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Ceva rolls third-generation TeakLite DSP
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Intellectual property supplier Ceva Inc. announced its third-generation DSP architecture dubbed TeakLite III with native 32-bit processing.
White LED drivers deliver 90% efficiency
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Vishay Intertechnology has released two 1.25-MHz current-mode boost converters optimized for white LED applications. The SiP12510 and SiP12511 white LED drivers offer a 90% typical efficiency, said to be the highest rating for this type of device.
Detection log video amplifiers target radar and guidance systems
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Endwave has released a series of millimeter-wave successive detection log video amplifiers (SDLVAs) for applications such as early warning and ELINT receivers, DF radar systems, IFMs and other radar and missile guidance systems.
Optical sensors meet AEC Q101 qualification
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Vishay Intertechnology says it has introduced the industry's first transmissive optical sensors qualified to the AEC Q101 standard. The TCPT1300X01 and TCUT1300X01 sensors are also said to be the industry's first with a MSL 1 moisture rating.
Line interface units enable last-minute device configuration
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Exar Corp. has expanded its T/E solutions portfolio with two 8-channel line interface units (LIUs). The XRT83VSH38 targets T1/E1/J1 applications, while the XRT83VSH28 is aimed at E1-only environments.
Power controllers enable efficient notebook PCs
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ON Semiconductor's NCP5371, NCP5218, and NCP5215 power controllers meet the efficiency requirements of notebook PCs for Vcore, DDR memory and CPU chipsets.
2.4-Gbit DDR2 SDRAM encapsulated in plastic material
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Austin Semiconductor Inc. has released the DDR2 SDRAM family of iPEM devices, which is packaged in a 32-mm x 25-mm, 255-ball BGA with a ball pitch of 1.27-mm.
Low-cost MCU development kit touts Ethernet connectivity
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The $49 USB stick from STMicroelectronics eases networked embedded system development.
Input ADC offers fault protection up to ±30 V
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Linear Technology released the LTC1856, a 5 V, 16-bit, 8-channel, 100 ksamples/s analog-to-digital (ADC) converter with ±10 V input ranges and additional fault protection. An overvoltage fault up to ±30 V on one or more unused channels will not corrupt the accuracy of the selected channel and provides protection on 24 V (±10% tolerance) industrial supply lines.
SMD op amps meet rugged requirements of military applications
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Intersil Corp. developed ten high-bandwidth SMD op amps. These devices, certified to operate over the full military temperature range of -55°C to 125°C, target applications including military avionics, navigations, weapons and control systems.
Regulators use I2C interface for overvoltage, overcurrent protection
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Intersil released the ISL6422B and ISL6423B low-noise block (LNB) supply and control voltage regulators. These regulators use an I2C interface to improve system reliability by reporting diagnostics and protecting a satellite set top box (SSTB) against overvoltage, overcurrent, overtemperature and backward current.
Multipurpose power amplifier features auto reset, over/reverse voltage protection
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Stealth Microwave introduced the SM1822-44, a GaAs FET amplifier designed for high-performance military and commercial markets.
Expanded microcontroller family offers speeds up to 32 MHz, 768 KB of Flash
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Renesas Technology America expanded their M16C family of 16-bit microcontrollers, adding 12 M16C/64 group models and 20 M16C/65 group models for car audio, home audio, and similar consumer products, as well as industrial applications.
32-bit SoC tailored for car navigation systems
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Renesas Technology America has developed a 32-bit SoC that delivers 1-GIPS/4.2-GFLOPS throughput capabilities, a 3D-graphics engine, and GPS baseband module for car navigation systems.
Averant claims advances in formal verification
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Averant Inc. is claiming several technology advancements in formal verification with the release of Solidify 5.0, the latest version of its formal property verification tool.
DSP delivers 112-GMACs of compute performance
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With 112 GMACs, Storm-1 SP16HP offers a cost-effective, easy-to-design, C-programmable alternative to FPGA and multi-DSP designs.
1GHz & 2GHz fully differential amplifiers enable high-speed ADC performance
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The LTC6400-20 and LTC6401-20 analog-to-digital converter drivers achieve outstanding performance on a single 3 V supply.
