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Passive equalizers extend data transmission reach on FR-4 backplanes
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced two power-saver passive equalizers that double the data transmission reach of FR-4 backplanes in applications such as routers, storage subsystems and wireless base stations.
Small low-power DC/DC converters suit portable designs
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Texas Instruments has introduced 2.25-MHz step-down DC/DC converters, housed in 6-pin, 2 x 2-mm SON packages with +/-1.5 percent voltage regulation for portable and battery-powered applications.
WiMAX module enables next-generation mobile broadband
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SyChip has launched its first mobile WiMAX chip-scale module that adds WiMax functionality to mobile handheld devices.
Potentiometer switch saves panel space
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Electro-Mech's SW44511 tactile feel momentary potentiometer switch offers both rotary and push-on functionality.
Custom module eases boundary-scan integration with Teradyne ICT
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JTAG Technologies has released the JT 2147 Custom Function Module (CFM) for use with its Symphony 228xPLUS integration package for Teradyne's TestStation in-circuit testers.
Noise modules provide wide bandwidth frequencies to test filters, RF systems
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Wireless Telecom Group is offering a pair of noise modules for the computing and military equipment markets that deliver the wide bandwidth frequencies required to test filters, electronic circuits or RF systems.
ST houses 1-Mbit serial SPI bus EEPROM in SO8 narrow package
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Fast interface for high-density EEPROM memory is well-suited for parameter storage in DTV, gaming, car infotainment, medical equipment and computer peripherals.
Unit measures voltage, current in electronic components
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Yokogawa Electric has developed the GS820, a multi-channel source measure unit that measures voltage, current and other characteristics of semiconductors and electronic components.
SHA-1 EEPROM offers bidirectional authentication
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the DS28CN01, a secure memory device that provides bidirectional challenge-and-response authentication protection by using the internationally recognized SHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm) cryptographic algorithm.
Luminus Devices' PhlatLight LEDs illuminates new Slim DLP HDTVs
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Luminus Devices, Inc. has announced that Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. has begun shipping its new line of Slim Depth LED Engine Widescreen DLP HDTVs with 1080p resolution, featuring Luminus' patented PhlatLight LED technology. Luminus' high-powered, energy-efficient LED illumination is used in place of a UHP or arc lamp light source.
Wi-Fi enclosures house Cisco access points in hazardous locals
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TerraWave Solutions announced the availability of indoor and outdoor enclosures for hazardous locations where critical health and safety standards apply. The enclosures are designed to house the Cisco 1200 and 1500 series access point and other wireless products.
OLED driver IC sharpens images in MP3 players, handsets
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Leadis Technology Inc. has started to sample the LDS519, a mono OLED driver IC with integrated controller supporting four gray 96x64 and 48-Icons.
Power system triples output for industrial applications
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Eltek Valere's compact 130V DC power system offers up to 50 amps of power in two rack units of space.
Infineon samples automotive microcontrollers
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Infineon's 32-bit MCUs for safety automotive systems feature a high-performance central processing unit (CPU) that can process up to 80 million instructions per second (MIPS) at 80 MHz.
Pickering rolls out PXI RF switching modules
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Pickering Interfaces has introduced high-density RF modules that provide switching characteristics to 3-GHz.
First production FPGAs to demo interoperability with DDR3 SDRAM technology
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Xilinx partners with leading suppliers to make DDR3 SDRAM controller designs a reality for higher performance with lower power in Virtex-5 FPGAs.
Altera offers complete USB 2.0 device controller solution
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New USB 2.0 device controller solution from Altera and System Level Solutions includes a soft IP core, software and class drivers, and snap-on PHY daughtercards.
Carbon nanotube growth tool used for sensor research
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ITA, the advanced technologies research institute in Trapani, Sicily, has selected a carbon nanotube growth tool from Surrey NanoSystems, a joint venture between the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute and CEVP Ltd, so as to conduct nanocomposites and mechanical sensor research. In parallel, both parties have signed a three-year development partnership to share intellectual property.
Intel, SiRF work on GPS for mobile platforms
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GPS chip specialist SiRF Technology Holdings Inc. has signed a license and joint development agreement with Intel Corp.
2-wire bus buffer provides bi-directional capacitance
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The LTC4307-1, an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) compliant bidirectional bus buffer, provides capacitance buffering and level shifting between HDMI source and sink devices.
Crosspoint switches support data rates up to 4.25-Gbits/s
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TI has rolled out two analog chips that are capable of functioning as either crosspoint switches or buffers, giving designers the flexibility to use the devices in a wide variety of applications.
Low-cost WLED drivers address entry level markets
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With AnalogicTech’s AAT3193, designers of cell phones for cost-sensitive markets can provide basic illumination for low-cost TFT-LCD panels in an extremely small footprint of 2 x 2 mm.
Sharp combines LCD, solar wafer production
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With an investment volume of 380 billion Yen (about $3.2 billion), Sharp plans to build a 10G production for LCD panels. The company plans to use certain process steps for the production of thin film solar wafers as well.
2-wire bus buffer provides bi-directional capacitance isolation for HDMI
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Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4307-1, an HDMI-compliant bidirectional bus buffer that provides capacitance buffering and level shifting between HDMI source and sink devices.
Multi-channel IP encoder debuts for IPTV, Internet TV apps
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Envivio has unveiled the latest version of its multi-channel IP encoder for IPTV and Internet TV it is marketing under the name 4Caster C4.
