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Toshiba samples largest density embedded NAND flash
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
The eMMC and eSD embedded memories combine up to 32GB NAND flash and a controller in a single package.
NetXen takes flexible approach to 10G Ethernet
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
NetXen Inc. will support three physical interfaces in the third-generation 10Gbit Ethernet controller it is rolling out, underlying the fragmented nature of cable support that has slowed the roll out of 10G technology.
"Green" optimization drives automotive MCU market
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
Fuel efficiency improvement and emission reduction, triggered by rising fuel prices and environmental concerns, will drive the demand for MCUs. By 2012, "green" optimizations will account for 50 percent of the automotive MCU market, a Gartner study says.
SST expands 1.8-V serial flash product line
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
This low-power 4-Mbit SPI serial flash device from SST is designed to improve performance, reliability and battery life of handheld products.
Voltage supervisors boast lowest power consumption
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Intersil Corp. has launched the ISL88001/2/3 ultra-low-power family of three-lead voltage supervisors for battery-powered and portable designs. These devices consume only 160 nA at 1.8-V supply current.
Dual-output dc/dc converters target automotive apps
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8/11/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's 2.2-MHz, dual-output dc/dc converters with 80-V load-dump protection are well-suited for automotive applications including infotainment systems, instrument-cluster displays, and head units.
Graphics accelerator boosts application performance up to 200 percent
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This pair of professional graphics accelerators from AMD provides a low entry price for professional 3D graphics and breaks down the barrier for CAD users moving to 3D.
Serial EEPROMs deliver 500,000-writes at 125 degrees C
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Designed for the automotive market, Seiko Instruments' S-25A series of SPI Serial EEPROMs achieve 500,000 writes at 125°C, and up to 50-year data retention.
Freescale MCU helps to get Beijing air cleaner
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Startup company ElectroJet Inc. makes a contribution to bring clean air to the Olympic games in China: The US-based company provides fuel injection systems to Dayang Motorcycle Co. of China. The injection systems are electronically optimized for low air pollution and high fuel economy. The MCU that controls the system comes from chip vendor Freescale.
IP camera reference design features powerful configurable processor
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New low-power device and ultra-compact reference design deliver what Stretch is calling breakthrough performance and price point to the surveillance market.
Ambric announces strategic partnership with Pixellexis
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Pixellexis' RedBrix product uses the Ambric Massively Parallel Processor Array (MPPA) to deliver 1,344 processors with over four teraops of video processing performance.
Actel expands military-qualified flash-based FPGA offerings
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8/11/2008   Post a comment
High-density ProASIC3 and ProASIC3EL devices from Actel offer low power and high reliability for thermally-challenged and space-constrained military applications.
First 3-D ICs debut
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8/11/2008   2 comments
The world's first 3-D chip process is ready for licensing from the fabless semiconductor design house BeSang Inc.
Intel Core i7 CPUs sport energy saving feature
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8/10/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. will describe a new technique to drive energy efficiency in its upcoming Nehalem 45nm desktop processors which it will dub the Core i7 family at the Intel Developer Forum Aug. 19.
PCIe XMC module features two 1.5 GSPS, 8-bit A/D channels
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8/10/2008   Post a comment
Innovative Integration is offering the X5-GSPS, an XMC I/O module featuring the National Semiconductor 1.5 GSPS ADC08D1500 dual-channel, 8-bit A/D converters connected to a Virtex5 FPGA computing core, DRAM and SRAM memory plus an eight lane PCI Express host interface.
MCUs bolster data transfer in TFT displays
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8/9/2008   Post a comment
Designed for scanners and office automation systems, Renesas Technology's latest devices boost the analog signal-processing capability with an A/D converter that offers a 1 µs conversion speed, a 10-bit D/A converter and USB 2.0 for connectivity.
XMC module features 1.5 GSPS ADCs
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8/8/2008   Post a comment
Innovative Integration's X5-GSPS XMC module features the 1.5 GSPS, 8-bit dual-channel ADC08D1500 ADCs from National Semiconductor. The module also features a Xilinx Virtex5 SX95T FPGA.
Stretch announces S6106 configurable processor, camera reference design
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Stretch's low-power S6016 device and compact reference design target the surveillance market.
D2 and AMCC deliver VoIP gateway solution
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D2 and AMCC have are integrating D2's vPort Gateway embedded VoIP software with AMCC's PowerPC 405EX.
Linear regulator consumes 13-microamps quiescent current
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8/7/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX16999, a low-output-voltage linear regulator capable of delivering up to 100mA for always-on applications.
