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OLED shipments up, says research firm
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11/30/2005   Post a comment
Shipments of organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays grew to 16.7 million and revenues hit $130.9 million in the third quarter of 2005, according to market research firm DisplaySearch Inc.
Logic analyzer adapter helps debug MPC5554 processors
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Ironwood Electronics has introduced a new logic analyzer adapter that speeds up debugging of Freescale's MPC5554 processor.
Chip inductors work at high frequencies
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J.W. Miller Magnetics has introduced two new series of RoHS-compliant multilayer chip inductors. The new surface-mount PM1210G and PM1812G devices feature a low profile with excellent performance characteristics for a wide range of high-frequency applications.
Wirewound chip inductors pack performance in small package
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Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.) Inc. offers a new wirewound chip inductor series that is said to simplify designs, reduce part count and lower bill-of-material (BOM) costs by combining two devices into a single 3218-size package.
Surface-mount switches provide six actuation choices
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NKK Switches has expanded its surface-mount switch line with a wide range of actuation types and sizes.
USB wireless headset reference design uses 2.4-GHz wireless link
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Vishay Intertechnology today announced a complete Vishay RFWaves reference design for a USB-based wireless headset using a fully digital 2.4-GHz wireless link.
4MHz synchronous step-down regulator yields 3A from 4mm x 4mm QFN
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Linear Technology announced the LTC3412A, a high efficiency, 4MHz, synchronous buck regulator using a constant frequency, current mode architecture.
PIC MCU line moves up to 16-bits
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Microchip Technology has launched its first family of 16-bit microcontrollers. There are 22 general-purpose devices that offer up to 40 MIPS performance, 16 Kbytes of RAM, 256 Kbytes of flash program memory, and up to 100-pin packages.
Dual synchronous step-down converter delivers 1.4A and 800mA from a 5mm x 3mm DFN
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Linear Technology announced the LTC3417, a dual output, high efficiency, 4-MHz, synchronous buck regulator that delivers up to 1.4A of continuous output current from one channel, and up to 800mA from the second.
14-bit A/D reaches 190 Msamples/s
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Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) unveiled a 14-bit, 190 Msamples/second analog-to-digital (A/D) converter that is said to provide strong dynamic performance and low power dissipation.
TETRA option enhances radio test set
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Test instrumentation house Aeroflex announces the availability of a TETRA Direct Mode option for its existing 3900 Series RF test platform TETRA is based on digital Private Mobile Radio and Public Access Mobile Radio technologies. The option gives a 3900 comprehensive direct mode call setup and parametric testing capabilities.
Schaffner applies interference suppression directly at the mains input
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Schaffner has extended the upper range of its FN 3280 series to provide compatibility for higher powered installations. The filters are employed when the interference levels on three phases and the neutral line need to be reduced to Class B limits.
2.4-GHz chip integrates radio, memory, and MCU
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Wireless keyboard/mouse, audio systems, gamepads, sports and leisure equipment designers get a boost from Chipcon's CC2510 system on chip (SoC) in a 6x6 mm package.
Advanced thin-film technology beefs up LED performance
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OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc. has made significant improvements to its proprietary thin-film technology that have resulted in enhancements to the luminous efficacy and color palette of its Power TOPLED line of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for automotive, signal and signage applications. The new Power TOPLED products are said to offer 150 percent greater efficiency and produce a wide variety of red and yellow tones. In addition, the new devices offer all the benefits of surface-mount technology
Thumbwheel-operated handheld measures eight physical quantities
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Here's a nomadic instrument that can measure eight physical quantities such as humidity, air flow, temperature, or even water content in oil. A unique thumbwheel selector scheme accesses the unit's menus.
Serial RapidIO 8-port switch provides 64-Gbits/s of bandwidth
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Designed to perform multiple switching applications in the embedded, communications, wireless and storage markets, the MC432 is a 64-Gbits/s switch with eight ports of 4X lanes.
Industrial-grade hi-rel CF cards cover density spectrum
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Targeting industrial-grade applications WinSystems has introduced five CompactFlash (CF) cards that with densities from 128 MB to 2 GB and operate from -40 to +85 Centigrade.
