Breaking News
News Analysis
Content tagged with Semiconductors posted in February 2006
<<   <   Page 2 / 4   >   >>
90-nm read channel cuts power consumption by up to 70%
Product News  
2/21/2006   Post a comment
Agere has introduced TrueStore RC7200, a 90-nm read channel it says provides up to a 50% power savings over competing products, and 70% reduction compared with its 130-nm read channels. The RC7200 read channel supports perpendicular recording technology, enabling hard disk drive capacities to exceed 240-Gbytes per platter.
Interface chip maker expands clock and data management portfolio
Product News  
2/21/2006   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has expanded its clock and data management product portfolio by adding CML, LVDS ad ECL interfaces. The fully differential interface ICs are designed for telecommunications, networking, high-end computing, and automated test equipment applications.
Clock synthesizer enables one-time-programming
Product News  
2/20/2006   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products says this cost-effective voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) clock generator for communications systems such as routers and switches only needs to be programmed once.
Infineon expands 8-, 16-, and 32-bit MCUs for industrial apps.
Product News  
2/17/2006   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies has beefed-up its line of flash microcontrollers for motor control systems. The company has added 8-bit, advanced 16-bit and high-end 32-bit TriCore family of devices, all of which have been optimized for use in industrial applications.
AC/USB battery chip charges lithium-ions as fast as possible
Product News  
2/17/2006   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies says its AAT3685 is the first chip designed for efficiently charging lithium-ion polymer batteries from either an AC adapter or a USB source through a single connector. The end result is faster battery charging for a given load demand.
High-resolution converter rejects 50/60 Hz noise
Product News  
2/17/2006   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. expanded its low-power, high-resolution delta-sigma analog-to-digital (A/D) converter family with what it claims is one of the lowest power, smallest A/D converters available at 22-bit resolution.
Controller quickly charges any size capacitor
Product News  
2/17/2006   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LT3750 flyback controller, using an external MOSFET, can rapidly charge large capacitors to voltages as high as 1,000 volts. The chip can charge a 100 microfarad capacitor to 300 volts in less than 300 ms for photoflash applications and the like.
Bi-directional converter links devices with RS-232 and RS-485 interfaces
Product News  
2/17/2006   Post a comment
Electro Standards Laboratories' Model 4010 bi-directional interface device converts RS-232 level data signals to valid RS-485 levels, and RS-485 level data signals to valid RS-232 levels.
Interface chips advance adoption of distributed wireless basestation architectures
Product News  
2/17/2006   Post a comment
PMC-Sierra Inc. has introduced the PM7830 BRIC-6 and PM7832 BRIC-2, full-featured 6-port and 2-port termination devices that support the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) specification for wireless base station interconnect.
Grace Semi delays IPO again, says report
News & Analysis  
2/17/2006   Post a comment
Chinese foundry Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing has decided to delay a planned initial public offering until 2007, according to a Bloomberg report.
Nvidia posts strong results
News & Analysis  
2/16/2006   Post a comment
For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 ended Jan. 29, 2006, graphics processor company Nvidia Corp. reported net income of $98.1 million, or 53 cents per share on sales of $633.6 million, compared to $48.0 million, or 27 cents per share, on sales of $566.5 million in the year-ago quarter.
GPS receiver claims lowest power
Product News  
2/16/2006   Post a comment
Atmel and u-blox introduce a single-chip GPS receiver IC with power consumption of 62 mW
MCUs tout PWM with 150psec resolution
Product News  
2/16/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has beefed-up its TMS320C2000 digital signal controller line with four devices that are optimized for motor control. The flash-based F2809 and F2802 and the custom ROM-based C2801 and C2802 are hardware and software compatible with existing TMS320F280x controllers. They all have a pulse width modulator with 150 picosec. resolution.
Light-to-digital converters seek small displays
Product News  
2/16/2006   Post a comment
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. (TAOS) is beefing up its Light-to-Digital Converter offering with two low-voltage versions for mobile phones, PDAs, portable media players, cameras, handheld games and camcorders.
Ziebart: Infineon must shrink to become a 'problem solver'
News & Analysis  
2/16/2006   Post a comment
A sweeping reorientation is the only way to lead Infineon Technologies to lasting profitabilty, CEO Wolfgang Ziebart told shareholders.
LNAs boast 0.6-dB noise figure
Product News  
2/16/2006   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave has released LNAs for cellular/3G basestation and repeater applications
Virtual platform supports TI’s OMAP3 processor
Product News  
2/16/2006   Post a comment
