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Frequency Flexible CMOS Octal Clock Generators Include On-Chip VCXO

November 9, 2010 12:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. introduced what it asserts is the industry’s most frequency flexible in-circuit programmable CMOS clock generators. The new Si5350/51 octal clock generators with on-chip voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (VCXOs) replace

Signal Generators Feature Simplicity, Portability, Modularity and RF Performance

November 9, 2010 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex announced its S-Series RF signal generator family touting simplicity, portability, modularity, and RF performance at an attractive price. The first in the series is the SGA analog RF signal generators. They are compact and lightweight with

Multicore DSPs Tout 10 GHz Performance with Combined Fixed and Floating Point Capabilities

November 9, 2010 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced its newest digital signal processor (DSP), the TMS320C66x, and four scalable C667x devices. Built with multiple 1.25 GHz DSP cores, it is said to be the industry’s first 10 GHz DSP with

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Ultracapacitors Target RAID Back-up, Smart Grid, Portable and Handheld Electronics

November 5, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Tecate Group announced the newest members of the PowerBurst family of cylindrical, radial leaded ultracapacitor cells. The new TPLE Series is 100 percent RoHS compliant, and offers extended operating temperature up to 85°C. Capacitance values range from

SBC Targets Low-Power Apps

November 1, 2010 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on Intel’s latest Atom E6XX processor, the ACR301 responds to the growing requirement for embedded computing solutions that consume minimal power and dissipate minimal heat.

Triple-Mode Transistors Show Potential

November 1, 2010 7:06 am | News | Comments

Rice University research that capitalizes on the wide-ranging capabilities of graphene could lead to circuit applications that are far more compact and versatile than what is now feasible with silicon-based technologies.

Audio Hub Solution Enables HD Audio

October 28, 2010 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics plc has introduced WM8958 audio hub solution, designed to enable high definition (HD) audio in portable multimedia applications, such as smartphones, tablet computers, eBooks and navigation devices. When combined with

Digital MEMS Microphones Tout Crystal-clear Audio

October 28, 2010 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics plc has officially launched its next-generation digital silicon micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) microphones, the WM7210 and the WM7220. These MEMS microphones offer

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LTE Security Gateway Enhances Firewall and IPsec Tunneling

October 25, 2010 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

The RadiSys LTE SEG is a high performance IPsec tunneling and firewall network element with 10-15 Gbps of throughput for up to 5x performance improvement over current solutions in a fully redundant 2U system.

Single-core, Floating-point DSP Asserted to be Industry’s Fastest

October 19, 2010 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the C6A816x Integra DSP + ARM generation of processors which feature what are said to be the industry’s fastest single-core floating- and fixed-point DSP performance (up to 1.5 GHz) and the fastest single-core ARM Cortex-A8 core with performance up to

Microprocessors Offer Highest-performing Single-core ARM Cortex-A8, Extreme System Integration

October 19, 2010 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments expanded its portfolio of Sitara ARM microprocessors (MPUs) with new AM389x Sitara MPUs that offer the industry’s highest-performing, single-core ARM Cortex-A8 with performance at up to 1.5 GHz. These MPUs also integrate peripherals that make them suitable for single-board computers, gateways, routers

Wind River Linux 4 debuts

October 18, 2010 7:27 am | News | Comments

Wind River introduces its fourth-generation commercial embedded Linux platform based on the recently released Linux 2.6.34+ kernel with cross-compiling toolchains GCC 4.4, EGLIBC 2.11 and GDB 7.

Graphene Enables Triple-Mode Single-Transistor Amplifier

October 14, 2010 7:49 am | News | Comments

Triple-mode, single-transistor amplifiers based on graphene -- the one-atom-thick form of carbon that recently won its discoverers a Nobel Prize -- could become key components in future electronic circuits.

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Developing Touchscreen Hardware for the Future

October 13, 2010 7:11 am | by Jon Kiachian, Atmel (www.atmel.com) | Articles | Comments

Consumers are continuing to look for touch apps with better battery life, faster response time, precise touches, grip suppression, and palm rejection on mobile Internet devices and Netbook screens.

NEMS Computer Switches Handle Heat that Renders Transistors Useless

October 13, 2010 5:43 am | News | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have made electromechanical switches – building blocks of circuits - that can take twice the heat that renders electronic transistors useless.

Grants Fund New Nanoelectronics Research at NSF Centers

October 12, 2010 9:45 am | News | Comments

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world’s leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, joined today with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund $2 million in supplemental grants for nanoelectronics research.

iPad Unit Conversion App Serves Scientists, Engineers, Technicians, and Students

October 11, 2010 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

AppoTize announced the release of the iPad application Convert2 – TechPro for iPad, a professional unit conversion program for scientists, engineers, technicians and students

Pseudo SRAMs Target Embedded Apps

October 11, 2010 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting embedded applications in areas such as wireless, industrial, and automotive, Integrated Silicon Solution, a leader in advanced memory solutions, added 64Mb and 32Mb densities to their line of Pseudo SRAMs.

Device Controller IP Core Certified for SuperSpeed USB 3.0

October 11, 2010 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

The silicon intellectual property (IP) provider Evatronix announced its high performance SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Device Controller IP core has been officially certified by USB Implementers Forum

Color PMOLED Suits Mobile Hand Held Applications

October 7, 2010 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSD’s 0.95” Full Color PMOLED is suitable for mobile hand held applications. It features a 96 x 64 resolution and is approximately 2 mm thick. Additional features include a high contrast ratio of 2000:1 and 65K colors. This compact display has

Fixed Output Step-Down Switching Voltage Regulator Provides Desirable Transient Response

October 7, 2010 7:57 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5358 is a step-down switching voltage regulator that delivers a fixed output from an input voltage supply of 2.7 V to 5.5 V. Using a proprietary architecture with

VNA Features Four-Port 110 GHz Single-Sweep Solution for Millimeter-Wave Measurements

October 7, 2010 6:20 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. Introduced a 67 GHz PNA-X Series vector network analyzer (VNA). The new N5247A 67 GHz PNA-X allows engineers, working up to 67 GHz, to work with the company’s single-connection, multiple-measurement, PNA-X platform. This makes

Hardware virtualization and multicore CPUs featured at electronica 2010

October 7, 2010 4:37 am | News | Comments

International semiconductor manufacturers will present multicore CPUs and associated virtualization software and design approaches at the electronica 2010 trade fair to be held from November 9 to 12 at the Munich Trade Fair Center.

Multi-core Virtual Machine Supports ARM Processors

October 6, 2010 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atego announced the release of Aonix Perc Ultra SMP 5.4 with new support for concurrent multi-processor Garbage Collection (GC) technology atop ARM multi-core processors.

MicroTCA Platform Includes Four Double-width Full-size AdvancedMC Modules

October 4, 2010 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron introduced its MicroTCA platform OM6040D, which is designed for up to four high-end AdvancedMCs and features a 10 Gbit/s Ethernet switched backplane enabling high data flow rates. In the maximum configuration with 4x Kontron AM5030 processor modules, the 5U platform

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