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Renesas Announces Second Generation SH7786 Dual-Core Processor
Renesas Technology America, Inc. announced an enhanced SH7786 dual-core 32-bit processor, a second-generation version fabricated with a 65-nm process for high-performance multimedia equipment such as car navigation systems. The new processor delivers excellent processing performance: up to 1,920 million instructions per second (MIPS) when operating at 533MHz. This member of the SuperH® family incorporates a DDR3-SDRAM memory interface for faster, ultrahigh-speed data transfers: up to 4.27Gbytes per second (4.27GB/s).

Freescale Introduces Symphony Multicore DSP56724, DSP56725 Processors
Freescale Semiconductor introduces the Symphony[TM] multicore DSP56724 and DSP56725 processors – the latest additions to the Symphony DSP5672x product family. The high performance digital signal processors (DSPs) are packed with peripheral support required for today’s designs and are ideal for automotive, consumer and professional audio applications where low cost and high performance are critical.

Broadcom Acquires AMD’s Digital TV Business
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM) and AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement for Broadcom to acquire AMD’s digital TV (DTV) business. The acquisition of AMD’s DTV business is expected to enable Broadcom to immediately scale its DTV business, and, in conjunction with its existing products, to offer a complete product line that covers all segments of the DTV market ranging from low-end value and mid-range quality to high-end interactive platforms and panel processors.

Atmel Announces AT25DF081 1.8V 8-Megabit Serial Flash
Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced the production availability of its new AT25DF081, the industry’s first 8-megabit Serial Flash device capable of operating at 1.8-volts. With a low-voltage operating range of 1.65V to 1.95V, the AT25DF081 operates at the same voltage range as many current and upcoming sub-90nm ASICs and processors/controllers which allows system designers to finally create applications that can utilize a single supply voltage for all components in the system while also saving a significant amount of cost.

Orchid Technologies Develops Data Logging Cockpit Communications System
Orchid Technologies Engineering and Consulting, successfully completes a multi-channel data logging cockpit communications system. The Marvell PXA270 ARM-based processor, data logger permits post-flight review and analysis. Supporting up to four microphones, two NTSC video channels, and I/O with daylight readable LED enunciators, and multiplexed audio codecs from Texas Instruments, makes this compact avionics design flight-ready.

SandLinks Selects CPF-Enabled Cadence Low-Power Solution
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic design innovation, announced that SandLinks, Inc., has received functional silicon of its low-power RFID tag device which was implemented using the Common Power Format (CPF)-enabled Cadence® Low-Power Solution. SandLinks was able to achieve key requirements for this chip, including ultra-low-power consumption and longer battery life for the active RFID tag.