Simulator for Motorola eTPU Product News 3/31/2004 Post a comment Ash Ware's eTPU Simulator supports Motorola's Enhanced Time Processor Unit. The simulator provides simulation and debugging capabilities such as code-coverage analysis, a logic analyzer display, variable and watch windows, call stack windows, trace, direct register modification, data verification, and test verification.
Analyst Niles sees strong upturn just ahead News & Analysis 3/31/2004 Post a comment Dan Niles, the oft-quoted stock analyst turned high-tech fund manager, said here Tuesday (March 30)that underinvestment in semiconductor capital equipment over the past three years has created a favorable climate for semiconductor supply and demand.
LTCC samples in two weeks Product News 3/31/2004 Post a comment TDK Research & Development Corp. has opened a new prototyping facility for low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) products in its Phoenix design center, which now offers both product design and prototyping services. The new facility allows the company to turnaround LTCC sample devices in two weeks.
Inductors find a home in high-current filtering Product News 3/31/2004 Post a comment Carlsbad, Calif. The new 51P53XX inductor series from Vitec Electronics Corp. can handle DC/DC conversion in notebook computers, handheld devices and battery-powered and low-voltage converters that require a low profile and current handling of up to 17 amps (A).
Mid-sized industrial platform specification debuts Product News 3/31/2004 Post a comment A group of board-level computer makers is now supporting a next-generation embedded single board computer platform. Dubbed the Embedded Platform for Industrial Computing, the mid-sized platform will be larger than a 3.6 x 3.8-in. PC/104 module. On the other hand, it will be smaller than the 5.75 x 8-in. EBX board form-factor.
Product speeds up software builds Product News 3/31/2004 Post a comment Parallel builds have always created problems with getting Makefile dependencies just right. The company Electric Cloud says they've created a build accelerator that solves all this.
Dry reed switches tackle tough jobs Product News 3/30/2004 Post a comment Providence, R.I. Targeting high reliability automatic test equipment, security, industrial and computer applications, Coto Technology's new RI-90 Series changeover dry reed switch offers an initial contact resistance of 140 milliohms (max).
Push switches focus on auto apps Product News 3/30/2004 Post a comment The next generation of SPED series push switches from ALPS Electric Co., Ltd. features near-silent operation, smooth operational feel, and a thinner profile for lamps in car cabin interiors.
Symmetry expands display portfolio Product News 3/30/2004 Post a comment Strengthening its display products portfolio, Symmetry Electronics Corp. has signed two new North American distribution agreements with AAEON Electronics and Emerging Display Technologies (EDT). Symmetry will distribute AAEON's entire product line of single board computers and EDT's full line of STN and FSTN LCDs, and LTPS TFTs. The distributor will support both lines through its Display Products Division.
Modular jack integrates LEDs Product News 3/30/2004 Post a comment Kycon's new multi-port, side entry modular jacks feature integrated LEDs for telecommunications, networking systems, security systems, and multimedia set-top box applications.
Molded connectors offer color-coded wires Product News 3/30/2004 Post a comment Waytek Inc. is supplying its molded connectors with color-coded wires. These assemblies are available in loop style with a male or female connector on each end, or with a male or female connector on one end only.
TCXOs designed for GPS Product News 3/30/2004 Post a comment CMAC MicroTechnology has developed a new series of global positioning system (GPS) temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs) that can be used with the recently launched Chinese Beidou (Twin Star) navigation satellites.
Focus on the class of audio amps Product News 3/30/2004 Post a comment The sweet sound you hear in your home theater, your portable CD headset, and your multi-speaker car audio may be sheer magic to your ears, but it required diverse design techniques that presented several design challenges before it could go live.
Microsoft previews CE 5.0 News & Analysis 3/30/2004 Post a comment Microsoft Corp. said the new version of its Windows CE due out this summer will offer tool improvements, better multimedia and 50 new production-quality drivers.
Sequence claims key optimization patents News & Analysis 3/30/2004 Post a comment Sequence Design has announced four new patents that cover key analysis and optimization technology, according to the company. The patents cover clock tree insertion, circuit optimization, zero-skew buffer insertion, and match delay buffer insertion.
Game design gets serious for real-world applications News & Analysis 3/29/2004 Post a comment Games aren't just child's play anymore. Advances in computer graphics and communications have given rise to a growing market for "serious games" nonentertainment applications developed by public-policy advocates, educators, corporate management, the health care industry and nonprofit foundations. The reality is that many 3D game developers cut their teeth on military flight simulators. From San Jose, Richard Wallace reports.
A wiser Legerity charts its comeback with VoIP News & Analysis 3/29/2004 Post a comment Few companies have survived the telecom downturn with more lessons learned than Legerity Inc., which spun out of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. in August 2000 just as the voice telephony market went into a deep freeze. There's good business left in analog line cards, the company insisted. But the real growth opportunity, David Lammers reports, is coming on now.
SystemC tool adds top-down design News & Analysis 3/29/2004 Post a comment System-level tool vendor CoWare Inc. has added graphics-based front-end design software and other features to the System Designer tool of ConvergenSC, its family of SystemC-based system-on-chip design and verification products.
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