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Speaker amplifier LSI samples for portables
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
Oki has started to sample a speaker amplifier LSI for small, thin portable devices.
GE Fanuc expands VPX line
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GE Fanuc Embedded Systems announced the SBC310, the first 3U VPX single board computer to feature Freescale's dual-core PowerPC 8641D and provide support for a PMC/XMC site.
Multi-port switches support DisplayPort, HDMI
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Parade Technologies announced a product family of dual-mode video switches that supports both DisplayPort and HDMI 1.3 video standards simultaneously.
GaAs HJ-FET LNA delivers 0.35-dB noise figure at 2-GHz
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Intended for use as a first stage amplifier in satellite radio antenna applications, NEC's latest GaAs HJ-FET LNA delivers a noise figure of 0.35-dB (typ), with 19-dB of associated gain.
Baseband chip enhances sound quality in mobile phones
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Spreadtrum Communications' SC6600H is an enhanced GSM/GPRS multimedia baseband chip optimized for mobile phones that combine music playback functions with CD sound quality.
C-to-FPGA tool supports Intel front side bus
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9/5/2007   Post a comment
Impulse C provides a platform-independent environment for hardware/software codesign and partitioning between Intel processors and FPGA-based FSB coprocessors.
SD video filters operate from a 3.3-volt supply
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Maxim Integrated Products has released the MAX9583-MAX9589, MAX9517, and MAX9524 family of standard-definition (SD) video filters for set-top boxes and portable consumer applications.
Configurable clock generators enable custom frequencies in 60 seconds
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Cypress Semiconductor has added the CYP22801 configurable programmable clock generator to its InstaClock family of timing solutions.
Step-down DC/DC converters integrate dual 150 mA LDOs
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Linear Technology has introduced the LTC3672B-1 and LTC3672B-2 synchronous step-down DC/DC converters with dual LDOs.
Handheld tester provides key test functionality for cable and antenna installation
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Agilent Technologies has introduced a handheld, battery-operated cable and antenna tester for field engineers and technicians.
Charger ICs increase protection when charging portable devices
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Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced the bq243xx family of battery charger front-end ICs, which increases protection when charging a cell phone or other portable electronic device.
SSR offers fast switching speeds, low on-resistance
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Vishay has released a 1 Form A solid-state relay with fast switching speeds and low on-resistance for a variety of test and measurement and industrial applications.
H.264 chip transmits HD video over narrow bandwidths
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Fujitsu has taken the wraps off its latest H.264-compliant chip that is capable of compressing MPEG-2 video data to less than half its size, while maintaining high video quality for several consumer applications.
Marvell teams with Meridian to convert iPod video
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Meridian Audio and partner Marvell Technology will unveil an iPod HD video dock, called iRIS, at the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association trade show in Denver.
Capacitive touch chip manages power efficiently
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Quantum Research Group's one-channel capacitive touch sensor is designed with an internal power management control to guarantee a typical current consumption of 37-µA at 3V.
CMOS sensors displace CCD in image sensor market
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CMOS image sensors continue to dominate the market over CCD, states market researcher In-Stat with reference to a recent survey. With its findings, In-Stat contradicts its competitor IC Insights.
Multi-mode RF transceiver supports TD-SCDMA
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Quorum Systems has introduced an ultra-low-power, multi-band, multi-mode RF transceiver, the Sereno QS3200, adding TD-SCDMA support to its existing 2G/2.5G/3G RF transceiver family.
CellMetric debuts mobile TV test systems at IBC
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CellMetric, a Cambridge, England-based start up focusing on RF test and mobile video infrastructure hardware and software, is launching a DVB-H composer application to generate test transport streams at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam.
Chinese company comes to IBC with DAB+, T-DMB chip
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Fabless startup Maxscend Technologies Inc. (Shanghai, China) is set to bring DAB+ and T-DMB back to Europe in chip form when it exhibits at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Rosoboronexport denies involvement in Altis' deal, says report
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Rosoboronexport, the Russian state-owned arms export company, denied Tuesday (September 4) it will take control of Altis Semiconductor SA, the French joint-venture semiconductor company between IBM Corp. and Infineon Technologies AG, according to French magazine Les Echos.
CSR raises the bar again on Bluetooth performance
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CSR has launched its sixth generation of BlueCore silicon for Bluetooth. The BC6-ROM chip has been specifically designed to offer better voice quality, lower power consumption, better RF performance, a smaller BOM, smaller footprint, and easy host interfacing.
Step-down regulator delivers 12 A
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Linear Technology has introduced the LTC3610, a high-efficiency, synchronous buck regulator that can deliver up to 12 A of continuous output current at voltages as low as 0.6 V.
White LED drivers handle up to six LEDs
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced high-efficiency white LED (WLED) drivers that achieve up to 92% efficiency while driving a string of two to six white LEDs.
Crosspoint switch delivers 10 ps jitter performance at 3.125 Gbits/s
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National Semiconductor says its DS25CP104 LVDS 4 x 4 crosspoint switch delivers the industry's best jitter performance (10 ps typical) at data transmission rates up to 3.125 Gbits/s.
Vivace launches VSP100 design tools
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9/4/2007   Post a comment
Vivace Semiconductor has announced the availability of its VSP100 development and integration systems for the high-performance VSP100 media processing chip, aimed at consumer mobile applications.
