250-MSPS, 14-bit ADC claims lowest power consumption Product News 11/30/2009 Post a comment Texas Instruments has introduced the first in a new class of high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that claims to deliver ultra-low power consumption and excellent dynamic performance across wide signal bandwidths from DC up to 550 MHz.
Survey shows how users want more on mobiles News & Analysis 11/30/2009 Post a comment Users of mobile computing and portable communications expect to access more multimedia content over time but are not prepared to pay much by way of a subscription for the right, according to a survey conducted by ABI Research on behalf of Mirics Semiconductor Ltd. (Fleet, Hampshire).
October's averaged chip sales beat expectations News & Analysis 11/30/2009 Post a comment The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors rose to $21.7 billion in October, ahead of expectations, up a 5.1 percent from September and down 3.5 percent from October 2008, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Smart grid hits snag over powerline standard News & Analysis 11/30/2009 7 comments The U.S. government is grappling with one of the first big snags in the wake of awarding $4 billion in grants to build a smart electric grid—how to find a standard that would let consumer appliances plug into an intelligent power network.
European stocks recover from lows on Dubai debt shock News & Analysis 11/27/2009 Post a comment European stock markets recovered lost ground on Friday (Nov. 27) after opening between 1 and 2 percent down on the previous close. The low opening prices had been a reaction to news that state-owned Dubai World had said it would delay repaying some of its debt by six months.
Global chip sales were flat in October, says analyst News & Analysis 11/27/2009 Post a comment Global chip sales in October are believed to have been flat on the previous month, according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway). The three-month average of August, September and October chip sales is expected to be reported as $21.0 billion, compared to $20.6 billion for the equivalent figure in September.
Improving battery life with ultra low-power codecs Design How-To 11/24/2009 Post a comment Mobile device manufacturers are being challenged to develop rich audio solutions while striving for longer battery life. They are also being forced to reduce development time to be the first to market. Using low-power codecs can help resolve these issues.
ADI tops estimates, projects flat sales News & Analysis 11/23/2009 Post a comment Chip maker Analog Devices reported better-than-expected sales for the quarter ended Oct. 31, with the company's chief executive crediting improvements in many economies and customer inventory replenishment, among other factors.
11 reasons why Freescale is a viable IC vendor: CEO News & Analysis 11/23/2009 1 comment Freescale Semiconductor Inc. is getting some positive response from its bond investors in the first signs the company is making headway with its reorganization. Chairman and CEO Rich Beyer in an interview outlined 11 reasons why he believes the company will overcome its debt and sales hurdles.
IDT divests micro networks unit News & Analysis 11/23/2009 Post a comment Continuing to restructure its operations, Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT) has signed an agreement to divest its micro networks business to Spectrum Control Inc. for approximately $13 million.
Tower makes deal to export know-how, equipment News & Analysis 11/23/2009 1 comment Loss-making foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel), which trades as TowerJazz, has announced it plans to transfer "manufacturing know-how and certain equipment" to support an un-named Asian company ramp up production.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 16 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 ...