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Audio CODECs increase power efficiency, extend battery life in portables
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Leadis has rolled out a family of audio CODECs using its Gmax amplifier technology, which is said to increase power efficiency, maintain best-in-class SNR, and extend battery life in portable audio applications.
Kilopass Announces Embedded Non-Volatile Memory for 65 nm Processes
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Kilopass Technology Inc. announced that its XPMTM technology is now available for 65-nanometer (nm) low power (XPM-65LPTM) and general purpose (XPM-65G+TM) processes.
Thermal management ICs target smaller packages
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
SMSC has introduced the EMC210x family of fan controllers with RPM closed-loop control and multiple temperature management, and three SMBus temperature sensors for systems requiring a high level of temperature monitoring.
Development kit provides functions for Mini-IP Camera
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Micronas has developed a Mini-IP Camera development kit based on its Cypher ESN7108A streaming media encoder that delivers real time MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, H.263, and MJPEG video encoding.
Micronas rolls single-chip full HD TV receiver
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Following the trend towards high definition TV, Micronas has introduced a complete HDTV receiver on a single chip.
Intel demos 40-Gbit/s silicon laser
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8/22/2007   1 comment
40-Gbit per second silicon laser chip portends cheaper optical communications for telecommunications and on-chip processor-to-processor links on multi-core chips.
RF transceiver consumes less than 3 mA in RX mode
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8/22/2007   Post a comment
Semtech's SX1211 UHF RF transceiver consumes less than 3 mA in RX mode, doubling the battery life in wireless sensor systems.
Quad-input HDMI 1.3 receiver improves HDTV viewing
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8/22/2007   Post a comment
NXP has developed a HDMI 1.3 receiver chip, the TDA19978HL, to improve the quality of audio and video performance of HDTVs by combining 12-bit deep color and extended gamut, as well as high bit rate and direct stream transport audio formats.
Analog Devices says quarterly revenues rise 3%
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. said that its third-quarter revenues rosed 3 percent year-on-year to $680 million.
Avnet, Analog Devices offer design workshops
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing and Analog Devices announce two new SpeedWay Design Workshops for embedded processing/DSP and signal chain solutions.
100W GaN-on-silicon RF power transistor enters volume production
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
RF power transistor vendor Nitronex has developed a 28V, 100W-class gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-silicon) HEMT for applications operating between 2.1- and 2.7-GHz.
FPGAs bring clarity to new visibility enhancement technology platform
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Security, speed, size, and low power make Actel's ProASIC3 FPGAs the ideal choice for an innovative new video processing platform from LYYN AB.
New U.S. institute eyes next generation of nano engineers
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
The National Institute for Nano-Engineering (Nine) promises to engage college and university students in nanotechnology projects as a way to reinvigorate the United States' global standing in engineering and science.
Ultra-secure, digital rights management, single-chip solutions for handheld products
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
QuickLogic's patented silicon fabrication technology make digital rights management (DRM) solutions effectively "reverse engineering proof."
Clock modulators reduce EMI in large-format LCD panels
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the DS1081L and DS1083L center spread-spectrum clock modulators for large-format LCD panels used in televisions and PC monitors.
N-Channel MOSFETs tout 90-percent higher ESD for portables
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has launched the FDS881XNZ series of high-efficiency N-channel MOSFETs that boasts up to 8kV ESD (HBM) voltage protection, which the company claims is 90 percent higher than existing devices on the market.
Decoder streams HD, SD video simultaneously
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Thomson's 4230 video decoder provides high-definition (HD) decoding for H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4, and DivX codecs, as well as standard-definition (SD) streams in personal video recording (PVR) applications.
Digital potentiometer packaged in 2 x 2.5-mm TDFN
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Check out Catalyst Semiconductor's CAT5114, which is being touted as the world's smallest non-volatile digital potentiometer in a 2 x 2.5mm TDFN for portable systems.
NIST: Fine-tuning can improve hard-disk heads, MRAMs
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
National Institute of Standards and Technology improves the magnetic tunnel junction used in hard-disk heads and MRAMs by fine-tuning the resistance of insulating buffer layers.
8-bit digital potentiometer integrates EEPROM
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
The AS1506 from austriamicrosystems is a 256-tap SPI-interfaced potentiometer available with 10-, 50- and 100-kOhms resistance that offers 150 year data retention and 10 million write cycles with the company's Hi-EPR EEPROM.
Buffer amplifier pair covers 4- to 21-GHz frequency range
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Mimix Broadband is offering a pair of buffer amplifiers in standard RoHS compliant 3x3mm QFN plastic packages, making them easy to implement and handle in volume applications.
RF driver, power MOSFET unite in low-inductance package
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
IXYS has developed a device that integrates a driver and power MOSFET in an isolated, surface mountable and low inductance package for RF and power pulse applications.
1.2-V-rated TrenchFET MOSFETs simplify sub-1.8-V portable designs
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
Vishay has launched power MOSFETs with on-resistance ratings at a 1.2-V gate-to-source voltage, a move that will help designers simplify power management circuitry while extending battery run times in portable electronic systems.
Low-jitter oscillator generates any frequency from 10 MHz to 1.4 GHz
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories says its Si570/1 family is the industry's first user-programmable crystal oscillators and VCXOs that support any-rate frequency synthesis.
Digital USB headset solution is first for mobile phones
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
The single-chip Nexperia PNX0161, from NXP Semiconductors, is offered as the industry's first digital USB headset solution for mobile phones.
Digitally programmable instrumentation amplifier achieves gain of 1,000
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. has introduced the AD8253, a 10-MHz digitally programmable instrumentation amplifier that achieves gains of 1,000 and a fast 0.5-microsecond settling time to 0.01%.
