VLSI Solution announced the VS1063 audio codec chip. According to the company, this IC can encode an unforeseen multitude of audio formats, from MP3 and Ogg Vorbis to G.711 u-law, G.711 A-law, G.722 and 16-bit PCM. The proprietary
VIA Technologies’ Nano X2 E-Series processors feature an optimized, power-efficient dual-core architecture most demanding 86-bit x86 embedded system design applications. Available in two models running at speeds of 1.2+ GHz and 1.6+ GHz, these processors
Atmel Corporation has integrated haptics capability to its QTouch capacitive touch controllers to support buttons, sliders and wheels (BSWs). This integration allows our customers to have a richer experience with
Texas Instruments announced what it asserts are the industry’s first ultra-low-power ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) 16-bit microcontrollers. The MSP430FR57xx FRAM Series ensures data can be
Pulse introduced a dual central office VDSL2 splitter module. The B8891DVNL combines two central office (CO) splitter modules onto one platform. This configuration increases available printed circuit board space by 40 percent while
STMicroelectronics introduced the LSM303DLHC geo-magnetic module. Housed inside a miniature 3 x 5 x 1 mm package with operating current consumption down to just 110 uA, this module meets
ON Semiconductor extended its silicon based crystal oscillator (XO) clock module range. Six additions to the NBX Series provide a high accuracy reference clock solution with dual voltage capabilities and total frequency stability as low as
From cars to consumer goods, to military equipment to ATMs, we’re all familiar with systems. Increasingly, smart, connected devices are embedded in common, everyday devices in addition to special purpose systems, enabling huge improvements in our ability to manage the complexities of modern life.
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to returning guest Ashok Reddy, Director of IBM Rational, and continue our discussion on hardware and software, developing and disruptive technology, and the challenges facing today's engineer.
Datakey Electronics’ new RUGGEDrive line of portable memory solutions offers the data storage and transfer capabilities of consumer-grade USB flash drives and SD cards in a more reliable and secure package
A University of Pittsburgh-led team has created a single-electron transistor that provides a building block for new, more powerful computer memories, advanced electronic materials, and the basic components of quantum computers.
The person in the video shows how to stop a corrupted HD from clicking. Other tools can be used but this very novel solution has the advantage of being simple and directly effective.</
Diodes Incorporated has released what it asserts is the world’s smallest dual output omnipolar Hall effect switch IC, designed for open/close detection in portable, battery-powered products including cell phones and notebook PCs. The dual output AH1891 is
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced what it asserts are the world’s smallest logic plastic packages measuring 0.9 x 1.0 x 0.35 mm with 0.3 mm pitch. The compact packaging design is suitable for leading-edge portable handheld devices such as smartphones, tablets and SD cards where
TT electronics BI Technologies has developed a line of single-and dual-digital rotary encoders. Designated the EN08 Series, the RoHS-compliant rotary encoders feature an 8-mm design with options of a
Akustica, Inc. announced a new single-chip digital MEMS microphone for high-quality voice applications in laptops, tablets and netbook PCs. The AKU230 leverages Akustica’s patented
Silicon Laboratories Inc. introduced a family of crystal oscillators (XOs) and voltage-controlled XOs (VCXOs) designed to minimize jitter and design complexity for a range of applications up to 250 MHz. The Si51x XO/VCXO family offers
Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control solutions, now offers a new series of small footprint, low current consumption oscillators for small and portable devices. The F100 HCMOS oscillator family is
Stackpole Electronics released the RNV Series of axial leaded metal film resistors. The series has a standard ¼-Watt body size and is able to handle voltages up to
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announced the latest addition to its solder-in filter product line, .400" diameter mounting with high temperature construction able to withstand 300°C installation. This new filter offers
TDK-EPC has developed a TDK multilayer ferrite coil (MLZ2012-H Series) in case size EIA 2012 with a rated current that is 2.5 times higher than existing products, according to the company. With a current capability of up to 700 mA at 1.0 µH and dimensions of
AVX Corporation offers the ability to clamp transients and filter EMI at a significantly higher voltage with the expansion of its Transguard multilayer varistor series. Designed for
On the 25th anniversary of the controller area network (CAN) interface standard, we talk to Jean Anne Booth and Scott Monroe of Texas Instruments about CAN and what it means to the industry today as well as into the future.
Two important factors driving future technology developments in the broadband chip industry revolve around government regulations and market forces. The "EU Code of Conduct on Energy Efficiency of Broadband Equipment" was written to
Our guest for this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox is Partha Ranganathan, a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs. In the interview he discusses Memristor technology and how HP is using it to create new nanostore memory devices.