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PRODUCT HOW-TO: Quick Logic's PolarPro has designs on handheld devices
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9/29/2007   Post a comment
QuickLogic's PolarPro programmable platform is used to lower power and improve device interoperability in a handheld mobile device design.
Barantec names Switches Unlimited as a new distributor
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Barantec has named Switches Unlimited as a new distributor to sell its piezo switches, keypads, and custom interfaces.
Voltage references deliver high accuracy, low temp drift
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced a family of low-power voltage references that feature high accuracy and low temperature drift in a SC70-3 package.
PoE interface controllers eliminate external power supplies
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has launched two families of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) interface controllers for networked devices.
Mouser, Epson Electronics sign distribution agreement
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Electronic component distributor Mouser Electronics has signed a distribution agreement with Epson Electronics America (EEA), a supplier of semiconductor products that include integrated circuits, timing devices, and LCD controllers.
Power adapters meet CEC, Energy Star approvals
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Astrodyne's 15- to 63-watt desktop external switching power adapters -- the SPU16, SPU25 and SPU63 series -- meet CEC, Energy Star approvals.
Agilent Technologies Updates ADS
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Agilent announced availability of the Update 3 release of its Advanced Design System (ADS) high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA) product.
Analog switches deliver low on-resistance, low leakage
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has released five low-impedance, high-voltage analog switches with on-resistance as low as 10 ohms for audio, video, and data switching applications.
Panasonic signs on Digi-Key to sell RF modules
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Panasonic Industrial Company has signed Digi-Key Corp. as an authorized distributor for its latest in a line of RF modules.
Plexus earns FDA approval for Asian facility
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Contract manufacturer Plexus Corp. has announced that one of its Penang, Malaysia facilities has received approval from the FDA to manufacture class III finished devices for a large tier-one medical OEM.
Filters provide EMI/RFI and ESD protection
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, Inc. (AOS) has introduced multi-line EMI filters to protect next-generation cellular handset devices from EMI/RFI and ESD.
Alcatel-Lucent, Intel team on interoperability testing
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent announced it has extended its collaboration with Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.). This comes a few days after the signature of an agreement with California-based Kyocera Wireless Corp on the development of end-to-end WiMAX mobile broadband solutions.
USB 2.0 connectors meet automotive requirements
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
FCI offers two USB 2.0 connectors suitable for automotive multimedia systems.
Dual differential ADC drivers deliver low noise, low harmonic distortion
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
The ADA4937-2 and ADA4938-2 dual differential ADC drivers from Analog Devices are said to improve system performance of data acquisition systems in industrial and communications applications.
Ultra-small charge pumps target cell phones
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Semtech has released its SC62X family of ultra-small and highly programmable charge pumps for providing power to LCD backlights, LED flash and camera modules in mobile phones.
LED driver integrates analog, PWM dimming control
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Maxim has introduced the MAX16812 high-voltage, switch-mode, high-brightness (HB) LED driver with analog and PWM-dimming control for automotive and other lighting applications.
Comsys delivers cellular/WiMAX reference designs
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Both platforms offer complete hardware and software integration, including the capability to operate with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS modules.
Remote junction temperature sensors housed in SOT23
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments said it has introduced the industry's smallest remote junction temperature sensors with a built-in local temperature sensor in a SOT23 package.
AMCC readies 1-GHz embedded processor
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Based on the Power Architecture standard, AMCC's latest processor for wireless infrastructure and enterprise networking applications embeds a superscalar core that delivers a frequency ranging from 667-MHz to 1.2-GHz with 2.0 Dhrystone MIPS/MHz.
EXP expansion modules for FPGA development boards
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing has introduced three new EXP modules for EXP-enabled FPGA development boards.
Ada development system supports VxWorks 653
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Aonix has released the ObjectAda RAVEN for Windows, its next-generation embedded Ada development system, targeting the Wind River VxWorks 653 multi-partition RTOS for PowerPC.
USB data acquisition devices offer 80 I/O channels
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
NI delivers several data acquisition devices that address high-channel count, portable and benchtop applications, and BNC connectivity.
Virginia Tech team takes software route to system cooling
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Virginia Tech researchers $350,000 to develop thermal reduction techniques, based on program phase analysis, to prevent or control "thermal emergencies" in scientific applications and systems.
CMOS op amps deliver low bias current, low noise
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces the LTC6081 and LTC6082 CMOS op amps with a 3.5-MHz gain bandwidth, low input bias current and low noise for precision instrumentation.
Ding Dong: Plasma is not dead, according to support group
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
According to the Plasma Display Coalition (PDC), through global manufacturing initiatives, investment in advanced technology and production capacity, the plasma display category is poised for growth as the industry enters the fourth quarter holiday sales season. The PDC sees 25-percent growth in 2007 because of "Full HD" models.
Controller supplies power to CableCard hosts
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Designed to supply power to CableCard 2.0 cards in CableCard host systems, the MIC2569YQS from Micrel supports both S-Mode (Single Stream Video) and M-Mode (Multiple Stream Video) through a simple-to-control parallel interface.
