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MIPS32 core based computing subsystem is available for SoCs
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
K-Micro has launched its MIPS32 24Kf core-based computing subsystem, called Topaz, for integration into SoCs. The offering is aimed at system designers who increasingly want to combine their proprietary designs with standard technology blocks from an SoC supplier’s IP portfolio, such as processors, buses, and encryption engines.
Micron's expanded Singapore facility to concentrate on DDR2, sensors
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
Micron Technology's expanded facility in Singapore will better position the firm to supply DDR2 and CMOS image sensor technology to an expanding Asian market.
Samsung reportedly mulls purchase of LSI Logic fab
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9/23/2005   Post a comment
LSI Logic is working with city and state government agencies in Oregon to help lure South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to the state, according to a report by the Portland Business Journal.
ST, Synopsys demonstrate SATA IP compatibility for 90 nm
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9/23/2005   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics and Synopsys announced that they are working together to conduct Serial ATA interoperability testing using ST's 90-nanometer Multi-Interface PHY and Synopsys' DesignWare SATA host controller intellectual property core.
SuperH MPU supports Gbit Ethernet apps
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9/23/2005   Post a comment
Renesas has combined its 32-bit SuperH MPU core with a floating point unit to meet the needs of Gigabit ethernet for network devices and digital home appliances. The SH7763 doubles its performance by achieving 478 MIPS, and 1.9 giga floating point operations per second at the operating frequency of 266MHz.
SDR startup files patent claims for 'linear commuting amplifier'
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9/23/2005   Post a comment
Software-defined-radio technology provider TechnoConcepts has filed 20 patent claims to protect its "linear commuting amplifier."
Kit jump-starts smart battery development
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9/23/2005   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif.—Atmel's battery development kit, the ATAVRSB100, speeds time to market for lithium-ion designs using the company's ATmega406 'smart battery' chip. "The ATAVRSB100 implementation allows any engineer regardless of prior knowledge of smart batteries to get a jump-start in their development," said Odd Jostein Svendsli, marketing manager for battery management solutions. "At the same time, engineers can focus on implementing accurate algorithms for their specific battery, knowi
Decoders embed secure video
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9/23/2005   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics announced its first silicon devices to implement secure video processor (SVP) technology, which is the next generation open specification for the protection of digital video content.
Multichip module broadens its DC/DC horizons
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9/22/2005   Post a comment
Addressing the demand for higher current and higher frequency power solutions for DC/DC converters, Toshiba America's TB7001FL multichip module (MCM) combines a driver IC with a MOSFET and the company's MOSBD, a single-die combination of a power MOSFET and a Schottky barrier diode, in one package measuring just 8-by-8-by-0.85 mm. The new MCM represents a level of integration beyond the company's dual-channel MOSBD product, which combines a high-side MOSFET with a low-side MOSFET/Schottky barrier
SEC wants info on Altera's communications with analysts
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9/22/2005   Post a comment
Altera said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has asked the company to provide information relating to its communications with equity analysts and their firms.
Intel spurring WiMAX deployment in Southeast Asia
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9/22/2005   Post a comment
Intel announced the Asian Broadband Campaign, aimed at providing broadband wireless consulting and expertise along with silicon and technical services to accelerate WiMAX deployment in Southeast Asia.
16-bit MCU packs two precision A/D converters for electricity metering
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9/22/2005   Post a comment
Dallas Semiconductor has expanded its microcontroller line with an eye toward the growing electricity metering application. Integrated into the new MCU are two 16-bit sigma-delta analog-to-digital converters, each with independently programmable gain amplification.
Cyclone II FPGAs offered in smaller packages
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9/22/2005   Post a comment
Altera Corp. recently introduced new packaging options for its low-cost Cyclone II field programmable gate array (FPGA) family.
FPGA IP core supports CAN protocol for automotive designs
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9/22/2005   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc. is offering a soft IP core called LogiCore that implements the controller area network (CAN) protocol with its Spartan and Virtex field programmable gate array (FPGA) families in automotive designs.
New GPS architecture offers -158dBm sensitivity
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9/22/2005   Post a comment
Atmel and u-blox unveil a new GPS receiver architecture that is optimized for low power and sensitivity.
