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.
2.5-V VCXOs in low-cost miniature 5-mm by 3.2-mm package News & Analysis 4/29/2009 Post a comment Fox Electronics has expanded its XpressO oscillator series to include a 2.5-V LVDS VCXO version, designated FVXO-LC52, with a frequency range of 0.75 MHz through 1.0 GHz in a miniature 5 mm x 3.2 mm package at the same price point as the larger 7 mm x 5 mm package.
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.
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.
From math to reality: the story of memristors Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 4/3/2009 Post a comment Being able to see and resolve the nature of things through a kaleidoscope of mathematical equations is a gift that few of us have. Sure, most engineers have a 'knack' for math. Many of us even enjoy it and spend many hours noodling over arcane matrices, integrals and differentials. But how many truly view the world as a set of math equations?
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