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Integrated LDO controller targets automotive apps
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LT3500, a 2-A, 36-V step-down switching regulator and a linear controller in a 3 x 3-mm DFN package.
LDO regulator with watchdog meets automotive needs
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
EM Microelectronic has introduced the EM6156, an automotive-grade low drop output (LDO) regulator with watchdog.
Green Hills safety-certified RTOS supports PowerQUICC platform
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Green Hills announced that its T ÜV-certified INTEGRITY RTOS is available for Freescale's MPC8360-based Industrial PowerQUICC platform.
Freescale adds two SMARTMOS devices to high-side switch portfolio
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has designed its MC33580 and MC33874 quad-channel high-side switches to reduce the cost and complexity of low-voltage automotive, industrial lighting and motor control applications.
30-nm process yields 64-Gbit MLC NAND flash
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Samsung has produced what it claims is the industry's first 64-Gbit multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory chip using 30nm-class process technology.
Printed silicon to challenge organic materials, study predicts
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Silicon nanocrystals and printed forms of silicon will have a strong impact on conventional electronic circuits as well as on organic electronics, predicts market researcher NanoMarkets LC. In a report, the company forecasts a market volume of $2.5 billion by 2015.
High-brightness LED drivers power 1-5 watt applications
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
New PowerWise chips tout constant-current, low-feedback design
DC-to-AC converter reduces audible noise in EL lamp apps
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a high-voltage, +/-15 kV ESD-protected, DC-to-AC converter designed for driving electroluminescent (EL) lamps.
Quad equalizer extends reach of high-speed serial buses
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
A programmable quad equalizer from National Semiconductor Corp. extends the reach of high-speed serial buses up to 10 Gbit/s data transmission rates, while consuming only 94 mW per channel.
TI Q3 profits rise on strong analog sales
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Higher analog sales and gains from manufacturing improvements boosted Texas Instruments Inc.'s net income in the third quarter offsetting a 3 percent decline in total revenue.
Search gets serious for CMOS replacement
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Semiconductors are on their last legs. At least that's the consensus of researchers who are looking for the next "big thing." What that thing will be is up for debate.
New senior vice president of worldwide sales at Actel
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Former Cypress executive will lead Actel's low-power sales initiatives worldwide.
MSAN Partner Ecosystem for broadband access applications
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Altera's MSAN Partner Ecosystem includes Ethernity Networks, AimValley, MorethanIP and Sarance Technologies.
Virage Logic leverages 65-nm design successes
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Virage Logic is expanding its 65-nm IP products, with an eye towards tackling today's complex IC-design challenges. The products are based on more than two years of early 65-nm silicon successes.
Catalyst targets portables with dual 300mA low dropout (LDO) regulator
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor rolled out its newest low dropout (LDO) regulator--the CAT6221 300mA, dual-output LDO.
Wireless audio chips claim 'wired quality' sound
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
The AudioMagic and VoiceMagic wireless audio transmitter/receiver ICs from Avnera Corporation deliver uncompressed CD-quality sound and claim to solve the interference problems that have been typical of previous wireless audio solutions.
WPAN chip set promised
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
IBM teams with MediaTek to jointly develop a 60-GHz-band millimeter-wavelength radio and baseband chip set for wireless personal area networks providing gigabyte performance.
Tensilica plans IPO, CEO says
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Configurable processor specialist Tensilica Inc. said it is planning an initial public offering.
India hitches its star to embedded design model
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10/22/2007   2 comments
From the perspective of technology development and manufacturing, India can be a tough read--especially compared with its booming neighbor China, the world's factory.
Startup tries proprietary path to wireless hi-fi
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Touting a successful pairing of wireless and hi-fi audio, fabless chip vendor Avnera Corp. (Beaverton, Ore.) today will announce chip sets for wireless audio connections in the 2.4-GHz band that outperform data-oriented wireless connections in range, freedom from interference, automatic network configuration and full CD-quality sound.
Is fab lite on analog's diet?
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
As digital integrated-device manufacturers increasingly turn to foundries for their production needs, with some announcing they will no longer build fabs, an inevitable question arises: Will the big analog IDMs follow the same path and move toward fab-lite or even fabless strategies?
DDR3 memory module pair exceeds JEDEC specifications
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Virtium is offering DDR3 Very Low Profile (VLP) and DDR3 Ultra Low Profile (ULP) blade memory modules for embedded computing applications that are designed with key enhancements to the JEDEC standard, including reduced module height and densities up to 2-Gbytes with future expansion to 4-Gbytes.
DDR2 SO-DIMMs target ATCA, embedded applications
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
White Electronic Designs has expanded its high-performance memory module family with the release of three DDR2 2-Gbyte modules.
Power MOSFETs feature high drain current, low on-state resistance
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Toshiba has added two devices to its UMOS V-H Series high-speed switching MOSFETs that feature higher drain current and lower on-state resistance to improve power efficiency in synchronous DC/DC converters.
Miniature optical transceivers target Ethernet, Fibre Channel apps
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10/20/2007   Post a comment
Stratos Optical Technologies is offering its line of miniature optical transceivers as a smaller-sized alternative to MSA telecom devices in Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications.
