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ASIC pioneer reinvents 3-D FPGAs
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1/29/2010   8 comments
By building a three-dimensional field-programmable FPGA with an ultra-dense anti-fuse interconnect, NuPGA claims to be able to achieve the density of an ASIC at a fraction of the cost.
Haptic piezo controller helps to "feel the touch" in touch-screen applications
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1/29/2010   Post a comment
A novel haptic solution that provides customers with an enhanced, true "touch" experience with touch screens has been introduced Maxim Integrated Products which the company claims is the industry's first fully integrated, programmable HPC (haptic piezo controller) for single-layer and multilayer piezo actuators.
Harris Stratex changes company name to Aviat Networks
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1/29/2010   Post a comment
Marking the third anniversary of the merger between the Microwave Communications Division of Harris Corporation and Stratex Networks, Inc., Harris Stratex Networks, Inc., has announced that it has changed its name to Aviat Networks, Inc.
Fujitsu joins the TRaC Partner Laboratory Programme to enhance support for companies seeking European certification
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1/29/2010   Post a comment
TRaC, the largest UK-based provider of testing, validation and certification, has announced that Fujitsu General EMC Laboratory Limited has joined the TRaC Partner Laboratory Programme, enhancing services offered to manufacturers wishing to certify products for sale in the UK and Europe.
Plextek reaches co-marketing agreement with TriQuint
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1/29/2010   Post a comment
Plextek, the Cambridge-based electronics and communications design consultancy today announced that it is cooperating with TriQuint Semiconductor, a leading RF products manufacturer and foundry services provider, on a co-marketing agreement.
Semtech expands buck converter platform 3.5-MHz, 500-mA synchronous step-down regulator
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Semtech Corp., has introduced a highly integrated 500 mA synchronous step-down (buck) regulator with the tiny size and output flexibility needed for low voltage point-of-load regulation, as well as mobile device applications.
Report: Smart meters rise to 212 million in 2014
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Deployments of smart electricity meters worldwide will rise from 76 million in 2009 to reach about 212 million in 2014, according to a new report from ABI Research.
Power Over Ethernet DIMM family offers time and cost savings
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Microsemi Corporation has released the PD67100 PoE+ module family, which integrates the company's PD69012 PoE Manager device into an easy-to-integrate dual in-line memory module (DIMM).
Reliable power-supply modules target industrial automation applications
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
A new family of power-supply modules has been designed by Harting to offer high performance and reliability in industrial automation applications.
Miniature optical finger navigation input system targets cell phones
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Avago Technologies announced a miniature optical finger navigation (OFN) input system that brings high precision cursor control to a variety of mobile and consumer electronic devices.
PTC thermistors in SMD package can be wave-soldered at up to 280 degree C
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
The SMD series of PTC thermistors announced by TDK-EPC are shipped with AEC-Q200 Rev-C qualification for use in automotive electronics applications involving frequent and rapid temperature changes.
Low-ESR solid tantalum chip capacitors feature built-in fuse
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology's TF3 Tantamount low-ESR solid tantalum chip capacitors are delivered in three molded case sizes and feature a built-in fuse for safety-critical applications.
Low-voltage ASICs target low cost apps
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
Fabless ASIC house eASIC Corp. announced the availability of two lower power device options for its eASIC Nextreme family.
Firm gets patent for FPGA-based computer architecture
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1/27/2010   1 comment
RMT announced it has been granted a patent titled "Virtual Hardware System with Universal Ports Using FPGA," which is the technology used in its Black Diamond Advanced Technology SwitchBack ultra-rugged mobile computer.
Low voltage level shifting I/O expander platform features advanced LED driver and keypad engine
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
Semtech Corp. has unveiled the SX1508 and SX1509, two next-generation low voltage level shifting I/O expanders that come in eight- and 16-channels, respectively, with an advanced LED driver and keypad engine capability.
