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NEC deal helps HP crack Japan's backbone-network market
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Hewlett-Packard Co. and NEC Corp. have agreed to collaborate on what the companies are calling the next-generation Internet Protocol (IP) backbone network in Japan.
Startup's tool gives C/C++ models speed edge over RTL
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TransModeling Inc., a three-man startup, previewed a system-level tool for developing high-speed C or C++ models and testbenches at the Design Automation Conference last week. System Modeler is claimed to create hardware models that will run at least 100 times faster than register-transfer level (RTL) models.
Samsung jockeys for lead in DRAM technology
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. this week is announcing two DRAM technology breakthroughs related to lithography and capacitor structures that the the company sees as crucial for gigabit memories.
Compaq expands OEM pact with Cabletron
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Despite market perceptions that it has failed to dent the lower-end enterprise and workgroup networking markets, Compaq Computer Corp. isn't throwing in the towel for its network and access communications organization. Rather, the company has expanded its reseller pact with Cabletron Systems Inc. (Rochester, N.H.) through a new OEM agreement, announced today (June 28), under which Cabletron SmartSwitch Layer 3 and 4 switch-routers will be offered by Compaq, bearing the Compaq brand name.
Toshiba Introduces Application-Specific DRAMASIC Cores
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San Jose--June 28, 1999--Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC; San Jose) announced that it has expanded its family of DRAMASIC embedded DRAM cores with application-specific ...
Toshiba Releases 0.14-µm SLI ASIC Libraries with Embedded DRAM
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San Jose--June 28, 1999--Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC; San Jose) makes available its 0.14-µm drawn system-level integration (SLI) ASIC family featuring ...
Incases Broadens Board Analysis Tool Family with Two New Product Configurations
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Denver--June 21, 1999--Incases (International Computer AidedSystems Engineering Solutions; Aurora; Colo.) announced that its EMC-Engineer product range isnow extended with ...
Virtual Silicon Rolls Out 0.25/0.18 µm Embedded Flash/EEPROM TechnologyStrategy
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Sunnyvale, Calif.--June 28, 1999--Virtual Silicon Technology, Inc. (Sunnyvale)announced a five-year strategic agreement with UMC Group (San Jose) to jointly developand market ...
Beach Solutions Launches Embedded Application Software Interface Generator
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Cambridge, U.K.--June 25, 1999--On July 1, 1999 Beach Solutions in the U.K. is launching a product called an Embedded Application Software Interface Generator (Easi-Gen) ...
Cadabra Launches Alliance Partnership Program to Promote Interoperability Between EDA Tools for Library Development
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Santa Clara, Calif.--June 28, 1999--Cadabra Design Automation Inc. (Santa Clara) announced the launch of Alliance, its highly-focused EDA partnership program. Charter members ...
Cypress signs Japanese distrib
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Evercel primes production line
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SST adds high-speed flash devices
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Silicon Storage Technology Inc. today added four high-speed devices to its 39 series, Multi-Purpose Flash (MPF) family of SuperFlash EEPROM products.
Microsemi buys Narda Semiconductor to strengthen military hand
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Microsemi Corp. today announced it has spent $5 million in cash to acquire Narda Microwave's semiconductor operation, which manufactures varactor diodes, pin diodes, chip capacitors and Schottky devices for telecommunications, wireless systems, satellites and test/measurement equipment.
IEEE ratifies Gigabit Ethernet standard
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After delays earlier this year, the IEEE Standards Association has ratified the specification that enables Gigabit Ethernet to be transported over standard copper cabling — a move that could accelerate the adoption of the high-speed LAN protocol for desktop systems.
Samsung to sample 1-Gbit DRAMs this year
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has developed a 1-gigabit Double Data Rate synchronous DRAM that operates at 350 MHz, the company said today.
Suppliers differ over Rambus DRAM plans
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With the launch date for Direct Rambus DRAM fast approaching, several memory suppliers said they will not devote more than token manufacturing resources to the high-speed technology until sometime next year.
Sanyo digital camera to support IBM Microdrive
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Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. will market a digital still camera that supports the 340-Mbyte Microdrive introduced by IBM Corp. earlier this month.
