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Photron Turns to Xilinx Programmable Solutions for Latest High Speed Camera
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Based on Xilinx FPGAs, the FASTCAM MH4-10K high-speed camera from Photron can shoot 2,000 frames per second.
Lattice announces automotive versions of flash-based non-volatile FPGAs
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
New generation automotive FPGAs from Lattice provide system-on-chip functionality, high performance, low power, and "Instant-On" enhanced non-volatility.
8-bit MCU features dual bus design for complex multi-chip A/V subsystem control
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6/30/2008   1 comment
Its dual SMBus feature, small form factor and support for a wide range of operating voltages make the SST89C58RC MCU an ideal solution for numerous applications, including HDMI, HDTVs, A/V receivers, home appliances, industrial instruments, notebook PCs, DVD players, Blu-ray players, RF modules and security applications such as fingerprint identification.
Opinion: ST-NXP Wireless needs a new name
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6/30/2008   3 comments
ST-NXP Wireless, the new communications IC joint venture floated by STMicroelectronics NV and NXP BV, is starting life with a name that confuses its identity with those of the parent companies. Even before the ink dries up on its birth certificate, CEO Alain Dutheil should consider changing the name.
Operators ready specs for NFC enabled handsets
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
The body representing GSM cellular operators, GSMA, is readying a preliminary set of minimum requirements for handsets containing Near Field Communications (NFC) chipsets.
Timing devices extend battery life for ultra-mobile PCs
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
IDT has introduced a family of ultra-low-power timing devices that extends battery life and wireless signal range for ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs), while improving bandwidth.
Sigma-delta ADC achieves higher speed and resolution for precision sensing
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
ADI's 24-bit AD7190 sigma-delta ADC achieves greater than true 16-bit noise-free resolution up to 2.4 kHz across all input voltages from 40 mV to 5 V, enabling industrial equipment manufacturers to expand the operating speed and precision of sensitive measurement instruments.
SAR ADC delivers greater level of speed and accuracy
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
ADI claims its PulSAR AD7626 SAR ADC delivers a breakthrough in data conversion with 16-bit data capture performance, 15 effective number of bits and 10 MSPS throughput. It also features low power consumption and a small package size.
Are IC thermal problems hot air, question panelists
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
At the Design Automation Conference mid-June in Anaheim, California, an educational panel addressed the thermal issue in integrated circuit (IC) design. Two key questions were raised: When will this issue be emerging as a crucial concern if at all? What are the solutions to solve this potential crisis?
Europe again lags in chip sales for May '08
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Europe was again the laggard in semiconductor growth in May, with the WSTS figures showing it fared worst in both the three month moving average and year-to-year calculations compared to other regions, and that it showed the largest decline, of 0.3 percent, for sales between April and May 2008.
Chip sales increased 7.5% in May, says SIA
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
The three month moving average of global chip sales was $21.8 billion in May, 7.5 percent up on the $20.3 billion reported for May 2007, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and based on figures from WSTS.
Altera DSP tools get big performance boost
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
DSP Builder 8.0 features timing-aware Simulink synthesis.
Update: Who is the boss at Infineon, Kley or Bauer?
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Who really is the boss at the German semiconductor company, the chairman of the supervisory board or the head of the management board?
Sony Ericsson posts another profits warning
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
A profit warning from Sony Ericsson sent the share price of most mobile phone makers lower as the joint venture between Sony and Ericsson said second-quarter sales and net income would be hit by slowing demand for mid- to high-end models, and that it would only break even for the quarter.
Global chip sales seen 7% up in May
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
The three-month moving average of global chip sales is estimated to have come in at $21.7 billion in May, up a healthy 7 percent on the $20.3 billion achieved in May 2007, according to Bruce Diesen, analyst at Carnegie Research.
Autodesk ends interest in bid for Flomerics
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Autodesk will not pursue its interest in simulation software group Flomerics (Hampton Court, England) leaving the field clear again for Mentor Graphics, who has a 29 percent stake in the British company and who has made several bids to take control.
