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Store and Retrieve a Gigabyte of Data

November 15, 2006 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in Flash memory densities of 32-, 256- and 512-Kbytes, Atmel® Corporation’s SAM7SE microcontrollers include an external bus interface (EBI) that provides access to massive amounts of external NAND Flash, SDRAM, CompactFlash®, SRAM and ROM storage. The ability to efficiently store and retrieve over a gigabyte of data makes SAM7SE MCUs suited for data logging applications....

Embedded PC Supports M2M Applications with Wired and Wireless Connectivity Options

November 15, 2006 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems introduces its LBC-GX500, a highly integrated, single board computer (SBC) designed for machine-to-machine connectivity (M2M). The LBC-GX500 offers a variety of wired and wireless connectivity options. Among them are 802.11 wireless Ethernet, GSM/GPRS cellular modem, CDMA cellular modem, ZigBee wireless RF module, 10/100 wired Ethernet port, global-compliant dial-up modem, six USB ports and six COM channels on a single board....

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Improved Power Efficiency for Portable Applications

November 15, 2006 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor’s low Vce(sat) bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) portfolio includes WDFN6, WDFN3, SOT-23, SOT-563 and ChipFET packages. These devices incorporate advanced silicon technology and provide better power efficiency and longer battery life than traditional BJTs or planar MOSFETS. The low Vce(sat) surface-mount devices are specifically designed for use in low voltage, high-speed switching applications where energy efficiency con...

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Spread Spectrum Architecture Lowers Noise while Maintaining Output

November 15, 2006 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

This new mono, 2.65 W, Class D Boomer® audio amplifier from National Semiconductor Corporation reduces electromagnetic interference (EMI) more than 11 dB below the FCC limit to lower system noise in portable devices including cell phones, smart phones, music players, notebook computers, DVD players, gaming devices and other portable electronics....

Opera MiniT Web browser for your BlackBerryT or TreoT

November 14, 2006 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Opera Software today announced that Opera MiniT, the free Web browser for mobile phones, is available for the popular BlackBerryT and Palm® handsets. Opera MiniT offers BlackBerryT and Palm® TreoT users a faster delivery of Web pages and overall better user experience. According to Gartner reports*, 42....

OpenLaszlo Applications Combined with Java Platform

November 14, 2006 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sun Microsystems Inc. announces a collaboration to enable OpenLaszlo applications to run on devices supporting the JavaÔ Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) application. With this move, Sun and Laszlo are actively contributing resources to a new project for the OpenLaszlo community, code-named Orbit. With more than 3....

Security Software Protects Blackberry Users

November 14, 2006 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMobile Systems, announces that its mobile anti-virus solution for BlackBerry offers immediate protection against many of the vulnerabilities exposed by the BBProxy security tools, which will be released to the public today by Jesse D'Aguanno, a consultant with risk management firm Praetorian Global....

Transfer Information from Web to Mobile Device

November 14, 2006 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Bluetooth SIG introduces its TransSend client/server application that allows Internet content such as maps, addresses, phone numbers and other text and images to be wirelessly transferred from a Bluetooth enabled PC to another mobile Bluetooth device such as a phone or PDA. By providing this free of charge, useful, on-the-go capability to consumers, the Bluetooth SIG hopes to help increase customer satisfaction of Bluetooth enabled devi...

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Offerings

November 14, 2006 10:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

ARC International today introduces an architecture that will meet the high definition (HD) media processing requirements in a wide array of consumer devices. The ARC® VRaptor™ Media Architecture will scale from simple MP3 decode to complex HD H.264 encode using an architecture that efficiently exploits parallelism in advanced media applications....

Mobile Wireless Connection Made Easy

November 14, 2006 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Strategies to optimize transceiver range and mitigate congestion in metro WiFi backhaul include dealing with issues such as spectral efficiency, signal degradation and congestion control. By Dr. Michael Nova The growing popularity of metropolitan WiFi networks highlights the strengths and weaknesses of using a mesh architecture for WiFi backhaul....

The MBMS Mobile Multimedia Standard and Application-Layer Forward Error Correction

October 27, 2006 12:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

By Mark Watson and Thomas Stockhammer The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has taken the lead in the definition of mobile multimedia broadcast services by integrating Multimedia Multicast/Broadcast Service (MBMS) in its Release 6 specifications. The MBMS specification was completed in the fall of 2005 and was approved in early 2006....

A New Generation Cartesian Loop Transmitter for Flexible Radio Solutions and Software Defined Radio

October 27, 2006 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

By C.N. Wilson and J.M. Gibbins The concept of ‘Software Defined Radio’ (SDR) is much discussed, but in practice can mean many different things to different people and organizations. In essence, the click to enlarge Figure 1....

E-passports: Are They the Way to Go?

October 20, 2006 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

The State Department is nearing completion of its conversion program for the hotly debated RFID-based electronic passports, or e-passports, despite warnings from security experts that these passports could be accessed or tracked by the wrong individuals. In fact, some security experts feel that the technology contained in this type of passport could be used by terrorists to construct a bomb designed to target anyone of their choosing....

Security for RFID Tags

October 20, 2006 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

SecureRF Corporation’s RFID tag device is based on a cryptography that is both lightweight and highly secure. Until now, existing security algorithms could not provide strong authentication and data protection on RFID tags. The reason: These algorithms, many of them over 20 years old, rely on multiplying large numbers and require more computing resources than are available on RFID tags....

SiGe Medium-Power Discrete Component

October 19, 2006 8:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sirenza Microdevices announces the release of the Silicon Germanium (SiGe) high-linearity, medium power discrete product. The SGA-9089Z offers versatility and high performance from 50 to 4000 MHz. It can be biased from 2.7 to 3.3 V over a wide range of currents to deliver the optimum combination of linearity, noise figure and power up to 24 dBm....

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