Integrated passives go chip-scale Product News 8/18/2003 Post a comment Chips that combine better electromagnetic and radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) filters with circuit-protection elements and line-termination componentry are squeezing more into less space for today's broad range of computing, mobile, wireless and general consumer devices.
LED engines sub for incandescents Product News 8/8/2003 Post a comment Lamina Ceramics Inc.'s family of LED light engines, based on either a seven-element or a 134-element LED array, is touted as an alternative to conventional incandescent bulbs for road signs, automobiles and industrial lighting.
Chip fuses feature low resistance Product News 8/1/2003 Post a comment Offering greater heat and shock tolerance than other glass-substrate surface-mount fuses, the WICKMANN FCD series of chip fuses feature a low internal DC resistance, which is critical in the protection of sensitive low voltage equipment. These new surface-mount fuses use low-cost metal film technology that exhibits stable and repeatable fusing characteristics.
Passives makers find growth remains elusive News & Analysis 8/1/2003 Post a comment Although registering a few recent flashes of optimism, passive component suppliers remain mired in a cycle of stagnant or negative earnings as falling commodity prices continue to offset rising unit sales.
Designing Digital Filters Design How-To 8/1/2003 2 comments Compared to their analog counterparts, digital filters offer outstanding performance and flexibility. Designing digital filters can seem a daunting task, however, because of its seemingly endless range of implementation choices. The wide range of digital signal processing (DSP) design tools available can handle many of the details. Richard Quinnell provides the basics of filter design to get the tools jump-started.
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.