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Fast oscillators get by on less juice
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12/18/2002   Post a comment
Despite weak demand from several key sectors and excess supply over the past year, oscillator manufacturers have forged ahead with new technology and product launches that feature higher frequencies, lower voltages, improved jitter performance and smaller package sizes.
Integrated starter-alternator next on automakers' wish list
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12/18/2002   Post a comment
The relentless drive for greater fuel efficiency will come into play again in 2003, as automakers and their suppliers lay the groundwork for the automotive industry's next great challenge: the introduction of the integrated starter-alternator (ISA).
Wireless ICs call on integration
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12/18/2002   Post a comment
Optimistic over the prospect of wireless hands-free cell phones and other roaming-access applications, makers of integrated circuits for Bluetooth and 802.11, or Wi-Fi, wireless local-area network (WLAN) connectivity are readying a new generation of chips for volume delivery in the first quarter of 2003. Vendors of both technologies are striving for higher levels of integration.
Eighth-bricks energize dc/dc design; digital control pumps up switchers
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12/18/2002   Post a comment
Invigorated by the arrival of the eighth-brick, dc/dc converters dominated the action in power for a second straight year.
Intel unveils Xeon server boards
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STATS to buy Conexant's San Diego test operation
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12/16/2002   Post a comment
MILPITAS, Calif. -- FastRamp Test Services, a subsidiary of Singapore-based ST Assembly Test Services Ltd., said today (December 16, 2002) that it has agreed to purchase Conexant Systems Inc.'s test operation in San Diego, California. The monetary value of the deal was not disclosed.
VRMs meet 9.1 requirements for Xeon
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12/12/2002   Post a comment
Celestica Inc.'s voltage-regulator module VR-M 9.1 family of dc/dc converters is specifically designed to help computing OEMs meet the system cost and performance challenges associated with next-generation 32-bit processors.
2-W dc/dc keeps a low rack profile
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Technologies' NTH series of 2-W dc/dc converters has a profile of 0.22 inch to fit rack-mount industrial and telecom applications with critical height restrictions.
Triple-output switcher suits low-profile telecom
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Astec Power's LPT81 switching supply in a 3 x 5 x 1-inch package delivers 3.3, 5 and 12 volts and up to 85 watts for low-profile (1U) installations in network, telecom, manufacturing and industrial equipment OEM applications.
140-W planar transformer is standard
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Pulse Engineering Inc. touts its PA0369 and PA0423 as the only component-type planar transformers with a 100- to 140-W rating available as a standard catalog item.
EM's low-power MCUs include 4-mux driver
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Targeting toys, appliances and other cost-sensitive, 1.5-volt battery-powered applications, two mask ROM microcontrollers from EM Microelectronic Inc., EM-6625 and EM6626, feature a four-mux liquid-crystal display driver and low-voltage, low-power operation.
Raft of A/D converters launched at Analog Devices
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Analog Devices Inc. has launched more than 25 analog-to-digital converters, including serial successive-approximation register (SAR) devices with 8-bit, 10-bit or 12-bit resolution and a 16-bit, dual-channel, simultaneous-sampling PulSAR model.
Low-voltage MCU aims at handheld remote systems
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Fairchild Semiconductor's ACE1502 is an ultralow-voltage microcontroller IC for portable electronics.
Oren crafts demodulator ICs for DTV
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Digital TV signals can reach viewers via local-broadcast, cable or satellite systems, and consumers who want access to more than one service typically need set-top boxes with different front-end components for each.
AMI's hybrid gate arrays come in 1.5 V
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AMI Semiconductor is making its low-power XPressArray hybrid gate array technology available in a 1.5-volt version.
ST enlarges its ST7 MCU line
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STMicroelectronics Inc. has added ST7232x flash and ROM models to its ST7 family of 8-bit microcontrollers, expanding the MCU product line's medium and large (8-kbyte to 60-kbyte) memory capacity and high-pin-count offerings for the appliance, industrial and automotive markets.
LV clock drivers boast low jitter
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12/12/2002   Post a comment
Two new LVCMOS/LVPECL clock drivers/repeaters from Maxim Integrated Products offer 3-picosecond maximum rms random jitter for applications that demand low pin-to-pin skew and precise signal/clock distribution.
