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Video Without Boundaries, Inc. signs CableLabs license for two-way Digital Cable products
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Video Without Boundaries, Inc. a leading provider of interactive, media-convergent home entertainment devices, has announced its plans to make interactive two-way digital cable products a retail certainty by entering into agreements with CableLabs that enable VWB to implement OpenCable Application Platform (OCAP)-compliant middleware on its next generation MediaREADY media centers.
AC power analyzers measure active and reactive variables
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Here's a range of compact power analyzers that measure all the active and reactive variables in a wide variety of industrial applications where space is limited. The new devices provide dual pulse output for energy pulse retransmission.
Dual PA boosts 2.4-GHz WLAN signals
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SST Communications reports that it has introduced the industry's first dual power amplifier for MIMO-based WLANs
16-bit logic ICs expand general-purpose I/Os on microprocessors
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Texas Instruments Inc. has released three 16-bit configurable I²C and SMBus I/O expanders, the PCA9555, PCA9535, and PCA9539, that are designed to expand general-purpose I/O functions for most microprocessor families.
Karaoke chip duo takes act to China
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It might seem improbable that two high school buddies from Cupertino, Calif., would build a chip-design company in Shanghai based on the notion of bringing karaoke to millions of phones. In China, where karaoke is as much a part of the culture as rice and noodles, that's exactly what David Hu and John Yu have done. "That was the spark of our company," said Yu, the chief operating officer of Chipnuts.
Peer video rolls for IP multimedia
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Openera Technology Inc. has launched peer-to-peer shared video as an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) application linked to its Active Phone Book suite of apps. Openera partners with infrastructure vendors such as Lucent Technologies Inc. and NEC Corp. to create applications for mobile end users. Many network infrastructure equipment providers are introducing mobile operators to IMS services through simple e-mail or message-service applications, where the advantage over circuit-switc
Tool ARMs for SoC validation
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You can't validate a complete system-on-chip without looking at both hardware and software, which has traditionally meant using emulation or building an FPGA prototype. With its new SOC-VSP virtual system prototyping tool, Carbon Design Systems Inc. claims to offer a better way.
Photoflash capacitor IC condenses charging solution
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Linear Technology's LT3485 family integrates a complete photoflash capacitor charger, IGBT drive stage, and output voltage monitor in a 3-by-3 mm DFN package. The chip's control circuit is designed to allow the use of two very small "standardized" transformers (5.8-by-5.8-by-3 mm). No external components are required to set the output voltage. During charge, an output proportional to the photoflash capacitor voltage is available for monitoring. Input current is tightly controlled to provide cons
SMIC offers 0.18-micron EEPROM blocks
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Chinese foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. has said it has a 0.18-micron EEPROM manufacturing process and that it has developed a series of IP blocks based on this process technology.
Headset reference design features 16-bit PCM Audio
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Vishay Intertechnology's reference design for a USB-based wireless headset uses a fully digital 2.4-GHz wireless link and targets applications such as VoIP, PC-based cordless telephony, and PC-based "intelligent" toys.
Fraunhofer chooses ARC core for TV to mobile project
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The Heinrich-Hertz Institute (HHI) of German research organization the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is to use ARC International’s 625D core to develop parts for use in Digital Video Broadcast – Handheld (DVB-H) products such as mobile phones.
Regulator IC extends adaptive power management
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National Semiconductor's LP5550 is the first digitally-controlled energy management unit (EMU) for handheld consumer products that implements the company's PowerWise architecture for adaptive voltage scaling, thus cutting power consumption in stand alone digital processors. In conjunction with the company's advanced power controller (APC, technology licensed from ARM, Ltd.) and the PowerWise Interface (PWI) open-industry standard, the LP5550 reduces power consumption in digital processor cores b
I2C, SMBus MCUs get configurable 16-bit I/O expanders
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Continuing its support for the venerable microcontroller-oriented Inter-IC (12C) and SMBus protocols, Texas Instruments Inc. has released three new 16-Bit Configurable I2C and SMBus I/O expanders.
Latest Maxwell 3-D analysis tool promises speed
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EDA vendor Ansoft released a new version of its Maxwell three-dimensional electromagnetic analysis software for accurately predicting the performance of low-frequency electromechanical components encountered in advanced automotive, aerospace and industrial/power electronic systems.
AC/DC supply tucks into medical applications
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The APS400MX series of single- and dual-output switching power supplies from Advanced Power Solutions delivers 400 watts at 2 to 58 volts for medical and other harsh environments. The U-frame supplies measure just 5-by-8-by-1.6 inches (optional end-mount fan cover extends the depth to 9 inches).
TI adds three 16-bit I/O expanders to inter-IC bus portfolio
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Texas Instruments released three new 16-bit configurable inter-IC bus and system management bus input/output expanders, the PCA9555, PCA9535 and the PCA9539.
FlexRay 2.1 compliant controllers target automotive applications
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Freescale Semiconductor has begun marketing two FlexRay 2.1 compliant node controllers aimed at the automotive industry.
Power inductor delivers wide inductance range
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Stackpole Electronics, Inc. has introduced a new surface-mount, wirewound, shielded inductor that enables easy surface mounting in close proximity to other components on the assembly board.
Accelerometer touts sensitivity, low cost
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Wilcoxon Research has introduced a new low-cost, general-purpose accelerometer with a sensitivity of 100 mV/g and a tight +10 percent tolerance.
ST offers library to support microcontrollers
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STMicroelectronics announced the final release of a comprehensive STR7 software library supporting its 32-bit microcontrollers based on the ARM7TDMI core, the STR71x series and the STR73x series.
