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Voltage supervisors provide 26 programmable trip points
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Intersil introduced two voltage supervisor ICs, the ISL88016 and ISL88017, which offer 26 pin-selectable voltage trip points along with functions including power-on reset (POR) control, supply voltage supervision, and manual reset assertion in a small 6-pin TSOT package. Both devices are designed for low power consumption as well as accuracy in portable and battery-powered applications.
One-box WiMAX tester speeds manufacturing
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LitePoint announced the IQmax-100 one-box manufacturing test solution. With integrated vector signal analyzer (VSA) and vector signal generator (VSG) resources, one-box IQmax Test Systems offer test results for critical fixed and mobile WiMAX physical layer parameters including all bandwidth and data rate options for product development, volume manufacturing and quality assurance.
10 Gigabit Ethernet ATCA switch separates control and data planes
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Diversified Technology introduced the ATS1936, an AdvancedTCA board that can be used as hub, node or mesh enabled board. It complies with PICMG 3.0 R2.0 ECN002 and PICMG 3.1 Option 1 and Option 9 and implements 2 separate switched networks on a single pc board. By separating the Base and Fabric networks, the ATS1936 provides a separate control plane and data plane.
GreenPoint printer power-supply reference design is 83% efficient
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ON Semiconductor unveiled its latest GreenPoint reference design for 40-W power supplies used to power desktop printers. Providing active-mode energy efficiency above 83% when delivering an output power between 5 and 40 W, the reference design achieves a no-load power consumption of 150 mW.
Motor control development kit simplifies vector drive design
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STMicroelectronics' ARM7-based motor control development kit simplifies vector drive design for permanent magnet synchronous motors and 3-phase AC induction motors used in appliance, industrial and HVAC applications.
Protection device safeguards electric motors and transformers
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Raychem's PolySwitch LVR series of resettable circuit protection devices helps protect electric motors and transformers used in appliances from failures caused by conditions such as mechanical overloads and overheating.
MOSFETs improve power efficiency
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Toshiba has expanded its power semiconductor line with the first products in a new family of high-speed switching MOSFETs that are said to significantly improve power efficiency for synchronous DC/DC converters.
Cree expands EZBright LED platform
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Cree's EZBright 700 LED blue chip may be used in general lighting applications including auto headlamps, streetlights, camera flash, projection lighting, personal lighting and indoor and outdoor displays.
Energy estimator tool optimizes power efficiency early in design cycle
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Tensilica has unveiled its Xenergy estimator, an energy estimator for Xtensa configurable processor and Diamond Standard processor users.
House panel OKs innovation, computing measures
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A package of technology innovation and competitiveness legislation cleared a House panel.
ASML, Nikon claim litho leadership
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Rivals ASML Holding NV and Nikon Corp. here separately claimed to be the technical leaders in lithography.
EDA vendors unveil SoC design trimmers
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EDA vendors announce new software tools that streamline the system-on-chip (SoC) design cycle and the semiconductor verification process.
Comment: Asked to choose between rice and ringtones
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The wireless industry's laudable goal of reaching out to the emerging world appears to have been derailed by the credit industry in the year since it was first announced.
Micron joins Sematech, Freescale leaves
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Freescale Semiconductor Inc. is leaving Sematech, according to reports, while Micron Technology Inc. is joining the chip-making consortium.
REVIEW: Chipset to streamline analog video distribution over CAT5 cabling
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Linear IC maker Analog Devices introduces a combination of fast analog crosspoint switches and driver/receiver amplifier chips. These devices support bandwidths up to 500 MHz for transmitting analog video across CAT-5 cabling runs.
DC/DC boost converter supplies 5-V at 900-mA
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Supplying up to 4.5W of power, AnalogicTech's ATT1210 step-up converter for small portable applications takes a single-cell Lithium-ion battery and boosts it to a 5V/900-mA output in a total solution less than 1-mm in height.
Tools reduce clock tree power by 25%, Magma claims
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Magma Design Automation introduced a pair of low-power IC implementation and analysis tools that the company claims have been shown to reduce power consumption in nanometer ICs by 25 percent.
FlexRay accelerates with conformance testing
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The Flex-Ray Consortium has released Version 2.1 of the automotive networking bus protocol and physical layer conformance test specifications, to allow auto makers to standardize system components.
Judge stays Nokia, Qualcomm patent suit
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Resolution of one of the long running IPR issues between Nokia Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. has been delayed again as a judge halted legal proceedings just as a deadline neared for the two companies to renew an agreement.
Analysts divided as SanDisk targets CE
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Amid questions about royalties from Samsung Electronics, embattled SanDisk told analysts earlier this week that the company plans to place emphasis on being a vertically integrated consumer electronics supplier, according to sources who attended the company's analyst day. Analysts appear divided on the wisdom of the strategy.
VDSL standard needed, says AT&T
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AT&T is calling for interoperability standards in VDSL and developing a new class of low-loss splitters as two steps forward in home networking where it is a proponent of technology from the Home Phoneline Networking Association.
Updated: Micron joins Sematech, Freescale leaves
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Freescale Semiconductor Inc. is leaving Sematech, according to reports, while Micron Technology Inc. is joining the chip-making consortium.
H.264 HD codec delivers 1080i/p video with minimum delay
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The low encode-decode tandem delay and ability to encode 1080 video at high quality and relatively low bit rates makes W&W Communications' WW20K chipset suitable for live HD video broadcast applications, such as sports and news events.
Xilinx announces production volume shipments of low-cost Spartan-3A FPGAs
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Xilinx starts to deliver production-qualified 90nm Spartan-3A FPGAs within three months of the family's introduction.
