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Buck regulator achieves light load efficiencies up to 94 percent
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8/6/2007   Post a comment
Micrel has launched the MIC2238, a 2.5-MHz dual 800 mA synchronous buck regulator housed in a 3 x 3-mm MLF package, aimed at battery-powered systems.
New system management solution starts at $1.20 for embedded applications
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Reference design using combination of Actel's mixed-signal Fusion PSC and CoreABC soft micro brings intelligent system and power management to the masses.
Under the Hood Special Report: Counterfeit parts, legitimate woes
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8/6/2007   Post a comment
In an alarming trend, counterfeit parts are on the rise and can seriously impact the semiconductor industry. Semiconductor Insights uncovered the latest batch of counterfeit chips and discusses the methodologies used and how to protect against it.
Chip makers, researchers dish on hottest chips, interconnects
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8/6/2007   Post a comment
The Hot Chips and companion Hot Interconnects conferences provide a peek inside the leading multicore processors as well as research into the on- and off-chip networks that those future microprocessors may use.
Samsung restarts plants, lowers cost of incident's impact
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Samsung Electronics Co. said over the weekend that all six chip lines at its plant near Seoul that were disrupted late last week after a power system outage have now resumed normal operations.
3.2-megapixel image processor integrates JPEG encoder
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Nethra Imaging has introduced a 3.2-megapixel image processor with JPEG encoder that fit into a 5-mm x 6-mm package for small camera module designs and handsets.
Charge pump powers display backlights with high efficiency
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Check out Maxim's negative charge pump that realizes a 12% efficiency gain, which extends battery life in smartphones.
RF chip supports S-DMB, T-DMB mobile TV applications
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GCT Semiconductor is sampling an RF chip, the GDM7003, that is capable of receiving media broadcast from both S-DMB and T-DMB (satellite and terrestrial-digital multimedia broadcasting).
32-bit MCU debuts with six-channel CAN network
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Fujitsu's latest 32-bit MCU dubbed the MB91F467BA is designed for integrating several in-vehicle Control Area Networks (CAN) or for controlling CAN, LIN and FlexRay mixed network gateways in automotive applications.
Ultrasound pulser delivers up to 200V output
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Aimed at non-destructive testing (NDT) applications, Supertex high speed ultrasound pulser IC is designed to deliver peak output currents over 3.3A with up to a 200V swing.
Faster ARM core boosts processing power in Nomadik
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STMicroelectronics has beefed up its Nomadik product line with the STn8811 mobile multimedia application processor that is designed with the ARM926EJ core that runs at 393MHz, compared to 264MHz in the STn8810.
Op amp delivers precision, low noise
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8/3/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced the OPA376, a single-supply operational amplifier with e-Trim precision and very low noise. Dual and quad versions will be available later this year.
3.3V satellite tuner for DVB-S eliminates external LNA
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Maxim Integrated Products' low-cost, zero-IF, direct-conversion tuner for satellite TV receives QPSK signals in the 925-MHz to 2150-MHz range and down-converts them to baseband for demodulation.
Chipidea rolls out step-down DC/DC converter IP core
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8/3/2007   Post a comment
The CI2512tl step-down DC/DC converter IP core supports 4.2V external supply voltage in generic CMOS process using 3.3-V devices.
4-bit dual-supply voltage translator has independent-direction controls
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The FXL4TD245 from Fairchild Semiconductor provides design flexibility and reduces board space in computing, communications, industrial and ultra-portable applications.
SoC simplifies three-phase meter design
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Teridian Semiconductor has introduced the 71M6523, a three-phase residential metering SoC that is says can reduce system costs by nearly 40%.
Innovision raises funds for NFC, RFID development
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8/3/2007   Post a comment
Innovision Research & Technology plc, which specializes in the development of SoCs and tags for Near Field Communications (NFC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems for mobile handsets , has secured $13 million (£6.5 million) of funding.
ACCO Semi, Chip rankings, EU on RoHS lead story ranking
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8/3/2007   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday July 29, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, August 3. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Bush veto would harm U.S. stance on IP, warns Broadcom
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8/3/2007   Post a comment
America's strong enforcement of its intellectual property (IP) rights is set to get a major jolt next week when the U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab declares on whether to allow or reject the International Trade Commission's ban on the import of 3G phones using Qualcomm Inc's chips that Broadcom Corp. claims infringes it patents.
Global chip sales up 2.1% in H1 2007
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Worldwide sales of semiconductors grew to $121 billion in the first half of 2007, an increase of 2 percent from the $118.4 billion during the first half of 2006, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
LCD controller supports XGA resolution
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Seiko Epson has developed an LCD controller that can drive high-resolution panels up to the XGA level.
OVP controllers integrate nFET switch
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Maxim has released over-voltage-protection (OVP) controllers with an integrated nFET switch in a 2 x 2-mm microDFN package, aimed at space-constrained applications.
8-bit flash microcontrollers target low-cost embedded systems
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8/2/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has added a series of 8-bit flash microcontrollers to its low-cost ST7Lite family that features up to 24 I/O (input/output) lines.
Nokia stars in handset market shakedown
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8/2/2007   Post a comment
Global mobile phone shipments grew a modest 11 percent year-on-year to reach 258 million units in the second quarter of the year, with Nokia cementing its leading position while Motorola slipped badly in the quarter, yielding second position to Samsung, according to Strategy Analytics.
Intel rubbishes AMD consultants' antitrust claims
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8/2/2007   Post a comment
A study on behalf of AMD in its long running antitrust dispute against Intel suggests the latter extracted monopoly profits from microprocessor sales of more than $60 billion in the decade between 1996 to 2006.
Switching regulators offer high efficiency in small packages
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8/2/2007   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems has introduced the SI-8000 series of high efficiency switching regulators with high operating frequencies that targets portable and office automation markets.
LSI to outsource entire production
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8/1/2007   Post a comment
LSI Corp. announced it will outsource its entire production including backend and test to third-party service providers. The move will save costs and create flexible capacities without additional investments, the company said. More than 2000 jobs are at stake.
Electronic equipment market growth set to slow
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8/1/2007   Post a comment
The party is over for exceptional growth in the global electronic equipment market iSuppli suggests, predicting expansion will slow this year.
ARC increases sales, readies video subsystem devices
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Configurable processor cores specialist ARC International is readying a number of video encoding devices based on the company's VRaptor multicore architecture, Carl Schlachte, the company's CEO said, as he also revealed better than expected revenues and reduced net losses for the first half of the year.
Codec cranks for wireless stereo headsets
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8/1/2007   Post a comment
Open Interface North America is rolling out a lossless audio codec that provides better performance than its competitors without requiring new hardware, targeted at enabling low cost, high quality Bluetooth stereo headsets.
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