Elmos raises sales, confirms guidance Product News 4/30/2008 Post a comment Automotive and medical chip vendor Elmos AG (Dortmund, Germany) reports sales and earnings improvements in the first quarter. The results are in line with excpectations; the company reiterated its guidance under the condition that the U.S. dollar maintains its current value.
PA powers EGSM WCDMA networks Product News 4/29/2008 Post a comment Engineered specifically for use in advanced 3G handsets for EGSM (Band 8) UMTS wireless networks, Anadigics' WCDMA linear power amplifier (PA) reduces average current consumption by 75 percent compared to competing devices.
Agilent EEsof enhances ADS Product News 4/29/2008 Post a comment In this version, the company reports a 10x speedup in its 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) simulator (known as Momentum), and a 10X speedup in its non-linear harmonic balance circuit simulation with an advanced matrix preconditioner.
Teridian launches third generation power meter ICs Product News 4/29/2008 Post a comment Teridian Semiconductor has launched its third generation of electricity metering chips that includes residential single phase, commercial and industrial three phase ICs, offering up to 256K bytes of storage with 10 MIPS processing power, advanced power management, LCD contrast adjust, and 0.5 second/day hardware RTC which consumes only 0.5µA.
RF transceiver targets WiMAX Product News 4/29/2008 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products reports it has the industry's first production-ready, single-chip, 2.3GHz to 2.7GHz, WiMAX MIMO RF transceiver that improves receiver SNR by 10dB
Mezzanine card design makes FPGA integration easy Product News 4/29/2008 Post a comment VMETRO announced its first FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) module dubbed the ADC510, which is available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled rugged versions, integrates two 12-bit 500MHz A/D chips for use in DSP applications such as Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Electronic Counter Measures (ECM), and Radar.
Group drives Gbit home network effort Product News 4/29/2008 Post a comment Eleven companies have officially launched the HomeGrid Forum, a new consortium to accelerate work on a way to unify the fragmented world of home networking and aiming to speed up work on an ITU standard to define chips that can carry data at rates up to a gigabit per second across coax, phone or power lines.
NXP to acquire Conexant's set-top box business Product News 4/29/2008 Post a comment NXP Semiconductors announced it is acquiring the Broadband Media Processing (BMP) business of Conexant Systems, Inc. for $110 million in cash with an additional payment of up to $35 million based on financial performances over the period from closing through 2009.
Leadis rolls out standalone Class-G headphone amplifiers Product News 4/28/2008 Post a comment Leadis Technology Inc. is sampling standalone Class-G headphone amplifiers that are well suited for power sensitive applications such as mobile phones, MP3/PMPs, portable gaming, GPS/PNDs, notebook computers, and other portable audio products with a headphone output.
Single junction circulators target cellular base stations Product News 4/28/2008 Post a comment RF Micro Devices has introduced five single junction circulators that deliver optimum electrical performance and rugged construction required by the demanding operational requirements of the high power, linear amplifier and transceiver sections of cellular base stations, repeaters and other forms of transmission equipment.
Vocoder IC offers full duplex capability Product News 4/28/2008 Post a comment CML Microcircuits has added to its voice coder/encoder (vocoder) family a robust advanced low complexity waveform interpolation (RALCWI) IC dubbed the CMX638 that offers full duplex capability.
Tessera zooms in Product News 4/28/2008 Post a comment Tessera announced low-cost optical zoom capabilities with OptiML Zoom. The image enhancement technology combines Tessera's specialized algorithms with a unique lens design to replace mechanical zoom.
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.