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KOA : Flat chip resistors use metal glaze thick film
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
KOA has developed flat chip resistors with very high resistivity against sulphurated environments, high humidity and high temperature.
Trango's virtualization tool for TI OMAP receives certification
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Trango Virtual Processors, French provider of embedded processor virtualization IP, announced its HyperVisor embedded virtualization technology, dedicated to Texas Instruments' OMAP 2430 system-on-chip (SoC), complies with the CSPN (First level security certification) criteria, defined by the French National Security Agency.
Calex : Infra-red temperature sensor has remote adjustable emissivity setting
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Calex' PyroEpsilon series of non-contact temperature sensors measures the temperature of inaccessible or moving objects and materials.
Vicor : Power modules target redundant power architectures
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Vicor announces the Cool-ORing family of full-function Active ORing solutions (PI2121, PI2122, PI2123, PI2125) and discrete Active ORing controllers (PI2001, PI2002, PI2003).
Phihong : PoE midspan-splitter suit multi-radio access points
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
The POE60U-560G, a 60 W midspan and the POE45-120, 45 W dc-dc high-power splitter support high-power wireless access points and thin client terminals.
ASML tips next gen EUV lithography system
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Lithography gear provider ASML (Veldhoven, the Netherlands) has unveiled a production version of its upcoming NXE range of EUV machines that, the company says, is part of a roadmap that supports cost-effective chip manufacturing to at least 11 nanometres (nm).
Next-generation DrMOS delivers 92 percent efficiency in industry's smallest package
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild touts its next-generation family of DrMOS devices---the XS DrMOS series---as the industry's first high-performance 6-by-6 mm DrMOS solution for synchronous DC/DC buck regulators.
TI rolls low-power floating-point processors
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
TI's new floating-point DSPs and DSP-plus-ARM processors combine low cost, low power, and new connectivity options.
Cloud computing hard to harness, experts say
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
The vision of cloud computing is simple, but making it a reality will require years of work in areas such as parallel programming primitives, authentication standards and application programming interfaces, said panelists at an annual research event at the headquarters of Internet auctioneer eBay Inc.
Programmable clock generators simplify system design
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
ADI's AD9520/2 multi-output clock generators deliver a high-quality clock signal and flexible outputs, while on-chip memory reduces system start-up programming requirements.
40-GHz bandwidth socket tailored for 0.5mm pitch QFN packages
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Ironwood Electronics' customers can socket their 24 pin QFN packages without significant performance loss and with minimal increase in PC board footprint.
KLA adds die-to-database to mask inspection
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Seeking to stay ahead of its rivals, KLA-Tencor Corp. has added a new die-to-database capability to its most advanced photomask inspection gear.
Firms launch mobile broadband awareness campaign
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
An initiative led by the GSM Association has united 16 IT and wireless service providers--including Microsoft , Dell, Toshiba, Qualcomm and T-Mobile--to drive the adoption of notebook computers with mobile broadband capability.
Advanced mezzanine card targets wireless baseband applications
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Targeted at Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs, the AMC-V5F Advanced Mezzanine Card from CommAgility provides optical CPRI/OBSAI antenna interfaces and SRIO, for AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA systems.
3U VPX FPGA processing engine supports FMC-VITA 57 standard
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
VMETRO has developed a 3U VPX FPGA processing engine with support for the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) standard.
CD/MP3 stereo 2:1 multiplexer delivers low distortion, high off-isolation
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Intersil's multiplexer delivers high-quality clickless audio in computer sound cards and home theater applications across all load types with low power consumption in a compact, cost-effective package.
PMC-Sierra seeks to unify WiMax bands
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
PMC-Sierra Inc. will unveil its solution for unifying five different frequency bands at this week's WiMax World.
Sanyo to build new solar ingot and wafer production plant in Oregon
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To meet increasing demand in the solar photovoltaic market, Sanyo North America Corp. has announced plans to build a new plant in Salem, Oregon, to manufacture silicon ingot and solar wafers.
Fotowatio buys four solar plants
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Fotowatio, one of Spain's largest solar companies, has acquired four solar photovoltaic power plants that produce 32 megawatts (MW) of energy in Murcia, Spain.
Apple offers unlocked iPhone in Hong Kong
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
In an apparent break from the marketing strategy it has employed in the rest of the world, Apple is offering in Hong Kong a carrier-independent, "unlocked" iPhone that can be used with each customer's wireless operator of choice.
32 X 32 video crosspoint switches provide low-power, high bandwidth
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
ADI's ADV320x family of crosspoint switches use 40 percent less power and deliver 300 percent more bandwidth, enabling wide range of video routing applications.
Power switch family protects USB ports in consumer, computing applications
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Diodes has introduced a family of 12 USB power switches, providing a cost effective and small form fit for USB ports in a wide range of consumer and computing applications.
Creditors to sell Hynix stake
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The Korea Exchange Bank (KEB), the single largest shareholder of Hynix Semiconductor Inc., plans to sell its combined 36 percent stake that it holds with eight other companies in the chip maker.
Multi-port LVDS crossbar switches reduce point-to-point links
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's high-speed, multiport LVDS crossbar switches route multiple sources—such as navigation, camera, satellite TV, and DVD signals—to multiple displays, reducing the number of point-to-point links.
1340W modular power supply debuts in 1U height
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Excelsys Technologies' has introduced the XCE 1450W modular power supply that measures 10.55 x 5.00 x 1.59-in. and offers 1340W continuous/1450W peak power with efficiencies up to 90%.
Vishay launches tender offer for IR
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. is launching a proxy war as a means to acquire International Rectifier Corp.
