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Achronix preps 2-GHz FPGA for sampling in 2007
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Startup Achronix Semiconductor Corp. has announced that initial testing on the first silicon of a 90-nm prototype field programmable gate array has achieved performance levels equivalent to 1.93-GHz at 1.2-volts. The company said it expects to sample a multi-million gate commercial product in 2007.
Woodhead M5 connectors allow greater density of sensors
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Woodhead Industries has introduced the BradConnectivity™ Penta Change M5 connector family, the industry's smallest connectors designed for use in industrial environments. The connectors combine space savings and reliable performance. They are suitable for use on compact sensing and control devices found in today's density automation applications.
PXI chassis, controllers boost bandwidth with PCI Express
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Instrumentation house National Instruments is dishing up the industry's first PXI chasses and controllers based on PCI Express. These wares deliver up to 1-Gbyte/s/slot dedicated bandwidth.
Maven and thePlatform deliver best-of-breed Internet TV solutions
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Maven Networks, Inc., the pioneer in commercial use of high-resolution video delivered via the Internet to PCs, TVs and portable devices, and thePlatform, the market-leading provider of digital video publishing solutions, are partnering to provide cutting-edge Internet TV solutions.
Custom-standard AC/DCs can be delivered within 24 hours
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
The Multistax family of ultralow-profile AC/DC supplies from Powerstax, providing up to 1.2 kW, can be quickly configured to users' specifications and delivered within 24 hours.
Avoid potential VCXO pitfalls through careful analysis of the pull-curve
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
The voltage-controlled crystal oscillator is a key element of many communication systems, to maintain sync and timing. Understanding how to apply it properly is vital to successful design.
Switches combine USB and low distortion capabilities
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Intersil Corp.'s dual single-pole, double-throw switches are said to combine low distortion audio and accurate USB 2.0 full speed data signal switching in the same low voltage device.
PA manages to boost standard and EDR Bluetooth signals
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Engineers at SiGe Semiconductor have found a way to offer optimal performance for standard and enhanced data rate (EDR) Bluetooth in a single device that targets embedded designs.
CompactPCI form-factor board packs eight channels of acoustic A/D conversion
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Board maker ICS Sensor Processing is debuting an 8-channel acoustic A/D converter board designed for vibration analysis and military sonar applications. Each analog-input channel is sampled at up to 5-MHz with 16-bit resolution.
Amino announces High Definition H.264/ AVC set-top box
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Amino, leading IPTV set-top box supplier, has launched its new generation of customer premises equipment. The compact, elegant AmiNET130 supports High Definition, H.264 (MPEG4/AVC) video streams.
Altera improves performance for video and image processing apps
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Altera Corporation has announced a comprehensive, high-performance FPGA solution for designers of video and image processing applications. Comprised of intellectual property (IP) cores, development kits, FPGAs and reference designs, the new offering addresses the need for increased processing bandwidth in video and image processing applications.
Cadence and partners launch VLSI design course in India
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Looking to "address the gap in the supply of skilled design engineers” in India, Cadence Design Systems has teamed with Time to Market Inc. and the University of California to launch a continuing-education program in VLSI design in Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Cinch Unveils Cinch iQ Flex Circuit Board-to-Board Interconnect Solutions
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Cinch Connectors has unveiled a solderless, board-to-board, compression style interconnection solution that blends the Cinch iQ connector with a flex circuit and compression system.
TDK, Rimage unveil thermal printable Blu-ray discs
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
TDK and Rimage Corp. have introduced what they claim are the first thermal printable BD-R Blu-ray Disc media.
Fastest family of analog crosspoint switches introduced
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corporation has expanded its LMH high-speed amplifier portfolio with two 16 x 8 analog crosspoint switches, the industry's fastest switches for high-resolution professional, broadcast and industrial video applications.
Workstation uses Opteron CPU and FPGA module to accelerate C algorithms
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Changing the way computing is done with a supercomputer on everyone's desk!
Virtex-4 PMC expansion card accelerates signal processing algorithms
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4DSP's Virtex-4 FPGA-based PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) dubbed the FM480 can compute an FFT three times faster than a dual Intel Xeon processor blade while consuming a third of the power, according to the company.
