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STMicro Mobile App Voltage-Agnostic MEMS-Based Motion Sensor
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics MEMS sensors with a 3-axis accelerometer with absolute analog output for data-integrity protection in hard-disk drives, vibration monitoring and compensation, remote control, as well as motion user interfaces in mobile and gaming devices or portable media players.
Ramtron samples power efficient 512-Kbit, 1-Mbit Serial FRAM
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
Ramtron has launched two more devices in a family of new parallel and serial FRAM products that offer higher-speed read/write performance, lower voltage operation, and optional device features.
SiTime enters VCXO market with MEMS-based device
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SiTime's voltage controlled MEMS oscillator features 0.5% pull range linearity, small size and flexibility through programmability.
GaAs MMIC SP8T switch streamlines mobile phone design
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NEC's UPG2193T6E SP8T GaAs MMIC antenna switch meets the needs of new 3G UMTS, W-CDMA and Quad Band EDGE mobile phone designs.
All-in-one audio subsystems target mobile phones and gaming
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National Semiconductor has made two additions to its Boomer Class D audio subsystem family that are suited to smart phone, portable gaming device and portable GPS device designs.
Longer Music Playback with TI Low Power Class-G Headphone Amplifier
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Two new 25-mW Class-G stereo headphone amplifiers from Texas Instruments were released using DirectPath technology allowing for the length of music playback to be increased by 20 percent.
National Semiconductor extends family of low-power, audio subsystems for handheld devices
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National Semiconductor Corp., has extended its family of low-power Boomer Class D audio subsystems with two devices that simplify portable product design.
Wi-Fi sensor networking module has 5-year battery life
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RF Monolithics' 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.11 g radio transceiver module enables OEMs to build low-power WLAN and sensor monitoring solutions for the global market.
Samplify moves SAM1600 ADC family to production
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Samplify Systems Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.), a vendor of data converters, has announced what it claims is the lowest-power, highest channel-count 12-bit ADC.
PowerWise audio subsystems simplify portable product design
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National Semiconductor has expanded its line of low-power Boomer Class D audio subsystems with two devices—the LM49352 mixed-signal audio subsystem and LM49151 analog subsystem—aimed at simplifying portable product design.
Three-axis MEMS motion sensor has absolute analog output
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Designed with space and cost-constrained battery-operated devices in mind, STMicroelectronics' LIS352AX 3-axis accelerometer operates at any supply voltage within the 2.16V to 3.6V range and is said to be extremely stable over temperature and time.
High output differential amplifier suits audio and instrumentation applications
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Claiming a 10MHz, 10V/us, rail-to-rail I/O performance, austriamicrosystems has designed its AS1713 device with audio applications such as headphone drivers and audio line receivers and buffers in mind.
SiliconBlue rolls evaluation kit, peripheral daughter modules
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Startup SRAM FPGA vendor SiliconBlue Technologies announced the immediate availability of iCEman65, an evaluation and development kit for low-power designs based on the company's iCE65 FPGA, as well as two peripheral daughter modules.
Sentilla Joins The U.S. Green Building Council
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Sentilla's energy management solutions to support U.S. Green Building Council's vision for sustainable building in America.
Altera, National Semi working on digital video for automotive apps
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
Altera will collaborate with National Semiconductor to develop graphics interconnect solutions to address the growing use of digital video in automotive infotainment and driver-assistance applications, the companies said.
QuickLogic platforms to incorporate MDDI interface
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QuickLogic said it is developing new platforms tailored for Qualcomm's latest Mobile Station Modem MSM7xxx-series and MSM8xxx-series mobile processors, including Qualcomm's Snapdragon family of mobile computing processors.
QuickLogic platforms to incorporate Qualcomm's MDDI interface
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QuickLogic said it is developing new platforms tailored for Qualcomm's latest Mobile Station Modem MSM7xxx-series and MSM8xxx-series mobile processors, including Qualcomm's Snapdragon family of mobile computing processors.
Microchip : 16-bit DSCs target power conversion applications
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Microchip announces seven next-generation 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers (DSCs) for common, multi-drop switch mode power supplies (SMPSs) and other power conversion applications.
Integrated step-down LED drivers support high power, high brightness LEDs
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Exar Corporation has released two LED drivers capable of driving high power, high brightness LEDs up to 0.5 Amp and 1 Amp respectively.
Microchip DSCs take digital power control mainstream
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Emphasizing low cost, small size, low power and flexibility, Microchip's GS Series digital signal controllers is its effort to increase its share of a digital power market that it believes is going mainstream and will grow at a compound annual rate of 40 percent.
ST-Ericsson samples music DAC for mobiles
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Mobile phone chip joint venture ST-Ericsson NV has announced that it is sampling an audio quality digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for use in the mobile music market.
ST-Ericsson releases next-generation mobile audio chip
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ST-Ericsson has launched a high-quality audio digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for the mobile music market that improves handset battery life performance.
Ohmite : Current sense resistors have 1 percent tolerance
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
Using metal resistive elements made from Nickel-Chromium or Cupron (Manganin-Copper) the MCS Series of SMD flip chip resistors from Ohmite have a very low TCR of <50 ppm/°C over the range of current sense values which are popular in portable, battery operated equipment and power supplies.
Trend : Network tester covers SDH and PDH
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The Trend Multipro SDH is a portable, hand-held tester for working on SDH and PDH services to 2.5 Gbits/s.
