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SIGNAL CHAIN BASIC Series (Part 6): Op Amp Input Voltage Offset
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1/19/2008   Post a comment
The SIGNAL CHAIN BASICS series continues with this introduction to Input Voltage Offset, a key op amp parameter
Two-switch topology boosts forward, flyback designs
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1/19/2008   Post a comment
Adding a second switch to the high-side of a conventional single-switch forward or flyback converter design reduces electrical stresses on the MOSFETs, improves efficiency, and cuts EMI
Ultra-high-linearity amplifiers housed in lower cost package
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
Spectrum Microwave has introduced a line of lower cost amplifiers that provide ultra-high linearity and a low noise figure.
Fast recovery diodes offered in the 600V to 1800V range
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
The Sonic-FRD series of fast recovery diodes is produced in IXYS' wafer fabrication plant, utilizing proprietary and advanced processing technology that optimizes the fast switching speed of the diode, with low forward voltage drop (Vf).
Toshiba expands power multi-chip module family
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
Toshiba has expanded its family of power multi-chip modules (MCM) with a single package, 35A, 30V synchronous step-down converter switching module for high current, low voltage applications such as servers.
24-bit DAC delivers high audio quality for mobile music apps
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at mobile music applications, STMicroelectronics has introduced a high-performance 24-bit audio DAC with integrated power management that offers a 103-dB dynamic range across the entire audio path.
Amplifier considerations for driving ceramic (piezoelectric) speakers (Part 2 of 2)
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1/18/2008   1 comment
Driving the increasingly common piezoelectric speaker is very different than a dynamic speaker; Class G amplifiers may be the key
Video Best: From the future of the Internet to USB-based wine delivery
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1/18/2008   1 comment
From dissertations on the future of the Internet to turning a USB port into an Internet-based wine tap, this selection of both useful and not-so-useful video content should appeal to designers, hobbyists, students and everyone who's ever been ripped off by an auto mechanic.
Microsemi launches high-power gigabit multi-port midspan series
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
Designated PD-7000G, the additions to Microsemi's PowerDsine product portfolio allow double the power currently available within the existing IEEE 802.3af PoE standards, enabling broad WiMAX, PTZ cameras, and 802.11n access point and thin client network applications.
8-channel LED driver targets large LED displays
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor has expanded its family of large LED video display drivers with the release of the CAT4008, an 8-channel, constant-current sink LED driver.
Audio processor delivers USB interface
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
BridgeCo has announced an expansion of its audio interface processor and firmware product line at the NAMM conference in Anaheim. The new DM1200E processor provides an USB interface, enabling the development of audio interface systems that use USB instead of FireWire.
Simulation of Proprietary Low Power Wireless Systems
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
When developing a proprietary short-range device system, it is critical to ensure that the design meets local regulatory requirements as well as design parameters. By using a simulation tool, designers can save time and keep regulations in mind.
DACs for DSP, part 2: Interpolating and sigma-delta DACs
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
Part 2 of this 3-part series looks at interpolating DACs and sigma-delta DACs.
Bluetooth turns 10, pushes spec enhancements
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Believe it or not, it has been 10 years since the Bluetooth SIG was founded with on the vision of PAN (personal area networks) and a mission of wirelessly connecting PCs to their peripherals.
DC/DC buck converters extend battery life in portables
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Semtech expands its buck converter platform with dual-output SC198 and SC198A devices that deliver eight programmable output voltages from 1.0 to 3.3 volts.
Amplifier considerations for driving ceramic (piezoelectric) speakers (Part 1 of 2)
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Driving the increasingly common piezoelectric speaker is very different than a dynamic speaker; Class G amplifiers may be the key
DIY vacuum tube
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1/16/2008   1 comment
This video by an amateur radio operator visually steps through the process of manually making a triode vacuum tube.
RF DAC targets DOCSIS 3.0
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Maxim claims the MAX5881 is the industry's first 12-bit, 4.3 GS/s RF DAC to directly synthesize four QAM channels in the cable downstream band.
HD camcorder SoC features progressive video
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Ambarella Inc. announced its third-generation low-power A3 System-on-a-Chip (SoC), which is targeted at high-definition (HD) camcorders using H.264/AVC compression technology.
LED driver delivers independent control of 18 LEDs
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC3220/-1 universal LED driver offers independent control of 18 LEDs, low noise and up to 91% efficiency for cell phone displays and other programmable lighting applications.
Analysis: ZSP800 and VZ.AudioHD platform
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Verisilicon just released a DSP targeting HD audio applications. Here's how it stacks up against offerings from Tensilica, CEVA, Analog Devices, and Texas Instruments.
Low-cost FPGA-based ADC interface reference design
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1/15/2008   Post a comment
This LatticeECP2/M FPGA Interface to Texas Instruments' ADS6000 ADC family is claimed to delivers exceptional performance and value.
NEC launches power management chip line in the U.S.
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1/15/2008   Post a comment
NEC recently expanded its product offering in the Americas to include highly integrated power management ICs (PMICs).
200-V audio power amp input stages deliver low distortion
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1/15/2008   Post a comment
The LME49811 and LME49830 200-V mono high-fidelity audio power amplifier input stages from National Semiconductor reduce component count, offer scalable output power and enable amplifier designs with a THD+N as low as 0.00035%.