Compact 250W AC/DC power supplies have auto-selectable AC input
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The JB250 series AC/DC power supplies are 1U high, 250 W units featuring a power density of 10.4W/in3 and are supplied in open U-channel format or enclosed with an optional fan cover.
Anritsu wireless comms tester triples functionality in one 'box'
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Anritsu's MS269X series communications test unit streamlines signal analysis for GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WiMAX and HSPA, increases measurement speed and combines multiple test features in one module.
New high-speed memory card format ready for mass market
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After three years of work, Taiwan says its new high-speed memory card format is ready to roll. It promises the 60Mbyte per second transfer speeds of USB 2.0.
DiBcom integrates TV with "3 in 1" PC chipset
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French Mobile TV chip specialist DiBcom has introduced a single chip that enables DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television)/DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting) reception on a personal computer.
CEVA unveils 32-bit, dual-MAC DSP core
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The CEVA-TeakLite-III cores are assembly code compatible with previous generation TeakLite cores, but incorporate many significant enhancements. Upgrades include 32-bit and dual 16x16-bit multipliers and instructions for accelerating FFT, Viterbi, and Huffman algorithms.
Solid state relays offer insulation protection for sensing, multiplexing applications
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Avago Technologies expanded their solid state relay (MOSFET) family of opto-isolation products. With an input drive as low as 2 mA and switching speeds of less than 0.5 ms, the ASSR-301C/302C and ASSR-401C/402C are designed for sensing and multiplexing applications, including test and measurement and data acquisition systems.
8-bit MCUs with certified USB 2.0 peripheral target embedded applications
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Microchip Technology announced the eight-member PIC18F87J50 high-performance, 8-bit microcontroller family with an integrated and certified USB 2.0 full-speed, 12 Mbits/s transceiver.
MOSFETs well-suited for battery charging, DC/DC conversion
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Fairchild Semiconductor introduced seven MicroFET products, which target low-voltage applications in the <30 V and <20 V ranges. The MicroFET offers performance and space advantages over conventional MOSFETs.
900 W modular power supply passes medical safety approvals
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PowerGate introduced the ACE Series of 300 to 900 W modular power with medical safety approvals. The ACE series consists of four power platforms offering 300/450/650/900 W which can be configured with a selection of 32 different output modules to provide many possible output configurations for medical and low-leakage applications.
Single-chip processor replaces discrete components; reduces board space
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Ramtron International Corp. introduced the FM33x product family, a line of FRAM-enhanced processor companions with a high-speed serial peripheral interface (SPI).
Xilinx simplifies memory interface designs with complete FPGA solutions
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Built-in features, easy-to-use software, free reference designs, and development kits enable users to quickly implement FPGA-based memory interfaces with good design margins.
Video IC delivers high resolution video
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The ISL51002 10-bit video digitizer from Intersil Corp. combines ease-of-use and high-resolution video performance to offer a solution for digitizing analog YPbPr video from HDTV tuners, set-top boxes, SD and HD DVDs, as well as RGB graphics signals from PCs and workstations.
Frame grabbers capture pictures in turbo mode
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PicPort-Express frame grabbers for PCI-Express bus applications provide outstanding image-capturing capabilities for tasks involving high data transfer rates.
Optical controller simplifies GPON transceiver designs
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a highly integrated optical control, calibration, and monitor IC. The DS1865 integrates GPON power-leveling functionality, a laser bias APC loop, video amplifier control, and SFF-8472 diagnostic and alarm features.
REVIEW: PMBus point-of-load DC-to-DC chip has 500-mV to 8-V output ranges
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Here's a nifty power conversion and power management IC for synchronous DC-to-DC converter designs. The chip is configured to regulate two independent outputs, or two phases in a single output mode, and supports two types of current-sense topologies. Output range spans 500-mV to 8-V. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Terminal block eases wire installation
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BlockMaster Electronics has introduced the MTB series of terminal blocks with a low profile of 8.5 mm and a 55-degree angle of wire entry for easier wire installation and space savings.
