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MCUs - ICs combine Flash and ARM Cortex-M3 processing for M2M cellular communications
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12/31/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' robust, low power ST32-M ICs combine Flash and ARM Cortex-M3 processing for M2M cellular communications. The family is software compatible with ST's ST32 SIM card IC family.
S-band VCO delivers low phase noise
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12/31/2009   Post a comment
An RoHS compliant VCO (Voltage-Controlled Oscillator), model ZRO2407A1LF, from Z-Communications operates in the S-band at 2400 to 2415 MHz
Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA support added to Altium Designer
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12/30/2009   Post a comment
Altium continues to expand device options for electronics designers, with the latest version of Altium Designer now incluing complete support for the Spartan®-6 device family from Xilinx.
GENIVI Alliance to demonstrate first open source-based IVI platform at CES 2010
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12/30/2009   Post a comment
The GENIVI Alliance, an automotive industry association driving the development and adoption of an open in-vehicle Infotainment (IVI) reference platform, will be demonstrating the initial implementation of the GENIVI 1.0 platform in Las Vegas during International CES 2010, January 7th to 10th.
Fluke Networks acquires ClearSight Networks
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12/30/2009   Post a comment
Fluke Networks has acquired ClearSight Networks, a leading provider of network analysis tools for real-time application monitoring, protocol analysis and troubleshooting.
SENSORS - CMOS image sensor has pipelined snapshot shutter capability
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12/30/2009   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor's new 1.3-Mega-Pixel VITA 1300 image sensors deliver 150 fps at full resolution and has pipelined snapshot shutter capability.
60-V n-channel power MOSFET delivers space savings for small-signal applications
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12/29/2009   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., has released a 60-V n-channel power MOSFET in the SOT-923 package to provide space savings compared with devices in larger packages such as the SC-70 and SC-89.
WIRELESS/RF - Embedded Wi-Fi solution offers lower power consumption, longer range connectivity and smaller footprint
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12/24/2009   Post a comment
Atmel and H&D Wireless have collaborated to delivery the industry's most power-efficient IEEE802.11b+g Wi-Fi solution, with lower power consumption, longer range connectivity and smaller footprint.
RTL simulator adds enhanced assertions, Xilinx SecureIP support
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12/23/2009   Post a comment
EDA vendor Aldec released its latest RTL and gate-level simulator, Active-HDL 8.2 sp1, for FPGA design and verification engineers.
Bipolar 40-V precision op amps offer low power, low noise benefits
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
Intersil has introduced the latest members of the company's growing bipolar low power precision operational amplifier series.
Spring shielding on M9 connectors rated to 4A
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
Binder Connector has enhanced its extensive range of M9 connectors with the introduction of iris spring technology for terminating the cable screen in the metal-bodied 712 series of sub-miniature circular connectors.
12-V p-channel power MOSFET claims lowest on-resistance for a p-channel device in a PowerPAK SC-75
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new 12-V p-channel TrenchFET Gen III power MOSFET which the company claims offers the industry's lowest on-resistance for a p-channel device in the thermally enhanced PowerPAK SC-75, which features a 1.6-mm by 1.6-mm footprint area.
2-A and 3-A LDOs offer industry's fastest transient response, lowest dropout and highest DC accuracy
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
Intersil has introduced a pair of low voltage, high current, low dropout linear regulators (LDOs), specified at 2 A and 3 A output current respectively.
Ford will enable Wi-Fi in some 2010 cars
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12/21/2009   Post a comment
Ford Motor Co. said the next generation of its Sync in-car infotainment systems to be released in 2010 will support Wi-Fi, but users will have to supply a wireless modem that plugs into the Sync systems USB slot to link the in-car Wi-Fi net to the Internet.
In-vehicle-network ICs support powerful LIN slaves
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12/21/2009   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems has introduced two new high voltage automotive CMOS LIN 2.1 transceiver ICs to support in-vehicle-network applications.
