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Serial EEPROMs Boast Single I/O Bus

May 5, 2008 7:05 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Based upon the patent-pending UNI/O memory-device protocol, a 10-member family of serial EEPROM devices from Microchip have a single I/O bus interface and are presented as the first devices that can support any data rate from 10 to 100 kHz and the only 1-, 2-, 4-, 8-, and 16-kbit EEPROMs available in a 3-pin SOT-23 package.

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PCIe Switches Address Gen 2 Connectivity

May 1, 2008 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting high-performance control plane applications, PLX ExpressLane PCIe Gen 2 control plane switch family includes the PEX 8618 (16 lanes, 16 ports), PEX 8614 (12 lanes, 12 ports) and PEX 8608 (eight lanes, eight ports) to address key configurations specified by leading telecommunications and networking designers.

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LCD Processors add Touch Functionality

April 30, 2008 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Helping accelerate the deployment of touch-based control in industrial applications, Freescale’s ColdFire MCF5227x Series LCD processors have an integrated touch-screen controller. Featuring a V2 ColdFire core delivering up to 153 Dhrystone 2.1 MIPS at 160 MHz, the devices have a 128k SRAM block with an external bus and a serial boot flash capability

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Buck Regulators Presented as Industry's Smallest

April 29, 2008 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended for use in applications such as handheld devices and automotive power adapters, the LM34917A and LM34919 step-down switching regulators from National Semiconductor is presented as the smallest devices of their type currently available. Features of the non-synchronous devices include a peak efficiency equal to or greater than 90 percent, a programmable switching frequency of up to 2 MHz

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Quad Programmable Extended CODEC/SLIC IC Optimized Short-loop VOIP Applications

April 29, 2008 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as industry’s first four-channel CODEC optimized for short-loop VoIP applications, the W684386 from Winbond Electronics Corp. is a highly integrated solution to support four FXS telephone line interfaces on a single low-power CMOS device. Optimized for short-loop applications, the device targets the VoIP equipment market, including products such as high-density VoIP gateways

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Fiber Optic Transceiver Complies with 150 Mbps MOST Physical Layer

April 24, 2008 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis has developed the MLX75605, a single package solution for a 150 Mbps Fiber Optic Transceiver dedicated to the newly introduced MOST150 physical layer. It comes in a 24 pin SOIC package compatible with lead free SMD processes. The transceiver includes integrated ferrule receptacles for both receiver and transmitter pigtails with

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Sixteen-bit, Dual-channnel DAC Family Presents 1 Gbps LVDS Inputs

April 22, 2008 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced a 16-bit, dual channel, 1 GSPS (giga sample per second) digital-to-analog converter (DAC) family. The single and dual-channel DAC family features a low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) data input port at 1 Gbps, providing up to 400 MHz signal bandwidth.

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Microcontrollers Incorporate USB On-the-Go

April 22, 2008 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as the first integration of USB On-the-Go (OTG) and host capability in the ARM Cortex-M3 architecture, Luminary Micro’s Stellaris Microcontrollers also integrate the ARM PrimeCell 32-channel configurable µDMA controller to provide features such as advanced scatter/gather transfer modes. The LM3S3000 USB Series and LM3S5000 CAN+USB devices feature a USB controller that can be configured for USB Host-mode or USB Device-mode

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Controller IC Cuts Development Time for Cordless Phone Power Supplies

April 22, 2008 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

CamSemi announced a mixed signal controller to enable the rapid development of simple, low cost, switched mode power supplies (SMPS) for cordless phone and other EMI-sensitive or low power consumer applications. The C2471 device will allow designers to meet the demands of

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Serial Flash Memory Targets Portable Devices

April 22, 2008 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting execute-in-place (XIP) applications in devices where size, power consumption, and high data rates are important, the 3.0-V SST26VF016 Serial Quad I/O 4-bit multiplexed I/O flash memory is available in an 8-contact WSON (6 mm x 5 mm) or 8-lead SOIC (200 mil) package. Handling up to a 350 Mbit/s sustained burst data rate and 8-, 16-, 32- or 64-Byte burst mode operation, the 16-Mbit device operates at 80-MHz and can erase small block sectors in as little as 25 ms or the entire memory in 50 ms.

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Single Chip Synchronous Clock Solution for SETS

April 18, 2008 7:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

The STC5270 from Connor-Winfield is an integrated single chip solution for the synchronous clock in SDH, SONET, and synchronous Ethernet network elements. The device is fully compliant with ITU-G.813 and Telcordia GR1244 and GR253. The STC5270 accepts 2 reference inputs and generates 2 independent synchronized output clocks. Reference input frequencies are automatically detected. All reference switches are hitless.

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32-bit Microcontroller Serves USB On-the-Go Applications

April 18, 2008 7:47 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Providing USB 2.0 on-the-go (OTG) functionality to enabled devices, the PIC32MX420F032H-40I/PT USB On-The-Go PIC32 Microcontroller from Microchip provides designers with the flexibility to add all three modes of USB operation to their products. USB OTB functionality also includes the ability to auto-negotiate

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ADC Saves I/O Lines in FPGAs

April 17, 2008 8:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Streamlining the digital communication between high speed ADCs and FPGAs, the Linear Technology LTC2274 16-bit, 105Msps ADC reduces the number of data I/O lines required between the ADC and the FPGA from 16 CMOS or 32 LVDS parallel data lines to a single, self-clocking, differential pair communicating at 2.1Gbps. Consuming 1.3W from a 3.3V analog supply, the 6mm² QFN-40-packaged device includes

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Event Data Recorder with Integrated F-RAM Memory

April 15, 2008 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as the semiconductor industry’s first F-RAM-based Event Data Recorder (EDR) the FM6124 from Ramtron International continuously monitors state changes, stores them in the F-RAM, and alerts the system to the changes. Like a programmable logic controller (PLC), the device features simple device settings and data retrieval for easy system integration and a shorter design-in cycle. The device is designed for use

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