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EPA names Phihong first external power supply Energy Star partner
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
Philong is the first manufacturer of external power supplies to be named a partner of the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Program. The EPA presented Phihong with a Certificate of Recognition to acknowledge the company's involvement in helping the group develop energy standards and specifications for manufacturers.
TI's e-trim technology improves offset voltage performance of new op amp
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
Compared to traditional laser trimming methods, Texas Instruments Inc.'s (TI) e-trim technology greatly improves accuracy as evidenced by this high-speed operational amplifier.
Flash microcontroler targets low power, battery operated and cost-sensitive applications
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
The EM6580 Flash microcontroller from EM Microelectronic features a high level of integration and is ideal for low current applications such as those found in battery operated devices.
Low-Power-Lastschalter mit minimalem Platzbedarf
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor erweitert seine Lastschalterserie für ultraportable Lösungen mit dem ersten integrierten Low power Load Switch der Serie Intellimax für mobile und batteriebetriebene Applikationen. Das neue Bauelement kombiniert Funktionsschutz, Steuerung und Fehlerüberwachung in einem SC-70 Gehäuse mit niedrigem Bauprofil.
Digital control of complex power made easy
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
Microchip Technology makes the complex, easy by integrating it's microcontroller with analog building blocks for intelligent power conversion designs
International Rectifier upbeat on quarterly results
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
International Rectifier chairman, president and CEO Alex Lidow was decidedly thrilled with the performance of his company in the latest quarter. Though down 4 percent from the previous quarter, the company's December quarter revenues were up substantially from last year " driven by production ramps in home appliances and Pentium-based computer equipment. Steve Ohr filed this report.
Load switch provides a slew of advantages
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1/29/2005   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies' AAT4280A family of p-channel MOSFET devices features flexible turn-on and turn-off characteristics—from very fast to slew-rate limited—for high-side load-switching in portable device applications. "As portable system processors and chipsets continue to push operating voltages lower with each new generation, they need load switches capable of supporting lower voltages," said Kin Shum, director of Strategic Marketing. "By integrating slew-rate control, sup
MOSFET or bipolar, which should you use?
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1/28/2005   Post a comment
MOSFET or bipolar, which should you use? Recent developments in bipolar transistors position the technology to rival or exceed MOSFET performance in many applications. Here's an article to help you review the characteristics and benefits of each technology to extract the best system performance.
Omron's architecture shrinks optical coarse wave multiplexers/demultiplexers
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1/28/2005   Post a comment
Omron Electronic Components expects to make inroads into a new market for the company with its P1X4 (4-channel) and P1X8 (8- channel) coarse wave division multiplexers (CWDM), which it claims utilize a simplification in architecture to achieve the world's smallest size.
Low voltage trench MOSFETs improve power circuit efficiency
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1/28/2005   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor today introduced eight new N-channel and P-channel, low voltage Trench MOSFETs. These devices reduce resistance between drain and source to improve overall power circuit efficiency by 30 percent in portable products.
Understanding HSDPA's Implementation Challenges
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1/28/2005   4 comments
HSDPA promises to deliver "true" broadband data pipes to cellular networks. But it also brings with it a set of difficult engineering challenges. Fortunately, by using a software-based design, designers can address these challenges.
Broadcom, Zoran, AMI see Q4 sales slide
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
Although their full 2004 year fiscal results improved over 2003, AMIS Holdings Inc., Broadcom Corp., and Zoran Corp. all saw sequential sales declines in their December quarters due to slowing demand and inventory issues.
PWM controllers enable low standby power in SMPS for notebooks, battery chargers
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor's NCP1230 and NCP1231 families PWM controllers feature industry's only Power Factor Correction stage turn-off in light or no-load conditions.
Vout D/A converter features I2C interface in a 3mm x 3mm-package
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. said this 16-bit I2C serial interface digital-to-analog converter (D/A converter) in a 3mm x 3mm DFN package can significantly reduce the size of portable products.
ADI targets industrial apps with zero-drift instrumentation amp
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. today introduced what it claims is the industry's first 16-V, zero-drift precision instrumentation amplifier (in-amp).
Flash microcontroller exceptional for controlling tasks in battery-powered devices
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
EM Microelectronics introduces a low voltage and low power consumption flash microcontroller to control tasks in battery-powered devices household appliances and body-care products.
SST, Cirrus Logic expect soft quarters
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
Weak demand, falling prices, and lingering inventory issues contributed to less-than-stellar sales and earnings results for Cirrus Logic Inc. and Silicon Storage Technology (SST) Inc.
