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8-Gbyte DDR2 RDIMM employs CoolFlex, DDP technologies
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Leveraging SMART's CoolFlex and dual die package (DDP) technologies, the 8-Gbyte Mini-RDIMMs provide high memory density in a small form factor.
512-Mbit DDR2 Mobile RAM achieves 533-Mbits/s speed at 1.2-V
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Elpida has developed a 512-Mbit DDR2 Mobile RAM that operates at a low voltage of 1.2-V and achieves a 533-Mbits/s speed with the same power consumption of DDR Mobile RAM.
Micrel rolls out synchronous buck controller with low EMI option
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Micrel Inc. has introduced the MIC2130/1 series of high-voltage synchronous buck controller ICs, offering a frequency dithering feature that minimizes EMI and adheres to global EMC standards.
Micron unveils highest density DDR3 components, modules
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With these 2-Gbit DDR3 SDRAMs, Micron can enable 8-Gbyte and 16-Gbyte modules for servers and 4-Gbyte modules for desktop and notebook PCs.
Power MOSFET targets high-side load-switching applications
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AnalogTech is offering a dual slew-rate controlled device that allows increased load switch current handling capacity with a low forward voltage drop.
IXYS extends power MOSFET line to 1200-V
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IXYS has released 1000-V to 1200-V Polar standard and HiPerFET Power MOSFETs that are designed to improve the performance of high-voltage power conversion systems.
Controller monitors up to 64 keys without external components
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX7359 2-wire interfaced, low-EMI key-switch controller that detects multiple key press and release events on up to 64 keys.
Kit accelerates Windows embedded CE 6.0 development
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PHYTEC and Adeneo have teamed up to offer a low cost acceleration kit for Microsoft Windows embedded CE 6.0.
Preamplifier cuts power consumption by 25 percent for laptop HDDs
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Designed for 2.5-inch hard disk drives in laptops, LSI Corp. has developed the PA2500 low-power preamplifier IC that employs design techniques and process technology to yield a 25 percent power consumption reduction over the previous generation.
2-MHz, 500-mA switching regulator offers power good feature
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The 2.0-MHz, 500-mA switcher from Microchip has a power-good feature that indicates when true voltage regulation has been achieved, ensuring reliable system behavior.
1080/60p HD decoders debut for IPTV, satellite set-top boxes
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Horizon Semiconductors has rolled out a pair of single-chip native 1080/60p high definition dual channel decoder SoCs for next-generation cable, satellite and IPTV set-top boxes.
Concurrent JTAG platform tests PCBs with ARM-based processors
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The PT100 Pro from Intellitech enables customers to reduce test costs and increase fault coverage by combining mixed-signal, concurrent 1149.1/JTAG and CPU emulation-based functional tests in a single platform for testing up to thirty-two PCBs at a time.
80-W fanless AC/DC switching power supply features active PFC
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Magic Power Technology has introduced an 80-watt AC/DC switching power supply for low power, no noise and compact industrial automation systems.
Microwave power module line packs punch
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dB Control has expanded its high-power amplifier line with 2- to 40-GHz, 50- to 1500-W microwave power modules for electronic countermeasures, radar and datalinks.
"Green power" switch simplifies resonant designs
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Power IC boosts efficiency to 97 percent in half-bridge converters
Revived proposal aims to ban DVD copying
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The DVD Copy Control Association will put up for a vote changes to its bylaws that would explicitly forbid OEMs from selling systems that make copies of movies, even for secure internal storage on a hard disk, the second attempt this year to make the changes that are seen as a reaction to the group's loss in a key civil suit it brought against startup Kaleidescape earlier this year.
PSMA gauging power-chip technologies
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Survey on power-supply-in-package (PSI) and power- supply-on-chip (PSoC) systems will gauge the potential impact of the highly integrated devices on design and manufacturing trends
3U VPX backplane features twisted-ring topology
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Elma Bustronic Corp. has expanded its VPX backplane product line with a 3U version. The company now offers VPX backplanes in 3U, 6U, and 6U Hybrid (VPX/VME mix) sizes.
Isolators target 6 kV electrical isolation
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OPTEK Technology has launched an extended range of isolators for 6 kV electrical isolation in contaminated environments.
Medical-grade power supply achieves power density of 18.3 W/cubic inch
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SynQor's 400-W medical-grade power supply, housed in a 3 x 5 x 1.44-inch package, achieves a power density of up to 18.3 watts per cubic inch at 91% efficiency.
High-voltage isolators are rated for 15 kV
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OPTEK Technology has developed a series of axial optical isolators using plastic optical fiber that are used to isolate high-voltage input/output circuits over varying distances.
Dual-output switchers with integrated FETs simplify power design
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TI has introduced four dual-output SWIFT DC/DC step-down converters with integrated FETs that deliver 2 A and 3 A of continuous output current for digital TV and set-top box applications.
Resettable protection device housed in small package
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Tyco Electronics has expanded its PolySwitch resettable PPTC product family with the introduction of the picoSMD035F in a 0805 (2012 mm) EIA compliant package.
6-pin optocouplers feature high temperature rating
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Everlight's 6-pin optocouplers offer a high temperature rating and low-profile package option for industrial applications.
