Genesis Microchip to fall short of guidance News & Analysis 3/30/2006 Post a comment Image processing chip supplier Genesis Microchip Inc. announced Thursday (March 30) it expects fiscal fourth 2006 quarter sales to top off at $60 to $61 million, slightly below the previously guided range of $62 to $67 million.
Automotive network security without compromise Design How-To 3/24/2006 Post a comment Hardware/software integration, and isolation, spur automotive telematics privacy, reliability, and integrity. To address network connectivity risks, next-generation vehicles demand underlying hardware and software that can provide rigorous security, operational reliability, and real-time performance.
Chip maker expands digital isolator family with four-channel devices Product News 3/22/2006 Post a comment The latest additions to Silicon Laboratories' 2500VRMS digital isolator product family use chip-scale transformers fabricated using CMOS technology to deliver highly integrated four-channel isolators that the company claims are one-third the size of optocouplers, the traditional method of providing isolation in a system.
Dual-channel isolators provide data and power isolation in single package Product News 3/21/2006 Post a comment ADI has extended is iCoupler digital isolator family with a trio of devices that are the first to employ isoPower, the company's proprietary technology designed to couple data and power isolation in one package. The ADuM524X products are said to reduce cost by 70% and board space by 80% compared with other isolation methods.
DSCs boost automotive electric motor control Design How-To 3/17/2006 1 comment Digital signal controllers combine microcontroller and DSP functionality on-chip for automotive brushless DC (BLDC) motor applications, such as power steering, fuel and water pumps, and cooling fans.
SiRF acquires communications IP company News & Analysis 3/16/2006 Post a comment SiRF Technology Holdings Inc., a leading provider of GPS-enabled silicon and premium software location platforms, has acquired TrueSpan, a communications systems IP company, for cash and stock.
Single-port PCI Express bridge packaged in compact BGA Product News 3/15/2006 Post a comment NEC has started to sample a single-port PCI Express bridge ASSP to help the electronics industry transition to emerging PCI Express technology. The uPD720404 is packaged in a compact 21-mm x 21-mm BGA for low-profile PCI cards, as well as other key applications.
USB transceiver optimized for Intel's XScale technology Product News 3/9/2006 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor's USB 2.0 transceiver designed to interface with Intel's latest processors is packaged in a 56-ball VFBGA measuring 5-mm x 5-mm, and offers a suspend current of 15-mAtwo features that make it suitable for battery-powered applications.
Video interface chip links PCs to HDTVs using HDMI Product News 3/9/2006 Post a comment Chrontel's HDMI transmitter chip connects PCs to HDTVs using the popular high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI). It also complies with Intel's serial digital video output (SDVO) specification, a high-speed serial data interface designed into the chip maker's PCI Express-enabled chipsets.
TI updates Q1 guidance News & Analysis 3/6/2006 Post a comment In its mid-quarter update, Texas Instruments Inc. said it expected first-quarter 2006 sales of $3.22 to $3.35 billion, compared with the prior range of $3.11 to $3.38 billion.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.