Comment: Android beyond the phone News & Analysis 2/26/2009 Post a comment Look out, Redmond, I'm seeing signs that Google's Android could wind up in netbooks, digital picture frames and a host of embedded devices as a friendly, app-rich face for Linux.
250mA LDO withstands 80V input Product News 2/26/2009 Post a comment Linear Technology has announced a high reliability (MP) grade, wider temperature range version of the LT3013, a micropower LDO with input voltage capability up to 80V.
NEC miniaturizes DPAK form factor Product News 2/26/2009 Post a comment After the introduction of its HSON-8 power transistor package, NEC Europe again rolls a new package form factor and design aiming at power devices in particular for automotive applications.
The Greenest Notebook Computer...Fact or Fiction? Design How-To 2/25/2009 Post a comment Apple has spent a great deal in advertising for their new line of eco-friendly notebooks. Michael Kirschner, President of Design Chain Associates, takes a look at how "green" the new line of Macbooks really are, and how other manufacturers must take notice on improving their own environmental performance when they are improving cost and technical performance.
Robot theme park to break ground Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 2/24/2009 1 comment Robot Land, a robot theme park housing entertainment, education and corporate facilities expects to be open to the public by 2013.
Software tool automates ECU software checks Product News 2/24/2009 Post a comment Automotive realtime networking expert TTTech Automotive (Vienna) has announced a software tool to validate the consistency of Autosar components in electronic control units (ECUs). TTX-Autoverify increases the engineering efficiency during system integration and thus helps to reduce time-to-market and costs, the vendor claims.
Reversible diode debuts News & Analysis 2/23/2009 1 comment Rutgers University researchers have demonstrated what they claims in the world's first reversible diode that uses a ferroelectric material.
The Need for Linear Circuits Design How-To 2/23/2009 3 comments This article focuses on the trend of less filtering and more linearity in radio design, both as a differentiating factor for receivers and as a differentiating factor for analog/RF circuit designers.
Torex : Voltage regulators offer low dropout voltage Product News 2/23/2009 Post a comment Available in the tiny USP-6C package (1.8 x 2.0 x 0.6 mm), as well as in standard SOT-25 and SOT-89-5 versions, the XC6220 Series of voltage regulators from Torex Semiconductor offer low dropout voltage – typically 20 mV with a 100 mA load.
Lattice moves away from high-end FPGAs News & Analysis 2/23/2009 Post a comment After a period of losses and competitive pressures, Lattice Semiconductor Corp. is refining its focus and moving away from the high-end of the field-programmable gate array (FPGAs) race.
ARM preps tiny core for low-power microcontrollers Product News 2/23/2009 2 comments With help from lead partner and licensee NXP, ARM Holdings plc has designed a very low gate-count ARM processor core suitable for use in microcontrollers aimed at ultra-low power applications. Chips are expected to ship from licensees before the end of 2009.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.