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Digitally controlled potentiometer reduces cost, programming and system calibration
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
With < 1 percent typical resistor tolerance, Intersil's low-voltage digitally controlled potentiometer (DCP) can be used as a true variable resistor, enabling users to set standard and non-standard resistor values for open-loop applications.
TI announces MSP430 MCUs for e-metering applications
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
In support of three-phase e-metering applications, Texas Instruments Incorporated has unveiled the ultra-low power MSP430F471xx microcontroller (MCU) series. The F471xx system-on-chip metering solution offers simultaneous sampling of voltage and current as well as tamper-detection for efficient and reliable energy measurement.
Cypress Envirosystems' Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat Wins Prestigious Buildy Award for Smart Devices
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
Cypress Envirosystems announced that its Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat (WPT) has won in the Smart Devices category at the fifth annual Buildy Awards.
Optoma partners with Texas Instruments to develop new 3D future ready projectors
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
Optoma Technology, Inc. announced it is partnering with Texas Instruments to launch a new series of 3D enabled projectors during the second half of 2009. Utilizing Texas Instruments' DLP technologies, Optoma's new projectors will enable 3D imagery from a single projector, driving greater cost efficiency, easier installation and usage.
Freescale LED driver eliminates audible noise and visual artifacts for LCDs
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the MC34845 LED driver with high-speed pulse width modulation (PWM) capability.
CADEKA : Octal A-D converter claims lowest power consumption
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
CADEKA claims the industry’s most power efficient, eight channel analog-to-digital converters.
Ember Unveils High Performance ZigBee Chips
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
Ember unveiled the EM300 Series, its next-generation ZigBee chip family that packs wireless networking performance and application code space into a low power-consuming chip set.
APC's Newest NetShelter Products Allow Businesses to Deploy Network and Server Equipment Directly in the Open Office
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
APC announced that it has expanded its NetShelter product line to include innovative rack enclosures that can be installed in virtually any open office environment.
Conexant : System-on-chip targets connected photo frames
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
Conexant Systems has announced the first in a planned series of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions targeted at the growing market for “connected” digital photo frames and interactive display appliances (IDAs).
Dolphin Integration unveils Helium audio converter
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
EDA and IP company Dolphin Integration SA (Meylan, France) claimed it has released a digital audio converter (DAC) that combines ultra-low power consumption and low bill-of-material with high audio quality.
RF power DC-DC converter offers smallest power management solution for W-CDMA/CDMA RFPAs in 3G handsets
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor is claiming the industry's smallest power management solution for the designers of 3G handsets and wireless datacards with the introduction of the company's FAN5902, RF Power DC-to-DC converter which operates at 6 MHz with a reduced size 0.5uH chip inductor that saves space and component costs.
National rolls high-side dual LED flash driver
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Natinal's PowerWise synchronous boost converter enables thermally optimized flash system in portable devices.
RF PA 6-MHz DC/DC converter implements dynamic voltage scaling for improved efficiency of 3G handsets
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Fairchild FAN5902 has minimum footprint, maximum efficiency due to switching frequency, dynamic adjustment of power amplifier current to match output power
Jobs go but new processors coming at ARC
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
ARC International (St Albans, England) is to lay off 35 employees and close several of its locations in a major restructuring that sees the licensor of multimedia IP cores reduced to 115 direct staff, excluding its Adaptive Chips joint venture in India. The company also revealed it is readying a new processing range that will be launched in November.
MSC : High voltage IGBTs offer fast switching with low conduction losses
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6/30/2009   Post a comment
Xtreme light Punch Through (XPT) IGBTs are the latest generation of short-circuit rated high voltage IGBTs from IXYS, with fast switching and low conduction losses.
Forte beefs up high-level synthesis tool
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6/29/2009   1 comment
High-level synthesis EDA vendor Forte Design Systems has commenced volume shipments of the latest version of its Cynthesizer SystemC synthesis software for hardware and electronic system level design.
Energy-efficient lowest-jitter transceivers offer more backplane and cable reach
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
Two new energy-efficient, quad transceivers that extend backplane and cable reach up to 30 percent farther than competitive devices have been unveiled by National Semiconductor Corp.
