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Lower system costs with tiny D/A converter
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. expanded its nanoDAC family with eight devices including a 16-bit, quad, digital-to-analog converter in a 3 x 3-mm, 10-lead LFCSP.
Innovation, not scaling key to future ICs, says IBM exec
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
In a keynote at the Global Press Summit in Monterey, IBM chief technical officer Dr. Bernard Meyerson said that innovation, not scaling would drive next-generation IC development.
DSP development tools target Serial RapidI/O
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has launched its TMS320C6455 DSP evaluation module (EVM) and a TMS320C6455 DSP developers starter kit (DSK), both with a Serial RapidIO (sRIO) bus interface.
7-phase DC/DC boosts supply efficiency 3 percent
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier‘s improved XPhase family of scalable multi-phase DC/DC chipset devices, the IR3084 and IR3084U control ICs, help achieve up to three percent higher efficiency in 130-amp applications with seven phases, as compared to five-phase designs.
Sipex inks agreement with Chinese foundry
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
Analog IC supplier Sipex has signed a definitive foundry services agreement with Hangzhou Silan Microelectronics and Hangzhou Silan Integrated Circuit. Financial terms were not disclosed.
20-W amp boosts commercial and military signals
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
M/A-COM introduces a 20 W X-band high-power amplifier that operates across 7.5 to 10.5 GHz.
Op amps draw 13 uA per amp
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
Exclusive to eeProductCenter: Linear Technology Corp. says its 1.8-volt dual and quad operational amplifiers are the first available in a tiny DFN package.
Programmable power management solutions from Lattice
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
Lattice expands its Power Manager II family with programmable power management solutions for high-volume applications
16-bit MCU boasts 1.8 mW/MIPS power consumption
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
NEC Electronics America’s 16-bit 78KOR series flash microcontrollers boasts low power consumption of 1.8 milliwatts per million instructions per second and six times the power/performance ratio of NEC Electronics' 8-bit 78K0 MCUs.
Receiver targets high definition digital TV signals
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
Vativ reports it has the industry's first and most advanced three-input, dual-output HDMI receiver chip for next-generation digital TVs.
Micron hit with class action suit alleging price fixing
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2/25/2006   Post a comment
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Micron Technology on behalf of an institutional investor. The complaint charges Micron with inflating its stock price through alleged involvement in a DRAM price-fixing scheme.
IC multi-supply powers TV/monitor's LCD panels
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2/24/2006   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX8728 power supply IC generates all the supply rails for thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal display (LCD) panels in TVs and monitors.
LVDS SerDes packaged in space-saving 5-mm x 5-mm QFN
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2/24/2006   Post a comment
TI is offering its LVDS SerDes devices in a, 5-mm x -5-mm QFN package, helping designers of wireless base stations, data communication backplanes and industrial and video systems save board space.
A/D simplifies digital audio conversion blocks
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2/24/2006   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic Inc. claims these are the smallest stereo analog-to-digital (A/D) converters available for consumer and automotive audio applications.
DC/DCs toughen up for military and aerospace
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2/24/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier's AHP line of hybrid DC/DC converters, for analog and digital circuits that require a well-regulated power source, adds over-voltage protection circuitry on the input while minimizing internal components count.
Transmeta narrows loss, meets guidance
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2/24/2006   Post a comment
Microprocessor IP supplier Transmeta Corp. posted a net loss of $2.1 million, or 1 cent per share on sales of $13.3 million in its fourth 2005 quarter ended December, compared with a loss of $28.1 million, or 15 cents per share on sales of $11.2 million in the year-ago quarter.
Rambus claims victory in antitrust case
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
A San Francisco court has ordered the evidence in the Rambus antitrust hearings to be turned over to Rambus, in an apparent coup for the chip licensing company’s quest to prove that several chip makers colluded to fix prices and engage in other anti-competitive practices.
Elliptic Semiconductor ports security IP cores to Lattice FPGAs
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Encryption and decryption cores from Elliptic Semiconductor protect digital information on LatticeECP, LatticeEC, and LatticeXP FPGAs from Lattice Semiconductor.
Single-cell Li-ion IC competes with traditional linear chargers
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Summit Microelectronics says its SMB135 lithium-ion charger IC, designed to operate with the universal serial bus (USB) and other current-limited power sources, cuts charge time by 66 percent and power dissipation by more than 90 percent compared to traditional linear chargers.
Updated: Micron-Rambus legal battle shifts to Italy
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Micron Technology Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Rambus Inc. in the Court of Milan, Italy, escalating the already heated feud between the companies.
Multi-chip package joins 1-Gbit NAND flash with 512-Mbit LPSRAM
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Multi-chip package memory products from STMicroelectronics combine NAND Flash and LPSDRAM to satisfy demands for more memory in less space from manufacturers of portable multimedia devices.
Cirrus Logic, Genesis team on HD-AVR design
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Image processing semiconductor supplier Genesis Microchip Inc. and audio IC supplier Cirrus Logic Inc. have jointly developed a reference design for High Definition mainstream audio/video receivers (HD-AVR).
WiMAX chipset shrinks footprint
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Atmel hits the drawing board to deliver a new line of eeProduct Center's Janine Love takes a closer look at Atmel's new line of WiMAX radio transceivers that are designed from the ground up to meet WiMAX specifications and conserve board space.
Single chip controller simplifies embedded Ethernet connectivity.
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories Inc.’s CP220x single-chip Ethernet controller enables designers to easily add embedded Ethernet connectivity to a broad range of products including POS terminals, access control devices, security panels and VoIP adapters.
