On Semiconductor NBX series silicon-based crystal oscillator clocks Product News 4/29/2011 Post a comment ON Semiconductor is extending its silicon-based crystal oscillator (XO) clock module range. The six new additions to the NBX series provide a cost-effective, high accuracy reference clock solution with dual voltage capabilities and class-leading total frequency stability as low as ±20 parts per million (ppm).
Yokogawa DL850 ScopeCorder Product News 4/28/2011 Post a comment A new real-time mathematics option for the Yokogawa DL850 ScopeCorder introduces many new DSP-based functions that boost the instrument's power analysis capabilities as well as adding features such as sensor linearization and electrical to mechanical conversion.
FreeRTOS hits version 7 Product News 4/28/2011 1 comment Real Time Engineers Ltd, the company behind the open source operating system, FreeRTOS, has released version 7.0, which features a new software timer implementation that allows timer callbacks to be executed in a task context, rather than as an interrupt.
MATLAB, Simulink revision features code generation Product News 4/27/2011 Post a comment MathWorks reveals Release 2011a (R2011a) of its MATLAB and Simulink product families offering key code generation products, MATLAB Coder, Simulink Coder, and Embedded Coder as well as 80 other product updates, including Polyspace embedded software verification products.
Touch controller now offers haptic feedback Product News 4/24/2011 Post a comment Atmel has introduced capacitive touch application-specific microcontrollers for implementing touch button, slider and wheel functionality, that integrate Immersion's haptic intellectual property to create a more intuitive and powerful user experience.
Dialog offers PMOLED display driver IC Product News 4/20/2011 Post a comment Power management IC firm Dialog Semiconductor plc has announced that it has developed a passive-matrix organic light emitting diode (PMOLED) driver IC, the DA8620, which is being used by Lenovo in its S800 mobile phone.
Spectrum rolls Mini-MIL connectors Product News 4/20/2011 Post a comment Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products has released the Mini-MIL circular connector, a small and lightweight connector that is claimed to offer space and weight savings with performance equivalent to MIL-DTL-38999 connectors.
MP3 encoder and audio codec chip Product News 4/19/2011 Post a comment The VS1063 IC from VLSI Solution can encode an unforeseen multitude of audio formats, from MP3 and Ogg Vorbis to G.711 u-law, G.711 A-law, G.722 and 16-bit PCM.
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.