Protection series integrates TVS parts Product News 9/4/2003 Post a comment A family of five protection devices from ON Semiconductor integrates multiple transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) components into a single 1.6 x 1.6 x 0.6-mm SOT-553 or SOT-563 package.
Downconverter aims at satellite set-tops Product News 9/4/2003 Post a comment Intersil says its ISL6405 dual-output low-noise block (LNB) downconverter supply and control voltage regulator IC can save board space, parts count and cost for satellite set-top-box manufacturers.
Intel dives into 90nm technology shift News & Analysis 9/1/2003 Post a comment Intel Corp. is sampling the first processors manufactured on its 90nm technology process--the Prescott for desktop PCs and the Dothan, an improved version of the Pentium M chip for laptops, the company said last week.
A disciplined Linear defies downturn News & Analysis 9/1/2003 Post a comment It's no exaggeration to say Linear Technology Corp. has all the bases covered. Name an electronics market" automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical, or military" and the supplier of the high-performance analog ICs is there, in many cases with single-source, high-margin products.
Elpida to run NEC fab in Hiroshima News & Analysis 9/1/2003 Post a comment Elpida Memory Inc. last week said that it will take over management of NEC Corp.'s 200mm-wafer fab in Hiroshima, which had been serving as a foundry supplying DRAMs to Elpida. The company last week also introduced a 512-Mbit DDR400 SDRAM and 1Gbyte PC-3200 DIMM employing the high-speed memory chip.
NTT takes the rough out of diamond IC News & Analysis 9/1/2003 Post a comment Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) has developed a diamond semiconductor that operates at an 81GHz frequency, more than twice the speed of preceding chips and enabling for the first time amplification in a millimeter wave band of 30 to 300GHz, according to the company.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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