SpectraLinear rolls new PC clock chip
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Seeking to expand its market opportunities, SpectraLinear Inc. has rolled out what it claims is the industry's first non-volatile programmable, PC clock chip family.
Algorithm could replace touch screens with MEMS control
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A new type of MEMS-based user interface enables 12 different device control functions while also eliminating expensive touch screens.
Second-gen QuickLogic VEE proven system block
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3/28/2009   Post a comment
QuickLogic has announced the second generation of its VEE proven system block, said to improve consumer viewing experience while also extending the battery life of mobile devices.
NEWS: QNX claims first multi-core RTOS with Common Criteria Security Certification
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QNX Neutrino RTOS Secure Kernel v6.4.0 now certified to Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+.
Editors' Choice: Products of the Week
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Capping off a week of continued wafer fab closings, layoffs and restructuring moves by several electronics vendors, engineers can now turn to Editors' Choice to view our top product selections that offer a silver lining in a bleak market. Check out these key products, many of which emerged from the logic/interface sector.
30V power transistors achieve 1.6 milliohms RDS(ON) in 5x6 package
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STMicroelectronics has introduced a series of 30V surface-mount power transistors, achieving on-resistance as low as 2 milliohms (max) to increase the energy efficiency of products such as computers, telecom and networking equipment.
DisplayPort receiver aims to replace LVDS in notebooks
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Chrontel has developed a receiver chip with integrated timing control (TCON) that enables notebook and netbook designers to make the transition from LVDS to DisplayPort.
24-bit delta-sigma ADC delivers speeds up to 4 MSPS
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TI says its latest 24-bit delta-sigma ADC offers a 60 percent faster sample rate than the nearest competition.
Dual, Quick-PWM graphics core controllers offer wide input/output voltage ratios
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced dual, synchronous, step-down, switch-mode power-supply (SMPS) controllers that feature a constant on-time, Quick-PWM architecture to support wide input/output voltage ratios, while maintaining a relatively constant switching frequency.
Fastest yet 24bit delta-sigma ADC claimed
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With speeds of up to four mega samples per second (MS/s), Texas Instrument's latest 24bit delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is said to be 60 percent faster than its nearest competition.
Toshiba introduces Mosfets
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Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. introduced a new series of MOSFETs for synchronous rectification in the secondary stage of switched mode power supplies (SMPS).
TI releases family of radiation tolerant, high temperature-resistant power management
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Texas Instruments has released a family of high-reliability power management integrated circuits and advanced CMOS (AC) logic devices to increase system-level reliability in applications exposed to long-term radiation and extreme temperatures, such as downhole drilling, x-ray imaging, satellite systems and high-altitude avionics.
Fairchild Semiconductor unveils highest efficiency 6 MHz 600 mA synchronous buck regulator
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Fairchild Semiconductor is providing designers of cell phones, datacards and netbooks a 6MHz synchronous buck regulator that delivers high efficiency in a compact and razor-thin footprint.
Battery switch offers simpler disconnection for lithium-ion batteries
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A battery switch with four enable inputs has been introduced by Maxim Integrated Products.
Low cost LED driver IC extends operating life of high-wattage LEDs
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Infineon Technologies AG (Neubiberg, Germany) has introduced a low cost LED driver IC for general lighting applications that offers thermal protection for LEDs and high output current accuracy.
Switch simplifies lithium-ion battery disconnect
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Maxim's latest battery switch features four enable inputs for disconnecting a Li+ battery from a load in portable applications.
Analyzer adds support for S/PDIF digital audio interfaces
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National Instruments has expanded its digital audio test capabilities with the latest version of NI AudioMASTER, a test product for analog and digital audio validation and production test.
Mathworks, Vector Informatik seek Autosar interoperability
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The software developer Mathworks and Vector Informatik said they will collaborate to make their development tools interoperable for developing Autosar applications.
TriQuint rolls new driver amplifiers
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TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. has rolled out two new driver amplifiers, including the industry's first surface-mount technology (SMT) device for use in 40-gigabits-per-second networks.
Nextreme Doubles the Efficiency and Power Output of Its Thin-Film Thermoelectric Power Generators
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3/25/2009   1 comment
Nextreme Thermal Solutions has doubled the efficiency and power output of its thin-film thermoelectric power generator with the help of North Carolina's Green Business Fund.
BioSolar to Commercialize BioBacksheet for Thin-Film Photovoltaic Modules
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BioSolar has developed a thin-film version of their BioBacksheet technology due to growing interest of solar manufacturers.
Fujitsu: industrial motor control kit with 32-bit MCU
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Fujitsu introduced a motor control starter kit equipped with source code to support development with the MB91F479 32-bit RISC microcontroller for industrial motor control applications. The new kit is geared towards driving a 3-phase brushless DC motor (BLDC), or permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM).
Nordic readies ULP wireless sensor ICs
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Wireless chip specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA (Oslo, Norway) is readying a range of devices it suggests will set the benchhmark for ultra low power wireless sensors.
Military navigation system uses fibre optic gyros and MEMS accelerometers
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract to supply inertial navigation units for the Republic of Korea's K21 infantry fighting vehicle.
ST-Ericsson offers chips for EDGE phones
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
ST-Ericsson NV has announced two chips for next-generation, low-cost handsets to the EDGE standard; the 4908 and 4910, which it claims offer the longest battery life for mobile phones.
Gen 2 PCIe switch line touts highest lane counts
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
PLX is offering four new PCI Express switches with features that include x16 support, multi-root, multicast, non-transparency.
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