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Cutting RF power in W-CDMA phones
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The spread-spectrum wireless communications standard, IS-95/3GPP, embodies stringent specifications for linearity and adjacent-channel power ratio (ACPR), says this Maxim engineer. The power amplifier does not operate continuously in voice mode. When the phone user isn't speaking, it runs at a half rate (50 percent of the time) or at a one-eighth rate, so there's no worry about the phone's heating during voice mode. But in data mode the PA runs continuously until the data transmission is complet
Power reduction remains top priority for 3G mobiles
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Earlier this year, Vodafone chief executive officer Arun Sarin said that product quality deficiencies would slow the rollout of third-generation (3G) mobile phones. They are bulky, they get hot, and they don't have enough battery life," he said. Rob Keenan uses this as the kick-off point from an EE Times' article package on cell phone power managmenet. The big issue is in W-CDWA power consumption, he warns.
Panasonic follows Sony into Blu-ray disk market
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Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. will become the second Japanese manufacturer to introduce a Blu-ray disk recorder here on July 31.
DVD players, LCD screens driving DTV adoption
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High-quality LCD and plasma screens capable of showing crisp, vivid images, coupled with the popularity of DVD players, are coaxing a growing number of consumers to buy digital televisions. For CMP's TechWeb.
Sharp sets road map for silicon-on-glass
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Sharp Laboratories Europe has established a road map for the miniaturization of integrated circuits manufactured on the glass substrate used in displays.
Experts worry that synthetic biology may spawn biohackers
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Design automation systems tailored to the task of genetic engineering could prove to be double-edged tools. While they represent a central thrust of the emerging synthetic biology movement, they also can lead to the accidental or deliberate creation of pathogenic biological components. Chappell Brown has this report.
Study: RFID saves money, displaces workers
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As companies spend several billion dollars over the next three years installing inventory-tracking technology, the financial benefits they reap from increased supply-chain efficiency will be at the expense of millions of displaced workers.
The industry's first single-chip, dual 14-bit A/D converter
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ADI's family of high-speed, dual ADCs saves up to 40% board space and offers flexible, cost-effective solutions for communications and imaging applications.
U.S. Robotics management buys out Solectron
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The U.S. Robotics management team has bought out Solectron, a move that will give the managers a majority stake in the modem manufacturer.
Stacking gives tomorrow's densities today
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Advanced systems designers have a dream. It is to put everything on a single die. Let's face it. It's not going to happen.
Services may make FPGA/ASIC Designs More Transparent
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The complexities of doing custom logic in house is becoming increasingly harder. Services are rising to meet the challenges.
A White Paper from Lattice on their new DSP Capable FPGAs.
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A White Paper From Lattice on Their New Family of DSP Capable FPGAs
A White Paper on the new family of Low Cost FPGA's From Lattice.
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A White Paper on the new family of Low Cost FPGA's From Lattice.
NAND Flash Memory: Dispelling the Misconceptions
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Contributed Article From Toshiba about NAND Flash Issues.
Nomadic RF spectrum analyzer spans 100-kHz to 7-GHz
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RF test company Anritsu is debuting a battery-powered and handheld spectrum analyzer that's just the ticket for looking at IEEE-802.11a, 3G cellular, ultra-wideband, and WiMAX signals, up to 7-GHz. At the oppossite end of the spectrum, the unit goes down to 100-kHz. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn gives his impressions of Anritsu's new portable.
ReShape raises $12 million as EDA funding soars
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Riding a wave of new venture capital funding for EDA companies, IC physical design provider ReShape Inc. announced Wednesday (June 30) that it has closed a $12 million round of series C funding. ReShape is among nine EDA companies who have collectively received over $87 million in the first six months of 2004.
Analyse : Les réseaux optiques passifs conviennent-ils à tous ?
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L'un des débats actuels dans le secteur des réseaux optiques concerne ce que l'on appelle les 'réseaux optiques passifs' (passive optical networks) ou PON. Certaines entreprises de notre industrie promeuvent l'utilisation des PON pour les résidences à occupants multiples et les zones urbaines denses. Font-ils la promotion de leur technologie aux dépens des conceptions de réseaux efficaces et du sens pratique ? Existe-t-il un meilleur moyen pour livrer des services de réseautage haute largeur de
3U-sized UPS delivers 5.4 kW
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Lower Cost Drives New FPGAs
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Altera Showcases New Cyclone II Device Family Which Expands Altera's Role in Low-Cost, High-Volume FPGA Market.
My Way or the Highway
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Virtual IDM Approach Provides One-Stop Shop For All Aspects Of Complex IC Design Through To Manufacturing Services and Volume Silicon Delivery
New FPGAs target Low Cost and DSP Functions
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LatticeECP-DSP family provides lowest cost high-performance DSP solutions; LatticeEC family optimized to deliver most cost-effective general-purpose FPGAs
You Can't Go Askew With These Parts
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Revolutionary devices provide unprecedented performance, flexibility in support of high-performance clock network designs on electronic circuit boards
EDA startup secures $12 million in Series C funding
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EDA company ReShape Inc. has closed a $12 million Series C round of funding, the company said Wednesday (June 30). The money is set to be used to expand sales and customer support, the company said.
Digitale Schnittstelle gibt WLAN neue Möglichkeiten
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Die räumliche Trennung von von WLAN-Modem und HF-Chip erlaubt eine Entwicklung des IP-Anbieters NewLogic. Die Technik beruht auf der Digitalisierung der Schnittstelle zwischen den beiden Funktionseinheiten und gibt WLAN-Chipdesignern eine Reihe von Vorteilen an die Hand.