Shock as Apple shuts door on PortalPlayer
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
PortalPlayer Inc.'s grim announcement last week that its new media processor "has not been selected by Apple Computer Inc. for use in their midrange and high-end flash-based iPods" prompted analysts to speculate on who might replace PortalPlayer as the iPod's primary silicon provider.
What does Apple want?
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
What's Apple looking for as it scouts silicon for the next-generation iPod? Analysts ticked off a list of likely items, from high-definition and wireless capabilities to lower power consumption and the chip maker's ability to integrate new functions quickly.

Mathstar building video library for FPOAs
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Fabless programmable logic vendor MathStar unveiled an MPEG2 multi-stream decoder for its MOA1400D field programmable object array.
DESIGN TOOLS: Analog analysis tool works with flow
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Startup Gradient Design Automation Inc. claimed an industry first last year with FireBolt, a 3-D thermal analysis tool for digital ICs. This week, the company will launch CircuitFire, which is said to be the first 3-D thermal analysis tool for analog and mixed-signal ICs that's integrated directly into the design flow.
"Low-voltage, high-current" mini-DC/DCs deliver for telecom
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
C&D Technologies touts its UWR 7-15W series of high-density, single-output isolated DC/DC converters for its "low-voltage, high-current" capabilities, and a heatsink-free, convection-cooled design that's suited to high-end telecom, industrial, transportation, and military equipment.
Coding Technologies and DTS debut 5.1 multi-channel sound for HDTV broadcasting
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Coding Technologies and DTS showcase for the first time their combined aacPlus/DTS transcoding solution enabling high-quality 5.1 multi-channel sound for HDTV broadcasting at a fraction of the typically required transmission bandwidth.
Orban and Coding Technologies bring MPEG-4 aacPlus audio to Windows Media Players
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Coding Technologies, the leading provider of audio compression for digital broadcasting, mobile media, and the Internet, has announced with Orban, a professional broadcasting technology company the immediate availablity of a public beta for the new Orban/Coding Technologies AAC/aacPlus Player Plugin.
Verimatrix demonstrates forensic watermarking integration with Conexant's HD system solution at NAB
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Verimatrix, the leading developer of IPTV content protection and security solutions, has announced a live demonstration at NAB of its patent-pending VideoMark user-specific forensic watermarking technology integrated with Conexant's high-definition (HD)/H.264 platform for IPTV, cable and satellite set-top boxes (STBs).
Matsushita starts sampling Blu-Ray drives
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has developed internal Blu-ray Disc drives for PCs.
Compact UV sensor shrinks size, maintains performance
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
EMX Industries said its remote UV luminescence sensor is 87 percent smaller than previous models but still maintains long range, high resolution and ease of use for detecting adhesives in assembly, manufacturing and packaging operations.
COG displays available in additional sizes
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Displaytech expands its 128 x 64 chip-on-glass (COG) LCD display product line with three distinct sizes, and white LED and RGB backlights.
Rugged switches target control panels
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
EAO's RoHS-compliant Series 14 switches target control panel applications with simple installation, long life and lower maintenance costs.
Low-profile tactile switch serves space-constrained apps
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
CIT Relay & Switch offers the CS1211 series of surface-mount, low-profile tactile switches for a variety of applications that require a space-saving package.
Schottky bridge rectifiers tout small package
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Central Semiconductor claims the CBRHDSH1-40L and CBRHDSH2-40 devices are the industry's smallest Schottky bridge rectifiers. Housed in a surface-mount HD DIP package, the devices are 57% smaller than SMDIP surface-mount packages and take up 60% less board space.
Kozio test software supports Freescale's PowerQUICC II Communications processor family
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Kozio Inc. is now supporting Freescale's PowerQUICC II communications processor family. Turnkey Kozio test software for MPC82xx-based custom boards can be delivered in just two weeks .
4-port synchronous PCI bus board carries multi-interface
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Check out this PCI bus serial board from SeaLevel Systems. Its ports can be individually configured for RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485 I/O. In RS-232 mode, all common modem control signals are implemented, for ready compatibility with peripherals.
