3.2-megapixel and 2.0-megapixel CMOS image sensors
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced the further expansion of its Dynastron CMOS image sensor product line with the addition of two new devices: the 3.2-megapixel ET8EE6-AS CMOS image sensor and 2.0-megapixel ET8EF2-AS CMOS image sensor SoC with integrated image-signal processor (ISP).
Bay Microsystems chooses IDT's network search accelerator
IDT announces that its application-optimized network search accelerator was selected by Bay Microsystems as the packet header processing solution of choice for its recently announced Chesapeake Network Processor. The IDT 75S10000A delivers a search rate of one billion searches per second - an order of magnitude greater performance than previous generation solutions - facilitating Bay's support of enhanced triple play services and future 100G Ethernet networks.
3M to Demo Touch Innovations at electronica 2006
3M Touch Systems will display its portfolio of world-renowned touch products and technologies at electronica 2006 (Hall A3, Stand 175). Stand visitors will see demonstrations of high endurance LCD capacitive touch screens, capacitive and resistive electronics, a kiosk chassis monitor and PL resistive touch sensors from 3M applied to demanding applications in markets such as gaming casino, retail lottery, financial ATM and retail self-service.
Ramtron at electronica
Ramtron International Corporation will showcase its new FRAM-Enhanced FM3130 Processor Companion and two new 512 kilobit serial non-volatile FRAM (ferroelectric random access memory) devices, the FM25L512 and the FM24C512, at Electronica 2006 (stand A5.321). Also featured at Electronica will be the first 8051-based microcontroller with FRAM, the VRS51L3074.
Avago Technologies gets Frost & Sullivan Optoelectronic Components Growth Excellence Award
Avago Technologies has announced it has been awarded the 2006 North American Optoelectronic Components Growth Excellence Award by Frost & Sullivan. Avago Technologies supplies semiconductor solutions for advanced communications, industrial and commercial applications. Criteria included the ability to grow in a saturated or maturing market, annual market share growth, implementing unique sales strategies to increase market share and revenue growth, product innovation, and effective management of existing product portfolio, among other factors.
8mm-Square Wire-Wound Inductor Achieves 3.4A at 10µH
TAIYO YUDEN has announced the NR8040T series of 8 x 8 x 4mm wire-wound power inductors for DC-DC converter choke coil applications in LCD and plasma TVs, automobile navigation systems, home video game consoles, and other devices. The 13 models in the NR8040T series offer a combination of low DC resistance (0.006-0.29 Ohms), high inductance (0.9-100µH) and high current ratings (1.0-11.8A).
Single-chip energy metering solution from Analog devices
Analog Devices is introducing two families of single-chip energy meter ICs that combine intelligent battery management and ADI's innovative signal processing technology to address the need of the world's electricity markets for feature-rich, highly reliable meters. Increasingly, solid-state, failure-resistant energy meters, such as those enabled by Analog Devices, are replacing aging electro-mechanical systems by providing consistently dependable measurement and new functions, like remote meter-reading.
Numerical Mathematics Consortium Updates Open Standard for Algorithm Development
The Numerical Mathematics Consortium has announced the latest revision to a technical specification introduced earlier this year that defines an open mathematics semantics standard for numerical algorithm development. This update includes newly ratified functions from classes that include polynomials and vector analysis. In addition to the new function definitions, the consortium resolved significant technical issues that simplify ratification of new functions.
Analog Devices Demonstrates new RF transceivers for WiMAX certified terminals
At the WiMAX World Conference, Analog Devices is demonstrating the first two devices in a family of RF transceivers for WiMAX certified terminals that will help lower the cost and drive the wide-scale deployment of broadband wireless access. Based on the 802.16 standard, WiMAX terminals provide wireless broadband connectivity and are low cost alternatives to wired solutions such as DSL and cable modems.
TI's Software Library Meets Mobile WiMAX Requirements
Texas Instruments has expanded the depth and distinction of its WiMAX infrastructure solutions with the announcement of its WiMAX Forum 802.16e Wave 1 Certification Library. TI's highly optimized software library incorporates all of the core signal processing and permutation functions required to build a Wave 1 compliant solution. In addition, TI has incorporated Wave 2 permutation functions to hasten the adoption of the advanced multi-antenna signal processing features such as MIMO and beamforming which are defined as part of the WiMAX Forum Wave 2 feature set. TI's software library is a key component of its 1 GHz, DSP-based wireless infrastructure solution supporting the evolution of the mobile WiMAX standard. For more information visit: www.ti.com/wimaxwi.
Advanced Vista Software for PC Audio CODECs
IDT has announced the availability of a High Definition Audio codec software driver which enables IDT PC Audio customers to implement advanced audio capabilities in Windows Vista compliant systems. Through its acquisition of the industry's highest fidelity PC Audio codecs, IDT enables PC OEMs and ODMs unparalleled audio fidelity with sophisticated and flexible software, fastest time to market and low risk. With its requirements for superior audio fidelity, Windows Vista is a major transition for many computing vendors, who can rely on IDT to not only help ease their path towards Vista compliancy but also enable them to achieve innovative audio capabilities.
