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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.
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.
Searching for the right keys
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1/27/2003   Post a comment
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.
Lattice pioneers mixed-signal PLDs
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1/20/2003   Post a comment
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.
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.
Xscale-Prozessor findet neues Zuhause in Smart Displays
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1/9/2003   Post a comment
Intel Corp. hat einen neuen Wachstumsmarkt für seinen Xscale-Chip gefunden: Der Embedded-RISC-Prozessor soll künftig in drahtlosen "Smart Displays" für Intelligenz sorgen.
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.


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