Dual DC/DCs power mid-sized LED, OLED displays
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' TPS61140 and TPS61150 dual-output DC/DC boost converters can manage two sets of six white LEDs for LCD display backlighting or provide up to 700 mA for organic LED (OLED) sub-displays.
Charger-with-buck converter IC simplifies power management
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC3550 combines a dual-input lithium-ion/polymer linear battery charger and a high efficiency synchronous buck regulator in a low-profile 16-lead 3-by-5 mm DFN package.
Synthesizer replaces hundreds of discretes
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Peregrine Semiconductor introduces its Rad-hard PE97632 3.2 GHz Delta-Sigma modulated fractional-N phase locked-loop frequency synthesizer for low phase noise space applications, such as high-capacity digital satellite payloads.
ON Semiconductor introduces a self-protected electronic fuse for inrush current limiting
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
The NIS5112 integrated high-side switch features a SENSEFET which allows for current sensing, using inexpensive chip resistors instead of expensive, low impedance current shunts
Motor-control IGBTs cut power dissipation by up to 60 percent
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier's IRGB4056x, 4061x, and 4062x IGBTs can cut power dissipation in motor control inverters by up to 60 percent for applications up to 2.5 kW.
Track-and-hold amps aim for ultra-wideband apps
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Inphi Corp. claims to have set a new industry standard with the launch of its GigaTrack family of 2 Gsamples/s track-and-hold amplifiers (THA) that deliver ultra-wide 18-GHz analog bandwidth.
Eighth-brick provides full output to +70 C
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Power-One's new eighth-brick DC/DC converters in the company's EMS series, which include two single-output models that deliver 3.3 volts at 15 amps and 5 volts at 10 amps from an ultrawide 18-to- 60 volt input, deliver full power at +70 C with only 200 lfm cooling.
RF front ends support DAB and T-DMB applications
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Atmel launches two new front-end devices, the ATR2732 and ATR2733, for Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) and Terrestrial Digital Multimedia Broadcast (T-DMB) applications.
Audio D/A provides output drive capabilities
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
AKM Semiconductor's newest member of its Audio2go family is a 24-bit stereo digital-to-analog (D/A) converter, with a ground-referenced capless headphone amplifier and a 2-volt rms line output amplifier, as well as an AC-coupled auxiliary line out.
2-Gbyte memory card touts highest capacity for mobile phones
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Samsung claims that its 2-Gbyte MultiMediaCard (MMCmicro) is the smallest, fastest and highest capacity memory card for mobile phones.
Electronic fuse targets inrush current limiting apps
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor expands the SMART HotPlug family with the NIS5112, an integrated resettable electronic fuse, that reduces the number of components required for inrush current limiting applications.
5MP CMOS image sensor brings HD video to digital still cameras
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
OmniVision Technologies has unveiled its second-generation, 5-megapixel camera chip with significant improvements in video capabilities for digital still cameras.
Button-sized temperature logger stores 2048 readings
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
A button-sized temperature datalogger works with Windows PCs to store more than 2000 readings. It's powered by a 3-V lithium battery that typically runs it for 10 years.
S-LCD expands display capacity
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
S-LCD Corp., the joint venture between Sony Corp. and Samsung Electronics, is investing about $240 million to expand capacity at its 7th generation fab by 50 percent to process 90,000 panels a month.
Windows CE and GPS marriage puts mapping on nomadic spectrum analyzer
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
The RF Scout Interference Hunter is a handheld 30-MHz to 2.5-GHz spectrum analyzer that provides tools to hunt for RF interference and check signal quality. The touchscreen unit runs Windows CE and displays GPS maps. Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Book describes writing testbenches using SystemVerilog
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
A book about writing testbenches using SystemVerilog, written by Synopsys' Janick Bergeron, has been published by Springer Science + Business Media.
Boosted battery charger ICs propel portable power
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
Product Recap - Competition is lights-out for dedicated battery charger ICs that are more flexible, carry more fail-safe protection, use fewer external parts and occupy much less real estate, and waste next to no power.
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