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DSP development tool at $49
21.09.2009 - 17:49

Texas Instruments announced the TMS320VC5505 eZdsp USB stick development tool for $49. This enables creation of DSP applications including portable audio players, voice recorders, IP phones, portable medical devices, biometric USB keys, software defined radios (SDRs), hands-free headsets and metering applications. Comparable to the size of a sti...



RF power devices and reference designs
04.09.2009 - 08:08

Freescale introduces two final-stage LDMOS RF power transistors giving designers a choice between discrete and integrated circuit (IC) solutions. The transistors are optimized for use in power amplifiers based on Time Division-Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA). Freescale’s devices include the MRF7P20040H LDMOS FET and th...



Eight-core processor
02.09.2009 - 08:09

Freescale is sampling its QorIQ P4080 multicore processor. It provides concurrent handling of control-plane, data-plane and application layer processing tasks. It is ideal for applications such as switches, enterprise and service provider routers, access and media gateways, base station controllers, radio network controllers (RNCs), and general-...



6-pin picoPower AVR Microcontroller
20.08.2009 - 09:32

Atmel announced three 6-pin picoPower AVR microcontrollers. The ATtiny4, ATtiny5, and ATtiny9 are are pin and code compatible, offering 512bytes or 1K byte of programmable Flash memory, 32 bytes of internal SRAM, 4-channel 8-bit A/D converter (in ATtiny5), analog comparator, and a 16-bit timer with PWM. Using the AVR CPU these 6-pin tinyAVR micr...



GPS receiver module
14.08.2009 - 09:13

Vincotech extends its portfolio of GPS receiver modules by a variant specifically designed and manufactured to address requirements in the automotive industry. The major feature of the A1088-A is the sole use of AEC-Q compliant components. AEC-Q stands for Automotive Electronic Council, a council founded by the automotive industry defining strin...



QVGA TFT direct drive solution
13.08.2009 - 09:08

Renesas Technology Europe announced the availability of a QVGA TFT direct drive solution based on the R32C/111 32-bit CISC MCU, which is part of Renesas' M16C microcontroller platform. The solution uses an R32C/111 StarterKit and a TFT-add-on-board developed by Segger. Offering embedded RAM and Flash as well as the standard peripherals, usin...



Current sensor
31.07.2009 - 08:12

Yageo released its PF1206 current sensor designed for mini portable device applications. Featuring a resistance range of 1 to 50 milli-ohms and temperature coefficient of 75ppm/ºC, Yageo's PF1206, manufactured using in-house metal foil and metal alloy processing technologies to combine PCB substrate and resistance foil, is capable of d...



Surge protection for power supplies
28.07.2009 - 10:06

To add a third protective element to fuses and filters, Schurter now also offers overvoltage protection components, thereby making it possible for users to obtain all components required for the electrical protection of their electronic appliances from one source. The company offers radial leaded varistors, also referred to as MOV (Metal Oxide V...



MOSFETs targeting LCD TV and monitor backlighting
22.07.2009 - 00:14

Diodes has expanded its MOSFET offering with the introduction of 15 new devices designed specifically for LCD TV and monitor backlighting markets. Provided in industry standard TO252 and SO8 packaging, these MOSFET devices deliver the high-power handling and fast switching that are required by high efficiency Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL)...



Serial EEPROMs with 512 KBit
07.07.2009 - 09:02

STMicroelectronics brings two 512-Kbit devices that offer as the company stated the highest density memories available in the industry-standard 2 x 3 x 0.6mm 8-pin Micro Leadframe Package (MLP).  The new devices are the M95512 featuring a 20MHz SPI port, and the M24512 with an I2C interface supporting 400kHz Fast-mode or 1MHz Fast-mode P...



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