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QuickLogic PolarPro CSSPs/FPGAs now available in military temperature rating
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
The QL1P1000 CSSP/FPGA is specifically designed to meet the demanding needs of military applications.
Xilinx announces new low-cost, high-performance DSP development platform
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
The XtremeDSP Solutions Starter Platform - Spartan-3A DSP 1800A FPGA Edition " from Xilinx is priced under $300.
Lattice and Silicon Labs collaborate on SONET/SDH-compliant solutions
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
The combination of LatticeSC FPGAs from Lattice and Silicon Labs' clock and timing devices dramatically simplify OC-3/12/48 multi-rate line card design.
NEC expands 32-bit flash MCU line
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
These low-voltage V850ES/Jx3 MCUs with 1-Mbyte of flash serve applications with large memory requirements.
RF SoCs integrate radio, MCU and flash
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
TI has introduced a pair of RF SoCs designed for low-power and low-voltage wireless applications used in the 2.4 GHz and sub-1 GHz frequency bands.
Voice synthesis LSI adds short-voice playback functions to systems
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
Oki is sampling the ML22310 voice-synthesis LSI series aimed at easily adding short-voice playback functions such as warning sounds and voice guidance to electronics devices.
DDR3 registered buffer exceeds JEDEC specifications
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
Inphi has introduced the INSSTE32882-GS02, a Double Data Rate (DDR3) configurable integrated register that exceeds JEDEC requirements and adds quad rank support.
Virtium rolls out VLP DDR3 ECC SO-DIMM memory modules
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
These VLP DDR3 ECC SO-DIMMs are designed for space constrained next-generation AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, MicroTCA, PicoTCA, PC104, SBB canisters and PICMG SBCs.
HD interface chipsets allow CE systems to connect wirelessly
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
Check out these Wireless High-Definition Interface (WHDI) chipsets from Amimon, that make it possible for a wireless HD video connectivity net that allows consumer electronic devices to share HD content throughout the entire home, up to 30 meters (100 feet) through walls, while maintaining wire-equivalent quality with no latency.
8051-based MCU contains 2-Kbytes non-volatile FRAM
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
Ramtron has launched the VRS51L3072, an 8051-based MCU with 2-Kbytes of non-volatile FRAM memory that is aimed at saving system status, data logging and storing non-volatile variables in a range of applications.
NOR rivals' gambits fly in the face of flash capacity glut
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
Unfazed by overcapacity and pricing pressures in the the tumultuous market for NOR flash memory, Spansion Inc. has begun limited production in the industry's first 300-mm NOR fab. During a kickoff event here last week, the world's largest NOR supplier provided a rare glimpse inside the fab.
2.4 GHz and sub-1 GHz RF system-on-chip solutions for low-power wireless applications
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced a pair of RF system-on-chip (SoC) solutions designed for low-power and low-voltage wireless applications used in the 2.4 GHz and sub-1 GHz frequency bands, designated the CC2510 and CC1110.
e2v joins Power.org alliance
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
Sensors, semiconductors and electronic tubes specialist e2v is joining the Power.org group, the company announced at the Power Architecture Developer Conference.
ARC buys multimedia IP design group
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
Configurable processor specialist ARC International (St. Albans, England) has bought, for 2 million pounds ($4 million) in cash multimedia IP developer Alarity Corp. (Rutherford, N J.).
Startup tools Ethernet for telecom
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
Startup Lightstorm Networks has come out of stealth mode with its plans and its first chip, the Brooklyn-10, tailoring Ethernet switching to the needs of telecom carriers.
EL lamp drivers offer high efficiency, low noise
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9/21/2007   Post a comment
Micrel has launched the MIC4830 and MIC4832, a series of 180 Vpp and 220 Vpp low noise electroluminescent lamp (EL) drivers that are designed to drive panels of up to 4 square inches or greater.
Video interface IC supports Intel PC chipsets
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9/21/2007   Post a comment
Chrontel has released the CH7318 HDMI level shifter IC that is designed to link Intel's next-generation PC chipsets with HDMI HDTVs and external peripherals using the DVI specification.
Power management IC for ultra-mobile PCs housed in single chip
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9/21/2007   Post a comment
Fujitsu has developed an one-chip system power management IC for ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs), which the company said is the industry's first for this application.
British group pushes Active RFID adoption
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9/21/2007   Post a comment
A British start-up, RFTRAQ (Guildford, England) is ramping up production of its Active RFID tags in an attempt to help jump start the use of the devices and expand into new application sectors.
National Semiconductor to brand energy efficient products
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9/21/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor announced to introduce 'PowerWise' as a brand for highly energy efficient products. With the move, the company puts its existing technology of the same name on a broader basis.
Optical transceiver targets wireless base stations
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9/21/2007   Post a comment
Designed to support standards for cellular, WiFI, and WiMAX networks, Avago's latest optical transceiver supports high speed serial links over multimode optical fiber at signaling rates up to 3.7-Gbits/s for wireless base station applications involving the OBSAI or CPRI protocols.
Multi-string white LED drivers feature 91% efficiency
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9/21/2007   Post a comment
Semtech has released two integrated, multi-string white LED drivers, the SC440 and SC441, for powering medium and large display backlight applications.
Silicon Labs doubles memory on small form factor MCUs
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9/20/2007   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories has doubled the flash code space to 16-kB on its latest small form factor 8-bit MCU series dubbed the C8051F336.
