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20 MP CMOS image sensor from Toshiba

Toshiba has announced a new 20-megapixel (MP) 1.12-micron CMOS image sensor (CIS) for high-end mobile handsets and smartphones with 1080p resolution…

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IQD shock-resistant oscillators

IQD has a range of very high shock survivability oscillators launched which can withstand shock levels of up to 8,000g for 0.5ms, ½ sine…

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Smart meters a waste of money, say MPs

Smart meters will only save 2% on consumers’ bills – an average £26 per household per year – according to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) – a committee of MPs – which disagrees with the opinion of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) that smart meters will lower bills and make switching…

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Cheaper 32bit PICs from Microchip

Aiming at cost-sensitive applications that need 32bit processing, to run stacks or process audio for example, Microchip has introduced a couple of cheaper MCU families, PIC32MX1xx and PIC32MX2xx, with MIPS M4K cores. 83Dmips is available at 50MHz, with up to 256kbyte flash and 64kbyte ram. “This enables embedded designs…

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16 bit DAC hits 2.5Gsample/s for direct RF generation

Clean fast analogue signal generation is the target of Linear Tech’s latest DAC. Called LTC2000, the 16 bit converter can accept data at 2.5Gsample/s and has a 2.1GHz -3dB output bandwidth. RF synthesis is the intended application, in instrumentation, communications, test, cable TV data services and…

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Maxim D/A system for FPGA design

Achieving high-precision, high-speed digital control loops is a challenge for designers and Maxim’s MAXREFDES74 18-bit data acquisition system helps FPGA engineers evaluate and validate their FPGA-based control systems…

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