Design tool supports Infineon's TriCore Product News 4/23/2009 Post a comment Development tool vendor iSystem has announced a design tool for Infineon's TriCore 32-bit microcontroller family. The device supports a broad spectrum of functions close to the microcontroller hardware.
Ixxat offers IntervalZero CAN drivers Product News 4/23/2009 Post a comment Industrial and automotive data communication technology provider IXXAT Automation GmbH (Weingarten, Germany), will sell an IntervalZero RTX driver for one of its CAN boards. RTX drivers for other CAN boards will be released soon.
20V MOSFET delivers ultra-low RDS(ON) Product News 4/23/2009 Post a comment Intended for portable applications, Fairchild Semiconductor is offering a 20V 2mm x 2mm x 0.55mm thin MicroFET MOSFET that provides what the company says is the lowest RDS(ON) in the industry.
Meister : Flow monitors are designed for dirty fluids Product News 4/23/2009 Post a comment Meister Stroemungstechnik introduces flow monitors designed to monitor dirty fluids. The RMU series’ hexagonal float is less sensitive to particles compared to cylindrical floats, which creates a small and constant circular orifice with the housing of the flowmeter.
AMD rolls out 40W server CPUs Product News 4/22/2009 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices will roll out server microprocessors today that hit a new low in power consumption for the company as well as some at new and higher data rates.
Position sensing at submicron resolutions Product News 4/21/2009 Post a comment Useful for position feedback of micro-actuators, austriamicrosystems AS5311 is a hall-effect sensor based linear magnetic encoder that the company says is the first such part to achieve submicron resolution.
Wide bandwidth dual 14bit ADC Product News 4/21/2009 Post a comment Catering to high-end data conversion applications such as defense imaging systems or test and measurement equipment, Texas Instruments has introduced a 14bit dual channel ADCs with sample rates of 250MS/s.
Altium slashes price on 'unified' design tool Product News 4/21/2009 1 comment Australian design tool provider Altium has cut by about 75 percent the price of its Altium Designer, a circuit board design tool which is intended to bring together the traditionally separate worlds of hardware and software design.
Apache offers Totem platform Product News 4/21/2009 Post a comment Apache Design Solutions announced Totem, an integrated power and noise integrity platform for analog, mixed-signal, memory, and high-speed I/O designs.
TSMC rolls sign-off flow, RF design kit Product News 4/21/2009 Post a comment Seeking to accelerate the product development process, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) is rolling out a one-two punch in the arena: It has unveiled a mixed-signal/RF design kit as well as a foundry-specific integrated sign-off flow.
Free schematic symbols and PCB footprints for all Microchip products Product News 4/20/2009 Post a comment Microchip Technology Inc. and Accelerated Designs, Inc. have come
together to provide CAD help for PCB engineers using Microchip
devices. They have collaborated on an Ultra Librarian Reader
(ULR) tool to
provide Microchip's customers with schematic symbols and Printed
Circuit Board (PCB) footprints for Microchip's entire product portfolio.
Mentor embraces Autosar Product News 4/20/2009 Post a comment EDA software vendor Mentor Graphics has announced a product family that supports the Autosar software standard for automotive electronics. The products are based on the company's existing Eclipse development environment.
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.