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LVPECL Fanout Buffers & Multiplexers seek to obsolete Industry Standard 100EPxxx families with Stub-free termination.
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3/31/2005   Post a comment
Low-voltage differential logic for PECL had typically been very klugey. Micrel hopes to change this with a gamily of fanout buffers that can talk to 12 other PECL devices. The device outputs provide an 800mV swing (1600mV differential).
eMagin Corp. restates results
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3/28/2005   Post a comment
Display IP supplier eMagin Corp. announced Monday (March 28) it would file an amended Form 10-QSB for its third 2004 fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30, 2004, to reflect restated financial results for that quarter.
Mixed signal power control is programmable and non volatile
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3/26/2005   Post a comment
System designers benefit from the combination of non volatile programmable logic and special functions, especially analog.
"Failsafe" clocking mechanism offers clock switchover
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3/25/2005   Post a comment
Micrel's SY8984x series of high bandwidth 2:1 multiplexers prevent short cycles ("runt pulses") when switching from one clock to another. Such a feature is important in data center and other mission-critical applications, in which a cough or short-cycle could result in false data triggers. While a number of manufacturers promote this form of clock switching, Micrel's architecture may be unique in that it does not rely on a phased-locked loop (PLL).
Memory overcapacity to slow semi growth next year, warns Gartner
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3/23/2005   Post a comment
In a sign the electronics industry may be in for more rough sledding, market research firm Gartner said in an analysts' meeting here Wednesday (March 23) that growth in semiconductor market will slow down to 2.1 percent in 2006 from a projected 3.6 percent this year.
Altera demonstrates FPGA for video-over-IP
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3/21/2005   1 comment
Altera Corp. has unveiled what it claims to be industry's first FPGA-based, video-over-IP reference design.
Addition by subtraction
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3/21/2005   Post a comment
National's interest in selling off its super I/O business was basically applauded by Ross Seymore of Deutsche Bank's Equity Research Group. The sale allows National to concentrate on its high margin analog efforts. Here's the text of Seymore's remarks.
Cooperation may set standard for all embedded VoIP
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3/20/2005   Post a comment
VoIP telephone adapters for the worldwide market may set a benchmark standard for device and IP interoperability
Metalink unveils 100 Mbit/s VDSL chipset
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3/17/2005   Post a comment
Metalink Ltd. has announced the commercial availability of a new generation of VDSL transceivers capable of transmitting both upstream and downstream at rates of 100 Mbps at distances over 200 meters.
Adaptec and ServerEngines ally on storage products
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3/17/2005   Post a comment
Adaptec Inc. has entered into a strategic alliance with ServerEngines LLC to jointly develop next-generation IP storage products.
Control-voltage regulators/interface ICs simplify total LNB supply design
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3/16/2005   Post a comment
These LNB control voltage regulators and interface ICs from Intersil Corp. offer high integration, power efficiency and reliability to ensure long service in customer premise equipment.
Freescale's Mayer sees single-digit growth
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3/15/2005   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry can expect at best single-digit growth in the coming years because no industry can "outgrow the GDP," the chief executive of Freescale Semiconductor said Tuesday (March 15) at the Semico Summit here.
ON Semi expands GigaComm offering with 12 Gbits/s CML solution
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3/14/2005   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor expanded its GigaComm line with a complete SiGe CML solution that's capable of delivering 12 Gigabits/second.
SATA to USB bridge leads next evolution in external storage
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3/13/2005   Post a comment
The OXU921S from Oxford semiconductor provides transparent data transfer between a USB2.0 port and an external SATA disk drive.
Li-Ion battery charger IC minimizes external parts count
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3/13/2005   Post a comment
AnalogicTech offers designers the AAT3682 Li-Ion charger IC for space sensitive applications such as in portable consumer electronics.
SigmaTel, A-MAX team on portable audio devices
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3/11/2005   Post a comment
SigmaTel Inc. and A-MAX Technology Ltd. have announced a strategic partnership to develop and manufacture portable digital audio devices.
TriQuint wins DARPA contract to develop gallium nitride power amp
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3/11/2005   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor announced Friday it has been awarded a multi-year contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop high power wide band amplifiers in gallium nitride.
TI's tiny buffers blend low jitter, low power and high speed
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3/10/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) introduced eight new high gain output oscillator buffers measuring just 2 x 2 x 0.55 mm, which minimize jitter and power consumption.
AMCC names Cisco's Hooshmand new president and CEO
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3/9/2005   Post a comment
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. announced Wednesday (March 9) that its board of directors has named Kambiz Hooshmand president, chief executive and a member of the board of directors, effective March 21, 2005.
Bring Speed and Accuracy to 4-Port Models of 40-Gb/s Differential Structures
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3/9/2005   Post a comment
Moving data at 40-Gb/s over copper is no longer a theoretical exercise; it has become a reality. For physical-layer structures—the passive linear components, backplanes, IC packages, cables and connectors—are no longer the bottlenecks in high-speed digital systems. In this feature article, authors Jim Mayrand, Mike Resso of Agilent Technologies, and Dima Smolyansky of TDA Systems explore recent advances in 4-port instrumentation that now enable designers to accurately model 40-Gb/s dif
Technology leader branches out with encompassing support for AMD Opteron.
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3/8/2005   Post a comment
Expertise in a Can. High end graphics to communications now a drop into high end embedded designs.
Holding data at blazing speeds
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3/8/2005   Post a comment
Memory systems especially use buffers and latches to handle large fanouts and synchronize processors and memory. You'll want to know about these parts.
IDT touts cost effective PCI Express switches and bridges
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3/7/2005   Post a comment
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. claims its PCI Express bridging and switching devices, aimed at high-performance computing, server and storage applications, will be the first to provide cost-effective PCI-Express I/O expansion and bridging solutions.
Renesas to develop baseband processor for mobile phones
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3/4/2005   Post a comment
Renesas Technology Corp. has started developing baseband processors at its newly acquired design company, Renesas Design France S.A.S, to offer customers a total baseband and applications processor solution for mobile phones.

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