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Advanced DVD codec delivers complete connectivity
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Magnum Semiconductor unveils its MS9410 advanced DVD codec IC with two ATAPI interfaces at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
2008 nanoPower Forum call for papers
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Darnell Group wants your input on energy harvesting and advanced power management
TriQuint Wi-Fi front ends raise the ante on performance, integration, simplicity
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TriQuint integrated the power amplifier (PA), the switch, the low noise amplifier (LNA) and the bias network / controller into a single die.
Power-supply controller saves space, cost in LCD products
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Maxim Integrated Products has launched a highly integrated, multiple-output power-supply controller for TFT-LCD TVs and monitors.
Audio processor integrates highly efficient audio codec
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STMicroelectronics has introduced a new audio processor based on an ARM7TDMI core coupled with ST's proprietary FFX digital modulation technology.
Mobile broadcasters face technical, business hurdles
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1/8/2008   Post a comment
A broad group of local television stations will start technical field trials of three competing mobile broadcasting technologies next month, but Hollywood executives said they will need to negotiate content rights before broadcasters turn on commercial systems that will serve cellphones and other mobile devices.
HDMI plugs into cameras, cellphones
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1/8/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Image Inc. is rolling out a mobile version of High Definition Multimedia Interface for digital cameras, portable media players and cellphones at a time when OEMs are exploring wireless options.
Audio codec combines analog functions, power management
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
The AS3543 audio front-end from austriamicrosystems combines all system analog functions in a single chip required for digital SoCs aimed at mobile entertainment products.
High-definition set-top-box decoder integrates demodulator
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STMicroelectronics' latest device integrates advanced demodulation functions for satellite set-top box applications.
Synchronous buck regulators support 500-kHz switching frequency
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Alpha & Omega Semiconductor Inc. (AOS) has added four synchronous DC-DC step-down converters to its EZBuck product family that are designed for conversions from 4.5V to 16V input voltages.
Digital media transmitters, bridge chip link portables to digital TVs
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Silicon Image has unveiled three VastLane products using the company's new Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) technology, which enables consumers to connect mobile devices directly to digital televisions.
Why we need an analog design flow that's like digital now
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
Analog designs are notoriously sensitive to variations in temperature, noise and process variation, much more so than digital. These analog designs must be thoroughly verified against these variations and then analyzed within the context of the SOC after it is characterized at the block level.
Low-pin-count interface links mobile devices to HDTV
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Silicon Image launches its Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) technology at CES, which enables mobile phones, digital cameras, media players and other mobile devices to link directly to HDTVs.
Audio networking platform offers complete solution
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The JukeBlox audio networking platform from BridgeCo combines an ARM9-based processor, Linux-based middleware, SDK and reference design to provide a complete solution for connecting audio systems to home networks, the Internet, and portables.
Under the Hood: Low-cost phone is rich in features
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
At an estimated total cost to manufacture of less than $45 based on a Portelligent teardown analysis, the Tianyu B811 finds itself positioned just above the ultralow-cost voice-only phones, where bill-of-material costs have now dropped below $30.
Reciva, Marvell team for Internet radio
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Internet radio specialist Reciva Ltd (Cambridge, England) has teamed with wireless chip developer Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) for a joint platform for Internet radio receivers and networked devices.
Driver, broadband power amplifiers tout high linearity
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at WiMAX/WiBro applications, WJ Communications released four products, which include the AH314/AH315, high-linearity 2-W 2-stage driver amplifiers, and AP561/AP562, high performance 8-W single-stage power amplifiers.
Tip of the Week: Glitch-free portable charging
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1/6/2008   Post a comment
Superior to discrete solutions, today's IC-based controller/managers for charging portable devices from the USB port, the car and other away-from-home sources provide better surge protection and higher efficiency in a smaller package.
Wireless high on top 10 design features of 2007
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1/4/2008   Post a comment
While there was a strong demand from readers across the DesignLine network in 2007 for tutorials on electronic fundamentals such as IGBTs, MOSFETs and ADCs, a compilation of the top 10 design features shows an emphasis on wireless applications such as WiMAX and Wi-Fi, as well as video and DSP.
SoC offers active dynamic motor control feedback
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Single chip provides position sensing performance and robustness for high-volume, cost-sensitive automotive applications.
SIGNAL CHAIN BASICS Series (Part 5): Introduction to the Instrumentation Amplifier
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The series continues with this Introduction to instrumentation amplifiers (in amps)
Measuring video quality: Can objective metrics match human eyes?
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Can objective metrics replace the "gifted" human eye when evaluating video quality? In short -- no -- but they have an important purpose. Subjective video analysis is costly, time consuming, and difficult to repeat. Objective metrics act as important evidence, while subjective analysis provides the confirmation.
LDO controller offers 80 percent efficiency
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1/3/2008   Post a comment
Vishay's SiP21301 LDO controller delivers up to 7 A with 1% output voltage accuracy to drive n-channel MOSFETs in FPGA, DSP, and ASIC applications.
Spec signals wireless video flood at CES
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1/3/2008   Post a comment
The WirelessHD consortium has finished the initial specification for short-range 60 GHz radios, a technology that will compete with a wide variety of standard and proprietary Wi-Fi and ultrawideband approaches trying to deliver a wireless link for video to the digital home.
Boost converter drives up to three 1-W LEDs
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
TI has introduced a high-brightness LED driver with an integrated 40-V, 1.2-A switch that can drive up to three 1-W LEDs in series.
HDMI reference design enables wireless A/V streaming between systems
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
Pulse-LINK is offering two CWave HDMI-Over-Coax and Wireless HDMI production-ready reference designs, one of which offers wireless streaming of high quality audio and video content between entertainment source devices and HDTV displays.
UWB boosts HD audio standard
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
Ultrawideband technology aims to bring order to current spectrum chaos by enabling HD audio to move into the unlicensed 3.1- to 10.6-GHz band designated for personal area networks.
Wireless A/V cable replacement using the AirHook interface
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
This paper details why the unlicensed 3.1-4.8 GHz frequency band is best for wireless A/V cable replacement and describes techniques to best tailor a system operating in this band to the unique requirements of this application.
Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High-Speed: A Tutorial--Part IV
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
Published November 19, 2007, this Chapter 1 excerpt from Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High Speed, is a basic and high-level introduction to terminology, definitions, and concepts concerning jitter, noise, signal integrity, bit error rate, and working mechanisms for communication link systems. Part IV is a historical overview of jitter, noise, BER, and signal integrity.
Driver powers N-Channel MOSFETs at high speed
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
Check out Linear's LTC4444, a high-speed, high input supply voltage (100V) synchronous MOSFET driver designed to drive upper and lower power N-Channel MOSFETs in synchronous rectified converter topologies.
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