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.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.