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Digital Blocks expands its video signal and image processing IP core family
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1/31/2012   1 comment
New FPGA/ASIC cores include a color space converter, chroma resampler, CCIR BT.656 encoder and decoder, and system-level IP for RGB-to-CCIR 601/656 conversion...
Wideband I/Q demodulator improves receiver performance
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
Linear Technology announces the LTC5585, an ultrawide bandwidth direct conversion I/Q demodulator that supports new generation wideband LTE multimode receivers’ and digital pre-distortion (DPD) receivers’ bandwidth requirements.
QuickLogic introduces Background Color Compensator (BCC) technology for Pico Projectors
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
Background Color Compensator (BCC) technology adapts projected content for best viewability based on the color of the projection surface.
Analog Devices’ FMC boards support Xilinx’s Targeted Design Platforms
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
ADI’s A/D and D/A converter FPGA mezzanine cards include all HDL code and device drivers for easy integration with multiple generations of Xilinx FPGAs.
Ruggedized SSD offers 200 GB of capacity
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
SSD meets MIL-STD-810 while achieving sustained read/write reads of 280 MB/sr.
Waveform analyzer plug-in smokes at 50 GHz/32 Gbps so engineers can stay cool
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Agilent 86108B module for 86100C/D scope has jitter below 50 fsec, targets highest-speed Ethernet, optical, Fibre Channel links
TI launches ZigBee Smart Energy system-on-chip with ARM Cortex-M3 processor
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has launched a system-on-chip that integrates an IEEE 802.15.4 2.4GHz Zigbee radio, an ARM Cortex-M3 processor, dedicated Smart Energy (SE) 2.0 hardware security acceleration and enough flash and RAM to run the ZigBee IP stack and SE2.0 profile for smart grid and remote sensor applications.
RISC Computer-on-Module with ARM-based Cortex-A8 Series processor
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
Advantech’s ROM-1210 Computer-on-Module (COM) integrates an ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz Freescale i.MX53 series and an ultra-low power SoC and intensive I/O solution chips.
AMC boards with highest speed TI DSPs target high-performance DSP and wireless apps
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
CommAgility's AMC-2C6678 and AMC-2C6670 DSP boards are now shipping with the fastest versions of the high-performance TMS320C6678 and TMS320C6670 digital signal processors (DSPs) from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).
ST unveils industry-first car door controller IC with integrated window control
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1/28/2012   3 comments
STMicroelectronics claims that their L99DZ80 car door controller IC is the market’s first multi-functional door-zone driver with an integrated electric-window control.
Avago amplifier cleans signal quality and drops power usage
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1/28/2012   Post a comment
Avago Technologies announced a high-gain, high-linearity power amplifier for high-data-rate applications found in 700-800 MHz cellular infrastructure equipment.
Analog front end targets femtocells and software-defined radio
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1/28/2012   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced an analog front end (AFE) for femtocell base stations and portable software-defined radio (SDR) applications.
Intersil ISL28407 precision amplifiers
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1/27/2012   Post a comment
Intersil expanded its family of precision amplifiers with 40 V low power, high ESD products that claim to provide excellent DC accuracy and noise performance.
Vishay VLMx1300 series of LEDs
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1/27/2012   2 comments
Vishay's latest ChipLEDs in white and a range of colors boast high brightness in the smallest surface-mount package.
NKK Switches Y2B series panel seal pushbuttons
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1/27/2012   Post a comment
NKK Switches launched a series of 24mm square, flush mount and tamperproof panel seal pushbutton switches for applications requiring a low-profile, yet secure and splash proof design.
Dual 3A DC/DC converter offers fault protection
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1/26/2012   Post a comment
The LT8582 from Linear Technology operates from an input voltage range of 2.5 V to 22 V with transient protection to 40 V.
Tektronix power sensors/meters speed measurements
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1/26/2012   Post a comment
Tektronix, Inc. has introduced compact RF and microwave power sensors/meters that increase measurement speed, cover a wide frequency range, and provide extensive power measurements from basic average power to pulse profiling.
Beyond adds development support for royalty-free 32-bit processors
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1/26/2012   3 comments
Trace32 debugger software development tools from Lauterbach now support the BA22 family of royalty-free microprocessor cores from processor IP licensor Beyond Semiconductor.
Analog Devices releases 3.5GHz PLL synthesizers
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1/26/2012   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has released two new PLL synthesizers-- ADF4151 and ADF4196--for applications such as communications infrastructure base-stations, pulse and Doppler radar applications, test and instrumentation equipment, microwave point-to-point systems, PMR (professional mobile radio), VSATs (very small aperture terminals) and aerospace systems.
Samplify Systems announces APAX application acceleration technology
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
Accelerate application performance in data centers and cloud computing, as well as FPGAs and also ASICs/SoCs and application processors used in consumer and mobile devices…
Analog Devices ADP5041 multi-output regulators
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
These multi-output regulators with supervisory and watchdog timers from Analog Devices reduce component count and increase power density and reliability.
Touchstone TS6001A and TS6001B voltage reference IC
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
Touchstone has expanded its voltage reference family with a low-power, low-dropout precision SOT-23 voltage reference IC.
ZMDI ZSSC3016 sensor signal conditioner
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1/25/2012   2 comments
ZMDI has developed a high-precision 16-bit sensor signal conditioner that provides energy-efficient high accuracy amplification and high resolution output.
Ethernet AVB development kit for open network standard automotive infotainment applications
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
Xilinx has demonstrated at the 2012 International CES the world's first FPGA-based Ethernet Audio/Video Bridging (EAVB) network implementation optimized for carrying high-speed data traffic within the automobile.
Reference design for licence-free radio microphones based on DECT
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
By taking advantage of DECT, the radio microphone design delivers higher audio quality with no interference and quadruples the range of existing radio microphone technology.
