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High-speed connectors offer additional stack height options
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
FCI has expanded its GIG-ARRAY high-speed product line with the introduction of 25-mm plug connectors that add 40- and 30-mm stack height options to the high-density connector offering.
Precision chip resistors offer higher stability
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Stackpole has expanded its RNC series of precision nichrome thin-film chip resistors with an extended resistance range at a 0.01% tolerance and TCR values of 5 and 10 ppm.
Toshiba drops rear projection TVs in favor of flat-panels for 2007
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At its summer press event in New York City held on the evening of June 28, Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. announced the that it has discontinued all rear projection televisions in favor of flat-panel displays. Toshiba also announced the availability of its 46", 47" and 52" REGZA LCD TVs as well as the upcoming availability of its largest ever LCD TV, a 57" Cinema Series model.
Test platform enables WiMAX test for 802.16e-2005
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Agilent Technologies has released its WiMAX Optimization Solution for IEEE 802.16e-2005 drive-test capabilities.
DC motor driver integrates Hall sensor for commutation
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Allegro MicroSystems has introduced a full-bridge motor driver designed to drive low-voltage bipolar brushless DC motors. This single-chip A1442 motor driver eliminates the need for any external support components.
Infineon HDD read channel exceeds 3 Gbit/s
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Infineon claims it has demonstrated functionality and data rates in a read hard disk drive read channel exceeding 3 Gbit/s. The read/write channel IC is a result of a cooperation with Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.
Print head and LCD driver delivers fast switching
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Supertex has introduced a 32-channel, serial-to-parallel converter with high voltage, push-pull outputs. The HV610 driver IC is aimed at high-speed printers and LCD displays
Nanoelectronics test system enables yield improvements at 65 nm
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Verigy has introduced the V93000 Nanoelectronics Digital solution that performs structural and functional test for wafer sort and final test of advanced digital ICs at 65 nm and below. The test system enables users to collect diagnostic and parametric data required for testing nanoelectronics.
Mobile broadband set to take off, says analyst
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Sweden and Austria are leading the way in the take-up of mobile broadband in Europe, according to market watcher Berg Insight, which suggests there will be 5 million connections at the end of this year.
Video filter extends battery life for handheld devices
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Intersil has introduced the ISL59118, a 9-MHz, dual-channel, low-pass filter that eliminates video glitch noise associated with the use of video DACs.
Contact-less switch operates in 1.65- to 3-V range for portables
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Handset component supplier Diodes Inc. has launched the AH1884, a contact-less switch for small portable applications.
AMC reference platform runs Freescale dual-core PowerPC in target mode
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GDA's Advanced Mezzanine Card or AMC offers Freescale's leading-edge MPC8641D on a high-performance industry-standard platform running seamlessly in target mode and supported with Linux source code.
Atmel samples ARM-based secure MCU for embedded systems
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Atmel is sampling the AT91SC192192CT-USB, a flash-based, ARM SC100 powered, secure microcontroller that features 192 Kbytes of flash program memory, 192 Kbytes of high-performance EEPROM (fast erase/write time, high endurance) and 24 Kbytes of RAM.
Op amp pair offers 5- to 16-V operating range
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Analog Devices' latest precision operational amplifiers (op amps) deliver a combination of accuracy, power efficiency and versatility with a wide 5-V to 16-V operating range for an assortment of industrial, medical and consumer applications.
16-Mbit, 32-Mbit serial flash memories hit the market in volume
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Aimed at the computer, networking and consumer sectors, Winbond has available in production quantities 16-Mbit and 32-Mbit serial flash memories that feature a serial peripheral interface to support both Single-SPI and Dual-SPI operation. The memory maker is working on bringing to market a new serial flash family that will offer Quad-SPI with six times the transfer rate of standard serial flash.
IR rolls 120-W Class D audio amp reference design
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IR's 120-W Class D audio power amplifier reference design shows designers how to reduce PCB space by 50 percent for the entire mid-voltage range of mid- and high-power amplifiers.
