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Atmel Intros Secure MCU for Smart Cards
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
The AT91SC25672RC is based on the ARM SecurCore SC100 CPU core. Occupying less than 20 mm2, this product is aimed at the high volume smart card market, in particular JavaCard implementations. Low power consumption also makes it compliant with mobile phone requirements.
CMOS dual band radio core offers digital and analog interfaces
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
The WiLD RF is a WLAN dualband radio IP core in CMOS technology usable for development of a standalone single chip radio, either with an digital or analog interface to the modem or for integration with other functional blocks like MAC and Modem for complete 802.11a,b,g applications.
Stereo audio subsystem offers 3-D sound for your phone
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corporation today introduced a Boomer audio subsystem for cell phones that integrates amplifiers, volume and mixing controls and 3D sound in a miniature micro SMD package.
Analog Devices fourth-quarter net more than doubles
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. said its fiscal fourth quarter net income soared 153 percent with orders for future delivery surging to a two-year high as the chip sector recovery continued to gain momentum. The DSP and analog IC supplier exceeded analysts' consensus estimate in the three months ended Nov. 1 with revenue rising 22 percent from the year-ago quarter on broad demand from all segments of the company's operation.
Addressable 2-Wire bus buffer brings cards and backplanes together on command
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
I2C and SMBus compatible bus buffers. They provide capacitive buffering, rise time acceleration - and facilitate input-to-output connection control using 2-wire bus commands.
Fastest, most accurate 16-bit SAR converter zips along at 3 MSPS
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
ADI introduced a 16-bit successive-approximation analog-to-digital converter that provides design engineers with 50 percent higher speed and more than three times the accuracy of competing products, all in packaging that is 40 percent smaller.
More accurate readings of total energy promised with metering ICs
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11/20/2003   1 comment
Energy metering ICs from ADI allow utility companies to obtain more accurate energy usage information than ever before. The ability to measure reactive energy enables utility companies to prevent revenue loss and improve power-generation capacity management.
Go with the measured flow and detect rotational motion with this controller
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
Reduce your cost and design time with automated meter reading features. This is the industry's first single-chip microcontroller unit for electronic flow measurement and motion detection.
White LED driver powers a 9V CCD Camera via USB
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
USB is a de facto standard in every new personal computer and/or laptop. But this doesn't come free: USB 1.0 connections only give you 5 volts. In this design note from the November issue of Planet Analog magazine, a National Semiconductor engineer shows how to wire a white LED driver to cough up the 9 volts needed to power a CCD camera.
HP iPAQ 1945: PDA packs plenty of analog
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
So, just how Analog is your Personal Digital Assistant? Of the roughly 600 electronic components used in the latest HP iPAQ design, only a small fraction formed the binary heart of the system, writes David Carey in this teardown report compiled for the November issue of Planet Analog magazine. Samsung, Philips, National Semiconductor, Semtech and Maxim are among the names he sees.
Philips to launch 'near-field' products for smart cards
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11/19/2003   Post a comment
Exploiting a near-field radio communication technology, Philips will roll out new consumer products in 2004 integrating a smart card reader based on near-field communications.
E-passport development quickens with security threats
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11/19/2003   Post a comment
Electronic passports, a technology that has been boosted by international terror concerns, made their debut at "Cartes 2003" here this week, in the form of prototypes from Infineon Technologies and Philips Semiconductors.
No longer shocking: Intersil's ESD-protected fractional-load RS-485/422 Data Transceivers are good for +/- 15,000 volts
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11/19/2003   Post a comment
Intersil Corp.'s new ESD-protected RS-485/422 serial data transceivers, the ISL8487E, ISL81487L and ISL81487E, half-duplex fractional-load transceivers. Part of the Milpitas company's "Linearlink" family, these devices operate from a nominal 5-V supply over a wide +/-10 percent tolerance voltage range of +4.5 to +5.5 V, which relaxes supply requirements and reduces costs. The offer greater than +/-15 kV electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection on all Rx and Tx pins, which is good for industrial
LVDS fan-out buffers support high-availability systems
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11/19/2003   Post a comment
IDT enters the high-performance clock distribution market with the introduction of a family of industry leading, low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) fan-out buffers. IDT believes it is the first to offer LVDS fan-out buffers with redundant clocking and glitchless switchover. This feature reduces system failure and increases reliability.
