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Anritsu’s battery operated unit detects PIM
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12/21/2012   Post a comment
The device tests at 40W and includes the company’s “distance to PIM” feature, which provides insight to where the PIM problem is, even if it is outside the antenna system.
200 lumens LED leads market to new price-performance levels
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
Cree's XLamp MK-R LEDs leverage its SC³ technology next-generation LED platform to deliver up to 200 lumens-per-watt (at 1 W, 25°C).
MOSFETs in ultra-slim molded chip scale package designs
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor released a family of low on-resistance 8 V, 20 V, and 30 V MOSFETs in the ultra-thin molded chip scale package.
Propeller P8X32A project board speeds circuit building
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
The Propeller P8X32A project board from Parallax is designed for any project using the Propeller P8X32A multicore microcontroller.
WebPACK edition of Xilinx Vivado Design Suite now available
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
Customers can download the industry’s first free SoC-strength tools for All Programmable design with release of Vivado Design Suite 2012.4
Arasan adds MIPI conformant CSI-3 receiver IP core
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12/20/2012   Post a comment
Arasan Chip Systems announced the addition of new IP cores for the MIPI Alliance CSI-3 Receiver along with a matching Type 1 M-PHY to the company’s expansive MIPI portfolio.
Lattice to feature real-time 3D video converter at CES 2013
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12/19/2012   Post a comment
“Mobile Innovation” video converter board enables glasses-free 3D displays
FPGA market report gives new insights into the sector
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12/19/2012   Post a comment
For the last few years I have had my own personal copy of this report, and I have to say that I find it invaluable for its insights and reference material.
QuickLogic to showcase solutions for mobile devices at CES
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12/19/2012   Post a comment
The company’s hospitality suite will feature a variety of processor-to-display and processor-to-processor bridging solutions that…
Reflex CES introduces industry’s first Aurora-Like IP core
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12/18/2012   Post a comment
New IP core offers the freedom to choose best FPGA technology; enables interoperability between FPGA platforms; targets embedded, military and telecommunications/networking apps.
Avago's Vortex Gearbox 28nm 100G Ethernet/OTN PHYs
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12/18/2012   3 comments
Industry’s longest reach 10:4 Gearbox withstanding up to 32dB of channel loss now being sampled by large networking equipment OEMs.
Conexant launches high-def voice capture IC
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12/18/2012   Post a comment
This latest offering from Conexant complements its portfolio of turnkey Far-Field Voice Input Processor SoC solutions.
Add voice, sound clips, and streaming audio to embedded designs
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12/18/2012   Post a comment
Silicon Labs' new Class D ToolStick simplifies the addition of voice, sound clips and streaming audio to embedded designs.
Energy-friendly MCU design for remote medical systems
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12/18/2012   Post a comment
Energy Micro and Lamprey Networks demonstrate an energy-friendly MCU design with communications protocol stack for remote medical systems
Lattice's MIPI CSI-2 image sensor bridge reference design
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12/14/2012   Post a comment
"Mobile Innovation" reference design enables image sensors to be used in a variety of consumer applications.
Altera, ARM announce adaptive FPGA embedded S/W toolkit
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12/14/2012   1 comment
Unique partnership creates DS-5 toolkit that removes debugging barriers for SoC FPGA devices.
ST's TS 881 comparator operates at 1.1 volt
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12/13/2012   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced the TS881 comparator compatible with supply voltages as low as 1.1V over a wide temperature range.
Low-power comparators enhance portable technology for heathcare sector
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12/13/2012   Post a comment
ST has launched the first in new family of comparators that offers industry-leading power consumption and speed for faster performance and longer battery life.
Texas Instruments ISO1540 and ISO1541 isolators
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12/13/2012   Post a comment
TI rolled out the lowest-power, bidirectional I2C isolators that are intended to extend the lifetime of industrial isolation.
Altera's shipping its first SoC FPGAs
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12/12/2012   1 comment
Altera's SoC FPGAs deliver a preferred feature set that meets the performance and reliability requirements of embedded system developers.
