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Power subsystem controller links to primary side power management IC
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
Potentia Semiconductor announces the the configurable PS 2406 power subsystem controller. The new IC provides power management for up to four secondary side DC-DC power converters.
Applied Materials launches 45nm copper barrier/seed technology
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Applied Materials Inc. has introduced Applied Endura CuBS II, a system that enables PVD copper barrier/seed deposition at 45nm and beyond.
Design Exploration Tools Encourage More Creativity
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
What if a design tool had the hooks and means to capture a design, but, also had an inherent functionality to encourage you to creatively iterate, or explore? Instead of doing design iterations to fix problems, iterations would be done to streamline the design.
Electronics educational promotion pitches digitizer packages
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
Test equipment maker Gage Applied Technologies announces two new educational promotions for its high-speed and high-resolution digitizers. Slated for electronics instructors and researchers, each of Gage's packages includes a digitizer card as well as the company's PC-hosted oscilloscope software. The packages also include a set of software development kits.
IP Flourishes But Designer Beware
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
There is a growing number of companies who's product is IP. They capture their expertise in a descriptive language wrapper, and sell it. It is the logical step in the evolution of functional complexity.
Agilent adds powerful toolsets to wireless test set
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
Test equipment maker Agilent Technologies is adding a comprehensive set of new tools for its existing E5515C (8960 Series 10) wireless communications test set. The E5515C with lab applications---a bench-top network emulation tool---provides an integrated approach with high accuracy and repeatability.
Last call for papers
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
The paper submission deadline for the 1st International Workshop on Reversible Computing is December 6. You can find out more details on the site.
DC-DC converter meets power over Ethernet requirements
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A new 260W DC-DC half-brick converter, designed for power-over-Ethernet power sourcing equipment and next-generation IP telephony applications, has been introduced by Power-One. The HHS05Z55 operates over a wide input range, 36VDC to 75VDC
National Semi's analog equalizer affords high ESD protection
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. today introduced a multi-gigabit analog equalizer that extends the reach of high-speed switch, router, storage area network (SAN) and server backplanes.
Finely Tuned Process Will Yield Fast Dense DDR2 SDRAM
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
There is a reason that monolithic memory devices will always lead ASICs in terms of density and performance. It is because the fabrication recipes for memory only parts are tweaked and optimized specifically for a particular memory device.
1 Mbit NovRAM is Ferro-cious
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It would be great if all memory were non volatile. If even highly dense DRAM and PSRAM held their contents long after power was removed, functionality everywhere would change.
Battery Based NovRAM Eases Production Worries
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Battery backed up low power SRAM is still a viable technology for system designers.
Timing Integration Spawns Sequel Part
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Modern designs have tighter and more stringent timing constraints in place and there is very little margin for error when it comes to wander, jitter, skew and slew, and rise/fall times. With more attention paid to clocking and clock distribution, central control can be more effective once a built system has been characterized.
Cradle's CT3400 Multiprocessor DSP gets Jaxstream's MPEG4 encoder
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
Cradle Technologies has ported Jaxstream Inc.'s MPEG4 encoder to the Cradle CT3400 Multiprocessor DSP (MDSP).
Three-phase PWM control IC has integrated drivers for desktop computers
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International Rectifier introduces the IR3093, a three-phase interleaved pulse width modulation control IC that supports several microprocessor families.
Primary side power management ICs help integrate primary, secondary power control
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Potentia Semiconductor offers the industry's first primary side power management ICs that enable integration of primary and secondary side power control schemes.
It's time for Ohm's Law
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
Stumped for a holiday gift for someone technical? The TechNote Time Watch Company has a slogan: "Never Fumble for a Formula Again." That slogan, and the company's holiday-oriented wares, may solve your problem. TechNote is offering a line of Ohm's Law desk clocks, wall clocks, and wristwatches.
Flipflops: Nächster Schritt auf dem Weg zum Opto-Computer
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
Optische Flipflops sind möglicherweise die Wegbereiter einer neuen, rein optisch arbeitenden Chip-Generation. Als erste Entwicklungsstufe der optischen Zukunft rücken Flipflops ins Blickfeld – sie speichern ihre Bits mit Licht statt mit Elektronen.
Philips' ARM-Core sprengt die MCU-Grenzen
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
Zwei Trends laufen derzeit bei 32-Bit-Microcontrollern zusammen, die noch schneller mehr CPU-Leistung, Speicher und bessere Schnittstellen versprechen.
VCO for broadband wireless equipment
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11/30/2004   Post a comment
The CRO2645A voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) is engineered for broadband wireless equipment designs.
