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Capacity issues ahead for glass substrate suppliers
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Sales of glass substrates to TFT-LCD producers may grow only 4% year-on-year (Y/Y) in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to DisplaySearch. This is primarily due to capacity reductions by TFT-LCD manufacturers to compensate for falling panel prices in the second quarter of 2008.
Kodak CCD image sensors target machine vision and industrial applications
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The new 2-megapixel KODAK KAI-02050 Image Sensor sets what Kodak calls "a new standard" for high-speed, high-resolution industrial image capture, providing 1600 x 1200 pixels at a readout speed of 60 frames per second.
ESC Boston 2008 proceedings CD now available
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Add to your embedded systems library and see what you missed at ESC: the Proceedings CD contains class presentations and papers from ESC Boston 2008.
Featured Product: Fujitsu enhances economical automotive display controllers
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Device does not incorporate a traditional 2D/3D rendering engine, which allows it to operate at frequencies of 80 MHz for reduced power consumption. The sprite engine also does not require the more expensive frame buffer memory typically needed for graphics rendering, but uses a simpler line-buffering technique.
Power Integrations adds five AC-DC power conversion ICs
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Power Integrations has launched five new members of its TOPSwitch-HX family of AC-DC power conversion ICs in the company's new 2-mm-high e-SIP-L package.
Ultra capacitor modules offer superior thermal performance and long life for vehicles
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FDK Corporation has introduced the new ECM15P series EneCapTen ultra capacitor modules for use in vehicles.
PFM controller family offers highly efficient DC/DC solutions
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ELMOS Semiconductor AG introduces a DC/DC controller family based on PFM. The devices are ideal for applications with wide input and output range.
Agilent introduces EMPRO 3D electromagnetic design platform
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Agilent introduced Electromagnetic Professional (EMPro), a new design platform for analyzing the electromagnetic (EM) effects of RF and microwave components.
Adlink : PCIe frame grabber suits high-speed machine vision
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The PCIe-FIW64, Adlink’s 4-channel PCI Express IEEE1394.b frame grabber, is designed specifically for digital and high-speed computer-based machine vision applications.
Analog Devices : Synthesizer IC has on-chip VCO and PLL
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Analog Devices has introduced the ADF4350 synthesizer with on-chip VCO (voltage-controlled oscillator) and PLL (phase-locked loop).
Gemini unveils spice-accurate analog simulation technology
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Gemini unveiled a fast SPICE-accurate simulation technology specifically developed to leverage the throughput advantages of multi-core computing.
Molex : MicroSD connectors help control card ejection
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Molex introduces a series of microSD card connectors that offer additional features to help control card ejection in mobile and compact devices.
Kazakhstan to invest $6B in space industry
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The Kazakhstan government intends to invest $6B into space industry development.
Programmable gain amplifiers and multiplexers combined
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Integration is the name of the game with Texas Instruments latest programmable gain amplifiers (PGA).
SMD E5-type tunable inductor coils
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Total Frequency Control (TFC) has added to its SMTE5S series of adjustable coils with an smd version of its existing E5-type tunable inductor coil.
High power density boost regulators
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Suiting a wide range of broadband, power supply and multimedia applications, Micrel's latest switch boost regulators supply up to 1.2A switch current.
ST, Arkados develop HomePlug AV SoC
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STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) and Arkados Inc. (Piscataway, New Jersey) have joined forces to develop and manufacture a 200-Mbit per second, HomePlug AV wideband powerline modem system-on-chip.
Organic PV will be focus topic at LOPE-C
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When the Large-Area Organic and Printed Electronics Convention (LOPE-C) will take place for the first time in June 2009, organic photovoltaics will be a prominent focus area.
Linear Technology : Fast A-D converter uses one-third the power
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Linear Technology's LTC2261 low-power 14-bit, 125 Msamples/s analog-to-digital converter dissipates only 127 mW, less than one-third the power of prior solutions.
Raycap : Surge protector uses a rugged, fuseless design
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Designated Strikesorb 40-3000 /-4000, and /-5000, Raycap's medium voltage surge protection devices (SPDs) provide continuous protection from over-voltage and other transient voltage activity.
DC-DC buck converter supplies 600mA for low output voltages
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austriamicrosystems has introduced a step down regulator optimized for low output voltages in battery powered applications.
GaAs pHEMT MMIC LNAs target wireless broadband
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Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced three new SMT packaged GaAs pHEMT MMIC low noise amplifiers (LNAs) which are ideal for automotive, broadband, cellular/3G, WiMAX/4G and fixed wireless applications from 2.1 to 6 GHz.
Total Parts Plus adds REACH SVHC reporting to compliance tools
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Total Parts Plus has added the tracking and flagging of REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and halogen-free components to its suite of obsolescence management and environmental compliance tools.
CEA supports new Energy Star TV spec
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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced support for the new ENERGY STAR specification for televisions, which takes effect on November 1, 2008. The new specification for the first time accounts for both active and standby power consumption across all types of televisions.
New DSP-FPGA development platform
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Avnet, Xilinx, and Texas Instruments release the Avnet Spartan-3A DSP FPGA / DaVinci Development Platform.
