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posted in December 2005
Analysis: Promise, but questions as 2006 approaches
News & Analysis  
12/30/2005   Post a comment
As the ball drops on 2005, the prognosis for the electronics industry in 2006 remains at best a puzzle to many.
Automotive gateways spearhead in-car network integration
Design How-To  
12/28/2005   Post a comment
Electronic gateways must provide bandwidth and latency in tying together diverse data buses. Here's what challenges design engineers face, and how to overcome them.
STMicro technology does multimedia streaming
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12/21/2005   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has announced details of a portfolio of technologies the company is developing for audio/video streaming in wireless home IP-based networks.
Network-on-Chip für SoCs
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12/20/2005   Post a comment
Halbleiterexperten sind sich einig, dass eine neue Verbindungs-Technologie nötig ist, wenn man SoC-Bausteine mit einer Milliarde und mehr Transistoren erfolgreich realisieren will.
Zoran, Chinese company team on product lab
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12/19/2005   Post a comment
Digital TV semiconductor supplier Zoran Corp. has opened a joint product development laboratory with Xiamen Overseas Chinese Electronic Corp. Ltd. (Xoceco), a China-based consumer electronics maker.
Meeting Moore's milestones
Teardown  
12/19/2005   Post a comment
Once again, the semiconductor industry finds itself at the dawn of a new process generation for high-performance logic.
De-interlacing video basics
Design How-To  
12/19/2005   Post a comment
An engineer from Gennum, maker of high-end video de-interlace image processing chips for consumer electronics, explains interlace essentials, why de-interlace quality varies, and what their algorithms do better.
Single-channel UART's operating voltage drops to 1.8-V
Product News  
12/16/2005   Post a comment
: Exar Corp. has developed a 1.8-V single-channel UART in 24- and 32-pin QFN packages, dubbed the XR16L570, which it is targeting at the portable and mobile sectors. The XR16L570, 1.8-V UART consumes less power than the company's previous-generation device, the XR16L580, which has an operating voltage of 2.5V.
Sigma to acquire UWB chipset maker
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12/15/2005   Post a comment
Digital media processor supplier Sigma Designs has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue7 Communications, a developer of advanced wireless technologies and ultrawideband (UWB) semiconductors.
Former Broadcom chief joins GPS semi company
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12/14/2005   Post a comment
u-Nav Microelectronics, a fabless supplier of semiconductors and software for Global Positioning System (GPS) applications, has appointed Lanny Ross as executive chairman of its board of directors.
RapidChip prototyping platform speeds SoC development
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12/14/2005   Post a comment
LSI Logic's RapidChip SoC prototyping platform based on the ARM926EJ-STM processor enables designers to emulate their cell-based ASIC or RapidChip Platform ASIC design before tape out, provides FPGA-based system verification, and enables software development to begin earlier.
Disk controller supports NAND flash memory in mass-storage systems
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12/14/2005   Post a comment
The SST55LC100 CompactFlash NAND flash disk controller from Silicon Storage Technology Inc. (SST) enables designers to build mass-data storage systems with standard NAND flash memory. By embedding SuperFlash technology, the SST55LC100 CompactFlash NAND flash disk controller can support the latest NAND flash components through firmware changes that are programmed into the embedded flash.
Wisair debuts wireless USB reference design
News & Analysis  
12/12/2005   Post a comment
Wisair has announced a wireless USB dongle and hub reference design that will allow consumer devices such as printers, scanners and cellular devices to connect to a USB-enabled PC at rates of up to 480 Mbits/s.
Bridging chip upgrades bus interface designs to PCI Express
Product News  
12/12/2005   Post a comment
PLX Technology Inc.'s latest bridge chip dubbed the PEX 8311 is designed to upgrade standard processor, DSP and FPGA bus interface designs to PCI Express (PCIe). The PEX 8311 1-lane PCIe to 32-bit, 66-MHz generic local bus bridge offers protocol translations between these two standards.
Digital video interface IC allows three ports to be switched to single display terminal
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12/12/2005   Post a comment
TI has introduced two video switches for digital video interface (DVI) or high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI). The TMDS341 is a 3-port DVI or HDMI switch that allows two or three DVI or HDMI ports to be switched to a single display terminal. And the TS3DV520 is a five-channel, single chip for two-to-one video switching applications.
iSCSI storage blade tailored for embedded data applications
Product News  
12/12/2005   Post a comment
SBE has developed an iSCSI storage blade with serial attached SCSI (SAS) that delivers fault-tolerant IP storage transport for carrier class applications. The iSCSI storage blade is based on the HW400c/2 gigabit switched PCI telecom mezzanine card (PTMC) processing platform for building powerful processor enabled CompactPCI (CPCI) telephony and data communications I/O products.
RS-485 transceivers offer ESD protection in excess of 15-kV
Product News  
12/9/2005   Post a comment
Aimed at industrial applications, Texas Instruments Inc.'s latest 3.3-V and 5-V full-duplex RS-485 transceivers provide ESD protection in excess of 15-kV (human body model). They also provide a 1/8-unit load option, which allows for up to 256 nodes on the bus.
Enigma launches backplane switching products
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12/8/2005   Post a comment
Startup Enigma Semiconductor Inc. has introduced a packet-switching chip set, HybriCore, that provides 280 Gbits/sec of bandwidth across backplane applications.
RoseStreet, Berkeley Lab team on solar cells
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12/6/2005   Post a comment
RoseStreet Labs has signed a license agreement with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to commercialize multi-band semiconductors and high-efficiency solar cells.
16-bit logic ICs expand general-purpose I/Os on microprocessors
Product News  
12/5/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. has released three 16-bit configurable I²C and SMBus I/O expanders, the PCA9555, PCA9535, and PCA9539, that are designed to expand general-purpose I/O functions for most microprocessor families.
U.S. mandate for VCRs offers chip makers an opportunity
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12/5/2005   Post a comment
The demise of the VCR has been hastened by the issuance of government sunset provisions for TV peripherals. Some chip makers see the mandate as an opportunity.
I2C, SMBus MCUs get configurable 16-bit I/O expanders
Product News  
12/4/2005   Post a comment
Continuing its support for the venerable microcontroller-oriented Inter-IC (12C) and SMBus protocols, Texas Instruments Inc. has released three new 16-Bit Configurable I2C and SMBus I/O expanders.
USB-UART bridge integrates MCU clock generator
Product News  
12/2/2005   Post a comment
Future Technology Devices International Ltd. (FTDI) has unveiled the FT232R, the next generation of its USB-UART bridge family.
Catalyst, Tripath report results
News & Analysis  
12/1/2005   Post a comment
Analog and mixed-signal semiconductor supplier Catalyst Semiconductor Inc. reported net earnings of $0.93 million, or 5 cents per share on sales of $16.9 million for its second 2006 fiscal quarter ended Oct. 31.
Signal switch provides access to two PCI Express lanes at the same time
Product News  
12/1/2005   Post a comment
A 4-differential channel, 2:1 mutliplexer/demultiplexer device from Pericom Semiconductor Corp. is designed to improve bandwidth allocation in PCI Express-based systems.


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