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Miniature DC/DC step-down regulator features ultra-low noise and quiescent current standby mode
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
Micrel has announced the MIC2205, a high frequency, small size dc/dc step-down regulator featuring an ultra-low noise and extremely low quiescent current standby mode.
Self-contained synchronous hybrid rectifierclaims to be an industry first
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
NIS6111 is a self-contained synchronous hybrid rectifier from ON Semiconductor.
RF front-end module, PA for WLANs
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
The SE2523L power amplifier and SE2550 RF front-end module are available for 802.11b/g wireless LAN (WLAN) designs.
ATCA packet processing blade
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
The KatanaPPB is an AdvancedTCA packet processing blade that features up to six PowerPC processors.
Aeroflex flexes multi-standard cellphone test muscles
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Like the voracious Pac Man arcade monster (remember him?), test instrumentation house Aeroflex is gobbling up acquisitions---and is changing the name of one of its recently acquired holdings. As it does so, the company is also rolling out an advanced cellular test product for next-generation cellphone makers and implementers.
V6 Automation Tools Speed SOC and Embedded System Design by 'Several Orders of Magnitude'
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
New Compiler, Instruction-Set Simulator Make it Easier, Faster to Design With Configurable Processors than Custom Logic
Taiwan consortium readying new memory card format
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
The MultiMedia Card Association and a Taiwanese consortium that's trying to launch a new memory card format have "agreed in principle" to cooperate on technology and marketing initiatives.
TI's fully-differential amps push A/D converters to 100 MHz
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Review: Texas Instruments Inc.'s (TI) next-generation differential amplifiers for driving high-speed analog-to-digital converters (A/D converters) up to 100 MHz tout low noise and distortion and fast settling time.
Fujitsu hat keinen Spaß mehr an Plasma-Displays
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Trotz einer robusten Nachfrage erwägt Fujitsu den teilweisen oder gar vollständigen Rückzug aus dem Geschäft mit Plasma-Displays. Dabei war Fujitsu das erste Unternehmen, das erfolgreich in die Massenfertigung von Plasma-Displays eingestiegen war.
Analog Devices claims audiophile sound for its Class-D amplifier entry
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Class-D amplifiers are well known for their space- and heat-saving advantages. They've seldom won accolades for sound quality. ADI's new devices are optimized for thin TVs and car audio systems, and claim best-in-class audio performance.
Altera erleichtert Migration von FPGA auf ASIC
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Entwicklung und Prototypenfertigung mit FPGA, Großserienfertigung mit ASIC: unter Kostengesichtspunkten eine Lösung, von der so manches Unternehmen träumt, wären da nicht die Probleme beim Umstieg von FPGA auf ASIC. Mit einer neuen Familie strukturierter ASICs will der Hersteller Altera diese Probleme lösen.
Texas Instruments Delivers Industry's First Integrated Single-Chip Solution for Mobile Phones to Nokia
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments delivers the industry's first single-chip mobile phone solution based on the company's Digital RF Processor (DRP) technology to Nokia. The collaboration between the two companies will enable Nokia to incorporate this innovative technolgy into future phones to offer more cost-effective advanced handsets, especially in high-volume entry markets.
New RF front ends optimize size and power for Wi-Fi
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
SiGe Semiconductor, Inc. enables embedded Wi-Fi capability in portable consumer electronics
RF transceivers feature MIMO mode to support pre-802.11n and smart-antenna applications
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
The MAX2828/MAX2829 from Maxim are the first single-chip, SiGe-based 802.11a/g transceivers.
Getting Wireless Video in Focus: A new WLAN chipset is designed specifically to handle the challenges of video
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Focused on ensuring quality of service, link stability, and standards compliance, the engineers at ViXS Systems created their own WLAN chipset to team with their video processor.
Rack-mount monitor adjusts brightness up to 1,000 nits
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
To compensate for changing ambient light, CyberResearch Inc. has developed a new 15-in. rack-mount monitor with an 8-level light sensor and circuits that adjust monitor brightness up to 1,000 nits. The sun-bright MRA 15SA monitor is designed for areas lit by windows or skylights, where ambient light varies with weather and time of day.
Relay simplifies circuit breaker control
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
The new Series 24 Control Switch Relay (CSR) from Electroswitch provides both manual and supervisory control of power circuit breakers, and allows for the automation of virtually any breaker control switch function.