Current sensor beefs up accuracy
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems Inc. has launched an improved accuracy and extended range version of its existing ACS752 family of current sensors. The new ACS754/5 current sensors provide a smaller, lower cost alternative to toroid-based sensors for precise current sensing in industrial, consumer, communications and automotive systems.
Pin diode VVAs deliver higher performance
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, has unveiled a new product line of lower loss, higher linearity PIN diode-based voltage variable attenuators (VVAs). Touting superior insertion loss and lower distortion characteristics compared to FET devices, these VVAs are suitable for handset and infrastructure applications.
Ultra-fast diodes target power apps
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
The new STTH series of ultra-fast diodes from STMicroelectronics are designed for industrial, automotive, motor control, lighting and power conversion applications that need high-voltage ultra-fast diodes that will handle between 800 and 1200 volts (V) with relatively low current from 1 to 3 amps (A). These applications also need diodes with medium recovery times of not more than 75 ns and the best possible ratio of forward voltage drop (VF) to leakage current (IR).
Relay packs 20 amps in mini package
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
CIT Relay & Switch's new WJ121 Series of power relays offers a switching capacity of 20 amps (A) at 125 Vac and 16 A at 250 Vac/28 Vdc in a 28.9 x 12.6 x 24.3-mm footprint.
Smallest tantalum chip cap fits portable devices
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
AVX recently developed the industry's first 0402 tantalum chip capacitor that offers the highest volumetric efficiency currently available, delivering up to 10 microfarads (μF) in an 0402 case size. Designated the 0402 TACMicrochip series, the chip capacitors are suitable for applications that require high capacitance values and low leakage characteristics such as battery-powered equipment, and medical applications such as heart pacemakers.
Molex expands RJ-45 product line
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
Molex Inc. has added two new cordset and receptacle versions to its RJ-45 product family for EtherNet protocol requirements. The new RJ-45 EtherNet/IP* devices complement the existing product line by offering both PC-board and IDT receptacle versions, as well as overmolded single- and double-ended bayonet style cordsets. The RJ-45 product family is suitable for use in manufacturing facilities in the food/beverage, automotive and chemical industries; water treatment plants for waste water and mun
Raise the roof with Wolfson's DAC for car stereos
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics plc is addressing the growing in-car DVD player market with a new version of its WM8718 differential stereo digital-to-analog converter (D/A converter), which features improved audio quality and smaller packaging.
Analog Radio, Move Over
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In Europe alone, over 500 million analog radios will need to be replaced in order to receive digital broadcast signals.
High-power connector touts safety
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Anderson Power Products has expanded its PowerMod connector line with a new high-power version that features touch-safe female housings, integral positive latches and cable strain relief. Designated as the PowerMod HP, this connector is rated for 125 amps at a 30°C temperature rise and may be used in applications up to 175 amps.
Online service provides pricing and availability for multiple parts
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PartMiner, Inc., a leading global provider of information and commerce services for electronic components, has launched a new online analytical tool that enables customers to assess the price range and market availability for multiple parts simultaneously. Initially available as a PC-based service, the Procure tool includes historical pricing and availability information for a broad range of components including semiconductors, passives and interconnects.
WLAN power meter
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Butterfly is a handheld power meter designed to evaluate 802.11a, b, and g wireless LAN (WLAN) designs.
Unlicensed and unplugged
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Beneath all the aspects of wireless design in which Teresa Meng has been immersed lies one unshakable belief: The unlicensed bands are the great equalizer. That idea is partly what drove Meng to explore wireless LANs and to found Atheros Communications. It's also why the Stanford professor continues to slay sacred cows, dismissing as myths the notion of a spectrum shortage and the idea that third-generation cellular technology can enable high-speed data connectivity. Borrowing a quote from FCC c
Tiny RF power detector spans 50MHz to 2.7GHz
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Cellular handsets can benefit from Analog Devices' new detector with 45 dB of dynamic range.
Universal Pictures to adopt HD-DVD format
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Proponents of HD-DVD gained an ally Monday (Nov. 29), as film studio Universal Pictures announced it has adopted the format, with select titles available to consumers during the 2005 holiday season.
Accord entre Sharp et Sony Ericsson pour le compte de DoCoMo
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
Sharp et Sony Ericsson ont annoncé lundi (29 novembre) la signature d’un accord pour le développement conjoint de logiciels et le partage des composants destinés aux téléphones de troisième génération de NTT DoCoMo, a indiqué l’Agence Reuters dans un communiqué.
India's BPL, Intel consider mobile phone venture
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
Indian consumer electronics and wireless phone services company BPL is in talks with Intel Corp. to set up a jointly-owned plant to build GSM and Wi-Fi dual mode mobile handsets.
Maxim's stereo audio D/A design cuts component count
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
Aimed at portable applications, Maxim Integrated Products Inc.'s MAX9850, a 1.8-V stereo audio digital-to-analog (D/A converter), features a patented design that eliminates bulky capacitors and crystal oscillators.
