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Internet fever makes Asian flu a memory
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Asian Internet stocks were hit with a new wave of speculation in recent weeks when Hong Kong investors flocked by the thousands to local banks to get a piece of new Internet offering Tom.com. The huge demand for shares and the scuffles that ensued over the month-old Chinese portal signify that the Internet boom has arrived in Asia and is there to stay.
Hackers attack EDAToolsCafe Web site
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Unknown hackers attacked and temporarily shut down a popular EDA portal site, www.EDAToolsCafe.com, on Monday (Feb. 28), just hours after the site launched "e-Store," an e-commerce capability for reselling EDA software.
Hyundai, Infineon making RDRAMs in volume, Rambus reports
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Rambus Inc. said Tuesday (Feb. 29) that Hyundai Microelectronics and Infineon Technologies have joined three other DRAM suppliers is passing component and system-level validation testing of Rambus memory chips and Rambus-in-line memory modules (RIMMs).
Testers tackle bit error rate in high-speed digital
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Agilent Technologies Inc. will launch two high-speed bit error rate testers (Berts) for characterizing, verifying and testing optoelectronic and high-speed digital components at the Optical Fiber Conference in Baltimore the week of March 6.
RapidIO spec bows at embedded conference
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Mercury Computer Systems Inc. and the Networking and Computer Systems Group of Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector (Austin, Texas) announced a new spec for high-speed chip-to-chip and board-to-board interconnections at the Embedded Systems Conference on Tuesday (Feb. 29).
Motor control links by LAN
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Galil Motion Control has incorporated both RS232 communications and Ethernet into its latest motion-control board, the DMC-1415, a single-axis controller measuring 3.75 x 5 inches.
CompactPCI CPU goes rugged
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Men Micro Inc. calls its latest CompactPCI CPU board the F1. It combines an MPC8240 PowerPC CPU with I/O flexibility and industrial-strength operating characteristics.
A/D mezzanine feeds DSP
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Traquair Data Systems Inc. sells a 4 x 2.5-inch A/D mezzanine board at $2,725 for use on DSP boards with a TIM-40 or Heron site.
Improv improves on VLIW core
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Little board offers a selection of mezzanine bus expansion sites
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Dynatem has introduced a 3U VMEbus CPU board based on a 250-MHz Motorola MPC8240 "Kahlua" microprocessor, which vice president Mike Horan said provides the "best power dissipation/performance ratio" available in the PowerPC family.
USB modules turn Macintoshes into data-acquisition systems
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Data Translation has fielded Universal Serial Bus data acquisition modules for the Macintosh.
Fujitsu brings 32-bit RISC controller to North America
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Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc. is offering to the North American market the FR Series of 32-bit RISC microcontrollers, which was previously available only in Japan and Europe.
LSI adds channel to Fibre chips
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Silicon photodiodes have 0.5-microsecond response
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Hamamatsu Corp. has introduced the S6428-01, S6429-01 and S6430-01 silicon photodiodes, which feature a typical high-speed response of 0.5 microsecond.
Surface-mount oscillators reduce jitter
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MF Electronics Corp.'s T3312 and T3212 clock oscillators are miniature, industrial-grade surface-mount devices based on inverted mesa crystals and a rugged multilayer gold/ceramic package design.
Connectors make the link to DVI displays
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JAE Electronics Inc. says its DV2 series connectors for the digital visual interface (DVI) enable a higher-bandwidth interface for the high-resolution requirements of larger displays.
Peerless recast as ASIC supplier
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Synchronous-rectification IC efficiency numbers cited
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International Rectifier has simultaneously released two families of HEXFET power MOSFETs and a synchronous rectification IC that it says will boost efficiencies in 3.3-volt converters.
MOSFET has on-chip temp-sensing diode
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Vishay Siliconix is sampling what it says is the industry's first commercially available power MOSFET with an on-chip temperature-sensing diode.
30-V MOSFET comes with BGA packaging
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Fairchild Semiconductor touts its FDZ5047N as an n-channel MOSFET on a ball-grid array (BGA) that is targeted at high-efficiency synchronous rectification dc/dc converters in notebooks and VRMs.
Panamax surge protector taps new joule technology
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Panamax says its Powermax 8 TEL surge protector safeguards computer systems with modems or other telephone lines in a new way.
16-Mbit EDO DRAMs roll
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Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI) has introduced four extended-data-out (EDO) and four fast-page-mode (FPM) Jedec-standard 16-Mbit DRAMs.
DSP codecs claim speedier voice apps
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Texas Instruments Inc. has introduced two DSPcodec products designed to work with its digital signal processors in voice-over-Internet Protocol phones, hands-free car kits, PBX phones and other voice-related applications.
DDR SDRAMs feature 32-bit-wide design
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Hyundai MicroElectronics is sampling its 143/166/183-MHz 2M x 32-bit double-data-rate (DDR) synchronous DRAMs.
Oki rolls 622-Mbit/s SAR
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Oki Semiconductor said that its ML53303 SAR622 is the first single-chip 622-Mbit/second segmentation-and-reassembly unit with a 64-bit data/ FIFO bus that supports the Utopia multi-PHY interface.
Maxim eyes battery volt monitoring
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Maxim Integrated Products has added two comparators, the MAX9040 and MAX9050, with rail-to-rail inputs and outputs and an on-board reference.
Broadcom acquires Digital Furnace
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Broadcom Corp. will acquire Digital Furnace Corp. (Atlanta), a supplier of communications algorithms and software that supports interactive services over broadband networks. Digital Furnace's Propane software runs on Broadcom's chip sets, and the acquisition is expected to help Broadcom reduce the cost of integrating voice and data over existing cable television networks.
GPRS transceiver targets mobile phones
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Philips Semiconductors has launched a single-chip, triple-band, General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Class 12 RF transceiver based on the near-zero intermediate frequency (N-ZIF) architecture. Philips claims it is among the first companies to develop the N-ZIF architecture for GSM applications.
Repeater/retimer and replicator debut
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Vitesse Semiconductor has introduced its VSC7130, a dual repeater/retimer for improving signal quality and eliminating jitter transfer for duplex serial links.
CyOptics chip supports OC-768 networks at 40 Gbits/s
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CyOptics Inc., a semiconductor startup, will blow past the 10-Gbit/second world at the Optical Fibers Conference next week in Baltimore with a component that supports OC-768 networks at 40 Gbits/s.
ISQED conference to explore design quality
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Called a first-of-its-kind conference by organizers, the IEEE's International Symposium on the Quality of Electronic Design (ISQED) will explore the increasingly important issue of design quality. Scheduled for March 20-22 in San Jose, Calif., the ISQED program includes a number of technical papers and panels, plus two plenary sessions.
Battery IC brings monitoring to portables
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Dallas Semiconductor says that its DS2438 smart-battery monitor chip makes battery-management features formerly the domain of high-end systems cost-effective for portable products, such as cellular phones, two-way radios, camcorders and PDAs.
Ferroelectric RAM at 32k x 8
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Ramtron International has introduced its FM1808 32k x 8 bytewide ferroelectric RAM.
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