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DVD ruling could delay managed copy rollouts
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
A surprise ruling in the civil suit over the technology used to secure DVDs could have a chilling effect on already overdue moves to update current and next-generation DVDs with new managed-copy features.
Low glitch, 16-bit DAC dissipates 1.5 mW at 2.7 V
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments introduced a series of digital-to-analog converters (DACs) with an integrated precision reference. The DAC8560 is a 16-bit, single-channel DAC featuring low glitch (0.15 nV-s), low-power (1.5 mW at 2.7 V), an internal reference with 2 ppm/°C temperature drift and ±0.004 percent initial accuracy.
Auto-test software increases speed, accuracy of radio testing
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Aeroflex developed the Auto-Test software for its 2975 P25 Radio Test Set for P25 and FM radios. The 2975's Auto-Test software increases speed, consistency and accuracy of testing P25 and FM radios while providing the ability to store, print and share test results. For public safety and other private mobile radio (PMR) network users, the 2975 Auto-Test function allows non-technical personnel to test radios automatically.
Emergency-stop switch operates on light loads
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EAO extended its Series 84 industrial switch range to include a compact, illuminated emergency-stop switch. The emergency-stop has a mono-block design and bright LED illumination, visible even from the side.
ESC video special: Eric Lidow on 60 years of innovation
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International Rectifier founder and chairman Eric Lidow discusses 60 years of technology and business.
Costs cast ICs into Darwinian struggle
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The IC business is fast becoming unaffordable for all but the wealthiest chip makers. The trend will become even more pronounced starting at 45-nm manufacturing, some industry observers predict.
Low threshold voltage MOSFETs address low voltage apps
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Diodes Inc. has launched a series of low threshold voltage MOSFETs for low-voltage applications typically found in portable and handheld devices. The DMN5L06xxK MOSFET series can be driven directly from low-voltage logic-level outputs without requiring charge pumps.
Arrow acquires Aussie components distributor
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Establishing a larger footprint in the electronics market down under, Arrow Electronics Inc.'s Asia Pac subsidiary is acquiring the components distribution business of Adilam Pty. Ltd.
Omron Semi to launch foundry services
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Japan's Omron Corp. Friday (March 30) completed its acquisition of Seiko Epson's chip fab, Yasu Semiconductor Corp., which it plans to relaunch as a foundry for nonvolatile memory and logic.
PMC-Sierra shuts R&D sites
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Comms-chip supplier PMC-Sierra Inc. is cutting 175 jobs -- or 15 percent of its total work force -- and is closing two design centers amid a slowdown in its business.
Panasonic intros 2007 HD display line
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Panasonic has officially announced its 2007 HD display line. The 19-model line will be comprised of LCD, Microdisplay, and Plasma models. Here's the highlights:
LED driver powers small- and mid-size LCDs
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Sipex has released a 4-channel low side LED driver for powering small- and mid-size LCD modules that use LEDs for backlighting. The SP7616 is designed to drive LEDs in series from input voltages as high as 30 V.
Dell primes for battle in China
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As its main markets mature and growth sputters, Dell Inc. is making a more concerted effort to tap into the higher growth in PC sales outside the U.S. It will be tough to pull off.
Denmark beats out U.S. in 'networked' technology
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In another indication this week that the U.S is losing its competitive high-tech edge, the country dropped from first to seventh place in "networked readiness" rankings of global economies released this week by the World Economic Forum (WEF.)
Dell probe finds 'evidence of misconduct'
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Dell late Thursday announced it would delay filing its 10-K annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to wrap up the inquiry by the audit committee of the company's board.
Power LEDs tout small size, high brightness
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Philips Lumileds offers the LUXEON Rebel power LEDs with a new packaging technology that significantly reduces the size of the LED and enables new approaches to solid-state lighting design.
Patent resolution removes cloud over Magma
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With the resolution of a long-running patent dispute with Synopsys, Magma Design Automation is freed from a significant legal expense and a drag on the company's market capitalization.
Patent resolution removes cloud over Magma
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With the resolution of a long-running patent dispute with Synopsys, Magma Design Automation is freed from a significant legal expense and a drag on the company's market capitalization.
Cheaper avenue to 65 nm?
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Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and spin-off company Focal Point Microsystems claim to have devised a cheaper, easier way to pattern at the 65-nm node.
Ex-CEO battles for control of Atmel
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George Perlegos, the largest shareholder and former CEO of Atmel Corp., continues to battle for control of the troubled chip maker.
Lattice's embedded microprocessor available through open source
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LatticeMico32 is a 32-bit soft microprocessor optimized for Lattice Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)
Mentor Graphics supports new ARM Cortex-M1 processor for FPGAs
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Comprehensive portfolio of vendor-independent FPGA design solutions from Mentor Graphics allows engineers to implement the ARM Cortex-M1 processor on any FPGA device.
EVE emulator supports Power Architecture
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EVE has introduced direct support for Power Architecture technology in embedded applications.
Cadence and Synopsys announce low power solutions
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Both Cadence, supporting the CPF standard and Synopsys, supporting the UPF standard, are moving forward in implementing support for the two competing low-power format standards.
Sanyo appoints new president, plans more spin-offs
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Sanyo Electric has appointed a new president, a move that is expected to accelerate the unbundling of business units such as digital cameras and mobile phones following the expected sale of its semiconductors operations.
