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Emcore could lose Nasdaq listing
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
Compound semiconductor vendor Emcore has been notified by the Nasdaq stock market that it could be de-listed because its stock price has been under $1 per share for 30 consecutive business days, the company said.
SciTech Publishing: More deals for your bookshelf
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
9/29/2010   53 comments
For those of you who enjoyed the list of sale books from SciTech Publishing, here is some more. They tell me that the sale went so well, they are extending it to these titles, but only until October 8th.
Wolfson's WM8325 power management IC
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
Wolfson is sampling what it says is the highest current monolithic power management IC, which features four programmable DC-DC converters, including one which is capable of delivering up to 2.5A.
Maxim readies 'lite' powerline device
News & Analysis  
9/28/2010   5 comments
Analog chip maker Maxim Integrated Products Inc. is readying a new powerline communication (PLC) device.
Class-D amp offers cost-efficient, smartphone friendly solution
Product News  
9/28/2010   17 comments
Silicon Labs' Si270x stereo digital Class-D amplifier employs multilayer EMI mitigation technology to enable easier EMI compliance, AM/FM radio co-existence and smartphone compatibility.
Live blogging Maxim's editor-analyst day
Blog  
9/28/2010   3 comments
What's new at the quiet giant of the analog world?
Maxim's MAX9622 precision operational amplifier
Product News  
9/28/2010   17 comments
Maxim's latest op amp precisely calibrates Vos on power-up, enabling designers to downsize their sense resistor to improve power efficiency.
Teardown finds Cypress, STMicro in new iPod nano
News & Analysis  
9/27/2010   11 comments
Apple's sixth generation iPod nano features chips supplied by Samsung Electronics, Toshiba, Cypress Semiconductor, Cirrus Logic and STMicroelectronics NV, according to a teardown analysis conducted by market research firm iSuppli.
Analog Devices AD9467 16-bit ADC
Product News  
9/27/2010   17 comments
Analog Devices announced the AD9647 16-bit A/D converter operating at 250 MSPS (mega samples per second).
Innovation at home: Inside a 3-D desktop scanner
Teardown  
9/26/2010   9 comments
The desktop NextEngine 3D Scanner rivals the capability of more expensive scanners by creating mesh files of three-dimensional objects for industrial design, reverse engineering, CGI and content creation apps.
129th AES debuts Product Design Track
Audio DesignLine Blog  
9/22/2010   Post a comment
The upcoming 129th Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention in San Francisco will offer - for the first time - a dedicated Product Design Track featuring more than 20 events focused on audio product development.
Dialog PMIC and audio codec supports Renesas reference platform for HD video enabled mobile devices
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
Dialog Semiconductor's DA9052 system level power management (PMIC) and DA7210 Class G audio ICs have been incorporated in the Renesas Electronics' SH7724 reference platform, which is now shipping and generally available.
FitBit blends wireless, MCUs and MEMS with online interface
Teardown  
9/22/2010   20 comments
The FitBit personal fitness monitor combines wireless, MEMS and cutting-edge algorithms and packaging to keep us in shape, but behind its sleek design are lessons for any designer and aspiring inventor looking to turn what seems to be a simple idea into a truly viable, competitive end product.
Enhanced audio scrambler and sub-audio signalling processor IC targets analog two-way radios
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
CML Microcircuit has added a new Audio Scrambler and Sub-audio Signalling Processor to the company's family of analog two-way radio ICs.
Headphone amp offers longer battery life
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has introduced a Class G stereo headphone amplifier delivering what it claims to be outstanding audio performance at ultra-low supply current.
Audio codec protects against loudspeaker damage, boosts audio fidelity
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced an integrated stereo audio codec that offers improved loudspeaker performance by optimizing the signal level and frequency response, while limiting the maximum distortion and power at the output to prevent speaker damage.
Infineon raises guidance for fiscal Q4
News & Analysis  
9/21/2010   3 comments
Infineon Technologies AG has announced that its revenue for the fourth fiscal quarter, which ends on Sept. 30, will be better than previously expected.
Synopsys' HSPICE Precision Parallel claims 7X simulation speed-up
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9/20/2010   Post a comment
Synopsys Inc. has presented the HSPICE Precision Parallel (HPP) multi-threading technology that is claimed to deliver up to 7X simulation speed-up for complex analog and mixed-signal designs.
A closer look at analog verification
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9/17/2010   Post a comment
The power of digital verification is being brought into the analog domain with the aid of improved modeling and test bench methodologies.
Maxim's MAX6581 8-channel temperature sensor
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9/17/2010   Post a comment
Maxim's latest temperature sensor provides ±1 degree Celsius accuracy to monitor multiple hot spots with only a single I2C address.
Do-it-yourself: is this the best of times, the worst of times--or maybe both?
Blog  
9/16/2010   24 comments
Today's technology is a mixed-bag for home-based experimenters and hobbyists
Trends in data conversion for 2011: more features, better performance, lower power—and hot markets
Blog  
9/16/2010   1 comment
The critical mixed-signal component space will see changes, improvements, and enhancements—and many growing markets
IBM announces process for power management
News & Analysis  
9/16/2010   15 comments
IBM has announced a 180-nm chip-making process technology for power-management applications that can combine wireless communications and sensors.
Sokudo joins CEA-Leti's e-beam litho project
News & Analysis  
9/16/2010   9 comments
Sokudo Co. Ltd., a coating and track process equipment company, has announced it will join the Imagine research program based at CEA-Leti that is developing maskless lithography for IC manufacturing at 22-nm and beyond.
