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3-LED driver optimized for high-volume applications
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Honing in on simplicity and cost-effectiveness, Catalyst Semiconductor's CAT3603 is a fractional charge pump in a 3-by-3 mm TDFN package specifically optimized for high-volume, three-LED backlighting display applications for cellular phones, digital still cameras, and handheld devices.
Qimonda offers DDR2 memory modules for Intel server platforms
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Qimonda AG is manufacturing its Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) fully buffered Dual-In-line memory modules (FB-DIMMs) in high volume for Intel’s Bensley server platforms in 533MHz and 667 MHz for densities ranging from 512 MBytes to 4GBytes.
32-bit SuperH-based processor targets telematics systems
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Based on a 300MHz, 32-bit SH-4A SuperH superscalar architecture that achieves processing performance up to 540 MIPS and 2.1 GFLOPS, Renesas Technology's SuperH Processor is tailored for cost-sensitive telematics systems.
MOSFETs improves light-load efficiency in battery-operated systems
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International Rectifier introduces two 30-volt synchronous buck HEXFET MOSFETs for DC-DC synchronous point-of-load (POL) converters. It improves light-load efficiency in battery operated systems.
DSP FPGA boards handle high-speed I/O
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With prices starting at less than $800, board maker Alphi Technology releases several PCI/cPCI, PMC, and Industry Pack I/O modules.
Third-generation VME single-board computer extols backwards compatibility
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Here's news of a VME bus board packing a Freescale Semiconductor PowerQUICC III MPC8560 microprocessor clocking at 833-MHz. The chip provides 1926 MIPS of processing horsepower. The board is compliant with the VME Rev. C legacy standard, so it doesn't require the new VME bus extension, making it fully compatible with all existing VME backplanes.
Rotary switches meet industrial requirements
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Designed to meet the most stringent requirements of industrial applications, Electroswitch's detent-action rotary switches boast continuous ratings from 5 to 30 amps at 600 volts.
2-megapixel camera modules simplify mobile phone designs
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Alps Electric rolls out three-models of its FP85 series of 1/4-inch format, two-megapixel camera modules for mobile phones. Packaged in the same 8.5 x 8.5 x 6.1-mm footprint, these modules offer a choice of fixed focus, macro, and autofocus features.
ZigBee-compliant software stack and development kit simplifies wireless home automation
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Freescale Semiconductor hopes to ease customers’ development of ZigBee applications with its BeeKit wireless connectivity tool kit. BeeKit provides an easy-to-use interface and framework for developers to configure parameters for their point-to-point, 802.15.4 and ZigBee applications.
MIMO RF emulator does standardized Wi-Fi benchmark testing
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If you're a developer of next-generation Wi-Fi equipment, check out this RF multi-path emulator that lets you test draft 802.11n-based products for interoperability, performance, conformance, and backward compatibility. This MIMO functional tester is the industry's first to meet the draft-802.11n specification.
LED lamps offer longer life, low-power consumption
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DDP has developed the LS series of lamp-based LEDs with built-in shunt resistors to eliminate leakage current. These devices tout long life, shock and vibration resistance, and low power consumption.
Inverter motor drivers rev up to 7.5 kW
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Extending the Smart Power Module portfolio to higher power commercial and industrial inverter motor applications, Fairchild's 50-amp FSAM50SM60A and 75-amp FSAM75SM60A deliver up to 5 and 7.5 kW for air conditioners and factory automation.
IPS Alpha boosting LCD production capacity
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The Japanese LCD joint venture IPS Alpha Technology said it will more than triple production of 32-inch panels by the first quarter of 2008.
Pattern generator-equipped logic analyzers tackle the competition
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Logic analyzer maker Agilent Technologies expands its portfolio with eight new fixed-configuration models in its next-generation 16800 Series. Eight models, ranging from 34-channels to 204-channels, provide 4-GHz timing sampling simultaneously with state measurements, eliminating the need to double-probe.
Logic-analysis software tracks discontinuities
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You can use a logic analyzer for general-purpose signal and bus timing, and to make state measurements, but you can spend hours turning low-level measurement data into meaningful information. Agilent Technologies addresses this conundrum with five logic analysis software applications supported across the company's logic-analyzer instrument portfolio. Even RF analysis is covered.
Modem chip reduces desktop PC bus size by 80%
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The SV92U2 from Agere Systems is a USB-based modem chip set that is intended to replace the PCI modem in desktop PCs.
Integrated OHCI Link/PHY squeezes 1394b interface into more notebooks
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TI recently launched an integrated open host controller that stacks two link and physical layer (PHY) devices into a package that's less than half the size of existing 1394b silicon.
Ultrafast rectifiers cut supply losses
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Vishay's 8-amp 600-volt UH8JT and UHF8JT high-voltage ultrafast rectifiers, for switchmode power supplies, boost thermal performance and system efficiency.
3-part chipset makes a wide-range RFID reader
