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Passive equalizers extend data transmission reach on FR-4 backplanes
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced two power-saver passive equalizers that double the data transmission reach of FR-4 backplanes in applications such as routers, storage subsystems and wireless base stations.
Small low-power DC/DC converters suit portable designs
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced 2.25-MHz step-down DC/DC converters, housed in 6-pin, 2 x 2-mm SON packages with +/-1.5 percent voltage regulation for portable and battery-powered applications.
SHA-1 EEPROM offers bidirectional authentication
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the DS28CN01, a secure memory device that provides bidirectional challenge-and-response authentication protection by using the internationally recognized SHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm) cryptographic algorithm.
ST houses 1-Mbit serial SPI bus EEPROM in SO8 narrow package
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Fast interface for high-density EEPROM memory is well-suited for parameter storage in DTV, gaming, car infotainment, medical equipment and computer peripherals.
OLED driver IC sharpens images in MP3 players, handsets
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Leadis Technology Inc. has started to sample the LDS519, a mono OLED driver IC with integrated controller supporting four gray 96x64 and 48-Icons.
First production FPGAs to demo interoperability with DDR3 SDRAM technology
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Xilinx partners with leading suppliers to make DDR3 SDRAM controller designs a reality for higher performance with lower power in Virtex-5 FPGAs.
Infineon samples automotive microcontrollers
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Infineon's 32-bit MCUs for safety automotive systems feature a high-performance central processing unit (CPU) that can process up to 80 million instructions per second (MIPS) at 80 MHz.
Altera offers complete USB 2.0 device controller solution
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
New USB 2.0 device controller solution from Altera and System Level Solutions includes a soft IP core, software and class drivers, and snap-on PHY daughtercards.
Cyan raises funds for overseas expansion
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Cyan Holdings, the fabless semiconductor group that develops low powered, configurable microcontrollers, has raised £5.3 million ($10.7 million) of working capital in a share placing on London's AIM market.
Crosspoint switches support data rates up to 4.25-Gbits/s
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
TI has rolled out two analog chips that are capable of functioning as either crosspoint switches or buffers, giving designers the flexibility to use the devices in a wide variety of applications.
Nvidia closing the gap on Intel in graphics chips
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Nvidia has made significant gains during the second quarter in graphics chip shipments and is closing the gap on market leader Intel while AMD continued to lose ground compared to its share in the corresponding quarter last year.
2-wire bus buffer provides bi-directional capacitance isolation for HDMI
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4307-1, an HDMI-compliant bidirectional bus buffer that provides capacitance buffering and level shifting between HDMI source and sink devices.
Multi-channel IP encoder debuts for IPTV, Internet TV apps
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Envivio has unveiled the latest version of its multi-channel IP encoder for IPTV and Internet TV it is marketing under the name 4Caster C4.
Integrated FET regulators support input voltages up to 60V, spikes to 100V
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Intersil recently released a family of high efficiency, 2A integrated FET step down DC/DC switching regulators that support wide operating input voltages and can handle transient spikes up to 100V.
Mobile TV SoC complies with Japan's ISDB-T standard
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Newport Media is sampling an SoC for the mobile version of Japan's ISDB-T digital television standard that integrates an RF tuner, demodulator and all required memory.
miniSDHC flash memory cards available in class 2, 4, and 6 speeds
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Kingston Technology has added a 4-GB miniSDHC to its expanding Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) flash memory card line intended to support next-generation mobile phones and digital devices requiring larger capacities and faster speeds in a smaller form factor.
High-accuracy AC current sensors save board space
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories has introduced the Si8500 family of low-loss, high-accuracy AC current sensors for a wide range of power applications. The Si8500 integrates the functional equivalent of a current transformer circuit into a 4 x 4 x 1-mm QFN package.
Actel extends Asia Pacific sales network
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Actel announces new distributors for low-power programmable solutions in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand.
Stanford confabs explore multi-core CPUs, nets
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The Hot Chips and Hot Interconnects conferences have posted their programs that will provide a look inside some of today's leading multi-core processors and research in on- and off-chip networks future versions of such CPUs may use.
IC Insights sees big shakeup in 1H07 chip ranking
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Though there has been little movement among the top ten semiconductor suppliers during the first half of 2007 compared to 2006 rankings, market research group IC Insights says there has been some significant changes in the ranking amongst the next ten.
NAND controllers target mobile storage applications
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
SST's ATA flash disk controller (SST55VD020) and CompactFlash card controller (SST55LC200) target space-constrained mobile storage applications such as music players, portable media players and camcorders.
Programmable gain amplifier delivers 0.03 percent gain accuracy
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Targeting industrial and instrumentation markets, National Semiconductor's high-precision LMP8100A programmable gain amplifier provides 0.03 percent gain accuracy across the full industrial temperature range.
Simulator targets SoCs for handheld devices
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
A simulator developed by the University of Southampton whose roots go back to research collaboration with another U.K. University, Newcastle, into developing interconnection technologies for multiprocessor SoCs, has been made available for download and is said to pave the way for more competitive handheld computing devices.
RF design team raises funds for CMOS PA initiative
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Is it possible to make a CMOS power amplifier for 3G cell phone applications that can operate with the same power efficiency and robustness as a gallium arsenide version? ACCO Semiconductor (Saint Germain en Laye, France) believes it has found a way to do just that and with its patent applications in hand is hoping to reap the benefits in a multibillion dollar market.
Portable devices drive power management demand
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7/27/2007   Post a comment
Market research firm iSuppli Corp. projects the global power management semiconductor market to grow significantly over the next few years, driven in part by rising demand from portable electronic equipment manufacturers.
