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Intel-compatible processors upgraded to operate up to 66 MHz
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8/31/2008   Post a comment
Innovasic Semiconductor's IA186EB and IA188EB embedded processors are form, fit, and function compatible with the original Intel 80C186EB, 80C188EB, 80L186EB, and 80L188EB 16-bit high-integration embedded processors.
WAGO expands compact slicing connector line
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8/31/2008   Post a comment
WAGO Corp. has expanded the 222 Series LEVER-NUTS compact splicing connector family with three components for multiple mounting and strain relief configurations.
High flex cables target demanding C-Track, robotic applications
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8/31/2008   Post a comment
Designed for demanding continuous flexing applications, Weidmuller's SAI High Flex cables include PUR/PVC cables and halogen free PUR/PUR cables that are rated for C-track applications, as well as weld slag-resistant PUR cables designed to endure the twisting motion of robotic applications.
2.5 MHz buck-boost regulators power portables
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8/30/2008   Post a comment
ADP2503 and ADP2504 tout seamless switching and the highest efficiency for portable consumer, medical, and industrial applications.
Supply chain conference: Delivering greater value in global environment
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Critical strategies for creating and delivering supply chain value will be the theme at the 2009 Supply-Chain World North America Conference & Exposition, March 16-19, in Houston, Texas.
Solarfun inks three-year supply deal with Q-Cells
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has signed a letter-of-intent for a three-year supply agreement with solar cell manufacturer Q-Cells International.
NanoGram partners with OTB for solar module pilot plant
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
NanoGram Corp. has selected OTB as one of its partners in building out the company's solar pilot plant currently under construction in Milpitas, California.
Compact buck-boost regulators support ultra-fast switching frequencies
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
One of the industry's smallest buck-boost regulators that is claimed to be the first to support switching frequencies at speeds up to 2.5 MHz has been introduced by Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI).
NXP's ARM microcontroller gets industrial development support
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
IAR Systems AB (Upsalla, Sweden), NXP BV and Micrium Inc. (Weston, Florida) have announced a reference design platform targeted at RTOS-based, ARM-powered embedded systems for industrial applications based on the LPC2468 ARM7microcontroller.
IP Thinking rolls full-featured Blackfin kit
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
The IPT Shark537 is a full featured hardware/software solution based on the Analog Devices Blackfin 537.
Upgraded dual-core processor delivers faster data transfer using less power
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Fabricated with a 65-nm process, Renesas' latest processor offers 1,920 MIPS performance and achieves 4.27-Gbytes/s data transfers, enabling improved car navigation systems.
Amplifiers provide bandwidth from 500-MHz to 1.5-GHz
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
CADEKA has introduced seven current feedback (CFB) and voltage feedback (VFB) high-speed amplifiers that the company says break the price-performance curve.
Audio DAC features advanced DSP, integrated speaker and headphone amps
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
AKM Semiconductor (AKM) has launched the AK4373, a 24-bit stereo DAC with advanced digital signal processing (DSP) and integrated speaker and headphone amplifiers.
Micropower linear regulator targets automotive, industrial apps
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LT3011, a high-voltage micropower, low dropout regulator that delivers up to 50 mA of continuous output current with a low dropout voltage of only 300 mV at full load.
VCO operates over 75- to 85-MHz frequency range
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Crystek Corp. has introduced the CVCO55FL-0075-0085 voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) that operates from 75 to 85 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 4.5 V.
Conformally-coated radial capacitors offered with tin/lead plating
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
AVX Corp. has developed a new series of conformally-coated, radial-leaded, multilayer capacitors with tin/lead plating, aimed at harsh environment applications in military and aerospace.
U.S. wind turbine market to reach $60.9 billion in 2013, says researcher
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
The U.S. market for wind turbine components and systems will be worth $60.9 billion in 2013, up from $7.9 billion in 2007. Texas leads the way in spending, exceeding $2.4 billion in 2007.
Rohm and Haas rolls photovoltaic products at solar energy conference
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
The Enlight photovoltaic suite of products from Rohm and Haas deliver improved solar cell processing by increasing cell efficiency and increasing manufacturing yields.
Atmel rolls out 1.8-V 8-Mbit serial flash
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
With a low-voltage operating range of 1.65V to 1.95V, Atmel's 8-Mbit serial flash operates at the same voltage range as many current and upcoming sub-90nm ASICs and processors/controllers, which allows system designers to finally create applications that can use a single supply voltage for all components in the system while also saving a significant amount of cost.
Aluminum electrolytic capacitors for industrial electronics
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
The new SMD aluminium electrolytic capacitors B41142 series from Epcos cover a capacitance range from 0.1 microF to 1500 microF and are designed for voltages from 4VDC to 100VDC.
Avago expands gate drive optocoupler line
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
These easy to install optocouplers from Avago Technologies offer advanced fault protection features to provide space and cost savings in industrial inverters and power management applications.
High efficiency 250 watt ac-dc power supplies meet medical safety demands
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
A new series of high efficiency 250 watt ac-dc power supplies has been launched by Emerson Network Power and feature both ITE and non-patient contact and non-patient critical medical safety approvals.
Smart metering gains traction, market researcher says
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
The installed base of smart electricity meters in Europe is growing at a rapid pace. According to Swedish market researcher Berg Insight, every year through 2013 about 15.6 percent new smart meters will add to the installed base.
Firms ready low-power mobile TV transmission station
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
UDcast SA, French provider of wireless IP broadcast solutions, and Channelot Ltd., Israeli manufacturer of low-power mobile TV and digital TV transmitters, have teamed to develop Channelot 100i, a DVB-T/H micro-transmission station with an embedded UDcast iSplicer local content distribution adapter.
