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posted in November 2005
2.4-GHz chip integrates radio, memory, and MCU
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11/30/2005   Post a comment
Wireless keyboard/mouse, audio systems, gamepads, sports and leisure equipment designers get a boost from Chipcon's CC2510 system on chip (SoC) in a 6x6 mm package.
Here come 10-bit 4-Gsample/s RF digitizers
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11/29/2005   Post a comment
Got the need for data-conversion speed? Slated for RF and ATE applications, data conversion instrument maker Acqiris is readying what it claims will be the world's first 10-bit 4-Gsample/s digitizers. These 3U-sized PXI digitizers will exhibit input bandwidths up to 3 GHz.
PXI plug-in packs programmable resistance decade
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11/29/2005   Post a comment
Remember the days of resistance decade boxes and substitution boxes? Here’s a modern PCI equivalent that's PC-controlled, of course.
Pocket-sized DVB-T receiver targets PCs
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11/29/2005   Post a comment
Micronas' MicStickD is designed to enable the watching and controlling live DVB-T broadcasts on desktop and notebook PCs.
Wireless base station design gets streamlined
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11/29/2005   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics reports that its STW51000 is the industry's first baseband modem SoC that is bundled with multi-standard software libraries
32-channel data-acq card packs its own clock
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11/22/2005   Post a comment
Using either the PCI bus or a dedicated FPDP II link, a 5-Msample/s A/D card packs as many as 32 channels of data conversion. The system eliminates the need for auxiliary clocking by including a programmable clock source on-board.
Tuner ICs slash power for portable apps
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11/22/2005   Post a comment
Infineon reduces power consumption and footprint area of its tuner ICs for portable applications by 50 percent
Multi-interface serial board is RoHS-compliant
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11/22/2005   Post a comment
I/O board maker Sealevel Systems is rolling out what it says is the industry's first RoHS-compliant multi-interface PCI serial I/O card. The RoHS directive restricts the use of lead and certain other hazardous materials in electronic products. The product is the first in a series of forthcoming RoHS-compliant product rollouts from Sealevel.
High power telemetry transmitter targets 2 to 4GHz S-band applications
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11/21/2005   Post a comment
M/A-COM has announced an S-band telemetry transmitter designed for rugged, space-limited applications and harsh environment commercial and industrial applications.
GPS reference design supports advanced functionality
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11/21/2005   Post a comment
Mistral Software, Inc. has introduced its next-generation Navigation Reference Design (NRD) that is designed to provide product developers with a quick start build for their next generation GPS devices with enhanced wireless capabilities.
Software debugging drives DARPA winner
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11/18/2005   Post a comment
EXCLUSIVE: Engineer on the victorious Stanford team tells how it was done with tight resources--and, more importantly, the implications for consumer automobiles.
Transceiver allows stackable switches with common cable
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11/17/2005   Post a comment
KeyEye Communications, Inc. announced the KX1000, a member of a new family of copper media transceivers. The KX1000 is a single chip device targeted at stackable Ethernet switch and other intra-system link applications.
Pentium M graphics board leverages PCI Express, nVidia silicon
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11/16/2005   Post a comment
Hang onto your video hats! Here's a 6U-sized VMEbus board designed to enable high-end graphics simulation and embedded training. It packs an nVidia graphics processor, a Pentium M 760 clocking at 2-GHz, a gigabyte of main memory, and gigabytes of flash.
Chip offers 802.11b/g access point
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11/16/2005   Post a comment
Atheros Communications launches what it believes is the world’s most integrated single-chip 802.11g access point solution
PCI Express board acquires images from two cameras
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11/11/2005   Post a comment
Check out this image acquisition plug-in board that can acquire images from two independent base-configuration Camera Link cameras. Using PCI Express, this system can acquire images at speeds up to 255-Mbytes/s with clock rates up to 85-MHz.
Security expert: RFIDs threaten privacy
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11/10/2005   Post a comment
A critic of RFID technology is calling for responsible use of the tracking chips to protect individual privacy.
AMD says open platform spec gaining traction
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11/9/2005   Post a comment
AMD Inc. said Wednesday (Nov. 9) that its Open Platform Management Architecture (OPMA) specification announced last February has gained acceptance among infrastructure vendors, systems builders, and solutions providers.
Paper-thin battery firm raises $30 million
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11/9/2005   Post a comment
Power Paper Ltd., the Israeli group developing thin and flexible micro-power source technology and devices has nearly doubled the financial backing from venture capital groups by raising a further $30 million. The extra funds will be used for further development of and finding new applications for the paper-thin battery.
CMOS gaining ground for large area medical, and other new image sensor applications
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11/7/2005   Post a comment
CCDs deliver good image quality with low noise, but require several operating voltages, external clock generators, and sophisticated drive and evaluation electronics with considerable space requirements and power consumption. A Cypress image sensor design expert explains the change in generations from CCD to CMOS area sensors for medical and other innovate applications.
IBASE picks AMD Geode for Mini-ITX motherboard
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11/5/2005   Post a comment
Moving into that segment of the low end X86-based embedded board market that Intel processor-based designs do not trod, IBASE has just introduced its MB740 embedded motherboard, based on the AMD Geode NX.
Plug-and-play USB modules tout simultaneous-channel data conversion, digital I/O
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11/2/2005   Post a comment
Here's an industry-first in data acquisition. A line of plug-and-play boards and modules give you true simultaneous analog data acquisition---with no MUXing. Playing on a USB 2.0 network, up to a dozen separate 16-bit A/D channels operate with less than 1-ns aperture uncertainty. All analog and digital sub-system functions sample simultaneously to yield a data throughput of 225-kHz/channel.
Cypress expands Encore family of USB microcontrollers
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11/1/2005   Post a comment
Promising a flexible mix of speeds and configurations, Cypress Semiconductor released a suite of new additions to its family of USB microcontrollers.
Harris inks $18 million contract for anti-jam GPS
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11/1/2005   Post a comment
Harris Corp. has been awarded an $18.2 million follow-on contract by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems to provide Anti-Jam Global Positioning System (AJ GPS) modules for Boeing's Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM).


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