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Voltage supervisors provide 26 programmable trip points
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Intersil introduced two voltage supervisor ICs, the ISL88016 and ISL88017, which offer 26 pin-selectable voltage trip points along with functions including power-on reset (POR) control, supply voltage supervision, and manual reset assertion in a small 6-pin TSOT package. Both devices are designed for low power consumption as well as accuracy in portable and battery-powered applications.
One-box WiMAX tester speeds manufacturing
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LitePoint announced the IQmax-100 one-box manufacturing test solution. With integrated vector signal analyzer (VSA) and vector signal generator (VSG) resources, one-box IQmax Test Systems offer test results for critical fixed and mobile WiMAX physical layer parameters including all bandwidth and data rate options for product development, volume manufacturing and quality assurance.
10 Gigabit Ethernet ATCA switch separates control and data planes
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Diversified Technology introduced the ATS1936, an AdvancedTCA board that can be used as hub, node or mesh enabled board. It complies with PICMG 3.0 R2.0 ECN002 and PICMG 3.1 Option 1 and Option 9 and implements 2 separate switched networks on a single pc board. By separating the Base and Fabric networks, the ATS1936 provides a separate control plane and data plane.
Low-jitter digital audio interface receiver reduces component count
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Texas Instruments introduced a 24-bit, 96-kHz digital audio interface receiver that provides jitter performance as low as 50 ps RMS. The device reduces the number of external components required and enhances sound quality in applications including AV/DVD receivers and amplifiers, automotive audio systems, digital televisions, musical instruments, recording systems and high-performance PC audio interfaces.
GreenPoint printer power-supply reference design is 83% efficient
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ON Semiconductor unveiled its latest GreenPoint reference design for 40-W power supplies used to power desktop printers. Providing active-mode energy efficiency above 83% when delivering an output power between 5 and 40 W, the reference design achieves a no-load power consumption of 150 mW.
Henkel expands solder paste production
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Henkel plans to expand its existing plant in Pune, India to incorporate a solder paste blending facility for its Multicore tin-lead and lead-free solder paste products to meet growing demand in India.
Motor control development kit simplifies vector drive design
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STMicroelectronics' ARM7-based motor control development kit simplifies vector drive design for permanent magnet synchronous motors and 3-phase AC induction motors used in appliance, industrial and HVAC applications.
Protection device safeguards electric motors and transformers
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Raychem's PolySwitch LVR series of resettable circuit protection devices helps protect electric motors and transformers used in appliances from failures caused by conditions such as mechanical overloads and overheating.
MOSFETs improve power efficiency
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Toshiba has expanded its power semiconductor line with the first products in a new family of high-speed switching MOSFETs that are said to significantly improve power efficiency for synchronous DC/DC converters.
Cree expands EZBright LED platform
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Cree's EZBright 700 LED blue chip may be used in general lighting applications including auto headlamps, streetlights, camera flash, projection lighting, personal lighting and indoor and outdoor displays.
Energy estimator tool optimizes power efficiency early in design cycle
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Tensilica has unveiled its Xenergy estimator, an energy estimator for Xtensa configurable processor and Diamond Standard processor users.
Freescale to add code protection to StarCore
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Newest spin of StarCore DSP includes OEM-level code protection through on-chip encryption.
EDA vendors unveil SoC design trimmers
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EDA vendors announce new software tools that streamline the system-on-chip (SoC) design cycle and the semiconductor verification process.
REVIEW: Chipset to streamline analog video distribution over CAT5 cabling
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Linear IC maker Analog Devices introduces a combination of fast analog crosspoint switches and driver/receiver amplifier chips. These devices support bandwidths up to 500 MHz for transmitting analog video across CAT-5 cabling runs.
Tools reduce clock tree power by 25%, Magma claims
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Magma Design Automation introduced a pair of low-power IC implementation and analysis tools that the company claims have been shown to reduce power consumption in nanometer ICs by 25 percent.