Spanning the gulf
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Fairchild rolls undershoot hardened bus switches
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Circuitry on Fairchild Semiconductor's FSTU bus switches senses undershoot levels in excess of -2 V on any I/O data port and provides a bias-voltage override to maintain the switch in the isolation state
Portals draw EDA users
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Toshiba adds to its line of Neuron chips
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Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. has added new derivatives to its line of Neuron chips for local operating networks based on the EIA-709 control networking standard.
Moto boosts performance of its ECL logic products
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Motorola has introduced an ECLinPS Plus logic series that it said offers a 30 percent ac performance advantage and tighter skews than comparable ECL products.
Low-profile switcher aims at networks
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Astec America Inc.'s LTC43-E is a universal switching power supply, fitting 1U racks, that provides +5, +12 and -12 V for networking products.
Flexible dual UART runs in multiple environments
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Philips Semiconductors has introduced the SC28L92 dual universal asynchronous receiver transmitter (UART), which operates at 3.3 V and 5 V with either an Intel or a Motorola bus and supports both the commercial and the industrial temperature ranges.
Power supply has a built-in EMI filter
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The TPS150 Series U-Bracket switching power supply from Total Power International Inc., here, measures 3 x 6 inches and sports a built-in EMI filter. The device, a member of Total Power's Gold Series, also features universal input, overvoltage protection and overload protection.<
Ennui follows exasperation
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Dc/dc line offers 400-Vdc output
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Schaefer's D series of 400-W to 6-kW dc/dc converters is available with dc input voltages from 10 to 400 V.
Power-managing ICs roll
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Linear Technology Corp. has in quick succession released a slew of innovative control chips and drivers designed to cover the breadth of power management and control-from portable applications to CPUs with the most demanding requirements.
Mini dc/dc series delivers 5 kV
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Emco High Voltage Co.'s Q50 and Q50N (negative output) miniature dc/dc converters deliver up to 5 kV for sub-mA applications in photomultiplier tubes, avalanche photodiodes and piezo devices.<
An Acer in the hole?
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Ohmite resistors offer high joule ratings
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The A series of non-inductive, ceramic composite resistors from Ohmite Manufacturing Co. are offered in standard sizes between 2.5 W and 5.5 W, with resistance values ranging from 1 ohms to 15,000 ohms in standard 10 percent tolerance (5 percent available upon request).
Converters offer independent loops
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The 27-W, dual-channel dc/dc converters in Martek's 2700HN family have independent control loops to maximize performance and stability.
Memory boost for TI DSPs
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White Electronic Designs Corp. says its new memory ICs for Texas Instruments Inc.'s TMS320C5x family of digital signal processors provide a 66 percent space savings and improve performance over monolithic solutions.
Transducer outputs 90 dB
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The COT-01A audio transducer from Star Micronics America Inc. features sound output of 90 dB at 10 cm and at 2.7 kHz and 3.2 kHz.
Data converter gauges power
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Analog Devices Inc.'s AD7755 power-measurement data converter is designed for metering active energy in single-phase electricity distribution systems.
Li-ion batteries offer 15 hour
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Electrofuel Inc. says it has almost doubled the previous endurance record of rechargeable batteries using its lithium-ion SuperPolymer technology. With an energy density of 470 Watt-hours/liter and 183 Wh/kg, the batteries will run laptop computers 15 hours or more on a full charge. Typical lithium-ion polymer batteries reach densities of less than 300 Wh/liter, and in some cases are below 200 Wh/liter.
Diplexer does dual-band duty
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Toko America Inc.'s LTF3216D-F series chip dual-band frequency separators are tailored for mobile communications designs, including AMPS-PCS, GSM-DCS and PDC-PHS.
MCU-support chips from WSI
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WSI has introduced five zero-power ZPSD813F microcontroller-support ICs that add external in-system programmable (ISP) flash memory and programmable logic to 5-V, 8-bit CISC designs without a significant increase in power drain.
Imagenation board grabs digital images
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The PXD1000 frame-grabber board from Imagenation Corp. claims to "take the pain out of migrating machine-vision applications to a digital solution," said president George Fabel, bringing "exceptional ease-of-use and a comprehensive feature set" to the PCI bus.
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