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Certified wireless USB is a quantum leap in ease-of-use
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Certified Wireless USB aims to bring to wireless products the simplicity, functionality, and intuitive user experience of wired USB.
Adaptive Digital rolls 512 ms VoIP echo canceller
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
The VoIP G.168 Plus packet echo canceller can handle round-trip delays of up to 512 ms and has built-in awareness and handling of packet loss.
Voltage regulation IC market powered down in '07 - analyst
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
The global voltage regulation IC market, which over the past few years has enjoyed growth in the 10 to 15 percent range, only managed to increase by 5 percent in 2007, to more than $7 bn, according to the latest analysis from IMS Research (Wellingborough, England).
Voltage supervisors are pin-for-pin compatible with industry-standard ICs
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Catalyst Semiconductor has expanded its supervisor product line with the addition of three new industry-standard devices.
Voltage monitors sequence 12 power supplies simultaneouly
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Maxim's 12-/8-channel, EEPROM-configurable ICs are capable of voltage sequencing, monitoring, and margining with unique fault registers that store system voltage and fault information the instant a critical fault occurs in high-reliability systems.
Intersil tailors power IC for Intel Montevina platform
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Intersil's ISL6266A chip is a two-phase core controller designed to improve the efficiency and performance of systems based on the new generation of Intel Mobile, Core 2 Duo and Quad Core CPUs.
TI expands battery fuel gauge family
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Aimed at smart phones and mobile Internet devices, TI's system-side and pack-side Impedance Track fuel gauge ICs with integrated LDO simplify power management design.
Companies team for sub $100 3G Linux phone
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NXP Semiconductors has teamed with embedded Linux developer Purple Labs (Chambery, France) for a sub $100 3G reference mobile phone targeted at handset designers focusing on emerging and developing markets.
8-bit MCUs extend battery life in portables
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced low-power 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) designed to enhance portable performance, extend battery life and improve energy efficiency for a wide range of embedded applications.
Qualcomm, Mio team for connected PNDs
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Taiwanese Personal Navigation Device sepecialist Mio Technology has teamed with Qualcomm Inc. to develop connected PNDs based on the chip maker's QST1100 silicon.
Motorola joins CSR's drive for an E-GPS forum
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Motorola is the first company to join the CSR-led Enhanced GPS Forum that has just been established to encourage equipment makers and operators to work together to accelerate development of location technologies.
Programmable LED driver targets automotive, general lighting applications
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Maxim's latest chip provides many user-programmable features through on-chip nonvolatile EEPROM registers and integrates all the building blocks necessary to implement fixed-frequency high-brightness LED drivers with wide-range dimming control.
Automotive microcontrollers aimed at new emission standards
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Infineon Technologies says it has developed the industry's highest performing and most integrated microcontroller family for automotive powertrain and chassis applications.
Sun rallies industry around Rock CPU
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1/30/2008   1 comment
Sun Microsystems is trying to rally an industry consortium around its approach to supporting transactional memory, a key piece of the puzzle of tomorrow's parallel programming systems Sun will implement in its upcoming Rock microprocessor.
Freescale Q4 net loss narrows on drop in charge
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor Holdings Ltd. reported fourth quarter net loss declined as margins improved and as the company benefited from the absence of special charges during the 3-month period.
VME DSP board features 2 GHz Power Architecture
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
The Curtiss-Wright CHAMP-AV5 is the first DSP VME board based on the 2 GHz 1682 Power Architecture from P.A. Semi.
Audio and power management IC delivers longer battery life, lower cost
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Wolfson's WM8400 combines a multimedia CODEC with integrated power management features to deliver a high-performance audio and mixing capability, longer battery life and reduced system cost for multimedia mobile handset designs
Boost converter drives up to 10 white LEDs
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AnalogicTech's AAT1239-1 high-efficiency, constant-current boost converter drives up to 10 white LEDs and reduces flicker with single-wire serial control.
ESD chip protects systems using high-speed ports
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California Micro Devices has expanded its XtremeESD family with a device that is the first to employ its PicoGuard XS ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection architecture.
Graphics processor breaks Teraflop barrier
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In a move that will expand the visual boundaries of PC entertainment beyond the 1080p HD threshold, AMD has developed the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics processor that breaks the Teraflop (one trillion floating point operations per second) barrier.
AdvancedMCT module features 1.2 GHz TMS320C6455 DSPs
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CommAgility's AMC-D4F1-1200 AdvancedMCT module features four TMS320C6455 DSPs running at 1.2 GHz and a Xilinx Virtex-4 FX100 FPGA.
SoC captures high-resolution stills, HD video simultaneously
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Ambarella has introduced the A390, a system-on-a-chip (SoC) that simultaneously captures 8Mpixels still pictures while generating and compressing high-definition (HD) video in either1080p60 or 1080i60 formats.
Digital voice stereo decoder supports NICAM/A2/EIA-J standards
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Asahi Kasei EMD Corp. (AKEMD) launched the AK4141, a single-chip, alignment-free digital decoder for European, Chinese and Japanese markets using NICAM/A2/EIA-J standards.
24-bit audio DAC delivers longer music playback
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Aimed at mobile music applications, ST's single-chip STw5210, a 24-bit audio DAC with playback time extender technology, reduces system power consumption for longer music playback, and incorporates on-chip power management, enabling direct connection to a battery.
Sierra Wireless expands embedded module series
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Sierra Wireless is offering two new embedded modules—the MC8785V for HSPA networks, and the MC5727 for EV-DO Revision A networks.
