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National buys German data converter firm
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. said that it is acquiring Xignal Technologies AG, a German-based developer of high-speed data converters.
Silicon Image hits Analogix with infringement suit
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Silicon Image filed a federal lawsuit against Analogix Semiconductor, alleging copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unlawful, unfair and fraudulent business practices.
High-speed fabric interface provides dual 10 Gbits/s Ethernet channels
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Emerson Network Power's new Embedded Computing business has released a high-speed switched fabric interface for its KAT4000 AdvancedTCA telecom blade. The enhanced interface provides dual 10-Gbits/s Ethernet channels.
Card-edge connectors meet MicroTCA spec
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FCI has developed press-fit, card-edge connectors for MicroTCA applications.
Cool it, say chip designers
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Designers are struggling to keep cool as they confront thermal challenges in all designs: chips, boards, modules and systems.
AMD share of x86 market hits new peak
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Advanced Micro Devices took its largest slice ever of the x86 market in the last quarter of 2006, according to a report released Wednesday from a PC market researcher.
Xilinx CEO says IC business models under pressure
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The semiconductor industry will see only moderate growth in the near term, with three IC-manufacturing business models evolving over time, warned Xilinx CEO Wim Roelandts.
MathStar expands sales and support in Europe, Middle East, and Africa
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Arrix family of field programmable object arrays (FPOAs) now available to the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) markets.
Altium Designer wins IEC DesignVision Award at DesignCon 2007
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Altium Designer unifies the design of hardware, programmable hardware, and the development of the embedded software.
The basics of HDTV: A behind the screen look at TV technology
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Even though every TV on the shelf today may seem very different when you look at size, shape, form factor and the basic description that the salesperson just gave you, when you look inside the TV the basic building blocks are very similar.
Dual current sense amplifiers deliver fast response, precision
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Linear's LTC6103 contains two independent, high side current sense amplifiers that feature input bias current of 170-nA max and maximum input offset voltage of 450-µV. This precision performance allows the part to resolve very small currents and still operate over a large dynamic range.
Driver amplifier touts wide frequency range for wireless apps
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Check out M/A-COM's latest high dynamic range driver amplifier. The MAAMSS0070 is a single-state device tailored specifically for wireless applications such as basestations, WiMax and WiBro.
Update: Sea search resumes for missing Microsoft researcher
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Coast Guard search-and-rescue teams on Wednesday resumed the hunt for missing Microsoft researcher Jim Gray,
GloNav taps Jazz to produce low-power GPS RFIC
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Using Jazz's 0.18-micron SiGe BiCMOS process, GloNav has developed a low-power L1 GPS RFIC that operates from a single 1.8-V supply to consume just 15-mW of power, a key requirement for today's cellular handsets, portable consumer devices and battery-operated GPS devices.
Darlington transistors integrate thermal compensation diode
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Allegro MicroSystems has developed a series of Darlington transistors exclusively for home and professional audio amplifier markets. These STD03N/P transistors feature built-in compensation diodes and high power handling.
Xilinx CEO says IC models under pressure
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The semiconductor industry is projected to experience moderate growth in the near term -- with only three IC-manufacturing business models evolving over time, warned Wim Roelandts, president, chairman and chief executive of Xilinx Inc.
Save power and real estate with a programmable reset controller with debounced input
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
The long time delay of the Hard Reset poses a design problem because delays into the tens of seconds call for very large value resistors and capacitors. The analog solution is both simple and low cost but it lacks flexibility and accuracy. A programmable reset timer becomes the obvious solution when considering long delay times or multiple timers. Here's an article that tells you the specifics about how to create this design.
How to use programmable analog to measure MEMS gyroscopes
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This article provides a methodology for designing MEMS gyroscope and similar systems using reprogrammable mixed-signal microcontrollers.
Cherokee rectifies the front-end design
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Power Review - Here's the skinny on Cherokee's evolving line of front-end rectifiers, with the CAR2500 a benchmark performer, says the company's Mike Wagner.
WUSA-TV brings HD to the Web
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Digital Rapids' format-agile StreamZHD media encoding and streaming system was used by Washington, D.C. CBS affiliate WUSA-TV delivered the President's January 23 State of the Union Address live on the Web in high definition.
Voice synthesis LSI equipped with OTP memory
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Oki has released voice synthesis LSI equipped with OTP memory, enabling customers to write voice data on site.
Power transistors target audio amplifiers
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Allegro MicroSystems introduces two single transistors targeted at the home and professional audio amplifier markets.
High-brightness flash LED aids in auto focus
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Avago Technologies has introduced a high-brightness green auto focus auxiliary flash LED to assist the auto focusing function in digital still cameras when used in low ambient light conditions.
Quad I/Q demodulator and phase shifter replaces delay lines in ultrasound equipment
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In an effort to reduce component count and power consumption in medical applications, Analog Devices has developed a quad I/Q demodulator and phase shifter that is says replaces delay lines in medical ultrasound equipment.
DVD platform boasts Wi-Fi capability
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Zoran has teamed with middleware provider Kestrelink to offer a wireless-connected DVD player platform with Wi-Fi capability, based on Zoran's Vaddis DVD multimedia processor and the KestrelMedia networking connectivity suite.
Tessera buys imaging startup for $18 million
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Semiconductor packaging technology specialist Tessera Technologies Inc. is buying, for $18 million, Eyesquad, a developer of micro-imaging products, only a year after the Israeli company was established.
