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SOTWARE TOOLS - UDE 2.6 plug-in provides cross debugger for Eclipse
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
A plug-in that enables a separate debug perspective for Eclipse-based platforms is now provided free with the Universal Debug Engine (UDE) 2.6 from pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme.
National Instruments touts FPGA capabilities for distributed I/O
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National Instruments announced new field-programmable gate array capabilities for the NI 9144 expansion chassis.
TI power management controls Xilinx FPGA eval kit
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Xilinx announced that Texas Instruments Fusion Digital Power controllers are being applied in Xilinx's Virtex-6 ML605 field programmable gate array (FPGA) evaluation kit.
Lattice offers evaluation platform for touch-screen LCD video
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Lattice Semiconductor announces LCD-Pro, an advanced FPGA-based LCD video imaging and control solutions platform.
Analog Devices : Precision op amp claims lowest offset and drift
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Analog Devices has introduced a compact, 36-V precision JFET-input operational amplifier with claims the industry’s lowest noise and distortion over the widest temperature range.
Pulse : Power inductors have tight DCR tolerance
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Pulse introduces the PG0871NL and PG0702NL series of round-wire coil surface mount power inductors.
Dolphin Integration eases evaluation of embedded memories in-SoC area
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EDA and IP company Dolphin Integration SA (Meylan, France) has introduced the Logos standard as an alternative to the traditional memory evaluation process based on compiler outputs.
Precision JFET-input op amp claims best-in-class signal acquisition and fast settling times
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8/28/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has introduced a compact, 36-volt precision JFET-input (junction field-effect transistor input) operational amplifier (op amp) that claims to offer the industry's lowest noise and distortion over the widest temperature range.
Newsbits: Broadband flood, iPhone in China
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8/28/2009   Post a comment
Two separate signs of growth in communications hit today as the U.S. government reported it received nearly 2,200 applications requesting nearly $28 billion in stimulus funding for proposed broadband projects and Apple struck a deal with China Unicom to sell the iPhone in China.
SST : 2.4 GHz WLAN power amplifier with ultra-high linear output power
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SST Communications has doubled the output power of its 2.4 GHz WLAN power amplifier (PA) offering with the SST12CP11.
Murata : LC filter array improves receiving sensitivity
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Murata’s latest addition to its NFA18SL series of EMIFIL LC arrays, the NFA18SL 227V1A45, has improved electrical performance with deeper insertion loss characteristics at high frequency, compared to the rest of the NFA18SL range.
Tensilica ConnX D2 DSP engine balances performance, size and programmability
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The new highly efficient ConnX D2 core from Tensilica represents a major push by the company into broader communcications processing applications it comes well armed as far as new architectures go, with full C compiler support, including intrinsics for TI's C6x and ITU code.
Synchronisation solution for wireless backhaul platform enables smooth mobile network migration to all-IP
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Harris Stratex Networks has introduced a synchronisation feature for its Eclipse™ Packet Node high-speed IP wireless backhaul platform, that enables operators to cross the 'sync divide' by providing a key component for the efficient migration of existing TDM infrastructure to an all-IP transport network.
Wideband LNAs support high dynamic range applications from 1 to 36 GHz
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8/28/2009   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced four GaAs pHEMT/HEMT MMIC low noise amplifiers (LNAs) which are ideal for microwave and millimeterwave radio, VSAT, military/space, test instrumentation and sensor applications from 1 to 36 GHz.
PCB-mounting coaxial rotary joint claims industry first
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8/28/2009   Post a comment
Link Microtek's Engineering Division has introduced what is believed to be the industry's first commercially available PCB-mounting coaxial rotary joint.
HSL to provide femtocells directly to mobile users
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HSL (Hay Systems Ltd), a provider of mobile infrastructure, is making their HSL 2.75G Femtocell available directly from the company to mobile users around the world to improve mobile service availability for 2G and 3G mobile users.
Quad Sink/Source Current DAC offers low-cost solution for power-supply adjustments and tracking
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a low-cost, quad sink/source current DAC with tracking control.
Murata acquires Panasonic Electronic Devices' MLCC business
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Murata Manufacturing Company has purchased the multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) business from Panasonic Electronic Devices (PED).
SMT LNAs support high dynamic range applications from 2 to 28 GHz
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Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced three SMT packaged GaAs pHEMT/HEMT MMIC Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) which are ideal for microwave radio, VSAT, military/space, sensors and test instrumentation applications from 2 to 28 GHz.
Ethernet no threat to FlexRay, NXP says
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Recent discussions to establish Ethernet in automotive applications are no threat to the position of FlexRay as the data transmission technology of choice for safety critical applications, believes NXP as one of the founding members of the FlexRay Consortium.
Fluke Networks completes acquisition of AirMagnet
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Fluke Networks, involved in network installation, certification, testing, monitoring and analysis, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of AirMagnet, a provider of performance, security and compliance solutions for wireless LANs.
WCDMA/HSPA family of power amplifiers simplify 3G mobile device design
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ANADIGICS has launched a family of WCDMA/HSPA power amplifiers (PAs) that incorporate daisy-chainable RF power couplers enabling simplified design of 3G handsets, data cards, modems and other types of UMTS subscriber devices.
Developing and emerging market communications service providers are outperforming says new TM forum report
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In a new Insights Business Intelligence Report, "Winning in a Shrinking World: Seizing the Opportunities," TM Forum has revealed that Communications Service Providers (CSPs) that have implemented cost reduction measures early are now producing positive revenue growth.
Daimler, Bosch extend short-time working
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
Despite the silver linings industry pundits currently are painting at the horizon, slow demand persists in many areas of the automotive industry. In this week OEM Daimler and tier one Bosch announced to extend their short-time working schemes.
