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Wipro acquires Oki's wireless design arm
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Wipro Technologies has signed an agreement with Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd. of Japan to acquire Oki Techno Center Singapore.
USB 2.0 connectors meet automotive requirements
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
FCI offers two USB 2.0 connectors suitable for automotive multimedia systems.
Infrastructure DSPs for the triple-play era
Design How-To  
9/27/2007   Post a comment
Emerging voice/data/media networks require a combination of high performance and high-speed IO. Here's how to pick a DSP that will do all this and provide a cost-effective solution to boot.
Loudspeakers: Effects of amplifiers and cables - Part 6
Design How-To  
9/26/2007   Post a comment
This series concludes with a discussion of multi-cabling, multi-amplification, system design, and the authors' opinions on claimed sonic differences among loudspeaker cables.
How to turn every FPGA LVDS pair into a complete SERDES solution
Design How-To  
9/26/2007   7 comments
An innovative new technology called Align Lock Loops (ALLs) forms the basis for implementing fast, simple, and affordable chip-to-chip and board-to-board communication.
Dual-output LDO housed in DFN-8 package
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9/25/2007   Post a comment
Each output in On Semiconductor's NCP590 LDO series is capable of delivering up to 300-mA per output and is available in voltages from 0.8 V to 5V.
RF SoCs integrate radio, MCU and flash
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
TI has introduced a pair of RF SoCs designed for low-power and low-voltage wireless applications used in the 2.4 GHz and sub-1 GHz frequency bands.
DDR3 registered buffer exceeds JEDEC specifications
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
Inphi has introduced the INSSTE32882-GS02, a Double Data Rate (DDR3) configurable integrated register that exceeds JEDEC requirements and adds quad rank support.
Critical layout tips for fast switchers
Design How-To  
9/24/2007   2 comments
Here's what you need to know in the way of good board layout practices to deliver a trouble-free switching supply design
HD interface chipsets allow CE systems to connect wirelessly
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
Check out these Wireless High-Definition Interface (WHDI) chipsets from Amimon, that make it possible for a wireless HD video connectivity net that allows consumer electronic devices to share HD content throughout the entire home, up to 30 meters (100 feet) through walls, while maintaining wire-equivalent quality with no latency.
Startup tools Ethernet for telecom
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9/24/2007   Post a comment
Startup Lightstorm Networks has come out of stealth mode with its plans and its first chip, the Brooklyn-10, tailoring Ethernet switching to the needs of telecom carriers.
What's the best DC/DC topology for your Li-ion powered portable?
Design How-To  
9/21/2007   Post a comment
Here's the pros and cons of four commonly applied solutions for DC/DC power conversion providing 1.8 and 3.3 volts from a single lithium-ion battery.
National Semiconductor to brand energy efficient products
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9/21/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor announced to introduce 'PowerWise' as a brand for highly energy efficient products. With the move, the company puts its existing technology of the same name on a broader basis.
Infrared video tracking system design using a model-based approach
Design How-To  
9/21/2007   1 comment
How Model-Based Design with Simulink and the Video and Image Processing Blockset can be used to design an infrared video tracking system, and how to implement the design on TI's TMS320C6713 DSP and verify its on-target performance in real time.
Optical transceiver targets wireless base stations
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9/21/2007   Post a comment
Designed to support standards for cellular, WiFI, and WiMAX networks, Avago's latest optical transceiver supports high speed serial links over multimode optical fiber at signaling rates up to 3.7-Gbits/s for wireless base station applications involving the OBSAI or CPRI protocols.
Get grounded: protecting electrical devices from lightning transients (Part 2 of 2)
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9/20/2007   Post a comment
Designing an effective defense against lighting's enormous transient currents and their flows requires understanding of basic issues of wire, bonding, gauge, lugs, and more
Intel chip targets iPhones
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
Intel Corp. showed progress and a peak down the road map toward its goal of enabling a new class of iPhone-like devices using its x86 processors and the WiMax network with its Silverthorne processor and Menlow and Moorestown platforms.
Micron, Dialog in new iPod nano
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
For its latest version of the iPod nano, Apple apparently has exchanged most semiconductor suppliers, U.S. based market researcher group iSuppli has found. For instance, NXP chips are no longer used. However, with Dialog Semiconductor another European chip maker made it on Apple's shopping list.
Ericsson modules challenge Qualcomm, WiMax
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
Ericsson AB has developed its first module to bring high-speed cellular data to notebooks and other client devices, challenging a market where Qualcomm reigns and crossing swords at the Intel developer Forum with Intel which is promoting adoption of WiMax.
Loudspeakers: Effects of amplifiers and cables - Part 5
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9/19/2007   Post a comment
Part 5 of this series investigates some provable characteristics of cable performance with experiments measuring cable-related noise and distortion.
Letter to the editor: QuickLogic responds
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9/18/2007   Post a comment
QuickLogic Corp. CEO Tom Hart responds to our story on QuickLogic's strategy and explains its push into Customer-Specific Standard Products.
MAC/PHY chip rolls out for Mobile WiMAX base stations
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9/17/2007   Post a comment
The SQN2130 from SEQUANS Communications is WiMAX Forum Wave 2 ready, based on IEEE 802.16e-2005 standards, and delivers full 2X2 MIMO with high throughput as a function of Sequans' patent-pending technology, mimoMAX.
