All eyes on Vietnam News & Analysis 11/3/2006 Post a comment China may be the name on everyone's lips when it comes to the preeminent Asian market and production base, but a growing number of major technology firms are taking notice of a new contender to the throne: Vietnam. Investment and investor interest in the country is skyrocketing, much of it from technology firms lured by the country's youthful and increasingly connected population.
Lowest distortion op amp serves 12-, 16-bit data acquisition Product News 11/3/2006 Post a comment Texas Instruments' high-speed, ultralow distortion THS4520, in the company's family of fully-differential operational amplifiers, is suited to driving 16-bit ADCs in 3.3- to 5-volt data acquisition systems and wireless communications, test and measurement,and medical imaging.
ADI previews Blackfin DSPs with Lockbox secure technology Product News 11/3/2006 Post a comment Targeting emerging multimedia/networked in-vehicle automotive among other applications, Analog Devices newest Blackfin processor family touts a balance of increased I/O and memory bandwidth, on-chip memory, and integration of system peripherals. The BF54x family embeds new Lockbox Secure Technology that protects developers' software code.
Motor driver IC optimizes dual full-bridge designs Product News 11/3/2006 Post a comment Allegro MicroSystems' A3969, a dual full-bridge pulse-width modulated (PWM) motor IC for driving both windings of a two-phase bipolar stepper motor, features the company's Satlington output structure, which combines the low voltage drop of a saturated transistor and the high peak current capability of a Darlington stage.
Atmel's tinyAVR MCUs tout high-speed timers Product News 11/2/2006 Post a comment Atmel Corp. has beefed-up its flash AVR microcontroller line with the addition of three new 20-pin tinyAVR devices with high-speed timers targeting battery chargers, sensor end-points and motor control applications.
European chip sales re-bound in Q3 News & Analysis 11/2/2006 Post a comment Europe's semiconductor industry managed to reverse the past few months' lackluster performance and increased sales by 6.4 percent in September compared with the previous month to $3.4 billion, according to the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Dialog Semiconductor to de-list from Nasdaq News & Analysis 11/2/2006 Post a comment Dialog Semiconductor plc is planning to de-list from Nasdaq by the end of the year because of what the German company says are the increasing regulatory burdens of trading on the U.S. high technology exchange.
Emulation system supports PIC MCUs and digital signal controllers Product News 11/1/2006 Post a comment Microchip Technology Inc. has begun offering its MPLAB Real ICE emulation system for the development of applications employing its PICmicrocontrollers and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers. The system supports standard and advanced debugging facilities, such as complex break points, application code trace and data logging, code execution stopwatch, and real-time variable monitoring.