Avnet to buy passives distributor Betronik Product News 9/24/2007 Post a comment Electronics distributor Avnet, Inc. plans to acquire German specialty distributor Betronik GmbH. Betronik focuses on passive components. For the takeover, Avnet needs the approval from the German antitrust authority.
NEC to sample 4.1-inch LCD module Product News 9/21/2007 Post a comment NEC LCD Technologies will begin shipping samples of a 4.1-inch TFT-LCD module in October 2007 that features high integration, high luminance and a wide color gamut.
Radio Basics for RFID, Part 1 Design How-To 9/18/2007 1 comment While this book excerpt from The RF in RFID:Passive UHF RFID in Practice, focuses on RFID applications, it is an excellent primer for RF basics. This Part covers electromagnetic waves, signal voltage, and power.
OCXOs deliver low-power consumption Product News 9/12/2007 Post a comment Valpey Fisher rolls out the VFOV400 series of OCXOs with ultra-low-power consumption, fast warm up time, tight stability, and exceptional phase noise in a compact package.
Freescale unveils highly integrated TPMS device Product News 9/12/2007 Post a comment Freescale's TPMS integrates a pressure sensor, 8-bit MCU, RF transmitter and 2-axis accelerometer in a single package while providing lower power consumption. It's also claimed to be the first to contain a capacitive pressure sensor and 2-axis accelerometer.
Choosing the right input caps for your buck converter Design How-To 9/7/2007 3 comments Minimize the effect of the input capacitor's ESL and ESR by first selecting ceramic caps, and then design for minimum input ripple. Then figure out the amount of bulk input capacitance required to stabilize the input voltage during large load transients.
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.