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4-Gbyte embedded storage device to replace micro hard drives
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
SanDisk Corp.'s iNAND is a small, high-speed NAND flash storage device that the company is touting as an alternative to micro hard drives in mobile applications.
Renesas builds capacitorless twin-transistor RAM for embedded SoCs
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In a development that could have significant impact of a wide range of memory-intensive embedded System-on-Chip designs, Renesas Technology Corp. today announced that it has built a high-density capacitorless twin-transistor RAM (TTRAM) that achieves both high-speed operation and low power consumption.
1500-watt industrial supplies carry 5-year warranty
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
Suited for high-power, high-reliability designs, Lambda's HWS1500 series of AC/DC fan-cooled single-output supplies, for industrial equipment and like applications, comes with a five-year warranty. These rack-mount units are available in four versions, with nominal outputs at 12, 15, 24 and 48 volts.
Active OR-ing hot-swap IC is also programmable
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Summit Microelectronics touts its SMH4814 as the industry's first programmable dual-feed active OR-ing hot-swap controller. The SMH4814 device can monitor and control two independent -48 volt feeds, allowing for redundant power supply control.
Focus targets video distribution with UWB chip set
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Focus Enhancements Inc., a video production and conversion technology developer, said it has received first silicon for its 880-Mbps ultrawideband chip.
Quartz device maker Epsom Toyocom launches operations
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Epson Toyocom Corp., formed through the integration of the quartz device business of Seiko Epson Corp. (Epson) and Toyo Communication Equipment Co., Ltd. (Toyocom), will begin operations on Oct. 1, aiming to be the largest global supplier of quartz crystals and oscillators.
Pushbutton switches meet RoHS requirements
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Constructed with heat-resistant material, the new LP01 series of pushbutton switches from NKK Switches can withstand lead-free soldering.
FPC connector features locking mechanism
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A new vertical ZIF-style FPC connector from SMK Electronics features a flip-lock mechanism to secure the flex circuit, which ensures greater stability and reliability, said the company.
Small TFT-LCD targets industrial apps
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In response to increasing demand for more cost-efficient UA-SFT-based LCDs for industrial applications, NEC Electronics America, Inc. has introduced a new 8.4-inch (21-centimeters-diagonal) video graphics array (VGA), amorphous silicon, thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT LCD) module.
Hynix unveils roadmap for 70-nm NAND flash
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Korean chip maker Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has disclosed an aggressive product roadmap to mass produce NAND-based flash memory.
300-watt AC/DCs serve compact robotics
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MicroPower Direct's HF300W-SC series of AC/DC supplies, in a compact 8.5-by-4.5-by-1.96 inch enclosure, delivers up to 300 watts for machine/process control systems, industrial robotics, and datacom and telecom applications. These switchers include power factor correction to over 0.98 and robust filtering.
Sony, SanDisk push micro Memory Stick
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SanDisk and Sony Corporation have launched a jointly developed Memory Stick card dubbed the Micro, and are targeting the removable flash storage recording format at the mobile phones sector.
Radiocrafts’ Zigbee-Ready RF Module comes with serial port profile & I/O mapping
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Radiocrafts AS has expanded its product line with a compact Zigbee™-ready module with embedded Serial Port Profile and I/O mapping (SPPIO™) software. The RC2200AT-SPPIO is a complete off-the-shelf Zigbee-ready module with a fully embedded application profile and mesh networking protocol stack supporting Full Function Device (FFD) and Reduced Function Device (RFD) operation.
knitter-switch SMT Tact Switches are micro-miniature and RoHS compliant
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
knitter-switch announces a series of micro-miniature tact switches designed for a variety of applications in industrial automation where an ultra-small, rugged and waterproof switch is required. Called the TMSE series, the switches are RoHS compliant, washable (comparable to a IP65 rating) and feature a long mechanical life (100 000 cycles).
Digital power control platform is flexible, reconfigurable initially targeting military test
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Elgar Electronics announces ReFlex Power (RFP) for military automated test. It uses digital control and power technologies in a dense, modular, programmable power system.
Comparator draws zero current
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Micrel Inc. claims this precision micro-power battery monitor/comparator with an on-chip 2.55-V reference voltage source features an extremely low supply current and draws virtually zero current from a battery or monitored voltage source.
Interface chip adds safety features to industrial automation systems
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ZMD AG has introduced the SAP5 universal actuator-sensor interface (AS-i) chip that is designed to provide industrial automation systems with safety features.
