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Big Bandgap
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11/26/2003   Post a comment
Are there any drivers for bringing network speeds beyond 10 Gbits/s, in the public network or enterprise LANs and clusters?
High-Tech Engineering Careers Need Education and Your Help
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11/26/2003   Post a comment
To be economically successful we must supply a work force that meets the needs of a high-tech society. Education experts say they are struggling to entice students into preparing for high-tech careers as many public schools fail to spur children's interest in engineering and science.
SAR Converter with Muscle Offers Speed and Accuracy
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11/26/2003   Post a comment
Analog Devices muscles its way to the top with 3 MSPS 16-bit SAR converter. It's the real deal but is it complete? Read what Senior Technical Editor Paul O'Shea has to say about the company's newest SAR A/D converter.
32-bit Secure Processor for Smart Card ICs
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11/26/2003   Post a comment
Murray Slovick looks at STMicro's new ST22FJ1M, a 32-bit smart card processor with 1Mb of embedded Flash memory. The chip's memory capacity and security features should open up a host of new opportunities in the mobile communications, pay-per-view TV, IT security and Identification markets.
Transceiver allows upgrade to 10Gb/s Ethernet without installing new fiber
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
Quake Technologies, Inc., announced the availability of QT2044, the first dual mode transceiver compatible with the IEEE802.3 10GBASE-LX4 and 10GBASE-CX4 standard. The QT2044 allows 10Gb/s transmission over legacy Multi-Mode Fiber while simultaneously doubling the reach of copper cabling within a data center.
Line driver lowers supply voltages and supports DOCSIS, EuroDOCSIS, or OpenCable designs
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
The AD8324 from Analog Devices allows designers to lower supply voltages and reduce system costs in their DOCSIS, EuroDOCSIS, or OpenCable designs. It's optimized for driving coaxial cables in cable modems and digital set-top boxes.
Telecom and Datacom Power Converter ICs Drop the BOM
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
Intersil Corporation, announced the Endura ISL6740 and ISL6741, two double-ended PWM controllers. The high-speed operation and feature set of these ICs could make them the next step for power supply manufacturers for telecom systems.
Multichannel DAC Family supports DVDs and super audio CDs
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics introduced a family of low-cost, power-efficient multi-channel digital analog converters. Members include five 6-channel and a 2-channel DAC. They offer power-saving operation at a low cost and provide performance for the next generation of DVD and super audio compact disc players.
Triple 8-bit video ADC captures graphic signals at 270 MSPS
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
The Philips TDA8754 is a triple 8-bit ADC with an integrated PLL, runs from 12 to 270 MSPS and has analog preprocessing functions optimized for capturing RGB/YUV graphic signals.
Low-ohmic analog switches support audio and signal processing applications
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor announces three new low-ohmic analog switch products. The devices' low RON preserves signal integrity and lowers the drive necessary to support audio and signal processing applications.
Cable assemblies offer design flexibility
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
Meeting hot-swap and cable I/O applications, the expansion of Tyco Electronics' MULTI-BEAM XL line of modular power/signal connectors offers customers the design flexibility to connect hot-swap power supplies to other components of a power distribution system, without the use of a power distribution board.
Ultra-slim SSR targets industrial and appliance apps
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
Fujitsu Components America, Inc. offers a new ultra-slim solid-state relay (SSR) for industrial and appliance applications such as PLCs, process controls, remote switching, air conditioners, vending machines and photocopiers. Designed for high-density PC-board mounting, the new FTR-SL is a 1A, SIP-type SSR that measures 5 mm (W) x 28 mm (L) x 15 mm (H). The device is pin-compatible with Fujitsu's existing FTR-LY electromechanical relay.
Reusable architecture is DSP framework
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11/24/2003   Post a comment
Over a decade ago, fixed-point digital signal processor implementations became available, enabling easy software programmability for different DSP algorithms. Those early DSPs offered limited processing capabilities that could have been used for specific uncomplicated tasks such as voice compression and decompression. Over the years, DSP usage has spread to other applications including audio decoding and encoding, signal modulators and equalizers, different video applications, and advanced vocod
Racal adds GSM test cases to conformance platform
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11/24/2003   Post a comment
GSM test cases for a Racal Instruments Wireless Solutions' conformance test platform are validated by the Validation Competence Center of CETECOM. You now have a new single-souce conformance source.
