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Chip market expected to slow, says Dataquest
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10/31/2000   Post a comment
San Diego -- The booming semiconductor market will gradually cool down over the next two years before sliding into recession in 2003, according to Dataquest Inc.
Transceiver juggles wireless standards
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
Motorola's RF/IF Division has a multiband, multimode, programmable digital transceiver IC that can support a plethora of next-generation wireless products, including GSM, DCS, TDMA, AMPS and GPRS cellular phones; personal digital assistants; and satellite phones.
System-on-chip ups set-top performance
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
A new system-on-chip from C-Cube Microsystems Inc. is said to enable digital time shifting, consumer product connectivity and advanced content display in digital set-top boxes.
LVDS drivers do 500 Mbits/s
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
The first in a family of low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) line drivers from Maxim Integrated Products deliver output pulse skew of less than 250 ps and data rates of 500 Mbits/ second or more.
Transistors take aim at portables
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
Two transistors from ON Semiconductor boast low saturation voltage, an aid in portable, battery-powered products.
Crystal D/A gets A/D buddy
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic Inc. has introduced a 9.7-mW audio analog-to-digital converter to complement its Crystal CS43L43 D/A converter and Cirrus' Maverick "market-specific processor," or system-on-chip.
Real-time clocks run on 1.8 volts
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
Three real-time clocks from Xicor Inc. integrate calendar and memory functions and operate from as little as 1.8 volts in various embedded applications.
Flash disk modules replace IDE drives
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
Simple Technology's solid-state flash disk modules offer a transparent design, replacing or augmenting conventional IDE hard-disk drives by leveraging from a miniature module footprint that allows the products to be used as components in the embedded systems.
ATX motherboard boosts Solano chips' performance
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
Soyo Inc. is marketing an ATX-form-factor motherboard that's said to maximize the performance of Intel Corp.'s Solano-2 chip set.
Microwave switch offers GPIB control
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
Ascor Inc. says that its Series 8000 GPIB Microwave Switch Units spring from customer requests for cost-effective solutions to high-bandwidth test requirements.
Programmable controller links to Ethernet
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
GE Fanuc Automation North America Inc.'s VersaMax SE programmable logic controller lets users solicit and send information, upload and download programs, and monitor and control devices over Ethernet.
NEC flat monitor bridges analog, digital systems
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
The NEC MultiSync LCD2010X from NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America Inc. is a 20.1-inch flat-panel desktop monitor that's said to offer virtually universal connectivity for compatibility with analog and digital standards.
IR thermometer touts accuracy of 0.1 degrees C
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
Melexis Inc. claims that its infrared thermometer module is capable of measuring to better than 0.1 degrees C.
Contract manufacturers ride chip-scale curve
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
Chip-scale packaging (CSP) has been a hot technology for years now, but it's just beginning to make a broad impact in high-volume applications. Wireless portable products are fueling demand for chip scale, prompting a growing number of semiconductor makers to turn to a number of contract electronics manufacturers that provide this compact packaging alternative.
Phone jacks come in SMT
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
Inductors tamp down EMI
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
SMT caps run for 5,000 hours
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
Boomer amp fits in tiny pack
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. has squeezed its LM4871 bridge-connected Boomer audio amplifier into a leadless lead frame package (LLP) about half the size of the small-outline package it had been using.
ZIF connectors are 1.8 mm tall with pitch of 0.5 mm
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
Side-entry type zero-insertion-force (ZIF) connectors from JST Corp., designed for flexible printed circuits and flat cable, are small enough to meet the high-density requirements of audiovisual equipment, digital cameras and other portable products.
Semtech unveils TVS array for portables
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
The latest member of Semtech Corp.'s SMF line of transient-voltage suppression (TVS) devices protects sensitive electronics from damage or latch-up due to electrostatic discharge and other voltage-induced transient events.
Plugs aid Molex connectors
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
Molex's blind-mate Micro-Fit 3.0 BMI connector system features a plug with a funnel-shaped entry that helps guide the mating receptacle for what is said to be simplified assembly.
3.3-volt VCXO can ease design of comms systems
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10/24/2000   Post a comment
MF Electronics claims that the narrow control-voltage range of its Model M6322 oscillator solves problems for designers of 3.3-volt data communications equipment.
IBM's 3Q earnings climb 20% as supply shortages eat into revenue growth
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10/17/2000   Post a comment
IBM Corp. today reported a 20% increase in third-quarter net income, which grew to $2 billion, or $1.08 per share, compared with $1.8 billion, or 93 cents a share, for the same period last year.
Chip links camera to USB
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10/17/2000   Post a comment
Micrel rolls 135-MHz op amps
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10/17/2000   Post a comment
Dual and triple operational amplifiers (op amps) from Micrel Inc. are said to draw 2.4 milliamps per op amp.
Current-feedback amps roll
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10/17/2000   Post a comment
Elantec Semiconductor Inc. has expanded its line of current-feedback amplifiers (CFAs) with two devices operating at 600 MHz and another two that work at 300 MHz.
MCU line targets control apps
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10/17/2000   Post a comment
Philips Semiconductors has added the 87LP-C769 and the 8xC554 to its family of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs).
Graphics digitizer interfaces to flat panels
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10/17/2000   Post a comment
Panstera Inc. is sampling a single-chip CMOS graphics digitizer said to provide an analog interface for flat-panel displays.
Audio codec, D/A target home theater, auto audio
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10/17/2000   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has introduced two multichannel audio devices, the AD1836 coder/decoder and the AD1833 digital-to-analog converter.
ARM-based SoC targets multimedia apps
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10/17/2000   Post a comment
The LH79531 from Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas is a 32-bit, ARM7-based system-on-chip (SoC) intended to provide high-end color LCD capabilities for portable multimedia devices.
AMD embedded processor line hits 550 MHz
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10/17/2000   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices has launched two Socket 7- and Super7-compatible E86 embedded processor families, both manufactured on 0.18-micron process technology and available in 321-pin grid array (PGA) packaging.
TI wraps up Burr-Brown line of multichannel A/Ds
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10/17/2000   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. has rolled out the last in a series of four pin-compatible A/D converters from Burr-Brown.
TriQuint adds 4 x 4 crosspoint switch
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10/17/2000   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor's 4 x 4 crosspoint switch has a data rate of 2.7 Gbits/second per port, peak-to-peak jitter of under 25 ps, output rise and fall times of less than 150 ps and channel-to-channel propagation delay skew of less than 100 ps.
Atmel offers secure MCU with 256 kbytes of flash
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10/17/2000   Post a comment
Aiming at embedded smart card applications as well as card readers and set-top boxes, Atmel Corp. has launched an 8/16-bit microcontroller based on what the company said is an enhanced 80C251 architecture.
Terminal blocks suit dense connections
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10/17/2000   Post a comment
The spring clamp contact terminal blocks in Wieland Electric's 8520 series have a 3.5-mm contact pitch for dense wiring applications (up to 16 wires).
VCO rated at 5,220 to 5,420 MHz
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10/17/2000   Post a comment
Z-Communications Inc.'s V940ME02 voltage-controlled oscillator for broadband fixed wireless systems and U-NII/HiperLAN applications is said to deliver low phase noise in a compact, low-profile package.
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