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Flash technology enables AEC-Q100, Grade 1 FPGAs
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Actel has announced that its low-power ProASIC3 field-programmable gate array (FPGA) family has achieved AEC-Q100, Grade 2 and Grade 1 qualification – passing a series of critical stress tests designed to ensure the quality, reliability and endurance of semiconductors in automotive applications.
Controller, data bus form infrastructure of E-bikes
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MUNICH, Germany — The German industry apparently has discovered a new growth market: electrical-driven bicycles. After a data bus system for the vehicles has been introduced recently, chip vendor Infineon presents a microcontroller designed for E-bike applications.
Vandal proof push button switches enable secure applications
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PV series switches are designed for applications in harsh environments, where security and reliability are paramount.
AMD pratar planer
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AMD har avslutat sin Asia Analyst Tour i Taipei och presenterat sina planer för framtiden vad det gäller sina server-, desktop- och notebookdivisioner.
Low-cost capacitive touch chip includes sophisticated power management functions
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The QT102, available in a SOT-23-6 package, is a one-channel touch on/touch off sensor chip with integral power management and safety functionality.
DRAM priserna ner i september?
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iSuppli spår att DRAM-priserna börjar falla redan i september, en månad tidigare än vad man sagt tidigare.
1-W processor makes X86 accessible to embedded market
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With an idle power of 0.1 watt, the 500-MHz VIA Eden ULV processor has been designed to meet the low power requirements of a wide range of industrial, commercial and ultra mobile applications.
NXP video post processor to improve HD image quality
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In the run-up to the IFA consumer electronics trade fair in Berlin, NXP has rolled out a video post processor chip that, according to the company, improves HD images by a series of 'smart' algorithms.
Koppla bildskärmen via USB
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USB fortsätter att flytta fram positionerna. I somras visade DisplayLink hur en eller flera bildskärmar kan anslutas till en dator via USB. Och på kuppen blir det mycket enklare att använda bärbara datorer.
Fler gränssnitt för bildskärmar
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Sedan nästan urminnes tider har persondatorer haft en VGA-port för anslutning av bildskärmar. Så länge kraven på upplösning, färgåtergivning och bildfrekvens inte är för höga fungerar den utmärkt. Men för större bildskärmar och högkvalitativ video räcker VGA inte till längre. Det finns dock alternativ.
Scottish incubator plays hi-tech match maker
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Technology incubator Innovation Centres Scotland Ltd. is hosting an "Open Doors" event between some global electronics and IT groups such as Sun Microsystems, IBM, Oracle, Nokia, RIM, LogicaCMG , Microsoft, Orange and Plexus and start-ups to foster collaboration and partnerships between the groups.
Esmertec achieves turn-around
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Swiss mobile handset software provider Esmertec SA seems to have achieved a turn-around. After having suffered heavy losses in FY 2006, the company now sees revenues to rise steeply.
Sumation, CDT claim further advances in p-OLED materials
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Polymer LED technology specialist Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) and partner Sumation are claiming further advances in the lifetime performance of green and red P-OLED materials.
Non-volatile memory is the secret star at JEDEC meeting
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During its recent meeting series in Munich, Germany, JEDEC standards organization discussed enhancements to a series of memory-related standards. In addition, the organizations picked up the thrust in the industry towards flash-based disk drives by launching a new Solid State Disk Committee.
LED driver features on-chip oscillator for programmable brightness control
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Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. has introduced a three-channel constant-current LED driver with an on-chip oscillator for programmable brightness control.
High-voltage LED driver integrates current regulator switch
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Supertex has introduced the HV9980, a three-channel, high-voltage LED driver aimed at LCD panel backlighting and DLP television (TV) applications.
HDMI transmitter features on-chip consumer electronic control support
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The ADV7520NK from Analog Devices simplifies portable HDMI product design by integrating consumer electronic control functions allowing end users to command multiple A/V devices with one remote.
Mini surface-mount encoder delivers 180 LPI resolution
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Avago Technologies says it has introduced the industry's first reflective encoder with an analog output.
AMIMON chipset delivers wireless, uncompressed HDTV
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Systems operate in the 5-GHz unlicensed band, in compliance with FCC regulations.
Mini pushbutton switches offer several legend and color options
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NKK Switches has introduced the UB2 series of miniature lighted pushbutton switches with built-in multi-element LEDs.
Processor enhances picture, sound quality in 1080p flat-panel TVs
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Micronas has started to sample its third-generation VCT-Premium processor, which integrates audio, video, Teletext, OSD, controller-related functions, and a dual input port HDMI receiver.
Updated: QuickLogic backs away from FPGAs
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QuickLogic Inc. is backing away from the FPGA market, saying that it will focus on an ASSP-like market called customer specific standard products (CSSPs).
Boeing to build Ares upper stage
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Boeing Co.'s Space Exploration group walked away with one of the last chances to win a major contract in NASA's Constellation program to provide a follow-on to the Space Shuttle.
Seagate jacks up revenue and profit estimates
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Seagate Technology has increased its revenue and profit estimate for the September quarter because of improved demand and supply conditions as well as increased benefits from efforts to reduce manufacturing costs.
