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Jasper releases LPDDR, DDR3 proof kits
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2/22/2010   Post a comment
Verification-focused EDA startup Jasper Design Automation announced the availability of formal verification proof kits for LPDDR1, LPDDR2 and DDR3 SDRAM.
55 nanometer embedded flash process for automotive microcontrollers
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2/22/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics announced its 55 nanometer embedded flash (eFlash) process technology, which will be implemented in the company's next-generation automotive microcontroller chips
Control cabinet computer for use in plant and machine construction
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2/22/2010   Post a comment
The Galaxy G1-A control cabinet computer (96M1642-A) from DSM Computer was specially developed for use in plant and machine construction in the automation sector
SOFTWARE TOOLS - Embedded Workbench for ARM 5.41 achieves 13% performance improvement
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2/20/2010   Post a comment
The latest release of IAR Systems' Embedded Workbench for ARM is highly optimized for code size and increased execution speed. The company states it performs up to 13 percent better on CoreMark benchmarks for Cortex-M0 compared to the previous version of IAR Embedded Workbench.
Spartan-6 hits volume production
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2/20/2010   Post a comment
Xilinx' Spartan-6 FPGAs have attainted full production qualification on Samsung Electronics' 45-nm process, the companies said.
NEC Electronics extends 32-bit microcontroller line up with 78 new devices
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
NEC Electronics has introduced 78 new 32-bit All Flash V850ES/Jx3 series microcontrollers (MCUs) that claim the industry's leading low power consumption, optimized pin counts and expanded functionality.
Digital power dual synchronous-buck driver features onboard power MOSFETs
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced a digital power dual synchronous-buck driver with integrated power MOSFETs, protection blocks and monitoring features, which helps save board space and reduce component count by as much as 80 percent compared to industry standards.
IEEE 802.3af/at-compliant PD interface controllers simplify design of PoE+ PDs
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX5969A/MAX5969B, IEEE(R) 802.3af/at-compliant interface controllers for PoE+ PDs (powered devices).
2500-W battery charger targets 120-V batteries for industrial applications
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
Absopulse Electronics Ltd has introduced a rugged, industrial quality battery charger that uses field-proven high-frequency conversion technology to deliver up to 2500 W continuous output power.
Silicon Frontline enhances post-layout verification tools
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
Startup Silicon Frontline Technology, Inc. has introduced the latest versions of its products for post-layout verification: F3D (Fast 3D) for fast 3D extraction and R3D (Resistive 3D) for 3D extraction and analysis of large resistive structures like power devices.
96 percent efficient buck-boost converter delivers maximum current from limited power sources
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology has released a 96 percent efficient, synchronous buck-boost converter that delivers up to 1 A of output current to a regulated output voltage with inputs above, below or equal to the output.
NEC launches 14 new 8-bit MCUs for automotive dashboard applications
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
NEC Electronics announced the availability of 14 new all flash microcontrollers, the 78K0/Dx2 product series that includes a wide range of peripherals with either 80 or 64 pins and memory capacity ranging from 60 down to 24 kilobytes
Intersil claims rad-hard, single-ended PWM controllers for power conversion
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
Intersil has introduced what the company claims is industry's best rad-hard, single-ended PWM controllers for high-reliability power conversion applications.
GreenChip resonant controller features integrated Power Factor Correction
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has announced the GreenChip TEA1713 resonant half-bridge converter " the industry's first resonant controller with integrated Power Factor Correction (PFC), capacitive mode protection and adaptive deadtime control.
Ultra low noise amplifier targets cellular infrastructure applications
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has added the latest edition to its family of ultra low noise, high gain, high linearity Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) active bias amplifiers for use in cellular infrastructure applications.
High performance band pass filter offers custom ceramic designs
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
MSC Vertriebs GmbH is offering Comnav's 10BCR4B-f0/BW-L high performance band pass filter.
Dual output multiphase step-down DC/DC controller works with power blocks and DrMOS devices
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has introduced a dual output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller with multiphase operation, differential output voltage sensing and high frequency operation.