Adapter supports board upgrades without rework
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Aries Electronics offers a new adapter that enables designers to replace a 132-pin PQFP package IC with the newer 144-pin TQFP without the need for a board redesign or rework. The top of the new Aries adapter reroutes the pinout of the 144-pin device, such as the Motorola DSP56002, to make it compatible with the 132-pin device footprint on the existing PC-board.
USB connector gets more power
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
FCI's new USB+Power connector system combine standard USB contacts with additional power contacts to address applications where power requirements exceed the capabilities of standard USB. This configuration provides an additional 3 amps (A) of current-carrying capacity beyond the 1 A supported by standard USB.
Nifty mini data-acq pods talk USB
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
National Instruments is kicking up portable USB-based data-acq and control a notch or two. NI's latest data-acq pods dish up eight channels of 12-bit or 14-bit analog input capability, and pack two analog outputs, 12 digital I/O lines, and a counter. Both draw operating power from the USB bus. eeProoductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn offers his notes, along with NI's.
Littelfuse expands TVS diode family
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Now offering a full range of power ratings and package styles for its TVS diode product portfolio, Littelfuse, Inc. has expanded the line with the introduction of 400- and 1500-watt (W) versions. The new 400-W parts are available in both axial leaded (DO-41) and surface mount (DO-214AC) packages. A new 1500-W version in a surface mount package (DO-214AB) is also available.
Fairchild jams features in low-power load switches
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Expanding its suite of load switch technology for ultra-portable solutions, Fairchild Semiconductor today announced the first in a series of IntelliMAX integrated low-power load switches targeting portable battery-powered applications.
Sony to boost Playstation production
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. intends to boost monthly production of its Playstation Portable to 3 million units by the end of the year.
On-line 2 and 3kVA UPS protects telecom, lab, and computer-based equipment
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Falcon Electric a provider of single-phase on-line Uninterruptible Power Systems, introduces on-line, sinewave 2 and 3kVA UPSs to protect your telecom and lab equipment as well as computer-based LAN and WAN systems.
ARM7 MCU family touts full range of flash
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has joined the growing number of microcontroller chip vendors that offer general purpose MCUs based on the 32-bit ARM7 Thumb extension debug module multiplier interface core (ARM7TDMI).
Inductors offer low DCR values, power savings for DC/DC converters
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Vishay adds to IHLP family of high-current, surface-mount inductors that feature saturation currents up to 40 A, typical DCR values down to 3.0 milli-ohms, and a 1.8-mm height profile.
Quad-voltage tracker/sequencer ensures proper system power-up/-down operation
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Maxim introduces an EEPROM-programmable, quad-voltage power supply tracker/sequencer. It monitors four voltages and ensures proper power-up and power-down conditions for systems requiring voltage tracking and/or sequencing.
Specialist transducers feature a temperature range of up to 400°C
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
The XTEH-7L-190 (M) Series of pressure transducers from Kulite is an ideal solution for specialist applications such as turbine engine testing.
Quad sequencer/tracker keeps key parameters in mind
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' MAX6876 is an EEPROM-programmable, quad-voltage power supply tracker/sequencer that allows the designer to store key system parameters such as voltage thresholds, slew rates, over-current limits, and desired timing schemes. Programming is through an I2C interface.
Inductors feature saturation currents up to 40 amps
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has once again expanded its IHLP family of high-current, surface-mount inductors. This time with a new series of low-profile, surface-mount inductors that feature saturation currents up to 40 amps (A) and typical direct current resistance (DCR) values as low as 3.0 mΩ in a compact 2525 package with a 1.8-mm height.
Ganged potentiometers offer small size, flexibility
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced two new series of 9-mm multi-ganged potentiometers with an ultra-compact module, measuring 0.375 in. x 0.75 in. (9.52 x 11.35 mm). These new devices also offer designers greater flexibility with the availability of variable standard and custom models.
WAN interface software
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
The Trunk Management Software package has been unleashed for voice-over-IP (VoIP) equipment designs.
Socket preserves performance of 60-W BGA devices
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
Ironwood Electronics has developed a new high-performance socket, the SG-BGA-61450, that enables designers to socket 60-watt, 1521 BGA devices without performance loss while using a minimal amount of board space. Designed to socket 1.0-mm pitch, 40 x 40-mm body ICs, the new 6.5 GHz bandwidth sockets easily support very dense BGA stacked devices by utilizing a high performance conductive elastomer contactor.
