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Mentor Graphics publishes book on BGA routing
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
A new book on BGA routing from Mentor will be of mega-interest to folks trying to break-out FPGAs with thousands of pins.
Lattice announces automotive versions of flash-based non-volatile FPGAs
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
New generation automotive FPGAs from Lattice provide system-on-chip functionality, high performance, low power, and "Instant-On" enhanced non-volatility.
8-bit MCU features dual bus design for complex multi-chip A/V subsystem control
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6/30/2008   1 comment
Its dual SMBus feature, small form factor and support for a wide range of operating voltages make the SST89C58RC MCU an ideal solution for numerous applications, including HDMI, HDTVs, A/V receivers, home appliances, industrial instruments, notebook PCs, DVD players, Blu-ray players, RF modules and security applications such as fingerprint identification.
Fingerprint sensor delivers improved imaging, durability and ESD protection
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AuthenTec has added the high-performance AES2550 fingerprint sensor to its product portfolio for notebook computers, PCs and PC peripherals.
Ambient light photo sensor extends battery life in portable devices
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Avago Technologies has introduced a miniature surface-mount ambient light photo sensor for controlling display backlighting in a wide range of portable electronic devices.
F-RAM memory provides fast, frequent data logging for smart power meter
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UK-based Energy Optimizers Ltd has designed Ramtron's FM25L512 512-kilobit serial F-RAM memory device into its series of Plogg wireless energy management plugs.
Micro SATA connector supports Hard Disk Drives
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FCI has expanded its line of storage interface interconnects with the development of the Micro SATA interconnect solution for 1.8" form factor drives.
Timing devices extend battery life for ultra-mobile PCs
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IDT has introduced a family of ultra-low-power timing devices that extends battery life and wireless signal range for ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs), while improving bandwidth.
RFID modules enable global product lifecycle tracking
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Murata has developed the tiny Magicstrap RFID module that enables product lifecycle tracking using any global frequency whilst minimizing the amount RF expertise required implementing an RFID solution.
Fluke : ScopeMeter suits CAN-bus troubleshooting
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
As well as enabling detailed signal measurements, the rugged Fluke 125 Industrial ScopeMeter features a "bus health" mode function which gives a clear good/bad indication for the electrical signals on a CAN-bus and other buses.
Sigma-delta ADC achieves higher speed and resolution for precision sensing
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
ADI's 24-bit AD7190 sigma-delta ADC achieves greater than true 16-bit noise-free resolution up to 2.4 kHz across all input voltages from 40 mV to 5 V, enabling industrial equipment manufacturers to expand the operating speed and precision of sensitive measurement instruments.
SAR ADC delivers greater level of speed and accuracy
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ADI claims its PulSAR AD7626 SAR ADC delivers a breakthrough in data conversion with 16-bit data capture performance, 15 effective number of bits and 10 MSPS throughput. It also features low power consumption and a small package size.
ST publishes corporate responsibility report
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
The European chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV has published its 2007 corporate responsibility report. This publication, part of annual series, presents detailed indicators of the company's performances across a range of environmental, health & Safety, social and corporate governance issues.
MESA Systemtechnik : Signal transmitter uses inductive principle
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
The INPUD-T contactless transmission system from MESA Systemtechnik is designed to transmit signals from temperature sensors, like PT100 transducers from rotating parts to a stationary device.
Intersil : Push-button DCPs store last wiper setting
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Intersil's SL22511 and ISL22512 digitally-controlled potentiometers (DCPs) come in very small micro-QFN packaging (2.1 x 1.6 mm).
TTi : DC electronic load suits battery testing
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TTi has updated the LD300 low-cost electronic load to improve its performance at high currents.
Harting : Ethernet media convertor has PoE capability
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
The eCon 3011 from Harting is a fast Ethernet media convertor designed for use in industrial environments.
Three potential partners on Infineon's merger list
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6/30/2008   1 comment
According to media releases here, Infineon currently is examining the possibilities for a merger with three potential partners. New in this context is that apparently there is an Asian candidate.
Altera DSP tools get big performance boost
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DSP Builder 8.0 features timing-aware Simulink synthesis.
AWR improves Microwave Office with 100+ enhancements
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6/28/2008   1 comment
With Version 2008 of the Microwave Office design environment, AWR® has made significant changes to the user interface in order to increase its flexibility for the user.
APEC reminder: Call for Papers
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6/28/2008   Post a comment
Deadline is July 19; presenters informed of acceptance on October 3.
Low-voltage SP4T supports RFID
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
NEC low voltage CMOS SP4T switch features wideband operation, internal control logic decoder and ultra-miniature package
Ultra-high-precision resistor targets high-reliability apps
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at high-reliability applications, Vishay has introduced the oil-filled, hermetically-sealed VHP203 ultra-high-precision Z-Foil resistor.
Waveform generators deliver waveforms from microHz to 32 MHz
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Highland Technology has expanded its T340 series of embedded complex waveform generators with the introduction of the 8-channel T346 and 4-channel T344 instruments.
Carrier cards ease I/O implementation in 3U CompactPCI systems
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Acromag has introduced two models of its AcPC4610 carrier cards that provide an easy way to expand the use of PMC mezzanine modules in 3U CompactPCI computer systems.
