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.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...