Voltage like water: Working with low-voltage op amps News & Analysis 9/1/2001 1 comment Cell phones, calculators and portable instruments opened the market for low-voltage op amps, explains op amp guru Ron Mancini. But using these low voltage gems typically requires considerable sacrifice in dynamic range. The trick, he says, is to pay attention to biasing and error sources - and not give up a millivolt.
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.