Buck regulators address multiple current requirements Product News 6/1/2007 Post a comment Micrel has launched a family of 2-MHz PWM buck regulators with current ratings of 1.5 A, 2 A and 3 A. The MIC4723 (3A), MIC4720 (2A) and MIC4721 (1.5A) devices target wired and wireless broadband communications, printers, HD set-top boxes, computing peripherals and low-power FPGAs.
Target upgrades Chess/Checkers ASIP compiler tools Product News 6/1/2007 Post a comment Target Compiler Technologies NV (Leuven, Belgium) has made improvements to its Chess/Checkers tool suite geared to the design of application-specific instruction set processors (ASIPs). The company has improved support for parallelism and multiprocessing and RTL optimization.
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.