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Filtronic in talks to sell its compound semis unit
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Troubled wireless components and GaAs foundry group Filtronic plc (Shipley, England) is in negotiations to sell its compound semiconductors division to an un-named company for no immediate money.
DC/DC pin-compatible regulators make upgrading easy
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTM8022 and LTM8023, 1A and 2A high voltage DC/DC uModule regulator systems, respectively, with up to 36V (40Vmax) input voltage and up to 10V output voltage.
Solid-state drives aim at HDDs' heart
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he landscape is shifting in the emerging market for solid-state storage drives (SSDs). Micron Technology last week entered the fray, and Toshiba stands poised to join the rapidly crowding field, whose proponents promise to propel the technology into the mainstream PC market at the expense of the lowly hard drive.
Solid-state drives aim at HDDs' heart
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
he landscape is shifting in the emerging market for solid-state storage drives (SSDs). Micron Technology last week entered the fray, and Toshiba stands poised to join the rapidly crowding field, whose proponents promise to propel the technology into the mainstream PC market at the expense of the lowly hard drive.
Maximizing AC/DC efficiency from full-load to no-load
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Here's how valley-voltage switching and pulse-skipping techniques in a quasi-resonant flyback converter help maintain high efficiency across the supply's entire load range
SIGNAL CHAIN BASICS Series (Part 3): Analog and the digital world
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Understand the basics of the transformation from the analog signal world to the digital world, via analog/digital converters, in this installment
300-V IGBTs offer power MOSFET replacement
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IXYS Corp. has released a new generation of fast 300-V IGBTs that may be used as an alternative to 300-V power MOSFETS.
DC/DC converter modules meet COTS requirements
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VPT Inc. has added three DC/DC converter modules to its new commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product line.
Gloomy mood seen at Semicon Japan
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A slew of vendors are getting a jump on next week's Semicon Japan trade show by rolling out new products, but the mood at the event is expected to be gloomy.
NEC claims world's fastest MRAM
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Japan's NEC Corp. claimed that it has developed the world's fastest MRAM.
DSP weekend reader vol. 1 no. 4
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
This week: MATLAB-to-C tips, Cortex-R4 optimization, DaVinci APIs, and more on lossless audio.
DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is alive and well
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I'm absolutely delighted to discover the DIY Life website, which presents all types of projects, from hobbies and crafts to home improvement and technology.
XMOS gets working silicon, sets product launch for Q1 2008
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Fabless semiconductor startup XMOS Semiconductor Ltd. (Bristol, England) has got working silicon back from its foundry supplier and is now touting an aggressive roll out of its XS-1 family of programmable silicon in 2008.
Power inductors extend inductance values
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Renco Electronics has expanded the RL-8100 series of SMD power inductors with extended inductance values, higher current capabilities and additional package sizes.
Ceramic capacitors feature ultra-high-capacitance values
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Kemet has expanded its surface-mount MLCC product portfolio in the C0G dielectric with the addition of more than 80 part types that offer ultra-high-capacitance values with the stability and performance of a Class 1 dielectric.
High-speed cable assemblies provide alternative to fiber optics
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
FCI has introduced the EyeMax 4x and 12x cable assemblies that provide high-speed serial I/O copper links for data network and communications devices.
Economic woes underly Mentor's mixed 3Q results
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Mentor Graphics Corp. reported third-quarter revenues totaling $186.3 million, but quarterly earnings fell by 10 cents per share.
Qimonda revamps production strategy
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Amid a DRAM downturn and losses, Qimonda AG has revamped its 200-mm manufacturing strategy. The DRAM maker also plans to end 200-mm production with two foundry partners: SMIC and Winbond.
Researcher claims to have found missing dark matter
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Researchers at McMaster University in Canada claim to have located missing dark matter in a halo around galaxies.
The Glamour of Technology - SIM2, TI & Dolby
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Last night I attended a special preview called "The Glamour of Technology," which was hosted by the renowned Italian projector company SIM2. The purpose of the press event was to single out their new Grand Cinema C3X projector that is reportedly the smallest and highest-performing Full HD 3 Chip projector on the market with Texas Instruments DLP Products' latest DarkChip4 chip.
Mini TCVCXO delivers 10- to 40-MHz frequency range
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Bliley Technologies has introduced a RoHS-compliant TCVCXO with a frequency range of 10 to 40 MHz for cellular infrastructure, GPS and telecommunication system applications.
Split-core transducers measure bipolar current up to 2000A
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Measuring 174 x 86 x 54.1-mm, these split-core transducers from LEM International combine Hall-effect technology and signal conditioning in a single housing with a large rectangular sensing aperture for non-contact measurement.
Freescale expands 8-bit MCU line
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Aimed at consumer, industrial and automotive applications, Freescale's S08 MCU family has gained 30 highly integrated devices that include USB connectivity, 5V-operation and motor-control options.
Toumaz partners to commercialize RF chip for medical apps
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Toumaz Technology Ltd. a developer of RF, analog and mixed signal semiconductors targeting medical electronics applications, has struck what the group terms a "strategic development and distribution alliance" with an un-named leading global medical devices business.
