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Fairchild's dual analog switch exceeds USB 2.0 bandwidth specs
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2/21/2005   Post a comment
Exceeding USB 2.0 bandwidth requirements has enabled Fairchild Semiconductor to deliver a dual analog switch that touts low power, high bandwidth and a crisper switching signal.
Dual chipset provides total 1FXS and 1FXO solution
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2/21/2005   Post a comment
Today, Legerity Inc. is trumpeting a 1.5-channel FXS/FXO solution -- one complete channel of FXS and the FXO codec --in just one single device. Previously, this level of integration into a single device for voice and data networks was not available, according to the fabless analog/mixed-signal semiconductor maker.
ADI's video amps conserve battery power
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2/21/2005   Post a comment
Product Review: Today Analog Devices, Inc. introduced a pair of high-performance video amplifiers that offer low operating power and what it claims is the industry's lowest standby power -- enabling longer battery life in portable multimedia consumer applications, such as MP3 players and digital video cameras.
Freescale réorganise son unité de puces mais dément la vente de l’activité de microprocesseurs
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2/21/2005   Post a comment
La société Freescale Semiconductor Inc. réfute les rumeurs selon lesquelles elle envisagerait de vendre son unité de microprocesseurs/microcontrôleurs. Cette vente s’effectuerait dans le cadre d’une importante réorganisation de ses activités liées aux microcontrôleurs, aux produits analogiques et aux capteurs.
On-the-Go USB transceiver enables communications between USB devices without a PC
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2/21/2005   Post a comment
Micrel has launched the MIC2555, a USB On-The-Go (OTG) transceiver chip that enables point-to-point communications, without the use of a PC, between USB devices.
Mystery tour
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2/19/2005   Post a comment
On a fab tour, Robert LeFort, president of Infineon's U.S. unit, defended its 300-mm expansion plan as part of a strategy to continue investing in its technology.
Reduced risk of unwanted data manipulation or interpretation with embedded communications
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2/19/2005   Post a comment
Symmetric and asymmetric software libraries for key encryption help secure embedded transactions
C/C++ to VHDL for $995
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2/19/2005   1 comment
Will C/C++ become a standard for modelling hardware and software systems?
Intel to debut server acceleration technology at IDF
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2/18/2005   Post a comment
During the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco next month, Intel Corp. is expected to disclose details about a new and integrated "I/O acceleration technology" for servers.
Tuner selects ISDB-T mobile TV signals for PDAs and mobile handsets
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2/18/2005   Post a comment
Optimized for Japanese mobile TV broadcast, a new single-chip RF tuner from Maxim links the mobile UHF antenna to the digital baseband demodulator IC
Thinking Big: These single-chip switch processors take on enterprise wired/wireless LANs
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2/18/2005   Post a comment
Specifically designed for scaling up wireless functionality in enterprise LANs, these switches from SiNett link wired and wireless users across a variety of network architectures.
Sipex says SEC is investigating its finances
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2/18/2005   Post a comment
Analog IC supplier Sipex Corp. said Friday (Feb. 18) the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun a formal investigation into the company's finances for the past two years.
Tight supply seen in NAND flash despite downturn
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2/18/2005   Post a comment
Despite the current downturn in ICs, the NAND-based flash-memory market will see a relative supply/demand balance in 2005.
Infineon prépare sa nouvelle usine de fabrication de mémoires de 300 mm en Virginie
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2/18/2005   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG a commencé mi-décembre à installer le matériel dans sa nouvelle usine de fabrication de mémoires de 300 mm située à Richmond, Virginie, et le fabricant de puces espère que l’usine sera opérationnelle pour une production limitée de mémoires vives dynamiques (DRAM) au cours de l’année, ont indiqué les responsables de la société lors d’une visite de la nouvelle installation de 11 148 mètres carrés.
Europäische Halbleiterindustrie bleibt auf Wachstumskurs
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2/18/2005   Post a comment
Einen guten Ausgangspunkt für ein erneutes Wachstum im Halbleitermarkt sieht der ZVEI-Fachverband Electronic Components and Systems für das laufende Jahr. Allerdings nicht gleich – erst im zweiten Halbjahr wird der Markt wieder anziehen.
Freescale reorganizes chip unit, denies MPU biz for sale
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2/18/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has denied rumors in the marketplace that it plans to sell its microprocessor/microcontroller unit amid a major reorganization within its bread-and-butter MCU, analog and sensor product operations.
