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12-bit, 8-channel A/D converter offers throughput rates up to 500ksps
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC2308 is a 12-bit A/D converter that measures eight single-ended input channels, four differential input channels, or combinations of both for digitizing multiple data acquisition signals with a single chip.
Speaker amplifier LSI samples for portables
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Oki has started to sample a speaker amplifier LSI for small, thin portable devices.
Multi-port switches support DisplayPort, HDMI
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Parade Technologies announced a product family of dual-mode video switches that supports both DisplayPort and HDMI 1.3 video standards simultaneously.
GaAs HJ-FET LNA delivers 0.35-dB noise figure at 2-GHz
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Intended for use as a first stage amplifier in satellite radio antenna applications, NEC's latest GaAs HJ-FET LNA delivers a noise figure of 0.35-dB (typ), with 19-dB of associated gain.
Baseband chip enhances sound quality in mobile phones
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Spreadtrum Communications' SC6600H is an enhanced GSM/GPRS multimedia baseband chip optimized for mobile phones that combine music playback functions with CD sound quality.
SD video filters operate from a 3.3-volt supply
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Maxim Integrated Products has released the MAX9583-MAX9589, MAX9517, and MAX9524 family of standard-definition (SD) video filters for set-top boxes and portable consumer applications.
Configurable clock generators enable custom frequencies in 60 seconds
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Cypress Semiconductor has added the CYP22801 configurable programmable clock generator to its InstaClock family of timing solutions.
Step-down DC/DC converters integrate dual 150 mA LDOs
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Linear Technology has introduced the LTC3672B-1 and LTC3672B-2 synchronous step-down DC/DC converters with dual LDOs.
Intel, AMD cross swords in quad core
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Intel Corp. officially rolled out the last and top-end member of its quad-core processor family, the Intel 7300, previously known as Caneland, is geared at four-way PC servers and debuts just days before archrival Advanced Micro Devices is expected to roll out its long-anticipated quad-core Barcelona.
Charger ICs increase protection when charging portable devices
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Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced the bq243xx family of battery charger front-end ICs, which increases protection when charging a cell phone or other portable electronic device.
H.264 chip transmits HD video over narrow bandwidths
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Fujitsu has taken the wraps off its latest H.264-compliant chip that is capable of compressing MPEG-2 video data to less than half its size, while maintaining high video quality for several consumer applications.
Marvell teams with Meridian to convert iPod video
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Meridian Audio and partner Marvell Technology will unveil an iPod HD video dock, called iRIS, at the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association trade show in Denver.
Nanotech initiative aims to reduce cost, power usage of embedded microchips
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The Institute for Sustainable Nano-Electronics (ISNE) was recently funded with $2.6 million from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU), which announced a partnership with Houston's Rice University.
Nanyang, Rice University to tackle IC power problems
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Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will create an institute dedicated to resolving IC power, heat, and current leakage issues.
LSI pays $85 million for security processor startup
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LSI Corporation has bought, for $85 million in cash, Tarari, a developer of content and XML processors that was launched in August 2002 by senior managers and employees formerly with Intel's network equipment division.
Multi-mode RF transceiver supports TD-SCDMA
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Quorum Systems has introduced an ultra-low-power, multi-band, multi-mode RF transceiver, the Sereno QS3200, adding TD-SCDMA support to its existing 2G/2.5G/3G RF transceiver family.
CellMetric debuts mobile TV test systems at IBC
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CellMetric, a Cambridge, England-based start up focusing on RF test and mobile video infrastructure hardware and software, is launching a DVB-H composer application to generate test transport streams at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam.
Chinese company comes to IBC with DAB+, T-DMB chip
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Fabless startup Maxscend Technologies Inc. (Shanghai, China) is set to bring DAB+ and T-DMB back to Europe in chip form when it exhibits at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
CSR ups the ante in Bluetooth performance
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Bluetooth chip specialist CSR expects to have mobile handsets and headsets on the market that use its latest BlueCore6 silicon by the third quarter of next year. The latest iteration features improved voice quality, lower power consumption and better RF performance.
CSR raises the bar again on Bluetooth performance
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CSR has launched its sixth generation of BlueCore silicon for Bluetooth. The BC6-ROM chip has been specifically designed to offer better voice quality, lower power consumption, better RF performance, a smaller BOM, smaller footprint, and easy host interfacing.
Step-down regulator delivers 12 A
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Linear Technology has introduced the LTC3610, a high-efficiency, synchronous buck regulator that can deliver up to 12 A of continuous output current at voltages as low as 0.6 V.
