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posted in February 2006
LVDS SerDes packaged in space-saving 5-mm x 5-mm QFN
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2/24/2006   Post a comment
TI is offering its LVDS SerDes devices in a, 5-mm x -5-mm QFN package, helping designers of wireless base stations, data communication backplanes and industrial and video systems save board space.
Cirrus Logic, Genesis team on HD-AVR design
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Image processing semiconductor supplier Genesis Microchip Inc. and audio IC supplier Cirrus Logic Inc. have jointly developed a reference design for High Definition mainstream audio/video receivers (HD-AVR).
Single chip controller simplifies embedded Ethernet connectivity.
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories Inc.’s CP220x single-chip Ethernet controller enables designers to easily add embedded Ethernet connectivity to a broad range of products including POS terminals, access control devices, security panels and VoIP adapters.
Renesas reshuffles management, names Ito chairman
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
In an overhaul of its management, Tokyo-based Renesas Technology Corp. has announced that president and CEO Satoru Ito will become the company's chairman.
ICs support voltage level translation between 2.5-, 3.3- and 5-V buses
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
TI has released three 4-bit bidirectional translating (level-shifting) I²C and SMBus multiplexers and switches that support voltage level translation between 2.5-, 3.3- and 5-V buses required in mixed voltage I²C systems.
Chip maker launches single-chip level translators for mobile phones
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has developed what it claims are the first single-chip level translators for mobile phone memory cards.
90-nm read channel cuts power consumption by up to 70%
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Agere has introduced TrueStore RC7200, a 90-nm read channel it says provides up to a 50% power savings over competing products, and 70% reduction compared with its 130-nm read channels. The RC7200 read channel supports perpendicular recording technology, enabling hard disk drive capacities to exceed 240-Gbytes per platter.
Interface chip maker expands clock and data management portfolio
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has expanded its clock and data management product portfolio by adding CML, LVDS ad ECL interfaces. The fully differential interface ICs are designed for telecommunications, networking, high-end computing, and automated test equipment applications.
Bi-directional converter links devices with RS-232 and RS-485 interfaces
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
Electro Standards Laboratories' Model 4010 bi-directional interface device converts RS-232 level data signals to valid RS-485 levels, and RS-485 level data signals to valid RS-232 levels.
Interface chips advance adoption of distributed wireless basestation architectures
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
PMC-Sierra Inc. has introduced the PM7830 BRIC-6 and PM7832 BRIC-2, full-featured 6-port and 2-port termination devices that support the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) specification for wireless base station interconnect.
DSPs take on next generation automotive audio processing
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
Auto audio systems are becoming as complicated as home audio. But software that optimizes processor clock cycles and makes efficient use of memory enables economical DSP functionality.
Programmable spread-spectrum, 21-Bit, DC-balanced deserializers reduce EMI
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has released the latest members of its high-speed LVDS SerDes family—the MAX9242/MAX9244/MAX9246 hot-swappable, 21-bit, DC-balanced LVDS deserializers with programmable spread spectrum. Both output clock and data are spread over a specified ±2% or ±4% range to reduce EMI.
Switching device provides triple-play services over existing networks
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
TranSwitch Corp. has introduced the VTXP-24 switching chip for next-generation multi-service provisioning platforms, packet add/drop multiplexing and SONET/SDH optical edge devices.The VTXP-24 supports data, voice and video services over existing fiber and network infrastructures.
High-bandwidth HDMI switch supports data rates up to 1.65-Gbits/s
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor is offering a 1.65-Gbits/s high-definition multi-media interface (HDMI) switch that allows designers to easily add a second HDMI input to the circuitry in an existing display application.
Broadcom pushes platform strategy at 3GSM
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2/13/2006   Post a comment
The fruits of Broadcom Corporation’s numerous acquisitions of wireless chip companies over the past few years, and some of its internal development in the cellular space, came to bear on this week’s 3GSM World Congress, which opened here today.
