Dialog Semiconductor introduced the DA9057 system level power management IC. The DA9057 is a highly integrated power management, audio and user interface controller for multimedia players, portable navigation systems and other handheld devices. The DA9057 features five on-board dc/dc converters that support 24-bit stereo audio headphone playback on a 5mW power budget. The DA9057 combines a flexible power sequencer with a fully programmable filter/mixer engine to support a wide variety of ARM-based multimedia processors.
Teridian Semiconductor is sampling their new 71M6541x and 71M6xx1 residential smart metering integrated circuits (ICs). The 71M6541x and 71M6xx1 feature digitally isolated current sensors based on their MicroDAA isolation technology. By incorporating isolation technology into the metering solutions, Teridian have overcome traditional barriers associated with the use of resistive shunts in multi-phase applications.
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) introduced the STDP6000 series of single-chip controller ICs. The STDP6000 features advanced 12-bit color-processing capabilities, enhanced color fidelity, DisplayPort connectivity, and ultra-low power consumption when the monitor is in standby mode. In addition, OEMs and end users can easily upgrade their monitor software without factory recall or on-site technical support via ST’s Smart ISP (In-System Programming) technology. The STDP6000 is available in volume production in a 128-pin TQFP package.
Microtune launched the MT3141 world-standard radio frequency (RF)-to-baseband IC. The Microtune MT3141 is based on a new, highly integrated silicon architecture. The MT3141 single chip enables TV manufacturers to use a smaller, higher-performance, and more cost-effective receiver for next-generation global digital television designs. The MT3141 tuner is available now to early access customers in a 6.0 mm x 6.0 mm 40-pin QFN package. It is priced at $2.00 in high volume. Microtune also offers a MicroCeiver MT3141 evaluation board and reference design.
The Microtune MT3511 RF MicroDigitizer is designed for automotive infotainment systems. The integrated 16-bit analog to digital converter (ADC) digitizes the IF signal and provides a suitable interface for high-end software defined radio architectures. A generic processor (e.g. DSP) can be used to demodulate the supported radio standards. The MT3511 is currently sampling to key customers and is priced at $3.50 in volumes of 100,000/year.
STMicroelectronics announced the SRi2K 2-Kbit IC that enables contactless tickets to manage access to multiple services. The SRi2K is certified for one million erase/rewrite cycles and 40-year data retention. Mass production is scheduled for this month. The SRi2K chip is offered as bare die for embedding directly in smart tickets or in unsingulated wafer form. The ICs are priced at $0.15 each for 100,000 units and above.
STMicroelectronics introduced the ST32-M low-power processor chip. The ST32-M is ideal for managing SIM data for machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular communications. ST32-M devices will sample this quareter. Mass production in the DFN8 6 x 5mm package is expected to begin in Q1 2010. The ST32-M family complements the ST32 range (targeting classical Java SIM card ICs) and the ST33 family (for the highly secure SIM card market). The extended Flash cycling capabilities of the ST32-M family, when combined with application-specific software development, will allow Mobile Network Operators to achieve multi-million data cycles in harsh environments.
STMicroelectronics introduced the STM6502, STM6503, STM6504, and STM6505 smart-reset chips. The STM65xx family of smart-reset Integrated Circuits (IC) enables the system to be restarted safely without removing the battery or finding a tool to push the reset button, usually hidden behind a hole in the casing. ST’s smart reset solution simplifies design, reduces part count, and saves on overall system cost while improving the industrial design. The STM65xx is in mass production now and is priced at $0.53 for 10,000 units.
Microtune’s MicroCeiver platform is an ultra-small, low-cost technology platform for the digital TV and cable TV markets. The MicroCeiver platform packs radio frequency (RF) analog and digital signal processing system on a single chip. The radio frequency-to-baseband solution offers the building-block architecture for a new family of fully integrated front-end receivers that will bring low cost, miniature footprints and excellent signal reception quality to manufacturers creating next-generation digital televisions, set-top boxes, cable entertainment hubs and IP video electronics. The MicroCeiver architecture will reduce engineers’ development time and production costs, while enabling them to create consumer products for global markets that span multiple applications, product lines and international television reception standards.