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Start with the news release Fujitsu introduces USB 3.0 to SATA bridge IC from Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe GmbH, which we summarised at the time by saying "Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) has released a USB 3.0 to SATA bridge IC, which supports the ultra-fast 5Gbps maximum data transfer rate of Superspeed USB, the USB 3.0 specification.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release Compact SBC stands alone from BVM: "High-performance 5.25in form factor module has impressive onboard I/O, enabling direct interface with all peripherals without the need for additional hardware. ".

In March 2008, we covered the news from QuickLogic - take a look at Block speeds data transfers to mass storage which says: "The UDMA Proven System Block adds to QuickLogic's suite of hard disk drive (HDD) interface blocks for the company's CSSP platforms.".

Take a look also at the news release from Horizon Semiconductors, SoC supports both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray codes, as well as Processor claims graphical superiority from Renesas Technology Europe, and FPGAs suit portable applications from Actel Europe.

Latest stories...
IP blocks put GPS baseband on Renesas SoC (June 2007)

GPS baseband IP blocks location-enable the new Renesas SuperH Family SH7775 SoC for high-performance car informatics.

MCU adds extra dimension to automotive displays (June 2007)

High-performance SoC integrates many of the peripheral functions required by car navigation systems.

Baseband receiver SoC targets Wi-Fi radios (January 2007)

The Chorus 2i baseband receiver SoC, bringing over 10,000 Internet radio stations and network audio streaming capability to sub-$99 Wi-Fi radios.

Processors take on automotive peripherals (November 2006)

The Blackfin ADSP-BF54x family features a balance of increased I/O and memory bandwidth, on-chip memory and integration of CAN and MOST system peripherals.

Baseband enables next DAB generation (September 2006)

A new advanced and highly integrated system-on-chip will enable the next generation of DAB digital radio-based products.

On-chip image recognition processing IP (July 2006)

SoC enables next-generation in-vehicle information systems at lower cost

Design kits point to Certified Wireless USB (July 2006)

Staccato Communications has announced a collaboration effort to jointly develop reference designs for the Certified Wireless USB market with Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

CPLDs enable tradeoff-free console design (May 2006)

Zapit Games and Nytric have used MAX II CPLDs to create a first-of-its-kind, highly affordable, interactive entertainment product for family-oriented gaming.

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