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Freescale hits GaAs on RF basestation ICs
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6/30/2010   1 comment
Freescale is moving into gallium arsenide for monolithic microwave basestation ICs that harness ultralow-noise amps for trunk network amplifier radio cards and as predrivers for its high-voltage lateral diffusion MOS power amps.
SiLabs breaks low-power record for touch-sense microcontrollers
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6/30/2010   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories claims to have broken its own record for the industry's lowest-power capacitive touch sensor microcontrollers with the new F9xx family.
Dolphin Integration reduces 65nm silicon area
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6/30/2010   Post a comment
EDA and IP company Dolphin Integration SA has introduced a panoply of silicon IPs optimized for high density so that designers can increase the density of their SoC by up to 10 percent.
Samsung preps 32-GB load-reduced DIMM for servers
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6/30/2010   Post a comment
Samsung is getting ready to mass produce later this year a 32 gigabyte (GB) load-reduced, dual-inline memory module (LRDIMM), for server applications.
Mid-range IR sensors feature digital or analog outputs in three package types
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6/30/2010   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has beefed up its optoelectronics portfolio with a family of mid-range infrared (IR) sensors featuring digital and analog outputs in three package types.
Anti-piracy SaaS tracks legal, illegal software users
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6/29/2010   Post a comment
Vi Labs has spun a software-as-a-service version of its CodeArmor anti-piracy app to let ISVs of lower-cost applications track both legal and illegal users of their software via daily reports on usage patterns.
ATLANTiS FrameWork eases FPGA implementation
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6/29/2010   Post a comment
The BittWare ATLANTiS FrameWork (AFW) is an integrated system framework implemented in Altera's Stratix FPGA family.
Microchip integrates USB, large RAM in PIC MCUs
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6/29/2010   Post a comment
In an effort to improve throughput and data buffering in Ethernet connectivity, remote sensing, data logging and audio streaming applications, Microchip Technology has integrated USB for Embedded Host/Peripheral/On-the-Go and 96 Kbyes of RAM into its latest microcontrollers.
TruBlue submersible level transducer stores more, lasts longer
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6/29/2010   Post a comment
Pressure Systems' TruBlue submersible level transducer gets more memory, longer battery life for environmental water usage and water resource applications.
TI offers USB 3.0 IC for 5-Gbit/s transfers
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6/29/2010   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced to the market a USB 3.0 transceiver capable of 5-Gbits-per-second data transmission rates.
Dolphin Integration rolls panoply of IPs to reduce 65nm silicon area
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EDA and IP company Dolphin Integration SA has introduced a panoply of silicon IPs optimized for high density so that designers can increase the density of their SoC by up to 10 percent.
Power-saving low-voltage comparator has tiny dimensions, extended temp range
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6/29/2010   Post a comment
ST's low-voltage comparator can operate with a supply voltage ranging from 1.6 to 5 V with only 20µA current consumption, and features rail-to-rail inputs for low-voltage applications.
Low-power ADCs extend battery life
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6/29/2010   Post a comment
Maxim's new family of ADCs consumes only 9.9mW, operates down to 2.2V, and offers burst-mode operation to deliver maximum power savings.
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6/28/2010   1 comment
TI TUSB1310 provides essential physical-level functions, features sensitivity twice the USB 3.0 requirement
DC/DC converter powers systems from 18V to 75V
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6/28/2010   Post a comment
Ericsson Power Modules has developed a quarter-brick, isolated DC/DC converter that is optimized to deliver the highest efficiency across an ultra wide input voltage range of 18V to 75V, enabling designers to use the same DC/DC converter in both 24V and 48V-battery-based systems.
Synchronous regulators target consumer electronics apps
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6/28/2010   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has introduced a new family of high efficiency 2A to 4A integrated synchronous regulators for consumer electronics applications such as set top boxes, DVD/hard disk drives, LCD monitors/TVs, speakerphones, cable modems, and telecom/datacom equipment.
