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PCI-X controller is cost-effective COTS board
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A single-board computer runs Freescale PowerPC e600 processors at clock speeds as high as 1.4-GHz. The board integrates two Gigbit Ethernet channels, two USB 2.0 ports, and two serial controllers, and flash-based firmware.
DC/DCs respond in a hurry to GSM's call for power
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Advanced Analogic Technologies' AAT1146 and AAT2512 DC/DC converters, with a fast transient response ideally suited for GSM phone applications, respond quickly to demanding load swings.
Controller card supports IEEE-488/GPIB in PXI systems
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Check out this PXI-system IEEE-488/GPIB controller card that acts as a drop-in component for existing test-and-measurement applications under Windows.
Xilinx claims fastest DDR2 SDRAM interface
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Programmable logic supplier Xilinx announced the immediate availability of a Virtex-4 FPGA-based, 667 megabit-per-second DDR2 reference design.
Port expanders store user settings in non-volatile memory
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With Cypress Semiconductor's three latest I²C port expanders, designers don't have to perform reconfiguration after each power-up. The devices are designed with a proprietary addressing algorithm that allows them to store all user settings in non-volatile memory.
WCDMA/EDGE transceiver targets multi-band mobile phones
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Infineon AG jumps into the fray of new multi-band transceviers with its SMARTi 3GE dual-mode WCDMA/EDGE radio frequency (RF) transceiver.
Low noise amps support satcom and radio systems
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Mimix Broadband, Inc. expands its product line of GaAs MMIC LNAs to cover 5 GHz to 45 GHz, with low noise performance achieving 1.7 dB.
Green Hills announces DSO solution for Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGAs
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Green Hills announces immediate availability of entire device software optimization (DSO) product line for Xilinx Virtex-4 Platform FPGAs.
Freescale adds 5-volt capable family of 8-bit HCS08 MCUs
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Freescale says its new MC9S08AW family of 8-bit MCUs is the first HCS08 core-based microcontrollers that support 5-volt industrial and automotive applications. The devices offer enhanced brown-out detection for controlled power-on reset in the event of a brown-out or power failure.
Micronas launches DSP functionality SoC for innovative TV-audio design
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Micronas makes customization and DSP code download capability available for the first time in a highly integrated audio system-on-chip platform. Also ntegrated are all the other building blocks needed to design a modern TV's audio subsystem.
Air handler delivers direct cooling to blade server racks
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Liebert's CoolFrame/XD air handling unit delivers direct cooling at the rack level for Egenera's BladeFrame EX system.
EDA product aids multi-voltage design processes
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ArchPro Design Automation announces two new products to aid with multi-voltage design processes. The two new products allow designers for the first time to verify voltage states and implement voltage states.
Collaboration developing PFC supplies for RF amp systems
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HiTek Power and e2v technologies have announced a collaborative program to develop a range of highly efficient, power-factor corrected high-voltage power supplies for use in inductive output tube RF amplifier systems.
600 MHz MPU targets automotive infotainment apps
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Renesas Technology’s newest 32-bit superscalar processor runs at 600 MHz, the highest speed yet for an SH-based MPU. Targeted applications for the new SH7785 are automotive infotainment systems and other high-performance multimedia systems that process 2D and 3D graphics.
Samsung develops fuel cell for media players
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Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. said it has developed the first prototype fuel cell for portable multimedia players with its affiliate Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT).
Power connectors support 30 amps per pin
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Samtec has introduced its PES/PET high-power board-to-board interconnect system that offers up to eight power pins rated at 30 amps per pin.
Inductors target high-frequency apps
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Stackpole Electronics has introduced three high-frequency inductor lines that target a broad range of consumer, RF and communications applications such as cell phones, GPS devices, Bluetooth products, cordless phones, PDAs and base stations.
ARM offering MCU development kit
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ARM released a microcontroller development kit said to integrate the company's RealView Compilation Tools with Keil's development environment.
Focus-On: Plug-in boards digitize analog signals
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Plug-in digitizer boards can morph your desktop PC. They can convert a PC into a lab-grade data-acquisition system, a versatile piece of test gear, or even a radio receiver.
Power MOSFET drives 80-amp auto applications
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STMicroelectronics' 40-volt STD95N04 power MOSFET is rated at 80 amps for automotive applications.
Dual barrier strips free up board space
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Tyco Electronics has introduced a line of high-rise, dual-barrier strips for PC-board mounted applications. The unique high-rise design allows for space-saving dual-level wire entry on congested PC-boards.
Audio power amplifiers for digital TVs boast efficiency
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Texas Instruments Inc.'s Class-D audio power amplifiers are said to feature an easy-to-use layout and low electromagnetic interference to speed the design cycle of medium- and large-screen digital televisions.
Agilent claims faster extraction through IC-CAP
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Calling it a major breakthrough in device modeling speed and efficiency, Agilent Technologies said device modeling engineers are reporting extraction flow improvements of up to 50 percent when using the new modeling algorithms and data interface in the company's Integrated Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program.
8-bit MCU packs 32 KB of SRAM and 256 KB of flash
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STMicroelectronics 8-bit uPSD3400 Turbo Plus microcontroller series is now available with 32 Kbytes on-chip SRAM. The devices also integrate 256 Kbytes of flash memory, USB 2.0 full-speed as well as other interfaces and peripherals.
ARM-9 based MCU packs vector floating-point coprocessor
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Targeting embedded applications, Philips has launched its 90-nm ARM-9 based MCU. Integrated into the 32-bit chip is a vector floating-point coprocessor and USB On-The-Go. Another feature is the ability to operate in ultra-low-power mode down to 0.9V.