ST unveils power MOSFET to boost power-supply efficiency
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
European chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV has introduced a low micro-Ohm ON-resistance power MOSFET aiming to reduce losses and improve efficiency in demanding power supply systems.
TECH TRENDS: Chips and performance proliferate
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Automakers develop more, cheaper electronic features while pushing performance cars.
Extension kit boosts HDTV video signals over Cat5 cable
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Hall Research Technologies Inc. (HRT) has developed for the balum market a YPbPr active extension kit dubbed Model UVB1-CP that is aimed at extending SD or HDTV video and power signals.
NAND flash takes off in 3Q 2007, ASPs climb
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
The global NAND flash market enjoyed strong growth in the third quarter, with revenue of $4.2 billion, up 37 percent from the same period in 2006, driven by strong seasonal consumer electronics demand, according to iSuppli Corporation.
Evaluation kit shows engineers design ease of PSoC devices
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Cypress' CY3209 ExpressEVK includes four different PSoC devices and gives designers an easy-to-use platform to try a multitude of designs.
Image processing IP for camera phones includes enhanced depth of field, optical correction
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
DxO Labs announced the availability of three new embedded image processing solutions specifically designed for camera phone applications and available as silicon IP licensed to silicon vendors.
Multiple-out controllers reduce BOM, save board space
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Intersil Corp. has introduced a pair of multiple-output standard buck ICs that integrate power management functions to reduce the bill of materials (BOM) and save board space.
Passive protection device reference layout addresses HDMI 1.3 interfaces
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Tyco says it has released the industry's first ESD and over-current reference layout for HDMI 1.3 interfaces based on passive protection devices.
Level shifting buffers deliver improved performance
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Linear Technology has expanded its I2C and SMBus bus buffer and rise time accelerator family with the introduction of the LTC4308 and LTC4309 level shifting hot-swappable buffers.
Sky continues to fall on DRAMs
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Don't look now, but the DRAM fundamentals continue to deteriorate.
$95,000 for a wristwatch?
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
I'm currently in the market for a new wristwatch. I know the one I want, but when I called the store to ask the price, their answer made me cry!
Return to profitability is first priority, says AMD's Ruiz
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Advanced Micro Devices is focusing its efforts on a return to profitability, AMD CEO Hector Ruiz said.
Designer kit simplifies connection design
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FCI has developed the Basics+ connector system designer kit to help simplify connection design issues.
Front-end power modules deliver high power density
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Emerson Network Power has launched four DC-input bulk front-end power modules for systems that use distributed power architectures.
NIST on road to perpetual motion with 'superfluidity' demo
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology demonstrated a "persistent motion" machine that harness the quantum effects of a Bose-Einstein condensate, or superfluid.
DRAM module market hit by price erosion
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While larger, more diversified global third-party DRAM module makers posted double-digit growth during the first half of 2007, smaller players were hit hard by price erosion with their combined revenue declining about 48 percent during the same period.
EU ministers back spectrum farming for 3G, caution on DVB-H for mobile TV
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
European Union telecommunications ministers have endorsed the EC's proposals to open radio frequencies, initially allocated to GSM mobile phone services, to other technologies including 3G. However, they only partially backed proposals to mandate DVB-H as the technology of choice in Europe for mobile TV.
IPhone delays to impact NAND in '08
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Apple Computer Inc. could push out the introduction of the next-generation iPhone, which may put a damper on the NAND flash market in 2008, according to an analyst.
Shake your phone to check messages, battery power
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Researchers at the University of Glasgow have demonstrated an interface that allows mobile phone users to check if the power is low or whether there are unopened messages by simply shaking the device.
High-current POLs shrink chip footprint 70 percent
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SupIRBuck point-of-load regulators, touting 8-10 percent higher efficiency than monolithic ICs, integrate HEXFET MOSFETs and a synchronous buck control IC in a 5-by-6 mm Power QFN package
Acal results hit by component industry downturn
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Electronic components and parts services group Acal plc has been held back in the first part of its financial year ended September 2007 due to tough market conditions, with revenues at £77.6 million from on-going activities 1.8 percent lower than for the corresponding period last year.
MATLAB-to-C translation, part 1: Pitfalls and problems
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Part 1 of this 3-part series looks at the basic problems of translating basic MATLAB functions to C.
Gate drive optocoupler minimizes PCB space
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Avago's high output current gate driver with under voltage lockout combines optocoupler technology with a 5-A power transistor into a single 8-pin package.
Simulating and verifying complex, large-scale (big) analog/RF circuits using Spice tools
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Compare traditional SPICE, Digital FastSPICE, and Analog FastSPICE for analysis of big analog/RF circuits
A/V interface card brings analog connectivity to FPGAs
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
SingMai Electronics has introduced DP1, an A/V interface card that provides analog connectivity to Altera and third-party FPGA development boards.
Automotive HDDs deliver higher capacity, improved altitude specs
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Toshiba SDD has expanded its automotive-grade hard disk drive (HDD) line with the introduction of an 80 GB offering with improved altitude specifications.
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