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New, larger OLED displays for mass production
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6/24/2004   Post a comment
One Stop Displays is the first to offer a 1.6" color OLED in mass production quantities. The new 1.6" offers 262k color depth, a digital interface, and the same spectacular viewing characteristics representative of organic technology.
Broadband gain amplifier has best distortion characteristics in class
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6/24/2004   Post a comment
A new 850 MHz programmable gain, broadband amplifier from Linear Technology has the best distortion characteristics of any amplifier in its class. The LT5514 exhibits an output third-order intercept (OIP3) of 49dBm at 70MHz, and has 2nd and 3rd order distortion products lower than -87dBc, while delivering 2V peak-to-peak output into a 200-Ohm load. Its combination of low noise and high spurious-free output capability makes it ideal for 12- and 14-bit, 65Msps or faster A/D converters in high perf
Alphamosaic triples performance of multimedia processor
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6/24/2004   Post a comment
Alphamosaic has received test silicon for a second generation of its VideoCore application-specific processor architecture.
Programmable skew control resolves clock network issues
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6/23/2004   Post a comment
Here's an admittedly promotional piece from our old friend Shyam Chandra at Lattice Semiconductor. Referencing the company's latest programmable clock generator " an outgrowth of the iSP programmable analog building blocks " the article does offer insights into ways complex clock trees can implemented.
IBM chemical cases dismissed in California
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6/23/2004   Post a comment
SAN JOSE, Calif. " A total of about 100 civil and worker's compensation cases filed by former employees alleging chemical poisoning against IBM Corp. have been dismissed.
Microchip adds twelve devices to PIC MCU line
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6/23/2004   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. has expanded its line of PIC flash microcontrollers with the launching of twelve devices. Included are four 64- and 80-pin devices targeting cost-constrained applications requiring additional I/O, such as industrial, computing, telecommunications and consumer.
Clamping circuit protects GSM power amplifiers
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6/23/2004   Post a comment
ANADIGICS has been granted a patent for a new active clamping circuit that protects GSM power amplifiers from damage under extreme operating conditions. The new clamping circuit is simpler than previous designs and takes up less board real estate.
Controller for bus converters allows greater than 95 percent efficiency
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6/23/2004   Post a comment
Intersil announced the release of the ISL6744, a double-ended controller intended for unregulated bus converters in 48-V DC-DC and off-line AC-DC power supplies. The ISL6744 controller works over a wide range of input voltages, and works with isolated-bus applications including 400-V power-factor-corrected AC/DC converters and 48-V intermediate buses for telecom, datacom, and server systems. It has been designed to provide efficiency optimization with its ability to accurately program the outp
65-MHz rail-to-rail amplifiers combine high speed and high drive current
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6/23/2004   Post a comment
Intersil's new EL5111 (single amp), EL5211 (dual amp), EL5411 (quad amp) and EL5611 (6X) offer a wide 65 MHz of bandwidth at -3 dB and an exceptional 90 V/s slew rate along with a common mode input ability beyond the supply rails and rail-to-rail output capability that enable maximum dynamic range at any supply voltage. The high 180-mA output short-circuit drive current capability helps ensure sharp pictures and stable brightness.
Single-chip Bluetooth solution enables new-generation remote utility meter reading
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6/23/2004   Post a comment
Cambridge Consultants has delivered a prototype design of a Bluetooth-based radio module to the leading utility metering company, Actaris. Based on a single-chip Bluetooth device, the module provides new opportunities to drive down the cost of remote metering.
Freescale goes ZigBee with Developers Starter Kit
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6/23/2004   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor, provides manufacturers with a single-source ZigBee-Ready platform. ZigBee technology from Freescale enables wireless products for a variety of monitoring, automation, and control applications in the home, industrial, and health related environments.
Smart controller consolidates motor designs
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6/23/2004   Post a comment
Touting an increased level of integration, Apex Microtechnology has designed its MSA240 and MSA260 as complete "PWM amplifier" solutions for DC brush motor drives. These boards include a smart controller, oscillator, comparator, error amplifier, current-limit comparators, and a full-bridge output. The error amp also can be applied as a differential amplifier on the input to allow interfacing with most motor control chip sets.
