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Microsemi Announces Completion of 26 Million Device-Hours of FPGA Reliability Testing

Data Reinforces Robustness and High Reliability of Microsemi FPGAs ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced that an independent organization providing technical and scientific research, development and advisory services to national security space...

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DC-DC Switching Regulator delivers more than 94% efficiency.

Supporting input range of 4.5-36 V, Model ADP2441 provides adjustable output voltage from 0.6 V to 90% of input voltage, suitable for point-of-load applications. Synchronous step-down regulator offers low minimum on-time of 50 ns and adjustable switching frequency from 300 kHz to 1 MHz. By using current-mode constant frequency PWM control scheme, ADP2441 minimizes output voltage ripple. Housed in...

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Miniature 6-Axis Sensor offers programmable motion recognition.

Miniature 6-Axis Sensor offers programmable motion recognition.

Supplied in a 3 x 3.5 x 1 mm LGA package, LSM330 iNEMO-® inertial module enhances user experience and motion-sensing realism in portable consumer devices. This MEMS module houses 3-axis digital gyroscope and 3-axis digital accelerometer with 2 embedded finite state machines. Latter are programmable blocks that enable custom motion recognition inside module, which is capable of detecting...

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Digital Optical Isolator IC features open-drain outputs.

Available in 8-pin surface mount or DIP package, Model CPC5002 isolates 2 logic signals, and supports 10 Mbaud data rates for digital communications over optical barrier while providing 3,750 Vrms of galvanic isolation. Unit utilizes CMOS photodetector, requires 1.5 mA LED drive current, and operates from 2.7-5.5 V. Unlike magnetically isolated digital isolator ICs, Model CPC5002 requires no...

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Spreadtrum Low-Cost Smartphone with HTML5 Operating System Demonstrated at Mobile Asia Congress 2012

Mozilla showcases Spreadtrum smartphone running Firefox OS, highlighting potential of HTML5 on low-cost smartphones SHANGHAI- Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRD; Spreadtrum or the Company ), a leading fabless semiconductor provider in China with advanced technology in 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards, today announced that Spreadtrum's SC8810 smartphone platform was...

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Aerospace Microprocessor can be reconfigured on-the-fly.

Radiation-hardened Atmel ATF697FF offers on-the-fly reconfiguration that lets users make on-going design modifications - specification updates, in-flight adjustments during trial flights, and post-launch alterations - to satellites. Integrating AT697F SPARC V8 RAD Hard processor, RAD Hard ATF280F SRAM-based FPGA, and internal PCI link, low power (down to 0.7 W) single multichip module (MCM)...

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Dual-Channel ADC meets needs of 3G and 4G cellular equipment.

Housed in 5 x 5 mm package, 14-bit Model AD9645 consumes 122 mW/channel at 125 MSPS and features SFDR performance of 91 dBc at 70 MHz. Converter delivers serial 1.8 V LVDS digital output with 2 lanes per channel. With IF sampling range up to 200 MHz, device is designed for use in multi-mode digital receiver architectures. Pin-compatible dual 12-bit version, Model AD9635, is also available,...

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ZigBee RF4CE Chip communicates with STBs and gateways.

Supporting all communication between ZigBee RF4CE-enabled devices and STB or gateway, GP510 SoC facilitates transition from IR for STB to ZigBee RF4CE communication technology. Wi-Fi interference resistance and antenna diversity technology promote range reliability in crowded wireless 2.4 GHz environments, enabling full coverage. Along with integrated RF filtering, features include integrated MAC...

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Peripheral Modules enable rapid prototyping with FPGAs.

Designed to plug into any FPGA/CPU expansion port that follows Digilent-® Pmod(TM) standard, Peripheral Modules support variety of commonly used analog and mixed-signal functions. Modules are supported by example software and FPGA configuration files for 3 FPGA platforms. Example programs are partitioned and documented, and core routines can be cut and pasted, allowing module's functionality to...

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