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Tensilica adds Dolby digital encoders to audio cores
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
Tensilica has added the Dolby Digital Consumer Encoder (DDCE) and Dolby Digital Compatible Output (DDCO) 5.1-channel encoders to its Xtensa HiFi 2 audio engine codec library.
Terrestrial digital radio goes mobile
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, HD Radio developer iBiquity will show new features for the terrestrial digital radio format, such as an iTunes "tagging" feature that makes it easier to purchase music, while touting low-power chip support and reference designs tailored to move the HD Radio platform into portable devices.
Europe shows strong chip sales in November
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
The three-month average of chip sales for Europe for November was $3.67 billion, up 9.6 percent from the previous month and the best performing region in sales for the three months from September to November, according to figures from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Semi sales up 2.3% in November, says SIA
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
November was another good month for global sales of semiconductors, with a 2.3 percent increase over the same period last year to $23.1 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Mesa rolls out dual H-bridge driver
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
Mesa Electronics has developed the 7I29 dual H-bridge driver for two brush type motors or other inductive loads.
Bi-directional power amplifier targets WLAN systems
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Stealth Microwave has introduced the SMTR2425-11B40, a 10-W bi-directional power amplifier, for 802.11b WLAN systems used in military applications.
Inverters deliver increased energy efficiency
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
NXP has introduced the UBA2074, a high-voltage, full-bridge fluorescent backlight controller IC and a low-voltage counterpart, the UBA2072.
Dual 100V linear regulator saves board space, cost
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
This linear regulator from Intersil performs the functions of up to 15 discrete components in less than half the space for telecom and networking systems.
Controller IP core supports AMBA 2.0 APB interconnect
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Specifically targeted for embedded processor designs with AMBA 2.0 APB Bus requirements, the DB-I²C controller IP core from Digital Blocks offers a variety of performance levels versus VLSI footprint tradeoff options.
Group seeks info on IBM processor patent application
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
The Peer-to-Patent organization is seeking prior art and annotations on an IBM patent application for a processor that claims advances in dynamic readjustment and which the organization says has just 13 days left for challenges.
Power dividers cover 800 to 2,500-MHz frequency range
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
Microlab/FXR has introduced its Dx-64FN series of power dividers that covers a frequency range from 800 to 2,500-MHz.
Directional couplers available in 3- or 4-port versions
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
Microlab/FXR has introduced its CK-70N series of directional couplers for wireless applications.
ChipX, Recognetics partner to deliver pattern recognition ASIC
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
ChipX and Recognetics have teamed up to offer first-time working silicon of 10 million gate neural network design.
iPOWIR device simplifies POL buck converter designs
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced the iP1206, a fully optimized product for synchronous buck applications, including telecom and networking equipment.
Product How To: Using the MPC5554 to control system frequency/performance nonlinearities
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
How the correct mix of on-chip flash, RAM and peripheral logic resources can eliminate or reduce the non-linear relationship between performance and frequency in many embedded control system designs.
LED driver provides current up to 350 mA
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems has developed a high-brightness, adjustable constant current LED driver for the automotive lighting market, well as industrial and consumer LED applications.
Phenom quad-core processor features clock multiplier control
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
AMD has released a Phenom 9600 Black Edition quad-core processor with clock multiplier control and tunable performance.
RS-485/RS-422 transceiver transmits data at 100-Mbits/s
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
Intersil's ISL3259E's data transfer rate is more than twice as fast as conventional parts and provides IEC61000 ESD protection in a 3mm x 3mm package.
16-channel switches deliver high-resolution imaging
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
Check out Supertex's pair of switches that are designed to provide efficient control of high voltage analog signals.
Free2Move launches Bluetooth stereo firmware
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
The firmware supports Bluetooth profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP and SPP where all profiles are acting as the headset side for communication with e.g. mobile phones.
Digital audio delay adjusts output time of six channels
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
The NJU26904 digital audio delay IC from NJR can be used to adjust the output time of a six-channel signal.
MagnaChip develops low-power backlight control algorithm
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
MagnaChip Semiconductor has developed the technology for Smart Mobile Luminance Control (SMLC), which is a backlight control algorithm with low-power consumption for LCD driver chips.
Automotive-grade MOSFET controllers integrate commutation logic
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems has introduced two automotive-grade, three-phase BLDC motor controller integrated circuits.
Single-supply audio DACs deliver ground-referenced 2-Vrms output
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
The AK4420 and AK4421 single-supply 24-bit stereo audio DACs from AKM integrate a charge pump that supplies the negative rail for the output buffer, enabling a ground-referenced output.
Two-switch forward regulator boosts DC/DC designs
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12/23/2007   Post a comment
Industry's first high-voltage, monolithic two-switch forward DC/DC regulator suits telecom, automotive, and industrial converter designs.
Micromem readies MRAM cell designs
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Micromem Technologies Inc (Toronto, Canada) together with development partner Strategic Solutions and foundry Global Communication Services (GCS) has manufactured foundry grade fully functioning MRAM cells.
Instrumentation amplifiers guarantee 20 microvolt max offset voltage
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Maxim's spread-spectrum, autozero instrumentation amplifiers guarantee less than 20 microvolt offset voltage and eliminate drift over time and temperature.
NXP to buy GPS chip specialist GloNav
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) is paying at least $85 million in cash for GloNav Inc. the specialist developer of chips for GPS gear and other satellite navigation systems.
