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PRODUCT HOW-TO: Quick Logic's PolarPro has designs on handheld devices
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9/29/2007   Post a comment
QuickLogic's PolarPro programmable platform is used to lower power and improve device interoperability in a handheld mobile device design.
PRODUCT HOW-TO: Using high side driver ICs to simplify machine control error monitoring
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9/29/2007   Post a comment
High-side drivers such as the iC-Haus iC-JX can simplify the monitoring and handling of errors in decentralized machine control units with intelligent peripherals addressed by buses.
Voltage references deliver high accuracy, low temp drift
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced a family of low-power voltage references that feature high accuracy and low temperature drift in a SC70-3 package.
PoE interface controllers eliminate external power supplies
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has launched two families of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) interface controllers for networked devices.
Mouser, Epson Electronics sign distribution agreement
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Electronic component distributor Mouser Electronics has signed a distribution agreement with Epson Electronics America (EEA), a supplier of semiconductor products that include integrated circuits, timing devices, and LCD controllers.
Power couple reconciles
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
IBM and Freescale, which had a parting of the ways after co-developing the Power microprocessor in the 1990s, have reunited their efforts through the Power.org group.
New cable eases data-center crunch
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Quellan Inc. and W.L. Gore & Associates have collaborated on a new copper interconnect for data center systems that the duo claims will significantly reduce power, size and latency while extending reach.
Falling ASPs for TV ICs impact revenue growth
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
While revenue for TV IC manufacturers declined 3 percent quarter-to-quarter due to ASP margin declines in second quarter 2007, TV IC shipments increased 12 percent quarter-to-quarter and 51 percent year-to-year, according to DisplaySearch.
Analog switches deliver low on-resistance, low leakage
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has released five low-impedance, high-voltage analog switches with on-resistance as low as 10 ohms for audio, video, and data switching applications.
Wipro acquires Oki's wireless design arm
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Wipro Technologies has signed an agreement with Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd. of Japan to acquire Oki Techno Center Singapore.
NXP, ASE joint venture ASEN starts operations
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
The name of the joint assembly and test venture between NXP Semiconductors and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is to be ASEN, the companies said as they announced the deal has been completed.
Occam to pick up assets of Terawave
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Occam Networks is buying some of the assets assets of PON pioneer Terawave Communications.
Dual differential ADC drivers deliver low noise, low harmonic distortion
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
The ADA4937-2 and ADA4938-2 dual differential ADC drivers from Analog Devices are said to improve system performance of data acquisition systems in industrial and communications applications.
Ultra-small charge pumps target cell phones
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Semtech has released its SC62X family of ultra-small and highly programmable charge pumps for providing power to LCD backlights, LED flash and camera modules in mobile phones.
LED driver integrates analog, PWM dimming control
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Maxim has introduced the MAX16812 high-voltage, switch-mode, high-brightness (HB) LED driver with analog and PWM-dimming control for automotive and other lighting applications.
Remote junction temperature sensors housed in SOT23
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments said it has introduced the industry's smallest remote junction temperature sensors with a built-in local temperature sensor in a SOT23 package.
Researchers seek to patent 'memory doubler' algorithm
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
A new "memory doubler" algorithm for embedded RAM has been invented by NEC Laboratories America Inc. and Northwestern University.
TI targets e-passport market with FRAM-based security chips
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments said it will enter the secure government ID market with products built around ferroelectric memory and microcontroller technologies.
Avnet pays $80 million for Acal's IT solutions unit
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Avnet, Inc. has bought, for £41 million (about $80 million), the IT Solutions division of British distributor Acal plc. Acal said it would now focus on its two other divisions, electronics and parts services, and that some of the proceeds would be used to seek strategic acquisitions to expand these groups.
AMCC readies 1-GHz embedded processor
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Based on the Power Architecture standard, AMCC's latest processor for wireless infrastructure and enterprise networking applications embeds a superscalar core that delivers a frequency ranging from 667-MHz to 1.2-GHz with 2.0 Dhrystone MIPS/MHz.
New addition to Synplicity's HAPS ASIC prototyping system
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
HAPS-51 delivers increased capacity, performance, and on-board memory for faster SoC verification.
EXP expansion modules for FPGA development boards
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing has introduced three new EXP modules for EXP-enabled FPGA development boards.
Virginia Tech team takes software route to system cooling
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Virginia Tech researchers $350,000 to develop thermal reduction techniques, based on program phase analysis, to prevent or control "thermal emergencies" in scientific applications and systems.
CMOS op amps deliver low bias current, low noise
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces the LTC6081 and LTC6082 CMOS op amps with a 3.5-MHz gain bandwidth, low input bias current and low noise for precision instrumentation.
Controller supplies power to CableCard hosts
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Designed to supply power to CableCard 2.0 cards in CableCard host systems, the MIC2569YQS from Micrel supports both S-Mode (Single Stream Video) and M-Mode (Multiple Stream Video) through a simple-to-control parallel interface.
LED driver offers buck, boost or SEPIC configs
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Targeting applications using RGB LED backlighting or multiple strings of white LEDs, Supertex's HV9982 three-channel LED driver provides high LED current accuracy through closed-loop control of the output currents.
Fully integrated DTV audio codecs simplify signal management for flat-panel TVs
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic Inc. belives that it has greatly simplified the challenge of audio signal management within complex digital television system designs with the introduction of the CS42324 and CS42325 DTV codecs.
