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Modular FPGA board for extreme hardware-accelerated computing
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9/30/2010   3 comments
The M-503 addresses the ever-increasing demands for memory and I/O bandwidth for High Performance Computing (HPC) applications in the bioinformatics, image processing, and signal processing domains.
Mobile video processor goes 3-D
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9/30/2010   20 comments
Fabless mobile video chip company Movidius Ltd. has launched the MA1133 video processor as the first chip in its Myriad 3-D range, capable of capturing and manipulating stereo imagery on a mobile phone.
ADI ADXRS453 MEMS gyroscope
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9/30/2010   1 comment
Analog Devices unveiled the ADXRS453 iMEMS gyroscope, which offers higher accuracy in harsh environments.
Sensor Products Tactilus heat-sink analysis system
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9/29/2010   1 comment
The Tactilus heat-sink analysis system detects surface contact and pressure distribution between a CPU and a heat sink.
MIPS Technologies touts MIPS32 1074K core as fastest fully-synthesizable multicore IP
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies, Inc. has introduced the MIPS32 1074K Coherent Processing System (CPS), a new processor that offers industry-leading speed for fully-synthesizable multicore IP, offering the high performance of a custom implementation with an off-the-shelf CPU core.
Mega-powerful 3D software only $99!
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9/29/2010   3 comments
The folks at Alibre have developed an incredibly powerful – yet easy to use – 3D CAD program called Alibre Design that will have you tap-dancing with delight.
Wolfson's WM8325 power management IC
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
Wolfson is sampling what it says is the highest current monolithic power management IC, which features four programmable DC-DC converters, including one which is capable of delivering up to 2.5A.
New GE VME I/O boards deliver 48 analog/digital inputs/outputs in single 6U VME slot
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
GE Intelligent Platforms has launched the first in a new family of VME multifunction I/O boards designed specifically to address the problems caused by the growing constraints on size, weight and power in today’s military platforms. Using only a single chassis slot, he VME-6500 6U VME Multifunction I/O Board can deliver the analog and digital I/O capabilities that previously would have occupied four slots, making a significant contribution to substantially enhanced performance and functional den
Class-D amp offers cost-efficient, smartphone friendly solution
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9/28/2010   17 comments
Silicon Labs' Si270x stereo digital Class-D amplifier employs multilayer EMI mitigation technology to enable easier EMI compliance, AM/FM radio co-existence and smartphone compatibility.
Maxim's MAX9622 precision operational amplifier
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9/28/2010   17 comments
Maxim's latest op amp precisely calibrates Vos on power-up, enabling designers to downsize their sense resistor to improve power efficiency.
MosChip MCS9950 multi-function PCI Express (PCIe) connectivity with display controller chip
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9/28/2010   Post a comment
MosChip's latest controller offers built-in support to enable a variety of PCIe to multiple I/O connectivity and display options.
Kingston Announces CompactFlash Ultimate 600x Card
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9/28/2010   Post a comment
Kingston Announces CompactFlash Ultimate 600x Card
M/A-COM Tech Asia: GaAs MMIC targets phased array radar and satcom
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9/28/2010   1 comment
M/A-COM Tech Asia launches XZ1001-BD, which integrates transmit/receive switches, low noise amplifier, 6-bit phase shifter, 6-bit attenuator and driver amplifier
Cadence defines Cortex-A15 MPCore implementation methodology
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9/28/2010   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems Inc. said it is providing an optimized implementation methodology for the new ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore processor. The purpose is to offer mutual customers an immediate access to optimized implementation flow for designing Cortex-A15 MPCore-Based SoCs.
Tools aid debug and validation to MIPI M-PHY specification
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9/28/2010   Post a comment
At the MIPI Alliance All-Members meeting in Athens, Greece, Tektronix Inc. has introduced tools that enable engineers to use its DPO/DSA/MSO70000B series oscilloscope to start performance verification and debug for the MIPI Alliance M-PHY standard.
Analog Devices AD9467 16-bit ADC
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9/27/2010   17 comments
Analog Devices announced the AD9647 16-bit A/D converter operating at 250 MSPS (mega samples per second).