DC/DC boost converter supplies 5-V at 900-mA
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Supplying up to 4.5W of power, AnalogicTech's ATT1210 step-up converter for small portable applications takes a single-cell Lithium-ion battery and boosts it to a 5V/900-mA output in a total solution less than 1-mm in height.
Low-power 8-bit MCUs support 3-5V large-segment LCDs
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Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a family of highly integrated, power-efficient 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) optimized for one of the most pervasive display technologies: liquid crystal displays (LCDs).
H.264 HD codec delivers 1080i/p video with minimum delay
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The low encode-decode tandem delay and ability to encode 1080 video at high quality and relatively low bit rates makes W&W Communications' WW20K chipset suitable for live HD video broadcast applications, such as sports and news events.
Xilinx announces production volume shipments of low-cost Spartan-3A FPGAs
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Xilinx starts to deliver production-qualified 90nm Spartan-3A FPGAs within three months of the family's introduction.
MathStar and Mentor announce partnership for FPOA design tools
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MathStar and Mentor have teamed to deliver design tools for use with mathStar's Field Programmable Object Array (FPOA) devices.
Sony announces 2007 DTV line and extends Bravia brand name
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Sony unveiled several of its new products at the 2007 Open House Consumer Product Showcase, which was held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Sony is normally the first company each year to "kick-off" new model introductions at its annual line show.
Dual input Li+ charger eliminates external MOSFETs
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Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX8677A, dual input USB/AC-adapter linear charger with Smart Power Selector for portable devices powered by rechargeable single-cell Li+ batteries.
Power-over-Ethernet DPA-switch has 10-W rating
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Power Integrations extended its DPA-Switch DC-DC IC family with the 10-W DPA422, which enables designers to develop efficient power supply designs for power over ethernet (PoE) applications.
High-frequency 75-V MOSFET driver sinks and sources 2 A
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Vishay Intertechnology announced the release of the SiP41111 high-frequency 75-V half-bridge n channel MOSFET driver IC that delivers a 2 A peak sink and source gate-driver current.
Versatile buffer amplifier pair covers 4 to 21 GHz for PTP applications
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Mimix Broadband introduced two pHEMT monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) two-stage buffer amplifiers. The XB1007-BD and XB1008-BD cover 4 to 11 GHz and 10 to 21 GHz, respectively, and both devices deliver a +20 dBm P1dB compression point and +30 dBm OIP3.
Synchronous step-down DC/DC converter delivers up to 500 mA
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Linear Technology released the LTC3563, a high-efficiency, 2.25-MHz, synchronous buck regulator that can deliver up to 500 mA of continuous output current from a 2- x 2-mm DFN package. Its output voltage is pin-selectable to either 1.28 V or 1.87 V.
Micrel extends LDO family aimed at FPGAs, DSPs and MCUs
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Micrel introduced the 4A MIC68400, the latest addition to its MIC68000 family of LDOs designed specifically for powering FPGA, CPLDs, DSPs and microcontrollers. The devices are aimed at broadband modems, routers, servers, storage networks, and wireless base stations.
PSoC Express design tool supports capacitive sensing interface
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Cypress Semiconductor's latest version of its PSoC (Programmable System on Chip) Express development tool, 2.2, supports CapSense capacitive sensor technology, as well as its WirelessUSB LP 2.4-GHz radio-on-a-chip.
PFC evaluation board provides better than 95% efficiency
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BI Technologies Electronic Components Division offers a power factor correction (PFC) evaluation board for circuit testing.
Cube inductor operates up to 1 MHz
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BI Technologies Magnetic Components Division has developed a high-current cube inductor that operates at frequencies up to 1 MHz.
Power inductors span wide range of sizes and inductance values
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BI Technologies Magnetic Components Division offers the HM62 series of surface-mount power inductors in four low-profile packages for handheld electronic devices.
Power transformers target PoE applications
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BI Technologies Magnetic Components Division has developed the HM110 series of DC/DC converter transformers specifically for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications.