First AE-5 Series 32-Bit Smart Card MCU from Renesas
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11/24/2003   Post a comment
The AE57C is the first product from Renesas Technology Corp.'s AE-5 Series of 32-bit smart card microcontrollers. According to the company it offers approximately four times the , but offers approximately four times the processing performance of the AE-4 Series as it executes one instruction per cycle instead of one instruction in two cycles. The chip comes with 132 KB of EEPROM, the largest memory capacity of any of the company's smart card microcontrollers.
GPS test set emulates realworld jamming
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11/24/2003   Post a comment
As embedded GPS proliferates in OEM products, the need for a test set that can emulate realworld jamming is increasingly important. This one from Noise/Com that fills the bill.
Modular units speed DSP/ARM solutions
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11/24/2003   Post a comment
LSI Logic Corp.'s newest ZSP processor core module boards are aimed at SoC and platform developers that want to integrate a ZSP500 or ZSP400 based subsystem with any available ARM processor core module. These board-level solutions are said to provide for seamless integration and a rapid prototyping environment for shortened time-to-market for voice, multimedia or wireless applications.
2-mm connector delivers high bandwidth
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11/24/2003   Post a comment
Designed for 100-ohm differential pair signal transmission, ITT Industries, Cannon's new Tempus-HS 4000 2-mm backplane connector delivers increased bandwidth and reduced crosstalk for high-speed systems such as Serial ATA II. Produced under license from FCI, the new series is a second-source drop-in replacement for FCI's HS4000 products.
Connectors offer safety
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11/24/2003   Post a comment
Designed for applications where user access to an energized connector is not otherwise protected, the new Powerpole 15/45 Finger Proof connectors from Anderson Power Products (APP) minimize potential contact with live contacts by preventing finger access when the connector is unmated. The connectors meet the accessibility protection requirements of IEC IP20 and UL1977 sec 10.2.
Film cap offers wide capacitance values
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11/24/2003   Post a comment
A new series of compact, lead (Pb)-free electromagnetic interference suppression film capacitors from Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. combines a wide range of capacitance values with pitch sizes down to 7.5 mm.
RF SAW filter touts small size
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11/24/2003   Post a comment
AVX Corp. claims its new series of surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters for mobile phones features the industry's smallest chip scale package (CSP) RF SAW filter. The SF16 device measures 1.6 mm x 1.4 mm x 0.6 mm.
Processors Begin 64-bit Push
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11/23/2003   Post a comment
At the Microprocessor Forum IBM unveiled its first 64-bit PowerPC microprocessor, one of 18 new computer, embedded or network processors detailed the event.
Choosing the Best Microcontrol Solution Still Requires Flexiblity
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11/22/2003   Post a comment
As embedded applications become more complex and offer more functions, microcontrollers makers need to keep up with the changes. In the past, the answer has been to integrate as much as possible on to a single chip and drive the process technology smaller to keep cost under control. But as Microchip Technology's Fanie Duvenhage explains, this philosophy does not always provide the best and most cost-effective solution for embedded control.
Intermediate bus converters roll on 8-, 9.6-volt routes
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11/22/2003   Post a comment
Celestica Inc. touts its IBC series as the first off-the-shelf DC/DC converters to provide 8- and 9.6-volt intermediate bus voltages for computing and telecom applications. Working from a 36-55 volt input, the IBC series provides 4:1, 5:1, and 6:1 step-downs, thus establishing 12, 9.6, and 8-volt outputs, respectively.
Modular power system steps up to the central office
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11/22/2003   Post a comment
Valere Power's new Modular DC Power System, the first product of its kind for the company, is targeted at central office and wireless telecom applications that require from 800 to 20,000 amps. Leveraging the company's patented high-efficiency power conversion technology that, overall, delivers systems that are half the size of typical installations and cut heat dissipation by one-third, the Modular DC Power System can be configured to offer 800 amps in half a telecom rack.
Power chip drives point-of-load applications
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11/22/2003   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' TPS54350 is the newest addition to the company's SWIFT (switcher with integrated FET technology) family, a 3-amp, nominal 15-watt DC/DC (non-isolated) PWM buck converter suitable for point-of-load applications. Working from a 4.5- to 20-volt input, the converter is especially useful for powering DSP, FPGA, and microprocessors directly from a mid-voltage bus, versus an additional low-voltage bus.
Multi-channel PC-hosted data recorder is USB-enabled
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11/21/2003   Post a comment
Here are some rack-mounted instruments that give you a way to implement data recording in a modular manner, with lots of signal processing to boot. That, plus USB, should make spell cost effectiveness.
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