Digital multi-mode transmitter is based on revolutionary approaches to RF power amplification
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6/23/2004   Post a comment
M/A-COM Announces the Industry's First Digital Multi-Mode Transmitter Based on Revolutionary New Approaches to RF Power Amplification. The Digital Power Amplifier as well as a complete suite of signal processing algorithms and circuit solutions will digitize the entire transmit portion of a handset.
Charge-pump for LED backlights touts 1% accuracy
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6/23/2004   Post a comment
Analog Devices says its ADM8845 charge pump, which has individual current-control blocks for six white light-emitting diodes (LEDs), achieves the most accurate current-matching in the industry - to within 1 percent for uniformly backlighting the micro color thick-film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) used in cell phones, PDAs, and digital cameras. Two control inputs allow the LEDs to be switched on and off in two independent blocks (four LEDs, and two LEDs), suiting the ADM8845 fo
Kentron tries again with quad-band DRAM
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6/23/2004   Post a comment
Since early 2001, Kentron Technologies has been trying with little success to crack the memory market with its unique quad-band DRAM memory. Undeterred, the company is still at it, and said a second-generation memory product is on the way.
Programmable clock generator offers flexible skew control
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6/23/2004   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor today introduced its revolutionary new family of ispClock in-system programmable clock generator devices. The first devices in the ispClock5500 family, the 10-output ispClock5510 and 20-output ispClock5520, combine a high- performance clock generator with a flexible, Universal Fan-out Buffer. The on-chip clock generator can provide up to 5 clock frequencies ranging from 10MHz to 320MHz using a high-performance PLL and clock multiply and divide facilities. The Universal F
Renesas processor support VoIP applications
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6/23/2004   Post a comment
Marty Gold reviews the latest 32-bit RISC MPU from Renesas Technology. The device is optimized for use with VoIP equipment including analog telephone adapters, routers and home gateway servers.
New color LCD display drivers offer fast response for high speed moving images
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6/23/2004   Post a comment
Dialog Semiconductor today launched the first two products in its new color liquid crystal display (LCD) driver family. Using multi-line addressing (MLA) LCD technology, the new DA8912A and DA8913A incorporate fully integrated graphic display RAM with high speed interfaces and various power management functions to enable a single, low power chip for managing the display in next generation mobile phone handsets and portable electronic products.
Philips: "Plattform-Ansatz hat sich bewährt"
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6/23/2004   Post a comment
Auf der Design Automation Conference im kalifornischen San Diego fand Rene Penning de Vries, frischgebackener CTO von Philips Semiconductors, Zeit für ein Interview mit Silicon Strategies. Peter Clarke fragte Penning de Vries nach seiner Strategie für die Herausforderungen, die bei der Entwicklung und Produktion jetzt vor ihm liegen.
Infineon, still in DRAM business, looks to recover its memory
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6/22/2004   Post a comment
Reaffirming its commitment to the memory business, Infineon Technologies AG is highlighting the breadth of its next-generation memory technology development.
Moto's Freescale pegs IPO at $2.4 billion
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6/22/2004   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc., the semiconductor subsidiary of Motorola Inc., confirmed plans to conduct an initial public offering of shares through the filing of an amended S-1 registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Hitachi to invest $500 million in China disk drives
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6/22/2004   Post a comment
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, the disk drive manufacturing arm of Hitachi Ltd., plans to invest up to $500 million to create "mega-manufacturing center" in China.
Student team's robot safely detects land mines
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6/22/2004   Post a comment
Johns Hopkins University engineering students recently completed a remote-controlled robot that can find land mines in rugged terrain and mark their location by spraying paint.
NTT Docomo puts wallet's contents in phone
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6/22/2004   Post a comment
Tapping the contactless Felica IC communications technology embedded in four new phones for its i-mode mobile network, NTT Docomo Inc. will launch a service next month that puts electronic money, e-tickets, personal ID and other services onto i-mode handsets.
