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Free simulation software gets supply designers ON board
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2/28/2004   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor's ON Power Designer, a complimentary, customized version of Power 4-5-6 Plus from Ridley Engineering, Inc. (Roswell, GA), is suited to development of both active and standby power supplies for computing, LCD monitors, battery chargers, and wall adapters working from an 85 to 260V input. The NCP120x software product, for switching supplies, provides circuit design synthesis, large-signal waveform simulation and control-loop design, plus a magnetics designer and final parts list.
New Technologies Could Redefine Single Chip Functionality
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2/27/2004   Post a comment
A Crossing of Paths May Be of Benefit to Both Memory and FPGA Makers and Users
Single-chip solution for Stratum 3E
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2/27/2004   Post a comment
Connor Winfield offers design engineers a single-chip solution for a new generation of Stratum 3E synchronous applications.
Switch designed for multiple apps
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2/27/2004   Post a comment
ITT Industries, Cannon has introduced two- and four- way switches that are designed for long life, excellent tactile feedback and silent operation for use in a broad range of applications.
Crimp-on plugs optimized for A/V apps
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2/27/2004   Post a comment
Bomar Interconnect Products Inc. says its new RCA crimp-on plugs for use on RG59 and RG6 style coaxial cable ensures signal integrity while meeting quality demands of the broadcast industry.
No Butter and Syrup on This Stack
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2/27/2004   Post a comment
Initially for memory, this technology could potentially redfine the term system in a chip.
Seek and Ye Shall Find
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2/27/2004   Post a comment
New technology may have implications beyond intentions
Is the Search Over?
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2/27/2004   Post a comment
Search Engine IC's Advance To Next Level
When You Need Bits More
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2/27/2004   Post a comment
Dual Port Parts Are Cheap and Very Low Power
Value Added Partnership Between Distribution and Device Makers
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2/27/2004   Post a comment
Partnership yields development/training platform targeting engineering community
A Class By Itself
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2/27/2004   Post a comment
FPGA Design Automation That is Easy to C
High-density, extended temperature FPGAs claim slots in automotive apps
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2/27/2004   Post a comment
Almost every car that comes off the assembly line will make use of occupant safety systems, electronic engine control modules for camless engine control units (ECUs) and other under-the-hood powertrain management systems. But high end automotive electronics like navigation, speech recognition, passenger control and comfort systems, intelligent occupant sensors and heads-up displays may not have the volumes that justify an investment in ASICs. Here, the densities, features, and extended temperatu
New, Improved, Less Filling, Taste Great
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2/27/2004   Post a comment
Manufacturers make a lot of claims. It can be a full time job just to figure out what they are trying to say in their one liners.
Mathworks, TI unveil control system design tool
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2/27/2004   Post a comment
Embedded Target for TI's control optimized TMS320C2000 digital signal controllers provides automatic code generation and peripheral programming support.
StreetFighter product line attacks global ADSL market
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2/26/2004   Post a comment
Centillium Communications unveiled its new StreetFighter line of Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line chipsets for Customer Premise Equipment. The company says it provides all the key functional blocks required to implement an ADSL2/2-plus bridge, router or home gateway product.
Power connector prevents finger probe access
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2/25/2004   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics offers a finger probe resistant (FPR) version of the AMP Power Series 50 connector. The FPR model is designed to help prevent finger probe access and allows the connector to be used at elevated voltages in user access areas of electrical equipment.
SMT inductors save space for portable apps
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2/25/2004   Post a comment
The new PG0085/PG0086 power inductors from Pulse, a Technitrol Company, pack a high current rating and high energy storage density in a small footprint.
Cable ties offer longevity, high tensile strength
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2/25/2004   Post a comment
Waytek Inc. has expanded its product portfolio with a complete line of HellermannTyton cable ties.
Development kit helps video game device makers "Cut the Cord"
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2/25/2004   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced a new development kit that enables developers of video game controllers and peripherals for gaming consoles to easily and affordably convert their devices to 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity.
DC/DCs on ceramic beat the heat
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2/25/2004   Post a comment
C&D Technologies' NCX10S series of single-output surface-mount DC/DC converters, relying on the benefits of its ceramic substrate, can deliver its full 10 watt output at temperatures up to +85°C without heatsinking. Its so-called "compliant-leg" technology ensures enhanced mechanical reliability by compensating for expansion and contraction caused by the different coefficients of thermal expansion between the converter substrate and the PC board onto which it is mounted.