8-pin microcontroller features 3.5 kB self-programmable flash memory
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc., has introduced a new member of the company's 8- and 14-pin PIC16F61X 8-bit PIC microcontroller (MCU) family, targeting cost-effective general-purpose applications.
High-side FET driver simplifies design of buck and buck-boost HB LED drivers
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a high-side MOSFET driver for high voltage applications which provides a low-cost solution for HB (high-brightness) LED designs that require a buck or buck-boost topology, but lack the requisite high-side MOSFET driver.
Low self-discharge rechargeable NiMH batteries target portable industrial applications
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
ANSMANN (Hoddesdon, UK) has launched the maxE/maxE+ range of long-lasting rechargeable NiMH batteries that are ideal for use in industrial portable equipment applications.
Snap-acting switch sealed to IP67 includes right-angle mount configurations
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
C&K expands its ZMS series subminiature snap-acting switch line to include right-angle mount configurations
2.0mm hard-metric interconnect system conforms to IEC 61076-4-101
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
Suyin announced the MetCon-2 series of hard-metric connectors with a 2.0mm pitch, conforming to the requirements of IEC 61076-4-101.
MegaChips licenses Forte's HLS software
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1/27/2010   1 comment
Japan-based MegaChips Corp. announced it has adopted Cynthesizer SystemC high-level synthesis (HLS) software from Forte Design Systems for its hardware and electronic system level (ESL) design needs.
Byte Paradigm announces PC-controlled logic signal source
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
Byte Paradigm launched the GP-24100, a PC-controlled USB 2.0 high speed device featuring digital pattern generator and digital data sampling capabilities.
UV LEDs provide a 10 times longer lifespan
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
The QuasarBrite UV family of LEDs announced by Lumex provide a 10 times longer lifespan, a tight beam angle, enhanced durability and up to 50 percent cost savings compared to alternative technologies, says the manufacturer.
Solution supports customizable MCU projects
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
Atmel and Micro Digital announced an out-of-the-box board support package for Atmel's AT91CAP9 starter and development kits.
Berkeley, Solido claim faster IC variation analysis
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
EDA companies Berkeley Design Automation Inc. and Solido Design Automation Inc. have validated a flow for rapid reduction in variation risk in nanometer designs at the transistor level.
3-channel power meter delivers fast measurement over 10 kHz to 40 GHz
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has added the PM2003 power meter to its family of high-quality test instruments, offering high-speed measurement capability and a wide dynamic range.
Energy efficient 2-A, 100-V Schottky bridge rectifier saves space
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Central Semiconductor Corp., has released a Schottky bridge rectifier packaged in a HD DIP case to offer a 50 percent reduction in utilized board space compared to four individual Schottky rectifiers in a SMA package.
Diversity tuner integrates two signal paths in tiny package
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' diversity tuner for ISDB-T and DVB-T automotive applications integrates two high-performance signal paths that operate from a single fractional-N synthesizer.
Wolfson takes ultra low power to a new level with world-leading DAC
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has announced the launch of the WM8912, an ultra low power DAC.
Intersil module solves difficult power supply challenges
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Aimed at satisfying a wide range of point-of-load (POL) power requirements, Intersil's scalable power module is easy to use, lowers risk, speeds time to market, provides a smaller footprint and simplifies inventory.
Step-down converter eases power design in consumer electronics
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
TI has introduced its first dual-output fully synchronous SWIFT power management IC, a 1.5-A/2.5-A converter that simplifies power design in consumer electronics with a 12-V power supply, such as a set top box or digital TV.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors LEDs enhance headlights in new Audi A8 Sedan
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
In the new Audi A8, light emitting diodes from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors are responsible for the low and high beams.
ST tailors 90V, 2A ultrasound pulser with four independent channels
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' latest low-noise ultrasound pulse controller provides four independent channels, each of which generates precisely controlled high-voltage pulses to drive piezoelectric crystals or other transducers.
