SPI Bus EEPROM optimized for automotive ECUs Product News 9/13/2010 Post a comment Rohm Semiconductor has announced an EEPROM product family which is optimized for a number of automotive ECUs. The BR35Hxxx feature SPI bus and a high reliability with guaranteed operational functionality at temperatures up to 125 degrees C.
Xilinx demos real-time H.264/AVC-I compression Product News 9/10/2010 Post a comment Xilinx and Vanguard Software Solutions have just demonstrated the ability to deliver a very low latency, ITU and Panasonic AVC-Intra compliant FPGA implementation of the industry-standard codec real-time video broadcast applications.
Researchers develop image sensor for rough environments Product News 9/10/2010 Post a comment For automotive applications requiring very low and very high ambient temperatures, scientists from the Fraunhofer institute for microelectronic systems (Duisburg, Germany) has developed a CMOS image sensor capable of working at an extended temperature range from -40 through 115 degrees Celsius.
RMS detector protects basestation PAs Product News 9/9/2010 1 comment Linear Technology just released its model LTC5583, a 40MHz to 6GHz dual-channel, matched RMS power detector that seems exceptionally well suited to monitor VSWR in a basestation transmitter RF power amplifier (PA).
TI's lowest power DSPs run at 150 MHz Product News 9/8/2010 Post a comment Texas Instruments Incorporated's TMS320C5504 and TMS320C5505 ultra-low-power digital signal processors (DSPs) run at 150 MHz, providing 25 percent higher performance than previous C55x devices,allowing designers to create energy-efficient portable and battery-powered applications at higher levels of performance.
New TI C2000 Peripheral Explorer Kit and free Teaching ROM Product News 9/8/2010 1 comment Texas Instruments Incorporated is offering its enhanced floating-point F28335 Delfino microcontroller (MCU) Peripheral Explorer Kit and free C2000 MCU Teaching ROM to give students and new real-time control developers an easy-to-use, cost-efficient foundation for jumpstarting designs.
Samsung launches dual-core A9 processor Product News 9/7/2010 10 comments Samsung has introduced a dual-core Cortex A9-based applications processor, codenamed Orion, capable of running at a clock frequency of 1-GHz and intended for advanced mobile applications.
Custom core takes on standard DSPs Product News 9/7/2010 Post a comment Silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores provider, CEVA, has introduced the CEVA-X1643, a 1GHz DSP core which is claimed to support easy migration from off-the-shelf DSP chips to incorporating DSP cores into customer SoC designs. The CEVA-X1643 is the latest family member of the CEVA-X DSP architecture, which has been licensed by more than 25 customers and shipped in over 100 million devices to date.
Stealth keys in with rugged keyboard Product News 9/1/2010 Post a comment Rugged and vandal resistant, the Stealth model KYBX-400 series keyboard, complete with built-in trackball mouse and adjustable backlit keys, is ideal for dirty and wet environments.
Automating static timing analysis process Product News 9/1/2010 Post a comment EMA Design Automation announced TimingDesigner 9.25 with enhanced Automerge functionality, which the company claims, dramatically decreases the time required for performing interface timing analysis.
GlobalFoundries shows 28-nm AMS design kit Product News 9/1/2010 1 comment GlobalFoundries is making a 28-nm analog/mixed-signal design flow development kit available to customers, the company said at the opening of its Global Technology Conference in Santa Clara, California.
The Other Tesla David Blaza5 comments I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...