Clock oscillator has a phase noise of -100 dBc/Hz at 10Hz offset for audio equipment
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
Crystek's HCMOS Clock Oscillator family is suitable for use in applications such as DACs, ADCs, digital audio broadcasting and professional CD audio equipment.
Class-D audio amplifier exhibits power density of 3.2-W/mm-square
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1/25/2012   2 comments
STMicroelectronics has introduced a high-performance, analog class-D audio amplifier that is claiming best-in-class power density.
Test solution troubleshoots cellular networks
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1/24/2012   Post a comment
The MW8208A aims to help wireless network field technicians and engineers accurately and quickly locate the source of passive intermodulation (PIM) either in the base station antenna system or in the surrounding environment.
TI's MSP430 MCUs target next-gen single-phase metering and energy monitoring apps
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1/24/2012   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has announced the MSP430F673x/F672x family of ultra-low-power 16-bit microcontrollers.
Single/multiphase energy-measurement IC eases smart-grid transition for utility meters
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1/24/2012   Post a comment
CS548x/9x family from Cirrus Logic provides high-accuracy analog front end, internal calculation engine, and I/O
New 13U chassis cools greater than 150W per slot
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1/23/2012   Post a comment
This 16-slot forced-air conduction-cooled enclosure eases the design of 6U OpenVPX-based systems.
Anritsu analyzer offers portable accuracy
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1/23/2012   Post a comment
Anritsu Company has introduced an NBFM for its LMR Master S412E handheld analyzer that measures narrowband analog FM (NBFM) land mobile radio (LMR) system performance.
Connect One’s Nano WiReach and Nano Socket iWiFi modules bring WiFi to industries at 25% reduced cost
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1/23/2012   Post a comment
Connect One has launched commercial-grade versions of its Nano WiReach and Nano Socket iWiFi modules at a 25% cost reduction.
Front-end module boosts power and reduces energy consumption
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1/23/2012   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices, Inc. has released the RFFM6201, a 2.4GHz band single-chip Zigbee® front-end module (FEM) featuring an integrated power amplifier, low noise amplifier, and diversity switch.
Software tests high-speed compliance for real-time scopes
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1/23/2012   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has released high-speed inter-chip (HSIC) compliance test software for real-time oscilloscopes.
8GB DDR3 modules target high-end industrial PCs and servers
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1/23/2012   Post a comment
Swissbit's 8GB modules are compliant to the respective JEDEC DDR3 specifications and are supported by the latest DDR3 memory controllers.
Infineon launches MCU family based on ARM Cortex-M4
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1/23/2012   3 comments
German chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG has launched its XMC4000 family of 32-bit microcontrollers based on the Cortex-M4 core licensed from ARM Holdings plc.
Hittite advances clock generators
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1/21/2012   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corporation now offers two surface-mount packaged clock generators, the HMC1032LP6GE and the HMC1034LP6GE for cellular/4G infrastructure, fiber optic and networking applications.
Kingston Digital offers portable flash solutions
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1/21/2012   1 comment
Kingston Digital, Inc. announced several portable flash memory-based solutions for thin notebook, tablet and smartphone users.
Ultracapacitor boasts 3,000F, low ESR in rugged design
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1/20/2012   2 comments
MIL spec qualified ultracap designed for auto, transportation, alternative energy, medical, industrial, and consumer markets.
ST’s voltage-level translator supports SD 3.0 standard, enables more storage, faster speeds on portables
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1/20/2012   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics (ST) has introduced what the company claims is the industry’s first voltage-level translator compliant with the latest SD (Secure Digital) 3.0 standard.
Maxim Integrated PRoducts MAX98314 audio amplifier
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1/20/2012   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products released what it claims is the industry's first mono, 3.2W, Class D amplifier with integrated input coupling capacitors.
Vishay WSLP2512 Power metal strip resistor
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1/20/2012   3 comments
Vishay's new Power Metal Strip resistor in 2512 case size features very high 3 W power rating and extremely low resistance values down to 0.0005 O.
Avago Technologies ASMT-FJ70 and ASMT-FG70 flash LEDs
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1/20/2012   Post a comment
Avago Technologies enables thinner digital cameras with small-footprint auto-focus auxiliary flash LEDs.
STMicroelectronics STC3105 battery monitor IC
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1/20/2012   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' new monitoring device helps batteries in handhelds last longer.
Texas Instrument bq2416x ingle-cell, dual-input Li-Ion battery charger family
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1/20/2012   Post a comment
Aimed at tablets, e-readers and smartphones, TI's latest flexible battery ICs support expanding current-charge requirements for longer operation.
Allegro Microsystems A1357 sensor IC
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1/19/2012   1 comment
Allegro MicroSystems has introduced a customer programmable linear hall-effect sensor IC that features a pulse width modulated two-wire output and supports a temp range from 40°C to 150°C.
Low-power, secure 802.11n Wi-Fi module targets M2M app explosion
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1/19/2012   Post a comment
WiSeConnect from Redpine Signals, is a self-contained low-power module supporting Wi-Fi Direct, enterprise security, SEP 2.0, embedded AP and multiple host interfaces to accelerate Wi-Fi deployment for M2M connectivity.
TP5000 NTP delivers 120,000 transactions/sec.
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1/19/2012   Post a comment
TP5000 is a multi-standard source for sync supporting TDM, T1/E1 environment, PTP, NTP, and SyncE.
Xilinx announces ISE Design Suite 13.4
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1/18/2012   Post a comment
New release simplifies microcontroller-based designs; also offers enhanced debug with 2D Eye Scan and partial reconfiguration support for Artix-7 and Virtex-7 XT FPGAs
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