NKK Switches KP series of RGB illuminated pushbuttons
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9/27/2010   8 comments
NKK Switches' KP Series of illuminated miniature pushbutton switches provides design engineers with many options that enhance and complete front panels needing an innovative and modern look and feel.
Synopsys enhances FPGA synthesis – 4X speedup plus team design capabilities
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9/27/2010   1 comment
Synopsys has just announced a bunch of enhancements to its Synplify Pro and Synplify Premier FPGA synthesis tools - 4X speedup, team-based eesign capabilities,and more...
LM3492 LED Driver with dynamic headroom control reduces complexity, cost in automotive LCD backlight apps
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9/27/2010   1 comment
National Semiconductor Corp. now offers an LED driver with dynamic headroom control that drives current to two independently dimmable strings of LEDs. The LM3492, a member of National’s PowerWise energy-efficient product family, maximizes system efficiency and reduces system complexity and cost in automotive LCD backlight applications.
Vishay's WSLP0805 power metal strip resistor
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
Check out Vishay’s surface-mount Power Metal Strip resistor that it claims is the industry's first 0.5-W current sensing resistor in the compact 0805 package size.
HDMI, DVI, and 7:1 LVDS video display interfaces for Lattice FPGAs
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9/27/2010   2 comments
Free reference designs are available for the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI 1.3a), Digital Visual Interface (DVI), and 7:1 LVDS video display interfaces.
AWR readies Microwave Office library for Freescale's RF high power models
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
EDA vendor AWR Corp. said it has delivered a Microwave Office 2010 design software library for Freescale Semiconductor's RF high-power models.
Micrel MIC26xxx SuperSwitcher II family of DC-DC buck regulators
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
Micrel rolled out its SuperSwitcher II family of integrated MOSFET buck regulators for high power density DC-DC applications.
Micrel MIC26xxx SuperSwitcher II family of DC-DC buck regulators
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
Micrel rolled out its SuperSwitcher II family of integrated MOSFET buck regulators for high power density DC-DC applications.
Austriamicrosystems' AS3695A and AS3695C high-precision LED driver ICs
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has beefed up its portfolio of LED backlight unit drivers and controllers for the latest generation of LCD TVs.
Snecma uses Ansys' Workbench for aircraft, rocket engine design
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
France-based aerospace manufacturer Snecma said it has deployed Ansys' Workbench as its standard simulation environment to support the development of civil and military airplane engines, launch vehicles and satellites.
Roboteq programmable 2 x150A DC motor controller targets mobile robot & automation apps
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9/26/2010   Post a comment
The HDC2450 is an intelligent motor controller from Roboteq capable of directly driving two DC motors up to 150Amps each at up to 50V. The new controller is targeted at designers of mobile robots, Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), or any other high power motor control application.
6-dB Directional coupler from Anatech spans 800 to 2500MHz
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9/26/2010   Post a comment
Anatech Electronics has introduced the AM1650DC838 directional coupler designed for wireless and general-purpose applications from 800 to 2500 MHz. It uses Type N connectors and measures 4.2 x 1.6 x 0.9 in.
Z-Communications releases waveguide-to-coax adapters and termination products
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9/26/2010   Post a comment
Z-Communications' new waveguide-to-coax adapters and terminations are available in rectangular waveguide sizes ranging from WR137 to WR28. 
ESC-Cypherbridge, Nabto web-server module with Microchip PIC18F66J60
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9/25/2010   Post a comment
Cypherbridge and Nabto announced a new web-server module, the Nabto uServer module at ESC Boston 2010.
Ultra-low-latency FPGA-based system stuns ITCH-parsing experts
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9/24/2010   2 comments
Financial organizations strive for microsecond advantages over their competition. This C-to-FPGA-based system bypasses CPU processing and puts "Trigger-to-Trade" capability into the FPGA.
Samsung mass producing 8GB DDR3 module for laptops
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9/23/2010   3 comments
Samsung said it as begun mass producing an 8-gigabyte small outline dual inline memory module for laptops and mobile workstations.
2D-FFT FPGA IP library for imaging and DSP apps
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9/23/2010   1 comment
These 2D-FFT library elements from OptNgn are intended for inexpensive, low power sensor data stream processing of convolution and filtering-based applications from video, medical, radar/sonar, and scientific-based real-time sources.
