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24-bit audio DAC delivers longer music playback
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Aimed at mobile music applications, ST's single-chip STw5210, a 24-bit audio DAC with playback time extender technology, reduces system power consumption for longer music playback, and incorporates on-chip power management, enabling direct connection to a battery.
Sierra Wireless expands embedded module series
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Sierra Wireless is offering two new embedded modules—the MC8785V for HSPA networks, and the MC5727 for EV-DO Revision A networks.
New automotive-grade, AEC-Q100 certified programmable power management solutions from Lattice
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Low-cost devices from Lattice integrate power supervisors, sequencers, and reset generators.
Air Semiconductor : Instant and continuous location technology targets portable consumer devices
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Air Semiconductor has revealed its core technology and its first product, the Airwave-1 chip, which aim to transform how location is used in portable devices.
Omron absorbs chip subsidiary
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In the latest restructuring in Japan's IC industry, Omron Corp. plans to combine and absorb its separate chip subsidiary, Omron Semiconductors Co. Ltd.
NXP chips in for femtocell integration efforts
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NXP Semiconductors has joined the Femto Forum, only the second mainstream silicon supplier to join the industry body promoting femtocell technology and deployment.
EPCOS : SMD chokes are specified up to 71 A
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With its standard ERU25 series, EPCOS offers high-current chokes in surface-mount technology with current capabilities of up to 71 A.
IBM partners in EU project on power challenges for mobiles
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Scientists at IBM's research center in Haifa, Israel are collaborating with European partners to boost the battery power for mobile consumer devices.
HiTek : X-ray generator supplies have remote control and monitoring
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HiTek Power’s XR1000 and XR2000 series power supplies are 1 and 2 kW rack-mounted units that produce the tightly-controlled power needed to drive and control X-ray tubes.
Synopsys : Static timing tool offers a productivity boost
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The 2007.12 release of Synopsys, Inc.'s PrimeTime suite sets a new performance standard for both static timing and signal integrity analysis, accelerating turnaround time and design closure for today’s nanometer designs.
Murata : Chip ferrites shrink dc power filtering
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BLM15P series chip ferrite bead inductors in 0402 packages measure 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.5 mm, achieving a footprint that is over 60 percent smaller than the 0603 types offered previously, without degradation in performance.
Flextronics erases worries over Solectron acquisition
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Flextronics International Ltd. posted strong fourth quarter revenue growth, laying to rest concerns over its recent acquisition of a major EMS rival.
Rim Semi buys Broadband Distance
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Rim Semiconductor Co., a company that develops technology for telecommunications service providers, has acquired Broadband Distance Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Utek Inc., in a stock transaction.
VC firms invest over $540 million in India during 2007
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Venture capitalists invested $543 million in 98 Indian deals during 2007, according to a VC researcher.
SiGe Semiconductor : RF front-ends enable wireless multimedia
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The SE2547A and SE2548A RF front-end modules will enable new wireless multimedia services in client access applications including game consoles, desktop and laptop computers, and home access points.
Dual-axis gyroscopes tout small size
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InvenSense has introduced the IDG-1100 family of dual-axis gyroscopes, measuring 4 x 5 x 1.2 mm.
Fluke : Thermal imagers offer rapid problem detection
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High-performance Fluke Ti25 and Ti10 thermal imagers make thermal imaging affordable and effective for day-to-day troubleshooting and maintenance tasks.
Automotive, applications dominate DATE 08
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The most prominent topics for the DATE 08 EDA software conference and exhibition will be automotive designs and embedded application development. The focus shift mirrors the increasingly 'European' character of the event.
NXP powers ahead with programmable LTE modem
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NXP Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) is set to demonstrate at next month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a multi-mode, programmable LTE modem that will be the basis of a software defined radio system from the company.
TriQuint launches two new RF modules
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The company has introduced a dual-band GSM Tx module for use in the Americas and a high-efficiency PA-Duplexer module for CDMA cellular-band applications.
Israeli researchers target nanocrystals-based photonics
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Israeli scientists are embarking on a research project to create functional photonic devices based on semiconductor nanocrystals that are dispersed in polymer waveguides.
HP leads TI in top 30 MEMS ranking for 2007
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Hewlett Packard Co. was the largest MEMS maker in 2007 with more than $850 million of trade driven by its inkjet print-head based on its scalable printing technology, according to market research organization Yole Developpment (Lyon, France). The top 30 vendors are estimated to have MEMS sales of $5.6 billion, representing about 80 percent of the global market.
Hitachi : 5.7-inch VGA TFT display features LED backlight
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The TX14D14VM1BAB 5.7-inch TFT display features VGA resolution and a 40,000 hour LED backlight.
Absopulse : Cost-optimized power supply suits harsh environments
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BAP 200 series industrial dc/dc converters are designed for operation in demanding environments.
Qimonda bets on DRAM demand beyond PC
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Memory maker Qimonda saw its sales precipitate during the past quarter. At the company's shareholders annual meeting in Munich, Qimonda CEO Kin Wah Loh gave a cautiously optimistic forecast, betting on consumer electronics to replace the PC market as main demand driver.
