Breaking News
News Analysis
Content tagged with Industrial Control Designline posted in February 2012
<<   <   Page 2 / 7   >   >>
Energy-harvesting evaluation kit features wireless linked modules powered by sunlight, temp differences
News & Analysis  
2/27/2012   Post a comment
Called ‘The Drop’ the kit showcases components from Atmel Corporation and Linear Technology which were selected for their low-power consumption and suitability for harvesting applications.
Telecom operators successfully complete next generation Wi-Fi hotspot trials
News & Analysis  
2/27/2012   3 comments
The Wireless Broadband Alliance, the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, has announced that many of the world's largest operators and vendors have successfully participated in trials of Next Generation Hotspots that drastically simplify Wi-Fi hotspot access.
Harman demos automotive LTE connectivity platform
News & Analysis  
2/27/2012   1 comment
The platform provides the missing link in car connectivity: For the first time, it offers real broadband connection for applications residing in the vehicle.
Bluetooth low energy enabled iPhone applications for mobile health
News & Analysis  
2/27/2012   3 comments
Cambridge Consultants will demonstrate its latest Bluetooth low energy (BLE) iPhone 4S applications using CSR’s BLE devices at this year’s Mobile World Congress.
Intel's Ivy Bridge delayed, says senior executive
News & Analysis  
2/26/2012   5 comments
A senior Intel executive has admitted that its next generation Ivy Bridge microprocessor will be delayed by around eight to 10 weeks to be launched in June.
HTC unveils One series with dual and quad core phones
News & Analysis  
2/26/2012   4 comments
HTC has announced its One Series of smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC), including a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 based device and another boasting Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon S4.
Huawei claims quad-core chip outguns Tegra3
News & Analysis  
2/26/2012   29 comments
Huawei announced high-end smartphones and tablets using a homegrown quad-core applications processor it said outperforms the competition including Nvidia’s Tegra3.
STMicro toasts 2 billionth MEMS shipped to date
News & Analysis  
2/24/2012   1 comment
STMicroelectronics announced it has shipped two billion MEMS sensors to date which confirmed its top position in micro-electromechanical systems devices for consumer and portable applications.
Vishay TEFD4300 and TEFD4300F silicon PIN photodiodes
Product News  
2/24/2012   Post a comment
Vishay's latest devices feature high reverse photo current of 17 µA, ± 20° angle of half sensitivity, and fast switching times down to 10 ns for data transmission.
ISSCC highlights sensors and semiconductor technology in medicine
News & Analysis  
2/24/2012   4 comments
Session 17 at this year’s International Solid-State Circuits Conference focused on the diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for health, leveraging the recent advances in sensor and semiconductor technologies.
SEMI book-to-bill improves for fourth straight month
News & Analysis  
2/24/2012   2 comments
The three-month average book-to-bill ratio for North American semiconductor equipment manufacturers improved to 0.95 in January, the fourth consecutive month of improvement after six consecutive months of declines, according to the fab tool vendor trade group SEMI.
Micron increases stake in Inotera
News & Analysis  
2/24/2012   5 comments
Micron Technology is increasing its stake in Inotera Memories, its Taiwanese DRAM joint venture with Nanya Technology, according to a regulatory filing made by Inotera this week.
Microsoft begins aggressive new Windows Phone campaign
News & Analysis  
2/24/2012   14 comments
Ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft has thrown down the ad gauntlet to its Android competition in a campaign it is calling "Smoked by Windows Phone."
ON Semiconductor NCV47700 and NCV47701 two new low dropout voltage regulator ICs
Product News  
2/23/2012   1 comment
ON Semiconductor announced two new low dropout voltage regulator ICs for use in audio and infotainment systems, instrument cluster, navigation and satellite radio.
New tablets to feature MIPS for both applications and baseband processing
News & Analysis  
2/23/2012   1 comment
Altair Semiconductor to bring its Leading LTE Chipset to MIPS-Based Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ Tablets from Ingenic
Cree to hold 'iconathon' to hone energy-efficiency logo
News & Analysis  
2/23/2012   2 comments
Cree and The Noun Project, an open source visual library of symbols and icons, are holding an “iconathon” at Cree’s campus to create universally recognizable symbols for LED lighting and other energy-efficient technologies.
Genusion licenses B4-Flash to Rohm, Lapis
News & Analysis  
2/23/2012   3 comments
Genusion Ltd., a fabless Japanese memory IP company, has announced that is has licensed its B4-flash non-volatile memory technology to Rohm Group and Rohm subsidiary Lapis Semiconductor Co. Ltd.
