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Maxim takes $838 million charge on restatements
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has taken a pre-tax charge of more than $838 million for restated financial results covering a period of nearly 10 years, the company said.
Atmel to outsource German fab operation
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
In a complex arrangement that in effect rids the company of the Heilbronn, Germany manufacturing operation it has been trying to sell for two years, Atmel said that a U.K. company has agreed to buy the fab's equipment and lease the facility from Atmel.
Avago buys Infineon's BAW biz for $21 million
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Chipmaker Avago Technologies has acquired Infineon Technologies' bulk acoustic wave business, based in Munich, Germany, for approximately 21.million euros (about $30.3 million).
Analog switch enhances audio quality
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has introduced the AS1747, a dual single-pole/double-throw (SPDT) low-voltage analog signal switch.
Hot swap controller with constant current limiting
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
The MIC2310 is a single-FET, constant power-limit Hot-Plug controller that Micrel has just released to provide constant power limiting in situations that require safe insertion and removal of PC boards.
Amplifier suits batteries in deep discharge
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9928/MAX9929 current-sense amplifiers for monitoring charge and discharge currents.
Analog front-ends satisfy handheld ultrasound
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced 8-channel and 16-channel analog front ends (AFEs) especially for handheld ultrasound systems.
Programmable clock generator minimises component count
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Providing a programmable clock that serves as both source and system clock, Analog Devices'AD9520/2 multi-output clock generators boast a 512byte embedded memory block that enables easy configuration.
Signal integrity targeted by circuit simulator
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Designers of high speed data links were in mind with the latest update to Agilent's Advanced Design System EDA tool, ADS 2008 Update 2.
ON Semi extends current range, flexibility for stepper motor designs
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has extended its bipolar stepper motor control family to include two Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) versions of a motor driver capable of peak currents up to 800 mA and for use with an external microcontroller for added flexibility.
Strains showing on sapphires growth for electronics
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
The sapphire substrate market for electronic applications reached 4.61 million wafers (2 inch equivalent) for LEDs last year, as well as tens of thousands of 6 inch wafers for SoS RF applications in 2007, according to report from Yole Development (Lyon, France).
Intersil to acquire Kenet
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Intersil Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kenet Inc., a supplier of low-power data converters.
Analog front end chips are 70 percent smaller, use 40 percent less power
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
In an effort to drive the new market of handheld ultrasound systems, TI has introduced what it says are the industry's smallest, lowest-power analog front ends.
Multi-output clock generators feature low jitter and flexible outputs
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
The AD9520 and AD9522 multi-output clock generators from Analog Devices feature low jitter and include a 512-byte embedded EEPROM memory block, affording system engineers a programmable clock solution that can serve as both the source and system clock.
Next-generation DrMOS delivers 92 percent efficiency in industry's smallest package
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild touts its next-generation family of DrMOS devices---the XS DrMOS series---as the industry's first high-performance 6-by-6 mm DrMOS solution for synchronous DC/DC buck regulators.
Programmable clock generators simplify system design
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
ADI's AD9520/2 multi-output clock generators deliver a high-quality clock signal and flexible outputs, while on-chip memory reduces system start-up programming requirements.
CD/MP3 stereo 2:1 multiplexer delivers low distortion, high off-isolation
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Intersil's multiplexer delivers high-quality clickless audio in computer sound cards and home theater applications across all load types with low power consumption in a compact, cost-effective package.
PMC-Sierra seeks to unify WiMax bands
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
PMC-Sierra Inc. will unveil its solution for unifying five different frequency bands at this week's WiMax World.
32 X 32 video crosspoint switches provide low-power, high bandwidth
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
ADI's ADV320x family of crosspoint switches use 40 percent less power and deliver 300 percent more bandwidth, enabling wide range of video routing applications.
Three challenges for WiMedia compliance test
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9/29/2008   1 comment
This article explains the concepts behind the UWB technology as well as the challenges surrounding compliance test of UWB transmitters, packet overhead, and receivers.
Desert Island Design: Bridging the (band) gap without software
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9/29/2008   2 comments
Use your solid-state understanding and insight, rather than rushing to that EDA tool, to design a basic bandgap reference
Multi-port LVDS crossbar switches reduce point-to-point links
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's high-speed, multiport LVDS crossbar switches route multiple sources—such as navigation, camera, satellite TV, and DVD signals—to multiple displays, reducing the number of point-to-point links.
Vishay launches tender offer for IR
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. is launching a proxy war as a means to acquire International Rectifier Corp.
Dolphin Integration launches audio converters
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Dolphin Integration SA, French provider of embedded memories and audio converters in the form of intellectual property cores, has introduced digital audio converters (DACs) for resident consumer applications.
Intellitech ships multi-voltage JTAG multiplexer
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Intellitech is shipping a multi-voltage eight ring JTAG multiplexer in a 16mm x 16mm VQ100 package to early adopters.
Long reach optical transceivers offer extended temperature support
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Avago's 10 Gbit/s SFP+ LR (long reach) optical transceivers offer extended temperature support and bring new levels of high speed and high port density to next-generation networking equipment.
