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Carbon Design Systems launches IP web portal
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10/29/2010   1 comment
New IP web portal eliminates the virtual platform assembly bottleneck by offering models for the majority of third-party IP content used in advanced SoC / FPGA designs.
New design software transforms board management
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10/29/2010   1 comment
New software enables analog and board designers to integrate a circuit board’s power management and digital board management functions into the newly announced Platform Manager device family.
connectBlue launches OWS451 Wireless LAN Serial Port Adapter with enterprise security
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10/28/2010   1 comment
connectBlue’s new OWS451 Wireless LAN Serial Port Adapter is designed to facilitate replacement of a serial cable with a wireless LAN connection. The new adaptor is based on the latest IEEE802.11a/b/g/n standards and provides state-of-the-art security options, as well as dual-band support for both 2.4 and 5GHz radio bands.
PandaBoard touts low-cost OMAP 4 mobile software dev
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10/28/2010   3 comments
PandaBoard is an open source development tool for mobile devices that provides access to the OMAP 4 applications processor platform from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). The OMAP 4 platform is power- and performance-optimized for Smartphones and other mobile devices. A growing online community of Linux experts supports PandaBoard developers designing on mobile open source software distributions such as Android, Angstrom, Chrome, MeeGo and Ubuntu.
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BI Technologies Model 144 series resistor networks
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10/27/2010   2 comments
Aimed at military and aerospace applications, TT electronics BI Technologies is offering high-reliability custom resistor networks in hermetically sealed metal or HTCC packaging, enabling harsh environment operation to +175°C.
Audio hub codec enables HD audio in portable apps
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10/27/2010   Post a comment
The WM8958 audio hub solution from Wolfson Microelectronics is designed to help bring high-definition (HD) audio to the next generation of portable multimedia devices.
High-definition PC audio codecs offer 3-state Class-D modulation, extend battery life
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Integrated Device Technology is claiming the world's first family of high-definition PC audio codecs to feature the DDX-based class-D modulation technology developed by Apogee Technology.
Power-efficient audio codec targets consumer electronics devices
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Conexant Systems, Inc., has introduced a new power-efficient stereo audio codec targeted at consumer electronics products including mobile Internet devices, smartbooks, and Web tablets.
Linear Technology's LTC4071 tiny shunt battery system
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology has developed an easy-to-use, tiny shunt battery system for Li-Ion/Polymer batteries that integrates a charger and battery pack protection in one IC.
AVX UT series of multilayer chip capacitors
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
AVX has expanded its MLCC product line to include low profile, fine copper termination versions.
PolySwitch nanoASMD, microASMD, miniASMD, ASMD and AHS surface-mount devices
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Tyco has qualified its surface-mount PolySwitch devices according to AEC-Q200 standards to address the miniaturization trend in automotive electronics.
Mentor Graphics FloTHERM thermal analysis software
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics released a new version of its FloTHERM 3D computational fluid dynamics software with features that allows engineers to identify where and why heat flow bottlenecks occur and how designers might fix the problem.
C&K Components KMT5 ultra-miniature tactile switches
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
C&K Components has expanded its KMT Series of ultra-miniature tactile switches with what it says is the smallest available top-actuated, double-action tact switch.
Rohm's BD8381EFV-M LED driver
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
ROHM Semiconductor has developed LED driver for automotive forward illumination applications that allows designers to specify the same driver for use in high-beam, low-beam and daytime running light circuits.
austriamicrosystems' AS8650 is a smart power management System Basis Chip (SBC)
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems’ system basis chip cuts cost, saves space and reduces power losses of engine control unit supplies in next-generation automotive applications.
Xsens releases MTw wireless 3D motion tracker
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10/25/2010   1 comment
The MTw from Xsens Technologies B.V. is a miniature wireless inertial motion tracker for 3D kinematic measurements of body movements.
Analog Devices' ADM3052 and ADM3053 CAN transceivers
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
ADI’s latest isolated CAN transceivers are said to be the first integrated devices to isolate signals and power, reducing component count by up to 80 percent and board space by up to 70 percent.
Analog Devices' ADM3052 and ADM3053 CAN transceivers
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
ADI’s latest isolated CAN transceivers are said to be the first integrated devices to isolate signals and power, reducing component count by up to 80 percent and board space by up to 70 percent.