RF antenna module integrates GPS receiver
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9/17/2007   Post a comment
Targeting the mobile handset, portable navigation device and portable media player applications, Antenova Ltd.'s GPS RADIONOVA M10214-A RF antenna module is housed in a small package that combines its GPS antenna technology with the SiRFstarIII GSC3LTf GPS receiver.
PLX, Mellanox roll Express Gen2 chips
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9/17/2007   Post a comment
Silicon is on the way with new switches from PLX Technology and new 10 Gbit Ethernet and 20 Gbit/s Infiniband adapter cards from Mellanox Technologies using the new PCI Express 2.0 standard to plow broader internal data paths for servers, storage systems and graphics.
Loudspeakers: Effects of amplifiers and cables - Part 4
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9/12/2007   Post a comment
Part 4 of this series discusses loudspeaker cables and their effect on performance, including cable designs for loudspeaker use and the loudspeaker/amplifier interface.
Your walls will be changing
Design How-To  
9/12/2007   1 comment
It may not be obvious yet but digital entertainment may end up on your walls replacing the conventional picture hanging in your home. Driven by systems that enable taking digital pictures with downloading and displaying content easily and following the growth of digital and wireless phone cameras, the digital photo frame market is starting to expand rapidly. With continuing lower prices of LCD displays and the growing expectation of a visual media experience and you can see the potential.
Efficiency and size: challenges in power management for portable devices
Design How-To  
9/11/2007   Post a comment
What to focus on when designing a power subsystem for a handheld device, and what's lacking
Cable equalizer reaches 120 meters for 3-Gbits/s transmission
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9/11/2007   Post a comment
Continuing to drive the adoption of 3Gbits/s video transport products, Gennum has broken the 100-meter barrier with its latest adaptive cable equalizer.
Atmel rolls out highly integrated H-bridge motor driver
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9/11/2007   Post a comment
The ATA6823 from Atmel includes all of the functional blocks needed for a complete microcontroller-controlled DC motor system in H-bridge configuration, including a voltage regulator, window watchdog, and LIN transceiver.
90-nm DVB-T digital TV receiver integrates RF tuner, demodulator
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9/11/2007   Post a comment
Abilis Systems has started to ship what it says is the first device to integrate a multi-band RF tuner, advanced demodulator, memory and USB 2.0 interface on a 90-nm CMOS single die.
IBM, Arrow expand design collaboration
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9/10/2007   Post a comment
Distributor Arrow Electronics Inc. and IBM Corp.'s Global Engineering Solutions unit will expand their ties by combining Arrow's custom chip design and logistics operations with IBM's foundry services, the partners said.
Radisys snares Intel's ATCA, PCI business
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9/10/2007   Post a comment
Radisys Corp. is acquiring Intel Corp.'s modular communications platform business in a transaction including a $25 million purchase price along with $6.75 million of inventory and other considerations.
NXP tailors multimedia chip for ultra low-cost handset sector
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9/7/2007   Post a comment
NXP's latest device allows OEMs to develop music phones with a color screen, MP3 playback, removable flash memory card and FM tuner for a total bill of materials of less than $20.
GaAs HJ-FET LNA delivers 0.35-dB noise figure at 2-GHz
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
Intended for use as a first stage amplifier in satellite radio antenna applications, NEC's latest GaAs HJ-FET LNA delivers a noise figure of 0.35-dB (typ), with 19-dB of associated gain.
Baseband chip enhances sound quality in mobile phones
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9/6/2007   Post a comment
Spreadtrum Communications' SC6600H is an enhanced GSM/GPRS multimedia baseband chip optimized for mobile phones that combine music playback functions with CD sound quality.
Xohm to the WiMAX
Blog  
9/5/2007   Post a comment
You may have already heard about this but it is news to me. Sprint Nextel is going to call its WiMAX network Xohm.
Step-down DC/DC converters integrate dual 150 mA LDOs
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9/5/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC3672B-1 and LTC3672B-2 synchronous step-down DC/DC converters with dual LDOs.
Loudspeakers: Effects of amplifiers and cables - Part 3
Design How-To  
9/5/2007   1 comment
Part 3 of this series on the effects of amplifiers and cables on loudspeakers discusses Class D and other amplifier classes, output transistor types (MOSFET or BJT), and choosing an amplifier.
Multi-mode RF transceiver supports TD-SCDMA
Product News  
9/5/2007   Post a comment
Quorum Systems has introduced an ultra-low-power, multi-band, multi-mode RF transceiver, the Sereno QS3200, adding TD-SCDMA support to its existing 2G/2.5G/3G RF transceiver family.
GaAs chip integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth RF front ends
Product News  
9/3/2007   Post a comment
Check out ANADIGICS' front-end ICs that offer a high level of GaAs on chip integration by incorporating a power amplifier (PA), a low-noise amplifier (LNA), a Bluetooth path, and an RF antenna switch all in a single low-profile package measuring 3 mm x 3 mm x 0.55 mm.
Transmitter modules target W-CDMA mobile phones
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9/3/2007   Post a comment
Fujitsu is getting ready to sample transmitter modules that provide greater power efficiency of 27% and a 30% smaller circuit area than modules designed with discrete components.


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