Eight-channel analog switches target noise-sensitive applications Product News 12/4/2007 Post a comment These ICs from Supertex feature latch-up protection and quiescent power dissipation of 10-µA, which results in better operating efficiency in applications that require high voltage analog switching controlled by low voltage signals, such as medical ultrasound imaging and non-destructive testing (NDT).
Silicon Labs expands 8-bit MCU ToolStick platform Product News 12/3/2007 Post a comment Silicon Laboratories Inc. enhanced its ToolStick platform, a fully contained evaluation system in a USB stick, enabling customers to evaluate and debug its C8051F mixed-signal 8-bit MCU families and program code into blank devices.
MATLAB-to-C tool get major upgrade Product News 12/3/2007 Post a comment Catalytic's MATLAB-to-C tool can now generate C code for over 300 MATLAB functions, including functions from the signal processing, communications, imaging, and math toolboxes.
TI rolls DaVinci for HD transcoding Product News 12/3/2007 Post a comment The TMS320DM6467 targets video transcoding in products such as set-top boxes and media gateways. It can simultaneously encode and decode multi-format HD video at resolutions up to H.264 HP@L4.
IDT gears up for shift to DisplayPort News & Analysis 12/3/2007 Post a comment Integrated Device Technology has created a new digital display division focused on chips for the emerging DisplayPort standard, validating a major shift to DisplayPort from analog VGA and low voltage differential signaling in PC monitors, notebooks and inside LCD TVs.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.