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New Cypress TrueTouch™ Feature Enables Touchscreens to Function Seamlessly with Extremely Noisy Battery Chargers

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 14, 2011 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today unveiled a breakthrough feature for its TrueTouch™ touchscreen controllers that enables touchscreens in handsets, cameras, GPS systems and other mobile systems to function seamlessly while connected to noisy chargers. Low-cost, third-party and after-market battery chargers emit large levels of common-mode noise that adversely affects touchscreen performance, often resulting in inaccurate touch readings or phantom touches. Cypress’s new Charger Armor™ feature allows TrueTouch touchscreens to operate normally in the presence of extreme AC … Read More → "New Cypress TrueTouch™ Feature Enables Touchscreens to Function Seamlessly with Extremely Noisy Battery Chargers"

High Efficiency MIL COTS Power Solutions from Powerstax

Powerstax, one of Europe’s leading application-rich power solutions manufacturers, announces the publication of its new MIL COTS Power Solution short-form catalogue. The six page brochure outlines the wide range of high efficiency power supplies now available from Powerstax for Military and Non-Tactical, fixed and mobile communications and security systems.

The Powerstax MIL COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) power supply range includes a number of single and multi-output DC:DC converters, switching regulators, pre-regulator and hold-up modules and EMC filters. Powerstax also offer an AC:DC active power factor correction (PFC) module to provide front-end power conditioning for … Read More → "High Efficiency MIL COTS Power Solutions from Powerstax"

Atmel and NVIDIA Collaborate to Enable Large Format Touchscreens for Tablet PCs

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, February 14, 2011 – Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced it is collaborating with NVIDIA  to bring high-performance, multi-touch, large-format touchscreen solutions to market. This reference design includes two award-winning devices, including the NVIDIA® Tegra(TM) 2 mobile super chip and Atmel’s maXTouch® mXT1386 solution, to power touchscreens up to 15 inches for smartphones, tablet PCs, mobile Internet devices and other applications.

Available now, the joint reference design includes Tegra 2, Atmel’s maXTouch solution and runs on the Android operating system. With Tegra 2, NVIDIA is … Read More → "Atmel and NVIDIA Collaborate to Enable Large Format Touchscreens for Tablet PCs"

Cavium Networks to Showcase Next Generation Security Solutions for Enterprise, Data Center and Cloud Computing at RSA 2011

Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home, will demonstrate market-leading security solutions based on Cavium’s OCTEON, NITROX and NITROX DPI processors, adapters and TurboDPI software in booth 528 at RSA Conference 2011 in San Francisco from Feb 14th to 17th. Cavium Networks’ OCTEON and NITROX family of processors support high-performance 2048 bit RSA key sizes now being recommended by NIST and Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC) that is being mandated by the NSA … Read More → "Cavium Networks to Showcase Next Generation Security Solutions for Enterprise, Data Center and Cloud Computing at RSA 2011"

Acrosser announce new Fan-less In-vehicle PC embedded with Core 2 Duo CPU

Acrosser Technology announces a new Fanless In-Vehicle computer, AR-V5403FL, which is embedded with Intel 945GME chipset, support Intel Core 2 Duo/Core Duo/Core Solo/Celeron M processer. Based on Intel powerful Core 2 Duo CPU , AR-V5403FL is a powerful industrial-grade computing solution for all vehicle application, such as Fleet management, vision procession, Telemetric, Traffic safety control and numerous other vehicles. To use in rugged environment, AR-V5403FL is capable of operation at -15°C to 50°C and can withstand vibration up to 2G (follow IEC60068-2-64) and shock up to 50G 11ms (follow IEC60068 … Read More → "Acrosser announce new Fan-less In-vehicle PC embedded with Core 2 Duo CPU"

Imec reports reconfigurable radio solutions enabling low-cost and low-power spectrum sensing

Barcelona (Spain) – February 14, 2011 – Imec presents a digital front-end component for low-cost and low-power spectrum sensing, paving the way to power-efficient cognitive radios and networks. The new results support industry’s search for increased flexibility and reliability for their next-generation wireless devices.

The accelerated deployment of broadband personal communication coupled with the continuously increasing demand for large data rates results in an increasing spectrum scarcity. A dynamic access to the available spectrum would increase the throughput efficiency significantly. In licensed bands scenarios, dynamic spectrum access would for example allow personal mobile terminals to seamlessly set-up … Read More → "Imec reports reconfigurable radio solutions enabling low-cost and low-power spectrum sensing"

GrammaTech Used In Toyota Unintended Acceleration Investigation

FEBRUARY, 14, 2011−Ithaca, NY−The U.S. Department of Transportation released the results of a 10-month National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  (NHTSA) NASA investigation into potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles. As part of the investigation, NASA experts examined more than 280,000 lines of software. NASA’s analysis included performing static analysis on the software using three tools: GrammaTech CodeSonar, Coverity Prevent and Uno (a research tool that originated at Bell Labs).

In the report, NASA described CodeSonar as a “strong static source code analysis tool from GrammaTech that uses … Read More → "GrammaTech Used In Toyota Unintended Acceleration Investigation"

Ramtron Announces Wide Voltage Serial and Parallel F-RAM

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – February 14, 2011 – Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of ferroelectric-based low-power memory and integrated semiconductor products, today announced its W-Family of F-RAM memory. Devices in the W-Family, available in serial I2C, SPI and parallel interfaces, offer wider operating voltage range from 2.7V to 5.5V. Additionally, the W-Family offers performance enhancements including a 25% to 50% reduction in active current requirements and serial devices with up to 20 times faster First Access Start (power up initialization). The FM24W256 and FM25W256 W-Family memories are available in 256-Kbit serial I2C … Read More → "Ramtron Announces Wide Voltage Serial and Parallel F-RAM"

Green Hills Software selected by Vocality in its router and secure voice communications equipment for the satellite communications market

Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, has announced that its GateD® Routing ProtocolsMULTI® integrated development environment (IDE) and Green Hills Probe are being used by Vocality International in the development of the company’s router and secure voice equipment for … Read More → "Green Hills Software selected by Vocality in its router and secure voice communications equipment for the satellite communications market"

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