ICs & Semiconductors

IDT releases first IEEE 1588 time and frequency generators transparently disciplined by synchronous ethernet

Integrated Device Technology has introduced a family of IEEE 1588 time and frequency generator chips that not only reduce costs but also meet the synchronization needs of LTE-Advanced, wireless backhaul and heterogeneous networks. The device architecture and capabilities are fully documented and accessible to allow IEEE 1588 software designers to implement their own clock recovery algorithms and add value for their customers through customisation and quick turnaround support.

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Dialog Semiconductor latest power supply IC can deliver 60W from a 40W design

Dialog Semiconductor has released a new iW1770 PrimAccurate primary-side controller that is able to offer a 60W peak power mode from a 40W supply, eliminating the need to oversize the power supply design and enabling compact, light-weight, high power density adapters for Ultrabooks, network devices and other home electronics products.

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X-REL Semiconductor extends oscillator range

X-REL Semiconductor, a specialist in high reliability and extreme temperature integrated circuits, has broadened its clock and timing product line by introducing a low-power, small foot-print crystal oscillator driver, XTR60010. Intended for operation in high-reliability, extreme temperature and extended lifetime systems, the XTR60010 is tailored for crystal oscillators, clock generation, clock buffering, frequency division and precision timing applications, with supply voltages from 2.5V to 5.5V and with crystals from 32kHz to 50MHz.

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TSMC delivers first fully functional 16FinFET networking processor

TSMC has announced that its collaboration with HiSilicon Technologies has successfully produced the foundry segment’s first fully functional ARM-based networking processor with FinFET technology. In what is being described as a milestone in the close collaboration between the two companies TSMC is now well placed to provide industry-leading technology to meet the increasing customer demand for the next generation of high-performance, energy-efficient devices.

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STMicroelectronics looks to commercialise its innovative piezoelectric MEMS technology

STMicroelectronics is commercialising its innovative piezoelectric MEMS technology combining high-volume MEMS design and manufacturing with a broad range of new application opportunities offered by piezoelectric technology. ST's TFP (Thin-Film Piezoelectric) MEMS technology is a foundational process platform that can be customised, allowing ST to work with customers around the world to jointly develop specific MEMS products, optimised for particular applications.

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Microsemi introduces first Timberwolf-based product with new AcuEdge acoustic technology

Microsemi Corporation has unveiled the first product in its new Timberwolf family. Powered by Microsemi’s AcuEdge acoustic technology, the ZL38040 delivers best-in-class high definition (HD) voice communication solutions for the enterprise hands-free speakerphone markets.

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Samsung launches first 28-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor for digital cameras

Samsung Electronics has announced its new 28 megapixel (MP) APS-C CMOS image sensor for digital cameras. Currently in mass production, the new S5KVB2 is designed into Samsung’s new compact system camera, the NX1. Utilizing Samsung’s advanced BSI pixel technology, the new S5KVB2 sensor is able to offer superior light absorption and by using a 65-nanometer (nm) low-power copper process as well as fine design technology, this new imager is able to meet the requirements for power efficiency and noiseless high quality imaging in high-end compact system camera formats.

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ON Semiconductor unveils SiP solution for precision-sensing in portable medical devices

ON Semiconductor has introduced the Struix, a semi-customisable System-in-Package (SiP) solution, for precision sensing and monitoring in a variety of mobile medical electronics including glucose monitors, heart rate monitors and electrocardiogram analysers. The product is a response to the rapidly-evolving product development demands from within the portable medical market.

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Silicon Labs expands digital radio receiver family

Silicon Labs has expanded its Si468x digital radio IC family to include new options for AM and AM HD Radio. The Si468x ICs are the most cost-effective single-chip digital radio receivers available that support worldwide radio reception and are certified for the Digital Radio Tick Mark and AM/FM HD Radio. The industry’s first monolithic, CMOS-based antenna-input-to-audio-output digital radio ICs, the Si468x receivers are suitable for portable and consumer electronics products supporting digital radio standards.

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Toshiba unveils sensor enabling high-megapixel camera modules in ultra-thin mobile devices

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced a new 20-megapixel (MP) 1.12-micron CMOS image sensor (CIS) for high-end mobile handsets and smartphones with 1080p resolution. With an optical height of 1/2.4 inch, the T4KA7 sensor enables the development of camera modules with a z-height of 6mm or less to meet consumer demand for ultrathin and ultralight mobile devices.

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