EMC filters offer low leakage current for medical applications
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EPCOS has expanded its SIFI-F series with the launch of 2-line filters for medical applications.
Agilent releases modeling design system for antenna systems
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Agilent has released its Antenna Modeling Design System (AMDS), which is a 3D dedicated design, modeling and verification tool for antenna systems and placement.
Charge pump offers three-bank LED driver design
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Sipex has released a 7-channel, charge-pump based light management unit (LMU) designed for mobile display and keypad LED backlighting.
Wire-to-board connectors save space in flat panel display systems
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Molex has developed the Pico-Clasp single- and dual-row wire-to-board connectors to save space in flat panel display systems.
Load switches provide up to 2 A current-limit protection
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Fairchild introduces the FPF250X series, a family of IntelliMAX load switches with input voltages ranging from 4.5 V up to 20 V. These highly integrated devices provide full protection against potentially damaging over-current conditions impacting low-power designs.
Mini pushbutton switches target low-cost designs
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NKK Switches has reduced the cost of its MB2000 and MB2400 series miniature pushbuttons, making them suitable for low-cost designs.
LDO regulators are housed in SOT-23 package
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Catalyst Semiconductor has announced two additions to its recently released low dropout (LDO) regulator product line. The CAT6217 and CAT6218 LDO regulators source 150 mA and 300 mA output currents, respectively, in a SOT-23 package.
Low-power limiting post amplifier targets SFP transceivers
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Micrel launched the SY88973BL, a low-power limiting post amplifier that is designed for use in fiber optic receivers.
secureAVR MCU targets banking SDA market, small ID programs
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Atmel has replaced its AT90SC6404RT chip with the AT90SC9604RU secure microcontroller that it designed with additional ROM memory to allow its customers to implement sophisticated applications such as CPA (Common Platform Application) for the EMV banking, SDA (Static Data Authentication) market.
Hitachi launches 14 flat-panel HDTVs for 2007, drops all rear pros
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Hitachi introduced its fall 2007 TV line this week (June 26). According to the company, it is stepping forward in executing on its visionary strategy of providing all 1080, all flat panel, all large-screen (42-inch -60-inch).
Five chipmakers control 32% of manufacturing, says analyst
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Samsung, TSMC, Intel, Toshiba, and UMC had the five largest shares of the world's chip manufacturing capacity at the end of 2006, with a combined capacity of just over 2.9 million 200-mm equivalent wafer per month. They accounted for 32 percent of total wafer capacity as of year-end 2006, according to market research company IC Insights.
ST readies chips for Sirius' in-vehicle TV receiver
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STMicroelectronics NV announced it has developed a digital broadcasting chipset for Sirius Backseat TV, a TV service that delivers live TV from family TV networks to the video screens of select vehicles.
12-V step-down converter has low quiescent current
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Consuming a low 115 µA quiescent current, the AAT1162 dc/dc converter reduces power usage for a wide range of 12 V industrial applications as well as higher powered portable systems operating from dual-cell Lithium-ion/polymer batteries.
Aeroflex rolls error/noise tester add-ons
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Aeroflex has added a G.703 interface pod option to its FB100A bit error rate tester for telecommunications infrastructures. The add-on enables the tester to be used for a wider range of interfaces, ranging from T1 to STM-1 at 155 Mbit/s.
Cambridge Consultants, PicoChip partner on 4G
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Cambridge Consultants has become the first authorized design center for picoChip's multi-core digital signal processor (DSP).
Extensive IP portfolio for new 90 nm Flash-based FPGA family
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Lattice announces early availability of IP portfolio to enable rapid adoption of the 90 nm LatticeXP2 Flash-based FPGA family.
Small DC motor driver suits portable applications
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Allegro's low-voltage A3903 bi-directional DC motor driver in a small 2 x 2-mm package offers high output current and a wide operating voltage range for portable and instrumentation applications.