Embedded timing module targets WiMAX, LTE, and PHS basestations
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
NDK has introduced its NCR-46 embedded timing module with an integrated GPS receiver that will automatically track and receive signals from GPS satellites.
ASA releases Version 6.01 for M1 scope tools
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
ASA Corp. has released Version 6.01 of its M1 oscilloscope tools software family with a PLL toolkit, designed to provide new views and measurements critical to understanding the behavior of PLLs in a system.
LeCroy debuts test platform for USB 3.0 development
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
LeCroy Corp. has claimed the industry's first protocol analyzer exerciser system for USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed USB) with the launch of its Voyager validation system.
Four-way terminal blocks eliminate the need for tools
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
BlockMaster Electronics Inc. has designed the DGSBID series of four-way terminal blocks to provide connectivity without the use of tools.
Environmental monitoring ICs deliver real-time power information
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Summit Microelectronics has introduced the SMM151/2/3 product family of environmental monitoring ICs that provide complete digital power supply monitoring and control functions, using an I2C interface.
5U AdvancedTCA chassis offers full redundancy
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Elma Electronic Inc. has upgraded its 5U AdvancedTCA chassis with full redundancy, giving the unit high availability features in a compact horizontal format.
Rugged socket designed for SiliconDrive II USB blades
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Samtec has introduced its SiliconBlade socket designed for use with the rugged ultra-small and high-performance SiliconDrive II USB blade, an alternative to SD and MMC cards.
Configurable video platform for LatticeECP2 FPGAs
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics and Exor/Sitek International have developed a flexible image-processing platform that includes boards and IP for the LatticeECP2 FPGA.
Mini-ITX SBC accelerates Intel processor deployment
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
ADI Engineering is offering the Ocracoke Island single board computer designed to allow OEMs to deploy the Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor immediately in a wide variety of applications.
Analysis: Shakeout looms in SSDs
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
The battle is heating up in solid-state drives (SSDs). An endless stream of companies are expanding or entering the SSD fray, leaving many to predict a shakeout in the arena.
Memscap reduces operating loss in first half
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Memscap SA, French provider of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), published a consolidated revenue of 7.9 million euros ($12.1 million) for the first half of 2008. This compares to a revenue of 7.3 million euros ($9.8 million) for the same period last year. In dollars, the year-over-year growth amounted to 24 percent.
NXP : HD radio solution optimizes in-car entertainment
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has developed a multi-standard radio IC dedicated to digital in car-reception together with iBiquity Digital Corp., the developer of digital HD Radio technology.
Allegro : Dc motor pre-driver IC controls high-current devices
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
The A4930 from Allegro MicroSystems is a single-phase brushless dc motor pre-driver IC designed to control high-current devices such as fans, blowers or pumps with supply voltages from 8 to 36 V.
Linear Technology : Step-down controller suits POL applications
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
The LTC3851, a wide input range synchronous step-down switching regulator controller, drives all N-channel power MOSFET stages and has coincident or ratiometric tracking.
FCI : USB+Power modules feature Latch-N-Lok assembly
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
FCI has expanded its offering of cable assembly devices with the USB+Power and Latch-N-Lok products.
Summit : Programmable environmental monitor enables green system designs
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Summit Microelectronics' SMM151/2/3 environmental monitoring products provide complete digital power supply monitoring and control functions, utilizing I2C for communication.
Over-voltage protectors claim smallest package size
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a family of 2 x 1.5-mm over-voltage protectors (OVPs) that protect low-voltage systems against faults up to 28 V.
Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx decoders added to Tensilica's codec library
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8/26/2008   1 comment
Tensilica adds Dolby Pro Logic II and Pro Logic IIx decoders to its Xtensa HiFi 2 audio engine codec library for home entertainment and automotive audio products.
WLED flash drivers deliver two interfaces for greater flexibility
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
AnalogicTech has expanded its high-current white LED (WLED) flash driver family with the introduction of two dual-channel boost converters.
MOSFETs offer high efficiency for synchronous dc/dc conversion
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Toshiba adds five dc/dc converter MOSFETs optimized for low on-resistance and fast switching for higher power efficiency computing, communications and electronics applications.
NXP expands automotive video line-up
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has launched its first Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) Q100 qualified video decoder, SAF7115, a video capture device suitable for high performance, in-car telematics platforms, including in-car video reception, in-car entertainment and in-car navigation.
Oerlikon Solar to create 350 jobs in Switzerland
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Oerlikon Solar, the solar subsidiary of Swiss Oerlikon technology group, announced its intention to create 350 jobs in Switzerland by the end of 2009. This follows the inauguration of a pilot line in Trübbach, Switzerland, for production of and research into the latest thin-film modules.
Clock generator eliminates input frequency selection pins
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Silego Technology is offering the SLG4421 low power, low jitter EMI reduction spread spectrum clock generator featuring FrequencyAware, a proprietary technology that automatically determines the input frequency.
HB LED drivers enable greener lighting products
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's 2MHz, high-brightness (HB) LED drivers with an integrated MOSFET and high-side current-sense circuitry reduce the size, complexity, and cost of solid-state lighting (SSL) designs, simplifying the implementation of green lighting technology.
TI addresses power consumption in digital LCD TVs
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
With the digital switchover spurring the growth of LCD TVs, Texas Instruments has launched two power management chips to help mitigate the increased power consumption that this transition from analog to digital TVs brings.
A hat-trick of op-amps
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced three operational amplifiers (op amps) with integrated electromagnetic interference (EMI) filters, designed to maintain the accuracy of analog systems by reducing the effects of radio frequency (RF) interference.
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