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NEC enters LED control market with intelligent MCU
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5/21/2008   Post a comment
The chip maker has collaborated with Future Lighting Solutions to develop a single-chip solution that helps to reduce board space and costs for LED lighting applications.
High precision angle position sensor rolls for auto applications
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has expanded its magnetic rotary encoder family with the AS5134, which is designed for brushless DC sensing in automotive applications in an ambient temperature range up to 150°C.
DPDT switches provide ±15kV ESD protection in tiny package
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX4983E and MAX4984E double-pole/double-throw (DPDT) analog switches for multiplexing Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) signals at 480Mbps.
DoD reviewing Apple's bid for PA Semi
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
The U.S. Department of Defense is reviewing Apple Inc.'s acquisition of embedded PowerPC designer PA Semi Inc. that reportedly put into jeopardy the future of a wide variety of military programs that had designed in the startup's processor.
SID 2008 showcases technology innovations ranging from tiny displays to LCD TV panels
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Get up-to-date information on the latest and greatest display technologies and products unveiled at SID 2008 here.
PAs deliver high linearity, low noise for improved signal integrity
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
ANADIGICS' pair of balanced low noise linear power amplifiers (PAs) are designed to generate high signal integrity in CATV set-top box, distribution and drop applications.
Three-phase 600V IC boosts motor-drive reliability
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
These rugged 600V three-phase gate driver ICs for motor drive applications feature DC bus sensing and negative voltage spike immunity to protect systems from catastrophic evens seen during high-current switching and short-circuit conditions.
Analog Devices claims first digital isolators qualified for automotive systems
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices has developed a family of digital isolators, based on its iCoupler digital isolation technology, that meet the reliability and quality requirements of electric-hybrid vehicles.
Digital isolation chips save board space, reduce costs
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices' iCoupler digital isolation products deliver 500 mW isolated power and a small package that reduces costs by 50 percent and board space by 70 percent.
RFMD releases 2.4 GHz to 5.8 GHz frequency transverter
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Optimized for streaming video applications, RF Micro Devices' frequency transverter is designed to up-convert transmitted 2.4 GHz signals to 5.8 GHz and down-convert received 5.8 GHz signals to 2.4 GHz.
ARM9-based embedded MCU consumes 80-mW in active mode
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Atmel's AT91SAM9G20 400-MHz ARM9-based embedded MCU offers twice the speed with half the power consumption of pin-compatible AT91SAM9260.
Cable tuner draws less than 900-mW
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Microtune has developed a multi-standard 1-GHz tuner that supports low-power consumer equipment in all-digital cable networks.
Wind River, Intel ride Linux into car market
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Intel and Wind River Systems have teamed up to create a Linux/x86 platform for car electronics, debuting at the Telematics Detroit 2008 conference based on Intel's low-power Atom processor and a new variant of Wind River's embedded Linux.
Fairchild and Zilker partner to provide digital power
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Products will include point-of-load ICs and systems for server, networking, and graphics applications
PowerWise metrics help designers select the right ICs
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
New design methodology sets sights on saving energy and extending battery life
National touts first emulated current-mode controller with ultra-wide operating range
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LM5118 DC/DC controller operates reliably over 3-75 volts
OLED power driver enhances image quality for small displays
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced an OLED power driver designed to enhance image quality for small form factor displays up to 2.5 inches.
California Micro Devices showcases display solutions at SID 2008
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
California Micro Devices is showcasing several display electronics solutions including display controllers for MIDDI and MIPI high-speed serial interfaces and XtremeESD protection devices at SID 2008.
Genusion details advances to its B4-Flash device
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
Genusion, a fabless Japanese memory IC maker, will detail advances in its B4-Flash device at a conference this week of memory microelectronics specialists.
Startup implants RFID in operating room
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
ClearCount Medical Solutions, a Pittsburg startup, has launched what could be one of the first RFID systems to debut in an operating room setting, using RFID tags to automate the process of tracking surgical sponges.
1-MHz synchronous boost regulator offers output disconnect
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has announced the LTC3539/-2, 1MHz/2MHz, current mode, synchronous boost DC/DC converters with output disconnect and integrated soft-start.
Maxim rolls out 16-bit RISC MCU-based smart data-acquisition systems
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
Designed for use with anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) sensors, Maxim's SoC mixed-signal MCUs provide a complete system solution for the contactless sensing of linear or angular position/displacement.
Altera's new 40nm FPGAs - 2.5 billion transistors!
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5/19/2008   1 comment
Altera announces the industry's first 40-nm FPGAs and HardCopy ASICs; Stratix IV FPGAs and HardCopy IV ASICs both offer transceiver options.
Thomas tapped as CEO at Air Semi
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
Air Semiconductor (Swindon, England) has appointed Hugh Thomas as its CEO, signaling a new phase for the company as it moves from product development to commercialization
Quad-core Opteron processor line expands with low-power options
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
AMD recently introduced energy-efficient x86 server processors with four processing cores and an integrated memory controller all in a low 55-watt ACP thermal envelope.
Jennic senses IP wireless sensor net opportunity
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
Wireless communications chip and software developer Jennic (Sheffield, England) has started sampling a networking stack for the 6LoWPAN low-power wireless Internet Protocol specification, extending the reach of its offerings for the IEEE 802.15.4 networking standard.
Automotive infotainment upgrades drive chip industry, says iSuppli
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
The competition among automotive OEMs will lead to increased efforts to lure customers by means of additional infotainment features and options. The semiconductor industry will be beneficiary from this trend, predicts market researcher iSuppli. The top winners are NXP and STM.
