High flex cables target demanding C-Track, robotic applications Product News 8/31/2008 Post a comment Designed for demanding continuous flexing applications, Weidmuller's SAI High Flex cables include PUR/PVC cables and halogen free PUR/PUR cables that are rated for C-track applications, as well as weld slag-resistant PUR cables designed to endure the twisting motion of robotic applications.
Atmel rolls out 1.8-V 8-Mbit serial flash Product News 8/28/2008 Post a comment With a low-voltage operating range of 1.65V to 1.95V, Atmel's 8-Mbit serial flash operates at the same voltage range as many current and upcoming sub-90nm ASICs and processors/controllers, which allows system designers to finally create applications that can use a single supply voltage for all components in the system while also saving a significant amount of cost.
Firms ready low-power mobile TV transmission station Product News 8/28/2008 Post a comment UDcast SA, French provider of wireless IP broadcast solutions, and Channelot Ltd., Israeli manufacturer of low-power mobile TV and digital TV transmitters, have teamed to develop Channelot 100i, a DVB-T/H micro-transmission station with an embedded UDcast iSplicer local content distribution adapter.
ASA releases Version 6.01 for M1 scope tools Product News 8/27/2008 Post a comment ASA Corp. has released Version 6.01 of its M1 oscilloscope tools software family with a PLL toolkit, designed to provide new views and measurements critical to understanding the behavior of PLLs in a system.
Analysis: Shakeout looms in SSDs Product News 8/27/2008 Post a comment The battle is heating up in solid-state drives (SSDs). An endless stream of companies are expanding or entering the SSD fray, leaving many to predict a shakeout in the arena.
Memscap reduces operating loss in first half Product News 8/27/2008 Post a comment Memscap SA, French provider of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), published a consolidated revenue of 7.9 million euros ($12.1 million) for the first half of 2008. This compares to a revenue of 7.3 million euros ($9.8 million) for the same period last year. In dollars, the year-over-year growth amounted to 24 percent.
NXP expands automotive video line-up Product News 8/26/2008 Post a comment NXP Semiconductors has launched its first Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) Q100 qualified video decoder, SAF7115, a video capture device suitable for high performance, in-car telematics platforms, including in-car video reception, in-car entertainment and in-car navigation.
Oerlikon Solar to create 350 jobs in Switzerland Product News 8/26/2008 Post a comment Oerlikon Solar, the solar subsidiary of Swiss Oerlikon technology group, announced its intention to create 350 jobs in Switzerland by the end of 2009. This follows the inauguration of a pilot line in Trübbach, Switzerland, for production of and research into the latest thin-film modules.
HB LED drivers enable greener lighting products Product News 8/26/2008 Post a comment Maxim's 2MHz, high-brightness (HB) LED drivers with an integrated MOSFET and high-side current-sense circuitry reduce the size, complexity, and cost of solid-state lighting (SSL) designs, simplifying the implementation of green lighting technology.
A hat-trick of op-amps Product News 8/26/2008 Post a comment National Semiconductor has introduced three operational amplifiers (op amps) with integrated electromagnetic interference (EMI) filters, designed to maintain the accuracy of analog systems by reducing the effects of radio frequency (RF) interference.
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.