High Density LXI 2 Amp Matrices Product News 1/28/2009 Post a comment Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of customer focused LXI switch matrices with the introduction of the 60-554 High Density 256x16 EMR (Electromechanical Relay) Matrix.
RFID read/write devices with ISO functionality Product News 1/28/2009 Post a comment Siemens's Industry Automation Division has redesigned its high frequency 13.56 megahertz range Simatic RF310R and RF380R RFID read/write devices so that they can also work with ISO 15693 standard transponders (tags).
TTTech rolls TTEthernet evaluation system Product News 1/27/2009 Post a comment TTTech Computertechnik AG (Vienna) has announced the availability of evaluation systems for its real-time based TTEthernet data communication technology. The system enables users to analyze the properties of TTEthernet systems and the development of distributed real-time applications.
ARC secures IP deal for security SoCs News & Analysis 1/27/2009 Post a comment Chinese security chip group Synochip has taken a license from ARC International (St Albans, England) to build system on chips that provide security for PCs, flash drives, portable video players and information security and online payment systems.
Kontron bucks industry downtrend Product News 1/19/2009 Post a comment According to preliminary figures, embedded computer vendor Kontron AG (Eching, Germany) has raised its revenue in FY 2008 by 11 percent. In the fourth quarter, the growth was even faster.
Phyworks shifts transceivers design to CMOS Product News 1/16/2009 Post a comment Communications chip specialist Phyworks (Bristol, England) has taped out and will soon start sampling a generation of transceivers designed in CMOS instead of the traditionally employed SiGe process technology for optical transceivers.
Movidia sampling video-editing on mobiles chip Product News 1/15/2009 1 comment Fabless startup Movidia (Dublin, Ireland) has taped out and will be demonstrating at next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona its first mobile video processor that is optimized for capturing and editing audio and video clips by users on a mobile phone and other consumer electronics equipment.
Cyan, Micrel team for industrial RF modules Product News 1/12/2009 Post a comment Cyan Holdings (Cambridge, England) has teamed with Micrel Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) for the development of subsystem level RF modules targeting systems for automated meter reading infrastructure, public lighting management, Ethernet gateways and RF sensor networks.
Cars share cameras, radar sensors News & Analysis 1/9/2009 Post a comment Under the auspices of tier one Delphi Deutschland, a consortium of six companies has launched the research project 'Active Safety Car'. The project aims at developing automotive-based systems that do not only recognize obstacles ahead of the vehicle but also communicate them to other vehicles nearby.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times