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Intel-compatible processors upgraded to operate up to 66 MHz
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8/31/2008   Post a comment
Innovasic Semiconductor's IA186EB and IA188EB embedded processors are form, fit, and function compatible with the original Intel 80C186EB, 80C188EB, 80L186EB, and 80L188EB 16-bit high-integration embedded processors.
2.5 MHz buck-boost regulators power portables
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8/30/2008   Post a comment
ADP2503 and ADP2504 tout seamless switching and the highest efficiency for portable consumer, medical, and industrial applications.
Vishay-IR deal could end or turn nasty
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Now that International Rectifier Corp. has formally rejected Vishay Intertechnology Inc.'s purchase offer, the two companies must now chart separate paths or seek ways to revive the $1.6 billion transaction.
Microchip boosts Indian R&D investment
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. plans to expand its R&D center in India with an additional investment of $65 million.
Court upholds ITC patent ruling against Linear Tech
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
A U.S. District Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling invalidating a charge pump patent held by Linear Technology, according to a Advanced Analogic Technologies. (AnalogicTech), a provider of power management ICs for mobile consumer devices.
NXP's ARM microcontroller gets industrial development support
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
IAR Systems AB (Upsalla, Sweden), NXP BV and Micrium Inc. (Weston, Florida) have announced a reference design platform targeted at RTOS-based, ARM-powered embedded systems for industrial applications based on the LPC2468 ARM7microcontroller.
IP Thinking rolls full-featured Blackfin kit
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
The IPT Shark537 is a full featured hardware/software solution based on the Analog Devices Blackfin 537.
Fairchild's power-management seminars set to go
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Sixth annual worldwide technical seminars cover design techniques, product technologies, and industry trends specifically focused on energy-efficient applications
Upgraded dual-core processor delivers faster data transfer using less power
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Fabricated with a 65-nm process, Renesas' latest processor offers 1,920 MIPS performance and achieves 4.27-Gbytes/s data transfers, enabling improved car navigation systems.
Amplifiers provide bandwidth from 500-MHz to 1.5-GHz
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
CADEKA has introduced seven current feedback (CFB) and voltage feedback (VFB) high-speed amplifiers that the company says break the price-performance curve.
Audio DAC features advanced DSP, integrated speaker and headphone amps
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
AKM Semiconductor (AKM) has launched the AK4373, a 24-bit stereo DAC with advanced digital signal processing (DSP) and integrated speaker and headphone amplifiers.
Micropower linear regulator targets automotive, industrial apps
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LT3011, a high-voltage micropower, low dropout regulator that delivers up to 50 mA of continuous output current with a low dropout voltage of only 300 mV at full load.
Atmel rolls out 1.8-V 8-Mbit serial flash
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
With a low-voltage operating range of 1.65V to 1.95V, Atmel's 8-Mbit serial flash operates at the same voltage range as many current and upcoming sub-90nm ASICs and processors/controllers, which allows system designers to finally create applications that can use a single supply voltage for all components in the system while also saving a significant amount of cost.
How 'reorganized' is AMD?
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc's reorganization of its entire operation appears to be drawing to a close with the pending announcement of the asset-light manufacturing strategy but questions persist on how much the semiconductor company has changed and whether the steps taken were sufficient to improve the company's competitive position in the microprocessor and graphics IC markets. Will AMD complete one round of reorganization and have to immediately embark upon another?
Intel in deal to promote Indian WiMax
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., India's largest telecommunications carrier, have agreed to promote WiMax-based broadband access in India.
Environmental monitoring ICs deliver real-time power information
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Summit Microelectronics has introduced the SMM151/2/3 product family of environmental monitoring ICs that provide complete digital power supply monitoring and control functions, using an I2C interface.
Configurable video platform for LatticeECP2 FPGAs
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics and Exor/Sitek International have developed a flexible image-processing platform that includes boards and IP for the LatticeECP2 FPGA.
Prosecutors reportedly search UMC offices
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Taiwan prosecutors have visited the headquarters of foundry United Microelectronics in Hsinchu, Taiwan, as well as the company's office in Taipei as part of probe into the company's investments, according to a Reuters report.
China readies first multicore Godson CPUs
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Chinese researchers are preparing the first multicore versions of Godson, the country's first homegrown microprocessor, with a four- and eight-core designs scheduled to tape out in the coming months. China hopes to build a petaflops high-performance computer based on the Godson-3 in 2010.
Mini-ITX SBC accelerates Intel processor deployment
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
ADI Engineering is offering the Ocracoke Island single board computer designed to allow OEMs to deploy the Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor immediately in a wide variety of applications.
NXP : HD radio solution optimizes in-car entertainment
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has developed a multi-standard radio IC dedicated to digital in car-reception together with iBiquity Digital Corp., the developer of digital HD Radio technology.
Summit : Programmable environmental monitor enables green system designs
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Summit Microelectronics' SMM151/2/3 environmental monitoring products provide complete digital power supply monitoring and control functions, utilizing I2C for communication.
Slideshow: Behind the scenes at Intel Developer Forum
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. and heavyweight multimedia partners like DreamWorks Animination and Yahoo! made a big splash at the chip maker's annual developer forum.
Over-voltage protectors claim smallest package size
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a family of 2 x 1.5-mm over-voltage protectors (OVPs) that protect low-voltage systems against faults up to 28 V.
Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx decoders added to Tensilica's codec library
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8/26/2008   1 comment
Tensilica adds Dolby Pro Logic II and Pro Logic IIx decoders to its Xtensa HiFi 2 audio engine codec library for home entertainment and automotive audio products.