Shanghai analog startup attracts $10-million investment
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6/22/2004   Post a comment
Fabless analog and mixed-signal chip vendor Apexone Microelectronics Inc. has raised $10 million in a Series A round of venture funding led by DCM-Doll Capital Management and Walden International.
Cypress acquisition sees growth opportunities in imaging
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6/22/2004   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. is looking for a stronger position in the image-processing market with the acquisition of Belgium-based FillFactory NV.
Samsung crafts Linux file system for NAND flash
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6/22/2004   Post a comment
Electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has created a file system for the Linux operating system called Robust File System, which can be stored and operate from NAND flash
Infineon unveils 16-Mbit MRAM prototype
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6/22/2004   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG introduced a prototype 16-Mbit magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM) device, but the chip maker acknowledged that the nonvolatile memory technology won't be ready for volume production anytime soon.
Controller for bus converters allows greater than 95 percent efficiency
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6/22/2004   Post a comment
Intersil announced the release of the ISL6744, a double-ended controller intended for unregulated bus converters in 48-V DC-DC and off-line AC-DC power supplies. The ISL6744 controller works over a wide range of input voltages, and works with isolated-bus applications including 400-V power-factor-corrected AC/DC converters and 48-V intermediate buses for telecom, datacom, and server systems. It has been designed to provide efficiency optimization with its ability to accurately program the outp
MIPS Consumer Audio platform boasts comprehensive solution
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6/22/2004   Post a comment
Marty Gold reviews MIPS consumer audio platform that gives SOC designers the flexibility to run audio algorithms on the host CPU or in a dedicated MIPS RISC co-processor.
65-MHz rail-to-rail amplifiers combine high speed and high drive current
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6/22/2004   Post a comment
Intersil's new EL5111 (single amp), EL5211 (dual amp), EL5411 (quad amp) and EL5611 (6X) offer a wide 65 MHz of bandwidth at -3 dB and an exceptional 90 V/s slew rate along with a common mode input ability beyond the supply rails and rail-to-rail output capability that enable maximum dynamic range at any supply voltage. The high 180-mA output short-circuit drive current capability helps ensure sharp pictures and stable brightness.
Family of sigma-delta ADCs offers optimal combination of low noise, low power
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6/22/2004   Post a comment
Analog Devices today introduced a new family of sigma-delta analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that deliver an unprecedented low-noise and low-power solution for applications in industrial and medical instrumentation markets. Unlike traditional precision data-converter solutions, which compromise on either power or noise, the new ADCs feature both low noise (40 nVrms) and low power(400 uA), while offering a complete range of analog functions in less board area.
One button reset control turns microprocessor on and off
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6/21/2004   Post a comment
Even sitting in a drawer, your MP3 player still east power. To save battery life, it's best to turn off the central processor as well as its peripherals and power supply components, a Maxim guru says. Here's a one-button circuit for turning the whole thing off.
Thumb drives are hitching a ride to a speedy ramp-up
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6/21/2004   Post a comment
Thumb drives — so called for their diminutive size — are quickly becoming a mass-market phenomenon, but despite their capacious storage, they lack a couple of key attributes: They have no speed standards and you can't boot a Windows computer from them. Rick Merritt has this report.
Deutsch-schwedischer Chip-Flirt
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6/21/2004   Post a comment
Der schwedische Netzausrüster Xelerated und Infineon wollen gemeinsam Chipsets für die Transport-Aggregation auf Layer 1 bis 3 entwickeln. Das gaben die beiden Unternehmen auf der Fachmesse 'Supercomm' bekannt.
The Week in Review: June 13 to 19
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6/18/2004   Post a comment
Triple-regulator packs power punch
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6/18/2004   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LT1941, for xDSL, hard disk drives and microprocessor core applications, is a triple-output (nonisolated) switching regulator IC with internal power switches. Two step-down converters provide a nominal 1.8 volts at 2.5 amps and 3.3 volts at 1.4 amps and the third source can be configured as a boost, inverter (nominal -12 volts at 350 mA) or SEPIC converter.
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