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TFT-LCD DC/DC converter integrates five operational amplifiers
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Aimed at LCD TV and monitor displays, the MAX8795A TFT-LCD DC/DC converter from Maxim Integrated Products saves both space and cost by integrating five operational amps in a 5 x 5 x 0.8-mm package.
Applications processor optimized for mobile consumer and industrial apps
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Freescale is offering its ARM9-driven i.MX27 processor for designers who are looking for high resolution video, security, design flexibility, power management and re-use in one general-purpose multimedia applications processor.
Verification toolkit for signal integrity design performs jitter analysis
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Agilent introduces an integrated verification toolkit for signal integrity design, which it says is the first in the industry. Used with Agilent's Advanced Design System EDA software platform, the toolkit finds and analyzes jitter sources to eliminate costly redesigns.
Freescale's platform pitch: Lose the remote
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Freescale says its entertainment control platform obsoletes today's remote controls, replacing them with controllers and controlled consumer electronic devices that wirelessly communicate among themselves.
Sharp is bottleneck for iPhone, says report
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Due to supply problems at Japanese touchscreen manufacturer Sharp, Apple had to reshuffle the orders for the iPhone touchscreen, reports German newspaper Handelsblatt.
Mobilygen fields H.264 codecs to turn on flash-based TV
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Fabless chip company Mobilygen (Santa Clara, Calif.) is betting its new family of next-generation H.264 codecs, in tandem with swiftly sinking prices for solid-state memory, will spur development of such products as TVs that can accomplish "pause" and "instant replay" of broadcast programming without a hard drive.
TFT-LCD DC-DC converter with integrated op amps saves space and cost
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
The MAX8795A TFT-LCD DC-DC converter saves both space and cost by integrating a high-performance step-up regulator, two linear-regulator controllers, five high-current operational amplifiers, and a logic-controlled, high-voltage switch with adjustable delay in a small 25 mm2 footprint.
Agilent Announces Integrated Verification Toolkit for Signal Integrity Design
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Intended for use with Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA software platform, the new toolkit identifies and analyzes sources of performance-degrading jitter in multi-Gigabit communication link designs.
Analog products target automotive engine control
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor is introducing six standard SMARTMOS analog products designed for automotive engine management applications to meet the industry's performance, fuel efficiency and environmental requirements.
DC/DC converter reduces power usage in 12-V industrial apps
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
AnalogicTech has released the first product, the AAT1162, in a family of synchronous step-down DC/DC converters that operate from a 12-V input and deliver up to 1.5 A of current.
Freescale flexes its muscles in 8/32-bit MCUs
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has started sampling a range of microcontrollers that it says will allow designers to upgrade easily from 8-bit to 32-bit capability with the same on-chip peripheral functions and tool sets.
IDT targets micro and pico base stations with PPS Gen 2
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
IDT announced the first pre-processing solution for modular, low cost, scalable and flexibile 3G base stations.
ADCs combine best features of SAR converters and sigma-delta ADCs
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic launches its CS556x/7x/8x family of 16- and 24-bit analog-to-digital converters that claim to deliver the higher-bandwidth, low-distortion performance of a SAR converter with the high-resolution, low-noise performance of delta-sigma ADCs.
OCXOs offer several cut crystal options
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
MMD Components has introduced a line of low-power OCXOs with options for an AT, SC or IT cut crystal design.
Surface-mount LEDs offer high thermal dissipating capabilities
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Lumex has launched its KoolBrite family of ceramic-substrate surface-mount LEDs. The devices are designed to meet high thermal dissipating requirements in a variety of applications.
Low-pass filters are programmable in 1-MHz steps
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Skyworks Solutions has launched a line of monolithic, digitally programmable low-pass filters in single- and dual-band versions.
PCIe Gen2 clock buffers offer ultra-low jitter
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Pericom has announced production availability of high-performance, zero-delay clock buffer products that are designed to provide reference clocks for the PCIe Gen2 serial connectivity data rate of 5 Gbits/s.
Altera ships highest-density member of the Cyclone III FPGA family
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Latest 65-nm Cyclone III FPGA from Altera is ideal for applications requiring high integration and low power.
Nallatech launches rugged Virtex-5 products for defence and security applications
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Rugged deployable Xilinx Virtex-5 LXT and SXT FPGA-based product family leverages the latest processing and I/O technologies and delivers new capabilities to users.
Xilinx delivers latest ISE with lower memory requirements and new OS support
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Latest release of Xilinx ISE design tools allows designers to meet performance goals with greater certainty and reach design closure in less time.
Actel launches low-power RTAX-SL FPGAs for space applications
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Prototyping solutions and Class V processing added for Actel's RTAX-S and RTAX-SL Families.
Lattice introduces industry's first SERDES FPGA priced below $10
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Best-in-class FPGA performance further enhanced up to 30% -- comprehensive solutions including silicon, design tools, and IP available now.
JVC launches new 1080p flat panel LCD TVs
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
JVC has expanded its LCD TV line-up with the addition of four new models that offer 1080p full HD resolution. All four models, in 37-, 42- and 47-inch screen sizes, incorporate an array of JVC technologies that combine to deliver sharp, natural images with even the most challenging program material.
Single, dual LVDS drivers cut power consumption in high-speed data apps
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems' latest LVDS products provide 800-Mbits/s data rate with 300ps pulse skew, which significantly reduces power consumption compared with conventional devices.
