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Tek unveils UWB software utility extension
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11/30/2006   Post a comment
The utility delivers single-button tests for debugging and RF compliance testing of WiMedia UWB systems.
Analyst: Digital camera market plateaus at $18B
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With the majority of amateur and professional photographers having made the switch from film to digital cameras, the worldwide market for digital still cameras appears to be leveling off at about $18 billion per year, according to market research firm IC Insights.
Analog/digital pin-boards, GUI software, extend ATE scalability
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ATE maker Teradyne announces two pin-cards for its existing TestStation ICT platform. These boards make the TestStation a scalable in-circuit test platform with options that include multiplexed or pure-pin, analog only or hybrid, and low pin-count or high pin-count configurations. New GUI software makes it play.
5.7-inch TFT-LCD integrates white LED backlight
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OSD Displays offers a RoHS-compliant 5.7-inch (VGA) TFT-LCD with a white LED backlight for industrial control and mobile computing applications.
DC/DC conversion ICs pick up on power management
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11/30/2006   Post a comment
Product recap - With industry's call for the highest possible system efficiencies taking center stage, today's DC/DC conversion ICs for advanced datacom, telecom, and portable products are taking on more power-management duties.
Schottky rectifiers offered in mini SMPC package
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Vishay has launched a new miniature SMPC package for its TMBS and planar Schottky rectifiers that enables higher-current-density power supply designs.
Pressure sensors are submersible for liquid level sensing
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AST's AST4500 and AST 4510 submersible pressure sensors for liquid level sensing applications are designed to survive in harsh environments.
Sensor detects photo orientation
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SRAM's SFH 7710 SMT orientation sensor for mobile devices detects whether a photo has been taken in portrait or landscape format and automatically displays the photo in its correct orientation, eliminating the need to rotate digital pictures in order to view them.
Nvidia pushes out graphics IC for iPod
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Nvidia Corp. is moving into unsteady waters. The company is readying a lower-margin integrated chipset for PCs, while it has also delayed a graphics chip for use in Apple Computer Inc.'s next-generation video iPod line, according to an analyst.
Ittiam launches IP video phone
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Ittiam Systems has launched an IP video phone solution on Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and based on DaVinci technology from Texas Instruments.
Autosar software developers can use UMS and SysML
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11/30/2006   Post a comment
With its Rhapsody Autosar Pack, Swedish software modeling tool vendor targets developers for the automotive industry. The product is the first modeling environment that supports the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Systems Modeling Language (SysML).
ADI pushes chipset at Chinese TD-SCDMA handsets
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Analog Devices, Inc. has started sampling Tier 1 mobile handset makers and local ODMs with a second-generation chipset that complies with the Chinese 3G TD-SCDMA Low Chip Rate (LCR) air interface.
Turbolinux proposes mobile Linux for consumers
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Turbolinux, Inc. said it will offer a Linux booting device in an iPod-sized media player as a way to promote Linux among consumers.
LCD modules deliver high resolution for medical apps
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NEC Electronics America debuts two 21.3-inch amorphous-silicon thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD modules for medical imaging applications.
Terawave and K-micro combine on high-performance GPON PHY
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Terawave Communications and K-micro today announced that they have worked together to deliver the industry's highest-performing physical layer (PHY) ASIC built specifically for gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) optical line terminals (OLTs).
Veraz ups capacity to 10X between mobile switch centers
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11/29/2006   Post a comment
Veraz Networks, Inc. announced that mobile operators in Asia and other rapidly growing markets can deploy Veraz products to realize an up to ten-fold increase in voice capacity between existing mobile switching centers (MSCs).
Pericom intros four HDMI switches
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11/29/2006   Post a comment
Pericom Semiconductor announced it has expanded its industry-leading high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) switch portfolio with four new high-bandwidth differential signal switch solutions for multi-source or multi-sink video applications including TV, monitor, set-top box, switch box, and game consoles.
TD-SCDMA phone testing option targets Chinese developers
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Targeting The People's Republic of China's near-future wireless 3G TD-SCDMA standard, Willtek Communications announces an option for its existing 4400 Mobile Phone Tester. The tester will be equipped to handle all functions necessary to calibrate transmitter and receiver sections of a phone, perform functional tests, and carry out final testing prior to shipment.