Solar gear market shines
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The total market for commercial solar cell production equipment will grow from revenues of $1.2 billion in 2006 to $4.5 billion in 2010, according to The Information Network, a New Tripoli, Penn.-based market research company.
Dell primes for battle in China
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Michael Dell doesn't like being No. 2, let alone No. 3. But that's where he is in China, and a distant third at that.
Kingston rolls 2-Gbyte microSD dual adapter pack
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Kingston Technology released a 2-Gbyte microSD card with mini- and standard-size Secure Digital (SD) adapters to maximize microSD card compatibility and interoperability between mobile phones, digital cameras and portable media devices.
Test set allows developers to verify WiMAX specs
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Agilent released its IEEE 802.16e 2005 protocol conformance test (PCT) product that is based on its E6651A Mobile WiMAX Test Set, allowing equipment developers and test houses to run validated protocol test cases to verify that their implementations conform to WiMAX standards.
Enea acquisition extends Linux expertise
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RTOS specialist Enea AB has bought, for $1.2 million, fellow Swedish software group QiValue Technologies, which specializes in embedded and enterprise Linux development.
H264-MCE core brings 150-MHz performance to Nextreme ASICs
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eASIC is offering the H264-MCE multi-channel baseline video encoder core from CAST for implementation in its Nextreme 90-nm structured ASICs.
China LCD maker struggles to survive
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China's largest TFT-LCD maker, Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Ltd. (BOE OT), is dumping most of its interest in large-sized TFT-LCD panels after failing to make it profitable.
China LCD maker struggles to survive
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China's largest TFT-LCD maker, Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Ltd. (BOE OT), is dumping most of its interest in large-sized TFT-LCD panels after failing to make it profitable.
MEMS flow sensors measure air/gas flow speed in medical applications
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Omron Electronic Components LLC announces the availability of the D6F series of MEMS flow sensors which have the ability to measure flow speed from 1 mm/s to 40 m/s. The flow sensor uses a thermopile element which converts thermal energy into electrical energy.
Data-parallel DSP aimed at cost-sensitive video surveillance apps
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At just $29 each in low-volume quantities, Stream Processors is bringing designers building power- and price-sensitive video surveillance systems that need the flexibility of software programmability a data-parallel DSP that delivers programmable performance of 16,000 MMACs while consuming less than 0.1 milliwatt per MMAC.
Isolated DC/DC converters deliver 180 W
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FDK introduced the FPQR48T01215 and FPQR48T01214 converters which provide up to 180 W of output power with minimal derating at elevated temperatures.
LEDs increase resolution for large-color, variable-message signs
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Avago Technologies developed a series of high-brightness surface mount (SMT) tri-color light emitting diodes (LEDs) that will enable designers to develop large indoor and outdoor electronic displays that provide sharper images and graphics.
PMC-Sierra cuts 175 jobs, shutters sites
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PMC-Sierra Inc. is cutting 175 jobs and is closing two design centers amid a slowdown in its business.
Single-chip ZigBee platform enables 20-year battery life
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Designed to support wireless applications, Freescale Semiconductor has developed a single-chip ZigBee PiP (Platform in Package) that enables up to 20-year battery life and features up to 2-Mbits/s TurboLink technology.
Optical connectors operate in harsh environments
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Molex offers a beefed up version of its LC small form factor (SFF) connector family with the introduction of its LC2 metallic optical connectors with a ruggedized, all-metal housing for harsh environments.
Synopsys implements Unified Power Format
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Synopsys has announced plans to support the Accellera Unified Power Format (UPF), one of two rival low-power description formats, in its products later this year.
Judge rules against DVD consortium
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A Superior Court judge ruled Thursday (March 29) a startup's media server does not violate the Content Scramble System (CSS) security technology used to protect DVD disks because the standard licensing contract and specifications for the technology are so poorly worded.
China Netcom win boosts A/V codec
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China Netcom, one of China's major wired-telecom companies, will implement a homegrown A/V codec in its fledgling Internet Protocol television network this year.
LN optical modulator touts lowest drive voltage
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Fujitsu says it has developed the industry's lowest drive voltage Differential Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (DQPSK) LN optical modulator for 40 Gbits/s optical transmission systems.
Configurable memory buffer exceeds DDR3-1600 rates
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Inphi says its latest ExacTik precision timing device is the industry's first JEDEC compliant double data-rate (DDR3) configurable integrated register device.
Arrow to distribute Blackfin development kits
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Arrow Electronics is offering off-the-shelf development kits for industrial applications based on the Blackfin digital signal processor from Analog Devices.
AdvancedTCA chassis offers improved cooling
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Elma Electronic has introduced its second generation AdvancedTCA (ATCA) system platform for carrier-grade applications. The 13U chassis meets full NEBS compliance and offers improved cooling features.
ESD protection array fits into a small space
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
Vishay says it has released the industry's first ESD protection array to integrate eight diodes in the small, leadless LLP1713 package with a low profile of 0.55 mm.
Maxwell Technologies announces webcast on ultracapacitors in cold engine starting
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
Maxwell Technologies will present a webcast on how ultracapacitors succeed in cold engine starting environments. Learn how ultracapacitors provide higher energy storage and offer more efficiency.
Federal IT spending to rebound in 2009
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
Flat federal employment levels coupled with continued expansion and scope of government programs should boost IT spending by 5 percent a year, said analysts at INPUT.
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