Timing Integration Spawns Sequel Part Product News 11/30/2004 Post a comment Modern designs have tighter and more stringent timing constraints in place and there is very little margin for error when it comes to wander, jitter, skew and slew, and rise/fall times. With more attention paid to clocking and clock distribution, central control can be more effective once a built system has been characterized.
ADI expects weak quarter after sales fall sequentially News & Analysis 11/23/2004 Post a comment Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) reported net earnings of $132 million, or 34 cents per share, on sales of $632 million for the fourth 2004 fiscal quarter ended Oct. 30, compared to $169 million, or 43 cents per share on sales of $717.8 million the previous quarter and $88 million, or 23 cents per share on sales of $557.5 million in the year-ago quarter.
Conexant reshuffles its management team News & Analysis 11/16/2004 Post a comment Back at the helm of Conexant Systems Inc. (Newport Beach, Calif.), chairman and chief executive Dwight Decker wasted no time cleaning house at the financially troubled communications semiconductor supplier, appointing a new chief operating officer and general managers for several of the company's business units.
Low-Cost LAN Connections - down to terminal box level Product News 11/16/2004 Post a comment The FL Switch SF standard switches from the Factory Line product series from Phoenix Contact facilitate the fast and inexpensive expansion of networks down to field level. Because of their flat housing and their high density of ports, the components are suitable for universal, distributed use in control cabinets and in flat terminal boxes.
MIPS licenses more IP to Broadcom News & Analysis 11/16/2004 Post a comment MIPS Technologies Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) announced Tuesday (Nov. 16) that long-time customer Broadcom Corp. (Irvine, Calif.) has licensed its MIPS16e code compression application-specific extension (ASE).
New technologies in high density dc-dc converters News & Analysis 11/15/2004 Post a comment The increasing demand for distributed power systems, leads to a focus in the implementation of a high efficiency, high power density, board mounted DC-DC converters. The task becomes even more challenging for low power high efficiency converters, which needs high power density.
Bosch will mit ASICs auf den freien Markt News & Analysis 11/12/2004 Post a comment Der Automobilzulieferer und Halbleiterhersteller Bosch GmbH ändert seine Vertriebsstrategie: Neben kompletten Baugruppen und Teillösungen für Kfz-Hersteller will das Unternehmen künftig vermehrt Halbleiter und Know-how auf dem freien Markt anbieten. Auch im IP-Handel wollen die Schwaben künftig aktiv werden.
Infineon forms software group in India News & Analysis 11/11/2004 Post a comment Attempting to keep up with its rivals, Infineon Technologies AG (Munich) has announced it would set up a corporate software group in India, where the semiconductor supplier already has a research and development center.
Tessera, Matsushita sign packaging agreement News & Analysis 11/10/2004 Post a comment Tessera Technologies Inc. (San Jose) has signed a technology licensing agreement with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (MEI), giving the Japanese consumer electronic supplier access to its IP portfolio of multi-chip and chip-scale packages.
Tripath's shareholders file class-action suit News & Analysis 11/8/2004 Post a comment Shareholders of Tripath Technology Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging the audio IC supplier violated federal securities laws by issuing materially false or misleading public statements.
Application-Driven Power Management Keys In-Car Telematics Design How-To 11/4/2004 Post a comment An automotive telematics device may need to deliver predictable response times while in low-power states, fine-tune power consumption in response to vehicle-specific events, and maintain operational readiness for days, even weeks, after the ignition has been turned off.
Qualcomm posts sales, earnings gains News & Analysis 11/4/2004 Post a comment Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego) posted net earnings of $393 million, or 23 cents per share on sales of $1.1 billion in its fiscal 2004 fourth quarter ended Sept. 26, 2004, up from $291 million, or 18 cents per share on sales of $871 million in the year-ago quarter.
SIA says chip sales will flatten after record 2004 News & Analysis 11/3/2004 Post a comment The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released its annual forecast for 2004-2007, predicting record sales of $213.8 billion in 2004 followed by essentially flat sales in 2005, as the excess inventory problems many chip companies are now reporting make their impact felt.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 18 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...