Analogue progressive scan camera delivers SXGA resolution at full frame rate
Sony Europe's Image Sensing Solutions Division has announced the introduction of a new analogue progressive scan (PS) camera that combines SXGA resolution with a high frame rate of up to 30fps. The compact XC-HR90 device confers an unrivalled combination of precision and speed for inspection applications in industries such as electronics and robotics, packaging, automotive and food and drink.
Maxwell to show Ultracapacitors at electronica 2006
At Electronica 2006, Maxwell will be announcing new BOOSTCAP ultracapacitor products. Maxwell's ultracapacitors provide advanced energy storage for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, automotive, transportation and telecommunications.
Integrated Engineering ‘s SmartTRANS readers get GSA certification
Integrated Engineering has announced today that its multi-technology reader, SmartTRANS, have been approved by the US General Services Administration (GSA) for the FIP201 program. The SmartTRANS reader is the first contactless smart card multi-technology reader that is included on the GSA Approved Products list.
At $5.75 - Is this the industry's lowest cost floating-point DSP?
Texas Instruments has announced what it says is the industry's lowest cost floating-point DSP, the TMS320C6720 DSP, designed for cost-sensitive applications, such as musical instruments, medical, biometrics, radio broadcasting, audio conferencing, instrumentation and industrial applications.
World Golf Systems selects Remploy
Remploy Electronics has been chosen by World Golf Systems to support the enhancement of the company's TopGolf centres worldwide. TopGolf is a new game, developed in the UK, that uses conventional clubs and golf balls equipped with microchips to create a points-based competition for players.
ChipX's CX6200 family is placed on the USB-IF Integrators list.
ChipX, the Structured ASIC leader, today announced that the CX6200 family of Structured ASIC products has passed the stringent USB Implementers Forum compliance test, and is placed on the USB-IF Integrators list.
STM Completes Portfolio of IP for Mobile Hard-Disk-Drive Manufacturers
STMicroelectronics has announced completion of its portfolio of IP required to design, manufacture, and supply HDD manufacturers with all the ICs needed for the small form-factor drives used in mobile applications, such as laptop PCs and portable music players.
405nm Blue-Violet Laser Diode Module
Photonic Products Ltd, the UK optoelectronics device manufacturer and laser diode specialist, has launched a 25mW version of its 405nm (blue-violet) Photon laser diode modules with TTL modulation.
Power-One Acquires Magnetek'sPower Electronics Group
Power-One has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Magnetek Inc. (NYSE: MAG) to acquire its Power Electronics Group. Magnetek specializes in the application of advanced power electronics technology to meet the needs of the global digital economy. Magnetek's Power Electronics Group sells power supplies and alternative energy products to a wide range of customers and markets.
Eurotech chooses Anders 3.5in display for wrist-worn PC
Eurotech, a company that dedicates itself to the research, development, production and marketing of miniature computers and high processing capacity computers, has selected the TPO 3.5in QVGA LTPS (low temperature poly-silicon) TFT display from Anders Electronics for its Zypad wrist-worn computer.
Endesa, Renesas and Yitran sign agreement to develop open Powerline Communication Specification for automatic meter management in Spain.
Endesa, Spain´s largest utility and one of Europe's five leading electricity companies, Renesas Technology the worldwide leading supplier of semiconductor solutions to the metering industry, and Yitran a leading PLC fabless semiconductor company and the inventor of the IT800 DCSK based powerline modulation technique, have signed an agreement on 27th July 2006 to jointly develop an open specification for Automatic Meter Management (AMM).
Window comparators enable device testing without bus isolation relays
Intersil's ISL55141/2/3 family of window comparators enables semiconductor device testing with ATE (automatic test equipment) in large voltage swing applications without the need for bus isolation relays, saving set-up time and cost. Users can leave the devices connected to the bus while they are not being used, even when the bus is generating wide signal voltage levels from other test cards. This allows for reduced tester set-up time, faster throughput, and lower unit test costs.
Microwave Designer's Guide from Link Microtek
Available from microwave and RF component specialist Link Microtek is the latest edition of the Hittite Microwave Corporation Designer's Guide, which features comprehensive technical information on the company's wide range of products, including datasheets on 80 new RFICs and MMICs.
Analog Devices' Blackfin processor enables broadcast transmission systems to stream up to 384 digital audio channels for customers in multi-dwelling units.
Analog Devices has announced that X-Digital Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of broadcast transmission systems, is using ADI's Blackfin processor in its integrated satellite receiver with FM modulator. Using the Blackfin processor, X-Digital is offering a product that allows satellite operators to stream digital audio to a largely untapped market - multi-dwelling units, such as hotels and apartment complexes. X-Digital's satellite receiver converts digital satellite signals to FM analog signals that can be picked up by standard consumer audio receivers.
Production-Ready TI Ref Design will mean Digital Still Cameras for just $99
Texas Instruments has introduced an optimized digital still camera silicon with a production-ready reference design. The technology includes a highly flexible processor, software with enhanced post-processing algorithms and development framework; the reference design includes a suite of development tools, software and technical support.
