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posted in July 2007
Altera offers complete USB 2.0 device controller solution
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
New USB 2.0 device controller solution from Altera and System Level Solutions includes a soft IP core, software and class drivers, and snap-on PHY daughtercards.
Nvidia closing the gap on Intel in graphics chips
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Nvidia has made significant gains during the second quarter in graphics chip shipments and is closing the gap on market leader Intel while AMD continued to lose ground compared to its share in the corresponding quarter last year.
2-wire bus buffer provides bi-directional capacitance isolation for HDMI
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4307-1, an HDMI-compliant bidirectional bus buffer that provides capacitance buffering and level shifting between HDMI source and sink devices.
Mobile TV SoC complies with Japan's ISDB-T standard
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Newport Media is sampling an SoC for the mobile version of Japan's ISDB-T digital television standard that integrates an RF tuner, demodulator and all required memory.
IXYS rolls out 5.5-kV extra-fast recovery diode
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
IXYS Corp.'s UK-based wholly owned subsidiary, Westcode Semiconductors Ltd. (Westcode), has launched a 1300-A, 5.5-kV extra-fast recovery diode.
Startup challenges Intel in 10G Ethernet
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
A handful of Intel Corp.'s former competitors in the chip set business have formed a startup called ServerEngines that is rolling out a 10G Ethernet device that will vie for sockets with a part introduced recently by Intel.
Kodak rolls sub-$100 camera with CMOS image sensor
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
Eastman Kodak Co. is unveiling an entry-level digital still camera priced under $100. The new camera is powered by a proprietary 5-megapixel CMOS image sensor.
Altera delivers first FPGA-based IP support for key industrial Ethernet protocols
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
Industrial OEMs can flexibly and cost-effectively implement key Ethernet communications protocols in a single hardware design using Altera's FPGA-based IP support.
Intel does 10 Gbit without TOEs
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7/23/2007   Post a comment
Intel Corp. rolled out a 10 Gbit/second Ethernet controller supporting its I/O Acceleration Technology and PCI Express, but not the Remote Direct Memory Access and TCP Offload Engines getting broad support in future networks.
IEEE will write 40, 100 Gbit/s Ethernet specs
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7/20/2007   Post a comment
Engineers have struck a deal to pave a road map to both 40 and 100 Gbit/second options for Ethernet networking and create a single IEEE task group that will start writing the specifications which could emerge in draft form by early 2009.
800-mA buck-boost converter targets Li-Ion-powered handhelds
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7/19/2007   Post a comment
Aimed at extending battery run time for Li-Ion-powered handhelds, Linear Technology's latest synchronous buck-boost converter can deliver a regulated output voltage at up to 800-mA of continuous current with an input voltage above, below or equal to the output.
Designers struggle to turn on Internet TV
Design How-To  
7/18/2007   Post a comment
Computer, set-top box and Web companies share a concept for Internet television systems that link TVs with video on the Web, but thorny problems including quality of service and to many codecs and digital rights management systems are hampering their efforts in iTV.
Optical controller simplifies GPON transceiver design
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the DS1865, an optical control, calibration and monitor IC that is designed to simplify GPON transceiver design. All control, monitoring, and fault management functions are implemented in the optical controller's CMOS process.
25-W power amplifier targets military applications
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
Stealth Microwave has introduced the SM1822-44, a GaAs FET amplifier designed for high performance military and commercial markets.
NRL researchers report spintronics advance
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7/17/2007   Post a comment
Naval Research Laboratory scientists will next month describe a technique that could bring next-generation spintronics--silicon semiconductors that encode bits based on the spin of individual electrons--a step closer.
Intellon releases second-seneration HomePlug AV powerline comm IC
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7/17/2007   Post a comment
Based on the 200-Mbits/s, PHY-rate HomePlug AV specification, the INT6300 uses architectural and design improvements to deliver enhanced performance at a lower cost compared with first generation HomePlug AV ICs.
Othello radio chip tailored for 3G TD-SCDMA wireless handsets
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7/16/2007   Post a comment
ADI's latest CMOS RF transceiver adds dual-band and HSDPA support and simplifies 3G radio design by eliminating need for costly SAW filters.
Altera announces industry's first full-compliance with new JEDEC DDR3 SDRAM standard
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7/16/2007   Post a comment
Stratix III FPGAs from Altera are the first and only FPGAs supporting 1.5V low-power DDR3 memory, yielding 30% system power reduction.
Atmel sells net storage unit to MoSys
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7/11/2007   Post a comment
Atmel Corp. has sold its network storage unit to MoSys Inc. for an undisclosed sum.
How to implement a compact, cost-effective, and low-power Ethernet-to-Network Processor bridge
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7/11/2007   Post a comment
System architects often select Ethernet Switches and Network Processors based on their individual features and rarely consider the challenge of interconnecting the two.
Hot-swap protection IC employs Hall-effect current sensing
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7/11/2007   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems has developed a hot-swap protection IC for 12-V applications that combines Hall-effect current sensing technology with hot-swap control circuitry.
IP standards body VSIA to fold
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7/9/2007   Post a comment
The VSI Alliance (VSIA), an IP standards body for the electronics industry, announced that it will close its operations.
Voice echo canceller eases converged network equipment design
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7/9/2007   Post a comment
Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has expanded its VEC (voice echo canceller) product portfolio with a hardware and firmware platform for next-generation telecom equipment that supports voice services over converging networks.
New gigabit Ethernet development kit for Virtex-5 FPGAs
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7/9/2007   Post a comment
Complete development kit solution from Xilinx for Virtex-5 FPGAs accelerates time-to-market for developing Gigabit Ethernet based applications.
ESL rolls out fiber-to-RS485/422/232 interface converter
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7/2/2007   Post a comment
Aimed at defense applications, Electro Standards Laboratories' (ESL) Model 4149 high speed ruggedized fiber-to-RS485/422/232 interface converter provides typical operating speeds of 1.5-Mbits/s for RS232 to fiber conversion and 20-Mbits/s for RS485/422 to copper conversion.
Tip of the Week: No evolutionary latitude? Use Serial RapidIO for modular 3G base stations
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7/2/2007   Post a comment
For next-generation base stations, where an evolutionary design grace period no longer exists, Serial RapidIO reduces development and deployment costs and ensures flexibility and scalability for a wide range of applications.
Altera ships production-qualified Arria GX FPGAs
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7/2/2007   Post a comment
Altera has shipped its first production-qualified Arria GX FPGAs, including the EP1AGX50 device with 50K logic elements (LEs) and EP1AGX60 device with 60K LEs.
Under the Hood update: Software at heart of iPhone's simplicity
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7/2/2007   Post a comment
Portelligent put its analysts to work on iPhone and uncovered yet more semiconductor design wins, while finding themselves giddy over the device's software-enabled user interface.


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