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Enea Upgrades Linux Configuration and Build Environment for NetLogic Microsystems’ Multi-Core Processors

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 20, 2011 – Enea (NASDAQ OMX Nordic:ENEA) today announced that it has released a major upgrade to the Linux development environment that it offers for NetLogic Microsystems’ (NASDAQ: NETL) industry-leading multi-core, multi-threaded processors.  The key addition to the offering is Timesys LinuxLink as the configuration and build engine of the platform.  Enea and Timesys recently announced a strategic alliance focused on Linux and multicore.  Now known as the Enea® Linux PlatformBuilder, the NetLogic Microsystems Edition (ELPB-NE) is now available for the XLP™, XLR® and XLS< … Read More → "Enea Upgrades Linux Configuration and Build Environment for NetLogic Microsystems’ Multi-Core Processors"

Power.org Publishes Power Architecture® 32-bit Application Binary Interface Supplement

PISCATAWAY, NJ–(Marketwire – Apr 19, 2011) – Power.org, the organization that promotes and develops standards for Power Architecture® technology, announced the availability of the Power Architecture® 32-bit Application Binary Interface Supplement that is current with Power ISA 2.05 (Power Architecture® 32-bit ABI Supplement 1.0). The supplement, collaboratively prepared by Code Sourcery (now part of Mentor Graphics), Eager Consulting, Freescale Semiconductor, Green Hills Software, IBM, and Wind River, provides detailed documentation on the current state of the 32-bit Power Architecture processor-specific ELF ABI as implemented … Read More → "Power.org Publishes Power Architecture® 32-bit Application Binary Interface Supplement"

Dialog Semiconductor Begins Early Production Of PMOLED ICS With First Commercial Adoption By Lenovo

Kirchheim/Teck, Germany, 20 April 2011 – Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a provider of highly integrated innovative power management, audio and short range wireless technologies, today announced that the company’s first SmartXtend™ passive matrix OLED (PMOLED) driver IC, the DA8620, is being used by Lenovo in its recently launched colour feature phone, the S800.

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Mixel Spearheads a MIPI Alliance Ecosystem Partnership

San Jose — April 20th, 2011-Mixel® , the leader in mobile mixed-signal IP announced today a MIPI® Alliance ecosystem partnership including representatives of all MIPI stakeholder groups, such as MIPI IP, both analog and digital, Verification IP (VIP), suppliers of measurement equipment, MIPI measurement service providers, and MIPI production test equipment manufacturers. 

Mixel is in the unique position of being the first mixed-signal IP provider to have its MIPI PHY silicon-proven, while at the center of a robust and vibrant MIPI ecosystem that it actively supports and contributes … Read More → "Mixel Spearheads a MIPI Alliance Ecosystem Partnership"

Wolfson introduces innovative new range of imaging solutions

Edinburgh, UK, April 20 2011 – Wolfson Microelectronics plc has today announced a new range of analog front end (AFE) digitizer integrated circuits, which can be easily integrated into the latest generation of imaging equipment in the home or office including digital copiers, scanners (including portable bar code scanners) and multi-function printers (MFPs). 

Part of Wolfson’s imaging portfolio, the WM8232, WM8233, WM8234 and WM8235 process and digitize the analog output signals from Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) sensors or Contact Image Sensors (CIS). They offer a variety of channel and ADC configurations, allowing system designers to … Read More → "Wolfson introduces innovative new range of imaging solutions"

Atmel Launches Capacitive Touch Controllers With Integrated Haptic Effects

San Jose, CA, April 20, 2011 – Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced it has integrated haptics capability to its QTouch® capacitive touch controllers to support buttons, sliders and wheels (BSWs). This integration allows our customers to have a richer experience with touch and haptics feedback when using Atmel QTouch capacitive touch controllers. Leveraging Immersion’s market-leading TouchSense® haptics technology, the Atmel AT42QT1085 (8-touch button) is the first capacitive touch controller in the industry to provide haptics support for BSWs for 14 unique haptic effects. Haptics enables design engineers the ability to … Read More → "Atmel Launches Capacitive Touch Controllers With Integrated Haptic Effects"

AC-DC power supply range extended to 1kW for medical or industrial applications

XP Power today announced additions to its SHP and MHP series of high power density fan cooled AC-DC power supplies. The SHP1000 and MHP1000 are highly efficient, typically 85%, have a power density of up to 8.9 Watts/cubic inch and can provide 1000 W across the full input range of 90-264 VAC. Models with an output of 24 VDC or greater are capable of providing up to 1200 W when used with an input of 180 VAC or greater. A range of 6 models provide the single outputs of +12, +15, +24, +28, + 36 or +48 VDC. The output is user adjustable within +/- 10% of nominal. A +5VDC, 1A always on … Read More → "AC-DC power supply range extended to 1kW for medical or industrial applications"

Optimized development tool for NXP’s digital signal controller (DSC) architecture:

Lauta (Germany) April 19, 2011 – PLS presents at ESC Silicon Valley Booth 2301 at multicore Expo, the latest Version of the Universal Debug Engine (UDE). UDE 3.0.7 is equipped with optimized test and debug functions for NXP’s LPC4300 highly integrated dual-core system-on-chip (SoC) family and offers unlimited dual-core debugging under a single user interface.

The LPC4300 family brings together an ARM Cortex-M4 with a Cortex-M0 to an asymmetrical dual-core digital signal controller (DSC) architecture. Both processors each operate with their own clock supply and their own power management. However, the communication … Read More → "Optimized development tool for NXP’s digital signal controller (DSC) architecture:"

QDR Consortium Unveils New, Highest-Speed QDR SRAMs

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 20, 2011 – The QDR Consortium, which includes Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:CY) and Renesas Electronics Corporation(TSE: 6723), today announced the industry’s fastest Quad Data Rate (QDR) SRAMs (static random access memory). The new memory devices will be named QDRII+ Xtreme and will operate at clock speeds as fast as 633 megahertz (MHz). They will be fit-, form- and function-compatible with existing QDR II+ devices, allowing manufacturers of network switches, routers and aggregation platforms to boost performance by simply increasing clock speeds within the system without any board design changes.

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Security manager provides superior data protection regardless of power source

SUNNYVALE, CA—April 20, 2011—Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the DS3660, a security manager with 1024 bytes of nonimprinting memory to securely store sensitive data. The on-chip nonimprinting memory, which consists of eight 128-byte banks, can be selectively cleared by end users based on user-specified tamper events. Additionally, the DS3660 device features an internal 1.8V bias source to power low-voltage external SRAM that can be used to store less critical data, and it is configurable to operate with a low-voltage microprocessor for battery-operated devices. Combining internal tamper monitors with tamper-detection inputs that interface with external sensors, this device … Read More → "Security manager provides superior data protection regardless of power source"

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