AMD platzt wegen Intel der Kragen Product News 6/28/2005 Post a comment AMD hat in den USA ein Kartellverfahren gegen Intel eingeleitet, in dem der Zweite im Prozessormarkt seinen Erzrivalen hart angeht. Konkret beschuldigt AMD Intel, im Markt für x86-Prozessoren unter Rechtsbruch ein Monopol installiert zu haben. Intels Verhalten gegenüber Computerherstellern, Distributoren, kleinen Systemherstellern und Einzehändlern erfülle den Tatbestand der Nötigung, behauptet AMD.
Pressure sensor designed for hazardous environments Product News 6/27/2005 Post a comment American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has launched its new AST4310 pressure sensor for measurement of gases and liquids in extremely harsh environments. The new sensor is approved to UL 1604 (CSA 213) Class 1 Div 2, Groups A, B, C, and D for use in hazardous locations, and holds a CE Approval of EN 61326.
Chip termination beefs up performance for RF/microwave apps Product News 6/27/2005 Post a comment ; International Manufacturing Services, Inc. (IMS) has introduced a new series of 50-ohm termination resistors with integrated matching that offer improved VSWR and power handling. These new devices may be used as isolator circuits in RF/microwave amplifiers and antenna systems.
3GPP HSDPA conformance test case debuts Product News 6/27/2005 Post a comment As the as mobile phone industry ramps up, High Speed Downlink Packet Access testing begins in earnest. Gearing up, test-and-measurement conglomerate Aeroflex announces that it's the first company to submit a working HSDPA conformance test case for approval to the 3GPP RAN5 Working Group.
Samsung sampling 5Mpixel CMOS image sensors Product News 6/27/2005 Post a comment Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., plans to start sampling soon a CMOS image sensor (CIS) with 5 megapixel QSXGA resolution. Volume production of the device, targeted at mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders, is expected to commence by the end of the year.
Wafer-Hersteller streben an die Börse Product News 6/27/2005 Post a comment Um im schwierigen Markt für Silzium-Wafer Geld einzusammeln, wird die Wacker-Tochter Siltronic AG aller Voraussicht nach ihre Börsenpläne reaktivieren. Auch der japanische Konkurrent Sumitomo Mitsubishin Silicon Corp. (Sumco) strebt an die Börse.
10-Gb Ethernet transceiver lowers cost of stacking links Product News 6/27/2005 Post a comment Vativ Technologies has introduced a reduced-cost, 10Gbits/s stacking link IC to its V10LAN product line, and the company reports that it is the industry's first and only family of single-chip 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) transceivers for full-duplex operation over a single CAT5e unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable.
Optek infrared optoelectronic sensors detect fluid in clear tubes Product News 6/27/2005 Post a comment Expanding the range of packaging options for design engineers who require a non-contacting means of detecting fluid through clear tubing, TT electronics OPTEK Technology has extended its OPB350 Series fluid sensor product family to include large tubing (outside diameters 4.75 mm and 6,35 mm),
DRAM maker beefs up graphics memory portfolio Product News 6/26/2005 Post a comment Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is sampling a graphics double data rate (GDDR) 3 DRAM that can deliver 2-gigabits per second (Gbits/s) speeds for applications requiring high-quality images and fast animation in PCs, workstations, and high-end game consoles.
Planar capacitor arrays target filtered connector apps Product News 6/24/2005 Post a comment Syfer Technology Ltd. now offers an extensive range of planar capacitor arrays that range from a simple 2-hole unit to a 155-way device with up to four different capacitance values, or a combination of filtered, unfiltered and ground lines. Providing weight and volumetric efficiency along with high performance and reliability make these devices suitable for use in filtered connectors, said the company.
