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Every function in this power management IC
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1/31/2004   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems touts its AS3603, an enhanced version of its AS3601 power management platform, as an industry benchmark for functionality and flexibility for mobile applications including cell phones, PDAs, and digital cameras. It features a DC/DC converter and ultra-low power LDOs, all programmable in 0.05-volt steps. The AS3603's feature set also includes a a driver for white LEDs, and a programmable 1-watt audio amplifier. The company says this chip takes up less than half the space of co
250-V MOSFETs in SO-8s bite into RDS
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Vishay Siliconix says its trio of new 250-volt N-channel TrenchFETs offer the lowest on-resistance available in the SO-8, PowerPAK SO-8, and D2PAK packages for power MOSFETs rated at this voltage. Vishay cites a maximum on-resistance of 155 milliohms at 10-V gate drive for the Si4434DY and Si7434DP.
MOSFET-based OR-ing controller cuts power losses
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Linear Technology's new LT4351 drives a MOSFET pass-element to implement an OR-ing diode solution for N + 1 redundant supply applications. What are the advantages of doing it that way? See product review.
More options available for mini pushbutton switches
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
The new MB2000 series of miniature pushbuttons from NKK Switches offers greater design flexibility with a variety of styles and options. The miniature pushbutton switches are available in single pole, double pole, and four pole, double throw configurations, as well as momentary and alternate circuits.
Cable assembly designed for high-speed ZD connectors
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W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. will exhibit several new products including the new GORE EYE-OPENER ZD cable assembly and GORE SPEEDBOARD C prepreg with FR4 at DesignCon 2004, Feb. 3-4, in Booth 807.
Switch technology supports broadband differential signaling
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There's a new class of switch products will enable the handling of differential broadband signals in advanced high-bandwidth applications, according to Pericom Semiconductor Corp. The company's line of application specific standard products (ASSPs) now includes switching solutions that address applications requiring up to 700 MHz of bandwidth.
35-amp connectors target telco apps
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Anderson Power Products offers two new 35-amp power drawer connectors that are used for "N + 1" power supply and rectifier systems for server, telecommunications and networking applications. The connectors are UL verified for cross mating with competitive products, which offers additional sourcing alternatives for designers.
Optical interconnect compatible with MT and ceramic ferrule technologies
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Teradyne Inc.'s Connection Systems Division (TCS) announced the company's first entry into the optical interconnect market with the introduction of the HD-Optyx optical connector. The company says it's the first modular optical interconnect that is compatible with both the high-density MT ferrule and mature, higher performance 1.25-mm ceramic ferrule technologies. This gives system designers greater flexibility by allowing them to choose 1.25-mm for system compatibility, MT for density, or both
Quarter-brick VICs can deliver 600 watts
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Vicor Corporation has expanded on its VIC-in-a-Brick 48-to-12 volt bus converter with a family of nine intermediate bus converter modules (IBCs) that provide a fixed 3- to 48-volt output (3, 4, 6, 8, 9.6, 12, 16, 24, 48 volts) from a nominal 48-volt (38-55 V) input. These high-efficiency quarter-brick versions, delivering up to 100 amps or 600 watts, incorporate V • I Chip technology (July 7, p. 63) and provide a traditional brick-style bus solution for designers who at the same time desire
Convicting The Innocent With Technology
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Anyone that can make noise will make noise
Silicon 101
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How do you get from beach sand to microprocessors? Prof. Turley explains the process. In doing so, he reveals a few secrets.
Motor control tools target a variety of motors
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Low-cost development tools from Texas Instruments are designed for use with TMS320C2000 digital signal controllers.
Desktop supplies sit high atop portables
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1/29/2004   Post a comment
FOCUS ON Desktop Power - Greater power-density and extended-portability requirements are quietly driving AC/DC desktop (i.e., external) supplies to new highs in the PC and medical markets. Previously, these plastic-encased systems arrived to compete seriously as a robust, high-performance universal-input switchmode power solution against PC in-the-box supplies. Now, they're being called on to deliver even higher performance in environments where real estate continues to shrink, leaving no room f
NI's latest 6-1/2-digit DMM is a PCI bus plug-in
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1/29/2004   Post a comment
Priced at less than $2000, here's a system-oriented PCIbus DMM with a 1.8-Msamples/s digitizer and solid-state relays to handle range and function changes. This combo gives you speed, 6-ppm DC voltage accuracy, and sensitivity into the microvolt regime.
