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Enhanced SPI4.2 solution portfolio from Lattice
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Low-cost, low-power SPI4.2 cores from Lattice Semiconductor are bolstered with enhanced buffer-management features.
Overvoltage protection IC reduces board space in portable devices by up to 40 percent
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ON Semiconductor has introduced the NUS6189, a device that integrates the performance and functions of an overvoltage protection (OVP) circuit, a 30 volt (V) P-channel power MOSFET, a low VCE(sat) transistor and a low Rds(on) power MOSFET into a space-saving 3.0 mm x 4.0 mm x 0.9 mm package.
NXP unveils highest RF output power for L-band radar applications
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NXP Semiconductors has expanded the company's RF power transistors portfolio with the launch of its Laterally Diffused Metal Oxide Semiconductor (LDMOS) transistor for L-band radar applications delivering RF output power of 500W at frequencies between 1.2GHz and 1.4GHz.
Richardson Electronics : FM amplifier for FM and HDFM radio broadcast
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The RES-Ingenium FM550-108 is a high performance pallet amplifier designed for FM and HDFM radio broadcast.
Vishay : Power MOSFET features very low on-resistance
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Vishay Intertechnology has expanded its family of Gen III TrenchFET power MOSFETs with a 20-V n-channel device that claims the industry’s lowest on-resistance and on-resistance times gate charge for a device with this voltage rating in the PowerPAK SO-8 package type.
MSC : EXM32 CPU module is designed for harsh environmental conditions
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A high computing performance, large on-board flash memories and very low power dissipation are main attributes of MSC's EXM-IMX31 CPU module.
Hot-plug switch offers integrated solution for 12V backplane applications
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the DS4560, a fully integrated, self-protected, resettable hot-plug switch that reduces the number of components required for the safe insertion and removal of systems on 12V powered backplanes.
Peregrine Semi : High-power RF switches suit mobile radio applications
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Peregrine Semiconductor has announced a line of high-power RF switches for the mobile radio market.
SL Power : Medical grade supplies offer 220 W from a compact unit
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The MENT 1220 series is an addition to SL Power Electronics' Ault family of ac/dc external power supplies for medical systems applications.
Microsoft integrates Live Services into car platform
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Microsoft has announced a new spin of its automotive software and applications platform, based on Embedded Windows CE. The version now introduced aims at the integration of Live Services.
SCART solution reduces power in set-top boxes, A/V receivers
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Maxim's patented DirectDrive technology enables this device to operate audio and video signals from +3.3V, eliminating the need for a +5V supply and minimizing the use of a +12V supply.
New modeling technology said to reduce library data size
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Synopsys introduced a new modeling technology said to reduce digital cell library file size by up to 75 percent while improving application tool runtime and capacity.
Micrel, Zilog to partner on subsystem-level modules
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Micrel and Zilog said they will collaborate to develop subsystem-level module products targeted at motion sensor, television remote and RF point-to-point cable replacement markets.
CEA-Leti, MicroOled ready silicon-based OLED microdisplay
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As part of a R&D collaboration, CEA-Leti applied research center in microelectronics and French startup MicroOled have unveiled what they claim is the most efficient silicon-based OLED microdisplay.
Infineon : Mobile phone chip is optimized for lowest system costs
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Infineon Technologies has introduced the X-GOLD102, a single-chip solution that optimizes system performance by factor five and reduces the bill-of-material (BOM) by almost 10 per cent compared to currently available Infineon platform solutions.
Solar company announces bid for General Motors subsidiary Opel
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In the wake of the financial crisis, General Motors is in trouble and so is its German subsidiary Adam Opel AG, one of Europe's largest car makers. Now photovoltaics vendor Solarworld AG (Bonn, Germany) has announced to submit a takeover bid for Opel. Solarworld intends to create the first "green" automotive OEM.
ARC sounds out SoC designers looking for better bass
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ARC International has started licensing to consumer OEMs and chip designers its Virtual Bass audio enrichment software technology, which is optimized for the ARC Sound Subsystem as well as x-86 hardware platforms.
Estonian startup launches next-generation microwave radio modem technology
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Tallinn-based startup Modesat Communications has launched its first microwave radio modem products and is planning to open a Silicon Valley office.
Cadeka Microcircuits : A-D converters process from 20 to 80 Msamples per second
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CADEKA introduces two analog-to-digital converter families operating from 20 up to 80 Msamples/s.
Microchip : Inductive touch sensing works through metal and gloves
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Microchip announces the mTouch inductive touch-sensing technology, as an addition to its capacitive touch-sensing solutions.
Pulse : 2.4 GHz ISM antennas target M2M applications
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Pulse introduces two ceramic antennas, which expand a wide range of products suitable for ISM Bands of 315, 433, 868 and 915 MHz, 2.4 and 5 GHz and GPRS.
V.I Chip : Powertrain solution optimizes HV dc distribution
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V.I Chip announces a 330-W, 380-V to 48-Vdc, 1/16th brick footprint BCM bus converter to complete the powertrain conversion to processor and memory loads in HV dc distribution data centres.
Infineon rejuvenates ULC handset platform
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At the GSM Asia in Macao, Infineon has introduced a successor to its XGOLD 101 platform for Ultra Low Cost (ULC) handsets. While the chip vendor continues to produce the XGOLD 101, the next-gen XGOLD 102 offers enhanced functionality.
Linear Tech LTC4222 controller protects dual supplies
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Controller can protect boards with supply voltages between 2.9V and 29V -- allowing safe insertion and removal from live backplanes.
