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Start with the news release ProcessorPM and ISPMACH development kits launched from Lattice Semiconductor UK, which we summarised at the time by saying "Lattice Semiconductor has announced the availability of eight reference designs and two development kits for prototyping high-volume, low-power, space-constrained applications.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release ON announces NCV7341 CAN transceiver from ON Semiconductor: "ON Semiconductor has announced a high-speed controller area network (CAN) transceiver IC for automotive in-vehicle networking (IVN) applications.".

In September 2008, we covered the news from Toshiba Electronics Europe - take a look at Toshiba releases three-phase sine wave PWM driver which says: "Toshiba Electronics Europe has expanded its range of integrated single-chip motor drives with a three-phase sine wave PWM driver. ".

Take a look also at the news release from ON Semiconductor, AMIS acquisition expands distribution portfolio, as well as ARM cores power ASIC offerings from Toshiba Electronics Europe, and IP core catches FPGA thieves red handed from Algotronix.

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SoC platform speeds designs to market (July 2008)

The CPS platform allows designers to take an overall system view of an SoC and perform a number of traditionally sequential and isolated tasks in parallel.

Video codec is made for customisation (July 2008)

The versatile eDV9100 is ideal for system OEMs, ODMs and product designers that want to rapidly introduce a wide variety of video solutions.

Board puts sensorless motor driver on trial (July 2008)

Evaluation board is ideal for testing and prototyping drives for motion control applications requiring motor bridge voltages ranging from around 10 to 42V.

Flash 16bit MCUs add application-specific options (June 2008)

The R8C/Tiny microcontroller series now includes application-specific standard products for low-end motor control, lighting and small appliances.

Chipset helps squeeze WiMAX into mobile phones (June 2008)

Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe's WiMAX chipset includes a baseband device, an RF device and a dedicated power management device.

Evaluation platform puts motor driver in control (May 2008)

Platform eases development of brushless DC motor drives for applications ranging from home appliances and pumps to industrial automation and automotive motion control.

FPGA stars in automotive infotainment platform (May 2008)

XA programmable devices give developers optimal architectural flexibility with the ability to determine system partitioning and target multiple end user specifications.

Carrier packet engine cuts consumption (April 2008)

The TPX3103 can provide a maximum nonblocking, full duplex switching capacity of 52Gbit/s allowing a maximum of 48x 1Gbit/s or 4x 10Gbit/s Ethernet ports.

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Further reading
  • Secure MCU for e-passport and ID applications

    Atmel has announced that FIME, an external and independent third-party laboratory, has certified the Atmel AT90SC28880RCFV secure microcontroller (MCU).
  • Flash-based module approved for e-passport use

    The new Secure IC module from Sharp is the first Flash-based device for e-passports to receive validation for EAL4+ (Evaluation Assurance Level 4+) of the Common Criteria.
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