Plug-in, Tunable, 10 Gbps Transceiver for DWDM Optical Communication

October 29, 2007 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mitsubishi Electric announced the development what it claims to be the first worldwide compact and pluggable 10 Gbps optical communications transceiver (MF-10KWXF series) capable of optional tuning of DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) in the entire C-band. The transceiver complies with the 10 Gbps form factor industrial standard XFP-E (small form factor pluggable extended) MSA


x86 Quad-Core Processor for Datacenters

October 29, 2007 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMD introduced the Quad-Core AMD Opteron. Designed from inception for datacenters, Quad-core processors with the company’s Direct Connect Architecture introduce innovations that go beyond four x86 processing cores on a single die of silicon.


Common-Anode, Current-Mode, High-Brightness LED Driver with PWM Dimming

October 24, 2007 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation introduced what is said to be the industry’s first common-anode, current-mode, high-brightness light-emitting diode (LED) driver with pulse-width modulation (PWM) dimming. The LM3433 drives high-power, high-brightness LEDs in backlighting, projector and solid-state lighting applications.


Ethernet Multimedia Co-Processor Supports DLNA Guidelines

October 23, 2007 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMSC has addressed limited bandwidth and distance issues for networking technology in the home with a device that distributes multiple high definition (HD) TV streams simultaneously. Its LAN9131 is a wired Ethernet multimedia co-processor that currently supports DLNA guidelines. Because authentication and encryption processing have become essential when transferring copyright protected digital content between devices.


Silicon Tuner for Large Screen Hybrid TVs

October 23, 2007 11:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xceive’s next generation silicon tuner, the XC5000, is optimized for large screen hybrid televisions, is an alternative to conventional CAN tuners and provides desirable sensitivity, adjacent channel, phase noise and dynamic range. For analog televisions, the tuner meets an unweighted signal-to-noise-ratio of 54 dB and a noise figure of </6>


Low Power RF Transceiver

October 23, 2007 8:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech announced the SX1211, a UHF radio frequency (RF) transceiver with a low receiver (RX) current consumption >3mA) for increased battery life in wireless sensor network applications. The SX1211 is optimized for asynchronous sensor network designs in the unlicensed industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) frequency bands (868 MHz to 870 MHz and 902 MHz to 928 MHz) where low RX power consumption is critical to battery life


2 Mbit F-RAM Device

October 23, 2007 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramtron International extended its family of high-density F-RAM devices with a 2-megabit (Mb) parallel memory device. The FM21L16 is a 2 Mb, 3-volt, parallel nonvolatile RAM in a 44-pin TSOP-II package that features fast access, NoDelay writes, virtually unlimited read/write cycles, and low power consumption. Pin-compatible with asynchronous static RAM (SRAM),


DDR2 SO-DIMM Densities for ATCA and Embedded Applications

October 18, 2007 4:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

White Electronic Designs Corporation expanded its high-performance memory module family with the release of three DDR2 2GB modules. These product configurations provide additional bits for error correction algorithms as well as address and command buffering. These features make the modules suitable for systems developed in accordance with the new Advanced Telecommunications Architecture (ATCA) standard as well as


High-Voltage ICs Integrate Protection Features

October 17, 2007 5:11 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced a set of next-generation 600V high-voltage integrated circuits (HVIC).  This IRS212x family of 600V single-channel gate drivers is suitable for motor control applications at low-, mid- and high-voltage levels and in a variety of circuit topologies including three-phase inverter, H-bridge, and other topologies utilizing MOS-gated power devices.


ESD Protection Technology for High-speed Data Lines in Portable Applications

October 12, 2007 5:42 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor introduced the first member of its ultra-low capacitance, Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection family of devices. The ESD9L is a single line ESD protection device that offers 0.5 pF capacitance and low clamping voltage. Available in the industry’s smallest package for ESD protection, this part is suitable for safeguarding high speed data lines in portable applications such as cell phones, MP3 players, PDAs and digital cameras.


Controller ICs Aid in Development of Energy Efficient Products

October 8, 2007 12:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CamSemi announced a family of performance controller ICs that will enable the development of low-cost, energy-efficient products. The C2470 family utilizes advances in intelligent digital/analogue control, coupled with a neat and simple resonant single-switch topology for off-line AC to DC power conversion. This approach provides secure operating efficiencies of 80% and 100 mW standby


Code Compatible 900 MHz DSP

October 3, 2007 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced the availability of its TMS320C6452 digital signal processor (DSP) for process intensive multi-channel infrastructure and medical imaging systems. Simultaneously, the company announced that the TMS320C6455 DSP at 1.2 GHz is the world’s fastest single core DSP. The code compatible 900 MHz C6452 DSP allows designers to


Buck Regulators Feature Input Ranges up to 42V

October 1, 2007 4:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation announced the addition of two new, high-efficiency Simple Switcher synchronous buck regulators to its PowerWise energy-efficient product family.  The highly integrated LM3102 and LM3103 are said to be the industry’s first synchronous buck regulators to feature an input voltage range up to 42V. The ICs are optimized for powering digital integrated circuits (ICs) in industrial and telecommunication applications. Integration of MOSFET switches and the use of small inductors enables a reduced system component count and very small solution size


Three Channel LED Driver IC Features Closed-Loop Control of Output Current

September 28, 2007 8:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex introduced the HV9982 three channel LED driver IC designed to provide high LED current accuracy through closed-loop control of the output currents. It is designed for applications using RGB LED backlighting or multiple strings of white LEDs. The device employs a fixed frequency, closed-loop, current mode control architecture that ensures stable operation over a wide range of input and output voltages.


Single-chip Bluetooth IC with Reduced Power Consumption and Toll-quality Voice

September 26, 2007 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR launched its sixth generation of BlueCore silicon for Bluetooth. BlueCore6 includes both full support for the latest version of the Bluetooth specification (v2.1+EDR) plus the company’s AuriStream technology, which provides toll quality voice calls and is capable of a 40 percent reduction in power consumption in BlueCore6-ROM as compared with standard Bluetooth voice transmission methods, according to the company. The IC provides BlueCore6 Class 1 Bluetooth range



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