Scalable application processors target wireless handhelds
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Marvell has launched its first family of application processors based on Intel's XScale Technology. The PXA3xx series are aimed at such applications as feature handsets, GPS navigation systems, wireless handhelds and other consumer electronic devices.
India's BSNL pairs with Intel on WiMax
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Indian state-owned service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) is teaming with Intel Corp. in a bid to deploy the country's first WiMax-based wireless broadband and telecom service.
Nomadic 2-port cable analyzers span 2-MHz to 20-GHz
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11/29/2006   Post a comment
Check out this pair of handheld battery-operated analyzers for measuring cables and communications systems. They work from 2-MHz in the HF portion of the spectrum well into the microwave regime. Anritsu's cable and antenna analyzers can also pack an optional CW module for conducting long cable-loss measurements between out to 20 GHz, and a VNA option.
Integrated PXI chassis and controller costs less than $1000
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Lowering the entry cost for a PXI-based test system, National Instruments is rolling out a PXI chassis with integrated remote controller. The chassis provides five peripheral slots, and includes a host card to control the system from either a desktop or laptop. It can achieve up to 110-Mbytes/s sustained throughput to the PC host.
Marvell apps processors deliver ultra low-power wireless video
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PXA3xx processors target smartphones, GPS navigation systems, and other consumer electronic devices.
Tektronix releases software for UWB WiMedia radios
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Tektronix, Inc. announced its Tek UWB WiMedia2 software which extends the ultra wideband (UWB) debug and analysis capabilities of the Tektronix DSA70000, DPO70000 and TDS6000C series to include real-time analysis of UWB RF and electrical signals.
3.5-inch QVGA display features white LED backlight
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OSD Displays expands its active matrix TFT-LCD line with the 3.5-inch OSD0345CA6T1 diagonal transmissive QVGA display for handheld consumer and industrial devices.
World's fastest USB oscilloscope?
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PC test gear vendor Pico Technology rolls out a dual-channel PC-connected digital sampling oscilloscope with a bandwidth of 250 MHz. Pico's Model 5204 gives you a memory depth of 128-Msamples and a realtime sampling rate of 1-Gsample/s. Not bad for less than $1800, eh?
Dual-input bus converter is designed for ATCA systems
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11/29/2006   Post a comment
The Artesyn dual-input ATC210 bus converter is a fully integrated solution that combines a small footprint of 5.9 x 4.6 cm, high power density isolated dc-dc converter with advanced digitally programmable power management functions. The converter has a typical full load efficiency of 89 percent, yielding a power density in excess of 4 W/cm3.
Smallest p-channel MOSFET optimizes power management
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Fairchild Semiconductor, in a package that's just 1-by-1.5-by-0.65 mm, says its FDZ191P is the industry's smallest footprint p-channel MOSFET for optimized low-voltage power management applications.
LED driver eyes automotives
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Rated for operation at +125°C ambient, Supertex' AT9933 is a variable frequency pulse width modulated (PWM) controller suited for automotive LED lighting applications.
Factorized power designs come into the mainstream
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11/29/2006   Post a comment
Product Review - Vicor Corporation's comprehensive line-up of 52 evaluation and validation boards featuring its BCM, PRM, and VTM V•I Chip power components, which are all now available in high volume quantities, culminates the company's work to bring its factorized power architecture (FPA) into mainstream designs.
PhlatLight eval kits now available from Luminus Devices
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11/28/2006   Post a comment
Luminus Devices, Inc. has announced the availability of PhlatLight chipset evaluation kits for use in projection applications. The kits provide a simple plug-and-play solution for light engine designers interested in developing products with PhlatLight chipsets.
FCI offers free shunt kit
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11/28/2006   Post a comment
FCI offers a free Shunt Developer's Kit packed with a variety of shunts that feature 2-mm, 2.54-mm, and multi-position pitch options, as well as mechanical, plating, color and low-cost options.
Sealed circular DIN connectors suit industrial apps
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11/28/2006   Post a comment
Binder-USA offers the 423 series of small circular DIN industrial connectors to the North American market.
NEC's high-gain IF amplifier targets DBS
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The UPC3232TB features low current operation, wide dynamic range, and 40 dB isolation,
Pericom intros new switches for emerging HD video apps
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Pericom Semiconductor Corporation has announced it has expanded its industry-leading high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) switch portfolio with four new high-bandwidth differential signal switch solutions for multi-source or multi-sink video applications including TV, monitor, set-top box, switch box, and game consoles.
