Pointing device minimizes space, maximizes stress Product News 11/29/1999 Post a comment Cursor-controls manufacturer CTS Corp. has introduced its Series 108 3DtrackStik pointer, whose symmetrical mounting base enables it to rotate in 90 degrees increments and provides more options to route a flex cable to a system board.
SBC packs full functions Product News 11/29/1999 Post a comment The MSC-6540A from Mitac Industrial Corp. is a single-board computer with a comprehensive set of peripherals and I/O on an 8 x 5.7-inch board.
Inductorless interface chip serves smart card readers News & Analysis 11/29/1999 Post a comment Linear Technology Corp. says its LTC1755 inductorless interface IC for smart card readers draws 60 microamps of supply current (less than 1 microamps in shutdown) and needs two bypass capacitors and a charge pump capacitor to interface between a smart card socket and a host microcontroller.
14-bit DAC packs transmitter features News & Analysis 11/29/1999 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp.'s 14-bit, 135-Msample/second DAC14135 digital-to-analog converter is optimized for use in multicarrier cellular and wireless local loop basestations, as well as in instrumentation and direct digital synthesis, asymmetric digital subscriber line and hybrid fiber-coax modems.
IC optimizes channel traffic Product News 11/29/1999 Post a comment Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) has introduced Missouri, a single-chip framing and pointer processing device that supports channelized OC-48 Sonet and SDH traffic.
Too Old To Start? News & Analysis 11/29/1999 Post a comment I am a thirty-one year old sales manager for the company I currently work
for, but I would like to go back to college in Computer Engineering. When I
finish college I'll be 35. My question is, how will this affect my job search?
NEC, Hitachi form joint-venture DRAM company News & Analysis 11/29/1999 Post a comment Hitachi Ltd. and NEC Corp. formalized their plan on Monday (Nov. 29) to establish a joint-venture memory company by the end of this year, which is slated to begin operation next April with an aim of eventually becoming the world's largest seller of DRAMs.
Hyundai increases SDRAM speed to 200 MHz News & Analysis 11/29/1999 Post a comment Hyundai Microelectronics has pushed the speed of its single-data-rate SDRAM to 200 MHz, rolling out a device today for graphics subsystem operations and high-performance point-to-point applications.
SRAMs save board space Product News 11/29/1999 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor has unveiled four x36 dual-port SRAMs in 172-ball, 15 x 15-mm ball-grid array packages that save 54 percent of board space compared with Cypress's x36 dual-port TQFP packages.
Delta-sigma D/A targets consumer audio systems News & Analysis 11/29/1999 Post a comment Burr-Brown Corp. has tailored its PCM1737, a 24-bit, 192-kHz sampling delta-sigma digital-to-analog converter, for consumer audio applications such as DVD and CD players, audiovisual receivers, HDTV systems and car audio.
D/A converters can do 40-MHz updates News & Analysis 11/29/1999 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products' MAX5180 family of monolithic CMOS digital-to-analog (D/A) converters are said to be capable of 40-MHz update rates while operating from 2.7 V to 3.3 V.
LCD boasts print-quality output Product News 11/29/1999 Post a comment Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. continues to phase in new LCDs using its high-resolution, low-temperature polysilicon thin-film-transistor (TFT) technology.
Cypress announces 1-Mbit quad-port RAM News & Analysis 11/29/1999 Post a comment Emphasizing bandwidth over density, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today will unveil a family of quad-port RAMs designed to allow data-intensive network traffic to flow more smoothly. The product family is the latest effort by Cypress to bring its traditional SRAM strengths to bear in fast-growing markets such as Internet-access equipment and storage-area networks.
CynApps claims speed gains in C++ library News & Analysis 11/29/1999 Post a comment CynApps this week is claiming a significant performance boost in a new version of CynLib, its open-source C++ class library for hardware design. But the company's claim of a six-fold performance advantage over the rival SystemC class library is based on a benchmark exercise whose originator says is not meant to be a meaningful comparison.
NumeriTech offers silicon-vs.-layout checking News & Analysis 11/29/1999 Post a comment Introducing a new and final step in the deep-submicron design process, Numerical Technologies Inc. (NumeriTech) this week will roll out SiVL, a "silicon-vs.-layout" checking tool. This kind of checking is needed to ensure that layouts at 0.18 micron and below will match the actual silicon, according to the company.
Survival of the fittest News & Analysis 11/29/1999 Post a comment I've never had an automobile accident-except, of course, when it was the fault of someone else. So I always felt I was an exceptionally competent New York driver. Until Kathmandu.
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.