TI offers power management controllers Product News 7/31/2012 1 comment Texas Instruments has made available power management controllers with standby power savings that will help smartphone users use less electricity with their 5-watt cube adapters, even when they are left plugged into the wall.
Semtech rolls sub-GHz multi-PHY mode transceiver Product News 7/30/2012 1 comment Analog and mixed-signal semiconductor vendor Semtech Corp. said it has introduced the SX1257, a low power digital I/Q RF multi-mode PHY transceiver. Suitable for smart metering applications, the SX1257 supports mandatory and optional 802.15.4g PHY modes, including orthogonal frequency division multiplexing.
Vicor Power offers efficient buck regulators Product News 7/17/2012 Post a comment Vicor has introduced Picor PI33XX Cool-PowerZVS buck regulator series with Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS) topology that can convert input supplies ranging from 8V to 36V to output voltages from 1V to 16V and output current up to 10A for power delivery up to 120W.
DSP chip makes mobile sound louder Product News 7/17/2012 8 comments An audio DSP chip from NXP is able to boost the output power of small speakers used in smartphones and tablet computers by a factor of five while still preventing damage to the speakers.
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.