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MIPS32 34K processor support added to CoWare's SystemC model library
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Expansion of CoWare's SystemC-based model library enables development of optimal architectures for MIPS32 34K-based systems
16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers target motor control apps
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Microchip Technology has beefed-up its family of 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers with two devices that offer performance speeds of 30 MIPS, self-programming capabilities via flash memory, and industrial and extended temperature ranges.
IAR Systems’ embedded workbench tools are available for Oki’s ARM9-based MCUs
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IAR Systems’ Embedded Workbench for ARM helps designers to easily develop reliable code for Oki’s ARM9-based ML696200 Series MCUs
Enhanced analysis tool simplifies partial reconfiguration, boosts FPGA performance by 30%
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Version 8.1 of PlanAhead, a hierarchical design and analysis tool that is an optional add-on to Xilinx's Integrated Software Environment (ISE) design software, simplifies partial reconfiguration and boosts Virtex-4 and Spartan 3E performance by 30%.
Microtune starts shipping mobile TV tuners
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Microtune says it has started shipping to one of the leading mobile handset makers large volumes its DVB-H tuners for mobile TV reception.
Israeli startup develops faster DSP
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The Israeli startup Lenslet has developed a revolutionary electro-optic processor that hits the unprecedented speed of 8 tera calculation operations/second--one thousand times faster than any known digital signal processor.
VCO delivers low noise and wide tuning range
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The CLV1630A-LF delivers single side band (SSB) phase noise of -111dBc/Hz at 10 kHz away from carrier with a second harmonic suppression better than -15dBc.
MIPS uses "Virtual CPU" design to blunt rush to multicores
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MIPS Technologies introduced this week its next generation MIPS34K core with a new "virtual CPU" architecture that it believes can reduce or delay the need to move to more complex multicore designs in a variety of multimedia-based consumer devices, home entertainment systems and network applications.
Sirenza Microdevices acquires RF component supplier
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RF component supplier Sirenza Microdevices Inc. has agreed to acquire Premier Devices Inc. for a combination of common stock, cash and debt valued at $72.1 million.
SiGe Semi sampling RF front-end for 802.11n
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SiGe Semiconductor, Inc. has started sampling an RF front-end module for the fast data-rate 802.11n draft specification.
DiBcom to launch an integrated DVB-H tuner, demodulator
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DiBcom is angling to join "mixed signal" leaders in the race to ignite a volume market for cell phone-based mobile TV.
TTPCom intros ref design for sub $20 handset sector
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TTP Com Ltd. has joined the growing list of companies targeting the emerging “Ultra Low Cost” mobile handset market with a complete reference design that includes its AJAR ULC application suite, protocol software and CBEMacro modem technology.
IBM describes 60-GHz transceiver chip set
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IBM’s description of a two-chip, 60-GHz SiGe radio at ISSCC holds more surprises than just radio integration.
Spansion announces management changes
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Flash memory supplier Spansion Inc. has revised its management structure as it begins life as an independent public company.
Schematic capture application enhanced
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Intercept Technology has released a new version of its Mozaix schematic capture application for rapid design entry, offering offering more "hundreds of improvements."
Power optimization starter kit for DSP added to LabVIEW
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Working with Texas Instruments and Spectrum Digital, National Instruments has just released its TI C55X Power Optimization DSP Starter Kit (DSK), combining design, test and measurement capabilities.
Hitachi earnings slide despite higher sales
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Japan-based Hitachi recorded net income of 5.4 billion ™ ($47 million) on revenue of 2.2 trillion ™ ($19.1 billion) in its third fiscal quarter ended December.
Bookham basks in 'Cramer Effect'
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For its second quarter, which ended Dec. 31, Bookham reported losses of $11.9 million, or 28 cents per share, on revenues of $60.7 million, compared with GAAP losses of $535,000, or 2 cents per share, on revenues of $62.6 million the previous quarter.
1-GHz multiplexers handle high resolution signals
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Intersil Corp. claims to have broken the current bandwidth barrier with triple RGB or YPbPr multiplexers with 1 GHz of bandwidth for high-speed analog video-input switching applications.
LCDs drive Sharp to strong sales
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For its third fiscal 2005 quarter ended December, Sharp Corp. reported record high sales of 732 billion yen ($6.2 billion), up 12.5 percent from a year ago, and an operating profit of 44 billion yen ($371 million), up 20 percent year-to-year.
FocalPoint 200 ns 10-Gigabit Ethernet switch IC sampling
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Fulcrum Microsystems has begun sampling the FM2224, the first device in its FocalPoint family of low-latency 10-Gigabit Ethernet switch semiconductors.
Microtune earnings slide
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TV tuner supplier Microtune Inc. posted fourth-quarter 2005 earnings of $0.5 million, or 1 cent per share on sales of $15 million, compared to $2.1 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of $15.4 million a year ago.
Power Integrations reports record quarterly revenue
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High-voltage analog IC vendor Power Integrations reported a net income of $5.5 million on company-record revenue of $37.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2005.
Zilog enters 32-bit ARM-9 MCU market
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Microcontroller supplier Zilog Inc. announced it would develop products for the 32-bit ARM-9 MCU market.