Sony Ericsson to make mobile handsets in India
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Sony Ericsson is joining the growing list of mobile phone suppliers that will make or have made for them handsets in India, perhaps the fastest growing market for mobile communications. The company will start making handsets in Chennai through a deal with its global CEM partners, Flextronics and Foxconn.
IBM, CeRoma team for Power PC-enabled media chips
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
IBM and CeRoma Ltd. (Caesarea, Israel) have formed a partnership to develop, manufacture and sell digital media chips based on the PowerPC architecture for applications such as set-top boxes, internet protocol television (IPTV), digital television (DTV) and multiple transmission standards.
Raza, Continuous partner for ATCA packet processing
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Continuous Computing and Raza Microelectronics Inc. have joined forces to develop and help accelerate the deployment of low latency AdvancedTCA (ATCA) packet processing products for next generation networks.
Improve results in wideband A/D conversion, Part 1
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One secret to success in A/D conversion is selecting the right transformer.
Hynix 4Q sales up on strong DRAM demand
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Hynix Semiconductor posted a fourth quarter 2006 net profit of 1.04 trillion won (about $1.1 billion) on consolidated revenues of 2.61 trillion won (about $2.8 billion), the company said. Hynix said favorable DRAM market conditions persisted through the quarter.
Statistical timing pioneer moves to transistors
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Statistical timing provider Extreme DA has purchased Xigmix, a stealth-mode startup that offers transistor-level characterization and optimization, noted Mustafa Celik, Extreme DA CEO.
Slow IC sales seen in December
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Look for lackluster chip sales in December of 2006, which are officially due out on Friday
Surfs up with KLA 45-nm inspection tool
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KLA-Tencor Corp. has introduced the Surfscan SP2XP system, a new unpatterned wafer inspection system designed to meet 45-nm IC manufacturing requirements.
V-I chip facilitates direct 48-to-1 volt DC/DC conversion
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Vicor's 320-watt PRM regulator, the P045F048T32AL, the newest member of the company's V - I Chip family, facilitates direct 48-to-1 volt DC/DC conversion at 91 percent efficiency.
PWM controller IC simplifies DC/DC flyback designs
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology's highly integrated LTC3805 PWM current-mode controller cuts the size and complexity of flyback power supplies.
SMIC profits in Q4, posts annual loss
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Shanghai foundry SMIC managed a profit of $1.2 million last quarter, but a tough year and high depreciations costs weighed it down overall.
Bluetooth means business
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
I think it has a lot to do with the "multiple radios on a chip" business that I've been talking about for the last few months.
Altera's FPGAs are first to demonstrate support for PCI Express 2.0
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
See demonstrations of Altera, PLDA, and Molex solutions for PCI-SIG's newly announced 5-GT/s PCIe 2.0 standard at DesignCon
Synplicity's Certify software supports Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
By supporting Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAs, Synplicity's Certify software, extends the automation of the FPGE-based ASIC prototyping flow and enhances quick partitioning technology.
Altera, announces first 8-port switch development board with IEEE 1588 timing control
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1/31/2007   Post a comment
Jointly created by Altera, National Semiconductor, and MorethanIP, an 8-port switch development board with IEEE 1588 timing control accelerates design.
Connector system delivers 20+ Gbits/s data rates, new shielding technology
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
Amphenol TCS unveils a breakthrough in backplane connector performance with the introduction of its XCede connector that supports next-generation 20 Gbits/ data rates. It also incorporates anti-resonance and de-skew features.
Apple activates stealth Wi-Fi features
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
Apple Inc. said users can download software to activate stealth, next-generation Wi-Fi features in products that have been shipping since August.
Testing security and association for Certified Wireless USB
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
Comprehensive authentication and security support within the MAC layer of the wireless USB protocol has been mandated. Here are a few valuable tips on how to test to ensure your product qualifies.
Improve Hall sensor rotor-position measurements: Part 1
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
Proper sensor management allows using low-resolution sensors without affecting control system performance, and cuts cost. This section describes the design task required and various sources of electric motor rotor position error.
Higher-density SFP+ interconnect supports 10 Gbits/s, occupies less space
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
Molex has released its SFP+ Interconnect System, which meets the next-generation Small Form Factor (SFF) 8431 specification and supports 10 Gbits/s speeds using the same port space as a standard SFP system.
EDA startup Athena secures $4 million
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
EDA startup Athena Design Systems, a provider of IC analysis and routing optimization tools, has secured an additional $4 million in venture capital funding.
Actel expands channel in China
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
To promote wider use of its field-programmable gate array devices by Chinese designers, Actel Corp. announced a significant expansion of its sales channel in Greater China.
National Semi extends popular Simple Switcher dc/dc IC family; enhances companion Webench tool with footprint vs. efficiency tradeoff
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
New switching regulators from National Semiconductor go to 75V, plus improved Webench design tool
Enhanced Xilinx FPGA tool extends serial I/O debug capabilities
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1/30/2007   Post a comment
Check out Xilinx's latest version of its ChipScope Pro software and Serial I/O toolkit. Version 9.1i extends serial I/O debug capabilities to support 65-nm Virtex-5LXT FPGAs. This release also delivers 60% faster clock speeds and comprehensive low-cost BERT capabilities for RocketIO multi-gigabit transceivers.
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