Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Content tagged with Advanced Technology
posted in April 2009
Page 1 / 3   >   >>
InvenSense spins first pitch-and-yaw MEMS gyro
Product News  
4/30/2009   Post a comment
What is claimed as the first pitch-and-yaw MEMS gyroscope is said to be able to sense the two axes used by remote controls and baton-shaped game controllers, creating a new category of 3-D motion sensor.
Using the PSP Model in CMOS RFIC Design (Part 2 of 2)
Design How-To  
4/30/2009   2 comments
Understand how the Penn State Philips (PSP) transistor model (an alternative to traditional BSIM models) relates to actual device behavior in CMOS RFIC design, and how these models are used in an RF process design kit (PDK)
Latest Freescale digital signal controllers look to reduce power involved with motor control
Product News  
4/29/2009   Post a comment
The MC56F8006 DSCs combine the functionality of a microcontroller (MCU) and the processing power of a digital signal processor (DSP) with a flexible set of peripherals to create a versatile embedded control solution.
ADI unveils 18 low-power ADCs for power-sensitive communications
Product News  
4/29/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has introduced 18 power-efficient analog-to-digital converters (ADC) with resolutions ranging from 10 to 16 bits.
ADI samples low-power ADCs for wide variety of applications
Product News  
4/29/2009   1 comment
Available in multiple speed grades, ADI's new pin-compatible, low-power, dual-channel ADCs increase channel densities and reduce power consumption in power-sensitive communications, industrial, portable-electronics and instrumentation equipment.
WHDI 2nd Gen Wireless 1080p Chipset from AMIMON
Product News  
4/29/2009   Post a comment
AMIMON Inc. announced the immediate availability of its second generation baseband chipset. The second generation transmitter and receiver chips (AMN 2120/2220) are designed for the WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) standard.
How to Create a MAXQ-Based "Learning" Remote Control
Design How-To  
4/29/2009   Post a comment
The clutter of infrared (IR) remote controls for consumer entertainment equipment seems to be a permanent fixture in homes around the world. But with a MAXQ2000 microcontroller and a few inexpensive parts, you can build a remote control that "learns" the codes from the other remotes and plays back the codes on demand.
14-bit ADC reduces digital feedback in data conversion systems
Product News  
4/29/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced a low-power 14-bit, 150Msps ADC that it says dissipates 149mW, less than one-third the power of competitive products.
Antenna line expands with 2.4-GHz versions
Product News  
4/29/2009   Post a comment
Antenna Factor is offering 2.4GHz versions of its PW and CW series dipole antennas that are well suited for a wide range of industrial, medical, sporting and consumer applications.
GE holographic disk said to top 500 Gbytes
News & Analysis  
4/28/2009   3 comments
GE Global Research reports that is has succeeded in writing patterns on holographic disks that brighten their reflectivity by up to 200 times, enabling next-generation holographic disks that could store up to 500 Gbytes.
Mextronix MCP-1200 motion control IC replaces obsolete Avago HCTL-1100
Product News  
4/28/2009   Post a comment
The Mektronix MCP-1200 was developed to replace existing Avago HCTL-1100 designs by remaining backwards compatible and plug-in ready. The Mektronix MCP-1200 is a single axis motion control solution for both servo and stepper motors that can be synchronized with multiple chips for multi-axis applications.
Printed batteries market seen powering up
News & Analysis  
4/28/2009   Post a comment
Sales of printed batteries will reach $200 million by the middle of the next decade, and they will be embedded in devices generating sales of $1.5 billion, according to market research group NanoMarkets (Glen Allen, VA).
MEMS accelerometer sports smart algorithms
Product News  
4/27/2009   Post a comment
As the market for MEMS-based accelerometers shifts from automotive and industrial segments to consumer devices, Freescale Semiconductor Inc. claims it has become one of the top three MEMS suppliers.
EPA finding could threaten IC production in U.S.
News & Analysis  
4/27/2009   2 comments
An EPA finding could endanger semiconductor production in the United States, warned an analyst.
Security challenges in embedded designs
Design How-To  
4/27/2009   Post a comment
Analyzed are the following use-cases where security challenges are involved: software integrity protection; software IP protection; secure information and data logging; preventing use of non-original peripherals; secure communication; digital rights management; and multi-CPU system-on-chip.
IC current source solves myriad problems, attenuates headaches
Product News  
4/27/2009   2 comments
LT3092 two-terminal, easy-to-use device supplants more complex FET and transistor/Zener designs for this common but unglamorous function, and provides superior performance as well.
New 8-bit microcontrollers with integrated constant high-current drivers from NEC Electronics
Product News  
4/24/2009   Post a comment
NEC Electronics introduced a new 8-bit All Flash general-purpose microcontroller (MCU), the PD78F8025, with integrated constant high-current drivers, and 32 kilobytes (KB) of flash memory.
