Powering DDR memory and SSTL logic Design How-To 5/24/2011 15 comments While DDR memory is very popular for meeting modern electronics demand for large amounts of high-speed memory in a small form-factor, providing power to DDR memory can pose some difficulties.
Nextreme harvester to power turbine WSN News & Analysis 5/19/2011 2 comments Nextreme Thermal Solutions Inc., a maker of thermal management products, has teamed up with Arkansas Power Electronics International Inc. to develop a thermal energy harvesting system for a wireless sensor network. In particular the WSN is designed to monitor the health of bearings in turbine engines.
60V PowerTrench MOSFET minimizes conduction and switching losses Product News 5/16/2011 Post a comment The FDMS86500L N-Channel, PowerTrench MOSFET from Fairchild Semiconductor is designed specifically to minimize conduction loss, switch node ringing, and to improve the overall efficiency of DC-DC converters in power supplies, motor control, hot swap, and load switch operations, as well as secondary synchronous rectification for servers.
NXP: No-big-chip-in-the-middle strategy Blog 5/11/2011 16 comments Mike Noonen, NXP's senior vice president for global marketing and sales, describes his company's strategy as "no big chip in the middle"--a handset or media tablet without that big fat SoC hogging all the real estate.
Ixys to use GM wafer fab for foundry News & Analysis 5/5/2011 1 comment Ixys Corp. has agreed to establish a "large-scale" power semiconductor fabrication base for General Motors Components Holdings (GMCH) using foundry services from GM's Kokomo wafer fab, Ixys said Thursday (May 5).
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.