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Falling prices sink Indian chip market
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8/31/2007   Post a comment
While an industry survey predicted the Indian chip market would reach $3.8 billion in revenues in 2006, an update found that actual revenues were about one-third less than that at $2.69 billion.
Texas Instruments presents 3-D DLP technology
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8/31/2007   Post a comment
On the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Texas instruments has introduced an enhancement to its DLP projection technology that enables TV sets to display three-dimensional images. Mitsubishi and Samsung are among the first OEMs to implement the technology in their products, TI said.
Wind River buys Romanian embedded software group
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8/31/2007   Post a comment
Wind River Systems, Inc. has bought the outstanding shares in privately owned Romanian embedded software developer S.C. Comsys S.R.L. for $1.4 million.
IBM measures single-atom memory, molecular switch
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
IBM's Almaden Research Center has measured the ability to store a bit on a single atom, portending hard drives with ultra-high storage capacity.
Single-phase energy meter IC supports 80-segment LCD displays
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has introduced the AS8267, a single phase energy meter IC providing security protected on-chip data and program memory with reliable data-retention specifications over an extreme temperature range.
A/D converter delivers 16-bit resolution at 10-MHz
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
The ADS-939 sampling A/D converter from C&D Technologies is a fully integrated data acquisition system that provides 16-bit resolution at a 10-MHz sampling rate over the entire operating temperature range.
MEMS, FRAMs qualified
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
Microelectromechanical system oscillators and ferroelectric random access memory have been qualified for high-reliability and extended-temperature-range applications, respectively.
Net Logic buys Cypress' search engine IC line-up
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
NetLogic Microsystems Inc. has bought, for $12 million in cash, a portfolio of network search engine products from Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
Lego Group to play with Moore Microprocessor patent portfolio
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
Danish play materials specialist Lego Group has become the 21st company to license the Moore Microprocessor patent porfolio from The TPL Group
Secure supervisor circuit incorporates tamper detection
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
Maxim says the SPI-compatible DS3650 is the industry's first secure supervisor with tamper detection to meet the payment card industry's voltage- and temperature-monitoring requirements. It integrates a battery-backup controller, system power monitor, CPU supervisor, temperature sensor, along with two tamper-detection comparators.
PoE interface controller delivers precise regulation
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4268-1, a PoE interface controller with a synchronous, current mode, switching regulator for delivering precise regulation and high efficiency to powered devices.
Multiplexer supports high-voltage and dual-voltage SD/SDIO/MMC
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor says the FSSD06 is the first multiplexer that supports high voltage and dual-voltage secure digital (SD)/secure digital I/O (SDIO)/ multimedia cards (MMC), enabling an application's processor to multiplex between a SD card, SDIO card, MMC card and peripherals
Inductorless DC/DC boost converter delivers high efficiency
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
The AS1301 inductorless DC/DC boost converter from austriamicrosystems is capable of output currents as high as 50 mA at 5 V.
1-W processor makes X86 accessible to embedded market
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
With an idle power of 0.1 watt, the 500-MHz VIA Eden ULV processor has been designed to meet the low power requirements of a wide range of industrial, commercial and ultra mobile applications.
NXP video post processor to improve HD image quality
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
In the run-up to the IFA consumer electronics trade fair in Berlin, NXP has rolled out a video post processor chip that, according to the company, improves HD images by a series of 'smart' algorithms.
LED driver features on-chip oscillator for programmable brightness control
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. has introduced a three-channel constant-current LED driver with an on-chip oscillator for programmable brightness control.
High-voltage LED driver integrates current regulator switch
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
Supertex has introduced the HV9980, a three-channel, high-voltage LED driver aimed at LCD panel backlighting and DLP television (TV) applications.
HDMI transmitter features on-chip consumer electronic control support
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
The ADV7520NK from Analog Devices simplifies portable HDMI product design by integrating consumer electronic control functions allowing end users to command multiple A/V devices with one remote.
Processor enhances picture, sound quality in 1080p flat-panel TVs
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Micronas has started to sample its third-generation VCT-Premium processor, which integrates audio, video, Teletext, OSD, controller-related functions, and a dual input port HDMI receiver.
Updated: QuickLogic backs away from FPGAs
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
QuickLogic Inc. is backing away from the FPGA market, saying that it will focus on an ASSP-like market called customer specific standard products (CSSPs).
Step-down converters simplify system design
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
AnalogicTech has released the AAT1112 (1.5 A) and the AAT1145 (1.2 A) constant frequency current mode step-down converters, which don't require external compensation components.
Enhanced LED driver cuts propagation delay by 50%
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Supertex is phasing out its existing HV9910 LED driver in favor of an enhanced version, HV9910B, which will be a drop-in replacement for the existing HV9910.
Xilinx development tools boost DSP performance
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx's DSP development tools now deliver up to a 38 percent faster Fmax performance for multi-rate DSP designs and improved ease of use.
Mobile processor enhances gaming notebooks
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
AGEIA Technologies has launched the PhysX 100M mobile processor for high performance gaming notebook PCs that features low power and thermal design with power dissipation of nearly 10-W under game-play conditions.
Low-cost 8-bit MCU series targets fan, universal motor control apps
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
The 8-bit MCUs in the Z8F083A series from Zilog provide the fundamental features required for electric fans and universal motor control, including a faster internal precision oscillator and A/D converter to speed up response times for critical motor control loop operations.