August sees sales slip, says analyst
News & Analysis  
9/16/2010   6 comments
The three-month average of global chip sales for August is set to be $25.3 billion, compared with $25.2 billion in July, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
Diesels challenge hybrids for efficiency, low emissions
Design How-To  
9/16/2010   45 comments
Clean diesel technology is competitive with hybrid electric vehicles, but perception still limits acceptance in the U.S. market.
A Common Personal Health Research Platform—SHIMMER and BioMOBIUS (Part 1 of 3)
Design How-To  
9/15/2010   4 comments
Explore this hardware platform and software environment for developing personal medical prototype research tools to acquire data and assess results
2010 TI Engibous student competition proves the kids are (still) alright
Engineering Pop Culture!  
9/14/2010   2 comments
The university-level analog-centric contest shows that there's innovation and hard work being done by these aspiring engineers.
IDF 2010 products roundup
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9/14/2010   Post a comment
A round-up of product announcements at the 2010 Intel Developer Forum
Dialog Semiconductor DA6011
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9/14/2010   Post a comment
Dialog Semiconductor announced a single-chip power management and clock companion IC—the DA6011—for the Intel Atom processor series.
ESC Boston: RF highlights
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
9/14/2010   1 comment
If you are in the Boston area next week (Sept 20 to 23, 2010) or already plan on attending the ESC Boston show, here are some highlights that might appeal to RF and microwave engineers
Texas Instruments' THS770006 fully differential operational amplifier
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9/13/2010   Post a comment
TI has enhanced its latest operational amplifier to deliver 16-bit full-scale precision up to 200 MHz IF.
Linear Technology's LTC4365 reverse protection controller
Product News  
9/13/2010   1 comment
Linear is offering an overvoltage, undervoltage and reverse protection controller for portable instrumentation, industrial automation and automotive applications that require windowed supply protection.
ARM, Trident, Ittiam make entertainment plans
News & Analysis  
9/13/2010   1 comment
Trident has announced that is has produced a set-top box platform based on an ARM A-series processor. In a separate announcement Ittiam said it has implementated a Dolby MS10 multistream audio decoder on the A series of processors.
BenQ K60 e-reader: Trying to stand on the shoulders of giants
Teardown  
9/13/2010   5 comments
Taiwanese electronics maker BenQ joins the e-reader party with its K60, a Wi-Fi-enabled unit aimed at Asian markets.
Analog Devices' AD8207 high-voltage current sense amplifier
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9/10/2010   Post a comment
ADI’s latest high-voltage current sense amplifier is said to be the first to deliver a max 1 µV/°C offset temperature drift while featuring negative common-mode voltage operation and high bandwidth.
TSMC's August sales show low growth
News & Analysis  
9/10/2010   5 comments
Foundry giant TSMC reported August sales of about $1.17 billion, an increase of 0.5 percent over July 2010 and an increase of 25.4 percent over August 2009.
RMS detector protects basestation PAs
Product News  
9/9/2010   1 comment
Linear Technology just released its model LTC5583, a 40MHz to 6GHz dual-channel, matched RMS power detector that seems exceptionally well suited to monitor VSWR in a basestation transmitter RF power amplifier (PA).
Tanner EDA rolls Linux version of analog IC design suite
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9/8/2010   Post a comment
Tanner EDA announced it has delivered HiPer Silicon v15.02, a Linux version of its HiPer Silicon full-flow design suite, so that customers can choose –and change as desired- between the Windows and the Linux platforms.
Voice/audio IC offers low-cost playback in industrial, automotive apps
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9/7/2010   Post a comment
The ChipCorder ISD15D00 from Nuvoton Technology is offered as the lowest-cost voice/audio playback device for industrial, medical and automotive applications.
XMOS co-founder takes COO post at Toumaz
News & Analysis  
9/7/2010   2 comments
Noel Hurley, who was a co-founder of XMOS Semiconductors Ltd. and served as vice president of marketing there, has taken up the position of chief operating officer at Toumaz Technology Ltd.
Broadcom's NFC play: Because time is right
News & Analysis  
9/7/2010   8 comments
Broadcom executive Craig Ochikubo discusses why his company acquired a small developer of intellectual property in the area of near-field communications.
UMC's August sales show slim growth
News & Analysis  
9/7/2010   1 comment
Taiwanese foundry United Microelectronics Corp. announced its net sales for August 2010 were approximately NT$10.89 billion (about $340 million), an increase of 0.6 percent over July 2010 and an increase of 20.1 percent over August 2009.
Tuner chip firm raises $9 million
News & Analysis  
9/6/2010   1 comment
Elonics Ltd., the CMOS RF tuner company, has announced it has raised £6.1 million (about $9.4 million) in a Series B investment round led by Scottish Equity Partners.
Infinera transmits 100-G more than 800 miles
News & Analysis  
9/3/2010   6 comments
Networking equipment supplier Infinera Corp. has said it has achieved 100-Gbit/s coherent transmission of data over a 1,348-kilometer route on the XO Communications fiber optic network.
Former NXP fab workers to get EU support
News & Analysis  
9/2/2010   8 comments
Workers at a Nijmegen wafer fab made redundant by NXP in 2009 look set to get help getting back into employment from the Europe Union.
Startup offers 'variability' modeling service
News & Analysis  
9/2/2010   4 comments
Gold Standard Simulations Ltd., a spin-off from the University of Glasgow, offers to help chip designers model how circuits made from variable nanometer-scale transistors will perform.


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