Inductors deliver low inductance, low DCR Product News 5/30/2008 Post a comment Vishay has launched a toroidal, high-current, high-temperature inductor that touts the industry's highest rated saturation current, and the industry's lowest inductance and direct current of resistance (DCR).
Private equity group eyes Filtronic News & Analysis 5/30/2008 Post a comment Filtronic plc , the British electronics group that has recently sold off its compound semiconductor division, that included Europe's largest GaAs foundry in Newton Aycliffe (England), and oveerr the past two years most of its activities in wireless communications, incuding PAs in mobile handsets, looks set to be acquired by U.S. private equity group Carlyle.
Cell Phones: Feature overload is 'out' Blog 5/30/2008 2 comments In a race to provide an ever-longer list of features crammed into a disappearing footprint, it might be time to breathe for a second and find out just what your cell phone customer really wants.
Xilinx responds to Altera's FPGA benchmarks Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 5/30/2008 2 comments The folks at Xilinx say that they've re-run the tests with different tool settings and, overall, the Xilinx software solution with Synplify Pro and ISE 10.1 dominates.
SEC probes insider trading of ATI, Freescale News & Analysis 5/30/2008 Post a comment The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that it has charged a former partner at Ernst & Young LLP and two others in an insider trading scheme that resulted in nearly $600,000 in illicit profits.
Multimedia on the factory floor Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 5/30/2008 Post a comment considerable graphical display capabilities. Future system will offer much more: They will be required to understand human language and gestures.
Visualize your DSP's data Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 5/30/2008 Post a comment The open-source Signal Visualizer uses an IP connection to pull data off your DSP and display it graphically. It only needs a simple C client on the DSP.
Cameras in handsets evolving from novelty to DSC performance, despite constraints Design How-To 5/30/2008 Post a comment The quality of pictures from higher-end camera phones (3MP, 5MP, 8MP with autofocus, optical zoom, better lenses and image stabilization) now rivals today's low to mid-range point and shoot DSCs (with video capture). Yet from a design perspective, says Kodak, the mobile camera will remain a factor of ten different from DSCs -- ten times smaller, ten times cheaper, ten times lower power consumption.
New LinkSwitch simplifies CV/CC charger designs Product News 5/29/2008 Post a comment Newest generation touts an output accuracy of 5 percent over line and temperature variations, includes line-drop compensation circuitry, and guarantees very low no-load dissipation to easily meet Energy Star 2.0 standards for external power supplies.
ST moves SPEAr SoCs to 65nm Product News 5/29/2008 Post a comment By transferring the SPEAr family to 65-nm process technology, ST's SoC can integrate an advanced ARM926EJ-S processor core with two 16k memory caches, running at 333MHz, for data and instructions and up to 300,000 gates (ASIC-equivalent) of embedded configurable logic.
CATV amplifier facilitates migration towards deep fiber Design How-To 5/29/2008 Post a comment ANADIGICS launched the ACA2420 power doubler line amplifier, a high output power device designed to ensure optimal video and data delivery in deep fiber HFC architectures and other cable TV deployments that minimize the use of cascaded system amplifiers.
Watermarks need privacy controls, group says News & Analysis 5/29/2008 Post a comment Digital watermarks can compromise consumer privacy if not designed and deployed correctly, according to a new white paper from The Center for Democracy & Technology that lays out best practices for creating and using watermarks.