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Singapore's Six-Month HDTV Trial Relies on STMicroelectronics' STi710x Family of H.264/AVC Decoder Chips in Cable and Terrestrial Set-Top Boxes

StarHub and MediaCorp choose STi710x-family-based set-top boxes to deliver high-definition TV Geneva, August 8, 2006 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the world's largest supplier of silicon chips for set-top boxes*, today revealed that a majority of the set-top boxes (STBs) being used in six-month terrestrial and cable TV trials of HDTV (High-Definition TV) services in Singapore - which started...

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Kenwood, Fraunhofer IIS, and STMicroelectronics Demonstrate Prototype of a Digital Radio Mondiale(TM) Receiver

Fully working prototype of a DRM(TM) receiver to be featured at the Kenwood and Fraunhofer booth, September 1-6, at IFA 2006, in Berlin Geneva, September 1, 2006 - At the IFA Consumer Electronics trade fair in Berlin today, STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leader in technologies for digital radio, in cooperation with Kenwood and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (Fraunhofer IIS),...

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Current-Shunt Monitor suits power management applications.

Model INA206 combines high-side current-sense amplifier and 2 open-drain output comparators with internal 0.6 V voltage references in 14-pin package. Comparators provide over/under current detection or power supply over/under voltage detection. With gain setting of +20 V/V, unit features common-mode voltage range of -16 to 80 V, 500 kHz bandwidth, and supply range of 2.7-18 V, and is specified...

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UARTs are available in 48-pin TQFP and 32-pin QFN packages.

Composed of 6 devices with either 16-, 32-, or 64-byte FIFO, XR16M and XR68M series 1.8 V UARTs feature fractional baud rate generator, automatic sleep mode, automatic hardware and software flow controls, wireless infrared encoder/decoder, and selectable TX and RX FIFO trigger levels. Series is compliant with Intel and Motorola bus interfaces, and devices are supported by serial port software...

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System-on-Chip suits PC cards and mobile devices.

Fully compliant with IEEE 802.16e-2005 Mobile WiMAX standard, Mobile WiMAX SoC integrates 1024 FFT OFDMA PHY and full MAC processors to optimize performance and power consumption using 90 nm process technology. Housed in small-footprint FBGA package, mixed-signal baseband device includes interface for MIMO RF modules as well as adaptive modulation schemes, including 64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, and BPSK.

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Laser Power Control IC targets high-definition DVD market.

Intended for HD-DVD or Blu-ray optical recorders and players, Model SP8029 provides power level control of 780, 650, and 405 nm wavelengths. Integrated photodetector combined with 20 GHz BiCMOS process results in circuit with pulse response settling times of less than 5 ns and bandwidths in excess of 100 MHz for high-speed writing operation. Model SP8029 enables support of full-length high...

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Cadence and ARM Introduce First Automated Design and Implementation Flow for the ARM Cortex-A8 Processor

SAN JOSE, California and CAMBRIDGE, England, July 24 -- ARM-certified Encounter RTL Design and Implementation Flow Boosts Productivity, Shortens Time to Market in Next-generation Mobile and Consumer Applications Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) and ARM [(LSE: ARM; (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], today announced the joint development of the first automated RTL design and implementation flow for the...

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Switch supports 10/100 Ethernet optical standards.

Supporting 100BaseFX, 100BaseSX, and 10BaseFL, 3-port Model KSZ8893FQL offers integrated LED driver and post amplifier solution for short wavelength optical applications. Four-level priority queues enable triple or quadruple play services by prioritizing traffic by application. In conjunction with queue-based rate limiting, solution offers traffic shaping on per-application basis. Device comes in...

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STMicroelectronics and China's Dahua Technology Ltd Develop Cable/IP Dual-Mode Set-top Box

Dahua set-top boxes support H.264 HD/SD and MPEG4 P2 SD using ST's industry-first single-chip Cable/IP dual-mode solution Beijing, August 25, 2006 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), the leading supplier of silicon chips for set-top boxes (STBs), and Dahua Technology Ltd, China's largest cable and IPTV dual-mode STB provider, announced today that they have successfully designed and manufactured a...

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Application Processor helps reduce portable form factors.

Integrating core functions needed for development of portable multimedia devices, single-chip MP201 features on-chip video and audio data processors, memory, and peripheral interfaces in 14 mmÂ-² package. Integrated DSP can display 30 fps of QVGA video compressed with H.264 digital video codec or 30 fps of 480 x 480 MPEG4-compressed video. Other features include integrated power control...

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