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InFocus sues 3M for patent infringement
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8/31/2004   Post a comment
InFocus Corp. (Wilsonville, Ore.) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against 3M Company (Minneapolis) in the United States District Court in Oregon, claiming 3M is infringing on its front projector technology patent US 6,424,097 B1.
5-GHz power amp module targets next wave WLAN systems
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8/31/2004   Post a comment
A recent unveiling by SiGe Semiconductor of a 5 GHz power amplifier module is sure to be a success for access points, PCMCIA cards, laptop computers and other client devices that are compliant with the 802.11a WLAN standard.
Multirate VCSEL driver focuses on optical modules for Ethernet, Fibre-channel apps
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Maxim introduces the MAX3795 +3.3V, multirate common-cathode VCSEL driver with automatic power control. It operates from 1Gbps up to 4.25Gbps and can be used in Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and OC-48 modules for short-reach applications.
RF detector accurately detects RF signals up to 3GHz
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Linear Technology introduces a high performance logarithmic type RF detector, the LT5534, that can accurately detect RF signals up to 3GHz. It is designed for cellular basestation receivers and transmitters, and other high performance transceivers.
WiMAX and the last mile potential for wireless broadband
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8/31/2004   Post a comment
Fujitsu gives its views on the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) standard. It is with the WiMAX standard that system vendors can create many different types of WiMAX-based products, including various configurations of base stations and customer premise equipment.
NI launches next-gen multi-function data-acq plug-ins
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Offering no less than 20 new products, all introduced in a family at the same time, National Instruments is rolling out what it bills as the next generation of multi-function DAQ products. Significantly, they use the company's newly designed NI-STC 2 system controller chip and a new NI-PGIA 2 monolithic amplifier chip.
At Your Own Trace
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Training sessions combine conference calls with hands on labs and instructionals.
Pentium M-based cPCI board works in harsh embedded environments
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Pentium-M microprocessors are proliferating! Here's another example, this time in an SBC format from MEN Micro. It's new SBC comes in an operational range suitable for industrial applications. The plug-in is a single-slot 32-bit CompactPCI system controller whose CPU clocks at frequencies up to 1.8 GHz.
The Rocket Has Left The Building
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Industry's first FPGAs with production-quality transceivers at speeds above 3.7 Gbps.
At The 90 Yard Line, Pass or Punt
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Many go into production with FPGAs on board. But, many look for a lower cost high volume solution. Here's one.
The Right Tools for the Right Jobs
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New Suite of Tools is Setting Standards Everyone Wants to Be a Part of.
Flagship Tool Suite for Electrical Systems Design Is Focus of FPGA Makers
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When industry leaders make significant announcements, everyone wants to get on the bandwagon.
Soft Error Issues Become Sources of Increased Concern
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It is wise to know the enemy. Soft errors are that special class of enemy that can cause perfectly functioning devices to go astray.
NAND Flash Begins Chipping Awaw at NOR Flash Foothold
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NAND Flash has distinct advantages over NOR, but, also carries with it some issues.
In Silicon We Trust
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For the most part, we all trust in the reliability of our semiconductor devices. This book addresses the soft error issues that can corrupt systems that otherwise function perfectly.
RapidFabric multicast and data streaming specs get the nod
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RapidIO is gaining steam. The RapidIO Trade Association just announced the approval of two new additions to the family of specs known as the RapidFabric extensions. These specs add some nifty features to the RapidIO architecture.
Servered The Way You Like It
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New standards are addressing the server memory issues which presently may be bottlenecking your attainable performance.
On The Cusp
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One thing you can bet on with a reasonable level of confidence. That is that communications will not go away. Our societies and planet are 'wired', physically, or wirelessly.
NOR Shall We Flash
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Are the days numbered for NOR Flash architectures? I think they will always be around, but, NAND Flash is making inroads at eliminating NOR altogether in som applications.
RF design and simulation products support wireless system development
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The MathWorks announces the availability of the RF Blockset and the RF Toolbox, two new products that help expand the scope of model-based design for signal processing and communications engineering applications.
