Unified methodology enables full-chip test News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Disconnected point tools don't provide a good design for test strategy. Cadence Design Systems' Mick Tegethoff (right) describes a "unified" full-chip approach that spans test specification, implementation, and verification.
Kontron schlägt Brücke zwischen PCI und PCI Express News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment Kontron Embedded Modules stellt mit 'Pisa-Express' ein neues CPU-Slotkarten-Konzept vor, das sowohl PCI als auch PCI-Express über einen einzigen Half-Size-Slot ausführt. Damit knüpft der Hersteller an den Erfolg seiner Pisa-Familie an.
Le PDG de Cadence déclare que le marketing de la CAO doit changer News & Analysis 2/28/2005 Post a comment A l’occasion d’une visite dans les centres indiens de Cadence situés à Noida, près de New Delhi, et à Bangalore, le Président-directeur général de Cadence, Michael J. Fister a déclaré que les entreprises de CAO allaient davantage prendre conscience des besoins du client et qu’elles n’allaient plus seulement représenter un secteur qui se permet des tentatives d’intimidation par des babillages technologiques.
PoL converter packs big power into a small space Product News 2/28/2005 Post a comment An ultra-integrated DC-to-DC converter for Point of Load (POL) applications from Enpirion offers 20W of output power, 6A of output current, and 92% peak efficiency power density of up to 700 Watts-per-cubic-inch, or 80 Watts-per-square inch.
Scope Wars: The closing bell? Product News 2/28/2005 Post a comment eeProductCenter sounds the bell in the ongoing oscilloscope specsmanship battle between Agilent Technologies and Tektronix. If you haven't been following this instrumentation specs debate, here's your chance to catch up, with Agilent's latest retort to Tektronix now on-line.
MCU enables energy-efficient lighting systems Product News 2/28/2005 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor has hopes of penetrating smart fluorescent lighting applications that require power factor correction and/or high-resolution pulse width modulation with its newest 8-bit microcontroller line.
Low-end cell leans on analog Teardown 2/28/2005 Post a comment esigned primarily for the entry-level cell phone user and first launched in Brazil, Kyocera's K112 handset nevertheless supports a fairly rich feature set, including games, calculator, ring tones and an alarm-one of my favorite little extras. On a more technical note, the handset also features an internal antenna-an amazing bit of RF engineering in itself-to bypass all those breakage-prone stubs and whips.
System-on-chip calls attention to higher power density Product News 2/28/2005 Post a comment Product Review—Enpirion's latest device is promoted as a step-improvement over the company's EN5330 introduced last May (see eeproductcenter.com, ID#21100422 and ID#21100071), which was the first claimed power system-on-a-chip with an on-board output inductor for its synchronous buck PWM converter.
Samsung to spend $2.1 billion on LCD plant Product News 2/26/2005 Post a comment In what appears to be a move to outspend its rivals, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Friday said that it will invest a total of 2.08 trillion ($2.1 billion) in its second flat-panel display production line in Tanjeong, Korea.
Ultratech ships laser thermal tools to IBM, Intel News & Analysis 2/25/2005 Post a comment Ultratech Inc. has quietly shipped among its initial laser thermal processing (LTP) tools, reportedly to IBM Corp. and Intel Corp., according to Avinash Kant, an analyst with investment banking firm Adams Harkness Inc. (Boston).
Low-Z driver ICs boost multiphase, motor designs Product News 2/25/2005 Post a comment Four new high-speed, low-impedance n-channel MOSFET driver ICs from Siliconix are intended to improve high-current, single- and multiphase DC/DC switching power supply designs. One of the new drivers is specifically suited to brushless motor control applications.
Full-bricks serve high-rail distributed power Product News 2/25/2005 Post a comment Lambda's PAF600F280 family of full-brick DC/DC converters delivers 600 watts for distributed high-voltage DC power architectures as well as custom off-line power supplies.
Working from a nominal 300-volt (200 to 400 V) input, the converters are available in 12-, 24-, 28- and 48-volt output versions.
Pulse unveils RoHS compliance initiatives Product News 2/25/2005 Post a comment Pulse, a Technitrol Company, has announced its plan for compliance with the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. Under its compliance program, all new products will be designed to be RoHS compliant and existing products will be evaluated and upgraded to be compliant with both the material and production process requirements of RoHS. The conversion of Pulse production operations is in process and will be completed during 2005.
Adapter fits TSOP packages Product News 2/25/2005 Post a comment Adapters.com has expanded its line of Chip-Changer adapters with the introduction of its newest device for 40- and 48-pin TSOP Type-I IC packages. These adapters offer engineers an alternative to scrapping existing boards due to part obsolescence and part allocations, as well as eliminate costly board revisions.
Micro-miniature transponder coil targets automotive apps Product News 2/25/2005 Post a comment Perllo Technologies LLC and its manufacturing partner ECM Electronics Ltd. have introduced their new ECM63T transponder coil for direct tire pressure management system (TPMS) applications in the N. American automotive market. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has set a deadline by 2008 that requires all lightweight cars and trucks to have a direct TPMS.
Lead-free inductors target automotive, industrial apps Product News 2/25/2005 Post a comment Perllo Technologies LLC and manufacturing partner ECM Electronics Ltd. have introduced a new series of lead-free power inductors for automotive and industrial control applications. Developed to help power supply engineers design more power efficient circuits, the new compact ECxxC series provides better reflow solderability and higher current handling capability than other low-profile solutions, said the company.
Power manager ICs expand facility Product News 2/25/2005 Post a comment Summit Microelectronics' new SMB110 and SMB113 chips bring additional functionality to the company's line of Programmable Power Manager (PMM) ICs for digital supplies. The SMB110 five-channel and SMB113 four-channel ICs are optimized for increasingly complex consumer electronics applications.
Cadence CEO says EDA marketing must change News & Analysis 2/25/2005 Post a comment EDA companies will be more cognizant of customer needs and rise above being an industry that is one indulging in technology babble, Cadence president and chief executive Michael J. Fister said in a visit to Cadence's India centers at Noida near New Delhi and Bangalore.
Verifizierung - die Feuerprobe für die IP-Wiederverwendung News & Analysis 2/25/2005 Post a comment Die Wiederverwendung von Intellectual Property (IP) gilt in der Chipbranche als Allheilmittel für komplexe Schnittstellen und knappe Time-to-Market-Vorgaben. Dabei darf nicht vergessen werden: Auch die Wiederverwendung von IP ist mit Kosten verbunden, und auf der Weg zum Erfolgschip lauern etliche Fallstricke.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.