World’s fastest 80C51 CPU @ CeBIT
Product News  
2/23/2012   4 comments
The DQ80251 is said to be more than 56 times better than a standard 8051 and more than 70% more efficient, than the nearest competition.
RFID chip lets readers talk first for use in retail apps
News & Analysis  
2/23/2012   2 comments
Researchers at Imec, Holst Centre and their partners have fabricated a radio frequency identification circuit made in low-temperature thin-film technology that allows reader-talks-first communication.
ADI, Avago see slight uptick in business
News & Analysis  
2/23/2012   Post a comment
The top executives at analog Analog Devices and Avago Technologies each sounded a note of cautious optimism, with both saying they see signs of improved business in the wake of the firms' most recent quarterly reports.
ISSCC: Pictures from a silicon exhibition
News & Analysis  
2/23/2012   7 comments
Here’s a few postcards from the International Solid-State Circuit Conference, the annual smorgasbord of innovations in silicon across everything from processors to implants.
Memory firms detail sub-20-nm NAND chips
News & Analysis  
2/23/2012   3 comments
Engineers from Samsung Electronics, Toshiba and SanDisk took to the podium to provide details of their respective 19-nm NAND flash chips in presentations at the International Solid-State Circuit Conference.
Mentor expands support for UVM
News & Analysis  
2/23/2012   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics announced the expansion of support for Universal Verification Methodology, an industry standard methodology for IC design verification.
GPU shipments had another down Q4
News & Analysis  
2/23/2012   2 comments
Shipments of graphics chips declined 10 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2011, continuing a new seasonal trend that has taken shape since the financial crisis of 2008, according to analysts at Jon Peddie Research.
STMicroelectronics STM6519 and STM6524 smart reset chips
Product News  
2/23/2012   1 comment
ST recently launched a new generation of its smart reset chips, which are designed to provide an intuitive means of resetting frozen gadgets, such as mobile phones, media players, and other portable consumer devices.
Energy Micro introduces energy-friendly ARM Cortex-M4 products
Product News  
2/22/2012   Post a comment
Energy Micro has extended its EFM32 Gecko range of microcontrollers with the addition of products based on the ARM Cortex-M4F core.
Magma's Madhavan won't join Synopsys
News & Analysis  
2/22/2012   18 comments
As most expected, Magma Design Automation Chairman and CEO Rajeev Madhavan won't join Synopsys Inc. as a result of its recently closed acquisition of Magma, Synopsys said.
Powercast’s chipset and RF energy harvesting reference design enable low-cost wireless power over distance
Product News  
2/22/2012   Post a comment
Powercast Corporation has released an RF-based wireless power chipset and reference design for embedded, low-power, wireless charging applications.
Panasonic's waterproof Android Eluga smartphone unveiled
News & Analysis  
2/22/2012   10 comments
Panasonic has unveiled a new ultra-thin, waterproof, Android smartphone called Eluga, which works with the firm’s Smart Viera TVs and uses Panasonic’s display technology.
Analyst: Mobile MEMS market rising to $6bn in 2016
News & Analysis  
2/22/2012   1 comment
The annual revenues generated by MEMS components used in mobile consumer equipment, including sensors, audio, displays and RF, will exceed $6 billion in 2016, according to analysis company Juniper Research Ltd. The equipment includes phones, computers and e-readers.
ISSCC: Voltage regulators stacked in 3-D
News & Analysis  
2/22/2012   8 comments
The world's first integrated voltage regulators can be located on the bottom of a 3-D chip stack, according researchers at IBM and Columbia University, who recently demonstrated a silicon interposer containing the necessary magnetic inductors at the International Solid State Circuits Conference.
ConEd Solutions partners with Viridity on road to 'smart grid'
News & Analysis  
2/22/2012   1 comment
ConEdison Solutions has launched, together with Viridity of Philadelphia, a demand response process for its customers to generate revenue during periods other than when utilities and independent system operators send out reduction appeals.
TI enables migration of CMSIS-based software to any Stellaris MCU
Product News  
2/22/2012   Post a comment
Stellaris Cortex-M4F-core based microcontrollers (MCUs) from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) now support ARM’s latest Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS).
Glasses-less 3-D, free-viewpoint coming to future TVs
News & Analysis  
2/22/2012   9 comments
Future televisions will be smarter, more intuitive and feature even more technically logical advanced displays, according to a panel of experts at the International Solid State Circuits Conference.
Moving implant, body nets advance at ISSCC
News & Analysis  
2/22/2012   4 comments
Medical electronics researchers showed advances in self-propelled implants, 802.15.6 body area networks and ways to harvest energy from the human body at the ISSCC.