Design tool suite boosts FPGA-PCB integration
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Altium releases Altium Designer 6.0, which provides a unified approach to electronic product development.
LDO regulator powers low-voltage MPU cores
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Micrel Inc. launched an ultra high-bandwidth, low-dropout, 5-A voltage regulator for powering core voltages of low-voltage microprocessors.
Here come 10-bit 4-Gsample/s RF digitizers
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Got the need for data-conversion speed? Slated for RF and ATE applications, data conversion instrument maker Acqiris is readying what it claims will be the world's first 10-bit 4-Gsample/s digitizers. These 3U-sized PXI digitizers will exhibit input bandwidths up to 3 GHz.
TI delivers on OMAP 2 promises
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Making good on commitments made last year to jointly develop 3G solutions with NTT DoCoMo, Texas Instruments has started sampling multi-mode UMTS chipsets to handset makers supplying the Japanese operator.
Synplicity tool claims improved performance for Lattice FPGAs
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Lattice Semiconductor and Synplicity jointly that version 8.4 of Synplicity's Sinplify Pro logic synthesis engine provides additional performance enhancing features for Lattice FPGA devices, resulting in up to 20 percent performance improvement and significant area savings.
PXI plug-in packs programmable resistance decade
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Remember the days of resistance decade boxes and substitution boxes? Here’s a modern PCI equivalent that's PC-controlled, of course.
Seagate, Sony up the ante in disk drive market
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Disk drive supplier Seagate Technology LLC has implemented Sony Corp.’s Cybercapture technology in a 1-in. hard disk drive, paving the way for faster recording of photographic and video data.
USB box works as general-purpose hardware resource
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Here's a plug-and-play instrument using realtime embedded processing power that can operate as a bi-directional I/O system. Each pin or signal can be individually defined as an input, an output, or as a bi-directional line. A Windows interface communicates to your PC through a plug-and-play USB interface. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Elesta safety relay has only 275 mW coil capacity
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Elesta relays has extended its SIS range of safety relays with the type SIS112 for applications in which a high type of protection, small design volume and a minimal coil capacity are required. The relay is equipped with two switching contacts (1 NO / 1 NC), and is driven by a very sensitive drive with a nominal coil capacity of only 275 mW.
1-watt DC/DC powers test, data acquisition apps
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Texas Instruments' DCP010507DB, a 1-watt DC/DC converter, delivers a dual ±7-volt output that's suited to powering basic data acquisition systems, test and measurement equipment with sensors that require isolation, and motor controllers.
Buck controllers economize DC/DC designs
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Accenting simpler and lower-cost designs, Vishay Intertechnology's high-voltage SiP12201 and low-voltage SiP12202 synchronous buck step-down controller ICs will (with external MOSFETs) deliver up to 10 amps for telecom and industrial end systems. Operating efficiency is as high as 93 percent to extend battery life in portable applications and minimize heat generation in enclosed field-mounted and rack-mounted systems.
Philips offers chips, designs for LCD television
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Philips Semiconductors has introduced two Nexperia semiconductor platforms for televisions with liquid crystal displays.
Power IC offers configurable digital power management for PoL applications
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Primarion launches its Di-POL family of programmable, digital integrated power conversion and power management ICs with a single-phase controller.
Data logging tutorial on CD-ROM
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Get up to speed with a PC-hosted tutorial. Datalogger vendor Computer Aided Solutions has a CD-ROM that includes a technical "Introduction to Data Logging” seminar.
Controller manages both analog and digital POLs
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Power-One says its ZM7300 series of Z-One Digital IBA controllers are the first that can manage analog based systems (VRMs, linear regulators, point-of-load converters) as well as digital POLs, for a total of up to 32 devices simultaneously.
Pocket-sized DVB-T receiver targets PCs
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Micronas' MicStickD is designed to enable the watching and controlling live DVB-T broadcasts on desktop and notebook PCs.
