Will the real offset voltage please stand up Product News 8/27/2004 Post a comment Input offsets are composed of a lot more than the initial offset specified on the data sheet. There's also a drift with temperature, a drift with supply voltage, and more. How seriously should you take them? It depends on whether you are building toys or airplanes, says Bill Klein.
Laser driver optimized for blue common-cathode laser diodes Product News 8/26/2004 Post a comment The laser driver IC-WKM from IC-Haus is optimized for M-type laser diodes (common cathode) and permits safe continuous wave operation, particularly with blue laser diodes, from a single supply with the laser diode case grounded. It features current capacity up to 350 mA and a supply voltage range up to 15 V.
Riding the pipeline into future applications Product News 8/23/2004 Post a comment Pipeline converter architecture has long been the choice for high performance and fast conversion rates and high resolution. Read what Editor Paul O'Shea discovered about the many applications that benefit from pipeline converters and what the future holds for these powerful additions to your design arsenal.
Fairchild, Cypress appoint new execs Product News 8/23/2004 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor named Ole-Petter Brusdal vice president of sales and marketing for Europe while Cypress Semiconductor Corp. appointed Jeff Osorio vice president of finance and administration, as electronic companies continued a minor wave of new executive hirings.
UWB: Tour De Standards Design How-To 8/19/2004 Post a comment Last year Mark Bowles of Staccato Communications wrote an article for TechOnLine in which he suggested that for ultra-wideband (UWB) to have a successful ascent in the marketplace, we needed to pay attention to three hard-learned lessons from the recent history and herky-jerky starts of its nearest unlicensed spectrum cousins: Bluetooth and WiFi. Mark revisits these lessons to see what kind of progress has been made.
Lattice Semi setzt auf Billig-FPGAs News & Analysis 8/18/2004 Post a comment Nachdem Lattice Semiconductor jahrelang um den Einstieg in den FPGA-Markt kämpfte, versucht es der Chip-Anbieter jetzt mit neuen Billig-FPGAs und tritt damit in direkte Konkurrenz zum Low-End-Angebot der Marktführer Xilinx und Altera.
Integrated Functionality Reaches New Heights Product News 8/10/2004 Post a comment Both advanced and simple system designers share common goals. To create a streamlined design solution that more than satisfies the requirements. Other often critical constraints include size, power, performance speed, durability, and let's not forget cost.
Intel baut seine Serverbastion gegen AMD-Ansturm aus News & Analysis 8/10/2004 Post a comment Intel hat sein Produktangebot für den Serverbereich deutlich angereichert: Zwei Versionen des lange erwateten 'Lindenhurst'-Chipsets und ein spezieller Speicher-I/O-Prozessor geben vor allem Dual-Prozessor-Servern auf Xeon-Basis mehr Biss.
Logic level translators match the ups and downs of portables News & Analysis 8/9/2004 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor offers a 4-bit bi-directional and 5-bit uni-directional low-voltage logic-level translators designed for cell phones, notebooks and other battery-powered portable devices. The FXL series translators enable interconnection between a lower voltage microprocessor and higher voltage ASIC functions.
Study finds China directing standards News & Analysis 8/7/2004 Post a comment China is no longer content with just being the world's pre-eminent manufacturer: it is increasingly active in the development of global technology standards, Deloitte & Touche LLP finds in a study released Thursday (Aug. 5).
Clock multiplier eliminates need for external components Product News 8/5/2004 Post a comment TI introduces a highly-integrated clocking IC featuring three on-chip PLL filter components and eliminates the need for external components to support the PLL structures. The very low period jitter and ability to generate multiple clock frequencies enables it to target consumer electronics.
High-sensitivity GPS/AGPS chipset targets telematics and navigation Product News 8/2/2004 Post a comment Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.'s newest chipset for the high-sensitivity GPS/AGPS receivers is capable of operating in both "autonomous GPS/standalone" mode and "assisted GPS" mode. The company is targeting communications systems that support telematics and navigation applications for mobile location, tracking and monitoring.
Sharp and Tessera expand packaging agreement News & Analysis 8/2/2004 Post a comment Seeking to broaden its exposure to the consumer electronics market, Tessera Technologies Inc., San Jose, has expanded an existing agreement to license semiconductor packaging technology to Sharp Corp., Japan.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 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 ...