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.
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.