NXP bases 32-bit MCU line on popular ARM9 processor
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9/20/2007   Post a comment
Aimed at the industrial, medical, motor control and automotive sectors, NXP Semiconductors has expanded its 32-bit MCU line with the LPC2900 series that is based on the ARM968E-S processor.
Advanced software tools simplify 32-bit embedded design
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9/20/2007   Post a comment
Freescale's next-generation CodeWarrior development tool suite features advanced functions to enhance user experience and speed time-to-market.
10 ColdFire MCUs debut for low-end 32-bit embedded systems
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9/20/2007   Post a comment
These highly integrated MCUs from Freescale Semiconductor are backed by complimentary development tools that enable cost-effective connectivity and low-power applications.
Freescale unveils 12 ColdFire MPUs for Linux applications
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9/20/2007   Post a comment
Freescale's MCF5445x family delivers more than 400 DMIPS core performance at less than 400 mW
TI rolls out multi-standard, triple consumer video amplifier line
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9/20/2007   Post a comment
TI's flexible three-channel integrated video buffers optimized for consumer video applications support HDTV, SDTV and a variety of digital media processors, such as TI's DaVinci processors.
2.4-GHz ISM amplifier features power set pin
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9/20/2007   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics launched the M/A-COM MAAPSS0081, a 2.4- to 2.5-GHz ISM three-stage power amplifier specifically designed for cordless applications that require low control voltage and high performance.
0.13-micron secure MCUs integrate latest security features
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9/20/2007   Post a comment
Aimed at banking applications, ST's latest secure MCUs integrate the latest security features for EMVCo certification.
Intel chip targets iPhones
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
Intel Corp. showed progress and a peak down the road map toward its goal of enabling a new class of iPhone-like devices using its x86 processors and the WiMax network with its Silverthorne processor and Menlow and Moorestown platforms.
High-side power switches extend battery life in handheld devices
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
Micrel Inc. has introduced the MIC94070/1/2/3 series of high-side load switches aimed at the low-cost battery-powered consumer device market.
Zilog enters 32-bit market with Zatara
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
Zilog has completed its catch-up strategy for embedded flash.
TI to support medical technologies R&D
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc.has set up a $15 million fund to help and initiate medical technology research at universities worldwide.
DS2 touts integrated chipset for powerline at IDF
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
Spanish powerline communications chip specialist DS2 is using the Intel Developers Forum to launch the latest version of its 200 Mbits/second chipset that integrates more functionality than previously available parts.
Microcontroller family targets low-power high-performance applications
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
Microchip Technology announces new PIC18F4XK20/2XK20 8-bit microcontroller family
Micron, Dialog in new iPod nano
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
For its latest version of the iPod nano, Apple apparently has exchanged most semiconductor suppliers, U.S. based market researcher group iSuppli has found. For instance, NXP chips are no longer used. However, with Dialog Semiconductor another European chip maker made it on Apple's shopping list.
Free development kit aids touch sensing interface design
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Announces mTouch Solution and Design Center for Touch Sensing Applications Based on PIC Microcontrollers
Green Hills Software announces support for Renesas Technology's Microcontrollers
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
The Green Hills product suite is now available for the Renesas SH726x series of SuperH microcontrollers, targeting high-volume, automotive-grade, signal processing and control applications
Moore reflects on his Law
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9/19/2007   1 comment
On what Intel Corp. billed at the 50th anniversary of the integrated circuit, Gordon Moore, the company's founder and chairman emeritus, took to the stage at the Intel Developer Forum here for an informal reflection on his thoughts on everything from cubicles to ecology.
Ericsson modules challenge Qualcomm, WiMax
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
Ericsson AB has developed its first module to bring high-speed cellular data to notebooks and other client devices, challenging a market where Qualcomm reigns and crossing swords at the Intel developer Forum with Intel which is promoting adoption of WiMax.
Catalyst expands supervisor chip line
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
Catalyst continues to expand its supervisor product line with the addition of three devices that provide system processor power supply monitoring and reset functions.
Precision op amps tout low noise
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced two precision operational amplifiers that it claims offers the industry's lowest input voltage noise and highest accuracy for products operating at low frequencies and low supply voltage.
Ignition IGBT lowers power dissipation by 30 percent
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor says the FGB3040C is the industry's first standard current sense ignition IGBT. This IGBT lowers power dissipation by 30 percent and reduces heat in automotive applications.
Pericom unveils Display Port and PCIe products
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
Pericom Semiconductor has released an electrical Display Port-to-DVI/HDMI bridge and a prototype of its PCI Express 2.0 (PCIe "Gen2") ReDriver.
LabVIEW expands support for Blackfin, ColdFire
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
National Instruments' LabVIEW now supports the latest Analog Devices Blackfin processors, as well as Freescale's ColdFire processors.
Letter to the editor: QuickLogic responds
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
QuickLogic Corp. CEO Tom Hart responds to our story on QuickLogic's strategy and explains its push into Customer-Specific Standard Products.
Electronics help predict global warming
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
Semiconductor modeling tools enable scientists to make more accurate predictions about global warming.
High-performance FSB co-processing module for Intel Xeon processor-based platforms
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
Altera and XtremeData have unveiled what is currently the industry's highest performance front side bus co-processing module for Intel Xeon processor-based platforms.
Indian center to be Xilinx global R&D hub
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc.'s center in Hyderbad, India, will serve as its global R&D hub.
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