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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mitsubishi advances solar cell conversion efficiency
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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has achieved photoelectric conversion efficiency rates of 18.0 percent in a 150mm square practical use multi-crystalline silicon solar cell. The company claims this is a 1.2 percent improvement over previous models and is the best conversion rate achieved to date in the industry.
Anritsu wireless comms tester triples functionality in one 'box'
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Anritsu's MS269X series communications test unit streamlines signal analysis for GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WiMAX and HSPA, increases measurement speed and combines multiple test features in one module.
New high-speed memory card format ready for mass market
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After three years of work, Taiwan says its new high-speed memory card format is ready to roll. It promises the 60Mbyte per second transfer speeds of USB 2.0.
CEVA unveils 32-bit, dual-MAC DSP core
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The CEVA-TeakLite-III cores are assembly code compatible with previous generation TeakLite cores, but incorporate many significant enhancements. Upgrades include 32-bit and dual 16x16-bit multipliers and instructions for accelerating FFT, Viterbi, and Huffman algorithms.
KLA tips Linux-based litho simulation
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KLA-Tencor Corp. has introduced LithoWare, a new Linux-based product enabling semiconductor circuit designers to reduce the time and costs to develop ICs.
900 W modular power supply passes medical safety approvals
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5/30/2007   Post a comment
PowerGate introduced the ACE Series of 300 to 900 W modular power with medical safety approvals. The ACE series consists of four power platforms offering 300/450/650/900 W which can be configured with a selection of 32 different output modules to provide many possible output configurations for medical and low-leakage applications.
Solid state relays offer insulation protection for sensing, multiplexing applications
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Avago Technologies expanded their solid state relay (MOSFET) family of opto-isolation products. With an input drive as low as 2 mA and switching speeds of less than 0.5 ms, the ASSR-301C/302C and ASSR-401C/402C are designed for sensing and multiplexing applications, including test and measurement and data acquisition systems.
8-bit MCUs with certified USB 2.0 peripheral target embedded applications
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Microchip Technology announced the eight-member PIC18F87J50 high-performance, 8-bit microcontroller family with an integrated and certified USB 2.0 full-speed, 12 Mbits/s transceiver.
MOSFETs well-suited for battery charging, DC/DC conversion
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Fairchild Semiconductor introduced seven MicroFET products, which target low-voltage applications in the <30 V and <20 V ranges. The MicroFET offers performance and space advantages over conventional MOSFETs.
Single-chip processor replaces discrete components; reduces board space
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Ramtron International Corp. introduced the FM33x product family, a line of FRAM-enhanced processor companions with a high-speed serial peripheral interface (SPI).
China semi market to peak in 2007, iSuppli says
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While China's overheating economy and tech industry have raised concerns about a possible market crash, the Chinese semiconductor segment has already settled into what research firm iSuppli Corp. called a more sustainable growth rate.
Palm's Foleo gets mixed reactions
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Palm Inc. launched today the Foleo, an ultra thin, light and inexpensive notebook-like companion for a smartphone, but the concept is already being greeted by mixed reviews.
Xilinx simplifies memory interface designs with complete FPGA solutions
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Built-in features, easy-to-use software, free reference designs, and development kits enable users to quickly implement FPGA-based memory interfaces with good design margins.
RFID skills improving but deployment slows, study finds
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Businesses are not adopting RFID as fast as industry observers had predicted, and that may be due to a lack of skilled labor, a recent study found.
Prototype-foundry SVTC partners with TSMC
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Fresh from its spin-off from Cypress Semiconductor, SVTC Technologies LLC is aggressively moving to fill a void for independent prototyping fabs that specialize in novel semiconductor technologies using 8-inch wafers.
Research firm lowers capex forecast
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Amid a lull in the IC industry, Strategic Marketing Associates lowered its capital spending forecast for 2007 to 5 percent growth, and warned that spending might not grow at all this year.
Samsung joins in $20M round for SiGe Semi
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Samsung's ventures unit has joined in a $20 million Series E round of financing at RF chip specialist SiGe Semiconductor Inc., which has raised around $132 million in VC funding since 1999.
Samsung cranks up capacity of embedded storage for 3G phones
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Samsung Electronics is bumping up the storage capacity in 3G mobile phones with a four gigabyte multi-chip package that it says will prompt some phone makers to design out external memory card slots.
European groups join 'Fab Club'
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Two of the three companies that have joined the Fab Owners Association (FOA) are based in Europe and brings the number of semiconductor and MEMS manufacturing facilities owned by member companies to over 60.
Video IC delivers high resolution video
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The ISL51002 10-bit video digitizer from Intersil Corp. combines ease-of-use and high-resolution video performance to offer a solution for digitizing analog YPbPr video from HDTV tuners, set-top boxes, SD and HD DVDs, as well as RGB graphics signals from PCs and workstations.
Optical controller simplifies GPON transceiver designs
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a highly integrated optical control, calibration, and monitor IC. The DS1865 integrates GPON power-leveling functionality, a laser bias APC loop, video amplifier control, and SFF-8472 diagnostic and alarm features.
Samsung joins in $20m Series E round at SiGe Semi
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Samsung's ventures unit has joined in a $20 million Series E round of financing at RF chip specialist SiGe Semiconductor Inc. (Ottawa, Canada).
ANSI approves standards disclosure policy
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The American National Standards Institute has approved a mandatory patent disclosure policy proposed by VITA.
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