Ford: hydrogen fuel feasible News & Analysis 12/26/2007 1 comment Ford Motor Co. has developed an autocatalytic reaction scheme involving three hydrides that could someday enable hydrogen to be pumped into tanks as easily as gasoline.
Tantalum caps find hi-rel niches News & Analysis 12/24/2007 Post a comment While the bulk of demand for tantalum capacitors comes from the handheld and gaming markets, as designers cram greater functionality into these ever-shrinking devices, there has also been quite a bit of activity in high-reliability markets--including military, automotive and medical--that require higher-performance components.
Tight supply of small displays impacts pricing News & Analysis 12/18/2007 Post a comment The average selling prices of small- and medium-sized displays continued their downward trend in Q3 2007 for long-term contracts, although at a slower rate than in prior quarters, said DisplaySearch. However, spot pricing for displays used in digital photo frames and DVD players are climbing.
NEC expands power MOSFET line Product News 12/15/2007 Post a comment NEC Electronics America Inc. has expanded its NP series of 24-trench power MOSFETs with devices that provide higher avalanche capability and maximum channel temperature with low on-state resistance.
ULDO family features low input voltage Product News 12/15/2007 Post a comment Micrel has launched a tiny high performance, high PSRR, ultra-low dropout (ULDO) linear regulator family with input voltage down to 1.6V for high efficiency portable devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, portable media players (PMP), GPS and other portable device applications.
Outlook is bright for car LEDs News & Analysis 12/14/2007 Post a comment Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) will take a more prominent role as an alternative to incandescent light bulbs and halogen and xenon lamps in automotive electronics, according to a new report from IMS Research.
ITU promises to do its bit at climate change conference News & Analysis 12/14/2007 Post a comment The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is attempting to alert delegates at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Bali, Indonesia, to the role being played by the global electronics and communications industry in both causing and potentially lessening energy use.
Good, bad and ugly of LEDs News & Analysis 12/10/2007 2 comments An 84-foot-tall Norway spruce has been covered with 30,000 LEDs strung on 5 miles of wire, and we techies are as happy as pigs in a sty. They finally got it.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 22 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 ...