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Taos enhances light-to-digital converter performance
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. (Taos) boosted the performance of two new light-to-digital converters to suit a wider range of applications.
PoL converter packs big power into a small space
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
An ultra-integrated DC-to-DC converter for Point of Load (POL) applications from Enpirion offers 20W of output power, 6A of output current, and 92% peak efficiency power density of up to 700 Watts-per-cubic-inch, or 80 Watts-per-square inch.
Scope Wars: The closing bell?
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
eeProductCenter sounds the bell in the ongoing oscilloscope specsmanship battle between Agilent Technologies and Tektronix. If you haven't been following this instrumentation specs debate, here's your chance to catch up, with Agilent's latest retort to Tektronix now on-line.
MCU enables energy-efficient lighting systems
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has hopes of penetrating smart fluorescent lighting applications that require power factor correction and/or high-resolution pulse width modulation with its newest 8-bit microcontroller line.
Reborn radio gets down(loads)
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Some call it the 21st-century Walkman, others, the next iPod. In a phenomenon that hints at Back to the Future, the humble radio is being positioned as the gateway to easy music downloads without a PC.
Centilium erweitert Spielraum für Breitbandleitungen
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Um gegen die Konkurrenz von Mobilfunkern und Kabelanbietern mithalten zu können, müssen Telekommunikationsbetreiber ihre Breitband-Zugänge 'Triple-Play'-fähig machen, also Sprach- Daten- und Videoübertragung über ihre Netze anbieten. Der Halbleiterhersteller Centillium hat einen Chipset, mit dem das geht.
System-on-chip calls attention to higher power density
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Product Review—Enpirion's latest device is promoted as a step-improvement over the company's EN5330 introduced last May (see eeproductcenter.com, ID#21100422 and ID#21100071), which was the first claimed power system-on-a-chip with an on-board output inductor for its synchronous buck PWM converter.
MCU vendors plunge into 90-nm design
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Considerations like cost and yield have kept a lot of MCU vendors from rushing into 130-or 90-nanometer processes.
Microdrives tip HDD growth spurt
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
First the good news: Suppliers of hard-disk drives expect 2005 to bring their strongest growth in 15 years, based on higher demand for storage from popular consumer devices like MP3 players, cell phones and personal video recorders.
Holographic storage standards eyed
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
Work on holographic information storage system technology will reach a milestone this week when a technical committee of Ecma International holds its first meeting here to begin a standardization effort.
802.11a/b/g transceiver
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
The AL7230 is a single-chip 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN (WLAN) transceiver developed in a0.35-micron SiGe BiCMOS process.
Sensor measures temperature with pinpoint accuracy
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2/28/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp.'s TruTherm thermal management technology facilitates pinpoint-accurate temperature measurements for chips with integrated thermal diodes.
Toolbox enables fixed-point design directly in MATLAB
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2/27/2005   Post a comment
Complete fixed-point design environment enables engineers to eliminate the time-consuming and error-prone process of creating and debugging fixed-point designs in the C programming language.
32-bit ARM9 based SoCs now available with OSE 5.0 operating system
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2/26/2005   Post a comment
Enea Embedded Technology is porting Version 5.0 of the OSE Real-Time Operating System to the LH7A400 ARM-based BlueStreak SoC to improve the performance of mobile terminal devices
Samsung to spend $2.1 billion on LCD plant
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2/26/2005   Post a comment
In what appears to be a move to outspend its rivals, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Friday said that it will invest a total of 2.08 trillion ($2.1 billion) in its second flat-panel display production line in Tanjeong, Korea.
IC offers drop-in GPS functionality for portable wireless devices
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2/26/2005   Post a comment
SiRF Integrates Baseband, RF, and Flash Into a Single Package for use in aided-GPS receivers.
W-CDMA power amplifier modules are optimized for efficiency
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2/26/2005   Post a comment
Designed to reduce average power consumption by 50%, Anadigics' new power amplifer (PA) family targets W-CDMA applications.
Low-Z driver ICs boost multiphase, motor designs
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Four new high-speed, low-impedance n-channel MOSFET driver ICs from Siliconix are intended to improve high-current, single- and multiphase DC/DC switching power supply designs. One of the new drivers is specifically suited to brushless motor control applications.