What happened to my serial port? Build a USB-to-serial port converter
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11/18/2003   Post a comment
Is the removal of the serial port from new PCs causing you headaches with your existing serial port applications? How about those scanners and card readers? A USB"to"serial converters may be just the medicine you need, says this Texas Instruments advisor.
First Look: IBM's Power5 Processor
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11/18/2003   Post a comment
Power5, which will debut in 2004, will be a dual-core processor with a shared L2 cache memory and external L3 caches integrated on a multi-chip module (MCM). Power5-based systems will be four times as fast as IBM's current Power4-based p690. Murray Slovick examines IBM's newest server chip.
AMD Adds to 32- and 64-Bit Opteron Processor Lineup
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11/18/2003   Post a comment
Model 248 delivers 32-bit performance for 2-way servers and its 64-bit capabilities can provide system builders with a platform to customize according to their customers' needs.
Consumer goods swaying DRAM design
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11/17/2003   Post a comment
Consumer electronics, which traditionally has been late to adopt most technologies, is rapidly becoming a technology driver. The emergence of digital media along with the blossoming of tiny form factors has driven consumer electronics vendors to the leading edge of the SoC integration curve as they try to pack more signal processing horsepower and memory bandwidth into smaller packages at lower power. EE Times Ron Wilson and EBN's Crista Souza collaborated on this report.
16-bit Renesas MCUs Offered in 80- and 64-pin Packages
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11/17/2003   Post a comment
Targeted for use in small devices, the chips feature 96, 64, or 48 Kb Flash, a 20MHz maximum operating frequency, and functional enhancements including 3-phase motor control circuitry.
Addressable 2-Wire bus buffer brings cards and backplanes together on command
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11/17/2003   Post a comment
I2C and SMBus compatible bus buffers. They provide capacitive buffering, rise time acceleration - and facilitate input-to-output connection control using 2-wire bus commands.
Nvidia introduces faster processor for mobile PCs
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11/17/2003   Post a comment
Nivida Corp. today (Nov. 17) introduced its fastest graphics processor yet for mobile PCs, the Ge Force FX Go 5700, and the first Nvidia chip made by IBM Microelectronics using 0.13-micron process technology.
Analog mux parts claim reduction in signal feed-through
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11/17/2003   Post a comment
Intersil's new MightMUX devices claim a 99 percent reduction in off-state leakage current and a 99 percent reduction in off-state signal feed-through " at least, compared with Intersil's previous-generation switches. But then, a 2-pA leakage current is respectably low.
High precision op amp meets needs of signal conditioning, and test applications
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11/17/2003   Post a comment
The Philips low-voltage, high-precision dual operational amplifier offers an input offset voltage of 100 uV and a typical supply current of 100 uA per amplifier, making it excellent for precision amplifiers in portable instrumentation equipment.
Fastest, most accurate 16-bit SAR converter zips along at 3 MSPS
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11/17/2003   Post a comment
ADI introduced a 16-bit successive-approximation analog-to-digital converter that provides design engineers with 50 percent higher speed and more than three times the accuracy of competing products, all in packaging that is 40 percent smaller.
Industry recovery gathers steam
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11/17/2003   Post a comment
Solid demand for mobile phones and consumer electronics devices has caused sales of NOR flash memory to surge the last two months and is leading to tighter supplies and pushing the price of some parts higher.
Consumer goods swaying DRAM design
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Itanium to Get Multithreading in 2005
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11/16/2003   Post a comment
Rick Merritt reports that Intel Corp. will use multithreading and a whopping 24 Mbits of cache in the Montecito version of its Itanium processor. The news could vault Itanium ahead of Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Ultrasparc, according to industry analysts, but the Intel processor will still lag IBM Microelectronics' Power series.
Memory on the Fringe
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11/15/2003   Post a comment
Memory on the Fringe
Processor Companion Marriage
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Processor Companion Marriage
Serial In A Box
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Serial In A Box
Carved in Soft Stone
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Carved in Soft Stone
More accurate readings of total energy promised with metering ICs
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11/14/2003   Post a comment
Energy metering ICs from ADI allow utility companies to obtain more accurate energy usage information than ever before. The ability to measure reactive energy enables utility companies to prevent revenue loss and improve power-generation capacity management.
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