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posted in April 2008
Wire-to-board connectors offer secure mating retention
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Molex Inc. has introduced a series of 2.00-mm pitch SMT wire-to-board connectors designed for applications that require secure electrical contact.
LSI to form Gateway Alliance for access processors
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
LSI Corp. is parlaying the strength of processors acquired from Agere Inc. and Tarari Inc. to create a new Multi-Services Business Gateway Alliance.
Single junction circulators target cellular base stations
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices has introduced five single junction circulators that deliver optimum electrical performance and rugged construction required by the demanding operational requirements of the high power, linear amplifier and transceiver sections of cellular base stations, repeaters and other forms of transmission equipment.
LF coil chip is first off-the-shelf antenna driver
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Atmel is calling its LF coil driver chip, the ATA5279, the industry's first and only off-the-shelf antenna driver IC that is designed for Passive Entry Go (PEG) and Passive Go (PG) hands-free car access systems.
Synopsys debuts 5 GHz PCI express core
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Synopsys officially rolls out a silicon core for PCI Express 2.0 April 28, claiming the 5 GHz technology is beginning to get attention from designers at a time when experts say the industry is moving at a relatively slow pace down the Express road map.
Kit enables easy RF modem development
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4/23/2008   Post a comment
Microchip Technology is offering for just $240 the EZLink development kit from Integration Associates that provides wireless customers an option for easy sub-GHz RF modem development using Microchip's PIC18F2520 8-bit MCU and Integration's IA4421 EZRadio transceiver.
New switch, transceiver and card push 10GE ahead
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4/21/2008   Post a comment
In separate silicon announcements, Fujitsu Microelectronics is debuting a switch, startup Aquantia new transceiver and Mellanox an upgraded server controller, all pushing forward what has been to date a slow transition to 10 Gbit/s Ethernet.
UPA targets 400Mbps+ powerline technology
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4/21/2008   Post a comment
The Universal Powerline Association is gathering industry consensus round an effort to develop the PowerMAX specification for powerline communications technology that will deliver 400Mbits/ second and beyond.
SD-card connectors meet automotive requirements
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4/18/2008   Post a comment
FCI has introduced an automotive-grade SD memory connector suitable for connecting removable storage devices into automotive multimedia systems.
Scalable PWM controller delivers flexibility for power-hungry ASICs
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4/16/2008   Post a comment
Intersil's ISL8120 combines a wide input voltage range of 2.97V to 24V, current sharing and variable phase shifting to create a high-performance scalable PWM controller.
Linear Technology : 16-bit A/D converter frees up valuable FPGA pins
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4/15/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology announces a 16-bit, 105 Msamples/s analog-to-digital converter that establishes a new benchmark for digital communication between high speed A/D converters and FPGAs.
Cell processor HD codec debuts
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4/15/2008   Post a comment
Toshiba's H.264 / MPEG-2 video processor uses Cell's Synergistic Processing Element cores.
Small wideband RF tuner delivers versatility, flexibility
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4/14/2008   Post a comment
The RF200-2500TUNV1 is the first in a family from NuWaves Engineering of wideband, RF tuners (HiPerTUNER) that is designed for both receiver and transmitter filter applications.
ITT Cannon : Rugged connectors for lighting and audio suit harsh conditions
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4/14/2008   Post a comment
An extension from ITTís VG95234/CIR-connector family, the range of rugged CIR LK quarter turn lock connectors satisfies the specific needs of touring and studio based lighting and audio applications.
3-Gbit/s Tx/Rx chips integrate SerDes, A/V processing
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4/11/2008   Post a comment
Check out Gennum's single-chip transmit and receive SMPTE-compliant products that support 3-Gbit/s, as well as high definition and standard definition, and don't require external processing, eliminating the need for an FPGA.
TI boost controller drives industrial lighting innovation
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4/8/2008   Post a comment
TI's 4.5-V to 52-V wide-input voltage, non-synchronous boost controller is intended for applications where the output is a regulated current instead of a regulated voltage.
FETs housed in ultra-small packaging for wireless applications
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4/8/2008   Post a comment
By leveraging its new chip scale packaging technology, Avago has been able to reduce the size of its field effect transistors to occupy less than 5% the volume of a standard SOT-343 package.
SIGNAL CHAIN BASICS (Part 11): Introducing voltage- and power-conditioning circuits
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4/5/2008   Post a comment
The very basics of voltage-regulation circuits, from simple resistor through switching buck and boost converters
RF chip provides WiMAX, WiFi connectivity
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4/4/2008   Post a comment
GCT Semiconductor is offering a single-chip solution that integrates WiMAX and WiFi radios, an ARM9 RISC processor, a 32-bit uniscalar DSP along with a full range of advanced interfaces for network, storage, and audio/visual device applications.
Silicon TV tuners tackle terrestrial TV's challenges
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4/4/2008   Post a comment
Silicon TV tuners, long popular for satellite TV, have become more practical for flat panel TVs, cable set top boxes, and mobile TV. Advantages over traditional metal-enclosed "CAN" tuners include a huge reduction in size, programmability, flexibility, ease of manufacture, thermal characteristics and adjacent channel rejection.
Wireless UART chipset eliminates cables for serial, parallel interfaces
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4/3/2008   Post a comment
Exar's latest chipset features a wireless UART controller and an RF (868MHz to 956MHz) transceiver that can be designed onto existing boards, or integrated into add-on wireless adapter cards, providing wireless capabilities to systems currently using serial cables.
Triple controller offers sequencing, tracking control
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4/3/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at networks, servers and telecom applications, Maxim's triple-output synchronous step-down controller delivers at least 15A per output while maintaining optimum line and load regulation.
RF power transistors target 2.5- to 2.7-GHz WiMAX apps
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4/3/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG announced two LDMOS RF power transistors targeting wireless infrastructure applications, such as WiMAX, in the 2.5 GHz-to-2.7 GHz frequency band.
Analysis of common failures of HDMI CT
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4/2/2008   Post a comment
The HDMI standard has been broadly adopted since its release several years ago. In order to bear the HDMI logo, all HDMI products must pass the HDMI Compliance Test (HDMI CT). This article discusses the most common system design issues that cause products to fail the HDMI CT.
Speech LSI enables users to adjust playback speed, speech tone
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4/1/2008   Post a comment
OKI is sampling speech LSIs that are equipped with a 16-bit audio-class D/A converter, bringing higher voice quality compared to OKI's previous-generation speech-synthesis LSIs and allowing users to adjust playback speed and speech tone.
Reference design facilitates TCP/IP connectivity to LAN, GRPS networks
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4/1/2008   Post a comment
Connect One is offering a reference design and corresponding evaluation board that combine Microchip Technology's 16-bit microcontroller (MCU) (PIC24FJ64GA006) for application control with its CO2128 iChip for secure, reliable TCP/IP connectivity to LAN and GPRS networks.


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