Current limit switch protects portable devices
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7/27/2007   Post a comment
The SP619 current limit switch from Sipex provides fault protection in a variety of applications including portable devices and distributed power systems.
DRAM market plummets in Q2 by 25 percent
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7/27/2007   Post a comment
The commodity DRAM market fell be nearly 25 percent in the second quarter according to market tracker DRAMeXchange who blamed the huge decline on a massive 40 percent cut in the average selling prices of DDR 512Mbit parts.
Supervisory circuit eliminates external devices
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7/27/2007   Post a comment
The AS1923 quad voltage microprocessor supervisory IC from austriamicrosystems monitors up to four system supply voltages without the need for external components.
EC charges Intel with anticompetitive practices
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7/27/2007   Post a comment
EC antitrust regulators have concluded that Intel has abused its dominant position in the microprocessor market. The legal proceeding could end with a billion-euro fine for Intel.
AMD tips low-power x86 core, eight-core CPU
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices disclosed plans for an eight-core server processor, a new low power x86 core and more details of its Fusion processors all slated for 2009.
Voltage translator guarantees performance down to 1.1 V
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has rolled out a single-bit, bi-directional voltage translator with guaranteed operation from 1.1 V to 3.6 V for ultra-portable applications.
Buck converter drives up to seven LEDs in series
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
The CAT4201 7-W buck converter from Catalyst Semiconductor drives white LED strings up to 21 V; regulates current up to 350 mA, and eliminates need for a dedicated heat sink with up to 94 percent efficiency.
Mini-ITX mainboard features two LAN ports
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
VIA Technologies recently introduced the EPIA LT-Series Mini-ITX mainboard based on the VIA CX700 system media processor.
16-bit RISC MCU drives large LCD displays
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
Take a look at Maxim's latest addition to its RISC MAXQ microcontroller product line. The MAXQ3100 integrates an RTC and LCD interface to save space in embedded and portable applications.
IXYS rolls out 5.5-kV extra-fast recovery diode
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
IXYS Corp.'s UK-based wholly owned subsidiary, Westcode Semiconductors Ltd. (Westcode), has launched a 1300-A, 5.5-kV extra-fast recovery diode.
Infineon, ARM extend mobile platform deal
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
ARM Holdings plc and Infineon Technologies AG have extended their licensing deal that will see the German chip maker moving from using its own proprietary solution in its low cost mobile phone platform to using ARM processors in the future.
Silica, Seoul sign pan-Europan distribution deal
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Avnet subsidiary Silica is to distribute Seoul Semiconductor's complete line of LEDs and solid state illumination products in Europe.
Dollar's weakness impacts ARM's revenues, profits
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
ARM Holdings plc has managed to grow dollar revenues by 11 percent in the first half to $258.4 million in what the company describes as "a challenging industry backdrop" and said it is on track to achieve full year estimates provided the dollar/sterling exchange does not change significantly.
Startup challenges Intel in 10G Ethernet
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
A handful of Intel Corp.'s former competitors in the chip set business have formed a startup called ServerEngines that is rolling out a 10G Ethernet device that will vie for sockets with a part introduced recently by Intel.
DC/DC regulator system meets military requirements
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces the first device, an encapsulated 10-A switching DC/DC regulator system, in a new family of uModule DC/DC regulators designed for military and avionics applications.
Southampton team to advance nanoscale processes
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Southampton's Electronics and Computing Science Department are to work on the integration of nanostructures with other emerging technologies such as MEMS and nanospintronics to develop more powerful and smaller devices when the University's Mountbatten Building opens next year.
Diversification pays dividends for CSR
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
Bluetooth chip specialist CSR plc said it expects revenues to increase to between $230 million and $250 million in the third quarter as it announced sales for the half year ended June 29 reached $376 million, a 19 percent increase on the corresponding period last year. Gross profits were also up by 14 percent on H1 06 to $170.4 million.
ST posts hefty Q2 loss on spin-off charges
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics posted a huge loss in the second quarter due to a one-time charge related to the spin off of its flash memory business in a joint venture with Intel and the Francisco Partners. Revenue dropped from the year-ago quarter but improved from the first quarter on higher wireless and consumer sales.
White LED drivers target entry-level handsets
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
AnalogicTech has released the AAT3193, the first in a family of 2- and 3-channel, charge pump-based white LED drivers.
Mouser Electronics and Cypress Semiconductor enter into global distribution agreement
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
Mouser Electronics' inventory of Cypress Semiconductor devices includes highly-integrated Programmable System-on-Chips (PSoCs) and associated development tools.
Power-One Aurora series makes CEC Eligible Inverter list
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has added the Aurora PVI-5000 and PVI-6000 Series from Power-One Inc. to its list of Eligible Inverters, which facilitates rebates of up to $2.50 per watt for residential solar installations.
Load switches improve thermal dissipation in portables
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor's FPF214X and FPF216X series of IntelliMAX advanced load switches offer improved thermal performance and full system protection for portable applications operating between 1.8 V and 5.5 V.
PWM buck converter offers wide input voltage range
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
The AP1533 300 KHz, 1.8-A asynchronous PWM buck converter from Diodes Inc. features soft-start function, low ripple noise output and low-power consumption for a wide range of computing and consumer electronics applications.
Lattice expands support for open source LatticeMico32 embedded soft microprocessor core
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
Device support for LatticeMico32 embedded soft microprocessor core now includes the new LatticeXP2 FPGA family, expanded software development support, and peripheral IP.
Femtocells head for home to challenge Wi-Fi
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
The past few weeks has seen frenetic activity in the still largely untested femtocells business -- also known as home base stations or 3G access points.
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