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High-speed controller brings A/V streaming to the USB format
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8/26/2005   Post a comment
A new high-speed universal serial bus (USB) peripheral controller from Royal Philips Electronics provides video streaming capability to the USB format with minimal burden on system hardware and software.
Actel introduces IP core generator for FPGAs
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8/26/2005   Post a comment
Actel has introduced an intellectual property core generator that produces optimized fast Fourier transform cores.
Agere names Peter Kelly CFO
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
Agere Systems has named Peter Kelly chief financial officer, replacing John Gamble, who accepted a position at another company.
RAD-HARD 8051 MCU mates with Honeywell MRAM for space apps.
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
Targeting space applications, startup company Silicon Laude has launched a rad-hard version of an 8051-based MCU that’s claimed to be capable of reliable operation in 300 krads total ionizing-dose environments.
Partners release first detailed specs for Cell microprocessor
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
IBM, Sony and Toshiba have released detailed specifications for the Cell microprocessor.
Intel envisions ‘user-aware’ platforms
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. outlined its research in "user-aware" chip and platform technologies that could intuitively respond to the environment.
Vendors tip broadband engine for Cell MPU
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
Attempting to gain momentum in the market, IBM, Sony, Sony Computer Entertainment and Toshiba disclosed more details about the Cell microprocessor, particularly about the broadband engine architecture of the chip.
M-Systems, Hynix ink supply agreement
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
Flash memory solutions supplier M-Systems has agreed to purchase $100 million of production equipment for Korea semiconductor supplier Hynix Semiconductor Inc., in return for guaranteed production capacity with favorable terms.
Chip inventories stable but low
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
Worldwide semiconductor inventories are low and stable entering the second half of 2005, although the levels among electronic distributors remains somewhat of a concern, according to a report from an investment banking firm.
PA pumps out power for WLANs
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
As WLANs continue to pop up all over our lives, designers continue to look for ways to boost range, boost data rates, and still not devour the battery in our notebook computers. The team at SST Communications has developed such a product with the SST13LP02.
Ramtron rolls FRAM with serial interface
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
Ramtron International Corp. has rolled out the FM25256, a 256-kilobit nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) product with a serial peripheral interface (SPI).
Intel takes another shot at ‘convergence’ PC
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
Taking another shot in the long-awaited “convergence” market, Intel Corp. rolled out what it called a new kind of PC for the home.
VLP miniDIMMs improve signal integrity in networking applications
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
The very low-profile (VLP) mini dual in-line memory modules (miniDIMM) from Micron Technology offer networking equipment manufacturers a DIMM that is less than half the size of previous modules.
ARM7 MCU combines ethernet, CAN, USB, encryption with support for real-time apps
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
Expanding its offerings in ARM7-based solutions, Atmel Corp. is launching two flash microcontrollers at the Boston Embedded Systems Conference. Embedded into the chip is a 10/100 Ethernet MAC, CAN, full-speed (12 Mbps) USB 2.0 and a high speed AES/3DES encryption engine.
Intel, Moto, UMC invest in Intellon
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
Intellon Corp., a provider of HomePlug-compatible ICs for home networking, has raised $24.5 million in new equity financing.
Micron ships high-density NAND devices
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
Expanding its efforts in the non-DRAM market, Micron Technology Inc. said it is shipping its first high-density, 4- and 8-gigabit NAND flash memory products.
JFET in-amp housed in MSOP
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. said it's breaking ground with its first junction field effect transistor-input instrumentation amplifier, which is the smallest in the industry and offers the highest common mode rejection ratio.
Open-Silicon joins TSMC's design center alliance
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
Fabless ASIC supplier Open-Silicon Inc. has joined Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s design denter alliance program.
Focus on A/D converters: Parts boost ac performance, tap less power
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
The latest analog-to-digital converters from Analog Devices, Atmel, Linear Technology, Maxim Integrated Products, National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments provide stronger ac performance, lower power consumption and smaller packages, all while operating at faster rates.
Surface-mount LNA works with 0.3 to 3.0 GHz systems
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave has developed a surface-mount pHEMT MMIC Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) for fixed wireless, CATV, microwave radio and cellular/3G basestation and repeater applications.
Stand alone charger expands options
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
The LTC4076 and LTC4077 are Linear Technology’s second and third standalone linear lithium-ion battery charger chips with dual-input USB and AC adapter ports and offer designers various options to the company's earlier released LTC4075/X. The main differences between the LTC4075/X and the second and third offerings are in available current from the USB port and the devices' charge termination capabilities.
Single-ended to differential buffer serves single-supply A/Ds
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
Differential inputs of an A/D converter must be balanced to cancel even order harmonics and common mode noise. Systems often require this signal translation to take place without injecting dc bias currents back into the signal source. Analog Devices' engineers offer a buffer circuit for single-ended to differential signal conversion.
Battery IC extends charge to cut parts
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies' AAT3687 BatteryManager, for single-cell lithium-ion/polymer batteries, is designed to further cut external parts count in portable consumer applications.
Intel tips new mobile, XScale processors
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Pushing a theme called “mobility ubiquity," Intel Corp. tipped new processors for notebook PCs and hand-held devices. This includes a new X-Scale processor — a multi-core chip based on a superset of Arm’s technology.
