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.
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.