White LED drivers handle up to six LEDs
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced high-efficiency white LED (WLED) drivers that achieve up to 92% efficiency while driving a string of two to six white LEDs.
Crosspoint switch delivers 10 ps jitter performance at 3.125 Gbits/s
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National Semiconductor says its DS25CP104 LVDS 4 x 4 crosspoint switch delivers the industry's best jitter performance (10 ps typical) at data transmission rates up to 3.125 Gbits/s.
Vivace launches VSP100 design tools
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9/4/2007   Post a comment
Vivace Semiconductor has announced the availability of its VSP100 development and integration systems for the high-performance VSP100 media processing chip, aimed at consumer mobile applications.
PCIe switches deliver low power consumption in small package
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9/4/2007   Post a comment
IDT has launched five PCI Express (PCIe) switches for system I/O connectivity in PC, embedded and consumer applications.
High-performance 32-Bit audio DAC has PCM/DSD input
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AKM Semiconductor's AK4397 high-performance 32-bit DAC for pro and high-end consumer audio applications accepts 192-kHz PCM data and 1-bit DSD data.
China's digital TV standard launched on Stratix II
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Altera today announced its Stratix II FPGAs were used by Tsinghua University to develop China's recently ratified Digital Multimedia Broadcast-Terrestrial national digital television broadcast standard.
ClearSpeed licenses processor technology to BAE Systems
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In a major expansion of its strategy, ClearSpeed has licensed the core of its next range of co-processors to BAE Systems who plans to use the massively parallel processors in demanding space applications.
BridgeCo raises $17 million in Series E round
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9/4/2007   Post a comment
BridgeCo Inc., the provider of processor IC and software platforms for home networking and Internet radio, has raised $17 million in a fifth financing round.
Group looks to 60GHz for fast data transfer
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Scientists at the Georgia Electronic Design Center in the U.S, led by Professor Joy Laskar, are working on ways to use extremely high radio frequencies, up to 60GHz, to transfer very large data files over short distances.
GaAs chip integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth RF front ends
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9/3/2007   Post a comment
Check out ANADIGICS' front-end ICs that offer a high level of GaAs on chip integration by incorporating a power amplifier (PA), a low-noise amplifier (LNA), a Bluetooth path, and an RF antenna switch all in a single low-profile package measuring 3 mm x 3 mm x 0.55 mm.
NEC raises 32-bit ARM processor core performance
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9/3/2007   Post a comment
NEC is touting its 90-nm, 700-MHz dual-core implementation of the ARM11 MPCore multicore processor as the highest performing, and its ARM926EJ-S processor core as the fastest at 130-nm, clocking in at 400-MHz.
64-Kbit serial FRAM upgraded for automotive
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Ramtron has expanded its line of FRAM Grade 1 automotive parts, qualifying an additional 64-Kbit serial FRAM to operate over the automotive temperature range of -40°C to +125°C.
A/V decoder chip supports China's AVS standard
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Chinese wireless baseband chipset provider Spreadtrum Communications is offering what it claims is the world's first commercial A/V decoder chip that supports AVS, the A/V coding-decoding standard in China.
Renesas beefs up 16-bit MCU line
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Renesas has added 30 new products in seven groups, a major expansion of the R8C/Tiny series of compact, high-performance 16-bit MCUs with on-chip flash memory.
Transmitter modules target W-CDMA mobile phones
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9/3/2007   Post a comment
Fujitsu is getting ready to sample transmitter modules that provide greater power efficiency of 27% and a 30% smaller circuit area than modules designed with discrete components.
Under the Hood: 1-Gbit DDR3 SDRAMs square off
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9/3/2007   Post a comment
With the launch of Intel's P35 chip sets, the growing list of validated devices and AMD's planned support, DDR3 SDRAMs have become a reality.
Brazil treads tough terrain in quest to become IC design hub
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There is a saying among suppliers of semiconductors and other electronic products to the booming Brazilian market: "Miami is Brazil."
p-OLED display maker expands Asian sales channels
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Plastic OLED microdisplay specialist MicroEmissive Displays (MED) has appointed another two partners in the Far East to serve its key Asian markets.
Global chip sales up 2.2% from last July
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The three-month average of global chip sales for July, was $20.6 billion, up 3.2 percent on the previous month and an increase of 2.2 percent for year-on-year growth, according to numbers from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization. The three-month average of sales of semiconductors in Europe in July 2007 reached $3.28 billion, an annual growth of 3.5 percent.
Ten-dollar DaVinci does HD at 400 mW
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Texas Instruments has added to its DaVinci family of video-oriented chips.
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