An Electronicstalk guide
Start with the news release EASA certifies avionics unit with Altera processor from Altera, which we summarised at the time by saying "The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified a safety-critical avionics system that includes a DO-254/ED-80-certifiable version of Altera's Nios II embedded processor.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release CMOS image sensor put inside digital film camera from Cypress Semiconductor: "Cypress Semiconductor's CMOS image sensor has been designed into the 35mm Alexa digital motion-picture camera from ARRI, used to produce films including 3D movies and commercial shoots.".
In December 2010, we covered the news from Rogers - take a look at Rugged flame-retardent laminates for military PCBs which says: "Rogers has introduced XT/duroid high-performance thermoplastic laminate materials, suitable for high-frequency multilayer circuits in military, aerospace and deep-space applications.".
Take a look also at the news release from Molex, Valve connector simplifies manufacturing process, as well as VGA for wireless infrastructure transceivers from Maxim Integrated Products, and Globtek offers desktop-style power supplies from Globtek.
PLDs for low-power consumer design applications (December 2010)
Avnet Memec is offering Lattice Semiconductor's MachXO2T programmable logic devices (PLDs), which offer low-density PLD designers low cost, low power and high system integration in a single device.
Tektronix offers architecture for PCI Express 3.0 (December 2010)
Tektronix has announced an addition to what it claims is the industry's most comprehensive solution for PCI Express 3.0.
Two-channel ADC for energy-harvesting sensors (December 2010)
The MAX11645 two-channel ADC is suited for applications ranging from energy-harvesting sensors to portable consumer electronics and point-of-load monitoring in networking and computer systems.
FPGA-based frame grabbers for image acquisition (December 2010)
Stemmer Imaging can now offer what are said to be the world's fastest FPGA-based Cameralink frame grabbers from Silicon Software, which are suited as an OEM solution for image acquisition.
PFC/PWM controller targets power engineers (December 2010)
Fairchild Semiconductor is offering the FAN6920MR, an integrated critical mode PFC and quasi-resonant current-mode PWM controller.
EEPROM blocks for program and firmware storage (December 2010)
Austriamicrosystems' Full Service Foundry business unit has announced a further expansion of its non-volatile memory portfolio for its 0.35um process range.
Offline switcher IC eliminates no-load waste (December 2010)
Power Integrations has introduced the Linkzero-LP, a highly integrated offline switcher IC targeting chargers and adapters up to 3.2W for portable devices such as mobile phones and toothbrushes.
CMOS LDO regulators for low-power applications (December 2010)
Torex Semiconductor has introduced the XC6420 dual-channel CMOS LDO regulators, which are suitable for both RF and digital applications.
Tools speed 56K DSP designs to market
Tasking has announced the immediate availability of the Tasking DSP56xxx Tool Suite V3.0, featuring advanced debugging capabilities and a new integrated development environment.
Emulator gets to grips with LSI DSP designs
The ZSP-USB-JTAG emulator supports LSI Logic ZSP digital signal processor (DSP) cores and standard products.
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