Atheros' Q4 sales up 9%, '04 revenue jumps 94% News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Atheros Communications Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), a developer of wireless LAN chipsets, said revenue in the fourth quarter was $41.7 million, compared with $38.3 million in the third quarter, an increase of 9 percent.
Stainless steel switches address harsh environments Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment EAO Switch Corp. now offers a wide range of stainless steel switches, keypads and keyboards for industrial applications in harsh environments. These devices offer IP67 protection against water, heat, shock, vibration and vandalism, and require minimal maintenance.
6 GHz ultra-mini coax connector cancels weak signals Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Taiwan Aliner Industries Inc. has developed a new 6 GHz ultra-miniature coaxial connector line for wireless mobile devices that can be used to enhance the quality of radio transmissions. These MCII connectors can work as an internal data connector, or as an external antenna connector where the RF signal is weak.
Microlens arrays offer custom configs, precision coupling Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Omron Electronics has developed a new series of mass-produced, injection-molded microlens arrays (MLAs), which is said to set a new industry standard for cost-effective parallel lenses for both multi-mode fiber (MMF) and single-mode fiber (SMF) configurations.
HM connector module reduces cost Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment HARTING Electronics has expanded its range of hard metric (HM) connectors in accordance to IEC 61076-4-101 with the new har-bus HM combined module. The new module allows for the integration of several HM female connectors including A, B, AB and C types in one single unit in any combination up to a length of 6U.
HARTING beefs up RJ45 industrial portfolio Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Strengthening its position in the industrial communication market, HARTING Electronics has extended its RJ45 industrial product family to include an over-molded version of its IP 20 system cable portfolio.
EPA names Phihong first external power supply Energy Star partner News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Philong is the first manufacturer of external power supplies to be named a partner of the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Program. The EPA presented Phihong with a Certificate of Recognition to acknowledge the company's involvement in helping the group develop energy standards and specifications for manufacturers.
Linear sensors feature performance improvements Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. has made two key improvements to its popular line of continuous-time linear sensors with the introduction of its new A1301 and A1302 devices. These enhancements include a quiescent output voltage that is 50% of the supply voltage, and output sensitivity options of 1.3 mV per gauss (G) and 2.5 mV/G. This makes the new devices suitable for use in linear and rotary position sensing systems over the extended temperature range of -40°C and 125°C. Target applications i
Aliner claims to launch first 6 GHz switch connector Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Aliner Industries Inc. says it has launched the industry's first 6 GHz antenna switch connector with a MMCX interface for wireless mobile electronics applications. The new MMCX switch connector, designated as 25-501A, provides the same features of a standard MMCX interface in a 10.8 (length) x 4.40 (width) x 1.60-mm (height) footprint, and can replace RF coax connectors at a lower cost, said the company.
RF sniffer is a recording spectrum analyzer Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment With renewed interest in the possible deleterious effects of non-ionizing RF radiation on the human body, particularly at cellphone microwave frequencies, Narda Safety Test Solutions's new handheld instrument is a timely product. Especially so now that the FCC and OSHA are in the RF safety exposure game. eeProductCenter's Alex Mendelsohn checks it out.
Low-Power-Lastschalter mit minimalem Platzbedarf News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor erweitert seine Lastschalterserie für ultraportable Lösungen mit dem ersten integrierten Low power Load Switch der Serie Intellimax für mobile und batteriebetriebene Applikationen. Das neue Bauelement kombiniert Funktionsschutz, Steuerung und Fehlerüberwachung in einem SC-70 Gehäuse mit niedrigem Bauprofil.
Embedded-Systeme im Fokus der DATE Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Die europäische Halbleiter-Designmesse DATE verschiebt ihren Fokus zunehmend in Richtung auf die Entwicklung von Plattformen für Embedded-Systeme. Dabei gewinnt das Thema Software unverkennbar an Bedeutung.
Radioscape will Digitalradio ankurbeln Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Einen neuen Anlauf zur Belebung des Markts für digitale Rundfunkempfänger starten die britische Radioscape Ltd und Texas Instruments. Die beiden Unternehmen versuchen damit, einen Milliardenmarkt anzuschieben.
