Top 10 smart energy articles of 2012 Design How-To 12/21/2012 Post a comment The year’s most popular contributed articles to Smart Energy Designline include design features on energy harvesting, energy conversion, smart metering, powerline communications, batteries and more.
CAN transceivers target extremely harsh environments Design How-To 12/20/2012 Post a comment Holt Integrated Circuits has launched the HI-3000H, a family of CAN transceivers that can operate in temperatures from -55°C to 200°C. Compatible with ARINC 825 and ISO 11898-5 standards, the HI-3000H is suitable for high temperature avionics and industrial applications such as aircraft braking systems, engine controls and down-hole drilling.
Qualcomm, Broadcom climb in chip company ranking News & Analysis 12/17/2012 2 comments Although 2012 is not quite over, market research firm Gartner reckons it can already state that the global chip market will decline by 3 percent in 2012 to $297.6 billion with the top 25 vendors generating 68.2 percent of the total.
IBM provides Russia with 90-nm process News & Analysis 12/15/2012 2 comments IBM has agreed to help Russia's Angstrem out with a 90-nm manufacturing process as part of a broader agreement on collaboration that will range from mathematics to microelectronics and computer science.
Design idea: IC controls room temperature Design How-To 12/12/2012 Post a comment By building a simple circuit with an op amp, a comparator, and a voltage reference in one IC package, a simple temperature-controlled fan circuit can be built with minimal external component count.
ADI introduces two waveform generators Product News 12/11/2012 Post a comment Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced the AD9106 quad-channel, 12-bit, and the AD9102 single-channel, 14-bit, 180-MSPS waveform generators, integrating on-chip static random access memory and direct digital synthesis for complex waveform generation.
Touchstobe has ADI dropin 12-bit ADC Product News 12/5/2012 Post a comment Touchstone Semiconductor has unveiled its first Analog Devices alternate source two-channel, 12-bit, 125-ksps analog-to-digital converter that can be used as a drop-in replacement for the Analog Devices AD7887.
Automating communications measurement Design How-To 12/3/2012 Post a comment Automating communications measurement involves data analysis, instrument control, and reporting. This article shows how you can automate the entire measurement process using two examples…
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 18 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 ...