Power amp enables cutting edge 3G WCDMA handsets Product News 7/31/2006 Post a comment Anadigics offers a heterojunction bipolar transistor power amplifier for a WCDMA cellular handset that features advanced designs including an integrated MP3 audio player, digital camera with video capabilities, and two-inch color screen.
Schottky diode saves power in EPC Gen 2 chip from TI Product News 7/31/2006 Post a comment Texas Instruments Inc. today will announce an RFID chip that complies with the Electronic Product Code Generation 2 (EPC Gen 2) specification. The latest RFID spec, designed for a global market, operates in the UHF band centered around 900 MHz.
Microsoft offers 3D photos Product News 7/28/2006 Post a comment Microsoft researchers will detail a new 3D software technology designed to create an immersive 3D online photo sharing capability for consumers.
DC/DC controller for all n-channel MOSFETs drives 20-amp applications Product News 7/28/2006 Post a comment Linear Technology's LTC3822 is a 750-kHz step-down DC/DC controller that's suited for driving all n-channel MOSFETs in 20-amp applications. The synchronous device further improves efficiency by using MOSFET drain-to-source resistance for current-sensing, doing away with the sense resistor traditionally employed.
64-bit eXtremeDB supports massively larger databases Product News 7/28/2006 Post a comment McObject has launched eXtremeDB-64, the 64-bit version of its eXtremeDB 3.0 in-memory embedded database for real-time enterprise and embedded systems. eXtremeDB-64 supports databases that are hundreds of times larger than the 32-bit version.
Lead-acid batteries seal in more power, extend life Product News 7/28/2006 Post a comment EnerSys has upgraded its flooded lead-acid C family of PowerSafe and DataSafe batteries, adding a Slide-Lock post seal design to its PowerSafe CC and CA and DataSafe CX lines to prevent leakage, and a slightly taller jar to increase the electrolyte reserve and enable the batteries to deliver 100 percent initial capacity.
Tiny rotary switches target digital camera mode dials Product News 7/28/2006 Post a comment With the SRBD series, ALPS Electric Europa GmbH offers tiny rotary switches for digital camera mode dials. The components feature a compact, low-profile design with external dimensions of only 10 x 10 x 1.7 mm (W x D x H) and a change-over angle of 36°.
Relay available in three styles Product News 7/27/2006 Post a comment CIT Relay & Switch offers its low-cost J115 series relay in three versions: PC termination, combination PC and quick connect (QC) terminals for contacts, and panel-mount style QC for both coil and contacts.
SystemC synthesis tool adds improved C++ support Product News 7/27/2006 Post a comment Celoxica Holdings said it has enhanced C++ coding support in its Agility Compiler high-level design tool, raising the level of design abstraction above SystemC for designers who need to boost productivity and for programmers less familiar with hardware design.
Module embeds DAB receiver in portables Product News 7/27/2006 Post a comment Digital audio receiver vendor RadioScape Ltd. announces its first module in a series of low power software-defined Digital Audio Broadcasting modules. The module also uses the company's latest component-slashing RF IC front-end chip.
Microcontroller reset IC meets core requirements Product News 7/27/2006 Post a comment Renesas Technology says its RNA50C27AUS is the industry's first reset IC that incorporates a core power-on sequencing function for microcontrollers that operate core logic circuits
from a 1.8-volt power supply and I/O peripheral circuits from a 3.3-volt supply.
Stand-alone differential encoder ICs cut cost, real-estate overheads Product News 7/27/2006 Post a comment Product Review - Inphi Corporation's 13650DE and 13651DE, which the company says remain the only stand-alone differential phase shift keying (DPSK) and Duobinary encoders in the industry, are now offered in a QFN plastic package to cut cost and footprint and to provide a measure of compatibility with the company's new 13-series flip flops for use in NRZ applications.
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.