InFocus sues 3M for patent infringement Product News 8/31/2004 Post a comment InFocus Corp. (Wilsonville, Ore.) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against 3M Company (Minneapolis) in the United States District Court in Oregon, claiming 3M is infringing on its front projector technology patent US 6,424,097 B1.
RF detector accurately detects RF signals up to 3GHz Product News 8/31/2004 Post a comment Linear Technology introduces a high performance logarithmic type RF detector, the LT5534, that can accurately detect RF signals up to 3GHz. It is designed for cellular basestation receivers and transmitters, and other high performance transceivers.
WiMAX and the last mile potential for wireless broadband Product News 8/31/2004 Post a comment Fujitsu gives its views on the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) standard. It is with the WiMAX standard that system vendors can create many different types of WiMAX-based products, including various configurations of base stations and customer premise equipment.
NI launches next-gen multi-function data-acq plug-ins Product News 8/31/2004 Post a comment Offering no less than 20 new products, all introduced in a family at the same time, National Instruments is rolling out what it bills as the next generation of multi-function DAQ products. Significantly, they use the company's newly designed NI-STC 2 system controller chip and a new NI-PGIA 2 monolithic amplifier chip.
Pentium M-based cPCI board works in harsh embedded environments Product News 8/30/2004 Post a comment Pentium-M microprocessors are proliferating! Here's another example, this time in an SBC format from MEN Micro. It's new SBC comes in an operational range suitable for industrial applications. The plug-in is a single-slot 32-bit CompactPCI system controller whose CPU clocks at frequencies up to 1.8 GHz.
In Silicon We Trust Product News 8/30/2004 Post a comment For the most part, we all trust in the reliability of our semiconductor devices. This book addresses the soft error issues that can corrupt systems that otherwise function perfectly.
On The Cusp Product News 8/30/2004 Post a comment One thing you can bet on with a reasonable level of confidence. That is that communications will not go away. Our societies and planet are 'wired', physically, or wirelessly.
NOR Shall We Flash Product News 8/30/2004 Post a comment Are the days numbered for NOR Flash architectures? I think they will always be around, but, NAND Flash is making inroads at eliminating NOR altogether in som applications.
CMOS Transceiver reduced sized, power meets needs of new cell phones Product News 8/30/2004 Post a comment Berkna Wireless offers a new family of single-chip CMOS transceivers with the industry's best combination of performance, power and integration of any quad-band GSM/GPRS Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit. The BKW9000 transceivers feature a excellent receiver performance across all four bands with a sensitivity as low as -110 dBm while consuming approximately 90 mA current.
DSP-based fiber optic gyro comes in two configurations Product News 8/30/2004 Post a comment KVH Industries, Inc.'s new DSP-4000 series fiber optic gyro (FOG) comes in both single- and dual-axis configurations. They are specifically designed to provide the military with a high-performance, low-cost successor to mechanical gyros, according to KVH.
-48 V diode-OR controller saves power Product News 8/30/2004 Post a comment Linear Technology's LTC4354 is a -48 volt diode-OR controller chip for high availability systems. It meets the requirements of the AdvancedTCA telecom spec. With the LTC4354, users control two external N-channel MOSFETs in the redundant supply paths instead of traditional OR-ing diodes (which have a higher voltage drop) to dramatically improve efficiency and eliminate bulky heat sinks. The IC is available in a 2-by-3 mm DFN package.
Fast POLs meet VRM10 specs Product News 8/30/2004 Post a comment Artesyn Technology's new VRM10 series of point-of-load (POL) DC/DC converters, for meeting the core requirements of latest-generation processors and fast switching logic, offer up to 85 amps at 1.4 volts and a raw transient response of up to 930 amps/microsecond. The open-frame, single-board series includes the VRM10-80-12-P, with a maximum continuous current rating of 80 amps, and a load-line impedance of 1.24 milliohms (maintaining load regulation to 1.24 mV/A) for Pentium 4 processors. The VR
Custom-colored mod jacks prevent mismating Product News 8/27/2004 Post a comment Because mismating has become a growing challenge for many industries, Molex Inc. now offers its modular jack line in five new colors orange, green, blue, gray and yellow in addition to the standard black option. The company says by matching the color of the mod jack to the cable assembly it can prevent mismating and increase design flexibility.
Samtec expands design guide Product News 8/27/2004 Post a comment Samtec Inc. has expanded its Sudden Circuits Design Guide with detailed information on "Signal Integrity at any Distance". This includes capabilities for in-house design, analysis, and manufacturing of high-speed connectors, circuits, and subsystems and integrated services for the selection, development, simulation, and testing of high-speed systems.
Will the real offset voltage please stand up Product News 8/27/2004 Post a comment Input offsets are composed of a lot more than the initial offset specified on the data sheet. There's also a drift with temperature, a drift with supply voltage, and more. How seriously should you take them? It depends on whether you are building toys or airplanes, says Bill Klein.
Genesis Microchip adds licensees for disputed patent Product News 8/27/2004 Post a comment Genesis Microchip Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has granted licenses to Tovis Co. Ltd. and Hyundai ImageQuest Co. Ltd. to license its U.S. Patent No. 5,739,867, enabling both companies to import liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors into the U.S. that use Genesis' upscaling technology.
LEDs für Auto-Scheinwerfer im Kommen Product News 8/27/2004 Post a comment Vor rund hundert Jahren löste die Glühlampe bei der Außenbeleuchtung von Fahrzeugen Kerzen und Öllampen ab. Jetzt sind ihre Tage gezählt: Vielleicht schon im kommenden Jahrzehnt wird eine neue LED-Klasse in Auto-Scheinwerfern für nächtliche Weitsicht sorgen.
Samsung to license disputed patents from Genesis Microchip Product News 8/26/2004 Post a comment Genesis Microchip Inc. (Alviso, Calif.) has entered a licensing agreement with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Korea), under which Samsung will receive a license to the Genesis patents that were the subject of Genesis's litigation in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
Op amp with unity-gain stability and low noise zips along at 1GHz Product News 8/26/2004 Post a comment The Analog Devices AD8045 operational amplifier combines a voltage-feedback architecture, unity-gain stability, and a pin-out optimized for high-performance systems. Not bad, but there's more. It provides 1-GHz speed, low noise, and low distortion as well. It makes the op amp a good fit for medical instrumentation, ATE, and data-acquisition systems.
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole3 comments Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...