Focus on precision timing challenges Product News 4/29/2004 Post a comment Electronic clock devices are not your grandfather's chime clock; no, the clocks used in today's electronics are much more precise and versatile. Electronic clocks are the quarterback of the PCB team that determine the rhythm and accuracy of the signals getting passed around and off the board.
CDMA power amplifiers deliver on integration, performance, price Product News 4/21/2004 Post a comment SiGe Semiconductor announced the industry's first commercially viable silicon-based CDMA power amplifiers. Leveraging a highly efficient silicon germanium BiCMOS process, the three power amplifiers achieve performance parity with GaAs-based devices, while delivering the integration, manufacturing and price benefits of silicon.
Cygnal fabs single-chip USB to UART bridge Product News 4/12/2004 Post a comment Mixed-signal chip maker Cygnal now has available a power-managed USB-to-UART bridge chip. It provides USB v2.0 full speed-to-921-kbaud UART data transfers, thanks to separate 512 byte Transmit and Receive buffers. The IC can be self-powered or USB bus powered, and can quickly update legacy UART, RS-232, and RS485 systems with USB connectivity.
NAS On-a-Chip Product News 4/12/2004 Post a comment Complete Network Attached Storage System-on-a-Chip (NASoC). Solution Enables Simple Installation, Storage Expansion, Data Backup and Redundancy for Residential and Small Business Users.
Active Upconverting Mixer Integrates RF Transformer Product News 4/12/2004 Post a comment Two new high linearity upconverting RF active mixers with integrated RF transformers from Linear Technology provide the right combination of distortion, local oscillator drive requirement, port-to-port isolation, and conversion loss for RF designs.
Ideal diode offers increased efficiency for automatic switching Product News 4/12/2004 Post a comment Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4412HV, an ideal diode controller with at least 10x lower forward voltage than a Schottky diode. As a result, the device provides increased efficiency by an order of magnitude in systems requiring load sharing or automatic switching between DC input power sources.
Boost Controller consumes only 120 micro amps at no load Product News 4/1/2004 Post a comment Microchip introduces a series of 750-kHz gated oscillator DC/DC Boost Controllers. These devices can deliver 5 Watts of power to the load while consuming only 120 microamps of quiescent current at no load. They are used to generate the supply voltage for microcontrollers and other electronic loads from a battery supply or the bus voltages available in the system.
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.