Miniature DC-DC Converters provide 95 Percent Efficiency
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
National Semi introduces a miniature, 2MHz, 600mA DC-DC converter maximizing batter life in portables.
Ethertouch delivers next-generation capacitance sensing chip
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
Imagine a time when the wave of your finger could replace traditional tactile input devices like the computer mouse, touch screens and key pads. Ethertouch Ltd. plans to make this dream a reality via its Ethertouch ASIC sensing chip.
A user-friendly boost DC-DC converter topology - it's fast and widely stable
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
In battery-powered applications an integrated DC-DC converter circuit solution offers several advantages in terms of cost, size, and design complexity, but it's hard to design. Here's a way to get over the hurdle caused by the frequency compensation circuit that varies due to manufacturing processes.
Databeans says the Semiconductor Market needs to stabilize in 2005
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
Databeans says 2004 was a huge growth year for the semiconductor industry. All of the excitement seems to have passed. The semiconductor market needs to stabilize itself in 2005.
Under the Hood: Motorola's HS810 Bluetooth headset has analog calling
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
Analog technology figures prominently in this Bluetooth implementation, despite a fairly short component list. Central to the design is a single-chip Bluetooth component from Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) which integrates both digital baseband and RF radio into a single slice of CMOS. Also prominent is the interface to the audio world, a Motorola MC145483 13bit CODEC and a National Semiconductor LM4862 audio amplifier. From the January issue of Planet Analog magazine, David Carey goes Under the
Wideband amplifier set to meet or beat prior performance at minimal supply current
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
Operating on less than half the supply current of previous wideband rail-to-rail output devices, Texas Instruments Inc.'s unity-gain stable, high-speed voltage feedback amplifier promises to meet or beat the spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) and noise performance of its older devices.
Fairchild, Agere forecast flat quarters
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
Agere Systems and Fairchild Semiconductor both project lackluster March quarters after posting mixed results in their December quarters.
GaAs transimpedance amplifier for CATV distribution systems offers extremely low noise and distortion
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
The TGA2803 GaAs transimpedance amplifier for CATV distribution systems from Link Microsystems (the exclusive representative for TriQuint Semiconductor in the UK and Ireland) offers extremely low noise and distortion.
Miniature DC/DC step-down regulator features ultra-low noise and quiescent current standby mode
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
Micrel has announced the MIC2205, a high frequency, small size dc/dc step-down regulator featuring an ultra-low noise and extremely low quiescent current standby mode.
Schneller Differenzverstärker von TI
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1/25/2005   Post a comment
Für die Ansteuerung hochwertiger A/D-Wandler bis hinauf zu 100 MHz hat Texas Instruments einen neuen Verstärkerchip entwickelt. Die Daten des Bausteins lassen ihn für anspruchsvolle Anwendungen geeignet erscheinen.
Infineon expects sequential sales decline to continue
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG posted net earnings of $185 million on sales of $2.4 billion in its first 2005 fiscal quarter ended December, compared to $44 million on sales of $2.1 billion in the year-ago quarter and $57.4 million on sales of $2.6 billion in the previous quarter.
TI's fully-differential amps push A/D converters to 100 MHz
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Review: Texas Instruments Inc.'s (TI) next-generation differential amplifiers for driving high-speed analog-to-digital converters (A/D converters) up to 100 MHz tout low noise and distortion and fast settling time.
Backwards to the future?
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Dr. Frank says that it is inevitable that designs will run out of materials improvements that can be cost-effectively integrated into the manufacturing process, which means we will run out of ways to keep logic voltages from decreasing in proportion to device size. This has some strange implications such as the smallest transistors may not be the most power efficient. What to do?
Analog Devices claims audiophile sound for its Class-D amplifier entry
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Class-D amplifiers are well known for their space- and heat-saving advantages. They've seldom won accolades for sound quality. ADI's new devices are optimized for thin TVs and car audio systems, and claim best-in-class audio performance.
Texas Instruments Delivers Industry's First Integrated Single-Chip Solution for Mobile Phones to Nokia
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments delivers the industry's first single-chip mobile phone solution based on the company's Digital RF Processor (DRP) technology to Nokia. The collaboration between the two companies will enable Nokia to incorporate this innovative technolgy into future phones to offer more cost-effective advanced handsets, especially in high-volume entry markets.
