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Multi-channel IP encoder debuts for IPTV, Internet TV apps
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Envivio has unveiled the latest version of its multi-channel IP encoder for IPTV and Internet TV it is marketing under the name 4Caster C4.
Integrated FET regulators support input voltages up to 60V, spikes to 100V
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Intersil recently released a family of high efficiency, 2A integrated FET step down DC/DC switching regulators that support wide operating input voltages and can handle transient spikes up to 100V.
Mobile TV SoC complies with Japan's ISDB-T standard
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Newport Media is sampling an SoC for the mobile version of Japan's ISDB-T digital television standard that integrates an RF tuner, demodulator and all required memory.
Gate driver provides isolated control to MOSFET without power supply
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Clare has released the CPC1580, the first device in a family of optically isolated MOSFET gate drivers, providing 3750-Vrms of input-to-output isolation.
miniSDHC flash memory cards available in class 2, 4, and 6 speeds
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Kingston Technology has added a 4-GB miniSDHC to its expanding Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) flash memory card line intended to support next-generation mobile phones and digital devices requiring larger capacities and faster speeds in a smaller form factor.
Sun Microsystems posts a profit on lower costs
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems Inc. recorded a net profit of $329 million for its latest quarter, reversing a year-ago quarterly loss after cutting costs and boosting gross profit margin more than five percentage points.
High-accuracy AC current sensors save board space
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Silicon Laboratories has introduced the Si8500 family of low-loss, high-accuracy AC current sensors for a wide range of power applications. The Si8500 integrates the functional equivalent of a current transformer circuit into a 4 x 4 x 1-mm QFN package.
Actel extends Asia Pacific sales network
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Actel announces new distributors for low-power programmable solutions in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand.
CSA Travel Protection
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
CSA runs multiple call centers, including its 35-member customer service center and 13-member claims center. Come see how CSA Travel Protection provides extensive experience and superior customer service through their call center operations.
Cox Communications
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As the nation's third-largest cable television provider, Cox Communications serves 535,000 basic cable customers and 2,300 employees countywide. Find out how they keep their customers connected.
Home Depot Supply
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Seven Contact Centers strong, HD Supply FM has 500 customer service representatives servicing customers nationwide. Join in on a tour of the headquarters and a session that will give an overview of HD Supply FM's order placement function through the Contact Center Operations. Specifically, the Customer Service teams, Quality Assurance/Training Programs, VOC/Customer Advocate Center, Te
BGA test and burn-in socket handles up to 961 leads
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A 0.8-mm pitch Type IV open top BGA test and burn-in socket family from 3M Electronic Solutions Division handles up to 961 leads.
Carbon Design Systems Offers Free Tenison Migration Program
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Carbon Design Systems has announced a program to offer customers of Tenison Design Automation's VTOC products an easy migration path to Carbon's family of model generation solutions.
Charging IC combines main battery switch, charging circuits
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ON Semiconductor has introduced the NUS3116, an integrated charging and power switching circuit for portable handheld electronic devices.
Effective communication with developers ensures efficient QA for testers
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Developers and testers in the network device space share a unique peer relationship, yet they often experience communication problems during the quality-assurance (QA) process.
Effective communication with developers ensures efficient QA for testers
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Developers and testers in the network device space share a unique peer relationship, yet they often experience communication problems during the quality-assurance (QA) process.
Stanford confabs explore multi-core CPUs, nets
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
The Hot Chips and Hot Interconnects conferences have posted their programs that will provide a look inside some of today's leading multi-core processors and research in on- and off-chip networks future versions of such CPUs may use.
Progress, controversy mark IEEE 802.11 plenary meeting
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
The IEEE 802 committee's recently concluded plenary session included reports of progress in several areas and continuing disagreement in others.
RF MEMS switches to enter wireless handset apps
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In an analysis of the market potential of radiofrequency (RF) microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) switching, French research and strategy consulting company Yole Development highlighted that they would generate $990 million market in wireless handset applications in 2013.
IC Insights sees big shakeup in 1H07 chip ranking
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Though there has been little movement among the top ten semiconductor suppliers during the first half of 2007 compared to 2006 rankings, market research group IC Insights says there has been some significant changes in the ranking amongst the next ten.
NAND controllers target mobile storage applications
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SST's ATA flash disk controller (SST55VD020) and CompactFlash card controller (SST55LC200) target space-constrained mobile storage applications such as music players, portable media players and camcorders.
Programmable gain amplifier delivers 0.03 percent gain accuracy
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Targeting industrial and instrumentation markets, National Semiconductor's high-precision LMP8100A programmable gain amplifier provides 0.03 percent gain accuracy across the full industrial temperature range.
High-efficiency 7W buck LED driver comes in TSOT-23 package
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The CAT4201 buck converter drives white LED strings up to 21 V, regulates current up to 350 mA, and eliminates the need for dedicated heat sink with up to 94 percent efficiency
Carbon nanotubes aim for cheap, durable touch screens
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Unidym is developing touch-panel displays with Touch Panel Laboratories (Tokyo) to enable more durable screens for Nintendo, as well as for tougher, cheaper solar panels and LCDs.
Schneller Kreuzschalter von Texas Instruments
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Datenraten bis zu 4,25 Gigabit je Sekunde unterstützen zwei neue Kreuzverteiler-Switches von Texas Instruments. Mit den Chips wendet sich das Unternehmen vor allem an Entwickler von Enduser-Netzwerk-Equipment.