Cost-effective airbag control unit from Bosch
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6/28/2010   Post a comment
Bosch is extending its airbag control unit portfolio with an economy model. The new “AB light” has been developed for low-price vehicles, which are rapidly becoming a common sight in emerging markets such as China, India, and Brazil.
PLX samples USB SuperSpeed 3.0 controllers
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6/28/2010   Post a comment
PLX Technology Inc. has started to sample three USB SuperSpeed 3.0-to-SATA controllers targeting the rapidly expanding consumer storage market.
Mercedes-Benz cars use SMSC's wireless audio technology
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6/25/2010   Post a comment
SMSC, New York-based developer of smart mixed-signal connectivity solutions, announced that Daimler AG will implement its wireless audio products in the rear seat entertainment system of Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class models.
5 kV digital isolators replace traditional optocouplers in harsh application environments
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6/24/2010   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories introduced a line of 5 kV digital isolators designed to replace traditional optocouplers in harsh application environments and systems powered from universal mains supplies.
Aeroflex rolls single-box multi-RAT tester
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6/24/2010   Post a comment
Aeroflex's 7100 tester now supports multiple Radio Access Technologies (RAT) including CDMA EV-DO and eHRPD as well as LTE to accelerate multi-mode cellular terminal device development for new LTE deployments.
Compact COM module combines low power, high processing
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6/24/2010   Post a comment
MEN Micro Inc. has expanded its ESMini family to include the MM50 that incorporates the high processing capabilities and power dissipation of PowerPC into a flexible, compact COM (computer-on module) board.
QorIQ processors power COM Express computing modules
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6/24/2010   Post a comment
Emerson Network Power is offering modular single board computers (SBCs) based on the COM Express small form factor powered by Freescale Semiconductor's multicore QorIQ processors.
SerDes provides real-time bidirectional control for driver-assist cameras
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6/24/2010   Post a comment
National Semiconductor unveiled its FPD-Link III family of automotive-grade serializer and deserializer (SerDes) chipsets featuring the industry's first real-time, bidirectional control channel for driver-assist video cameras.
Premo rolls closed-loop effect sensor
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6/24/2010   Post a comment
The Spanish inductive component maker Premo Group has introduced the HCT-1000-SH series, a high current Closed Loop Hall Effect Sensor that is claimed to test and measure accurately current levels up to 1000 Amps.
Serial RapidIO Gen2 switches double embedded interconnect performance
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6/24/2010   Post a comment
Designed for use in the wireless infrastructure, defense, medical and industrial imaging, and professional video markets, IDT's Serial RapidIO Generation 2 (Gen2) switches double the data rate up to 20-Gbps, while reducing power by 40 percent and improving latency to 100 nanoseconds in cut-through mode.
Vishay extends power capacitors with capacitance values up to 2235µF
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6/24/2010   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. is extending its heavy-duty Vishay ESTA HDMKP capacitors for power electronics with new capacitance and packaging options.
Micro USB connector is 60% smaller than mini-USB devices
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6/24/2010   Post a comment
Aimed at mobile phones, MP3 players, PDAs and digital cameras, FCI's latest connector complies with the physical, electrical and environmental requirements of USB 2.0 standard.
Mentor Graphics Linux Freescale
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6/23/2010   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics has brought out its Linux platform supporting Freescale Semiconductor, which enables applications for Freescale’s QorIQ and PowerQUICC processors.
Internet radio comes to cars
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6/23/2010   Post a comment
Livio Radio (Ferndale, Mich.) has unveiled a portable car audio player that takes Internet programming from the computer to the car stereo.
IAR Systems supports new Freescale MCU families
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6/22/2010   1 comment
Freescale's newest Kinetis, ColfFire and i.MX microcontrollers can now all use a common software development environment from IAR Systems, the company announced.
Sensors integrate ColdFire processor, MEMS accelerometer
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6/22/2010   1 comment
Freescale Semiconductor new Xtrinsic family of smart MEMS sensors combine a 32-bit ColdFire microcontroller with on-chip algorithms for all the common operations like tap, touch, tilt and orientation, thereby streamlining designs and offloading the application processor, the company said.
