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Audio codec combines analog functions, power management
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The AS3543 audio front-end from austriamicrosystems combines all system analog functions in a single chip required for digital SoCs aimed at mobile entertainment products.
High-definition set-top-box decoder integrates demodulator
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STMicroelectronics' latest device integrates advanced demodulation functions for satellite set-top box applications.
Synchronous buck regulators support 500-kHz switching frequency
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Alpha & Omega Semiconductor Inc. (AOS) has added four synchronous DC-DC step-down converters to its EZBuck product family that are designed for conversions from 4.5V to 16V input voltages.
Hope for electronics growth tempered by economic fears
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Prevailing economic winds seem to dictate otherwise, but bullish researchers are predicting robust global growth this year for the electronic equipment market driven by strength in the data processing and wireless communications markets.
Digital media transmitters, bridge chip link portables to digital TVs
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Silicon Image has unveiled three VastLane products using the company's new Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) technology, which enables consumers to connect mobile devices directly to digital televisions.
NXP catches SlingCatcher set top box
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Sling Media, the company behind the SlingBox that allows users to access their television programs, music, and pictures from their laptops when on the move, is using NXP Semiconductors' set top box chip set to power its follow-up device, the SlingCatcher, that is being demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mirics extends broadcast tuner range
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Fabless semiconductor startup Mirics Semiconductor (Fleet, England) has started sampling the second device in its planned line-up of reconfigurable RF devices for terrestrial broadcast reception.
Intel rolls 16 45nm CPUs in Vegas
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Intel Corp. will lead with it strength as it comes to the Consumer Electronics Show Monday, launching 16 new PC processors made in its 45nm process technology, but in a CES keynote focused on the personal Internet, chief executive Paul Otellini will also show prototypes of systems based on the company's upcoming Menlow platform for handhelds.
Low-pin-count interface links mobile devices to HDTV
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Silicon Image launches its Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) technology at CES, which enables mobile phones, digital cameras, media players and other mobile devices to link directly to HDTVs.
Audio networking platform offers complete solution
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The JukeBlox audio networking platform from BridgeCo combines an ARM9-based processor, Linux-based middleware, SDK and reference design to provide a complete solution for connecting audio systems to home networks, the Internet, and portables.
ARM touts graphics IP licensing opportunity
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ARM Holdings plc has built up a significant momentum behind its Mali graphics technology that is now licensed by 18 OEMs and SoC developers, including Samsung Electronics, Micronas, Inc. and Zoran.
Dongbu readies 1.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor at 110-nm node
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Dongbu HiTek has completed development of a 1.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor (CIS) device at the 110-nm node that it is targeting at major manufacturers of mobile handsets worldwide.
Reciva, Marvell team for Internet radio
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Internet radio specialist Reciva Ltd (Cambridge, England) has teamed with wireless chip developer Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) for a joint platform for Internet radio receivers and networked devices.
Driver, broadband power amplifiers tout high linearity
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Aimed at WiMAX/WiBro applications, WJ Communications released four products, which include the AH314/AH315, high-linearity 2-W 2-stage driver amplifiers, and AP561/AP562, high performance 8-W single-stage power amplifiers.
Top DSP products of 2007
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Want to know what the competition is reading? Here are the most popular DSP products of the year.
Highly integrated DTV chip supports worldwide standards
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STMicroelectronics has launched its DTV150 digital TV hardware platform that provides demodulation, MPEG-2 HD and SD decoding, full HD video processing, high quality audio, and video switching functions for iDTV sets worldwide.
Sensor design gets systematic
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EEs invent a unified framework for designing new nanoscale sensors using nanotubes, nanowires, nanocomposites and nanonets, with surprising results.
Physical predictability for carbon-neutral timing closure
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Design techniques to manage power must coexist with techniques to achieve speed and performance. To make it all work, logic designers must introduce more information about the electrical effects of the physical implementation into early stages of the design flow.
Marvell to demo consumer and communications silicon at CES
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Marvell will be demonstrating its latest consumer and communications silicon at the Consumer Electronics Show. These include the Qdeo video processor, PFC controllers and TopDog 11n-450 WLAN solution.
DVB-T chip integrates demodulator and decoder
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Sunplus has introduced a highly integrated DVB-T SoC that integrates a front-end COFDM demodulator and back-end MPEG decoder for DVB-T STB and portable DTV solutions.
Xilinx at CES 2008
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Xilinx to demonstrate programmable solutions designed to enable the industry's latest consumer and automotive innovations at CES 2008.
Intel withdraws from OLPC project
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Intel has quit the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project just days before it was due to demonstrate prototype computers using its processor at the Consumer Electronics Show.
IPWireless name fades as NextWave restructures
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The IPWireless name is to disappear as new owner NextWave Wireless Inc. reorganizes and the specialist developer of mobile broadband and mobile TV technologies is assimilated into a separate division dubbed NextWave Network Products.
