Renesas rolls dual-type power MOSFET Product News 7/31/2008 Post a comment Designed to make DC/DC converters more efficient for laptop PCs and communication devices, Renesas' latest power MOSFET boasts a chip mounting area that is half the size of existing dual-package power MOSFET configurations.
MIT claims 24/7 solar power Design How-To 7/31/2008 3 comments Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have combined a liquid catalyst with photovoltaic cells to achieve what they claim is a solar energy system that could generate electricity around the clock.
E-cars driving out of the niche, researcher says News & Analysis 7/30/2008 Post a comment In the face of shrinking fossil fuels reserves, alternative automotive drive technologies gain importance. This trend is the major force to establish electrically driven cars as mainstream products, believes market researcher Frost & Sullivan.
Reduce EMI in Class D Audio Applications Design How-To 7/30/2008 1 comment Class D amplifiers are the audio amplifier of choice for portable and power sensitive applications. Improvements to audio quality and EMI performance, have simplified designing with Class D amplifiers. Here is how to achieve shorter design cycles, lower system size and cost, and longer battery life in portables.
Calculate your individual ecological footprint Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 7/29/2008 Post a comment EBV has launched the ecological footprint calculator Now, users can calculate their own annual greenhouse gas emissions (their ecological footprint) by entering details of their household and travel activities.
30W DC/DC converter delivers low-profile footprint Product News 7/28/2008 Post a comment TRACOPOWER is offering a 30W DC/DC converter module series that feature a miniature 1 x 2 inch footprint; ultra-wide 4:1 input ranges of 9 to 36 or 18 to 75 VDC; and single, dual and triple output models with voltages ranging from 1.5 to 15 VDC.
Portable medical apps challenge low-power quest Design How-To 7/28/2008 Post a comment The demands for extended battery life, sufficient computational capability and a flexible man-machine interface (MMI) require the use of a DSP subsystem that is high-performance (both in terms of computation and signal conversion capabilities), ultra-low-power and flexible.
25W AC/DC power supply fits into tiny space Product News 7/24/2008 Post a comment Starting at only 3.0 x 1.4 x 1.1 inches for the PCB mount version, XP Power's ECL25 series of single output, ultra compact AC/DC power supplies suits low power, low cost applications where board or chassis space is limited.
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.