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Plastic electronics fab time cut
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12/31/2008   Post a comment
Fabrication time for flexible electronics ranging from disposable displays to plastic solar cells could be reduced from 48 hours to 30 minutes, according to researchers.
Top stories of 2008: Energy, memristors
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12/30/2008   Post a comment
Renewable energy and emerging semiconductor technologies like memristors were among the top industry stories in 2008.
Wireless SBCs simplify connectivity and control
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12/30/2008   Post a comment
New wireless SBCs from Rabbit Semiconductor are designed to make it easy to add wireless connectivity and control to vision systems, industrial control systems, automatic meter reading devices, industrial ventilation systems and HVAC systems.
Medical giant designs in Amimon wireless
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12/30/2008   8 comments
Stryker Corp., a large medical electronics company, has struck an exclusive deal to use proprietary wireless technology from startup Amimon for its operating room systems, a second major design win for the company which is the midst of a battle with multiple short-range, high bandwidth wireless technologies.
Demo platform claims world's smallest WiMAX solution
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12/28/2008   Post a comment
Coresonic AB's LeoCore WiMAX personality pack and associated firmware is designed to enable WiMAX connectivity to be added to any new chip design,
Avago Technologies releases first GPS RF front end module with FBAR filters
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12/28/2008   Post a comment
GPS low noise amplifier with integrated filters is well suited for S-GPS and small form factor designs
CML unveils RF quadrature modulator
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12/28/2008   Post a comment
CML Microcircuits has released the CMX993, a general-purpose I/Q modulator that offers 100MHz to 1GHz operation and is optimized for wide-band noise performance.
COMPONENTS: Filters Protect High-Res 3G LCD Screens on 3G Phones
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12/27/2008   Post a comment
Semtech's EClamp237xK family offers high attenuation for lines operating up to 2.5 GHz
LCD shipments fell more than 20% last month
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
November sales of large-screen LCDs hit their lowest level since May 2007, according to market watcher DisplaySearch, presaging a slow down for systems such as notebooks and flat-panel TVs.
Bot builder not 'Lost in Space' in moon mission
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
A former Air Force pilot's passion for space exploration has led him from a cottage business building sci-fi models to a real-life robotic mission to the moon as part of the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize.
Yokogawa : Curve tracer allows high-speed parametric testing
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
A high-speed, high-accuracy real-time V/I curve tracer that is well suited to carrying out dc parametric testing on semiconductor and optoelectronic devices has been introduced by Yokogawa Europe.
Silicon Labs : Ethernet clock IC eases frequency conversion
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories has expanded its Any-Rate precision clock family with the Si5315, a jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC that meets or exceeds the performance, integration, frequency and jitter requirements for the 1G and 10G Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) market.
STMicroelectronics : Watchdog IC features chip-enable
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
By providing a chip-enable input, the STWD100 watchdog timer IC from STMicroelectronics prevents automatic reset generation during in-system programming or boot-up, enhancing flexibility for developers to control and manage applications.
Schurter : 3-phase line filters are efficient and economic
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Schurter's 3-phase line filters, series FMAC ECO and FMBC ECO are compact and cost optimized and well suited for use in drive systems, engineering installations and places where frequency inverters cause electromagnetic disturbances.
XMOS offers free audio code for processors
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Multicored processor vendor XMOS Semiconductor Ltd. (Bristol, England) has developed source code for a range of digital audio applications including Ethernet AVB and USB 2.0. The company plans to demonstrate hardware versions of the applications at the 2009 NAMM conference.
National PowerWise buck controllers hit 85% peak efficiency
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
The LM5085 and LM5088 controllers can operate from inputs as high as 75V while the LM25085 and LM25088 can operate from inputs as high as 42V.
SOFTWARE TOOLS: Birdstep's RDM Embedded 9.0 features MicroHTTP server
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Developers can now create Web-based applications that remotely access the database
BOARDS: AXIOMTEK launches trimmed-down, advanced Mini ITX Motherboard
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
The SBC86836 combines high performance and management, advanced graphics, and extremely low power consumption
MCUs: Gleichmann launches 8-/16-bit MCUs with low standby power
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
78KO and 78KOR MCUs are targeted for battery-operated applications
SOFTWARE TOOLS: Intel's Parallel Toolset Moves to Beta
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Intel has just released the public beta of Intel Parallel Composer to allow Windows developers to adopt parallelism for multicore.
XMOS to demonstrate complete suite of audio reference designs at NAMM 2009
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Source code for the applications will be made available in January 2009 for royalty-free use in XMOS programmable chips.
SiGe Semiconductor announces record revenues and shipments
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
SiGe Semiconductor reports 350 million chips shipped since inception and 2008 revenue growth of more than 40% over 2007.
Step-down controller line provides input voltage range up to 75V
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
National's latest PowerWise products include four new high-voltage, non-synchronous buck controllers that feature a high input voltage range, high-performance pulse width modulation (PWM) control and reduced electromagnetic interference.
Dual digital pulsers use active clamping to enhance ultrasound imaging
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' dual, high-voltage digital pulsers provide a guaranteed 1.3A (min) output current, enabling them to be independently configured to enable unipolar or bipolar pulsing in high-voltage systems from low-voltage logic outputs.
HB LED driver supports green lighting designs
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX16834, a current-mode, high-brightness LED (HB LED) driver for boost, buck-boost, SEPIC, and high-side buck topologies.