D-sub connectors fit MicroTCA power modules
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FCI has introduced MicroTCA power module input connectors. This D-subminiature 7W2 configuration enables -48-V or -60-Vdc input connections to power modules used in MicroTCA shelves.
System LSI chips enable reception of global television broadcasts on personal computers
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NEC Electronics has announced eight MPEG encoder chips (part numbers µPD61250-7) that target personal computer TV tuner markets.
System LSI chips suit set top boxes with hard disk drives
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NEC Electronics has introduced two additions to its EMMA lineup of system LSI chips for digital AV devices. The EMMA2SE and EMMA2SE/P are designed for set top boxes (STBs) with internal hard disk drives.
RF packaged multi-function circuits ease manufacturing
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Check out TriQuint's first three packaged devices in its Multi-Function Circuit (MFC) family that it says offer manufacturing ease and cost advantages. The devices address OEM needs for frequency upconversion (amplification) in the transmit and local oscillator chains for digital radio and satellite communications systems.
Connectorized hermetic I/Q mixers cover 6-GHz to 23-GHz
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Check out Hittite's latest connectorized passive GaAs MMIC I/Q mixer modules for telecommunications, military, space and test equipment applications. They provide a high level of image rejection, wide IF bandwidth, and high isolation.
Solid state MUX can handle high currents
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The 40-682 PXI solid state MUX uses high performance solid state switches having a long service life, no switch bounce, and low on resistance.
Real-time video processor LSI targets car navigation / car entertainment
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The BU1573KV video processor LSI corrects video images in real time for improved readability, even under less than ideal ambient conditions.
3.2-inch QVGA TFT LCD features touch screen
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OSD Displays has released a QVGA 3.2-inch TFT-LCD module with an integrated 4-wire resistive touch screen.
e2v readies high sensitivity imaging sensors
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e2v Technologies Ltd has introduced a new generation of high sensitivity imaging sensors based on circuit layer transfer technology from Tracit Technologies, a new division of Soitec SA.
Realtek samples single-chip CMOS ultra-wideband product
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Realtek is sampling a single-chip CMOS ultra-wideband product that supports Certified Wireless USB device controller and WiMedia Logical Link Control Protocol functions and features a dual-band ultra-wideband radio.
NXP readies 300W UHF transistor for broadcast apps
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NXP will start sampling to selected customers during the third quarter a power transistor capable of delivering 300W over the full UHF band and which is targeted at the TV transmitter/broadcast market. Volume production is scheduled to start in the in the fourth quarter.
Neonode handset deploys fractal antenna
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Fractal antenna technology pioneer Fractus (Barcelona, Spain) has developed an antenna measuring just 40.8 x 10.74 x 7.45 mm that has enabled Swedish mobile phone maker Neonode to create an ultra-compact handset.
PoE devices integrate DC/DC converter
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Akros Silicon's AS1100 family of devices offers what it says is the smallest footprint and highest integration for Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Device (PD) applications.
ADC drivers operate from single 3 V supply
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Linear Technology released the LTC6400-20 and LTC6401-20, ADC drivers which operate from a single 3 V supply. These fully differential amplifiers include gain-setting resistors, which aid in the driving of high-speed ADCs.
A/D converter targets small, battery-operated devices
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austriamicrosystems expanded their A/D converter portfolio with the AS1524 12-bit, low-power, single-channel full-differential A/D converter, and the AS1525 dual-channel, single-ended low-power A/D converter.
Triple-output LED driver drives up to 24 x 500 mA LEDs
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Linear Technology developed the LT3496, a 2 MHz DC/DC converter designed to operate as a three-channel constant-current LED driver. Each of the converter's three channels can drive up to eight 500 mA LEDs in series, enabling it to drive up to 24 x 500 mA LEDs at efficiencies up to 96%.
Quadrature encoder input board handles up to 16.5 MHz
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United Electronic Industries (UEI) released the DNA-QUAD-604, a four-channel quadrature encoder input board designed for use with the PowerDNA, UEILogger and UEIPAC data acquisition and control cubes.
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