Vishay claims first 45-A single in-line rectifiers in a PowerBridge package
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12/21/2009   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., has introduced a new series of enhanced high-current-density PowerBridge rectifiers with current ratings of 30 A to 45 A, maximum peak reverse voltage ratings of 600 V to 1000 V, and a high case dielectric strength of 1500 V.
8-bit body control MCUs have standby power consumption of 0.65microA
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12/21/2009   Post a comment
NEC Electronics launched eight new all flash MCUs for automotive control, designed to respond to all temperature environments, with a standby power consumption of only 0.65microA.
Murata widens line-up of automotive grade NTC chip thermistors
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12/21/2009   Post a comment
Murata Electronics has launched a new automotive grade series of compact NTC (negative temperature coefficient) chip thermistors for operation at temperatures between -40 and +150 degree C.
Single channel power switches offer USB port protection
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
Diodes Incorporated has introduced 0.5 A single channel power switches optimized for USB port protection and other 3 V to 5 V hot swap interconnects.
RMS power detector claims best-in-class power management device for 3G and 4G mobile terminals
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has expanded its industry-leading TruPwr RF power detector product family with the introduction of a new integrated device for 3G and 4G mobile terminals.
RECENTLY INTRODUCED ANALOG (and related) PRODUCTS, December 18, 2009 edition
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
Here is our frequently updated, linked list of new analog ICs and related products
Analog Devices completes manufacturing upgrades ahead of schedule and shortens lead time
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices has successfully completed operational improvements to lower cost and achieve greater wafer fabrication efficiencies for its proprietary analog, mixed-signal, and MEMS (micro-electromechanical system) manufacturing process technologies.
CSR's BlueCore7 multifunction wireless solution meets new Bluetooth low energy specification
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
CSR nnounced that, immediately following the Bluetooth SIG’s adoption of the Bluetooth low energy specification, it has qualified its BlueCore7 multifunction wireless solution for Bluetooth low energy products.
Finger protective connector for hybrid transportation rated up to 245A
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
The APD 1-way is the latest addition to ITT Interconnect Solutions' APD Aquatica range of connectors, sealed to IP69k and designed for the transportation and automotive industries.
Wireless audio IC supports home, portable apps
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
Kleer, a maker of chips for wireless audio, has announced a new release of its flagship KLR3012 wireless audio module, which contains new technology to support both portable audio devices and home audio equipment.
Dual step-down regulator with on-chip LDO is half the size of other multi-output converters
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has unveiled what the company claims is the industry's smallest dual buck (step-down) regulator for space-constrained portable electronic systems.
High performance line drivers supports both 8 MHz and 17 MHz VDSL2 profiles
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
Intersil has introduced the ISL1539A, the latest addition to its family of DSL line drivers for the VDSL2 ultra-high bit rate Internet connectivity standard.
Stereo ADC solution offers high quality line input audio performance in recordable media applications
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has added its Pure Sound audio portfolio with the introduction of the WM8783, an ultra low pin count, low power stereo ADC solution designed to offer high quality line input audio performance in recordable media applications, including LCD TVs, set top boxes and DVD recorders.
IF gain block amplifiers claims highest dynamic range
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has launched two new intermediate frequency (IF) gain block amplifiers that claim to provide the highest dynamic range available from internally matched IF gain blocks by combining best-in-class linearity and noise figure performance.
Compact AC current sensors replace bulky current transformers
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories Inc., has expanded the company's ISOpro isolation product portfolio with the introduction of a next-generation ac current sensor family that replaces traditional current transformers.
3-axis geomagnetic sensor integrates angular velocity detection
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
The HSCD series 3-axis geomagnetic sensor developed by Alps Electric Europe integrates angular velocity detection for compact motion applications.
Yokogawa software update for high-speed data-acquisition system
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
The new software for Yokogawa's SL1000 high-speed data-acquisition system provides additional functionality including real-time X-Y display and waveform accumulation capabilities.
STMicroelectronics announces performance- and software-scalable SoCs for digital TVs
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics launched a family of full high-definition H.264/MPEG SoCs aimed at the worldwide flat-panel digital TV market.
