German industry calls for microelectronics aid News & Analysis 2/27/2009 Post a comment The VDE, umbrella group for the German electrotechnical and electronics industry, has raised its voice in favor of state aid for the ailing chip industry. At the EC level, the industry might find this a hard nut to crack.
250mA LDO withstands 80V input Product News 2/26/2009 Post a comment Linear Technology has announced a high reliability (MP) grade, wider temperature range version of the LT3013, a micropower LDO with input voltage capability up to 80V.
Analyst: Trio dominated GaAs device market in '08 News & Analysis 2/26/2009 Post a comment The market for Gallium Arsenide devices grew by 9 percent in 2008, according to market research group Strategy Analytics, with early estimates showing that RFMD, Skyworks and TriQuint further consolidated their position in the sector.
ADI buys 'smart-grid' firm News & Analysis 2/25/2009 Post a comment Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has acquired power-line communications technology from Domosys Corp., a company based in Quebec City, Canada.
RFEL to sponsor DSP expertise courses News & Analysis 2/24/2009 Post a comment Signal processing based applications specialist RF Engines Ltd (Isle of Wight, England) is investing in the future by not only continuing to recruit engineers but has started sponsoring students focusing on MSc degrees at the University of York.
The Need for Linear Circuits Design How-To 2/23/2009 3 comments This article focuses on the trend of less filtering and more linearity in radio design, both as a differentiating factor for receivers and as a differentiating factor for analog/RF circuit designers.
Torex : Voltage regulators offer low dropout voltage Product News 2/23/2009 Post a comment Available in the tiny USP-6C package (1.8 x 2.0 x 0.6 mm), as well as in standard SOT-25 and SOT-89-5 versions, the XC6220 Series of voltage regulators from Torex Semiconductor offer low dropout voltage – typically 20 mV with a 100 mA load.
Growth's still the guiding principle News & Analysis 2/23/2009 Post a comment Linear Technology CEO Lothar Maier asserts that preparing for the semiconductor industry's return to growth should be the guiding principle for companies during the recession. Linear has its eye on four markets: automotive, green technology, communications infrastructure and industrial.
Analysis: Will Synopsys take over the world? News & Analysis 2/20/2009 1 comment While competitors stumble amid the downturn, Synopsys is firing on all cylinders and beating analyst expectations with revenue and profit. Executives say Synopsys' financial strength will drive future marketshare gains. But do customers want an EDA market with one dominant player?
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times