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Chip vendors zero in on wireless
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5/29/2003   Post a comment
Power-managing ICs in wireless products are now playing a major role in system-level solutions. Cell phones, which are being combined with PDAs and cameras, are becoming increasingly small, dense and power-hungry, offsetting the size and energy density advances made by the lithium-ion battery sources powering them.
Moto's 8-bit flash MCUs balance processing power and battery life
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5/29/2003   Post a comment
Developers of lowcost battery-powered products, including those made for use in a spate of wireless applications, are passionate about the need for longer battery life, yet they cannot sacrifice processor performance to obtain it.
Kopin Introduces World's Smallest Color Filter VGA Microdisplay
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5/23/2003   Post a comment
Kopin Corp. has introduced the Kopin CyberDisplay Color Filter VGA, a 0.44-inch diagonal 640 x 480 color-pixel display which is said to be the world's smallest, lowest power, color filter VGA resolution microdisplay.
TI Rolls Processor for IP Telephony
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5/23/2003   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. will up its ante in the voice-over-Internet Protocol market this week with the release of an IP phone processing engine built around a C55x DSP and a MIPS core.
RF Engines Starts Licensing Polyphase DFT Cores as IP
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5/23/2003   Post a comment
Signal processing specialist RF Engines Limited (Isle of Wight, UK) has added high-speed Polyphase DFT (discrete Fourier transform) cores to its range of DSP technologies. Dubbed the Ventrix range, the core is intended for applications where filter performance and processing speed are critical and optimal use of the available silicon is required. They provide advancec filter banks to process complex input data in continuous real time with no gaps in data, at rates of up to 800 mega-samples per s
Samsung Electronics Develops 4-Color Channel TFT-LCD
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5/23/2003   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics announced the industry's first 4-color channel TFT LCD technology at the Society for Information Display Symposium in Baltimore this week. Conventional LCDs have subpixels for three primary colors -- red, green and blue (RGB). With a 4-color channel, Samsung added a white subpixel to maximum brightness for optimum display viewing
Regulators drop out at 250 mV
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5/21/2003   Post a comment
Two low-dropout regulators from Vishay Siliconix come in a 3 x 3-mm PowerPAK MLP33 for battery-powered equipment like cell phones, wireless handsets and modems, PDAs, notebooks, pagers and digital cameras.
Oscillators evolve for wireless apps
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5/21/2003   Post a comment
Battered in recent years by the depressed telecom market, oscillator manufacturers are diversifying their product portfolios to target opportunities in Bluetooth and wireless-LAN markets, where tighter stability, lower power consumption and smaller package sizes are critical to customers.
ICs meet USB OTG spec
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RISC MCU with high-drive outputs runs on 1.2 volts
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5/15/2003   Post a comment
EM Microelectronic has introduced the EM6635, a RISC microcontroller that operates from a single 1.2- to 3.6-volt power supply and can drive up to 20 milliamps at 3 V with 500-mV dropout voltage.
MCUs pack 32-kbyte flash
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5/15/2003   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. has launched two members its PIC18F line of 8-bit flash microcontrollers with 32 kbytes of flash memory embedded on-chip.
LTC rolls out a buck regulator touting 100-micro-amps spec
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5/15/2003   Post a comment
Touting a step improvement in power management for 14- and 42-volt automotive systems as well as industrial and other high-voltage applications, Linear Technology Corp.'s LT1976 is a 1.5-amp, 200-kHz monolithic buck switching regulator with a quiescent current of 100 micro-amps, which the company bills as unique for regulators of this type.
Analog Devices meets guidance
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Toshiba Makes a 36-Gbyte Blue Laser Rewritable Disk
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5/14/2003   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. presented a paper at the Optical Data Storage meeting in Vancouver, Canada on its development of a dual layer 36-Gbyte rewritable disk for the Advanced Optical Disk (AOD) system.
AMD introduces 400MHZ FSB Athlon processor
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5/13/2003   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Tuesday, as anticipated, introduced its highest performance Athlon XP 3200+ desktop processor with a new faster 400MHz front side bus.
Conexant enters WLAN IC fray
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