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Motor control development kit simplifies vector drive design
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' ARM7-based motor control development kit simplifies vector drive design for permanent magnet synchronous motors and 3-phase AC induction motors used in appliance, industrial and HVAC applications.
Energy estimator tool optimizes power efficiency early in design cycle
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
Tensilica has unveiled its Xenergy estimator, an energy estimator for Xtensa configurable processor and Diamond Standard processor users.
Micron joins Sematech, Freescale leaves
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. is leaving Sematech, according to reports, while Micron Technology Inc. is joining the chip-making consortium.
REVIEW: Chipset to streamline analog video distribution over CAT5 cabling
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
Linear IC maker Analog Devices introduces a combination of fast analog crosspoint switches and driver/receiver amplifier chips. These devices support bandwidths up to 500 MHz for transmitting analog video across CAT-5 cabling runs.
DC/DC boost converter supplies 5-V at 900-mA
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
Supplying up to 4.5W of power, AnalogicTech's ATT1210 step-up converter for small portable applications takes a single-cell Lithium-ion battery and boosts it to a 5V/900-mA output in a total solution less than 1-mm in height.
FlexRay accelerates with conformance testing
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
The Flex-Ray Consortium has released Version 2.1 of the automotive networking bus protocol and physical layer conformance test specifications, to allow auto makers to standardize system components.
Judge stays Nokia, Qualcomm patent suit
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
Resolution of one of the long running IPR issues between Nokia Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. has been delayed again as a judge halted legal proceedings just as a deadline neared for the two companies to renew an agreement.
Analysts divided as SanDisk targets CE
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
Amid questions about royalties from Samsung Electronics, embattled SanDisk told analysts earlier this week that the company plans to place emphasis on being a vertically integrated consumer electronics supplier, according to sources who attended the company's analyst day. Analysts appear divided on the wisdom of the strategy.
H.264 HD codec delivers 1080i/p video with minimum delay
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
The low encode-decode tandem delay and ability to encode 1080 video at high quality and relatively low bit rates makes W&W Communications' WW20K chipset suitable for live HD video broadcast applications, such as sports and news events.
Xilinx announces production volume shipments of low-cost Spartan-3A FPGAs
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx starts to deliver production-qualified 90nm Spartan-3A FPGAs within three months of the family's introduction.
Micrel extends LDO family aimed at FPGAs, DSPs and MCUs
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Micrel introduced the 4A MIC68400, the latest addition to its MIC68000 family of LDOs designed specifically for powering FPGA, CPLDs, DSPs and microcontrollers. The devices are aimed at broadband modems, routers, servers, storage networks, and wireless base stations.
S-video drivers remove glitches in portable video apps
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Intersil has introduced 9-MHz low-pass reconstruction filters housed in tiny, ultra-slim µTQFN or chipscale packages that remove quantization noise and switching glitches created by video DACs on the analog output signal.
Mentor, MathStar partner on FPOA design tools
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor MathStar has teamed with top-tier EDA vendor Mentor Graphics to develop design tools for MathStar's field programmable object array devices.
LCD driver offers wide voltage supply range
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
EM Microelectronic added a second LCD driver to its product portfolio—the EM6111, which is a simplified version of its predecessor chip. The device is packaged in a small MLF16 that measures 4-mm x 4-mm and doesn't require external components.
NXP's ULPI USB transceivers shrink pin count, size, power
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
The smallest transceiver measures 2.2 x 2.25 x 0.6 mm in a 0.4 mm ball pitch.
Cypress tool adds support for capacitive sensing
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor rolled out version 2.2 of the company's PSoC Express development tool for programmable system-on-chip mixed-signal arrays. The new release adds support for Cypress's CapSense capacitive sensing solution and the company's WirelessUSB LP 2.4-GHz wireless radio-on-a-chip.
Samsung picks Beceem WiMax chips for user terminals
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics will use a WiMax baseband/RF chip set from Beceem Communications in multiple generations of user terminal products.
Sumco revs raw-wafer fab expansion
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Sumco Corp. has accelerated a planned expansion of its 300-mm-wafer crystal growth facilities to establish capacity of 1.4 million raw wafers a month by June 2009.
