It's a Buck; It's a Boost, No! It's a Switcher! News & Analysis 4/2/2003 Post a comment The LSD cell has no hallucinogenic properties, insists Sanjaya Maniktala in this new tutorial article series on switching power supply design. Rather, if you can visualize the inductor (L), the switch (S) and the diode (D) associated with the power FETs, you're in a better position to see how they behave in switchmode regulator designs. There are four LSD cell types: Some are easier to turn on; some are easier to turn off. Guess which support buck typologies, which support boost. Planet Analog i
Next-generation LCD fabs may trigger consolidation News & Analysis 4/2/2003 Post a comment
The growing number of Generation 5 and later LCD fabs will cause desktop LCD monitors and flat-panel TVs to continue dropping in price but likely will also give the upper hand to the top tier of suppliers.
That was the consensus of speakers at the DisplaySearch U.S. Flat Panel Display Conference in La Jolla, Calif., Tuesday.
Using PLLs to Obtain Carrier Synchronization: Part 2 Design How-To 4/2/2003 1 comment Impairments in digital communication channels cause frequency and phase offset headaches for designers. Through the use of PLLs, designers can improve carrier recovery in a receiver architecture and, in turn, combat impairments.
Hynix slapped with 57% import duties News & Analysis 4/1/2003 Post a comment The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday announced its preliminary ruling to impose
a 57.37% countervailing duty on imported DRAMs of Hynix Semiconductor
Co. because of illegal Korean government subsidies to the chipmaker.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Timesí 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.