Arithmetic processing IP core for MP3 decoders Product News 7/15/2010 Post a comment Murata, in collaboration with Mathmatec Corporation, has developed an arithmetic processing IP core for MP3 decoders that it claims uses less than 10% of the power required for conventional general software processing.
Affordable start-stop system for ultra-compact cars Product News 7/12/2010 Post a comment Automotive electronics supplier Continental AG has developed a control unit for the lower price segment in particular in emerging markets. According to the vendor, the control unit makes it possible for vehicle manufacturers to offer models in the ultra-compact category with an automatic start-stop system within short development time.
DAC boosts audio quality Product News 7/12/2010 Post a comment At just 81 cents each in large quantities, Cirrus Logic’s CS4354 is its lowest-cost 24-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with integrated stereo line drivers.
Latest FPGA design suite offers more than 90% logic utilization Product News 7/8/2010 1 comment Altera has announced the release of Quartus II development software version 10.0, which includes support for Altera's 28-nm Stratix V FPGA family and offers several new productivity features that enable design teams to achieve faster timing closure and shorten time to market.
Cut-to-style crystals feature customizable frequencies Product News 7/8/2010 Post a comment Bliley Technologies Inc.'s latest market introduction for aerospace, defense and industrial electronic applications is an AT cut crystal series allowing design engineers to specify custom frequencies (to six decimal places) for maximized frequency pull range.
Honeywell rolls wireless switches Product News 7/7/2010 Post a comment Marketed under the brand-name Limitless, Honeywell Sensing and Control’s WGLA Series combines MICRO SWITCH global switches the latest commercial off-the-shelf wireless technology for remote monitoring applications in which wiring, or wiring maintenance, is not physically possible or economically feasible.
IP67 radio data loggers target harsh industrial applications Product News 7/7/2010 Post a comment The Tinytag wireless data logging system consists of a receiver connected to a PC and a number of radio loggers, each of which is a self-contained, battery powered unit that can receive, log, store and transmit data to other radio loggers, as well as the central receiver.
Controller mezzanine to feature FPGA Product News 7/6/2010 Post a comment Altreonic is developing mezzanines for use with its StarFish embedded controllers which will feature smart IO (ethernet, CAN, SPI, I2C, PWM) and FPGA with analog I/O, DAC, ADC and floating high speed DSPs.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 12 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...