Primary-side switch enhances off-line designs
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11/27/2004   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' newest primary-side switch for off-line, low power AC/DC converters, the VIPer53E, touts an extended VDD range of 9-18 volts versus 9-14.5 volts for its VIPer53 (increased range implemented by eliminating an internal error amp) for improved flexibility in transformer design. The VIPer53E serves as an alternative to the VIPer53 when a power supply requires only secondary regulation.
Chip set delivers cool power solutions
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11/26/2004   Post a comment
International Rectifier's new MOSFET-with-controller chip set, featuring four new high- efficiency DirectFET power devices designed to keep operating device temperatures and real estate requirements in tow, is optimized for primary-side and full-bridge DC/DC converter topologies. It's suited to applications that range from bulk 48-volt conversion for system boards up to 220 watts to powering 250-watt RF amplifiers in a base station system.
Embedded intelligent shelf management suite
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11/26/2004   Post a comment
The Linux-based NexusWare intelligent shelf management software suite let's designers tailor shelf-management capabilities for their application.
OpenAccess-Umstieg lohnt sich für Chipentwickler
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11/25/2004   Post a comment
Der Umstieg auf die Datenbank OpenAccess bringt Chipentwicklern enorme Vorteile. Dennoch steckt dahinter eine knackige Herausforderung, die nicht auf die leichte Schulter genommen werden darf. Das empfehlen jedenfalls drei große Chiphersteller, die den Sprung ins kalte Wasser gewagt haben.
ARM & Co testen energiearmes Design
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11/25/2004   Post a comment
Viel wurde bisher über Infrastrukturen für energiearme Designs geredet - und nur wenig gezeigt. Das soll sich jetzt ändern. Mit vereinten Kräften wollen noch diesen Monat mehrere Hersteller einen 130-Nanometer-SoC-Chip vorstellen, der eindeutig beweist: Die Implementierung dynamisch skalierbarer Spannungsinseln in SoCs ist machbar.
Flexibility is key to new OLED display technology
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11/25/2004   Post a comment
Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology has been quietly working its way into a few commercial and military applications in recent months. A more advanced version of OLED incorporating flexible metal foil is poised to propel the technology into even more markets, according to a company pioneering the technology.
Maxwell Technologies inks distribution deal with Tecate
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11/24/2004   Post a comment
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. has signed an agreement with Tecate Industries, a leading supplier of capacitor products, to distribute Maxwell's BOOSTCAP ultracapacitor products in North America. These lines include Maxwell's PC5, PC5-5, PC10 and BOOSTCAP0350 ultracapacitor cells and multi-cell modules.
Switch seals out contaminants
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11/24/2004   Post a comment
The new M2B series of process sealed miniature pushbutton switches from NKK Switches employs several design features to lock out contaminants. These include an interior o-ring surrounding the actuator within the bushing, ultrasonic welding of the bushing and housing unit, and epoxy-sealed terminals. In addition, the single unit construction of the bushing and top of the housing provides added protection from cleaning fluids or other liquids.
Stratos expands specialty fiber assembly capabilities
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11/24/2004   Post a comment
Stratos Lightwave LLC is offering several new services and technologies for its high-end optical fiber terminations and assemblies. The offerings include enhanced laser machining capabilities and multi-fiber feedthroughs for hermetic packaging. In addition, new state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities allows the company to produce these specialty fiber assemblies in large-scale production volumes, with 100% inspection of finished items using technologies such as automated image analysis.
Bi-color lighted switch suits many applications
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11/24/2004   Post a comment
The new LPH series of bi-color lighted pushbutton switches from CIT Relay & Switch are suitable for computer and computer peripherals, telecommunications, security, test equipment, instrumentation, audio and medical applications.
Terminal blocks deliver several color options
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11/24/2004   Post a comment
Providing circuit designers with more choices in matching wire color to terminal block colors, BlockMaster Electronics offers several new series of color-coded terminal blocks.
ON Semiconductor delivers industry's first 250-V silicon Schottky
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11/24/2004   Post a comment
Driving the Schottky voltage barrier above 200 volts (V), ON Semiconductor has set a new milestone with the introduction of the industry's first 250-V silicon Schottky rectifier for plasma/LCD television, power supply, consumer and automotive applications. The company has also unveiled two new 200-V Schottky rectifiers in SMC packages. The company says the new devices outperform traditional Ultrafast rectifiers — eliminating noise at all temperatures, minimizing EMI filtering requirements,
WLAN security software kit
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11/24/2004   Post a comment
A software development kit has been released that delivers 802.1x and WPA2 security capabilities to wireless LAN (WLAN) designs.
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