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Ceva rolls third-generation TeakLite DSP
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Intellectual property supplier Ceva Inc. announced its third-generation DSP architecture dubbed TeakLite III with native 32-bit processing.
Commentary: Let's change the dialogue between engineers, managers
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It's no secret that demands on engineers have gotten tougher. Moore's Law and design complexity continue their inexorable climb.
White LED drivers deliver 90% efficiency
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Vishay Intertechnology has released two 1.25-MHz current-mode boost converters optimized for white LED applications. The SiP12510 and SiP12511 white LED drivers offer a 90% typical efficiency, said to be the highest rating for this type of device.
Entellium Earns Leader Status for CRM Software
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Forrester report touts eCustomerCenter for low cost and robust workflow engine.
Detection log video amplifiers target radar and guidance systems
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Endwave has released a series of millimeter-wave successive detection log video amplifiers (SDLVAs) for applications such as early warning and ELINT receivers, DF radar systems, IFMs and other radar and missile guidance systems.
Optical sensors meet AEC Q101 qualification
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Vishay Intertechnology says it has introduced the industry's first transmissive optical sensors qualified to the AEC Q101 standard. The TCPT1300X01 and TCUT1300X01 sensors are also said to be the industry's first with a MSL 1 moisture rating.
Line interface units enable last-minute device configuration
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Exar Corp. has expanded its T/E solutions portfolio with two 8-channel line interface units (LIUs). The XRT83VSH38 targets T1/E1/J1 applications, while the XRT83VSH28 is aimed at E1-only environments.
SunTrust Is First In Survey For Inbound Sales
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The categories measured include customer reception, customer rapport, needs identification, professionalism, product knowledge and cross selling capability.
Standard aims to expand use of flash in PCs
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Dell, Intel and Microsoft agreed to work on a standard for NAND flash module controllers that the trio expects will help expand the use of flash memory in notebooks and desktops.
Standard aims to expand use of flash in PCs
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Dell, Intel and Microsoft agreed to work on a standard for NAND flash memory controllers that the trio expects will expand the use of flash memory in notebooks and desktops.
Power controllers enable efficient notebook PCs
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ON Semiconductor's NCP5371, NCP5218, and NCP5215 power controllers meet the efficiency requirements of notebook PCs for Vcore, DDR memory and CPU chipsets.
2.4-Gbit DDR2 SDRAM encapsulated in plastic material
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Austin Semiconductor Inc. has released the DDR2 SDRAM family of iPEM devices, which is packaged in a 32-mm x 25-mm, 255-ball BGA with a ball pitch of 1.27-mm.
Low-cost MCU development kit touts Ethernet connectivity
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The $49 USB stick from STMicroelectronics eases networked embedded system development.
Input ADC offers fault protection up to ±30 V
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Linear Technology released the LTC1856, a 5 V, 16-bit, 8-channel, 100 ksamples/s analog-to-digital (ADC) converter with ±10 V input ranges and additional fault protection. An overvoltage fault up to ±30 V on one or more unused channels will not corrupt the accuracy of the selected channel and provides protection on 24 V (±10% tolerance) industrial supply lines.
SMD op amps meet rugged requirements of military applications
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Intersil Corp. developed ten high-bandwidth SMD op amps. These devices, certified to operate over the full military temperature range of -55°C to 125°C, target applications including military avionics, navigations, weapons and control systems.
Regulators use I2C interface for overvoltage, overcurrent protection
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Intersil released the ISL6422B and ISL6423B low-noise block (LNB) supply and control voltage regulators. These regulators use an I2C interface to improve system reliability by reporting diagnostics and protecting a satellite set top box (SSTB) against overvoltage, overcurrent, overtemperature and backward current.
32-bit SoC tailored for car navigation systems
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Renesas Technology America has developed a 32-bit SoC that delivers 1-GIPS/4.2-GFLOPS throughput capabilities, a 3D-graphics engine, and GPS baseband module for car navigation systems.
Multipurpose power amplifier features auto reset, over/reverse voltage protection
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Stealth Microwave introduced the SM1822-44, a GaAs FET amplifier designed for high-performance military and commercial markets.
Expanded microcontroller family offers speeds up to 32 MHz, 768 KB of Flash
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Renesas Technology America expanded their M16C family of 16-bit microcontrollers, adding 12 M16C/64 group models and 20 M16C/65 group models for car audio, home audio, and similar consumer products, as well as industrial applications.
Intel opens Itanium design center in Colorado
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Intel Corp. opened a microprocessor design center in Colorado after closing a separate state facility earlier in 2007.
IBM cuts 1,500 more U.S. jobs
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After paring 1,300 domestic positions at the beginning of the month, IBM on Wednesday handed out another 1,500 pink slips.
Motorola to cut 4,000 more jobs
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Motorola, which is trying to get its financial house in order in coping with falling mobile phone sales, said Wednesday that it would cut an additional 4,000 jobs in shaving another $600 million in costs.
DSP delivers 112-GMACs of compute performance
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With 112 GMACs, Storm-1 SP16HP offers a cost-effective, easy-to-design, C-programmable alternative to FPGA and multi-DSP designs.
Averant claims advances in formal verification
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Averant Inc. is claiming several technology advancements in formal verification with the release of Solidify 5.0, the latest version of its formal property verification tool.
Dwindling of rare metals imperils innovation
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The world may soon find itself running out of rare metals used to form key components in high-tech devices from cell phones to semiconductors to solar panels, according to a report in New Scientist magazine.