LED driver offers buck, boost or SEPIC configs
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Targeting applications using RGB LED backlighting or multiple strings of white LEDs, Supertex's HV9982 three-channel LED driver provides high LED current accuracy through closed-loop control of the output currents.
Fully integrated DTV audio codecs simplify signal management for flat-panel TVs
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic Inc. belives that it has greatly simplified the challenge of audio signal management within complex digital television system designs with the introduction of the CS42324 and CS42325 DTV codecs.
2.5-GHz WiMAX transceiver uses internal calibration
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Atmel has introduced a 2.5-GHz WiMAX transceiver with internal calibration that eliminates the need for external calibration circuitry or calibration software.
Audio amp reduces EMI, optimizes power
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor says it has introduced the industry's first single-chip 3-W mono Class D audio amplifier with spread spectrum technology and an integrated boost converter. This device enables portable products to operate at a constant output power even at low battery voltages.
Pyxis Announces NexusRoute
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Pyxis Technology has announced NexusRoute, a DFM-aware, yield-driven auto router that comprehends and optimizes manufacturability and yield concurrently with the actual routing and timing closure process.
0.8-µm superluminescent diodes replace high-power LEDs
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Anritsu's latest superluminescent diodes feature high precision with low coherent noise, high resolution with a wide spectral half width, and sharp directivity.
Broadcom readies single chip 802.11n device
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Broadcom Corporation has started sampling a single chip 802.11n compliant device that is being made in a 65-nm CMOS process and integrates the power amplifier on chip.
Elektrobit interface tester supports WiMAX, LTE
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Finnish communications group Elektrobit has started selling to chip developers, equipment suppliers and network providers a bsestation interface tester that conforms to both mobile WiMAX and 3GPP Long Term Evolution specifications.
150-W power conversion IC speeds energy-efficiency compliance
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Power Integrations has announced the TOPSwitch-HX AC-DC power conversion chip, which incorporates a 700-V power MOSFET, high voltage switched current source, PWM control, oscillator, thermal shutdown circuit, fault protection and other control circuitry onto a monolithic device.
POL converters deliver 30 A
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
SynQor has expanded its NiQor family of non-isolated point of load (POL) converters with the introduction of the NQ15W50SGA30 device that delivers up to 30 A in the DOSA standard footprint and pinout.
DC/DC converters deliver up to 424 W at high voltages
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
The Bel Power division of Bel Fuse Inc. has released the GHBW53V08 series of 1/2-brick isolated DC/DC converters that comply with the IEEE 802.3af standard.
Traffic generator supports PCI Express 2.0 designs
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
LeCroy Corp. has introduced its next-generation high-performance traffic generator and exerciser for PCI Express 2.0.
ARM-based MCU supports real-time internetworking, IEEE 1588 spec
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Luminary Micro has introduced 34 Stellaris MCUs that bring networking and expanded control capabilities for real-time applications.
Samples of tiny crystal oscillator ship in 48 hours
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Vectron International has introduced its smallest crystal oscillator in a 3.2 x 2.5-mm hermetically sealed ceramic package.
Low-power DAB transmitter offers compact package
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the low-power SLA8000 DAB broadcast transmitter with power ratings up to 300 watts in a compact package.
24-bit, 3.3-V audio DACs target consumer A/V apps
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
The AK4344 and AK4345 96-kHz, 24-bit, 3.3-V audio DACs from Asahi Kasei (AKM) suit consumer A/V apps like DVD players/recorders, digital TVs/radios, and portable music players.
Musicians harness DSPs to craft guitar effects
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Line 6 uses Freescale Semiconductor DSPs to craft guitar tones for its effects devices, including its first battery-powered Pocket POD and forthcoming Tone Core Module Development Kit.
Free SPICE simulator from Analog Devices and National Instruments
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
A new, free downloadable version of the NI Multisim SPICE simulation software comes pre-loaded with more than 800 Analog Devices linear circuit models.
RFICs support WiMAX basestation amplifiers
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Freescale has introduced three high-power RFICs that aim to reduce cost, form factor, and BOM of WiMAX base stations.
Regulators open Singapore's market to ultrawideband
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Brushing aside industry concerns that ultrawideband (UWB) devices could interfere with existing mobile and broadcasting networks in Sinapore, the city-state's Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) said any devices complying with its technical and emission standards would be exempt from licensing requirements to allow "keen industry players to develop and commercialize [UWB] with greater ease."
Dish TV operator EchoStar offers $380M for Sling Media
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Dish TV operator EchoStar Communications Corp. has offered $380 million to acquire Sling Media Inc., in a move that would make the Slingbox beholden to a single DBS operator and spell potential trouble for the hardware's continued acceptance among cable MSOs.
VMETRO : Serial FPDP IP core supports Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
VMETRO has expanded the use of its Serial FPDP IP core to support Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA-based products utilizing RocketIO GTP multi-gigabit serial transceivers.
Renesas Technology : Microprocessor delivers 2.8 GFLOPS to industrial applications
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Renesas Technology's SH7780 microprocessor delivers Pentium-class floating point performance into consumer and industrial markets.
Integrated silicon flows at WiMax World
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
GCT Semiconductor announced a new integrated mobile WiMax chip, one of several silicon products for clients and basestations flowing from WiMax World in Chicago.
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