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EoPDH mapper simplifies Carrier Ethernet system design
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's DS33X162 is a highly integrated Ethernet-over-PDH (EoPDH) mapping device that enables the delivery of new Carrier Ethernet services over the existing PDH telecommunications infrastructure.
Silicon Labs : Clock multiplier generates any output frequency
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories has expanded its portfolio of reconfigurable, frequency-agile precision clocks with a single input, single output jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC.
Texas Instruments : USB 2.0 on-the-go solution uses smallest form factor
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' TUSB6020 high-speed USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG) dual-role controller provides flexible architecture to meet a multitude of user-defined applications.
SP3T antenna switch debuts for the 2.4-2.5-GHz band
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at WLAN and Bluetooth systems, this pHEMT GaAs switch from Skyworks operates up to the 3-GHz frequency range.
Yet More On Decoupling, Part 6: Simulating the complete op amp/power supply circuit
Design How-To  
3/26/2008   2 comments
The sixth and final installment of this series on power-supply decoupling and bypass capacitors simulates the interaction effects of the complete circuit, by driving a signal into an amplifier so that the load current itself causes the excitation on the supply rails.
GaN power transistor addresses 2.5-, 3.5-GHz markets
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Nitronex has developed a gallium nitride high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) that delivers 45W at 28V for high PAR (peak to average ratio) and pulsed applications.
Introduction to video transcoding for CE
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3/21/2008   Post a comment
Adapting media to play on different consumer devices, such as to convert a hi-def set top box recording for playback on a portable media player or cell phone, requires more than changes in codecs, frame rates and resolution -- it also requires adapting container formats and adapting network protocols.
SoC schedules: slip slidin' away
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3/21/2008   Post a comment
No prudent chip company would admit as much to customers, but the unspoken truth in today's complex world of system-on-chip design is that most ICs will neither be developed nor delivered on time. EE Times has learned that an enterprise resource planning tool is coming to the rescue.
Digital isolators integrate power, gate drivers in one package
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Check out ADI's ADuM5230 and ADuM6132 isolated half-bridge gate drivers that reduce system cost and size while increasing quality and reliability for motor drives, power inverters, and plasma displays.
RDS receivers enhanced for portable, in-car navigation devices
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Labs has expanded its broadcast audio portfolio to include two radio data system (RDS) receivers that meet the growing demand to couple RDS traffic message channel and open data applications with static GPS navigation maps to dynamically route drivers around traffic anomalies.
Power controller supports upcoming PoE standard
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
Akros Silicon's Powered Device controller implements the 2-Event Physical Layer Classification functionality of the IEEE 802.3at standard, which raises the maximum available PD input power to 30W from the previously specified level of 13W, opening a range of new applications for Power-over-Ethernet.
FlatWire aims to short-circuit WPANs
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3/18/2008   2 comments
FlatWire is said to obviate the need for wireless personal area networks (WPANs) by offering all standard wiring cables in a flat form factor that can be glued to walls and ceilings, then concealed with a coat of spackle and paint.
Xilinx delivers complete Virtex-5 FPGA solution for XAUI protocol
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Free reference design and protocol pack enable users to design with confidence across a broad range of markets in communications, networking, storage, and computing.
Actel "Ices the Competition" with their new low-power, I/O-optimized FPGAs
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Actel claims that its new IGLOO PLUS FPGA family delivers the industry's best power, area, logic, and "features" per I/O.
Fujitsu MCU integrates SMSC's MediaLB interface
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3/16/2008   Post a comment
Fujitsu has started to implement SMCS's Media Local Bus technology in the latest member of its 32-bit MB91460 MCU product series that is designed to support high-performance automotive and industrial applications for fast data processing and distribution.
Mobile WiMAX processor hones in on low power for handhelds
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3/13/2008   Post a comment
This baseband processor from Altair is optimized for handheld devices, offering low power consumption in a small footprint.
German chip market to continue growth, ZVEI says
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3/13/2008   Post a comment
The German industry association ZVEI expects the local semiconductor market to grow in 2008 at a rate of 4 percent - if valued in euros. In dollar terms however, the growth rate is highly unclear.
Evolving passive optical networks (PONs) demand FPGA design flexibility
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3/12/2008   Post a comment
Standards uncertainties abound going forward with PONs; the bedrock for bridging those issues is scalability and flexibility, both of which are provided by FPGAs.
Power management chip targets multimedia networking in cars
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3/11/2008   Post a comment
ST's latest IC integrates both power supply and MOST-compliant power management to form a chipset with network processors from fabless chip maker SMSC for automotive multimedia networks.
Power management unit features sophisticated audio
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3/10/2008   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has tailored its latest power and audio management unit for SiRF Technology's navigation processors to provide the entire system power management, battery management, linear and USB charging in PND systems.
Video quality analysis with automated, scripted testing
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3/7/2008   Post a comment
Subjective video analysis is useful for development and evaluation purposes but does not lend itself to operational monitoring, production line testing, troubleshooting, or equipment specific repeatable measurements. The demand for objective video quality testing arose from the need for quantitative, repeatable video analysis.
Micron's Aptina sensor unit eyes Japan market
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3/4/2008   Post a comment
Micron Technology Inc. launched its new CMOS imaging business, Aptina Imaging, saying it is initially targeting the Japanese camera market.
Multiplexers reconstruct impaired HDMI, DVI signals
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3/3/2008   Post a comment
Intersil's timing regenerators and multiplexers for HDMI and DVI applications feature a signal regenerator function that allows them to restore corrupted HDMI signals to their original quality in consumer and professional video systems.


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