Full-bricks serve high-rail distributed power
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Lambda's PAF600F280 family of full-brick DC/DC converters delivers 600 watts for distributed high-voltage DC power architectures as well as custom off-line power supplies. Working from a nominal 300-volt (200 to 400 V) input, the converters are available in 12-, 24-, 28- and 48-volt output versions.
Pulse unveils RoHS compliance initiatives
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Pulse, a Technitrol Company, has announced its plan for compliance with the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. Under its compliance program, all new products will be designed to be RoHS compliant and existing products will be evaluated and upgraded to be compliant with both the material and production process requirements of RoHS. The conversion of Pulse production operations is in process and will be completed during 2005.
Adapter fits TSOP packages
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Adapters.com has expanded its line of Chip-Changer adapters with the introduction of its newest device for 40- and 48-pin TSOP Type-I IC packages. These adapters offer engineers an alternative to scrapping existing boards due to part obsolescence and part allocations, as well as eliminate costly board revisions.
Micro-miniature transponder coil targets automotive apps
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Perllo Technologies LLC and its manufacturing partner ECM Electronics Ltd. have introduced their new ECM63T transponder coil for direct tire pressure management system (TPMS) applications in the N. American automotive market. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has set a deadline by 2008 that requires all lightweight cars and trucks to have a direct TPMS.
Lead-free inductors target automotive, industrial apps
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Perllo Technologies LLC and manufacturing partner ECM Electronics Ltd. have introduced a new series of lead-free power inductors for automotive and industrial control applications. Developed to help power supply engineers design more power efficient circuits, the new compact ECxxC series provides better reflow solderability and higher current handling capability than other low-profile solutions, said the company.
Power manager ICs expand facility
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Summit Microelectronics' new SMB110 and SMB113 chips bring additional functionality to the company's line of Programmable Power Manager (PMM) ICs for digital supplies. The SMB110 five-channel and SMB113 four-channel ICs are optimized for increasingly complex consumer electronics applications.
Semi combo creates high-density voice gateway card
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
TranSwitch Corp. and Octasic Semiconductor Inc. have combined semiconductor devices to implement VoP gateway voice plane functionality on a single card; using only three chips.
China lässt Verhandlungen über WLAN-Sicherheit platzen
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
China beschuldigt die International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) der Parteilichkeit: Weil die Chinesen die ISO verdächtigen, in den Verhandlungen über die Erstellung internationaler Standards für die WLAN-Sicherheit das amerikanische Verfahren gegenüber dem chinesischen zu bevorzugen, ließ die chinesische Delegation in dieser Woche die Verhandlungen platzen.
Electrochemical supercapacitors eliminate need for external balancing resistors
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
AVX says its Battery Energy Saving Technology Capacitor series of electrochemical supercapacitors, results in the highest voltages available in the industry for low ESR pulse supercapacitors.
Switching regulator extends cell phone talk time
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Micrel launches the MIC2224, a new pulse width modulation (PWM) synchronous buck switching regulator optimized for RF power amplifiers in 2.5G and 3G CDMA and W-CDMA mobile phones.
Acoustic echo cancellation and noise suppression libraries
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Software libraries provide a cost-effective, easy way to improve sound quality and intelligibility
RTL synthesis support is downloadable
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Precision synthesis supports all lattice digital devices including latticeECP-DSP and latticeEC FPGAs
Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) alpha samples
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2/25/2005   Post a comment
Wow, is this technology marching forward or what?
Power interface boards offer several configurations
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
Elma Electronic Inc. has introduced a family of power interface boards (PIBs) in 3U and 6U versions with either one or two 47-pin power supply connectors. These PIBs are separate boards for the power section of the backplane for pluggable power supplies, headers, and utility connectors.
Chip resistors deliver more power
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
TT Electronics IRC Advanced Film Division has developed a series of pulse withstanding thickfilm chip resistors with improved power ratings in smaller case sizes. Designated the PWC series, the surface-mount chip resistors deliver up to 50 percent higher power ratings than conventional thickfilm resistors in a standard 2512 package.
Supercaps tout low ESR, high voltage ratings
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
AVX Corp. says it has made significant improvements to its BestCap (Battery Energy Saving Technology Capacitor) series of electrochemical supercapacitors, which have resulted in the highest voltages available in the industry for low equivalent series resistance (ESR) pulse supercapacitors.