Wolfson unveils ultra low power DAC
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has launched what the company claims is the world-leading ultra low power DAC designed to extend playback time, reduce system cost and enhance audio performance in portable applications, including media players, headsets, multimedia phones and navigation devices.
Apple posts record sales, profits ahead of tablet launch
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Apple Inc. blew past analysts estimates to post record quarterly sales figures in the run up to a much anticipated announcement of a novel tablet system.
High-voltage scan drivers minimize panel cost in LCD HDTVs
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Maxim's latest scan drivers integrate all logic needed for high-performance scan-driver systems.
Enhanced WEBENCH tool accelerates multi-output DC-DC power supply design
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced WEBENCH Power Architect, a design tool that allows engineers to rapidly create, model and implement multiple-output, high-performance DC-DC power supplies for an entire system.
Rail-to-rail input and output ADC driver supports high speed 16- to 18-bit SAR ADCs
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced a 33 MHz, low noise, rail-to-rail input and output ADC driver that settles to 16-bits in just 350 ns.
Deutschmann Automation brings in Innovasic chip
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Deutschmann Automation has incorporated Innovasic Semicondcutor's fido1100 Communications Controller and reference design into their Unigate IC and Unigate CL EtherNet/IP gateway products.
3-phase to 3-phase AC/AC frequency converter delivers pure sine wave output voltage
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Absopulse Electronics FTT 3K Series has introduced a rugged, modular AC/AC frequency converter system that uses microprocessor controlled, high frequency PWM technology to deliver 3-Phase, 3000 VA continuous sine-wave output power, from a 3-phase input.
Scalable power module simplifies design, lowers design risk and speeds time-to-market
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Intersil has unveiled a compact, scalable power module that provides designers an easy-to-use, general-purpose power solution that satisfies a wide range of point-of-load (POL) power requirements.
Ultracapacitors for hi-power apps lower system design cost
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
A wide range of high-power applications are being addressed by startup Ioxus, Inc. with a family of large cell prismatic electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLC) that the company claims lowers the cost for overall system designs.
NEC Electronics announces the 78K0/Ix2 LED microcontroller demonstration kit
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
NEC Electronics announces the 78K0/Ix2 LED microcontroller demonstration kit, enabling efficient and intelligent LED driver design without any additional driver ICs but the company's single flexible 78K0/Ix2 MCU.
Compact protection unit prevents damage to air-conditioning appliances
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
The A/C Guard from Sollatek can protect domestic and commercial air-conditioning equipment from all kinds of voltage fluctuations, including brownouts, overvoltages, spikes and power-back surges.
SiTel collaborates with Broadcom on combined ADSL2+, 802.11n and DECT chip
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
SiTel Semiconductor has announced that its DECT/CAT-iq technology has been integrated into Broadcom's single-chip Integrated Access Device (IAD).
National Semiconductor releases new generation of integrated power modules
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
The Simple Switcher power module family announced by National Semiconductor provides the efficiency of a synchronous switching regulator with the simplicity of a linear regulator.
Large cell ultracapacitors lower system design costs for transportation and utilities demands
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Ultracapacitor specialist, Ioxus Inc., (Oneonta, New York, USA) has launched a new family of large cell prismatic electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLC) which is targeting transportation and utility applications that are priced to be more cost effective in terms of overall system designs.
NAND: close your supplier deals, or else
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
In this Product Focus, we look at memory, specifically NAND flash and solid-state disks (SSDs).
Quartet of 600-V MOSFETs offers ultra-low RDS(on) benefits
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1/22/2010   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has released four new 600-V MOSFETs that extend its Super Junction FET technology to the TO-220, TO-220F, TO-247, and TO-263 packages.
STMicroelectronics unveils integrated high-performance low-noise ultrasound pulse controller
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1/22/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced an integrated low-noise ultrasound pulse controller that provides four independent channels, each of which generates precisely controlled high-voltage pulses to drive piezoelectric crystals or other transducers.
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