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.
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.