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High Voltage Isolated Monolithic Flyback Regulator Simplifies Design & Eliminates Optocoupler

MILPITAS, CA – February 23, 2011 – Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3512a high voltage isolated monolithic flyback regulator that significantly simplifies the design of an isolated DC/DC converter. No optocoupler, third winding or signal transformer is required for feedback since the output voltage is sensed from the primary-side flyback signal. The LT3512 operates over a 4.5 … Read More → "High Voltage Isolated Monolithic Flyback Regulator Simplifies Design & Eliminates Optocoupler"

EON Reality Software Now Extends Their Auto-Stereoscopic Product Line by Supporting Dimenco’s 3D Display Technology

IRVINE, CA–(Marketwire – February 22, 2011) –  EON Reality, the world’s leading interactive 3D software provider, today announced that EON now is compatible with Dimenco’s rendering core (2D+Z) for their 3D displays. Dimenco is a leading advanced technology company in the field of no-glasses 3D displays. EON Reality is proud to incorporate and offer this new enhanced technology in their EON’s Artificial I product line.

Dimenco 3D displays, based on the proven Philips WOWvx technology, are designed to grab people’s attention with stunning 3D video. The new improved auto-stereoscopic display solution offers the ultimate … Read More → "EON Reality Software Now Extends Their Auto-Stereoscopic Product Line by Supporting Dimenco’s 3D Display Technology"

DCG Systems Receives IARPA Awards to Develop Next Generation Integrated Circuit Analysis Tools

FREMONT, CA–(Marketwire – February 22, 2011) – DCG Systems, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded multiple development contracts funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). The contracts total over $17 million and are intended to expedite the research and development of innovative technologies and tools for fault isolation and logic analysis on 11 nm IC process technologies. Funding for these contracts is on a yearly basis, extending over four years.

DCG is recognized as the technology leader in the areas of design debug, failure analysis and electrical fault isolation. Leading edge semiconductor design analysis tools play a … Read More → "DCG Systems Receives IARPA Awards to Develop Next Generation Integrated Circuit Analysis Tools"

Real Intent Adds Significant New Design Productivity Features to Ascent Lint

Santa Clara, California – February 22, 2011 – Real Intent Inc., the leader in automating the intelligence of formal techniques for design verification signoff, today announced the immediate availability of Ascent™ Lint Version 1.4. 

Ascent Lint is the industry’s fastest and most accurate solution for performing syntax and semantic lint checks for complex SoC designs. Version 1.4 includes significant new functionality to improve design productivity and the comprehensiveness of rule checking.

Ascent Lint 1.4 features a new capability to generate incremental reports, which compare violation differences … Read More → "Real Intent Adds Significant New Design Productivity Features to Ascent Lint"

Nujira and Xilinx complete FPGA envelope tracking reference design

Cambridge, UK, 23 February 2011 – Nujira and Xilinx today announced the first successful integration of envelope tracking (ET) technology with a third-party digital pre-distortion (DPD) solution running on an FPGA. The two companies have delivered a reference design for a cellular base station PA circuit with Nujira’s Coolteq.h envelope tracking modulator linearised by a Xilinx DPD block running on a Xilinx Virtex 6 FPGA platform. Envelope signal generation in the FPGA was implemented using Nujira’s Envelope Generation Interface, which is compliant with the openET Alliance’s specification for infrastructure ET modulators.

< … Read More → "Nujira and Xilinx complete FPGA envelope tracking reference design"

Option and KOBIL showcase unique 3G security solution at CeBIT

Leuven, Belgium – February 23, 2011 – Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the wireless technology company, and KOBIL Systems GmbH, a market-leading manufacturer of security solutions, today announced that they will demonstrate the new and unique security solution, mIDentity 3G for the first time at CeBIT, held in Hannover, Germany March 1 – 5. This demonstration is an important step in the joint development project of both companies. Commercial pilot projects are on schedule to be launched during Q2 2011. 

Last year the European companies Option and KOBIL engaged in … Read More → "Option and KOBIL showcase unique 3G security solution at CeBIT"

RFMD® Arms Popular Mobile Devices with Leading WiFi Connectivity Solutions

Barcelona, Spain, February 16, 2011 — RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced that global smartphone and tablet manufacturers designing around the WiLink™ 6.0 and WiLink 7.0 platforms from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) can integrate RFMD’s RF3482 to gain reliable, flexible WiFi connectivity. Volume shipments of the RF3482 have begun, and RFMD estimates shipments will increase in support of key cellular and consumer device manufacturers.

Bob Van Buskirk, president of RFMD’s Multi-Market Products Group (MPG), said, “ … Read More → "RFMD® Arms Popular Mobile Devices with Leading WiFi Connectivity Solutions"

Digi Provides Critical Wireless Communication Infrastructure for Better Place, a Market Leader in Electric Vehicle Networks and Services

ILKLEY, UK. (Feb. 22, 2011) – Digi International today announced that Better Place is using its Digi TransPort® 6410 high-speed cellular router to connect Electric Vehicle (EV) docking stations to the Better Place electric car network in Israel.  This enables energy demand management capabilities by allowing utilities to minimize charging requirements during peak electricity consumption hours.

Read More → "Digi Provides Critical Wireless Communication Infrastructure for Better Place, a Market Leader in Electric Vehicle Networks and Services"

Atmel Optimizes QTouch Architecture for Touch Application-Specific Devices

IIC Shenzhen 2011, Shenzhen, China, February 23, 2011 – Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced a new family of QTouch® capacitive touch controllers for implementing button, slider and wheel (BSW) functionality on application-specific devices. The new Atmel AT42QT1070 and AT42QT2120 devices offer designers an easy-to-use solution with no firmware development, reduced bill of materials and lower power consumption. In addition, the AT42QT2120 device offers the industry’s greatest proximity range of up to 8 inches to enable unique new capabilities including 3-D gestures.

This family of touch controllers includes a … Read More → "Atmel Optimizes QTouch Architecture for Touch Application-Specific Devices"

NXP Expands ARM Cortex-M0 Microcontroller Portfolio With LPC1200 Industrial Control Series

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS and SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwire – February 22, 2011) – NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced its LPC1200 Industrial Control Series featuring the ARM® Cortex™-M0 processor. The LPC1200 extends NXP’s 32-bit ARM microcontroller continuum and targets a wide range of industrial applications in the areas of factory and home automation, such as white goods, motor control, power conversion and power supplies. It also expands NXP’s Cortex-M0 microcontroller offering with a wide range of … Read More → "NXP Expands ARM Cortex-M0 Microcontroller Portfolio With LPC1200 Industrial Control Series"

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