Dates added for ZigBee training Product News 7/26/2007 Post a comment This hands-on three-day course is designed to provide a solid foundation in RF capabilities, MAC layer communications, OSAL/HAL usage, ZigBee networking and Z-Stack protocol stack-based product development.
Samsung intros its first dual-format hi def player Product News 7/25/2007 Post a comment Samsung Electronics has expanded its line up of high-definition optical disc players, with the launch of its first dual-format fully-featured high definition player that plays back both HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs -- model BD-UP5000 -- scheduled for delivery to retailer store shelves in the 4th quarter 2007.
Physicist plumbs disk media Product News 7/24/2007 Post a comment Despite tough talk from solid-state memory makers about the demise of hard disks, ingenious disk drive engineers have used trial-and-error to keep one step ahead.
Kenwood takes minority stake in JVC Product News 7/24/2007 Post a comment Kenwood and Sparx have taken stakes in Victor Co. of Japan Ltd. (JVC) in a deal with majority shareholder Matsushita, which no longer will operate JVC as a consolidated holding.
AVR picoPower line expands with four 32-pin MCUs Product News 7/24/2007 Post a comment Check out Atmel's 32-pin picoPower AVR MCU with flash memory densities ranging from 4 to 32-Kbytes. The 32-pin devices consume as little as 340-µA in active mode at 1.8V running from the internal RC oscillator at 1-MHz, 650-nA in power-save mode with real time counter running, and 100-nA in power-down mode.
DC/DC controller draws 30-microamps in automotive systems Product News 7/24/2007 Post a comment Check out Linear Technology's ultra-low quiescent current, two-phase dual output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller that draws only 30µA when one output is active and only 50µA when both outputs are active, making it well-suited for automotive applications.
IRC receives approvals for 16 DSCC drawings Product News 7/24/2007 Post a comment IRC Advanced Film Division has expanded its military product capabilities, offering a broad range of military-specific products including precision chip resistors and resistor networks. The company has also received approvals for 16 DSCC drawings.
PMC/XMC module offers complete software radio system Product News 7/24/2007 Post a comment Pentek has released its Model 7140-420 dual digital transceiver with wideband digital downconverter (DDC) core and interpolation filter. This is a complete software radio system in a PMC/XMC module with a GateFlow FPGA IP core that provides high-performance DDC and interpolation.
Telit readies dual processor M2M module Product News 7/23/2007 Post a comment Italian machine-to-machine networking modules specialist Telit has developed a GSM/GPRS module based on a dual CPU that it says significantly simplifies M2M design for POS terminals, fleet management systems and automated meter reading applications.
Cypress deal advances 'labless engineering' Product News 7/23/2007 Post a comment In a move that advances "labless engineering," Presto Engineering Inc. has acquired a test facility from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. to provide engineering services to Cypress and other chip manufacturers.
Conexant secures cable STB design with China-based DareGlobal Product News 7/23/2007 Post a comment Conexant Systems, Inc. has announced that
DareGlobal has chosen the company's standard-definition MPEG-2 decoders for two new cable set-top box (STB) receivers that are currently being deployed by multi-service operators in the provinces of Jiangsu and Shandong in the People's Republic of China.
My Mom the Radio Star Max MaxfieldPost a comment I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's a funny old world when you come to think about it. Last Friday lunchtime, for example, I received an email from Tim Levell, the editor for ...
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole1 Comment Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...