India to be engine of Synplicity R&D, CEO says News & Analysis 11/16/2007 Post a comment Synplicity is to hold flat on staffing in almost all of its 20 facilities worldwide, except its Indian center in Bengaluru, which it says will be doing at least half of the company's R & D activities, if not more, in the next five years.
LEDs shine as replacement for lightbulb News & Analysis 11/16/2007 Post a comment Researchers create a better white light-emitting diode (LED) by embedding yellow, green and red luminescent nanoparticles into a fluorescent blue polymer matrix and pump the hybrid organic/inorganic material with a near ultra-violet LED.
IEPE accelerometer operates in high temps Product News 11/14/2007 Post a comment Endevco says it has introduced the industry's first miniature, 100 mV/g, high-temperature IEPE accelerometer, designed for structural and component testing and monitoring in high-temperature environments.
Single-conversion tuner for mobile TV achieves low BOM Product News 11/14/2007 Post a comment The MAX2165 tuner from Maxim integrates all of the tuning functions along with an RF-tracking filter, low-noise amplifier, transmit-reject notch filter and programmable baseband, lowpass channel-selection filters into a small, 5mm x 5mm, 28-pin TQFN.
Menta extends embedded FPGA family News & Analysis 11/14/2007 Post a comment French fabless semiconductor company Menta has introduced its second generation of embedded FPGA (eFPGA) technology IP that is said to be more suitable for SoC design.
RF amps power 802.11n Product News 11/14/2007 Post a comment SiGe Semiconductor introduces two RF power amplifiers for 802.11n WiFi that aim to simplify design and reduce the system bill of materials cost by 30 percent.
SDR Basics Part 2: Receivers Design How-To 11/13/2007 Post a comment This excerpt from the book "RF & Wireless Technologies" provides a sample of the comprehensive information available in this text. This part covers architectures, specifically receivers, for software defined radio.
DSP-based PFC chips claim lowest harmonic distortion Product News 11/13/2007 Post a comment Marvell's digitally-based 88EM8011 and 88EM8041 power-factor-correction (PFC) controllers, for universal PFC front-end boost conversion, flyback converters, AC/DC LED drivers, ballasts, and TV/monitors, claim the lowest total harmonic distortion in the industry.
Under the Hood: XM radio receiver makes waves Teardown 11/12/2007 Post a comment Delphi's latest XpressRC satellite radio receiver adds color and light to its lineup of XM radios but still builds around a fairly long-lived chip set (at least in silicon years) with some modest tweaks to the platform.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...