Fujifilm pushes consumer 3-D camera
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Fujifilm unveiled a compact 3-D camera integrated with dual lenses and dual 6-megapixel CCDs.
PoE-PD takes on 40-watt applications
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
NCP1081 is designed for anticipated high-power applications meeting IEEE 802.3at Draft 3; NCP1083 will soon arrive to add auxiliary supply support
Bluetooth headset turns to SUN and goes green
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Last year, I purchased a hands-free Bluetooth car kit as a Christmas gift for a family member who, as a sales rep, spends significant time talking in her car. Worried for her safety as she drives with one hand on the wheel and the other around a cell phone, I initially felt a sense of pride as she unwrapped a gift that demonstrated concern for her well-being. Sometimes, however, a buzz can be short-lived. After a quick explanation of what the gift was, I could see a bit of uneasiness creep in as
Analog development tool simplifies complex signal generation
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9/27/2008   Post a comment
TI has introduced the TSW3070 development kit that simplifies the complexity of interfacing between high-speed digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and amplifiers.
Viterbi set to receive National Medal of Science
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Wireless industry pioneer Andrew Viterbi, co-founder of Qualcomm and creator of the Viterbi Algorithm, will be honore along with six other researchers and inventors in receiving a National Medal of Science for 2007.
Apple reportedly cuts iPhone production target
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Apple has cut planned production of iPhones in the second half of the year by up to 4 million units, according to investment bank Pacific Crest Securities.
Romania may become Europe's largest IC design hub, Frost & Sullivan says
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Romania is poised to become the largest IC design hub in Europe, according to research firm Frost & Sullivan.
Nanoradio wins Samsung 3G-UMA design-in
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Specialist radio IC developer Nanoradio AB (Stockholm, Sweden) has said that its NRX700/2 Wi-Fi chipset has been designed into two Samsung phones, the P250 and the P270, being released into multiple countries in Europe.
Ultrasound imaging system design reshaped by AFEs
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Recent innovations are making it possible for new ultrasound systems to achieve much lower power and a significantly smaller footprint than ever before. Designing ultrasound systems is complex, and every feature of the analog front end (AFE) can influence system performance.
LDOs are in industry's smallest package
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Devices, optimized for noise-sensitive portable applications, are 0.86-by-0.86 mm chip-scale sized
Rotary position sensor delivers 1-million rotational cycles
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
The Model 3382 12-mm rotary position sensor from Bourns Inc. provides 1-million rotational cycles and an IP40 seal rating for space-constrained applications that require high reliability.
IQ Analog unveils 8-channel analog front-end IC
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
IQ Analog has claimed an industry first with the introduction of an 8-channel analog front-end IC for multi-channel wireless and communications applications such as MIMO radios.
IQ Analog rolls out an 8-channel analog front end IC
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
After three years of development, IQ Analog has unveiled an 8-channel, low power analog front end IC for multi-channel applications such as MIMO radios.
Highly integrated ADC simplifies automotive radar apps
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX11043, a quad, 16-bit, simultaneous-sampling ADC, provides a complete solution for conditioning and digitizing the IF signals from a 24-GHz or 77-GHz radar front-end for a DSP or microprocessor.
DACs tackle space and power consumption in basestations
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices is tackling basestation inefficiency with its latest digital to analog converters (DACs).
Power Integrations says court finds patents enforceable
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
A U.S. District Court has dismissed a challenge by Fairchild Semiconductor to the enforceability of four patents held by high-voltage analog IC vendor Power Integrations and ruled the patents enforceable, Power Integrations said.
RF Micro to supply Samsung 3G handsets
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices will supply components on more than 10 upcoming 3G handsets made by South Korea's Samsung Electronics.
Verify USB port's supply voltage before use
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9/25/2008   1 comment
This one-IC circuit can save you from damaging peripherals when you plug into unverified USB ports
Infinisim Announces RASER for Mixed-Signal Designs
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Infinisim launched RASER, a new mix-signal simulator that claims SPICE accuracy while significantly decreasing simulation times.
Curved UWB antenna said to be most compact
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Virgina Tech engineers are claiming a 2.5-fold reduction in the size of an ultrawideband antenna.
More about Atmel's restructuring in Nantes
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Slightly after Atmel announced it would trim 180 jobs at its manufacturing site in Rousset, in the French region of Provence, it is now the turn of Atmel Nantes to announce 30 job cuts from its staff of 250.
Mirics wins first design win for PC TV receivers
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Mirics Semiconductor Ltd (Fleet, England) has won its first design-in for its FlexiTV multiband receiver chip, from Taiwanese wireless module specialist AzureWave Technologies, which is using it in a part being readied for PC TV receivers.
Qualcomm first in Android phone but won't be lonely
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Qualcomm's prominent place inside the first Android mobile phone is a feather in the company's cap, but doesn't mean there won't be stiff competition from rival wireless chip set vendors for design ins on future handsets to run the Google-backed operating system.
Power MOSFET/Schottky diode combo features double-sided cooling
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Delivering increased efficiency for high-current and high-frequency applications, Vishay introduces the SkyFET SiE726DF device, which it says is the industry's first 30-V monolithic power MOSFET and Schottky diode in a PolarPak package with double-sided cooling.
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