News – 2006.12.14 – Early Edition

  • Microchip Unveils Analog-to-Digital Converter in SOT-23 Package
    Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced the highest resolution analog-to-digital converter (ADC) available in a SOT-23 package. The low-power, 18-bit, Delta-Sigma MCP3421 ADC features an integrated voltage reference and Programmable Gain Amplifier (PGA) on-chip, which reduces the need for external components and enables a smaller overall design footprint. With its 6-pin package, low power consumption and high resolution, the new ADC is ideal for portable measurement applications in the industrial, medical, consumer and automotive markets.
  • TI Introduces DirectPath Headphone Amplifier for Cellular Handsets
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced a new headphone amplifier optimized for cellular handsets and other portable audio applications. The TPA6130A2, which is part of the DirectPath(TM) line of amplifiers, outperforms other charge pump-based headphone drivers on the market today, offering a power supply rejection ratio (PSRR) of 109 dB, the lowest quiescent current at 4 milliamp (mA), the first differential stereo inputs and 64-step software-based volume control. These features of the TPA6130A2 make it possible for manufacturers to minimize noise disturbances, extend battery life and maximize audio quality in their cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDA), portable media players and portable audio players.
  • TeleSoft VoIP Stack Ports to Micrium uC/OS-II RTOS, uC/TCP-IP Networking
    TeleSoft International announced that its Voice Over IP (VoIP) protocol stack is now pre-ported to uC/OS-II, the real-time operating system (RTOS) and to uC/TCP-IP networking software that Micrium sells to automotive and avionics applications, consumer electronics, medical devices, military and aerospace applications, networking systems, and systems-on-a-chip. Adding VoIP to Micrium’s embedded components enables customers to develop state-of-the-art multimedia with RFC compliant SIP and RTP protocols.
  • Larsen & Toubro Infotech Acquires GDA Technologies
    Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited, a leading IT consulting and services organization, and a 100% subsidiary of the Larsen & Toubro Group, announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire GDA Technologies, Inc., and all of its design centers in US and India.
  • ADLINK Introduces Fanless, AMD Geode Single Board Computer
    ADLINK Technology launches a half-size single board computer featuring an AMD Geode GX 533 processor. The fanless NuPRO-796 boasts a low 1.1W CPU power consumption to deliver low power, low cost and high computing performance.
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