Achieving high efficiency with power switches Design How-To 1/12/2010 Post a comment This how-to describes the general features of the asymmetric PWM half-bridge converters with current doubler and synchronous rectifier. In addition, one example with some experimental results, is shown using FSFA-series, Fairchild's Green Power Switches for asymmetric-controlled topologies.
What was hot, cold and in between at CES News & Analysis 1/12/2010 9 comments Here's our take on what was hot and what was not at CES. If you attended, or have strong opinions based on what you have been reading, we invite you to chime in with your own picks and pans.
What was hot, cold and in between at CES News & Analysis 1/12/2010 10 comments Here's our take on what was hot and what was not at CES. If you attended, or have strong opinions based on what you have been reading, we invite you to chime in with your own picks and pans.
Analog ASICs show flattish CAGR, says Gartner News & Analysis 1/11/2010 Post a comment Revenue for application-specific analog integrated circuits (ICs) totaled $28.1 billion in 2008 and will reach $32.2 billion in 2013, according to a new report from Gartner. This corresponds to a CAGR of about 2.75 percent.
Low power design is here to stay Design How-To 1/6/2010 Post a comment Low power designs are here to stay, according to a Synopsys executive. A more robust verification strategy is to incorporate a voltage-aware, assertion and coverage based verification strategy that includes extensive power-on-reset and firmware tests.
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.