Epson Toyocom XP-6000CA absolute pressure sensor Product News 8/31/2010 1 comment Epson Toyocom Corp. has developed an extremely small absolute pressure sensor dubbed the XP-6000CA, which employs a QMEMS pressure-sensing structure that allows the sensor to squeeze into a tiny 7.0 × 5.0 × 2.0t mm package while providing total pressure accuracy (±30 Pa) and high resolution (0.3 Pa).
2A, 42V boost converter offered in automotive, military temperature grades Product News 8/31/2010 Post a comment For applications in extreme ambient temperatures, Linear Technology has created "H-grade" and "MP-grade" versions of the LT3580, a current-mode, fixed frequency step-up DC/DC converter with internal 2A, 42V switch. The device operates from an input voltage range of 2.5V to 32V, making it suitable for applications with input sources ranging from a single-cell Li-Ion to automotive inputs.
AVX AU series multilayer ceramic chips Product News 8/31/2010 Post a comment AVX has beefed up its multilayer ceramic chip (MLCC) line to include gold plated terminations, helping to eliminate a printed-circuit board’s susceptibility to tin wiskering that can affect system performance.
ST launches 3-D digital TV chip Product News 8/27/2010 8 comments STMicroelectronics has announced it is offering an IC with 3-D television support and 120-Hz motion estimation and motion compensation for 1080-line progressive scan pictures within mid-range integrated digital televisions.
6GHz RMS detector integrates 12-bit ADC Product News 8/18/2010 Post a comment Aimed at cellular basestations, picocells, and femtocells supporting all standards, Linear’s latest RMS detector is a 40dB dynamic range 6GHz device that integrates a high sampling rate 12-bit serial A/D converter to accurately measure the RF power of modulated signals.
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.