Designing with ultra-low voltage MOSFET arrays Design How-To 8/31/2005 Post a comment Using a floating gate charge, Advanced Linear Devices has perfected a way of programming the threshold voltages of MOSFET arrays. With something close to a zero-volt threshold, MOSFET switches can be turned one-or-off with a hare's breath of power. But this will force designers of portable circuits to think differently about the design of their amplifiers, voltage references and current mirrors, suggests developer Robert Chao. This article offers some insights and suggestions.
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.