NEC expands MCU portfolio for inverter control Product News 2/1/2007 Post a comment NEC's latest 32-bit RISC microcontrollers for inverter-control applications deliver a four-fold increase in resolution of the A/D converter that detects motor rotation and an approximately six-fold increase in gain ratio of the operational amplifier that adjusts the level of motor status signals compared with the company's previous generation parts.
Bluetooth modules feature high-output antenna Product News 2/1/2007 Post a comment In an effort to help designers easily implement wireless connectivity into their systems, Free2move AB has launched a series of Bluetooth modules that support Bluetooth Version 2.0 + enhanced data rate (EDR) and are certified according to CE and FCC.
Metalink losses put at $16.2 million for 2006 News & Analysis 2/1/2007 Post a comment Revenues at fabless semiconductor supplier Metalink Ltd. (Yakum, Israel) fell in the fourth quarter to $3.6 million, compared to $4.2 million for the third quarter of 2006. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2005 were $4.4 million.
Vertigo project to raise EU role in embedded design News & Analysis 2/1/2007 Post a comment Work has started on a European research project that aims to ensure that Europe's electronics industry can maintain its competitive position in embedded systems. Dubbed Vertigo for Verification and validation of Embedded System Design workbench and part of the EU's Sixth Framework Programme , the project brings together ST Microelectronics, Aerielogic and TransEDA Systems linked with four Universities.
China's Actions Semi pursuing acquisitions News & Analysis 2/1/2007 Post a comment In an unusual move for a Chinese design house, Actions Semiconductor is combing the landscape, looking for acquisition opportunities at home and abroad as it seeks to grow beyond its core MP3 market.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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