USB evaluation kit designed for AX5042 RF transceiver
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AXSEM AG has announced the availability of its AX5042-EVK USB evaluation kit in North America for the AX5042 narrow-band RF transceiver.
Mini digital color sensors find homes in consumer electronics
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Avago delivers two miniature surface-mount digital color sensors for use in small consumer and portable electronic applications, which it says are the smallest in the industry. The company also offers a development kit for quick evaluation and design-in.
Touch sensor features low-power consumption, fast sampling
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STMicroelectronics has released its S-Touch family of ultra-low-power touch sensors, based on ATLab's capacitive touch-sensing technology. The first products are 8-channel and 12-channel devices.
WirelessHD readies 60-GHz spec
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The WirelessHD group has released for final review its specification for 60-GHz radios for short range, high bandwidth home networking.
DC/DC controller connects power modules for increased load handling
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TI introduces a single-channel version of its TPS40K stackable controller family that converts power supplies in data centers and telecommunications equipment into fully scalable, interleaved power systems with increased load handling and higher efficiency.
Mentor Graphics Delivers Verification Solutions for ARM-based Wireless and Multimedia Applications
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Mentor's iSolve family of vertical market solutions now includes two new ARM processors, the ARM11 MPCore multiprocessor and the ARM1176JZF-S processor.
JVC develops world's highest pixel density projection chip
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Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC) has announced a new lineup of its proprietary D-ILA (Direct-Drive Image Light Amplifier) high-definition reflective liquid crystal devices for projectors. These newly developed display devices cram approximately 10-megapixel (4096 x 2400 pixels) -- more than four times the number for Full HD -- into the world's smallest 1.27-inch 4K2K D-ILA device.
Cell-transistor interface clears biolectronics hurdle
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Researchers at the Max Planck Institute demonstrate a cell-transistor interface that allows cells to be studied without destroying them. In the lab, the interface enabled noninvasive monitoring of serotonin levels by a computer monitoring living cells in culture.
14-bit, 25 Msps ADC is guaranteed for 125°C high temperature applications
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The LTC2246H, a 25 Msamples/s, 14-bit analog-to-digital converter for high temperature, high reliability data acquisition systems, is guaranteed for operation across the -40 to 125 °C temperature range, and satisfies the high temperature demands of automotive and military applications.
SiBeam takes wraps off Wireless HD technology
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Gigabit wireless technology startup SiBeam Inc. has revealed some details of the 60GHz technology that it and partners in the WirelessHD consortium plan to deploy to deliver a promised gigabit per second of multimedia content wirelessly in the home.
Samsung sampling multistandard mobile TV chip
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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has started sampling a multi-standard channel decoder and multi-band radio frequency tuner chipset made using its 65-nm process that it says supports almost all mobile TV standards including DVB-H/T, DAB-IP, ISDB-T, and terrestrial DMB.
ADI Engineering bases platform on Intel IXP435 network processor
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ADI Engineering announced immediate availability of a CPU module based on the Intel IXP435 network processor.
Boost controller eliminates heat sink with 97% efficiency
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Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTC3814-5, a synchronous No RSENSE step-up switching regulator controller that eliminates the boost diode and the heat sink normally required in medium to high power non-synchronous boost converters.
High pixel density projection chip offers 20,000:1 contrast ratio
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JVC has developed what it claims is the industry's highest pixel density projection chip that will enable future 4K2K projectors to be smaller, lighter and more affordable.
Freescale launches multi-core communications platform
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Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled its Multi-core Communications Platform based on its PowerQUICC processor families. The architecture is designed to help customers more easily migrate to multi-core environments while preserving the value of legacy software investments.
New kit cuts development time for industry's latest non-volatile FPGAs
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Xilinx delivers Spartan-3AN starter kit for rapid evaluation of consumer communication infrastructure and industrial applications.
Xilinx now shipping Spartan-3A DSP FPGAs in production
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The Spartan-3A DSP-focused FPGA platform from Xilinx offers 20 GMACs for under $30 for a wide range of low cost, data intensive applications.
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