Update: IBM teams with TDK on MRAM
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
IBM commits to four-year R&D program with TDK to achieve a 20-fold increase density of magnetic random access memory.
12-/14-bit ADCs target WiMAX and 3G wireless applications
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's 12-bit and 14-bit ADCs provide high SFDR and SNR performance beyond 250-MHz input frequencies for WiMAX and 3G wireless applications.
Compromise blends Ethernet, Fibre Channel
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
Rivals Brocade Communications and Cisco Systems agreed on a frame format for running Fibre Channel over Ethernet, clearing a major hurdle in the effort to develop a standard for the converged network and opening the door for work to begin on chips that implement the standard.
Fancy footwork in NAND flash dance
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
Seeking to gain ground on Samsung, NAND flash rivals Hynix, IM Flash and Toshiba are quietly expanding their production and readying a new class of sub-45-nm devices.
DSP drives receiver module BOM below $10
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
Israeli consumer electronics company Etherwaves has selected a Blackfin DSP from Analog Devices for its latest Sonata DAB and DAB+ receiver modules. Combined with Etherwaves' proprietary ClearSignal software, the DSP helps to drive the costs for the receiver module below $10, the company said.
Tilera starts shipping 64-way multiprocessor
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
Tilera Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has said it has started shipping its Tile64 processor, a 64-processor chip based on an architecture that could scale to hundreds and even thousands of cores, according to the company.
White LED step-up converter integrates Schottky diode
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8/20/2007   1 comment
The SC4509 from Semtech measures 2mm x 2mm and features efficiency of more than 80%.
Converter rids 1080p flat-panel TVs of motion blur, film judder
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
The fourth generation FRC 94xyM from Micronas delivers Full HD (1080p) motion vector estimation and compensation frame interpolation technology for 1920x1080p, 100/120Hz flat-panel TVs.
36-V step-down DC/DC converter draws quiescent current of 75µA
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
Aimed at automotive applications, Linear's LT3680 3.5A, 36V step-down switching regulator features Burst Mode operation to keep quiescent current under 75-µA.
USB audio controller targets VoIP telephony
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8/19/2007   Post a comment
Check out Winbond's latest addition to its audio controller line. The USB2.0-compabile device is aimed at Skype or other PC-based VoIP applications and integrates an 8051 MCU that enables feature-rich applications.
Thin-film thermoelectric generator converts waste heat into electricity
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8/17/2007   1 comment
Nextreme has developed a miniature thin-film thermoelectric generator (TEG) that converts heat directly into electricity, making it suitable for waste heat conversion applications.
Sun advances work on novel chip interconnect
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8/17/2007   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems will demonstrate at the Hot Chips conference it has solved one of the key problems of its Proximity technology, a novel chip interconnect that someday could enable a new level of ultra-dense, high speed computer and communications systems.
Digitally programmable potentiometer comes in 2 x 2.5mm TDFN package
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8/17/2007   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor now offers its CAT5114 digitally programmable potentiometer in an 8-lead 2 x 2.5 mm TDFN package.
NAND to scale for several years
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8/17/2007   Post a comment
NAND flash is projected to scale at least for another five or so years, pushing out the need for next-generation or universal memory technologies.
Transceivers boast extended temperature range, high ESD protection in small packages
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8/16/2007   Post a comment
Intersil's ISL3159E and ISL3179E transceivers deliver an extended temperature range, 15 kV IEC61000 ESD protection and a data transfer rate of 40 Mbits/s in small MSOP and DFN package options.
Logarithmic amplifiers simplify control-loop design of power and transimpedance amplifiers
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8/16/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a series of low-power logarithmic amplifiers that control RF power amplifiers and transimpedance amplifiers, and detect RF power levels.
LDO delivers high power density, ultra-low noise
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8/16/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LT1965, a low noise and low voltage 1.1-A low dropout regulator (LDO) with high power density.
Power MOSFETs deliver on-state resistance of 2-milliohms
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8/16/2007   Post a comment
NEC's latest NP Series low-voltage power MOSFETS deliver low RDS(on) (on-state resistance) of 2.0 milliohms, making them suitable for automotive systems, low-voltage DC motor controllers and uninterruptible power supplies.
4-channel LIN transceiver reduces system costs
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8/16/2007   Post a comment
LIN nodes continue their exponential growth rates in cars resulting in master modules controlling multiple LIN busses. To address this growing need for multi LIN transceiver systems Melexis introduces a 4-channel LIN transceiver IC.
HDMI/DVI TMDS cable driver/equalizer absorbs output reflections
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8/15/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX3814 TMDS digital video equalizer and cable driver for HDMI and DVI applications.
Ionic winds can cool chips
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8/15/2007   Post a comment
Ionic winds can be harnessed for a 250 percent increase in the heat-transfer coefficient to cool integrated circuits.
HP researcher in power struggle
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8/15/2007   Post a comment
Partha Ranganathan describes his research in power efficient systems and multicore processors at Hewlett Packard Labs that won him recognition from MIT Technology Review magazine as one of the top technology innovators under 35.
Xilinx to work with EDA vendors on 65-nm FPGA verification
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8/14/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc. said it is collaborating with electronic design automation vendors to tackle FPGA design verification issues.
ADCs deliver ultra-low-power consumption, high performance
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8/14/2007   Post a comment
Kenet Inc. has expanded its family of analog-to-digital- converters (ADCs) with the release of its pin-compatible family of 12- and 14-bit ADCs that feature ultra-high performance and ultra-low-power consumption.
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