Integrated FET regulators support input voltages up to 60V, spikes to 100V
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Intersil recently released a family of high efficiency, 2A integrated FET step down DC/DC switching regulators that support wide operating input voltages and can handle transient spikes up to 100V.
Mobile TV SoC complies with Japan's ISDB-T standard
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Newport Media is sampling an SoC for the mobile version of Japan's ISDB-T digital television standard that integrates an RF tuner, demodulator and all required memory.
Gate driver provides isolated control to MOSFET without power supply
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Clare has released the CPC1580, the first device in a family of optically isolated MOSFET gate drivers, providing 3750-Vrms of input-to-output isolation.
miniSDHC flash memory cards available in class 2, 4, and 6 speeds
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Kingston Technology has added a 4-GB miniSDHC to its expanding Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) flash memory card line intended to support next-generation mobile phones and digital devices requiring larger capacities and faster speeds in a smaller form factor.
High-accuracy AC current sensors save board space
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories has introduced the Si8500 family of low-loss, high-accuracy AC current sensors for a wide range of power applications. The Si8500 integrates the functional equivalent of a current transformer circuit into a 4 x 4 x 1-mm QFN package.
BGA test and burn-in socket handles up to 961 leads
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A 0.8-mm pitch Type IV open top BGA test and burn-in socket family from 3M Electronic Solutions Division handles up to 961 leads.
Carbon Design Systems Offers Free Tenison Migration Program
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Carbon Design Systems has announced a program to offer customers of Tenison Design Automation's VTOC products an easy migration path to Carbon's family of model generation solutions.
Charging IC combines main battery switch, charging circuits
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ON Semiconductor has introduced the NUS3116, an integrated charging and power switching circuit for portable handheld electronic devices.
NAND controllers target mobile storage applications
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SST's ATA flash disk controller (SST55VD020) and CompactFlash card controller (SST55LC200) target space-constrained mobile storage applications such as music players, portable media players and camcorders.
Programmable gain amplifier delivers 0.03 percent gain accuracy
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Targeting industrial and instrumentation markets, National Semiconductor's high-precision LMP8100A programmable gain amplifier provides 0.03 percent gain accuracy across the full industrial temperature range.
High-efficiency 7W buck LED driver comes in TSOT-23 package
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The CAT4201 buck converter drives white LED strings up to 21 V, regulates current up to 350 mA, and eliminates the need for dedicated heat sink with up to 94 percent efficiency
Carbon nanotubes aim for cheap, durable touch screens
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Unidym is developing touch-panel displays with Touch Panel Laboratories (Tokyo) to enable more durable screens for Nintendo, as well as for tougher, cheaper solar panels and LCDs.
Denon launches new AV Receivers featuring HDMI v.1.3a and Deep Color
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Denon Electronics has announced a brand new lineup of thirteen completely re-designed advanced A/V receivers. The company's new line features leading-edge technologies such as HDMI 1.3a capability with support for Deep Color, advanced networking, WifFi, and specially designed custom integration features.
Mitsui and Nano Proprietary extend Carbon Nanotube license
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Nano-Proprietary, Inc., through its subsidiary, Applied Nanotech, Inc., has announced that Japan based Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has extended its exclusive option to extend royalty bearing licenses on behalf of Nano-Proprietary to companies headquartered in Japan which will allow the use of NPI's carbon cold cathode intellectual property for the manufacture of lighting devices.
Passives: New resistors pack more power
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While resistors come in many flavors, the two most commonly used for power applications are metal film and wirewound.
Wisair rolls single chip for delayed USB wireless specification
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A startup is announcing a single-chip device for wireless USB interconnects at a time when the standard continues to face delays coming to market.
Simulator targets SoCs for handheld devices
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A simulator developed by the University of Southampton whose roots go back to research collaboration with another U.K. University, Newcastle, into developing interconnection technologies for multiprocessor SoCs, has been made available for download and is said to pave the way for more competitive handheld computing devices.
Accellera Elects new Board of Directors
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Accellera elcts Board of Directors for 2007/8
Bi-level edgecard connectors meet high-temperature requirements
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Sullins Electronics has introduced bi-level edgecard connectors with staggered, dip solder contacts for high-temperature applications.
Current limit switch protects portable devices
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The SP619 current limit switch from Sipex provides fault protection in a variety of applications including portable devices and distributed power systems.
10-GHz socket handles 1.0-mm pitch BGA packages
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Ironwood Electronics has introduced a 10-GHz BGA socket for 1.0-mm pitch BGA devices.
Supervisory circuit eliminates external devices
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The AS1923 quad voltage microprocessor supervisory IC from austriamicrosystems monitors up to four system supply voltages without the need for external components.
Rectifiers achieve 300-V rating
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
Diodes Inc. has introduced three 300-V Super Barrier Rectifiers (SBR) that surpass the industry-wide Schottky reverse voltage limitation of 250 V.
Voltage translator guarantees performance down to 1.1 V
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has rolled out a single-bit, bi-directional voltage translator with guaranteed operation from 1.1 V to 3.6 V for ultra-portable applications.
AMD tips low-power x86 core, eight-core CPU
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Advanced Micro Devices disclosed plans for an eight-core server processor, a new low power x86 core and more details of its Fusion processors all slated for 2009.
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