Zeiss, ASML and Canon cross-license lithography IP
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Lithography gear specialist ASML Holding NV (Veldhoven, the Netherlands) and Carl Zeiss SMT (Oberkochen, Germany) have both signed licensing deals with Canon Inc. on the use of patents in their respective fields of semiconductor lithography and optical components manufacturing.
VME transceiver board delivers 10 dB performance boost
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Pentek's Model 7141 provides two 125 MHz, 14-bit A/Ds and an FPGA and tools for custom DSP functions. The board's SNR and spurious free dynamic range are improved by 10 dB compared to the older Model 7140.
Set-top-box decoder supports multiple codecs, standards
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12/20/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has released a low-cost set-top-box (STB) decoder chip aimed at standard-definition (SD) terrestrial, cable, satellite and Internet Protocol (IP) TV applications.
Fast processor start-up wins funding
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12/20/2007   Post a comment
Belfast-based expression processor development start-up Titan IC Systems has been named Northern Ireland winner of the new best emerging international company category in the All-Island Seedcorn Business Competition run by InterTradeIreland.
Dual-synchronous buck converter claims smallest size
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12/20/2007   Post a comment
Micrel has introduced the MIC23250, which it clams is the industry's smallest high-efficient, dual-PWM synchronous buck step-down converter housed in a 2 x 2-mm, 10-lead MLF package.
STS chip delivers high-res audio wirelessly over multiple channels
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12/20/2007   Post a comment
The single-chip STS DARR81 implements a single platform featuring bi-directional, simultaneous audio delivery in eight concurrent audio streams.
Filtronic sells compound semis business to RFMD
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12/20/2007   Post a comment
Filtronic plc has sold its compound semiconductor division, FCSL, to RF Micro Devices Inc. for just £12.5 million (about $25 million) in cash. The deal provides for RFMD to retain the fab at Newton Aycliffe, England, which is already a supplier of GaAs pHEMT semiconductors to RFMD.
RedMere to launch 'in-connector' HDMI deskew chip at CES
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12/20/2007   Post a comment
Fabless startup RedMere Technology Ltd. (Dublin, Ireland) has said it plans to demonstrate the RM1689 IC for adaptive equalization and de-skew of high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) signals at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.
Certification begins for mobile WiMAX products
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12/20/2007   Post a comment
Certified Mobile WiMAX products should start appearing on the market early next year as the WiMAX Forum said that suppliers vendors can start submitting their 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz gear for testing to the forum's lead certification lab at AT4 Wireless in Spain.
Home networking startup signals IPO
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12/20/2007   Post a comment
Israeli startup CopperGate Communications, which specializes in chips for homenetworking devices, is on its way to raise between $400 and $600 million in an upcoming IPO, according to the Israeli newspaper Globes .
Software snafu slows hybrid hard drives
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12/20/2007   Post a comment
Software snafus will blunt the rollout of hybrid hard disk drives in 2008, according to a new report released by Objective Analysis which predicts only about 13 million of the hard disks that incorporate NAND flash for caching key data will ship in 2008.
HD audio immune to interference
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
STS debuts high-definition wireless audio connections in its chip for wireless headphones and surround sound speakers.
Audio chip targets high-definition wireless platforms
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
STS Inc. releases its fourth-generation audio baseband chip for digital wireless audio platforms. The STS DARR81 chip enables simultaneous audio connections of consumer electronics devices for uninterrupted streaming of HD uncompressed wireless audio.
NXP leads ABI's RFID transponder IC ranking
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
Two European suppliers, NXP Semiconductors and EM Microelectronic, are in the top three of market research group ABI's ranking of global vendors of RFID transponder ICs.
Battery charger IC charges up to two Li-ion cells in series
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies has introduced the first device in a family of new 1-A linear battery charger ICs capable of charging up to two Li-ion cells in series.
Workshop details promise of III-V compounds for NMOS channels
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
The high electron mobilities of some III-V compounds is making them prime candidates for future NMOS channel materials, with an indium-based gallium-arsenide (InGaAs) likely to be the material of choice, according to recent workshop organized by German company Aixtron AG and Sematech.
Tower, CMT team for flat panel X-ray detectors
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
Pure-play foundry Tower Semiconductor, Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel), and CMT Medical Technologies Ltd. (Yoqneam, Israel), a provider of advanced X-ray imaging systems for medical diagnosis, are partnering to develop X-ray detectors for medical applications.
Freescale releases audio DSP software tools, dev kit
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has announced Eclipse-based software development tools and a low-cost, user-friendly development kit for developers using its Symphony audio digital processors.
Step-down switching controller produces output voltages up to 30 V
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LT3742, a dual-output step-down switching regulator DC/DC controller with a 100% duty cycle, produces output voltages up to 30 V for applications such as stepper motors, industrial controls, automotive, distributed power and telecom systems.
Automotive ICs monitor eight remote switches
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX13037 and MAX13038 automotive contact monitors and level shifters feature an integrated voltage regulator, watchdog timer, and reset functions. They monitor eight remote switches while consuming only 28 microamps.
Altera shipping full line of 65 nm Cyclone III FPGAs
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12/18/2007   Post a comment
The folks at Altera have announced the production release of their entire 65 nm Cyclone III FPGA family.
TV audio DSP incorporates Dolby Volume technology
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12/18/2007   Post a comment
The CS48DV2 audio DSP from Cirrus Logic features Dolby Volume sound-leveling technology for digital TVs, enabling users to set a preferred listening level that will be maintained regardless of source or content.
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