Kopin reports year-end loss despite higher sales
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
Microdisplay supplier Kopin Corp. posted a net loss of $7.0 million, or 10 cents per share on sales of $18.5 million in the fourth 2004 fiscal quarter ended December, compared to a net loss of $0.6 million, or 1 cent per share on sales of $21.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
Co-planar connector adds greater flexibility
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
FCI has expanded its AirMax VS system with the introduction of a new co-planar version of the connector family. This new extension allows for the easy insertion of add-in boards for system upgrades, memory expansion and test. Providing modularity and flexibility, the new co-planar connector allows customers to add capabilities as their systems grow.
200-W DC/DC withstands marine, MIL environments
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
Absopulse's RWY200, the most recent addition to the company's series of rugged DC/DC converters, provides up to 200 watts for railway, airborne, military, marine, off-shore and land-based industrial applications.
Scalable load testing targets multi-service RF network gear
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
Tektronix is rolling out a wireless network load test system that creates realistic complex 3G traffic scenarios using objects instead of scripts. Tek's sysem uses a patent-pending graphical user interface. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a first look at Tek's new system, as well as related software.
LCD TV shipments surge in Q4, says DisplaySearch
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
Lower TV prices caused global liquid crystal display television shipments to jump 69 percent quarter-to-quarter and 134 percent year-to-year in the fourth quarter of 2004 to a record 3.6 million units, according to market research firm DisplaySearch Inc.
Berkeley unternimmt Hightech-Lauschangriff auf Außerirdische
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
Sollte es intelligentes Leben im Universum geben, dürfte es das Berkeley Wireless Research Center an der University of California zuerst erfahren: Die Kalifornier horchen mit ihren elektronischen Riesenohren in den Weltraum hinaus.
Imagination offers "super-threading" Meta processor IP core
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
The Metagence division of graphics chip IP company Imagination Technologies Group plc has released the Meta 122 IP core, the latest version of its multi-threading processor, which is intended for use in multi-function consumer entertainment.
Scope Wars: Round 2 heats up
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
"Round 2" heats up in the ongoing oscilloscope specsmanship battle between Agilent Technologies and Tektronix. Tek's latest comments appear as of February 23rd 2005. Agilent's retort will be forthocminmg. Stay tuned!
Vektor-Signalprozessor berechnet blitzartig HDTV-Bilder
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
Einen Vektor-Signalprozessor (VSP) zeigt der österreichische IP-Anbieter OnDemand Microelectronics auf der Embedded World. Der Chip berechnet HDTV-Bilder und ist in weitem Umfang skalierbar.
Brillian takes another tack in LCOS HDTV market
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
After seeing its initial foray into the liquid crystal on silicon display market halted by production delays and supply disruptions, Brillian Corp. appears to be taking a more cautious approach to gain a foothold in the market.
Medical-grade supplies keep a low profile
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
Advanced Power Solutions' new APS63MI family of 60-watt medical-grade (AC/DC) power supplies tout the best-in-class low-profile (0.92 inch) design in an industry standard 2-by-4 inch footprint. The low-profile spec represents a 20 percent advantage over most competitive products, according to the company.
Integrated design environment gives optimizing support for Flash-based FPGA families
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2/24/2005   Post a comment
Software allows customers to fully leverage all architectural features and performance of the new low-cost devices and enables device serialization
WLAN-/Bluetooth-enabled UMTS platform
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2/23/2005   Post a comment
The i-300-30 is an EDGE/GSM/wideband CDMA (W-CDMA) mobile phone reference design that supports wireless LAN (WLAN) and Bluetooth connectivity.
Millennium Cell to show hydrogen-powered laptop at Intel forum
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2/23/2005   Post a comment
Millennium Cell Inc. announced Wednesday (Feb. 23) it would demonstrate a next generation hydrogen fuel cell system to power a notebook PC at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco next week.
Atmel MCUs tout internal temperature sensor capabilities
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2/23/2005   Post a comment
With the launching of its new tinyAVR flash microcontroller family, Atmel Corp. joins the growing number of 8-bit MCU vendors that offer units in 8-pin packages.
Power Management ICs enable digital control of output power
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2/23/2005   Post a comment
Using Summit's programmable power management ICs, system designers can digitally program the entire multiple output power supply and associated power management functions with a few clicks of a mouse compared to the tedious iterative hardware design of conventional analog power solutions.
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