R&D jobs to go in Tundra restructuring
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Communications chip group Tundra Semiconductor is reducing its headcount by 7 percent, and will not fill several vacant positions as it restructures to shore up its finances.
Gartner cuts chip forecast
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Gartner has lowered its 2007 worldwide semiconductor forecast to $269.2 billion, a 2.5 percent increase from 2006. In its previous forecast, the research firm predicted a 2007 revenue increase of 6.4 percent.
U.S. mobile apps market to reach $9B soon
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New research indicates that U.S. businesses will spend about $3.8 billion on mobile applications this year, and the market is forecast to grow to $9 billion by 2011.
Fast TCP accelerates Web
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Network congestion, like vehicular traffic jams, is getting worse. No matter how fat the pipe, the antiquated Transmission Control Protocol never fully utilizes the available bandwidth.
Infineon Austria names new CEO
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Effective June 1, Monika Kircher-Kohl will follow Reinhard Ploss as the new CEO for Infineon Austria. Ploss has recently been named General Manager for Infineon's newly-created manufacturing and logistics business unit and member of the board.
European fund invests $37 million in 7 Israeli companies
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Kreos Capital (formerly European Venture Partners, EVP) has started fulfilling on its promise to invest $360 million in Israeli technology companies over the next three years. The European fund has been reported to have completed $37 million worth of capital in seven companies.
EU project to create fuel-cell aircraft
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An EU-funded project has been launched to develop the first fuel cell manned intercity aircraft.
1GHz & 2GHz fully differential amplifiers enable high-speed ADC performance
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The LTC6400-20 and LTC6401-20 analog-to-digital converter drivers achieve outstanding performance on a single 3 V supply.
Floating point coprocessor is tailored to handle GPS data
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Micromega Corp.'s uM-FPU V3.1 floating point coprocessor chip extends the powerful feature set of the original uM-FPU V3 chip to include serial I/O support, NMEA sentence parsing, block transfers, additional matrix operations and string support, among other enhancements.
Optical controller simplifies the design of GPON transceivers
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Maxim Integrated Products introduces the DS1865, an optical control, calibration, and monitor IC that integrates GPON power-leveling functionality, a laser bias average-power-control (APC) loop, video amplifier control, and SFF-8472 diagnostic and alarm features.
PLDA readies PCI Express IP solution
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PLDA, provider of IP core, hardware FPGA-based boards and custom interfacing solutions for PCI/CompactPCI, announced it would present the second generation of its PCI Express IP solution at the Design Automation Conference next week in San Diego, California.
Multiport test adapter enables complete, and low-cost MIMO testing.
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LitePoint Corp. offers a multiport test adapter (MPTA) for low-cost R&D and manufacturing test of 802.11n MIMO devices.
China chip market entering cooling phase
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After a hot 2004, China's chip market may be settling into a more sustainable growth phase. Growth is expected to hit a cyclical peak this year, expanding 20 percent to $51.7 billion.
Gartner cuts chip forecast
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Gartner Inc. has lowered its 2007 worldwide semiconductor forecast to $269.2 billion, a 2.5 percent increase from 2006. In Gartner's previous forecast, it predicted a 2007 revenue increase of 6.4 percent.
Goering spots 'what's hot' at DAC '07
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Software and design editor Richard Goering is gearing up for the 2007 Design Automation Conference in San Diego with a "what's hot" list.
Lenovo unveils laptops supporting WAPI
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Lenovo releases laptops that support China's domestic wireless-LAN standard.
Sensors, safety pace auto chip market growth
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A new Strategy Analytics study highlights an increase of $1.12 billion in auto chip vendor revenues in 2006, paced by new sensor applications and safety requirments.
ATA Leader Discusses Teleservices Self-Regulation
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At legislative summit CEO Tim Searcy envisions ATA as a buffer between regulators and the teleservices industry.
Ultra-sub miniature switch is LED illuminated
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The NL series ultra-subminiature bi-color illuminated switch contains two embedded, independent LEDs, with any color combinations of red, green, yellow, blue, and white.
Miniaturised MLCC capacitors cut surface mount area
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The C0402 capacitor offers increased design flexibility, sleeker end products and a reduction in surface mount area through its reduced dimensions, consistent high performance and a broad range of capacitance values.
Compact 250W AC/DC power supplies have auto-selectable AC input
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The JB250 series AC/DC power supplies are 1U high, 250 W units featuring a power density of 10.4W/in3 and are supplied in open U-channel format or enclosed with an optional fan cover.
R&D jobs to go in Tundra restructuring
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Communications chip group Tundra Semiconductor Corporation is reducing its headcount by 20, or about 7 percent of the company's global workforce, and will not fill several vacant positions as it restructures to shore up its finances.
Fibre optic POF assemblies offer improved stability
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Compel Electronics widens its fibre optic product line by introducing POF assemblies
Handy-Markt wächst weiter stürmisch
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Im ersten Quartal 07 ist der weltweite Markt für Mobiltelefone um 14 Prozent auf 257 Millionen Geräte gewachsen. Dabei liefen die europäischen Hersteller Nokia und Sony Ericsson dem US-Konkurrenten Motorola deutlich den Rang ab.
GPS disciplined clock provides wireless synchronization
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Diamond Point has introduced the miniature Trimble Mini-TTM GPS disciplined clock, a combined GPS receiver and ovenized quartz oscillator designed for the precise timing and synchronization of wireless data and voice networks.
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