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Timing is Everything
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
Industry's First Register and Phase Lock Loop for Registered DIMMs at 667 and 800 Mbps
ASE Test posts profit but sees flat fourth quarter
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10/29/2004   Post a comment
ASE Test Ltd. (Taipei) reported third-quarter net income of $20.6 million, or 21 cents per share on sales of $163.5 million, compared with $0.7 million, or 2 cents per share on sales of $103.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
Waves Audio, Tripath develop LCD TV audio reference design
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10/28/2004   Post a comment
Seeking to overcome the poor fidelity inherent in liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs, Waves Audio Ltd. (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Tripatch Technology Inc. (San Jose) have jointly developed an audio reference design that promises to help OEMs improve the audio quality of their LCD TVs.
Secrets of level-translation revealed
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10/27/2004   1 comment
Supply voltages continue to migrate to lower nodes to support today's low power, high performance applications. While some devices are capable of running at lower supply nodes, others might not have this capability. To have switching compatibility between these devices, the output of each driver must be compliant with the input of the receiver that it is driving. A Texas Instruments' engineer describes the some of the level translation schemes to interface these devices with one another, and the
Philips Develops Highly Integrated System Solution to Speed GSM/GPRS Handset Development
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10/27/2004   Post a comment
Including a Baseband device, RF transceiver, front-end module, power management unit, and software, the 5120 is optimized for multimedia performance.
Sharp begins shipping IC modules to Australia for e-passports
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10/26/2004   Post a comment
Responding to a fast-approaching deadline by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security for global deployment of electronically readable visas, Japan's Sharp Corp. has begun volume shipments of its large-capacity contactless IC module to the Australian government, which recently began an e-passport pilot program.
Agere posts loss on restructuring charges
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10/26/2004   Post a comment
Agere Systems (Allentown, Pa.) posted a net loss of $127 million, or 7 cents per share, on sales of $439 million in its fourth 2004 fiscal quarter ended September 30th, reflecting $132 million in restructuring charges.
Intel reportedly halts LCOS development
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10/21/2004   Post a comment
Intel Corp. announced thagt it had canceled plans to develop a liquid-crystal-on-silicon chip for projection TVs, according to several reports.
Weak orders, inventory woes afflict more semi suppliers
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10/21/2004   Post a comment
Semiconductor suppliers continued to see an inventory buildup put a stranglehold on their quarter earnings as orders softened, with many seeing revenue decline from year-ago or previous quarter levels.
USB Goes Wireless
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10/21/2004   Post a comment
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) makes it easy to use just about any kind of device on a PC. Just connect your gizmo with a cable and it works. In this article, Gary Legg how a new wireless standard may make USB even easier to use in the near future.
QuickLogic, Renesas to partner on Wi-Fi solutions
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10/20/2004   Post a comment
QuickLogic Corp. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has announced a partnership with Renesas Technology Corp. to enable low-power solutions for the expanding Wi-Fi market.
FlexRay: The New Communication Paradigm for Automotive Electronics
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10/19/2004   Post a comment
Electronics is the key enabler for progress in the automotive sector. Some experts estimate that electronics account for up to 90% of all the innovations that make driving safer, more comfortable, and more fun. Arnold Zimmermann and Roman Nossal explain more about FlexRay in this article.
Rambus posts gain on strong contract revenue
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10/14/2004   Post a comment
Rambus Inc. (Los Altos, Calif.) reported third-quarter earnings of $10.4 million on revenue of $38.8 million, reflecting what the company said was a strong revenue stream from contracts signed last year for its XDR memory interface, Redwood interface, and serial link technologies.
Jointly developed designs enable easy migration from legacy PC bus architectures to PCI Express high-speed interface
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10/14/2004   Post a comment
Philips and Xilinx Collaborate on Low Cost PCI Express Solutions
New Intellectual Property Support for New Lattce FPGA Families
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10/14/2004   Post a comment
IP Cores Implement CAN Bus and IEEE 1394 Protocols Commonly Found In High-Volume Systems
FPGA embeds pre-programmed functionality in on-chip logic
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10/14/2004   Post a comment
First FPGA to incorporates IDE controller will focus on Digital Signal Applications ? First product
Programmable Memory BIST (Built in Self-test Macro )
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10/14/2004   1 comment
Self test function verifies integrity of embedded memory on custom designs.
Network Connectivity to DVD Recorder for Video Transfer by LAN and Programming by Cell Phones
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10/14/2004   Post a comment
Connectivity is the key. Will Panasonic lead the way with simple, easy to use and understand connectivity for home and office use?
Freescale MC33984PNA Tear Down Analysis
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10/13/2004   Post a comment
A tear-down design analysis report compiled by Semiconductor Insights, Inc. (Kanata, Canada) on the Freescale MC33984PNA (formerly Motorola PC33984FC) high-side switch.
Improving the Chain: Maxim Designers Take On Base Station Downconversion with an Integrated SiGe Design
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10/12/2004   Post a comment
Designed to offer top performance for GSM, UMTS/WCDMA, DCS, and PCS applications, this dual mixer integrates an LO buffer and switch.
Linear Technology changes CEO
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10/6/2004   Post a comment
After 23 years of leading Linear Technology Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.), chief executive Bob Swanson will relinquish that role effective January 4, 2005, passing the torch to current chief operating officer Lothar Maier.
Just what you need: SMSC introduces USB port controllers with an odd number of ports.
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10/5/2004   Post a comment
SMSC used the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco last month to show an expanded line of USB2.0 products, including the USB2503 and USB2507, the industry's first USB2.0 3-port and 7-port hub controllers. as well as the USB2504, a second generation 4-port hub controller; the USB2228, a controller for 12-in-1 flash card readers; the USB3250, a second generation USB2.0 physical layer transceiver (PHY) device.
DC/DC-Converter - for white LEDs
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10/5/2004   Post a comment
A driver IC for white LEDs is offered by ASIC manufacturer PREMA Semiconductor. Its core consists of a step-up converter with current output, which provides an output voltage of typically 3.6 V for white LEDs.
Automakers Look to New Vision for Telematics
10/4/2004   Post a comment
Telematics isn't dead; it's just taking a nap.. Many automakers, for example, are revving up plans for Bluetooth-equipped phones in their vehicles. Others are pursuing various wireless concepts for in-vehicle navigation. And General Motors hasn't budged on its support of its OnStar Division, despite reports that the division is struggling financially.

As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.

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