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Laurence Marchini

Laurence Marchini, Editor, writes:

We see from your search that you're looking for information on the term "Cellphone", and we have a large number of manufacturers' news releases and technical articles here on Electronicstalk which will be of interest. Let me be your guide.
Start with the news release Management IC is adapted to silver zinc batteries from Texas Instruments (April 2006-), which we summarised at the time by saying "New device will be part of all ZPower batteries as the company prepares for high volume production in mid-2008". A couple of weeks before, we featured the news release Acquisition brings ready-made GPS expertise from NXP Semiconductors: "NXP Semiconductors is acquiring fabless GPS specialist GloNav for an initial payment of US $85 million in cash".
In December 2007, we covered the news from Actel Europe concerning its Icicle Kit - take a look at Cool kit evaluates frugal FPGAs which says: "Kit showcases the ultra-low-power attributes, flexible implementation options and battery-saving advantages of Igloo FPGAs for portable applications".
Take a look also at the news release from EM Microelectronic, Membership furthers near-field acceptance, as well as Low-cost 8bit MCUs have small footprints from Silicon Laboratories, and LDOs are optimised for noise performance from austriamicrosystems.

See also:

Frugal GPS saves power for personal safety (November 2007)
The Spot Satellite Messenger uses Nemeriz GPS technology to send location information embedded in emergency messages

Extension cable takes probes to extremes (October 2007)
Probing solution enables oscilloscope measurements in environmental chambers and in other settings with extreme temperature conditions

Linux platform aids Palm's handheld development (August 2007)
Palm selected Wind River Linux for its standard development and deployment environment that will help speed applications to market

Wi-Fi transceiver takes more onboard (August 2007)
Ultra-low-power 802.11g/b RF transceiver integrates a power amplifier, Rx/Tx/antenna diversity switches and crystal oscillator circuitry

LED driver is cost engineered for budget handsets (July 2007)
Driver chip provides basic illumination for low-cost TFT-LCD panels in an extremely small footprint while requiring just two external components

Regulator powers baseband chipsets (July 2007)
High-efficiency 2.25MHz synchronous buck regulator has pin-selectable output of 1.28 or 1.87V, making it ideal for the latest generation of Agere cellphone baseband chipsets

Cellular chip enables UMA service rollout (July 2007)
Nexperia cellular system solution delivers all the hardware, software validation, support and interoperabil