High-side dual LED flash driver enables dual LED operation for flash applications in handheld devices
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp., has introduced what is claimed to be the industry's first high-side light-emitting diode (LED) driver that enables dual LED operation for the camera flash function in portable, battery-powered multimedia devices.
2 A, switch-mode charger minimizes heat and charge time for mobile devices
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a switch-mode DC-DC charger with Smart Power Selector circuitry.
Home appliances target for combined LED and front-panel driver
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has added the AS1115 to its LED driver portfolio, which combines display driving and key scanning functionality to provide a simple front panel solution.
New Dual White-LED Flash Driver Maximizes Picture Quality in Cell Phone Cameras
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ADI's ADP1655 LED flash driver incorporates advances in transmit masking, current accuracy and LED grounding to ensure brighter flash, more reliable operation and smaller form factors
Wolfson new DACs make high-quality audio more affordable
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New DACs dramatically cut cost of bringing high quality audio to digital TV, Blu-ray, set-top box and games consoles
Delkin Releases Fastest microSD with Extended Temperature Rating in Its Class
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
The new industrial-grade cards from Delkin read and write at speeds never before seen from the microSD platform, and are built to excel in extreme temperature conditions.
Congatec : XTX module has a total TDP of 8 W
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
Congatec announces the conga-XA945 module as the latest addition to the companies ETX/XTX product family.
Genoa Pixcale Reduces Power Consumption by 40% for Smartphone Displays, Improves Color Quality
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
Genoa Color Technologies announced Pixcale technology to address the twin challenge of delivering longer battery life and vivid TV-quality color on high-resolution mobile phone displays.
STMicroelectronics : Surge protection IC targets Power-over-Ethernet
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
Power over Ethernet (PoE), or IEEE 802.3at, is the industry standard enabling devices such as Voice-over-IP (VoIP) phones, wireless-LAN access points, RFID tag readers, sensors, or cameras to connect into a network without also requiring a nearby wall outlet for power.
ON Semiconductor Introduces 10 A Supercapacitor-Based LED Flash Driver for Ultra-Slim Camera Phones and Digital Cameras
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
The NCP5680 is an integrated LED flash and power management solution offered in a 0.55 mm low-profile package that extends battery life and improves digital photo quality
HuberSuhner : HDTV connectors have good VSWR up to 3 GHz
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
Huber+Suhner BNC 75 connectors can be used for all coaxial interconnect solutions where HDTV (High definition television) signals have to be transmitted.
Altera rolls low power, anti-tamper FPGAs
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
Altera this week is rolling out a new product family, Cyclone III LS, billed by the company as the industry's first low power FPGAs with anti-tamper, design-security and design-separation features.
Mentor adds support for control logic to Catapult C
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EDA vendor Mentor Graphics announced extensions to its Catapult C Synthesis tool to support full-chip high-level synthesis, a move billed by company executives as the most significant enhancements to Catapult C since the tool was introduced in 2004.
Altera enhances security in extended Cyclone-III FPGA family
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Altera Corp. (San Jose, Calif.) has introduced the Cyclone-III LS family of FPGAs with enhanced security features. The devices are made on a 60-nm process technology from TSMC and offer 0.25W of static power consumption for 200,000 logic elements.
16Bit Octal DAC suits open-loop and closed-loop systems
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Linear Technology Corp. has introduced the LTC2656, a 16bit octal DAC with 4LSB INL maximum over temperature - a significant performance gain over Linear's existing LTC2600 16bit octal DAC, and those of its competitors.
Schurter : Piezo keypads resist extreme conditions
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6/29/2009   Post a comment
With a range of piezo keypads, Schurter provides key panels that are impervious to all kinds of dirt and fluids. The keypads are particularly suitable for use in outdoor applications due to their ability to resist extreme ambient conditions such as negative temperatures, ice and snow.
TV tuner IC captures analog, digital standards, features LNA and tracking filters for superior performance
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Silicon Labs CMOS Si217 has low-IF architecture, minimizes external passives, reduces BOM, increases in-field performance consistency
Cascadable 4-channel, 24-Bit ADC simplifies system design
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6/27/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced a 4-channel, 24-bit simultaneous-sampling ADC that can be daisy-chained to provide a sampling capacity for up to 32 channels.
