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High accuracy comparator achieves fast, precise signal detection
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor launches a low-power precision comparator with integrated 2.048-V reference that provides adjustable hysteresis for the highest accuracy signal detection in power supply and battery monitors, sensor interfaces and threshold detectors.
LED driver delivers LED dimming in 256 brightness steps
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor has expanded its line of bus products with the CAT9532, a 16-bit LED driver with dimmer and blinker control functions.
ADI's Lew Counts: IC process shapes industry, society
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
On the eve of his retirement, Lew Counts of Analog Devices looks at the industry's situation and future from veteran's perspective. His theme: It's all about the process.
Motorola prototype validates metal-oxide for WPAN device
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
A Motorola prototype validates Phiar's metal-oxide electronics for 60-GHz radios to be used in IEEE 802.15.3c wireless personal area networks (WPAN).
Better '08 for chip industry if glut ends early, predicts Applied's Splinter
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
A strong holiday season in the U.S. and Europe and strong sales around the Chinese New Year will go a long way toward a better year for the global chip industry, a company executive said.
Record turnover at Wolfson for Q3, but shares suffer
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
Sales at Wolfson Microelectronics surged 21 per cent to £34 million ($70 million) in the third quarter ended September 30 compared with the same period last year, and the supplier of audio chips for consumer electronics products like the iPod said it was expecting 11 to 14 per cent growth in full-year revenues to between $226 million and $232 million.
Archuleta tapped as CEO by Plastic Logic
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
Flexible active-matrix display backplanes specialist Plastic Logic has appointed Richard Archuleta Chief Executive Officer and member of the company's Board of Directors .
Three-channel LED drivers simplify PCB designs
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
The Supertex CL3xx LED driver family delivers high voltage, constant currents to three LED strings and simplifies PCB designs with a 8-lead power package and one external component.
High-brightness LED driver incorporates PWM dimming
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor says it has introduced the industry's first common-anode, current-mode, high-brightness LED driver with PWM dimming.
Philips signs up for Moore Microprocessor Patent portfolio
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
Royal Philips Electronics has become the 23rd company in as many months to purchase a Moore Microprocessor Patent portfolio license, and the third major European company to purchase a license following Schneider Electric, Nokia Corporation and Lego.
Memory card interface integrates five functions for portables
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced a highly-integrated chip, using the company's IPAD technology, which provides five functions required by memory card interfaces in portable devices that use removable SD protocol cards.
DC-AC inverter drives two industrial LCDs
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
Taiyo Yuden expands its DC-AC inverter line for driving CCFLs in LCD backlighting applications with the introduction of a low-profile driver designed for 10 to 15-inch industrial panels.
USB Bluetooth dongle design expands Bluetooth headset apps
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
A USB Bluetooth dongle design from CSR lets PC users with stereo or mono Bluetooth headphones switch seamlessly between listening to music and taking a VoIP call.
MIPS to enter the 32-bit MCU fray
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies Inc., best known as a supplier of IP cores used in SoCs, will enter the fast-growing, high-volume 32-bit microcontroller market.
ASIC trio bring Wi-Fi to digital cameras
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
A startup founded by three former telecom ASIC designers is rolling out an SD card that brings 802.11g Wi-Fi links to any digital camera.
Lattice and Dune to develop SPAUI-based network solutions
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
LatticeSC FPGAs to provide low-cost, low-power SPAUI to SPI4.2 bridging solutions for Dune Networks' FAPs and traffic managers.
Single-channel load switch extends battery life in portables
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
Diodes has released the AP2280 single channel smart load switch that supports high-side load current switching up to 2-A in 1.8-V to 5-V systems.
PWM controllers target motherboard, POL systems
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
ST's latest power management devices integrate high-level features and drivers in chip-scale packaging, with PowerGOOD output, for motherboard applications.
GPS chipset vendor IPO raises $116 million
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
Swiss GPS chipset and modules group u-Blox Holding AG has raised Swiss Francs 135.6 million ($116.5 million) in an IPO on the Swiss stock exchange, at the high end of the target range it set itself when it announced the initial public offering earlier this month.
SiGe BiCMOS LNA achieves high-power gain
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
With a 20.5-dB gain and 0.8-dB noise figure, the MAX2659 amplifier from Maxim Integrated Products is well-suited for GPS, Galileo, and GLONASS applications.
RF SoC integrates radio, MCU, flash and USB
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
TI delivers a sub-1 GHz RF SoC with integrated USB controller for wireless sensor networks. The CC1111 chip -- with a RF transceiver, MCU, flash memory and USB -- is said to provide easier assembly and lower system cost.
Scaleo Chip uses ARM processor for automotive systems
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
Five months after joining the Automotive Open Systems Architecture (AUTOSAR) consortium as an Associate Member, Scaleo Chip, French designer of ARM-based systems-on-chip, announced it is using ARM Cortex-M3 processor for AUTOSAR-based automotive systems.
LED backlight module saves energy
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
Delta Electronics has developed an energy-saving LED backlight module (BLM), which allows LEDs to achieve maximum homogeneous illumination.
Ramtron qualifies 4-Kbit FRAM to 125-degrees C for powertrain apps
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
Ramtron's 4-Kbit, 3V, SPI FRAM is now Grade 1 AEC-Q100-specified to operate over the automotive temperature range of -40°C to +125°C.
