Content posted in March 2009
STMicro Mobile App Voltage-Agnostic MEMS-Based Motion Sensor
Articles 3/31/2009 Post a comment
STMicroelectronics MEMS sensors with a 3-axis accelerometer with absolute analog output for data-integrity protection in hard-disk drives, vibration monitoring and compensation, remote control, as well as motion user interfaces in mobile and gaming devices or portable media players.
Microchip DSCs take digital power control mainstream
Articles 3/30/2009 Post a comment
Emphasizing low cost, small size, low power and flexibility, Microchip's GS Series digital signal controllers is its effort to increase its share of a digital power market that it believes is going mainstream and will grow at a compound annual rate of 40 percent.
Flying car highlights design dilemma
Articles 3/28/2009 1 comment
The Terrafugia flying car, which recently had its first test flight, shows that engineering challenges are often in conflict with optimized design. . . .
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Editor
Editors' Choice: Products of the Week
Articles 3/27/2009 Post a comment
Capping off a week of continued wafer fab closings, layoffs and restructuring moves by several electronics vendors, engineers can now turn to Editors' Choice to view our top product selections that offer a silver lining in a bleak market. Check out these key products, many of which emerged from the logic/interface sector.
TriQuint rolls new driver amplifiers
Articles 3/25/2009 Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. has rolled out two new driver amplifiers, including the industry's first surface-mount technology (SMT) device for use in 40-gigabits-per-second networks.
DSP drives Broadcom's 65-nm, 10 GbE SFP+ dual-PHY chips
Articles 3/23/2009 Post a comment
Broadcom's BCM8727 dual 10 GbE SFI-to-XAUI PHY and BCM8750 dual 10 GbE SFI-to-XFI PHY are DSP-based, low-power, dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) SFP+ physical-layer (PHY) devices in 65-nm CMOS. The devices are designed to enable a low-cost fiber infrastructure upgrade path from 1 to 10 GbE.
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