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The industry's first single-chip, dual 14-bit A/D converter
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6/30/2004   Post a comment
ADI's family of high-speed, dual ADCs saves up to 40% board space and offers flexible, cost-effective solutions for communications and imaging applications.
You Can't Go Askew With These Parts
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6/30/2004   Post a comment
Revolutionary devices provide unprecedented performance, flexibility in support of high-performance clock network designs on electronic circuit boards
The Next Generation Floppy?
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6/30/2004   Post a comment
100% Guaranteed Biometric Security ClipDrive Bio flash drive utilizes state of the art security solutions such as biometrics and seamless AES based encryption to deliver unparalled security for the transportation of sensitive data.
TI to adopt ARM's mobile security scheme
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6/30/2004   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. renewed its vows with microprocessor developer ARM Ltd. by announcing a plan to incorporate ARM's hardware security scheme for chip sets used in wireless handsets.
Cypress acquisition sees growth opportunities in imaging
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6/22/2004   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. is looking for a stronger position in the image-processing market with the acquisition of Belgium-based FillFactory NV.
One button reset control turns microprocessor on and off
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6/21/2004   Post a comment
Even sitting in a drawer, your MP3 player still east power. To save battery life, it's best to turn off the central processor as well as its peripherals and power supply components, a Maxim guru says. Here's a one-button circuit for turning the whole thing off.
Broadcom Intoduces StrataXGS II Products Focusing on Network Intelligence
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6/17/2004   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp introduced a broad portfolio of enterprise switch products. With the new StrataXGS® II switch family, system vendors can easily leverage their current investments in products based on StrataXGS switches to address the convergence of voice, video and data traffic in the enterprise.
Three New Light-to-Voltage Converters Offer Design Flexibility for Cost Sensitive Light Sensing Applications
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6/16/2004   Post a comment
The latest TAOS light sensing solutions are well suited for the diverse applications in which a photodiode and transimpedance amplifier pair are typically used. They can perform effectively in both portable and non-portable applications such as lighting controls and electronic dimming ballasts, contrast and brightness controls in signs, media detection in printers and medical applications such as low-cost reagent strip readers.
Transponder IC meets contactless high security need in RFID systems
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6/14/2004   Post a comment
EM Microeltronic announces a family of RFID integrated circuits that operate at 13.56MHz for contactless identification systems. The family, which includes the EM4035, EM4135, EM4034 and EM4094, is based on many years of experience with 13.56MHz RFID technology, and demonstrates EM Microelectronic's commitment to cover all frequencies for RFID.
USB-to-Serial bridge offers additional life for legacy peripherals
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6/11/2004   Post a comment
Many of these applications have been using the various UART interfaces and neither need nor want to make the transition to USB. Here's an interface that can add life to those periperhals.
USB2.0 2-port hub for portable integrated applications
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6/9/2004   Post a comment
The USB2502 hub controller is targeted at price-sensitive applications, such as digital media, printers, and multi-functional devices.
Bi-directional eight-channel level translator guarantees up to 40-Mbps data transfer
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6/9/2004   Post a comment
Analog Devices is launching the first in a new series of digital switches that allow a single IC to provide bi-directional data transfer and voltage translation. Its eight channels allow a mix of simultaneous read and write functions with bi-directional data transfer.
General purpose amplifiers good fit for small signal RF applications
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6/7/2004   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola, Inc., has introduced four new high-performance general-purpose amplifiers designed for a broad range of Class A, small-signal, high linearity RF applications.
High-speed current feedback devices are great communicator, video amps
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6/7/2004   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corporation today launched three new high-speed LMH amplifiers for portable communications and video applications. National's LMH6723/24/25 are single, dual and quad CFB operational amplifiers.
2 Gb/s crosspoint switches ideal for clock buffering, data transmission
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6/7/2004   Post a comment
Texas Instruments introduces two 4x4 non-blocking crosspoint switches that operate at more than 2.0 gigabits per second. Low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) outputs are used to achieve a high-speed data throughput while using low power.
Small sized D/A converter family ideal for portable devices
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6/4/2004   Post a comment
A new 3mm x 3mm 16-Bit DAC from Linear Technology provides the industry's smallest footprint while integrating more functions and improving DC performance over competitive products. The LTC2601 reduces the size and improves the performance of compact portable products by integrating a high-performance, voltage output 16-Bit DAC in a 3mm x 3mm 10-pin DFN package.
Processor companion uses tough, endurable Ferro Electric technology
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6/3/2004   Post a comment
Ferro Electric NovRAM Now in Processor Companion
U.S.: China's military modernization continues to stress electronics
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6/2/2004   Post a comment
In an annual report to Congress, the Pentagon argues that China's military modernization effort continues. Space and communications networks are among Beijing's priorities, DoD said. From Washington, George Leopold has this report.
April's global chip sales up 36.7%
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6/2/2004   Post a comment
The three-month average of global semiconductor sales rose to $16.94 billion in April, a sequential increase of 4.1 percent from the $16.275 billion reported in March and a 36.7 percent increase from April 2003. From London, Peter Clarke filed this report.
Phone fun means 3-D wake-up call
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6/2/2004   Post a comment
Whenever executives from ATI Technologies Inc. meet people who are skeptical about the company's three-dimensional cellular phone graphics technology, they console themselves with history. "During 1997 and '98, when we described our graphics chips for notebook computers, people actually laughed," said Azzedine Boubguira, director of marketing for the handheld group at ATI. "They'd say, 'Why would we need a 3-D notebook?'" Today, 3-D graphics accelerators are at the heart of many notebook PCs. Ch


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