RF protocol stack optimized for wireless 2.4-GHz control devices
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Nordic Semiconductor has developed a complete off-the-shelf RF protocol stack for leading-edge wireless desktop control devices using its low-power 2.4-GHz transceivers.
VoIP support expands for ARM processors
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
D2 Technologies' embedded vPort VoIP software now enables OEMs and ODMs to easily power new feature-rich VoIP-enabled devices using ARM11 multi-core processors.
Altera ships first member of high-end Stratix III FPGA family
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Industry's lowest-power high-performance Stratix III FPGAs from Altera offer 25 percent performance advantage over competing solutions.
ProASIC3 FPGA development card comes with MRAM and on-board programmer
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Measuring only 2.4" x 1.0", the Actel ProASIC3 FPGA development card from Domain Technologies supports speedy development of sophisticated designs.
Video-on-demand server achieves breakthrough performance with Altera FPGAs
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Edgeware's innovative streaming system created with memory-rich Altera Stratix II and Cyclone III devices to be showcased at IBC2007.
Actel's ProASIC3 FPGAs enable automotive vision systems
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Magna Electronics chooses Actel's low-power, single-chip FPGAs; ProASIC3 technology offers quality and reliability for driver assistance applications.
20-V LDO requires 1-µA quiescent current
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has expanded its low dropout regulator (LDO) portfolio with the AS1360, which requires 1.5-µA quiescent current and handles up to 20V input voltage.
Express Logic ports ThreadX to dsPIC, PIC24
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Express Logic now offers its ThreadX/MCU RTOS for Microchip's digital signal controllers (DSCs) and MCUs.
Supervisory circuits pack performance in small package
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX16033- MAX16040 low-power supervisory circuits that provide power supply monitoring and battery control functions in microprocessor systems.
Diode-OR controller reduces power consumption, voltage loss
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology offers the LTC4357, a single high-voltage ideal diode-OR controller, as a low loss replacement for Schottky diodes in N+1 redundant power supply applications and high-availability systems.
HDMI transmitter claims to be first to feature on-chip consumer electronic control support
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Analog Devices' ADV7520NK is a low-power HDMI(TM) v1.3 (High-Definition Multimedia Interface(TM)) transmitter for portable media and DVD players, video recorders, and other mobile multimedia devices capable of supporting high-definition audio and video content. The ADV7520NK is the first HDMI transmitter to incorporate a CEC (Consumer Electronic Control) buffer on-chip, which reduces component count, eases design complexity and speeds time to market for portable high-definition (HD) devices by e
32-Mbit serial flash memory sports dual I/O
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has unveiled a 32-Mbit serial Flash memory family with dual I/O for guaranteed high-speed performance. The devices clock at 75 MHz over the entire 2.7 to 3.6-V supply range.
GM's chief to address Consumer Electronics Show
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Rick Wagoner, chairman and CEO of General Motors Corp., joins Microsoft's Bill Gates, Panasonic's Toshihiro Sakamoto and Intel's Paul Otellini as confirmed keynoters as confirmed keynoters for the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show., slated for Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas.
Actel pioneering new markets for FPGAs in automobiles
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Based on this announcement, Gartner/Dataquest is going to start tracking FPGAs in new automotive application areas such as the powertrain and safety systems
Metal oxide nanotubes: lower-cost alternative to carbon?
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Nanotubes historically have been synonymous with organic carbon nanotubes, but no more. Metal oxide nanotubes created at Georgia Institute of Technology are cheaper and easier to fabricate than carbon nanotubes for future nanoscale electronic devices.
Under the Hood: Gauging standard-cell performance
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Standard-cell-based design has become the mainstream methodology for designing the digital-logic sections of ASICs. Semiconductor Insights shows how it used advanced imaging and algorithms to go deep inside the structure of TI's OMAP2420 SoC.
Vendors steer toward automotive
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
The automobiles that consumers will be driving 10 years from now will differ vastly from those on the road today.
MIPS grabs Chipidea in analog IP move
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies, Inc. has acquired privately-held Chipidea Microelectronica S.A. (Lisbon, Portugal) for $147 million in cash.
TI rolls out pair of HDMI switches
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
These switches connect either two or three digital video signals coming from devices such as game consoles, digital video switch boxes, set-top boxes or DVD players to a single HDTV display.
IBM's Cell BE-based cluster to aid U. of Maryland research
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8/24/2007   Post a comment
IBM Corp. said it will endow the University of Maryland's Baltimore County campus with the components for one of the most powerful cluster supercomputers in the world.
Autonomous vehicle finds way without GPS
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8/24/2007   Post a comment
In the European Land Robot Trial, a vehicle of the university of the German armed forces (Universitaet der Bundeswehr) is the winner in the speed discipline. In comparison the Darpa Grand Challenge, the European contest demands more autonomy, participants say.
Brothers developing electronic drug patch
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8/24/2007   Post a comment
entrepreneurs in Belgium are promoting the concept of an electronic disposable patch to remind users when to take medications.
HB-LED driver features rapid current pulsing
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Maxim says its MAX16821 high-power, synchronous high-brightness LED (HB-LED) driver with rapid current pulsing is the first to drive common-anode LEDs.
IGBT improves energy efficiency in low-frequency industrial applications
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor's 600V/30A IGBT improves energy efficiency in low-frequency industrial applications such as solar inverters, welding machines and uninterruptible power supplies.
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