61000-3-2-compliant, universal-input power supply that provides up to 500 watts from one to four isolated outputs (425 W while meeting EN specs), for a density approaching 8 W/cubic inch.
Regulator drives white LEDs Product News 4/10/2003 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp.'s LM2731 and LM2733 boost regulators in SOT-23 packages, target digital cameras, cell phones, PCMCIA and USB peripherals, and DSL modems, deliver upwards of 12 to 15 volts from a 2.7- to 14-V input.
Smart regulator powers PC network cards Product News 4/3/2003 Post a comment California Micro Devices' CM3103 chip is the latest member of the company's SmartOR power regulator family, serving as a solution for network interface cards that use two power sources (5-volt main supply, 3.3-V auxiliary supply).
Backplanes lead AdvancedTCA push Product News 4/3/2003 Post a comment Fresh off one of the most intense standards efforts in the history of the embedded market, makers of boards and chassis are gearing up for the launch of a new breed of products, centered on the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture, that could change the face of the telecommunications industry.
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.