MathStar and Mentor announce partnership for FPOA design tools
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MathStar and Mentor have teamed to deliver design tools for use with mathStar's Field Programmable Object Array (FPOA) devices.
Updated: Applied tips double-patterning breakthrough
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Applied Materials Inc. here claimed two new breakthroughs in the patterning arena for chip designs. The chip-equipment giant rolled out a self-aligned double patterning technology as well as a hardmask system.
Touch-screen display touts high brightness at 550 cd/m2
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Planar Systems has added an exceptionally bright, scratch-resistant model to its open-frame kiosk display line. The RoHS-compliant LB1500RTC with a capacitive touch screen is aimed at retail, rail information and hospitality industries.
Analog TV nears sign off as DTV mandate approaches
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U.S. retailers will be taking analog TVs off their shelves at midnight on Feb. 28, 2007, when a government mandate takes effect requiring all TVs sold in the U.S. to include a digital TV tuner.
Dual input Li+ charger eliminates external MOSFETs
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Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX8677A, dual input USB/AC-adapter linear charger with Smart Power Selector for portable devices powered by rechargeable single-cell Li+ batteries.
Power-over-Ethernet DPA-switch has 10-W rating
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Power Integrations extended its DPA-Switch DC-DC IC family with the 10-W DPA422, which enables designers to develop efficient power supply designs for power over ethernet (PoE) applications.
High-frequency 75-V MOSFET driver sinks and sources 2 A
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Vishay Intertechnology announced the release of the SiP41111 high-frequency 75-V half-bridge n channel MOSFET driver IC that delivers a 2 A peak sink and source gate-driver current.
Synchronous step-down DC/DC converter delivers up to 500 mA
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Linear Technology released the LTC3563, a high-efficiency, 2.25-MHz, synchronous buck regulator that can deliver up to 500 mA of continuous output current from a 2- x 2-mm DFN package. Its output voltage is pin-selectable to either 1.28 V or 1.87 V.
Sony announces 2007 DTV line and extends Bravia brand name
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Sony unveiled several of its new products at the 2007 Open House Consumer Product Showcase, which was held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Sony is normally the first company each year to "kick-off" new model introductions at its annual line show.
Micrel extends LDO family aimed at FPGAs, DSPs and MCUs
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Micrel introduced the 4A MIC68400, the latest addition to its MIC68000 family of LDOs designed specifically for powering FPGA, CPLDs, DSPs and microcontrollers. The devices are aimed at broadband modems, routers, servers, storage networks, and wireless base stations.
Thin-film inductors save board space
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Designed to fit space-constrained communications applications, BI Technologies Magnetic Components Division offers the BTC series of thin-film chip inductors in 0402 and 0603 package sizes.
PSoC Express design tool supports capacitive sensing interface
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Cypress Semiconductor's latest version of its PSoC (Programmable System on Chip) Express development tool, 2.2, supports CapSense capacitive sensor technology, as well as its WirelessUSB LP 2.4-GHz radio-on-a-chip.
PFC evaluation board provides better than 95% efficiency
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BI Technologies Electronic Components Division offers a power factor correction (PFC) evaluation board for circuit testing.
Cube inductor operates up to 1 MHz
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BI Technologies Magnetic Components Division has developed a high-current cube inductor that operates at frequencies up to 1 MHz.
Power inductors span wide range of sizes and inductance values
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BI Technologies Magnetic Components Division offers the HM62 series of surface-mount power inductors in four low-profile packages for handheld electronic devices.
Power transformers target PoE applications
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BI Technologies Magnetic Components Division has developed the HM110 series of DC/DC converter transformers specifically for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications.
S-video drivers remove glitches in portable video apps
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Intersil has introduced 9-MHz low-pass reconstruction filters housed in tiny, ultra-slim µTQFN or chipscale packages that remove quantization noise and switching glitches created by video DACs on the analog output signal.
Cisco, M'soft and Sun push doctors online
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Cisco, Microsoft and Sun announced new tools or programs to help accelerate the move online of health care services, stymied by a lack of standards for data formats for medical information.
Mentor, MathStar partner on FPOA design tools
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Programmable logic vendor MathStar has teamed with top-tier EDA vendor Mentor Graphics to develop design tools for MathStar's field programmable object array devices.
Lenovo to cut 1,000 more jobs
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Lenovo Group Ltd., the world's third-largest computer maker, reportedly will cut an additional 1,000 jobs--mostly in the United States--amid intense price pressure in the PC market.
LCD driver offers wide voltage supply range
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EM Microelectronic added a second LCD driver to its product portfolio—the EM6111, which is a simplified version of its predecessor chip. The device is packaged in a small MLF16 that measures 4-mm x 4-mm and doesn't require external components.
NXP's ULPI USB transceivers shrink pin count, size, power
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The smallest transceiver measures 2.2 x 2.25 x 0.6 mm in a 0.4 mm ball pitch.
Cypress tool adds support for capacitive sensing
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Cypress Semiconductor rolled out version 2.2 of the company's PSoC Express development tool for programmable system-on-chip mixed-signal arrays. The new release adds support for Cypress's CapSense capacitive sensing solution and the company's WirelessUSB LP 2.4-GHz wireless radio-on-a-chip.
JDSU acquires Picolight for $115 million
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Picolight Inc., the optical communications developer founded in 1995, is being acquired by JDSU for $115 million in JDSU stock, the companies said Tuesday (Feb. 27).
Apple delays Apple TV device until mid-March
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Apple announced the delay Monday, the same day that BitTorrent launched its video download store, a service that is likely to compete with the Apple TV offering.
Samsung picks Beceem WiMax chips for user terminals
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Samsung Electronics will use a WiMax baseband/RF chip set from Beceem Communications in multiple generations of user terminal products.
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