Intel's power clampdown
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Intel CEO Paul Otellini inaugurated a new era for the chip giant by announcing that its next-generation architecture would focus on performance per watt and spark innovation industrywide.
Xilinx says low-cost PCI Express solution compliant
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Xilinx' programmable PCI Express endpoint silicon solution has passed the latest PCI Express compliance and interoperability tests, the company said.
Log amp spans 1 MHz to 10GHz
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices has introduced a new member of its RF power detector family that is optimized for wide bandwidth, high accuracy over temperature, and low power consumption for wireless infrastructure, broadband wireless, and radar applications.
Tuner targets DVB-T signals
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
RF Magic has announced a single-chip tuner that is specifically optimized for international digital terrestrial TV markets.
AMD considers flash memory partnership with Infineon
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
AMD Corp. is not ruling out additional cooperation with Infineon Technologies to produce flash memory.
Moto to expand R&D, cellphone thrust in India
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Motorola Inc. plans to add 1,000 more employees to its R&D efforts in India and vowed to become a more aggressive player in the cellular-phone market in that nation.
Micron, Infineon claim 4-GB fully buffered DIMMs
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Rival memory suppliers Micron Technology and Infineon Technologies introduced fully buffered dual in-line memory modules with densities up to 4 gigabytes.
Circuit simulation tool simplifies clock designs
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. claims engineers can now create complete, robust timing solutions in minutes with its ADIsimCLK clock IC design and simulation tool and three new clock ICs.
STM to expand embedded development in India
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics said it has agreed to outsource more work to L&T Infotech Ltd. and is close to completing a similar agreement with another unnamed Indian company.
Regulators peak for high-current systems
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's LM2716 buck-boost and LM2717 buck-buck, two regulators designed for high-current applications, feature greater than 90 percent efficiency over a wide load range for extended battery life in embedded computer systems, set-top boxes, portable Internet access devices, general point-of-load architectures, and monitors and TVs, including TFT/LCD flat-panel displays.
Alloptic obtains $30 million in funding
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Alloptic Inc. has secured an additional $30 million in venture funding. Leading the rounds of financing were Ritchie Capital Management and GMG Capital Management.
Rambus, UMC extend PCI Express deal
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Rambus Inc. and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) have extended the availability of Rambus' PCI Express PHY cells to UMC's foundry offerings.
AMD issues dual-core chip challenge to Intel
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. issued a challenge to Intel Corp. to conduct a head-to-head competition of dual-core server microprocessors.
Development kit demonstrates viability of PCIe switch
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
A hardware/software development kit for Integrated Device Technology Inc.’s 3-port, 24-lane Precise PCI Express (PCIe) switching solution is now available and will be used to demonstrate the company’s device at the Intel Developer Forum here this week.
Chip maker to demonstrate PCIe-based SAS/SATA Raid-on-Chip at IDF
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp. is working on what it claims will be the industry’s first PCI Express-based SAS/SATA RAID-on-Chip (RoC) that will offer a small form factor, low power and thermal requirements and user flexibility through its XelCore RAID stack.
Intel plays catch-up in server market
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Attempting to play catch-up with rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) on the server front, Intel Corp. is accelerating the development of several new microprocessor lines. This includes a new 64-bit Xeon platform that incorporates an integrated memory controller, according to a report from Pacific Crest Securities Inc.
Micron Technology director retiring after 25 years on board
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
Micron Technology Chairman Steve Appleton announced that longtime director Thomas Nicholson would retire from the company's board of directors in early September, the end of Micron's 2005 fiscal year.
Intel, RIMM to ink deal at IDF
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) this week, Intel Corp. is expected to announce a major deal with Research In Motion (RIM), according to a report from CNBC.
TFT-LCD regulator offers a cool way out
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
Touting extremely high efficiency and thus cooler system operation, the EL7585A quad-output regulator from Intersil provides a highly integrated power source for large (19 inches and greater) thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal displays (TFT-LCDs) of the kind used in TVs and desktop monitors. Its so-called boost supply boasts the industry’s largest integrated field-effect transistor for this application, providing up to 3.5 amps.
Company reports 'surface polarization' in solar cells
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
SunPower Corp. said it has observed a new performance effect, known as "surface polarization," in high-efficiency silicon solar cells.
Tropian re-emerges with multimode Edge transceiver IC
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
Tropian Inc. has re-emerged with its first full-fledged multimode GSM/GPRS/Edge transceiver based on earlier modulation technology.
MPU integrates up to sixteen MIPS64-based cores for networking/storage apps
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
Cavium Networks has broadened its MIPS-based processor line with a new chips that embed up to sixteen MIPS cores. According to Cavium, its newest processors scale from multi-100 Mbps rates to multi-Gigabit rates for networking and storage applications.
Ambric names new VP of software
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
Fabless semiconductor Ambric named Jothy Rosenberg vice president of software, responsible for development tools and applications.
Gartner ups PC unit forecast amid flat sales
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
Gartner Inc. raised its forecast for worldwide PC unit shipments for both 2005 and 2006 despite flat revenue growth in the sector.
Silicon Labs acquires startup Silicon Magike
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories Inc. announced the acquisition of Silicon Magike Inc., a developer of mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), for $16 million in cash.
First boards roll for Advanced Switching
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
The Intel Developer Forum will play host to demonstrations of some of the first prototype board-level products using the Advanced Switching interconnect version of PCI Express.
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