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Single-chip broadcast decoder speeds transition to PCI Express
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1/10/2006   Post a comment
Designed for consumer electronics applications, the PCI Express 1.0-a-compliant and 1.1-ready audio/video (A/V) decoder from Conexant Systems captures and decodes analog and digital broadcasts.
Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor targets PC gamers
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AMD newest dual-core Athlon processor family is targeted at power-hungry gamers, PC enthusiasts, and users of high-end digital media.
Another Israeli fabless chip maker to list on Nasdaq
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Israeli fabless semiconductor and software company Wintegra has selected CSFB and Goldman Sachs as lead underwriters as it seeks to raise $75 million in an IPO on the Nasdaq exchange.
Ember, ST team for ZigBee chip platforms
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STMicroelectronics and Ember Corporation have teamed to develop complete solutions, including hardware, software and tools, for the fast growing ZigBee wireless networking market.
European project takes aim at power leakage in SoCs
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The European Commisssion is part funding a three year project looking at design methods to control leakage power in NanoCMOS SoCs. Dubbed CLEAN, the project is being led by ST Microelectronics and it aims to extend battery life and reduce the power consumed by electronics devices in CMOS designs below 65nm.
Xilinx releases upgraded development suite
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Xilinx released the latest version of the company's free, downloadable development system, ISE WebPack, including all the features of the company's ISE Foundation programmable logic design solution.
Class D amplifiers for automotive generate less heat
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Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) developed its first digital amplifiers for the automotive market, which are based on its PurePath Class D amps for the home.
Freescale commits to simplifying 8-bit application development with a new tools set
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Freescale has launched new development tools for its 8-bit MCUs that feature built-in functionality to speed time-to-market.
SemIndia announces ATMP plant in India
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India will have its first semiconductor assembly-test-mark-pack (ATMP) plant later this year, as the initial part of SemIndia’s plans to have a complete semiconductor manufacturing facility in India.
Low dropout regulator incorporates ramp control
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Micrel Inc. launched a 2-amp low dropout regulator featuring built-in sequencing, tracking and ramp control for low voltage FPGAs, DSPs and ASICs.
CES: Multicore powers new SoC video engine platform
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At CES, MediaWorks Integrated Systems took the wraps of its multicore-based fully C-programmable MediaFlex platform for a range of media-based consumer electronics designs.
Nextgen communications/media engine targets home nets
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In a follow-on to its IP3000/StreamEngine 3000 processor, Ubicom Inc. used the Consumer Electroncis Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., to introduce its next generation StreamEngine 5000.
Single-chip audio processors meet BTSC-region TV set standards
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Fully-featured digital audio decoder/processor family supports all popular multi-channel audio standards, and extends lip-sync delay for flat panel .
Low-power FPGAs embed secure digital I/O for faster product development
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By embedding a secure digital I/O (SDIO) host controller IP in its Eclipse II microwatt FPGAs, QuickLogic is helping designers quickly bridge the Intel PXA27x embedded microprocessor and SDIO peripherals.
FPGA-based board bridges Intel PXA27x portable devices to peripheral interfaces
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A mobile application board (MAB) for the Intel PXA27x-based Processor Developer's Kit (Mainstone DVK) is designed to provide seamless connectivity between the Intel XScale processor and peripheral interfaces such as Mini PCI, CardBus, SDIO and IDE.
Intel moves into entertainment business
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Long known as a chip supplier for the PC world, Intel Corp. is trying to make its mark in the world of entertainment.
Operational amplifier integrates cooling devices
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Power Amp Design's operational amplifier boasts rail-to-rail operation at both the inputs and the output — combined with a power supply voltage range from ±8 volts to ±50 V (100 volt total supply voltage), and an output range up to 15 amps.
Controller combines digital manager and battery charger
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Summit Microelectronics' SMB118, part of a second generation of multi-output programmable power manager ICs, integrates six precision programmable regulators and a programmable battery charger to cut system size and cost in portable consumer electronics.
Charger IC touts complete, cost-effective solution
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Maxim says its MAX8730 battery charger IC with integrated 3.3-volt low dropout regulator (LDO) offers the industry's most complete and cost-effective solution for notebook computer and portable equipment applications.
Stocks: Cadence, Synopsys slip back
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Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys stumbled in Nasdaq trading, as Mentor Graphics and programmable logic maker Xilinx posted double-digit increases.
Processor and middleware platform eases network upgrade for consumer OEMs
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BridgeCo says its new embedded digital media player reference design connects audio systems to home networks.
