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Updated: Intel CTO surveys tech future
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8/21/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2008, and Intel CTO Justin Rattner devoted his keynote address at its developer forum to "what the next 40 years of technology might look like."
ISSI tailors 8Mx32 DDR2 SDRAMs for automotive market
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8/21/2008   Post a comment
Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. has introduced its first DDR2 SDRAMs—the IS43DR32800A, and IS43DR32801A—which are being touted as the industry's first 256-Mbit DDR2 SDRAMs with a 32-bit bus.
JEDEC-compliant clock driver supports DDR3-1600 data rates at 1.35V
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8/21/2008   Post a comment
Inphi's low voltage DDR3 device meets the low-power demands of the world's leading memory manufacturers for energy-efficient server memory products.
Fresco Logic demos first super-speed USB 3.0 on FPGA-based development platform
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8/21/2008   Post a comment
USB 3.0 development platform is based on a Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA device implementing Fresco Logic's SuperSpeed USB Host and Device Controller IP.
Growth seen in auto MCU market
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8/20/2008   Post a comment
In 2008, the worldwide automotive microcontroller unit (MCU) market is on pace to total $5.3 billion, according to Gartner Inc.
Intel, Dreamworks create tools for stereo 3-D
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8/20/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. is partnering with DreamWorks to create enhancements for stereoscopic 3-D in the cinema.
Intel rolls new Net-TV processor
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8/20/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. aims to combine the Internet and television with its new CE3100 processor launched at the Intel Developer Forum
Arrow offers ARM processor options for Altera FPGAs
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8/20/2008   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics' ASIC design services and IP delivery mechanisms bring ARM technology options to Altera Stratix FPGAs and HardCopy Structured ASICs.
Repeater improves signal integrity of DisplayPort video transmitters
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8/20/2008   Post a comment
Parade Technologies has unveiled the PS8121ED DisplayPort repeater device at this week's Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco.
Parade Technologies claims lowest power DisplayPort TCON receiver
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8/20/2008   Post a comment
Parade Technologies has launched the DP606 DisplayPort mobile PC LCD timing controller at this week's Intel Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Innovasic Semiconductor : Embedded processors are replacements for Intel parts
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8/20/2008   Post a comment
Innovasic Semiconductor's IA186EB and IA188EB are form, fit, and function compatible with the original Intel 80C186EB, 80C188EB, 80L186EB, and 80L188EB 16-bit high-integration embedded processors.
Intel seeks unified approach to 60 GHz wireless
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8/20/2008   Post a comment
Researchers from Intel Corp. are working on a new approach to gigabit-class wireless networks that would unify existing efforts at 60 GHz.
Intel rolls out solid-state drives
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8/19/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. launched a family of solid-state drives claiming significant performance advances over its many competitors, however, the company would not reveal prices, an Achilles heel of the emerging storage devices.
Low-cost PCIe DVR add-in cards based on software configurable processors
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8/19/2008   Post a comment
Full D1 H.264 encoding using software configurable processors from Stretch Inc. provides a low-cost compression solution for video surveillance OEMs and system integrators.
Digital terrestrial TV demodulator for standard and high-definition broadcast TV in China
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8/19/2008   Post a comment
The DRX 398yZ conforms to China's DTMB standard, offering automatic detection for both single-carrier and multi-carrier modes.
Voltage translator targets I²C applications
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8/19/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has developed a voltage translator that operates over a wide voltage range of 1.65V to 5.5V to accommodate the needs of I²C and low-voltage applications.
SoC accelerates transition from analog cable to digital broadcasting
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8/19/2008   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp. announced a digital-to-analog (DTA) SoC that enables cable set-top box (STB) OEMs to provide cable operators with a cost effective device that transitions analog cable customers to digital broadcasting.
German researchers accelerate MRAM technology
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8/19/2008   Post a comment
A research team at the German metrology institute PTB (Braunschweig, Germany) has carried out a switching process in a magnetic medium at the highest speed theoretically possible under physical aspects. The move could help to make magnetic memory devices as fast as their electronic counterparts.
Intel debuts x86 set-top processor at IDF
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
A new media processor, solid-state drives and advances in DDR3 modules are among the news bites expected out of this year's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.
Step-down dc/dc controller targets point-of-load requirements
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced a synchronous step-down switching regulator controller with a wide input voltage range for driving all N-channel power MOSFET stages.
Big turnout planned for 3DTV meeting
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
More than 160 people representing more than 80 companies are signed up to kick off one of the first big industry efforts for bringing stereoscopic 3D to television, seen by many as the next big thing in consumer electronics.
TI aims DLP at new applications
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has unveiled a platform designed to ease the development of spatial light modulation applications on digital light processors.
Serial ATA doubles data rate to 6 Gbits/s
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
The serial ATA interface is doubling its maximum data rate to support transfers up to 6 Gbits/second, and the group marshalling the spec has also started a logo program to help ensure interoperability among the expanding group of hard, optical and solid-state drives using the link.
Dual, 2-wire Hall-effect sensor interface includes diagnostics
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX9921 supplies and monitors the current drawn by two Hall-effect sensors, filters the sensed-current level, and outputs the corresponding logic level.
Synopsys launches silicon-proven DDR3, DDR2 IP for SoCs
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
Synopsys announced the availability of a full range of silicon-proven DesignWare DDR IP solutions for SoCs that require an interface to high-performance DDR3, DDR2 and DDR memory subsystems.
