Friday, May 17, 2019

Assorted News: Dialog, Nissan, San Francisco, NIT

Dialog Semiconductor announces its Configurable Mixed-signal Integrated Circuit (CMIC) device with industry-leading LDO regulator performance, the SLG51000. The SLG51000 features high PSRR and lowe output voltage noise and is aimed to power camera and sensor systems.

  • Highest PSRR of 73dB at 1MHz
  • Lowest output voltage noise of 10µV rms
  • 7 channels of LDOs
  • Small 1.675mm x 2.075mm WLCSP package

Reuters: Nissan joins Tesla in saying that self-driving cars can work with no LiDAR:

"Nissan Motor Co Ltd said on Thursday it would, for now, stick to self-driving technology which uses radar sensors and cameras, avoiding lidar or light-based sensors because of their high cost and limited capabilities.

“At the moment, lidar lacks the capabilities to exceed the capabilities of the latest technology in radar and cameras,” Tetsuya Iijima, general manager of advanced technology development for automated driving, told reporters at Nissan’s headquarters.

“It would be fantastic if lidar technology was at the level that we could use it in our systems, but it’s not. There’s an imbalance between its cost and its capabilities.”

New York Times, Vox, BBC: San Francisco becomes the first US city that has banned face recognition technology by the government authorities:

"The action, which came in an 8-to-1 vote by the Board of Supervisors, makes San Francisco the first major American city to block a tool that many police forces are turning to in the search for both small-time criminal suspects and perpetrators of mass carnage."

NIT publishes a video demo of its SWIR HDR camera:


  1. Considering NIT - is that InGaAs?

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