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posted in October 2003
WSTS revises forecast for stronger chip market growth
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10/29/2003   Post a comment
With the threat from Sars retreating for now, the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization sees double-digit percentage growth year-on-year for the worldwide market from 2003 through 2005. The personal computing, wireless communications and digital consumer sectors are driving the current upturn. From Brussels, Peter Clarke reports.
Pericom announces asynchronous mode support for PCI-to-PCI bridges
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10/29/2003   Post a comment
Asynchronous mode allows users to run the secondary bus at a frequency that is not derived from the primary bus, thus providing far greater support for next generation PCI bus designs. Asynchronous mode support is significant as customers engineer newer faster designs that need to merge with slower legacy devices, Pericom says.
Condor Engineering Introduces the World's First Multi-function RT Validated Intellectual Property Core for MIL-STD-1553 COTS Applications
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
Condor Engineering Introduces the World's First Multi-function RT Validated Intellectual Property Core for MIL-STD-1553 COTS Applications
AMCC, IBM, INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS AND XILINX TEAM TO ALIGN 10Gbps STANDARDS
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
AMCC, IBM, INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS AND XILINX TEAM TO ALIGN 10Gbps STANDARDS
Lattice Semiconductor and Tyco Electronics Demonstrate 10 Gbps SERDES Across High Speed Cable Interconnect and FR-4 Backplane Solutions
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor and Tyco Electronics Demonstrate 10 Gbps SERDES Across High Speed Cable Interconnect and FR-4 Backplane Solutions
New Device Delivers Increased Data Throughput and Reduced Latency
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
New Device Delivers Increased Data Throughput and Reduced Latency
Partner program hopes to create memory interface for IP
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
The Virage Logic IP (VIP) Partner program replaces the Memory Alliance Program (MAP), originally established in March 2001, to better support the needs of Virage Logic's growing list of semiconductor IP platform customers.
Search engine bolts onto memory
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
It seems more than anything else, the next generation of telecom and networking is the driving force behind many new memory architecture and innovations, writes Jon Gabay OC class equipment's as well as 1 Gig and 10 Gig Ethernet are pushing the envelope driving IC makers to provide higher performances, higher densities, and higher functional integration.
Programmable spread-spectrum clock reduces EMI jitters
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
Cypress announces what it feels is the industry's First Field-Programmable Spread-Spectrum Clock Generators. Spread spectrum has be used for EMI reduction. New programmming techniques and Socket Adaptor Kits round out a complete interface for a broad range of digital systems and peripherals. Jon Gabay has this assessment.
Fairchild Introduces the Industry's Smallest Low-Ohmic Analog Switches
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
Designed with less than 0.002% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) for audio fidelity.
Logic level translator works one bit at a time
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
Fairchild's single-bit ultra low power logic level translator provides low-noise buffered interface and small packaging for portables,
Ultra low power logic speeds Flash Memory connections in portable designs
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor International's additions to its NC7 series of TinyLogic family feature Ultra Low Power consumption. The NC7SV19, a 1-of-2 Decoder/Demultiplexer, is designed specifically for high speed flash memory selection while operating from low operating voltage, dramatic power savings and minimal space requirements.
Single pole/single throw (SPST) analog switch with TTL-level-control supports multi-level signaling.
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10/27/2003   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor's FSAT66 is a low-voltage, Single Pole/Single Throw (SPST) analog switch that utilizes TTL-level control circuitry. The TTL-level input allows designers to route higher voltage signals using lower voltage control levels. It is a precursor of other Fairchild announcements.
Fairchild's New 8-Terminal Logic Package"is 60% Smaller than US8
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10/26/2003   Post a comment
MicroPak 8's rugged attachment system improves yields and reliability over a wide range of mechanical and temperature stresses, the company says.
TI crosspoint switches promise low-noise, low jitter in fault-tolerant systems
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10/26/2003   Post a comment
The SN65LVCP22 and SN65LVP23 2x2 crosspoint switches support 2:2 buffering (repeating), 1:2 splitting, 2:1 multiplexing and 2x2 switching. In addition, the devices incorporate wide common-mode (OV to 4V) receivers, allowing for the receipt of LVDS, LVPECL and CML signals.
TI claims First Demo of PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge
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10/26/2003   Post a comment
PCI Express is a dual-simplex, point-to-point serial differential low-voltage interconnect that will consolidate all application requirements for use by multiple market segments. PCI Express architecture will be a high-performance, highly flexible, scalable, reliable, stable and cost-effective general-purpose I/O architecture that will seamlessly complement existing PCI buses and transition the market over the next several years, allowing system and communication designers to use new topologies.
Bus switch families target datacom and networking equipment
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10/26/2003   Post a comment
Worried about the shift to higher speeds and lower operating voltages? Texas Instruments claims its' CB3T is the industry's only Bus Switches supporting 5V / 3.3V to 2.5V level translation. Its' CB3Q is a high-performance Bus Switch family with very-low and flat Ron and its' CBT-C is an enhanced 5V Bus Switch family with -2V undershoot protection.