Les fournisseurs de semi-conducteurs restent en proie à des problèmes de stocks et de restructuration
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Des problèmes persistants liés aux stocks, à des charges de restructuration et à certaines transitions de produits ont entraîné des résultats mitigés au mois de décembre pour Xilinx Inc., California Micro Devices Corp. et Trident Microsystems Inc.
A user-friendly boost DC-DC converter topology - it's fast and widely stable
Design How-To  
1/24/2005   1 comment
In battery-powered applications an integrated DC-DC converter circuit solution offers several advantages in terms of cost, size, and design complexity, but it's hard to design. Here's a way to get over the hurdle caused by the frequency compensation circuit that varies due to manufacturing processes.
Fairchild jams features in low-power load switches
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Expanding its suite of load switch technology for ultra-portable solutions, Fairchild Semiconductor today announced the first in a series of IntelliMAX integrated low-power load switches targeting portable battery-powered applications.
On-line 2 and 3kVA UPS protects telecom, lab, and computer-based equipment
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Falcon Electric a provider of single-phase on-line Uninterruptible Power Systems, introduces on-line, sinewave 2 and 3kVA UPSs to protect your telecom and lab equipment as well as computer-based LAN and WAN systems.
Inductors offer low DCR values, power savings for DC/DC converters
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Vishay adds to IHLP family of high-current, surface-mount inductors that feature saturation currents up to 40 A, typical DCR values down to 3.0 milli-ohms, and a 1.8-mm height profile.
Quad-voltage tracker/sequencer ensures proper system power-up/-down operation
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Maxim introduces an EEPROM-programmable, quad-voltage power supply tracker/sequencer. It monitors four voltages and ensures proper power-up and power-down conditions for systems requiring voltage tracking and/or sequencing.
Tyco and SynQor align on PMBus initiative for digital power management architecture
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics Power Systems and SynQor announce alignment with PMBus Initiative for enhanced DOSA-Led on-board Digital Power Management Architecture.
Sipex may restate 2003, 2004 finances
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Sipex Corp. has announced it may restate its financial statements for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2003 and the first three quarter of 2004 because it did not properly recognize revenue during these periods on sales for which price protection, stock rotation and/or return rights may have been granted.
Agilent übernimmt koreanischen Chiphersteller
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Agilent will den koreanischen Halbleiterhersteller Wavics Inc. übernehmen. Der Hersteller von Messgeräten und Halbleitern will damit sein Angebot an Leistungsverstärkern für Mobiltelefone ausbauen.
Quad sequencer/tracker keeps key parameters in mind
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' MAX6876 is an EEPROM-programmable, quad-voltage power supply tracker/sequencer that allows the designer to store key system parameters such as voltage thresholds, slew rates, over-current limits, and desired timing schemes. Programming is through an I2C interface.
Semi suppliers still reeling from inventory, restructuring issues
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
Lingering inventory issues, restructuring charges, and product transition issues led to mixed results for Xilinx Inc., California Micro Devices Corp., and Trident Microsystems Inc. in their December fiscal quarters.
BTL power amp and multi voltage regulator support car radio apps
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
A combination of a quad Bridge-Tied Load (BTL) power amplifier, a multiple voltage regulator and a power switch from Philips Semiconductor supports the complete power supply and audio amplifier requirements in low and mid-end car radio applications.
Gas-Filled Relay takes worry out of high voltage
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
GIGAVAC, a provider of high voltage relays, announces a completely sealed single-pole 70 kV relay. It's filled with SF6 gas for low leakage and high current capacitive discharge switching.
Technology extends battery life for portable consumer electronics
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
Elpida's innovative Super Self Refresh (SSR) technology achieves a 95% reduction in self refresh current to extend the battery life for portable consumer electronics.
WJ Communications to acquire Telenexus
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
In a move to strengthen its RFID product portfolio, WJ Communications Inc. has announced it would acquire Telenexus for $10 million in cash and stock.
Treiberchips machen Handys schlank
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
Die Verwendung von keramischen und piezoelektrischen Lausprechern ermöglicht es, kreditkartendünne Handys zu bauen. Für die Ansteuerung dieser Laustprecher hat NatSemi die passenden Treiberchips entwickelt.
TAOS light-to-voltage converters come in 4-pin TMB surface-mount package
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. (TAOS) is offering two of its light-to-voltage converters in a new package — a 4-pin transfer-molded board (TMB) surface-mount package.
The switch mode efficiency challenge
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's Paul Greenland talks about how an IC manufacturer can increase efficiency in a switch mode power supply in his latest blog.
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