Atheros, Qualcomm team on Wi-Fi chip sets
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2/10/2006   Post a comment
Seeking to solidify its presence in the Wi-Fi/cellular market, Atheros Communications Inc. has collaborated Qualcomm Inc. to develop interoperability between its single-chip Radio-on-Chip for Mobile solution and select Qualcomm Mobile Station Modem chipsets.
Dual-port interconnects tout 36-Gbits/s throughput at 250 MHz
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2/10/2006   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp.’s FullFlex family of dual-port interconnects delivers an operating speed of 250-MHz, and bandwidth throughput of 36-Gbits/s, which the company claims is nearly 150% higher than competing devices.
Single-chip RF circuits coming, says analyst
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2/10/2006   Post a comment
Researchers are using microelectromechanical system (MEMS) technology to develop a single-chip RF circuit that integrates discrete functions to reduce weight and cost, according to a Frost & Sullivan report.
Cost, performance key topics at India semi summit
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2/9/2006   Post a comment
Configurability is key to the viability of the semiconductor industry, while platform development helps cut costs, speakers said here the final day of the Vision Summit of the India Semiconductor Association.
6.25-Gbits/s lane managers support PCIe, Fibre Channel
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2/7/2006   Post a comment
Quellan's lane managers deliver data throughput of between 2.5-Gbits/s and 6.25-Gbits/s, and support several serial interconnect standards, including PCI Express, Fibre Channel and Infiniband, SAS, CX4 and OIF CEI.
800-Mbits/s quad LVDS buffer yields low jitter levels
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2/7/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has developed a four-channel LVDS buffer that is an ideal signal integrity driver for low-cost FPGAs and ASICs. Operating at up to 800-Mbits/s, the DS90LV804 is said to offer jitter levels that are 50% below competitors' parts.
8-channel UART supports high-speed data transmission in industrial applications
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2/6/2006   Post a comment
Designed for industrial applications requiring high-speed data transmission, Exar Corp.'s 8-channel UART transmits data at 8-Mbits/s.
SiGe Semi sampling RF front-end for 802.11n
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2/6/2006   Post a comment
SiGe Semiconductor, Inc. has started sampling an RF front-end module for the fast data-rate 802.11n draft specification.
Hitachi earnings slide despite higher sales
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2/3/2006   Post a comment
Japan-based Hitachi recorded net income of 5.4 billion ™ ($47 million) on revenue of 2.2 trillion ™ ($19.1 billion) in its third fiscal quarter ended December.
FleyRay and AUTOSAR Today, X-By-Wire Tomorrow
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2/3/2006   Post a comment
With or without taking a look into a crystal ball, it is obvious: 2006 will be the year of the first FlexRay series application. But when will we see FlexRay x-by-wire? Arnold Zimmermann of Decomsys takes a look at his crystal ball.
FocalPoint 200 ns 10-Gigabit Ethernet switch IC sampling
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
Fulcrum Microsystems has begun sampling the FM2224, the first device in its FocalPoint family of low-latency 10-Gigabit Ethernet switch semiconductors.
Microtune earnings slide
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
TV tuner supplier Microtune Inc. posted fourth-quarter 2005 earnings of $0.5 million, or 1 cent per share on sales of $15 million, compared to $2.1 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of $15.4 million a year ago.
Zilog enters 32-bit ARM-9 MCU market
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
Microcontroller supplier Zilog Inc. announced it would develop products for the 32-bit ARM-9 MCU market.
Report: Interoperability to key home net chipsets
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
The market for home networking chipsets will grow from $2.58 billion in 2004 to $6.65 billion in 2009, according to a Frost & Sullivan study.
ESS posts loss, SiRF profit falls
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2/1/2006   Post a comment
Digital video and imaging semiconductor supplier ESS Technology lost $52.8 million, or $1.33 per share on sales of $44.1 million in its fourth quarter ended December, compared to $20.9 million, or 53 cents per share on sales of $43.1 million in the year-ago quarter.


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