Wolfson launches advanced PMIC line Product News 7/31/2009 Post a comment Wolfson Microelectronics' latest power management chips are the first to employ its BuckWise regulator technology, helping to cut support components and facilitate advanced multitasking.
NXP Class-D car audio amplifier offer high efficiency Product News 7/31/2009 Post a comment NXP has introduced a family of dual channel Class-D amplifiers that according to the vendor's promises deliver high sound quality and energy efficiency. The NXP TDF8599 Class-D amplifier family operates with maximum output power from 70 to 130 watts (250 watts mono), significantly reducing power dissipation in the vehicle head-unit when compared to traditional Class-AB amplifiers and ensuring more efficient heat management.
New E85 station opening in Arizona Product News 7/30/2009 Post a comment The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announces the opening of the first E85 station in Coolidge, Arizona. E85 is a blend of 85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline, designed for flex-fuel vehicles.
Micronova shrinks HiL simulator to desktop size Product News 7/30/2009 Post a comment With the NovaSim Micro, test devices vendor Micronova (Vierkirchen, Germany) has shrunk Hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) simulators to desktop size. Despite its small size, the simulator runs function tests on complex ECUs, the vendor promises.
SMSC rolls MOST network analyzing solution Product News 7/30/2009 Post a comment With the Optolyzer G2 Premium bundle, chip vendor SMSC introduces a high-end analysis toolset that is part of SMSC Optolyzer G2 family. The bundle comes with an Optolyzer G2 for MOST25, MOST50 and MOST150 networks.
NI expands FlexRIO line Product News 7/30/2009 Post a comment National Instruments announced the expansion of its NI FlexRIO product line with multiple forthcoming adapter modules, said to provide engineers with application-specific I/O for RF, digital, time-domain and vision inspection systems.
Quad and dual 14-bit 125 Msps ADCs dissipate one-third the power Product News 7/29/2009 Post a comment Linear Technology Corporation has announced a family of 24 low-power 14-bit/12-bit, 125-Msps to 25-Msps, quad and dual ADCs that dissipate as little as one-third the power of competing ADCs. The flagship ADC is the LTC2175-14, a quad 14-bit, 125Msps ADC that dissipates only 558 mW (140 mW per channel).
Mountz introduces Hybrid torque control assembly solution Product News 7/28/2009 1 comment Mountz has introduced the Hybrid, a new product for repeatable screw fastening technology. According to Mountz, the patented HD Series Torque Control System is the world's first torque control tool using both air and electric power to set and control torque.
DDM KVM switch clinches 'Jury's Special' award at Computex Product News 7/28/2009 Post a comment ConnectPRO has announced that it's USB DDM KVM switches, featuring a patented Dynamic Devices Mapping (DDM) technology and the other patented dual-core KVM distribution switching technology it has developed, have received the "Jury's Special" at the 2009 Computex show in Taipei.
Data compression improves simulation productivity Product News 7/28/2009 Post a comment With support from Volkswagen, Fraunhofer institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computation (SCAI) has developed a software that compresses automotive simulation data to one tenth of its original size without relevant loss, the institute claims. By reducing download and transfer times the software can help to improve productivity along the automotive design chain.
Atmel offers DDR2 for 400 MHz ARM9-based embedded MPUs Product News 7/27/2009 Post a comment Atmel Corporation has released the first member of a series of 400 MHz ARM926 embedded MPUs that support second generation Dual Data Rate DRAM (DDR2) and are optimized for industrial applications such as building automation, data loggers, POS terminals, alarm systems and medical equipment.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.