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Automotive linear regulators integrate voltage tracker, protection circuitry
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the highly integrated MAX15008 and MAX15010 300-mA automotive linear regulators with a voltage tracker and load-dump protection.
Stanford kicks off parallel programming effort
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4/30/2008   2 comments
Six companies are contributing a total $6 million to kick off a three-year project at Stanford University to explore fresh models for parallel programming, one of three efforts recently funded by a computer industry increasingly concerned software will not be able to keep pace with the evolution of multicore processors.
Power amplifiers offer high linearity, low current consumption
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has introduced one- and two-watt families of high-performance power amplifiers designed for next-generation cellular and WiMAX infrastructure applications.
Competition winners highlight breadth of NFC applications
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
A system that allows hotel guests with NFC-enabled mobile phones to bypass the check-in process and unlock their doors using their phones was one of the winners in a competition held this week at the 2nd European NFC Developers Summit in Monaco.
Analysts split on MEMS accelerometers' cell-phone prospects
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
While silicon microphones and RF switches based on microelectromechanical systems have rapidly penetrated handsets, industry analysts are divided over MEMS accelerometers' near-term prospects for volume uptake in cell phones.
Micronas fancies with industrial markets
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Against the background of problems with its consumer business and encouraged by substantial success in its automotive division, Swiss chip maker Micronas eyes to industrial markets.
Motion sensing startup doubles VC funding to $38M
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Invensense, a startup specializing in single-chip devices based on MEMS technology for motion sensing applications, has secured $19 million in a Series C round of financing.
Synaptics advances gesture recognition technology for ClearPad solutions
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Enhanced Gesture Recognition (EGR) eases integration of gestures for touchscreen devices.
A simple, cost-effective solution to protect FPGA designs
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Maxim Integrated Products and Altera offer a simple, cost-effective solution to protect FPGA designs.
Researchers claim photovoltaic cell advance
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Scientists at the University of Tel Aviv in Israel claim they have found a way to construct efficient photovoltaic cells costing at least a hundred times less than conventional silicon based devices, and with similar or better energy conversion efficiency.
Record Q1 for VC tech funding in Israel
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
High technology companies in Israel raised $617 million from venture capital investors – both local and foreign - in the first quarter of the year, the highest amount for seven years.
Maxim : Versatile class D amplifiers combine high efficiendy with low cost
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX9736A/B, a family of versatile single-supply, filterless Class D speaker amplifiers, which provide high-performance, thermally efficient amplifier solutions at a low solution cost.
PA supports low power consumption and extended battery life in EGSM WCDMA networks
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Anadigics has announced the AWT6281 HELP3™ WCDMA linear power amplifier (PA) engineered specifically for use in advanced 3G handsets for EGSM (Band 8) UMTS wireless networks.
Power management IC simplifies CDMA phone designs
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
AnalogicTech has introduced the AAT2601, the company's first power management IC designed for the specific requirements of mid-range CDMA handsets.
Broadcom switch paves road to 40G
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Companies driving to 40 Gbit/s Ethernet could settle on a single proposal as early as their next meeting, thanks in part to a recent switch from Broadcom which unveiling a range of new 65nm Ethernet chips at Interop.
PA powers EGSM WCDMA networks
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Engineered specifically for use in advanced 3G handsets for EGSM (Band 8) UMTS wireless networks, Anadigics' WCDMA linear power amplifier (PA) reduces average current consumption by 75 percent compared to competing devices.
SRC to provide FPGA-based computing solutions for PI TrackR program
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
The ability to process sensor information in-flight versus losing precious time while data is relayed to a ground station is significant.
Asset building open embedded test tools
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Asset Intertech is developing open embedded instrumentation tools based on the preliminary P1687 Internal JTAG (IJTAG) specifications.
LSI to form Gateway Alliance for access processors
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LSI Corp. is parlaying the strength of processors acquired from Agere Inc. and Tarari Inc. to create a new Multi-Services Business Gateway Alliance.
Teridian launches third generation power meter ICs
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Teridian Semiconductor has launched its third generation of electricity metering chips that includes residential single phase, commercial and industrial three phase ICs, offering up to 256K bytes of storage with 10 MIPS processing power, advanced power management, LCD contrast adjust, and 0.5 second/day hardware RTC which consumes only 0.5µA.
AMD rolls out three Phenom X3 triple-core processors
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
AMD announced the availability of three AMD Phenom X3 triple-core processors that, when combined with the AMD 780 series chipset, can give consumers a full HD experience and visually stunning gaming and digital performance.
16-bit A/D converter line delivers 0.5-µA shutdown current
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC2451 and LTC2452, a pair of 16-bit delta sigma A/D converters with 0.5µA (max) shutdown current in ultra-tiny 3mm x 2mm DFN packages.
Group to define new mobile DRAM interface spec
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
ARM, Ericsson, Hynix, LG, Silicon Image, Samsung, Sony Ericsson Mobile and STMicroelectronics have formed a new working group in the mobile DRAM space.
Research firm bases FPGA on fractal-like structure
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Cellot Ltd. (Netanya, Israel) is developing a programmable logic and memory architecture dubbed Field Programmable Cell Logic (FPCL), which is based on a recursive, fractal-like, structure.
Leadis rolls out standalone Class-G headphone amplifiers
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Leadis Technology Inc. is sampling standalone Class-G headphone amplifiers that are well suited for power sensitive applications such as mobile phones, MP3/PMPs, portable gaming, GPS/PNDs, notebook computers, and other portable audio products with a headphone output.