Electrical SFP transceiver fully interchangeable with optical modules
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
Designed to comply with the Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) industry-standard multi-source agreement (MSA), the new SFP-155E electrical transceiver from ITT Industries, Cannon delivers full duplex STM-1 electrical (155 Mbit/s) SDH transport over coaxial cables. The hot pluggable module is also fully interchangeable with STM-1 optical SFP modules.
Three professional societies sponsor second annual conference on Power Electronics for Distributed and Cogeneration
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
The AIChE, IEEE, and SME have endorsed the second annual conference on Power Electronics for Distributed and Cogeneration (PEDAC '05).
BTL power amp and multi voltage regulator support car radio apps
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
A combination of a quad Bridge-Tied Load (BTL) power amplifier, a multiple voltage regulator and a power switch from Philips Semiconductor supports the complete power supply and audio amplifier requirements in low and mid-end car radio applications.
Gas-Filled Relay takes worry out of high voltage
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
GIGAVAC, a provider of high voltage relays, announces a completely sealed single-pole 70 kV relay. It's filled with SF6 gas for low leakage and high current capacitive discharge switching.
Technology extends battery life for portable consumer electronics
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
Elpida's innovative Super Self Refresh (SSR) technology achieves a 95% reduction in self refresh current to extend the battery life for portable consumer electronics.
Media processors tout audio content creation
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
BridgeCo.'s newest media processor chips are said to offer more audio channels and more interface options for audio interface system designers.
Transceiver targets 4x Fibre Channel Applications
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
New optical transceiver chipset and reference design from Analog Devices supports both gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel data rates up to 4.25 Gbps
Modular Microwave Radios Combine TDM and IP Services
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
ADTRAN's new TRACER 6000 family enables network growth with both integrated and split system configurations
Extended current range SCRs offered in SOT-223 package
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
Central Semiconductor Corp has released a series of SCRs with an extended current range of 2.0 A and 4.0 A both in a SOT-223 package. The CS223-2M and CS223-2N SCRs are rated to 2.0 A while the CS223-4M and CS223-4N devices are rated to 4.0 A.
Pi-Filter D-Sub connectors deliver a high level of EMI and RFI protection at high frequencies
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
Deltron AG, based in Switzerland, offers the D*Pi range of Pi-Filter D-Sub connectors, which deliver outsatnding EMI and RFI protection at high frequencies.
Video and graphics processor targets C4I applications
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
Radstone Embedded Computing announces the Octegra3, a flexible, high performance, cost-effective and rugged video and graphics processor targeting C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Intelligence) applications.
TAOS light-to-voltage converters come in 4-pin TMB surface-mount package
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. (TAOS) is offering two of its light-to-voltage converters in a new package — a 4-pin transfer-molded board (TMB) surface-mount package.
Toward a new definition of consumer
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1/19/2005   Post a comment
Steve Ohr returned from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with some ideas decidedly biased ideas about what's driving our business. Forget about flat screen TVs, he says, forget about home theater. The ultimate consumer entertainment device will be ... your cell phone.
Backup system powers remote sites via landline
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1/19/2005   Post a comment
Valere Power's Line Power Solutions family extends battery backup from a centralized source to a remote location via unused telephone lines to support "triple-play" voice, video, and data service offerings and wireless access points.
RapidIO reference book, white paper reveal connectivity details
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1/19/2005   Post a comment
A new 380-page book and white paper are available detailing various aspects of RapidIO interconnect/communications technology. Providing a detailed description of RapidIO applications in several types of systems, the book is billed as the first such comprehensive reference.
High-Speed USB 2.0 added to FPGA development board
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1/19/2005   Post a comment
Orange Tree Technologies adds High Speed USB 2.0 to their Xilinx Spartan-3 FPGA development board to achieve bandwidth of 40MBps.
Mini USB board bridges to I2C bus
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1/19/2005   Post a comment
These days, USB impacts everything from memory sticks to test-and-measurement and data-acq. Here's a new product from Saelig that can help you use and embed USB in your next instrumentation and/or data acquisition and control project. The mini interface board comprises a straightforward way to get a drop-in 12-Mbits/s USB interface with your host PC, providing a 5-pin connector for 90-kbit/s I2C serial interfacing.
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