TI hails chip-scale DC/DC as benchmark performer Product News 8/1/2004 Post a comment Texas Instruments says its new TPS62300, one of nine members in the company's TPS623xx family, is the new benchmark for small, accurate, and high-efficiency DC/DC converters for low-power portable designs. The synchronous step-down device, which includes integrated FETs in a lead (Pb)-free, 1-by-2 mm chip-scale package, delivers up to 500 mA at up to 93 percent efficiency, suiting it to smart phones, WLAN, Bluetooth equipment, and digital still cameras.
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.