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36V Input Dual 800mA Micropower Step-Down Regulator Has Integrated Power-On Reset & Watchdog Timer

MILPITAS, CA – February 9, 2011 – Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3688, a dual 800mA, 36V input step-down switching regulator with dual power-on reset and a watchdog timer. The LT3688’s 3.8V to 36V input voltage range makes it ideal for load dump and cold crank conditions commonly found in automotive applications. Its dual 1.2A internal switches deliver up to 800 … Read More → "36V Input Dual 800mA Micropower Step-Down Regulator Has Integrated Power-On Reset & Watchdog Timer"

CEVA and Alango Partner to add Innovative Voice Enhancement Software to CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP family

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., February 09, 2011 — CEVA, Inc. [(NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA)], the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, and Alango Technologies, Ltd., a leading developer and licensor of front-end DSP technologies for voice communication and mobile audio, today announced the availability of the latest Alango voice processing software package for CEVA’s market-leading CEVA-TeakLite-III™ family of DSPs. Addressing the demand for tighter integration and cost reduction in mobile handset design, the CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP enables … Read More → "CEVA and Alango Partner to add Innovative Voice Enhancement Software to CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP family"

‘State of the ART’ Seminar Programme announced for NEW:UK 2011

February 11th 2011 – NEW:UK 2011 is pleased to announce details of the ‘State of the ART’ Seminar programme running at this year’s event on 12th – 13th April 2011 in the Pavilion of the NEC. 

The NEW:UK 2011 seminars programme will deal with subjects across the breadth of the electronics industry and therefore fits well with the extended exhibitor list.

These seminars are free to attend and will cover key topics, up to the minute industry trends and look at UK electronics as an industry and address ways to improve and … Read More → "‘State of the ART’ Seminar Programme announced for NEW:UK 2011"

Low-noise, CMOS-input, rail-to-rail op amps extend battery life in portable medical applications

SUNNYVALE, CA—February 10, 2011—Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX9636–MAX9638, rail-to-rail, low-noise operational amplifiers. Offered in 6-pin SC70 (single), 8-pin SC70 (dual), and 10-pin UTQFN (dual) packages, these devices minimize board space while delivering outstanding noise performance. With 38nV/rt-Hz input-voltage noise density, 50fA/rt-Hz input-current noise density, and 0.1pA input-bias current, the MAX9636–MAX9638 facilitate interfacing to high-impedance sources such as photodiode and piezoelectric sensors. Maxim’s proprietary BiCMOS process technology and design architectures enable these devices to achieve an excellent combination of size, low-noise performance, bandwidth, and supply current.

< … Read More → "Low-noise, CMOS-input, rail-to-rail op amps extend battery life in portable medical applications"

World Leading Single Chip Multi-transcoder IC

Maldon, Essex – CML Microcircuits, (www.cmlmicro.com) a leading innovator and provider of low-power semiconductors for global wireless communications markets, has announced the launch of the world leading single chip G.711/G.729A/CVSD (speech compression) full duplex multi-transcoder device, the CMX7261.

Ideally suited for use in software-defined radio (SDR), voice-over IP (VoIP) applications, wireless private branch exchange (PBX) and privacy type digital voice communications to name just a few, the CMX7261 is a low risk solution developed by CML who, with many years of … Read More → "World Leading Single Chip Multi-transcoder IC"

Agilent Technologies, Altair Semiconductor Team Up to Accelerate LTE Device and Test Equipment Maturity

SANTA CLARA, Calif., and HOD HASHARON, Israel, Feb. 10, 2010 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Altair Semiconductor today announced they will jointly conduct interoperability testing and validation testing using Altair’s 4G LTE chipset in conjunction with the Agilent PXT wireless communications test set and Read More → "Agilent Technologies, Altair Semiconductor Team Up to Accelerate LTE Device and Test Equipment Maturity"

Ericsson energy-optimized, intermediate bus DC/DC converters offer unprecedented efficiency across a wide load range

  • Integral energy optimization algorithm for 96% peak efficiency and substantially flat curve from 15% to 100% load
  • Footprint 100% compatible with “Five-pin” intermediate bus converters in existing designs
  • Tightly regulated output voltage
  • Based on a proven family of digitally-controlled DC/DC converters launched in 2008

Based on a digital core … Read More → "Ericsson energy-optimized, intermediate bus DC/DC converters offer unprecedented efficiency across a wide load range"

IAR Systems launches complete development kit for Freescale Kinetis™ K60 family of MCUs and modular Tower System

February 10th, 2011 – Uppsala, Sweden. IAR Systems today announced availability of a new IAR KickStart Kit for Freescale Semiconductor’s ARM® Cortex™-M4 based Kinetis™ family of microcontrollers that is compatible with the Freescale Tower System development platform. This module-based kit allows rapid evaluation of and prototyping with the Kinetis microcontroller family in application areas such as industrial control, medical, and consumer electronics. It includes hardware boards, debug probe, software tools and code examples. 

As part of the Tower … Read More → "IAR Systems launches complete development kit for Freescale Kinetis™ K60 family of MCUs and modular Tower System"

Synopsys and Varian Collaborate on Process Models for Advanced Logic and Memory Technologies

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and GLOUCESTER, Mass., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, and Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: VSEA), the leading producer of ion implantation equipment used in the manufacture of semiconductors, today announced a collaboration to develop Technology CAD (TCAD) models for cryogenic ion implantation. By enabling faster optimization of the cryogenic implant process through simulation, the models derived from this collaboration will speed up process development of advanced CMOS and memory technologies and reduce process development cost and time-to-market.

Ion implantation … Read More → "Synopsys and Varian Collaborate on Process Models for Advanced Logic and Memory Technologies"

Wolfson’s DSP and software suite provides world-leading HD Audio solution and significantly improves battery performance

Edinburgh, UK, February 10 2011 – Wolfson Microelectronics plc has today announced the next step in its journey towards delivering a complete high definition (HD) audio solution by unveiling the WM0010, Wolfson’s first ever fully programmable standalone audio digital signal processor (DSP) with a selection of sound enhancement software.

The WM0010 is one of the first products of its type on the market to incorporate a low power, high performance Tensilica HiFi DSP core. Working in tandem with the application processor, it combines Wolfson’s low power audio co-processor with embedded system software, algorithms and software … Read More → "Wolfson’s DSP and software suite provides world-leading HD Audio solution and significantly improves battery performance"

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