Kontron introduces smallest COM Express-compliant footprint
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Three years after the 2004 launch of the ETXexpress specification, which has become the PICMG COM Express (COM.0) standard, Kontron defines a new footprint variant of the Computer-On-Modules (COMs) standard: nanoETXexpress.
Career Profile: VP Of IT/Exinda Networks
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
John Bothe believes interpersonal communications is the most import non-IT skill needed for tech leaders as it's critical to understanding the needs of senior management, network end users, partners and vendors.
Chartered fails to impress with 2Q results
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Are Chartered Semiconductor's dismal second quarter numbers a one-time dip or the harbinger of hard times to come?
PC/104-Plus extension card has two CAN controllers and galvanic isolation of up to 500 Volts
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
The Microspace PC/104-Plus extension card MSMCA104+ISOL offers a compact, high-performance solution for connecting up to two CAN networks with a PC/104-Plus system.
Speedy uptake for high data rate HSDPA, says GSA
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
The number of HSDPA-capable devices available on the market has grown six-fold over the past year, according to the Global mobile Suppliers Association.
SD card adapter is reliable and easy-to-use
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
ELECTRIC EUROPA GmbH has developed the SCHF series a miniSD™ card conversion adapter for microSD™ cards for use in mobile phones, digital cameras and other compact mobile devices.
3S Photonics crée un conseil scientifique
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
En ligne avec sa stratégie de diversification, 3S Photonics, spécialiste français des composants et modules optiques pour réseaux de telecommunications, vient de rassembler des experts de centres de recherche ou des universitaires publics ou semi-publics au sein d'un conseil scientifique.
Time-to-digital converter targets precise timing applications
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
The TC890 time-to-digital converter (TDC) features six independent stopwatches for precise timing measurements from a common start event to multiple stop events at a high resolution.
Mitsui and Nano Proprietary extend Carbon Nanotube license
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Nano-Proprietary, Inc., through its subsidiary, Applied Nanotech, Inc., has announced that Japan based Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has extended its exclusive option to extend royalty bearing licenses on behalf of Nano-Proprietary to companies headquartered in Japan which will allow the use of NPI's carbon cold cathode intellectual property for the manufacture of lighting devices.
Denon launches new AV Receivers featuring HDMI v.1.3a and Deep Color
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Denon Electronics has announced a brand new lineup of thirteen completely re-designed advanced A/V receivers. The company's new line features leading-edge technologies such as HDMI 1.3a capability with support for Deep Color, advanced networking, WifFi, and specially designed custom integration features.
Wisair rolls single chip for delayed USB wireless specification
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A startup is announcing a single-chip device for wireless USB interconnects at a time when the standard continues to face delays coming to market.
Passives: New resistors pack more power
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While resistors come in many flavors, the two most commonly used for power applications are metal film and wirewound.
Omron shrinks FPC connectors
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Omron has further miniaturised its FPC connector portfolio, with an ultra-low profile version that is just 0.5 mm thick fully assembled, as well as a solution offering a reduced footprint, based on a very small front-back depth.
500 mA MOSFET drivers have excellent latch-up immunity
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
The inverting MCP1401 and non-inverting MCP1402 MOSFET drivers are rated for a peak output current of 0.5 A, over a wide operating voltage range of 4.5 to 18 V.
Compact power entry modules provide safe power input
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
The power entry modules DD11 and DD12 are equipped with multiple functions including an appliance connector, switch and fuseholder. The DD12 additionally includes a line filter.
TI--Ericsson 3G handset deal dials up full platforms, open OSes
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Underscoring an industrywide move toward full-platform solutions for handsets--a trend that could have serious implications for second- and third-tier chip suppliers--Texas Instruments Inc. and Ericsson AB have announced that they will co-develop custom 3G handsets that leverage TI's Omap processor line and Ericsson's 3G RF and modem technology.
RF design team touts CMOS spin for 3G power amps
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Is it possible to make a low-cost CMOS power amp for 3G cell phones that can operate with the power efficiency and robustness of a gallium-arsenide PA?
Intel, startup square off in 10G Ethernet battle
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The battle to define 10-Gbit/second Ethernet intensified last week, as Intel and a group of its former chip set rivals rolled out competing products.
Overcoming 45-nm design hurdles
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ST loses $758M in quarter
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STMicroelectronics suffered a hefty, $758 million loss in the second quarter on charges related to the contribution of its flash memory business to a joint venture.
AMD facing cash crunch, S&P warns
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. had its B/Negative corporate credit rating reaffirmed last week by a major credit evaluation firm, which warned that the rating could drop early next year if AMD fails to improve its cash flow.
Distrib takes world view
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
A little more than a year after taking over as chief executive officer at Premier Farnell plc, Harriet Green is firmly putting her imprint on the London-based electronic-component distributor and its subsidiaries in Europe, North America and Asia.
Osram drops OLED displays for lighting
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Osram GmbH will cease production of OLED-based displays and close the related fab in Penang, Malaysia. In the future, the company will focus on lighting solutions, also based on OLED technology.
System-on-chip comes in DIL32 module housing
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
A new member of the IPC@CHIP series, the SC23 combines both the performance and the features of the SC123/SC143 with the tried and tested simple handling of the SC12/SC13.
Simulator targets SoCs for handheld devices
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
A simulator developed by the University of Southampton whose roots go back to research collaboration with another U.K. University, Newcastle, into developing interconnection technologies for multiprocessor SoCs, has been made available for download and is said to pave the way for more competitive handheld computing devices.
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