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LDOs target automotive, industrial apps
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Microchip Technology has introduced the MCP179X high-voltage linear regulators (LDOs) targeted at automotive and industrial applications.
Maxim claims first 28-V, single-input battery charger for handhelds
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Maxim claims the highly integrated MAX8814 is the industry's first 28-V, single-input lithium charger in a 2 x 2-mm TDFN package for handheld devices.
Groups debut multicore API, benchmarks
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Efforts to improve techniques for programming and measuring multicore processors take three small steps forward as the annual MultiCore Expo where the Multicore Association will announce it has completed work on a standard applications programming interface for communications and started work to define a standard for embedded virtualization and a related group will show the first fruits of its efforts to define a benchmark for multicore CPUs.
TI rolls single- and dual-channel DAC family
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
TI has introduced the DAC568x family of single- and dual-channel DACs, which includes a high-performance 16-bit, dual-channel, 1 GPS device with 1 Gbits/s LVDS inputs.
Startups give virtualization a novel twist
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Two startups--3Leaf Systems and ScaleMP--are giving virtualization a new twist to help create large systems made up from multiple x86 servers.
Siemens to use MRAM in touch screen HMI
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Siemens has developed an industrial touch-screen human machine interface application using magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) technology supplied by Freescale Semiconductor.
National Semi claims first high-current flash LED driver with adjustable over-voltage protection
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National Semiconductor unveiled what it claims is the industry's first high-current LED driver that enables dual LED operation for the camera flash function in portable multimedia devices.
Audio processor improves voice clarity in portable communication devices
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The BelaSigna 300 audio processor from ON Semiconductor claims to deliver superior audio clarity for portable communication devices without compromising size or battery life.
Exchange rates bite deep into European chip sales
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Sales of semiconductors in Europe fell by 3.1 percent in February to $3.33 billion from the previous month according to figures from the Word Semiconductor Trade Statistics association.
Chip sales decline 4.9 percent in February
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
The three-month moving average of global chip sales came in at $20.14 billion for February, up 1.5 percent from the corresponding month last year, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), and in line with normal seasonal patterns for the industry.
ARC, Toshiba extend licensing deal
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ARC International and Toshiba have extended their partnership developing configurable multi-processor technology and, as part of the deal, the Japanese chip maker has also extended its license to use the ARChitect Processor Configurator.
ST, Intel complete creation of memory venture
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp and ST Microelectronics NV have, as expected, signed the deal that combines the former's NOR flash memory business with the latter's NAND activities to form Numonyx B.V.
AMD accelerates 3D workstations
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
AMD's latest graphics acceleration chipset, the AMD RV670, powers the ATI FireGL V7700 graphics card for professional 3D workstations.
SARFT-compliant silicon tuner targets STB market in China
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
NXP has launched a highly integrated silicon tuner—TDA18252HN—with multi-standard digital cable reception to address the domestic Chinese set-top box (STB) market.
EoPDH mapper simplifies Carrier Ethernet system design
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's DS33X162 is a highly integrated Ethernet-over-PDH (EoPDH) mapping device that enables the delivery of new Carrier Ethernet services over the existing PDH telecommunications infrastructure.
AMD launches first x86 triple-core processors
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AMD announced the availability of AMD Phenom X3 8000 series triple-core processors, providing gamers and digital media enthusiasts with high performance at mainstream price points.
16-bit MCU contains high-resolution dot matrix LCD driver
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Epson has developed the S1C17702, a 16-bit flash MCU that contains what the company claims is the industry's highest resolution dot matrix LCD driver, and features low power consumption equivalent to an 8-bit device.
HDMI/DVI control switch matches any voltage level
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3/30/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX4929E is a HDMI/DVI control switch that features three independent voltage inputs, allowing the user to match any voltage level encountered in switching without additional components.
32-bit ARM9 MCUs bring LCD, Ethernet and USB OTG to the masses
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NXP expanded its ARM7 and ARM9 MCU line with the LPC3200 family that is based on the ARM926EJ processor and targeted at consumer, industrial, medical and automotive applications.
Mango DSP and Steelbox Networks create analytic-enabled intelligent video networks
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Mango DSP, a provider of intelligent video servers for the CCTV, video surveillance and homeland security defense markets, and Steelbox Networks, developer of "the world's fastest media appliance", have signed a partnership agreement. The partnership will present the industry with a comprehensive intelligent video, processing, distribution, storage and management solution.
Researchers tout foldable, stretchable Si circuits
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3/28/2008   1 comment
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new form of stretchable silicon integrated circuit that can wrap around complex shapes such as spheres, body parts and aircraft wings, and can operate during stretching, compressing, folding and other types of extreme mechanical deformations, without a reduction in electrical performance.
Indian WiMax developer Sloka seeks funding from Intel, Motorola
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WiMax startup Sloka Telecom is in talks with Intel Capital, Motorola Ventures and independent venture capital firms to raise its first round of funding.
Tough times to continue for RF IC suppliers
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Profits are going to be hard to come by for RF chip makers over the next year, just as they have been for the past two years, according to market research group Strategy Analytics.
Silicon Labs : Clock multiplier generates any output frequency
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories has expanded its portfolio of reconfigurable, frequency-agile precision clocks with a single input, single output jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC.
Texas Instruments : USB 2.0 on-the-go solution uses smallest form factor
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' TUSB6020 high-speed USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG) dual-role controller provides flexible architecture to meet a multitude of user-defined applications.
