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posted in September 2005
De-interlacing with HQV high quality video processing
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
Most video sources, including DVD, standard-definition TV, and 1080i high-definition TV, transmit interlaced images. Instead of transmitting each video frame in its entirety (what is called progressive scan), most video sources transmit only half of the image in each frame at any given time. The founder and engineering architect of Teranex, a unit of Silicon Optix, explains how HQV video processing does de-interlace better.
Interface chip adds safety features to industrial automation systems
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
ZMD AG has introduced the SAP5 universal actuator-sensor interface (AS-i) chip that is designed to provide industrial automation systems with safety features.
USB peripheral controller features 26-MHz SPI interface
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
The newest USB controller from Maxim Integrated Products dubbed the MAX3420E is designed with a 26-MHz serial peripheral interface (SPI) and integrates the digital and analog circuitry needed to implement a full-speed USB peripheral interface compliant to the USB specification 2.0.
Sanyo to cut 10,000 jobs by January, lowers forecast
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. will accelerate its three-year revitalization project by cutting 10,000 jobs by January 2006, two-thirds of the 15,000 job cuts originally planned to take place by fiscal 2007.
CMOS logic family brings robust ESD protection to battery-powered devices
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
With electro-static discharge (ESD) of 5kV, Philip Semiconductors’ newest CMOS logic family offers more than twice the ESD protection of competitive parts.
SoC boosts capacity in small form factor disk drives
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
Agere Systems has introduced a storage SoC that gives 1-inch hard drives capacity of more than 12-gigabytes.
Taiwan's Realtek enters UWB chip market
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Home networking specialist Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is breaking into the nascent market for ultrawideband devices with a physical layer chip based on the WiMedia Alliance PHY specification.
5-port device puts high-bandwidth switching into servers, storage systems
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
PLX Technology Inc. has expanded its ExpressLane PCI Express (PCIe) chip portfolio with the PEX 8518, a five port, 16-lane switching device that is housed in a 23-mm x 23-mm, 324-pin PBGA package.
LVDS, LVPECL devices offer low jitter, power for communications equipment
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. has introduced a 4-Gbits/s low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) and low-voltage pseudo emitter-coupled logic (LVPECL) repeater and translator.
MIPS32 core based computing subsystem is available for SoCs
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
K-Micro has launched its MIPS32 24Kf core-based computing subsystem, called Topaz, for integration into SoCs. The offering is aimed at system designers who increasingly want to combine their proprietary designs with standard technology blocks from an SoC supplier’s IP portfolio, such as processors, buses, and encryption engines.
Micron's expanded Singapore facility to concentrate on DDR2, sensors
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
Micron Technology's expanded facility in Singapore will better position the firm to supply DDR2 and CMOS image sensor technology to an expanding Asian market.
Camera phone image processing "magic," revealed!
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9/21/2005   Post a comment
An Agilent engineer explains how pictures get from image sensor to memory in a camera phone, and how the pictures are improved along the way through image processing "magic" that takes on the challenge of creating a good picture from a CMOS image sensor inside the camera phone.
Highly integrated 28-channel T1/E1 LIU provides redundancy without relays
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9/21/2005   Post a comment
Exar has developed what it claims is the first integrated 28-channel T1/E1 (line interface units) LIU/framer with VT/TU Mapper/DeMapper and the M13 multiplexer for optical transport applications.
Smart-card ICs are purely flash based
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
Silicon Storage Technology Inc. is venturing outside its traditional low-density flash memory sector. The company has introduced a smart-card IC line called Theseus Titanium that it is targeting at the SIM and 3G USIM markets.
White Electronic Designs inks SoC contract for missiles
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
Phoenix-based electronic component supplier White Electronic Designs Corp. has been awarded a $1.9 million contract by an unnamed military subcontractor for System-on-Chip (SOC) Power PC products, which will be used in the latest generation of air-to-air missiles.
PLX beefs up its PCIe portfolio with 5-port 16-lane switch IC
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
Determined to build up a commanding lead as a supplier of I/O interconnect silicon for communications, server, storage, embedded control, and consumer applications, PLX Technology has introduced the PEX 8518, what it claims is the industry’s only five-port, 16-lane PCI Express (PCIe) switching device.
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 switch targeted at cell phones
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9/17/2005   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. is calling its FSUSB23 the smallest single-port USB 2.0 Hi-Speed analog switch in a MicroPak chip-scale package (CSP).