Embedded Ethernet module connects MCU-based systems to the LAN
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Xecom Inc. has developed a serial to Ethernet module dubbed the XE232NET, which allows embedded systems designers to easily and inexpensively connect MCU-based systems to a LAN.
Multi-format AVC receiver encoder streamlines IPTV
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Modulus Video's devices are designed to spur IPTV deployment with high-value systems that combine encoding with advanced receiver functions.
Samsung offers 64-Gbyte flash drives for notebooks
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has said it has begun mass producing 1.8-inch solid state drives (SSD) at 64-Gbyte capacity, for use in mobile computers. Samsung claimed the 64-Gbyte size is the largest available.
Wireless: Jennic preps sub-$200 ZigBee starter kit
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Continuing its aggressive stance on prices, wireless-microcontroller chip and module specialist Jennic Ltd. will start shipping a ZigBee starter kit for under $200 next month.

Cirrus Logic ADCs combine high throughput and resolution
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
With the introduction of the CS556x/7x/8x family of 16- and 24-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), Cirrus Logic claims to have rewritten the rule book for high-performance Delta-Sigma industrial analog converters.
French startup readies DVB-H IP encapsulator
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Seeking to simplify and accelerate the rollout of mobile TV services worldwide, UDcast SA, French provider of IP over broadcast media, has introduced the first DVB-H IP Encapsulator (IPE) with integrated MIP (Megaframe Initialisation Packet) insertion.
IMEC starts licensing source code for SVC
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Belgian research centre IMEC is starting to license source code for the upcoming scalable video coding H.264 extension standard, which is expected to be released later this year.
Step-down DC/DC converter delivers low quiescent current
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has developed a 2A, 36V step-down switching regulator with Burst Mode operation to keep quiescent current under 50-µA.
Atmel extends AVR 32-bit MCU family
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Atmel's second flash-based MCU family based on the AVR 32 UC core developed for low power PC-centric applications has Full-Speed (12-Mbits/s) USB 2.0 with On-The-Go (OTG) capability.
SiGe Semiconductor announces additional financing
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Samsung Ventures joins as a strategic investor to help fund expansion of SiGe Semiconductor's product lines supporting the Wi-Fi, WiMAX and GPS markets.
System LSI chip pair targets STBs with HDDs
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Designed for set-top boxes (STBs) with internal hard disk drives, the EMMA2SE (part number uPD61140) and the EMMA2SE/P (part number uPD61142) single-chip devices from NEC include all of the key functions needed to receive, record and play back digital TV broadcasts.
14-bit A/D converter guaranteed for high-temperature apps
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC2246H, a 25-Msps, 14-bit A/D converter for high temperature, high reliability data acquisition systems.
Epson rolls I/P converter for multi-video input
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Epson has developed the S2S65P10 I/P converter IC for multi-video input that is aimed at surveillance and vehicle-mounted cameras.
FRAM-enhanced MCU family expanded with 8051-based drop-in
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Ramtron's VRS51L3174 is an 8051-based MCU with 8-Kbytes of non-volatile FRAM memory that drops into industry-standard 44-pin QFP sockets for easy device migration.
720-watt power supplies offer versatility
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6/24/2007   Post a comment
Acopian has developed 720-watt power supplies that it says have features not available on most general-purpose products.
SiliconSystems unveils next-generation storage technology platform
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6/24/2007   Post a comment
SiliconDrive is designed to overcome the issues associated with faster host system interfaces and shrinking process geometries.
TeraVicta releases RF MEMS switch configurations
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6/24/2007   Post a comment
DPDT and SP4T products leverage company's RF MEMS switch technology dubbed High Force Disk Actuator (HFDA).
DC/DC converter delivers 120-W with 20-kV isolation
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6/24/2007   Post a comment
Absopulse Electronics' DIO 122 is a dual output, high voltage isolated DC/DC converter developed for high power gate drivers and similar applications in oil and gas, mining, medical, railway and industrial environments.
Array of (mostly analog) ICs shows handheld system design takes more than just low-power components
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
In addition to low power itself, these components from National Semiconductor help designers implement the low-power tactics essential to longer operating times.
Power resistors exhibit low thermal resistance, low inductance
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
Targeting applications that require accuracy and stability, IRC Advanced Film Division's MHP Series TO-247 power resistors are available in 100-W and 140-W packages.
Copper shielding gaskets offer shorter lead times
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
Laird Technologies shortens the delivery time for 31 of its most popular fingerstock shielding gaskets made from Recyclable Clean Copper (RCC). Available in two days or less, the copper-based devices offer beryllium-free EMI shielding.
Power divider offers 180-degree outputs
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
International Manufacturing Services has released a 2-way thick-film power divider with 180-degree outputs.
Optical cable assemblies offer enhanced design
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
Molex has expanded its Circular MT cable assembly offering to meet increased performance demands mandated by a number of industries including telecommunications, military and medical.
Solid tantalum chip capacitors deliver high reliability, low ESR
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
Vishay's Hi-Rel COTS T97 solid tantalum chip capacitors offer high-reliability screening and surge current testing options with ultra-low ESR values.
DC/DC module optimized for low cost, environment
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
Ericsson Power Modules has introduced a pinned version of its MacroDens PKR DC/DC module that is fully compatible with the previous platform. The PKR-PI module is also environmentally friendly and easier to recycle at end-of-life.
Low-voltage chip varistor aimed at mobile devices
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
TDK claims to deliver the industry's first low-voltage (6.8 volt) and smallest multi-layer varistor for mobile devices.
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