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MODULES - FPGA processing AdvancedMC module has PCI Express interface
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10/31/2009   Post a comment
The AMC-V5Fe Advanced Mezzanine Card from CommAgility includes a high-speed PCI Express interface and a Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA. It provides flexible I/O and high processing power for industrial, scientific and telecoms applications.
ICCAD keynote reaches for cloud computing
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10/31/2009   Post a comment
The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation and Cadence Design Systems will offer a live webcast of the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design Keynote Monday, November 2, from 9-10:30 a.m. (P.S.T.).
TSMC backs down from 'record year' prediction
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. sought to qualify a statement made by its chief executive that the company expects to have a record year in 2010.
Slideshow: Japan loves 3-D, veggies from LEDs
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10/30/2009   1 comment
We toured a flat-panel display and "green" device forum in Yokohama, Japan, and also found plenty of e-readers and some interesting applications for LEDs.
MCUs - SoC for dashboard-mounted car navigation and infotainment systems offers enhanced audio and video functions
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
The SH7777 (SH-NaviJ3) system-on-chip (SoC) from Renesas Technology America, Inc., speeds development for compact portable navigation and infotainment systems and low- and mid-priced dashboard-mounted car navigation and infotainment systems, and offers enhanced multimedia functions such as terrestrial digital TV broadcast support.
EnerSys moves to acquire Oerlikon Battery business
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
The world's largest manufacturer, marketer and distributor of industrial batteries, EnerSys has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the industrial battery businesses of the Swiss company Accu Holding AG.
Low-side intelligent power switches target harsh 24-V automotive environments
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced the AUIPS2051L and AUIPS2052G 75V low-side intelligent power switches (IPS) for harsh 24V automotive environments including truck junction box applications.
Jennic : Wireless MCU uses energy harvesting
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
Jennic has demonstrated the capability of its JN5148 wireless microcontroller to perform multiple packet transmissions from 100 uJ of energy harvested from an electro-mechanical switch, thus enabling ZigBee communication with very low energy consumption.
Toshiba extends ASIC offering with eFUSE technology
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
The ASIC and Foundry Business Unit at Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced that European ASIC and system-on-chip (SoC) customers can now take advantage of eFUSE (electrical programmable fuse) technology when developing ICs based on Toshiba processes.
Phoenix Contact : Safety coupling relays target process technology
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
The PSR-FSP safety relay from Phoenix Contact is a safe coupling relay that is specifically harmonized to operate with fail-safe controls (F-PLC) in process technology.
SensorDynamics plans energy-harvesting TPMs
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
Austrian sensor technology vendor SensorDynamics AG (Lebring, Austria) has signed a license agreement with EnOcean GmbH (Unterhaching, Germany) on the latter ones' energy harvesting technology. SensorDynamics plans to use the technology for automotive products.
Hamamatsu : Photo sensor IC is I2C compatible
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
The RGB color sensor photo IC S11059-78HT features I2C compatibility and uses a small and highly reliable WL-CSP (Wafer Level – Chip Size Package).
Customization makes the difference, Dialog CEO Bagherli says
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
With a share price hike of more than 1000 percent in less than a year, Dialog Semiconductor (Kirchheim, Germany) currently is one of the most successful chip vendors in Europe. The fabless company has built its remarkable success on power management applications for portable devices. But isn't power management a rather commonplace application with little chances to differentiate? Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli says no — if some critical factors are taken into account.
Mouser Electronics and Comchip Technology sign for global distribution
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics and Comchip Technology have signed a global distribution agreement to include all of Comchip's RoHS, tin-free, gold-plated, and flat-chip diode packages.
User-configurable FPGA 3U PXI card offers 160 digital I/O signals
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
Geotest launched a user-configurable FPGA 3U PXI card that features 160 digital I/O signals for specific application needs. The new GX3500 employs the Altera Cyclone III FPGA that supports clock rates up to 150MHz and features over 55,000 logic elements.
Analog Devices appoints Automotive group VP
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
As Vice President of Analog Device's Automotive Group, Thomas Wessel will head all teams at the semiconductor vendor dealing with customers in the automotive value chain. Hitherto, Wessel was Sales Vice President for Analog Device's European organization.
ZigBee based transmissions use only 100 microjoules of harvested energy
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Jennic has demonstrated the capability of its JN5148 to perform multiple packet transmissions from 100 microjoules of energy harvested from an electro-mechanical switch.
GreenPeak Technologies secures further funding to finance growth plans
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
Fabless semiconductor company, GreenPeak Technologies (Utrecht, The Netherland) that is offering innovative ultra low power wireless and battery-free data communication technologies for consumer electronics and sense and control applications, has closed a Series B financing round.
MIPS Technologies submits code for Tamarin open source project
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies Inc., has released a MIPS-optimized version of the ActionScript virtual machine (VM) that is used in web-connected technologies such as Adobe Flash player.
Color LCD modeler and 3-D textures application software
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Lighting simulation software developer Optis announced a color LCD modeler and a 3-D textures application sofware directly aimed at the display design market.
In-system emulation technology support for the MPC85xx
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
Goepel electronic announced the development of a special model library for Freescale processor types MPC85xx to support its in-system emulation technology VarioTAP.
Quad power-supply controller creates accurate digital power-management solutions
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
A fully integrated, accurate (±0.3 percent), quad-channel digital power-supply controller which offers a PMBus interface for programming, sequencing, monitoring, and margining power supplies has been introduced by Maxim Integrated Products.
The Energy Technologies Institute increases funding for wave and tidal energy
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
The ETI announced a GBP 8 million project designed to make wave and tidal energy more competitive and unlock the potential of marine energy.
Samsung triples Q3 profit on better chip ASPs
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10/30/2009   1 comment
South Korea's Samsung Electronics recorded a sharply better operating profit in the third quarter, thanks largely to better demand and higher average selling prices for memory chips, the company said.
