LDOs target automotive applications
Product News 8/22/2008 Post a comment
ON Semiconductor delivers AEC-Q100-qualified LDOs with power-on reset options, built-in protection and quiescent currents down to 22 uA for automotive modules requiring very low ignition-off currents.
Novaled reports CMOS-type organic transistors
News & Analysis 8/22/2008 Post a comment
Novaled AG (Dresden, Germany) has developed p- and n-dopants to enable the development of p- and n-type field-effect transistors based on a single pentacene semiconductor layer. This demonstrates a complementary 'CMOS' approach to organic electronics, which could be useful for the application of digital organic electronics.
Introduction to video analytics
Design How-To 8/22/2008 Post a comment
An overview of the underlying processing steps and considerations for embedded implementations of video analytics -- also called video content analysis (VCA) and intelligent video -- with a video clip showing examples of segmentation, classification and tracking.
Avago files for IPO
News & Analysis 8/21/2008 Post a comment
Avago Technologies Ltd.--the chip spin-off of Agilent Technologies Inc.--plans to file for an initial public offering (IPO) in the United States.
Accelera approves new version of AMS standard
News & Analysis 8/20/2008 Post a comment
Accellera, the electronics industry organisation focused on Electronic Design Automation (EDA) standards, has released an updated version of its Verilog-Analog Mixed-Signal (AMS) standard, Verilog-AMS 2.3 for analog and mixed-signal design and simulation.
Ericsson agrees to join ST's mobile chip giant
Product News 8/20/2008 Post a comment
Ericsson Mobile Platforms is set to join newly-formed ST-NXP Wireless in a 50:50 merger that pursues size for competitive advantage. ST will exercise an option to buy NXP out of its 20 percent share in ST-NXP prior to the merger with EMP, the companies said.
Wolfson teams with Ozmo on audio PAN
Product News 8/18/2008 Post a comment
Ozmo Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.) is working with Wolfson Microelectronics plc (Edinburgh, Scotland) to deliver a wireless audio reference design. The design uses Ozmo's Wi-Fi personal area network chip (OZMO1000) and Wolfson's codec (WM8987L).
Will memristors prove irresistible?
Product News 8/18/2008 6 comments
Memristors mark the fourth passive circuit element after resistors, capacitors and inductors, and have found a corporate champion in HP Labs which hopes to popularize the first killer application--resistive random-access memories.
Mono audio codec targets VoIP phones
Product News 8/17/2008 Post a comment
Nuvoton's mono audio codec features a high-fidelity, 24-bit signal architecture delivering 93dB D/A converter signal to noise ratio (SNR) and 91dB A/D converter SNR at audio sampling rates from 8KHz to 48KHz.
VCO operates from 136 to 174 MHz
Product News 8/15/2008 Post a comment
Crystek has introduced the CVCO55FL-0136-0174 voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that operates from 136 MHz to 174 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 4.5 V.
Stop-Start systems on the go
News & Analysis 8/15/2008 1 comment
The demand for "greener" vehicles will trigger a boom for modified starters. Strategy Analytics forecasts high annual growth rates.
RF Nano raises $8 million
News & Analysis 8/13/2008 Post a comment
RF Nano has raised $8 million in Series B venture capital to further develop its carbon nanotube analog electronics technology. Oxantium Ventures joined RF Nano's series A lead investor Okapi Ventures in the funding round.