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Motorola arbeitet an Netz übergreifender Plaudertechnik
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Mit einer neuen Technik sucht Motorola die Grenzen für Push-to-Talk- (PTT)-Verbindungen zwischen verschienden Drahtlos-Netzen niederzureißen. Damit ist es möglich, für die in den USA so populären PTT-Gespräche in GPRS-, CDMA2000 1x- und WLANs geichzeitig zu nutzen.
Leistungselektronik: Knausern als Zukunftstechnik
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Die Leistungselektronik sieht sich vor einer glänzenden Zukunft: Während elektronisch gesteuerte elektrische Anwendungen immer weitere Bereiche des Lebens erobern, achten Industrie und Verbraucher immer mehr auf einen wirtschaftlichen Umgang mit der kostbaren Energie. Beide Faktoren kommen der Leistungselektronik zugute. Auf diese Herausforderungen antwortet die Industrie mit einer Flut neuer Produkte, zu besichtigen auf der Fachmesse PCIM.
Le plastique, et non le verre, à l’origine d’une nouvelle génération d'écrans fins et flexibles
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Un monde digne des ouvrages de science-fiction les plus imaginatifs est sur le point de voir le jour, où des écrans numériques seront dissimulés dans la doublure de nos vêtements, nous fourniront des informations de première qualité via des appareils mobiles et nous permettront même de visionner, sur une conserve de soupe, une vidéo prodiguant des conseils culinaires. Mais quel support permettra de concrétiser to
AMCC forms division to explore PowerPC assets
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Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (San Diego, Calif.) announced Thursday (May 27) that it will form a new division, based here, to develop the PowerPC 400-series assets it acquired from IBM Corp. in mid-April.
Cisco lance son « méga-routeur »
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Cisco Systems, Inc. a dévoilé mardi (25 mai) son très attendu méga-routeur « huge fast router » dans le cadre de ce qui est perçu comme la nouvelle gamme de matériel et de logiciels la plus stratégique de la société pour les années à venir. L’annonce a été faite au cours de la cérémonie de célébrations du 20ème anniversaire de la société à Mountain View, en Californie.
Porting B-RAS Designs to Standards-Based Platforms
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Use of AdvancedTCA hardware, Service Availability Forum APIs, and off-the-shelf software allows designers to more quickly develop B-RAS designs while meeting the dataplane and control plane performance requirements of broadband networks.
40-V synchronous rectification MOSFET
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The IRF7842 is a 40-V N-channel power MOSFET optimized for isolated DC/DC converters in telecom and data designs.
Des téléphones portables multifonctions
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Le téléphone portable du futur a été présenté dans les détails lors du Business Show Tokyo 2004 au début de ce mois. Bien qu’aucun modèle ne contienne toutes les fonctionnalités potentielles des futurs appareils, plusieurs modèles en étaient dotés pour prouver que le combiné de prochaine génération est en train d’être transformé en un appareil personnel de loisir et d’information.
Cadence ouvrira un centre de recherche et développement à Moscou
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Cadence Design Systems a annoncé mercredi (26 mai) l’ouverture d’un premier bureau à Moscou dans le cadre de sa stratégie de mondialisation.
"Es ist ein Vorteil, mit Intel in einem Atemzug genannt zu werden"
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Noch vor der zurückliegenden Konjunkturflaute hat sich Dialog Semiconductor vom reinen Mixed-Signal-Entwickler zum Chiphersteller gemausert. Im Gegensatz zu vergleichbaren Unternehmen, die sich auf Mixed-Signal-Chips für Nischenanwendungen konzentrieren, hat Dialog Mixed-Signal-Standardkomponenten für die Volumenproduktion im Visier und konnte Intel als Partner gewinnen. Das Unternehmen ist in Großbritannien registiert, hat seinen Sitz aber in im deutschen Kirchheim/Teck-Nabern und ist an der Fr
TransEDA releases new code coverage tools
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Adding to its portfolio of verification tools, TransEDA has released a new tool for specification coverage and impact analysis, as well as a new "coverability analysis" option to its VN-Cover code coverage tool.
The fastest 5-V fractional-unit load full duplex RS-485/422 transceiver?
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Intersil announced two more LINEARLINK full-duplex RS-485/422 transceivers. The ISL4491E is the world's fastest 5-V, full-duplex, one-eighth fractional-unit load transceiver with 15-kV ESD protection. These new devices boost performance in industrial and commercial applications.
Class-D audio power amplifiers balanced just right for small LCD TVs
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5/26/2004   Post a comment
Providing liquid crystal display (LCD) TV manufacturers with the feature set required to meet high efficiency audio demands, TI announced two new stereo Class-D audio power amplifiers for 17 to 23 inch LCD-TVs. The two new devices feature efficient Class-D operation, driving up to 10W of continuous stereo output power with no external heat sink.
UMC says 90-nm process is offered in low-k, glass versions
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United Microelectronics Corp. executives fired back at a Canadian semiconductor engineering services company's analysis of its 90-nm technology, saying the process can be offered in either a low-k and fluoro-silicate glass configuration.
8-bit A/D converter achieves best-in-class linearity at 250 MSPS
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Analog Devices' new 8-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) achieves a conversion rate of 250 MSPS while maintaining a differential nonlinearity (DNL) of +/- 0.25 LSB, two times better than competitive ICs with comparable sample rates.