WLED flash drivers deliver two interfaces for greater flexibility
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
AnalogicTech has expanded its high-current white LED (WLED) flash driver family with the introduction of two dual-channel boost converters.
MOSFETs offer high efficiency for synchronous dc/dc conversion
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Toshiba adds five dc/dc converter MOSFETs optimized for low on-resistance and fast switching for higher power efficiency computing, communications and electronics applications.
Broadcast video demos interface to Xilinx and Altera FPGAs
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Two of National Semiconductor's broadcast video demonstrations at the forthcoming IBC will include interfacing to Xilinx and Altera FPGAs.
Clock generator eliminates input frequency selection pins
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Silego Technology is offering the SLG4421 low power, low jitter EMI reduction spread spectrum clock generator featuring FrequencyAware, a proprietary technology that automatically determines the input frequency.
European ECU market sees continuing boom
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
The European market for automotive electronic control units (ECUs) for powertrains and will grow at a rate of 10.9 percent over the next seven years, predicts market researcher Frost & Sullivan. Growth drivers are the drivers demand for more comfort as well as "green" legislation.
Step-down DC/DC converter operates up to 150°C
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has announced the H-Grade version of the LT3481, a 34V (36V(MAX)), BurstMode, step-down switching regulator that maintains quiescent current under 50µA.
PMICs reduce energy consumption, improve efficiency for digital TVs
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced two power management chips that are designed to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption in digital TVs.
High linearity SP3T switch targets WLAN, Bluetooth markets
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics M/A-COM announced the MASW-008955, a DC-3.5 GHz SP3T RoHS compliant switch for applications that require high linearity, low insertion loss, and fast settling time over a wide frequency range in an ultra small package size.
Frame-rate converter supports 240-Hz LCD panels
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Micronas' fifth-generation FRC-Q frame-rate converter with improved picture performance adds scalability to support latest 240Hz LCD panels.
Judge urges ban on importation of SiRF GPS chips
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
A U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge has recommended that the ITC bar the importation into the U.S. of chips from SiRF Technology Holdings that infringe on patents held by a Broadcom subsidiary.
Marvell licenses GPS software technology
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Marvell has licensed global positioning system digital signal processor software for an undisclosed amount from Trimble Navigation.
Step-down switching regulator optimizes battery charger efficiency
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. has introduced a 1.2-A, 1.5-MHz monolithic current-mode, step-down switching regulator with a programmable output current limit for battery charger applications.
Op amps integrate EMI filters
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced three op amps with integrated EMI filters that maintain the accuracy of analog systems by reducing the effects of RF interference.
RTOS Support for Xilinx PowerPC 440 Processor on Virtex-5 FPGA
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Express Logic and Avnet say the Avnet XC5VFX30T board and Xilinx Virtex-5 Embedded kit (ML507 board) now run the ThreadX RTOS.
H.264 acceleration support for Apple Mac
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Ambric now shipping the Am2045 GT Video Reference Platform with significant acceleration for Apple Mac Pro and MacBook Pro
QNX adds Renesas dual-core to Neutrino OS automotive roster
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Software vendor QNX Software Systems (Ottawa, Canada) has said it has added support for the Renesas SH7786 dual-core processor to Neutrino RTOS and the QNX Momentics development suite.
Industrial motors power chip market shows 9% annual growth
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
The market for power semiconductors in industrial motor drives is set to grow from $1 billion in 2007 to $1.3 billion in 2010, with the growth mainly driven by an increasing fraction of motors electronic drives, according to IMS Research (Wellingborough, England). Those figures imply a annual growth rate of about 9.1 percent.
Freescale loses second senior exec in weeks
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8/24/2008   Post a comment
Less than two weeks after a top executive announced he was resigning his post at Freescale Semiconductor Inc., the company says it is losing another top manager, the latest in a string of executive deepartures since former chairman and CEO Michel Mayer left in February.
Technology Week in Review: Memristor advances, new DLP apps
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8/22/2008   Post a comment
Technology Week in Review: Memristor advances, new DLP apps
Intel, AMD race to put graphics in notebook CPUs
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8/22/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. will release late next year a notebook CPU that combines two microprocessors with a graphics accelerator and archrival Advanced Micro Devices says it will debut a similar chip in the architectural race to mix and match types of processor cores in a single product.
Intel, Microsoft describe parallel progress
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8/22/2008   3 comments
Intel and Microsoft discussed new tools, languages and other advances at the Intel Developer Forum to take the companies a step down the long road to creating a new parallel programming model for tomorrow's multicore processors.
LDOs target automotive applications
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8/22/2008   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor delivers AEC-Q100-qualified LDOs with power-on reset options, built-in protection and quiescent currents down to 22 uA for automotive modules requiring very low ignition-off currents.
Actel's FPGAs achieve rigorous SAE/AS9100 aerospace certification
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8/21/2008   Post a comment
Actel says that it is the first programmable logic vendor to obtain SAE/AS9100 aerospace certification for its FPGAs.
Silterra targets mobile displays with high-volt technology
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8/21/2008   Post a comment
With an eye on the consumer electronics market, particularly higher-resolution displays for smart phones, silicon foundry provider Silterra Malaysia is promoting its 0.13-micron high-voltage technology.
Opinion: ST, Ericsson should set their new JV free
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8/21/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV and Ericsson LM need to explore the possibility of setting up their new joint venture as a completely independent private or public entity to ensure it can raise the resources and engage in the partnerships required to adequately compete in today's market.
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