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High accuracy comparator achieves fast, precise signal detection
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor launches a low-power precision comparator with integrated 2.048-V reference that provides adjustable hysteresis for the highest accuracy signal detection in power supply and battery monitors, sensor interfaces and threshold detectors.
Protection devices safeguard high-speed I/O on portables
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Semtech has expanded its RailClamp platform of protection products with the introduction of two low-voltage devices to safeguard high-speed I/O ports in portable systems.
Optoisolators provide electrical isolation in contaminated environments
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OPTEK Technology has developed a series of optically coupled isolators that feature extended electrical isolation for medical, industrial and office equipment.
Optically coupled isolators deliver data rates up to 250 kBaud
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Leveraging its Photologic sensor technology, OPTEK Technology has developed a series of optically coupled isolators that provide a direct TTL/STTL interface with four output options and the capability to drive eight TTL loads without additional circuitry.
Ferrite core inductor operates at high switching frequencies
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BI Technologies has developed a through-hole ferrite core inductor that provides increased efficiency in voltage regulator applications.
LED driver delivers LED dimming in 256 brightness steps
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Catalyst Semiconductor has expanded its line of bus products with the CAT9532, a 16-bit LED driver with dimmer and blinker control functions.
Functional tester targets automotive apps
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Agilent Technologies has introduced a low-cost, small-footprint functional tester designed for automotive test markets.
Amphenol and FCI sign second source agreements
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Amphenol and FCI have entered into second-source agreements covering three high-speed backplane connector product families.
EM Microelectronic : Automotive-grade LDO integrates watchdog
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EM Microelectronic's EM6156, an automotive-grade (-40 to +125°C) low drop output (LDO) regulator combines voltage regulation, voltage monitoring and software monitoring with a watchdog function.
Samsung buys CMOS image sensor firm
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South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has acquired TransChip Israel Ltd., a developer of CMOS image sensors.
LNA targets comms, military, and space apps
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Tyco Electronics announces a M/A-COM variable-gain low noise amplifier (LNA) for communications, military, space, and radar applications from 5 to 9 GHz.
Yamaichi Electronics : SIM card holder is only 1.5 mm high
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Yamaichi introduces the FMS006-5000-0 SIM card connector in an ultra low profile design, with a height of only 1.5 mm.
Elmos widens sales, presents positive outlook
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Automotive chip manufacturer Elmos AG (Dortmund, Germany), has continued its growth in the third quarter. Now the company plans to widen its capacity.
Digital audio transformers work with sample rates to 192 kHz
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Digital audio transformers from MPS Industries feature a 1:1 turns ratio, Faraday shielding, and work with sample rates from 32 kHz to 192 kHz.
Three-channel LED drivers simplify PCB designs
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The Supertex CL3xx LED driver family delivers high voltage, constant currents to three LED strings and simplifies PCB designs with a 8-lead power package and one external component.
High-brightness LED driver incorporates PWM dimming
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National Semiconductor says it has introduced the industry's first common-anode, current-mode, high-brightness LED driver with PWM dimming.
Tact switches achieve longer operational life
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C&K Components has extended the operational life of its KSC and KSR series of tact switches, aimed at industrial, consumer and automotive applications.
Line-interactive UPSes back 15 servers
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The Evolution series sets claim as the first line-interactive type with a space saving, multi-position power distribution unit for supporting multiple servers in an IT environment.
Alcatel-Lucent sells Avanex stake
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Alcatel-Lucent announced it has sold its remaining shares in Avanex Corp., supplier of integrated photonic subsystems, integrated optical modules and passive optical components, to the Pirelli Group. The transaction amounted to €33.4 million ($48.1 million).
Horizon Semi rolls out single chip native 1080/60p HD decoder for STBs
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Horizon Semiconductors has announced the immediate availability of industry's first single chip multi-standard native 1080/60p high definition decoders for triple-play/quad-play Cable, Satellite and IPTV Set-Top Box, Digital Video Recorders and Home Media Centers.
Memory card interface integrates five functions for portables
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STMicroelectronics has introduced a highly-integrated chip, using the company's IPAD technology, which provides five functions required by memory card interfaces in portable devices that use removable SD protocol cards.
DC-AC inverter drives two industrial LCDs
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Taiyo Yuden expands its DC-AC inverter line for driving CCFLs in LCD backlighting applications with the introduction of a low-profile driver designed for 10 to 15-inch industrial panels.
TI's sub-1 GHz RF SoC integrates USB controller
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The CC1111 is particularly useful when designed into a low-power sensor network utilizing TI's proprietary SimpliciTI network protocol.
Ember unveils EmberZNet PRO 3.1 to support new ZigBee PRO
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The new protocol stack is well suited for secure applications in advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), home automation and monitoring, and building automation systems.
USB Bluetooth dongle design expands Bluetooth headset apps
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A USB Bluetooth dongle design from CSR lets PC users with stereo or mono Bluetooth headphones switch seamlessly between listening to music and taking a VoIP call.
Qimonda relaunches Aeneon brand
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Memory maker Qimonda has announced to re-position its Aeneon brand. Instead of no-name PCs, Aeneon will be associated with channel sales. The Qimonda brand will be connected to B-to-B and contract markets, explains the company.
