Flexibler Stromspar-Prozessor auf ARM-Basis News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment Mit unterschiedlichen Betriebsspannungen von 3,3 und 5 Volt lässt sich eine neue Serie von 32-Bit-Flash-Microcontrollern auf ARM-Basis betreiben, die STMicro vorgestellt hat. Ihre Stromspar-Eigenschaften prädestinieren die Bausteine für den Einsatz in batteriebetriebenen Geräten.
STMicro could be next buyout target, report says News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment Europe's largest chip maker could be the next target of private equity following the leveraged buyout of Philips Electronics' chip unit and the pending acquisition by a private equity consortium of Freescale Semiconductor, according to a Bloomberg report citing a report by Merrill Lynch analysts.
Robot-"hjärna" klarar svåra uppgifter News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment Antalet robotar som kan användas för interna transporter, utforskning av farliga miljöer eller för att assistera människor i diverse situationer förväntas öka markant under de närmaste årtiondena. Jimmy Pettersson har i ett doktorsarbete på Chalmers studerat metoder att möta behovet av "robot-hjärnor".
OCP-IP adds six members News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment The Open Core Protocol International Partnership, an intellectual property plug and play organization, announced six new members: Bluespec, Digital Dynamics, Digital Media Professionals, Georgia Institute of Technology, Sci-worx and TrustIC.
ZiLOG's 16-bit MCU targets security apps Product News 9/28/2006 Post a comment ZiLOG Inc.'s ZNEO Z16F family of flash microcontrollers, based on the company's new ZNEO 16-bit CPU core, targets specific markets such as high-end motor control and domestic security applications.
Kommentar: Als Tiger gekommen, als Heuschrecke geendet News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment Der Schock kam zur Lunchzeit: Als um 11:45 die Pressestelle von BenQ Mobile anrief und für 12:00 Uhr zu einer Pressekonferenz rief, war klar dass hier keine guten Nachrichten zu erwarten waren. Dass sie so schlecht sein würden, hatte sich niemand träumen lassen.
Rail-to-rail op-amps draw less than 1 microamp Product News 9/28/2006 Post a comment Linear Technology's LT6003 (single), LT6004 (dual), and LT6005 (quad) rail-to-rail op-amps draw less than 1 microamp in operation— a new benchmark for precision low-voltage devices and tiny footprint, according to the company.
Intel and Volkswagen open the car for PC integration News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment Intel is working with car maker Volkswagen to develop open standards for the integration of mobile and portable digital devices into vehicles. Intel's move is intended to be a "wake-up-call" for the entire automotive industry, a company spokesperson explained.
Saifun licenses NROM technology to NEC News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment Saifun Semiconductors Ltd. has agreed to license its patented NROM technology to NEC Electronics. NEC has agreed to use the NROM technology to produce embedded flash memories, and pay Saifun quarterly license fees according to the revenues it will generate using NROM. Further financial details of the deal were not revealed.
Battery charger avoids charging defective cells News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment The DS2714 loose-cell NiMH charger detects and avoids charging primary alkaline cells, Lithium primary cells, and defective NiMH or NiCd cells. Designed to work with a regulated charge source, it can charge from one to four NiMH or NiCd battery cells, including the AA or AAA sizes typically found in many consumer electronics.
EDGE transceiver has a digital interface News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment Silicon Laboratories Inc. has announced the Aero® IIed single-chip EDGE transceiver with a digital interface. The Aero IIed is fully compliant with the 2.5G DigRF specification version 1.12 and is pre-validated with leading DigRF baseband implementations.
Digi-Key to distribute Antenova antennas News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment Digi-Key Corporation is to distribute globally Antenova Ltd’s High Dielectric Antenna and balanced antenna technology, integrated radio antenna modules and gigaNOVA range of 2.4 and 5 GHz short range antennas.
Småföretagare, tänk i termer om internationalisering News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment Det svenska valet är över och alla undrar förstås vad som skall hända härnäst, om den borgerliga alliansen kommer att kunna genomföra det som utlovats. Löftet, att det skall bli bättre för småföretagare, är dock ett riktmärke som bör tilltala många elektronikföretag.
VCSO is designed for high performance PLLs News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment Crystek Corporation has released its Model CVS575 – a 622.08MHz Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator (VCSO) that is designed for high performance PLLs. It is an ideal choice for telecommunications application needing to meet low jitter generation requirements.
Thermal interface material has high bond strength News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment MH&W International has introduced KoolBond, a material that provides a thermally conductive interface while firmly attaching heat sinks to hot PCB components. It consists of a fine woven, nickel-coated copper fiber matrix with a high-strength pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) on the outside.
DVB-H receiver is designed for multi-standard mobile TV Product News 9/28/2006 Post a comment Frontier Silicon has announced its Paradiso FS1030 multi-standard digital TV baseband IC, the first chip designed specifically for receiving mobile TV, video, audio and data services over multiple standards. The highly integrated chip supports DVB-H, DVB-T, T-DMB, DAB-IP and enhanced packet mode DAB. Paradiso is sampling to lead customers now.
32-Mbit Flash memory targets automotive applications Product News 9/28/2006 Post a comment STMicroelectronics has announced an enhanced version of its 32-Mbit Flash memory chip that is intended specifically for the automotive market. Offering high-speed memory access over a wide operating temperature range, the M58BW32F fits perfectly with automotive customers’ needs for powertrain and transmission-control modules, and for other high-performance automotive systems that use the latest generation of 32-bit microcontrollers.
Synchronous buck regulator includes two VLDOs Product News 9/28/2006 Post a comment Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTC3446, a 1A, 2.25 MHz, synchronous buck regulator with two 300mA VLDOs in a single monolithic IC. The input voltage range of 2.5V to 5.5V makes this triple output regulator ideal for single cell Li-Ion/Polymer, or multicell alkaline/NiCad/NiMH powered applications.
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.