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.