OmniVision and eASIC offer MPEG-4 reference design Product News 8/4/2008 Post a comment The eDVR91, a camera reference design based on OmniVision's OV7725 CameraChip(TM) sensor and eASIC's eDV9100 MPEG-4 CODEC, enables the capture, compression and storage of digital video and audio on a Secure Digital (SD) storage card.
Fraunhofer invests in MP3 successor research Product News 8/4/2008 Post a comment Everybody knows the MP3 data compression technology, but who knows the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits? The institute, based in Erlangen, Germany, has created MP3 but now it has found that time is ripe to replace MP3 through more modern technologies. In order to achieve this goal, the institute invests 60 million (about $94 million).
AnalogicTech : PMICs deliver low noise power at high efficiency Product News 8/4/2008 Post a comment By combining two buck converters with a low input voltage used to post-regulate the second buck converter, AnalogicTech’s AAT2782 and AAT2783 power management ICs (PMICs) extend battery life and reduce board footprint by powering both standard and the lower voltage noise sensitive circuits with high power efficiency.
Ideal diode controller suits low voltage applications Product News 8/1/2008 Post a comment Low voltage applications where a slow handoff by controllers can result in a voltage droop during supply switchover could benefit from Linear Technology's LTC4352, a 0V to 18V ideal diode controller that smoothes current transfer between supplies in diode-OR applications.
Bomar : RF connectors feature all-metal construction Product News 8/1/2008 Post a comment Bomar Interconnect Products has unveiled the KCC (Killer Compression Connectors) Series of all-metal connectors. Engineered to provide OEMs and system integrators with the ultimate in durable connections, these economical parts protect the internal connection of cables while ensuring high cable retention.
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.