Wireless base station design gets streamlined
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STMicroelectronics reports that its STW51000 is the industry's first baseband modem SoC that is bundled with multi-standard software libraries
Network-1 and PowerDsine settle patent litigation
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11/28/2005   Post a comment
Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. has entered into a Settlement Agreement with PowerDsine, Inc. and PowerDsine Ltd. which dismisses, with prejudice, a civil action brought by PowerDsine.
24-bit A/D integrates amplifier front end
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Designed for high impedance sensors, Linear Technology Corp. today unveiled an ultra high precision, multiplexed 24-bit no latency Delta-Sigma analog-to-digital (A/D) converter with an integrated high performance amplifier.
Carbon comp resistors withstand 1000-V overloads
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11/28/2005   Post a comment
The RC series of carbon composition resistors from Stackpole Electronics Inc. is capable of handling overload voltages up to 1000 V and energy pulses up to 30 J.
e2v imaging sensor targets low light, scientific applications
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e2v technologies introduces the CCD201 - an innovative megapixel Charge Coupled Device (CCD) image sensor designed for low light, scientific applications. The product adds a new level of low light imaging capability to e2v's L3Vision™ sensor portfolio.
Chip delivers Ethernet services to the last mile
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TranSwitch Corp. is planning to sample EtherMap-PDH, a device that delivers Ethernet services into the last mile over existing copper infrastructure.
Zoran, Thomson team on digital TV reference design
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Zoran Corp. and the Thomson Tuner Group have developed a digital-to-analog reference design that enables CRT makers to integrate, decode, and display digital television feeds compliant with the A-74 standard set by the ATSC committee.
Smart-card interface IC packaged in miniature 20-pin QFN
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A 20-pin quad flat pack, no lead (QFN) package is now being offered with Teridian Semiconductor Corp.'s smart-card interface IC, part number 73S8024RN, making it what the company claims is the smallest chip of its type on the market.
DIGITAL VIDEO: Cisco, Scientific-Atlanta will go for 'quad play'
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Cisco Systems Inc. believes its recent acquisition of Scientific-Atlanta Inc. opens the door for an expansion into edge routing.
MOBILE VIDEO: Baseband carries the load in handset TV processing
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Betting on the need for baseband-oriented multimedia processing, Finnish video codec specialist Hantro is introducing a hardware-based platform for codecs in mobile phones.
64-Mbit serial flash device delivers 50-MHz read speed
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Spansion LLC is sampling a 64-Mbit flash device with a serial peripheral interface (SPI) for $2.50 in 10,000-unit quantities.
Samsung claims to have flexible 7-inch LCD
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South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said it has developed a flexible seven-inch diagonal thin-film transistor LCD on which uses plastic substrate to display 640 by 480 pixel resolution television video pictures.
Railway supply powers signalling
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11/25/2005   Post a comment
Absopulse Electronics’ 3PFC280-24BR is a modular AC/DC power supply with power factor corrected (PFC, to 0.97) input designed to meet the stringent requirements of railway signalling, communications and train control systems.
Low-cost UPSes include automatic voltage regulation
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11/25/2005   Post a comment
Tripp Lite's AVR550U and AVR750U line-interactive uninterruptible power supplies (UPSes) include the company's automatic voltage regulation (AVR) technology at budget-conscious price points.
High-speed cable suits design and debug apps
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11/25/2005   Post a comment
Emulation Technology (ET) has introduced its new high-speed Momentum coax cables with 38-pin MICTOR connectors for signal monitoring during the design and debug stage of a new design. These new cables provide designers with easy access and a probing capability for individual and hard to reach signals in high-speed designs.
Pocket-size oscilloscope has 100-MHz bandwidth
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11/25/2005   Post a comment
Elan Digital announces the first in its new range of modular instrumentation test-and-measurement products. Its USBScope50 is a full-function single-channel oscilloscope similar in size and form to popular USB pen memory products.
Distributed Computing Toolbox aimed at multiprocessing, IPC
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11/25/2005   Post a comment
To simplify development of multiprocessor and distributed computing applications, Mathworks has released its Distributed Computing Toolbox 2
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