Analyst: 'Apple effect' could drag on Avago
News & Analysis 2/24/2011 3 comments
Analog chip vendor Avago Technologies supplies only a duplexer to the CDMA version of Apple's iPhone 4, less than Avago supplies to other leading CDMA OEMs and a possible drag on the company's revenue going forward, according to an analyst.
High-speed ADC at lower power
Product News 2/22/2011 2 comments
Intersil Corporation has announced its newest family of analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs); pin-compatible 12-, 14- and 16-bit ADCs with sample rates from 130 to 500 megasamples per second (MSPS). The entire family is claimed to provide a significant reduction in power consumption over competitive devices, consuming as little as one-third the power.
Does EMC stand for exasperating, magic, or confusing?¬—Part 2
Design How-To 2/21/2011 2 comments
While it is merely a nuisance to experience radio interference, it is definitely a serious matter if an ABS, stability control, or airbag suffers a malfunction because a vehicle passes a TV tower too closely. Thus, mastering EMC is a basic requirement for automotive electronics designers. Part two of this article outlines methods to suppress high-frequency resonance.
Study: foundries provide more IP than IP vendors
News & Analysis 2/21/2011 7 comments
Chip foundries provide more design intellectual property (IP) to fabless chip companies than the IP core licensors whose principal business it is, according to the 2010 fabless ecosystem survey conducted by a university professor for the Global Semiconductor Alliance.
Analog Devices hits Q1 estimates
News & Analysis 2/15/2011 Post a comment
Analog Devices reported sales for the quarter ended Jan. 29 in line with consensus analysts' expectations and the company projected further growth for the current quarter.
Let the RAT race begin…
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 2/14/2011 Post a comment
So are you ready for the biggest mobile industry wireless event on the old continent? The buzz at least in the test and measurement space is who are the first ones on the market supporting LTE-Advanced, the Release 10 of the 3GPP standard, the evolution of the Long-Term Evolution, 4G and beyond.
Does EMC stand for exasperating, magic, or confusing?—Part 1
Design How-To 2/10/2011 10 comments
While it is merely a nuisance to experience radio interference, it is definitely a serious matter if an ABS, stability control, or airbag suffers a malfunction because a vehicle passes a TV tower too closely. Thus, mastering EMC is a basic requirement for automotive electronics designers. Part one of this article explains basic strategies and provides useful hints.
'You asked for it, you got it, Toyota'
Automotive DesignLine Blog 2/9/2011 19 comments
The U.S. government has vindicated Toyota's electronic control technology in the spate of sudden acceleration incidents, but what happens to the automaker's reputation?