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posted in October 2011
Alternator-regulator IC boosts charging system efficiency, control
Design How-To  
10/31/2011   Post a comment
To improve fuel efficiency start with the charging system—and a key element is a new alternator-regulator IC.
HDMI-enabled mobile PC shipments to surpass 300 million in 2014, says In-Stat
Research  
10/25/2011   2 comments
Last year we saw a dramatic increase for HDMI in portable consumer devices, including HD camcorders and digital still cameras. In addition, on the PC side, HDMI's share of mobile PCs, graphics cards, and PC monitors continued to increase.
PMC packs security in SAS controllers
News & Analysis  
10/24/2011   Post a comment
PMC-Sierra, Inc. has rolled encryption technology into two new versions of its 6 Gbit/s Serial-attached SCSI controllers.
ST Micro chips tackle security/interface needs
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10/21/2011   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has come out with a single-chip data encryption engine with a cryptographic module certified to the most rigorous security standard for non-military applications.
TECH TRENDS: Front-end voice activation improves auto safety
Design How-To  
10/20/2011   7 comments
The real problem for drivers is distractions, and the desire for additional productivity or entertainment that creates them. Distractions can be reduced through voice user interfaces to control the car without looking at buttons, and without having to touch them. Front-end voice activation is the next step in improving user interfaces.
Arasan Chip Systems unveils mixed-signal USB 2.0 PHY IP
Product News  
10/20/2011   1 comment
The USB 2.0 PHY comprises a complete on-chip physical transceiver solution optimized for low power consumption, minimal die area, and high data throughput.
MIL-STD-1553/1760 Mini-PCIe card provides two dual-redundant channels
Product News  
10/12/2011   Post a comment
Ruggedized PCI Express card supports embedded, portable test, display, and troubleshooting applications.
Imec brings back ultrawideband
News & Analysis  
10/11/2011   5 comments
The Imec research institute is resurrecting ultrawideband wireless with a chip set it will demo at ISSCC in February powering streaming audio headsets.
Renesas: A three-horn dilemma with a three-prong solution
News & Analysis  
10/2/2011   5 comments
Renesas’ problems include: 1) enormous damage done by the March 11th Great East Japan earthquake; 2) a yet-to-complete reorganization; and 3) a weak global economy becoming increasingly evident in the electronics industry.


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