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Technology Week in Review: Analog ascendant, 'supermagnets'
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5/30/2008   Post a comment
Technology Week in Review: Analog ascendant, 'supermagnets', dangerous nanoparticles
Private equity group eyes Filtronic
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5/30/2008   Post a comment
Filtronic plc , the British electronics group that has recently sold off its compound semiconductor division, that included Europe's largest GaAs foundry in Newton Aycliffe (England), and oveerr the past two years most of its activities in wireless communications, incuding PAs in mobile handsets, looks set to be acquired by U.S. private equity group Carlyle.
IR expands SupIRBuck high-density regulator line
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5/30/2008   Post a comment
IR has expanded its SupIRBuck portfolio of wide input, single output integrated point-of-load (POL) DC-DC voltage regulators with the introduction of the IR380x family for consumer embedded POL applications up to 14 amps.
Optoelectronics to show good growth through 2013, says analyst
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5/30/2008   Post a comment
The worldwide optoelectronics annual market is set to grow to $17.4 billion in 2008 from $15.9 billion in 2007, according to DataBeans Inc.
Current shunt monitors improve accuracy, reduce board space
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
TI introduces the INA210 family of zero-drift, bi-directional current shunt monitor ICs in a SC70 package for a variety of applications.
Low-jitter, dual-output clock generator targets Ethernet applications
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has developed a low-jitter, dual-output clock generator that uses a low-noise VCO and proprietary PLL architecture to generate two ultra-low-jitter, 0.14psRMS (typ) clock outputs from a 25MHz crystal resonator.
New LinkSwitch simplifies CV/CC charger designs
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
Newest generation touts an output accuracy of 5 percent over line and temperature variations, includes line-drop compensation circuitry, and guarantees very low no-load dissipation to easily meet Energy Star 2.0 standards for external power supplies.
OFDM-based modem delivers up to 100-kbit/s at 10- to 490-kHz
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2990, a power-line communication (PLC) modem based on the OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) method.
Low-power timing devices hit the consumer market
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
IDT announced a family of real-time clock devices designed for use in consumer applications, such as set-top boxes, GPS devices, energy meters and MP3 players.
ST moves SPEAr SoCs to 65nm
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
By transferring the SPEAr family to 65-nm process technology, ST's SoC can integrate an advanced ARM926EJ-S processor core with two 16k memory caches, running at 333MHz, for data and instructions and up to 300,000 gates (ASIC-equivalent) of embedded configurable logic.
Serial RapidIO switch targets cost-sensitive applications
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
Tundra Semiconductor Corp. targets cost-sensitive applications with the introduction of the Tsi572TM Serial RapidIO switch.
Wireless ADM voice codec offers low power consumption
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
CML Microcircuits has developed an adaptive delta modulation (ADM) voice codec, a complete multi-mode product in a tiny SOIC package.
Intel, Micron roll 34-nm NAND device
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. and Micron Technology Inc. have claimed the technical lead in the NAND flash market.
Power MOSFETS offered in PowerPAK SC-70 package
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has released 15 power MOSFETS in a PowerPAK SC-70 package. This offering is said to include the industry's first 12-V devices in this package type, together with the industry's lowest on-resistance for voltage rating and package size.
Linear houses power management chip in tiny packaging
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology triple output converter includes a 700mA (ISW) synchronous boost regulator, a 250mA (IOUT) synchronous buck regulator and a 100mA (IOUT) LDO in a 3mm x 3mm QFN-16 package.
Kodak CCD image sensor to scan for damaged shuttle heat tiles
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5/28/2008   Post a comment
Onboard the next flight of the space shuttle Discovery, Kodak's CCD image sensors will provide critical images of the spacecraft to ensure that no damage occurred during lift-off or in-flight.
QuickLogic's ArcticLink platform now available in wafer-level chip-scale packaging
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5/28/2008   Post a comment
New packaging from QuickLogic reduces board space requirement for mobile applications; 60% reduction in foot print compared to smallest ArcticLink BGA package.
