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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.
Electronic Dispersion Compensation Steps Up to 10-Gbit/s Link Challenges
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1/26/2004   Post a comment
Electronic dispersion compensation has evolved to a point where it now holds the key to providing real throughput and distance improvements in 10-Gbit receiver designs. From commsdesign.com, some University of Cambridge engineers examine dispersion patterns and make recommendations.
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.
Philips to work with IBM on RFID
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1/26/2004   Post a comment
Royal Philips Electronics and IBM Corp. have announced an alliance to jointly pursue the growing market for RFIDs and smart cards, with Philips Semiconductors providing smart-card controller ICs and RFID chip technology while IBM supplies its consulting, project management and implementation skills. From Paris, Junko Yoshida reports.
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.
DSPs expand front in consumer media
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1/26/2004   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc.'s rollout Monday (Jan.26) of its latest Blackfin processors reinforces a growing industry consensus that consumer media devices could mark the next great opportunity for digital signal processors.
LG-KV1300 phone: Analog on the leading edge
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1/26/2004   Post a comment
LG Electronics' newest cell phones put their emphasis on multimedia. A Wolfson Microelectronics audio codec supplies a stereo output, while two Texas Instruments Class D amplifiers drive the speakers. There's a Samsung CMOS imager with VGA resolution, and a two-color LCD display. From the January PA magazine folio, Portelligent's David Carey finds other analog parts inside.
Updated process slashes size of CDMA RF filters
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1/26/2004   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.
Filter-less high efficiency Class D audio amplifier sounds right for portable applications
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1/26/2004   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.
Renesas Adds Ten M32C/8X Flash MCUs with On-Chip CAN Controllers
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1/26/2004   Post a comment
Murray Slovick takes a first look at a new group of MCUs designed for automotive systems and communication equipment. They operate at up to 32MHz, offer up to 512KB of flash memory and feature a comprehensive range of on-chip peripheral functions.
Chip makers post mixed results
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1/23/2004   Post a comment
Free satellite TV's a hit in a freed Iraq
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1/23/2004   Post a comment
Since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime last April, sales of digital satellite decoders to Iraq have been explosive. While no official statistics exist, chip makers said they are being deluged with orders from set-top vendors. EE Times' Junko Yoshida reports.
Digitally programmable analog signal conditioner just right for pressure bridge sensors
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1/23/2004   Post a comment
TI introduced a digitally programmable analog signal conditioner designed for pressure bridge sensors. The company says the IC provides amplification, digital calibration and error compensation that enables system performance approaching the inherent sensor repeatability.
ST Readies One-chip Solution for DVD Recorders
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1/23/2004   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics is sampling its STm8000, a single-chip SoC for the DVD and HDD (hard disk drive) recorder market. The STm8000 offers manufacturers of full DVD recorders, DVRs (digital video recorders), and convergence products a lengthy set of features, including: analog TV recording, digital free-to-air broadcast support, time shifting, DV movie transfer-to-disc, memory-card reading, DivX decoding, WMA Decoding, and DVD Audio.
Online design tool for op amps -- Life just got easier
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1/23/2004   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corporation announced its Amplifiers Made Simple tool, the industry's first online design tool created to speed the selection, design and testing of many types of operational amplifiers for medical, scientific, industrial and automotive applications.
Triple 10-bit video DAC cruises at 330 MSPS
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1/23/2004   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.
Audio power amplifier chip delivers 200W output, targets multi-channel apps
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1/23/2004   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.
HDTV/STB Chipset
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1/22/2004   Post a comment
Samsung's S5H2010 MPEG-2 decoder and S3C2800 Digital TV central processing unit (CPU) chipset should allow consumer electronics manufacturers to reach low- to mid-range price points that will drive wide adoption of HDTVs and HD Set Top Boxes.
Most Accurate High Speed Op Amps?
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1/22/2004   Post a comment
The new Elantec EL515x series features 0.3 mV input offset voltage combined with up to a 630 MHz 3dB bandwidth and a 640 V/us slew rate. Paul O'Shea offers the first report. .
Fastest Fixed-Gain Amplifier for Video Signal Processing
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1/22/2004   Post a comment
Paul O'Shea reviews the TI ultra-wideband, fixed-gain video buffer amplifier from the company's Burr-Brown product line. It provides gains of +1, -1 or +2 using internal resistors. The combination of the 700 MHz bandwidth, the 2500 V/us slew rate, and 13 mA supply current makes the OPA693 an ideal video line driver or analog-to-digital converter input driver.
Wireless Connectivity Device Complements Company's Digital Home Product
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1/22/2004   Post a comment
Wireless connectivity is becoming an essential home networking technology, and the introduction of Conexant's 802.11g chip will enhance their position in this booming market.
First Digitally Programmable, Signal-Conditioning Auto-Zero Amplifier
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1/22/2004   Post a comment
The ADI op amp AD8555 offers designers a high-accuracy, zero-drift, turnkey solution to program both gain and offset, allowing for greater design flexibility and lower costs in automotive, medical, and industrial process control applications.
Pointers on battery-bounce protection
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1/21/2004   Post a comment
When you drop a battery-powered device, the impact can open internal contacts for as long as 10ms, producing a momentary loss of power that can cause a false low battery indication. You can insure continuity of power by adding a large capacitor across the battery, but the capacitor must provide a certain amount of voltage headroom as margin against the discharge of load current. Maxim engineers offer advice for keeping the levels up.
LCD digit driver helps reduce component count for feature phones
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1/21/2004   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems' AS2591 is a CMOS IC used for driving LCDs with four backplanes and 24 (or 31) segments. This arrangement provides 12 (or 16) 7-segment digits " and 12 symbols. It is meant to provide an easy interface for the miniature alpha-numeric displays used in cellular handsets and feature phones. One of the company's engineers shows how the display driver helps build a "handsfree" cell phone (available as a reference design) with a low component count.
First Single-Chip Inkjet Fax Controller
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1/21/2004   Post a comment
Murray Slovick looks at the industry's first single-chip controller for inkjet and thermal fax applications. This multi-processor SoC enables all required electronics to fit on a single board, reducing costs by 30 to 50 percent when compared to existing inkjet fax designs.
HyperTransport-to-PCI-X bridge puts legacy peripherals in touch with data-hungry workstations and servers
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1/21/2004   Post a comment
Alliance Semiconductor's AS90L10204 enables system manufacturers to utilize an existing infrastructure of peripherals and system components based on PCI-X, such as Network Interface Cards (NICs), RAID Controllers, Host Bus Adaptors (HBA) and others.
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