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MACOM Acquiring AppliedMicro for $770M

MACOM has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AppliedMicro Circuits Corp. The acquisition, valued at approximately $770 million, allows MACOM to strengthen its portfolio for the data center market, adding OTN framers, MACsec Ethernet networking components and a single-lambda PAM4 platform.


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Altium Releases New Version of Leading PCB Design Software

After experiencing record user growth in the past year, Altium has launched the latest version of their leading PCB design software with Altium Designer 17. This release further embodies Altium’s commitment to passionate design by significantly reducing the time spent on non-design related tasks.


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MoSys and IDT Collaborate to Deliver 100 Gbps Base Station, Data Center and Mobile Edge Computing Solutions

MoSys and Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) announced interoperability between MoSys’ new LineSpeed™ Flex 28G 2:1 MUX IC (MSH420) and IDT’s 24-Port, 48-Lane, 600 Gbps, 10xN RapidIO® Switch (RXS2448). The IDT® Switch delivers ultra-low latency and high-bandwidth in both wireless and wireline 100G, 400G, and terabit network infrastructure applications, such as mobile edge computing, high-performance computing, and data analytics.


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Linear Technology Demos First Wireless Battery Management System in BMW i3

Linear Technology, a leading provider of battery stack monitoring ICs for electric and hybrid/electric vehicles, is demonstrating the industry’s first wireless automotive battery management system (BMS) concept car. This wireless BMS concept car, developed by Linear’s design partner LION Smart, combines Linear’s highly accurate battery stack monitors with its SmartMesh® wireless mesh networking products in a BMW i3, replacing the traditional wired connections between the battery packs and the battery management system.


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New Probe for Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes Measures Voltages in the Millivolt Range

The new R&S RT-ZP1X passive 1:1 probe from Rohde & Schwarz broadens the application range of its R&S RTO and R&S RTE series oscilloscopes. Both the probe and the oscilloscopes' front-end are extremely low noise, making this combination ideal for measuring the smallest of signals down to 1 mV/div, e.g., for power integrity measurements on integrated circuits and components.


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Teledyne LeCroy Launches RP4030 Active Voltage Rail Probe and SPMI Decoder

Teledyne LeCroy launched two new products ¾ the RP4030 active voltage rail probe and an industry first MIPI System Power Management Interface (SPMI) serial decoder. The RP4030 probe measures small signal variations on a DC power/voltage rail, while the SPMI decoder monitors and correlates SPMI serial bus messages with DC power/voltage rail changes. These two products are ideal for testing line or battery-powered computing and embedded systems that use digital power management ICs (PMICs) to reduce power consumption and increase system efficiency.


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ADI's High-Resolution, Low-Power SAR ADC Ensures Shorter Test and Development Times

Analog Devices Inc. announced a new generation of high-precision successive-approximation (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that uniquely combine the attributes of high performance, low power, small footprint and ease of use. These ICs enable mobile test and measurement instruments to operate for longer duration during field tests while improving measurement accuracy and repeatability. The new devices also support development of smaller-sized instruments, which can be placed closer to the sensors being measured, or allow for an increased number of data acquisition channels in the same form factor.


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Inphi Acquiring ClariPhy Communications, Adding Coherent DSP to Portfolio

Inphi Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ClariPhy Communications Inc. for $275 million in cash. ClariPhy provides ultra-high speed digital signal processing (DSP) systems-on-chip (SoC) for multi-terabit data, long haul and metro networks. This DSP capability complements Inphi’s fiber optic components, which will enable Inphi to offer more of the block diagram for optical networks.


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