Content posted in February 2008
ARM tools add support for DaVinci and OMAP35x
Articles 2/27/2008 Post a comment
The ARM RealView family of development tools will provide enhanced support for the Texas Instruments DaVinci and OMAP35x platforms, including the recently-released DaVinci TMS320DM355 digital media processor and OMAP35x processors.
RFID Essentials: An Introduction to RFID--Part II
Articles 2/26/2008 Post a comment
RFID--What is it? Here is the second segment of an excerpt from Chapter 1 of RFID Essentials. This multi-part series will take you from nuts and bolts, through challenges, all the way to adoption guidelines. This week it's the Eras of RFID.
CDR chip simplifies XFP module design
Articles 2/20/2008 Post a comment
Inphi's 3200EC is a 10-Gbit/s dual CDR with EDC engine that when coupled with its 1348TA linear TIA reduces development costs and accelerates delivery of standards-compliant 10GBASE-LRM XFP modules.
Op amp consumes 5-mA at 850-MHz
Articles 2/19/2008 Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) is touting its ADA4857 as the lowest power voltage-feedback amplifier in its class, making it ideal for densely populated, thermally sensitive instrumentation equipment that requires high-speed signal conditioning.
RFID Essentials: An Introduction to RFID--Part I
Articles 2/19/2008 2 comments
RFID--What is it? What is the technology's promise? Here is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of RFID Essentials. This multi-part series will take you from nuts and bolts, through challenges, all the way to adoption guidelines.
IR is dead; long live IR
Articles 2/16/2008 Post a comment
The simple, sometimes maligned IR link serves a useful purpose and serves it well; too bad RF gets all the attention. . . .
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Site Editor
IMEC tunes in to software defined radio
Articles 2/15/2008 Post a comment
A software-defined-radio chip design capable of speeds in excess of 100 megabits per second (Mb/s) is available for licensing from the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC; Leuven, Belgium).
Antenna chip sharpens mobile digital TV reception
Articles 2/12/2008 Post a comment
Mobile TV chipmaker Siano Mobile Silicon launched its second-generation antenna-chip product, the SMS8022, that is aimed at helping drive mass adoption of mobile digital TV (MDTV) on mobile phones, portable multimedia players, notebooks, UMPCs and accessory cards.
There’s a further cool thing you can do with a spreadsheet that most SPICEs can’t. That’s to use the spreadsheet ‘solver’ functionality to adjust component values in the search for a better-fitting circuit – or even to find a set of component values for a circuit you can’t otherwise design.
Infineon MOSFETs have been embedded into PC boards by Schweizer Electronic AG
You now need to adjust component values to achieve some system goal, such as predefined frequency response or time behaviour, and there’s no closed method for working out those values.
As a member of the electronics design community, I am angry and disappointed with the recent deaths of 346 people due to the Boeing MAX 8 design
The theoretical advantages of GaN-based power transistors are now being realized in mainstream system designs. Power supplies for data centers and telecom switching racks are two application areas where GaN transistors show significant improvement in comparison to systems using best-in-class Silicon-based Superjunction devices.