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Sony's 300-mm fab starts test production of Cell processor
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5/21/2004   Post a comment
Sony Corp.'s Nagasaki 300-mm fab has begun test production of Cell processors, Ken Kutaragi, Sony's executive deputy president and COO, acknowledged this week.
Adidas puts best foot forward with 'smart shoe'
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5/20/2004   Post a comment
Athletic shoemaker Adidas claims it has developed the world's first "smart shoe" that uses a microprocessor to adapt the shoe's cushioning level to a runner's size and stride.
IMEC extends non-volatile memory to 9-bits per cell
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5/20/2004   Post a comment
IMEC, the independent research organization that specializes in IC design and manufacturing processes, has developed a prototype non-volatile memory cell capable of storing 9-bits.
Transceivers deliver long range at low cost
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5/20/2004   Post a comment
AeroComm has introduced the 900MHz AC4490-1W transceiver for the growing demand for increased range among local-area industrial communication applications. It provides one watt of output allowing for data transmissions of up to 115.2 Kbps across 20 miles line-of-sight.
Hard disk drive read channels " a must for perpendicular recording
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5/20/2004   Post a comment
Data recorded on magnetic disk platters follow a complex analog path from being initially 'read' to final digitization in a read channel. In this article from the May Planet Analog magazine, an Agere Systems engineer describes the read channel chain used in the coming generation of hard disk drives using perpendicular recording.
Analog switches beat bus switches in ultra-portable and consumer USB applications
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5/20/2004   Post a comment
The notebooks/PCs continued to incorporate the switches for multiplexing applications that includes overlaying graphics onto video (Picture-In-Picture), switching of MPEG data streams (after the serial-parallel conversion) and then the multiplexing of the RGB data between different monitor sources (TV, LCD, PC monitor) on video accelerator cards. In this tutorial, a Fairchild apps engineer offers insights into video switch design specs.
Field Programmable Device operates at 1 GHz
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5/20/2004   Post a comment
FPOATM Reconfigurable Silicon Solutions with 1 GHz performance and flexible high-bandwidth I/O
Two new plug-in daughter boards join LiveDesign environment
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Virtex II and Stratix FPGAs added to Altium's vendor-independent platform
Compact PCI runs FPGA and "soft" processor development tool
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Pender, based in Germany, expands its product offerings for FPGAs and its 32-bit LEON open source VHDL processor. The new GR-CPCI-XC2V board provides a Xilinx large capacity FPGA and is implemented in a Compact PCI format with all the necessary interfaces for LEON development. The FPGA, programmed to execute LEON tasks, can offer a performance advantage to a variety of embedded tasks.
Ultra low-power, non-volatile programmable logic devices combine performance, density, and embedded SRAM in small form factor packaging
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
Ideal for portable and low power applications, CPLD and FPGA Devices Rise to the Challenge
Major design tool upgrades take advanatage of new architectures
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
Version 4.0 of company's tools take fuller advanatages of new archotectures of advancing parts.
Via processor upgrade targets 'digital home'
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
Via Technologies Inc. tipped details of its next-generation x86 processor core targeted at small, mobile consumer electronics devices and notebook PCs that will populate the new "digital home."
Structured ASIC Business Strategy Enters Next Phase
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
Stepping up from a Structured ASIC IP provider to a fabless semiconductor
FPGA Physical Synthesis Tool Optimized for mWatt Eclipse II and Eclipse FPGA
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FPGA software takes advantage of low power architectures
Active-HDLTM provides advanced verification environment for all QuickLogic FPGA and ESP families
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Third party software optimizes verification environment for family of CPLD/FPGA's
Mayer named CEO of Freescale
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
Motorola Inc. has named Michel Mayer, a former general manager of IBM Microelectronics, as CEO of Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
TI ponders best routes to next-gen handset feature integration
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. has some choices to make on how to integrate new features into the cell phone. Already, TI is bringing functions such as voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) and video decompression from its digital consumer operations to its cell phone division. After Bluetooth, what else do you put in? David Lammers has this report.
Epson demonstrates 40-inch OLED display
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
Seiko Epson Corp. has developed a 40-inch diagonal organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display prototype and announced that it will offer polymer-based OLED products beginning in 2007, perhaps including a 40-inch OLED TV.
Low-power switch offers low power, high bandwidth for USB and ultra-portable applications
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor's low-voltage analog switch in MicroPak packaging facilitates the move to smaller ultra-portable devices.
Wide bandwidth video switches optimize RGB and composite video
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
A wide bandwidth and low on-resistance make these switches ideal for RGB and composite video switching, says Texas Instruments.
