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Actions Semiconductor Launches New ATM701x Product Family

ZHUHAI, China - Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACTS), one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive mixed-signal system-on-a-chip (SoC) and multimedia digital signal processing (DSP) solutions for portable consumer electronics, today announced the introduction of its new ATM701x product family. Following an effective sampling program and positive...

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Multi-Rate Gearbox PHYs support 10, 40 and 100 GbE line interfaces.

BCM84790 and BCM84793 gearbox PHYs delivers 4- and 10-lane bi-directional transmission for increased flexibility for network managers. Low power 40 nm CMOS architecture dissipates 2.5 W per port. BCM84790 features 17 x 17 mm BGA package engineered to support CFP network applications, while BCM84793 is 19 x 19 mm package that supports 10-lane bi-directional transmissions at 10 Gbps each. Both...

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Samsung Electronics Tapes out Gigahertz+ ARM Cortex-A15 Processor with Synopsys IC Compiler

Hardened core used in industry's first ARM-® Cortex(TM)-A15 processor-based SoC for mobile computing devices MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, today announced the successful collaboration between Synopsys and Samsung Electronics on the implementation of an...

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Isolated Half-Bridge Gate Drivers have 50-year operating life.

Respectively providing 3 kV rms isolation in narrow-body, 16-lead SOIC and 5 kV rms reinforced isolation in wide-body, 16-lead SOIC, ADuM3223 and ADuM4223 use iCoupler-® digital isolator technology, feature sub 55 nsec propagation delay and less than 5 nsec delay matching, and offer 700 Vpeak galvanic isolation between high- and low-side outputs. With 2 independent isolation channels, drivers...

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Multi-Output Regulator is intended for automotive LCD bias.

Multi-Output Regulator is intended for automotive LCD bias.

Offered in 28-pin eTSSOP, A8601 fixed-frequency, multiple-output supply for LCD bias is Automotive Grade AEC Q-100 qualified and targets infotainment applications. Switching frequency can be programmed or synchronized with external clock signal from 350 KHz to 2.25 MHz to minimize interference with AM and FM radio bands, and up to 5 output voltages are provided from 3 linear regulators and 2...

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DAC Converters deliver max performance from small package.

Intended for instrumentation and communications applications, AD568xR nanoDAC+(TM) series comes in 16-lead SMT LFCSP or leaded TSSOP and includes quad DACs with 16-, 14-, or 12-bit resolution; on-chip or external reference; and SPI or I-²C control interface. Model AD5686R, with relative accuracy of -

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System-on-a-Chip targets LTE small cell base stations.

Intended for telecom equipment manufacturers, OCTEON Fusion(TM) Series delivers capacity and throughput required for micro, pico, and enterprise femto base stations. OCTEON Fusion CNF71XX integrates 4 MIPS64 cores and 6 DSPs, along with baseband hardware acceleration units interconnected with low-latency crossbar and shared memory subsystem. Base station-on-a-chip allows service of more than 128...

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Lightning Sensor IC detects lightning up to 40 km away.

Lightning Sensor IC detects lightning up to 40 km away.

Equipped with RF receiver, AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor detects electrical emissions from lightning activity. Proprietary algorithm, drawing on meteorological survey data, produces estimated distance-to-storm calculation from 40 km down to 1 km, while rejecting disturbances from man-made signals such as motors and microwave ovens. Housed in 4 x 4 mm 16-pin MLPQ package with current...

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Spreadtrum Announces Commercial Availability of Its 1GHz TD-SCDMA and EDGE Android 2.3/4.0 Platforms

More than 200 Smartphone Design Wins Lay Foundation for Second Quarter Volume Shipment 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 the commercial availability of the SC8810, Spreadtrum's 1GHz TD-SCDMA Android...

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Stackable Enterprise Switches offer integrated WLAN support.

Based on StrataXGS-® architecture, BCM56545 Series offers integrated and wire-speed application-level visibility and mobility features. App-IQ Web 2.0-ready technology delivers ubiquitous traffic visualization for social networking and peer-to-peer file sharing applications. ICs also provide 48 ports of 1 GbE, 4 ports of 10 GbE, and 80 Gigabit optical QSFP-based stacking performance. With...

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