Single junction circulators target cellular base stations
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices has introduced five single junction circulators that deliver optimum electrical performance and rugged construction required by the demanding operational requirements of the high power, linear amplifier and transceiver sections of cellular base stations, repeaters and other forms of transmission equipment.
Software gap in NFC mobile payment vision
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Near Field Communication is poised to take off perhaps as early as 2010 as an enabling technology for mobile payment systems using cellphone handsets, but significant pieces of the software infrastructure for this market are missing and silicon opportunities in NFC may be limited, according to an upcoming report from the EE Times Market Intelligence Unit.
Cray links with Intel in super deal
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Cray Inc., which once used only CPUs from Advanced Micro Devices, plans to develop a range of supercomputers and processor and interconnect technologies with Intel Corp. as part of a broad agreement between the two companies.
MCU embeds CAN interface, EEPROM and emulation/debug tools
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has extended its S08D family with the introduction of the highly integrated 9S08DZ128 MCU that offers high 8-bit performance and on-chip functionality for industrial and automotive designers.
LF coil chip is first off-the-shelf antenna driver
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Atmel is calling its LF coil driver chip, the ATA5279, the industry's first and only off-the-shelf antenna driver IC that is designed for Passive Entry Go (PEG) and Passive Go (PG) hands-free car access systems.
Processing engine supports latest FPGA mezzanine card standard
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VMETRO announced one of the industry's first FPGA processing engines with support for the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC/VITA 57) standard.
Infineon acquires Primarion
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Move is intended to strengthen Infineon's position in power management, particularly digital power.
Vocoder IC offers full duplex capability
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CML Microcircuits has added to its voice coder/encoder (vocoder) family a robust advanced low complexity waveform interpolation (RALCWI) IC dubbed the CMX638 that offers full duplex capability.
White LED driver powers up to 10 LEDs
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced a high-efficiency constant current white LED driver packaged in a 2 x 2-mm DFN (or ThinSOT) package. The LT3593 driver powers up to ten LEDs.
DO-254-certifiable Nios II embedded processor
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Altera and HCELL Engineering announce DO-254-certifiable Nios II processor core for use in airborne hardware environments.
QuickLogic supplying engineering samples of PolarPro II CSSP solution platform
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Small form-factor PolarPro platform from QuickLogic housed in a 6 mm x 6 mm BGA package for handheld devices; I/O structure highly optimized for mobile applications.
Lattice announces new CPLD family
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New ispMACH 4000ZE CPLDs from Lattice address increasing demand for small, low-power, and low-cost portable products.
Altera launches DO-254 Global Partner Network
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Development environment provides specialty solutions and services for systems requiring DO-254 compliance.
MathStar leads in Field Programmable Computing Array (FPCA) category
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
In a new market study, Semico Research identifies MathStar's Arrix family as leading the Field Programmable Computing Array (FPCA) category.
Synopsys debuts 5 GHz PCI express core
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Synopsys officially rolls out a silicon core for PCI Express 2.0 April 28, claiming the 5 GHz technology is beginning to get attention from designers at a time when experts say the industry is moving at a relatively slow pace down the Express road map.
CSR : Audio processor includes MIDI synthesiser
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
CSR’s MusiCore1 is now being offered with mQSynth, a powerful wavetable MIDI synthesiser from QSound. CSR’s MusiCore1 is a fully featured single-chip stereo audio processor with Bluetooth for mobile phones.
Hot swap manager supports 3.3V and 12V channels in AdvancedMC slots
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has started sampling what it says is the first single-chip, dual-slot hot swap manager for mezzanine card used in AdvancedTCA (ATCA) and MicroTCA systems.
Hot-swap IC manages 3G wireless and beyond
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Chip is industry's first fully compliant with ATCA specs for multiple-voltage Advanced Mezzanine Cards
Phone line monitor with detectors targets VoIP gateways, IP-PBXs
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4/25/2008   Post a comment
Clare, Inc. has introduced the CPC5712, a special-purpose phone line monitor with detectors (PLMD) IC, aimed at high-voltage telephony applications such as VoIP gateways and IP-PBXs.
Single chip IDTV software debuts
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4/25/2008   Post a comment
Cabot Communications, a specialist digital TV software supplier, announces that it has developed a single software stack IDTV solution that seamlessly supports both analogue and digital TV broadcasts.
Infineon, Qimonda dominate story rankings
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4/25/2008   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, April 20, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, April 25. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
DRAM prices, market on the up, says iSuppli
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4/25/2008   Post a comment
Market research firm iSuppli suggests the worst may be over for suppliers of DRAMs and has upgraded its rating on the devices to "neutral" from the "negative" rating of November 2007.
Step-down converter incorporates three power switches, LDO controller
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4/24/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LT3507, a triple-channel current mode PWM step-down dc/dc converter with three internal 36-V power switches and a LDO controller, all packaged in a 5 x 7-mm QFN package.
Virtex-5 FPGA accelerates development of multi-definition keyer
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4/24/2008   Post a comment
Multi-channel, open-platform SD/HD video production switch from Ross Video takes advantage of integrated high-speed logic, DSP, and on-chip memory of Virtex-5 LXT FPGA.
Virtex-5 FPGA powers universal multi-channel processor
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4/24/2008   Post a comment
3G/HD/SD audio/video processor from Miranda Technologies leverages triple-rate SDI capabilities of the DSP-optimized Virtex-5 SXT platform.
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