Coming soon to your TV: More advertising, in places you might not expect. The ads are showing up where people used to enjoy a break from advertising, such as video on demand and on-screen channel guides. Even TiVo, which became popular for its technology that lets people skip TV commercials, is developing new ways to show ads.
The MLX90324 rotary position sensor IC from Melexis implements the SENT protocol (SAE J2716-Apr07) directly onto the chip. The IC is intended for under-hood position sensor applications such as EGR, manifold actuation, diesel throttle body, and drive-by-wire pedals. The IC passed the qualifications based on AEC-Q100
Operating from 200 MHz to 400 MHz, the CRBV55CW-0200-0400 Red Box Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) from Crystek features a control voltage range of 0.0 V to 5.0 V. The VCO features a typical phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset, and output power is typically +3 dBm. Other features include
The FDZ197PZ P-Channel MOSFET from Fairchild Semiconductor purportedly has the industry’s lowest RDS(ON) at 64 mOhm at VGS= -4.5V. The MOSFET offers a 1-mm x 1.5-mm footprint and ESD capability of 4 kV. The WL-CSP package features 6 µm x 300 µm Pb-free solder balls for the board connection.
Akros Silicon introduced a quad-output digital power SoC built around its GreenEdge digital isolation technology. The AS1454 eliminates the need for low-speed, bulky opto-couplers and integrates the functionality of up to eight separate ICs used in current implementations. This leads to
A high school student is suing Amazon.com Inc. for deleting an e-book he purchased for the Kindle reader, saying his electronic notes were bollixed, too. Amazon CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos has apologized to Kindle customers for remotely removing copies of the George Orwell novels "1984" and "Animal Farm" from their e-reader devices.
Emulation Technology announced a line of high speed microgrippers with a 15 GHz bandwidth for direct connect between Agilent or Tektronix logic analyzer test probes and high frequency leaded chip packages. Test accessories with long conductors used together with circuits that output high-speed signals can
CamSemi has announced a family of Primary Side Sensing (PSS) controllers that are said to deliver the highest rating in the voluntary star standard for no load power introduced in November 2008 by the world’s five largest mobile phone makers.
A federal judge has ruled that a Boston University student violated copyright laws when he swapped music online, paving the way for a jury to begin considering damages Friday. Joel Tenenbaum, 25, of Providence, R.I., admitted on the witness stand Thursday that he downloaded and shared hundreds of songs by Nirvana, Green Day, The Smashing Pumpkins and other artists.
Britain's High Court on Friday rejected an autistic British man's bid to avoid extradition to the United States to face trial for hacking into military computers. Gary McKinnon, who claimed he was searching for evidence of UFOs, has fought a long legal battle against extradition after he was charged with breaking into 97 computers belonging to NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense and several branches of the U.S. military
Buoyed by a good weather forecast, space shuttle Endeavour and its seven astronauts aimed for a Friday morning landing to end their successful space station construction mission. Endeavour was scheduled to touch down at 10:48 a.m. In preparation, the shuttle's payload bay doors were closed right on time as the sun rose at the Kennedy Space Center in a somewhat hazy sky.
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Enabling TD-LTE infrastructure equipment vendors to test the performance of their TD-LTE base stations (e-NodeBs) under loaded conditions, the TM500 TD-LTE Multi-UE from Aeroflex includes multiple handset (multi-UE) testing capabilities. The Multi-UE replicates multiple TD-LTE handsets in a single test mobile
Featuring a PCI Express (PCIe) Gen1 end-point design package, the Arria II GX FPGA Development Kit from Altera purportedly reduces development time. The kit comes with a development board featuring twelve transceivers, a one-year license for Quartus II Design Software, Development Kit Edition
The FM28V020 256-Kb parallel ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) device from Ramtron International operates from 2.0 V to 3.6 v. The device features a 28-pin SOIC package and accesses page mode operation up to 40 MHz. Other features include: data retention for over 10 years