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National Semiconductor Revolutionizes Design of Sensor Systems

Configurable Sensor AFE Products Simplify Design, Speed Time-to-Market SANTA CLARA, Calif. - National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) today introduced two configurable sensor analog front-end (AFE) integrated circuits (ICs) with unique technology that work together with new tools to fast-track signal path designs for a variety of sensors from major global manufacturers. The configurable sensor AFE...

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Multi-channel Repeaters have 20 m reach over 24-AWG cable.

Powered by SiGe BiCMOS process, PowerWise® repeaters provide 36 dB equalization gain, consume 55 or 65 mW/channel, and deliver 20 m reach over 24-AWG cable. They enable data bandwidth up to 10.3125 Gbps by performing receive equalization and transmit de-emphasis. The DS100BR410 has 4 unidirectional channels and supports 2.5 V single-supply voltage, while DS100BR210 (2 unidirectional channels)...

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LED Driver enables drop-in replacements for halogen MR16 lamps.

Enabling design of retrofit LED lamps that can replace halogen MR16s without any changes to existing electrical infrastructure, MAX16840 employs architecture that ensures flicker-free, dimmable operation with electronic transformers and cut-angle dimmers. Product can also be designed without electrolytic capacitors, extending lifetime of LED lamp, and delivers up to 20 W of power. It is specified...

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Ultrasound Driver Chipset enables high-resolution imaging.

Ultrasound Driver Chipset enables high-resolution imaging.

Chipset includes MD1715 2-channel logic controller circuit with 12 low-impedance, high-speed MOSFET gate drivers and 2 sets of control logic inputs, each set containing 3 pairs of MOSFET gate drivers. Featuring 6 pairs of N- and P-channel MOSFETs, TC8020 pulser output stage provides peak currents of ±3.5 A at 200 V. Chipset generates 5-level waveform for high-resolution imaging in medical...

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Audience and AT&T Complete First Phase of Handset Introductions Offering Advanced Voice Technology

Delivers Improved Call Clarity For Mobile Phones Aimed at Varied User Segments MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Audience, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced voice processors for the mobile market, today announced that, with AT&T, it has completed the first phase of product roll-outs, offering the company's earSmart(TM) voice processing technology. Audience voice chips with earSmart technology,...

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Controller IC targets gaming portable media player market.

Equipped with embedded pseudo-3D graphic processing unit and 32-bit central processing unit operating at 500 MHz/sec, Series G1000 offers customized content protection tool that enables system makers to protect their integrated games. Hardware video engine facilitates video recording and full spec of 720P decoding functions. Additional features include power management unit and support for DDR2...

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MEMS Microphone incorporates I²S digital interface.

Offering plug-and-play compatibility for non-handset applications, ADMP441 iMEMS® microphone delivers 24-bit data with industry-standard I-²S (Inter-IC Sound) digital interface. SNR of 61 dBA promotes sound quality and intelligibility in far-field applications, while flat frequency response from 100 Hz to 15 kHz produces balanced and natural sound. Also, PSRR of 80 dBFS delivers RF and...

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Radio Module helps avoid 2.4 GHz interference.

Radio Module helps avoid 2.4 GHz interference.

Along with different CPU capabilities, integrated broadband and narrow band radio modules offer choice of RF hardware interface: micro-strip antenna, ceramics, whip, or SMA connector for external antenna. Narrowband module delivers -114 dBm sensitivity, 2 km link-budget, 25 Kbps data speed, and 50 -µA power consumption in Rx with 1 sec latency. With -105 dBm sensitivity and 1.5 km link-budget,...

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HD Set-Top Box Decoder IC supports 3D TV and user controls.

Model STi7108 decoder IC supports 3D graphics user controls, 3D TV, content protection, and connections to external devices. Unit features NDS VideoGuard Security Kernel for protecting media content and operator services, as well as DVB-CSA3 broadcast descrambler system. Integrating 3D graphics engine that supports 3D Electronic Program Guide and Internet content, product supports various video...

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Kontron Announces Support for AMD Embedded G-Series APUs on Three Embedded Platforms

Computer-on-Module, Embedded Motherboard and SBC to feature AMD's Accelerated Processing Units for graphics-intensive SFF applications Eching, Germany - Parallel to AMD's (NYSE: AMD) launch of the AMD Embedded G-Series platform, Kontron announces that it will support the world's first Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) on three of the company's small form factor (SFF) embedded platforms. With...

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