ADI introduces two waveform generators
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12/11/2012   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced the AD9106 quad-channel, 12-bit, and the AD9102 single-channel, 14-bit, 180-MSPS waveform generators, integrating on-chip static random access memory and direct digital synthesis for complex waveform generation.
Interactive cockpit interface concept for cars
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12/10/2012   Post a comment
At electronica, Visteon presented a range of interactive displays aimed at the automotive industry.
Linux infotainment platform is Genivi 3.0-compliant
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12/10/2012   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics announced the availability of a GENIVI 3.0 specification-compliant Linux- based Infotainment (IVI) product. The release in the first place features an improved start-up behavior and extended Bluetooth support.
Wi-Fi 802.11ac silicon IP targets mobile appliances
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12/10/2012   Post a comment
RivieraWaves announced the IEEE Wi-Fi 11n certification of its new scalable Wi-Fi 802.11ac silicon IP, available in a broad range of configurations.
NFC chip targets next-generation mobile payments
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12/10/2012   Post a comment
Qualcomm Atheros has released a near field communication (NFC) solution which will enable mobile devices with contactless communications and data exchange, including next-generation mobile payments.
Yokogawa launches optical wavelength meter
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12/6/2012   Post a comment
The new meters are designed to complement the company’s optical spectrum analyzers.
ERNI MicrospeedT connector system
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12/6/2012   Post a comment
ERNI's latest connector system is available in multiple configurations with leads uniquely formed within stamping die.
Mushkin preps 480GB mSATA solid-state drive
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12/6/2012   Post a comment
Shipments of the world's largest capacity mSATA solid-state drive are planned for mid-January 2013.
Digital TV tuner lowers cost of DVB-T, DTMB TV and STB designs
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12/6/2012   Post a comment
New low-cost super radio features best-in-class sensitivity performance, power consumption and interference rejection.
TI launches new real-time operating system: TI-RTOS
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12/6/2012   1 comment
TI-RTOS eases software development for microcontroller (MCU) designers, allowing them to take applications with greater functionality and connectivity to market faster.
Power Sources sets green tech for medical apps
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12/6/2012   Post a comment
Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. is offering its GRN-60 series of "green" power supplies featuring input protection dual fusing for line and neutral leads (-DF models).
Touchstobe has ADI dropin 12-bit ADC
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12/5/2012   Post a comment
Touchstone Semiconductor has unveiled its first Analog Devices alternate source two-channel, 12-bit, 125-ksps analog-to-digital converter that can be used as a drop-in replacement for the Analog Devices AD7887.
TI’s MSP430 5xx MCUs with independent 1.8V I/O supply for simplified co-processor design
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12/4/2012   Post a comment
MSP430F521x/522x devices offer simplified, smart-interface solutions between 1.8V and up to 3.6V voltage domains for applications such as sensor hub, keyboard control, and health and fitness.
Microchip boosts performance on low-cost, small package PIC32 MX1/MX2 MCUs
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12/4/2012   Post a comment
Feature-packed 32-bit MCUs Include I2S for audio applications; plus capacitive touch and USB OTG.
DCD's DRPIC166X low-cost high-performance MCU IP core
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12/4/2012   Post a comment
The DRPIC166X is a low-cost high performance 8-bit, fully static soft IP Core, intended to operate with fast (typically on-chip), dual ported memory.
Microchip launches PIC32 GUI development board
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12/4/2012   Post a comment
High-performance 32-bit PIC32 MCU eliminates cost and complexity of external graphics controller; Microchip provides free graphics and multitouch Software.
TI's new, highly-integrated C2000 32-bit Piccolo F2805x MCUs
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12/4/2012   Post a comment
Achieve best-in-class motor system efficiency and 5X performance with robust Piccolo F2805x MCUs featuring the CLA co-processor, software, tools and support
Lattice can't wait to demo "Mobile Innovation"
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12/3/2012   Post a comment
I just heard from the folks who don the undergarments of authority and stride the corridors of power in Lattice Semiconductor's top-secret underground bunker...


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