Video color space converter design using mixed-signal via-configurable ASICs Design How-To 2/9/2007 Post a comment Mixed-signal via-configurable ASIC technology gives designers the ability to develop fully integrated mixed-signal ASICs without the lengthy development cycles, high NREs, high risk, and extended fabrication times associated with full-custom mixed-signal IC development. Designing a complete video color space converter becomes easier, for example, with mixed-signal via-configurable ASIC.
Mini internal audio alert outputs 90 dBA Product News 2/9/2007 Post a comment Transducers USA announced its model TRSIE-1105; an internal drive electro-mechanical surface mount audio alert unit measuring 12x12x6mm. It provides a sound output of 90 dBA minimum at a frequency of 2400 500Hz and is available in 5- or 12-VDC versions,at 15 or 20 mA, respectively. The operating temperature range is from -20 to 70°C.
Clock buffer offers low skew, duty cycle Product News 2/8/2007 Post a comment Pericom Semiconductor released a line of voltage clock buffers. This generation of clock products enables effective clock distribution with tight signal integrity requirements for networking, storage, and telecom infrastructure applications such as Gigabit Ethernet.
Gate drivers support up to 30A/1200V MOSFETs in industrial apps Product News 2/7/2007 Post a comment Check out Fairchild's first in a family of high-frequency optically isolated MOSFET gate drivers. The FOD3180 and FOD3181 are capable of driving up to 30A / 1200V in industrial applications, and exhibit a 200ns (max) rise/fall time rate to quickly turn the power MOSFET on and offer to limit power dissipation.
Newark InOne to distribute Analog Devices News & Analysis 2/6/2007 Post a comment Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has tapped catalog distributor Newark InOne to offer its full line of analog, DSP and mixed-signal ICs in the Americas, and participate in its new product introduction program.
ADI launches multi-channel DAC line Product News 2/6/2007 Post a comment Analog Devices' latest DAC line features 16-bit devices that integrate output amplifiers, references and diagnostic feature to help solve difficult board design and layout challenges in factory process control and instrumentation systems.
90-nm read channel consumes 50 percent less power Product News 2/6/2007 Post a comment Agere Systems has started to ship a 90-nm TrueStore read channel that delivers half the electrical current required by the previous-generation read channels, extending the battery life of handheld consumer electronic devices, such as MP3 players and portable media players, without recharge.
National Semi trims guidance News & Analysis 2/5/2007 Post a comment National Semiconductor lowered its revenue guidance for the current quarter, saying it now expects revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 to be down 14 to 15 percent from the $501.6 million it posted in the previous quarter.
National unveils constant output Class D audio amplifier Product News 2/5/2007 Post a comment Check out details about the LM48510, National's 1.7-W high-efficiency device that it claims is the industry's first constant output Class D audio amplifier. It enables manufacturers to design portable products that are able to operate at constant high-level output power even as batteries deplete to lower voltages.
ST chip offers color, ambient light sensing Product News 2/2/2007 Post a comment ST has developed a system-friendly ambient light and color sensing chip for lighting control and optical feedback applications. The VM6101 is said to be the first product in the market to offer both color and ambient light sensing.
High-voltage PWM buck converter sports small packaging Product News 2/2/2007 Post a comment Check out Diodes' latest generation 300-KHz 3A asynchronous PWM buck converter. The AP1580 is housed in a new thermally enhanced, SOP-8L package to meet the growing demand for smaller form factor packaging required in today's power management designs.
Audio ADC supports sampling rates up to 216-kHz Product News 2/1/2007 Post a comment Capable of sampling rates up to 216-kHz, the AK5386 analog-to-digital converter (ADC) provides the built-in variable pitch function required for professional audio equipment, DVD recorders, A/V receivers and sound-card applications.
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.