ERNI Electronics expands family of M8-M12 products News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment ERNI Electronics offers a catalog that present its latest portfolio of M8/M12 cable systems. All components conform to protection class IP67and are resistant to shock and vibration, resulting in reliable connections. The ready-assembled cables
IR's CEO takes leave amid snafu News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment International Rectifier Corp. said that Alex Lidow, chief executive and director, has gone on a ''leave of absence'' with pay pending the resolution of a previously-announced accounting snafu.
NDS vows revamp of STBs, DVRs to save energy Product News 8/30/2007 Post a comment NDS Group plc, a supplier of software, conditional access systems and architectural blueprints for digital pay-TV, has announced plans to reduce the energy consumption of digital televisions, set-top boxes and digital video recorders as well as its own "carbon footprint."
Plug-in PSU offers high power density without fan cooling News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment The latest addition to Schroff’s ecopower range of ac/dc switch-mode regulators is a compact 200 W plug-in unit that takes up just half the width of a conventional power supply of this performance level and yet is able to achieve an efficiency of 90 percent, using only convection cooling.
MEMS, FRAMs qualified News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment Microelectromechanical system oscillators and ferroelectric random access memory have been qualified for high-reliability and extended-temperature-range applications, respectively.
FTC seeks info in Intel-ST flash venture News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment Intel Corp. said that it has received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with the agency's regulatory review of a proposed flash-memory venture.
SerDes gegen SSO- und Ground-Bounce-Effekte News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment In großen FPGAs mit zahlreichen parallelen I/O-Leitungen können SSO-Störungen ('Ground Bounce') zu erheblichen Designproblemen führen. Gegen dieses Phänomen ist ein Kraut gewachsen: Extene Serializer-Deserializer (SerDes) können das System stabilieren.
MEMS cooler controls chip temperature News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment With an innovative technology, Micropelt GmbH (Freiburg, Germany) helps to keep semiconductors, laser diodes and photonic sensors cool: The company offers thermoelectric coolers (TECs) on microchip basis, manufactured in MEMS technology.
Qualcomm joins IMEC TAD design program Product News 8/30/2007 Post a comment Mobile technology provider Qualcomm has joined IMEC's Technology-Aware Design Program (TAD). The Belgian research center and the U.S. fabless chip vendor will collaborate on innovative circuit and system design methodologies.
Secure supervisor circuit incorporates tamper detection Product News 8/29/2007 Post a comment Maxim says the SPI-compatible DS3650 is the industry's first secure supervisor with tamper detection to meet the payment card industry's voltage- and temperature-monitoring requirements. It integrates a battery-backup controller, system power monitor, CPU supervisor, temperature sensor, along with two tamper-detection comparators.
AmberWave, RIT gain NSF grant News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment AmberWave Systems Inc. and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have been awarded a three-year research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Multiplexer supports high-voltage and dual-voltage SD/SDIO/MMC Product News 8/29/2007 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor says the FSSD06 is the first multiplexer that supports high voltage and dual-voltage secure digital (SD)/secure digital I/O (SDIO)/ multimedia cards (MMC), enabling an application's processor to multiplex between a SD card, SDIO card, MMC card and peripherals
Panasonic delivers world's first 3LCD 1080p microdisplays Product News 8/29/2007 Post a comment Panasonic has started to ship a new line of High Definition LCD Rear Projection Display televisions featuring their revolutionary long-life LIFI, a first-of-its kind light fidelity projection display application that ensures image brightness over an extended period of time as well as greatly reduced start-up time.
Sharp opens TV plant in Poland News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment Sharp has formally opened a new LCD TV manufacturing site in Poland. The move brings Sharp closer to the largest market for flat screen TVs: Europe.
Report: Apple, VW in talks about 'iCar' News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment Apple and Volkswagen are considering a cooperation, aiming at a completely novel car concept, writes Financial Times Deutschland in its online edition. With the move, both company aim at attracting young customers.
NASA bestätigt Einstein News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment Astronomen der NASA haben mit neuen Methoden zur Erforschung ultra-dichter Objekte weitere Erkenntnisse über die geheimnisvollen 'Schwarzen Löcher' gewonnen. Die Ergebnisse untermauern Einsteins Relativätstheorie.
Precision 1uA amplifier simplifies high-performance designs News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment Featuring a single-input-stage architecture, the zero-crossover operational amplifier (op amp) OPA369 achieves rail-to-rail performance without input crossover to solve the common design problem of input offset distortion due to the change in common mode voltage that is very prominent in low-voltage, rail-to-rail applications.
Nokia phones have entertainment in mind News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment Nokia has responded to the expected increased competition in Europe in the smartphone sector from the Apple iPhone with five handsets that have dedicated music and gaming keys and larger than usual screens, and has also laid out plans for an on-line music store to rival Apple's iTunes.
Spreadtrum, ZTE ink TD-SCDMA deal News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment Fabless chip maker Spreadtrum Communications Inc. has entered into a TD-SCDMA strategic partnership agreement with Chinese equipment giant Zhongxing Telecommunication-Equipment Enterprise (ZTE).
Dongbu, SRAM maker sign foundry deal News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment South Korean foundry provider Dongbu HiTek Co. Ltd. will soon commence volume production of low-power SRAMs from another Korean firm, Emerging Memory & Logic Solutions Inc.
Videodrivkretsar i bärbara apparater News & Analysis 8/29/2007 Post a comment Små dimensioner är en viktig egenskap hos bärbara apparater. Därför vill konstruktören undvika att använda stora komponenter som kopplingskondensatorer. Samtidigt får apparatens prestanda inte äventyras. Med enkla kretslösningar går det att reducera storleken på, eller rent av eliminera, kopplingskondensatorerna. Tamara Papalias och Michael Wong, som är applikationsingenjörer på Intersil, berättar mer.
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.