The Next Generation Floppy? Product News 6/30/2004 Post a comment 100% Guaranteed Biometric Security ClipDrive Bio flash drive utilizes state of the art security solutions such as biometrics and seamless AES based encryption to deliver unparalled security for the transportation of sensitive data.
One button reset control turns microprocessor on and off News & Analysis 6/21/2004 Post a comment Even sitting in a drawer, your MP3 player still east power. To save battery life, it's best to turn off the central processor as well as its peripherals and power supply components, a Maxim guru says. Here's a one-button circuit for turning the whole thing off.
Transponder IC meets contactless high security need in RFID systems Product News 6/14/2004 Post a comment EM Microeltronic announces a family of RFID integrated circuits that operate at 13.56MHz for contactless identification systems. The family, which includes the EM4035, EM4135, EM4034 and EM4094, is based on many years of experience with 13.56MHz RFID technology, and demonstrates EM Microelectronic's commitment to cover all frequencies for RFID.
Small sized D/A converter family ideal for portable devices Product News 6/4/2004 Post a comment A new 3mm x 3mm 16-Bit DAC from Linear Technology provides the industry's smallest footprint while integrating more functions and improving DC performance over competitive products. The LTC2601 reduces the size and improves the performance of compact portable products by integrating a high-performance, voltage output 16-Bit DAC in a 3mm x 3mm 10-pin DFN package.
April's global chip sales up 36.7% News & Analysis 6/2/2004 Post a comment The three-month average of global semiconductor sales rose to $16.94 billion in April, a sequential increase of 4.1 percent from the $16.275 billion reported in March and a 36.7 percent increase from April 2003. From London, Peter Clarke filed this report.
Phone fun means 3-D wake-up call News & Analysis 6/2/2004 Post a comment Whenever executives from ATI Technologies Inc. meet people who are skeptical about the company's three-dimensional cellular phone graphics technology, they console themselves with history. "During 1997 and '98, when we described our graphics chips for notebook computers, people actually laughed," said Azzedine Boubguira, director of marketing for the handheld group at ATI. "They'd say, 'Why would we need a 3-D notebook?'" Today, 3-D graphics accelerators are at the heart of many notebook PCs. Ch
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times