IR rolls automotive-qualified power MOSFETs Product News 7/30/2010 Post a comment International Rectifier (IR) announced it has extended its family of automotive-qualified power MOSFETs for applications low on-state resistance such as on-board power supplies and heavy loads on Internal Combustion Engine platforms, micro and full hybrid platforms.
Synopsys' Design Compiler Graphical used for hearing-aid DSP Product News 7/28/2010 1 comment Synopsys Inc. said Oticon A/S, a hearing aid manufacturer, has taped out the digital signal processor (DSP) chipset for the next generation hearing-aid devices using its Design Compiler Graphical RTL Synthesis, a component of the Galaxy implementation platform.
Microchip unveils MCP6401/2/4/ op-amps Product News 7/27/2010 Post a comment Eyeing power demands in consumer, industrial, automotive and medical applications, Microchip's new MCP6401/2/4/ operational amplifiers (op amps) offer lower power consumption and smaller packages.
Aluminum clad wirewounds rated up to 1000W Product News 7/27/2010 Post a comment Dubbed the MHL series, Stackpole’s latest resistors are available in power ratings from 60 watts up to 1000 watts, and are typically less than half the height of traditional aluminum housed wirewounds.
Virage puts NXP's IP to work Product News 7/27/2010 2 comments IP licensor Virage Logic Corp. has announced the expansion of its portfolio with the introduction of SiANA, Integra and a dual-core ARC processor for the implementation of audio systems targeting Blu-ray Disc 7.1 channel 192kHz/24-bit output.
ITT unveils power interconnect series Product News 7/26/2010 Post a comment Shortly after the release of the SAE Electric Vehicle J1772 charging specification, ITT Interconnect Solutions has introduced its latest automotive power interconnect series, the EVC Series of J1772 connectors and cable assemblies.
Humidity sensor passes AEC-Q100 automotive standard Product News 7/23/2010 Post a comment Sensirion's new SHT21 humidity and temperature sensor has now been qualified in accordance with the AEC-Q100 automotive standard. This confirms the reliability, stability and robustness of the sensor, which has been in regular production since April 2010.
dSpace offers Diesel exhaust system simulation Product News 7/23/2010 Post a comment The limits for nitrates in diesel engine emissions defined by international standards are becoming increasingly strict. Compliance with these limits requires electronic controls for catalytic converters. Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems that use urea injection (with AdBlue) are said to be an effective solution. Simulating the control algorithms plays a vital role in the development of these systems.
Microchip and Cymbet partner on energy-harvesting dev kit Product News 7/20/2010 Post a comment Microchip Technology and Cymbet have partnered to provide the XLP 16-bit Energy Harvesting Development Kit, a customizable energy-harvesting application development kit with a modular development board populated with the PIC24F16KA102 microcontroller—featuring eXtreme Low Power—and the capability to add PICtail daughter boards for the rapid evaluation of a wide variety of system functions, including ZigBee and proprietary wireless connectivity, and SD memory cards.
Vishay rolls automotive-qualified PIN photodiodes, NPN planar phototransistors Product News 7/19/2010 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced it has introduced automotive-qualified PIN photodiodes and NPN planar phototransistors. Available in 1.8-mm gullwing and reverse gullwing surface-mount packages, the photo detectors are claimed to be sensitive to visible and near-infrared radiation and to offer a compact footprint of 2.3 mm by 2.3 mm by 2.8 mm.
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.