The Next Generation Floppy?
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100% Guaranteed Biometric Security ClipDrive Bio flash drive utilizes state of the art security solutions such as biometrics and seamless AES based encryption to deliver unparalled security for the transportation of sensitive data.
Second Generation - Mirror Bit Flash
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New technology optimized for wireless platforms; premier product lines deliver unrivaled price-performance for phone makers around the world
Timing is Everything
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Leading Provider of Timing Solutions Secures Design Wins at Major Vendor to Provide PC Clock Devices for Next-Generation, High-Performance Desktop Platforms
Stacking Up Against the Competition
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Staktek and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. Announce 576Mb Network FCRAMTM Stacked and packaged DRAM doubles current industry standard for enterprise network technology
SRAM-based digital signal controllers target embedded control
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Marty Gold reviews TI's new TMS320R2811 and R2812 digital signal controllers that offer 150MIPS of 32-bit DSP performance with price tags starting at under $10 in volume quantities.
MPEG2 Encoder ICs - with analog video-capture function
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NEC Electronics announced two MPEG2 encoder devices to incorporate hardware-based analog video-capture functionality for the first time in the industry.
Flash-Based Storage - for telecomms, safety, transportation
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M-Systems released its newest solid-state flash disk, the IDE 4000, offering the most affordable flash-based memory solution for telecommunications, public safety and transportation markets.
LVDS ASIC Family - for high resolution imaging applications
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There is a wide range of imaging devices that use Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) standard to transmit serialized RGB data at gigabit rates. EPSON has been supplying LVDS Receiver for many years in applications with focus on liquid crystal panels and home electronic appliances. Taking advantage of such experience EPSON has developed a more worthy and flexible solution: a specific Embedded Array family with LVDS Receiver Macro included.
Power-Over-Ethernet - for IP phones, WLAN access points, etc
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Helping customers harness power delivered over a standard Ethernet cable, Texas Instruments announced a versatile IC controller and the industry's first Power-over-Ethernet plug-in power module that reduces design time and eases implementation of Ethernet-powered industrial and commercial devices such as WLAN access points, IP phones, security and point-of-sale systems.
Network Switch Chip - creates a soft-assignable array
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Fulcrum Microsystems announced general availability of the PivotPoint FM1010, the industry's first SPI-4.2 switch chip. The six-port System Packet Interface 4 Phase 2 (SPI-4.2) switch chip seamlessly interconnects devices (such as transceivers, NPUs, traffic managers, co-processors, and custom ASICs and FPGAs) used in high-performance networking and storage applications.
TI set to start building $3 billion fab early, says report
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Leading mobile phone chipmaker Texas Instruments Inc. expects to start construction of a $3 billion wafer fab in Richardson, Texas, by the end of 2004, up to a year earlier than a previous schedule, according to an Associated Press report.
Vicor licenses Sony to use, supply 'V-I Chips'
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Power supply manufacturer Vicor Corp. has licensed Sony Corp. to use various power conversion technologies, including Vicor's Factorized Power Architecture, V-I Chip power converters and the enabling technologies and semiconductor components used within them.
DVD players, LCD screens driving DTV adoption
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High-quality LCD and plasma screens capable of showing crisp, vivid images, coupled with the popularity of DVD players, are coaxing a growing number of consumers to buy digital televisions.
Infineon, Nanya open 300-mm DRAM wafer fab
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Inotera Memories Inc., the DRAM joint venture formed between Infineon Technologies AG and Nanya Technology Corp. in 2002, has opened its 300-mm wafer fab.
Panasonic follows Sony into Blu-ray disk market
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Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. will become the second Japanese manufacturer to introduce a Blu-ray disk recorder here on July 31.
eASIC Announces Tape-out Of First Structured ASIC Array
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eASIC Corp, a provider of breakthrough Structured ASIC technology and products, announced taping out of its first Structured ASIC array to be fabricated by a European IDM partner at 0.13 micron process technology.
Broadcom Introduces Industry's Most Integrated Wi-Fi Router System-on-a-Chip
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Broadcom Corp announced the industry's most integrated Wi-Fi router processor, enabling manufacturers to build networking products that address the performance, cost and security needs of small businesses and enterprise branch offices.
40V & 60V Power MOSFETs - up to 90% lower on-resistance
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Automotive 12V boardnet high-side switches and electric motor drives are the target applications for a record-setting family of p-channel MOSFETs announced by Siliconix. The 40V and 60V devices are the first with these breakdown voltage ratings to be built using Vishay's advanced p-channel technology, which reduces MOSFET on-resistance to record-low levels.
Cool MOSFETs in the army now
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Freescale boosts automotive performance potential with S12X MCU
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Freescale's MC9S12X MCU targets the automotive industry with a unique architecture that employs a coprocessor to off-load the main CPU of such tasks as basic gateway activity, messaging and CAN functionality. Marty Gold reviews this new 16-bit MCU entry.
Phase Control Thyristors - offer high efficiency, high energy
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Dynex Semiconductor announced the first products in a range of high efficiency, high energy, phase control thyristors (SCRs). The thyristors (SCRs) incorporate process improvements and a new emitter design to achieve all round improved performance.
Digital Bus Switches - offer beyond rail-to-rail switching
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Pericom Semiconductor has released eight NanoSwitch digital bus switch products that are ideally suited to address the operational requirements of next generation Servers, RAID, Super VGA, Memory Bank Switching, and High-performance Networking/Telecom Backplanes.
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