Under the Hood--Extreme: Monitoring Gas Extraction in the Norwegian Sea
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Keeping the Ormen Lange gas field operating is an extreme engineering challenge that pushes the limits of vibration and event monitoring, wireless acoustic communications and embedded software design.
Challenges of clocking a high-definition world, (Part 1 of 2): Foundational concepts
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Clocks and jitter affect all aspects of system performance, including SNR and throughput; understanding and implementing today's ever-higher-speed clocks is crucial
State patent rankings: Delaware first, but California still leads
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While a global patent study found that Delaware leads in the number of filings per 100,000 workers, California and other traditional high-tech states still file the most international patent applications.
Innovative Integration delivers new PCI Express module
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X5-210M module features four 14-bit 210 MSPS A/Ds with a Virtex5 FPGA computing core, DRAM and SRAM memory, and eight lane PCI Express host interface.
PROCStarIII family of reconfigurable embedded compute accelerator solutions
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Altera Stratix III-based systems from GiDEL support PCIe X8, 1G Ethernet Host communications, and standalone operation.
India planning new IT manufacturing units
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The Indian government is planning to set up several IT incubators around the country to attract investment and boost electronics manufacturing.
Micron Research Center formed in Utah
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The Utah State University (USU) College of Engineering said that it will receive a total of $1 million over the next four years from the Micron Technology Foundation to create the Micron Research Center.
Nextest sees profit, sales jump 67%
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ATE vendor Nextest Systems Corp. said revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 29 was $23 million, up 67 percent from the June 2007 quarter revenue of $13.8 million but down 14 percent from the September 2006 quarter revenue of $26.9 million.
NIST researchers shrink magnetic sensors
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A mini-magnetometer 1,000 times more sensitive than current chip-based magnetometers has been developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Suntech inks solar deal with Russian firm
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China's Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd., a supplier of photovoltaic cells and modules, announced a first phase agreement with Russia's Nitol Solar Ltd.
Only 11 vehicles make it through to Urban Challenge finals
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A disappointing eleven teams made it through to the finals of DARPA's Urban Challenge after the original 35 competitors spent the past week showing off their autonomous vehicles at a retired Air Force Base in Victorville, California. The original plan was to have 20 teams in the final.
ASML talks up lithography opportunities
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Lithography gear specialist ASML Holding NV (ASML) believes there is a potential for the global semiconductor lithography market to grow to above Euros 10 billion ($14.4 billion) by 2012 from Euros 5 billion ($7.2 billion) in 2006, representing a 13 percent annual growth for the market over the period.
Mobile video streaming quality and system design for best QoE
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What are the key factors influencing perceived quality for streaming mobile video and affecting QoE? Here are some methods for addressing these variables to enhance a subscriber's overall video viewing experience.
Parker Hannifin buys valve firm
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Parker Hannifin Corp., a supplier of motion and control technologies, has acquired Kay Pneumatics Ltd., a manufacturer of pneumatic valves, cylinders and precision electro-pneumatic control systems for transportation, semiconductor, medical and general industrial markets.
On2 Technologies buys IP firm
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On2 Technologies Inc. , a supplier of video compression solutions, has acquired Finland's Hantro Products Oy, a supplier in multimedia for mobile devices.
SPICE circuit simulator targets 1M transistor circuits
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Berkeley Design Automation has introduced a 64-bit version of its Analog FastSPICE circuit simulator, which is said to deliver true SPICE accuracy on greater than 1 M transistor circuits.
Optoisolators provide voltage isolation up to 16 kV
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OPTEK Technology has introduced a series of high-voltage optoisolators that provide both high-speed digital data transmission and high-voltage signal isolation.
Axcelis cuts jobs, posts loss
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After exiting one market -- and experiencing a tough quarter -- Axcelis Technologies Inc. has moved to reduce its headcount.
Conexant cuts jobs, exits markets amid loss
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Amid a huge loss, Conexant Systems Inc. has cut 20 percent of its worldwide worforce and plans to exit several chip markets.
High-current inductor suits high-frequency applications
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BI Technologies has developed a high-frequency inductor for applications up to 1 MHz.
Inductor operates in high-temperature apps
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BI Technologies has developed a surface-mount, high frequency inductor with an advanced metal powder core material that enables the device to operate in high-temperature applications.
PCIe video card delivers high-speed transfer rates
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ADLINK Technology has released a high-speed video capture card that supports four channels of NTSC/PAL, EIA/CCIR input for machine vision, security and video surveillance applications.
Tester targets electrical safety compliance
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PPM, Inc. has developed the ST-2000 Electrical Safety Test System for manufacturers that must test for UL, CSA, IEC, TUV and VDE compliance.
ASICs added to MEMS wafers
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A new technique called "chip-on-MEMS" bonds ASIC dice atop an entire MEMS wafer before dicing, according to developer VTI Technologies Oy.
NXP passes German passport security tests
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NXP Semiconductors is supplying enhanced versions of its ePassport chips to the German authorities who are readying a swith-over to passports that incorporate more and more secure biometric data than exiting documents.
WiQuest names Steve Perna CEO
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Perna replaces WiQuest's founding CEO, Matthew Shoemake, who will assume the role of chief strategy officer.
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