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Amplified ZigBee module achieves 2.5-mile range
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
MeshNetics is sampling an amplified 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4 /ZigBee module that offers high range and low power.
Solenoid chip drives inductive loads
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor is bringing automotive control system designers more reliable solenoid control operation using less board space with the FDMS2380, a dual integrated solenoid driver (DISD).
Quad-channel PCIe hot-plug controllers save board space, cost
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX5957/MAX5958 (triple-channel) and MAX5959/MAX5960 (quad-channel) hot-plug controllers for safe insertion and removal of PCI Express (PCIe) cards from live PCIe hot-plug slots.
LEDs are 70% brighter than previous parts
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Cree's green XLamp XR-E LEDs are 70-percent brighter than the company's previous green power LEDs.
Consumers down on digital media adapters
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Digital media adapters have failed to connect with consumers, even advanced users, according to a new study by Parks Associates which shows users prefer direct cable links to complex networks and devices.
Altera presents new Nios II embedded evaluation kit
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11/27/2007   2 comments
New kit showcases FPGA design capabilities for embedded systems with design examples that highlight features such as hardware acceleration and remote hardware update.
EPCOS ships tiny duplexer supporting WCDMA Bands V/VI
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
EPCOS AG is shipping in production quantities a UMTS duplexer for the WCDMA Bands V/VI, which features a footprint of 2.5 x 2.0 mm² and a flat insertion height of 0.5 mm.
Media converter drives visible red light over plastic optical fiber
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Firecomms has developed a reference design that enables integrated media converters to drive 1394 S800 signals using visible red light over Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) home networks.
World's smallest digital signal controllers (DSCs) get memory boost
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Microchip's low-pin-count digital signal controllers (DSC) now offer up to 32 Kbytes of Flash.
Gate driver housed in small SO-8 package
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Avago says it has introduced the industry's smallest 2.5-A gate drive optocoupler, housed in a stretched SO-8 package, which is 40 percent smaller than DIP packaging.
IO library suite simplifies configuration of LXI instruments
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Agilent has released its IO Libraries Suite 15.0, which offers an improved LAN-discovery interface that simplifies the configuration of LXI and other LAN-capable instruments.
Gate drivers deliver more features, packages
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
The FAN31xx and FAN32xx high-speed low-side gate drivers from Fairchild Semiconductor offer maximum flexibility for power supply designs by providing a wide selection of features and packaging options.
ContentGuard licenses global DRM patents to Sharp for mobile devices
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
ContentGuard has announced a global patent licensing agreement with Sharp Corporation. Under the agreement, Sharp can develop, manufacture and market mobile handset devices capable of receiving and playing DRM-enabled content.
Advanced PCTV solutions announced by NXP
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
NXP has announced the arrival of two brand new additions to its PCTV family. The SAA7164BE and SAA7163AE are new PC TV processors designed to bring multi-streaming, and PVR capabilities to desktop and notebook multimedia PC TV USB applications.
OLED market hits wall in Q3
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Citing poor shipment volumes from Samsung, Sony and others, the OLED market hit the wall in the third quarter, according to a report from DisplaySearch.
Fractual antenna combines mobility and indoor coverage
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Dual-band operation enables a new generation of smaller emergency alert devices that work both indoors and outdoors anywhere in the world without a second antenna.
Sales up, profits return at Imagination Technologies
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Multimedia processor licensor Imagination Technologies Group plc (Kings Langley, England) has turned the corner and recorded pre-tax profits of £1.3 million for the six months ended September compared with a loss of £2.1 million for the corresponding period last year.
Rohde & Schwarz's microwave signal generator delivers 43.5 GHz ultra-pure signals
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
To compensate for power losses due to cable attenuation and transfer impedance, the R&S SMF100A also offers an output power of up to +26 dBm (at 20 GHz).
Power switch delivers lower quiescent current, added protection
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' VNI4140K quad high-side intelligent power switch saves energy by cutting on-resistance by 50 percent using new generation technology.
Mini power management device combines step-down converter, two LDOs
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Delivering a power savings to mobile device applications, AnalogicTech has introduced the AAT2504, an adjustable 3-channel regulator that combines a step-down converter with two LDOs.
Signal conditioning IC delivers integrated diagnostics, low power
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
ZMD has expanded its family of RBic-Lite signal conditioner ICs with the introduction of the highly integrated ZMD31014 resistive bridge sensor signal conditioning IC with built-in diagnostics and one-shot calibration.
Hynix finds partner in image sensor push
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South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has signed a partnership agreement with SiliconFile Technologies Inc., a developer of CMOS image sensors.
Matsushita starts commercializing Elixent's RAP technology
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has started embedding the reconfigurable chip technology that it acquired through the purchase last July of Elixent Ltd, initially into an AVC-Intra codec board that will be an add-on for a Panasonic solid state camcorder.
German automation industry steams ahead
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
The German automation industry expects to raise its sales volume in the double-digit range during the present year. A decline is not in sight - quite the contrary: With energy saving technologies for industrial applications, the industry hopes to tap another growth market.
