EPA names Phihong first external power supply Energy Star partner News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Philong is the first manufacturer of external power supplies to be named a partner of the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Program. The EPA presented Phihong with a Certificate of Recognition to acknowledge the company's involvement in helping the group develop energy standards and specifications for manufacturers.
Low-Power-Lastschalter mit minimalem Platzbedarf News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor erweitert seine Lastschalterserie für ultraportable Lösungen mit dem ersten integrierten Low power Load Switch der Serie Intellimax für mobile und batteriebetriebene Applikationen. Das neue Bauelement kombiniert Funktionsschutz, Steuerung und Fehlerüberwachung in einem SC-70 Gehäuse mit niedrigem Bauprofil.
International Rectifier upbeat on quarterly results News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment International Rectifier chairman, president and CEO Alex Lidow was decidedly thrilled with the performance of his company in the latest quarter. Though down 4 percent from the previous quarter, the company's December quarter revenues were up substantially from last year " driven by production ramps in home appliances and Pentium-based computer equipment. Steve Ohr filed this report.
Load switch provides a slew of advantages Product News 1/29/2005 Post a comment Advanced Analogic Technologies' AAT4280A family of p-channel MOSFET devices features flexible turn-on and turn-off characteristics—from very fast to slew-rate limited—for high-side load-switching in portable device applications. "As portable system processors and chipsets continue to push operating voltages lower with each new generation, they need load switches capable of supporting lower voltages," said Kin Shum, director of Strategic Marketing. "By integrating slew-rate control, sup
MOSFET or bipolar, which should you use? Design How-To 1/28/2005 Post a comment MOSFET or bipolar, which should you use? Recent developments in bipolar transistors position the technology to rival or exceed MOSFET performance in many applications. Here's an article to help you review the characteristics and benefits of each technology to extract the best system performance.
Understanding HSDPA's Implementation Challenges Design How-To 1/28/2005 4 comments HSDPA promises to deliver "true" broadband data pipes to cellular networks. But it also brings with it a set of difficult engineering challenges. Fortunately, by using a software-based design, designers can address these challenges.
Broadcom, Zoran, AMI see Q4 sales slide News & Analysis 1/27/2005 Post a comment Although their full 2004 year fiscal results improved over 2003, AMIS Holdings Inc., Broadcom Corp., and Zoran Corp. all saw sequential sales declines in their December quarters due to slowing demand and inventory issues.
SST, Cirrus Logic expect soft quarters News & Analysis 1/26/2005 Post a comment Weak demand, falling prices, and lingering inventory issues contributed to less-than-stellar sales and earnings results for Cirrus Logic Inc. and Silicon Storage Technology (SST) Inc.
Under the Hood: Motorola's HS810 Bluetooth headset has analog calling Teardown 1/26/2005 Post a comment Analog technology figures prominently in this Bluetooth implementation, despite a fairly short component list. Central to the design is a single-chip Bluetooth component from Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) which integrates both digital baseband and RF radio into a single slice of CMOS. Also prominent is the interface to the audio world, a Motorola MC145483 13bit CODEC and a National Semiconductor LM4862 audio amplifier. From the January issue of Planet Analog magazine, David Carey goes Under the
Schneller Differenzverstärker von TI News & Analysis 1/25/2005 Post a comment Für die Ansteuerung hochwertiger A/D-Wandler bis hinauf zu 100 MHz hat Texas Instruments einen neuen Verstärkerchip entwickelt. Die Daten des Bausteins lassen ihn für anspruchsvolle Anwendungen geeignet erscheinen.
Infineon expects sequential sales decline to continue News & Analysis 1/24/2005 Post a comment Infineon Technologies AG posted net earnings of $185 million on sales of $2.4 billion in its first 2005 fiscal quarter ended December, compared to $44 million on sales of $2.1 billion in the year-ago quarter and $57.4 million on sales of $2.6 billion in the previous quarter.
Backwards to the future? Power DesignLine Blog 1/24/2005 Post a comment Dr. Frank says that it is inevitable that designs will run out of materials improvements that can be cost-effectively integrated into the manufacturing process, which means we will run out of ways to keep logic voltages from decreasing in proportion to device size. This has some strange implications such as the smallest transistors may not be the most power efficient. What to do?
Fairchild jams features in low-power load switches Product News 1/21/2005 Post a comment Expanding its suite of load switch technology for ultra-portable solutions, Fairchild Semiconductor today announced the first in a series of IntelliMAX integrated low-power load switches targeting portable battery-powered applications.
Sipex may restate 2003, 2004 finances News & Analysis 1/21/2005 Post a comment Sipex Corp. has announced it may
restate its financial statements for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2003 and the first three quarter of 2004 because it did not properly recognize revenue during these periods on sales for which price protection, stock rotation and/or return rights may have been granted.
Quad sequencer/tracker keeps key parameters in mind Product News 1/21/2005 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products' MAX6876 is an EEPROM-programmable, quad-voltage power supply tracker/sequencer that allows the designer to store key system parameters such as voltage thresholds, slew rates, over-current limits, and desired timing schemes. Programming is through an I2C interface.
Treiberchips machen Handys schlank News & Analysis 1/20/2005 Post a comment Die Verwendung von keramischen und piezoelektrischen Lausprechern ermöglicht es, kreditkartendünne Handys zu bauen. Für die Ansteuerung dieser Laustprecher hat NatSemi die passenden Treiberchips entwickelt.
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole1 Comment Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...