ITC finds Knowles infringed ADI patents News & Analysis 12/23/2010 Post a comment A U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge ruled that Knowles Electronics infringes valid claims from a wafer anti-stiction application patent held by Analog Devices.
Top 10 stories of 2010 Design How-To 12/23/2010 4 comments Here are the top 10 stories posted on Automotive Designline this year, as determined by your page views.
Semitech Semiconductor SM2101 Product News 12/18/2010 2 comments Semitech Semiconductor unveiled its SM2101, an FSK/BPSK-based power line transceiver for Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Automated Meter Reading (AMR) applications.
ANT rides the Tour de France Design How-To 12/13/2010 4 comments In this RF in action article, Rod Morris of ANT Wireless takes us through the Tour de France, and how its wireless networks, Nordic's ANT chips, and Google software came together to broadcast bike speed, cadence, power, and heart rate information of the HTC Columbia team.
Cosmic offers MIPI PHY core in 40-nm Product News 12/10/2010 4 comments Cosmic Circuits Pvt. Ltd., a licensor of analog and mixed-signal IP cores, has announced the availability of its MIPI M-Phy core designed for implementation in a 40-nm manufacturing process technology.
Intelligent multiplexer upgrades automotive lighting high side drivers Design How-To 12/10/2010 1 comment Control and diagnostics of lighting functions are some of the growing tasks performed by modern body control modules. An intelligent multiplexer would provide a solution to their ever increasing requirements in terms of pulse width modulation channels, diagnostics, and system reliability in automotive lighting applications.
Analog design quality closure: What’s missing from current flows? Design How-To 12/7/2010 3 comments AMS circuit design requires the adoption of specific recipes, the sharing of past experiences, and a huge number of design explorations with different constraints and parameters. To speed convergence towards design quality closure, we need a methodology to turn analog design practices into formalized rules and to automate the monitoring of quality metrics.
Avago's sales fall short of analysts' views News & Analysis 12/2/2010 Post a comment Analog/mixed-signal chip vendor Avago Technologies posted sales for the quarter ended Oct. 31 that improved both sequentially and year-over-year, but fell slightly short of consensus analysts' expectations.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.