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MCU packs FlexRay networking protocol for automotive apps
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
Freescale’s MPC5567 MCU based on the PowerPC core enables fault-tolerant communication at high bandwidth rates of 10Mbit/sec. The device is said to be the first 32-bit flash-based microcontroller with the FlexRay networking protocol.
ARM9-based MCU line touts upgrade path from ARM7 devices
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
Atmel’s AT91SAM9260 is the first member of the pin-compatible ARM926EJ-S -based MCU family that shares the same integration levels and programming models as the company’s ARM7-based devices, allowing direct migration between controllers based on different ARM cores.
Nano-Proprietary, Inc. to present carbon nanotube TV paper at the Society for Information Display conference
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
Nano-Proprietary, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI) has been invited to present a paper on: "A 25-in.-Diagonal CNT FED" at the Society for Information Display (SID) conference on Thursday June 8, 2006. The presentation will take place at 4:00 p.m.
Novalux to demo HD Laser TV during Society for Information Display 2006
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
Novalux, Inc., developer of Novalux Extended Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (NECSEL) (tm) technology, will demonstrate prototype high-definition (HD) rear-projection laser television (RPTV) during Society for Information Display (SID) 2006, June 6 - 9, in San Francisco, California.
104 x 16 OLED display offers high contrast
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
One Stop Displays has introduced a low cost 104 x 16 monochrome OLED for consumer-type applications such as MP3 players and caller ID.
Qualcomm unveils universal mobile TV chip
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. has introduced a single-chip Universal Broadcast Modem (UBM) solution supporting three of the world's leading mobile broadcast standards.
D-cell ultracaps keep automotives running
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
Maxwell Technologies' BOOSTCAP ultracapacitors are now available in D-cell packs and modules as an alternative to battery-based solutions for automotive networks and industrial applications.
AC/DC family adds rugged 30-watt modules
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5/26/2006   Post a comment
BEAR Power Supplies has added a line of rugged 30-watt AC/DC converters to its family of 5-, 10-, and 15-watt encapsulated supplies for commercial, industrial, and medical applications.
USB manager/charger IC coordinates portable powering
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC4085 for portable power applications integrates an autonomous power manager, "ideal diode" switch, and stand alone battery charger to provide seamless transition between USB input, wall adapter, and battery power sources.
Transducers handle high AC and DC currents
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
LEM has introduced the AHR series of AC and DC current transducers that offer precise measurement of nominal currents up to 2000-A true RMS and a large sensing aperture for non-contact measurement.
Samsung SDI may speed OLED ramp-up
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
Samsung SDI said it would launch active matrix (AM) organic light emitting diode (OLED) mass production at the beginning of October, three months ahead of the original Jan. 2007 launch date, according to a report by the Korean display market research service Displaybank quoting the Electronic Times.
Position sensors operate in harsh environments
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
Macro Sensors offers a family of hermetically sealed DC-operated LVDT position sensors for industrial applications. Packaged in a heavy-duty housing, the HSE/HSER 750 Series LVDTs are said to be impervious to dirt, water, steam and other corrosive elements.
Linear motor claims industry's smallest size
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5/25/2006   1 comment
New Scale said its latest SQUIGGLE piezoelectric motor is the industry's smallest linear motor in a 1.5 x 1.5 x 6 mm footprint, which is about half the size of other micro-motors. It also offers ten times the precision and push force, said the company.
ZigBee transceivers use Texas Instruments SoCs
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
Hot ziggety dog! RF supplier AeroComm is offering OEMs two ZigBee RF data transceiver modules based on Texas Instruments's recently released IEEE-802.15.4 system-on-a-chip, and TI's Z-Stack firmware.
RF development platform speeds time-to-market
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
An RF development platform has been launched by Sundance Digital Signal Processing Inc. Combining four cards into one PCI (full and compact) compatible board, the SMT8101 aims to boost rapid prototyping and help development teams to get their products into production and to market quickly.
RoHS-compliant nvSRAMs deliver non-volatile memory with no battery
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp.’s newest non-volatile SRAMs internally store data when power is lost, with no battery required. The devices use a charge stored on an external capacitor instead of a battery, allowing the devices to be manufactured on a standard PCB assembly process for low cost.