Circuit-board test tool supports latest PowerQUICC III processors
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Kozio's kDiagnostics embedded circuit-board test tool now supports Freescale's latest PowerQUICC III processors.
Intel's Atom already designed into future iPhone, say reports
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A version of Intel's Atom processor is already designed into the generation of the Apple iPhone set to follow on from the imminent 3G iPhone, according to Eric Savitz, the west coast editor for Barron's Magazine, who cited JoAnne Feeney, an analyst with FTN Midwest Securities Corp. (Cleveland Ohio), as his source.
EC approves Avnet's offer to acquire Horizon Technology
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
The European Commission announced it has approved the proposed acquisition of Horizon Technology Group PLC (Dublin, Ireland) by Phoenix-based Avnet Holdings Ltd. as the combination would not give rise to competition concerns.
850-nm infrared emitters housed in 5-mm packages
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Vishay's new generation of 850-nm infrared emitters in 5-mm leaded packages offer high radiant intensity of 230mW/sr and 90mW/sr at 100mA, and low forward voltage of 2.3V at 1A.
NXP, Thomson move closer to can tuner JV
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors and Thomson have signed a definitive agreement to combine their can tuner module operations in a joint venture. Financial details remained undisclosed.
Low power COM Express modules with Celeron M processors
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
MSC presents its low-end starter version COM Express platform CXB-PM915 with Intel Celeron M and Pentium M processors.
4A multi-cell, multi-chemistry battery charger controller
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces the LTC4009, a fast-charge 4A capable, high efficiency switch-mode battery charger controller for multiple battery chemistries which minimizes power dissipation without compromising board space.
40V buck converter for power LEDs
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Prema Semiconductor presents the LED driver PR4101 designed to meet the requirements for a new generation of high-power LEDs. The inductive converter drives single or multiple LEDs with currents from 100mA up to several amps, depending on the configuration of external components, from a supply voltage of 9V up to 40V.
Video: 60 GHz, Wi-Fi, UWB face off at panel
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Competing approaches to delivering high quality video in the digital home faced off in a panel discussion at the Connections conference where representatives of Wi-Fi, ultrawideband and 60 GHz radios were clearly gunning for similar design wins in TVs, routers, set-top boxes, Blu-Ray drives and other devices.
Three-phase gate driver integrates op amp, bootstrap functionality
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
IR has introduced the IRS233x(D) family of three-phase gate driver ICs for low-, mid-, and high-voltage motor drive applications.
E-One Moli Energy unveils high-power Li-ion batteries
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
E-One Moli Energy (Molicel) has unveiled its new generation of high-power lithium-ion batteries at the 14th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB 2008) in Tianjin, China.
Multi-cell battery charger controller supports multiple chemistries
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced a fast-charge, 4-A capable, high-efficiency switchmode battery charger controller for multiple battery chemistries.
SiGe power amplifier targets MIMO WLAN 801.11 b/g apps
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics M/A-COM introduces a SiGe power amplifier for MIMO WLAN 801.11 b/g applications that require high gain and high efficiency.
World's first 32-b ARM-based ZigBee radio module
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
CEL adds its new 32-bit ARM-based Freestar Pro radio module to its line of ZigBee transceivers.
Handheld tester troubleshoots MoCA-based home networks
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Spirent Communications has introduced the Tech-X Flex, a handheld network and service quality tester, to identify and troubleshoot IP video services in the consumer's home.
Femto Forum, NGMN Alliance to collaborate on LTE and WiMax Study
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
The Femto Forum and the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance will collaborate on a study on how femtocells can take advantage of Long Term Evolution and WiMax standards.
Quatech ships embedded 802.11 radios
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
The Airborne Embedded 802.11b/g radio module is Quatech's first SDIO/SPI host interface product and the latest addition to Quatech's advanced line of radios for reliable and high performing M2M communication.
Dell first to achieve 80 PLUS Gold energy efficiency
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Dell is the first company in the industry to achieve 80 PLUS Gold certification for a server power supply, ahead of schedule to meet Energy Star 5.0.
Next-generation artificial retina focuses on clinical trials
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6/26/2008   1 comment
A second-generation artificial retina chip called the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System is beginning clinical trials.
Digitally-controlled potentiometers shrink in size
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Touted as the industry's smallest non-volatile pushbutton digitally-controlled potentiometers, Intersil's ISL22511 and ISL22512 DCPs are housed in 2.1 x 1.6-mm micro-QFN packages.
Power resistors deliver wide resistance range in TO-263 package
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has released a 35-W thickfilm power resistor featuring a compact TO-263 package (D2PAK) and a wide range of resistance values.
ARM RealView tool family supports Freescale processors
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ARM's RealView family of development tools now provides device support for the i.MX31 processor line to enable embedded developers to start development on Freescale's multimedia applications processors quickly.
Cooling rack delivers more efficient data centers
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
HP has unveiled technology that makes data centers more efficient while increasing system reliability with the launch of its second-generation Modular Cooling System (MCS) G2, a bi-directional liquid cooling rack.
Ceramic caps are qualified per MIL-PRF-123
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
KEMET claims four new first-to-market surface-mount (SMD) MIL-PRF-123 space-level ceramic capacitors.
High-voltage chip resistors deliver ratings up to 3 KV
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
IRC has introduced the HVC series of chip resistors with resistance values up to 100 Mohms and voltage ratings up to 3 KV.
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