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.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times