RealView tools set offers development solution for ARM powered MCUs
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ARM says its new RealView Tools offer complete out-of-the-box development solution for ARM powered MCUs.
Analog switches housed in chipscale package
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Pericom Semiconductor Corp.'s family of analog switches for mobile terminal applications are said to feature chipscale packaging, very low on-resistance, and wide voltage ranges.
STMicro, France Télécom partner on R&D
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Chip maker STMicroelectronics and French Telecommunications operator France Télécom announced they have signed a R&D partnership agreement to jointly analyze and define end-to-end services and platform requirements.
Report: Interoperability to key home net chipsets
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The market for home networking chipsets will grow from $2.58 billion in 2004 to $6.65 billion in 2009, according to a Frost & Sullivan study.
Tests certify games processor is up to the mark
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Graphics chip IP company Imagination Technologies Group plc has released the first certified benchmark results for the independent 3DMarkMobile06 benchmark application developed and certified by Futuremark.
Off-line switcher IC extends flexibility, power range
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Product Review - Power Integrations' TinySwitch III off-line switcher ICs expand the flexibility of the company's TinySwitch II devices in four areas: More power, user-selectable power levels, lower no-load power draw, and lower bulk capacitance requirements.
Voltage comparators deliver high output
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Advanced Linear Devices Inc. (ALD) added two quad voltage comparators to its precision monolithic high performance line that are said to provide a 0.24-amp output drive.
Multi-band CMOS cellular transceiver integrates LNA
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eeProduct Center's Janine Love takes a closer look at Quorum Systems' Sereno QS3000 single-chip CMOS WEDGE transceiver for combined GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 3G HSDPA cellular applications.
ESS posts loss, SiRF profit falls
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Digital video and imaging semiconductor supplier ESS Technology lost $52.8 million, or $1.33 per share on sales of $44.1 million in its fourth quarter ended December, compared to $20.9 million, or 53 cents per share on sales of $43.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
American Semi, Siemens renew HTS pact
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American Superconductor Corp. and the Corporate Technology unit of Germany-based Siemens AG have renewed their strategic alliance to develop and explore the commercialization aspects of high temperature superconductor (HTS) fault current limiters.
PIC MCU delivers 40 MHz at 3V operation
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The latest members in Microchip Technology’s 8-bit PIC MCU line offer 40 MHz at 3V operation and a wide assortment of on-chip peripherals.
Trio combine for Wi-Fi/cellular handset ref design
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Quorum Systems, Inc., TTPCom Ltd and Analog Devices Inc. have collaborated on a GSM/Voice-over-Wi-Fi dual-mode handset reference design.
Siano Mobile nears completion of investment round
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Fabless chip set developer Siano Mobile Silicon is nearing completion of a $20 million, Series B round of investment.
Austrian foundry upgrades high-voltage design kit
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Silicon foundry and ASIC specialist Austriamicrosystems AG said it has made improvements to its design environment for its advanced 0.35-micron high-voltage CMOS process, H35.
PortalPlayer to expand Indian center
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PortalPlayer Inc., a fabless semiconductor house focusing on portable multimedia, said it plans to expand its Indian center at Hyderabad, adding 100 engineers and investing a further $10 million. The San Jose, Calif.-based company has invested $15 million in the site thus far.
DRAM maker launches 1-Gbit NAND memory subsystem in multichip package
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Micron Technology Inc. has launched a line of memory subsystems that combines its NAND flash memory with mobile DRAM in multichip packages (MCP). Micron is hitting the market with its memory subsystem using a 1-Gbit NAND and 512-Mbit mobile DDR DRAM.
Hammerhead nails $30 million for edge routers
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Startup Hammerhead Systems Inc. has strengthened its push on the edge router market by picking up another $30 million in funding.
Spanish chip group joins mobile TV crowd
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Spanish communications chip supplier SIDSA has started sampling a demodulator chip for digital mobile TV that it claims can receive all DVB-H based services.
SIA applauds State of the Union address
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The Semiconductor Industry Association applauded U.S. President George Bush's State of the Union address, voicing strong support for Bush's proposals to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. high-tech industries.
Xilinx releases Virtex-4 FPGA-based 667-Mbits/s DDR2 reference design
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Xilinx Inc. has released the Virtex-4 FPGA-based 667-Mbits/s DDR2 SDRAM reference design that uses ChipSync technology, a run-time calibration circuit that is aimed at improving design margins and system reliability.
Video driver sends cell phone images to large displays
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Fairchild Semiconductor claims this is the smallest video filter/driver available for driving video images from cell phones to televisions, computer monitors or other large display products.
Solid-state drive is 'smart' enough to monitor itself
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Realizing that drive wear out is a key concern among solid-state storage users, SiliconSystems developed SiSMART, a technology that allows enterprise system OEMs using solid-state drives to accurately forecast storage system lifespan. SiliconSystems has integrated SiSMART technology into its entire line of SiliconDrive products.
Inductor-based DC/DCs extend LED driver portfolio
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Semtech's SC4501, SC4502, and SC4502H step-up switching regulators can power up to 10 white LEDs, OLED displays or generate the bias voltages for TFT LCDs.
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