30V power MOSFET achieves ultra-low on-resistance
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Vishay's first part in a new third-generation TrenchFET power MOSFET family is an n-channel device in the PowerPAK SO-8 package that features maximum on-resistance of 2.25 milliohms at a 4.5-V gate drive voltage.
Apple shuns Wolfson in next generation iPods
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics (Edinburgh, Scotland) is believed to have lost out in its bid to supply Apple's next generation iPods with audio chips.
Step-down converter supports systems with USB interface
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Exar has introduced a synchronous inductive step-down converter dubbed the SP6669 that is capable of delivering up to 600mA, and achieving output voltages as low as 0.6V.
Hall-effect sensors offer adjustable bandwidth for current sensing
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems has introduced a new family of fully programmable linear Hall-effect sensors with low noise and a very high bandwidth for automotive and industrial current sensing applications.
AMD processors deliver high-performance gaming, video
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
AMD has released four new AMD Phenom X4 processors for PC users that demand high-performance for gaming, HD video playback, and advanced multi-tasking capabilities.
HB LED design solution eases intelligent lighting network designs
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor has introduced support for the DMX512 protocol in its EZ-Color design solution for high-brightness (HB) LED intelligent lighting systems.
ESC: NXP Semiconductors introduces four new 32-bit ARM9 microcontrollers
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Designed for use in consumer, industrial, medical and automotive applications, the new line aims to reduce on-chip components and maximize power savings.
Stretch, focused on video surveillance, gets more funding
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Armed with a novel programmable architecture--with its processor embedded with an FPGA in the center--Stretch has raised an additional $15 million in Series B funding, stirring excitement among investors looking for the growth of video-surveillance market.
Clocking chips simplify system design with low additive jitter
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced a family of three ultra-low-noise and fully-featured clock buffers, dividers and distributors that simplify system clock design while claiming the industry's lowest additive noise.
AMD unveils energy-efficient 65-watt quad-core desktop processors
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AMD has claimed the industry's first energy-efficient desktop quad-core processor, operating at a maximum of 65 watts.
Fully-programmable audio ICs deliver advanced features to heighten HDTV experience
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Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has introduced two audio processors for HDTV sound that provide uninterrupted, high-fidelity audio connectivity from a variety of digital and analog home entertainment sources.
Intel, ST flash memory company set to be approved
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Numonyx NV, the flash memory joint venture planned by Intel Corp. and ST Microelectronics NV, with financial aid from Francisco Partners LP, is finally expected to be approved early next week.
Huge growth seen for MEMS sensors, actuators
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Worldwide sales of MEMS-based semiconductor sensors and actuators are expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19 percent between 2007 and 2012, reaching $9.7 billion in five years compared to $4.1 billion in 2007, according to market research group IC Insights.
I/O clock multiplier generates any output frequency
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
This single input, single output jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC from Silicon Labs is capable of generating any output frequency from either a crystal or reference clock input with 0.3 picoseconds jitter generation.
Panasonic invests in home networking chip developer
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Japanese congloerate Panasonic has invested an undisclosed sum in wireless home networking control chip developer Zensys AS, joining previous backers such as Intel Capital and Cisco.
Intel server processors deliver fewer watts, high performance
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Intel has introduced two low-voltage 45-nm processors for servers and workstations that run at 50 watts, or just 12.5 watts per core and frequencies as high as 2.50-GHz.
12A DC/DC regulator features phase-lock loop, output tracking
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Designed for rugged military and avionics applications, Linear's latest 12A switching uModule (micromodule) DC/DC regulator system is fully tested over the temperature range of -55°C to 125°C.
Microchip rolls out 30 new 16-bit MCUs and DSCs
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Microchip's latest PIC24 and dsPIC33 families provide up to 128-Kbytes of flash in packages as small as 6x6 mm.
Microchip expands motor-control development tools
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Digital signal controllers with up to 128 kB of Flash, a new motor-control hardware development platform, and free software boost design capabilities.
SP3T antenna switch debuts for the 2.4-2.5-GHz band
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at WLAN and Bluetooth systems, this pHEMT GaAs switch from Skyworks operates up to the 3-GHz frequency range.
Digital signal controllers integrate 16-bit audio DAC module
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Microchip Technology announced six 28- and 44-pin 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers with a dual-channel, 100-ksps, 16-bit audio DAC module for price- or size-conscious embedded system designers who require improved audio performance or wish to add audio playback to existing embedded applications.
MOSFET drivers integrate an adjustable LDO in a tiny TDFN
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Maxim has introduced a pair of high-speed, single/dual MOSFET drivers in a thermally enhanced, 3mm x 3mm, TDFN package, one of which is a dual gate driver capable of sinking and sourcing up to 4A of peak current.
AVTECH reduces IP surveillance camera cost by 45% using eASIC
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
eASIC's zero mask-charge ASIC said to deliver increased functionality at significantly lower cost than a low-density FPGA.
Affordable silicon customization from eASIC
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eASIC announces affordable silicon customization; first phase enables cost reduction of low-density FPGAs; replaces parts from Altera and Xilinx.
Innovative Semi CEO hatches incubator fund for Asia, eastern Europe
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Nabil Takla, founder and chief executive of Silicon Valley-based Innovative Semiconductor Inc., is teaming with a few like-minded semiconductor industry executives to start a tech incubator fund that will assist startups in Asia and eastern Europe. The still-to-be-named organization, the fund corpus of which was not disclosed, will nurture entrepreneurial engineers who lack the market exposure, mentors and money to commercialize technologies on their own.
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