News – 2006.08.24 – Early Edition

  • SST Unveils NAND Controllers for Multi-Level Cell Flash Market
    SST (Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.), a leader in flash memory technology, today announced a new flash-based NAND Controller that provides optimized performance for multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash devices. The SST55LD019M is ideal for use in space-constrained consumer applications where NAND flash is replacing traditional hard disk drives. The SST55LD019M NAND Controller is tailored to support high-volume applications and is offered in the industry’s smallest package. As the latest device within its successful NAND Controller family, the SST55LD019M incorporates SST’s SuperFlash technology that contains a built-in Flash File System. Inclusion of a programmable multi-tasking NAND interface enables rapid support of new NAND flash components through firmware modifications.
  • Sirenza Releases High Linearity, Medium Power SiGe HBT Discrete Product
    Sirenza Microdevices (Nasdaq: SMDI) today announced the production release of a new Silicon Germanium (SiGe) high linearity, medium power discrete product. The SGA-9089Z offers versatility and high performance from 50-4000 MHz. It can be biased from 2.7-3.3V over a wide range of currents to deliver the optimum combination of linearity, noise figure and power up to 24 dBm.
  • Sipex Introduces New Analog Linear Regulators
    Sipex Corporation (OTC: SIPX.PK) today announced it has added three families of industry standard linear regulators to its power portfolio. These devices include the SP78XXX family of fixed regulators, the SP317 family of adjustable regulators, and the SP108X family of quasi-LDOs. These 93 additional products enable Sipex to service customer’s requirements, while allowing them the opportunity to minimize the number of sources for their design solutions.
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  • Oki’s FaceSensingEngine Locates Face on Pantech’s Mobile Phones
    Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:6703) today announced that it has provided Pantech Co., Ltd., a major mobile phone company in South Korea, with FaceSensingEngine(TM) (FSE), Oki’s face image processing middleware to be used in their mobile phones. FSE is embedded into Pantech’s SKY brand mobile phone, “SKY IM-R100,” that was launched on August 1, 2006.
  • Freescale’s MSC8144 DSP Ranks First in BDTI Benchmark
    The MSC8144 device from Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) (NYSE:FSL.B) performed higher than any other fully programmable DSP tested in a new benchmark report published today by Berkeley Design Technology, Inc. (BDTI). Freescale’s MSC81xx DSP, which is based on the SC3400 core from StarCore, achieved a BDTIsimMark2000(TM) speed score ranging from 9520 – 11900, using only one of its four SC3400 cores.
  • Wi2Wi, SiRF Roll Out Smallest SiRFstarIII Based GPS Module
    Wi2Wi, a leading provider of OEM communications products for Tier 1 PC OEMs and wireless systems for PAN, WAN and LAN, announces a partnership with SiRF to become a part of their Value Added Manufacturer (VAM) network. It also announces the availability of the industry’s smallest fully-integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver module. At just 15mm x 15mm, the Wi2Wi device is near half the size of competing solutions, and incorporates SiRF Technology Holdings Inc.’s GPS- enabled location technology.
  • Fujitsu Introduces MBF320 Sweep Fingerprint Sensor IC with USB 2.0
    Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) and Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC) today announced that Fujitsu has introduced the latest member of its fingerprint sensor IC technology, the Fujitsu MBF320 Sweep Sensor(TM). The new MBF320 features TrustedCore pre-boot authentication (PBA), fingerprint-matching algorithms and biometric software from Cogent Systems (Nasdaq: COGT), and a USB 2.0 full-speed interface. The combination of the TrustedCore PBA with the MBF320 fingerprint sensor IC adds a vital new layer of security to PCs, notebooks and tablet PCs.
  • NEC Designs Op Amps for Measurement and Control Applications
    NEC Electronics America, Inc. today announced availability of a new operational amplifier (op amp) suitable for integrated-circuit test applications. The uPC835 junction field-effect transistor (JFET)-type op amp offers high slew rates, a maximum capable capacitive load that measures four times higher than the nearest competitor product and a 3 x 3 millimeter (mm) thin-scaled small-outline package (TSSOP) for increased design flexibility. This combination of features makes NEC Electronics’ uPC835 suitable for IC, memory, system-on-chip (SOC) and logic test equipment.
  • NI Unveils New RF Vector Signal Analyzer and Two IF Digitizers
    National Instruments today announced three new products that extend high-speed data acquisition and data streaming into RF and communications applications. With the new RF vector signal analyzer and two new IF digitizers that include advanced FPGA-based signal processing, engineers can continuously stream high-bandwidth RF data across high-speed buses, such as PCI and PXI, directly to a PC for processing and analysis. With PC processing and open software tools, engineers can create systems with unprecedented flexibility to address emerging standards or to prototype next-generation RF systems. RF streaming is ideal for a variety of applications such as software-defined radio, record and playback of spectral communication signals and real-time spectral monitoring.