Photodetector targets DVD, CD
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A photodetector IC from Sipex Corp. designed for leading-edge DVD and CD drives switches at 300 volts/microsecond and settles within 7 nanoseconds, thus allowing DVD write speeds of up to 8X while protecting a laser from overstress.
Encoders roll for digital audio
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Micronas has added two MAS 35x5G devices to its MAS family of digital audio encoder/decoder ICs for portable multimedia products.
Three Linear Tech chips view four supply voltages
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Three quad-supply monitor ICs from Linear Technology Corp. can keep tabs on four supply voltages simultaneously with plus/minus 1.5 percent threshold accuracy over commercial and industrial temperature ranges.
Inphi's TIA operates at 10.7 Gbits/s
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Inphi Corp.'s 1341TL transimpedance amplifier (TIA) for Sonet/SDH OC-192/STM-64 and 10-Gbit Ethernet metro access applications operates at data rates of as much as 10.7 Gbits/second to directly drive a clock-and-data recovery circuit or transceiver.
TI's precision op amps target portables
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Two 1.8-V operational amplifiers from Texas Instruments' Burr-Brown line are optimized for two-cell battery-powered applications such as sensor amplification, signal conditioning, data acquisition, handheld instrumentation, portable audio and portable medical equipment.
Low-power MPU eyes consumer
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Hitachi Semiconductor (America) Inc.'s SH7705 microprocessor targets digital still cameras, video printers, personal organizers and electronic dictionaries, and office automation equipment such as fax machines and color printers.
Flash MCU touts low power
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Atmel Corp. has launched a low-power AVR flash microcontroller family, the first member of which, the Mega 169, consumes 300 microamps at 1-microsecond instruction time, with throughput of 2 Mips/milliwatt.
Analog array lowers cost
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A field-programmable analog array (FPAA) from Anadigm Inc. is said to offer low-cost analog signal conditioning in high-volume industrial, automotive, medical, communications, automatic test equipment and instrumentation applications.
Optical driver amp fits SMT
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12/12/2002   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has housed its optical-driver amplifier in a hermetically sealed, surface-mount package that measures 17.247 x 11.354 x 4.318 mm-as much as 80 percent smaller than the traditional hermetic metal housing, according to the company.
Multilayer ceramic caps aim at cell phone modules
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The small 0201 case size of Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.) Inc.'s RM Series multilayer ceramic capacitors suits the MLCCs for use in cell phone modules and high-pin-count IC applications.
Crystal oscillators field high data rates
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Two industry-leading frequency control component manufacturers-Raltron Electronics Corp. here and SaRonix LLC (Menlo Park, Calif.)-have released crystal oscillators that support high data rates.
Format added for panel switch
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Elma Electronic Inc. is offering a new package-size option for its line of Type 07 panel-mount switches.
Thermistors fit into tight spaces
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Selco Products Co. has designed a line of thin-film negative-temperature-coefficient thermistors for applications with very tight space constraints.
Sockets handle 0.5-mm pitch
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12/12/2002   Post a comment
Ironwood Electronics' high-performance sockets allow 0.5-mm-pitch micro-lead-frame ICs to be socketed and to operate without performance loss in high-speed communications and computing applications.
Data boards answer throughput call
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12/12/2002   Post a comment
Responding to the needs of engineers using sophisticated test equipment, makers of data acquisition boards are rolling out a new breed of products that are faster, smarter and capable of handling more data inputs.
Chassis system works for hi-rel CPCI, VME64x apps
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12/12/2002   Post a comment
Tracewell Systems' S33-1U chassis system for mission-critical CompactPCI and VME-64x applications provides designers with a standard solution for what is currently a custom-engineered chassis, ensuring high-capacity cooling to handle up to 70 watts for each of its two slots.
SiGe chips taking aim at basestations and wireless LANs
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12/12/2002   Post a comment
Demonstrating the versatility of its silicon germanium process technology, Maxim Integrated Products has introduced two high-performance ICs for cellular telephone basestation applications and two at the other end of the spectrum that tout low cost and ease of implementation for wireless local-area networks (WLANs).


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