Ralink rolls out pair of 802.11n chips
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Ralink Technology Corp. is offering a pair of 802.11n single chips—the RT3080, which enables Wi-Fi in handheld and mobile devices and the RT3070, which it is touting as the industry's smallest 802.11n USB single chip for PCs, AP/routers and client devices.
Start-up raises funds for polymer materials development
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Optoelectronics materials developer Braggone (Oulu, Finland) has raised "multimillion-dollar" funding from Finland's National Technology Agency (TEKES) to commercialize its polymer materials that target makers of displays, semiconductor and photovoltaics.
Report highlights prospects for WiMAX chip suppliers
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Nearly 20 companies are now producing MAC/PHY baseband chip-sets for mobile WiMAX and there are 15 suppliers of WiMAX radio transceiver chips, according to a report into the prospects for WiMAX technology from Forward Concepts.
Silicon tuner meets ATSC/NTSC requirements
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX3540, a highly integrated, single-conversion television tuner for ATSC and NTSC applications including televisions and set-top boxes.
High-definition audio platform reduces development time, cost
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VeriSilicon's VZ.AudioHD applications platform includes a ZSP800 processor, audio software module suite, and system software, aimed at high-definition multimedia devices.
STMicroelectronics launches sub-50 cent 8-bit Flash microcontrollers
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STMicroelectronics launches sub-50 cent ST7FOX series of 8-bit Flash microcontrollers with 2 KB to 8 KB embedded Flash memory and upgrade path to ST7Lite family.
LDO controller offers 80 percent efficiency
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Vishay's SiP21301 LDO controller delivers up to 7 A with 1% output voltage accuracy to drive n-channel MOSFETs in FPGA, DSP, and ASIC applications.
Sigma Designs to buy Gennum's imaging group
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Media processor IC specialist Sigma Designs Inc. (Milpitas, Calif.) is buying, for about $18 million, Gennum Corporation's VXP image processing business.
Spec signals wireless video flood at CES
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The WirelessHD consortium has finished the initial specification for short-range 60 GHz radios, a technology that will compete with a wide variety of standard and proprietary Wi-Fi and ultrawideband approaches trying to deliver a wireless link for video to the digital home.
Portable navigation on mobiles set to take off
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Sales of portable navigation devices are set to increase ten-fold over the next eight years, with the huge take-up coming from the the GPS functionality being embedded into mobile phones, according to Telematics Research Group (TRG).
WirelessHD group releases 60GHz radio spec
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The WirelessHD, consortium has, somewhat belatedly, finalized its first specification for high-definition baseband video transmission at 60GHz.
Groups extend memories development venture
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Qimonda AG (Munch, Germany) and Taiwanese group Macronix International Co Ltd have extended their collaboration in memory technologies development to include "different kinds of non-volatile memories ". The companies have for several years worked together on phase change memories.
Boost converter drives up to three 1-W LEDs
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TI has introduced a high-brightness LED driver with an integrated 40-V, 1.2-A switch that can drive up to three 1-W LEDs in series.
HDMI reference design enables wireless A/V streaming between systems
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Pulse-LINK is offering two CWave HDMI-Over-Coax and Wireless HDMI production-ready reference designs, one of which offers wireless streaming of high quality audio and video content between entertainment source devices and HDTV displays.
UWB boosts HD audio standard
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Ultrawideband technology aims to bring order to current spectrum chaos by enabling HD audio to move into the unlicensed 3.1- to 10.6-GHz band designated for personal area networks.
CSSP solution offers simultaneous LCD and video output for handheld devices
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QuickLogic and Chrontel deliver ultra-low power solution architected to provide X-Y swap, frame buffering, and frame rate conversion.
RF power semis market set for growth, changes
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The high power RF semiconductor market is set for major growth over the next four years, but the wireless infrastructure business will not dominate the sector as significantly as it does now, according to market research group ABI.
AMD licenses Denali's flash technology for handhelds
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AMD Inc. will license NAND flash technology from EDA software and intellectual property supplier Denali Software Inc.
Qualcomm warns of court ruling impact, readies "work-around" devices
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Qualcomm Inc. has responded to a California court ruling earlier this week that it must stop producing and selling 3G chip sets that infringe Broadcom Corp. patents by announcing the immediate availability of new UMTS devices that it says comply with the ruling.
Silicon Line raises funds in Series A round
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Silicon Line GmbH (Munich, Germany), a fabless chip company focusing on ultra low power analog ICs, has has secured initial funding in a Series A round led by Belgium-based Capital-E and Germany-based Munich Venture Partners.
Driver powers N-Channel MOSFETs at high speed
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Check out Linear's LTC4444, a high-speed, high input supply voltage (100V) synchronous MOSFET driver designed to drive upper and lower power N-Channel MOSFETs in synchronous rectified converter topologies.
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