Vietnam OKs Intel chip plant
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Vietnam's Ministry of Investment and Planning has approved an investment license for based Intel Corp., which plans to build a $605 million plant in Ho Chi Minh City, a ministry official was quoted as saying in an Associated Press report.
Matsushita, Mitsubishi reshuffle management
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has announced that its president Kunio Nakamura will become its chairman of the board while senior managing director Fumio Otsubo will become president.
Triple-throw switches boost audio signals
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. says these dual, single-pole, triple-throw analog switches handle negative signals with a single positive power supply to reduce external components and improve audio signal quality.
WiFi chipset claims smallest footprint
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
Nanoradio AB releases a WiF RF transceiver and baseband-MAC chip with a total die size of 20 sq mm.
Two ARM-Core MCU targets time-critical industrial control apps
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
Dualcore Semiconductor has launched its DCIC9907 microcontroller that contains two ARM 946E cores, two CAN channels, two 10/100 Mbit Ethernet MACs with hardware extension for real-time protocols.
NAND glut to depress DRAM prices: iSuppli
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
The current surplus of NAND flash memory is expected to negatively impact prices of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) devices in the near future, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp.
Xilinx, ISR offering SDR kit
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx and ISR Technologies released an off-the-shelf prototyping-to-production kit that the companies say accelerates implementation of software defined radio modems.
Virtex-4 FPGA-based kit accelerates adoption of software-defined radio modems
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx has teamed up with ISR Technologies to develop an off-the-shelf prototyping-to-production kit that accelerates implementation of SDR (software-defined radio) modems. The SDR kit leverages the partial reconfiguration feature of Virtex-4 FPGAs, and complies with JTRS-mandated specifications, including the Software Communications Architecture (SCA).
Serial flash device touts 128-Mbit density
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' 128-Mbit serial flash device dubbed the M25P128 is intended for code storage in a broad range of high performance, cost sensitive, computer and consumer applications.
Samsung to offer OneNAND source code
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has made the driver source code for its OneNAND fusion flash memory solution publicly available.
High-speed, low-density serial EEPROMs come in SOT-23 packages
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
In an effort to meet demand for faster serial peripheral interface (SPI) memory devices in smaller packages, Microchip has developed a line of 10-MHz serial EEPROMs that it is offering in a 6-pin SOT-23 and 8-pin DFN.
PA takes on 4G handsets
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
ANADIGICS introduces the AWT6235 power amplifier for wireless broadband applications
MOSFET drivers deliver 12 amps
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Microchip Technology's TC4451 (inverting) and TC4452 (noninverting) MOSFET drivers, for use in switching power supplies and similar high-speed, high-current applications, can deliver peak output currents of 12 amperes.
Avago sells printer ASIC business to Marvell
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Avago Technologies has agreed to sell its printer ASIC business to Marvell for $240 million in cash.
Micron turns tables, sues Rambus
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Micron Technology Inc. has filed a new lawsuit against Rambus Inc., in apparent retaliation for a suit filed by Rambus last month.
Industrial MCU ARMed with two cores, two CANs, two Ethernet MACs
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Targeting motion control and networked industrial control applications which often overwhelm single MCU designs, Dualcore Semiconductor has developed a dual core industrial system on chip that offers two of almost everything.
Amp handles modulation levels up to 64 QAM
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Mimix Broadband, Inc. introduces the XP1003 27 to 35 GHz GaAs MMIC power amplifier that is optimized for high linearity output
Japanese companies unleash revised SRAM spec
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Japan-based Toshiba Corp., NEC Electronics Corp., and Fujitsu Ltd. have announced the 4th revision of their standard interface specification for pseudo SRAM known as COSMORAM (Common Specifications for Mobile RAM) Rev. 4.
National, ARM unveil next-gen PowerWise spec
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. and ARM Holdings PLC have released a second-generation PowerWise interface (PWI) specification that provides enhanced power management interconnect capability to feature-rich, multi-domain system-on-chips (SoCs) in battery-powered, handheld electronic devices.
Atmel achieves RoHS compliance for Its PowerPC MPUs
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Atmel Corp. has begun marketing RoHS-compliant versions of several of its extended-reliability microprocessor products based on PowerPC cores. The offerings involve the PowerPC 603R, 745, 755 and 7457 microprocessors, in either LGA-form or Pb-free CBGA, from commercial to military temperature range.
Renesas reshuffles management, names Ito chairman
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
In an overhaul of its management, Tokyo-based Renesas Technology Corp. has announced that president and CEO Satoru Ito will become the company's chairman.
ICs support voltage level translation between 2.5-, 3.3- and 5-V buses
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
TI has released three 4-bit bidirectional translating (level-shifting) I²C and SMBus multiplexers and switches that support voltage level translation between 2.5-, 3.3- and 5-V buses required in mixed voltage I²C systems.
Emcore awarded DARPA solar cell contract
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
; Semiconductor materials supplier Emcore Corp. has signed a subcontract to participate in the Defense Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Very High Efficiency Solar Cell (VHSEC) program to more than double the efficiency of terrestrial solar cells within the next 50 months.
STMicroelectronics unveils mobile multimedia processor
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
The STn8815 embeds two new smart accelerators and more memory to provide higher performance while ensuring full software reuse.
Chip maker launches single-chip level translators for mobile phones
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has developed what it claims are the first single-chip level translators for mobile phone memory cards.
Camera chip integrates several functions for mobile apps
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' latest single-chip 1.3-megapixel (SXGA) camera subsystem for mobile applications integrates a CMOS sensor with a digital image processor and analog system functions in a tiny package.
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