Optical films deliver energy efficiency for LCD TVs, notebooks and monitors
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3M's Optical Systems Division will demonstrate a number of energy-efficient exhibits at FPD International 2008 that feature the company's latest Vikuiti optical films for notebooks, handheld devices, monitors and LCD TVs.
Green Hills offers secure Wi-Fi platform
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Green Hills Software has upgraded its Platform for Secure Wireless Devices with the latest 802.11A/B/G.
Motor connector targets wind power turbines
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Tyco Electronics has introduced the HM.16 motor-mount connector that simplifies the installation and maintenance of wind power turbines.
Atmel motor driver chips feature high reliability
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For always-on applications that require high reliability in rough environments, Atmel has developed two new brushless dc motor driver chips. Application examples are fuel pumps, turbochargers and exhaust gas recirculation.
TFT-LCD equipment spending to drop 21% in 2009
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Although TFT-LCD equipment spending is still expected to reach record highs in 2008, spending is projected to fall off by 21% in 2009 due to falling panel prices, low fab utilization and global economic concerns, according to market research firm DisplaySearch.
Tyco : Motor connector targets wind power turbines
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The HM.16 motor-mount connector from Tyco Electronics simplifies the installation and maintenance of wind power turbines.
Pentek : High-speed digitizer processes baseband IF signals
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Model 7153 is a 4-channel, high-speed digitizer PMC module designed for processing baseband RF or IF signals from a communications receiver.
IBM's USB stick plugs into bank security
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IBM has started trialing a device developed at its Zurich, Switzerland research centre that the company says could bring new levels of security to on-line banking.
PTC thermistors: Injection-molded heating elements
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Epcos launched an innovative production technology which enables to produce injection-molded PTC thermistoprs in bnearly any shape.
Bozotti identifies four priorities at ST
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Shortly after STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) reported a third quarter net loss of $289 million, Carlo Bozotti, president and CEO of ST, highlighted four key priorities for the group.
Broadband quadrature modulator integrates automatic gain control
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Operating over a 50-MHz to 2200-MHz frequency range, Analog Devices' ADL5386 supports high-data-rate complex modulation for next-generation communication infrastructure equipment.
Digital audio receiver IC integrates sample-rate converter
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Cirrus Logic Inc. has introduced the CS8422, a 24-bit, 192 kHz digital audio receiver with a low-jitter PLL and integrated asynchronous sample rate converter.
Portable audio codec improves battery life
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Cirrus Logic's audio codec consumes 5.1 mW of quiescent power in playback mode and features a bimodal, patent-pending Class H technology.
Cypress : 2.4-GHz solution is designed for embedded control applications
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Cypress Semiconductor's CyFi low-power RF solution, based on the comppany's flexible and easy-to-use PSoC programmable system-on-chip, delivers reliable connectivity, power-efficiency and superior range.
Texas Instruments : 1.8-V audio codec has an integrated miniDSP
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Texas Instruments has introduced the TLV320AIC3254, a highly integrated audio codec that meets growing consumer demand for cost-efficient, feature-rich products with better audio quality and longer battery life.
Featured Product: Simulink Fixed Point 6 targets more accurate design, simulation
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Simulink upgrade delivers capabilities for designing and simulating fixed-point systems and generating optimized code for implementation, while streamlining workflows.
Clear Skies Solar announces $5.7-million solar energy project
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Clear Skies Solar has announced a $5.7-million agreement with Achilles Chondronasios & Co. to develop and construct a 960-kilowatt solar power project in Larissa, Greece.
Axial Vector Energy to demo highly efficient motors for wind energy production
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Axial Vector Energy Corp. (AVEC) has announced that it is scheduling special demonstrations of its highly efficient motors used in wind energy production for four major windmill energy producers.
Inova licenses APIX technology to Toshiba
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Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) and Inova semiconductors have signed an agreement that allows TEE to use Inova's automotive graphics and multimedia interface.
Ericsson : 35-W sixteenth-brick dc-dc converter has a wide input range of 18 to 72 V
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By delivering 35-W output power, and with its wide input range of 18 to 72 V, Ericsson Power Modules’ PKU-E dc/dc converter provides flexibility to users where their applications require more that the company’s 15-W PKR, and less than the 50 W delivered by the original PKU.
All-in-One Baseboard B-11 accelerates high-performance ASIC prototypes
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Featuring Altera's Stratix III FPGAs, the Baseboard B-11 (Stratix III Edition) from Accverinos targets the custom logic used in video and imaging, communications, and industrial applications.
Silicon Labs : Fully-integrated automotive AM/FM radio receiver IC reduces component count by 40 percent
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With the Si474x, Silicon Laboratories claims the industry’s smallest, most fully-integrated automotive AM/FM radio receiver IC.
Maxim : A-D converters have superior dynamic performance
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The MAX19515/-16/-17 is a pin-compatible family of dual-channel, 10-bit, 65/100/130 Msamples/s analog to digital converters.
Micrel : Switch boost regulators have a wide-input range
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Micrel has rolled out a new product line, a family of wide-input range integrated switch boost regulators.
Linear Tech's LTC2261 ADC does 14 bits at 125 Msps and 127 mW; offers varied digital-side choices
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Analog/Digital converter dissipates 127 mW, operates from 1.8V supply, with >73 dB SNR and 85 dB SFDR
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