Integrated bi-directional OVP device protects portable electronics Product News 1/30/2009 Post a comment ON Semiconductor has introduced the industry's first integrated bi-directional device, with positive and negative (+/-) overvoltage protection (OVP) for cell phones, MP3/4, PDAs and GPS systems, and overcurrent protection (OCP) for portable accessories such as FM transceiver, load speakers and flash modules.
Solar cell startup taps infrared light News & Analysis 1/28/2009 1 comment San Jose startup Solexant has licensed materials technology that can harvest energy from infrared light, boosting the efficiency of solar cells, one of many advances under development at a photonics institute at the University of Buffalo.
Cisco debuts power management initiative Design How-To 1/27/2009 1 comment Cisco Systems will debut a broad energy management initiative leveraging its prowess in Ethernet switching, aiming to extend its EnergyWise software to cover everything from Internet Protocol phones and Wi-Fi access points to PCs and building controls.
Danish battery system developer attracts new investors News & Analysis 1/23/2009 Post a comment One of Northern Europe's leading energy groups, DONG Energy has joined a group of investors backing Lithium Balance A/S, a Copehhagen-based developer, producer and marketer of battery systems and marks the first time that DONG Energy has invested in Danish-developed battery technology.
Audio chip startup raises $8.5 million News & Analysis 1/19/2009 1 comment Fabless chip company Audium Semiconductor Ltd. (Bristol, England) has raised $8.5 million in a first round of funding. The company claims to have proprietary audio power amplifier technology that requires one-twentieth of the power of competitive Class D amplifiers at "normal listening volumes."
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...