DS2 demos 280-Mbps powerline communications
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Diseno de Sistemas en Silicio SA (Valencia, Spain), also known as DS2, has demonstrated technology being developed for 400-Mbit per second powerline communications, at the Broadband World Forum, which opened in Brussels, Monday (Sept. 29).
Underwater helicopter surfaces
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9/29/2008   1 comment
Undersea robots have until now operated like fixed-wing aircraft, requiring motion to maneuver. Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers now say they have created the helicopter-of-the-sea, the Odyssey IV.
Surface mount gate drive transformer is highly resistant to EMI
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
With a small surface mount package featuring rugged housing materials that are highly resistant to the effects of EMI, the SM580 gate drive transformer from Datatronic Distribution Inc. provides efficient pulse control in gate drive circuits used in MOSFETs and IGBTs for switch mode power supplies and other electronic equipment.
Buck-boost LED driver offers wide input voltage range
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Designed to drive high current LEDs, Linear Technology's 100V, high-side current sense DC/DC converter features a 6V to 100V input voltage range that makes it well-suited for a wide variety of applications, including automotive, industrial and architectural lighting.
Dolphin Integration launches audio converters
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Dolphin Integration SA, French provider of embedded memories and audio converters in the form of intellectual property cores, has introduced digital audio converters (DACs) for resident consumer applications.
Intellitech ships multi-voltage JTAG multiplexer
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Intellitech is shipping a multi-voltage eight ring JTAG multiplexer in a 16mm x 16mm VQ100 package to early adopters.
Fanless network appliance features Intel Tolapai
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
HABEY USA is offering what is says is the first Intel SoC-based fanless NAS/Network Appliance embedded platform.
Nokia, Huawei sign cross licensing accord
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Finnish communications group Nokia and its wireless infrastructure joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) have sealed a cross-licensing agreement with China's Huawei covering essential patents for wireless standards.
Long reach optical transceivers offer extended temperature support
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Avago's 10 Gbit/s SFP+ LR (long reach) optical transceivers offer extended temperature support and bring new levels of high speed and high port density to next-generation networking equipment.
Anritsu enhances Site Master handheld analyzers
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
The enhancements include a 30% improvement in sweep speed, optical Distance-To-Fault (DTF) measurement capability, advanced post analysis tools, and a ruggedized phase stable cable with reinforced handgrip.
Bankruptcy looms for NextWave subsidiary GO
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Struggling wireless chip and systems company NextWave Wireless Inc.(San Diego, Calif.) is closing its Israel-based subsidiary, GO Networks, as part of its global restructuring.
ARM to develop SoC platform for IBM chip alliance at 28-nm
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) has agreed to develop a system-on-chip design platform of physical intellectual property at the 32-nm and 28-nm nodes for the Common Platform technology alliance of International Business Machines Corp., Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. for distribution to their customers.
Estonian tech companies turning to Silicon Valley
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Estonian technology companies are showing increasing interest in establishing a Silicon Valley office, according to Enterprise Estonia.
Sarnoff expands electrostatic discharge IP portfolio
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Soon after joining the TSMC Design Center Alliance, Sarnoff Europe SA (Gistel, Belgium) announced it has expanded its TakeCharge Electrostatic Discharge IP portfolio with silicon-proven solutions for the TSMC 40-nm G process technology.
Fujifilm pushes consumer 3-D camera
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Fujifilm unveiled a compact 3-D camera integrated with dual lenses and dual 6-megapixel CCDs.
TSMC pushes out high-k in 28-nm rollout
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) has rolled out its 28-nm process and revealed a surprise.
9.0-inch wide-format LCD module for industrial equipment
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
NEC LCD Technologies introduced a 9.0-inch amorphous-silicon thin-film-transistor LCD module, with wide video graphics array (WVGA) resolution for industrial equipment, including factory automation and measurement equipment.
Ipetronik appoints Manager of the new Engineering & Consulting Division
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Ipetronik has appointed Dr. Ullrich Hesse as the manager of their new Engineering & Consulting division.
Cooperation to innovate humanoid robotics and medical-care robots
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics and the Waseda University Humanoid Robotics Institute (HRI) announced the development of a high-performance two-wheel inverted pendulum robot, called WV-1 (Waseda wheeled Vehicle-No.1), which is the first result of an ongoing cooperation for the research and development of technology and solutions for innovative humanoid robots and medical-care robot systems.
PoE-PD takes on 40-watt applications
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
NCP1081 is designed for anticipated high-power applications meeting IEEE 802.3at Draft 3; NCP1083 will soon arrive to add auxiliary supply support
On the hot seat
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
There's trouble brewing in chip-making paradise. Manufacturers are rolling out 45-nm ICs, with 32-nm designs in the works; 22 nm and even smaller devices are in R&D. But delivery of chips at 32 nm and beyond won't be a cool breeze.
In multicore SOC architectures buses are a last resort
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
The one-processor system model that has dominated electronic system design since 1971 is now thoroughly obsolete. Today's SOC designers readily accept the idea of using multiple processors in their complex systems to achieve design goals and use the terms "control plane" and "data plane" to describe how these various on-chip processors are used on the chip. These terms appeared during the Internet and networking boom. At first, these terms referred to the design of multiple-board networking syst
RFID Helps Correos Deliver Mail
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9/28/2008   Post a comment
Spain's national postal service expands RFID project.
Analog development tool simplifies complex signal generation
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9/27/2008   Post a comment
TI has introduced the TSW3070 development kit that simplifies the complexity of interfacing between high-speed digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and amplifiers.
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