Thin-film inductors save board space
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Designed to fit space-constrained communications applications, BI Technologies Magnetic Components Division offers the BTC series of thin-film chip inductors in 0402 and 0603 package sizes.
S-video drivers remove glitches in portable video apps
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Intersil has introduced 9-MHz low-pass reconstruction filters housed in tiny, ultra-slim µTQFN or chipscale packages that remove quantization noise and switching glitches created by video DACs on the analog output signal.
LCD driver offers wide voltage supply range
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EM Microelectronic added a second LCD driver to its product portfolio—the EM6111, which is a simplified version of its predecessor chip. The device is packaged in a small MLF16 that measures 4-mm x 4-mm and doesn't require external components.
NXP's ULPI USB transceivers shrink pin count, size, power
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The smallest transceiver measures 2.2 x 2.25 x 0.6 mm in a 0.4 mm ball pitch.
Samsung picks Beceem WiMax chips for user terminals
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Samsung Electronics will use a WiMax baseband/RF chip set from Beceem Communications in multiple generations of user terminal products.
Cypress tool adds support for capacitive sensing
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Cypress Semiconductor rolled out version 2.2 of the company's PSoC Express development tool for programmable system-on-chip mixed-signal arrays. The new release adds support for Cypress's CapSense capacitive sensing solution and the company's WirelessUSB LP 2.4-GHz wireless radio-on-a-chip.
Sumco revs raw-wafer fab expansion
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Sumco Corp. has accelerated a planned expansion of its 300-mm-wafer crystal growth facilities to establish capacity of 1.4 million raw wafers a month by June 2009.
Convection cooled 150 watt power supply offers up to 6.9 watts per cubic inch power density
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The SDS150, a compact, high density, convection cooled power supply is well suited to IT and industrial applications where space is at a premium and there are no internal fans.
DC/DC converters raise power levels in RFPA applications
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The PKJ 4316 API DC/DC converter is rated at a high 350 W and offers designers a high quality and a cost-effective solution for demanding RFPA applications.
RF chipset tailored for 5.8-GHz cordless phones
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Designed specifically for cordless telephones in the 5.8-GHz frequency band, Atmel is sampling an RF chipset that combines the ATR2820 SiGe transceiver and the ATR7040 high-gain power amplifier.
Cable extender chipset transfers data up to 400 meters over copper
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National Semiconductor's DS15BA101 and DS15EA101 cable extender chipset boosts the reach of 0.15-Gbits/s to 1.5 Gbits/s LVDS, LVPECL, and CML signals up to 400 meters over copper cable with 360-mW power consumption.
Firms collaborate on blue laser diodes, LEDs
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Arrowhead Research said that its majority-owned subsidiary, Aonex Technologies, has entered into a collaborative agreement with Kyma Technologies to develop materials to reduce the cost of gallium nitride--based devices such as blue laser diodes and blue light emitting diodes.
Ferrite materials span 10-kHz to 1-MHz frequency range
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
MMG's F58 and P11 high-stability manganese-zinc ferrite core materials span the 10-kHz to 1-MHz frequency range.
Optical isolators provide high voltage isolation
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OPTEK Technology has developed a family of optical isolators aimed at dust-contaminated environments in industrial, medical and office equipment applications.
DC/DC converter eliminates heat sink requirements
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A fixed five-volt output DC/DC converter, housed in a hybrid SIP package, from BI Technologies, eliminates the need for a heat sink while saving board space.
CJC module enhances temperature measurement
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BI Technologies offers a CJC module that is designed to enhance the accuracy of thermocouple temperature measurement in power electronic applications.
National unveils 6-V to 100-V current-mode buck controller
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National Semiconductor said it has introduced the industry's first 6-V to 100-V current-mode buck controller for use in telecommunications, automotive and industrial control applications.
Arrow to host China RoHS seminar
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Arrow Electronics is sponsoring several upcoming environmental compliance informational seminars starting next month with China RoHS.
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