Freescale partners with Indian design houses
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9/22/2005   Post a comment
Instead of waiting for the Indian semiconductor market to grow, Freescale Semiconductor is partnering with Indian design houses to create solutions around Freescale products for the regional and even global market.
Anadigics ups 3Q guidance on GSM strength
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9/21/2005   Post a comment
Anadigics raised third quarter guidance based on what it said were "stronger than anticipated" global system for mobile product sales.
CMOS op amps resemble bipolar amps
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9/21/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp.'s new family of 50 μA CMOS amplifiers are said to deliver extraordinary DC precision at the lowest possible supply current.
GPS receiver delivers on performance, size, and low power
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9/21/2005   Post a comment
Incorporating a complete receive chain, SiGe Semiconductor's SE4110L is optimized for front-end GPS consumer electronics solutions.
Highly integrated 28-channel T1/E1 LIU provides redundancy without relays
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9/21/2005   Post a comment
Exar has developed what it claims is the first integrated 28-channel T1/E1 (line interface units) LIU/framer with VT/TU Mapper/DeMapper and the M13 multiplexer for optical transport applications.
'Common platform' partners to collaborate on DFM
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9/21/2005   Post a comment
IBM, Chartered Semiconductor and Samsung Electronics announced a collaborative design-for-manufacturing initiative that will offer a series of rules, models and utility kits for increasing manufacturing predictability, control and yield.
Samsung raises SiliconSystems NAND shipments
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
Solid state storage technology supplier SiliconSystems Inc. has announced it would receive higher production shipments of SLC NAND flash memory from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., to help increase use of solid-state technology use among enterprise system OEMs.
Fast temp sensors tout speed+stability
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
ZMD America and Innovative Sensor Technology (IST) AG claimed a breakthrough in high-precision temperature sensor ICs with their highly accurate TSic family.
SGI offers application acceleration FPGA module
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
Silicon Graphics has introduced a field-programmable gate array technology that the company claims is capable of substantially increasing computing application performance.
Smart-card ICs are purely flash based
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
Silicon Storage Technology Inc. is venturing outside its traditional low-density flash memory sector. The company has introduced a smart-card IC line called Theseus Titanium that it is targeting at the SIM and 3G USIM markets.
FlexRay controller delivers 10 Megabit/sec. over two channels for In-Vehicle Networks
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
Supporting FlexRay Version 2.0, controller chip delivers 10 Megabits/sec. over two channels. The unit provides fault-tolerant, deterministic data transmission, which is suitable for the engine control, braking and steering subsystems.
Power IC maximizes charging-with-management functionality
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' highly functional TPS65800 power IC brings "smart-battery" and power-management technology together on one IC. The programmable chip, which incorporates all essential power transistors, cuts board space requirements by up to 70 percent versus discrete solutions for multivoltage multimedia devices such as smart phones, portable audio and media players, satellite radio, and GPS systems.
Application-Specific MCUs focus on motor control
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
ZiLOG has launched a new version of its 8-bit Z8 Encore! Microcontrollers aimed at a wide variety of motor control applications. The integrated A/D converter with its ‘Time Stamp’ feature is coupled to the 3-Phase PWM output module, allowing for very accurate speed control. The integrated analog modules allow for current sampling, as well as ‘on-the-fly’ implementation of torque or speed control.
White Electronic Designs inks SoC contract for missiles
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
Phoenix-based electronic component supplier White Electronic Designs Corp. has been awarded a $1.9 million contract by an unnamed military subcontractor for System-on-Chip (SOC) Power PC products, which will be used in the latest generation of air-to-air missiles.
PLX beefs up its PCIe portfolio with 5-port 16-lane switch IC
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
Determined to build up a commanding lead as a supplier of I/O interconnect silicon for communications, server, storage, embedded control, and consumer applications, PLX Technology has introduced the PEX 8518, what it claims is the industry’s only five-port, 16-lane PCI Express (PCIe) switching device.
Broadcom brings single chip VoIP to multimedia WiFi apps
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
Gambling that the combination of VoIP, WiFi and low cost will open up a whole new class of embedded consumer apps for video streaming, digital cameras and video conferencing, Broadcom has just released a single chip version of its mobile VoIP processor.
Analog front end improves ultrasound images
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. rolled out a quad variable gain amplifier (VGA) and two quad analog-to-digital converters (A/D converters) that are said to dramatically improve image quality in advanced medical ultrasound equipment.
