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.
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.