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Exar Releases Family of USB 3.0 Power Distribution Switches

Fremont, California, 29 June 2011 – Exar Corporation (Nasdaq:EXAR) unveiled today the XRP252x series of two single and two dual-channel power distribution switches supporting the latest USB 3.0 and all earlier USB specifications. The XRP2525 and XRP2526 devices are optimised for VBUS power distribution applications with a guaranteed continuous 900mA per channel current capability, controlled rise and fall time and enhanced port protection. The XRP2527 and XRP2528, with continuous current ratings of 1A per channel accept input voltages as low as 1.8V and are perfectly suited for generic power distribution applications. The XRP2527 and XRP2528 also provide enhanced power port … Read More → "Exar Releases Family of USB 3.0 Power Distribution Switches"

Atmel Expands maXTouch E-Series Family for Cameras, Feature Phones and Other High-volume Markets

San Jose, CA, June 29, 2011 – Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced the Atmel maXTouch(TM) mXT112E controller optimized for 2.8- to 3.5-inch touchscreens for the fast growing consumer markets including feature phones, digital still cameras, global positioning systems (GPS), gaming consoles and other high-volume devices. The Atmel maXTouch mXT112E includes all the proven functions of the maXTouch E series tailored to meet the precise needs of these exciting consumer devices.

The Atmel maXTouch mXT112E enables true single-layer touchscreens, resulting in screens that are thinner, lighter and brighter. … Read More → "Atmel Expands maXTouch E-Series Family for Cameras, Feature Phones and Other High-volume Markets"

New Nordic nRF2460 audio streamer IC delivers unique class-leading cost and power optimization for mono wireless audio applications

Available now, the Nordic nRF2460 2.4GHz audio streamer IC delivers up to 100-hours of operation from two AAA batteries and targets cost-sensitive, mono audio applications like microphones, subwoofers, musical instruments, and gaming mics. The nRF2460 delivers crystal clear uncompressed 16-bit PCM digital mono audio – even in challenging RF interference environments – and features an integrated 4Mbps 2.4GHz radio, adaptive frequency hopping (AFH) protocol, and innovative quality of service (QoS) engine, while being priced at just USD $1.50 for 10k volume shipments

Oslo, Norway – June 28, 2011 – Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) … Read More → "New Nordic nRF2460 audio streamer IC delivers unique class-leading cost and power optimization for mono wireless audio applications"

15V, Dual 3A Monolithic Synchronous Step-Down Regulator Powers DDR1, DDR2 or DDR3 Memory

MILPITAS, CA – June 29, 2011 – The LTC3634 is a high efficiency, dual-channel monolithic synchronous step-down regulator from Linear Technology, which provides power supply and bus termination rails for DDR1, DDR2 and DDR3 SDRAM controllers. The LTC3634 operates from an input voltage from 3.6V to 15V, making it ideal for dual cell Li-Ion applications as … Read More → "15V, Dual 3A Monolithic Synchronous Step-Down Regulator Powers DDR1, DDR2 or DDR3 Memory"

Cadence Donates UVM World Website to Accellera

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that it has donated the UVM™ World Website (www.uvmworld.org) to the Accellera standards organization. Accellera, which released the Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) as a standard in February, will operate and fund the site, which Cadence established in May 2010 to serve as an open, definitive … Read More → "Cadence Donates UVM World Website to Accellera"

CEVA and CellGuide Partner to offer Software GPS Solution on CEVA-XC

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – June 28, 2011 – CEVA, Inc. [(NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA)], the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, and CellGuide, a leading GNSS solution provider, today announced a partnership to offer a software-based GPS solution for the CEVA-XC communications processor. Leveraging CellGuide’s GPS/GLONASS software IP, CEVA-XC licensees can add GPS capability to their processor designs without any hardware modifications or increase in die size. 

CEVA-XC is a high-performance, scalable, low-power communication DSP designed specifically to overcome the stringent power consumption, time-to-market and cost constraints associated with … Read More → "CEVA and CellGuide Partner to offer Software GPS Solution on CEVA-XC"

AMIMON Reaffirms Commitment to MIPS® Architecture with New Core License

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – June 28, 2011 – MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking and mobile applications, announced that WHDI™ founding member AMIMON, the market leader in wireless High Definition, licensed the MIPS32® M4K® processor core for development of its third-generation transmitter and receiver chips designed for the WHDI™ (Wireless Home Digital Interface™) standard.

AMIMON is a long-time MIPS licensee, having leveraged MIPS cores for its previous generation WHDI products. Numerous companies are developing products based on AMIMON’s MIPS-Based& … Read More → "AMIMON Reaffirms Commitment to MIPS® Architecture with New Core License"

Kilopass Embedded Non-Volatile Memory IP Selected For SMIC 55nm CMOS Logic Processes

Santa Clara, Calif. –– June 28, 2011 –– Kilopass Technology Inc., the leading provider of semiconductor logic non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI and SEHK: 981.HK), a leading global foundry, today announced the next phase of their embedded NVM IP partnership. Kilopass is expanding its one-time programmable (OTP) NVM product offering to SMIC’s 55 nanometer (nm) logic CMOS process. Kilopass has already successfully taped out in SMIC’s 65nm … Read More → "Kilopass Embedded Non-Volatile Memory IP Selected For SMIC 55nm CMOS Logic Processes"

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