20-, 30-amp MOSFETs boost thermal reliability
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' STK800 and STK850 are the first of the company devices to use the SO-8 sized, metal-topped PolarPAK package for higher power density and improved thermal reliability for high-current DC/DC converters.
Chip maker tailors CIR controller for Windows Vista Media Center systems
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
SMSC has introduced what it claims is the industry's first embedded consumer IR controller dubbed the SIO1049 for Media Center systems running the upcoming release of Windows Vista.
LVDS 1:2 fanout buffer touted as industry's smallest
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Micrel added what it claims is the industry's smallest LVDS 1:2 fanout buffer to its family of high-speed clock and data distribution ICs.
Op amps optimize price-performance for industrial, instrumentation apps
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
Analog Devices' expanded portfolio of industrial grade op amps include five new entries that leverage the company's iCMOS manufacturing process and DigiTrim technology to provide performance and cost advantages for a variety of industrial and instrumentation applications.
Lithium-ion battery packs add authentication, safety protection
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5/25/2006   Post a comment
Upgrades to Micro Power Electronics' SecuraPack lithium-ion battery packs include authentication, redundant protection circuits, and Li-ion cells designed with enhanced safety for portable applications.
Industrial DC/DCs with ultrahigh-voltage inputs deliver up to 1 kW
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
V-Infinity's rugged single-output DC/DC converters in the company's extended VKD1000 series deliver up to 1 kW at 12, 15, 24, 28, and 48 volts from 80-180, 200-400, and 400-800 VDC inputs for transportation, telecom, and base station applications.
Realtime PCI system leverages Windows
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
Are you looking for a moderate-speed realtime data acquisition system that uses Microsoft Windows? Then check out this product from Microstar Laboratories. It will implement an RTOS under Windows.
Cylindrical connectors are RoHS compliant
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
Amphenol Industrial Operations has released the RoHS-compliant version of its PT series miniature cylindrical connectors. These cylindrical connectors are suitable for environmental sealing or pressurized applications across a wide range of industries.
I/O cable assemblies target rugged apps
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
Samtec offers Data Rate I/O cable assemblies for high-reliability panel-to-panel and panel-to-board applications.
Ultra-low-profile jumpers save board space
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
Components Corp. developed its FJ series of ultra-low-profile jumpers for space-constrained multi-function boards. These RoHS-compliant devices target mission critical consumer, medical and aerospace applications.
Study: Sony, Philips top LCD TV suppliers
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
Japan-based Sony Corp. topped liquid crystal display TV suppliers in revenue while Philips led in unit sales, according to the latest LCD TV market report by DisplaySearch Inc.
LCDs boost resolution and luminance for industrial apps
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
Sharp Microelectronics' two Advanced Super View TFT-LCDs target industrial applications that have growing requirements for higher resolution, greater luminance and high durability.
CCD image sensors improve resolution, sensitivity for x-ray systems
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
Eastman Kodak's KODAK KAF-16803 and KAF-09000 image sensors offer improved sensitivity with high resolution, which allow manufacturers to develop cost-effective x-ray systems.
MCU targets Chinese market with 12KB flash unit
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
The newest members of Zilog’s Z8 Encore! XP family of 8-bit microcontrollers are aimed at the Chinese MCU market. Targeted applications for the F0830 include entry level universal and brushed/brushless DC motor control, digital power management, battery charging, environmental sensors and electronic control of appliances.
Developing a switch-control system test program and migrating it to LXI
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
A design verification team developed a custom logic analysis program to test a complex switch-control system. A buffered digital I/O module, plugged into a multi-function switch/measure unit, provided capture, trigger, and playback features necessary to implement the test. The completed application was later modified to use a compatible digital I/O module compliant with the LXI standard.
X-band radar chipset includes 10-W PA
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
Developing significant RF output power at radar frequencies is no easy task. But, chip supplier Mimix Broadband is rolling out a GaAs chipset for X-band radar applications that might make the job less onerous.
Sigmatel ready with video software
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
SigmaTel Inc. said it is ready with video software for its multimedia player silicon, a critical hurdle for the company.