HP to help customers finance enterprise purchases
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Hewlett-Packard Co. has announced a financing program enabling companies to obtain hardware and software at low lease rates or deferred payments until January 2005.
CMOS Transceiver reduced sized, power meets needs of new cell phones
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Berkna Wireless offers a new family of single-chip CMOS transceivers with the industry's best combination of performance, power and integration of any quad-band GSM/GPRS Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit. The BKW9000 transceivers feature a excellent receiver performance across all four bands with a sensitivity as low as -110 dBm while consuming approximately 90 mA current.
Precision voltage reference helps applications eliminate effects of initial accuracy change
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Intersil announces the 1.25 V and 2.5 V power precision voltage references. The design can operate continuously biased so battery powered data acquisition circuits that normally disable the reference between conversions, can now provide high accuracy.
Detector Switches - for automotive applications
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With the SPVQ series, ALPS Electric offers a range of IEC IP67 conform dust and water-proof detector switches for automotive applications or in wet environments
DSP-based fiber optic gyro comes in two configurations
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KVH Industries, Inc.'s new DSP-4000 series fiber optic gyro (FOG) comes in both single- and dual-axis configurations. They are specifically designed to provide the military with a high-performance, low-cost successor to mechanical gyros, according to KVH.
Universal Single LNB - with low power consumption of 80mA
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With the Universal Single LNB (Low Noise Block-Converter) BSTE8-700 Series ALPS Electric offers a Low Noise Convertor series for analog and digital satellite signals
Step-Up DC-DC Converter - for driving white backlight LEDs
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Torex Semiconductor introduced the XC9116 series, a fixed frequency, constant current, step-up DC-DC converter that is ideal for driving the white LEDs used in LCD backlighting applications
Memec to distribute PLX's PCI, PCI-X products
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PLX Technology Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) and Memec Unique, a division of the Memec Group (San Diego) have announced a distribution agreement for PLX's lines of advanced PCI and PCI-X bridging silicon.
Electrolytic Capacitors - ideal for PSU applications
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Samwha Electric UK has introduced an ultra-low-profile series of high voltage electrolytic capacitors, offering a wide operating temperature range
DC/DC buck regulators
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The SP7650 is a 3-A DC/DC buck regulator aimed specifically at DSL modem and cable modem designs.
-48 V diode-OR controller saves power
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Linear Technology's LTC4354 is a -48 volt diode-OR controller chip for high availability systems. It meets the requirements of the AdvancedTCA telecom spec. With the LTC4354, users control two external N-channel MOSFETs in the redundant supply paths instead of traditional OR-ing diodes (which have a higher voltage drop) to dramatically improve efficiency and eliminate bulky heat sinks. The IC is available in a 2-by-3 mm DFN package.
Fast POLs meet VRM10 specs
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Artesyn Technology's new VRM10 series of point-of-load (POL) DC/DC converters, for meeting the core requirements of latest-generation processors and fast switching logic, offer up to 85 amps at 1.4 volts and a raw transient response of up to 930 amps/microsecond. The open-frame, single-board series includes the VRM10-80-12-P, with a maximum continuous current rating of 80 amps, and a load-line impedance of 1.24 milliohms (maintaining load regulation to 1.24 mV/A) for Pentium 4 processors. The VR
Custom-colored mod jacks prevent mismating
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8/27/2004   Post a comment
Because mismating has become a growing challenge for many industries, Molex Inc. now offers its modular jack line in five new colors — orange, green, blue, gray and yellow — in addition to the standard black option. The company says by matching the color of the mod jack to the cable assembly it can prevent mismating and increase design flexibility.
Samtec expands design guide
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Samtec Inc. has expanded its Sudden Circuits Design Guide with detailed information on "Signal Integrity at any Distance". This includes capabilities for in-house design, analysis, and manufacturing of high-speed connectors, circuits, and subsystems and integrated services for the selection, development, simulation, and testing of high-speed systems.