Analog switches offer improved on-resistance
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Vishay delivers two high-voltage, single- and dual-supply SPDT analog switches with improved on-resistance, lower power consumption and higher switch current rating.
High current switchers increase power density in embedded systems
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
On Semiconductor's NCP3101 and NCP3102 simplify embedded power designs by integrating 6 A and 10 A synchronous switching regulators that deliver high efficiency and increased power density.
Need to estimate buck converter efficiency in portable apps?
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Here is an in-depth efficiency analysis for buck converters in PWM and PFM modes in portable applications.
Controller supports both Fixed-Frequency and quasi-resonant modes
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Check out STMicroelectronics' controller for high-performance flyback power converters, which can operate in either the FixedFrequency (FF) or the Quasi-Resonant (QR) mode, the two principal operating modes used in flyback SMPS that are selectable by connection of a single pin.
Pixelworks chip supports high resolution panels for advanced TVs
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Pixelworks Inc. has designed its PW9800 DNX Motion Engine IC with proprietary algorithms to support high resolution 100/120Hz panels for advanced TVs.
Software Defined Radio: What Every RF Engineer Should Know
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Software defined radio (SDR) has been one of your popular search topics this year on RF DesignLine. Recently I had the opportunity to hear from some people who are very active in this market. I've collected some of the highlights of their remarks, and have also included some links below to some popular SDR items appearing on the site in 2007.
Power punch to the middle
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
We can visualize the four levels of "digital power," as most designers do, as progressing from on/off control for basic power management to full digital control for advanced dc/dc power conversion.
CE's wireless Babel: Connectivity strategies are all over the map
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Now that consumer electronics companies are delivering a full suite of high-definition TVs, DVD players and cameras to the digital living room, they are working out how to connect them.
CE's wireless Babel: Connectivity strategies are all over the map
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Now that consumer electronics companies are delivering a full suite of high-definition TVs, DVD players and cameras to the digital living room, they are working out how to connect them.
So many sockets, so little certainty
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
For vendors of analog ICs, the challenge is the sheer number of market variables: There are many potential "sockets" to fill, user needs are highly fragmented, and ultimate performance is not necessarily the goal in many applications.
Networked entertainment reference design supports all HD video transport sources
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1/11/2008   Post a comment
ADI's HDAnywhere networked entertainment reference design platform distributes HD video content over all popular wireless and wired transmission transports.
How to design a microcontroller-based three-channel LED driver (Part 2 of 2)
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1/11/2008   Post a comment
A microcontroller-based current-mode supply can effectively drive LEDs
Power management chip integrates rich audio features
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Check out austriamicrosystems' AS3658, a highly integrated power and audio management unit with sophisticated audio features for battery-powered handheld devices.
Commentary: Demos delight at CES
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Demos with Imagination, Qualcomm and D-Box are the highlights of another day at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Broadcom, Trolltech partner on VoIP platform
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Broadcom and mobile software developer Trolltech (Oslo, Norway) are partnering on a multimedia voice over IP development platform based on Linux.
DACs for DSP, part 1: DAC architectures
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Part 1 of this 3-part series describes the basic structures of digital-to-analog convertors (DACs).
Tuner covers AM/FM frequencies worldwide
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
Designed to improve car-radio reception, Atmel Corp.'s ATR4262 broadcast radio front-end IC is compatible with the major radio standards, including HD Radio, DRM, and AM/FM.
How to design a microcontroller-based three-channel LED driver (Part 1 of 2)
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1/9/2008   3 comments
A microcontroller-based current-mode supply can effectively drive LEDs
HD AVC encoder/transcoder transforms the PC into a multimedia server
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
Broadcom's latest SoC enables the seamless transfer of video and audio content across a wide range of consumer devices.
Power amplifier boosts audio in automobiles
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
Toshiba has designed its latest automotive IC, the TB2932HQ audio amplifier, with a new single-stage driver circuit structure that improves performance compared to its previous generation products based on BiCMOS technology for better sound.
Audio power amplifier adds 100-W per channel capability
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
ST's STA510F PWM digital audio power amplifier adds 100-W per channel capability to its full flexible amplification (FFX) family. It also matches all PWM modulation schemes and eliminates the need for external control of power-supply turn-off sequence.
1080/60p HD encoder targets broadcast sector
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
Horizon Semiconductors announced the immediate availability of a multi-standard native 1080/60p professional encoder IC for the cable, satellite, telco, terrestrial and mobile triple/quad-play broadcast markets.
Highly integrated switch chip supports HDMI 1.3a
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
Vativ Technologies is getting ready to sample the VTV2410 4:1 switch chip, which employs its patented VividReach HDMI technology to deliver HDMI 1.3a links over cables up to 40 meters.
Portable audio codec integrates FM transmitter
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
Leadis has launched a Gmax-enabled audio codec series at CES that is designed to extend battery life in portable applications.
DisplayPort ready to ramp in PCs, monitors
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
DisplayPort backers projected a complete picture of an interconnect standard ready to ramp at the Consumer Electronics Show, showing working chips and systems from multiple companies and a road map into the next year, indicating the specification has crossed the chasm from idea to product.
Audio DAC brings studio-quality sound to home entertainment
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
The Sabre Reference audio DAC chip from ESS Technology offers a dynamic range of 134 dB and a THD of -118 dB for sampling rates from 44.1 to 192 kHz.
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