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.
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.
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.