Meister : Flow monitors are designed for dirty fluids
Product News  
4/23/2009   Post a comment
Meister Stroemungstechnik introduces flow monitors designed to monitor dirty fluids. The RMU series’ hexagonal float is less sensitive to particles compared to cylindrical floats, which creates a small and constant circular orifice with the housing of the flowmeter.
Integrated modulator reduces component count in broadband satellite apps
Product News  
4/22/2009   Post a comment
ADI's ADRF6750 modulator saves space, reduces cost, and lowers complexity by integrating an analog I/Q quadrature modulator, fractional-N PLL (phase locked loop) synthesizer, VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) and digitally controlled RF attenuator, all within an 8 mm x 8 mm LFCSP package.
NIST nudges quantum computers toward commercial viability
News & Analysis  
4/22/2009   Post a comment
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has demonstrated an error suppression technique that it says makes multistep quantum calculations commercially feasible.
Having a look at "Micro" electronics
Blog  
4/22/2009   Post a comment
The laboratory facilities of TechInsights Services can provide an interesting view of the microelectronics world. Check out the Image of the Week, and take a unique peek at some of the electronics you help create.
Applying Multi-core and Virtualization to Industrial and Safety-Related Applications
Design How-To  
4/22/2009   Post a comment
Disruptive technologies are providing device manufacturers in the industrial sector with a significant opportunity to improve both their devices and their businesses. Learn how multicore and virtualization can help you improve device performance, reduce costs through hardware consolidation, and upgrade applications more cost effectively throughout the product lifecycle.
Who is inside the Kindle 2?
Design How-To  
4/22/2009   1 comment
Who are the component winners for Amazon.com Inc.'s new Kindle 2? Try E-Ink, Epson, Freescale, Multek, Lico, Novatel, Qualcomm, Samsung and others.
Spansion puts wireless business up for sale
News & Analysis  
4/22/2009   Post a comment
Troubled Spansion Inc. plans to pursue strategic alternatives--or a possible sale--for its wireless chip business.
Ferroelectric gates make transistors nonvolatile
News & Analysis  
4/22/2009   Post a comment
By straining strontium titanate while depositing atomically-thin layers on silicon, researchers hope to create a working ferroelectric transistor that can retain its state even when power is off.
Infineon supplies EDGE platform to Nokia
News & Analysis  
4/22/2009   1 comment
Chip vendor Infineon has expanded its existing supply relationship to mobile handset vendor Nokia. The company will provide its XMM 2130 EDGE platform.
A/V demodulator sharpens TV reception with fewer parts
Product News  
4/21/2009   Post a comment
With support for NTSC, PAL and SECAM analog broadcast standards, this demodulator chip from Fresco eliminates the need for multiple external SAW filters typically required for TV-grade reception.
Bluetooth upgrade rides 802.11 radios
News & Analysis  
4/21/2009   Post a comment
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has released its version 3.0 specification supporting data rates up to 24 Mbits/second over a shared 802.11 radio, a small but significant step toward the technology becoming a de facto protocol for ad hoc, secure wireless peer-to-peer networks.
Position sensing at submicron resolutions
Product News  
4/21/2009   Post a comment
Useful for position feedback of micro-actuators, austriamicrosystems AS5311 is a hall-effect sensor based linear magnetic encoder that the company says is the first such part to achieve submicron resolution.
Robotics Events
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
4/21/2009   Post a comment
Two notable robotics events occurred last week-- the RoboBusiness Conference and Expo in Boston, and the FIRST Robotics Championships in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
German automation industry airs gloomy outlook
News & Analysis  
4/21/2009   1 comment
If the predictions of the German automation industry will come true, in the current crisis the worst has yet to come. At the Hannover fair, the automation group in the ZVEI industry association published a rather pessimistic analysis.
TSMC rolls sign-off flow, RF design kit
Product News  
4/21/2009   Post a comment
Seeking to accelerate the product development process, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) is rolling out a one-two punch in the arena: It has unveiled a mixed-signal/RF design kit as well as a foundry-specific integrated sign-off flow.
Free schematic symbols and PCB footprints for all Microchip products
Product News  
4/20/2009   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. and Accelerated Designs, Inc. have come together to provide CAD help for PCB engineers using Microchip devices.  They have collaborated on an Ultra Librarian Reader (ULR) tool to provide Microchip's customers with schematic symbols and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) footprints for Microchip's entire product portfolio.
Processor architecture not a factor for low-power mobile systems
Design How-To  
4/20/2009   Post a comment
With all the features and connectivity options on today's handset, including Ethernet, USB, GSM, GPS, MP3, Wi-Fi, WCDMA, displays, audio, it turns out that the choice of processor, whether or not it's an Intel Atom or an ARM Cortex, takes a distant second place to well-optimized code and functional partitioning when it comes to power consumption and managing the power budget.