HDMI stars on small screens
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connectivity standard for transferring uncompressed digital content at very high rates over a single cable has come a long way.
Under the Hood: NAND flash preps for 4 bits per cell
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
Even though MLC (2-bit/cell) technology has been a challenge for both flash manufacturers and flash controller vendors, supporting 4 bits/cell will be an even bigger challenge for them.
NXP to shift more chip development to India
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
Development of several product lines at NXP Semiconductors' home electronics division unit are being moved out of Europe, mostly to Asian countries, according to Christos Lagomichos, executive vice president and general manager of the division.
Strong growth seen in September chip sales
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
Global chip sales surged by 5 percent in September, to $22.6 billion from the $21.5 billion recorded in August, the fastest increase so far this year, following an excellent August, according to figures from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization.
RS-485/RS-422 single transmitter provides 16.5-kV ESD protection
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
Intersil's ISL329xE series offers greater design flexibility through an integrated VLOGIC pin.
Digital audio data transmitter suits consumer apps
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
The 24-bit AK4104 digital audio interface transmitter from AKM Semiconductor supports sampling rates up to 192 kHz and is packaged in a 16-pin TSSOP.
QP Semi replaces Philips' 82Sxxx bipolar PROMs
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
QP Semiconductor announced that the Defense Supply Center, Columbus (DSCC) has approved the company's reengineered and redesigned versions of the obsolete Phillips 82S123A (5962-8670301xx) and 82S129A (5962-8778802xx).
Dialog Semi heads for future markets
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
After the fall-out of the BenQ Mobile insolvency has been cleared, Dialog Semiconductor (Kirchheim, Germany) returns to strategic mode. In an interview with EE Times Europe, Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli explained which targets he is heading for.
ESC India seen as watershed for its embedded industry
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
India's embedded design industry emerged earlier this month during the first Embedded Systems Conference.
AMIS rolls out process automation transceiver reference design
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
AMI Semiconductor's reference design enables Fieldbus H1 and Profibus PA users easily integrate the AMIS-49200 Media Attachment Unit, a processing automation transceiver, into their safety-critical designs.
Researchers advance into attosecond dimensions
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) have succeeded to measure the time electrons need to jump from one atomic layer to the next one. The experiment could give valuable insights for the development of future petahertz electronics.
Zero recovery rectifier boosts power supply efficiency
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10/25/2007   Post a comment
Cree, Inc. has released an 8-amp, Zero Recovery rectifier that is said to significantly increase power-supply efficiency in computer servers.
HomePlug claims victory in standards fray
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10/25/2007   Post a comment
The HomePlug Alliance is claiming victory in a decision that could force all sides to respin powerline networking chips for a standard that could be set as early as March, but rival DS2 whose technology was not chosen said it will demonstrate in November chips that double today's throughout and claims warring parties are still holding private discussions on a compromise.
Xilinx at MILCOM 2007
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10/25/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx to demonstrate low-power solutions for radio modem and cryptography at MILCOM 2007.
Multiplexers use MEMS technology to switch optical signals over fiber
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10/25/2007   Post a comment
These fiber-optic multiplexers from Pickering Interfaces use MEMS switching technology to switch single-mode (60-850) or multi-mode (60-851) optical signals being carried on fiber connections.
Ultrawideband under the gun
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10/25/2007   Post a comment
In the race to a gigabit-per-second wireless link for the digital home, some ultrawideband backers are gasping for air while Wi-Fi proponents are revving up for the next lap.
ST takes fresh approach to MCU evaluation
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10/25/2007   Post a comment
ST has developed a self-contained, pre-programmed evaluation package for the recently-announced STM32 flash microcontroller family that provides both a fun introduction and serious development tools and links to an on-line development community.
MCU line tailored for motorcycle engine control applications
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10/24/2007   1 comment
Infineon has launched a family of microcontrollers targeting the growing worldwide market for motorcycle engine control.
NetLogic acquires Aeluros, reports a profit
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
NetLogic Microsystems Inc. said it will acquire privately-held Aeluros Inc., a fabless supplier of network interface and chip technologies.
IDT posts fiscal Q2 profit; CEO leaving
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
IDT's president and CEO Greg Lang is departing the mixed-signal semiconductor company. Lang will stay until a successor is found.
NJR offers Dolby Pro Logic II decoder IC
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
The NJU26203 from NJR Corp. is a digital signal processor that provides the function of Dolby Pro Logic II, bass management, multi-channel input, five-band PEQ, and a lip-sync delay function.
FPGA debugger works at full speed
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
EDA startup EDAptability has announced the availability of its FPGA and ASIC debugging tool TotalScope. With a combination of RTL level elaboration, model extraction and modification techniques with simulation, the tool offers unrivaled signal visibility, the company claims.
Webcast: Audio on the Move
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
A one-hour webcast features a roundtable discussion and insight into the techniques and problems of producing high-fidelity portable audio for today's market.
DDR3 memory controller interface supports 1600-MHz data rates
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
The drop-in DDR3 PHY architecture from Rambus enables data rates of up to 1600-MHz.
JTAG signal multiplexer offers secondary port autodetection
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Maxim claims to introduce the industry's first MicroTCA-compliant JTAG multiplexer with 18 secondary and 3 master ports in a single chip.
Xilinx is expanding its Titanium Dedicated Engineering service
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
The Titanium Dedicated Engineering service provides Xilinx customers with full time access to a dedicated engineer.
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