Virtio Corp.’s VPOM-3430 Virtual Platform, provides a complete simulated environment for TI’s OMAP3430 hardware and software. The OMAP3430 processor is the first member of TI’s OMAP 3 architecture.
MoSys doubles Q4 revenue, narrows net loss
News & Analysis  
2/15/2006   Post a comment
High-density embedded memory supplier Monolithic System Technology reported a GAAP net loss of $1.1 million on revenue of $2.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2005.
Crosspoint switch boosts signal integrity
Product News  
2/15/2006   Post a comment
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. is unleashed a 12-port crosspoint switch with enhanced signal equalization technology that it says will raise the bar in terms of signal integrity performance and flexibility.
Wireless, voice, multimedia apps get cached DSP cores
Product News  
2/15/2006   Post a comment
LSI Logic Corp. has designs on wireless, voice and multimedia applications with its new ZSP410, ZSP520 and ZSP560 cached DSP additions to its family of ZSP licensable digital signal processor (DSP) cores .
MCUs feature 180-degree control for motors in appliance apps
Product News  
2/15/2006   Post a comment
Targeting motor control applications, NEC Electronics has expanded its 8- and 32-bit microcontroller lines with four new devices. Featuring both 120-degree (trapezoidal) and 180-degree (sinusoidal) control methods, the 32-bit V850ES/IE2 series and 8-bit uPD78F0711 and uPD78F0712 MCUs are designed to reduce vibration and noise in household appliances.
FPGA tool suite streamlines embedded system design
Product News  
2/15/2006   Post a comment
Xilinx's 8.1i version of the Platform Studio tool suite incorporates a new graphical user interface that is intended to streamline embedded processing design.
Intel readies dual-core Xeon for embedded apps
News & Analysis  
2/15/2006   Post a comment
Intel gave the first glimpse of a dual-core Xeon processor for embedded applications, such as servers and multicore communications platforms, at the 3GSM World Congress.
1200-volt IPMs condense motor drive electronics
Product News  
2/15/2006   Post a comment
Powerex's PS22052-54 and PS22056, a family of 1200-volt intelligent power modules, provide a one-chip solution to the drive electronics required for small 460-volt, three-phase motors.
Cyclone II FPGAs support extended temperature range
Product News  
2/15/2006   Post a comment
For designers building temperature-sensitive applications in the industrial, military and automotive sectors, Altera has released Cyclone II FPGAs that can operate in the extended temperature range of -40°C to +125°C.
Cyclone II FPGA family available in extended temperature range
News & Analysis  
2/15/2006   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Altera said its low-cost Cyclone II FPGA family is now available in an extended temperature range, enabling the FPGAs to operate at a junction temperature of -40 degrees Celsius to 125 degrees Celsius.
USB-stick development tool for TI’s MCU goes for $20
Product News  
2/14/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has launched a USB stick-based development tool for $20 that allows users to not only evaluate its MSP430 microcontrollers, but also provides all the resources needed to complete an entire MSP430F20xx MCU project from start to finish.
Quadros dual-mode RTOS ports to Freescale’s Coldfire MPUs
Product News  
2/14/2006   Post a comment
Quadros Systems, Inc. is porting its RTXC dual-mode RTOS to the Freescale ColdFire MCF532x and MCF537x processors. With the convergent capabilities of the RTOS, developers can optimize both the dataflow and control characteristics of the Freescale processor family.
Xilinx embedded tool suite promises intuitive environment
Product News  
2/14/2006   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Xilinx announced the immediate availability of the 8.1i version of the Xilinx Platform Studio tool suite for embedded processing design.
Hardware debug tracer targets ARM processors
Product News  
2/14/2006   Post a comment
Microprocessor support house IAR Systems Software adds a low-cost ARM debug probe product to its Windows-based hardware debugger. This development tool supports ARM7 and ARM9 devices.
Programmable spread-spectrum, 21-Bit, DC-balanced deserializers reduce EMI
Product News  
2/14/2006   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has released the latest members of its high-speed LVDS SerDes family—the MAX9242/MAX9244/MAX9246 hot-swappable, 21-bit, DC-balanced LVDS deserializers with programmable spread spectrum. Both output clock and data are spread over a specified ±2% or ±4% range to reduce EMI.
Switching device provides triple-play services over existing networks
Product News  
2/14/2006   Post a comment
TranSwitch Corp. has introduced the VTXP-24 switching chip for next-generation multi-service provisioning platforms, packet add/drop multiplexing and SONET/SDH optical edge devices.The VTXP-24 supports data, voice and video services over existing fiber and network infrastructures.
Xilinx partners on programmable board for auto infotainment
Product News  
2/14/2006   Post a comment
Programmable logic supplier Xilinx has collaborated with intellectual property core supplier Xylon to create what the companies say is the world's first programmable development board designed specifically for the automotive infotainment market.
High-bandwidth HDMI switch supports data rates up to 1.65-Gbits/s
Product News  