Simulation challenge: Mimicking Earth and the brain
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5/28/2008   Post a comment
Simulating the human brain and the Earth's climate are two of the most important challenges in science, according to Robert Bishop, chairman of the advisory board to the Blue Brain Project.
Next up for LSI: Ethernet?
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5/28/2008   Post a comment
For a company now focused exclusively on storage and networking markets, LSI Corp. has a glaring lack of standard Ethernet products, and chief executive Abhi Talwalkar is exploring the options for the venerable Silicon Valley icon.
Sistema inks semiconductor co-development pact with Chinese group
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5/28/2008   Post a comment
Russia’s Sistema signed an agreement with the Chinese National Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp for a joint microelectronics design center to develop semiconductors.
Universal system manager IC offers battery-backup charge, no-loss calibration
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5/28/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC4110 is a complete single-chip battery charge and discharge manager for Li-ion/polymer, NiMH, NiCd, and SLA batteries and super capacitors.
ST extends 32-bit MCU family
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5/28/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) has added 28 devices to its family of 32-bit Flash microcontrollers based on ARM's Cortex-M3 core to provide up to 512 Kbytes of Flash, larger SRAM and additional peripherals for displays, sound, storage and advanced control.
Buck regulators improve power efficiency in portable devices
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5/28/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has added the MC34726/27 dc/dc buck regulators to its analog portfolio optimized for space-constrained, battery-powered portable devices.
Supply voltage monitors draw only 500 nA of quiescent current
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at portable electronics applications, Linear Technology Corp. has introduced the LTC2934 and LTC2935 ultra-low-current voltage monitors that draw only 500 nA of quiescent current.
Gate drive optocoupler targets hybrid electric vehicles
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has introduced the ACPL-312T gate drive optocoupler, aimed at automotive hybrid electric vehicle applications.
PSoC features enhanced A/D converter for fast analog sampling
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. recently introduced a PSoC mixed-signal array with an enhanced A/D converter for fast analog sampling and expanded 8 Kbytes of flash memory capacity for complex algorithm processing.
Tiny video filter amplifier lets portables output SD video signals to SDTVs
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9515, the industry's smallest, lowest pin-count video filter amplifier for standard-definition (SD) video connections from portable devices to TVs.
LED driver delivers high-intensity lighting for camera phones
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5/27/2008   1 comment
AnalogicTech is claiming the industry's first 2-A flash LED driver IC capable of delivering high-intensity WLED lighting for high-megapixel camera phones.
Step-down DC/DC regulator housed in tiny surface-mount package
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
Linear's LTM4616 is a complete dual DC/DC µModule regulator system in a tiny surface-mount package measuring 15mm x 15mm with a height of only 2.8mm, providing a low profile that allows smooth air flow for cooling in densely populated circuit boards.
64-Kbit serial FRAM specified to AEC-Q100 auto standards
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
Ramtron has expanded its line of AEC-Q100-specified FRAM memory devices, qualifying the FM24CL64 64-Kbit serial FRAM to operate over the Grade 3 automotive temperature range of -40 to +85°C.
Analog design expertise is rare, valuable
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5/27/2008   1 comment
An enduring shortage of analog engineers--that may be getting worse rather than better--is requiring digital chip powerhouses to redouble their efforts to recruit and groom analog engineers.
Atmel : RF transmitter boosts flexibility for car access and TPMS applications
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
Atmel has announced the fully integrated fractional-N PLL RF transmitter IC ATA5749 for car access and TPMS applications.
Freescale rolls mobile media processor
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
In the wake of its acquisition of Sigmatel, Freescale Semiconductor is rolling out its i.MX37, a applicaitons processor using new video and imaging blocks to attack high end media players and navigation systems and the first in a series of applications processors targeted at specific market segments.
Infineon to sell stake amid merger rumors
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5/26/2008   Post a comment
The rumors continue to fly at Infineon AG. Amid the departure of its top executive, Infineon is looking to sell a 40-to-50 percent stake in the company to KKR. KKR, in turn, would merge Infineon and NXP Semiconductors, according to reports.