Review: White LED light guides illuminate 3G cell phones
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Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), Inc. says its new family of MicroLens molded white LED light guides are the brightest, most efficient, most cost-effective backlighting solution available for today's 3G cell phones. Check out the details in Gina Roos' review.
Big telecom players adopt small firm's multi-layer ADSL analysis
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1/29/2004   Post a comment
A small company making broadband monitoring equipment announces that British Telecom and France Telecom have purchased its multi-layer ADSL analyzer hardware and software, thus endorsing the company's product.
Report Casts Doubt on Sony's "90-nm" PSX Processor
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1/29/2004   Post a comment
A key chip in Sony's Playstation X game consoles was implemented in a 130-nm manufacturing process even though Sony announced plans to implement the combination chip in a 90-nm process, the technology and patent analysis firm Semiconductor Insights (Ottawa, Canada) reported on Thursday (Jan. 29.)
Cypress MicroSystems Ships PSoC Arrays for Industrial Control Apps
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Devices combine 8-bit MCU, low-power digital and analog blocks, Flash, SRAM and clock, all for under $1.
ARM Preps Core for 32-bit Microcontroller Market
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ARM Holdings (London, UK) is preparing a new processor core based on the ARM7 as part of its strategic push into the microcontroller market.
VCXOs offer low jitter, low cost
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1/28/2004   Post a comment
Connor-Winfield's new V300/400/500 series of voltage controlled crystal oscillators (VCXOs) with low jitter are designed for PLL systems in ATM/SONET/SDH applications that require low jitter and tight stability.
14-slot backplane packs many design features
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1/28/2004   Post a comment
Bustronic Corp. offers a new 14-slot CompactPCI (cPCI) backplane with several new design features that boost performance and configuration flexibility.
SMT audio transducers deliver high sound output
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Star Micronics America, Inc. introduces the MLT series of audio transducers that delivers a high quality sound output in a compact package. These devices may be used in cell phones, mobile devices, medical equipment, appliances and computer peripherals.
Tiny accelerometer targets consumer applications
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Analog Devices Inc. has once again shown its technology leadership in the MEMS sensors business with the introduction of the ADXL32x family of iMEMS (integrated micro electromechanical system) accelerometers. The company claims the new devices are the industry's first dual-axis MEMS accelerometers available in 4-mm x 4-mm x 1.45-mm plastic lead frame chip scale packages (LFCSP).
Op Amp sets benchmarks for power and noise
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1/28/2004   Post a comment
LTC says that these two families of op amps have set some significant benchmarks for low places including power and noise. The company says these devices consume only 50% as much power as competitive devices.
I Buy, Therefore I Am
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Who's Watching the Watchers. Technology is becoming more intrusive, transparently.
TI's development tools target motor control apps
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In a move to accelerate the development of embedded motor control systems, Texas Instruments is launching a suite of low cost hardware and software motor control tools.
16-bit Virtual MCU is 80C51 Code Compatible
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1/28/2004   Post a comment
On Tuesday (Feb. 3) Dolphin Integration SA of Meylan, France will launch a 16-bit silicon IP microcontroller said to be fully binary code compatible with 8-bit 80C51 architectures. It is being positioned as a credible alternative to more expensive 32-bit MCUs for SmartCards and other applications.
Enea Embedded Technology's OSEck Real-Time Operating System offered ZSP DSP Core
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Enea Embedded Technology, formerly OSE Systems, says its OSEck real-time kernel and OSE Illuminator development tools are now available for LSI Logic's ZSP Digital Signal Processor core.
Chinese food for thought
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1/28/2004   Post a comment
The battle over standards are a difficult give-and-take event but, says the author, they pale when compared to competition between nations and their economic and political positions. Take for example China and its position for wireless security - it's almost an oxymoron, but not quite.
SBS Technologies spins three single-board computers with Pentium Ms on-card
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
At the Bus and Board Conference, SBS Technologies rolled out three 6U-sized CompactPCI single board computers. Configured with different feature sets, these models can dish up the speed and bandwidth needed for performance-oriented applications---while benefiting from the low power dissipation of Intel's Pentium M microprocessors.
Graphics controller supports multiple displays
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A new graphics controller card from board maker MEN Micro can drive two independent digital displays, alternatively with identical or with different screen displays.