Startup: OPC alternative may extend dry steppers
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Luminescent Technologies reports on the latest results for its inverse lithography technology (ILT) as applied to 45- and 32-nanometer chips at the SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference
Cable extender chipset transfers data up to 400 meters over copper
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's DS15BA101 and DS15EA101 cable extender chipset boosts the reach of 0.15-Gbits/s to 1.5 Gbits/s LVDS, LVPECL, and CML signals up to 400 meters over copper cable with 360-mW power consumption.
RF chipset tailored for 5.8-GHz cordless phones
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Designed specifically for cordless telephones in the 5.8-GHz frequency band, Atmel is sampling an RF chipset that combines the ATR2820 SiGe transceiver and the ATR7040 high-gain power amplifier.
ITU homes in on HomePNA 3.1 as networking standard
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has approved the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance's HomePNA 3.1 multimedia networking specification as a standard, making this at the moment the only internationally standardized home networking technology.
Firms collaborate on blue laser diodes, LEDs
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
Arrowhead Research said that its majority-owned subsidiary, Aonex Technologies, has entered into a collaborative agreement with Kyma Technologies to develop materials to reduce the cost of gallium nitride--based devices such as blue laser diodes and blue light emitting diodes.
Dual 14-Bit A/D converters provide 20 MSPS conversions for commercial, military applications
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
C&D Technologies has added the ADSD-1420S and ADSD-1420S-EX to its range of dual, sampling A/D converters. The 14-bit resolution modules provide a 20 megasamples per second (MSPS) sampling rate with no missing codes over their full temperature range.
Xilinx redefines the non-volatile FPGA landscape
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2/26/2007   1 comment
The first 90nm non-volatile FPGA - the Spartan-3AN from Xilinx - provides high system integration, low system cost, and high security.
National unveils 6-V to 100-V current-mode buck controller
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor said it has introduced the industry's first 6-V to 100-V current-mode buck controller for use in telecommunications, automotive and industrial control applications.
Renesas introduces 324 MHz microprocessor for multimedia, office automation applications
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Renesas Technology America released the SH7764 microprocessor, a 32-bit device with a maximum operating frequency of 324 MHz. The chip incorporates the SuperH Family's SH-4A CPU core, a 2D graphics engine, Ethernet controller, USB Host/function controller, ATAPI hard-drive controller and LCD controller.
NXP delivers ULPI Hi-Speed USB transceivers for mobile phones
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors announced the availability of its UTMI+ Low-Pin Interface (ULPI) Hi-Speed USB transceivers, developed for mobile phone designs. The family contains four members—ISP1504x1, ISP1508, ISP1702 and ISP1703—all of which are compliant with industry specifications, including ULPI Rev. 1.1, USB On-the-Go (OTG) Rev. 1.2 and USB Rev. 2.0.
Cortina acquires ImmenStar to move into PONs
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Cortina Systems Inc., known to many in the networking industry as the co-developer of the Interlaken interface with Cisco Systems Inc., has bid its way into passive-optical-networking markets with the acquisition of ImmenStar Inc. for undisclosed terms.
Analyst upgrades LSI Logic to 'buy'
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Citing a ramping product cycle in serial attached SCSI systems and cost savings associated with its pending merger with Agere Systems, analyst Craig Berger of Wedbush Morgan Securities upgraded his firm's rating on LSI Logic's stock to "buy" from "hold."
Infinera to raise $150 million through IPO
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Infinera Inc., the start-up that used a proprietary InP processes to integrate photonic and electronic elements in photonic ICs and which has raised over $330 million in venture capital funding since its founding in 2000, is to raise $150 million through an IPO.
ADI chairman to chip industry: Provide solutions, not products
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
It's not enough to provide products or even technologies. The semiconductor industry, facing relentless price pressure and spiraling design costs, must provide solutions, says Ray Stata, chairman of Analog Devices. Inc.
DaVinci platform speeds digital video product development
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Aimed at accelerating digital video product development, TI has launched a $500 development platform for its DaVinci DM643x series processors that are designed with a DSP core.
Nemerix to use ARC cores for GPS chip design
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Nemerix, the fabless semiconductor company developing global positioning system chipsets, is to standardize further development of its devices on ARC's configurable 600 core family.