Applied buys parts cleaning unit from BOC
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Applied Materials Inc. has acquired the semiconductor equipment parts cleaning and refurbishment business from BOC Edwards Inc.
Net Insight får order från ST Teleport i Singapore
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ST Teleport has valt Net Insight's Nimbra-plattform för att koppla ihop sitt Singapore högkvarter med Hong Kong för ASI video.
Ja till Office Open XML
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Swedish Standards Institute, SIS, har tillstyrkt förslaget att Microsofts Office Open XML-format ska bli en global ISO-standard.
Neo Office för Mac OS X
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Med Neo Office 2.2.1 har Mac-användare fått ett Openoffice-baserat alternativ till Microsofts Office och andra kontorsprogrampaket.
Sanyo nära beslut om halvledare
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Åtninstone sex grupperingar har lagt bud på Sanyo Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Sanyo Electric Co.
Step-down converters simplify system design
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AnalogicTech has released the AAT1112 (1.5 A) and the AAT1145 (1.2 A) constant frequency current mode step-down converters, which don't require external compensation components.
4-port midspan reaches 60W per port
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Phihong USA has introduced the Ultra PoE POE480U, a 4-port midspan that reaches full power of 60W per port and requires no power management.
Enhanced LED driver cuts propagation delay by 50%
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Supertex is phasing out its existing HV9910 LED driver in favor of an enhanced version, HV9910B, which will be a drop-in replacement for the existing HV9910.
Fujitsu introduces new H.264 transcoder
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Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. has extended its family of high-performance H.264-compliant ICs, announcing a new transcoder designed to compress full high definition (1920 x 1080) MPEG-2 video data to H.264 data for high-volume consumer applications.
Xilinx development tools boost DSP performance
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Xilinx's DSP development tools now deliver up to a 38 percent faster Fmax performance for multi-rate DSP designs and improved ease of use.
Smaller players gain share of global digital STB market
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The worldwide market for digital set-top boxes experienced continued strong growth in 2006, with smaller Asian manufacturers advancing up the market share ladder. Traditional STB stalwarts still remain the worldwide leaders, but are facing increased competition from lower tier manufacturers. The digital STB market reached an estimated 122 million units shipped in 2006.
Agilent adds 3D-planar electromagnetic simulation to EDA platform
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Fully integrated with the Genesys EDA platform, Agilent's Momentum GX enables RF and microwave designers to reduce design steps and speed the design and verification process for complex RF and microwave passive circuit designs.
Amimon's WHDI chips now avaialbe for wireless HD
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AMIMON Inc. has announced the availability of its Wireless High-definition Interface (WHDI) chipset. The WHDI chipset (AMN2110 and AMN2210) enables CE display and device manufacturers to develop HD home entertainment products that connect wirelessly.
Mobile processor enhances gaming notebooks
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AGEIA Technologies has launched the PhysX 100M mobile processor for high performance gaming notebook PCs that features low power and thermal design with power dissipation of nearly 10-W under game-play conditions.
Process for converting leaded devices to lead free works, says study
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A joint study conducted by E-Certa and Sanmina-SCI shows it's possible to re-use lead-containing parts by converting them to Pb-free for use in consumer-grade electronics.
Low-cost 8-bit MCU series targets fan, universal motor control apps
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The 8-bit MCUs in the Z8F083A series from Zilog provide the fundamental features required for electric fans and universal motor control, including a faster internal precision oscillator and A/D converter to speed up response times for critical motor control loop operations.
RF protocol stack optimized for wireless 2.4-GHz control devices
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Nordic Semiconductor has developed a complete off-the-shelf RF protocol stack for leading-edge wireless desktop control devices using its low-power 2.4-GHz transceivers.
3G basestation design leverages femtocell technology
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Although used in a basestation, the two-chip radio is based on a consumer-grade handset component.
Software verbally guides cable, wire harness assembly
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CAMI Research has enhanced its AutoBuild software to provide guided assembly with speech for cable and wire harness manufacturing.
Green-card red tape sends valuable engineers packing
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Disenchanted with life in immigration limbo, San Antonio resident Praveen Arumbakkam is abandoning his American dream and returning to his native India.
Letter to the editor: Concern for foreign engineers is misplaced
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A reader takes issue with our story on foreign engineers and green-card delays.
Rochester, N.Y., bids to be first green U.S. city
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The United States' first Hydrogen Village--designed to demonstrate the feasibility of switching from fossil fuels to cleaner-burning hydrogen--has broken ground in Rochester, N.Y.
DRAM price downturn to arrive September, says analyst
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Good news for all equipment makers trying to purchase DRAMs; a price decline is now set to arrive in September, a month earlier than previously forecast by market forecaster iSuppli Corp. (El Segundo, Calif.).
VoIP support expands for ARM processors
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D2 Technologies' embedded vPort VoIP software now enables OEMs and ODMs to easily power new feature-rich VoIP-enabled devices using ARM11 multi-core processors.
CMOS image sensors lose luster
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After a period of sizzling growth, the CMOS image sensor market has lost its luster.
Altera ships first member of high-end Stratix III FPGA family
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Industry's lowest-power high-performance Stratix III FPGAs from Altera offer 25 percent performance advantage over competing solutions.
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