Trimble rolls out enhanced surface mount GPS receiver
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5/24/2008   Post a comment
The Copernicus II GPS receiver with higher sensitivity than its predecessor and low power is well suited for drop-in, ready-to-go positioning.
Mobile WiMAX device integrates baseband, RF and memory
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5/23/2008   Post a comment
WiMAX chipmaker SEQUANS Communications announced availability of its newest chip, the SQN1170, which integrates baseband, RF, and memory in a single device.
Dual-channel delay line provides 5 ns of delay per channel
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5/23/2008   Post a comment
Micrel has introduced its programmable dual-channel SY89297U delay line IC that can be serially programmed to provide 5 ns of delay per channel while running up to 3.2 Gbits/s.
ADCs deliver high-precision industrial measurements
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5/23/2008   Post a comment
TI introduces the 4-channel ADS1174 and 8-channel ADS1178 16-bit analog-to-digital converters with simultaneous sampling for precision signal acquisition.
MPU supervisor provides precision power monitoring
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5/22/2008   Post a comment
The MAX6394 +/-1% accurate microprocessor supervisor from Maxim Integrated Products delivers precision monitoring for demanding applications.
Spec a year away for 40/100G Ethernet
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5/22/2008   Post a comment
The IEEE 802.3ba group developing a spec to drive Ethernet at rates of 40 and 100 Gbits/second reports significant progress from its last meeting, but it may take at least another nine months to cook a standard that could be the basis for first-generation products.
Touch controllers integrate haptics driver for mobile phone apps
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5/22/2008   Post a comment
Leadis Technology claims to offer the industry's first touch controllers with integrated haptics driver for mobile phone touch-input controls. These devices are now available in sample quantities.
USB battery charger sports buck boost, buck converters
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5/22/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at handheld applications, this efficient, multi-function power management device from Linear integrates a stand-alone Li-Ion/Polymer battery charger and two high efficiency synchronous regulators—one buck-boost and one buck.
Designers draft multicore programming guide
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5/22/2008   Post a comment
The Multicore Association is kicking off an effort to define best programming practices for embedded multicore processors, hoping within a year to define and create a guide to handling the thorniest problems in the growing arena of parallel software.
DDR2 FBDIMMs operate at 1.5V vs. 1.8V
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5/22/2008   Post a comment
As part of its commitment to the enterprise-computing space, Lexar Media's energy-efficient Crucial server memory product line utilizes the industry's first 1.5V, 1-Gbit-based components to deliver reduced chip count, energy-efficient FBDIMM modules.
Conexant launches speakers-on-a-chip line
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5/21/2008   Post a comment
Targeted at products that support high-definition audio and voice applications, Conexant's CX20562 integrates key speaker technology and processing functionality into a single device.
Xilinx adds flexible connectivity to low-power Intel in-vehicle infotainment reference design
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5/21/2008   Post a comment
Xilinx automotive FPGA and connectivity solution enables scalable, flexible infrastructure for rapid infotainment system development.
DRAMs gear up for next-gen graphics
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5/21/2008   Post a comment
Three DRAM makers are shipping parts using GDDR5, a new memory interface initially supporting data transfers at 4 Gbits/second per pin that will serve a new generation of graphics controllers expected from Advanced Micro Devices and archrival Nvidia as early as June.
LED driver boards target industrial, medical LCDs
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5/21/2008   Post a comment
Endicott Research Group (ERG) has released two high-efficiency, low-profile Smart Force LED driver boards as standard products for a wide range of industrial and medical LCDs.
Continental rolls automotive controller for emerging markets
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5/21/2008   Post a comment
With a Basic Function Controller for low-cost cars, automotive Supplier Continental AG intents to serve emerging markets. The device reflects in many ways the shifting distribution of power in the global automotive market: It has been developed in Continental's Shanghai laboratories; the first customer is Chinese car OEM Geely.
Intel's Barrett: Tech does little good without improved education
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5/21/2008   Post a comment
Speaking at an IT conference in Malaysia, Intel chairman Craig Barrett said providing technology to poor countries will do little good without improved education.
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