ADI chairman to chip industry: Provide solutions, not products
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
It's not enough to provide products or even technologies. The semiconductor industry must provide solutions, Ray Stata, co-founder and chairman of Analog Devices. Inc., told members of the India Semiconductor Association.
Real-time clocks enhance security, reduce cost
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Intersil's ISL12024/25 feature a permanent 64-bit unique ID integrated with standard clock, calendar and alarm functions in a tiny package; ISL12025 also adds a CPU supervisor and watchdog timer for greater BOM reduction.
Cypress taps UMC, considers selling remaining fabs
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Taking another step back from the manufacturing game, Cypress Semiconductor is signing up foundry United Microelectronics Co. to produce its advanced SRAM chips, the first of which will be made on a 65 nanometer process later this year.
Toumaz readies RF chip for medical monitoring
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Toumaz Technology, a developer of RF, analog and mixed signal semiconductors targeting medical electronics applications, has successfully tested its integrated Sensium platform in a device aimed at health and lifestyle monitoring.
Cypress taps UMC, considers selling remaining fabs
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Cypress joins up with foundry United Microelectronics Co. to expand its capacity at the leading edge for its new SRAM products. The company also says selling remaining fabs is an option.
Desktop processors target energy efficiency, high performance
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2/23/2007   Post a comment
AMD has introduced three desktop processors that are designed for energy-efficient and high-performance computing applications.
Short on details, Indian chip policy still luring investors
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2/23/2007   Post a comment
Though it may be weeks before details on India's new semiconductor policy become available, news surfaced Friday (Feb. 23) of several major fab projects in the works by leading chip makers.
ZBasic MCU offers increased execution speed, User RAM
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2/23/2007   Post a comment
Aimed at scientists, engineers, experimenters and hobbyists, Elba Corp. is offering an MCU in a 64-pin TQFP based on the Atmel ATmega 1281. Designated the ZX-1281, the ZBasic MCU is suitable for high-volume products or resource-intensive applications in which additional I/O capabilities are required.
Mosaid restructures, cuts workforce by half
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2/23/2007   Post a comment
Mosaid Technologies Inc. is cutting its workforce of nearly 120 by half and acquiring patents outside of its main memory chip business. The strategic shift is a response to a dispute last year with one of its largest investors, Loeb Partners Corporation, who demanded the sale of the company or divestiture of its non-core intellectual property (IP) business, the Systems Division.
Europe finally homing in on Ultra Wideband
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2/23/2007   Post a comment
The European Commission's decision to give member states till August to bring their regulations on licensing the use of Ultra Wideband networking in line — and by implication the adoption of Wireless USB — is a welcome step. But it is not the end of the long road the continent has been taking on the use of UWB.
4-Gbyte FB-DIMM eliminates dual die devices
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2/23/2007   Post a comment
A 4-Gbyte FB-DIMM from Legacy Electronics enables Apple- and Intel-platform designers address their applications' needs without stacking or using dual die devices.
Cable TV demodulator lowers set-top box design costs
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics made key enhancements to its STV0297 cable TV demodulator with the STV0279E, a QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) device that embeds four I²C addresses for PVR applications and TSMF (Transport Stream Multiplexing Frame) capability to support the Japanese market.
Kit streamlines design of wireless devices using 2.4-GHz transceiver, MCU
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor introduced a reference design kit (RDK) that simplifies design of wireless mice, keyboards and dongles. The single-chip PRoC LP integrates WirelessUSB LP 2.4-GHz transceiver with the enCoRe II 8-bit reprogrammable Flash microcontroller (MCU).
Quick-Net gives resistor network designers two-week turnaround
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology developed Quick-Net, a prototyping service for precision resistor networks to provide designers and manufacturers with a two-week turnaround without non-recurring engineering (NRE) charges.
Storage adapters support SAS and SATA functionality
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
LSI Logic has unveiled the first models in its newest 8200 series of MegaRAID SAS/SATA adapters. The 8200 series MegaRAID SAS storage adapters are said to deliver support for SAS and SATA II drives at a cost parity with SATA-only adapters.
NEC shuts fabs, exits structured ASICs
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
Troubled NEC Electronics Corp. said it will exit the structured ASIC and single-chip cell phone sectors, fire 600 engineers, and consolidate its nine front-end manufacturing lines in Japan to four.
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