Atmel launches new energy efficient microcontroller with high speed communication features
Product News  
4/20/2009   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation has released a new AVR 32 microcontroller with high speed communication for digital audio solutions that features the company's 91 DMIPS AVR32 CPU, the AT32UC3A3 which consumes less than 2.0mW/MHz in active mode to allow the AVR32 microcontroller to deliver more than 150 hours of audio playback from two AA batteries.
Atomic clock accuracy boosted
News & Analysis  
4/20/2009   Post a comment
A strontium-based timekeeper providing up to 50 percent better accuracy could serve as the next-generation atomic clock.
Vishay : Foil resistors feature a TCR down to 0.2 ppm per degree C
Product News  
4/20/2009   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has announced four conformally coated, cost-effective, high-precision Bulk Metal foil and Z-foil resistors that provide extremely high accuracy and a rise time of 1 ns, effectively without ringing.
PCIe switches add high bandwidth interconnection to many applications
Product News  
4/20/2009   Post a comment
PLX Technology recently rolled out a pair of high-performance PCIe switches that are intended for control planes, back planes, gigabit Ethernet cards, host bus adapters, servers, enterprise storage, and multi-function printers.
TI claims fastest dual 14-bit ADC
Product News  
4/20/2009   Post a comment
TI has developed a dual, 14-bit analog-to-digital converter that it says delivers that industry's fastest sample rate at 250 MSPS.
Probing and calibration for accurate baseband I/Q measurements
Design How-To  
4/20/2009   Post a comment
Understand how the choice of probes and calibration procedure affects quality of baseband in-phase and quadrature signal measurement
Protecting software IP: what engineers need to know
Design How-To  
4/20/2009   2 comments
Intellectual property protection and piracy prevention are not new issues for software vendors, but strategies and opinions vary on how best to combat those threats.
TriQuint retains GaAs foundry lead
News & Analysis  
4/17/2009   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. said it remains the largest commercial GaAs foundry based largely on continued growth in communications markets like smartphones.
Researchers tout diamond transistor breakthrough
News & Analysis  
4/17/2009   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Glasgow have developed what they suggest is –with 50nm gate lengths -- the smallest diamond transistor ever.
Semiconductor Insights 2009 Insight Awards recognizes innovative semiconductor technologies and products
Teardown  
4/16/2009   1 comment
The Insight Awards has been recognizing innovators in semiconductor industry since 2000. Despite the challenges, parallel innovations made inside Semiconductor Insights to identify and analyze innovative technologies introduced by the industry leaders have made this program a continued success. By focusing on the most advanced technologies and products, the Insight Award has been helping the industry to understand the current state of the art of the industry's leading technologies. The areas of
Faster code generation for wireless sensor networks
Design How-To  
4/16/2009   Post a comment
Wireless sensor networks (WSN) have become a hot research topic and show much promise to become a driver of current and future microelectronic technologies. This emerging technology offers exciting potential for numerous application areas including environmental, medical, military, transportation, entertainment and crisis management.
IA-32 Features and Flexibility for Next-Generation Industrial Control
Design How-To  
4/15/2009   Post a comment
Industrial control systems are rapidly evolving towards standardized, general-purpose platforms that incorporate concepts traditionally associated with the domain of Information Technology (IT). The push of IT into the industrial sector is occurring both at the field level, where sensors and actuators are more and more intelligent, and at the control level, to replace the dedicated hardware approach found in previously designed applications.
Special displays enable situation-based information systems
Design How-To  
4/15/2009   1 comment
Innovative TFT displays are important key components for situation-based driver information and in-car infotainment systems, since they allow more flexibility and new functions in the design of modern vehicle interior and safety concepts. Depending on use within the vehicle " be it as an information cluster display, central navigation and information display or screen for the entertainment of passengers — designers have to choose from a variety of TFT LCDs with different technical configura
ULIS : IR detector offers XGA resolution
Product News  
4/15/2009   Post a comment
ULIS launches a large format 17-micron pixel pitch (1024 x 768) IR detector offering higher resolution imagery for surveillance cameras and enhanced night vision driving of military vehicles.
Texas Instruments : Li-Ion charger includes 50-mA LDO
Product News  
4/15/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments claims the industry’s smallest 1.1-A Li-Ion linear battery charger with integrated 50-mA low-dropout regulator to support mobile phones and other handheld electronics.
MEMS maker reports 2008 revenue growth
News & Analysis  
4/15/2009   Post a comment
MEMS maker Tronics Microsystems SA is reporting a 5 percent increase in revenues for 2008 compared to the previous year despite declining sales in key markets like aerospace.
Page 1 / 3   >   >>


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Curiosity Killed the Cat (Just Call Me Mr. Curiosity)
Max Maxfield
20 comments
My wife, Gina The Gorgeous, loves animals. She has two stupid dogs and two stupid cats. How stupid are they? Well, allow me to show you this video of the dogs that I made a couple of years ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
13 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).