Content posted in March 2008
CTIA: TI integrates GPS with Bluetooth, ULP and FM
Articles 3/31/2008 Post a comment
Texas Instruments has leveraged its Digital RF Processing (DRP) technology to integrate assisted GPS (A-GPS) capability with Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, ULP and FM to lower power and space requirements on handsets starting in the $70 to $100 range.
Don't be "mis-LED" by LED simplicity
Articles 3/29/2008 1 comment
The easy-to-use, versatile LED now has a large selection of choices for driver ICs, which is both very good and somewhat bad.
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Site Editor
Legend Silicon powers aigo's new USB HDTV receiver
Articles 3/28/2008 Post a comment
Legend Silicon has partnered with China's aigo to create a revolutionary new product for viewing high definition television anywhere at any time. The USB
Dongle will enable Chinese consumers to view
terrestrial high definition television being programmed by China Central Television.
Digital signal controllers integrate 16-bit audio DAC module
Articles 3/26/2008 Post a comment
Microchip Technology announced six 28- and 44-pin 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers with a dual-channel, 100-ksps, 16-bit audio DAC module for price- or size-conscious embedded system designers who require improved audio performance or wish to add audio playback to existing embedded applications.
PCB Piezotronics : Preamplifier suits high-temp. applications
Articles 3/25/2008 Post a comment
PCB Piezotronics has released the HT426E01 preamplifier, designed to overcome high temperature testing challenges associated with NVH powertrain and vehicle underhood testing applications, and to broaden options for NVH test engineers collecting acoustic data in high temperature areas.
Why Blu-ray won
Articles 3/22/2008 3 comments
Maybe it was not marketing muscle or technical specs that tipped the balance in favor Blu-ray. . . .Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Site Editor
Fail-safe gyro sensors targets high-reliability applications
Articles 3/20/2008 Post a comment
Austrian fabless chip vendor SensorDynamics has introduced two angular rate sensors which integrate monitoring circuitry at chip and module level. This double safety enables designers to use them in automotive applications as well as in other application areas where very high levels of resilience and safety are a requirement.
RDS receivers enhanced for portable, in-car navigation devices
Articles 3/19/2008 Post a comment
Silicon Labs has expanded its broadcast audio portfolio to include two radio data system (RDS) receivers that meet the growing demand to couple RDS traffic message channel and open data applications with static GPS navigation maps to dynamically route drivers around traffic anomalies.
These days, I often code design equations for filter circuits directly into sequences of Excel cells
The introduction of the solar boat is necessary to preserve our planet, which is mainly covered by water; the autonomous drive option is a pleasant alternative
Leading up to APEC have been a slew of new introductions by various suppliers. I wanted to highlight some of that here on Planet Analog for your information
Could a 16-bit SAR converter application reach a dynamic range of 125 dB at 600 kSPS?
My ‘gut feel’ as an Electronics Engineer tells me that the need for more adequate and intensive pilot training is a strong possibility