An Electronicstalk guide
Start with the news release QDR and DDR SRAMs for reducing power consumption from Cypress Semiconductor, which we summarised at the time by saying "Cypress Semiconductor has announced Quad Data Rate (QDR) and Double Data Rate (DDR) SRAMs at 36-Mbit and 18-Mbit densities, for networking use in medical imaging and military signal-processing.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release Gain blocks for cellular bands GSM, CDMA and UMTS from Avago Technologies: "Avago Technologies has expanded its high-performance power amplifier range with the MGA-31589 and MGA-31689 0.5-watt gain blocks, suitable for cellular infrastructure applications.".
In December 2010, we covered the news from Osram Opto Semiconductors - take a look at Single-chip LED with green phosphor converter which says: "Osram Opto Semiconductors has developed a pre-production green LED based on the Ostar platform that is twice as bright as its predecessors, for use in data projectors in office or education markets.".
Take a look also at the news release from Molex, Valve connector simplifies manufacturing process, as well as System host board for energy and medical sectors from Kontron, and Sensor IC withstands harsh automotive environments from Allegro Microsystems.
PLDs for low-power consumer design applications (December 2010)
Avnet Memec is offering Lattice Semiconductor's MachXO2T programmable logic devices (PLDs), which offer low-density PLD designers low cost, low power and high system integration in a single device.
EEPROM blocks for program and firmware storage (December 2010)
Austriamicrosystems' Full Service Foundry business unit has announced a further expansion of its non-volatile memory portfolio for its 0.35um process range.
Lord introduces SC-305 silicone encapsulant (December 2010)
Lord has announced the availability of Lord SC-305, a thermally conductive silicone encapsulant designed for encapsulation applications where high heat dissipation is required.
Ambient-light sensor suited for tablet PCs (December 2010)
The MAX9635 is ideally suited for tablet and notebook PCs, smartphones, TVs, digital lighting-management systems and light-intensity-monitoring applications.
Op amp allows data acquisition and process control (December 2010)
The ISL28218 40V single-supply, rail-to-rail output, precision, dual operational amplifier (op amp) is suited for applications including industrial, data acquisition and process control.
SOS substrate enables IC semiconductor manufacture (December 2010)
A bonded silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) substrate developed by Peregrine and Soitec has been qualified for use in manufacturing Peregrine's next-generation STeP5 UltraCMOS RF IC semiconductors.
28nm technology strategy targets wireless market (December 2010)
Altera has announced its 28nm process technology strategy, which is targeted for cost-sensitive applications in the automotive, industrial and wireless markets.
Motherboard suits gaming and medical applications (December 2010)
Kontron has announced the BGA version of its embedded Mini-ITX motherboard KT690/mITX (BGA) for applications in gaming, digital signage, POS/POI, medical technology and industrial and panel PCs.
- Maxim RGB laser driver uses BiCMOS process
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX3600, a three-channel RGB laser driver that enables the integration of high-resolution pico projectors into small-form-factor applications.
EDA tools lead to SiGe:C BiCMOS process
Users of Tanner EDA tools are to get economical access to an analogue and mixed-signal 0.25um SiGe:C BiCMOS process through a new collaboration with IHP's pilot line in Frankfurt.
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