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Real-time power monitoring IC minimizes dynamic errors
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
International Rectifier (IR) has introduced the IR3721 output power monitor IC for low-voltage dc/dc converters used in notebook computers, desktop computers, and energy-efficient server applications.
MOSFETs deliver fast switching speeds, high power efficiency in small package
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has announced a new range of small signal MOSFETs housed in one of the industry' smallest packages, the SOT883. The devices also boast fast switching speeds and high power efficiency.
Micropower precision amplifiers deliver ultra-low-power consumption for portables
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's micropower precision amplifiers provide a guaranteed maximum offset voltage drift over temperature as low as +/- 0.4 uV/C and ultra-low-power consumption of less than 16 uW per channel.
16-watt ac/dc adapter reference design targets xDSL modems
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor releases a 16-watt ac/dc adapter GreenPoint reference design, which exceeds ENERGY STAR requirements for xDSL modem adapters.
Digital controller chip speeds intelligent supply design
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GUI-driven ADP1043 chip helps designers configure power-supply parameters in minutes
Power management chip combines three DC/DC converters
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Targeted at portable devices with rapidly evolving feature sets, AnalogicTech is offering a pair of 3-channel devices that allow designers to combine three step-down DC/DC converters without radically altering their existing core system design or adding numerous discrete devices.
Infineon enhances power semiconductor portfolio
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
At the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Infineon Technologies announced that it has added three new families of power semiconductors to its extensive OptiMOS 3 N-channel MOSFET portfolio. The devices enable designers to increase power density significantly, the vendor claims.
Closed-loop Class-D power amp delivers improved sound, PSRR
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced the TAS5706 closed-loop digital-input Class-D speaker amplifier, which claims better speaker control, improved PSRR and greater EMC than open-loop parts.
Start-up packs more memory into servers
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Startup MetaRAM emerged from stealth mode with a chip set that can double or quadruple the capacity on a dual in-line memory module without moving to more expensive DRAM chips.
IMEC claims GaAs solar cell advance
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Belgian research organization IMEC is claiming a major breakthrough in solar cell conversion efficiency using GaAs solar cells on germanium substrates.
VXS module features dual-core PWRficient processors
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2/24/2008   Post a comment
Mercury Computer Systems' latest VXS module, the VS6-210, features two 2.0-GHz dual-core PWRficient PA6T-1682M processors.
Power semis, DC/DC chip tout benchmarks at APEC
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2/24/2008   Post a comment
Vishay's new devices include an n-channel TrenchFET with claimed best on-resistance and figure-of-merit; 600- and 1200-volt IGBTs rated from 75 to 200 amps; and the first controller IC for intermediate bus converters with integrated 1.6-amp high- and low-side MOSFET drivers.
IBM unveils atomic memory advance
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
The first successful characterization of the force required to move magnetic atoms on a surface suggests that IBM's technique is a prelude to future bit-cells holding just a few atoms.
Researchers measure force to move a single atom
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Regensburg in Germany and IBM's Almaden Research Labs in California have calculated for the first time exactly how much effort is needed to drag a single atom of cobalt across the surface of different metals.
BMW shows how electronics improve fuel effectiveness
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
At the International Automotive Salon in Geneva, BMW will show a 'mild hybrid' drive in connection with a Diesel engine in a Sports Activity Vehicle. Besides being the first combination of these three elements, the design is characterized by intensive usage of electronics.
European semi sales via disties fall in '07
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
Sales of semiconductors through distribution channels in Europe were worth Euros 5.4 billion in 2007, a 1.9 percent decline over the previous year.
Berkeley researcher describes parallel path
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A veteran computer science researcher described plans for defining a new model for parallel programming at an annual gathering at the University of California at Berkeley where otherss sketched out issues they are pursuing that could lead to the era of ubiquitous computing.
First 60GHz single-chip CMOS transceiver out from down under
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
NICTA, Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence announced the world's first transceiver integrated on a single chip that operates at 60GHz on the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) process.
LED driver extends battery life by up to 10%
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
Leadis Technology has started to sample the LDS8860, a charge-pump based 6-channel LED driver that implements the company's proprietary PowerLite Current Regulator to deliver up to 91% power efficiency for longer battery life.
Video: How to build an Intel QX9770 quad-core PC
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
Intel newest top-of-the-line quad-core processor, the QX9770, won't officially ship until 2Q, but we've got a review unit. I've started building a PC so I can benchmark the chip, and I've got the video to prove it.
CEO interview: Linear Technology's Lothar Maier
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2/21/2008   1 comment
Lothar Maier, chief executive of Linear Technology Inc., described the analog chip maker as a "predictable" and "boring" company. An interview reveals otherwise.
Motor control development kit enables high power efficiency
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
For engineers trying to combine industrial and consumer motor control design targets such as very low cost and high power efficiency, Infineon offers a design kit tailored for this purpose.
Analog's answer to FPGA opens field to masses
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
By making analog circuits easier to design and simulate, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology hope to further the cause of analog while enabling engineers to incorporate lower-power circuitry into their products. In the same way that field- programmable gate arrays have spawned advances in digital signal processing, the Georgia Tech researchers believe their large-scale field-programmable analog array (FPAA) has the potential to seed growth in analog.
Ofcom denies spectrum bundling
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
U.K .communications regulator Ofcom has denied rumors that it will further delay the 2.6 GHz mobile broadband auction so refarmed 900 MHz spectrum can be bundled into the same auction.
Dual full-bridge driver drives two piezo motors
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. has introduced the LT3572, a highly integrated dual full-bridge Piezo driver that is capable of driving two piezo motors at up to 40 V.
