40V buck converter for power LEDs Product News 6/27/2008 Post a comment Prema Semiconductor presents the LED driver PR4101 designed to meet the requirements for a new generation of high-power LEDs. The inductive converter drives single or multiple LEDs with currents from 100mA up to several amps, depending on the configuration of external components, from a supply voltage of 9V up to 40V.
Robot plays air hockey Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 6/26/2008 Post a comment Nuvation's air hockey robot is a fun demo of its machine vision capabilities. The demo runs on a ColdFire processor.
Europe's most efficient OLED lighting tile demonstrated News & Analysis 6/23/2008 Post a comment At the end of the OLLA project period the OLLA project consortium presents its final milestone: the basic technology for a white OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) light source, with an efficacy of 50.7 lumens per watt at an initial brightness of 1.000 cd/m based on the Novaled PIN OLED technology.
Modular vision sensor platform Product News 6/17/2008 Post a comment LMI Technologies has developed a complete modular vision sensor platform of hardware and software components under its FireSync brand. The system allows fast and easy integration of components into a scalable machine vision system along with microsecond synchronisation.
Demo shows progress on 100G Ethernet News & Analysis 6/12/2008 Post a comment In an show of progress toward delivering a standard for 100 Gbit/second Ethernet, system maker Infinera and service provider XO Communications will demo a long distance 100G Ethernet connection at next week's NXTcomm conference in Las Vegas.
Modulator targets PONs and radio-over-fibre nets News & Analysis 6/10/2008 Post a comment CIP Technologies (CIP) has started sampling in small volumes for development and trials a reflective electro-absorption modulator targeted at developers of access networks such as 10 Gbits/second WDM passive optical nets.
Phyworks demos 10G copper interconnects News & Analysis 6/2/2008 Post a comment Communications chip specialist Phyworks (Bristol, England) has demonstrated 10Gbits/s rack-to-rack copper interconnects of up to 30 metres using technology it originally developed for the optical module market.
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.