ITT rolls high density circular connector for mil/aero apps
Product News  
2/22/2012   Post a comment
ITT Interconnect Solutions has unveiled the PHD38999, a fiber-optic interconnect solution designed for harsh environment applications.
Dialog on a mobile roll sees strong Q1
News & Analysis  
2/22/2012   2 comments
Fabless chip company Dialog Semiconductor plc has reported strong financial results for fourth quarter, as expected, and has forecast a strong first quarter of 2012.
Smart roles high endurance MLC drive
News & Analysis  
2/22/2012   1 comment
Smart Storage officially debuted as a company focused on solid-state drives for business systems, rolling out the Optimus Ultra, a high-end serial-attached SCSI drive.
EU project boosts OPV for solar power generation
News & Analysis  
2/22/2012   1 comment
The Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology has launched a four-year, 14.2 million euro ($18.8 million) project that aims to develop highly efficient, long-lasting, cheap and environmentally friendly printed organic photovoltaics.
MOST150 from MOST Cooperation hits the road
News & Analysis  
2/22/2012   Post a comment
The theme of this year's exhibit at the fourth MOST Forum on March 20, 2012 in Stuttgart/Esslingen (Germany) is 'MOST150 Rolls Off the Line', describing the third generation of MOST Technology hitting the road in 2012.
Sound enhancing technology boosts mobile sounds by doubling air volume in loudspeaker
News & Analysis  
2/22/2012   2 comments
Knowles Sound Solutions has launched a sound enhancing technology to increase the acoustic performance in consumer devices with small form factors.
Audio analyzer offers direct PDM interface for MEMS microphone testing
Product News  
2/22/2012   Post a comment
The APx PDM option allows APx500 series audio analyzers to connect directly to any device with a PDM input or output, enabling comprehensive testing of audio in the fast-moving telecom industry.
Vehicle audio power amp combines 49-W output, 6-V start/stop support
Product News  
2/22/2012   Post a comment
Toshiba Electronics Europe has launched a high-efficiency quad channel power amplifier that is optimized to the requirements of high-quality audio systems in vehicles fitted with 'start/stop' technology.
Demo board showcases SiC JFETs in cascode half-bridge configuration
Product News  
2/22/2012   Post a comment
Enabling a quick evaluation of the SJDP120R085 JFET, the demo board platform is suitable for many applications including boost, buck, inverter and PSU half-bridge power stage designs.
SiC JFET delivers high speed switching in micro inverters
Product News  
2/22/2012   Post a comment
SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc., has launched the SJDP120R340, a normally on SiC trench JFET that, when compared with silicon MOSFETs, enables higher switching speeds and substantially lower losses.
All-In-one MP3 audio system-on-a-chip for audio processing applications
Product News  
2/22/2012   Post a comment
Included are controllers for Hi-speed USB host/slave, SD card, parallel NAND flash, SPI, Ethernet, S/PDIF, I2S master/slave and UART. VS1005 also contains 24-bit ADC's and DAC's, headphone and microphone amplifiers, linear regulators, a real-time clock, and an FM tuner with RDS.
Samsung positions its fab to take on TSMC
News & Analysis  
2/22/2012   6 comments
Samsung touted its new 32-nm high-k metal gate process at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, showing features it hopes might win customers over from a supply-constrained TSMC.
Samsung gives peek at quad-core mobile CPU
News & Analysis  
2/21/2012   11 comments
Samsung gave a peek at its first quad-core mobile application processor at ISSCC, its first 32 nm chip, delivering performance and battery life boosts over current Exynos chips.
Microchip announces 8051 Replacements for NXP EOL MCUs
Product News  
2/21/2012   10 comments
Microchip will continue manufacturing 8051/80C51 microcontrollers that are 100% compatible with NXP’s EOL (End-of-Life) MCUs
Altera demos first FPGAs to interoperate with 100-Gbps optical module
News & Analysis  
2/21/2012   6 comments
Altera’s Stratix V GT FPGAs with 28-Gbps transceiver technology enable next-generation 100-Gbps networks
<<   <   Page 2 / 7   >   >>


EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Some Days You're the Pigeon, Others You're the Statue
Max Maxfield
25 comments
I was watching the travel channel on television the other evening. It was some program about Madrid. The thing I really noticed was the plethora of statues all over the place.

EDN Staff

11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
EDN Staff
20 comments
This collection of places from technology history, museums, and modern marvels is a roadmap for an engineering adventure that will take you around the world. Here are just a few spots ...

Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
15 comments
- An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
46 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)