2.5-GHz WiMAX transceiver uses internal calibration
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Atmel has introduced a 2.5-GHz WiMAX transceiver with internal calibration that eliminates the need for external calibration circuitry or calibration software.
Market watcher slashes chip forecast
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Market watcher iSuppli Corp. has cut its forecast of global semiconductor revenue growth in 2007 to 3.5 percent, down from its previous prediction of a six percent rise due to weakness in sales in the first half of the year that will not be offset by the current uptick in growth.
Audio amp reduces EMI, optimizes power
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor says it has introduced the industry's first single-chip 3-W mono Class D audio amplifier with spread spectrum technology and an integrated boost converter. This device enables portable products to operate at a constant output power even at low battery voltages.
Automotive applications to drive microcontroller market
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Between 2006 and 2010, the market volume for automotive microcontrollers will expand about 63 percent, concludes a study from market researcher Frost & Sullivan. However, chip vendors need to consider the specific characteristics of that market.
Broadcom readies single chip 802.11n device
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Broadcom Corporation has started sampling a single chip 802.11n compliant device that is being made in a 65-nm CMOS process and integrates the power amplifier on chip.
150-W power conversion IC speeds energy-efficiency compliance
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Power Integrations has announced the TOPSwitch-HX AC-DC power conversion chip, which incorporates a 700-V power MOSFET, high voltage switched current source, PWM control, oscillator, thermal shutdown circuit, fault protection and other control circuitry onto a monolithic device.
Electronics hone racer's edge
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
A teardown by Portelligent of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR MotoGP racing motorcycle shows a system that melds cutting-edge electronics and communications technology human skill and instinct to both man and machine in good stead at track speeds in excess of 200 MPH.
Electric motorbike teardown
Teardown  
9/26/2007   6 comments
Vectrix designed its battery-powered VX1 motor scooter to go up against motorbikes from the likes of Honda and Yamaha. A teardown of the system shows how successful the company was at balancing performance with economy and low emissions.
ARM-based MCU supports real-time internetworking, IEEE 1588 spec
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Luminary Micro has introduced 34 Stellaris MCUs that bring networking and expanded control capabilities for real-time applications.
Low-power DAB transmitter offers compact package
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the low-power SLA8000 DAB broadcast transmitter with power ratings up to 300 watts in a compact package.
24-bit, 3.3-V audio DACs target consumer A/V apps
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
The AK4344 and AK4345 96-kHz, 24-bit, 3.3-V audio DACs from Asahi Kasei (AKM) suit consumer A/V apps like DVD players/recorders, digital TVs/radios, and portable music players.
Musicians harness DSPs to craft guitar effects
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Line 6 uses Freescale Semiconductor DSPs to craft guitar tones for its effects devices, including its first battery-powered Pocket POD and forthcoming Tone Core Module Development Kit.
IBM to fab Wavesat's WiMax chip set
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Mobile chip set developer Wavesat said IBM Corp. will fabricate its WiMax chip set that targets consumer wireless devices.
Integrated silicon flows at WiMax World
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
GCT Semiconductor announced a new integrated mobile WiMax chip, one of several silicon products for clients and basestations flowing from WiMax World in Chicago.
Intersil : Buck controller optimizes notebook peripheral power
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
The ISL6228 high-performance dual-output buck controller for notebook peripheral computing applications operates over an input voltage range of 3.3 to 25 V and has a highly flexible output voltage range from +0.6 to +5.0 V.
Dual N-channel MOSFETs cut board space by 50%
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor's two latest dual N-channel PowerTrench MOSFETs are two highly integrated modules that are designed to reduce board space while providing the ability to achieve higher conversion efficiency in synchronous buck designs.
High-accuracy fuel gauging extends to single-cell handhelds
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
This fuel gauging IC, which determines remaining run time to 1 percent, sets claim as the first high performance chip for mobiles using single-cell lithium-ion batteries
Power group rallies around roadmap
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
At its first technical conference, the Power.org group laid out a roadmap of stepwise improvements for Power microprocessors, led by IBM Corp. and Freescale Semiconductor, who seek to keep its software base stable while expanding use of multi-core techniques and its penetration into consumer markets.
Dual-output LDO housed in DFN-8 package
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Each output in On Semiconductor's NCP590 LDO series is capable of delivering up to 300-mA per output and is available in voltages from 0.8 V to 5V.
Buck-mode device aims to replace linear regulators
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Enpirion has introduced a 2-amp buck-mode device dubbed the EN5322QI that is being touted as a replacement for inefficient linear regulators to help designers meet EPA Energy Star 4.0 requirements.
IP-phone platform supports CE 6.0, Windows Mobile and Linux
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Sophia Systems has developed the Sandgate 3-P development kit, a reference platform for handheld IP-phones based on the Marvell PXA310 microcontroller running at 624-MHz.
Playstation3 helps robots see
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
A team of university researchers from Dartmouth and the University of California ported to Cell processors on a network of Sony Playstation3s a new vision algorithm derived from brain research as part of an effort to enable machine vision in robots.
Programmable oscillator offers low jitter, small package
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
SiTime Corp. has begun sampling a family of low-jitter programmable oscillators aimed at high-speed serial communication, video and storage applications.
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