ST, Arkados develop HomePlug AV SoC Product News 10/31/2008 Post a comment STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) and Arkados Inc. (Piscataway, New Jersey) have joined forces to develop and manufacture a 200-Mbit per second, HomePlug AV wideband powerline modem system-on-chip.
GaAs pHEMT MMIC LNAs target wireless broadband Product News 10/31/2008 Post a comment Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced three new SMT packaged GaAs pHEMT MMIC low noise amplifiers (LNAs) which are ideal for automotive, broadband, cellular/3G, WiMAX/4G and fixed wireless applications from 2.1 to 6 GHz.
Atmel swings to loss, rejects takeover bid News & Analysis 10/29/2008 Post a comment Atmel posted a GAAP $4.7 million loss for the third quarter after reporting a profit in the same period of 2007. The company's board also rejected an unsolicited $2.3 billion bid to acquire the company by Microchip Technology and ON Semiconductor.
Digital power control delivers efficiency in high-power applications Design How-To 10/29/2008 1 comment The emphasis is firmly on increasing power density while maintaining tight regulation with the least possible conversion loss -- objectives that traditional dc-dc converters using analog control loops have generally found to be mutually exclusive but that digital-control platforms can meet.
Nujira amplifies handset development efforts News & Analysis 10/28/2008 Post a comment Power amplifier technology specialist Nujira (Cambridge, England) is powering ahead with plans to extend its technology from the wireless infrastructure space to handsets, trebling the size of its development team targeting chips and IP for mobile phones.
Mastering mixed-signal IC design Product News 10/28/2008 Post a comment Analog designers, digital IC designers/verification engineers, place and route engineers and project managers in Cambridge and Bristol in the UK are invited to attend a free technical seminar presented by Cadence.
Opportunities in Analog Verification Design How-To 10/28/2008 10 comments The wireless industry is continuously innovating and re-shaping the state-of-the-art techniques in analog and RF circuit design. Verification engineers have to be capable of thinking beyond a particular block and formulate their verification strategies in the context of the complete system.
Former Cypress exec to head PLX Tech News & Analysis 10/27/2008 Post a comment PLX Technology named 25-year semiconductor industry veteran Ralph Schmitt president and CEO. Schmitt replaces Mike Salameh, who has held the top job at PLX since co-founding the company in 1986.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...