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Start with the news release EASA certifies avionics unit with Altera processor from Altera, which we summarised at the time by saying "The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified a safety-critical avionics system that includes a DO-254/ED-80-certifiable version of Altera's Nios II embedded processor.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release CMOS image sensor put inside digital film camera from Cypress Semiconductor: "Cypress Semiconductor's CMOS image sensor has been designed into the 35mm Alexa digital motion-picture camera from ARRI, used to produce films including 3D movies and commercial shoots.".

In December 2010, we covered the news from Rogers - take a look at Rugged flame-retardent laminates for military PCBs which says: "Rogers has introduced XT/duroid high-performance thermoplastic laminate materials, suitable for high-frequency multilayer circuits in military, aerospace and deep-space applications.".

Take a look also at the news release from Molex, Valve connector simplifies manufacturing process, as well as VGA for wireless infrastructure transceivers from Maxim Integrated Products, and Globtek offers desktop-style power supplies from Globtek.

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PLDs for low-power consumer design applications (December 2010)

Avnet Memec is offering Lattice Semiconductor's MachXO2T programmable logic devices (PLDs), which offer low-density PLD designers low cost, low power and high system integration in a single device.

Tektronix offers architecture for PCI Express 3.0 (December 2010)

Tektronix has announced an addition to what it claims is the industry's most comprehensive solution for PCI Express 3.0.

Two-channel ADC for energy-harvesting sensors (December 2010)

The MAX11645 two-channel ADC is suited for applications ranging from energy-harvesting sensors to portable consumer electronics and point-of-load monitoring in networking and computer systems.

TPS54618 for DSP- and FPGA-based communications (December 2010)

The TPS54618 provides 95-per-cent efficiency and operating current of 2.95-6V for point-of-load designs used in DSP- and FPGA-based communications, test and medical equipment.

FPGA-based frame grabbers for image acquisition (December 2010)

Stemmer Imaging can now offer what are said to be the world's fastest FPGA-based Cameralink frame grabbers from Silicon Software, which are suited as an OEM solution for image acquisition.

PFC/PWM controller targets power engineers (December 2010)

Fairchild Semiconductor is offering the FAN6920MR, an integrated critical mode PFC and quasi-resonant current-mode PWM controller.

EEPROM blocks for program and firmware storage (December 2010)

Austriamicrosystems' Full Service Foundry business unit has announced a further expansion of its non-volatile memory portfolio for its 0.35um process range.

Offline switcher IC eliminates no-load waste (December 2010)

Power Integrations has introduced the Linkzero-LP, a highly integrated offline switcher IC targeting chargers and adapters up to 3.2W for portable devices such as mobile phones and toothbrushes.

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Further reading
  • Cores secure FPGA designs

    AES1 and GCM1 IP cores enable FPGA vendors to add encryption to their designs using less than 15% of an RT54SX72S device.
  • Evaluation platform suits varied FPGA designs

    The Inrevium TB-3S-1400AN-IMG/TB-3S-3400DSP-IMG supports the development of FPGA design in any products that require image processing.
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