ZigBee transceiver module runs entire ZigBee apps suite
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
CEL's new Apex LT Module is FCC, CD, and IC certified, requiring no regulatory testing
Numonyx begins commercial supply of phase-change memory
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
Non-volatile memory supplier Numonyx BV (Geneva, Switzerland) has started the commercial supply of its 'Alverstone' 128-Mbit phase-change memory to selected customers in the embedded sector, the company said.
Synopsys finalizes the CHIPit acquisition
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
Synopsys, Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of the CHIPit business unit of ProDesign.
Torex : Dual channel dc-dc converter has manual reset function
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
The XC9515 series from Torex Semiconductor is a dual channel synchronous step-down dc-dc converter plus a voltage detector with delay circuit built-in.
Group formed to promote Internet media
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
Some of the major players in streaming media, including device and receiver makers, radio broadcasters and music service providers, have joined forces to launch an industry forum dubbed the Internet Media Device Alliance to develop and promote a set of open, interoperable standards and device profiles to drive the market for Internet-connected media devices.
IP cores support Mentor's Precision Synthesis FPGA tool
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
IP cores from IPextreme are now validated for Mentor's Precision logic and physical synthesis flow.
Gigle starts sampling home-networking chip
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
Gigle Semiconductor Inc. (Redwood City, Calif.) has said its GGL541 home-networking chip is sampling to customers and is in alpha-stage field testing with service providers, OEM equipment vendors, and consumer electronics companies. The GGL541 will be released for general availability in April 2009.
Reference design launched for low power RF remote control
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
Ultra low power chip specialist GreenPeak (Utrecht, the Netherlands) is rolling out an IEEE802.15.4-based RF technology reference design that it says can be used to build home remote controls that can run almost forever on a single battery.
MCUs: IPextreme adds HCS08 synthesizable IP Core to its MCU line
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
IP core is object code compatible with Freescale 68HC08 and HCS08 devices, enabling easy migration to ASICs and FPGAs
Power transistors target UHF
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
HVVi Semiconductors introduces HVVFET power transistors for UHF applications
SiGe PA enables smallest system footprint for embedded WLAN
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
SE2568U connects directly to baseband, eliminating the need for external switching circuitry and requires only three external capacitors
Mercury launches Virtex-5-based digital receivers
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
Mercury Computer Systems launches a new family of high-performance COTS digital receivers featuring Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA technology in a flexible mezzanine card format.
X5-TX PCI Express XMC Module from Innovative Integration
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
X5-TX PCI Express XMC Module, Xilinx Virtex5 FPGAs, Direct RF Digitizing, Programmable Logic Design, Innovative Integration, RADAR
ST-NXP Wireless : UMA chipset platform uses cellular network of WiFi
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
ST-NXP Wireless has announced that its 3G unlicensed mobile access (UMA) chipset platform is now in mass production, paving the way for a new range of converged fixed and mobile phones with enhanced multimedia capabilities.
Wolfson extends Smart Power solutions for designers of portable devices
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has launched two additional integrated power management and audio ICs utilising its Smart Power technology to offer more options for designers of portable devices.
Diodes : Self protected MOSFET comes in a miniature SOT23F package
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
Adding to its IntelliFET product range, Diodes Inc. has introduced the ZXMS6004FF, a fully self protected low side MOSFET packaged in a 2.3 x 2.8 mm footprint ‘flat’ SOT23F package.
AnalogicTech : MOSFET driver offers lowest impedance in its class
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
By operating at up to 28 V and combining a high switching frequency with a compact SC70JW package, AnalogicTech’s AAT4910 MOSFET driver meets the desing needs of today's multiphase dc-dc converter and motor control circuits.
Vishay : White power LEDs suit high-volume applications
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has released a series of high-intensity white power SMD LEDs in a CLCC-2 flat ceramic package that offer InGaN/TAG on sapphire technology.
Cree Announces High-Volume Availability of Brightest Lighting-Class LEDs
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
Cree, Inc. announces the volume availability of lighting-class XLamp XP-E LEDs with output up to 122 lumens.
Efficient flexible HB LED driver focuses on green lighting designs
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX16834, a current-mode, high-brightness LED (HB LED) driver for boost, buck-boost, SEPIC, and high-side buck topologies.
Startup rolls home net box for carriers
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
Startup Prodea Systems has designed its own all-in-one home networking box it will sell to service providers along with its software to help them manage home net services.
Video: NASA wants you in space
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12/17/2008   Post a comment
Four companies and a team from MIT Space Systems Laboratory announced their intention to compete for the Google Lunar X Prize, one of many efforts NASA hopes to inspire as part of its drive to promote more commercial exploration and use of space, often using off-the-shelf technologies.
Emerson Network Power extends 500W digitally controlled power supplies folio
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12/17/2008   Post a comment
Emerson Network Power has expanded its NTS line of 500W digitally controlled power supplies with the addition of the NTS505 and NTS508 units.
Compact PMIC integrates multifunction solutions for battery-powered and battery backup applications
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12/17/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp has introduced the LTC3101, the latest PMIC in a family of multifunction, compact power management solutions for battery-powered and battery backup applications.
20-V and 30-V P-Channel TrenchFET Power MOSFETs feature lowest on-resistance in a SO-8 footprint
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12/17/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has released new 20-V and 30-V p-channel TrenchFET power MOSFETs with a +/- 20-V gate source voltage that offer the industry's lowest on-resistance for their device types in the SO-8 footprint.
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