USB peripheral controller features 26-MHz SPI interface
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The newest USB controller from Maxim Integrated Products dubbed the MAX3420E is designed with a 26-MHz serial peripheral interface (SPI) and integrates the digital and analog circuitry needed to implement a full-speed USB peripheral interface compliant to the USB specification 2.0.
PoE controller sources three operating extras
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9/29/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' MAX5945 is a quad power-sourcing-equipment (PSE) controller for power-over-Ethernet (PoE) with extra flexibility. In addition to providing the PSE's usual discovery, classification, current limit, and DC and AC load disconnect detection functions for a powered device (PD), the fully compliant IEEE802.3af controller provides three features not available from competing devices, according to the company.
Green Hills MULTI IDE supports both VxWorks 5 and 6
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Keeping the pressure on Wind River in the device software optimization segment of the embedded market, Green Hills Software is now offering something that the latter does not: a single development environment for both versions 5 and 6 of its VxWorks RTOS.
Yogitech offering mixed-signal verification kit
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Yogitech introduced an integrated, automated verification component kit that the company claims that goes beyond the limits of traditional mixed-signal verification solutions to drastically reduce verification time and increase quality.
High-speed backplane connector platform adds mezzanine versions
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Providing more board-stacking options, FCI has expanded its AirMax VS shieldless high-speed backplane connector family with the development of mezzanine connectors.
14-bit A/D targets wideband apps
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Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) said this 14-bit, 170 megasample/second analog-to-digital converter features unmatched dynamic performance.
Low-cost data-acq modules leverage USB 2.0
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9/29/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of two low-cost USB 2.0 multi-function data acquisition devices. These low-noise modules are powered by the 12-Mbit/s USB bus and convert at 10-ksample/s and 48-ksample/s speeds.
3.2 MP sensor brings high-end digital photos to mainstream handsets
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Marking a new step in making high-end digital photography available to more mobile devices, OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has launched its new OV3630, a high performance 3.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor for digital still image and video/still camera products. Incorporating the company's new 2.2 micron OmniPixel2 technology, the new imager, with a lens format of 1/3.2 inches, enables a very compact auto focus and zoom camera module size, making it possible to bring 3-megapixel camera phones into t
microBGA prototyping adapter simplifies device test
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Ironwood Electronics offers a new prototyping adapter for 0.5-mm pitch, 84-position, microBGA (μBGA) ICs. The new PA-BGA84C-P-Z-01 adapter is a part of the company's new high-performance product line that allows for quick prototyping of μBGA packaged ICs without complicated circuit board design.
ARM MCU based modules offer integrated Ethernet networking functionality
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Digi International’s ConnectCore embedded core modular products based on NetSilicon’s ARM7 and ARM9 processor cores, enable users to easily design in main processing functionality with fully integrated Ethernet networking capabilities.
iSuppli boosts LCD-TV shipment forecast
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and material suppliers, market research firm iSuppli Corp. has raised its forecast for LCD-TV shipments, citing declining prices, rising consumer acceptance and increasingly efficient panel production.
Half-sized desktop supply delivers 120 watts
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XP Power says its AML120 desktop supply, at 120 watts, is half the size of most competing AC/DC products. The supply measures just 6.58-by-2.56-by-1.46 inches.
Celestial licenses LSI Logic DSP
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Chinese chip company Celestial Semiconductor Inc., a company focusing on developing integrated circuits to implement the Chinese AVS multimedia standard, has licensed the ZSP400 digital signal processor (DSP) core and ZSP Audio Platform from LSI Logic Corp.
Software eases Bluetooth cell phone-to-PC connectivity
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Broadcom's BLINK software makes connectivity easier by providing users with a graphical representation of their cellular phones on their desktop or notebook PC screens.
Power management IC oversees add-on modules
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Atmel promotes its AT73C211 as the first power management IC for handset add-on modules. "Our AT73C211 is a first in its market," said Michele Casetta, marketing manager for the Power Management and Audio Analog Companion PMAAC Product Line. "The integration of various power supply channels and an ultra-low-power backup supply channel with a power controller circuit for startup and shutdown makes it an ideal companion for every application where power consumption, cost and space are key."
PSE controller has unique fit for PoE apps
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Maxim offers a quad IEEE802.3af-compliant power-sourcing-equipment (PSE) controller for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).
Fax modems cut board space and external components in half
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Silicon Labs' Si2417 and Si2435 fax ISOmodem embedded modems are the industry's smallest footprint fax modems.
