Freescale hits GaAs on RF basestation ICs Product News 6/30/2010 1 comment Freescale is moving into gallium arsenide for monolithic microwave basestation ICs that harness ultralow-noise amps for trunk network amplifier radio cards and as predrivers for its high-voltage lateral diffusion MOS power amps.
Microchip integrates USB, large RAM in PIC MCUs Product News 6/29/2010 Post a comment In an effort to improve throughput and data buffering in Ethernet connectivity, remote sensing, data logging and audio streaming applications, Microchip Technology has integrated USB for Embedded Host/Peripheral/On-the-Go and 96 Kbyes of RAM into its latest microcontrollers.
transceiver Product News 6/28/2010 1 comment TI TUSB1310 provides essential physical-level functions, features sensitivity twice the USB 3.0 requirement
DC/DC converter powers systems from 18V to 75V Product News 6/28/2010 Post a comment Ericsson Power Modules has developed a quarter-brick, isolated DC/DC converter that is optimized to deliver the highest efficiency across an ultra wide input voltage range of 18V to 75V, enabling designers to use the same DC/DC converter in both 24V and 48V-battery-based systems.
Synchronous regulators target consumer electronics apps Product News 6/28/2010 Post a comment ON Semiconductor has introduced a new family of high efficiency 2A to 4A integrated synchronous regulators for consumer electronics applications such as set top boxes, DVD/hard disk drives, LCD monitors/TVs, speakerphones, cable modems, and telecom/datacom equipment.
Cost-effective airbag control unit from Bosch Product News 6/28/2010 Post a comment Bosch is extending its airbag control unit portfolio with an economy model. The new “AB light” has been developed for low-price vehicles, which are rapidly becoming a common sight in emerging markets such as China, India, and Brazil.
Aeroflex rolls single-box multi-RAT tester Product News 6/24/2010 Post a comment Aeroflex's 7100 tester now supports multiple Radio Access Technologies (RAT) including CDMA EV-DO and eHRPD as well as LTE to accelerate multi-mode cellular terminal device development for new LTE deployments.
Premo rolls closed-loop effect sensor Product News 6/24/2010 Post a comment The Spanish inductive component maker Premo Group has introduced the HCT-1000-SH series, a high current Closed Loop Hall Effect Sensor that is claimed to test and measure accurately current levels up to 1000 Amps.
Mentor Graphics Linux Freescale Product News 6/23/2010 Post a comment Mentor Graphics has brought out its Linux platform supporting Freescale Semiconductor, which enables applications for Freescale’s QorIQ and PowerQUICC processors.
Sensors integrate ColdFire processor, MEMS accelerometer Product News 6/22/2010 1 comment Freescale Semiconductor new Xtrinsic family of smart MEMS sensors combine a 32-bit ColdFire microcontroller with on-chip algorithms for all the common operations like tap, touch, tilt and orientation, thereby streamlining designs and offloading the application processor, the company said.
Freescale ARM-based microcontroller Product News 6/22/2010 4 comments Freescale Semiconductor introduced a new ARM-based microcontroller family, Kinetis, expanding its push into consumer and industrial markets with a 32-bit reduced instruction set computer architecture licensed from ARM Holdings.
Class-D amps with AGC, DRC advance portable audio Product News 6/22/2010 Post a comment Two Class-D amplifiers from Texas Instruments featuring automatic gain control and programmable dynamic range compression allow designers to compress the dynamic range of the audio to match the dynamic range of the speaker in portable applications.
SmartFusion tool eases power management design Product News 6/22/2010 Post a comment Actel Corp. has added a power management design kit for its SmartFusion intelligent mixed signal FPGAs which includes a complete reference design with graphical configurator to enter power sequencing and trimming requirements.
ST chip measures power line current up to 70V Product News 6/22/2010 Post a comment ST's latest high-side current-sense amplifier simplifies the design of power management, monitoring and safety equipment by allowing direct and accurate measurement of current in power lines operating at up to 70V.
ST rolls chip for accurate current measurements Product News 6/21/2010 Post a comment Because the delivery of power in automotive systems requires accurate current measurements, STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) said it has extended its family of high-side current-sense amplifiers. The TSC103 is claimed to deliver wide-input common-mode voltage range for applications up to 70V.
Ozmo samples Wi-Fi PAN chip Product News 6/21/2010 1 comment Ozmo Devices, a provider of low-power Wi-Fi personal area network chips, has started sampling its second chip, the OZMO2000.
Anritsu enhances one-box tester Product News 6/17/2010 Post a comment The MT8820C from Anritsu now simulates an LTE enhanced node B to accurately and cost-efficiently measure LTE device parametrics during development and manufacturing.
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.