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Dual-configuration FPGAs from Altera

Altera has availability of non-volatile  MAX-10 FPGAs. Using TSMC’s 55nm embedded flash process technology, MAX 10 FPGAs deliver dual-configuration flash, analogue and embedded processing capabilities in a small-form-factor, low-cost, instant-on programmable logic device. The FPGAs, shipping today, are supported by Quartus II…

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X-REL crystal oscillator driver

X-REL Semiconductor, the French fabless specialist in high reliability and extreme temperature ICs, is selling a low-power, small footprint crystal oscillator driver for high-reliability, extreme temperature and extended lifetime systems…

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Sub-picoamp input op-amp offers high gain bandwidth

Linear Tech is aiming at high-impedance sensor transimpedance amplifiers with an op-amp that requires only 3fA of bias current (typical at 25°C) while offering 500MHz gain bandwidth product. Potential applications for the chip, called LTC6268, include interfacing ADCs to reverse leakage (linear) mode photodiodes. 20kΩ transimpedance gain…

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New energy efficiency rules will change motor control design

Motor control is becoming the power industry’s fastest changing technology area. The reason for this is the requirement to improve energy efficiency from the millions of motors which are used in our homes, factories and cars. New developments in motor controller design, current sensing and control algorithms will be…

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Freescale plans first Cortex-M7 based Kinetis MCUs

Freescale Semiconductor is bidding to be first to market with chips based on ARM’s latest processor core and it plans Kinetis family microcontrollers with the ARM Cortex-M7 core. The Cortex-M7 processor has been designed for higher performance and doubles the performance of previous Cortex-M4 processors. Target…

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Global Unichip expands interconnect IP

Global Unichip, TSMC’s design arm, has rolled out an expanded interconnect low power IP portfolio for ASICs targeting solid state drive (SSD) applications. The expansion covers ultra low power PCIe 3/4 PHY, DDR3/4, LPDDR3/4 CTRL/PHY and ONFi4.0 IO/PHY…

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