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ADCs with quadrature error correction slowly replace IF architectures
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
There are a growing number of designers wishing to build direct conversion systems, including those involved in traditional communication systems design.
ON Semiconductor expands power management portfolio
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has introduced 24 new 30 volt (V), N-channel Trench MOSFETs in DPAK, SO-8FL, 8FL, and SOIC-8 packages featuring enhanced switching performance for synchronous buck converters in computing and game console applications
Freescale, Synopsys broaden collaboration to cut IC verification cost
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Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and Synopsys, Inc. announced they have expanded their multi-year verification collaboration.
3-axis MEMs gyro chip debuts
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A three-axis gyroscope chip developed by InvenSense Inc. combines separate MEMs resonators for motion tracking.
ADC pumps 12-bit results at 1 Gsps while buffered input yields smooth driving
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Texas Instruments ADS5400 targets radar, defense, wireless, and test & measurement with ADC with speed/performance claimed to be twice as good as available ICs
Applied Materials to restructure in Switzerland
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
Chip and solar manufacturing equipment vendor Applied Materials Inc. announced it plans to cut 130 jobs, on a total of 280, at its Applied Materials Switzerland SA Precision Wafering Systems Division in Cheseaux, Switzerland.
Emerson Network Power launches high density bulk front-end distributed power supply
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
Emerson Network Power has launched the 3,000 W HPS3000, the company's highest bulk front-end distributed power supply that offers enterprise networking professionals and telecommunications system integrators a compact, high-density power solution and a cost-effective alternative to ac-dc rectifiers and other rack-based power options.
ISP-JTAG programmer offers in-system programming and testing
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The AP-114 ISP-JTAG programmer from Atomic Programming offers in-system programming and testing for JTAG compatible devices, with optional boundary scan software.
Tilera announces plan for 100-core processors
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10/26/2009   3 comments
Tilera Corp. will announced plans for a 100-core embedded processors at the Many-Core Virtual Conference this week where system maker Top Layer networks will discuss its use of Tilera's architecture.
Consumer electronics enforce automotive security discussion
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10/23/2009   Post a comment
For many years, the automotive industry treated questions concerning the security of the vehicle's electronic inner life as top secret and as something one should not talk about. The rising complexity of the environment and the increasing exposure to telematics and consumer electronics now enforces a more open discussion.
Mobile networks to be reworked for energy efficiency, organization demands
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10/23/2009   Post a comment
Industry organization VDE has demanded that telecommunication networks, in particular mobile networks, should be redesigned in order to achieve better energy efficiency. The multi-level approach targets network operators as well as system vendors and component vendors.
STM32-comStick development platform boosts connectivity
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10/23/2009   Post a comment
The STM32-comStick from STMicroelectronics offers a fast-start development platform to speed up the design of communication and embedded networking products using the company's connectivity line of microcontrollers.
120 kHz bandwidth, high-voltage isolation current sensor IC offers power-supply protection
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10/23/2009   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems Europe (Worcester, Massachusetts) has introduced a 120 kHz bandwidth, high-voltage isolation current sensor IC that provides an economical and precise means for current sensing applications in industrial, commercial and communications systems.
Triple RGB laser driver enables designers to embed pico projectors
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10/23/2009   Post a comment
Fabricated using Maxim's newest BiCMOS process, the MAX3600 RGB laser driver enables designers to embed pico projectors into compact consumer electronics, supporting switching times below 2ns and resolutions up to WXGA and 1080p.
Murata Power Solutions extends PoL DC/DC converter family to support FPGAs, ASICs and DSPs
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10/23/2009   Post a comment
Murata Power Solutions has expanded the Okami range of non-isolated Point-of-Load (PoL) DC/DC power converters with the addition of 10 A and 16 A models in both surface mount (SMT) and through-hole SIP formats.
