Waves Audio, Tripath develop LCD TV audio reference design News & Analysis 10/28/2004 Post a comment Seeking to overcome the poor fidelity inherent in liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs, Waves Audio Ltd. (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Tripatch Technology Inc. (San Jose) have jointly developed an audio reference design that promises to help OEMs improve the audio quality of their LCD TVs.
Secrets of level-translation revealed News & Analysis 10/27/2004 1 comment Supply voltages continue to migrate to lower nodes to support today's low power, high performance applications. While some devices are capable of running at lower supply nodes, others might not have this capability. To have switching compatibility between these devices, the output of each driver must be compliant with the input of the receiver that it is driving. A Texas Instruments' engineer describes the some of the level translation schemes to interface these devices with one another, and the
Sharp begins shipping IC modules to Australia for e-passports News & Analysis 10/26/2004 Post a comment Responding to a fast-approaching deadline by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security for global deployment of electronically readable visas, Japan's Sharp Corp. has begun volume shipments of its large-capacity contactless IC module to the Australian government, which recently began an e-passport pilot program.
Agere posts loss on restructuring charges News & Analysis 10/26/2004 Post a comment Agere Systems (Allentown, Pa.) posted a net loss of $127 million, or 7 cents per share, on sales of $439 million in its fourth 2004 fiscal quarter ended September 30th, reflecting $132 million in restructuring charges.
USB Goes Wireless Design How-To 10/21/2004 Post a comment The Universal Serial Bus (USB) makes it easy to use just about any kind of device on a PC. Just connect your gizmo with a cable and it works. In this article, Gary Legg how a new wireless standard may make USB even easier to use in the near future.
Rambus posts gain on strong contract revenue News & Analysis 10/14/2004 Post a comment Rambus Inc. (Los Altos, Calif.) reported third-quarter earnings of $10.4 million on revenue of $38.8 million, reflecting what the company said was a strong revenue stream from contracts signed last year for its XDR memory interface, Redwood interface, and serial link technologies.
Linear Technology changes CEO News & Analysis 10/6/2004 Post a comment After 23 years of leading Linear Technology Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.), chief executive Bob Swanson will relinquish that role effective January 4, 2005, passing the torch to current chief operating officer Lothar Maier.
Just what you need: SMSC introduces USB port controllers with an odd number of ports. Product News 10/5/2004 Post a comment SMSC used the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco last month to show an expanded line of USB2.0 products, including the USB2503 and USB2507, the industry's first USB2.0 3-port and 7-port hub controllers. as well as the USB2504, a second generation 4-port hub controller; the USB2228, a controller for 12-in-1 flash card readers; the USB3250, a second generation USB2.0 physical layer transceiver (PHY) device.
DC/DC-Converter - for white LEDs Product News 10/5/2004 Post a comment A driver IC for white LEDs is offered by ASIC manufacturer PREMA Semiconductor. Its core consists of a step-up converter with current output, which provides an output voltage of typically 3.6 V for white LEDs.
Automakers Look to New Vision for Telematics Blog 10/4/2004 Post a comment Telematics isn't dead; it's just taking a nap.. Many automakers, for example, are revving up plans for Bluetooth-equipped phones in their vehicles. Others are pursuing various wireless concepts for in-vehicle navigation. And General Motors hasn't budged on its support of its OnStar Division, despite reports that the division is struggling financially.