Rugged position sensors operate In corrosive environments
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Macro Sensors offers a family of rugged hermetically sealed sensors for general industrial use. Enclosed in a heavy wall, stainless steel housing, the HSE/HSER 750 Series of DC-operated LVDTs are impervious to dirt, water, steam and other corrosive elements.
India preps policy to promote high-tech manufacturing
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
India’s IT ministry has prepared a draft policy that proposes a package of incentives for companies that establish cutting-edge manufacturing facilities for semiconductors, solar cells, flat-panel displays, storage devices and telecommunications gear.
16-A power cords and cordsets meet SEV safety regs
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5/24/2006   Post a comment
Interpower has expanded its molded product family with the introduction of the Swiss 16-A power cords and cordsets for equipment rated up to 16 A with service at 250 Vac.
RGB LED backlights target handheld devices
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
Displaytech offers a series of RGB LED backlights for its COG LCDs with red, green, and blue LEDs. The three colors can be used individually or in combination to create violet, yellow, turquoise, and white background colors.
UPS power management software for Linux
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
MGE UPS Systems says its Personal Solution Pac 3.0 for Linux is the first uninterruptible power supply (UPS) power management solution fully based on open source code.
Nero Digital IP core to provide future VIA products with AVC/H.264 solutions
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
Nero has announced today that the company is licensing its Nero Digital IP core to VIA Technologies, Inc. The perfect solution for ASICs and SoCs, the Nero Digital decoding core solution is hardware-based and capable of full ISO/IEC 14496-10 Advanced Video Coding Standard (MPEG-4 Part 10) compliance decoding up to a resolution of 4096 x 4096.
RF transformers are RoHS compliant
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
M/A-COM offers RoHS-compliant versions of its most popular 50-ohm RF transformers. These RF devices are suitable for wireless communications, WLAN, WiMAX and RFID applications.
16-A power cords and cordsets meet SEV safety regs
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
Interpower has expanded its molded product family with the introduction of the Swiss 16-A power cords and cordsets for equipment rated up to 16 A with service at 250 Vac.
TrenchMOS barrier Schottky claims lowest forward voltage drop
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. said it has introduced a TrenchMOS barrier Schottky (TMBS) rectifier with the industry's lowest forward voltage drop for this type of device.
High-speed optocoupler is optimized for the automotive market
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
Avago Technologies said it has rolled out the industry's first high-speed optocoupler designed specifically to meet the performance and reliability requirements of the automotive market.
Accell develops HDMI switch for HD displays and projectors
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
Accell has announced its new Accell UltraAV HDMI 2-1 Switch for the A/V home theater and presentation markets. The UltraAV HDMI Switch enables concurrent access to two video sources and a wireless remote to easily swap between each device.
Video front end touts high bandwidth, low jitter and ideal black levels
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
Product Review - Leveraging the power of its digital phase lock loop for high bandwidth, low jitter performance, Intersil's ISL98001 triple-channel analog front end (AFE) for TVs, monitors, home theater and business projectors incorporates all of the functions required to optimally digitize YPbPr video signals and RGB graphics signals from DVD players and VCRs.
Silterra, Key ASIC team on design, manufacturing services
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
Malaysian foundry Silterra and U.S. fabless IC design house Key ASIC Inc. have formed a partnership to provide "seamless" design-to-manufacture services for application-specific ICs targeting mobile and consumer electronics.
Jennic puts ZigBee developer support online
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
The network stack can be evaluated on Jennic's JN5121-EK010 developer kit.
Micronas intros network-attached tuner card ref design
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
The wireless TV tuner solution allows OEMs to provide customers with the ability to upgrade a Windows Vista PC purchased without a TV tuner to add TV-viewing/recording capabilities by connecting a TV tuner card over the home network.
RTOS streamlines memory usage for embedded systems
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
Pumpkin, Inc. announces availability of Salvo real time operating system (RTOS) for Luminary Micro's Stellaris Microcontrollers
DIN-mount power meters target renewable energy generation
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5/23/2006   Post a comment
A range of DIN-mounted power meters from Carlo Gavazzi meets the special requirements for control, monitoring and utilisation of solar power and other forms of renewable energy. The WM14-DIN family of power analysers enable comprehensive measurement of renewable energy, including output levels, power quality and hour counting as well as power demands, maximum values and thermal current.
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