Supervisor monitors 0.5-V to 12-V input range Product News 10/3/2007 Post a comment Linear's single voltage supervisor with a watchdog input is capable of monitoring a wide input range of 0.5- to 12-volts, and can monitor 27 unique pin-selectable thresholds, ranging from a 1-V drained single AA battery up to 12-V industrial applications.
LED driver housed in TSOT package Product News 10/2/2007 Post a comment Exar Corp. has entered the industrial and architectural lighting market with the release of a high-voltage step-down DC/DC controller. The SP7601 LED driver delivers an input voltage range up to 30 V in a small 6-pin TSOT package.
Groups team for Powerline audio project Product News 10/2/2007 Post a comment Broadband over Powerline networking chip specialist SiConnect (Swindon, England) has teamed with Taiwanese group ST&T Corporation to develop powerline communication based audio equipment.
e2v, Jazz combine for next gen ADCs News & Analysis 10/2/2007 Post a comment Components and susbsystems group e2v (Chelmsford, England) is to use foundry Jazz Semiconductor as the maker of its next series of high resolution programmable data converters.
HDTV SoCs provide 10-bit video quality processing Product News 10/1/2007 Post a comment Genesis Microchip has launched Douglas, its third generation HDTV SoC family that provides 10-bit video quality processing, picture-in-picture channel processing, dual HDMI/HDCP 1.3a inputs, improved 3D Y/C TV decoder, and full DVB-T support.
Gartner cuts analog app-specific IC market growth forecast News & Analysis 10/1/2007 Post a comment The analog portion of the application-specific standard products (ASSP) and application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) markets is set to increase with a 7.4 percent compound annual growth rate, from $23.7 billion in 2006 to $33.8 billion in 2011, according to market research company Gartner Inc.
TI unveils fastest-ever DSP Product News 10/1/2007 Post a comment Texas Instruments is boosting the speed of its TMS320C6455 DSP from 1 GHz to 1.2 GHz, giving it the fastest single-core DSP on the market. Despite the speed increase, the price of the chip remains unchanged at $245, so the extra speed is essentially "free."
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.