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Wireless UART chipset eliminates cables for serial, parallel interfaces
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4/3/2008   Post a comment
Exar's latest chipset features a wireless UART controller and an RF (868MHz to 956MHz) transceiver that can be designed onto existing boards, or integrated into add-on wireless adapter cards, providing wireless capabilities to systems currently using serial cables.
Chip industry confronts 'software gap' between multicore, programming
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4/3/2008   6 comments
The industry is just starting to address what's being called a software gap between a rising tide of multicore processors and a lack of parallel programming tools and techniques to make use of them.
XtremeData's XD2000i in-socket accelerator based on multiple Stratix III FPGAs
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XtremeData and Altera demonstrate the power of Intel QuickAssist Technology and the XtremeRNG Library at the Spring Intel Developer Forum.
Triple controller offers sequencing, tracking control
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Aimed at networks, servers and telecom applications, Maxim's triple-output synchronous step-down controller delivers at least 15A per output while maintaining optimum line and load regulation.
Samsung launches low-powered, high-density DDR2 memory for servers
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Samsung Semiconductor is now mass producing the lowest powered, highest density DDR2 memory available for servers: a 2-Gbit-based DDR2 DRAM that offers up to a 50 percent reduction in power at 1.55V.
RF power transistors target 2.5- to 2.7-GHz WiMAX apps
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Infineon Technologies AG announced two LDMOS RF power transistors targeting wireless infrastructure applications, such as WiMAX, in the 2.5 GHz-to-2.7 GHz frequency band.
Analysis: Candidates for memory consolidation remain unclear
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Industry executives and analysts all agree there are too many players in the memory semiconductor market and that the current pricing weakness and demand/supply imbalance would disappear once one or more major suppliers exit the sector but none of the vendors is showing any signs of quitting. All appear to be waiting to see which rival would run first out of cash.
OMAP processor boosts mobile imaging, video performance
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4/3/2008   1 comment
TI's latest OMAP-DM coprocessors enable eight mega pixel still images and DVD-quality video capabilities in mobile phones.
Scientists crack Microchip car immobilizer system
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Scientists from the German Ruhr-Universitaet (Bochum) have cracked the Keeloq-RFID encryption system. The technology is owned by semiconductor company Microchip; Keeloq systems have a high market share in car immobilizers and remote keyless entry systems as well as in building automation.
Bipolar junction transistors offer fast switching, low saturation voltage
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4/2/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has introduced 3-A and 5-A bipolar junction transistors (BJT) with ultra-fast switching and low saturation voltage that contribute to energy-savings in electronic ballast, power supply and industrial designs.
CCFL controller reduces BOM cost for LCD backlighting
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Maxim has introduced the DS3991, a low-cost, single-channel controller for CCFLs that are used to backlight LCDs.
GPS module with precision timing delivers high accuracy, tracking sensitivity
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Unveiled at CTIA, u-blox offers the LEA-5T precision timing GPS module capable of a (compensated) time pulse accuracy of up to 15 ns.
Large-memory 16-bit MCUs deliver 2.6-µA standby current
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Microchip Technology's has expanded its PIC24F MCU line with nine low-power 16-bit devices that integrate a capacitive-touch peripheral, eliminating the need for external components.
I/O expander provides more ports for mobile handsets
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4/2/2008   Post a comment
Toshiba's TC35892XBG I/O expander provides additional I/O ports to enable devices such as keypads, LEDs and rotator wheels to interface with mobile handset and other portable device's baseband and/or application processor.
600-mA buck converter integrates low-loss inductor
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Enpirion's 600 mA synchronous buck converter features an integrated inductor to deliver low output ripple in a tiny 3mm x 3mm x 1.1mm QFN package.
3D workstation graphics card supports DisplayPort
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AMD is advancing application performance with high-quality imagery through the introduction of what it claims is the first commercially available 3D workstation graphics card with DisplayPort support.
Romania shapes up as IC design site
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eSilicon Corp inherited through a 2004 acquisition a Romanian IC design team that is now providing substantial operational advantages as the country develops into a design site.
32-tap digital potentiometer offers easy interface
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Catalyst Semiconductor adds the CAT5128 32-tap digital potentiometer with simple up/down control to its Digitally Programmable Potentiometer (DPP) family.
View the Virtex-5 FXT FPGA video!
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4/1/2008   Post a comment
Introducing Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs, which Xilinx bill as "The Ultimate System Integration Platform"
Speech LSI enables users to adjust playback speed, speech tone
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OKI is sampling speech LSIs that are equipped with a 16-bit audio-class D/A converter, bringing higher voice quality compared to OKI's previous-generation speech-synthesis LSIs and allowing users to adjust playback speed and speech tone.
Reference design facilitates TCP/IP connectivity to LAN, GRPS networks
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4/1/2008   Post a comment
Connect One is offering a reference design and corresponding evaluation board that combine Microchip Technology's 16-bit microcontroller (MCU) (PIC24FJ64GA006) for application control with its CO2128 iChip for secure, reliable TCP/IP connectivity to LAN and GPRS networks.
Declining chip inventories reveal market weakness, says iSuppli
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4/1/2008   Post a comment
Excess semiconductor inventory in the global electronics supply chain is expected to decline to $2.9 billion by the end of the first quarter 2008. While typically indicating a rise in global chip sales, an expected decline in surplus in the first quarter reveals signs of market weakness, says iSuppli.
Reach NEW Heights with Xilinx Virtex 57
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4/1/2008   4 comments
Asynch Photon Reflection, Instant Load Formation, Object Oriented Logic
Base station platform is multi-carrier, multi-standard
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Texas Instruments' base station development platform supports multiple carriers and standards. It uses TI's multicore TMS320TCI6487 and TMS320TCI6488 DSPs.
MIPS rolls first multiprocessing core
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4/1/2008   1 comment
MIPS Technologies is using the stage of the Multicore Expo here this week to roll out its first licensable core geared for coherent multiprocessing, the MIPS 1004K which can support up to four cores on a chip, each running two threads.
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