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Gresham Power : CompactPCI power supply targets high-reliability markets
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2/3/2009   Post a comment
Gresham Power Electronics announces a family of high power density compactPCI power supplies for the demanding COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) markets.
Test emulators address LTE technologies
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A wireless broadband emulator developed by Azimuth Systems Inc. is designed to test WiMax and LTE wireless networks.
ST attacks battery charger impact on environment
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ST decided to do something about the tons of battery chargers tossed out with portable devices from cell phone handsets through personal media players.
New Spartan-6 FPGAs brings low-power and high-speed connectivity to cost-sensitive systems
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The new Spartan-6 FPGA family from Xilinx integrates ubiquitous connectivity standards for a broad set of cost-sensitive applications while delivering 2X the capability at less than 50 percent of the power.
New Virtex-6 FPGAs designed to satisfy insatiable demand for higher bandwidth and lower power systems
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New Virtex-6 FPGA family from Xilinx are designed to deliver more computational performance and faster networking at 50 percent reduced power and 20 percent lower costs.
Amplifiers suit power-sensitive systems
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Combining low quiescent current and reduced power down current, Texas Instruments THS452x family of differential amplifiers has been designed with high accuracy, battery operated devices in mind.
Intel's 'My Wi-Fi' seeks to mobilize personal-area nets
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Intel Corp. wants to connect millions of Wi-Fi-enabled devices by building a wireless access point called My Wi-Fi into Centrino 2-equipped notebook computers, establishing a personal-area network that travels with users.
Light-sensing photodiode reacts like human eye for auto safety applications
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Sensor reacts to light like the human eye to allow automatic control of LCD brightness and keypad backlighting and to enable automotive safety and driver comfort features.
PC/104 market shows healthy growth trough the end of 2008
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The market for PC/104 family boards was US$ 248.4 million in 2007 and projected at US$ 262.7 million in 2008 according to the latest embedded stackables research from VDC Research Group, released in January 2009.
Xenics and Quadrox cooperate on thermal imaging and video management
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Xenics thermal imaging cameras are now available integrated with Quadrox standards-based platform of video management software.
Network appliance processor pair supports PCIe, GbE and display interfaces
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MosChip's MCS8142 and MCS8144 network appliance processors are well-suited for systems designs across many markets, including SOHO, NAS, digital signage, POS and industrial and consumer electronics.
Quartus II software version 9.0 supports new Stratix IV GT Arria II GX FPGAs
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Altera says Quartus II software version 9.0 delivers productivity leadership for their Portfolio of transceiver FPGAs and HardCopy ASICs.
Low power differential ADC drivers enable highest accuracy conversion
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TI claims that its latest amplifiers for power-sensitive systems consume half the quiescent current of competitive devices.
Highly integrated bi-directional OVP protects portable electronics
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Eliminating the need for external components, On Semiconductor's NCP370 protects portable devices against surge damage and also protects portable accessories by controlling reverse current.
Altera announces Stratix IV GT and Arria II GX FPGAs
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Altera's new Stratix IV GT FPGAs with integrated 11.3 Gbps transceivers target extreme communications applications; cost-optimized Arria II GX FPGAs are targeted at applications requiring up to 3.75 Gbps
Low power 256Kb serial F-RAM provides high-performance data collection
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Ramtron International Corporation has introduced the FM24L256, a 256 Kb, 2.7 to 3.6 V nonvolatile F-RAM memory device with a high-speed serial I2C memory interface.
Tyco : Circuit board relays are suitable for through-hole-reflow soldering
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics offers power circuit-board relays suitable for THR (through-hole-reflow) soldering processes.
"The envelope, please" takes on new meaning with Nujira's RF PA efficiency approach for 4G handsets
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Dynamically adjusting the RF PA supply in sync with signal allows for far greater efficiency and wider-bandwidth operation, in turn reducing the number of distinct PAs needed.
Xilinx launches Spartan-6, Virtex-6 FPGAs
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Xilinx has just celebrated its 25th anniversary as semiconductor company by launching its Spartan-6 and Virtex-6 families of field-programmable gate arrays.
iSuppli confirms consumerisation will drive MEMS future
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Confirming the consumerisation trend for microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), research company iSuppli Corp. has projected that global revenue from consumer and mobile electronics shipments of MEMS will rise to $2.6 billion in 2012, up from $1.1 billion in 2006.
Allegro : Automotive sensor offers dual operating modes
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2/2/2009   1 comment
The A1386 is a user-programmable linear Hall-effect sensor IC targeted at applications in the automotive market requiring flexibility and accuracy in absolute position sensing.
Renesas : Automotive dual-core SoC includes image recognition
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Renesas Technology has announced the SH7776 (SH-Navi3), a dual-core system-on-chip (SoC) device with on-chip enhanced graphics functions and a high-performance image recognition processing function for the next generation high-performance car information terminals.
Tektronix : Mid-performance oscilloscopes offer serial triggering and analysis
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The Tektronix DPO3000 series is a family of lower-cost mid-performance oscilloscopes incorporating the long record length needed for serial data analysis in embedded systems.
Fujitsu : Fast A-D technology provides up to 56 Gsamples per second
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Fujitsu Microelectronics has announced its ultrafast A/D converter IP based on CHArge-mode Interleaved Sampler technology (CHAIS) for use in its standard 65-nm CMOS process technology.
Xilinx lays foundation for 'targeted design platforms'
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For the first time, Xilinx is simultaneously launching the next generations of its high-end Virtex and low-cost Spartan FPGAs, billed as the foundation for "targeted design platforms" that the company says will be supported by intellectual property cores, design environments, reference designs and scalable boards and kits offered by Xilinx and third-party partners.
Nujira readies power efficiency technology for mobiles
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Power amplifier specialist Nujira has launched its Coolteq-I high accuracy tracking technology IP targeting handset RF front ends for 3G, LTE and WiMAX devices that are likely to hit the market in 2011.
Altera expands transceiver based FPGA range
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Altera is expanding its transceiver based range of FPGAs, both of which will be made by TSMC in a 40-nm process and which extends the range of parts from 175Mbits/s to 11.3Gbits/s.
Rambus demos mobile memory interface at DesignCon
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2/2/2009   1 comment
Rambus Inc. will demonstrate at DesignCon a new memory interface geared for mobile devices that delivers 16 times the bandwidth of today's technologies at a fraction of the power they would consume.
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