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PA supports low power consumption and extended battery life in EGSM WCDMA networks
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Anadigics has announced the AWT6281 HELP3™ WCDMA linear power amplifier (PA) engineered specifically for use in advanced 3G handsets for EGSM (Band 8) UMTS wireless networks.
WiMAX MIMO RF transceiver improves receiver SNR by 10 dB
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
The MAX2839 from Maxim Integrated Products claims to be the industry's first single-chip, 2.3 GHz to 2.7 GHz, WiMAX MIMO RF transceiver in high-volume production.
HomeGrid-Gruppe treibt Heimvernetzung voran
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Elf Unternehmen haben sich vorgenommen, die technische Fragmentierung des Markts für Heimvernetzung zu beenden. Gemeinsam wollen sie einen ITU-Standard erarbeiten, der als Grundlage für die Entwicklung von Chips für Datenraten bis in den Gigabit-Bereich dienen soll. Mit von der Partie sind unter anderem Infineon, Intel, Panasonic und Texas Instruments.
Innovative FET RF PA topology benefits radar, avionics applications
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FETs based on an innovative vertical structure boast higher efficiency, smaller size, improved thermal management, and high VSWR tolerance
UPS eases scaleable backup for dense computing environments
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10-kVA Pulsar MX Frame is billed as a low-cost entry solution to easy-to-populate modular systems.
Fixed attenuators target cost-sensitive applications
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BroadWave Technologies has introduced a line of low cost fixed 1-W attenuators.
5 GHz amplifier for WLAN and WiMAX applications offers world-class EVM performance
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RF Micro Devices has released the SZP-5026Z, a 5 GHz high linearity amplifier designed specifically for use in WLAN and WiMAX applications.
IC-equipment makers hurt by IP theft
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IC-equipment and materials suppliers face mounting challenges in intellectual property (IP) protection, warned a new study published by SEMI.
Off-the-shelf LF antenna driver IC for hands-free car access systems
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Claiming an industry first, the ATA5279 is an LF coil driver IC from Atmel Corporation that has been designed for Passive Entry Go (PEG) and Passive Go (PG) hands-free car access systems.
C-shaped encoder module easily integrates into industrial motors
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Avago Technologies has released a high-temperature, six-channel, optical incremental C-shaped encoder module for brushless DC motors used in industrial and factory automation equipment.
Stackpole extends sulfur impervious chip resistor family
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Stackpole Electronics, Inc. has expanded its RMCG series of sulfur impervious chip resistors, extending the resistance value range from 1 ohm to 10 Megohm.
Tyco rolls Impact backplane connector system
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Tyco Electronics has released the high-speed, high-density Impact backplane connector system with 20+ Gbits/s performance.
PXI accessory attaches to any NI eight-slot PXI or PXI Express chassis
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National Instruments has introduced the PMA-1115 portable touch-screen monitor with integrated keyboard that attaches to any NI eight-slot PXI or PXI Express chassis.
FEI cuts jobs, sees lower profits
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Seeking to cut costs, FEI Co. expects to reduce its workforce by approximately 3 percent to 1,800 in the next 90 days.
Power management IC simplifies CDMA phone designs
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AnalogicTech has introduced the AAT2601, the company's first power management IC designed for the specific requirements of mid-range CDMA handsets.
National Semi cuts 130 jobs
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In its second major layoff this year, National Semiconductor Corp. said it would eliminate approximately 130 positions, primarily in product line and support functions.
Broadcom switch paves road to 40G
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Companies driving to 40 Gbit/s Ethernet could settle on a single proposal as early as their next meeting, thanks in part to a recent switch from Broadcom which unveiling a range of new 65nm Ethernet chips at Interop.
PA powers EGSM WCDMA networks
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Engineered specifically for use in advanced 3G handsets for EGSM (Band 8) UMTS wireless networks, Anadigics' WCDMA linear power amplifier (PA) reduces average current consumption by 75 percent compared to competing devices.
SRC to provide FPGA-based computing solutions for PI TrackR program
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The ability to process sensor information in-flight versus losing precious time while data is relayed to a ground station is significant.
Agilent EEsof enhances ADS
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In this version, the company reports a 10x speedup in its 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) simulator (known as Momentum), and a 10X speedup in its non-linear harmonic balance circuit simulation with an advanced matrix preconditioner.
ST's outsourced production to reach 20% by 2009
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STMicroelectronics' fab utilization rate amounted to 84 percent in the first quarter and is likely to increase slightly in the second quarter of 2008, according to Alain Dutheil, ST's chief operating officer and vice chairman of the corporate executive committee.
NXP to acquire Conexant's set-top box business
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NXP Semiconductors said it will acquire Conexant Systems, Inc.'s set-top box business.
Suss puts new twist in nano-imprint
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Germany's Suss MicroTec AG has entered into a license agreement with Philips Research of the Netherlands for a new technology called substrate conformal imprint lithography (SCIL).
Asset building open embedded test tools
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Asset Intertech is developing open embedded instrumentation tools based on the preliminary P1687 Internal JTAG (IJTAG) specifications.
Patch antenna receives/transmits two different frequency bands
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Spectrum Control has designed a single element patch antenna that can receive and/or transmit two frequency bands in one 45mm package.