Wirewound resistors suit industrial applications
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Stackpole Electronics, Inc. has introduced a line of ceramic-housed, commercial-grade wirewound resistors with unique spade lead, PC-board mountable terminations. Standing high off the PC-board, these new PCB series resistors eliminate temperature concerns typically associated with power resistors.
Higher resolution 3.2MP image sensor targets camera phones
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Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) has expanded its Dynastron complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor product line with the addition of a new 3.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor chip, aimed at high-end camera-enabled mobile handsets.
Quartz crystals designed for easy mounting
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Seiko Instruments offers four new quartz crystals that may be used with real-time clocks and timers or as a clock source for micro-computers. They can also be incorporated into cellular phones, PDAs, radio communication equipment, and other portable equipment.
Switches boast fast switching time
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Austriamicrosystems' first family of high performance analog switches are said to offer a 40 percent switching time improvement over competing devices, while maintaining low on-resistance flatness and channel matching.
Power inductor touts lowest DCR/μH for its size
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology's newest addition to its IHLP family of high-current inductors touts the lowest direct current resistance (DCR)/μH available in a 0.402 x 0.402-in. [10.2 x 10.2-mm] package with a low 0.157-in. [4.0-mm] height. The new IHLP-4040DZ-15 inductor features DCR values as low as 0.50 mΩ at 0.19μH.
PXI RF test modules go to 6-GHz
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Adding 6-GHz capability to provide seamless coverage of mobile device testing, test-and-measurement house Aeroflex is releasing two new PXI modules to its product line-up. They're for high-speed testing of RFICs and other devices for WLAN and WiMax.
Power IC eases portable management
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Dialog Semiconductor's DA9025 multi-block power management subsystem, which contains a buck converter providing up to 400 mA, four low dropout regulators and a supply for a real time clock, has the facility to handle the requirements of a typical lithium-ion powered handheld application (e.g., processor controlled system with memory and analog functionality such as data conversion and sensor interfacing).
CMOS logic family brings robust ESD protection to battery-powered devices
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With electro-static discharge (ESD) of 5kV, Philip Semiconductors’ newest CMOS logic family offers more than twice the ESD protection of competitive parts.
Do you want to simplify your transmit chain design?
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
In an effort to simplify the design process for its customers, TI takes a new approach with its TSW3000 demo platform that combines some of the company's most popular parts for a digital to RF transmit solution.
SanDisk targets 'gruvi' music card at mobiles
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Flash memory card maker SanDisk Corp. has linked with music publisher EMI to launch a music format dubbed ‘gruvi’ that the companies say could eventually replace CDs.
SoC boosts capacity in small form factor disk drives
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Agere Systems has introduced a storage SoC that gives 1-inch hard drives capacity of more than 12-gigabytes.
Digital Living launches certification logo program
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The Digital Living Network Alliance is kicking off its certification and logo program in an effort to assure consumers that devices they buy in the future will be able to work together.
Synchronous buck controller billed as the first in an SOT-23
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National Semiconductor says its synchronous buck controller, the LM1770, is the industry’s first in an SOT-23 package. It's designed to replace traditional switching regulators and LDOs in enterprise server and point-of-sale applications with a high-efficiency alternative that takes very little space. Its constant on-time control topology contributes to its space savings; no external compensating components are required.
PowerPC-equipped CompactPCI board runs embedded communications
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
If you're designing an embedded communications system or networking equipment, take a look at the connectivity and processing capabilities of this new cPCI Pentium-equipped single-board computer. It's suited as a control element for network routers and switches, storage subsystems, network appliances, and print and imaging devices.
1.3 MP imagers deliver higher resolution for camera phones
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Designed to replace existing 1/4-inch VGA image sensors and 1/4-inch VGA systems-on-a-chip (SoC) image sensors in camera phones, the newly launched suite of 1/4-inch optical format, 1.3-megapixel imaging solutions from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. allows mobile device manufacturers to upgrade their products with improved image quality at a higher resolution while maintaining the same optical format and form factor.
E-Power LEDs provide 700 mA version
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Para Light Corp. has added a 700-mA series to its popular EP4 family of 150 mA and 350 mA enhanced-power (E-Power) LEDs. Available in 3- and 5-watt versions, the new 700 mA series LEDs may be used in traffic signals and signage, flashlights, reading lights, as well as track, cabinet, emergency, security, entertainment industry and architectural lighting applications.
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