Chipworks claims UMC-made 90-nm part lacks low-k process
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Chipworks Inc. is claiming that the L90 manufacturing process from Taiwanese foundry United Microelectronics Corp. used in a Spartan-3 FPGA from Xilinx Inc. does not use a low-k interlayer dielectric, contrary to publicity material.
PC-operated JTAG controller relies on fast LAN or USB connections
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5/26/2004   Post a comment
Here's a review of a high-performance intelligent boundary-scan controller that can be connected either to a PC via high-speed USB 2.0 or a 10/100BaseT Ethernet LAN connection. The unit can also test and in-system program CPLDs, FPGAs, and flash memories, on up to four ganged JTAG chains.
Electronic paper supplier to work with Philips' venture
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SiPix, a developer of electronic paper, announced a joint development agreement Tuesday (May 25) with Polymer Vision, a technology venture of Philips Electronics. The deal is indicative of the industry's growing interest in flexible and electronic paper displays. Spencer Chin has this report.
Dialog, Intel sampling combo for mobile devices
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Dialog Semiconductor Plc has started sampling a tightly integrated system level power management IC that in a single CMOS device supports both a communications processor and the Intel PXA27x family of applications processors.
Intersil taps AMI Semiconductor's memory technology
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AMI Semiconductor Inc., a designer and manufacturer of integrated mixed-signal and structured digital products, has been selected by Intersil Corp. to help design analog ICs at the sub-micron levels for Intersil's consumer, computing, industrial and communications products. From Singapore, Tony Santiago picks up the scent.
Light, rugged AC/DC supply delivers 500W
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Absopulse Electronics' PFC500-C is a compact and lightweight power supply intended for applications in harsh environments where power factor correction is a key requirement. Its single-output design utilizes a variable-frequency (50-150 kHz) topology for the PFC-input stage and half-bridge topology after the input stage to deliver 500 watts at 28 or 48 volts from a 90- to 264-VAC input (47-420 Hz). The power-factor is corrected to at least 0.97 at full load over the entire input range. The unit,
Integrated magnetics shrinks dc-to-dc converter
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Leveraging its ability to integrate a microelectromechanical systems-like inductor on the same IC with a switching regulator controller, Enpirion Inc. is offering a complete dc-to-dc converter on a chip.
Cingular taps Lucent for UMTS, HSDPA trial
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Cingular Wireless has picked Lucent Technologies to deploy a third-generation (3G) UMTS trial network in the Atlanta market this summer that will allow Cingular to evaluate voice, data, and multimedia performance.
Nanomagnets tapped to generate microwave fields
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A new form of electromagnetic interaction in which electron spin changes the magnetic direction of cobalt nanomagnets is being explored with an eye toward new types of memory and signal-processing devices.
Integrated magnetics shrinks dc-to-dc converter
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Leveraging its ability to integrate a microelectromechanical systems-like inductor on the same IC with a switching regulator controller, Enpirion Inc. is offering a complete dc-to-dc converter on a chip.
Flexible PWM controller fits IBA bill
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National Semiconductor positions its LM5033 as the first fully-featured 100-volt DC/DC pulse width modulation (PWM) controller for meeting the needs of modern intermediate bus architectures (IBAs). "The introduction of the intermediate bus is an inflection point in the evolution of distributed power architectures," said Paul Greenland, marketing director for the Power Management group. "Customers expect the next generation of intermediate bus converters to be flexible and efficient without sacri
See the inner world with low-power wireless camera capsule that you swallow
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Zarlink Semiconductor and Given Imaging, maker of the world's only swallowable camera capsule for diagnosis of the gastrointestinal tract, is now using an ultra low-power transmitter chip from Zarlink in its M2A capsule endoscope.
Telcordia, OSA combine optical events
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Telecordia Technologies and the Optical Society of America said they have agreed to merge two of the communication sectors largest optical networking events—the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) and National Fiber Optics Engineers Conference (NFOEC)—into a single event.
Intersil verschafft sich Breitband-IP
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Der Chiphersteller Intersil kauft erneut zu: Nach der Übernahme von Xicor hat der Analog-Spezialist jetzt das Startup-Unternehmen BitBlitz Communications gekauft. Spezialität von BitBlitz sind Kommunikations-Chips, insbesondere Serializer/Deserializer- (Serdes)-Bausteine.
Brillian debuts LCOS-based HDTV
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A preview of HDTVs to come was demonstarted at the Society for Information Display conference here this week.
LED lamps offer sunlight visible illumination
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LEDtronics has released its T3-¼ (9 mm) BF321 series of miniature bayonet-based LED lamps that incorporates advanced optical-grade epoxy to produce sunlight-visible illumination that is bright and evenly dispersed.
Chip inductors beef up current rating
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Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.) said its new series of low profile, wound-chip inductors deliver 30% higher current rating as compared to conventional inductors in the same package size. The NR series is designed for use in dc/dc converter choke-coil applications, which is an emerging industry trend driving the replacement of less-efficient charge pump power supplies that can't meet the requirements of feature-intensive cell phones and other high-power consumption portable devices.
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