Bloom is off the optical rose, keynoter says News & Analysis 11/1/2000 Post a comment In an upbeat but sobering keynote address to the Next Generation Networks conference, John McQuillan told network vendors that they could still get rich even though networking stocks have fallen in the past year.
300-W switcher is compact Product News 11/1/2000 Post a comment The UL300 series of 300-watt switching supplies from International Power Sources, in an industry-standard U-bracket, measure only 4.3 by 8 by 2 inches.
Card plays precise hand Product News 11/1/2000 Post a comment Adlink Technology Inc.'s four-axis Stepper & Servo Motion Control Card, called the PCI-8134, touts accurate motion control for precise control of x-y tables, robotics and pick-and-place equipment.
Accelerometer foils shock Product News 11/1/2000 Post a comment The rugged Value-Line Model 7596 Microtron accelerometer from Endevco Corp. utilizes variable capacitance microsensors for low-level, low-frequency measurements.
Machine-vision software expands tasks Product News 11/1/2000 Post a comment Data Translation Inc. has launched its DT Vision Foundry, a fully integrated, PC-based machine-vision software solution designed for visual inspections and automated industrial imaging applications.
ON Semi's MOSFET drivers deliver 9 A Product News 11/1/2000 Post a comment ON Semiconductor's NCP4421 (inverting) and NCP4422 (noninverting) single-output MOSFET drivers, an extension to the company's power management portfolio, provide up to 9 amps (peak) and virtually latchup-proof operation.
Startup aims first chip at Bluetooth wireless comm Product News 11/1/2000 Post a comment Global Communication Technology has capped a development effort in South Korea with its corporate launch here and the launch of its first product: an 8 x 8-mm chip, the GDM1100, that integrates a 2.4-GHz transceiver and a Gaussian frequency-shift-keying modem for implementing Bluetooth wireless communications.
AMD spin-off Legerity adds 100-V 'ringing' line interface ICs News & Analysis 11/1/2000 Post a comment AUSTIN, Tex. -- Legerity Inc., the communications chip spin-off from Advanced Micro Devices Inc., today introduced a new lineup of 100-volt ringing subscriber line interface circuits (SLICs), which provide battery-switching technology for a range of telephony systems. The Am79R100 and 79R101 SLIC chips are aimed at replacing ring generators and ring relays in reduced-loop applications.
Mitsubishi rolls CAN MCUs in N. America Product News 11/1/2000 Post a comment Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA Inc. has launched 8-, 16- and 32-bit controller-area network (CAN) microcontroller families in the North American marketplace, all aimed at automotive industry applications.
Converter integrates flash Product News 11/1/2000 Post a comment Analog Devices Inc. has added the ADuC816 to its MicroConverter line of data-acquisition system-on-chip ICs for sensor-based applications such as calibrating and conditioning analog and digital sensor signals in portable applications, medical instrumentation, power supply management or intelligent sensor interfacing.
Atmel 80C51 MCU packs A/D on board Product News 11/1/2000 Post a comment Atmel Corp.'s wireless and microcontrollers unit, based in Nantes, France, has introduced a line of 8-bit, 80C51 microcontrollers with a 10-bit, eight-channel analog-to-digital converter plus a programmable dual-clock system that's said to allow advanced mastering of speed and power consumption.
8051 microcontroller core hits 50 Mips Product News 11/1/2000 Post a comment The latest redesign of Dallas Semiconductor's 8051 processor core has produced a microcontroller that's able to execute one instruction per clock cycle at 50 MHz, equivalent to 50 Mips.
Atmel rolls out universal transponder for RF-based ID tags News & Analysis 11/1/2000 Post a comment HEILBRONN, Germany--Atmel Corp.'s Wireless & Microcontrollers Division here today announced a new 256-bit read/write transponder device aimed at radio-frequency (RF) smart-card and identification tag applications. The new T5554 is based on the IDIC e5551 industry standard, and it is designed for batteryless identification systems, drawing power for operation from the 125-kHZ radio signal, said San Jose-based Atmel.
Reporter's Notebook: No unpleasant surprises at Dataquest meeting News & Analysis 11/1/2000 Post a comment SAN DIEGO -- There were few surprises at the "Dataquest Semiconductors 2000" conference here (Oct. 30-31), but that's what chip and equipment makers were hoping for in many respects. Already gearing up for anticipated strong demand for the remainder of 2000 and 2001, chip and semiconductor equipment suppliers breathed a collective sigh of relief after Dataquest analysts basically repeated their previous--and largely bullish--forecasts for the worldwide IC and end-user systems markets this week.
Samsung becomes fifth DRAM maker to license Rambus SDRAM patents News & Analysis 11/1/2000 Post a comment MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.-- Rambus Inc. here today announced it has added Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to its list of DRAM companies agreeing to license patented technologies for SDRAM, double data rate (DDR) memories, and controllers interfacing to those chips. The South Korean memory giant joins Japan's NEC, Toshiba, Hitachi, and Oki in paying extra royalties for those Rambus patents.
S3 becomes 'Sonicblue' with exit from graphics chip business News & Analysis 11/1/2000 Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After shedding its graphics chip set business, S3 Inc. is getting rid of its name and stock ticker symbol as part of a complete makeover of the 10-year-old company. S3 today announced it has rename itself "Sonicblue," and on Nov. 15, it will take on the Nasdaq symbol "SBLU" to emphasize its new focus in digital media and information appliances.
Review of Common PalmOS Software Applications News & Analysis 11/1/2000 Post a comment What's in your Palm? You don't know? Perhaps Jeffrey Travis can explain it to you. His review focuses on some of the most widely used Palm applications out there, including Datebk 4.0 and PeanutReader. So from now on, when someone asks you what's in your palm, you'll know.
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.