CMOS operational amplifiers deliver low current consumption with quick response
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10/22/2009   1 comment
The BU7265G/SG and BU7411G/SG series of CMOS op-amps (operational amplifiers), developed by Rohm Semiconductor claim to provide the industry’s lowest current consumption and slew rate.
GS1 EPCglobal guides help deploy EPC RFID-based electronic article surveillance
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10/22/2009   Post a comment
ADT Security Services announced its support for two new GS1 EPCglobal publications, a strategic overview guide and a technical implementation guide. Both aim to help retailers understand how they can deploy EPC RFID-based, anti-theft solutions in their stores.
Motorola powers WiMAX-based electric utility smart metering for SP AusNet
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10/22/2009   Post a comment
Motorola announced it will power what the company claims to be the world's first WiMAX-based electric utility smart metering for Australian energy delivery SP AusNet.
Mouser Electronics and LS Research sign global distribution agreement
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10/22/2009   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics has announced it has signed a global distribution agreement with LS Research LLC, a premier wireless development company.
Wide angle sensitivity infrared high-speed PIN photodiodes
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Vishay's VBPW34x and VBP104x series of high-speed PIN photodiodes comprise eight new devices with optical-sensitive areas of 4.4 and 7.5sq mm and a ±65 degree angle of half sensitivity.
1-A, 36-V DC/DC μModule Regulator offers EMC compliance
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10/22/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has introduced a complete 1A DC/DC regulator system-in-a-package that includes the inductor, switching DC/DC controller, power switches, filters and all support components housed in a 9 mm x 15 mm x 2.82 mm land grid array (LGA) package.
Ultra low power DAC extends playback times for portable audio systems
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10/22/2009   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has launched an ultra low power DAC designed to extend playback time in portable audio applications, such as media players, multimedia phones and handheld gaming systems.
TI launches ARM processors for industrial apps
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10/21/2009   1 comment
Texas Instruments Inc. (Houston, Texas) has announced the availability of two Cortex-A8 based microprocessors optimized for industrial applications. Cortex-A8 is developed by ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England).
Infineon maintains pole position in smart card IC market
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
A strong presence in government ID and payment applications has helped chip maker Infineon to keep its top position in the market for smart card ICs. A study of market research company Frost & Sullivan names drivers and restraints in this competitive market.
Altera starts production shipments of Stratix IV GT EP4S100G2
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
Altera has begun production shipments of its Stratix IV GT EP4S100G2 FPGA, said to be the first FPGA with integrated 11.3-Gbps transceivers.
Wireless data collection system simplifies personal health management
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
Cambridge Consultants has unveiled VenaHub, a data collection and aggregation system that promises to simplify personal health management in a connected health environment.
Well-head pressure blocking feed-through for metal clad instrument cables
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
Intended for installation in any type of well where a permanent down-hole gauge may be installed, the BIW Feed-through connector from ITT Interconnect Solutions will withstand up to 10,000 psi pressure.
Superconducting element detects explosives
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10/21/2009   2 comments
Air passengers find it annoying, experts claim it is indispensible for flight safety: Entrainment of liquids and gels on board of airplanes is subject to tight restrictions. The Juelich Research Center (Juelich, Germany) has developed a promising technology to reliably discriminate explosives from harmless liquids.
Custom display enhancements on Anders Electronics line of TFTs
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
The UMR intelligent displays from Anders now offer custom display enhancements such as custom-bonded filters and optical enhancement layers.
Multi-gigabit encryption advanced mezzanine cards
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
Exar Corporation announced the Hifn Express DS 4050 AMC solution, a family of advanced mezzanine cards delivering wire-speed, multi-gigabit security and compression for state of the art telecom applications.
SMI plastic optical fibre end-to-end interconnect system with easy termination
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
Molex's latest addition to its SMI (small media interconnect) family of plastic optical interconnects include a low cost all-in-one connector field termination tool.
Off-the-shelf USB host controller chip measures just 4x4mm
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
Elan Digital announced what the company claims to be the world's smallest off-the-shelf USB host controller chip, just 4x4mm in a 36-pin QFN package.
