Porting B-RAS Designs to Standards-Based Platforms News & Analysis 5/27/2004 Post a comment Use of AdvancedTCA hardware, Service Availability Forum APIs, and off-the-shelf software allows designers to more quickly develop B-RAS designs while meeting the dataplane and control plane performance requirements of broadband networks.
"Es ist ein Vorteil, mit Intel in einem Atemzug genannt zu werden" News & Analysis 5/27/2004 Post a comment Noch vor der zurückliegenden Konjunkturflaute hat sich Dialog Semiconductor vom reinen Mixed-Signal-Entwickler zum Chiphersteller gemausert. Im Gegensatz zu vergleichbaren Unternehmen, die sich auf Mixed-Signal-Chips für Nischenanwendungen konzentrieren, hat Dialog Mixed-Signal-Standardkomponenten für die Volumenproduktion im Visier und konnte Intel als Partner gewinnen. Das Unternehmen ist in Großbritannien registiert, hat seinen Sitz aber in im deutschen Kirchheim/Teck-Nabern und ist an der Fr
TransEDA releases new code coverage tools News & Analysis 5/27/2004 Post a comment Adding to its portfolio of verification tools, TransEDA has released a new tool for specification coverage and impact analysis, as well as a new "coverability analysis" option to its VN-Cover code coverage tool.
Class-D audio power amplifiers balanced just right for small LCD TVs Product News 5/26/2004 Post a comment Providing liquid crystal display (LCD) TV manufacturers with the feature set required to meet high efficiency audio demands, TI announced two new stereo Class-D audio power amplifiers for 17 to 23 inch LCD-TVs. The two new devices feature efficient Class-D operation, driving up to 10W of continuous stereo output power with no external heat sink.
Electronic paper supplier to work with Philips' venture News & Analysis 5/26/2004 Post a comment SiPix, a developer of electronic paper, announced a joint development agreement Tuesday (May 25) with Polymer Vision, a technology venture of Philips Electronics. The deal is indicative of the industry's growing interest in flexible and electronic paper displays. Spencer Chin has this report.
Dialog, Intel sampling combo for mobile devices News & Analysis 5/26/2004 Post a comment Dialog Semiconductor Plc has started sampling a tightly integrated system level power management IC that in a single CMOS device supports both a communications processor and the Intel PXA27x family of applications processors.
Intersil taps AMI Semiconductor's memory technology News & Analysis 5/26/2004 Post a comment AMI Semiconductor Inc., a designer and manufacturer of integrated mixed-signal and structured digital products, has been selected by Intersil Corp. to help design analog ICs at the sub-micron levels for Intersil's consumer, computing, industrial and communications products. From Singapore, Tony Santiago picks up the scent.
Light, rugged AC/DC supply delivers 500W Product News 5/26/2004 Post a comment Absopulse Electronics' PFC500-C is a compact and lightweight power supply intended for applications in harsh environments where power factor correction is a key requirement. Its single-output design utilizes a variable-frequency (50-150 kHz) topology for the PFC-input stage and half-bridge topology after the input stage to deliver 500 watts at 28 or 48 volts from a 90- to 264-VAC input (47-420 Hz). The power-factor is corrected to at least 0.97 at full load over the entire input range. The unit,
Flexible PWM controller fits IBA bill Product News 5/26/2004 Post a comment National Semiconductor positions its LM5033 as the first fully-featured 100-volt DC/DC pulse width modulation (PWM) controller for meeting the needs of modern intermediate bus architectures (IBAs). "The introduction of the intermediate bus is an inflection point in the evolution of distributed power architectures," said Paul Greenland, marketing director for the Power Management group. "Customers expect the next generation of intermediate bus converters to be flexible and efficient without sacri
Intersil verschafft sich Breitband-IP News & Analysis 5/26/2004 Post a comment Der Chiphersteller Intersil kauft erneut zu: Nach der Übernahme von Xicor hat der Analog-Spezialist jetzt das Startup-Unternehmen BitBlitz Communications gekauft. Spezialität von BitBlitz sind Kommunikations-Chips, insbesondere Serializer/Deserializer- (Serdes)-Bausteine.
LED lamps offer sunlight visible illumination Product News 5/26/2004 Post a comment LEDtronics has released its T3-¼ (9 mm) BF321 series of miniature bayonet-based LED lamps that incorporates advanced optical-grade epoxy to produce sunlight-visible illumination that is bright and evenly dispersed.
Chip inductors beef up current rating Product News 5/26/2004 Post a comment Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.) said its new series of low profile, wound-chip inductors deliver 30% higher current rating as compared to conventional inductors in the same package size. The NR series is designed for use in dc/dc converter choke-coil applications, which is an emerging industry trend driving the replacement of less-efficient charge pump power supplies that can't meet the requirements of feature-intensive cell phones and other high-power consumption portable devices.
Fan tray assemblies support up to nine fans Product News 5/26/2004 Post a comment Bud Industries Inc. has announced the availability of three additional fan tray assemblies that include three, six and nine fans per unit, for a total of more than 100 CFM (cubic feet/minute) per fan. These fan assemblies will improve systems operations by controlling waste heat generated by equipment within a cabinet.
Compact Flash card kit designed for wireless applications Product News 5/26/2004 Post a comment AVX Corp. has expanded its line of standard and custom card kits with the new Compact Flash Type II kit with standard plastic extensions for wireless applications. Designated the 9181 Series, the Compact Flash (C/F) card kit features a plastic frame, stainless steel covers and a 50-position receptacle.
5-in-1 card connector comes with xD support Product News 5/26/2004 Post a comment Yamaichi Electronics USA Inc. offers a new combination 5-in-1 Flash card connector that supports xD Picture Cards, Memory Stick (MS), SmartMedia (SM), SecureDigital (SD) and MultiMedia (MMC) cards. The FRS008-3100-0 connector can be used in many applications including printers, card readers, notebook computers, PDAs and other mobile applications.
Cable assemblies support 5 Gbit/s bandwidth, save board space Product News 5/26/2004 Post a comment Molex Inc. touts that its new Triad Differential Pair (TDP) cable assemblies can save board space and achieve bandwidths up to 5.0 Gbit/s. Complementing Molex's TDP connector product line, the new cable assemblies offer designers a one-stop interconnect solution for a variety of applications. These include displays, routers, storage devices, switches, portable DVI devices, HDTVs and other entertainment displays, automotive displays, as well as custom applications that require high-speed electric
Pin-compatiblility makes upgrading ADCs simple Product News 5/26/2004 Post a comment Texas Instruments announced five new members of the ADS5500 high-speed analog-to-digital converter (ADC) family. The ADS5500 family now consists of three 14-bit ADCs and three 12-bit ADCs available in speeds of 80, 100 and 125 MSPS. The pin-compatible family of ADCs provides customers with an easy upgrade path. Designers now have a range of resolutions, speed and performance options tailored for their application requirements.
Build a high efficiency two-phase power supply Design How-To 5/26/2004 Post a comment DDR memory has some unique power supply requirements. A typical DDR power supply for a PC application requires 2A to 10A current. Linear Technology engineers show a switching regulator circuit with a 5 to 14V output.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ 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.