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Nvidia, Xilinx use CellMath, Arithmatica goes to 65-nm
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4/26/2004   Post a comment
Arithmatica announces two licensees of its CellMath libraries. Arithmatica claims its technology improves silicon performance and reduces die area through innovations in mathematical circuit blocks.
Microtune cuts power for VoIP designs
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4/26/2004   Post a comment
Microtune Inc. said it will help cable modem designers reduce overall power consumption in voice-over-Internet Protocol designs with the release of a silicon tuner that consumes less than 1 watt.

Application processors target mobile phones
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4/26/2004   Post a comment
Renesas Technology America, Inc. says its new SH-MobileL application processor chip (SH7322) delivers the finely-tuned mix of performance and functionality that's needed to add attractive enhanced multimedia features to the affordable next-generation mobile phone systems.
TI beefs up C64X DSP line with lower priced devices
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4/26/2004   Post a comment
Texas Instruments is getting its TMS320C64X DSP line into shape as competition heats up for the attractive DSP markets such as packet-switched telecom including video over IP and other cost-sensitive, high performance applications. Marty Gold reviews the latest DSPs from TI.
Silicon tuner breaks power barrier for VoIP cable phone services
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4/26/2004   Post a comment
Addressing the radio frequency power and pricing issues central to the rollout of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) cable phone services, Microtune, introduces a single-chip tuner that it says cuts RF costs by 25%, space by 25% and power by 40%.
IR receiver combines detector, preamp and supports variable voltages
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4/26/2004   Post a comment
A new series of miniaturized, multi-functioned SMD IR receiver modules that provide an industry-leading variable supply voltage range from 2.7 V to 5.5 V is offered by Vishay Intertechnology.
A/D converter offers outstanding -95dB peak harmonic and 93 dB SNR
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4/26/2004   Post a comment
DATEL's ADS-953 optimizes signal return paths and provides internal, local decoupling to obtain an outstanding "95dB peak harmonic specification and 76μVrms noise-level performance.
Artesyn touts fastest self-contained POLs
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4/25/2004   Post a comment
Designed to meet 300 amps/microsecond step-load transient requirements, Artesyn Technology's SMT15F DC/DC point-of-load (POL, non-isolated) converters are billed as the industry's fastest for a self-contained power solution. The 15-amp modules, part of the company's Typhoon series, are thus suited specifically for network and communication processors and the latest generation of high performance ASICs, FPGAs, and DSPs.
Fast WLAN analyzer rides the IEEE-488 bus__for now
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4/23/2004   Post a comment
Anritsu's got a new single-instrument test set for WLAN testing that can conduct both transmitter and receiver measurements based on the IEEE-802.11 standard. The comapny says its new instrument will make WLAN measurements ten times faster than existing test alternatives. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn looks at what Anritsu's insterument can---and can't---do.
C compiler supports Microchip's dsPIC Digital Signal Controller
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4/23/2004   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc.'s MPLAB C30 C compiler has been launched to support its dsPIC 16-bit Digital Signal Controllers (DSC) infrastructure.
Power over Ethernet module enables more functionality for Ethernet switches
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4/23/2004   Post a comment
An integrated Power over Ethernet module from PowerDsine saves time and money for Ethernet switch manufacturers allowing users to add PoE functionality to existing Ethernet switches.
Synchronous switching DC/DC controller guarantees output voltage regulation
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4/23/2004   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces the LTC3831-1, a synchronous switching DC/DC controller that guarantees output voltage regulation of 0.75V or lower for systems needing precision active bus termination for high-speed logic interface.
Aonix extends safety-critical portfolio
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4/22/2004   Post a comment
First release of language-specific SmartKernel targets Embedded Ada95 on PowerPC.
Green Hills Software rolls out royalty-free microkernel
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4/22/2004   Post a comment
The microkernal foundation of Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY real-time operating system has been made available as a royalty free product.
TIA offers temperature and long-term stability for photodiode applications
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4/22/2004   Post a comment
TI announced a transimpedance amplifier featuring 90MHz gain bandwidth, less than 25uV offset and inherent temperature and long-term stability. The device is ideal for high-speed photodiode applications, including optical power monitoring, security scanners, medical diagnostics and current measurement in test equipment.
Goal beefs-up single-cycle 8051 based MCU line
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4/22/2004   Post a comment
The latest addition to Goal Semiconductor's VERSA MIX family of microcontrollers called the VMX1016-QAI16 in a 44-pin QFP package is based on a single cycle 8051 processor.
PCI-bus A/D plug-in grabs 8-Gbytes of continuous analog data
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4/22/2004   Post a comment
Touting unprecedented storage-depth and speed, this PCI-bus data-acq board packs deep storage depth. Capable of continuously acquiring two simultaneous channels, each running at up to 800-Megasamples/s, and storing up to 4-Gsamples of uninterrupted data on each, this board offers extreme memory depth for unheard of record lengths.
Buck bias-regulator IC boosts high-voltage systems
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4/22/2004   Post a comment
National Semiconductor bills its LM5008 as the industry's first 100-volt rated, buck bias regulator, which operates at up to 90 percent efficiency. The latest addition to the company's LM5000 family of high-voltage solutions and a second-generation buck bias regulator, the LM5008 analog-BiCMOS-DMOS IC has an integrated 100-volt, 500-mA n-channel power MOSFET and all the functions needed to implement a compact bias power supply. This includes circuitry to support short-circuit and over-temperatur
VCTCXO increases frequency range up to 312 MHz
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
Significantly extending the frequency range of its TCXO product line, Fox Electronics offers a new voltage controlled temperature compensated crystal oscillator (VCTCXO) with frequencies from 1.5 MHz up to 312.0 MHz. The new FOX783 VCTCXO is suitable for high frequency applications for telecommunications, base stations, avionics, satellites, and military applications as well as in test equipment.