Eclipse plug-in offers ThreadX kernel-aware debugging for MIPS cores
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Express Logic, Inc. and First Silicon Solutions, a division of MIPS Technologies, Inc. have jointly launched ThreadX kernel-aware debug support for the MIPS SDE software development toolkit.
Epson to deliver first HDMI 1.3 home theater projector
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11/28/2006   Post a comment
Silicon Image, Inc. has announced that it has supplied the HDMI receiver chip for the first home theater projector to be equipped with HDMI 1.3. Epson has selected the VastLane SiI9133 HDMI receiver chip for its new Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 1080. This is the first HDMI 1.3 home theater projector on the market supporting Deep Color capability.
M/A-COM introduces PAs for point-to-point radios
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11/28/2006   Post a comment
M/A-COM has introduced a line of power amplifiers (PAs) for point-to-point radios that cover allocated point-to-point bands from 2.5 to 19.7GHz. Optimized for linearity and high gain, this family of PAs produces power levels ranging from 1 to 2W over various frequency bands.
STMicroelectronics offers tool set for MCU line
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11/28/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics is offering a low-cost, complete evaluation and development package for its tiny 8-pin versions of the ST7Lite microcontroller family, with a recommended resale price of just $12.00.
EInfochips announces DaVinci prototyping board
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Chip and product design services firm EInfochips Ltd. today announced the DaVinci rapid prototyping board (DVPB) featuring all commonly used video system peripheral interfaces.
Serial ATA controllers support PCIe interconnect
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11/28/2006   Post a comment
Designed to deliver cost-effective RAID data protection for desktops, workstations and entry-level servers, Adaptec Inc. has launched a family of entry-level serial ATA (SATA) controllers consisting of the Adaptec Serial ATA 1220SA and 1430SA HostRAID devices that support Intel Corp.'s latest PCI Express (PCIe) interconnect.
Renesas' emulator programs MCU's on-chip flash
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Renesas Technology America, Inc. has launched its E8a emulator, an ultra-small tool for debugging embedded systems and programming Renesas microcontroller's on-chip flash memory.
Triple 4:1 buffer multiplexer allows switching between four different input signals for video applications
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11/28/2006   Post a comment
The ISL59446 triple-channel 4:1 multiplexer allows users to switch between four different input signals such as RGB (red, green, blue) or YPbPr (the color space used in video electronics). The device allows customers to replace multiple muxes, simplifying design and saving board space.
3Dlabs plans spinout, samples first media processor
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11/28/2006   Post a comment
Graphics chips specialist 3Dlabs Inc., Ltd., is planning a spinout from its owner, Creative Labs, and has started sampling selected designers with its first media processor, the result of a project announced earlier this year when the company exited the workstation graphics chip business to focus on digital media silicon.
Low-cost cameras with USB connection target non-industrial applications
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11/28/2006   Post a comment
The uEye LE is a USB 2.0 based camera aimed primarily at non-industrial applications such as microscopy, medical technology and security technology. The camera features a very compact design and is available in different versions with and without housing.
Single port power over ethernet controller simplifies PSE design
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11/28/2006   Post a comment
The LTC4263 is an autonomous single-channel Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) controller with an onboard MOSFET for use in IEEE 802.3af Power Over Ethernet (PoE) compliant systems.
Development board quickly evaluates light-to-frequency converters
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11/27/2006   Post a comment
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions' evaluation board, the LTFEVM, is now available for checking the company's TSL230RD, TSL235R, TSL237S, TSL237T, TSL238D, and TSL245R light-to-frequency converters.
Connectors target higher power servomotors
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11/27/2006   Post a comment
ITT has developed a space-saving connector capable of handling up to 40 A for medium and large servomotors.
Regulator ICs set automotive options
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11/27/2006   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX6765-MAX6774 family of linear regulators, with a wide variety of options, delivers up to 100 mA for automotive applications. These devices draw just 31 microamps and thus are particularly suited to always-on modules.
Atmel extends 8051 flash MCU line with 128-Kbyte device
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11/27/2006   Post a comment
Atmel Corp. has beefed-up its 8051 based microcontroller line with the launching of AT89C51RE2, a new MCU with 128 Kbytes of flash program memory.
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