LED drivers provide control, circuit-protection design options Design How-To 2/27/2012 1 comment While the basic operating requirement for an LED driver is to supply a constant current for consistent lighting, automotive uses have stringent guidelines regarding temperature and humidity, voltage, ability to withstand harsh chemicals, electromagnetic interference and compatibility, as well as circuit protection.
World’s first quad core Mini-ITX board Product News 2/27/2012 Post a comment The EPIA-M900 and EPIA-M910 boards use the 1.2GHz VIA QuadCore E-Series processor for enhanced multi-tasking and multimedia performance on the lowest quad core power budget for next generation embedded products.
Smart roles high endurance MLC drive News & Analysis 2/22/2012 1 comment Smart Storage officially debuted as a company focused on solid-state drives for business systems, rolling out the Optimus Ultra, a high-end serial-attached SCSI drive.
Why I don’t buy Eyal’s 40G story Blog 2/21/2012 4 comments The chief executive of Mellanox is pushing server makers to adopt this year his 40 Gbit/s Ethernet controller, but I see him facing a steep hill and a big new competitor.
Industry considers counterfeit risk analysis tool Blog 2/17/2012 11 comments Obsolescence, market shortages and price hikes are the key motivational factors for counterfeiters to target a part and make a quick buck, according to data compiled by electronic components database firm SiliconExpert Technologies.
CEA-Leti opens 3-D IC packaging service News & Analysis 2/1/2012 Post a comment French research institute CEA-Leti has announced the launch of a 3-D packaging platform and service that provides industrial and academic partners with what it describes as a "mature" process for the production of 3-D interconnected products and projects.
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.