'Missing link' memristor created: Rewrite the textbooks? News & Analysis 4/30/2008 10 comments HP Labs' Stanley Williams has invented the world's first memristor, the 'missing link' in circuit theory--a fourth passive-device type after resistors, capacitors and inductors--as predicted by University of California at Berkeley professor, Leon Chua.
Agilent EEsof enhances ADS Product News 4/29/2008 Post a comment In this version, the company reports a 10x speedup in its 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) simulator (known as Momentum), and a 10X speedup in its non-linear harmonic balance circuit simulation with an advanced matrix preconditioner.
Teridian launches third generation power meter ICs Product News 4/29/2008 Post a comment Teridian Semiconductor has launched its third generation of electricity metering chips that includes residential single phase, commercial and industrial three phase ICs, offering up to 256K bytes of storage with 10 MIPS processing power, advanced power management, LCD contrast adjust, and 0.5 second/day hardware RTC which consumes only 0.5µA.
RF transceiver targets WiMAX Product News 4/29/2008 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products reports it has the industry's first production-ready, single-chip, 2.3GHz to 2.7GHz, WiMAX MIMO RF transceiver that improves receiver SNR by 10dB
Leadis rolls out standalone Class-G headphone amplifiers Product News 4/28/2008 Post a comment Leadis Technology Inc. is sampling standalone Class-G headphone amplifiers that are well suited for power sensitive applications such as mobile phones, MP3/PMPs, portable gaming, GPS/PNDs, notebook computers, and other portable audio products with a headphone output.
Microwave backhaul: design to deployment Design How-To 4/28/2008 1 comment This article takes a look at the issues involved in creating a microwave backhaul system. For many of you, this may provide insight on how your customers are using your equipment. For others, it is a good primer on what to consider when planning microwave backhaul network.
Vocoder IC offers full duplex capability Product News 4/28/2008 Post a comment CML Microcircuits has added to its voice coder/encoder (vocoder) family a robust advanced low complexity waveform interpolation (RALCWI) IC dubbed the CMX638 that offers full duplex capability.
Multirate DSP, part 2: Noninteger sampling factors Design How-To 4/28/2008 1 comment Part 2 show how to change the sampling rate by a non-integer factor. It also looks at multistage decimation and polyphase filters. Finally, it applies the concepts of upsampling and downsampling to a CD player.
Single chip IDTV software debuts Product News 4/25/2008 Post a comment Cabot Communications, a specialist digital TV software supplier, announces that it has developed a single software stack IDTV solution that seamlessly supports both analogue and digital TV broadcasts.
Video file delivery acceleration, workflow and storage for media and entertainment Design How-To 4/25/2008 Post a comment The 2007 motion picture "Zodiac" was shot digitally, and the 18 million digital HD camera files filled 144 terabytes (TB) -- requiring with versioning, digital color grading, and archiving roughly 3.2 petabytes (PB). In big productions, many large video files must be transferred and distributed. A two-time Emmy recipient explains Signiant's alternative to TCP and UDP, which speeds and manages video file transfers.
'How to Cheat': The Physics of RFID--Part V Design How-To 4/24/2008 Post a comment In this final segment of Chapter 2 from 'How to Cheat at Deploying and Securing RFID,' we finally pull it all together with a summary of the chapter and a glossary of key terms used throughout the article. The entire chapter--The Physics of RFID--provides a basic understanding of the physics of RFID communications and the characteristics that affect system performance during an RF wave's journey.
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.