Arasan adds MIPI to IP stable
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Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. has released its MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) High Speed Synchronous Interface (HSI) controller IP and software stack.
Altium sponsors the World Skills Competition 2009
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Altium Designer has been chosen as the electronics design solution for the WorldSkills Competition's electronics category.
Taray appoints Bernie Aronson to Board of Directors
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Taray, Inc., a supplier of electronic design automation for design of FPGA-based systems, announced it has made a key addition to its board of directors with the appointment of Bernie Aronson, an industry veteran in semiconductors and electronic design automation.
Dual-band front end IC for WiFi increases performance in mobile electronics
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ANADIGICS has launched a high power, dual-band front end integrated circuit (FEIC) designed to address the growing demand for WiFi capability in size-constrained mobile electronics, the AWL9966.
HSI Controller IP and Software Stack offer flexibilty in mobile SoC designs
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Arasan Chip Systems has released its MIPI® High Speed Synchronous Interface (HSI) Controller IP and Software Stack.
Small engines get greener
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8/26/2009   7 comments
Emissions from small gasoline engines could be reduced using a new analog chip that Freescale Semiconductor introduced at a technology forum in Shenzhen, China.
Maxim : 125-nA supervisory circuits extend battery life
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8/26/2009   Post a comment
Maxim introduces the MAX16056- MAX16059, ultra low-power microprocessor supervisory circuits that monitor a single system supply voltage.
Tensilica : DSP engine runs virtually any C program
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Tensilica has introduced the high-performance, small, low-power ConnX D2 16-bit dual-MAC (Multiply Accumulator) DSP engine for its proven Xtensa LX dataplane processor cores for SOC (System-on-Chip) designs.
Optrex : Touch switches use capacitive technology
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8/26/2009   Post a comment
In addition to resistive touch screens, Optrex now also offers capacitive touch switch solutions. The capacitive touch switch technology eliminates air gaps and reduces the number of layers.
MIPS adds high def, ALi to its Android push
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8/26/2009   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies took small steps forward on its journey to bring the Google Android operating system to consumer electronics devices, demonstrating a high def Android system and adding Taiwan's Ali Corp. to its list of partners.
Competitor Cross Reference tool reduces time to find crystal and oscillator inventory
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8/26/2009   Post a comment
In response to the scores of customer requests to enhance the initial release, Ecliptek Corporation has further streamlined their Competitor Cross Reference tool, giving users the ability to rapidly identify alternative crystal and oscillator products that are in stock.
Fixed-ratio IBC offers optimized performance, efficiency and cost
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Emerson Network Power has expanded its intermediate bus converter (IBC) portfolio with the addition of its AED/ALD13B50 12 V sixteenth brick open-loop bus converter.
MI Technologies strengthens European presence
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MI Technologies, a global supplier of RF and Microwave antenna test and measurement products, systems and services, has announced a significant step towards strengthening its European reach with the addition of a new facility near London.
Wideband stacked log periodic antenna covers 700 MHz to 10.5 GHz
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8/26/2009   Post a comment
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has added a wideband, high gain stacked log periodic antenna to its family of high quality test accessories, designated Model ATS700M11G.
Camden : Power fuses conform with IEC 60269
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8/26/2009   Post a comment
The CamdenBoss Powerfuse range includes aR semiconductor fuses in 8.5 x 31.5 mm and 10 x 38 mm sizes, aM motor circuit protection fuses in 8.5 x 31.5 mm sizes and gG general fuses in 8.5 x 31.5 mm and 10 x 38 mm sizes.
Renesas : SuperH MCUs are intended for visualisation and GUI
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Renesas has announced the latest members of its SuperH line-up, built around the industry benchmark SH-2A core with its superb realtime processing capability.
Via calls for 802.11n patent pool
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Via Licensing Corp. issued a call for 802.11n patents in an effort to create a patent pool for the IEEE standard now in a near-final status.
Report: PCs on slow road to high definition
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8/25/2009   1 comment
Blu-Ray drives will not supplant DVD drives as the main optical storage device on personal computers until sometime after 2013, according to a new report from iSuppli Corp.
INSTANTIS launches pioneering solution for green enterprise management
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
Instantis announces the availability of EnterpriseTrack Green Edition.
Chip supports realtime accident data recording
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Automotive OEMs, accident researchers and insurance companies increasingly are interested in an equipment component for cars which in aircraft has been established as standard equipment already for a long time: A drive recorder. This 'black box' could record accident data in realtime, shedding light on the cause of an accident.
IDT : Embedded clocks are SMBus programmable
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
IDT announces a family of clocks for embedded applications or any computing system that is hidden from view and runs a real-time operating system.
Fairchild : 600-V MOSFETs have low figure of merit
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) brings designers of power supplies, lighting, display and industrial applications a new generation of 600-V Super-Junction MOSFETs -SupreMOS.
New generation of Super-Junction MOSFETs is unveiled
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has released a new generation of 600 V Super-Junction MOSFETs - SupreMOS suitable for designers of power supplies, lighting, display and industrial applications
First market-ready handheld Plaszma platform features Wolfson's integrated audio and power management solution
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
Applications processor vendor, ZiiLABS has selected Wolfson Microelectronics' WM8350 Stereo CODEC with Integrated Power Management for inclusion on both its ZMS-05 System Module for embedded devices and its Zii EGG StemCell Computer, the first market-ready handheld Plaszma platform.
TI's 15W Class D audio amp integrates EMI suppression
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, Texas) has introduced a 15W Class-D audio amplifier for driving bridged-tied stereo speakers with integrated electromagnetic interference suppression.
Low-power supervisors feature capacitor-adjustable reset and watchdog timeouts
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced ultra-low-power microprocessor supervisory circuits that monitor a single system supply voltage and consume 125 nA supply current to extend battery life in power-sensitive applications.
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