New automotive-grade, AEC-Q100 certified programmable power management solutions from Lattice
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Low-cost devices from Lattice integrate power supervisors, sequencers, and reset generators.
NXP chips in for femtocell integration efforts
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NXP Semiconductors has joined the Femto Forum, only the second mainstream silicon supplier to join the industry body promoting femtocell technology and deployment.
IBM partners in EU project on power challenges for mobiles
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Scientists at IBM's research center in Haifa, Israel are collaborating with European partners to boost the battery power for mobile consumer devices.
NXP powers ahead with programmable LTE modem
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NXP Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) is set to demonstrate at next month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a multi-mode, programmable LTE modem that will be the basis of a software defined radio system from the company.
Israeli researchers target nanocrystals-based photonics
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Israeli scientists are embarking on a research project to create functional photonic devices based on semiconductor nanocrystals that are dispersed in polymer waveguides.
Qimonda bets on DRAM demand beyond PC
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Memory maker Qimonda saw its sales precipitate during the past quarter. At the company's shareholders annual meeting in Munich, Qimonda CEO Kin Wah Loh gave a cautiously optimistic forecast, betting on consumer electronics to replace the PC market as main demand driver.
Network device connects Metro Ethernet equipment to 10 GbE networks
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
AMCC has introduced PEMAQUID, a XAUI-to-XFI 10G LAN/WAN/OTN framer/mapper/PHY device for 10 GbE, 10G Fibre Channel, WIS (OC-192/STM- 64) and OTU2 network applications.
8-bit MCUs deliver 1.8-3.3-V operation
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor is extending its popular low-end, 8-bit HCS08 microcontroller (MCU) family with the introduction of two high-performance devices, aimed at consumer and industrial applications.
8-bit MCUs target consumer, industrial apps
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has added two devices to its ultra-low-end 8-bit RS08KA microcontroller (MCU) family, targeting entry-level mass market applications.
Lattice and Praesum Communications deliver low-cost Serial RapidIO solutions
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Serial RapidIO endpoint solution for LatticeECP2M FPGAs enables low-cost RapidIO connectivity for wireless infrastructure and other markets.
A/D converters guaranteed to +125 degrees C
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. has launched a family of pin- and software-compatible 16- and 12-bit SAR A/D converters that guarantee operation across the -40°C to +125°C automotive temperature range.
Controllers provide ESD protection for Hi-Speed USB D+/D- signals
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's latest overvoltage-protection (OVP) controllers feature internal overcurrent protection and integrate low-capacitance (3pF, typ) diodes to provide ±15kV ESD protection HBM for Hi-Speed USB and USB D+/D- signals.
Controllers offer wide input voltage range
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Intersil's latest family of triple sync buck PWM and LDO controllers features independent digital, enabling designers to save power and board space.
Differential modulator driver supports 25-Gbits/s data rate
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Inphi's latest driver delivers large differential output voltage and the high data rates required for next-generation 40G Differential Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (DQPSK) and 100G optical communications applications.
16-channel LED driver IC pair boosts display applications
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Allegro MicroSystems Inc. has released two LED driver ICs for use in displays, signs, and control panels—the A6282 and A6285— which both have 16 constant-current output channels.
HD 1.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor pushes SNR to higher level
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
MagnaChip Semiconductor HD-ready 1.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor delivers a Signal to Noise ratio (SNR) that it claims is over 15 dB better than the performance available for typical sensors in the market today.
High-speed SRAMs move into full production
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
GSI Technology announced full production versions of both 36-Mbit and 72-Mbit SigmaQuad-II SRAMs, which are available in both commercial and extended temperature ranges.
Nitronex : Doherty power amplifier targets WiMAX applications
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Nitronex has partnered with Prescient Wireless to develop a broadband Doherty power amplifier for WiMAX applications.
Digital BTSC encoder delivers alignment-free encoding
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Asahi Kasei EMD Corp. has expanded its Audio4home family with the launch of its AK4145, an integrated alignment-free digital BTSC stereo encoder.
Actel announces 4-Mgate rad-hard FPGA
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
High-density radiation-tolerant FPGAs -- such as Actel's MIL-STD 883 Class B qualified 4-million-gate RTAX4000S -- offer reliable solution for mission-critical space designs.
Intel, Sun, TI debut hot chips at ISSCC
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Intel will debut the world's biggest commercial microprocessor as well as its lowest power X86 chip at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco next week, but a server chip from Sun Microsystems and a cellphone processor from Texas Instruments will outflank Intel on both fronts.
PCIe peripheral controller delivers flexible connectivity options
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
MosChip Semiconductor is not just announcing a PCIe peripheral controller chip with programmability but a complete design package that will enable customers to go to market very quickly. The MCS9901CV offers more than 21 combinations of serial, parallel, USB and ISA interface options.
Battery charger chips get smart
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Battery life is arguably the most important feature in many of today's high-volume portable electronic products. While much of the portable electronics industry has migrated to the lithium-ion battery, drawn by its high capacity, small size, light weight and durability, no similar consensus has been reached about the battery charger IC.
NetLogic delivers "hybrid" knowledge-based processor
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
NetLogic Microsystems' NL9000 is said to be industry's first fully-programmable "hybrid" knowledge-based processor that combines high-performance knowledge-based processing with the low-power efficiency of algorithmic Sahasra technology for next-generation IPTV and advanced mobile wireless networks
Under the Hood: CSR evolves along with Bluetooth
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) has a reputation in the industry as a strong provider of Bluetooth solutions.
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