Charger ICs for cameras and handhelds are package perfect Product News 6/24/2005 Post a comment Emphasizing the industry's smallest packages for circuits of their type, National Semiconductor says its two new battery-charger products, one a single-cell USB/AC charger and the other a charge control and protection circuit for embedded lithium-ion/polymer batteries, greatly ease integration into cellular phones, digital still cameras, MP3 players, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and handheld instrumentation. These devices, which require few external components, deliver up to 1.2 amps.
Motor platform spins simpler solutions Product News 6/24/2005 Post a comment STMicroelectronics new family of monolithic motor drivers form the heart of an open, scalable solution for a wide range of motion control applications. The new powerSPIN platform includes devices suitable for driving DC motors, stepper motors and brushless DC motors, along with a comprehensive support package including evaluation boards, PC software and detailed application notes.
Power resistors feature low inductance, wide resistance range Product News 6/24/2005 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has extended its family of thickfilm power resistors with the introduction of 30-W, 50-W and 100-W devices in industry-standard TO220 and TO247 packages. The resistors use a ceramic package design (with no metal tab) for direct-mounting onto heat sinks, which improves heat dissipation and reduces board space on PC-boards. In addition, they feature an exceptionally low inductance of less than 0.1 μH, making them suitable for use in power conversion and control appl
Power connectors available for AirMax VS Product News 6/24/2005 Post a comment FCI has added power connectors to its AirMax VS backplane connector system to address customer requirements for increased current-carrying capacity between the backplane and daughtercards in chassis systems as a result of more powerful processors on their add-in cards.
Enhanced host bridge supports dual-processor systems Product News 6/24/2005 Post a comment Tundra Semiconductor is concentrating its efforts on producing host bridges that support PowerPC processor-based designs. The company just released a derivative of its Tsi108 system controller that supports dual processors and offers better power management capabilities than its counterpart.
Modular supplies make light work of test and medical Product News 6/24/2005 Post a comment Lambda has expanded its Vega series of AC/DC supplies with its Vega Lite, designed as a cost-effective and highly configurable modular power supply offering up to 900 watts. The modular-style power supplies are suited to many low- to medium-volume applications, ranging from medical to test and measurement.
Outdoor power plant cuts telecom costs Product News 6/24/2005 Post a comment Power-One's PODS 16 standby-power system is a completely self-contained outdoor power cabinet that provides rectification, system management, power distribution, and climate control. "The PODS 16 lowers electricity costs for telecom service providers by utilizing our advanced high-efficiency topologies. This is only one of the significant benefits offered to customers in a segment that we believe approximately doubles our standby-power-system served available market. The PODS 16 also supports ou
White-LED driver pair eases series, parallel backlighting Product News 6/23/2005 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology's two new white LED drivers, the SiP12401 boost controller and SiP12501 boost converter, are optimized for backlighting small liquid crystal displays in cell phones and digital cameras. These drivers, one suited to series- connected LEDs and the other to parallel-connected LEDs, deliver up to 80 percent efficiency.
Portable RF/microwave spectrum analyzers are networkable Product News 6/23/2005 Post a comment Test-and-measurement house Rohde & Schwarz is rolling out four networkable RF spectrum analyzers for use in the field, in the lab, and on the factory floor. These low-cost RF analyzers weigh only about 15 pounds and can work out to 6-GHz. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Freescale bleibt dem PowerPC treu Product News 6/23/2005 Post a comment Wer sich nach dem Wechsel von Apple Computer ins Intel-Lager um die Zukunft von PowerPC-Prozessoren sorgt, kann aufatmen. Auf dem Freescale Technology Forum beruhigte Freescale-CEO Michel Mayer höchstpersönlich die Gemüter: Die PowerPC-Roadmap des Chipherstellers bleibt intakt.
More options for D-sub connectors Product News 6/22/2005 Post a comment Samtec Inc. has added three new standard cable terminations to its D-subminiature connector line. These include 15- and 25-position plugs (DHSC series) with micro coax data rate cable for high-speed applications, discrete wire D-subs (DSXD series) and flat IDC cable D-Subs (DCXD series).
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.