ADC suits image-processing functions in medical imaging and radar
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6/27/2009   Post a comment
Murata Power Solutions (Mansfield, MA) has introduced a quad sampling analog to digital converter (ADC) for image processing applications where low noise performance and a high conversion rate are required.
10-A supercapacitor-based LED flash driver focuses ultra-slim camera phones and digital cameras
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6/26/2009   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has introduced a new supercapacitor-optimized LED flash driver capable of delivering up to 10 A for photo flash and video light in ultra-slim camera phones and compact digital cameras.
QuasarBrite narrow beam LEDs provide decrease in light angle
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6/26/2009   Post a comment
Lumex announces the global launch of their QuasarBrite Narrow Beam SMT LEDs providing users with a tight beam of high-intensity red, green or blue light.
30-V p-channel power MOSFET in a SO-8 footprint claims maximum on-resistance down to 2.6 mΩ
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6/25/2009   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., has released the industry's first 30-V p-channel power MOSFET in the SO-8 footprint area that claims maximum on-resistance down to 2.6 mΩ at a 10-V gate drive and 3.75 mΩ at 4.5 V.
New motor control kits enable PFC and sensorless control of up to two motors using one MCU
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6/25/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has announced two new Piccolo Motor Control Kits that enable PFC and sensorless field-oriented control of up to two motors with a single low-cost microcontroller (MCU).
PWM control IC targets energy efficient high performance DC-DC applications
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6/25/2009   Post a comment
International Rectifier, IR, has introduced the IR3640M PWM control IC for high performance synchronous DC-DC buck applications including servers, storage, netcom, game consoles and general purpose DC-DC converters.
Zocalo zips assertions with Zazz
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6/24/2009   Post a comment
Zocalo Tech is shipping Zazza software tool with a graphical user interface that provides productivity gains and ease of use over manual instantiation of assertion checkers in IC designs.
TI announces Piccolo MCU motor control kits with power factor correction
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6/24/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments announced two new Piccolo Motor Control Kits that enable PFC and sensorless field-oriented control of up to two motors with a single low-cost microcontroller (MCU).
Cummins Onan 60 to 100 kW Residential Standby Generators offer smart homes more power
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6/24/2009   Post a comment
To meet the emergency power needs of larger homes and to support wider power distribution for whole-house operations, Cummins Onan Residential Standby Generators now are available in 12 liquid-cooled models from 60 to 100 kW. This expands their current 10 to 47kW product offerings up to 100 kW.
Gigle Semiconductor launches gigabit home networking chip, fuels latest Belkin adapters for HD streaming and PC gaming
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6/24/2009   Post a comment
Gigle Semiconductor unveiled an entertainment-grade networking IC, and announced that lead customer Belkin has selected the device for use in the company's recently announced Gigabit Powerline Networking Adapters.
Matrox Graphics eXpansion Modules Support Next-Generation DisplayPort Technology
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6/24/2009   Post a comment
Matrox Graphics Inc. unveiled the Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition and TripleHead2Go DP Edition Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXMs) for DisplayPort-enabled computers and monitors.
200 MHz PXI Express digital instrument and high-bandwidth chassis optimize automated test
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6/24/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments has introduced two 32-channel PXI Express-based digital instruments and an eight-slot high-bandwidth PXI Express 3U chassis for advanced automated test applications. The PXIe-6544/45 selectable-voltage digital waveform generator/analyzers optimize test applications by supporting clock rates of up to 100 and 200 MHz, respectively, while the PXIe-6545 provides typical streaming rates of 660 MB/s.
Xilinx releases eval kits for Virtex-6, Spartan-6
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6/24/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx delivered on the next phase of the targeted design platform concept it announced earlier this year, rolling out evaluation kits for its Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 field programmable gate arrays.
Aeon memory technology gets automotive qualification
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6/24/2009   Post a comment
The non-volatile Aeon memory technology has been qualified for automotive use according to the AEC-Q100 standard. The technology could compete with certain applications where hitherto EEPROMs and Flash memory has been used.
PCB Piezotronics : MEMS accelerometers measure high-g shock events
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6/24/2009   Post a comment
PCB series 3991/3501 MEMS shock accelerometers represent state-of-the-art technology for miniature, high-amplitude, dc response acceleration sensors, capable of measuring long duration transient motion, as well as responding to and surviving extremely fast rise times typical of high-g shock events.
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