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Maxim's supervisory ICs triple up for portable apps
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1/30/2003   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products says its MAX6736-MAX6745 dual- and triple-voltage microprocessor supervisory family for monitoring supply voltages from 0.9 to 5 V is the smallest and lowest-powered (6 microamps) of its kind.
LED drivers keep pace with light
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1/30/2003   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor says its NCP5008 and NCP5009 white-LED drivers are among the first to accommodate external phototransistor feedback to provide automatic adjustment of LED brightness according to ambient light.
Passives makers actively eliminate lead
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1/30/2003   Post a comment
Driven by the European Union's move to ban lead in electronic assemblies by 2006 as well as a similar move in Japan, many passive-component manufacturers are well ahead of the deadline to phase out lead in electronic components.
Dc/dc chip set improves 48- to 1-V conversion
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1/30/2003   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp.'s LM5041/LM5101 controllerdriver chip set takes a giant step toward achieving very high efficiency in 48-V to sub-1-volt dc/dc power conversion.
Board taps FPGAs, PowerPCs to speed image processing
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1/30/2003   Post a comment
Mercury Computer Systems Inc.'s new RACE++ Series VantageRT FCN board offers signal- and image-processing capabilities in a package that includes field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and PowerPC microprocessors connected by a switch fabric.
Advanced motor control ICs move into the driver's seat
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1/23/2003   Post a comment
Motor control applications are shifting into higher gear, buoyed by advances in the power ICs that turn on the motor, the microcontrollers that drive the system and the design tools needed to speed the system's time-to-market.
Dc/dc chips facilitate multiphasing on a large scale
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1/23/2003   Post a comment
International Rectifier's IR3081 control IC/IR3086 phase IC chip set, which uses the company's XPhase architecture for multiphase interleaved buck dc/dc converters, enables major scaling of an n-phase design.
Components distributors hope it's Bluetooth's year
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1/21/2003   Post a comment
If there is an industry that needs the Next Big Thing to drive growth, electronic components is it. And in 2003, Bluetooth technology-enabled in cell phones, headsets, PDAs and even PCs and peripherals-could be the long-awaited driver. That possibility has not been lost on components distributors. Avnet, an earlier believer in Bluetooth, opened its first Bluetooth design center-under the auspices of Avnet Radio Frequency Design Services-in Singapore in May 2001. Avnet quickly began offering a Bl
300-V MOSFET replaces relays
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1/16/2003   Post a comment
International Rectifier's IRF3000 is a 300-volt, n-channel HEXFET developed to replace electromechanical relays in telecom and networking applications.
Dc/dc chip runs at up to 600 kHz
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1/16/2003   Post a comment
Microsemi Corp.'s LX1672 high-frequency multiphase dc/dc controller chip is aimed at double-data-rate termination, multioutput power supplies, video card power supplies and set-top box applications.
Module reports for monitoring duties
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1/16/2003   Post a comment
Tracewell Systems Inc.'s System Management Module (SMM) is an intelligent monitoring board that is programmable for full-system monitoring capabilities.
APEC sticks to practical solutions
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1/13/2003   Post a comment
There are few things today that stay the same over any length of time, even in power. So it's nice to know that this year's Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) is, by all indications, keeping to the high standards for which it has a lways been known.
How Test Engineers Can Use Microsoft .NET
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1/13/2003   Post a comment
As the test and measurement of electronic components and systems has increased in complexity, so has the difficulty in developing control software for T&M equipment. Agilent Technologies' Ken Colasuonno discusses the use of an open standard, Microsoft .NET, to automate common low-level programming tasks for programming test instruments, accessing measurement data, and displaying T&M results.
Dc/dc converters outfitted for low-battery detection
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1/9/2003   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor's NCP1410 and NCP1411 dc/dc converter chips for portable and wireless electronics feature open-drain low-battery detectors to help simplify power system design.
Step-up regulator said to drive 12 LEDs
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1/9/2003   Post a comment
Intersil Corp.'s EL7513 high-frequency PWM step-up regulator is said to be capable of driving 12 LEDs while ensuring uniform brightness in white-LED backlighting applications.
Hot-swap controller puts current on triple control
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1/9/2003   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp.'s LTC4214 hot-swap controller chip allows a board with a low-voltage negative supply to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane.
VMEbus CPU board touts speed, pricing
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1/9/2003   Post a comment
General Micro Systems' Pentium III-based VMEbus CPU board serves as a drop-in replacement for legacy 68040, 68060 and PowerPC VMEbus boards running the VxWorks operating system.
Emulation adds test clips to support DDR memory
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1/3/2003   Post a comment
Emulation Technology Inc. is offering testing and debugging support for Micron Technology Inc.'s latest double-data-rate SDRAM memory devices with the availability of two new test clips.
Parts share E2PROM bus
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1/3/2003   Post a comment
Integrated Silicon Solution Inc.'s IS24C128 serial E2PROM has cascadable chip address lines that allow multiple devices to share the two-wire bus, supporting expandable address space.
Gbit Ethernet transceiver saves power
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1/3/2003   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc.'s TLK2208 eight-port Gigabit Ethernet transceiver is claimed to lower power consumption to a maximum of 162 milliwatts per channel at 1.25 Gbits/second.
Connector makers prep for PICMG 3.0
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1/3/2003   Post a comment
Relieved connector makers say the newest spec of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) for next-generation telecom equipment will spur component growth in 2003, despite a prolonged downturn in the communications industry.
Dc/dc meets double-data-rate needs
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1/3/2003   Post a comment
Artesyn touts its DDR12 point-of-load dc/dc converter as the first such unit to address the specialized dual-voltage, source-and-sink requirements of all double-data-rate synchronous DRAMs.
Force, Intel tap Xeon in fast front-side bus server boards
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1/3/2003   Post a comment
Answering the call for higher performance in server boards, two companies have rolled out products based on the Intel Xeon processor with a 533-MHz front-side bus.


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