WLED driver boasts highest efficiency Product News 5/1/2006 Post a comment California Micro Devices' PhotonIC CM93xx family of boost white LED (WLED) drivers, which employs the company's FlexBoost technology, allows designers to drive several asymmetrical strings of WLEDs, as well as an OLED display, at extremely high efficiency.
INTERNET CONTROL: Programmable chip safeguards apps Product News 5/1/2006 Post a comment The Internet is an ever-changing organism, with some nasty parts that threaten security. Connect One Ltd. (Kfar Saba, Israel) has de- veloped a programmable Internet control chip that can be customized by means of firmware, said Alan Singer, the company's vice president of sales and marketing.
WIRELESS: Multi-GHz antenna gets on board Product News 5/1/2006 Post a comment Centurion Wireless Technologies Inc. demonstrated its NanoAnt surface-mount antenna at the recent CTIA Wireless 2006. NanoAnt's design makes embedded multigigahertz antennas a more mainstream approach than alternatives based on microelectromechanical systems or unusual substrates, according to Centurion.
NTT one of first with an end-to-end IPTV plan Product News 5/1/2006 Post a comment
Virtually the only large developer with an end-to-end Internet Protocol TV transport strategy at the National Association of Broadcasters meeting last week was NTT Electronics Corp. NTT was showing a set-top box capable of serving as a videoconferencing platform and MPEG-2 decoder, and an encoder/decoder 1U pair of platforms, based on its VASA codec chip, that linked directly to an IP interface unit to allow HDTV transmission over IP networks. While such systems are intended for long-haul HDTV
18-GHz realtime scope eases serial signal analysis Product News 5/1/2006 Post a comment Oscilloscope maker LeCroy Corp. introduces its pacesetting 18-GHz serial data scope, with a 60-Gsample/s sampling rate and up to 150 million points of memory. The instrument uses a unique heterodyne signal conversion scheme that eschews DSP.
Modular instrumentation system streams data using USB 2.0 Product News 5/1/2006 Post a comment National Instruments is debuting a modular platform for sensor and electrical measurements under Windows. Useful in the lab, in the field, or on the production line, NI's CompactDAQ system offers an eight-slot chassis that accepts I/O modules capable of measuring up to 256 channels of electrical, physical, mechanical and acoustic signals. By combining plug-and-play USB with modular instrumentation, NI CompactDAQ comprises small, simple, portable, and cost-effective data-acq and test-and-measurem
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...