P-channel power MOSFET transistors offer high temperature performance
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
CISSOID has a new family of high temperature 30 V P-channel power MOSFET transistors guaranteed for operation from -55 up to +225 degrees C.
STMicroelectronics unveils silicon surge protectors specified to IEC61000-4-5
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has unveiled the first silicon surge protectors meeting international surge-protection standard IEC61000-4-5.
Tanner EDA, Sound Design Technologies develop PDKs
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
Tanner EDA, a division of Tanner Research Inc. (Monrovia, Calif.), announced it has combined its specialized IC design software combined with integrated passives and chip-stacking technologies from Sound Design Technologies Ltd. (Ontario, Canada).
Current sensors enable very high-current measurements
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
Developed and manufactured by Hitec Power Protection, the Zero-Flux current sensors allow the Yokogawa family of precision power meters to be used for measuring very high currents
Dual buck converter integrates a 700 mA DC-DC to power 3G PA
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2/18/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX8896, a dual step-down converter designed for powering WCDMA/NCDMA PA (power amplifier) modules and RF transceivers.
C&K develops hall-effect contactless sensing analog rocker switches for off-road vehicles
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2/17/2010   1 comment
C&K Components has developed two Hall-effect contactless sensing analog rocker switches, designated the AR3 and AR5.
Tiny Sub-1μA IQ shunt battery system charges & protects Li-Ion/Polymer batteries
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4070, an easy-to-use, tiny shunt battery charger system IC for Li-Ion/Polymer batteries.
Dual Output, multiphase step-down DC/DC controller operates with power blocks & DrMOS devices
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC3860, a dual output synchronous step-down DC/DC controller with multiphase operation, differential output voltage sensing and high frequency operation.
NI adds FlexRIO FPGA modules for PXI Express
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
National Instruments this week expanded its NI FlexRIO product line, adding NI FlexRIO FPGA modules for PXI Express and a new baseband transceiver adapter module.
WIRELESS: Transcede processors serve 3G/4G/LTE mobile infrastructure
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
Transcede application-specific SoCs from Mindspeed reduce system power, complexity and cost while boosting performance for 3G/4G/LTE mobile infrastructure.
Analyst boosts forecast for PC processor sales
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
Growth in unit sales of PC processors and PC servers will be stronger than expected this year, according to a report by Wall Street Analyst firm Barclays Capital, however, the firm forecasts declines in the average selling prices of the chips for the next two years.
SiliconBlue unveils new series of FPGAs targeting mobile apps
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2/17/2010   1 comment
Startup programmable logic vendor SiliconBlue Technologies announced a new series of FPGAs targeting mobile devices.
Car electronics to become a complex commodity, experts predict
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
Which type of motor will suit best future mobility requirements against the background of tighter climate gas emission regulations? This question is fiercely discussed within the automotive industry: While the traditionalist faction believes that conventional combustion engines still offer a large potential to improve efficiency and thus significantly reduce pollutant emissions, others call for radical moves towards a zero-emission vehicle which — of course — will be driven by an elect
EU project to define next gen design methodologies
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
Scientists and companies from Europe and Brazil have joined forces in an EU-backed project that aims to develop design methods and EDA tools in a view to remove the limitations in physical implementation effectiveness associated with technology scaling and advanced sub-wavelength lithography.
Semiconductor vendors collaborate to promote a full 3GPP-LTE interoperability development testing (IODT) environment
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
Altair Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, and Wintegra are collaborating with other system partners to create an end-to-end LTE base station and mobile Interoperability Development Testing (IODT) platform.
Transmit modules family for 3G entry phones expands
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices has announced the addition of four new products to the company's portfolio of 3G transmit modules, designated RF3230, RF3231, RF3232, and RF3171.
LIN system chip withstands high voltages
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
Chip manufacturer Elmos AG (Dortmund, Germany) has introduced a system basis chip for the LIN data bus that withstands voltages of up to 12 kilovolts.