Xilinx introduces FPGA IP for controller area networks
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9/19/2005   Post a comment
Xilinx introduced what it said was the first field-programmable gate array intellectual property core for implementing controller area networks in automotive designs.
TI Fellow predicts 'third-wave' of DSP innovation
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9/19/2005   Post a comment
A new wave of DSP-based innovation is just around the corner, according to Gene Frantz, a principal Fellow at Texas Instruments.
Digital pots eliminate instability
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9/19/2005   Post a comment
A family of volatile, 32-tap digitally-controlled potentiometers (DCPs) from Intersil Corp. were designed to address the need for space-constrained applications that require ultra-low power, such as LCD contrast and backlight brightness control in cell phones, PDAs and GPS receivers.
Alvarion to use PowerQUICC III for WiMax basestation
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9/19/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor said Alvarion Ltd. will use its PowerQUICC III communications processor for its WiMax basestations.
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 switch targeted at cell phones
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9/17/2005   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. is calling its FSUSB23 the smallest single-port USB 2.0 Hi-Speed analog switch in a MicroPak chip-scale package (CSP).
IXYS says jury findings mostly in its favor
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9/17/2005   Post a comment
IXYS Corp. said that a jury found the company not guilty of willful patent infringement in its patent dispute with International Rectifier Corp. The jury ruled in favor of IXYS on five out of seven issues presented, according to the company.
Analysis: Talwalkar puts stamp on LSI Logic
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9/16/2005   Post a comment
Abhi Talwalkar appears to be wasting no time letting the industry know who’s in charge now at semiconductor supplier LSI Logic.
Devices filter video for set-top boxes
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9/16/2005   Post a comment
Single-channel Composite Video Broadcast Signal (CVBS) video filters and buffers drive two DC-Coupled video loads for cable/satellite/terrestrial set-top boxes, DVD players, hard-disk recorders (HDRs), and personal video recorders (PVRs.
PAs optimized for efficiency and power
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9/16/2005   Post a comment
The new line of HSDPA-compliant HELP PAs from Anadigics extends battery life in mobile handsets and WCDMA-enabled notebook PC cards.
Lack of analog skills cramping Indian design services
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9/16/2005   Post a comment
India does not have enough experienced chip designers to meet the needs of the country’s growing design services business, and the outlook is bleaker for analog chip design skills.
Memory and logic package integration offers designers flexibility
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9/16/2005   Post a comment
Spansion LLC, the flash memory joint venture between Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., and Fujitsu, is offering a package-on-package (PoP) solution that vertically combines discrete logic and memory packages.
Chip charges xenons in a flash
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9/15/2005   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems' A8436, A8438, and A8439 photoflash capacitor charger ICs, which comprise a flyback converter with an internal 40-volt DMOS switch and IGBT driver, provide a highly integrated solution for Xenon photoflash, digital camera, and camera phone applications.
MCU line adds 12-bit auto-reload timer and a master/slave LINSCI asynchronous interface
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9/15/2005   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics’ ST7Lite MCU line adds enhanced timer and more interface peripherals
Switches enhance audio quality
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9/15/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. said its latest analog switch family can handle negative signals with a single positive power supply.
Exec nabbed in Infineon investigation, says report
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9/15/2005   Post a comment
A German prosecutor said the president of Swiss BF Consulting AG was arrested in the investigation into bribery allegations involving two former workers for Infineon Technologies AG and its sponsorship of motor sports, according to an Associated Press report.
LDO provides low dropout voltage
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9/15/2005   Post a comment
Micrel Inc. launched a 150-mA low dropout regulator with ultra-low dropout of 60 mV for battery-powered products like cell phones, PDAs, notebook computers, MP3 players and digital cameras.
Intel invests $345 million to expand 200-mm U.S. fabs
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9/15/2005   Post a comment
Seeking to expand its 200-mm manufacturing capacity, Intel Corp. said it would invest $345 million to expand existing 200-mm fabs in Colorado and Massachusetts.
ST7Lite MCUs now include enhanced timer, interface peripherals
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9/15/2005   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has added a number of new features and peripherals to new devices in its 8-bit Flash MCU ST7Lite microcontroller family, aimed at the automotive, industrial and white goods appliance sectors.
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