Optimized DirectFETs maximize DC/DC performance
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2/25/2004   Post a comment
International Rectifier has three new devices in their DirectFET family that are optimized for VRM 10 power systems and high-current, high-frequency DC/DC converters for next generation Intel and AMD processors. "The DirectFET MOSFET product line now includes 20- and 30-volt products with a wider selection of die sizes, giving designers more choices for circuit optimization," said Carl Blake, director of technical marketing, Computing and Communications group.
700-W supply with PFC serves rugged apps
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2/25/2004   Post a comment
Absopulse Electronics' PFC700 series delivers 700 watts for applications requiring a power-factor-corrected input (0.97 at full load over the entire input range) and a rugged design. The single-output supply utilizes asynchronous technology for the PFC-input stage and half-bridge topology after the input stage to deliver 12 volts at up to 60 amps continuous from a 90 to 264 VAC input (47-64 Hz). The fan-cooled unit is rated for full output over 0 to +50°C.
Single-chip, dual-band WCDMA RF transceiver lowers the BOM
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2/24/2004   Post a comment
TI announced a new means of driving down the cost and complexity of WCDMA handset design with the sampling of a single-chip, dual-band WCDMA RF transceiver for advanced 3G mobile devices.
WiMAX dual band tansceiver has on board VCO and synthesizer
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2/24/2004   Post a comment
Sierra Monolithics Inc. (SMI) has unveiled a WiMAX-compliant dual band transceiver to enable low cost Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) for Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) applications.
Silicon-based PA sets new benchmark for integration; reduces system bill of materials
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2/24/2004   Post a comment
At the 3GSM World Congress today, SiGe Semiconductor announced that it has achieved a technology breakthrough with the RangeChargerT SE5120, a new power amplifier for cellular handsets compliant to the WCDMA standard.
30-square millimeter power amp module represents 75 percent size reduction
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2/24/2004   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices introduced the smallest quad-band, EDGE-capable power amplifier module. The 30-square millimeter quad-band power amplifier module leverages innovations in low-cost laminate substrate packaging technology and GaAs HBT integration.
Extended reach small form factor pluggable transceivers support optical gigabit Ethernet
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2/24/2004   Post a comment
Picolight announced extended-reach single mode fiber Gigabit Ethernet transceivers for 40- and 80-kilometer "ZX" applications. The company says these products, together with the its existing multi-mode fiber transceivers form a complete reach-distance solution for optical Ethernet.
Receiver modules with integrated variable optical attenuators offer improved dynamic range
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2/24/2004   Post a comment
Two receiver modules with integrated variable optical attenuators support 10Gb/s wavelength division multiplexing and provide improved dynamic range.
RF SiP reduces RF transceiver size for GSM/GPRS/EDGE radio by 50 percent
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2/24/2004   Post a comment
Royal Philips Electronics announced the introduction of a RF System-in-a-Package featuring a dramatic reduction of component count in the RF section of Philips Nexperia Cellular System Solutions.
Broadcom and Philips announce joint cable modem tuner semiconductor development program
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2/24/2004   Post a comment
Broadcom Corporation, a provider of silicon solutions enabling broadband communications, and Royal Philips Electronics announced a joint development program to create a next-generation semiconductor silicon tuner solution that allows manufacturers to implement cost-effective, very low power tuner designs in cable modems.
Smallest, lowest power DAB module to date makes debut at 3G in Cannes
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2/24/2004   Post a comment
Samsung Electro-Mechanics, a provider of electronic tuners, and Frontier Silicon, a supplier of DAB chips, have announced the two companies have cooperated to develop a miniature low power DAB receiver module specifically targeted for integration into mobile phone handsets and other communications devices.
ARM-based MCU family adds flash, support for CAN automotive bus
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2/24/2004   Post a comment
Philips Semiconductors has added more memory and a new level of support for the automotive and industrial CAN bus to its ARM7 TDMI-based LPC2000 family of 32-bit microcontrollers. New parts are rolling out with operating frequencies up to 60 MHz, power consumption lower than many 8-bit MCUs and price tags starting near $5 in quantity.
Low-noise op amps offer rail-to-rail outputs and 3V operation
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2/24/2004   Post a comment
Catch up on two families of operational amplifiers recently introduced by Linear Technologies and reviewed by editor Paul O'Shea. These devices consume only 50% as much power as competitive devices and deliver ultra low noise performance, rail-to-rail outputs and fully specified 3.3V operation.
