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Backlighting panels sport conductive pads
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
Lumitex Inc.'s fiber-optic backlighting panels have conductive pads that integrate switch technology into the backlight for keypads, keyboards and membrane switches.
IGBTs enhance variable-speed motor drives
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International Rectifier's new insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) are 600-volt nonpunch-through devices in the company's iMotion family of integrated design platforms for motion control.
CPCI part controls all four sources
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
Linear Technology's I2C hot-swap controller, the LTC4240, controls all four CompactPCI sources using two external n-channel transistors for the 3.3- and 5-volt supplies, and two on-chip switches for regulating the plus/minus 12-V supplies.
Reference design powers 45-W LCDs
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
Power Integrations' DAK-33 is a design accelerator kit for ac/dc flyback supplies that powers LCD monitors and TVs.
130-W ac/dc does duty on desktop
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XPiQ's AEH130 series of 130-watt ac/dc desktop supplies comes with active power factor correction. Twelve single- and four dual-output models deliver 3.3 to 54 volts from a 90- to 264-Vac input.
Motor driver IC works for large inductive loads
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
Allegro Micro-Systems Inc.'s half-bridge pre-driver IC, the A3946, is designed to drive brush dc motors, three-phase brushless dc motors, switched-reluctance motors and other large inductive loads.
Triple Scart A/V switch integrates output buffers
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
Targeting digital set-top boxes and DVD+R/W applications, Maxim Integrated Products' MAX4399 triple Scart audio/video switch puts 150-ohm output buffers on-chip.
Digital-audio ICs target next-generation media
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics plc's latest line of codecs and A/D converters aims squarely at next-generation Class-D DVD players, AV receivers, digital set-top boxes and digital effects processors and recordable media.
Integrated passives go chip-scale
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8/18/2003   Post a comment
Chips that combine better electromagnetic and radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) filters with circuit-protection elements and line-termination componentry are squeezing more into less space for today's broad range of computing, mobile, wireless and general consumer devices.
Oscillators and crystals take miniature road to portables
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To meet growing demand for products in the wireless and handheld markets, Fox Electronics, NDK (Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co. Ltd.) and Raltron Electronics Corp. continue to shrink the size of their oscillators and surface-mount crystals.
Exar device puts line-interface unit, framer together for comms
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Exar Corp. has combined framer and line-interface unit (LIU) functions for a new line of mixed-signal communications infrastructure devices.
Auto performance, features gain
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8/11/2003   Post a comment
While a protracted economic slump has devastated much of the electronics industry, automotive executives have continued to march ahead on the microcontroller front, despite the fact that they've all felt the pinch of the sluggish economy.
LED engines sub for incandescents
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Lamina Ceramics Inc.'s family of LED light engines, based on either a seven-element or a 134-element LED array, is touted as an alternative to conventional incandescent bulbs for road signs, automobiles and industrial lighting.

Lithium ion charger IC keeps the heat at bay
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Intersil's AnyAdapter ISL6292 lithium ion/polymer battery charger IC accepts a wide range of voltage sources, including voltage and current-limited wall plug modules and USB bus power.
Power-over-Ethernet hookup eased
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8/8/2003   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC4257 interface controller is the company's first power-over-Ethernet device made specifically to meet the powered device (PD) requirements of IEEE's 802.3af specification.
Bus switch chip families aim for mixed-signal apps
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Texas Instruments Inc. says it has designed its CB3T, CB3Q and CBT-C bus switch chip families to meet the needs of system designers who face the challenge of supporting mixed-mode signal operation and need bus interface devices that provide voltage translation.
UPSes, software boost power availability across systems
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Power availability and remote power management are fast becoming inseparable across all system levels, independent of the power source.
Zener diode process advances EMI filtering in wireless handsets
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Targeting high-speed LCD data-line filtering applications in "clamshell" wireless handsets, California Micro Devices' CSPEMI608 electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter array combines low capacitance and high electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection thanks to the company's proprietary new Centurion zener diode process.
Digital camera forecast raised for 2003
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8/4/2003   Post a comment
The sizzling growth of the digital camera market has prompted one researcher to raise its forecast for the product segment this year. Shipments out of Japan could reach 40 million units this year, says WR Hambrecht.
Chip fuses feature low resistance
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8/1/2003   Post a comment
Offering greater heat and shock tolerance than other glass-substrate surface-mount fuses, the WICKMANN FCD series of chip fuses feature a low internal DC resistance, which is critical in the protection of sensitive low voltage equipment. These new surface-mount fuses use low-cost metal film technology that exhibits stable and repeatable fusing characteristics.
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