Demodulator ermöglicht winzige DVB-T-Empfänger News & Analysis 8/31/2005 Post a comment Weniger Störungen beim Empfang von DVB-T-Signalen in problematischen Empfangsgebieten verspicht der Chiphersteller Micronas beim Einsatz seines neuen COFDM-Demodulator-Chips DRX3977D in DVB-T-Fernsehgeräten. Der neue Chip nimmt besonders wenig Platz in Anspruch.
EU-Projekt könnte Lithographie revolutionieren News & Analysis 8/31/2005 Post a comment Ein dreijähriges, von der EU finanziertes Forschungsprogramm hat eine Imprint-Lithographie-Maschine für Strukturen unter 50 Nanometer hervorgebracht. Die Teilnehmer des Forschungsprojekts wollen 2006 einen Stepper auf den Markt bringen, der mit 300-mm-Wafern arbeiten kann.
128-Mbit NAND flash device shifts to 90-nm process Product News 8/31/2005 Post a comment ; STMicroelectronics has started to produce 128-Mbit NAND flash memory using 90-nm process technology. The company also plans to shift production of its 256-Mbit and 512-Mbit flash memory devices using the advanced manufacturing process this year.
Novellus narrows forecast for Q3 News & Analysis 8/30/2005 Post a comment Novellus Systems Inc. on Wednesday (August 30) projected that its third-quarter orders would range from $285-to-$290 million, from its previous forecast of $280-to-$310 million set in July.
Tundra's sales jump 6% News & Analysis 8/30/2005 Post a comment Chip maker Tundra Semiconductor Corp. (Ottawa) reported sales of $18.2 million in its first fiscal quarter, up 6 percent quarter-over-quarter but down 20 percent from a year ago.
ATX reference design meets "80 PLUS" initiative Product News 8/30/2005 Post a comment ON Semiconductor touts the industry’s first open ATX power supply reference design certified to meet the so-called "80 PLUS" performance requirements for computing applications. The 250-watt reference design addresses all functional blocks of the ATX power supply, including power factor correction, switch-mode power supply control and regulation, post regulation, and output rectification.
Interactive troubleshooting guide CD is a freebie Product News 8/30/2005 Post a comment Keithley Instruments is offering a free tutorial CD troubleshooting guide. It lets you explore the symptoms and causes of common errors associated with low-level signals, such as low voltage, low current, low resistance, high resistance, and voltage from a high resistance source measurement. Click here to learn more and get your free copy.
Consortium formed on next-gen hybrid vehicle News & Analysis 8/30/2005 Post a comment Raser Technologies Inc. has joined with three other companies to create a cooperative research and development consortium to work toward the development of the next generation of hybrid electric vehicles.
Sigma Designs earnings flat on higher sales News & Analysis 8/30/2005 Post a comment Digital media processor supplier Sigma Designs Inc. posted net earnings of $0.1 million, or zero cents per share, on sales of $7.9 million in the second fiscal 2006 quarter ended July 31, compared to a net loss of $0.7 million, or 3 cents per share on sales of $6.4 million the previous quarter.
LG aiming to be largest PDP supplier, say reports Product News 8/30/2005 Post a comment Korean electronics giant LG Electronics is opening its fourth plasma display panel plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang, South Korea on Wednesday, in a move that would make the company the largest plasma display supplier, according to Korean online reports.
Toshiba develops high performance microprocessor core Product News 8/30/2005 Post a comment Toshiba Corporation has announced that it has developed a new high-end processor core, MeP-h1, the first configurable microprocessor to achieve a 1GHz clock speed. The MeP-h1 is based on Toshiba's "Media embedded Processor" (MeP) architecture for digital consumer and other high performance SoCs. It gives designers the flexibility to customize processors at the design stage, including the ability to change processor configurations and add custom instructions to satisfy application requirements.
Demodulators support US HDTVs Product News 8/30/2005 Post a comment Micronas announced availability of its DRX-H family of multi-standard 8VSB/QAM/QPSK/NTSC demodulator products targeting applications in digital TV-sets, set-top boxes, multimedia-PCs, DVD recorders, PVRs and tuner modules.
ConFocus, Coaxsys to produce TVnet-Ready IP Set-Top Boxes Product News 8/30/2005 Post a comment Coaxsys, Inc., makers of multimedia-over-coax solutions, have announced that it has reached an agreement with ConFocus Technologies, Inc., to provide set-top box reference designs with integrated TVnet. TVnet, the standard for Ethernet-over-Coax, is already deployed by more than fifty Telcos, cable operators, and service providers to deliver IPTV and in-home multimedia networking.
Panasonic adds basic plasma HDTV models to its VIERA TV line Product News 8/30/2005 Post a comment Panasonic, the leading brand for which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is known, today announced it will launch the world's first 65-inch 1080p (progressive) high-definition (HD) plasma TV TH-65PX500 on November 1 and three new entry-level PX50 series HD plasma TVs with 50-, 42- and 37-inch displays on September 10 in Japan.
Tracker/sequencer ICs ease basic power-up designs Product News 8/30/2005 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products' MAX6877-MAX6883 are dual/triple power-supply trackers/sequencers for controlling power-up and power-down of up to three rails. They're the company's first hardware programmable (versus programmable memory) trackers and sequencers for cost-effective design in simplified power management systems. Users adjust key performance parameters such as voltage thresholds, slew rates, and timing parameters with (external) resistors and capacitors.
Online tool speeds amp selection Product News 8/30/2005 Post a comment Analog Devices Inc.'s amplifier parametric evaluation tool is said to create a virtual evaluation board environment to remove the guesswork from selecting and implementing operational amplifiers.
AMI CEO receives contract extension News & Analysis 8/30/2005 Post a comment Christine King, president and chief executive of AMI Semiconductor Inc., has received a contract extension through the end of 2008, according to a report from the Idaho State Journal.
16-bit converter targets precision apps Product News 8/30/2005 Post a comment This 16-bit, 10 Msamples/second delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter from Texas Instruments Inc. features 86 dB signal-to-noise ratio and 95 dB spurious-free dynamic range over a 5-MHz bandwidth.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 13 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 ...