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posted in January 2011
Plessey unveils 500MHz Logarithmic/Limiting amplifier with 75dB dynamic range
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
Plessey Semiconductors has introduced the PS13201 Logarithmic/Limiting Amplifier, a pin-for-pin, drop-in compatible replacement for the original Plessey SL3522 log amp.
New 10 Gbps repeaters double signal conditioning performance at half the power
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1/28/2011   Post a comment
Provide the industry's highest equalisation gain (36 dB), consume half the power (55 mW/channel) and deliver twice the reach (20 m over 24-AWG cable) of current solutions
TCXO helps tune femtocells and base stations
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1/28/2011   Post a comment
Precision Devices has announced the TS05, a temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) in a 5mm by 3.2mm by 1.5mm package.
7 myths of analog and mixed-signal ASIC design
Design How-To  
1/27/2011   15 comments
Frostholm aims to help readers select the best partner for their analog and mixed-signal ASIC design.
TI TLV320DAC3202 headset driver
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1/27/2011   4 comments
Check out TI’s latest Class-G amp for cost-sensitive media players and mobile handsets
Digital radio receiver module optimised for slave mode operation
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1/26/2011   Post a comment
Frontier announced its first digital radio receiver module specifically optimised for slave mode operation in a wide range of home audio products.
Configurable sensor AFE solution aims to simplify sensor systems designs, speeds time-to-market
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1/25/2011   Post a comment
ICs from National Semiconductor aim to slash creation time for a sensor-based designs, with configurable analog front-end (AFE) ICs supported by a new sensor-selection, evaluation tool
Single-chip receiver works with multiple satellite navigation systems
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1/24/2011   Post a comment
Stand alone receiver targets greater accuracy and sensitivity for In-car navigation, telematics, and portable navigation devices.
Analog I/O is alive, well, and soaring, thank you very much
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1/24/2011   8 comments
Reports of death of analog are not only premature, they are flat-out wrong, as latest product offerings prove
Chipmakers 2011 capabilities ranked
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1/24/2011   4 comments
There will be three foundry sources of leading-edge semiconductor technology by the end of 2011: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC), GlobalFoundries Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., with possible addition of Intel, according to new research from IHS iSuppli.
Maintaining accuracy with small magnitude signals
Design How-To  
1/23/2011   8 comments
Understand the basic transducer I/O issues for low-level signals in difficult environments
Anadigics, CEO Mario Rivas, both on a roll
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1/21/2011   10 comments
RFIC supplier Anadigics has been riding the momentum in the 3G and 4G wireless markets.
Top ten OEMs buy 34% of chips, says Gartner
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1/21/2011   7 comments
The top ten OEMs, led by Hewlett Packard, were responsible for $104.3 billion of semiconductor chip purchases in 2010, or 34.7 percent of the market, according to market research company Gartner Inc.
Maxim, Skyworks beat Wall Street estimates
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1/21/2011   Post a comment
Analog and mixed-signal chip vendors Maxim Integrated Products and Skyworks Solutions again posted quarterly sales numbers that topped consensus analysts' expectations.
MOST150 boosts infotainment capabilities
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1/20/2011   Post a comment
Full-service data-transfer technology ranges from multimedia entertainment (via personal mobile consumer devices) to driver assistance systems.
Maxim MAX98304 Class D amplifier
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1/20/2011   Post a comment
Maxim has lowered the noise and boosted the output power and EMI performance of its latest Class D amplifier.
Smartphones raise profile, prospects for analog/mixed-signal
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1/19/2011   Post a comment
The smartphone paradigm shift has elevated the importance of high-performance analog and mixed-signal ICs; ultimately, the complete mixed-signal SoC will mark the beginning of a new category of product.
How to implement *All-Digital* analog-to-digital converters in FPGAs and ASICs
Design How-To  
1/18/2011   61 comments
All-Digital Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) offer 50% lower power, 68% smaller area, process technology independence, reduced risk and cycle time, digital integration and synthesis, and easier radiation-hardened design.
China rising as medtech innovator, says report
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1/18/2011   9 comments
China, India and Brazil are catching up in medical technology, shifting innovation resources and activity away from the U.S. and Europe, according to a new report.
Plastic Logic to get $700 million in Russian deal
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1/18/2011   8 comments
Plastic Logic, a struggling venture capital backed company, which specializes in organic electronics, is set to receive $700 million in deal backed by Rusnano, the technology investment arm of the Russian state.
Chip-scale atomic clock approaches performance of modules
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1/18/2011   2 comments
Symmetricom SA 45s CSAC uses innovative concept and execution, enables portable applications
Chip-scale atomic clock approaches performance of modules, far exceeds TXCOs
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1/18/2011   5 comments
Symmetricom SA 45s CSAC uses innovative concept and execution, enables portable applications
Software defined radio: defining the challenges
Design How-To  
1/18/2011   10 comments
Software defined radio (SDR) has become a hot topic in the industry and is seen as a solution for many of the development problems for new radio platforms. But what is really meant by software defined radio?
Introduction to adaptive arrays, Part 2 of 2
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1/16/2011   Post a comment
SciTech publishing has recently released a new book, Introduction to Adaptive Arrays, 2nd Edition, by Robert A. Monzingo, Randy Haupt, Thomas W. Miller, which addresses the subject of adaptive array sensor systems.
Chip market set for modest growth in 2011
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1/13/2011   2 comments
For now Peter Clarke is seeing 2011 as a "normal" year for the semiconductor industry in which growth is set to be in the 2 to 6 percent range.
AUTOSAR software handles CAN/MOST gateway implementation
Design How-To  
1/13/2011   5 comments
Because interfacing to a MOST bus is not yet defined in AUTOSAR, a solution must be found for implementing a CAN/MOST gateway. Here are three approaches, with the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Microchip RE46C190 3V photo smoke-detector IC
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1/12/2011   Post a comment
Microchip's smoke-detector IC offers low-voltage operation with programmable calibration and operating modes, enabling operating modes to be selected and calibrated during manufacturing.
AgO's AnXplorer adds feasibility analysis capability
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1/12/2011   1 comment
AgO Inc. announced it has released AnXplorer 2010.12 analog design optimization tool that claims improved productivity to analog and RF circuit designers.
NXP offers $25,000 prize for RF design
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1/10/2011   5 comments
NXP Semiconductors NV is inviting RF engineers and students worldwide to submit creative application ideas for RF power components. It has opened registration for a competition with prizes worth $25,000.
18-bit, 1.6 Msps serial ADC delivers 101 dB SNR with unipolar supply
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1/10/2011   Post a comment
LTC2379 family shows SAR ADCs still have plenty of life; uses "digital gain compression" to achieve results on single-ended supply
Wolfson WM8850 and WM8860 audio codecs
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1/7/2011   Post a comment
Wolfson has released its HD audio product line, bringing high quality high definition audio performance to PCs and laptops.
BCD aims IPO to raise $86 million
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1/6/2011   1 comment
Chinese analog IC provider BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. has filed for an initial public offering of American Depository Share (ADSs) on Nasdaq to raise $86.25 million.
Wolfson licenses TinyCore DSP from Oxford
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1/5/2011   2 comments
Mixed-signal fabless chip company Wolfson Microelectronics plc has announced a licensing agreement with audio processing specialist Oxford Digital Ltd. whereby it can use the TinyCore digital signal processor core in a selection of audio hub products.
Top 10 RF/microwave design articles for 2010
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1/4/2011   Post a comment
Drum roll please! It has been a great year on the RF and Microwave Designline. Here are the Top 10 articles, as voted by your page turns...


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