Authentication IC thwarts counterfeit battery packs
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2/18/2005   Post a comment
Product Review—Intersil's ISL6296 is the third battery-validation IC announced in the past month, following those from Texas Instruments and Dallas Semiconductor. Intersil's chip uses a proprietary algorithm embedded in its FlexiHash engine, built around four 8-bit CRC calculators that provide an implied degree of security at least equal to what's provided by the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-0, SHA-1) developed by the National Security Agency.
TI sells LCD IC driver unit to Japan's Oki Electric
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2/18/2005   Post a comment
Continuing to narrow its focus in analog ICs, Texas Instruments Inc. late Thursday said that it has sold its liquid-crystal display (LCD) IC driver unit to Japan's Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd.
Flash melds technologies
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2/18/2005   Post a comment
Saifun Grants New License to Infineon for Development of Flash Memory Products
Nvidia's Q4 profit rises as sales jump by 20%
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005, graphics-chip maker Nvidia Corp. said revenue increased to $566.5 million, compared to $472.1 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004, an increase of 20 percent.
Hynix, Mosaid settle IP suit over DRAM patents
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Mosaid Technologies Inc. announced that it has settled its patent litigation suit with Hynix Semiconductor Inc. and that the South Korean company has licensed its patent portfolio.
Mitsubishi demonstrates H.264 encoding
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has demonstrated real-time H.264 encoding with a general purpose DSP during an open house earlier this week at its Information Technology R&D Center in Ofuna, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Lattice adds precision power manager
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Hillsboro, Ore. - Lattice Semiconductor's software configurable Power1208P1 Precision Power Manager IC, an extension of the company's ispPAC Power Manager programmable mixed-signal product family, is designed to provide power sequencing of up to 8 supplies and monitoring of up to 12 supplies through an optimized set of programmable digital and analog functions.
Infineon's memory strategy: invest during downturn
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies executives said its plan to ramp up a new 300-mm fab is part of a simple strategy: continuing investment in its memory technology during a downturn.
RFMD opens French design centre
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Wireless RFIC manufacturer RF Micro Devices (RFMD) has announced the opening of a new customer support and design centre in Toulouse, France.
Li battery charger integrates the pass device
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies' AAT3682 lithium-ion/polymer linear battery charger integrates the pass device (MOSFET) to minimize external parts count. Designed for compact portable applications, the AAT3682 features an embedded microcontroller serial interface to communicate the state of the battery to the system.
Intel licenses 1066-MHz bus technology to SiS
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Taiwan's Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) said that it has signed a licensing contract with Intel Corp. The deal involves the manufacture and sale of chipsets for the Intel's Pentium 4 processor with the 1066-MHz front side bus (FSB).
Micronas rechnet mit Anhalten der Lagerbereinigung
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Trotz voll ausgelasteter Fertigung in den Kerngerschäftsbereichen Consumer-und Automobil-Elektronik verbuchte der Chiphersteller Micronas im vierten Quartal einen Rückgang bei Umsatz und Gewinn. Für das laufende Jahr gibt das Management einen verhaltenen Ausblick.
3GSM : ST donne tardivement naissance à la technologie 3G et tue le rêve 2G
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
La société STMicroelectronics a révélé qu’elle avait abandonné un important projet impliquant plus de 100 ingénieurs et consistant à développer un jeu de puces de bande de base GSM 2G.
Intel packt Laserquelle in CMOS-Chips
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Intel ist es gelungen, einen unterbrechungsfreien Laser in industriegängiger Chiptechnik herzustellen. Wenngleich der Laser noch mehrere Jahre von einer kommerziellen Verwendung entfernt ist, sieht Intel eine Vielzahl von Anwendungen, vor allem in der Datenkommunikation.
TI's 16-bit, 500-Msamples/s dual-channel D/A converter targets 3G wireless basestations
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) rolled out its next-generation high performance, dual-channel 500-Msamples/s, D/A converter at the 3GSM World Congress forum this week, which it claims not only decreases noise, but also reduces radio frequency design requirements and basestation costs.
Infineon readies new 300-mm fab in Virginia
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG began installing equipment in its new 300-mm memory fab near here in mid-December and the chip maker expects to ramp up the factory for limited DRAM production sometime later this year.
Digital Addressable Lighting Interface lowers the cost of mood lighting
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Consider mood lighting: There's a new focus is on dynamic lighting. The storage and retrieval of entire lighting scenes is also in demand. In order to create lighting scenes, lights have to be assigned to particular groups, but as a rule, the programmer also wants the option of controlling the lights individually — but just listen to the cash register! STMicroelectronics offers insight into a low-cost digital control scheme.
