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Certified wireless USB is a quantum leap in ease-of-use
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Certified Wireless USB aims to bring to wireless products the simplicity, functionality, and intuitive user experience of wired USB.
Is Wireless HD finally 'Coming of Age?"
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
With developments in TV technology, an area that is finally beginning to come into its own is wireless HD. In the past companies like JVC and others have tried to offer wireless displays, but encountered hurdles. Well, it now seems that with advances like 802.11n and other transmission schemes from SiBEAM that wireless HD will finally find its way to consumer homes in 2008 and beyond.
Voltage regulation IC market powered down in '07 - analyst
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
The global voltage regulation IC market, which over the past few years has enjoyed growth in the 10 to 15 percent range, only managed to increase by 5 percent in 2007, to more than $7 bn, according to the latest analysis from IMS Research (Wellingborough, England).
Voltage supervisors are pin-for-pin compatible with industry-standard ICs
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor has expanded its supervisor product line with the addition of three new industry-standard devices.
1-A rectifier housed in tiny package
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Intended for portable devices such as digital audio players, mobile phones and digital cameras, Diodes Inc.'s SBR1U40LP 1-A Super Barrier Rectifier (SBR) in housed in a 1.4-mm x 1.1-mm DFN package.
Voltage monitors sequence 12 power supplies simultaneouly
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's 12-/8-channel, EEPROM-configurable ICs are capable of voltage sequencing, monitoring, and margining with unique fault registers that store system voltage and fault information the instant a critical fault occurs in high-reliability systems.
TI expands battery fuel gauge family
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at smart phones and mobile Internet devices, TI's system-side and pack-side Impedance Track fuel gauge ICs with integrated LDO simplify power management design.
Want to boost battery voltage in White LED apps?
Design How-To  
1/31/2008   1 comment
If you're tired of the extra cost and real estate lost when using a step-up DC/DC converter, consider instead a charge pump, also known as a switched capacitor converter, to boost battery voltage. Here are the principles involved.
Programmable LED driver targets automotive, general lighting applications
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's latest chip provides many user-programmable features through on-chip nonvolatile EEPROM registers and integrates all the building blocks necessary to implement fixed-frequency high-brightness LED drivers with wide-range dimming control.
Comment: Why DSP engineers should attend ISSCC
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
ISSCC is a great place for DSP engineers to learn about the state of the art in signal processing.
Audio and power management IC delivers longer battery life, lower cost
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Wolfson's WM8400 combines a multimedia CODEC with integrated power management features to deliver a high-performance audio and mixing capability, longer battery life and reduced system cost for multimedia mobile handset designs
ESD chip protects systems using high-speed ports
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
California Micro Devices has expanded its XtremeESD family with a device that is the first to employ its PicoGuard XS ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection architecture.
SoC captures high-resolution stills, HD video simultaneously
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Ambarella has introduced the A390, a system-on-a-chip (SoC) that simultaneously captures 8Mpixels still pictures while generating and compressing high-definition (HD) video in either1080p60 or 1080i60 formats.
Digital voice stereo decoder supports NICAM/A2/EIA-J standards
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Asahi Kasei EMD Corp. (AKEMD) launched the AK4141, a single-chip, alignment-free digital decoder for European, Chinese and Japanese markets using NICAM/A2/EIA-J standards.
24-bit audio DAC delivers longer music playback
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at mobile music applications, ST's single-chip STw5210, a 24-bit audio DAC with playback time extender technology, reduces system power consumption for longer music playback, and incorporates on-chip power management, enabling direct connection to a battery.
New automotive-grade, AEC-Q100 certified programmable power management solutions from Lattice
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Low-cost devices from Lattice integrate power supervisors, sequencers, and reset generators.
Test your distortion hearing ability
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Test your ability to detect nonlinear distortion for different music signals and loudspeaker types with this online interactive listening test.
Analysis: VeriSilicon's HD audio IP solution
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
BDTI examines VeriSilicon's ZSP800 DSP core and VZ.AudioHD development platform, which are optimized for HD audio applications.
A/D converters guaranteed to +125 degrees C
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. has launched a family of pin- and software-compatible 16- and 12-bit SAR A/D converters that guarantee operation across the -40°C to +125°C automotive temperature range.
Controllers offer wide input voltage range
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Intersil's latest family of triple sync buck PWM and LDO controllers features independent digital, enabling designers to save power and board space.
Differential modulator driver supports 25-Gbits/s data rate
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Inphi's latest driver delivers large differential output voltage and the high data rates required for next-generation 40G Differential Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (DQPSK) and 100G optical communications applications.
16-channel LED driver IC pair boosts display applications
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems Inc. has released two LED driver ICs for use in displays, signs, and control panels—the A6282 and A6285— which both have 16 constant-current output channels.
Power Integrity and Energy Aware Floor Planning
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Extreme performance and frequency are no longer dominant design goals for SoC's. Recent years have witnessed changes in microprocessors' architectures, with multi-GHz unicore CPU devices abandoned in favor of low-frequency multi-core variants, and frequency becoming a forgotten memory.
Nitronex : Doherty power amplifier targets WiMAX applications
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Nitronex has partnered with Prescient Wireless to develop a broadband Doherty power amplifier for WiMAX applications.