Clock generators support XDR memory systems
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2/23/2004   Post a comment
A cross-licensing agreement between Texas Instruments and Rambus will result in a new line of XCG clock generators. Get ready for fast data transfers in next-generation consumer, networking, and PC computing systems, the companies say.
TI sees partnerships as key to success in DSPs
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2/23/2004   Post a comment
Message from TI's Developers Conference: Texas Instruments Inc. will need to form even tighter relationships with tool vendors, software developers and systems manufacturers to stay in front of requirements for its next-generation digital signal processors, according to the company's next president and chief executive officer.
Power boards feature voltage sense and current sharing
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2/23/2004   Post a comment
Bustronic Corp. has expanded its power interface board (PIB) line with a new 6U model. The 6U PIB is a separate board for the power section of the backplane used for pluggable power supplies, headers, and utility connectors.
Vertical-mount ICMs support 10/100 Base-TX
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2/23/2004   Post a comment
Bel Stewart Connector has added a new series of single port, vertical-mount MagJack Integrated Connector Modules (ICMs) to its magnetic-based product portfolio for high-speed networking and computing applications.
The MathWorks, TI unveil tool for faster control system design and implementation
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2/23/2004   Post a comment
The MathWorks and Texas Instruments are providing embedded control systems engineers with the ability to visually design, implement and verify real-time control and signal processing algorithms with the launching of their new software development tool called Embedded Target for the TI TMS320C2000 platform of digital signal controllers.
Silicon thermistors provide more accurate temperature sensing, optimizing system performance
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2/22/2004   Post a comment
Andigilog announced the SiMISTOR family of linear and highly accurate silicon thermistors. The products, manufactured using mature CMOS processes, can replace traditional thermistors in high-volume cell phones, PCs and peripherals, PDAs, and consumer device applications. The family also displaces thermistors in traditional industrial applications, such as thermostats and portable medical devices.
CMOS quad-band GSM/GPRS power amplifier reduces cost, increases integration
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2/20/2004   Post a comment
Axiom Microdevices introduces the AX501, a fully integrated complementary metal oxide semiconductor power amplifier. This product integrates a full quad-band GSM/GPRS power amplifier function for application in any dual-, triple- or quad-band GSM/GPRS cellular handset or data module.
Integrated tri-band micromodule supports FM, RDS, Band III DAB and L-Band DAB
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2/20/2004   Post a comment
The RadioScape RS250H is a fully integrated, tri-band micromodule, supporting FM, RDS, Band III DAB and L-Band DAB, that enables handheld radio receivers to be made and used anywhere in the world.
Module contains all transmitter functions of handset from the PA to antenna
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2/20/2004   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices introduced a highly integrated transmit module for quad-band GSM/GPRS cellular handsets. The RF3177 transmit module contains all of the transmitter functions from the power amplifier to the antenna of the handset.
Fluke unveils 5-kV insulation tester
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2/20/2004   Post a comment
Featuring an incremental ramp function, automatic key parameter calculations, and a Windows PC interface, Fluke Corp.'s got a new battery-powered portable that's a 5-kV insulation resistance tester. The safety-rated meter provides insulation resistance testing up to 1-teraohm.
Nichrome resistor line adds low TCR versions
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2/20/2004   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has expanded its CTN series of 30 mil center-tapped nichrome chip resistors with new devices that offers a low absolute TCR of ±10 ppm/°C over the full -55°C to 125°C temperature range. Available in a compact 0.030 x 0.030 inch chip size, the resistors also offer excellent stability at 250 mW power levels.
Ultracaps available in 3F and 100F versions
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2/20/2004   Post a comment
NessCap Co. Ltd. has expanded its 2.7-volt ultracapacitor product offering with the addition of 3 farad (F) and 100F models. These components can be used as an energy source for a variety of applications including LED displays, remote control devices, toys, hand-held scanners, small printers, actuators and relays.
Ceramic piezoelectric speakers designed for ultra-slim apps
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2/20/2004   Post a comment
Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.), Inc. says its new MLS series of 0.7-mm thick multilayer ceramic piezoelectric speakers are 30% to 50% lighter and consumes up to 50% less power than standard dynamic speakers. Touted as the industry's thinnest speaker, the MLS is compact enough for installation in confined spaces down to 1.0 mm, making it suitable for use in next-generation, ultra-slim portable electronic devices.
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