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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
MOSFET-based OR-ing controller cuts power losses
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1/31/2004   Post a comment
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.
Switch technology supports broadband differential signaling
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
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.
Convicting The Innocent With Technology
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
Anyone that can make noise will make noise
Silicon 101
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
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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1/29/2004   Post a comment
Low-cost development tools from Texas Instruments are designed for use with TMS320C2000 digital signal controllers.
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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1/29/2004   Post a comment
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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1/29/2004   Post a comment
ARM Holdings (London, UK) is preparing a new processor core based on the ARM7 as part of its strategic push into the microcontroller market.
ARM preps core for 32-bit MCU market
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1/28/2004   Post a comment
ARM Holdings is preparing a new processor core based on the ARM7.
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.
Improved packaging and layout minimizes op amp distortion
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1/28/2004   Post a comment
When using operational amplifiers, optimizing the layout to achieve the lowest large-signal distortion appears to be an abstract problem. A part might provide distortion as low as "100 dB when evaluated on a board provided by the manufacturer, but might get 10 dB worse when it is plugged into the user's system. An ADI engineer shows how they've solved that problem.
I Buy, Therefore I Am
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1/28/2004   Post a comment
Who's Watching the Watchers. Technology is becoming more intrusive, transparently.
TI's development tools target motor control apps
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1/28/2004   Post a comment
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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1/28/2004   Post a comment
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.
New technology offers designers an electronically adjustable micro-resistor
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
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.
Audio power amplifier chip delivers 200W output, targets multi-channel apps
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics is shipping a new single-chip audio power amplifier that delivers 200W, the highest power available from an integrated commercial device.
Triple 10-bit video DAC cruises at 330 MSPS
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
Philips Semiconductor introduced a new triple video digital to analog converter designed for PC video cards, high resolution image processing and digital video.
Filter-less high efficiency Class D audio amplifier sounds right for portable applications
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
National Semiconductor introduced a filter-less high efficiency Boomer audio amplifier for cellular phones and portable consumer devices. It offers high efficiency that results in less system heat and longer battery life.
Updated process slashes size of CDMA RF filters
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has reworked its proprietary film bulk-acoustic-resonator (FBAR) process technology to achieve a 66 percent reduction in the size of RF duplexer and RF filter devices for code-division multiple-access PCS phones operating in the 1,900-MHz band.
Power management unit ideal for handheld devices
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
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.
Wavesat and Atmel join forces to lead the 802.16 broadband wireless access market
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1/27/2004   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.
RGB Amplifier Optimized for UXGA LCD Displays
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1/27/2004   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.
C PLD, C PLD Run, Run PLD Run
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
C Language Support for FPGA Embedded Micros
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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1/27/2004   Post a comment
Sometimes, the best laid plans still fail. It's nice to see when they work out.
Macro Universe Inside FPOA
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
Advanced Macros Directly Map into Advanced High Performace Programmable Array
Multimedia card striving to become universal memory
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
The MultiMediaCard Association is equipping its flash memory cards with higher data rates, a wider bus and more security in hopes of overtaking the CompactFlash card for market dominance. From Munich, Christoph Hammerschmidt reports.
Startup discloses reconfigurable computing platform
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
No need for Verilog or assembly and no need to move to a CPU or DSP, says marketing VP at QuickSilver Technology.
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