Atheros' Q4 sales up 9%, '04 revenue jumps 94% News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Atheros Communications Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), a developer of wireless LAN chipsets, said revenue in the fourth quarter was $41.7 million, compared with $38.3 million in the third quarter, an increase of 9 percent.
Stainless steel switches address harsh environments Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment EAO Switch Corp. now offers a wide range of stainless steel switches, keypads and keyboards for industrial applications in harsh environments. These devices offer IP67 protection against water, heat, shock, vibration and vandalism, and require minimal maintenance.
6 GHz ultra-mini coax connector cancels weak signals Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Taiwan Aliner Industries Inc. has developed a new 6 GHz ultra-miniature coaxial connector line for wireless mobile devices that can be used to enhance the quality of radio transmissions. These MCII connectors can work as an internal data connector, or as an external antenna connector where the RF signal is weak.
Microlens arrays offer custom configs, precision coupling Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Omron Electronics has developed a new series of mass-produced, injection-molded microlens arrays (MLAs), which is said to set a new industry standard for cost-effective parallel lenses for both multi-mode fiber (MMF) and single-mode fiber (SMF) configurations.
HM connector module reduces cost Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment HARTING Electronics has expanded its range of hard metric (HM) connectors in accordance to IEC 61076-4-101 with the new har-bus HM combined module. The new module allows for the integration of several HM female connectors including A, B, AB and C types in one single unit in any combination up to a length of 6U.
HARTING beefs up RJ45 industrial portfolio Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Strengthening its position in the industrial communication market, HARTING Electronics has extended its RJ45 industrial product family to include an over-molded version of its IP 20 system cable portfolio.
EPA names Phihong first external power supply Energy Star partner News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Philong is the first manufacturer of external power supplies to be named a partner of the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Program. The EPA presented Phihong with a Certificate of Recognition to acknowledge the company's involvement in helping the group develop energy standards and specifications for manufacturers.
Linear sensors feature performance improvements Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. has made two key improvements to its popular line of continuous-time linear sensors with the introduction of its new A1301 and A1302 devices. These enhancements include a quiescent output voltage that is 50% of the supply voltage, and output sensitivity options of 1.3 mV per gauss (G) and 2.5 mV/G. This makes the new devices suitable for use in linear and rotary position sensing systems over the extended temperature range of -40°C and 125°C. Target applications i
Aliner claims to launch first 6 GHz switch connector Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Aliner Industries Inc. says it has launched the industry's first 6 GHz antenna switch connector with a MMCX interface for wireless mobile electronics applications. The new MMCX switch connector, designated as 25-501A, provides the same features of a standard MMCX interface in a 10.8 (length) x 4.40 (width) x 1.60-mm (height) footprint, and can replace RF coax connectors at a lower cost, said the company.
RF sniffer is a recording spectrum analyzer Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment With renewed interest in the possible deleterious effects of non-ionizing RF radiation on the human body, particularly at cellphone microwave frequencies, Narda Safety Test Solutions's new handheld instrument is a timely product. Especially so now that the FCC and OSHA are in the RF safety exposure game. eeProductCenter's Alex Mendelsohn checks it out.
AlGaInP laser diode market to boom by 2009 says analyst News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment The market for AlGaInP laser diodes, a key element in optical drives, is expected to boom over the next five years, to become a $1.5 billion global market for the devices by 2009, according to market research company Strategy Analytics. Strategy Analytics ascribes this to sales of DVD players.
Studenter först med svensk ZigBee-modul News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Den första svenska ZigBee-modulen är utvecklad av två studenter vid Linköpings universitet Jonas Olsson och Johan Lönn. De studerar på programmet Elektronikdesign vid Campus Norrköping.
Low-Power-Lastschalter mit minimalem Platzbedarf News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor erweitert seine Lastschalterserie für ultraportable Lösungen mit dem ersten integrierten Low power Load Switch der Serie Intellimax für mobile und batteriebetriebene Applikationen. Das neue Bauelement kombiniert Funktionsschutz, Steuerung und Fehlerüberwachung in einem SC-70 Gehäuse mit niedrigem Bauprofil.
Embedded-Systeme im Fokus der DATE Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Die europäische Halbleiter-Designmesse DATE verschiebt ihren Fokus zunehmend in Richtung auf die Entwicklung von Plattformen für Embedded-Systeme. Dabei gewinnt das Thema Software unverkennbar an Bedeutung.
