Google joins NFC Forum as 'principal' member
News & Analysis 3/31/2011 3 comments
The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, has announced that Google Inc. is joining the organization as a principal member.
TI expects chips from Miho fab in September
News & Analysis 3/30/2011 4 comments
Texas Instruments Inc. has said its wafer fab in Miho, Japan, is on schedule for a return to full production by mid-July — meaning chips shipments in September — while its fab in Aizu is on track for full production by mid-April or earlier.
Understand baluns for highly integrated RF modules
Design How-To 3/28/2011 2 comments
Using EM simulation and modeling, RF/MMIC engineers can quickly determine the best physical layout for a particular Marchand balun that may fit their HBT and pHEMT push-pull amplifiers, balanced mixers, or any one of numerous applications.
TI lengthens lead in analog IC rankings
News & Analysis 3/24/2011 8 comments
Texas Instruments remained in firm control atop the analog IC market in 2010, with $6.2 billion in sales, good for nearly 15 percent of the total market, according to a market research firm.
Time-domain simulations of high-speed links with X parameters
Design How-To 3/21/2011 Post a comment
X parameters open the door for a large set of possibilities in the arenas of design, modeling and simulation. In addition to providing better techniques for predicting signal integrity performance in high-speed networks, they will generate many opportunities for research, development while providing a deeper insight into nonlinear modeling.
Expanding options for design with SiGe
Test & Measurement Designline Blogs 3/21/2011 Post a comment
When it comes to developing the highest performance, most reliable, yet cost-effective products for leading-edge applications, design engineers in the RF/microwave industry need and want options
ADI aims to help engineers solve design challenges in analog, RF and mixed-signal systems
Product News 3/20/2011 Post a comment
Analog Devices is aiming to help engineers save weeks of research and design time by extending the company's Circuits from the Lab reference circuit program to address what the company claims is a growing challenge facing engineers worldwide who are being asked to design products more quickly, with fewer iterations and using an ever broadening range of technologies requiring analog, RF, power and mixed-signal expertise.
Low latency PHY aimed at cloud applications
Product News 3/20/2011 Post a comment
NetLogic Microsystems claims breakthrough innovations in high-speed physical layer SerDes development have resulted in the world's lowest latency 10 GbE PHY solution for next-generation data centers; targets emerging cloud-based applications and data centers.
Capacitive sensing applications widen
Design How-To 3/18/2011 3 comments
HMI technologies have gone through a paradigm shift. This article highlights the importance of capacitive sensing in HMI evolution as well as applications beyond automotive infotainment systems.
Report: Japan quake hits microcontrollers
News & Analysis 3/18/2011 8 comments
The production of microcontroller ICs – and therefore everything from automobiles to washing machines and industrial controls – is likely to be "severely" affected by the Japanese earthquake and its aftermath, according to Japanese equity research firm Nomura Securities Co. Ltd.
Vishay DG9454 SPDT switch
Product News 3/16/2011 Post a comment
Vishay's 12 V triple SPDT switch for 3D shutter glasses features 1.8 V logic compatibility and low power consumption down to < 1 µA in an ultra-compact miniQFN-16 package
RDA, SMIC make 55-nm mixed-signal IC
News & Analysis 3/9/2011 Post a comment
LONDON – Foundry chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. and RDA Microelectronics Inc. have announced the production of an FM receiver chip using a 55-nm logic process.
E-books and audio: are you listening?
Audio DesignLine Blog 3/7/2011 1 comment
In this guest blog post, Zatil Hamid of TI considers some of the algorithms and tools that are being added in to e-books to ensure a high quality listening experience for the end user.