HDTV-ready video processor targets embedded apps Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment VIA Technologies, Inc.'s VIA CX700M integrated video processor for the VIA C7 and Eden processor platforms integrated premium graphics, audio, memory, storage, and HDTV support all in a single chip design. Integrated into the chip are the Northbridge and Southbridge functions.
JVC rear-projection TV hangs on wall Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment To better compete against flat-screen TV sets, Victor Company of Japan Ltd. (JVC) has developed an optical engine that allows a 60-inch class rear projection TV to have a depth of just 10 inches.
Encoder modules target office automation Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Avago Technologies offers an enhanced series of ultra-small optical encoder modules with resolutions of up to 360 lines per inch (LPI), which is said to be the highest in the industry. The new AEDS-964x series is a drop-in replacement for the company's AEDS-962x series.
Rugged optical interconnect comes in lower profile Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Tyco Electronics has expanded its rugged PRO BEAM optical interconnect systems with the low-profile PRO BEAM Mini connector that shortens the connector length and reduces its weight by over half as compared with the original PRO BEAM Jr. product.
Resistors target medical apps Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Stackpole has launched a new product group for medical applications. These medical-grade components include high- and medium-voltage chip resistors, divider networks, high precision resistors, and special precision resistors.
Vast adds ARM PrimeCell models and AXI bus Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Virtual system prototyping technology provider Vast Systems Technology announced the availability of Vast models of the ARM PrimeCell PL080 DMA Controller, PL011 UART, PL190 Vector Interrupt Controller, PL131 Smart Card Interface and the AMBA AXI bus.
Santa Rosa core controllers boost Pd reporting accuracy Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Intersil's ISL6260C, ISL6261A, and ISL6262A core controllers meet Intel's next-generation (Core Duo and Core 2 Duo) mobile platform requirements, providing improved reporting accuracy for power dissipation, higher efficiency, and even better transient response.
Radio network analyzer suits different technologies Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Reliable network coverage is a key requirement for the successful implementation of new technologies and applications. To support network operators in meeting this requirement, Rohde & Schwarz developed the radio network analyzers TSML-x in addition to its universal radio network analyzer TSMU.
LED driver with diagnostics cuts maintenance costs Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Bringing new functionality to traditional LED driver chips, austriamicrosystems' AS1109 integrates LED error-diagnostic readback circuitry for detecting open and shorted LEDs and thermal anomalies for a variety of large fixed, slow-rolling and bar-graph displays, industrial controller displays, and traffic signs.
ZiLOG's 16-bit MCU targets security apps Product News 9/28/2006 Post a comment ZiLOG Inc.'s ZNEO Z16F family of flash microcontrollers, based on the company's new ZNEO 16-bit CPU core, targets specific markets such as high-end motor control and domestic security applications.
Rail-to-rail op-amps draw less than 1 microamp Product News 9/28/2006 Post a comment Linear Technology's LT6003 (single), LT6004 (dual), and LT6005 (quad) rail-to-rail op-amps draw less than 1 microamp in operation— a new benchmark for precision low-voltage devices and tiny footprint, according to the company.
DVB-H receiver is designed for multi-standard mobile TV Product News 9/28/2006 Post a comment Frontier Silicon has announced its Paradiso FS1030 multi-standard digital TV baseband IC, the first chip designed specifically for receiving mobile TV, video, audio and data services over multiple standards. The highly integrated chip supports DVB-H, DVB-T, T-DMB, DAB-IP and enhanced packet mode DAB. Paradiso is sampling to lead customers now.
32-Mbit Flash memory targets automotive applications Product News 9/28/2006 Post a comment STMicroelectronics has announced an enhanced version of its 32-Mbit Flash memory chip that is intended specifically for the automotive market. Offering high-speed memory access over a wide operating temperature range, the M58BW32F fits perfectly with automotive customers’ needs for powertrain and transmission-control modules, and for other high-performance automotive systems that use the latest generation of 32-bit microcontrollers.
Synchronous buck regulator includes two VLDOs Product News 9/28/2006 Post a comment Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTC3446, a 1A, 2.25 MHz, synchronous buck regulator with two 300mA VLDOs in a single monolithic IC. The input voltage range of 2.5V to 5.5V makes this triple output regulator ideal for single cell Li-Ion/Polymer, or multicell alkaline/NiCad/NiMH powered applications.
Phihong PoE midspans for SNMP available Product News 9/27/2006 Post a comment Phihong, a global leader in Power-over-Ethernet solutions, now offers midspans with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) for use in managed networks. The SNMP protocol enables network administrators to manage and monitor networks, and remotely diagnose and solve any network problems.
CompactPCI boards are conduction cooled Product News 9/27/2006 Post a comment Conduction cooling and no socketed devices make these CompactPCI single-board computers suitable for harsh environment applications across an extended temperature range. They pack Pentium M processors and PCI Express architectures.
AMS Technologies expands its range of power semiconductors Product News 9/27/2006 Post a comment AMS Technologies has added power semiconductor switches and power modules from Cynergy3 to its product range. The products, including bridges, triacs, SCRs, thyristors and power modules, are used where the control of motors with no mechanical contact is necessary.
Free reference design integrates display interface in Lattice FPGAs Product News 9/27/2006 Post a comment Check out this free reference design from Lattice Semiconductor. The reference design illustrates how to use the pre-engineered I/O components within its low cost LatticeECP2 and new LatticeECP2M FPGA families to implement the 7:1 source synchronous LVDS interfaces commonly found in display applications.
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.