Digital BTSC encoder delivers alignment-free encoding
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Asahi Kasei EMD Corp. has expanded its Audio4home family with the launch of its AK4145, an integrated alignment-free digital BTSC stereo encoder.
Understanding the LIN PHY (physical) layer
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
The physical layer of the Local Interconnection Network is a key part of this automotive networking standard; it has unique attributes of which designers should be aware.
Under the Hood: CSR evolves along with Bluetooth
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) has a reputation in the industry as a strong provider of Bluetooth solutions.
Battery charger chips get smart
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Battery life is arguably the most important feature in many of today's high-volume portable electronic products. While much of the portable electronics industry has migrated to the lithium-ion battery, drawn by its high capacity, small size, light weight and durability, no similar consensus has been reached about the battery charger IC.
More Green for PoE
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1/26/2008   Post a comment
Here's how higher power efficiency mandated by the latest energy initiatives translates to greater cost savings for evolving power-over-Ethernet systems
Bluetooth/FM radio combo chip saves space, cost
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
ST's STLC2690 single-chip Bluetooth v2.1+EDR with fully integrated FM RDS radio receiver and short-range FM RDS transmitter enables a new generation of battery-driven portable devices.
Boost controller cuts component count in LED lighting designs
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Exar has released the first in a family of boost controllers supporting LED lighting and general DC/DC conversion.
Power amps enable high linearity transmitters
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Ku- and Ka-band power amplifiers from Endwave enable high linearity transmitters for VSAT and broadband satellite networks.
Avnet, ADI and Micron team on video surveillance development kit
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
The second generation of the Digital Video Surveillance Kit provides a simplified prototype development platform for intelligent video surveillance applications -- combining the unique video handling capabilities of the Blackfin' processor from Analog Devices and state-of-the-art CMOS image sensors from Micron Technology.
Multichannel analyzer simplifies audio test automation
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Audio Precision has added a new digital I/O module and new functionality for simplifying audio test automation to its APx500 series of multichannel audio analyzers.
Semiconductor choices for RF devices
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Take a look at this interesting overview of semiconductor choices for RF/microwave design. It comes to us from a newly-released second edition of the classic text, RF Circuit Design, by Christopher Boswick.
DACs for DSP, part 3: Direct digital synthesis (DDS)
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Part 3 of this 3-part series looks at looks at direct digital synthesis (DDS) DACs.
Audio homing robot
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
An autonomous sound-sensing robot developed by programmers at Cornell uses three microphones to first detect and then follow an audio source.
Matching an electrical switch's acoustic style to the application
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
There is more to a successful switch than its electrical properties; acoustic performance is also a key parameter in many applications
SiGe's 802.11a/b/g/n front end modules speed Wi-Fi system design
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
The SE2547A and SE2548A each includes power amplifiers, filtering, power detector, diversity switch, and but require one-third of the size of previous front-end modules.
Step-down converter delivers power savings to industrial equipment
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
AnalogicTech has unveiled the AAT1160, a power-efficient 3-A step-down DC/DC converter for 12-V industrial applications including backplane-based equipment and portable systems.
Broadcom's McGregor eyes 'portable multimedia device' market
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp. is accelarating the move to 65-nm process technology as it sharpens its focus on the cellphone market and beyond.
Video: startup explores analog EDA problems
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
Startup Berkeley Design Automation is working on new capabilities to analyze in software analog effects in communications between die in a multi-chip package that can impact device yields, said company founder and chief executive Ravi Subramanian in a video interview with EE Times.
Wideband driver amplifiers span DC to 65 GHz
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corporation has announced a new family of GaAs HEMT MMIC driver amplifier and modulator driver amplifier products in chip form that operate over the DC -to 65-GHz frequency band. Typical applications include microwave radio, military and space, fiber optic systems, wideband communication systems, VSAT, SATCOM and test instrumentation.
Power management device combines power manager, controller, battery charger
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the highly integrated LTC4098, an autonomous high-efficiency power manager, ideal diode controller and battery charger for portable USB-powered devices.
Analysts offer mixed signals for analog
News & Analysis  
1/21/2008   1 comment
After a flat 2007, the analog semiconductor market is positioned for a rebound this year. But not all analog vendors are expected to reap the benefits.
250-mA audio buffer offers low distortion, noise
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
The LME49600 high-fidelity 250-mA audio buffer from National Semiconductor delivers low noise and distortion for professional and high-performance audio applications.
mAgic DSP optimization, part 1: Hardware/software co-development
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
Here's how Atmel used the Target tools to develop a DSP optimized for C programming.
Understanding RF power amplifiers
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1/21/2008   1 comment
If you would like a better understanding of power amplifier Classes and linearity, look no further. This excerpt from RF Circuit Design, 2nd edition, takes an indepth look at Class A, B, and C amplifiers and explains linearity, distortion, and harmonics.
Power MOSFET features low on-resistance of 1.5-milliohms
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1/20/2008   Post a comment
NEC's latest addition to its NP Series is the NP180N04TUG low-voltage power MOSFET, which features an advanced architecture and package designed to manage heat dissipation and reduce power loss with a low RDS(on) level of 1.5 milliohms (maximum).
DC-termination ICs tailored for ADSL/VDSL applications
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1/20/2008   Post a comment
Clare has developed the CPC1466 for use in ADSL/VDSL Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) to terminate the DC current of DSL twisted-pair copper lines without telephone voice services.
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