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Automotive MCU reduces board space in body electronics
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories Inc. is touting its latest product as the industry's smallest automotive communications MCU.
Digital Potentiometers feature 1 percent accuracy
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices introduced the digital potentiometer (digiPot) AD529x family with the industry's best resistor tolerance of just 1 percent, allowing designers of industrial and instrumentation equipment to meet tighter resistor matching requirements for improved system accuracy.
UHF FM transmitter module housed in compact package
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Tailored for the 433.92MHz (UK) or 434.42MHz (European) radio bands, Radiometrix's PCB-mounting UHF radio transmitter is contained within a compact package, measuring 20x10x2 mm.
RF subsystem tailored for femtocell base stations
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Check out Skyworks' highly integrated RF subsystem that supports femtocell base station and cellular repeaters in GSM850, EGSM900, DCS1800 and PCS1900 frequency bands.
Local designers drive Chinese IC market growth
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Semiconductors designed for consumption in China is forecast to expand more than 60 percent between 2007 and 2012 driven by the need to customize products for the local market although total Chinese IC consumption is seen growing at a slower 7.7 percent rate during the same period.
Conexant strengthens imaging chip portfolio
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Conexant's SoC fax products are offered in a variety of configurations, and support a wide range of optional features, including answering machine, speakerphone, and intercom capabilities.
Power management ICs combine two step-down converters with LDO
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
AnalogicTech has introduced two power management ICs (PMICs) that extend battery life in portable applications by delivering low noise power at high efficiency.
Video: When the fab shuts down
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Matt, a young process engineer at the Hynix DRAM fab in Eugene, Oregon, shares his views about the human impact of the Korean company's decision in late July to close its only U.S. manufacturing plant.
Cisco backs startup's video-over-Wi-Fi chip
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Celeno Communications Inc., a startup designing a variant of Wi-Fi chips geared for video, has closed a $16 million funding round led by Cisco Systems.
HP, Intel, Yahoo partner in cloud computing
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Yahoo have partnered with three research groups to create an open source test bed for research in cloud-computing, the concept of using globally distributed computers as a platform for delivering services.
Actel acquires Pigeon Point Systems
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
In a strategic move, Actel strengthens its position in TCA system and power management solutions with the acquisition of Pigeon Point Systems.
Tiny dual Hot Swap controller targets optical networks
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4224, a compact, low voltage Hot Swap controller for protecting boards and backplanes that use two 1V to 6V voltage supplies.
ST launches multi-channel clock distribution chip line
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics announced the first six devices in a series of clock-distribution ICs, which it says are the first in the market to provide per-channel output-enable controls for precision clock management in embedded and handheld applications.
ST, NXP close deal to create wireless JV
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
ST-NXP Wireless is now a reality. STMicroelectronics NV and NXP BV have completed the deal, announced mid-April, bringing together their respective wireless operations into a joint venture company. Operations will start on Aug. 2 with a wireless product and technology portfolio.
20W stereo Class D speaker amplifier operates from a 4.5V to 14V supply
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products is calling its MAX9744 the industry's first 20W stereo Class D speaker amplifier to operate from a 4.5V to 14V power supply.
Ultra-low-power comparators save space in portable apps
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX9060-MAX9065 comparators offer ultra-low power consumption and low-voltage operation in an ultra-small package.
Intersil acquires D2Audio
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Analog-chip maker Intersil Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire D2Audio Corp., a supplier of digital audio power amplifiers.
Report: Media fuels 12% rise in home networks
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Wireless LANs, xDSL access networks and DSPs will continue to dominate home networking where one market watcher predicts an estimated 12 percent growth in units sales over the current five year period.
Boost converters maximize battery run time, minimize external circuitry
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LT3495 and LT3495-1 low-noise boost converters with integrated power switches, Schottky diodes and output disconnect circuitry.
4.25-Gbit/s laser driver features integrated bias, high drive current
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Micrel's 4.25-Gbit/s FP/DFB laser diode driver is capable of delivering up to 90mA modulation current and 100mA bias current.
Small USB dongle modem works with all major operating systems
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Radicom Research has introduced a compact USB dongle modem dubbed V92HU-E2 that processes data using its own hardware and does not utilize any processing power of the host computer.
Lights, Camera, Altera
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Panasonic selects Altera's Cyclone III FPGAs for new high-definition camera-recorders.
AC-DC power conversion chips housed in low-profile package
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Power Integrations is housing its TOPSwitch-HX family of offline switcher ICs in a low-profile IC power package that enables extremely compact and lightweight notebook adapters.
AMD to soon disclose 'asset-smart' plans?
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. continues to keep investors waiting for details of plans to overhaul its manufacturing operations but there are signs the company already began implementing the strategy and could be close to briefing analysts and shareholders.
Controller for VR11.1 processors touts automatic phase-dropping and fast response
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
PX3560 chip for VR11.1-based processors maintains high efficiency across entire load range, ensures fast active transient response (ATR) with a minimum of external components.
TI releases three new OMAP35x chips
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
TI today announced availability of the OMAP3515, OMAP3525 and OMAP3530. The chips feature an ARM Cortex-A8, 2-D/3-D graphics subsystem, and multimedia subsystem.
OMAP goes open-source with $149 board
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
TI's four new OMPA35x boards include a $149 open-source kit, an evaluation module for DaVinci video codecs, and a pair of third-party development boards.