RECENTLY INTRODUCED ANALOG (and related) PRODUCTS, October 30, 2009 edition
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
Here is our frequently updated, linked list of new analog ICs and related products
Versatile microwave hybrid devices can be used as combiners or dividers
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
RF and microwave component specialist Link Microtek has added a range of general-purpose 90-degree hybrid devices to its LYNX portfolio of microwave components.
Maxim posts profit
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products posted a sequential double-digit increase in sales for the second consecutive quarter in the period ended Sept. 26, the company said.
KLA-Tencor back to profit on stronger demand
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Thanks largely to a sharp increase in demand from foundry customers, chip equipment supplier KLA-Tencor logged better-than-expected sales and returned to profitability in the quarter ended Sept. 30, the company said.
ADI appoints execs to product groups
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. has restructured reponsibilities of its division executives along product and application areas to better leverage the company's strenghts in signal processing technologies.
NEWS - Rapid configuration of AMBA NIC-301 enabled by CoWare/ARM partnership
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
New CoWare SBL-301 SystemC Bus Library for CoWare Platform Architect provides configurability, visibility and rapid turnaround time, enabling system designers to efficiently optimize AMBA NIC-301 network interconnect-based designs.
Exec details ST's ARM Cortex-A9 licensing choice for HDTVs
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
In an interview with EE Times, Laurent Remont, director, R&D/Architecture Group, Home Entertainment and Displays Group at STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland), provided details on ST's decision to build its next-generation HDTV consumer device around the high-performance ARM architecture.
Updated: Juniper challenges Cisco on the edge
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
In a splashy New York City event, Juniper Networks announced its next generation of silicon, systems, software and partnerships around a family of networking products geared to serve businesses and service providers and attack archrival Cisco Systems.
Kyocera : LED printhead prints at 180 m per minute
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
With its SLH-Series LED printhead, Kyocera achieves electrophotographic printing at 180 m/min in 1200 dpi high-resolution.
Delta Electronics : Low vibration fans prevent hard drive crashes
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Delta Electronics offers low vibration fans aimed at the 19 inch slide-in (1U) server market. The fans address the three typical problem areas of modern high-performance boards: air flow, vibration and energy consumption.
Murata : Wirewound chip inductors contribute to dc-dc converter efficiency
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Compared to previous models in the range Murata’s latest 1212 size wirewound chip inductor series offers improved performance in a compact, low profile case size.
Texas Instruments : I2C keypad controller is QWERTY-capable
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced the TCA8418, a keypad scan device that can generate an interrupt output signal using a three-key combination such as CTRL-ALT-DEL, which frees up the processor from scanning the keypad for presses and releases, saving power and bandwidth.
Conexant : Audio SoCs support embedded applications
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Conexant Systems has introduced a family of audio system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for embedded audio and voice applications.
Infotainment SoC supports advanced multimedia
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
The latest iteration in Renesas' SH-NaviJ chip family supports OpenGL ESL1.1. Thus the chip runs advanced 3D graphics software earlier required a dedicated PC add-on board.
3D laser scanner boasts an 80m range for industrial plant applications
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Trimble's CX 3D laser scanner uses the manufacturer's proprietary Wavepulse technology to combines the high short-range accuracy of phase-shift technology with the low-noise sensitivity and high-distance characteristics of time-of-flight technology.
Vishay : SMD IR receivers offer high sensitivity-to-size ratio
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with a series of ultra-miniature SMD IR receivers for remote control systems.
'Roadrunner' supercomputer verifying U.S. nuke reliability
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Los Alamos National Laboratory is using the world's fastest supercomputer, dubbed "Roadrunner," to run extremely accurate simulations to verify the reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile.
Motorola swings to Q3 profit on cost cutting
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Motorola Inc. fought its way back into black territory in the third quarter by sharply reducing costs throughout its operations although sales continues to fall and the company yielded market share in the mobile handset segment.
Viewpoint: In defense of Hector Ruiz
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10/29/2009   2 comments
Ex-AMD boss Hector Ruiz might have been justified in providing confidential information about the company's reorganization to a group being investigated for insider trading but he alone can end the controversy by disclosing why he talked so candidly about his former employer.
Arasan integrates IP into Cadence verification kit
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Cadence will engineer Arasan's MIPI design IP into the Cadence Incisive Verification Kit, which incorporates Cadence-developed MIPI-based verification IP, example flows, user workshops and documented best practices.
Austrian researchers double Li-ion battery energy density
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Austrian researchers say they have doubled the energy density of lithium ion batteries through the use of a silicon gel.
Roke launches world's first commercial generic high voltage test facility
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Independent electronics R&D centre, Roke Manor Research Ltd (Southampton, UK) has launched the world's first commercial generic high voltage test facility.
Cadence and SMIC unveil 65-nm Low Power Reference Flow 4.0
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (San Jose, Calif), has delivered a comprehensive low-power design flow for engineers targeting the 65-nanometer process at Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation.
Continental writes red figures amidst auto downturn
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
The decline of the global automotive markets has left clear traces in red ink in the quarterly report of automotive supplier Continental AG (Hannover, Germany). Now the company bets its hope on a recovery — and on electric cars.
LED trend puts the booster into Aixtron's figures
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Driven by strong demand for LEDs, semiconductor equipment vendor Aixtron AG (Aachen, Germany) has exceeded market expectations in Q3. The company raised its outlook and announced a capital increase to fund future growth.
Low shrinkage clear epoxy ensures dimensional stability
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
The EP30LV-1 developed by Master Bond is a low viscosity, optically clear epoxy for general purpose bonding, coating, sealing and casting. Its linear shrinkage after cure is as low as 0.0003 to 1.
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