MCM converters plug in to flexible prototyping
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
Streamlining the prototyping process for intermediate-bus architecture and point-of-load (IBA/POL) designs, Vishay Intertechnology now offers designers plug-in versions of all devices in its FunctionPAK family of fully integrated DC/DC converters. The 8-pin plug-in multichip modules (MCMs) are complete synchronized buck or boost converters with programmable topology and will be particularly attractive to engineering labs with limited assembly equipment.
4-phase controller touts benchmark performance
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
Intersil says its Endura ISL6564, for embedded computing through point-of-load applications, is the most advanced four-phase synchronous-buck PWM controller available. The company touts 6-bit VID (voltage identification) for delivering the industry's most granular output range (down to 0.525 V), and tightest voltage regulation.
Power-over-Ethernet technology boosts use of IP phones, WLAN access points
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
TI announced a versatile new integrated circuit controller and the industry's first Power-over-Ethernet plug-in power module that reduces design time and eases implementation of Ethernet-powered industrial and commercial devices such as WLAN access points, IP phones, security and point-of-sale systems.
FPGA Reliability Discussed in Industry Report
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
iRoC Technologies Study Demonstrates that Neutrons Cause Ground-Level Failures in SRAM FPGAs, While Antifuse- and Flash-Based FPGAs are Immune to Soft Errors
New Nios II Family is a Versatile Embedded Processor for FPGAs
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Industry's Leading Soft-Core Processor Delivers the Greatest Flexibility, Highest Performance, and Lowest Cost
New Highly Integrated Processor Companion Family
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High-performance MCU support functions on one chip with nonvolatile FRAM
ISO 15693-Compliant Contactless Memory Will Reduce Costs
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
ISO 15693-Compliant Contactless Memory from STMicroelectronics Will Reduce Costs for Object Tracking Applications Low-cost 64-bit LRI64 chip provides unrivaled reading range and anti-collision support in "track and trace' and e-commerce applications
Breakthrough Solution for Integrating DRAM in System-in-Package, Multichip Applications
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
Patented Approach Eliminates Memory Burn-In Requirements, Ensuring High Quality and Reliability at the Die Level
New Small Footprint, High Performance 8 Mbit SPI Serial Flash
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SST25LF080A 8-Mbit Serial Flash Product Features High-Clock Frequency in an 8-Lead SOIC Package
QDR II Memory Controller IP Licensed to Lead Customer Design Licensing Group
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High Speed Interface Solution From IP Licenses for QDR II Memory Controller
Embedded 400GB Hard Drive Serves Application Memory Needs
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DVD Multi-recorder with 400GB Hard Drive
Samples of Industry's First 4GB DDR2 Registered DIMMS Hit The Street
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4GB DDR2 Registered DIMM enables next-generation servers and workstations
On-Chip Measurement Circuit that Aids Efficient LSI Design
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
The cause and degree of signal noise can now be more easily determined and acted upon thanks to new on chip measurment technology
First Smart Card Chip Manufacturer to Win Mastercard CQM Approval
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
Design, qualification and production processes of ST's secure microcontrollers are formally verified to ensure interoperability, reliability and overall quality in financial applications
Combined True Smart Card Functions in Flash Memory Cards
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
High Level Security and Cryptographic Functions in a Large Capacity Flash Memory Card Enables E-Commerce or Other Security Applications Such as Authentication, Payment for Mobile Phones, PCs, and Other Portable Devices
Tri-Port Memory Devices Hit the Market
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
High-Speed, Bi-Directional Interface Functionality Between Three Intelligent Devices Makes New Products Well Suited for Multi-Processor Applications
Renesas Technology Joins Cypress, Infineon and Micron To Co-Develop CellularRAM" Product Specification
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
Addition of Asia-Headquartered Manufacturer Marks Global Spread of CellularRAM Architecture for High-Performance Memory Devices in Mobile Phones
Materials problems run both high, low for chip makers
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
Semiconductor companies are coming face-to-face with a pair of materials challenges daunting enough to have the brightest engineers in the industry scratching their heads.
Via processor upgrade targets 'digital home'
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5/19/2004   Post a comment
Via Technologies Inc. tipped details of its next-generation x86 processor core targeted at small, mobile consumer electronics devices and notebook PCs that will populate the new "digital home."
Low-power switch offers low power, high bandwidth for USB and ultra-portable applications
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5/18/2004   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor's low-voltage analog switch in MicroPak packaging facilitates the move to smaller ultra-portable devices
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