RF module operates in 868-MHz ISM band Product News 4/30/2007 Post a comment One RF Technology has introduced a low-cost, 868-MHz RF module dubbed TinyOne Lite that is optimized for low-power radio communication at a competitive cost and available with or without an integrated antenna.
PMICs enable smaller design of DC/DC converters, LDOs Product News 4/30/2007 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX8667/MAX8668, a 4-channel power-management ICs (PMICs) in a 9 mm2 TQFN package. These PMICs minimize total design size by integrating two step-down DC/DC converters and two low-input, low-dropout regulators (LDOs), as well as all feedback networks.
Compact MEMS flow sensors detect clogged filters, protect equipment Product News 4/30/2007 Post a comment Omron Electronic Components developed the D6F-W and D6F-V series of MEMS flow sensors, which have the ability to measure air velocity and volume. The D6F-W01A1 measures a flow range of 0 to 1 m/s and the D6F-W04A1 a range of 0 to 4 m/s. Both exhibit a ±5% full-scale repeatable accuracy, while the D6F-V measures a flow range of 0 to 3 m/s with a ±10% full-scale repeatable accuracy.
MP3 chip market sees new landscape Product News 4/30/2007 Post a comment Despite the growth of MP3 player sales, the market for controller chips for these products is seeing intense price erosion as new competitors enter the fray, according to iSuppli Corp.
Micro fuel cells to hit mainstream in 2010 Product News 4/30/2007 Post a comment Despite a flurry of announcements and investments in micro fuel cells for portable devices, the technology is not expected to become a mainstream product until 2010 or so, according to an expert in the arena.
Gateways: Ikanos tunes its Fusiv processor for VDSL2 Product News 4/30/2007 Post a comment
Ikanos Communications Inc. is offering two new versions of the Fusiv processor architecture, acquired from Analog Devices Inc. in early 2006, for residential gateways based on fiber-to-the-home architectures and for VDSL2 very high-bit-rate digital subscriber line specs.
Static analysis tool maps code's 'DNA' Product News 4/30/2007 Post a comment
Coverity Inc. says the new release of its Prevent static code-analysis software embodies a new approach to "software mapping" that finds more bugs in embedded and enterprise software than previous technologies. The Prevent Software Quality System (SQS) also includes new defect- tracking capabilities and Java support.
ZigBee module features TI SoC Product News 4/27/2007 Post a comment One RF Technology has introduced a SoC-based ZigBee solution for building automation and wireless sensor networks applications. The miniature ZigBee module, dubbed uTiny, is based on the Texas Instruments CC2430 SoC.
PCI cards deliver 128 opto-isolated channels Product News 4/26/2007 Post a comment The ADLINK PCI-744X high-density DIO PCI card series delivers up to 128 opto-isolated channels for applications including industrial I/O control and automation, large-scale test and measurement and relay control.
Inapac rolls IP for SiP/MCP designs Product News 4/26/2007 Post a comment Inapac Technology Inc., a provider of IP-based DRAM solutions for system-in-package (SiP) and multi-chip-package (MCP) devices, has released a new 16-megabit SDRAM design optimized for the mobile handset market.
Visual computing system boosts workstation performance Product News 4/26/2007 Post a comment Check out NVIDIA's latest version of the Quadro Plex visual computing system (VCS). It incorporates the unified architecture and computing capability of NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 GPUs, boosting workstation and cluster performance for a wide range of graphics-intensive styling and design, oil and gas, and scientific applications.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.