Freescale, ST sampling first jointly developed automotive microcontroller
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
Freescale and STMicroelectronics are sampling their first jointly developed microcontroller, which is aimed at the emerging "green" automotive market in China and similar markets.
Wavesat rolls multi-mode baseband
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5/19/2008   Post a comment
Chip designer Wavesat debuts today (May 19) a new multicore DSP architecture capable of handling baseband processing for multiple broadband networks including WiMax Wave 2, Wi-Fi and the next-generation Personal Handyphone System.
Battery charger ICs save space, cost
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5/16/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX17005, MAX17006, and MAX17015 high-frequency, multi-chemistry battery-charger ICs for notebook computers, tablet PCs, and other portable devices with rechargeable batteries.
H.264 video encoder with extended temperature range
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5/16/2008   Post a comment
Designed to adapt to existing network infrastructures, VSIP2 EXTREME is built upon ATEME's compression technology in order to optimize video quality while benefiting from intelligent encoding features including alarm generation.
Speech software improves usability of Bluetooth headsets
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5/16/2008   Post a comment
Sensory announces the availability of BlueGenie Lite, a low-cost speech output solution for Bluetooth devices running on the industry's most popular CSR BlueCore chipsets.
ChipVision raises $4.5 million in Round B
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5/16/2008   Post a comment
EDA tools specialist ChipVision Design Systems (Oldenburg, Germany) has raised $4.5 million in a Series B round led by Target Partners and BayTech Venture Capital, both of Munich, Germany.
Five-channel voltage supervisor reduces system costs, board space
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5/15/2008   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor introduces the CAT885 five-channel voltage supervisor that delivers high reset threshold accuracy and very low-power consumption for monitoring the power supply status of a microprocessor, microcontroller, ASIC or other system processor.
MMIC Solutions raises £2.7 million in Round A
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5/15/2008   Post a comment
Module and subsystem startup MMIC Solutions Ltd (Ledbury, England) has raised £2.7 million in a first round of VC financing to extend its development of receivers and modules for millimeter wave applications.
RadioFrame readies 2nd gen femtocell chip
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5/15/2008   Post a comment
Femtocell processor and basestation specialist RadioFrame Networks is readying a version of its OmniRadio processor that will be targeted at the LTE and WiMAX femtocells sector.
Major shakeups in analyst's 1Q08 chip ranking
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5/15/2008   Post a comment
European chip makers fared relatively poorly in IC Insights' latest rankings of IC suppliers, which shows quite a shake-up amongst the top 20.
Cypress Semi : PSoC targets applications with rich feature and software content
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5/15/2008   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor has introduced a PSoC mixed-signal array with an enhanced analog-to-digital converter for fast analog sampling and expanded 8k Flash memory capacity for complex algorithm processing.
MATLAB toolbox boasts 1300+ math routines
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5/14/2008   Post a comment
The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) has released a new toolbox with 1,300+ functions derived from its extensive mathematical function library.
Testbed streamlines RFID development
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5/14/2008   1 comment
A test bed for RFID tags allows up to 256 to be tested simultaneously, while an emulator simplifies rapid prototyping of new antenna designs.
MOSFET gate drivers minimize switching loss
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5/14/2008   Post a comment
Intersil Corp. has released the ISL6615 and ISL6615A high-current MOSFET gate drivers that reduce gate voltage rise and fall times to minimize switching loss and improve efficiency.
Italy and Israel partner on nanotech R&D
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5/14/2008   Post a comment
Italy and Israel are set to establish a joint nanotechnology lab, that will focus on nano-photos, quantum computers and ultra-cooled atoms.
Analog multiplexers, switches target precision instrumentation apps
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has released eight analog multiplexers and switches with ultra-low charge injection and low switching capacitance for precision instrumentation applications.
Home networking targeted by design partnership
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
Belgian analog and mixed signal IC design house AnSem is to work with asic specialist Kawasaki Microelectronics America (K-micro) to develop chipsets for the home networking market.
Freescale multicore Symphony audio DSPs now available
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor is now shipping its DSP56720 and DSP56721 multicore Symphony audio processors, which are designed to both save costs and meet high MIPs requirements by eliminating the need for dual-DSP designs.
Output drivers boost industrial, process control system efficiency
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
ADI has introduced two analog output drivers that significantly improve the efficiency and reliability of process control applications, including those operating with high compliance voltages and temperatures.
16-bit, 40- and 80-MSPS data converters feature highest SNR
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
TI has introduced a family of 16-bit, single channel, 40- and 80-MSPS A/D converters, which provide the highest signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) with very low power consumption.
Multi-rate CDR chip integrates SerDes to reduce cost, save power
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
By combining the functions of three ICs—lclock and data recovery, serialization, and deserialization—within a single device, the MAX3886 provides significant cost and power savings to manufacturers of passive optical network (PON) equipment for the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) market.
ST, Synopsys drive XA verification of analog ICs
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
A project between STMicroelectronics and Synopsys has resulted in significantly improved verification of analog IC designs, the companies claim.
Under the Hood: Mature devices get Rolly rocking
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5/13/2008   Post a comment
The Sony Rolly, shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, is a "dancing" MP3 player: When songs are loaded or streamed via Bluetooth, the Rolly can roll around and flap its speaker coverings in time with the music. The speaker flaps can also muffle the sound and give it a bit more flare when noise is channeled through one side or the other.
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