QNX, Freescale cooperate in Automotive electronics
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Software vendor QNX and chip manufacturer Freescale have agreed to cooperate on the development of next-generation telematics, infotainment and multimedia applications.
Takeovers boost X-Fab's sales
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
X-Fab Silicon Foundries reports a sales hike of 82 percent for the third quarter. The increase is in part a consequence of the acquisitions the company executed over the past year.
Digi-Key inks deal with Bulgin Components
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Catalog distributor Digi-Key Corp. and Bulgin Components, an interconnect specialist, have signed a worldwide distribution agreement.
Altium releases 3D PCB visualization
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Altium has relased version 6.8 of its Designer product that included a new 3-D PCB visualization capability.
Avnet, Tyco extend global franchise agreement
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing and Tyco Electronics have extended their franchise agreement to include all of Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan and India.
Altium makes it 'real' for PCB/FPGA designers
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Altium Designer 6.8 delivers 300 new features and enhancements, including real-time 3D PCB visualization and navigation.
Interface chip adapts to multiple sensor systems
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Semtech's SX8724 is a small sensor interface device that uses signal amplification circuitry to directly connect pressure, temperature and magnetic sensors with a general-purpose microcontroller.
Illuminated tactile switch suits circuit reset apps
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
C&K Components offers the K5AT series of surface-mount tactile switches with LED illumination for circuit reset applications.
White paper addresses PLM basics
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
This white paper from Enovia describes the functions and benefits of product lifecycle management (PLM) technology, which offers high-tech companies the tools to sustain innovation, deliver the right products to market, reinforce brand identity, minimize costs, and decrease time to market.
Conexant's HDTV video decoders certified for DCS' analog copy protection
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Conexant Systems, Inc. has announced that it has certified Dwight Cavendish Systems' (DCS) analog copy protection technology on its CX2427X and CX2450X MPEG video decoder families.
Right-angle M12 connector offers cage clamp termination
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Binder-USA expands its shielded M12 connector line by adding a right-angled version with a cage clamp connection to its 713, 715 and 825 series.
ZIF heat-sink sockets designed for STMicro BGA ICs
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Ironwood Electronics offers two ZIF heat-sink sockets for 1-mm pitch STMicro BGA ICs.
DDR2 1066-MHz DIMM ready for AMD Spider platform
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Kingston is shipping 1066-MHz ValueRAM DIMM designed specifically for AMD's Phenom processor.
Encoder IC measures linear position, off-axis rotation
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
The AS5305 magnetic linear motion encoder IC from austriamicrosystems targets linear motion and off-axis rotational measurements in applications such as industrial drives, x-y stages or electrical motors. An automotive version will be available next year.
RF power divider delivers low insertion loss, high isolation
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Narda has introduced the 4436 RF power divider that covers the 500-MHz to 8-GHz frequency range for commercial applications.
CAN transceivers target long-wire, low baud rate industrial applications
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
AMIS has launched a family of Controller Area Network (CAN) transceivers for long-wire and low baud rate industrial CAN applications.
OLED display replaces OSRAM model
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
OSD recently released a small-molecule OLED display that is compatible in size and format to OSRAM's Calgary model.
Buck converter targets Li-ion battery-powered applications
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology is offering the LTC3562, a quad-channel, high efficiency, 2.25-MHz, synchronous buck converter that can deliver dual 600mA and dual 400mA continuous outputs from a 3mm x 3mm QFN package.
Enhanced transceiver boosts data throughput in remote sensor networks
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
The XE900SL10-N transceiver from Xecom has been updated with features to serve process control and remote monitoring systems.
Philips strengthens position in 'green' lighting
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Royal Philips has entered a definitive agreement to take over luminaries company Genlyte Group Inc, creating North America's largest lighting company. With the move, Philips intends to speed the acceptance of energy efficient lighting solutions in Northern America.
eASIC, Tensilica ink IP deal
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Fabless ASIC house eASIC Corp. has added Tensilica Inc. to its intellectual-property (IP) roster.
NCTA and TiVo announce switched digital solution for HD DVRs
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
The cable industry and TiVo Inc. have announced that cable operators will next year introduce a new external adapter that will enable TiVo digital video recorders that use CableCARDs to access switched digital cable channels without a set top box, according NCTA.
Codecs ante up for better audio
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Analog IC makers are heeding the call from consumer electronics manufacturers for audio chips that offer lower power consumption, enhanced noise filtering and other features that enable high-fidelity sound.
USI uses Sequans' chips for SIP modules, WiMAX devices
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Taiwan-based networking and communications equipment manufacturer Universal Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd has selected chips developed by French WiMax chip supplier Sequans Communications SA (La Defense, France) to manufacture mobile WiMAX end-user devices and SIP-based (System-in-Package) modules.
Interleaving PFC controller advances multi-kilowatt designs
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
First single-chip, two-phase CCM offering puts the wraps on ripple
Regulatory, compliance risk tops 2008's biggest strategic business challenges
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11/23/2007   Post a comment
Regulatory and compliance risk is the greatest strategic challenge facing global businesses in 2008, according to a new report from Ernst & Young.
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