Chartered ramps 45nm amid bleak outlook
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. will ramp its 45nm process technology this fall amid a bleak business outlook for the chip foundry.
Write once SD cards lock data for legal image recordings
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
SanDisk Corporation introduced the SanDisk SD WORM card, a Write Once Read Many (WORM) digital memory card intended for professional uses such as police investigations.
Report: DisplayPort wins in PCs, HDMI gets TVs
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
DisplayPort will supplant VGA and the emerging High Definition Multimedia Interface in PCs after 2010, but HDMI will retain the lion's share of external links on digitial TVs and other consumer gear, according to a new report from market watcher iSuppli.
Darnell: DoE too pessimistic about LED lighting
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
Says the U.S. Department of Energy underestimates the near-term growth of light-emitting diodes for lighting, among other issues.
Pleo evolves on four legs and two ARMs
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
Following in the pawprints of the Sony Aibo, released in June 1999, the Ugobe Pleo dinosaur pet robot is the most recent incarnation of a learning and evolving personal robotic toy.
Digital temperature sensor/thermostat integrates EEPROM
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
Maxim has introduced the DS7505 +/-0.5 degrees Celsius accurate, digital temperature sensor and thermostat with nonvolatile memory (EEPROM).
ZigBee/802.15.4 RF transceivers offer best in class link budget
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
CEL introduces its own ZIC2410 Series that combines a powerful, ZigBee-compliant RF transceiver with an industry-workhorse, 8051-based 8-bit microprocessor.
Atmel : 8-bit microcontrollers target LIN automotive networking applications
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
Atmel has announced a family of AVR 8-bit microcontrollers for LIN automotive networking applications. The ATtiny167 is the first device and is optimized to LIN slave applications.
Intel starts foray into SoC market
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
Intel has announced its entry into the market for System-on-Chip (SoC) integrated circuits. Most of them will be based on the Atom processor.
SanDisk unveils metric for solid-state drives
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7/24/2008   2 comments
SanDisk will announce today a metric that reduces to a single number the expected lifetime of a flash disk, hoping the industry will adopt its Longterm Data Endurance approach as a de facto standard for solid-state drives.
Hynix will close 200mm fab in Oregon
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
Hynix Semiconductor will close within two months a 200mm DRAM wafer fab in Eugene, Oregon, according to local officials speaking immediately after a visit from Hynix chief executive Jong Kap Kim, a move that comes as a reaction to a DRAM market that has been in oversupply for months.
PoE controller optimizes sub-13 watt designs
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Device supports lower input voltage operation and smaller solution size for local power supplies.
Hynix fab: Expand, diversify or close?
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
The chairman of Hynix, Jong Kap Kim, is visiting Oregon Wednesday (July 23) on a trip that involves meetings with the governor, the mayor of Eugene where the company has its eight-inch DRAM fab and the president of the University of Oregon in Eugene and speculation about the purpose of the trip ranges widely from talk about an upgrade, diversification or even a closure.
D/A converters integrate a low-drift reference in an 8-lead TSOT-23 package
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Linear has introduced the LTC2631, a family of pin- and software-compatible 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit D/A converters in a tiny TSOT-23 package, making it the smallest I²C D/A converter family with an internal reference on the market today.
LNA delivers high sensitivity, high immunity for GPS apps
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG has introduced a high-sensitivity low noise amplifier (LNA) with a best-in-class noise figure for GPS applications.
CEA will explore 3DTV standard
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7/23/2008   1 comment
The Consumer Electronics Association will investigate the possibility of setting standards for 3DTV, seen by many observers as the next big thing in home entertainment.
CopperGate grabs latest ARC core for G.hn
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
CopperGate Communications has licensed a next-generation processor core from ARC International for a chip CopperGate is designing to support the pending ITU G.hn standard for running data at rates up to a Gbit/second over copper, coax or powerline.
Handsets on track for growth despite declining prices
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Global mobile handset sales growth could top 10 percent in 2008, reaching nearly 1.3 billion units, but projected unit growth is being partially offset by declining average selling prices.
Consumer giants rally around Wi-Fi variant
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Startup Amimon has rallied five consumer giants behind its variation of an 802.11n home network for high def video, and the resulting Wireless Home Digital Interface special interest group will define by the end of the year an ad hoc standard based on an update of the Amimon technology.
Converged nets drive Brocade, Foundry combo
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
The proposed $3 billion merger between Brocade and Foundry Networks highlights the trend of business networks trying to consolidate the number of suppliers and technologies they use, increasingly focusing on Ethernet and the push to merge traffic from Fiber Channel storage networks with mainstream Ethernet nets.
OpenCores bundles development environment with OpenRISC
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
ORSoC AB (Stockholm, Sweden), a design house that took over responsibility for maintaining the OpenCores website, www.opencores.org, in November 2007, has released a "Virtual Ubuntu Linux" installation which installs and configures a VMWare virtual machine on the OpenRISC 1200 processor core.
PMC-Sierra licenses more MIPS cores
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies said it has licensed additional processor cores to long-time licensee PMC-Sierra for use in next-generation communications and storage products.
RS-232 transceiver features full isolation of data and power lines
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
ADI's highly integrated ADM3251E transceiver delivers signal and power isolation and a smaller footprint for HVAC, industrial and medical applications.
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