New technology offers designers an electronically adjustable micro-resistor
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Microbridge Technologies Inc., a specialist in micro-systems technology, says its new polysilicon resistor dubbed the Rejustor is the industry's first electronically precision-adjustable micro-resistor. This device provides high-precision resistive trimming without requiring manual or mechanical adjustments.
C PLD, C PLD Run, Run PLD Run
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C Language Support for FPGA Embedded Micros
PC/104-format serial comm boards tout multiple ports
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
Board maker ACCES I/O Products announces some nifty additions to its ever-expanding line of PC/104-compatible boards. The company's latest FPGA-based products are eight- and four-port, asynchronous serial communications boards, respectively. Both handle multiple protocols.
I'm a dishwasher now, but wait a sec and I'll become a toaster
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
The key is flexibility. The on the fly programmable nature of the Xilinx parts lets the systems adapt as we discover new things.
Of Mice and Men
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Sometimes, the best laid plans still fail. It's nice to see when they work out.
EZRadio -- next generation wireless chipset?
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eeProductCenter's Paul O'Shea reviews Integration Associate's EZRadio chipset that is poised to make RF a reality for automotive, consumer electronics, building security and even toy markets.
Macro Universe Inside FPOA
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Advanced Macros Directly Map into Advanced High Performace Programmable Array
GbX backplane demonstrator helps system designers test high-speed backplanes
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Molex Inc. has responded to the system designer's need to test high-speed backplanes in a real-world environment with the introduction of its new GbX backplane demonstrator. The company plans to unveil the reference backplane design next week at DesignCon 2004. This coincides with Molex's rollout of its new GbX product offering.
5.25-in. embedded SBC debuts for embedded mobile applications
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
Here's a new single board computer packing supporting all popular operating systems, including Windows XP and Windows 2000, It packs a Socket 479 Intel Pentium M microprocessor with a 400-MHz system bus, and Intel's popular 855GM chipset.
A look at ADI's latest Blackfin finds pair of cores
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1/26/2004   Post a comment
Taking no chances on inherent architectural features alone, Analog Devices inc. has come to formally stake its digital media claim with a new line of beefed-up processors. Leading the charge is Blackfin's first dual-core implementation.
Industry-first base, mobile test targets Chinese TD-SCDMA, 1xEV-DV
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1/26/2004   Post a comment
Adjuncts to Agilent's cellphone testers make the company's instruments the first to characterize components and systems for base and mobile stations based on TD-SCDMA and 1xEV-DV wireless access methods.
Aeroflex gobbles Celerity Systems, targets cellphone base station test
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1/26/2004   Post a comment
Aeroflex, a maker of automated testing equipment and microelectronics for aerospace, defense, and broadband communications, is acquiring Celerity Systems. The latter makes modular digital test-and-measurement equipment for communications, satellite, wireless, and broadband test designers and developers.
RGB Amplifier Optimized for UXGA LCD Displays
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1/26/2004   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces the LT6553, a triple video amplifier with an internally fixed gain of 2. Eliminating the need for external gain setting resistors, the LT6553 features a -3dB bandwidth of 650MHz. The fast slew rate of 2500V/us coupled with a quick 6ns settling time enhances the AC performance, resulting in sharper video images.
Product strategy unveiled for cellular and Wi-Fi chip-scale front-end modules
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1/26/2004   Post a comment
SiGe Semiconductor announced plans to expand its product line with the industry's broadest range of chip-scale RF front-end modules for multi-mode, dual-band Wi-Fi systems, and cellular handsets compliant to the GSM, CDMA, CDMA2000, GPRS and EDGE standards.
Wavesat and Atmel join forces to lead the 802.16 broadband wireless access market
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1/26/2004   Post a comment
Wavesat chose Atmel's SiliconCITY capability to design and manufacture the first WiMAX compliant IEEE-802.16d chips. Wavesat has been working on this new OFDM modem technology since 1997 and this new chip represents their sixth generation of OFDM modem.
Power management unit ideal for handheld devices
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Austriamicrosystems has unveiled the AS3603, an enhanced version of its AS3601 power management platform. It provides mobile device manufacturers with a versatile power management IC.
DSPs expand front in consumer media
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1/26/2004   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc.'s rollout of its latest Blackfin processors reinforces a growing industry consensus that consumer media devices could mark the next great opportunity for digital signal processors.
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