Matsushita to close CRT operations in North America and Europe
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Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (MEI (NYSE symbol: MC)), best known for its Panasonic brand, today announced plans to discontinue operations at MT Picture Display Germany GmbH (MTPDG) and MT Picture Display Corporation of America (Ohio) - MTPDA (OH) by the end of this fiscal year ending March 31, 2006, and to begin closing/liquidation procedures. MTPDG and MTPDA (OH) are subsidiaries of Matsushita Toshiba Picture Display Co., Ltd. (MTPD), a joint venture of MEI and Toshiba Corporation.
USB-UART bridge integrates MCU clock generator
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Future Technology Devices International Ltd. (FTDI) has unveiled the FT232R, the next generation of its USB-UART bridge family.
1.8V, 512-Mbit NOR flash supports 133-MHz read speed
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To meet the low-power requirements of the 3G handheld sector, STMicroelectronics NV has started to manufacture 1.8-V, 256- and 512-Mbit NOR flash memory devices using 90-nm multi-level cell (MLC) process technology.
Oscillators boast low phase noise, low jitter and fast delivery
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Cardinal Components, Inc. has developed a new line of HCMOS and TTL oscillators, designated as the PLATINUM series, with a frequency range of 1 MHz to 200 MHz and a one-week delivery.
SoC adds location information for sensor networks and ZigBee
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Chipcon reports that it has released the world's first system-on-chip with location estimation capability that targets ZigBee/ IEEE 802.15.4 low power wireless sensor networks
Dual 14-bit A/D targets software defined radios
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Linear Technology Corp.'s 14-bit, 105 Msamples/second, dual analog-to-digital (A/D) converter touts a flat signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) response of 72.2 dB up to 70 MHz, as well as spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) of 88 dB at baseband.
UPS packs extra battery backup
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Tripp Lite says its SmartOnline 3 kVA, a 3U-sized rackmount UPS system, has far more capacity for adding battery backup than any rival. "With up to 170% more built-in battery capacity than our competition in the popular 3000 VA space, Tripp Lite's SmartOnline stands head and shoulders above the field in terms of performance and value," said David Slotten, director of product management.
Clock generator reduces EMI
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Dallas Semiconductor's crystal-based clock generator has an integrated phase-locked loop (PLL) to generate clock outputs, three pin-selectable multiplier rates, and three dither magnitudes to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI).
4-slot backplane targets CompactPCI Express
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12/1/2005   Post a comment
Elma Bustronic Corp. has introduced a new 4-slot CompactPCI Express (EXP.0) backplane. CompactPCI Express brings PCI Express technology to the PICMG 2.0 CompactPCI form factor while maintaining backward compatibility to support existing card designs.
Backplane connector operates up to 10 Gbits/s and higher
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Targeting high-speed signal and high-density backplane applications, Tyco Electronics has developed its new Z-PACK MAX connector that performs at speeds up to 10 Gbits/s and higher. These connectors may be used in high-speed applications for servers, storage devices, switches, and routers.
Flat chip resistors expand package options
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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has extended its family of Vishay Beyschlag thin-film flat chip resistors with the introduction of devices in 0402, 0603, 0805 and 1206 packages with resistance values up to 221 kilohm (kω), 511 kΩ, 1.5 megohm (MΩ), and 2.0 MΩ respectively.
Full-brick's output extends to 54 volts
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Vicor Corporation's V375A54C600B is a full-brick DC/DC converter that delivers up to 600 watts from a nominal 375-volt (250-425 V) input for distributed power, off-line systems using PFC front-ends, and electric vehicle applications. This product extends the output voltage range of the company's "Maxi" family to 54 volts.
Maxon sterilisable motors and gearheads target medical technology
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Traditional compressed air drives used in medical technology are gradually being replaced by electrical ones. They are more flexible to use, very easy to regulate, more hygienic and not least, do not make the shrill noise that terrifies so many patients. maxon motor is responding to this trend by offering a wide range of sterilisable motors and gearheads.
Analog video filter ICs tame HD aliases
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SUNNYVALE, Calif--Digital video still needs those analog filters, and the Maxim MAX9500 and MAX9501 provide key filtering functions for the high-definition video signal path.
GPS receiver offers -158 dBm sensitivity
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NavSync has released a replacement with performance improvements for users of the discontinued Motorola M12+ GPS receiver.
CompactPCI Ethernet boards switch IPv6 packets
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The Internet Protocl is changing. Here's news of a line of PICMG2.16-compliant boards that can help you get ready. Pluggable into CompactPCI slots, these packet switching boards will support the emerging IPv6 protocol definition, with its 128-bit addressing scheme.
Synthesis tool boosts FPGA performance by 20%
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Version 8.4 of Synplicity Inc.'s Synplify Pro product will provide additional performance-enhancing features for Lattice Semiconductor Corp.'s field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Signal switch provides access to two PCI Express lanes at the same time
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A 4-differential channel, 2:1 mutliplexer/demultiplexer device from Pericom Semiconductor Corp. is designed to improve bandwidth allocation in PCI Express-based systems.
High-performance LED driver touts cost edge
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Product Review - Supertex bills its HV9911 current-mode controller as one that provides equal or better performance at a decidedly lower price than competing devices, focusing for comparison mainly on products from Linear Technology's LED driver portfolio, which include the LT3474, LT1618, LT3486, and LTC3783. The second advantage is the device's high-voltage regulator, and thus the chip can be powered from a 110-volt rectified (DC) input.
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