Freescale ARM-based microcontroller
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6/22/2010   4 comments
Freescale Semiconductor introduced a new ARM-based microcontroller family, Kinetis, expanding its push into consumer and industrial markets with a 32-bit reduced instruction set computer architecture licensed from ARM Holdings.
Class-D amps with AGC, DRC advance portable audio
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6/22/2010   Post a comment
Two Class-D amplifiers from Texas Instruments featuring automatic gain control and programmable dynamic range compression allow designers to compress the dynamic range of the audio to match the dynamic range of the speaker in portable applications.
Buffers boost penetration depth, sensitivity of medical ultrasound probes
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6/22/2010   Post a comment
Maxim has unveiled a pair of octal buffers designed to improve SNR in PZT- and CMUT-based probes.
Video filters support move to higher definition
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6/22/2010   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor is offering designers video filter products that support the move to higher video definition, mobile video and new output requirements, while optimizing system power consumption.
Cyclone provides single-chip solution for HD surveillance cameras
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6/22/2010   Post a comment
A high-definition (HD), surveillance internet protocol (IP) camera reference design on a single FPGA has been developed by Altera Inc. and features Cyclone III or Cyclone IV FPGAs and intellectual property from Eyelytics and Apical.
SmartFusion tool eases power management design
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6/22/2010   Post a comment
Actel Corp. has added a power management design kit for its SmartFusion intelligent mixed signal FPGAs which includes a complete reference design with graphical configurator to enter power sequencing and trimming requirements.
IP Cores adds high-speed lossless compression core
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6/22/2010   Post a comment
IP Cores Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.) has shipped another version of its high-speed lossless data compression IP core.
40MHz to 10GHz RMS detector provides 57dB dynamic range
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6/22/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC5582, a high dynamic range 10GHz RMS detector that measures RF signals with high accuracy.
ST chip measures power line current up to 70V
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6/22/2010   Post a comment
ST's latest high-side current-sense amplifier simplifies the design of power management, monitoring and safety equipment by allowing direct and accurate measurement of current in power lines operating at up to 70V.
Source Measure Units tame challenges of assessing battery drain, functional test
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6/21/2010   Post a comment
Source Measure Units tame challenges of assessing battery drain, functional test
ST rolls chip for accurate current measurements
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6/21/2010   Post a comment
Because the delivery of power in automotive systems requires accurate current measurements, STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) said it has extended its family of high-side current-sense amplifiers. The TSC103 is claimed to deliver wide-input common-mode voltage range for applications up to 70V.
Ozmo samples Wi-Fi PAN chip
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6/21/2010   1 comment
Ozmo Devices, a provider of low-power Wi-Fi personal area network chips, has started sampling its second chip, the OZMO2000.
Microchip delivers multimedia development system for 32bit MCUs
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6/18/2010   Post a comment
Microchip has announced two development tools for adding advanced human interfaces to PIC32, 32-bit microcontroller-based designs.
MSC introduces complete POI/POS and digital signage solutions
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6/18/2010   Post a comment
MSC is offering a combination of a flexible integration platform and different full HD displays as complete POI/POS and digital signage solutions
0.5mm pitch LIF connector series targets price-sensitive applications
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6/17/2010   Post a comment
AVX has developed a new range of 0.5mm pitch low insertion force (LIF) FFC/FPC connectors for price-sensitive applications.
20-V NPN and PNP bipolar transistors offers increased power density
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6/17/2010   Post a comment
Diodes is delivering increased power density and efficiency of power management circuits with the introduction of its 20 V NPN and PNP bipolar transistors packed in a DFN1411-3 surface mount package.
Semtech enters digital power market with 28-V I²C PWM controller
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6/17/2010   Post a comment
Semtech has introduced its first digitally controlled DC-DC converter.
Anritsu enhances one-box tester
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6/17/2010   Post a comment
The MT8820C from Anritsu now simulates an LTE enhanced node B to accurately and cost-efficiently measure LTE device parametrics during development and manufacturing.
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