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 4 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 Ė 2, SINAD, ENoB Articles 12/13/2012 Post a comment Previously in this series, we discussed about noise basics and how they affect an ADCís 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 ADCís output.
Iíve been thinking about ethics recently, but not the generic kind represented by violations like taking a company pen home. And who among us can claim to be purists? I canítóI have plenty of company pens laying around my office. And, truth-be-told, my war stories get more polished and elaborate each year. Let the stones in my glass house be unthrown.
One of the more impressive presentations of a gadget at a recent Maker Fair was a floor-mounted four-hoop device with LEDs along each hoop. The hoops were circular in shape as though they were the longitude lines on a globe. When the contraption was rotated and the LEDs driven under computer-based control, a 3D display appeared. The resolution was visibly low but at inventor shows, it is more the idea that counts than its immediate refinement.