PCIe switches deliver low power consumption in small package
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9/4/2007   Post a comment
IDT has launched five PCI Express (PCIe) switches for system I/O connectivity in PC, embedded and consumer applications.
High-performance 32-Bit audio DAC has PCM/DSD input
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AKM Semiconductor's AK4397 high-performance 32-bit DAC for pro and high-end consumer audio applications accepts 192-kHz PCM data and 1-bit DSD data.
Stratix II GX powers triple-rate SDI video processing system
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Harnessing the power of Altera's Stratix II GX FPGAs, Axon Digital Design BV has created a quad split module that is the first video signal processing product to support triple-rate serial digital interface (SDI) standards, the companies announced today.
China's digital TV standard launched on Stratix II
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Altera today announced its Stratix II FPGAs were used by Tsinghua University to develop China's recently ratified Digital Multimedia Broadcast-Terrestrial national digital television broadcast standard.
S3, Sofia Digital team on mobile TV for O2
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9/4/2007   Post a comment
Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (Dublin, Ireland), a supplier of software, circuits and design services, has teamed up with television technology supplier Sofia Digital Oy (Helsinki, Finland) and delivered some Java-based software for mobile television to O2, the mobile communications arm of Telefonica.
Inova, Fujitsu, BMW team for automotive multimedia bus
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Fabless chip vendor Inova Semiconductors and Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe have joined forces to establish Inova's APIX serial communications technology as a standard for graphics display interconnects. Car maker BMW has indicated it is interested in the technology.
Ex-Motorola group ships 90-nm MDTV receiver chip
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Abilis Systems, a subsidiary of security and digital rights management company Kudelski SA (Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland) originally formed by former Motorola SPS engineers, has started shipping a single-chip DVB-T mobile digital television (MDTV) receiver. The AS-102 is suitable for use in personal portable devices and is made using a 90-nm manufacturing process, the company said.
Perpetuum designs battery-less wireless sensor around TI
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9/4/2007   Post a comment
Perpetuum Ltd., a startup company developing energy harvesting devices, has said its PMG17 electricity microgenerator can be used to power a CC2420 single-chip RF transceiver and MSP430 16-bit microcontroller, both from Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas, Texas).
GaAs chip integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth RF front ends
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9/3/2007   Post a comment
Check out ANADIGICS' front-end ICs that offer a high level of GaAs on chip integration by incorporating a power amplifier (PA), a low-noise amplifier (LNA), a Bluetooth path, and an RF antenna switch all in a single low-profile package measuring 3 mm x 3 mm x 0.55 mm.
NEC raises 32-bit ARM processor core performance
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9/3/2007   Post a comment
NEC is touting its 90-nm, 700-MHz dual-core implementation of the ARM11 MPCore multicore processor as the highest performing, and its ARM926EJ-S processor core as the fastest at 130-nm, clocking in at 400-MHz.
64-Kbit serial FRAM upgraded for automotive
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9/3/2007   Post a comment
Ramtron has expanded its line of FRAM Grade 1 automotive parts, qualifying an additional 64-Kbit serial FRAM to operate over the automotive temperature range of -40°C to +125°C.
A/V decoder chip supports China's AVS standard
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Chinese wireless baseband chipset provider Spreadtrum Communications is offering what it claims is the world's first commercial A/V decoder chip that supports AVS, the A/V coding-decoding standard in China.
Renesas beefs up 16-bit MCU line
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Renesas has added 30 new products in seven groups, a major expansion of the R8C/Tiny series of compact, high-performance 16-bit MCUs with on-chip flash memory.
Surface-mount speaker housed in miniature package
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Aimed at handhelds and other portable devices, Transducers USA has developed a miniature surface-mount speaker, model KAAG-15008C, which produces a sound output of 87-dB from a 15 x 15 x 5 mm package.
TTTech mulls deploying FlexRay beyond automotive
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9/3/2007   Post a comment
TTTech Computertechnik AG (Vienna) plans to widen the scope of time-triggered communications technology beyond its strongholds in automotive, aerospace, and off-highway industries. Industry automation could be another interesting field of activity, believes TTech CEO Stefan Poledna.
Transmitter modules target W-CDMA mobile phones
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Fujitsu is getting ready to sample transmitter modules that provide greater power efficiency of 27% and a 30% smaller circuit area than modules designed with discrete components.
Tool simulates kinematics of mechanical multi-body systems
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Software tool provider Maplesoft has released DynaFlexPro 3.0, a package used to model and simulate the kinematics and dynamics of mechanical multi-body systems.
p-OLED display maker expands Asian sales channels
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Plastic OLED microdisplay specialist MicroEmissive Displays (MED) has appointed another two partners in the Far East to serve its key Asian markets.
Applied showcases large-area solar module production line
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With a new integrated production line for large-area solar panels, Applied Materials claims it can reduce the costs of photovoltaic system installations by more than 20 percent. The SolarFab Thin Film Line production system is presented at the European Photovoltaic Solar Conference presently held in Milan, Italy.
Ten-dollar DaVinci does HD at 400 mW
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Texas Instruments has added to its DaVinci family of video-oriented chips.
Motherboard supports two quad processors
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9/1/2007   Post a comment
ITOX announced the introduction of the G7B630-NRM-G motherboard supporting Intel Core 2 Quad processors.
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