2/14/2006   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor is offering a 1.65-Gbits/s high-definition multi-media interface (HDMI) switch that allows designers to easily add a second HDMI input to the circuitry in an existing display application.
3G power amps go for 5 bands
Product News  
2/14/2006   Post a comment
ANADIGICS reports that it has the world's first penta-band, multi-mode 3G (GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA) PA
Rambus to expand design activity in India
News & Analysis  
2/14/2006   Post a comment
Rambus Inc. plans to double its head count in India this year, to more than 100, and said it will continue to use Indian companies for outsourced logic design and verification, layout and other engineering tasks.
$20 MCU emulator-on-a-stick uses two-wire JTAG scheme
News & Analysis  
2/14/2006   Post a comment
At the Embedded World show in Nurnberg, Germany, Texas Instruments introduced its version of a USB-based "emulator-on-a-stick", the eZ430-F2013.
TI maps its 3G handset strategy
News & Analysis  
2/14/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has unveiled the main elements of its OMAP 3 architecture for mobile phones centered round an applications processor that will be the first to use ARM’s Cortex-A8 superscalar technology and one of the first to be made using a 65-nm process.
TI maps its 3G handset strategy
News & Analysis  
2/14/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has unveiled the main elements of its OMAP 3 architecture for mobile phones centered round an applications processor that will be the first to use ARM’s Cortex-A8 superscalar technology and one of the first to be made using a 65-nm process.
Power management IC keeps APEs under control
Product News  
2/14/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' STw4810 is a highly integrated power management IC for the multimedia application processor engines (APEs) used in mobile phones and PDAs.
E-field sensor IC finds new markets
Product News  
2/14/2006   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor today expanded its line of electric field (E-field) sensing integrated circuits (ICs) from automotive applications to the appliance and industrial markets.
Firm offers RFID 'wave' tag for all UHF frequencies
Product News  
2/14/2006   Post a comment
Omron RFID introduced the V750 Series Gen 2 (C1G2) "wave" tag, designed to deliver high-read performance in all UHF RFID frequency spectrums.
GPS functionality shrinks for mobile phones
Product News  
2/13/2006   Post a comment
SiRF launches GSCi-5000 architecture that is designed to significantly shrink GPS for mobile phones
WEDGE Chipset targets total BOM of under $100
Product News  
2/13/2006   Post a comment
Broadcom looks to enable 3G mobile phones at 2G prices with its CellArity platform
Codec integrates Class-D speaker driver
Product News  
2/13/2006   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics plc today rolled out an integrated codec with a filterless Class-D stereo speaker driver that is said to consume 10 milliwatts in playback mode.
CDMA PAs get fine tuned
Product News  
2/13/2006   Post a comment
ANADIGICS takes its HELP technology for another spin and improves power efficiency for the most common output power levels--between +7 and +16 dBm.
Cypress claims highest throughput dual-port interconnects
Product News  
2/13/2006   Post a comment
Claiming the world's highest throughput dual-port interconnects, Cypress Semiconductor introduced a family of devices, FullFlex, with a maximum throughput of 36 gigabits per second.
CDMA PAs get fine tuned
Product News  
2/13/2006   Post a comment
ANADIGICS takes its HELP technology for another spin and improves power efficiency for the most common output power levels--between +7 and +16 dBm.
MCUs target apps that require USB connectivity
Product News  
2/13/2006   Post a comment
Silicon Labs has beefed-up its 8051-based MCU line with new entries that meet the demands of applications that require USB connectivity, high-performance CPU processing and larger memory footprints.
OmniVision zooms in on smaller handsets
Product News  
2/13/2006   Post a comment
CMOS image sensor specialist OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has unveiled a quarter-inch 2 Mega pixel camera chip with fully integrated autofocus control on a single die.
<<   <   Page 2 / 4   >   >>


Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Engineer's Bookshelf
Caleb Kraft

The Martian: A Delightful Exploration of Math, Mars & Feces
Caleb Kraft
6 comments
To say that Andy Weir's The Martian is an exploration of math, Mars, and feces is a slight simplification. I doubt that the author would have any complaints, though.

The Engineering Life - Around the Web
Caleb Kraft

Surprise TOQ Teardown at EELive!
Caleb Kraft
Post a comment
This year, for EELive! I had a little surprise that I was quite eager to share. Qualcomm had given us a TOQ smart watch in order to award someone a prize. We were given complete freedom to ...

Design Contests & Competitions
Caleb Kraft

Join The Balancing Act With April's Caption Contest
Caleb Kraft
57 comments
Sometimes it can feel like you're really performing in the big tent when presenting your hardware. This month's caption contest exemplifies this wonderfully.

Engineering Investigations
Caleb Kraft

Frankenstein's Fix: The Winners Announced!
Caleb Kraft
8 comments
The Frankenstein's Fix contest for the Tektronix Scope has finally officially come to an end. We had an incredibly amusing live chat earlier today to announce the winners. However, we ...

Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)