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Wickmann's Polyfuse line gets four more SMT fuses
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Wickmann USA has added four surface-mount devices to its Polyfuse family of resettable fuses, giving designers a total choice of six surface-mount package sizes.
High-speed connector family promises performance of 10 Gbits/s+
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Tyco Electronics, a unit of Tyco International Ltd., has launched a new line of high-speed board-to-board connectors for computer, networking and telecommunications markets.
Chip vendors spy gold in 3G comms
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Chip makers in search of the next monster market are hoping to strike it rich in third- and 2.5-generation cellular telephones. Makers of power-management products, chip sets for cell phone engines, converters, backlighting components and more are courting customers in Asia, Europe and the United States, the latter despite the fact that 1-Mbit/second 3G technology may not surface here for some time.
Chip vendors swarm over new multipoint LVDS spec
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Makers of interface chips are ramping development around the low-voltage differential-signaling (LVDS) interface protocol and especially around a new specification governing multipoint LVDS.
Board aims at point-of-service
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Micro Industries Corp. today will unveil an EmbeddedATX form factor motherboard tailored for point-of-service applications.
NSF announces award winners
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Massive drop in chipmaking equipment sales but 'worst is over'
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Worldwide sales of semiconductor production equipment fell 41% to $28bn in 2001, according to SEMI.
Intel aims to push 'ultrawideband' wireless connection to 500-Mbit speeds
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SAN FRANCISCO -- During the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) here this week, Intel Corp. claimed it has developed the world's fastest chips and systems, based on a new, short-range wireless technology, called "ultrawideband" (UWB).
Cabot pays Rodel $1 million in settlement of slurry patent suit
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AURORA, Ill.--Cabot Microelectronics Corp. will pay Rodel Inc. $1 million and receive a worldwide license for technology as part of a patent lawsuit settlement announced by the two companies. Other details about the settlement were not released, and none of the parties admitted to liability in the settlement.
Optical Nanostructures Roll
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Optical-nanostructure pioneer NanoOpto has announced a line of subwavelength optical elements (SOEs), the first components to roll off its nano-imprint lithography line in Somerset, N.J.
DSO Samples Long Signals 10x Faster
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To enable the analysis of long, complex, high-speed signals with very sharp edges, LeCroy Corp. has introduced a four-channel, 5-GHz digital storage oscilloscope (DSO) that is said to give a 10x improvement in processing speed.
Xilinx Tiles PowerPC and I/O on Virtex-II
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Xilinx is expecting Virtex-II Pro to chip away at ASIC business in edge routers and switches, even as it seeps into the market for standard network processors.
FPGA conversion program is fast
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The XPressArray is a field-programmable gate array conversion program applicable to the 1.8-volt Xilinx Virtex-E and Altera Apex-E architectures.
NetPlane updates OSPF suite
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NetPlane's OptiRoute 3.0 protocol-stack suite has been updated with a fully redundant version of the popular Open Shortest Path First routing protocol.
Ternary CAM uses DRAM process
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Mosaid's 9-Mbit Class-IC DC9288 ternary CAM uses a DRAM process and targets high-speed switch and router designs.
PCI card pushes up to 2.5 Gbits/s
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The StarLink switch fabric PCI mezzanine card delivers up to four pairs of 622-Mbit/second links in each direction for an aggregate 2.5 Gbits/s.
2.5/3G GaAs amp has high gain
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The AG101 gallium arsenide MMIC amplifier delivers 14-dB gain over 250 MHz to 3 GHz.
CPCI board offers high availability
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The CT8 6U CompactPCI SBC targets high-availability communications applications.
ADPCM cores raise channel count
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The CS4000 family of ADPCM cores delivers up to 3,470 simplex or 173 full-duplex voice channels.
M-LVDS family hits 4.2 Gbits/second
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The SN65MLVD20x family of multipoint-LVDS receivers provides differential signaling at speeds up to 4.2 Gbits/second among as many as 32 devices over typical distances of 30 meters.
2.5-Gbit/s limiting amp runs off 3.3 V
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The MAX3272 limiting amplifier runs off 3.3 volts in fiber-optic systems operating at rates of up to 2.5 Gbits/second.
Conexant chooses four-way split with SiGe foundry deal
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Conexant Systems has unveiled the final stages in a restructuring that will split its business into four ultimately public companies and make its core businesses fabless.
LED in a spin over light for optical interconnect
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US researchers from the Naval Research Laboratory and the State University of New York have fabricated an LED that uses a ferromagnetic Schottky contact as a means of injecting spin polarised electrons into the device.
Transistors pushed into carbon tubes
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Japanese and Korean scientists have developed a technique for creating transistors within carbon nanotubes.
Kite mark scheme aims to keep manufacture in UK
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A campaign has been launched to promote UK-made goods, and is seeking backing from electronics companies with innovative high-technology products.
Moores lag håller i 25 år till
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- När jag var ansvarig för 486-utvecklingen 1989 var jag oerhört stolt när vi lyckades komma upp i 25 MHz, säger Pat Gelsinger, CTO för Intel. Idag ökar vi klockfrekvensen med 25 MHz om dagen. Hur länge kan då den här utvecklingen fortsätta? Vad hände med alla fysiska gränser, som skulle stoppa Moores lag? - Jag vågar till och med lova att Moores lag kommer att gälla också om 25 år
Adaptive ICs up-end EDA
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