Connectors target small storage media
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
ALPS Electric has developed a new series of connectors for the reduced size multimedia card (RS-MMC) for mobile devices. The company said the new SCDC connectors offer one of the industry's smallest mounting areas and longest media ejection distances.
Elma launches online component catalog
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
Elma Electronic has launched a new online surface-mount components catalog at www.elma.com. The catalog includes detailed information on the company's surface-mount devices including switches, LEDs, and encoders. Data consists of component specifications, drawings, photos, technical data/references, and part numbers for each of the products.
20-amp relay provides multiple configurations
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
CIT Relay and Switch offers a new relay with a switching capacity up to 20 amps. The new WJ151 relay features low coil power consumption and high-contact load in a small package.
PC/104 MIL-Std.-1553 bus controllers get Windows drivers
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
Single-board computer maker Parvus announces that its existing PC/104-compatible MIL-Std.-1553 boards now include device driver support for Windows. The company also supports the legacy DOS v6.2 operating system, and provides source code for C and VisualC codesmiths.
Limiting amp with compatible pin-out has programmable loss-of-signal
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX3747/MAX3747A 3.3V, low-power, multirate limiting amplifiers with a programmable loss-of-signal indicator. The amps are also pin-compatible to the Micrel limiting amplifier.
Ultra-powerful HDTV board plugs into PCI slot
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
It's intriguing to see how the development of a highly integrated IC can impact a board-level product---especially when both products are from the same vendor! Look at IC maker LSI Logic's latest announcement. It's enhancing its realtime MPEG-2 high-definition TV PCI plug-in with new features that the company claims will make it easier and more cost-effective to develop HD content in a PC environment. What's neat is that the PCI board is based on one of LSI Logic's most powerful DSP- and RISC-eq
BIST targets GHz-speed serial I/O
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
High-speed serial I/O is proliferating, as the advantages of fast serial links drive parallel I/O buses out of board designs. But, how do you test these GHz-speed I/O systems?
Celestica extends Volant POL line
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
Celestica has extended its Volant Series of DC/DC converters to provide programmable 5- and 10-amp point of load (POL, non-isolated) solutions for computing and telecom. The new 5-amp model is available in 12V-in (NEA005) and 5V-in (NCA005) versions, while the new 10-amp model is available in a 12V-in version (NEA010). OEMs can program output voltage via an external resistor to meet the proliferation of different voltages to power multiple processors and ASICs in today's systems. These three new
CDMA power amplifiers deliver on integration, performance, price
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
SiGe Semiconductor announced the industry's first commercially viable silicon-based CDMA power amplifiers. Leveraging a highly efficient silicon germanium BiCMOS process, the three power amplifiers achieve performance parity with GaAs-based devices, while delivering the integration, manufacturing and price benefits of silicon.
A Piece of the Future
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
At the Core of It
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
IP Cores add value to designers as well as device manufacturers.
The Company You Keep
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
Strategic alliances can make or break a company's future. This one looks like a win win for everyone except the competition.
Atomic Switch Has Programmable Written All Over It
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
Here's a new technology that can change everything...
It's a Hat, a Broach, a Pterodactyl, An FPGA, A Processors....
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
Dynamic reconfiguration is the key. Here is a processor that can adapt on the fly and change its configuration.
90 nm in a Flash
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
They said they would do it. It seems they have. The new 4 Gigabit monolithic NAND Flash chips are here...
Highest Density and Fastest Speed
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
Next Generation of Fast Cycle RAM Doubles Density and up Performance.
Full Circle From the Rings of a Tree
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
Here's a rather unique story. Kind of makes you think...
We Can Get There From Here
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
New technologies are giving us a clue as to where memory technology will be tomorrow.
32-bit MCUs offer PWM output, high-speed processing and A/D for household appliances
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.'s newest 32-bit single-chip MIPS-based microcontroller family provides simultaneous vector motor control of inverter motors and application control for air conditioner, washing machine and refrigerator applications.
LCD tool kits bundle module with interface components
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
Optrex America Inc. has introduced its latest generation of LCD ToolKITs for 8.4-inch VGA and XGA TFT digital LCDs that provide the LCD module and all the necessary display and interface components in a single package.
Elma develops rugged chassis
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
Elma Electronic Inc. offers a low-weight commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) chassis based on the company's 12R2 model. The new 12R1 COTS version features a rugged chassis with shielding, and weighs 20 to 25% less than Elma's previous models. The new modular design also allows models to be developed in 2U and 3U heights, which was not possible in the 12R2 design.
PCI plug-ins put wideband storage scope, spectrum analyzer functions on PCs
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
Gage Applied Technologies has a new PCI bus digitizer that can sample as fast as 200 Msamples/s with a resolution of 14 bits. The company's latest CompuScope 14200 is billed as a general-purpose digitizer, but it can do precision signal capture.
D/A converter blazes at 1.2 GSPS with 14-bit resolution
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
Faster than a ... and more powerful than... this new DAC sets a sampling record offering 1.2 GS/sec while retaining a high resolution of 14-bits. It's optimized for high frequency and wide bandwidth synthesis applications.
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