Panasonic intros next-gen Blu-ray player
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Panasonic has announced the introduction of the DMP-BD30, which the company calls the next generation High Definition 1080p Blu-ray Disc player. The DMP-BD30 is the first standalone Blu-ray player to be introduced with Final Standard Profile, which adds a variety of new and enhanced features to the Blu-ray arena and one that separates the Panasonic Blu-ray player from the rest of the field.
Alcatel-Lucent to expand restructuring plan, says report
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Suffering from financial difficulties, telecommunications equipment provider Alcatel-Lucent is set to expand the restructuring measures announced in February with a second wave of layoffs , reported Agence France Presse.
Memory tester targets multi-chip packages
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The T5781 test system from Advantest offers high test speeds of 533-Mbits/s for next-generation MCPs, devices that combine multiple memory types, including NAND, NOR and DRAM, in a single package.
Failure module simulates faults for auto electronic control unit testing
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ETAS has released the ES4440 Compact Failure Simulation Module to insert electrical faults in the wire harness of a powertrain Electronic Control Unit (ECU) to verify the software and hardware passes diagnostics tests.
US equity firm acquires Sagem Communications
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Seeking to refocus its activities into aeronautics, French electronics, communications and defense group Safran announced it is in discussions with private equity group The Gores Group LLC (Los Angeles, California) to sell its Sagem Communications division. The transaction amounts to €383 million ($552 million).
Update: NXP gains ground in soft environment
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In the third quarter, sales for NXP declined in the single-digit range. Operating profit, however, more than doubled. Capacity utilization rose and CEO Frans van Houten appeared pleased by the results.
ASIC trio bring Wi-Fi to digital cameras
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A startup founded by three former telecom ASIC designers is rolling out an SD card that brings 802.11g Wi-Fi links to any digital camera.
EPCOS rolls out duplexer for WCDMA Band VIII
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EPCOS is touting its latest product as the smallest duplexer for the WCDMA Band VIII.
Wafer probe cards lower wire-bond logic, SoC test costs
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FormFactor has developed a family of advanced wafer probe cards designed to address the rising cost and technology challenges associated with testing wire bond logic and system-on-chip (SoC) devices.
NEC Electronics: Will it sink or swim?
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NEC Electronics Inc. has outlined its process roadmap, tipping a new 40-nm technology while also expanding its wings in high-k dielectrics for ASICs and cell-phone chips.
OIS announces complete robotics middleware solutions
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Objective Interface Systems (OIS) Robotics Platform provides high-performance, highly reliable communications infrastructure in tiny footprint.
Altera ships first Arria GX development kit
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New Arria GX development kit from Altera is targeted toward low-cost FPGA transceiver-based designs.
Shakeup hits top-10 chip rankings
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There is a big shakeup in the top-10 semiconductor supplier rankings for the third quarter of 2007, according to IC Insights Inc.
Atheros reduces Wi-Fi power, enables rapid deployment in battery-powered systems
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The AR6002 ROCm consumes 70% less power in active mode than other solutions, the company says, and has near-zero impact in standby mode.
Reflective object sensor targets detection of diffuse materials
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OPTEK Technology has developed a reflective object sensor for detection of diffuse materials.
Boundary scan system debugs/tests complex PCBs in one package
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XJTAG has released version 2.0 of its XJTAG boundary scan development system that offers several enhancements that simplify and speed up printed-circuit-board (PCB) debug and test.
2 Gbits/s test system targets bi-directional interfaces
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Advantest's 2 Gbits/s test solution with 36-channels, zero round trip, and multi-strobe technology provides high accuracy testing of source-synchronous interfaces including DDR2/DDR3.
Probing solution delivers oscilloscope measurements in extreme temperatures
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Agilent says it has introduced the industry's first probing solution for making oscilloscope measurements in environmental chambers and in other applications with extreme temperature conditions.
Single-channel load switch extends battery life in portables
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Diodes has released the AP2280 single channel smart load switch that supports high-side load current switching up to 2-A in 1.8-V to 5-V systems.
High isolation DC/DC converters achieve 2-W output power
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MicroPower Direct's D200EI series of miniature 2W, UL approved DC/DC converters are designed for board-level power applications.
PWM controllers target motherboard, POL systems
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ST's latest power management devices integrate high-level features and drivers in chip-scale packaging, with PowerGOOD output, for motherboard applications.
Gate drive optocoupler delivers 2.5-A output current
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Employing a new BiCMOS process, the PS9552 series of optocouplers from NEC delivers up to 2.5A output current with high common mode transient immunity (CMR) and fast switching speeds.
MEMS tunable digital capacitor samples for cellular applications
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WiSpry has started to sample MEMS tunable digital capacitors that integrate low power CMOS control and voltage generation logic with an array of tunable RF-MEMS digital capacitors.
SiGe BiCMOS LNA achieves high-power gain
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With a 20.5-dB gain and 0.8-dB noise figure, the MAX2659 amplifier from Maxim Integrated Products is well-suited for GPS, Galileo, and GLONASS applications.
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