Infineon gives Bauer CEO title, axing "spokesman" designation
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG has quietly restored the title of chief executive officer to its top executive, dropping the ponderous designation of "spokesman of the management board" it gave Peter Bauer in May when he replaced Wolfgang Ziebart at the helms of the German semiconductor company.
Coming (not too) soon: wireless set-top boxes
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Wireless is coming to the cable TV set-top box, but just which wireless and when is still not clear, said a Cox Communications executive after a panel on wireless video networking at the Connections conference.
Video: 60 GHz, Wi-Fi, UWB face off at panel
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Competing approaches to delivering high quality video in the digital home faced off in a panel discussion at the Connections conference where representatives of Wi-Fi, ultrawideband and 60 GHz radios were clearly gunning for similar design wins in TVs, routers, set-top boxes, Blu-Ray drives and other devices.
Three-phase gate driver integrates op amp, bootstrap functionality
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
IR has introduced the IRS233x(D) family of three-phase gate driver ICs for low-, mid-, and high-voltage motor drive applications.
Safe bet: tire pressure sensors
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
One of Portelligent's analysts had the presence of mind to gather up the damaged tire pressure monitor (TPM) from his Toyota during a recent service center visit.
Multi-cell battery charger controller supports multiple chemistries
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced a fast-charge, 4-A capable, high-efficiency switchmode battery charger controller for multiple battery chemistries.
SiGe power amplifier targets MIMO WLAN 801.11 b/g apps
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics M/A-COM introduces a SiGe power amplifier for MIMO WLAN 801.11 b/g applications that require high gain and high efficiency.
Avnet Memec launches Actel Ultra-Low-Power SpeedWay Design Workshop
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Workshops provide hands-on experience in leveraging Actel's 5-microwatt IGLOO FPGAs for battery-operated and portable applications.
Extreme design: SuitSat pushes engineers' limits
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6/26/2008   1 comment
When engineers from Microchip Technology took a routine microcontroller inquiry, little did they know they'd be embarking on a multiyear space mission that would challenge every aspect of their earthbound engineering experience, while reconnecting them with the excitement and sense of exploration that led them to choose engineering to begin with.
Quatech ships embedded 802.11 radios
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
The Airborne Embedded 802.11b/g radio module is Quatech's first SDIO/SPI host interface product and the latest addition to Quatech's advanced line of radios for reliable and high performing M2M communication.
Digitally-controlled potentiometers shrink in size
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Touted as the industry's smallest non-volatile pushbutton digitally-controlled potentiometers, Intersil's ISL22511 and ISL22512 DCPs are housed in 2.1 x 1.6-mm micro-QFN packages.
ARM RealView tool family supports Freescale processors
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
ARM's RealView family of development tools now provides device support for the i.MX31 processor line to enable embedded developers to start development on Freescale's multimedia applications processors quickly.
Lower costs, higher profits for Apple with 3G iPhone
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
A preliminary guesstimate by market research group iSuppli suggests the Bill of Materials (BOM) and assembly costs of the latest 8Gbyte 3G iPhone from Apple will be $173, making the device one of the most profitable ever for the company.
UWB chipset offers triple communications power
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Check out Sigma Designs' UWB chipset that delivers multiple independent streams of video and data wirelessly, as well as over coax and Gigabit Ethernet for home data networking applications.
AMD delivers TeraFLOPS graphics chip
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
AMD says it has achieved two firsts in visual computing: the launch of the first teraFLOPS graphics card, the ATI Radeon HD 4850, and the first graphics card featuring ultra high bandwidth GDDR5 memory, the ATI Radeon HD 4870.
Low-power Mobile SDRAM line debuts
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
ISSI's first members of its PowerSaver Mobile SDRAM family include 128-Mbit, 256-Mbit and 512-Mbit Mobile SDRAMs offered in x8, x16, and x32 configurations in cost-effective TSOPII packages as well as space-saving BGA packages.