Intel invests $345 million to expand 200-mm U.S. fabs
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9/15/2005   Post a comment
Seeking to expand its 200-mm manufacturing capacity, Intel Corp. said it would invest $345 million to expand existing 200-mm fabs in Colorado and Massachusetts.
Unloading Gresham fab a no-brainer, says LSI Logic CEO
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9/14/2005   Post a comment
LSI Logic president and chief executive Abhi Talwalkar told analysts the decision to sell its 8-in. fab in Gresham, Ore., was a necessary one to execute the company’s transition to a fabless manufacturing strategy.
RS-232 interface portfolio expands with IEC ESD-protected devices
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9/14/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. is sampling three new RS-232 devices with system-level IEC 61000-4-2 ESD protection. By integration IEC 61000-4-2 protection onto the devices (part numbers MAX3243E, MAX3232E and MAX3227), the RS-232 interface is immune to damage caused by ESD strikes while the system is up and running.
Voltage level shifter family features automatic direction sensor
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9/14/2005   Post a comment
Pericom Semiconductor Corp. recently expanded its P14ULS translator family with two devices that employ a new patented, advanced Universal Level Shifter (ULS) technology.
AGEIA Tech chooses nSys verification suite
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9/14/2005   Post a comment
Verification IP and services provider nSys Inc. said the nSys Verification Suite (nVS) for PCI Express verification has been selected by semiconductor IP company AGEIA Technologies Inc.
LSI Logic to sell Gresham plant as it goes fabless
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9/13/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier LSI Logic Corp. said it would sell its 8-in. wafer manufacturing plant in Gresham, Ore., as it continues to transition to a fabless manufacturing strategy.
Japans Chiphersteller planen gemeinsame Foundry
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9/13/2005   Post a comment
Bekannte Chiphersteller diskutieren offensichtlich das Modell einer gemeinsamen Foundry, denn der wirtschaftliche Druck lässt ihnen offensichtlich keine Wahl.
Indian researchers propose new SoC test method
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9/12/2005   Post a comment
With efficient test access architecture of much interest to the SoC design and test community, two researchers at an Indian technical institute have proposed a design-for-test method for digital SoC designs using a Test Access Mechanism (TAM) switch.
A/D converter IP block tailored for battery-powered systems
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9/11/2005   Post a comment
The LTR9200-T18 A/D converter IP block from LTRIM Technologies has eight multiplexed inputs and integrated sample-and-hold, enabling designers to quickly sample multiple analog sources.
High port-count SAS expander ICs offer scalability
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9/9/2005   Post a comment
LSI Logic Corp. is sampling 3-Gbits/s serial attached SCSI (SAS) 28- and 36-port expander ICs that are designed to provide large storage environments with scalability and fault-tolerant path redundancy.
TI raises Q3 guidance
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Texas Instruments Inc. issued revised guidance for its third 2005 fiscal quarter ending September, calling for earnings of 36 to 38 cents per share, up from the previous estimate of 31 to 35 cents.
Year-end semi sales to be flat, warns iSuppli
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
A rapid rise in energy prices coupled with a growing excess of manufacturing capacity has prompted iSuppli Corp. to trim its semiconductor industry forecast for 2005.
Study: WiMAX equipment sales to hit $2 billion by 2009
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
Sales of WiMAX equipment are slated to grow from $72 million in 2005 to just over $2 billion in 2009, at a compound annual growth rate of 130 percent, according to a study by Forward Concepts.
Panasonic to deploy Freescale ZigBee platform
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9/7/2005   Post a comment
Panasonic Electronic Devices Corp. of America has chosen Freescale Semiconductor to provide ZigBee technology for its wireless communications modules.
CMOS use rises in mobile handsets, says iSuppli
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9/7/2005   Post a comment
Radiofrequency (RF) CMOS process technology will be employed in 40 percent of wireless handsets by 2009, predicts market research firm iSuppli.
Microtune founder returns as advisor
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9/7/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Microtune Inc. has named John Norsworthy, its founder and former chief technical officer, an executive advisor.
Toshiba, Sigma team on Linux for multimedia
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9/6/2005   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. will collaborate with Sigma Designs Inc. to offer a new Linux platform based on its TX4938 MIPS-based TX System RISC microprocessor and the Sigma EM8620L digital media processor.
Large panel LCD driver sales to double, says iSuppli
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Rising demand from the liquid crystal display TV, desktop PC monitor and mobile computer businesses will in turn double the sales of driver integrated circuits for large-size LCD panels through 2009, predicts iSuppli Corp.


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