Will the real offset voltage please stand up
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8/27/2004   Post a comment
Input offsets are composed of a lot more than the initial offset specified on the data sheet. There's also a drift with temperature, a drift with supply voltage, and more. How seriously should you take them? It depends on whether you are building toys or airplanes, says Bill Klein.
Ceramic Chip Capacitors - ultra-small surface mount devices
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NIC Components Europe has introduced a family of high-voltage ceramic chip X2/Y3 safety capacitors
VME Development System - for mission-critical COTS applications
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Thales Computers has announced a unique integrated PowerPC 750FX-based VME system designed for rapid and easy system development and evaluation
Genesis Microchip adds licensees for disputed patent
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Genesis Microchip Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has granted licenses to Tovis Co. Ltd. and Hyundai ImageQuest Co. Ltd. to license its U.S. Patent No. 5,739,867, enabling both companies to import liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors into the U.S. that use Genesis' upscaling technology.
Freescale reportedly to increase Taiwan outsourcing
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151 Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (Austin, Tx.) said Friday it would sub-contract more manufacturing to Taiwan companies and maintain its capital spending ratio, according to a Reuters report.
Rotary Potentiometer - for extended mechanical life applications
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Piher announced the addition to their portfolio of the PT-15 Xtra long life, designed to satisfy the growing demand for extended mechanical life applications
Embedded GPS Design - a hardware and software platform
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RF Solutions has introduced a GPS evaluation board to provide a hardware and software development platform for embedded applications that use the company's GPS receiver modules
Male And Female Headers - double-row, high precision, low profile
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8/27/2004   Post a comment
Fischer Elektronik offer an extended range of double-row precision male and female headers with a low profile, grid spacing of 2.54 mm
LEDs für Auto-Scheinwerfer im Kommen
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Vor rund hundert Jahren löste die Glühlampe bei der Außenbeleuchtung von Fahrzeugen Kerzen und Öllampen ab. Jetzt sind ihre Tage gezählt: Vielleicht schon im kommenden Jahrzehnt wird eine neue LED-Klasse in Auto-Scheinwerfern für nächtliche Weitsicht sorgen.
Compact RF power amp provides leading edge power efficiency
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8/27/2004   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor lets loose wit the RMPA0965, an RF power amplifier optimized for CDMA2000-1X applications in the 824-849 MHz frequency band for today's rapidly evolving handset requirements.
Transceiver uses direct conversion to minimize external parts count, power consumption
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8/27/2004   Post a comment
The uw2451 is a fully integrated single-chip transceiver specifically designed for IEEE802.11b/g WLANs applications. It offers the best sensitivity and dynamic range in Class.
Samsung to license disputed patents from Genesis Microchip
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8/26/2004   Post a comment
Genesis Microchip Inc. (Alviso, Calif.) has entered a licensing agreement with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Korea), under which Samsung will receive a license to the Genesis patents that were the subject of Genesis's litigation in the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
High availability systems save power, space with this diode-OR controller
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8/26/2004   Post a comment
The Linear Technology LTC4354 -48V diode-OR controller supports high availability systems and dramatically improves efficiency and eliminates bulky heat sinks with its design that controls external N-channel MOSFETs for the redundant supply paths instead of traditional ORing diodes.
Clock generator is dead-on for xDSL equipment needing low-jitter outputs
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8/26/2004   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX9486 clock generator with an 8kHz reference-clock input. The 9486 is a timing solution for ADSL/VDSL central-office line cards and telecom network systems.
Op amp with unity-gain stability and low noise zips along at 1GHz
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8/26/2004   Post a comment
The Analog Devices AD8045 operational amplifier combines a voltage-feedback architecture, unity-gain stability, and a pin-out optimized for high-performance systems. Not bad, but there's more. It provides 1-GHz speed, low noise, and low distortion as well. It makes the op amp a good fit for medical instrumentation, ATE, and data-acquisition systems.
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