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TIA offers temperature and long-term stability for photodiode applications
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4/22/2004   Post a comment
TI announced a transimpedance amplifier featuring 90MHz gain bandwidth, less than 25uV offset and inherent temperature and long-term stability. The device is ideal for high-speed photodiode applications, including optical power monitoring, security scanners, medical diagnostics and current measurement in test equipment.
Goal beefs-up single-cycle 8051 based MCU line
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4/22/2004   Post a comment
The latest addition to Goal Semiconductor's VERSA MIX family of microcontrollers called the VMX1016-QAI16 in a 44-pin QFP package is based on a single cycle 8051 processor.
China backs off of WAPI proposal
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4/22/2004   Post a comment
WASHINGTON " China agreed Wednesday not to implement a proposed wireless encryption standard widely opposed by U.S. companies.
Buck bias-regulator IC boosts high-voltage systems
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4/22/2004   Post a comment
National Semiconductor bills its LM5008 as the industry's first 100-volt rated, buck bias regulator, which operates at up to 90 percent efficiency. The latest addition to the company's LM5000 family of high-voltage solutions and a second-generation buck bias regulator, the LM5008 analog-BiCMOS-DMOS IC has an integrated 100-volt, 500-mA n-channel power MOSFET and all the functions needed to implement a compact bias power supply. This includes circuitry to support short-circuit and over-temperatur
Limiting amp with compatible pin-out has programmable loss-of-signal
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX3747/MAX3747A 3.3V, low-power, multirate limiting amplifiers with a programmable loss-of-signal indicator. The amps are also pin-compatible to the Micrel limiting amplifier.
150 mA LDO eases into automotive keyless entry and lighting applications
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
National Semiconductor introduces an ultra-low quiescent current LDO regulator that expands its portfolio of power management devices for automotive keyless entry, lighting and other keep alive electronics.
Dual Codec offers power savings for mobile comms devices
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics offers its third generation of audio/touch-panel codecs. The WM9713L provides broad functionality and new levels of power-saving for the next wave of mobile communications devices.
CDMA power amplifiers deliver on integration, performance, price
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
SiGe Semiconductor announced the industry's first commercially viable silicon-based CDMA power amplifiers. Leveraging a highly efficient silicon germanium BiCMOS process, the three power amplifiers achieve performance parity with GaAs-based devices, while delivering the integration, manufacturing and price benefits of silicon.
Dual PWM controller converts directly from AC/DC adaptor, reduces real estate, BoM
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
A dual PWM controller Intersil offers a wide input voltage range capability that allows for voltage conversion directly from an AC/DC adaptor, from the Li-ion battery pack or from system 5 V or 3.3 V buses.
A Piece of the Future
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D/A converter blazes at 1.2 GSPS with 14-bit resolution
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Faster than a ... and more powerful than... this new DAC sets a sampling record offering 1.2 GS/sec while retaining a high resolution of 14-bits. It's optimized for high frequency and wide bandwidth synthesis applications.
At the Core of It
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
IP Cores add value to designers as well as device manufacturers.
The Company You Keep
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
Strategic alliances can make or break a company's future. This one looks like a win win for everyone except the competition.
Atomic Switch Has Programmable Written All Over It
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
Here's a new technology that can change everything...
It's a Hat, a Broach, a Pterodactyl, An FPGA, A Processors....
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Dynamic reconfiguration is the key. Here is a processor that can adapt on the fly and change its configuration.
Convert single supply 13-bit ADC voltage input to bi-polar
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
Many A/D converters operate exclusively in a 5V single-supply environment and only accept single-sided input signals or differential signals with some limitations, writes Bonnie Baker, Microchip Technology's famous apps engineer in this article culled from the Chipcenter archives. An alternative to these single-ended input devices is a true-differential input device, which opens the door for a large array of single supply application solutions, she says.
The design of LVDS interface for a Multi-Channel A/D Converter
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
This article, from the ChipCenter archives, analyzes system design specifications for a low-voltage differential serial output interface of a multi-channel, high-speed analog-to-digital (A/D) converter. For A/D applications, says Texas Instruments' John Wu, the two most important specifications have always been bit resolution and data sample rate. However, the specification of an output data interface is increasingly important.
90 nm in a Flash
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
They said they would do it. It seems they have. The new 4 Gigabit monolithic NAND Flash chips are here...
Highest Density and Fastest Speed
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
Next Generation of Fast Cycle RAM Doubles Density and up Performance.
Full Circle From the Rings of a Tree
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Here's a rather unique story. Kind of makes you think...
Mixed-signal vendors to rise, comms report says
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
A new report on communication aggregation processors from The Linley Group argues that vendors with expertise in Ethernet switching, encryption or media-access control devices may be able to gain ground over those with base expertise in control-plane processors. The latter group includes Motorola/Freescale and Integrated Device Technology Inc. Loring Wirbel has this report.
TI launches home multimedia engine
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. has launched an IC aimed at home streaming media that integrates the company's C54x DSP, an ARM9 RISC processor and a host of peripherals.
32-bit MCUs offer PWM output, high-speed processing and A/D for household appliances
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.'s newest 32-bit single-chip MIPS-based microcontroller family provides simultaneous vector motor control of inverter motors and application control for air conditioner, washing machine and refrigerator applications.
We Can Get There From Here
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
New technologies are giving us a clue as to where memory technology will be tomorrow.
D/A converter blazes at 1.2 GSPS with 14-bit resolution
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Faster than a ... and more powerful than... this new DAC sets a sampling record offering 1.2 GS/sec while retaining a high resolution of 14-bits. It's optimized for high frequency and wide bandwidth synthesis applications.
Dual PWM controller converts directly from AC/DC adaptor, reduces real estate, BoM
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
A dual PWM controller Intersil offers a wide input voltage range capability that allows for voltage conversion directly from an AC/DC adaptor, from the Li-ion battery pack or from system 5 V or 3.3 V buses.
Fan ICs cool the noise
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
FOCUS ON Thermal Management - With the major cooling issues for desktop machines behind them, makers of fan-management IC are digging deeper into their bag of tricks to minimize audible fan noise in systems extending to servers and the manufacturing floor. Indeed, acoustic noise is as much a human-factors issue today in such areas as the industrial test facility and is the hostile environments under which various equipments operate. The road to killing the noise, particularly with the PWM-type (
Speaker offers solutions to 'tyranny of interconnects'
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4/19/2004   Post a comment
The "tyranny of interconnects" is threatening the timing, power, and cost of next-generation chips, according to James Meindl, director of the Microelectronics Research Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. At a keynote speech at the International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD '04) Monday, Meindl presented leading-edge research in electrical, optical, and thermal interconnects.
Current sensor offers improved accuracy, higher bandwidth
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4/19/2004   Post a comment
As a companion product to its existing ACS750 devices, Allegro Microsystems, Inc.'s new ACS752 family of current sensors provides a higher-bandwidth of 50 kHz and improved accuracy.
TI launches home multimedia engine
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4/19/2004   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. has launched an IC aimed at home streaming media that integrates the company's C54x DSP, an ARM9 RISC processor and a host of peripherals.
The Future of Automotive Audio: Driving Standardization
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4/19/2004   Post a comment
Opinion: As DSPs continue to shape the future of automotive audio, enabling a myriad of new technologies and applications, standardization efforts will play a large part in helping to streamline innovation, improving the interoperability and availability of cutting-edge new systems.
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