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Anadigm's RangeMaster5 chipset for RF identification (RFID) allows system vendors to design and maintain a combination HF and UHF reader.
PPDS display technology for next-gen LCD TVs licensed
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National Semiconductor has announced that Himax Technologies, Inc., MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd., and STMicroelectronics have licensed National Semiconductor's PPDS (point-to-point differential signaling) display technology to develop column drivers for next-generation liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions. In addition, Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp. (CMO) has agreed to incorporate National's PPDS technology into its upcoming LCD TV modules.
Barrier strips offer two mounting options
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Tyco's BUCHANAN JC6 series dual-barrier strips provide termination for wire and cable applications that require panel mounting or PCB installation in a variety of applications including industrial controls, power supplies, HVAC equipment, test equipment and telecom equipment.
Ethernet testers get EoPDH options
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Broadband test equipment maker Innocor adds Ethernet-over-PDH transport mechanism test capabilities to its existing TestPoint testers. The company also adds Resilient Packet Ring test options to the mix. The implementation runs on OC-48/STM-16, where RPR maps into GFP. This RPR intrusive monitor feature lets you control and impair RPR traffic to measure impacts on networks.
PCI Express analysis zeros-in on AdvancedMC
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Board maker and test-and-measurement vendor Vmetro expands its existing Vanguard Express analyzer family with the introduction of a PCI Express protocol and link analyzer for the AdvancedMC form-factor.
Altera, partners offer FPGA-based MOST interface
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Programmable logic supplier Altera announced the availability of the MediaLB intellectual property core developed in partnership with design services provider IFI and chip vendor SMSC.
16 x 2 PLED display is drop-in LCD replacement
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A 16 x 2 character display from One Stop Displays offers compatible interfaces with standard LCD modules. This PLED display measures 5-mm thick with lighting.
Railway supplies extend to 280 watts
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Absopulse's RWY282 dual-output, push-pull DC/DC converter, an extension to the company's RWY series designed for railway and other critical applications in harsh environments, delivers 280 watts in a compact enclosure measuring just 4.4-by-7.90-by-2.4 inches and weighing less than 3 pounds.
Ultra-fast rectifiers lower power supply losses
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Vishay expands its portfolio of high-voltage ultra-fast rectifiers with two devices - the UH8JT and UHF8JT - that offer 25-ns reverse recovery and 150-ns forward recovery times to reduce power supply losses.
8051-based MCU touts integrated nonvolatile ferroelectric RAM
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Ramtron’s newest 8051-based MCU is the first in a series of planned products leading to a microcontroller based entirely on FRAM, where FRAM will be used for program, data and register memory, eliminating the need for flash and SRAM altogether.
WSTS raises chip forecast
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The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization raised its semiconductor forecast. The global semiconductor market is expected to grow 10.1 percent on an annualized basis to $250 billion in 2006, according to the spring forecast of the WSTS.
STMicro, Airgo partner on wireless STB ref design
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ST Microelectronics has embedded Airgo Networks, Inc.’s MIMO Wireless LAN technology into its STx7100 platform and the companies have collaborated on a set-top-box reference design that will allow video content to be streamed wirelessly around the home.
Agere provides 1394 upgrade path to 800 Mbits
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Agere Systems is looking to increase competition with Texas Instruments in the 1394b market, which has had a tough time gaining traction against the popular USB2.0.
Kulite pressure transducer replaces electromechanical types
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A drop-in replacement for older type electromechanical synchro transducers (transmitters) is available from Kulite Sensors. The APTE-4-2250 series is a synchro type IS® pressure transducer ...
Infrared thermometer provides high performance at low cost
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The Convir ST8839 handheld infrared thermometer from Calex Electronics offers a great blend of high performance and outstanding value, providing an ideal solution for users that need cutting edge technology on a budget. The instrument provides a wide temperature range of -50 ºC to 1000 ºC, and offers adjustable emissivity, a feature often absent on infrared thermometers in this price range.
Easy-mount surge arrester for telecommunications equipment
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The DSM surge arrester from Dehn is designed to protect telecommunications equipment from the effects of electrical surges due to lightning or electrical switching.
Multipurpose thermometer is specifically designed for HVAC professionals
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Fluke has announced the 561 HVACPro, a multipurpose thermometer combining both infrared and contact temperature measurement functions in a single tool for inspecting Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) installations.
Altera's 65-nm FPGAs give designers options
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New tools from Altera Corp. give system designers the ability to trade off performance and power while delivering some of the densest FPGAs ever seen, company officials say.