Fujitsu introduces MCU with embedded FRAM
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9/23/2010   1 comment
Semiconductor Europe has introduced a second generation 8-bit microcontroller featuring embedded FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory).
Dawn's CCE-3VX4 VPX CUBE 4-slot 3U conduction-cooled enclosure
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9/23/2010   Post a comment
Designed for VPX 3U modules, Dawn VME Products’ ruggedized 4-slot conduction-cooled enclosure is designed to MIL-STD-810F, DO-160E and MIL-STD-461E standards.
Exar's XR21B1411 Full-Speed USB UART
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9/23/2010   13 comments
Exar has expanded its Full-Speed USB UART series with a device that provides ± 15kV HBM ESD protection, up to 12Mbps serial data rate, optimized software drivers and support for very large FIFO sizes.
Extreme Engineering Solutions' XPedite5570 air- or conduction-cooled 3U VPX single-board computer
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9/23/2010   Post a comment
Dubbed XPedite5570, X-ES’ latest product provides a low-power, high-performance SBC for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) constrained military applications.
ESC - RFM introduces low-cost 900 MHZ FHSS module for sensing, telemetry, control apps
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
The DNT90 from RF Monolithics, Inc. is a new 900 MHz frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) module. Operating in the 900 MHz ISM band, the DNT90 is a low-cost, long-range, multi-purpose OEM RF module suitable for a wide variety of cost-sensitive applications, including wireless sensor networking, telemetry and control applications.
ESC - PTI’s new Flash Board cuts development time for wireless embedded apps
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
The PTI Flash Board from Precision Technology, Inc. (PTI) is a new, low-cost development board and prototyping platform for optimization of embedded applications, including portable data terminals, medical patient monitors and human machine interface (HMI) display panels.
New SmartFusion FPGA motor control reference designs from Actel
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
The guys and gals at Actel have just announced the availability of a suite of SmartFusion intelligent mixed-signal FPGA reference designs targeting motor control applications.
Vishay's 146 CTI aluminum capacitors
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
Vishay’s latest surface-mount aluminum capacitors combine low impedance down to 0.035 O with high ripple current to 1.75 A while meeting IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020 soldering standard.
Enhanced audio scrambler and sub-audio signalling processor IC targets analog two-way radios
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
CML Microcircuit has added a new Audio Scrambler and Sub-audio Signalling Processor to the company's family of analog two-way radio ICs.
Headphone amp offers longer battery life
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has introduced a Class G stereo headphone amplifier delivering what it claims to be outstanding audio performance at ultra-low supply current.
Audio codec protects against loudspeaker damage, boosts audio fidelity
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced an integrated stereo audio codec that offers improved loudspeaker performance by optimizing the signal level and frequency response, while limiting the maximum distortion and power at the output to prevent speaker damage.
Narda broadband RF limiters span 18 GHz for defense apps
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
Narda has introduced the LIM Series of broadband PIN diode-based RF limiters designed to attenuate signals and protect sensitive components in air, ground, or sea-based defense applications.
Renesas' RJK0222DNS and RJK0223DNS power semiconductors
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9/21/2010   1 comment
Renesas is sampling two power semiconductor devices, which feature an ultra-compact package that measures just 3.2mm × 4.8mm × 0.8mm.
Mentor unveils ready-to-use platform for embedded systems development
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9/21/2010   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. has delivered the Embedded ReadyStart Platform, a “ready-to-use” solution comprising integrated software IP, tools and services targeting popular hardware boards and SoCs.
Quasarbrite 4-leaded RGB LED SSL-LX503SIUPGUSBC
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9/21/2010   Post a comment
The through-hole QuasarBrite 4-Leaded RGB LED from Lumex features a 120° viewing angle and is targeted for applications that require high intensity light in spatially restricted spaces.
Halogen-free CPLDs from Lattice
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9/21/2010   3 comments
Well, this one took me somewhat by surprise, because thus far I'd never seen the words 'halogen' and 'CPLD' in the same sentence (I've obviously lived a sheltered life), but we live and learn...
Kemet capacitors T110 T140 T493
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9/21/2010   Post a comment
Kemet Corp., (Greenville, South Carolina) announced that three of its tantalum capacitors have received the CECC certification for European military and aerospace applications.
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