Cypress bemustert MRAM-Bausteine News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Über ihre Tochter Silicon Magnetic Systems liefert Cypress Semiconductor Alpha-Muster eines nichtflüchtigen Speicherbausteins in MRAM-Technik an ausgewählte Kunden aus.
ST s’engage à devenir une entreprise à émission zéro avant 2010 News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment Dans son allocution d’adieu lors de la conférence de presse consacrée à l’annonce des résultats financiers de sa société, le PDG de STMicroelectrronics, Pasquale Pistorio, a une nouvelle fois affirmé que ST deviendrait une « entreprise à émission zéro [de gaz à effet de serre] avant 2010 ».
Patented precision signal sources boost clock recovery module's performance Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Agilent Technologies is debuting a multi-rate optical/electrical clock-recovery module for its 86100C Infiniium digital communications analyzer. The new plug-in module performs clock extraction for waveform analysis with continuous, unbanded tuning from 50-Mbis/s out to 13.5-Gbits, with ultra-low residual jitter plus golden PLL operation. After chatting with Agilent, eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn shares his impressions.
International Rectifier upbeat on quarterly results News & Analysis 1/31/2005 Post a comment International Rectifier chairman, president and CEO Alex Lidow was decidedly thrilled with the performance of his company in the latest quarter. Though down 4 percent from the previous quarter, the company's December quarter revenues were up substantially from last year " driven by production ramps in home appliances and Pentium-based computer equipment. Steve Ohr filed this report.
Market outlook News & Analysis 1/30/2005 Post a comment We're only in the first quarter of 2005, but TSMC Chairman Morris Chang and others have already lowered their growth forecasts for the semiconductor industry.
Load switch provides a slew of advantages Product News 1/29/2005 Post a comment Advanced Analogic Technologies' AAT4280A family of p-channel MOSFET devices features flexible turn-on and turn-off characteristics—from very fast to slew-rate limited—for high-side load-switching in portable device applications. "As portable system processors and chipsets continue to push operating voltages lower with each new generation, they need load switches capable of supporting lower voltages," said Kin Shum, director of Strategic Marketing. "By integrating slew-rate control, sup
U.S. to review IBM-Lenovo sale News & Analysis 1/29/2005 Post a comment The U.S. House of Representatives has thrown a potential monkey wrench into the $1.25 billion sale of IBM's Personal Computer Division to China's Lenovo Group.
Fujitsu's sales falls 2% due to IC, LCD slump News & Analysis 1/28/2005 Post a comment Following a slump within its chip and LCD businesses, Japan's Fujitsu Ltd. reported consolidated net sales of 1,043.6 billion yen ($10.133 billion) for the third quarter of fiscal 2004, a decline of 2.3 percent compared to the same period in the previous fiscal year.
MOSFET or bipolar, which should you use? Design How-To 1/28/2005 Post a comment MOSFET or bipolar, which should you use? Recent developments in bipolar transistors position the technology to rival or exceed MOSFET performance in many applications. Here's an article to help you review the characteristics and benefits of each technology to extract the best system performance.
SEMI names new exec to expand nanotechnology focus News & Analysis 1/28/2005 Post a comment Global semiconductor industry association SEMI announced Friday (Jan. 28) that
Lubab L. Sheet has been named senior director of nanotechnology and will spearhead the association's expanded efforts to clarify and exploit new technology and market opportunities for the organization's global membership.
POLs pack power punch Product News 1/28/2005 Post a comment Artesyn Technologies' ultracompact SIL30E and SMT30E point-of-load (POL) converter modules deliver up to 30 amps at 0.8 to 3.63 volts for densely packed ASICs, network processor and DSP applications. That's 75 percent more current than provided by comparably sized products, according to the company. The two-phase, 2-MHz synchronous buck converters, for use in distributed power architectures with an 8-14 volt intermediate bus, are fully compatible with similar products from members of the Point-O
Canon's IC-equipment unit shows sales gain in Q4 News & Analysis 1/28/2005 Post a comment Despite missing its scanner shipment projections, Canon Inc.'s chip-equipment unit posted an operating profit of 3.4 billion yen ($33.1 million) in the fourth quarter of 2004, compared to a loss of 6.8 billion yen ($65.7 million) in the like period a year ago.
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