Yogitech claims first OCP universal verification component News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment Design and verification technology provider Yogitech SPA is rolling out what it claims is the industry's first mixed-language Open Core Protocol (OPC) universal verification component (UVC). The company claims it is the only commercial verification solution to fully support revision 2.1 of the OCP protocol and comply with the OCP 2.0/2.1 compliant checks document
Encoder modules target office automation Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Avago Technologies offers an enhanced series of ultra-small optical encoder modules with resolutions of up to 360 lines per inch (LPI), which is said to be the highest in the industry. The new AEDS-964x series is a drop-in replacement for the company's AEDS-962x series.
HDTV-ready video processor targets embedded apps Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment VIA Technologies, Inc.'s VIA CX700M integrated video processor for the VIA C7 and Eden processor platforms integrated premium graphics, audio, memory, storage, and HDTV support all in a single chip design. Integrated into the chip are the Northbridge and Southbridge functions.
JVC rear-projection TV hangs on wall Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment To better compete against flat-screen TV sets, Victor Company of Japan Ltd. (JVC) has developed an optical engine that allows a 60-inch class rear projection TV to have a depth of just 10 inches.
Hynix, ST to open 300-mm fab in China News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment Hynix-ST Semiconductor Ltd., a joint memory venture between Hynix Semiconductor Inc. and STMicroelectronics Inc., is slated to open and launch its 300-mm fab in China on Oct. 10, according to the Korean company.
Rugged optical interconnect comes in lower profile Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Tyco Electronics has expanded its rugged PRO BEAM optical interconnect systems with the low-profile PRO BEAM Mini connector that shortens the connector length and reduces its weight by over half as compared with the original PRO BEAM Jr. product.
Resistors target medical apps Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Stackpole has launched a new product group for medical applications. These medical-grade components include high- and medium-voltage chip resistors, divider networks, high precision resistors, and special precision resistors.
Vast adds ARM PrimeCell models and AXI bus Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Virtual system prototyping technology provider Vast Systems Technology announced the availability of Vast models of the ARM PrimeCell PL080 DMA Controller, PL011 UART, PL190 Vector Interrupt Controller, PL131 Smart Card Interface and the AMBA AXI bus.
Maxim asks Nasdaq to remain listed News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has requested a hearing before the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel, asking to remain listed on the Nasdaq exchange despite a delay in filing its Form 10-K
BenQ Mobile stellt Insolvenzantrag News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment Die BenQ Mobile GmbH hat erwartungsgemäß beim Münchner Amtsgericht einen Insolvenzantrag eingereicht. Unterdessen haben Landespolitiker aus Bayern und Nordrhein-Westfalen dem Unternehmen Hilfe in Aussicht gestellt. Siemens zeigte sich "sehr betroffen".
Santa Rosa core controllers boost Pd reporting accuracy Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Intersil's ISL6260C, ISL6261A, and ISL6262A core controllers meet Intel's next-generation (Core Duo and Core 2 Duo) mobile platform requirements, providing improved reporting accuracy for power dissipation, higher efficiency, and even better transient response.
Philips completes sale of majority of semis division News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment Royal Philips Electronics has completed the sale of an 80.1 percent stake in its semiconductors business to a private equity consortium consisting of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), Silver Lake Partners, Bain Capital, Apax Partners and AlpInvest Partners NV.
China's IPTV future still unclear News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment The recent cancellation of an IPTV trial in Beijing by one of the country's major telecom operators is the latest indication that unclear government policy still plagues IPTV in China.
Radio network analyzer suits different technologies Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Reliable network coverage is a key requirement for the successful implementation of new technologies and applications. To support network operators in meeting this requirement, Rohde & Schwarz developed the radio network analyzers TSML-x in addition to its universal radio network analyzer TSMU.
BenQ Mobile files for bankruptcy News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment BenQ Mobile GmbH has officially filed for bankruptcy following the decison of its Taiwanese shareholders to terminate financial support for the German subsidiary.
LED driver with diagnostics cuts maintenance costs Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Bringing new functionality to traditional LED driver chips, austriamicrosystems' AS1109 integrates LED error-diagnostic readback circuitry for detecting open and shorted LEDs and thermal anomalies for a variety of large fixed, slow-rolling and bar-graph displays, industrial controller displays, and traffic signs.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.