Configurable split rail translator operates from 1.5 to 3.3V
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10/26/2003   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' AVCA and AVCB164245 devices allow for bi-directional voltage translation from various core voltage nodes
Multi-function PicoGate logic device simplifies system design and reduces component count
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10/26/2003   Post a comment
Philips announced what it claimed was the industry's first multi-function PicoGate logic semiconductor optimized for crystal oscillator applications. The new 74LVC1GX04 crystal driver combines the functions of an un-buffered inverter and a driver into one logic device thereby allowing designers to reduce component count, save board space, and accelerate time to market.
Philips "pepper flake" shrinks logic packaging
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10/26/2003   Post a comment
Philips Electronics announced it was expanding its offering of a small logic IC package with the addition of the industry's first 24-pin Depopulated very-thin Quad Flat-pack No-leads (DQFN) package " arguably the world's smallest. It's designed for logic gates, octals, and medium scale integrated circuits.
Commentary: The benefits of standardization in packaging
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10/26/2003   Post a comment
There are many ways to illustrate the benefits of standardization for suppliers, distributors, manufacturers, and ultimately, the end consumer. Standardization of the USB port on the PC, for example, has made the addition of peripherals relatively simple and inexpensive. The more you standardize, the more you drive down costs, insist these competitors in an opinion piece that originally appeared in EBN.
Where standard logic was in 2001
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10/26/2003   Post a comment
Standard logic in 2000 maintained a solid presence in an increasingly specialized semiconductor market. The general-purpose, or "glue logic," nature of standard logic continued to help it stay competitive with ASICs, systems-on-a-chip, and other integrated solutions. EBN said the market was strong.
Renesas to be second source for TI's packages
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10/26/2003   Post a comment
Renesas Technology Corp. has adopted Texas Instruments' lead-free NanoFree package for its standard logic ICs and will promote the package as a second-source supplier.
TI hopes to make its logic devices lead-free
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10/26/2003   Post a comment
Logic Products Migrate to Improved Pb-Free Finishes/Balls with Classification per J-STD-020B (Max Reflow Temp of 250 degrees C) Pb-Free Parameters.
Bus switch chip families aim for mixed-signal apps
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10/26/2003   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. says it has designed its CB3T, CB3Q and CBT-C bus switch chip families to meet the needs of system designers who face the challenge of supporting mixed-mode signal operation and need bus interface devices that provide voltage translation.
Maxim switch powers up to eight USB ports
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10/26/2003   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX1562, MAX1562H and MAX-1563 current-limited switches power up to eight Universal Serial Bus ports. These 3- and 4-amp devices offer such features as autoreset and fault blanking for USB applications in notebook and desktop computers.
Maxim announces 3841crosspoint switch
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10/24/2003   Post a comment
The MAX3841 is ideal for high-speed serial-data loopback, redundancy and switching for serial OC-192 and 10-Gigabit Ethernet applications or other applications up to 12.5 Gbits/s. Jon Gabay gives this assessment.
TI's transceivers satisfy TIA/EIA-485
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10/24/2003   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' SN65HVD1176 and SN75HVD1176 Profibus transceivers have been designed to provide improved output transition skew of less than 1 nanosecond (0.2 ns typical), giving system designers the ability to tighten up the total timing budget of their networked applications.
Quellan preps noise canceler chip
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10/20/2003   Post a comment
Quellan Inc. will announce an analog noise-cancellation chip that supports 5- and 6.25-Gbit/second backplane designs at the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society's IMAPS 2003 symposium. Quellan's Nx600 noise-canceling receiver extends the "speed reach" of gigabit backplanes, the company claims. Steve Ohr has this repoty.
Suppliers moving more parts, lead times stretch
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10/20/2003   Post a comment
After two years of double-digit price erosion and falling revenue, the market for standard logic parts has begun to turn, with some suppliers seeing lead times stretch as they scramble to meet demand.
Multiple vendors smarten up their hot-swap protection ICs
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10/15/2003   Post a comment
Hot-swap controller chips are coming to market in greater numbers and packed with more smarts. They've quickly evolved from discrete circuits into highly integrated chips, equipped with thermal sensing, that are proactive in maintaining power and board stability during transient events, as when a card is inserted into a live backplane. Concurrent with EE Times' InFocus report on backplane power management, Vince Biancomano has this survey on new controllers.
The 'Other' Wireless Technology is Alive and Kicking
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10/14/2003   Post a comment
With all the buzz surrounding WiFi (802.11b), WiFi's alphabet-soup cousins (802.11a/g/h), Bluetooth, and lesser-known wireless RF communications technologies, it's easy to lose sight of a non-RF wireless technology near and dear to everyone—infrared. Jim Lipman takes a closer look at what the future may hold for infrared communications.
ARM puts Java core, peripherals in one package
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10/9/2003   Post a comment
Attempting to reach out to smaller chip companies, ARM Holdings said it would offer discounts to customers that purchase its Java processor core and related intellectual property as part of the same package.


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