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.
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.