AUTOSAR timing models minimize ECU risks Design How-To 2/27/2012 Post a comment Timing models are ideal development artifacts for the exchange between different development groups and along the supply chain. The presented methodology minimizes integration risks for ECU projects from the very beginning and constantly keeps real-time capabilities in focus.
LED drivers provide control, circuit-protection design options Design How-To 2/27/2012 1 comment While the basic operating requirement for an LED driver is to supply a constant current for consistent lighting, automotive uses have stringent guidelines regarding temperature and humidity, voltage, ability to withstand harsh chemicals, electromagnetic interference and compatibility, as well as circuit protection.
ADI, Avago see slight uptick in business News & Analysis 2/23/2012 Post a comment The top executives at analog Analog Devices and Avago Technologies each sounded a note of cautious optimism, with both saying they see signs of improved business in the wake of the firms' most recent quarterly reports.
Dialog on a mobile roll sees strong Q1 News & Analysis 2/22/2012 2 comments Fabless chip company Dialog Semiconductor plc has reported strong financial results for fourth quarter, as expected, and has forecast a strong first quarter of 2012.
Tower turns in record sales, growth in 2011 News & Analysis 2/16/2012 1 comment For the full year of 2011 specialist foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd. has reported record revenues of $611 million, up 20 percent over revenues of 2010 and well ahead of the overall semiconductor industry's annual growth of 0.4 percent.
Tower bids to build wafer fab in India News & Analysis 2/16/2012 21 comments Tower Semiconductor Ltd., an Israel-based foundry chipmaker that trades under the name TowerJazz, has said it has signed a binding memorandum of understanding with an unnamed Indian infrastructure company, to build and operate a 300-mm wafer fab in India.
TI lengthened analog IC lead in 2011 News & Analysis 2/10/2012 10 comments Texas Instruments expanded its lead in the analog semiconductor market over No. 2 player STMicroelectronics NV in 2011, as TI's analog sales grew 5 percent, according to a market research firm.
Software tools ease AUTOSAR compliance Design How-To 2/9/2012 Post a comment The AUTOSAR initiative is tackling the industry-wide constraints of complexity, competition, and cost. AUTOSAR provides incentives for manufacturers to replace their proprietary software/hardware interfaces with standardized ones linked to an independent architectural layer.
Diodes ZXLD1371 LED driver controller Product News 2/9/2012 Post a comment Diodes' latest LED driver features an input voltage range from 5 to 60V, enabling it to handle a broad range of applications, even those subject to the greatest variance in input voltage.
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