Silicon Labs is 10 years old
Silicon Laboratories Inc recognised as a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, is celebrating what it describes as ten years of mixed-signal innovation. By fundamentally changing semiconductor architectures, Silicon Laboratories has achieved multiple industry firsts in the communications, wireless, networking, power and microcontroller markets. Silicon Laboratories has built a portfolio of market leading products leveraging mixed-signal trade secrets, a world-class engineering team and more than 700 issued or patent pending innovations.
ST's Hard-Disk-Drive Motor Controller Chip Maximizes Battery Life
STMicroelectronics has announced a compact and highly-integrated hard disk-drive motor controller intended for the 1.8-inch and sub-1.8-inch drives used in portable consumer electronics products such as MP3 and video players. The new L7208 HDD Motor Controller integrates all of the circuits needed to control and drive the HDD spindle motor and voice coil actuator – including all the necessary power-FET devices – and is designed to save space and to minimize the drive's power consumption.
64-bit Windows XP driver for Digitizer, AWG and fast Digital I/O cards
Strategic Test Corporation has announced a new Windows XP Pro 64-bit driver for its range of Digitizer, AWG, fast Digital I/O and Digital Pattern Generator cards. The driver is compatible with all of the 150 different PCI/PCI-X, PXI and CompactPCI products in the UltraFast range.
Boards give very high performance whilst meeting RoHS Directive
Based on the Xilinx Virtex4 range, the SMT348 from Sundance features 16MB of fast QDRII memory; ensuring ample capacity to develop today's demanding applications. With 8MB of ZBTRAM, the lower cost SMT368 is also more than capable of reducing prototype development times.
High Power DIO Card
ADLINK Technology Inc has announced the release of the PCI-7442 ─ a high-pin count, opto-isolated DIO card featuring 64 digital input and 64 digital output channels. Designed for applications requiring scores of I/O controls and superior digital output driving capability, the PCI-7442 is ideal for compact machine controllers, large-scale test and measurement devices, relay control, and automation systems.
Highly integrated FM transmitter family
Silicon Laboratories Inc has announced a highly integrated FM transmitter family offering superior audio performance in a very small 3 x 3 x 0.55 20-pin QFN package. By reducing the bill of materials and power consumption of existing solutions, the Si471x FM transmitter family allows customers to cost effectively add wireless FM audio playback capability to any portable media device including cell phones, MP3/digital media players, navigation/GPS devices and satellite radios.
Avago Technologies makes available 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel Transceivers for Long Reach Storage Platforms
Avago Technologies has announced the availability of its single-mode fiber optic transceivers targeted at 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel storage networking applications such as inter-switch links, storage replication, and other long reach applications. Leveraging Avago's expertise in fiber optics, the small-form-pluggable modules are RoHS-compliant and deliver superior electromagnetic interference benefits and device performance resulting in increased port density and faster time to market.
Flat voice coil motor has very low profile
A new very low profile flat voice coil motor from Geeplus Europe is designed in such a way that it offers good clearance in assembly and has latitude for tilting on one axis. It is ideally suited for use in multiple axis applications, such as moving optical filters.
ip.access selects picoChip technology for 3G femtocell development
ip.access ltd, a developer of in-building wireless picocell solutions today announced that they are using a custom version of picoChip's multi-core DSP hardware and modem software in their femto3G Access Points for residential fixed-mobile convergence (FMC).
AWS acquires Jantec
AWS Electronics Group has announced its acquisition of Jantec Electronic Services Ltd, a contract service and repairs business based in Bedfordshire. Jantec's expertise in product design, development, prototyping, low volume manufacture, diagnostic testing and repairs compliments the longstanding services that AWS already offer their clients.
Growth Leads to New Premises for TBG Solutions
Having outgrown its former home at Don Valley, Sheffield, TBG Solutions has now opened its new office in Barlborough Links, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Pete Zogas, National Instruments Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, officially opened the new premises at a ceremony attended by TBG's key customers.
Fully Integrated 1Gbps Pin Electronics Solution for high-performance system on chip (SoC), memory, and other testers
Semtech has announced the E8400, the first off-the-shelf device to integrate all of the functionality needed for two complete channels of 500MHz/1Gbps pin electronics for high-performance system on chip (SoC), memory, and other testers.
Trapeze to include IDT Network Search Engine in its new wireless LAN Mobility Exchange switches
IDT has announced that Trapeze Networks will include an IDT Network Search Engine (NSE) in its new series of wireless LAN Mobility Exchange switches. The Trapeze Mobility System uses identity-based networking which enables VLAN and subnet memberships, authentications, access control lists (ACLs), roaming policies, bandwidth usage and other vital statistics to stay with and track users as they move between any wired and wireless environment.
Compact split-core transducers for AC current measurement
LEM has introduced the AT series of AC current transducers which use innovative core material which enable split-core current transformer technology to reach new levels of performance for this category of products.
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