Achronix' 1.5-GHz FPGA in commercial production
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12/17/2009   Post a comment
FPGA startup Achronix Semiconductor's Speedster 1.5-GHz FPGA is now in commercial production on TMSC's 65-nm G-Plus process technology, according to a statement.
AppliedMicro's energy conscious processors continue drive toward low-power processing
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
AppliedMicro has announced energy efficient versions of the company's families of 405 and 460 embedded processors that consume up to 40 percent less power for a variety of embedded applications.
NEC Electronics introduces four new 8-bit LCD microcontrollers with integrated metrology engine for smart electricity meters
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
NEC has announced the availability of four new 8-bit All Flash LCD MCUs with an integrated metrology engine providing energy measurement and management functions for smart electricity meters.
Rambus acquires patented innovations and technology from Global Lighting Technologies
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Rambus Inc. has announced it has acquired technology and a portfolio of advanced lighting and optoelectronics patents from Global Lighting Technologies Inc.
Solar Energy and the micro-inverters
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12/16/2009   1 comment
New micro-inverter technology can pinpoint when a specific solar module is failing in an entire system so they can be identified and replaced on a regular service call.
8-channel LED driver offers efficient TFT-LCD backlighting solutions
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology has unveiled an 8-channel LED driver, utilizing a step-up DC/DC controller capable of driving up to a 45 V string of 100 mA LEDs per channel.
Ismosys offers Cavium's energy-efficient processors for intelligent home networks
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Cavium's energy-efficient single and dual core ARM-based SoC processors are now available from Ismosys.
Synchronous DC-DC regulator delivers up to 3-A in a compact TQFN
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a synchronous DC-DC converter with integrated MOSFETs in a 3 mm x 3 mm package.
Energy Micro development kit enables real-time energy profiling
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Energy Micro is offering a development kit for its EFM32 Gecko MCU family that provides users with an Advanced Energy Monitoring (AEM) system.
Measurement suite for mobile WiMAX reduces test time by up to 300 percent
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments has introduced its Measurement Suite for Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005), a software suite that engineers can use with modular RF instrumentation for automated testing of Mobile WiMAX devices.
LDK Solar to develop and construct PV plants in Italy
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers LDK Solar signed an agreement with Uni Land to develop and construct PV plants totaling 20MW in 2010 and 2011.
IP68-rated micro connector support gigabit Ethernet speeds
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
The Brad Micro-Change M12 Cat 6 connector announced by Molex supports gigabit Ethernet speeds as well as being IP68-rated and designed for secure electrical connections in harsh or hostile conditions.
Active and passive GPS antennas are field replaceable
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Mil-Con's rugged, sealed, field-replaceable, shock-mounted GPS antennas use a commercial quadrifilar helix antenna element in spin-on SMA and TNC versions, as well as, slide-on SMB version.
Microchip readies ZigBee RF4CE protocol and XLP compliant platform
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Microchip's platform for next-generation RF control of consumer electronics consists of eXtreme low power microcontrollers, compliant transceiver and industry's smallest stack.
Power/current monitor enables board and system-level optimization
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology's power and current monitor for 4V to 80V systems provides the necessary circuits to accurately measure, monitor, and control power in situations in which both the current and voltage may vary.
Atmel's Flash MCUs improve impedance matching, lower power up to 50 percent
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation has introduced the SAM3S series of Flash microcontrollers that includes 18 general-purpose Cortex-M3 based Flash microcontrollers designed to improve impedance matching, simplify PCB design and save 50 percent power at 1 MHz operation with a consumption of only 2.3 mW.
Analog Devices unveils new generation of energy metering ics to deliver highest accuracy for billing and power quality monitoring applications
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
In this news analysis article Analog Design Line Europe's editor, Paul Buckley finds out more about the significance of the new generation of energy metering ICs in this expanding market by interviewing Mack Lund who is Manager of Analog Devices' Energy Metering group.
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