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Faraday furnishes USB 2.0 IP cores
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3/31/2003   Post a comment
Charger IC supports range of cell types
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3/28/2003   Post a comment
When interfaced with a microcontroller, Linear Technology Corp.'s LTC4008, a 4-amp multicell, multichemistry battery pack charger IC, is said to be capable of charging nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride and sealed lead-acid batteries as well as lithium-ion types.
Power supply controller eases pc board testing
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3/20/2003   Post a comment
A device from Linear Technology Corp. allows supply rails to be adjusted up and down with precision during automated pc-board testing, a process known as margining.
Converter has Schottky diode
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3/20/2003   Post a comment
Dc/dc drives 6 white LEDs
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3/20/2003   Post a comment
Slick seven light up power management
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3/13/2003   Post a comment
Raising the functionality bar for power-management chips, National Semiconductor Corp. has seven highly integrated mixed-signal ASICs for portable systems to meet the expanding needs of wireless applications, particularly cell phones.
PWM controller reduces power
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3/6/2003   Post a comment
A programmable-frequency, current-mode pulse-width modulation controller from Fairchild Semiconductor International meets the International Energy Agency's 1-watt initiative for reducing standby power losses to below 1 W.
Driver targets automotive apps
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3/6/2003   Post a comment
An intelligent stepper motor driver IC from Atmel Corp., the ATA6830, includes a smart travel operation control block that conserves space and simplifies designs by eliminating the need for a microcontroller to handle the cruise-control function.
Lithium-ion battery manager ready for microwatt work
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3/6/2003   Post a comment
Responding to the need for maximum power management at the microwatt level in increasingly functional 2.5- and third-generation mobile handsets and PDAs, Texas Instruments Inc. is billing its bq270x0 chip, called bqJunior, as a fully integrated battery fuel gauge for systems powered by a single-cell lithium-ion or lithium-polymer battery.
Sharp is talking a BlueStreak
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3/3/2003   Post a comment
IT spending dearth mars 2003 chip outlook
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Optimism for a significant rebound in corporate IT spending in 2003 has begun to wane, leading analysts to rethink their forecasts for the semiconductor market.


Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.

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