MIPS64-based processors target intelligent networks
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Cavium Networks has beefed-up its line of single and dual core MIPS64-based processors. The 64-bit processors target networking, wireless, control and storage applications.
Israeli firm introduces single-chip wireless modem
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Israeli fabless semiconductor company Provigent Inc. has introduced ProviBand, a technology that enables point-to-point systems based on Provigent’s PVG310 single-chip modem.
USB drive fits in wallet
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Israeli startup Walletex has developed the world’s first credit card-sized wallet flash drive, called Wallet Flash.
Philips MCU delivers 200 MHz, USB OTG and low power
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Priced at under $8 in volume quantities, the LPC3180 is among the earliest standard-part 32-bit MCUs to be based on an ARM9 core.
LVDS PHYs drive data rates of 400-Mbits/s in extreme environments
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Aimed at automotive, industrial and military applications, National Semiconductor's LVDS PHYs are designed to drive signals through cable harnesses in systems operating in high-temperature environments.
Slim DIN supplies pack more power
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XP Power says its DNR family of slimline DIN-rail power supplies for factory automation and industrial process control have higher power density than competing supplies.
DESIGN TOOLS: Multivolt design gets support
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Chip designers are increasingly turning to multivoltage designs for power management, but tool support has been lacking. Startup ArchPro Design Automation Inc. plans to change that this week, rolling out capabilities to enable multivoltage equivalence checking and multivoltage synthesis.
Maxim overvoltage protection circuits operate from 5.5V to 72V
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Maxim introduces the MAX16010-MAX16014 overvoltage protection circuits designed for systems with high transient voltages as found in automotive, industrial, and telecommunication applications. The devices operate from 5.5 V to 72 V
Mapper provides key packet processing capabilities for last mile Ethernet access
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PMC-Sierra has developed PM4390 ARROW M8xFE, its second generation data mapping device that delivers standards-based OAM features that carriers require for mainstream adoption of Ethernet in the last mile access.
Throughput drives 32-bitter's design
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Atmel Corp. has developed a high-performance 32-bit RISC processor core with an instruction-set architecture de- signed from the ground up to increase computational throughput per cycle.
VIDEO GRAPHICS: Mobile TV may outpace 3-D offerings in handsets
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In the race to pack advanced media features into cellular phones, 3-D graphics for gaming is lagging while mobile TV is gaining. At least, that's the view from graphics chip maker ATI Technologies Inc. (Markham, Ontario), which today will announce devices in both areas.
Freescale claims compound MOSFET progress
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Freescale Semiconductor Inc. said it has developed the industry's first gallium arsenide (GaAs) metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET). Amongst other enhancements the development could change analog-to-digital conversion, Freescale (Austin, Texas) claimed.
Sharp shifts focus to larger, HD displays
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Full-high-definition TVs could have accounted for as much as 60 percent of Sharp Corp.'s large TV sales in Japan during 2005 if the company had been able to meet surging demand.
PWM controllers for VR11 apps tout highest accuracy
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Intersil Corporation's family of PWM controllers for Intel VR11 applications claims the industry’s highest accuracy.
Current transducer touts high accuracy
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American Aerospace Controls said its 1070 Series AC current transducer provides superior accuracy over an extended frequency range from 20 Hz to 2 KHz.
Precision voltage reference fits in 2 x 2-mm package
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Linear Technology Corp. claims to have developed the first precision series voltage reference that is available in a 3-lead, 2 x 2-mm DFN package.
Three-terminal capacitors reduce component count
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Syfer Technology offers an extended range of RoHS-compliant, X2Y three-terminal capacitors for decoupling and EMI suppression.
Cell phone LCD display is sunlight readable
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Samsung has developed a 1.72-inch super-reflective (SR) LCD screen that can be read easily outdoors even when the sun is shining brightly. It offers a reflectance rate three times that of qqVGA-resolution mobile displays.
Linear actuators simplify assembly
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Del-Tron has introduced the DL series of linear actuators that offer a compact design, simple assembly and long life.
AnalogicTech offers a USB battery charger IC with integrated charge reduction circuit
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AnalogicTech has introduced a highly integrated battery charger IC designed to operate from USB port inputs. The AAT3688 features an innovative charge reduction loop that reduces charge time by automatically monitoring the USB port voltage and dynamically adjusting the current while the battery is charging.
Low-power Eclipse II FPGAs available in tiny BGA package
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Designed for battery-powered handheld systems, QuickLogic is packaging its low-power Eclipse II FPGAs in a tiny 8-mm x 8-mm BGA.
PoE controller can be powered from AC adapter
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National Semiconductor says its LM5071, for power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications, is the industry's first single-chip PD controller with DC/DC converter that can be powered from alternative sources such as an AC adapter.
15MBd optocouplers offer 250% higher CMR rating for industrial apps
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Fairchild has developed single- and dual-channel optocouplers that deliver a 25-KV/µs minimum common-mode noise rejection (CMR) rating, a high bandwidth data rate of 15-Mbits/s, and low-power consumption—features that make the devices well-suited for industrial control applications.
Real-time Java comes to real-time distributed objects
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PrismTech has just announced the v1.0 GA release of its OpenFusion RTOrb Java Edition product designed to bring distributed real-time CORBA middleware to the real-time Java world.
8-MHz buck regulator suits ultra-thin portables
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1/26/2006   Post a comment
Micrel says its MIC2285 is the industry’s first 8-MHz, 500-mA synchronous buck regulator for portable applications. As such, the regulator, working off a 2.7- to 5.5-volt input, is suited for space-sensitive applications including ultra-thin cell phones, PDAs, GPS systems, digital cameras, and portable media players.
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