Power MOSFETs deliver low conduction, low switching losses
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at DC/DC converter applications, STMicroelectronics has introduced two new power MOSFETs, which use the latest version of ST's proprietary STripFET technology to deliver extremely low conduction and low switching losses.
TriCore microcontroller gets design win with BMW
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG has announced a plan to work with BMW M GmbH, a subsidiary of BMW, on the development of an engine control unit for the next BMW M series of cars. Infineon is set to provide microcontroller chips, integrate them into the system and provide technical support.
16-bit A/D converter achieves 81.2dB SNR at half the power
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
This 16-bit device from Linear Technology delivers a sample rate of 105Msps while consuming 1190mW.
ISSI launches Pseudo SRAM line
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
The first members of ISSI's Pseudo SRAM line are 4-Mbit and 8-Mbit devices targeted at consumer, industrial, automotive, networking and telecom applications.
PowerPC embedded processor targets cost-sensitive apps
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
AMCC's latest Power Architecture device, the PowerPC 440EPr, features up to 500MHz of processing speed, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, 32 bit PCI, USB2.0, support for 32-bit DDR2 high performance memory and an integrated Turbo Security Engine, while offering typical power dissipation of 3.5-W.
60-GHz radio-on-a-chip is smaller than a dime
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
This integrated product from Vubiq is intended to advance wireless HD video, wireless Gigabit LANs and WPAN development.
Switching module improves efficiency, saves space
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
Toshiba has introduced a 35-A synchronous step-down converter multi-chip module (MCM) with an operating frequency of 1 MHz for mobile computers, servers and network equipment.
CDR chip simplifies XFP module design
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
Inphi's 3200EC is a 10-Gbit/s dual CDR with EDC engine that when coupled with its 1348TA linear TIA reduces development costs and accelerates delivery of standards-compliant 10GBASE-LRM XFP modules.
Fuel gauge integrates LED drivers
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
Maxim is calling its DS2788 the industry's smallest stand-alone fuel gauge to integrate LED drivers and a pushbutton input for multiple Li+ cells into a single IC.
LatticeXP2 non-volatile FPGAs move into volume production
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
The first member of the Lattice 90 nm non-volatile LatticeXP2 FPGA family is now fully qualified and released to volume production.
Atmel raises the performance limit for flash MCUs above 200 MIPS
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
AT91SAM9XE 32-bit MCUs integrate flash, SRAM and boot ROM with USB host/device, Ethernet, multiple serial interfaces and DMA for maximum performance, connectivity, and data bandwidth.
Alliance formed to promote gaming on PCs
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
Some of the biggest names in the PC gaming industry, including Intel Corp., AMD, NVidia Corp. and Microsoft, have combined forces to form an alliance that will promote the PC as the gaming platform of choice.
ARC looks to new revenue streams for growth
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
Configurable cores and IP specialist ARC International (St Albans, England) has reported unaudited sales of £14.4 million ($28.9 million) for the year ended December 31, 2007, up 17 percent on the previous year on a dollar basis, and a net loss of £1 million , a 10 decrease year-on-year.
MIPS to offer low-power HDMI components for cellphone SoCs
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies has unveiled what it claims is the industry's first 65-nm IP offerings for HDMI.
Op amp consumes 5-mA at 850-MHz
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) is touting its ADA4857 as the lowest power voltage-feedback amplifier in its class, making it ideal for densely populated, thermally sensitive instrumentation equipment that requires high-speed signal conditioning.
Altera fuels its automotive electronics portfolio
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
Automotive-grade qualified product line added to Altera's ecosystem of scalable CPLD, FPGA, and Structured ASIC platforms and solutions.
Chipset offers flexible approach to implementing AMD power CPU
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
IR has introduced the IR3514 and IR3507 XPhase chipset that enables designers to migrate from AMD processors requiring a parallel VID to SVID processors without the need to change the motherboard.
Lattice announces uClinux support for open source embedded systems design
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
New operating system complements recent enhancements to the LatticeMico32 embedded processor system and LatticeMico8 microcontroller.
Hall-effect sensors integrate MCU, digital interfaces
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
Optimized for automotive and mechatronic applications, Micronas announced the HAL 28xy series of Hall-effect sensors, which integrate a microcontroller (MCU), a temperature sensor, advanced on-chip compensation, and a digital interface.
After the war: more hurdles ahead for high def
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2/19/2008   1 comment
The demise of Toshiba's HD DVD format may help nudge high definition video forward, but there is still plenty of work ahead in HD video and an uncertain impact on videogame consoles.
Freescale remains top auto chip supplier
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
The world's biggest supplier of automotive processors remans Freescale Semiconductor Inc., which just shipped its 100 millionth Power Architecture microcontroller.
Actel's latest low-power IGLOO and ProASIC3 FPGAs are only 99 cents!
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
New 15,000-gate FPGAs "hit-the-spot" for power-conscious, price-sensitive applications.
Quad equalizer targets 8 Gbits/s PCIe applications
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. has claimed the industry's first quad equalizer specifically designed for PCI Express (PCIe) applications up to 8 Gbits/s data transmission rates.
Micron rolls out 2-megapixel imaging SoC
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
Check out Micron's one-fifth inch 2-megapixel (MP) imaging SoC that is powered by DigitalClarity technology for thin mobile phones, PC cameras and personal digital assistants.
Flash-based 16-bit MCUs achieve 8-bit power levels
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
NEC Electronics announced the 78K0R/Ix3 line of All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) with 16-bit performance at 8-bit power consumption levels for inverter control applications.
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