18V synchronous step-down regulator delivers 8A from 7mm x 8mm QFN
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8/7/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC3608 is a high efficiency, synchronous buck regulator that can deliver up to 8A of continuous output current at voltages as low as 0.6V.
Six-legged robot spider does the limbo
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8/7/2008   Post a comment
A six-legged robotic spider jointly developed by Nanyang Polytechnic of Singapore, Schmid Engineering AG and Analog Devices Inc. has been designed to support rescue operations.
Buck converters drive high-power white LEDs
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RECOM has introduced the RCD-24-x.xx series of LED drivers that offers both PWM and analog dimming control.
Xilinx supports APIX interface
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8/6/2008   Post a comment
The APIX interface for in-car graphics displays has found a new supporter: FPGA vendor Xilinx now has included APIX into the list of the interfaces supported by its Automotive Spartan 3E device.
OR-ing controllers simplify redundant power
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8/6/2008   Post a comment
Active OR-ing controller family simplifies connection of redundant power architectures for servers, high-end computing, and telecom and communications systems.
Actel announces winners of first 'Actel Cup' electronics design contest in China
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8/5/2008   Post a comment
Designs demonstrate advantages of Actel's mixed-signal FPGAs and set stage for future Fusion-based innovation in China.
Transceiver nudges 10G Ethernet forward
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Startup Teranetics Inc. will nudge the emerging market for 10 Gbit Ethernet forward when it announces availability of the first dual-ported transceivers for copper, raising hopes for dense, lower cost switches that could drive market uptake.
Chip offered as low-loss replacement for power diode
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8/5/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4352, a 0V to 18V ideal diode controller that enables low loss ORing of multiple power sources with minimal disturbance to supply voltages.
Battery charger enables simultaneous charging and powering
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8/4/2008   Post a comment
Microchip Technology has launched the MCP73871 battery charger with an intelligent charge management feature that enables simultaneous ac/dc adapter or USB port charging and powering of portable devices.
OmniVision and eASIC offer MPEG-4 reference design
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8/4/2008   Post a comment
The eDVR91, a camera reference design based on OmniVision's OV7725 CameraChip(TM) sensor and eASIC's eDV9100 MPEG-4 CODEC, enables the capture, compression and storage of digital video and audio on a Secure Digital (SD) storage card.
Filter design software upgrade improves productivity, reduces time to market
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8/4/2008   Post a comment
Quickfilter Technologies has released version 4.0 of its QuickfilterPro4A software that is used to design filters that will be implemented in the company's QF4A512 programmable signal converter IC.
Chip vendors in June enforce higher ASPs
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8/4/2008   Post a comment
Driven by an increase of the Average Selling Price (ASP), worldwide semiconductor sales were 8% higher than in the past year. In Europe the price hike was somewhat more moderate, leading to an overall growth of 5%, reports the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).
Digital potentiometers feature less than 1 percent resistor tolerance
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8/4/2008   Post a comment
ADI's AD529x digiPot ICs deliver 20 times better resistor tolerance than competing devices, allowing designers to improve system control by setting more accurate amplifier gain ranges.
eASIC delivers 45nm Structured ASIC with zero mask charges
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New Nextreme-2 family of Structured ASICs from eASIC aimed at reversing decline of worldwide ASIC design starts.
Actel offers additional power reduction and simplifies design creation with Libero IDE 8.4
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The Libero IDE 8.4 environment from Actel enables design reuse, extends FPGA core operating voltage range, and allows users to compare and contrast multiple power scenarios.
8-channel switches provide fast interface for ultrasound imaging
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced 8-channel, high-voltage, low-charge-injection SPST switches controlled by a fast, 20MHz serial interface.
Automotive semi content to grow constantly, Semicast says
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8/4/2008   Post a comment
Despite the recent dent in automotive OEM's market expectations, the semiconductor content of light road vehicles will continue to grow. This will translate into a steady market growth through 2015, a Semicast study reckons.
Ultralow-jitter clock synthesizer ICs leverage innovative topology
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8/4/2008   Post a comment
Synthesizer family from Multigig pushes jitter below 100 femtoseconds and improves phase noise by 5 to 15 dBc/Hz
Microcontroller architectures, then and now
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8/1/2008   2 comments
For a system designer looking to choose a microcontroller, the vast array of available MCUs can make the search quite complex.
LDOs deliver low input voltage, low quiescent current
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8/1/2008   Post a comment
Micrel Inc. has launched a new family of low-input-voltage capable, low dropout regulators (LDOs) for demanding applications that need to be powered up at all times.
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