UMC's Q4 profits drop, capex down
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Amid capital spending cuts for 2008, Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) posted lackluster results for Q4 of 2007. On the bright side, UMC began to process wafers at the 45-nm node.
Advantest's quarter falls off a cliff
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Japanese ATE giant Advantest Corp. has seen its results fall off a cliff.
DesignCon probes high-speed signaling issues
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As signals move deeper into multi-gigabit territory, engineers are calling for more attention to the rising problems of modeling the interrelated affects of power, signaling and timing, issues that will be debated at next week's DesignCon event.
Radial-leaded inductors target high-current circuit apps
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1/30/2008   1 comment
The DR371-1 and DR371-2 series of radial-leaded, molded inductors from Datatronic Distribution, Inc. are designed for high-current circuit applications.
Network device connects Metro Ethernet equipment to 10 GbE networks
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AMCC has introduced PEMAQUID, a XAUI-to-XFI 10G LAN/WAN/OTN framer/mapper/PHY device for 10 GbE, 10G Fibre Channel, WIS (OC-192/STM- 64) and OTU2 network applications.
8-bit MCUs deliver 1.8-3.3-V operation
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Freescale Semiconductor is extending its popular low-end, 8-bit HCS08 microcontroller (MCU) family with the introduction of two high-performance devices, aimed at consumer and industrial applications.
Cymer, Eagle, LogicVision post results
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The fab-tool market is down in the dumps, based on the results from Cymer, Eagle Test and LogicVision.
Fujitsu sues Tellabs over four U.S. optical patents
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Fujitsu Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Dallas charging Tellabs Inc. with infringing four patents covering optical transport and wave-division multiplexing architectures.
8-bit MCUs target consumer, industrial apps
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Freescale Semiconductor has added two devices to its ultra-low-end 8-bit RS08KA microcontroller (MCU) family, targeting entry-level mass market applications.
Lattice and Praesum Communications deliver low-cost Serial RapidIO solutions
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Serial RapidIO endpoint solution for LatticeECP2M FPGAs enables low-cost RapidIO connectivity for wireless infrastructure and other markets.
Mouser Electronics now stocking Cypress' Universal PSoC CapSense Controller Development Kit
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Development kit delivers easy prototyping and debugging for designers.
IBM, Cabot to devise CMP technology
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Cabot Microelectronics Corp. has entered into an agreement with IBM Corp. to jointly develop chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) technology for next-generation chips.
IMF cuts global growth forecast on U.S. weakness
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World economic growth in 2008 is forecast to decline in 2008, shaved down by growing consumer, financial and manufacturing weakness in the United States and other developed nations that are also battling inflation concerns.
Researchers harvest algae for chip nanofabrication
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By identifying the 75 genes, out of 13,000, that control silicon dioxide pattern formation in diatoms, researchers hope to precisely control diatoms to pattern chips.
EmberZNet PRO 3.1 certified as a ZigBee PRO golden unit
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Golden units are reference points for ZigBee Compliant Platform (ZCP) testing going forward.
Altera's Arria GX FPGAs receive EN-Genius award
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Low-cost, Arria GX transceiver-based FPGA family from Altera receives "Product of the Year" award for "Best Value High-Performance FPGA".
VME/VXS processor board targets embedded applications
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Pentek, Inc. has introduced its Model 4207 VME/VXS board with a combination of a PowerPC processor, Xilinx FPGA and multiple high-speed Gigabit serial interfaces for high-performance digital signal processing and data-acquisition systems.
A/D converters guaranteed to +125 degrees C
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Linear Technology Corp. has launched a family of pin- and software-compatible 16- and 12-bit SAR A/D converters that guarantee operation across the -40°C to +125°C automotive temperature range.
Controllers provide ESD protection for Hi-Speed USB D+/D- signals
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Maxim's latest overvoltage-protection (OVP) controllers feature internal overcurrent protection and integrate low-capacitance (3pF, typ) diodes to provide ±15kV ESD protection HBM for Hi-Speed USB and USB D+/D- signals.
Controllers offer wide input voltage range
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Intersil's latest family of triple sync buck PWM and LDO controllers features independent digital, enabling designers to save power and board space.
Chinese analog IC maker tips $75 million IPO plan
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BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. (Shanghai, China), an analog integrated device manufacturer (IDM) based in Greater China, said Monday (Jan. 28) that is has filed a registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of American Depository Shares.
Differential modulator driver supports 25-Gbits/s data rate
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Inphi's latest driver delivers large differential output voltage and the high data rates required for next-generation 40G Differential Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (DQPSK) and 100G optical communications applications.
SMIC misses forecast, posts loss
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Chinese foundry provider Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) missed its forecast and posted another loss.
Cisco expands AON architecture to include standalone engine
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Cisco's Data Center 3.0 Initiative includes a significant chunk of application-level gateway products.
SMIC to build more 200-, 300-mm fabs
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China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) has struck a deal with the Shenzhen municipal government under which the foundry provider will build new and separate 200- and 300-mm fabs in that region.
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