International Rectifier's AUIRF7738L2, AUIRF7737L2, AUIRF7736M2 automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
IR recently expanded its family of automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs that deliver power density, dual-sided cooling and minimal parasitic inductance and resistance levels for heavy load applications.
High-accuracy ADE7953 energy-metering IC resists tampering
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
The ADE7953 energy metering IC for single-phase meter configurations measures active, reactive and apparent energy along with rms voltage and current. It also provides neutral-current measurements that help designers develop tamper-proof smart meters.
CEA-Leti develops infrared-active 3D imaging matrix
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10/25/2010   Post a comment
CEA-Leti has unveiled what it claims is the first single-impulse active 3D imaging matrix operating at infrared frequency capable of returning a three-dimensional image of a distant object with a spatial resolution of 30cm from a single-laser flash.
CEL’s MeshConnect EM357 Module delivers best-in-class ZigBee performance
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10/22/2010   1 comment
California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is now shipping its new MeshConnect EM357 module, built on the EM357 integrated circuit (IC) for ZigBee from Ember Corp. Designed for ZigBee Pro applications, the module runs the full ZigBee Pro software stack and Smart Energy profile, enabling applications such as smart meters, smart grid, building automation, remote control, and HVAC.
ST's SPV1001 low-loss power switch and a precision controller
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10/22/2010   Post a comment
Aimed at allowing more of the energy from each cell to reach the power grid in solar panels, STMicroelectronics has developed a product that replaces the simple bypass diode and enhances efficiency while offering the same package outline.
Harwin delivers Mil-DTL connector series
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10/22/2010   Post a comment
High-reliability interconnect company Harwin has introduced a range of connectors that are IP67-rated and compatible with other Mil-DTL-5015 devices.
Green Hills offers support for ST's Spear
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10/21/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV and Green Hills Software Inc. have announced software development tools and operating system support for the Spear300 and Spear600 family of microprocessor units (MPUs).
Digi ConnectPort X3 aggregates local traffic over a cellular network
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10/21/2010   Post a comment
Digi ConnectPort X3 from Digi International is a low-cost, programmable cellular gateway for monitoring and tracking remote assets. Featuring flexible device interfaces, including ZigBee, RS-232 serial, analog and digital input/output (I/O), and Global Positioning System (GPS), the compact ConnectPort X3 provides global connectivity to remote devices and device/sensor networks via GSM GPRS cellular networks. 
Meggitt debuts low-cost array microphones with ISOTRON and TEDS
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10/20/2010   Post a comment
Endevco models EM40PH and EM40PL from Meggitt Sensing Systems are low-cost, free-field, pre-polarized array microphones designed for multi-channel acoustic measurements of sound power, sound pressure levels and frequencies, sound-field analyses, and concurrent spatial and transient measurements within the audible range in aerospace, automotive and test & measurement applications.
Haptic module adds touch, sound to flat panels
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10/20/2010   Post a comment
NXT has launched a 15x10mm control module that, in combination with two 0.5W moving coil transducers, adds haptic touch to a flat panel whilst simultaneously turning the panel into a loudspeaker.
CSR launches CSR8810 dual-mode Bluetooth low energy platform
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10/20/2010   Post a comment
The CSR8000 series initially includes five variants, providing dual-mode Bluetooth connectivity with a dedicated DSP for advanced audio features.
E-System Design preps analysis kits, eases pricing model
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10/20/2010   Post a comment
E-System Design Inc. has introduced advanced analysis kits and a more flexible pricing model for Sphinx and Sphinx for Signoff, the company's family of signal and power integrity co-simulators for IC packaging and PCB design.
CEL ZigBee module ranges 2.5 miles
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10/20/2010   Post a comment
Designed for ZigBee Pro applications, the module runs the full ZigBee Pro software stack and Smart Energy profile, making it well suited for applications such as smart meters, smart grid, building automation, remote control, and HVAC.
Extreme DA rolls GoldTime 2010.09
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10/20/2010   Post a comment
Extreme DA has unveiled the 2010.09 release of its GoldTime Sign-off suite with 2X faster timing analysis, including signal integrity (SI) effects and enhanced features over its 2009 release.