Anadigics packs all RF tuner circuits in small package
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
ANADIGICS' fully integrated 1-GHz tuner enables crystal-clear video in CATV set-top boxes, DVRs, PC TV tuner cards, and other tuner-on-board applications.
Class-D audio amplifier driver features 200V bridge supply voltage
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Supertex's high speed, N-channel, full-bridge power MOSFET driver for use in Class-D audio amplifiers provides a broad range of output voltage from 12V to 200V, has ±5ns dead time matching and rise or fall times of less than 30ns with a typical 1nF load.
Low-power audio codec includes dual PCM interface
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
The AK4675 low-power stereo CODEC from AKM Semiconductor features a dual PCM interface that allows easy interfacing in mobile designs with Bluetooth.
IBM, Zurich university build joint nanotech lab
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
IBM and the ETH Zürich University have agreed to jointly build a laboratory for nanotechnology research. The research activities aim at technologies for the post-CMOS era such as carbon-based materials, nano photonics, spintronics, nanowires and tribology.
ST sees only 'positives' in Nokia's Symbian move
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Mobile phone chip maker ST Microelectronics says the move by Nokia to unify the Symbian platform and make it open source will have major advantages as it could reduce the effort to support multiple handset makers.
Infineon : VoIP solution targets next generation access applications
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies has introduced the VINETIC-SVIP, a family of devices developed for next-generation VoIP access applications.
AMD taps Ghilardi to head EMEA region
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has named Emilio Ghilardi senior vice president and general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa, or EMEA, reporting to Gustavo Arenas, the chip group’s chief sales officer.
ARC offers multimedia codecs with upgraded licensing model
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Configurable cores and IP specialist ARC International (St Albans, England) has started offering its multimedia codecs under a fixed price, all-you-can-use licensing model.
Startup bolsters video over WiFi
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Israeli startup Celeno formally debuted at the Connections conference its first chip, a modified 802.11a/n baseband optimized for video.
Silicon oscillator reduces parts count, streamlines design
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' STCL1120 silicon oscillator combines fast start-up and high immunity to shock, vibration and EMI with lower operating current and a chip-select control for easier and more efficient power management.
Silicon Labs buys Integration Associates
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Integration Associates Inc. for $80 million.
FuturePlus rolls out DDR3 interposer for Tektronix logic analyzers
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
The FS2355 DDR3 1333 interposer is designed for use with Tektronix TLA7000 series logic analysis systems to enhance the debug of 1333 DIMM cards, improving reliability and time to market for the latest high performance DDR memory technologies.
Receiver brings digital radio to emerging markets
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Frontier Silicon's unified digital radio receiver module is designed to work with all existing Band 3 and L-Band digital radio standards for Europe and Asia.
Nokia builds open mobile software foundation
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Epoch making. Unprecedented. Setting mobile software free. These were just some of the typical superlatives used by the senior executives from Symbian, Nokia, Sony-Ericsson, Motorola, Texas Instruments, ST Microelectronics, Vodafone and others at the London conference where Nokia et al put some flesh on the announcement that the Finnish phone maker would pay about $410 million for the 52 percent of Symbian Ltd it does not already own, and thus ease the way to creating the Foundation that will de
Multi-state, analog and digital VGA is fully programmable
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2065, the industry's only fully programmable, multi-state, analog and digital IF/RF variable-gain amplifier (VGA).
TI releases MOVE VoIP engine for TMS320C64x
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
TI's MOVE voice engine supports customizable VoIP applications.
Triple video amplifiers consume 26.4-mW in consumer applications
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
CADEKA Microcircuits has introduced the CLC3800 and CLC3801 low power, triple video amplifiers that are designed to meet the requirements of today's cost-sensitive, standard definition (SD) consumer and industrial video applications.
Single supply LDOs tout low input voltages of 1.65V
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Micrel's MIC6910x/15x/30x series of low voltage linear regulators features single supply operation from 5.5V down to as low as 1.65V with ±1 percent initial output accuracy.
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