News – 2007.08.01 – Early Edition

Fairchild Creates Voltage Translator with Independent-Direction Controls
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) announces the FXL4TD245, the industry’s first 4-bit, low-voltage dual-supply voltage translator with independent-direction controls. This unique control feature increases design flexibility by allowing designers to control the direction of each bit individually compared to typical configurations that control the direction of bi-directional voltage translators in groups of four, eight or sixteen bits. The FXL4TD245′s wide voltage range of 1.1V to 3.6V simplifies designs and accommodates the voltage requirements of a variety of consumer and industrial applications. In addition, the FXL4TD245′s ultra-compact (2.5mm x 3.5mm) DQFN package provides 65 percent board space savings versus TSSOP packaging, making it ideal for space-constrained ultra-portable, computing and consumer applications.

National Semiconductor Power-Saver Equalizers Out-Perform by 2x
Two new power-saver equalizers from National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: NSM) outperform competitive passive equalizers and are more versatile and easier to use than active equalizers. The DS38EP100 power-saver equalizer can equalize 40 inches of FR-4 printed circuit board (PCB) at a data transmission rate of 3.125 Gbps — twice the reach of other passive equalizers.

ARM Licenses Processor, System Design Tools to Comsys for WiMAX Baseband
Comsys Communication and Signal Processing Ltd. and ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] announced that Comsys has licensed the ARM1156T2-S(TM) processor and system design tools from ARM for the development of its next-generation mobile WiMAX baseband processors. In addition, the company has licensed the ARM(R) RealView(R) SoC Designer system-level design tool and PrimeCell(R) peripherals. Comsys, an award-winning provider of wireless broadband solutions, will be incorporating ARM technology in its ComMAX(TM) CM1100 and CM1125 processors, available early 2008.

Parade Technologies Selects Agilent J-BERT N4903A for DisplayPort Testing
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced that Parade Technologies Ltd., a leading company in high-speed video interfacing and processing products, selected the Agilent J-BERT N4903A for DisplayPort testing. The J-BERT is a high-performance serial bit error ratio tester that enables high-quality measurements for the emerging DisplayPort standard through its unprecedented signal integrity and ease-of-use. It provides full test coverage for DisplayPort physical layer testing of sink devices. Sophisticated software support allows automated compliance testing while expert modes enable R&D engineers to debug and characterize their designs.

Lambda Brick DC/DC Power Modules Supports Output Current up to 25A
Lambda UK has strengthened its iSA series of sixteenth brick DC/DC power modules to provide up to 25A of output current. Designed by sister company TDK Innoveta Inc, the new DOSA (Distributed Power Open Standard Alliance) standard footprint DC/DC converters provide exceptional thermal performance and are designed for engineers seeking to save space and system cost in 48V distributed power architectures.

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Lambda Rolls Out DPP120 Intermediate Level DIN Rail Mounted Power Supply
Responding to customer demand for intermediate level DIN rail mounted power supplies; Lambda UK has extended its popular DPP range to include a 120W single output version. The DPP120 meets specific requests from control system integrators, who are using intermediate power level DIN rail mounted supplies in applications such as elevators and toll booths.

Mistral Software Becomes Mistral Solutions
Mistral, a leading product realization company specializing in real-time embedded solutions, announced the amalgamation of its group companies Mistral Software Pvt. Ltd. and Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd. The merged company will be called Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

IEEE Wireless Hive Networks Symposium Co-locates with NIWeek
IEEE Wireless Hive Networks Symposium 2007, sponsored by the IEEE Central Texas Section Signal Processing/Communications Chapter, will be held August 8th, 2007 at the Hilton Austin, co-located with NIWeek 2007. Professor William Kaiser of the UCLA Center for Embedded Network Sensing (CENS) will deliver the keynote describing the impact of wireless sensor networks in telehealth. A panel discussion on managing energy demand with wireless sensor networks will include Brent Hodges of the ZigBee Alliance, Mark Strama of the Texas House of Representatives, Tony Seth of Duchossois Technology Partners, and Joel Serface from the Clean Energy Incubator.

STMicroelectronics Unveils STn8811 Nomadik Mobile Multimedia Processor
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) announced an addition to its award-winning1 Nomadik(R) family of mobile multimedia application processors, which builds on the success of the pioneering STn8810 by increasing the speed of its ARM9 core by almost 50%. The new higher-speed core in the STn8811 delivers stunning performance for general-purpose applications running alongside video, music and image processing on smart mobile phones, personal media players (PMPs) and personal navigation devices (PNDs). It joins the STn8810, in providing a low-cost, high-performance solution for cost-sensitive multimedia products.

Xilinx Demonstrates Interoperability of Virtex-5 FPGA with DDR3 SDRAM
Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable solutions, announced that its Virtex(TM)-5 FPGA devices are interoperable with 800 Mbps DDR3 SDRAM devices from leading memory suppliers. Hardware-proven interoperability with Virtex-5 devices provides customers with an early path to adopt DDR3 SDRAM technology with the industry’s only high-performance 65-nm FPGA family shipping in production.