NetXen takes flexible approach to 10G Ethernet News & Analysis 8/12/2008 Post a comment NetXen Inc. will support three physical interfaces in the third-generation 10Gbit Ethernet controller it is rolling out, underlying the fragmented nature of cable support that has slowed the roll out of 10G technology.
"Green" optimization drives automotive MCU market News & Analysis 8/12/2008 Post a comment Fuel efficiency improvement and emission reduction, triggered by rising fuel prices and environmental concerns, will drive the demand for MCUs. By 2012, "green" optimizations will account for 50 percent of the automotive MCU market, a Gartner study says.
Freescale MCU helps to get Beijing air cleaner News & Analysis 8/11/2008 Post a comment Startup company ElectroJet Inc. makes a contribution to bring clean air to the Olympic games in China: The US-based company provides fuel injection systems to Dayang Motorcycle Co. of China. The injection systems are electronically optimized for low air pollution and high fuel economy. The MCU that controls the system comes from chip vendor Freescale.
PCIe XMC module features two 1.5 GSPS, 8-bit A/D channels Product News 8/10/2008 Post a comment Innovative Integration is offering the X5-GSPS, an XMC I/O module featuring the National Semiconductor 1.5 GSPS ADC08D1500 dual-channel, 8-bit A/D converters connected to a Virtex5 FPGA computing core, DRAM and SRAM memory plus an eight lane PCI Express host interface.
MCUs bolster data transfer in TFT displays Product News 8/9/2008 Post a comment Designed for scanners and office automation systems, Renesas Technology's latest devices boost the analog signal-processing capability with an A/D converter that offers a 1 µs conversion speed, a 10-bit D/A converter and USB 2.0 for connectivity.
XMC module features 1.5 GSPS ADCs Product News 8/8/2008 Post a comment Innovative Integration's X5-GSPS XMC module features the 1.5 GSPS, 8-bit dual-channel ADC08D1500 ADCs from National Semiconductor. The module also features a Xilinx Virtex5 SX95T FPGA.
Xilinx supports APIX interface Product News 8/6/2008 Post a comment The APIX interface for in-car graphics displays has found a new supporter: FPGA vendor Xilinx now has included APIX into the list of the interfaces supported by its Automotive Spartan 3E device.
Transceiver nudges 10G Ethernet forward News & Analysis 8/5/2008 Post a comment Startup Teranetics Inc. will nudge the emerging market for 10 Gbit Ethernet forward when it announces availability of the first dual-ported transceivers for copper, raising hopes for dense, lower cost switches that could drive market uptake.
OmniVision and eASIC offer MPEG-4 reference design Product News 8/4/2008 Post a comment The eDVR91, a camera reference design based on OmniVision's OV7725 CameraChip(TM) sensor and eASIC's eDV9100 MPEG-4 CODEC, enables the capture, compression and storage of digital video and audio on a Secure Digital (SD) storage card.
Chip vendors in June enforce higher ASPs News & Analysis 8/4/2008 Post a comment Driven by an increase of the Average Selling Price (ASP), worldwide semiconductor sales were 8% higher than in the past year. In Europe the price hike was somewhat more moderate, leading to an overall growth of 5%, reports the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).
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.