ARM 32-bitters give designers a choice
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A pair of 32-bit ARM-based embedded processors will let designers wrestle with a tough choice--take advantage of an off-the-shelf ARM9E-based solution from STMicroelectronics or design their own high-performance solution with the latest Cortex-R4 ARM core from ARM Ltd.

Single-chip microphone on the road to digital
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Orlando, Fla. -- Akustica Inc. announced last week that Fujitsu's LifeBook Q2010--a notebook aimed at no-holds-barred "road warriors" like traveling executives--will include two AKU2000 single- chip microphones located on the display's bezel.

SYNTHESIS TOOLS: CEO: time to design, verify IC halved
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Shiv Tasker, CEO of Bluespec Inc., says he's on a mission to reduce the cost of IC design by an order of magnitude. Bluespec will take a step in that direction this week with the release of electronic system-level synthesis support for SystemC.

DESIGN TOOLS: Denali opens up register language
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Santa Cruz, Calif. -- The high-level Register Description Language (RDL) is no longer available on an open-source basis, but an enhanced version called SystemRDL is being offered free by Denali Software Inc., that company will announce this week.

MP3, AAC get surround-sound upgrade
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Dolby Laboratories may no longer have a lock on the multichannel-audio market, thanks to the emergence of a new surround-sound technology that stole the limelight at the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Expo here last week. MPEG Surround allows broadcasters or content owners to add high-quality surround sound, with very little overhead in bandwidth, to MP3 files or other MPEG audio streams for Internet Protocol TV, mobile entertainment and Internet streaming applications, proponents said.

ARCHITECTURES: MIPS-based processors for residential gateways
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Colorado Springs, Colo. -- PMC-Sierra Inc. has developed two spins of its 7000 MIPS-based multiservice processor. The MSP7120 is designed for DSL-based residential gateways using ADSL2+, and the MSP7130 for networks using passive optical networks (PONs) in conjunction with VDSL. The latter processor carries special relevance following PMC's April acquisition of PON transceiver specialist Passave Inc.

Freescale porting ZigBee stack to ColdFire controllers
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Freescale Semiconductor Inc. will port the core ZigBee protocol stack to the ColdFire control architecture as gateway applications in home automation and industrial control move to 32-bit control planes.

Triaxial force sensors are ideal for aerospace vibration testing
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The 261A Series triaxial force link sensors from the Force/Torque Division of PCB Piezotronics simultaneously measure dynamic and quasi-static forces in three orthogonal directions.
2-Gbyte miniSD memory card targets cell phones
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.’s 2-Gbyte flash miniSD memory card is said to be much smaller than a standard SD Memory Card but delivers increasingly large capacity. Its primary application is in mobile devices with miniSD slots, but it can also be used in standard SD slots with an adapter.
Fast triple mux extends video performance
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Intersil's ISL59448 is a triple- channel, high-bandwidth (500 MHz) 2:1 multiplexer with a slew rate of 1600 V/microsecond to meet the high resolution requirements of monitors, projectors, and KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) peripherals.
Switch development kits speed up design cycle, reduce cost
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NKK Switches delivers SMARTSWITCH development kits for rapid prototyping. Available in three versions, these development kits are designed to speed up the design cycle and reduce development costs.
Vishay delivers precision resistors in 72 hours
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Vishay Intertechnology has announced that its group of five Vishay-owned and independent Precision Centers can deliver ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal foil resistors in up to three days.
50-watt sixteenth-bricks deliver full power at up to +70 C
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Power-One's SSQ Series of sixteenth-brick DC/DC converters delivers 50 watts and up to 95 percent of full rated power at +70 C with as little as 200 LFM cooling for intermediate bus architectures, telecom, datacom, wireless communications, and servers and workstations.
Siano launches chipset for mobile digital TV
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Mobile digital television (MDTV) chip developer Siano Mobile Silicon will introduce a standard receiver chipset for mobile digital television (MDTV) to the Asian market.
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