Digi X-Grid offers expanded customer engagement with Itron ERT-enabled homes
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10/20/2010   Post a comment
Itron ERT meters can now connect instantly to the Smart Grid with Digi International’s ERT/Ethernet Gateway and ERT/Smart Energy Bridge. The new products enable easy online access to gas, water, and electric metering data for Itron’s widely deployed ERT meters. With Digi X-Grid utilities can leverage the data to offer a range of energy management services.
Smarter auto system designs with Xilinx FPGA development platforms
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10/20/2010   1 comment
Xilinx XA Spartan-6 FPGA targeted design platforms enable innovation and reduced design risk of instrument clusters, surround view systems, and infotainment head units.
OmniVision OV10630 image sensor
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10/19/2010   Post a comment
OmniVision Technologies unveiled the OV10630, a high dynamic range system-on-a-chip sensor that delivers 720p HD resolution for automotive applications.
Linear Technology's LTC3105 boost converter
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10/19/2010   Post a comment
Check out Linear Technology’s latest synchronous boost converter, which incorporates maximum power point control (MPPC) and starts up with inputs of 250mV for energy harvesting applications
CEVA XC323 vector DSP
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10/19/2010   3 comments
Ceva Inc.'s CEVA-XC323 vector DSP targets 4G wireless infrastructure applications.
Diodes’ ZXLD1374 LED driver
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10/19/2010   Post a comment
Diodes Inc.’s new multi-topology LED driver, the ZXLD1374, is designed to increase the performance of high brightness automotive, industrial and commercial lighting systems.
Wind River Linux 4 platform supports newly released kernel 2.6.34+
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10/19/2010   Post a comment
Wind River Linux 4 is Wind River's fourth-generation commercial embedded Linux platform. Linux 4 is based on the recently released Linux 2.6.34+ kernel, cross-compiling toolchains GCC 4.4, EGLIBC 2.11, and GDB 7. The new platform supports ARM, Intel, MIPS, and Power architectures.
Diodes Inc. DMS3017SSD and DMS3019SSD
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10/18/2010   Post a comment
Diodes Inc. expanded its DIOFET product portfolio with the introduction of two dual channel devices: The DMS3017SSD and DMS3019SSD.
International Rectifier IR3837M, IR3838M and IR3839M SupIRBuck voltage regulators
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10/18/2010   Post a comment
IR expanded its SupIRBuck family of integrated POL voltage regulators with devices tailored for energy-efficient high performance server, storage, telecom and netcom applications.
Allegro Microsystems' A6261/A6262/A6264 four-channel LED driver devices
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10/18/2010   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems’ latest four-channel constant current LED driver family addresses automotive LED lighting applications
NKK Switches' HS16 Series of standard size rotary switches
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10/17/2010   Post a comment
NKK Switches launched the HS16 series of power rated rotary switches that are available with break before make or make before break contacts.
Conec's water-resistant D-sub series of connectors
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10/17/2010   Post a comment
CONEC has advanced its water-resistant D-sub series of connectors with a more rugged one-piece, solid-body version.
Mushkin announces SATA 6Gb/s enterprise-class EP Series SSDs
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10/15/2010   Post a comment
Mushkin announces SATA 6Gb/s enterprise-class EP Series SSDs
Maxim LNAs target HSPA and LTE
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10/14/2010   1 comment
The MAX2666/MAX2668 are low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) optimized for HSPA/LTE applications where efficiency in board space, power consumption, and cost are paramount.
LinkZero-AX switching IC cuts standby waste to zero
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10/14/2010   Post a comment
LinkZero-AX from Power Integrations is a new integrated offline switching IC that enables designers to achieve 0.00 watts of standby energy consumption in auxiliary power supplies. Commonly used in such products as major appliances, TVs, and remotely-controlled electronic lighting ballasts, auxiliary power supplies continuously draw power as long as the product is plugged in, resulting in significant standby energy waste.
Samtec's IsoRate series of isolated transmission line interconnects
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10/14/2010   Post a comment
Samtec has developed a series of high performance isolated transmission line interconnects that it is touting as a low-cost alternative to ganged, stamped RF connectors.
Evaluation system uses IO-Link for Infineon MCUs
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10/14/2010   Post a comment
Hitex Development Tools has worked with Infineon Technologies, TMG Technologie Management Gruppe Technologie und Engineering, ZMDI Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden and with development tool support from Keil to developed an IO-Link demonstration system
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