Cadence Speeds Analog and Mixed-Signal Verification
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Cadence has introduced acceleration technology in its Spectre simulator while maintaining accuracy of results.
Cadence Strengthens Custom IC Design Tools
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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced an array of new custom IC design capabilities in the Virtuoso design suite.
Cadence boosts analog verification performance
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Against the background of ever-increasing complexity in integrated circuit design, Cadence on its house fair Cadence Live EMEA 2008 introduced a major upgrade to its Virtuoso design platform. The enhancement aim at typical European user environments, centering on performance improvement in the verification of large analog designs.
LSI to form Gateway Alliance for access processors
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LSI Corp. is parlaying the strength of processors acquired from Agere Inc. and Tarari Inc. to create a new Multi-Services Business Gateway Alliance.
Teridian launches third generation power meter ICs
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Teridian Semiconductor has launched its third generation of electricity metering chips that includes residential single phase, commercial and industrial three phase ICs, offering up to 256K bytes of storage with 10 MIPS processing power, advanced power management, LCD contrast adjust, and 0.5 second/day hardware RTC which consumes only 0.5µA.
RF transceiver targets WiMAX
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Maxim Integrated Products reports it has the industry's first production-ready, single-chip, 2.3GHz to 2.7GHz, WiMAX MIMO RF transceiver that improves receiver SNR by 10dB
Mezzanine card design makes FPGA integration easy
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VMETRO announced its first FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) module dubbed the ADC510, which is available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled rugged versions, integrates two 12-bit 500MHz A/D chips for use in DSP applications such as Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Electronic Counter Measures (ECM), and Radar.
AMD rolls out three Phenom X3 triple-core processors
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AMD announced the availability of three AMD Phenom X3 triple-core processors that, when combined with the AMD 780 series chipset, can give consumers a full HD experience and visually stunning gaming and digital performance.
TSMC sees Q1 lull, capex falls
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) saw a lull in the first quarter amid a drop in capital spending for 2008.
SMIC exits DRAMs, posts loss
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Amid another loss for the quarter, China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) has reached an agreement with customers to exit the commodity DRAM business.
16-bit A/D converter line delivers 0.5-µA shutdown current
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Linear Technology has introduced the LTC2451 and LTC2452, a pair of 16-bit delta sigma A/D converters with 0.5µA (max) shutdown current in ultra-tiny 3mm x 2mm DFN packages.
Group drives Gbit home network effort
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Eleven companies have officially launched the HomeGrid Forum, a new consortium to accelerate work on a way to unify the fragmented world of home networking and aiming to speed up work on an ITU standard to define chips that can carry data at rates up to a gigabit per second across coax, phone or power lines.
NXP to acquire Conexant's set-top box business
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NXP Semiconductors announced it is acquiring the Broadband Media Processing (BMP) business of Conexant Systems, Inc. for $110 million in cash with an additional payment of up to $35 million based on financial performances over the period from closing through 2009.
MIPS forges link with Portuguese University
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MIPS Technologies announced that it is to partner with the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), a leading school of engineering in Portugal, to further innovation and technical advancement in microelectronics.
SwissQual unveils platform extension for optimization of WiMAX nets
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The Switzerland-based company's Diversity is a quality measurement platform that provides simultaneous, end-to-end testing for voice, data and video.
Group to define new mobile DRAM interface spec
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ARM, Ericsson, Hynix, LG, Silicon Image, Samsung, Sony Ericsson Mobile and STMicroelectronics have formed a new working group in the mobile DRAM space.
Kleer secures $28 million Series B funding
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Kleer's subsampling radio architecture delivers lossless CD-quality digital stereo audio and gives 10 times the battery life of a comparable Bluetooth solution.
STMicroelectronics invites Russian chipmaker into Crolles2
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STMicroelectronics has asked Russian company Sitronics to join the Crolles2 technology alliance.
Infineon : Power control IC brings substantial energy savings
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Infineon presents an improved version of its NovalithIC, a 1 cm3 package that accommodates three chips – two power chips and a logic circuit to control and monitor the power stage.
Analog Devices : Low-noise opamp offers high speed and precision
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The ADA4898 operational amplifier offers designers a blend of low distortion, low noise, and high speed for applications that also require high precision.
Bosch Sensortec : Acceleration sensor targets consumer mass markets
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
The BMA020 expands Bosch Sensortec's selection of ultraflat, digital triaxial acceleration sensors and targets a broader penetration of the company's MEMS sensors into consumer electronics markets.
MIPS, Porto university boost semiconductor design
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MIPS Technologies Inc. and the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), a school of engineering in Portugal, have concluded a multi-year agreement to help prepare engineering students for careers in semiconductor design.
Research firm bases FPGA on fractal-like structure
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Cellot Ltd. (Netanya, Israel) is developing a programmable logic and memory architecture dubbed Field Programmable Cell Logic (FPCL), which is based on a recursive, fractal-like, structure.
SL Power : 75W medical external supply meets Energy Star level IV
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
SL Power Electronics announces a family of 75 W external switch-mode power supplies for medical applications that comply with Level IV Energy Star requirements – the highest rating currently attainable.
FCI : Mezzanine connectors get additional stack heights
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
FCI has extended its GIG-Array high-speed, high-density mezzanine product line with 11mm receptacle connectors.
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