Low-power MIPS64 processor series breaks the 1-W per core barrier
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10/20/2007   Post a comment
Check out Cavium's OCTEON Plus CN58XX Low-Power (LP) 4-core to 16-core processor family, which incorporates power management techniques and process optimizations to deliver the power of 16x MIPS64 cores while consuming less than 1 Watt per core.
Renesas expands SuperH MPU family
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10/20/2007   Post a comment
These 32-bit microprocessors from Renesas have A/D and D/A converters, use a QFP package, and achieve a maximum 1.8-times boost in performance compared with the company's SH7709S devices.
Cypress samples 4-Mbit nvSRAM
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10/20/2007   Post a comment
The 4-Mbit nvSRAMs are the first manufactured on Cypress's S8 0.13-micron SONOS (Silicon Oxide Nitride Oxide Silicon) embedded nonvolatile memory technology, yielding greater densities and improved access times.
High-voltage LED driver integrates 3A power MOSFET
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10/19/2007   Post a comment
First in Power Analog Microelectronics' high-voltage series of LED drivers, the PAM2846 is capable of driving up to 6-strings of LEDs and delivering up to 7W of output power.
Updated: Four chip makers in China added to U.S. export list
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10/19/2007   Post a comment
Four chip makers are among the five companies approved by the Commerce Department as "validated end-users" of U.S. technology exports to China, the agency said.
Gate driver ICs integrate bootstrap functionality, advanced input filtering
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced 600-V three-phase gate driver ICs with integrated bootstrap functionality for appliance motor control, servo drives, micro-inverter drives, and a wide range of general-purpose applications.
Hot-plug controllers save board space, cost
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
Maxim has introduced the triple-channel MAX5957/MAX5958 and quad-channel MAX5959/MAX5960 controllers, which the company claims are the industry's first fully integrated, 3-/4-channel hot-plug controllers for insertion and removal of PCI Express cards.
Fast-recovery diodes increase power supply efficiency
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor introduces seven STEALTH II fast-recovery diodes that increase power supply efficiency, reduce EMI and save board space.
AMD posts Q3 loss, revenue soar
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc., posted a net loss as expected for the third quarter although revenue increased strongly on higher sales of microprocessors and graphics processors while margins puhed up 8 percentage points.
I2C interfaced A/D converter delivers low power consumption
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has introduced a 12-bit, 8-channel A/D converter (ADC) with an I2C interface that delivers power consumption in the microamp range.
Automotive navigation processor delivers embedded GPS
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has released an automotive-grade application processor with embedded GPS for navigation and telematics applications.
Fairchild Q3 profits fall on charges
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor said net income in the third quarter declined from the year-ago period on litigation and other charges even as sales increased on higher sales into two key markets.
3.3-V video filters cut cost, power in portables
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
According to Maxim, its latest SD video filter in a 9mm² microMAX package is 50% smaller than competitive parts.
Atmel CryptoMemory prevents cloning and counterfeiting
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
Atmel has announced a family of secure products called CryptoMemory. These devices provide a low-cost, truly secure means of preventing product counterfeiting and/or piracy of Intellectual Property (IP) and OEM parts.
DS2 readies 400 Mbit/s powerline chip
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
DS2, the Spanish powerline chip specialist, will start demonstrating next month a device said to double the peak data rate of broadband over powerline equipment and networks to 400 Mbits/second.
DSP course set for Munich
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10/18/2007   1 comment
Four-day set of hands-on sessions and workshops teach theory, algorithms and architectures.
Enea dSPEED manages DSP clusters
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
Enea's dSPEED Platform extends the capabilities of Enea's OSE ck RTOS with a complete set of DSP management services.
OIS announces multiprocessor telco middleware
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10/18/2007   Post a comment
The OIS Telecommunications Platform is a standards-based communications platform for wireless base stations, routers, switches and network hardware.
Ethernet network processors target access market
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10/17/2007   Post a comment
EZchip Technologies Ltd., a subsidiary of LanOptics Ltd., announced a family of network processors targeting Ethernet Access applications.
Allegro rolls out voice coil motor driver with I²C interface
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10/17/2007   Post a comment
Allegro announced the first device in a series of voice coil motor drivers with I2C serial interface designed for camera auto focus and zoom applications.
High-voltage gate driver saves PCB space
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10/17/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor's high voltage gate driver IC (HVIC) with 4A current driving capability is designed to ensure system reliability and reduce board space in consumer and industrial applications.
600-V high-voltage ICs integrate protection features
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10/17/2007   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced a set of next-generation 600-V high-voltage integrated circuits (HVIC) dubbed the IRS212x family that is suitable for motor control applications at low-, mid- and high-voltage levels and in a variety of circuit topologies, including three-phase inverter, H-bridge, and other topologies using MOS-gated power devices.
ISSI samples 36-Mbit no-wait state synchronous SRAMs
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10/17/2007   Post a comment
ISSI has launched a family of 36-Mbit high speed synchronous SRAMs that are available in 2Mx18 and 1Mx36 configurations, and offered in no-wait state synchronous SRAM or standard synchronous SRAM.
Dual-channel synchronous converter extends battery run-time
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10/17/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology is offering the LTC3520, a dual channel, 2-MHz synchronous DC/DC converter designed to extend battery run-time in handheld applications.
Intel Q35 chipset supports embedded systems
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10/16/2007   Post a comment
Intel Corp. has extended lifecycle support for the Intel Q35 Express chipset for embedded and communications applications requiring graphics.
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