Dalsa to acquire Coreco for $72 million in cash
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2/17/2005   Post a comment
Dalsa Corp. said that it has acquired Coreco Inc. for $72 million in cash.
Sandburst garners new funding from Intel, others
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2/16/2005   Post a comment
Sandburst Corp. announced that the company has raised $15 million in additional funding.
Andigilog secures $6.2 million to complete financing
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2/16/2005   Post a comment
Fabless analog and mixed-signal semiconductor company Andigilog announced Wednesday (Feb. 16) it has received $6.2 million from outside investors to complete its Series A financing.
WiMAX could alter telecom industry, says report
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2/16/2005   Post a comment
Because it can be deployed without government regulation, WiMAX has the ability to significantly alter the nature of the telecommunications industry, according to a study released Wednesday by market research vendor In-Stat.
Authentication IC guards against unauthorized battery packs
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2/16/2005   Post a comment
Dallas Semiconductor's DS2703 is a battery pack authentication IC that implements a challenge/response scheme, utilizing the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1) specified in the Federal Information Publication 180-1/2 and ISO/IEC 10118-3, to authenticate a battery pack for a host system such as a cell phone, PDA, or other portable computing devices. The DS2703, integrated into the battery pack, enables the host to guard against unauthorized packs that could introduce unknown function or substandard
Bluetooth keyboard and mouse chip works for 12 months on two AA batteries
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2/16/2005   Post a comment
Optimized for low cost and low power, Broadcom's chip integrates radio and baseband functionality.
Lowest cost FPGA gets complete hardware support
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2/15/2005   Post a comment
Development solutions enable ISP and security features of Flash-Based FPGAs
Economical FPGA's benefit from new downloadable design tool
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2/15/2005   Post a comment
Advanced logic design tools now available via download, supports larger and less expensive FPGAs with embedded functional blocks.
Low-power FPGAs now available with industrial temperature ratings
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2/15/2005   Post a comment
Extended temperature range coupled with low-power cuts down battery weight in hand-held devices
Broadcom launches chip for Bluetooth mice and keyboard
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2/15/2005   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp. announced Tuesday (Feb. 15) a new Bluetooth chip the company said increases battery life and cost savings for Bluetooth wireless keyboards and mice.
Class D amps reduce EMI, improve sound
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2/15/2005   Post a comment
Once dismissed as providing only average-quality audio, Class D switching amplifiers appear now to be turning the tide and gaining acceptance in consumer applications. Companies like Analog Devices, Microsemi, National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments recently announced a wave of analog-input Class D amplifiers.
RF transmit module targets quad-band GSM/GPRS handsets
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2/15/2005   Post a comment
Speeding time to market, the module integrates an InGaP HBT power amplifier (PA), pHEMT antenna switch, harmonic filters, and CMOS power control circuitry in a 6 mm x 6 mm module.
Li-ion charger IC stresses advanced safety
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2/15/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC4061 is a stand alone linear charger for one-cell Li-Ion batteries with advanced features to improve charging safety, simplify charge termination and status reporting, and prolong battery life. The chip, which delivers 100 mA to 1 amp, can charge batteries from a wall adapter or the USB port in MP3 players, digital cameras, PDAs and cell phones. It's suited for both traditional 4.2-volt as well as the newer 4.4-volt float voltage Li-Ion batteries (charging accuracy is &plu
PA Module Boosts GSM, GPRS, and EDGE signals
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2/15/2005   Post a comment
Anadigics' new 7 mm by 7 mm power amplifier module supports the open-loop polar EDGE modulation radio architecture
En janvier, TSMC affiche une croissance de 8,8% sur un an
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2/15/2005   Post a comment
La fonderie taiwanaise Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC) a indiqué que ses ventes nettes pour janvier 2005 s’établissaient à 20,843 millions de dollars NT (environ 660 million de dollars), en hausse de 4,6% séquentiellement et de 8,8% par rapport à la même période de l’année dernière.
Low-voltage regulators simplify modem, DSP designs
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2/15/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's LM2852, the first member of the company's Simple Synchronous buck regulator family, is a high-frequency, step-down switching voltage regulator that can drive up to 2-amp loads with high line and load regulation for cable and xDSL modems, digital signal processors, DSPs, field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and set-top boxes. "These highly integrated synchronous switchers combine high-efficiency, low-voltage operation and low component count for simplified design," sai
Industry's only 4-state hardware - assisted verification solution?
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2/15/2005   Post a comment
Accurate hardware accelerator for functional verification propogates unknowns and tristate levels
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