Receiver streamlines satellite broadcast equipment
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Broadcom reports that it has developed the industry's first dual DVB-S2 receiver chip for digital satellite broadcast equipment
Chip pair supports 36-bit color depth at 1080p resolution
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Pressure from TV manufacturers to develop a technology to replace low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) as they accelerate the move to 1080p HDTV resolution and 30- and 36-bit color depths has driven one chip maker to develop a transmitter and receiver that allow HDTVs achieve a much higher level of visual performance at no additional cost.
TI launches promised mobile digital TV chip
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Designed for mobile digital TV, the Hollywood chip from TI integrates the mobile TV tuner and demodulator into one piece of silicon using a standard 90 nanometer digital process.
Rambus, Hynix prepare for memory-patent trial
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Rambus Inc. and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. are headed to trial in March after a California judge dismissed the South Korea chip maker's motion to dismiss a patent infringment lawsuit filed by Rambus.
GaAs FETs optimized for low noise
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NEC and CEL have released two new GaAs HJ-FETs for use in amplifiers for satellite radio antennas, GPS antennas, and other L-band applications.
Home networking chip group raises $25 million
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Home networking chip specialist Entropic Communications Inc. has closed a Series C round of financing that raised $25 million, bringing the total investment in the company to $78 million.
Precision synthesis tool added to QuickWorks FPGA development software
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QuickLogic signed an agreement with Mentor Graphics that will give its customers access to a precision synthesis tool that performs "what if" timing analysis with instant feedback.
Nanocrystals eyed as solar cell material
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Carrier multiplication, a phenomenon in which semiconductor nanocrystals respond to photons by producing multiple electrons, is applicable to a broader array of materials than previously thought, according to scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Digital pot interface controls volume and balance
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1/4/2006   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc.'s dual, 32-tap, audio-taper digital potentiometers feature a debounced, push-button interface for volume and balance control.
NAE recognizes creators of charge-couple device
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1/4/2006   Post a comment
A pair of former Bell Laboratories engineers have been recognized by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for their 1969 invention of the charge-couple device (CCD), a light-sensitive component at the heart of digital cameras and other widely used imaging technologies
Xilinx ups quarterly guidance
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American Technology Research analyst Satya Chillara is expecting higher-than-anticipated March quarter revenue from programmable logic supplier Xilinx.
Low-power transmitter puts HDMI capability into mobile devices
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Silicon Image Inc. has released a discrete high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) transmitter that is low-power and housed in a chip-scale package, two features that make it suitable for mobile devices.
SigmaTel acquires MP3 patents, expands IP strategy
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1/3/2006   Post a comment
Mixed-signal semiconductor supplier SigmaTel has acquired the original MP3 player design patents and is expanding its intellectual property licensing program.
Sequence partners with Korean foundry on power-aware flow
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EDA vendor Sequence Design is developing an advanced power-aware reference flow with South Korean foundry DongbuAnam Semiconductor for 130-nanometer and below process technologies.
HDTV video system chip has dual video processors, RISC
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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev. Silicon Image, Inc. rolled out its SiI 8200 video processor for digital audio playback, photo display, and video recording applications in next generation mass market high definition TV
LED driver shows true colors
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Linear Technology's LTC3783, a PWM LED driver that boasts a 3000:1 dimming range for high-power LED strings and clusters, uses digitally-based True Color circuitry to eliminate the color shift normally associated with traditional LED current dimming.
G.984-compliant transceiver features clock and data recovery
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Applied Micro Circuits Corp.'s G.984-compliant transceiver with clock and data recovery puts the chip maker into the burgeoning Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) market. The S3157 is designed to perform parallel-to-serial and serial-to-parallel conversion, clock generation, and system timing.
PWM controller offers extra flexibility
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Touting a high degree of design flexibility, Intersil's ISL6420A PWM controller offers programmable switching frequency, programmable soft start, external compensation, a wide DC input (4-28 volts) to support a broad variety of applications, and two package choices.
Rambus, AMD ink patent licensing deal
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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is paying $75 million over the next five years to use a range of Rambus technologies in a deal that specifically excludes AMD using the patents to manufacture Rambus-designed memory chips.
Simtek raises $11 million, closes ZMD deal
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Simtek Corporation has raised $11 million in a private placement of shares, the bulk of which is being used to complete the previously announced acquisition of a nonvolatile memory product line from Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMD).
Analog switch targets mobile applications
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Texas Instruments Inc. claims low total harmonic distortion and very low crosstalk make this single-pole, double-throw analog switch suited for mobile applications.
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