Marconi, Huawei to cooperate on product development, marketing News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment U.K. telecom equipment market Marconi has taken a step toward expanding its operations into the Chinese and Asian markets, linking with Huawei Technologies Inc. in a deal that will allow it to provide Huawei's carrier-grade data products to key customers in Europe while Huawei gets access to Marconi's access radio gear.
Former TSMC executive joins MoSys board News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Chenming Hu, a former chief technology officer of chip foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and presently the TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, has joined the board of directors of Monolithic System Technologies Inc. (MoSys) of Sunnyvale, California.
Array-bearbetning utnyttjar hårdvaran bättre News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), och omvänd FFT (IFFT) har fått stor användning för att detektera respektive skapa OFDM-modulerade signaler. Omvandlingarna görs bäst i en programmerbar plattform eftersom man då får en flexibilitet att kunna ändra antalet bärvågor, deras inbördes frekvensavstånd och kanalbandbredder.
Kameramobiler sänker halvledargiganter News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Toshiba, japans näst största halvledartillverkare, med presidenten Tadashi Okamura i ledningen kan bara ta hem 10 procent av fjolårets vinst. Prisras på digitala kameror och mobiltelefoner gör att trots stora ökningar i kvantitet så faller vinsten för Toshibas tillverkning av flashminnen
Software-Architektur hält Autos jung News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Als Brückenschlag zwischen den kurzen Entwicklungszeiten der IuK-Branche und den langen Produktlebensysklen im Automobilbau hat Siemens VDO eine Softwarearchitektur vorgestellt: Sie gestattet es, die Funktionen elektronischer Geräte im Auto auch nachträglich anzupassen – per Softeware-Download.
TTPCom links with ARM for 3G designs News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment TTPCom and ARM have started collaborating on 3G intellectual property platforms, the first fruits of which will see TTP Com integrating an ARM 11 processor core with the its Cellular Baseband Engine (CBEmacro) technology.
Security techs go begging for a clear safety strategy News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment As the United States struggled to adjust to its dark new reality following the terror attacks of September 2001, one of the first phenomena to rise from the rubble was a booming security-technology market that today remains in runaway expansion mode. But all that activity hasn't yet translated into an effective vision for enhancing public safety, some industry experts say.
Culture clash can't keep Linux from consumers News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Linux is fast gaining momentum in consumer electronics, despite a culture clash between CE and open-source engineers and a laundry list of unresolved technical issues that are weighing down the pace of progress.
Guiding light for optical circuits News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Cornell professor Michal Lipson heads a research group of a dozen EEs pursuing nanoscale photonics. The team has created silicon photonic chips that confine light in very small cavities that can slow down, enhance and otherwise manipulate the optical properties of light. These pioneering nanostructures enhance the light-matter interaction in silicon by orders of magnitude, Lipson claims, enabling a material's optical properties to be controlled externally either electrically or with anoth
Security Decrypted? News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment As corporate networks expand distributed security functions to keep up with interception and hacker attacks, thin clients are being tasked with many more functions than the simple block encryption that defined a secure transmission in past decades. Depending on the type of network and a client's place in it, a node may need to encrypt data, authenticate a message or a user, create a secure virtual private network to connect a telecommuter to a home office, and enable secure transactions using a
Plastic chips tap IR, solar power News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Development of a low-cost plastic infrared photovoltaic material by a group at the University of Toronto could herald a major step forward for solar power, its creators believe, by enabling solar-powered systems to also harvest infrared emissions.
International team boosts thin films News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment The United States, Italy and China are cooperating to develop superior thin-film technologies that could endow future devices with properties not possible in today's processing.
Dual strategy for security in silicon News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment The debate continues over the best way to solve various security-related problems in silicon. Is a multicore processor that handles multiple functions like encryption, Internet Protocol Security tunnels and the Secure Sockets Layer the best solution?
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Taiwan tips memory card format News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment A technology consortium in Taiwan is putting the finishing touches on a memory card format that it says is twice as speedy as, yet cheaper than, USB 2.0.
Flash forward to smaller cards News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment A Taiwanese flash card maker said that it will take the wraps off a new flash memory architecture this March at the CeBit IT exhibition in Hannover, Germany.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times