TriQuint unveils new high power, wideband RF transistor technology
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11/18/2008   Post a comment
RF product manufacturer and foundry services provider, TriQuint Semiconductor has announced the availability of a new high power discrete RF transistor family for broadband applications including radar, signal jammers and wireless communications.
Agilent offers IP for mobile devices
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Agilent announced a solution to help wireless-systems designers and verification engineers speed development of evolving TDD-LTE designs.
Micron's Multi-Chip Packages offer optimized memory solutions for TI's OMAP35x processors
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Micron Technology, Inc. has introduced its high-performance multi-chip package (MCP) solutions optimized to work seamlessly with Texas Instruments Incorporated's (TI) OMAP35x applications processors.
LSI TrueFIRE FireWire ICs deliver 800-Mbps rates
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The FW643E supports performance-intensive peripherals both through the fastest flavor of FireWire and through a PCI Express link to the host computer.
Zoran's one-chip HDTV processors boast unprecedented integration, advanced audio and color
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Unprecedented integration includes TV microcontroller, demodulator, audio codec, multiple analog video inputs plus three HDMI inputs.
DDC-I brings out RTOSes that emphasize safety
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DDC-I is offering a couple of real-time operating systems that address safety-critical applications.
Xilinx enhances XtremeDSP Solutions Video Starter Kit to accelerate video development
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XtremeDSP Solutions Video Starter Kit -- Spartan-3A DSP FPGA Edition 2.0 -- includes new reference designs and IP for high-performance video applications.
Actel leverages UMC foundry solutions for 65nm eFlash FPGAs
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Next-generation Actel eFlash FPGAs to use UMC's 65nm low leakage process and embedded flash technology.
Anritsu : Integrated test set measures new Bluetooth low energy products
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Anritsu introduces an integrated test set to measure the new generation of Bluetooth low-energy products, as well as a solution to support the Enhanced Power Control (EPC) feature.
Analog Devices : Inertial motion sensors are cost-effective and easy-to-implement
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Analog Devices is expanding its iSensor intelligent sensor product family with two new inertial sensors that make it simple and affordable to implement sophisticated motion and navigation control in a broader range of applications, including medical instrumentation.
NEC : Automotive image processors allow real-time object detection
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NEC Electronics has introduced the IMAPCAR2 image processors, intended for automotive safety mechanisms and collision-prevention systems.
Murata isolator claims smallest size
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Aimed at multi-band mobile phones, the CEG23 series only measures 2.0mm x 2.0mm x 1.0mm, representing a 56 percent reduction in size from current Murata isolators.
ST-NXP Wireless closes Dresden, Nuremberg activities
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Mobile handset chip vendor ST-NXP Wireless will close its activities in Dresden and Nuremberg (both Germany). The move is part of a major restructuring effort announced earlier.
Handheld spectrum analyzers meet requirements for field use
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Rohde & Schwarz is presenting two all-purpose instruments for mobile spectrum analysis: the R&S FSH4 and the R&S FSH8
EMI filter plate features potting and pin protector
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Spectrum Control introduces an EMI filter plate with special epoxy potting and a rubber pin protector for applications where rough handling or challenging environmental conditions are typical.
TriQuint targets military apps with wideband RF transistors
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New family of RF transistors addresses broadband applications such as radar, signal jammers, and wireless communications.
Cadence says verification IP for USB 3.0, PCI Express 3.0 coming in Q1
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Cadence Design Systems said it would make available Open Verification Methodology verification IP for USB 3.0 and PCI Express 3.0 during the first quarter of 2009.
Fixed- and floating-point FFT libraries optimized for C-to-FPGA tools
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Impulse Accelerated Technologies announces FFT libraries from OptNgn.
Adobe and ARM accelerate Flash and AIR
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Support for Flash Player 10 and Adobe AIR will bring rich Internet applications to ARM-powered devices.
New high-performance computing solutions available from Kane Computing
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Powerful development tools and universal FPGA platforms for systems, ASIC prototyping and algorithm development.
Vishay unveils 200 W 1/16th brick DC/DC isolated power supply reference design
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At electronica 2008 Vishay Intertechnology Inc. demonstrated an industry-first reference design for a 200 W 1/16th brick that claimed to offer the highest power density and lowest component count of any such 1/16th brick dc-to-dc power supply implementation on the market.
BOARDS: Curtiss-Wright delivers ruggedised 6U VPX SBC with 45nm x86 CPU
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Curtiss-Wright has announced the VPX6-1952, its first rugged 6U VPX single board computer (SBC) based on the Intel Core2 Duo processor T9400.
Mercury unveils multi-GPU development platform
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The VXS-based Mercury Sensor Stream Computing Platform offers scalability in compute power, performance, and thermal management, and allows for much greater, tunable performance for a variety of commercial and defense applications.
Ultra-small 6-MHz buck regulator offers cost effective power for portable applications
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Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced what the company claims is the industry's smallest 500 mA buck regulator, the first of a family of high-frequency 6-MHz dc-to-dc regulators.
Spec drives USB to 300 Mbytes/s and beyond
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11/17/2008   1 comment
The widely used USB interface officially gets an upgrade to a version 3.0 at a developers' conference where a handful of companies are expected to announce product plans for the new spec with data rates that could hit 400 Mbytes/second.
JTAG Technologies : Boundary scan module also performs functional tests
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11/17/2008   Post a comment
JTAG Technologies has introduced the compact JT 2149/MPV Digital I/O Scan (DIOS) module, which allows digital I/O test access to circuit boards requiring external I/O stimulus and response monitoring.
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