Licensing issues may derail DVD market in China News & Analysis 1/29/1999 Post a comment With the DVD market widely seen as poised to skyrocket this year, Chinese developers gathered here recently with Hollywood executives and PC companies to promote cooperation and to resolve lingering concerns over licensing.
Competitors draw even in next-generation lithography race News & Analysis 1/29/1999 Post a comment The competition to develop a next-generation lithography solution drew nearly dead even this week, as two factions of the scanning e-beam camp and one high-profile backer of a competing extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) scheme floated announcements of broadened support.
Relays resist surge rates of 10,000 volts Product News 1/29/1999 Post a comment Aromat Corp. has broadened its LA Slim Power relay series with two models that it says resist surge rates of 10,000 V minimum. The NAiS-brand products target power-switching applications in such audio/visual equipment as televisions, monitors, vending machines and home appliances.
SVG pushes optical evolution with scanner News & Analysis 1/29/1999 Post a comment Citing the extreme conservatism of semiconductor-manufacturing managers, Silicon Valley Group (SVG) has proposed a comprehensive road map for optical lithography at its Lithography Division here. The proposal would bridge the gap between current systems and the extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) litho systems being developed by the EUV LLC consortium.
100-W coupler is suitable for cellular, wireless apps Product News 1/29/1999 Post a comment RF Power Components' single-directional coupler serves cellular and wireless applications at 810 to 960 MHz. The SDC-801-1-2-R5-11 is a 100-W device with less than 0.2-dB insertion loss, 11-dB coupling, more than 20-dB directivity and a main line, and coupled line, voltage standing-wave ratio of less than 1.15, and 1.20, respectively.
Capacitor arrays are surface-mountable Product News 1/29/1999 Post a comment NIC Components Corp. has broadened its line of capacitors to address two common design issues: the relatively large space requirements of conventional capacitors, and the power loss and heat generated by tantalum capacitors.
Amp meets 1089 telecom spec Product News 1/29/1999 Post a comment Amplifier Research's microwave amp, the 15T4G18 traveling wave tube (TWT), tests to the higher-frequency radiated RF requirements of the new GR-1089-Core Bellcore spec for telecom.
Surface-mount ZIF contacts roll Product News 1/29/1999 Post a comment The FLH series surface-mountable connectors from J.S.T. Corp. have a mounting height of 1.2 mm (0.047 inch) and 0.5 mm (0.020 inch) pitch. The components adapt to 0.3-mm-thick, off-the-shelf industry-standard cable.
Current-sense resistors on a roll Product News 1/29/1999 Post a comment The burgeoning market for portable electronics has opened up a huge demand for current-sensing resistors, and manufacturers are responding with lower resistance levels.
Gigabit transceiver can carry data 10 kilometers Product News 1/29/1999 Post a comment With Fibre Channel technology apparently poised for a huge market uptake, Molex Fiber Optics Inc. has joined the fray with a gigabit optical transceiver designed to minimize electromagnetic interference while carrying data over distances up to 10 kilometers.
Big FED, EL prototypes coming to display confab News & Analysis 1/29/1999 Post a comment Two display companies will demonstrate large prototypes at the Display Works conference next week: PixTech International will show a 15-inch-diagonal field-emission display (FED); and Westaim Advanced Display Technologies will present a 17-inch thick-film electroluminescent (EL) unit it calls SSD for solid-state display.
Java builds momentum in cable world, while Sun pushes Jini News & Analysis 1/29/1999 Post a comment Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) met this week with members of CableLabs Inc. and other designers from cable, consumer-electronics and software companies to hammer out details of a Java TV applications programming interface that could be broadly used for both cable and terrestrial broadcast TV. Meanwhile, the CableLabs consortium here has revealed it will not use Java in a basic version of its OpenCable specification for next-generation set-top boxes, although Java is
Uniphase, JDS merger eyes optical modules News & Analysis 1/29/1999 Post a comment The planned merger of two optical component makers, Uniphase Corp. and JDS Fitel Inc. (Nepean, Ontario), aims to create a supplier of integrated optical modules for wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) and fibre-optic-based cable TV networks. The merger, announced Thursday (Jan. 28), is structured as a stock swap of the two companies with a combined market capitalization of $6.1 billion.
Market fades for Level 2 cache, researcher says News & Analysis 1/29/1999 Post a comment The SRAM cache market is looking grim for SRAM manufacturers, according to a Semico Research Corp., which said merchant market revenues will decline nearly $1.5 billion by 2002 and units will decline at a compound annual growth rate of -15 percent from 1997-2003.
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 ...