iPhone 6 Chips & Components Revealed Articles 9/23/2014 80 comments A gadget repair company called iFixit, based in Melbourne, has revealed the manufacturers of many chips and other electronic components within the iPhone 6, which has boosted exposure and investor interest in these chipmakers.
Rise of the $50 Smartphone: Impact on Analog Articles 6/5/2013 48 comments In the huge markets of China, India, and Southeast Asia, very inexpensive smartphones are being sold by the millions at a price point that is putting downward pressure on analog components in general.
Toshiba begins GaN-on-Si LED production Articles 12/19/2012 3 comments Toshiba has announced that this month it will start production of white light emitting diodes intended for use by makers of general purpose and industrial lighting using Bridgelux technology.
ADC Guide, Part 11: ADC Noise – 2, SINAD, ENoB Articles 12/13/2012 Post a comment Previously in this series, we discussed about noise basics and how they affect an ADC’s output. We will continue this discussion about noise and cover Signal-to-Noise and Distortion ratio and ENoB, all commonly used specifications of an ADC.
ADI introduces two waveform generators Articles 12/11/2012 Post a comment Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced the AD9106 quad-channel, 12-bit, and the AD9102 single-channel, 14-bit, 180-MSPS waveform generators, integrating on-chip static random access memory and direct digital synthesis for complex waveform generation.
ADC Guide Part 10: ADC Noise - 1 Articles 12/8/2012 3 comments To meet system requirements, engineers need to understand the noise performance of all the analog peripherals in the signal chain, including the ADC. In this part of the article series, we will talk about the effect of noise on an ADC’s output.
There are 150 engineering schools in the state of Kerala with graduates leaving India for the allure of companies elsewhere in the world. The state of Kerala wants to keep these engineers right there in this region where they have graduated and is trying to create a “Silicon Valley” in India.
For decades, electronics product innovation has been incremental in nature, relying largely on the next generation of semiconductors to deliver performance improvement. For almost 50 years Moore’s Law has delivered 2x performance (power or cost) improvement in semiconductors every 18 months, outpacing any product or system level innovation cycle that could be achieved by even the most ambitious hardware teams. What has evolved is a “sit & wait” approach, to product innovation. However it is now clear that Moore’s law is broken, and the implications are profound for hardware designers.
You’re in a small company that needs to turn a product quick. Nobody in the company has any power supply design experience yet you need to drive LEDs from a universal (US and European) wall input voltage. What do you do?