Wolfson teams with Ozmo on audio PAN
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
Ozmo Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.) is working with Wolfson Microelectronics plc (Edinburgh, Scotland) to deliver a wireless audio reference design. The design uses Ozmo's Wi-Fi personal area network chip (OZMO1000) and Wolfson's codec (WM8987L).
Updated: Smallest SRAM debuts
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
IBM Research claims to have fabricated the world's smallest SRAM bit cell with joint industry and university development partners.
TI unveils industry's thinnest 500-mA DC/DC solution
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
6-MHz step-down chip, just 0.6 mm high, is suited for smart phones, wireless modules, and portable electronics.
Kingston boosts SDHC card capacity to 32GB
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
The 32GB card is the largest capacity in Kingston's Elite Pro line of SDHC cards, which currently includes 4-, 8- and 16-GB capacities
Mono audio codec targets VoIP phones
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8/17/2008   Post a comment
Nuvoton's mono audio codec features a high-fidelity, 24-bit signal architecture delivering 93dB D/A converter signal to noise ratio (SNR) and 91dB A/D converter SNR at audio sampling rates from 8KHz to 48KHz.
Triacs offered in isolated TO220 packages for industrial and control
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8/15/2008   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has expanded its high performance triac portfolio with the introduction of 12 new triacs with power ratings of 8-, 12- and 16 amps.
Vishay makes $1.6B bid to buy International Rectifier
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8/15/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has made a non-binding proposal to acquire International Rectifier Corp. for $1.6 billion in stock.
Intel drives quarterly PC processor growth
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8/15/2008   Post a comment
The PC processor business shook off a weak economic climate to grow 3.1 percent in unit shipments in the June quarter—driven mainly by Intel's sales--but intense price competition drove revenues down 4.5 percent, according to the latest numbers from International Data Corp.
3-D TV not ready for prime time
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8/14/2008   Post a comment
A panel on the future of 3-D technologies agreed that more electronics advances are needed to make 3-D ubiquitous in the next five years without the need for special viewing glasses.
Fairchild launches new conservation program
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8/14/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor is launching a plan to drive down energy and water consumption at its manufacturing facilities as part of plans to lower production costs and reduce the impact of its operations on the environment.
Intel releases controller spec for USB 3.0
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8/14/2008   1 comment
Intel Corp. has released a draft version 0.9 of its Extensible Host Controller Interface for USB 3.0 also called SuperSpeed USB that aims to deliver data rates up to 300 Mbytes/second at the application level.
New 3-D graphics acceleration spec unveiled
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8/14/2008   Post a comment
The Khronos Group has released OpenGL 3.0, a new version of the cross-platform standard for 3-D graphics acceleration.
Intel outlines new 'Larrabee' architecture
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8/14/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp's new architecture code-named "Larrabee" features a new approach to the software rendering 3-D pipeline while harkening back to an earlier custom pipeline scheme, according to company researchers.
MIPS plans 15% layoffs amid $100m write down
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8/13/2008   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies Inc. announced it will cut 15 percent of its 512-person workforce following a $103.1 million write off it is taking, mainly against its analog business recently acquired from Chipidea.
Group crafts spec for 100G networking
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8/13/2008   Post a comment
The Optical Internetworking Forum has taken the first giant step toward defining a standard for long distance networking at 100 Gbits/second, choosing a modulation scheme in an effort that aims to kick start development on integrated optical modules.
TI debuts complete audio subsystem for wireless handsets
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8/13/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced an analog-input audio subsystem that integrates TI's stereo Class-D power amplifier and stereo DirectPath headphone amplifier into one compact package, delivering greater design flexibility while lowering cost.
Load switches offer precise power distribution
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8/13/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has launched a series of advanced load switches with high current limiting accuracy for robust circuit protection.
SST : 4-Mbit SPI serial flash device suits battery-powered portables
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8/13/2008   Post a comment
An addition to SST's 1.8-V 25WF Series SPI serial flash memory family, the small form factor 4-Mbit SST25WF040 is well suited for battery-powered, space- and height-constrained mobile applications where performance, reliability and low-power consumption are crucial.
Tundra introduces multi-standard RapidIO evaluation platform with Texas Instruments and Altera
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
The platform allows customers to use the RapidIO protocol for DSP or processor aggregation, while leveraging the Tsi620's hardware bridging to low cost PCI-enabled processors.
Rapid growth for class D audio amps
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
The market for class D audio amplifiers, expected to be worth $600million in 2008, is experiencing a 50% growth rate, according to a report by Research and Markets.
Buck converters integrate LDO regulators
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
AnalogicTech has unveiled a new family of high-voltage, high-current, non-synchronous step-down converters capable of providing high-efficiency power conversion from 24-V supplies.
Higher performance 8-bit MCU added to low-power QE family
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has extended its ultra-low-power family of QE microcontrollers (MCUs) with higher performance 8-bit devices designed to offer low power consumption.
Power amplifiers operate over 18- to 33-GHz frequency bands
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at wireless communication infrastructure applications, Avago Technologies has introduced highly efficient, linear power amplifiers for the 18- to 33-GHz frequency range.
Graphics card delivers 2.4 teraFLOPs of processing power
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
At 2.4 teraFLOPs, AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 delivers up to 80 percent more performance than its predecessor.
IP cores put USB functions into advanced SoCs
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies' 40nm and USB-certified 1.8v 45nm USB PHY IP cores enable developers to easily integrate USB functionality into their advanced SoCs for many consumer applications.
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