The Open Virtual Platforms initiative releases models of advanced MIPS processors
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
The Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) initiative has released new models of MIPS Technologies processor cores and continues its move to becoming the de facto source of fast models
Thermoelectric cooling units for laser diode modules
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
AMS Technologies launches two solid state thermoelectric cooling units, SD-330 and SD-250, designed for laser diode modules in medical and industrial applications
High-brightness surface mount tricolor LEDs now in water-resistant version
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
Avago Technologies launched what the company claims to be the industry's first water-resistant high-brightness surface mount tricolor LEDs for indoor and outdoor full color signs
Low profile sixteenth-brick dc-dc converter offers 92 percent efficiency
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
Emerson Network Power has launched the ALD15 sixteenth-brick dc-dc converter series which is claimed to be ideal for use with telecom-standard 48 V power supplies.
Tiny shunt battery charger system IC charges and protects Li-ion/polymer batteries
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2/16/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has introduced an easy-to-use, tiny shunt battery charger system IC for Li-ion/polymer batteries.
Electro Power Systems launches ElectroSelf, the first self-recharging hydrogen fuel cell system
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2/16/2010   Post a comment
Electro Power Systems SpA is launching ElectroSelf, the world's first entirely self-recharging hydrogen fuel cell technology at Mobile World Congress.
Arasan joins Atrenta's SpyLinks program
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2/16/2010   Post a comment
Arasan Chip Systems Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) said it has joined Atrenta's SpyLinks partner program and adopted the company's SpyGlass Clean flow for IP development and customer handoff.
Six new femtocell customers take up picoChip's picoXcell SoC
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2/16/2010   Post a comment
PicoChip has announced that Alpha Networks, Argela, Askey, C&S Micro, Contela and Zyxel are the latest customers to use picoChip's PC302 picoXcell™ SoC in HSPA+ femtocell designs.
3-axis digital gyroscope claims breakthrough in motion-control realism for mobile phones and gaming consoles
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2/16/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced a 3-axis digital gyroscope that employs a single sensing structure for motion measurement along all three orthogonal axes.
High-performance driver modules target mid-sized LED-backlit displays
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2/16/2010   1 comment
Endicott Research Group (ERG) is offering a new range of Smart Force plug-and-play LED driver solutions with enhanced performance features for high-power, high-brightness mid-size LED-backlit displays.
STMicroelectronics unveils 3-axis digital gyroscope MEMS
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2/16/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics unveils a 3-axis digital gyroscope based on a single sensing structure for motion measurement along all three orthogonal axes
Deserializer display bridge chip connects advanced baseband or application processors to displays with parallel interfaces
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2/16/2010   Post a comment
Toshiba Electronics Europe has unveiled a new deserializer display bridge chip that connects the baseband or application processors used in smart phones, which use Mobile Industry Processor Interface-Display Serial Interfaces (MIPI-DSI), to displays with legacy parallel interfaces.
Moisture-proof overmoulded digital vane sensors are magnetically operated
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2/16/2010   Post a comment
The moisture-proof overmoulded VN1015 series digital vane sensors from ZF Electronics are magnetically-operated and designed for reliable and repeated use across wide temperature range
Multi-band multi-standard transceiver with fully integrated ADC and DAC targets femtocell applications
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2/16/2010   Post a comment
Lime Microsystems has announced the LMS6002D, a multi-band multi-standard RF transceiver IC designed for small cell base stations and femtocells, featuring integrated high performance dual ADC and DAC.
Automation platform enables planning and optimization of wireless access networks
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2/16/2010   Post a comment
Mentum has unveiled its latest product line, Mentum Fusion, which provides automation of planning and optimization processes for wireless access networks.
Nokia and Intel create open Linux platform called MeeGo for mobile computing
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2/16/2010   Post a comment
Nokia and Intel have announced the merger of Maemo and Moblin to create MeeGo, a Linux-based software platform designed to work across a range of hardware architectures and devices including mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems.
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