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Amimon grabs Sony TV design win
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With ultrawideband technology losing steam, a wireless connectivity contest is narrowing down to SiBEAM-led WirelessHD running at 60 GHz and Amimon-led WHDI running at 5 GHz.
Microchip Technology enhances Mid-range 8-bit PIC MCU core
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Enhanced Mid-range microcontroller core from Microchip Technology includes numerous feature and peripheral improvements.
Clock domain crossing (CDC) verification for Altera FPGAs
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Real Intent introduces Meridian FPGA clock domain crossing (CDC) verification software for Altera FPGAs.
Fairchild's P-Channel MOSFET in CSP offers 0.4mm profile
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Fairchild Semiconductor has introduced its single P-Channel MOSFET in 1 x 1.5 x 0.4mm WL-CSP packaging to address the low profile, electrical and thermal efficiency requirements of portable applications.
Cadence rolls Speedbridge adapters, verification IP
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Cadence Design Systems said it has expanded its system verification IP and SpeedBridge adapters portfolio with a focus on transaction-based acceleration and in-circuit emulation use models.
Digital accelerometers eliminate need for separate ADC
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With the space and cost restrictions faced by mobile device developers in mind, Freescale has brought out two 3-axis digital MEMS accelerometers that eliminate the need for an extra analog-to-digital converter.
LCD tool makers face $600M in order delays
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It's a double-whammy for the equipment industry. First, fab-tool makers face a major IC downturn. Now, they see a big slowdown in LCD production.
TI targets automotive apps with Cortex-R4F based MCU
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Texas Instruments' TMS570F microcontroller is claimed to be the first in the industry to be based on ARM’s dual-core Cortex-R4F processor and targeting automotive safety applications.
TFT LCD controller reference design for Altera FPGA development kits
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Digital Blocks announced the TFT LCD Controller Reference Design centered on Digital Blocks DB9000AVLN TFT LCD Controller IP Core and Altera's FPGA Development Kits.
65-V SWIFT DC/DC converter focuses on light-load efficiency
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TI's wide-input, monolithic power management IC eases system design and reduces board space in industrial and automotive systems.
45V, 50mA synchronous buck converter delivers 12µA quiescent current
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Linear Technology has announced the LTC3642, a 45V input capable synchronous buck converter than can deliver up to 50mA of continuous output current from a 3mm x 3mm (or MSOP8-E) package.
65V DC/DC converter focuses on light-load efficiency
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As part of an expansion of Texas Instruments' integrated SWIFT family of DC/DC converters the company has introduced a new 65 V input, 1.5 A output step-down switcher with integrated FET that achieves energy savings in light-load efficiency.
Algorithm cuts cost of measuring nanoscale images
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Features as small as 3 nanometers can be imaged with inexpensive optical microscopes using an algorithm that subtracts the differences between multiple exposures.
Renesas : 32-bit flash MCU targets safety-critical applications
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The H8SX/1725F 32-bit CISC MCU has a split embedded MONOS1 flash module, 256 KByte high speed flash for code and 16 KByte high endurance flash for data.
Austriamicrosystems AS1324 TSOT23 converter sources 600mA
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A step-down regulator, the supply is designed for low-power batter-based applications and come in fixed- and variable-output models.
Ericsson PKU-E converter delivers 35W
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A fly-forward topology enables a wide input voltage range that suits the PKU-E to a variety of telecom, industrial and transportation applications.
Altera unveils Quartus II software version 8.1
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The folks at Altera claim high-density FPGA compile times three times faster than other FPGA-vendor supplied development software.
Carbon releases new version of SoC Designer
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Integrates SoC Designer with Carbon Model Studio for Tightly Coupled Flow, Complete System Validation Solution.
NIST researchers claim their electronic nose knows
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Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology claim its electronic nose can identify hundreds of different chemical compounds using pattern-recognition algorithms that mimic the way animals recognize odors.
Out-of-the-box TFT LCD controller reference design for Altera FPGAs
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Digital Blocks announces TFT LCD controller reference design for Altera FPGA development kits based on the DB9000AVLN LCD controller IP core.
Ferrite chip beads save 40% in mounting space over 0402 products
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These ferrite chip beads from Laird Technologies are designed with a smaller footprint for portable, handheld electronic applications.
Spread spectrum clock oscillators housed in tiny 2.5 X 2.0-mm package
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These high-performance timing products from SiTime reduce EMI while deliver what it claims is the widest frequency range and lowest jitter.
MEMS attack interference with spread-spectrum scheme
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MEMS oscillator maker SiTime Corp. said it is expanding into the electromagnetic compliance business with a family of MEMS electromagnetic interference products.
Gartner cuts IC forecast for '08, '09
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Amid the economic crisis, market research firm Gartner Inc. has lowered its chip forecast for both 2008 and 2009.
Freescale reinforces radio frequency power transistor portfolio for aerospace applications
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Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a new high-performance laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) RF power transistor to strengthen the company's RF aerospace portfolio.
Texas Instruments : Gain amplifiers have multi-channel multiplexers
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Texas Instruments has introduced the PGA11x family of zero-drift programmable gain amplifiers (PGA) with single-ended input, single-supply operation, rail-to-rail I/O and multi-channel multiplexers (MUX).
IMS : Thin film attenuator is 0603-size chip
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IMS has added a 63-mohm 0603 size to its cost-effective line of precision thin film attenuators.
Switcher chips offered in low-profile eSIP-L package
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Power Integrations' proprietary eSIP package features an "L" shaped lead-bend enabling its AC-DC power conversion ICs to lie flat against the board with the exposed heatsink pad facing upwards.
Germany's industry suffers from engineering bottleneck
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While the current economic downturn is a serious challenge for the German electric and electronics industry, the engineering bottleneck could have an even stronger impact on the competiveness of corporate Germany, a study from industry association VDE says.
AnalogicTech : 4-channel LED drivers target entry-level cell phones
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The AAT3104 and AAT3195 are 4-channel, charge pump-based LED drivers for larger LCD screens in reduced feature set cell phones and portable systems.
2A standard buck regulator provides high efficiency in small package
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Intersil's 24V, 2A standard buck PWM regulator provides a simple power solution for a variety of point-of-load applications.
OpenAccess PDK for SiGe BiCMOS process
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AWR, a specialist in high-frequency EDA platforms, has developed an Open Access based process design kit for austriamicrosystems S35 0.35m silicon germanium BiCMOS process.
Fujitsu : HD H.264 codecs process 60 frames-per-second
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Fujitsu Microelectronics has expanded its line-up of H.264 CODECs with two new devices that encode and decode full high-definition (HD) (1920 dots x 1080 lines) video in H.264 format.
Compact and space-saving Industrial Ethernet switches
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The Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its range of Industrial Ethernet switches by the new Scalance XB-000 range for low-cost design of small line and star topologies and the new Scalance XF-200 range with flat design.
Europe drives smart sensor adoption
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Europe represents the largest and fastest growing smart sensors market and is projected to be worth $2.1 billion by 2010, according to Global Industry Analysts' latest report.
DSCs provide real-time control options
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Digital signal controllers give real-time control apps what they need: the convenience and interrupt response of a microcontroller with the computational abilities of a digital signal processor.
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