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RF Micro Devices-® Features Ember ZigBee-® Technology in New Family of High Performance Front End Modules for Smart Energy Applications

GREENSBORO, N.C., and BOSTON, - RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, announced today it is teaming with Ember Corporation to introduce ZigBee-® front end modules (FEMs) for smart grid applications that give utilities and consumers more control over how they...

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Imsys Launches Major Upgrade of Popular SIMM-72 Snap Module

Imsys Launches Major Upgrade of Popular SIMM-72 Snap Module

Stockholm, Sweden - Imsys AB, a leading manufacturer of processors, modules and tools for Java-based networked embedded applications, today announces a new performance level on a new generation of the SNAP Classic. After several generations of successive improvement of the module design, this is a major upgrade of the SNAP Classic platform with a new generation processor. The new SNAP Classic...

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Pseudowire SoC Devices connect into PSN networks.

FPGA-based Series AF6xxx provides total solution for first-mile equipment featuring 1, 4, 8, 16, or 32 DS1/E1/J1 lines; aggregation nodes with up to 84/63 DS1/E1 lines; or Radio Network Controllers and edge transport nodes with 336/252 DS1/E1 lines. SoC devices deliver up to 32 DS1/E1 of bandwidth across SAToP, CESoPSN, MEF-8, and ATM pseudowires. All legacy protocols may be tunneled concurrently...

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Polyphase-® DC/DC Controller operates from -40 to +140-

Supplied in 5 x 5 mm QFN package or 36-pin SSOP, synchronous LTC3731H is expandable from 3- to 12-phase operation for 60-240 A power supply designs and delivers efficiency up to 95%. Product can be configured as buck or boost converter and operates with all N-channel MOSFETs from input of 4.5-28 V. Along with precision Â-

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RFMD-® Achieves Milestone in Commercialization of High-Performance Photovoltaic Cells

GREENSBORO, N.C., Mar 15, 2010 - RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced it has successfully manufactured the industry's first photovoltaic cell using high-volume six-inch gallium arsenide (GaAs) machinery. The photovoltaic (PV) cell was manufactured...

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Low ICCT Gates lower power consumption in mobile devices.

Low ICCT gate TinyLogic devices offer up to 99% reduction in quiescent power consumption when input high voltage is less than supply voltage. Packaged in an ultra-compact 6-pin MicroPak(TM) packaging and measuring only 1 x 1.45 mm, units take up minimal board space, making them ideal for space-constrained designs.

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DC/DC Converters enhance portable electronics applications.

Supplied in 8-pin, 2 x 2 x 0.75 mm SON package, TPS62065/TPS62067 synchronous step-down converters support 2.7-6 V input and can manage up to to 2 A. Products provide up to 95% power efficiency while helping to reduce board space and extend battery life in portable electronics applications. In addition to 3 MHz fixed frequency operation, features include 18 Â-µA quiescent current, Power Save...

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DC-DC Switching Regulators feature internal compensation.

Offered in 3 x 3 mm TSOP packages, 700 kHz ADP2300 and 1.4 MHz ADP2301 integrate high-side MOSFET that delivers power conversion efficiencies greater than 90%. Step-down non-synchronous regulators include soft-start circuitry and bootstrap diodes for intermediate bus generation and point-of-load regulation. Supporting input voltage of 3-20 V, ICs provide adjustable output from 0.8 V to 90% of...

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STB System-on-Chip prevents hacking of pay-TV signals.

To overcome vulnerabilities in established security architectures, STi7108 Set Top Box SoC features CryptoFirewall(TM) security core, which provides dedicated tamper-proof and emulation-resistant hardware designed to work with STB's conditional access system. CryptoFirewall has been developed specifically to meet pay-TV industry's needs and is suitable for satellite, cable, and IP-based pay-TV...

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FPGAs target automotive applications.

Supporting memory access rates to 800 Mbps using integrated memory controllers, automotive-qualified XA SpartanÂ-®-6 FPGAs offer up to 75 K logic cells, 3.1 Mbits of block RAM, and 132 dedicated DSP slices for massive parallel processing at 250 MHz. Units with embedded 3.125 Gbps serial transceivers and PCIe interface cores are suited for chip-to-chip communications in automotive infotainment...

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