Integrated high-voltage power IC enables quick warm-up benefits for CFLs
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
An integrated high-voltage power IC designed to drive dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) has been unveiled by NXP Semiconductors that offers quick warm-up and unprecedented dimming capabilities down to 10 percent of full light intensity.
NXP offers power chip for CFLs
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10/21/2009   1 comment
NXP Semiconductors has introduced a 600 V power IC that can drive and control dimmable CFL applications up to 21 W, and features 3 integrated switches.
Altera unveils dev kit for Cyclone III LS
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
Altera announced the availability of the Cyclone III LS FPGA Development Kit, featuring hardware and software solutions that allow customers to prototype and test designs for Altera's Cyclone III LS FPGAs.
Lattice offers MachXO dev kit for system control designs
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor announced the immediate availability of the MachXO Control Development Kit, offering designers of CPLDs and low-density FPGAs a suite of board management and system control resources to enable the development of system control designs.
Synchronous step-down LED driver provides 20 A of continuous LED current
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
A synchronous step-down DC/DC converter designed to deliver constant current to drive high current LEDs has been unveiled by Linear Technology.
Ultracapacitor offers enhanced backup for enterprise storage
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Maxwell Technologies, Inc has introduced its PC-10 ultracapacitor with proprietary electrode for enhancing the reliability of backup power in enterprise storage, powering smart utility meters, and benefiting a variety of other industrial applications.
Synopsys optimizes high-performance energy-efficient ARM processor-based designs for mobile devices
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) has created an optimized reference implementation methodology for the ARM Cortex-A8 processor that claims to achieve greater than 2 GHz (4000 DMIPS) at 540 mW.
New platform of charge pumps supports LED backlighting in handheld devices
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Semtech Corp. has unveiled the SC654, SC657 and SC658 LED backlight charge pump drivers for 6, 5, and 4 LEDs, respectively.
Multicore support, security on Autosar roadmap
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
The Autosar consortium has published an updated roadmap for its open automotive software environment. On the agenda for coming versions are multicore processor support, security, and alternative drives.
Gennum samples single-chip 10G EPON transceiver
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Gennum Corp. has started to sample in limited quantities the GN7350, a single-chip 10G EPON transceiver for next generation PON systems that it says will help reduce power and cost while enhancing ONU (optical network unit) performance.
Cypress rolls out 65-nm 144-Mbit SRAMs
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10/20/2009   2 comments
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced what it is calling the industry's first monolithic SRAMs at 144-Mbit densities, the latest members of its 65-nm SRAM family.
Silvertel : PoE module delivers up to 30 W
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Silvertel has announced the IEEE 802.3at compliant Ag5100 Power over Ethernet module.
Micro Crystal : Real time clock has very low current drain
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Micro Crystal has introduced an SMD package real time clock (RTC) that typically draws just 130 nA at 3.0 V.
Melexis : Automotive ASSPs enable smart actuators
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Based on long standing experience in development of fully integrated window lift ICs, Melexis extends its product portfolio of ASSPs with a new generation of system solutions for different smart actuator applications, like window lifter, roof control, engine flaps as well as seatbelt retractors and others.
Capacitec : Displacement sensors operate up to 1000 degree C
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Capacitec high temperature non-contact displacement sensors offer performance to +1000 °C in manufacturing and testing applications.
Renesas : Automotive MCU has 3.75 MB of flash memory
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Renesas has designed its SH72546R SuperH microcontroller for use in automotive engine and transmission control systems.
High-power LED driver features ultra-fast current transitions, targeting DLP projection systems and color mixing needs
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LT3743 Synchronous step-down power IC sources up to 20 A continuous, 40 A pulsed
8x8 keypad controller with eight GPIOs and LED drivers
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
The MAX7360 key-switch controller from Maxim Integrated Products offers a complete solution for keyboard control and backlighting while reducing external component count in portable applications.
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