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Beyond simple MOSFET selection
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
Today's higher speeds, currents and lower voltages plus secondary effects increase losses in power conversion. Because of this, selecting a MOSFET for the synchronous buck converter is not a trivial exercise and requires a solid methodology to select the best combination coupled with good understanding of loss mechanisms. Here's what you need to know.
Temperature sensor for DDR memory is accurate to 1 C
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' MAX6604 temperature sensor is accurate to ±1°C for DDR memory modules in notebook computer applications.
National flashes smallest LED driver
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor says its LM2754 is the world's smallest, fully-integrated flash LED driver.
Energy harvesting will power growth -- but which ones?
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
An upcoming report by Darnell on ultra-low-power wireless components explores energy harvesting and micro-power generators, and is available for sponsorship. The report quantifies the market for these components by application and identifies the markets that are commercially viable.
Radio partitioning: RF to "bits"
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10/31/2006   Post a comment
When you have a 1-V supply, dividing the analog signal into, say, 10 segments makes for a pretty dicy proposition.
Primarion partners with two university centers for advancing digital power
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
Primarion is partnering with the Center for Power Electronics Systems and Colorado Power Electronics Center to advance digital power technologies.
Logarithmic LED panel display has 72-dB range
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10/30/2006   1 comment
Build a LED-column display with log response, but without a conventional analog logarithmic converter
Triple video amp has integrated filters and sync circuitry
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments says its THS7327 is the industry's first video amplifier IC with integrated filters for handling both analog RGB and digital horizontal and vertical (HV) sync signals.
LDO touts lowest quiescent current for automotives
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor says its NCV8664 is the industry's first linear regulator to incorporate reverse-battery, short-circuit and overload protection with the lowest quiescent (Iq) current performance specified over the automotive temperature range.
Video processing approaches for a portable multimedia SoC
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
The three main approaches for developing multimedia based SoCs are: hardwired accelerators, video co-processors and general purpose processors. By evaluating each, explains CEVA, the SoC designer can ascertain which approach works best.
Charge pump with flash timer delivers 600 mA for white LEDs
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies' AAT3170 combines a 600-mA charge pump with programmable flash timer for next-generation white-LED applications.
Spread-system oscillator for auto apps puts the brakes on EMI
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10/27/2006   Post a comment
Maxim says its DS1091L is the industry's only 3-volt, all-silicon center-spread clock oscillator for cutting EMI in the automotive temperature range.
Beyond DVD: Is the next home entertainment center the car?
Design How-To  
10/26/2006   2 comments
Infotainment will serve up a digital cornucopia of video, GPS navigation, safety, and other features. But beyond a wide data "pipe," flexible silicon, derived from consumer electronics, is needed.
Choosing the optimum switching frequency of your DC/DC converter
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10/25/2006   Post a comment
Higher switching frequencies bring clear benefits but also have drawbacks; understand the tradeoffs and find the sweet-spot for your application. This practical article gives you apples-to-apples considerations.
How to design for wide input voltage range in DC systems
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10/25/2006   Post a comment
Here's what you can do if you are designing DC/DC converters for a wide voltage range, say for comms equipment that need both -48 and +24 volts.
Relative-humidity sensor system boosts climate control
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10/25/2006   Post a comment
Boosting passenger safety and comfort, Sensata Technologies' capacitive-based humidity sensors with integrated temperature function, for determining relative humidity in climate control and windshield anti-fogging applications, responds five times faster with twice the initial accuracy of traditional resistive-sensor technologies.
TV-on-chip devices debut
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10/25/2006   Post a comment
Fabless semiconductor company Telegent Systems is rolling out devices that integrate all major mobile TV receiver functions, from antenna input to digital video output. Low-power devices support NTSC and PAL video formats, making it suitable for both US and European mobile phone designs.
SmartRectifier IC boosts AC/DC efficiency 1 percent
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10/24/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier says its IR1166 SmartRectifier IC for AC/DC power converters boosts overall system efficiency by 1 percent while using 75 percent fewer components.
LED driver simplifies Movie/Flash applications
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10/24/2006   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor's CAT4134, for up to six white/color LEDs, is a 500-mA inductive boost driver optimized for Movie/Flash applications, and for industrial video lighting, still camera, flashlight, and LCD backlighting.
How to compare proprietary and standards-based radio solutions
Design How-To  
10/24/2006   1 comment
When a wireless product requires long battery life and reliable wireless communications with low duty cycles, sometimes a proprietary solution is best.
Delta-sigma ADC delivers for cost-sensitive industrial applications
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10/24/2006   Post a comment
The CS5530 is a lower-cost option to Cirrus Logic's CS5531/32/33/34 family of integrated delta-sigma A/D converters for weigh scales, low-cost temperature controllers, digital panel meters, and process control modules.
Design MOSFETs with surgical precision to target shrinking DC-DC converters
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10/23/2006   Post a comment
There is an ever increasing need for higher current, higher efficiency and smaller footprint to suit the ever shrinking real estate allocated to the DC-DC converter. Learn how to derive an equation for the optimum MOSFET die size.
Get enlightened about camera phone flash units -- compare xenon to high-current LEDs
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10/23/2006   Post a comment
Today's camera phones struggle to provide enough flash power in low light conditions. Find out how you can improve the flash power in your camera-phone design with supercapacitors.
Pentagon urges 'relevant' R&D
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10/20/2006   Post a comment
U.S. military planners, faced with mounting casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan along with a decline in federal R&D spending, are pressing contractors to shift their focus from gee-whiz technologies to "relevant" ones that can save lives and improve capabilities today.

Ballast IC makes for brighter fluorescent lamps
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10/20/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics says its L6585 "combo IC," which integrates a power factor correction stage with a half-bridge controller and all the relevant drivers and logic for an electronic ballast IC, ultimately makes for fluorescent lamps that shine brighter.
Smart partitioning in WiMAX radios illustrates design challenges, Part 2
Design How-To  
10/20/2006   1 comment
Deciding how to split mixed-signal functions between two or more die is a complex exercise in balancing design tradeoffs, as this WiMax design shows
1-chip solution advances automotive battery monitoring
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10/20/2006   Post a comment
Product Review - Analog Devices' ADuC703x family of Smart Battery Sensors, claiming the first single-chip solution for precision battery management in automotive applications, integrates high-precision data acquisition of current, voltage, and temperature, a programmable flash memory-based MCU, and a local interconnect network (LIN)-based controller with high-voltage transceiver in a small 48-pin package.
TI veteran sets up analog, mixed-signal firm in India
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10/19/2006   Post a comment
A new venture offering analog and mixed-signal design and layout services has been launched by Vivek Pawar, an industry veteran who was most recently at Texas Instruments India for 15 years. Christened Sankalp Semiconductor, the firm plans to provide methodology and automation-oriented high-end services and solutions in these areas.
3-phase motor driver ICs add more power management
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10/18/2006   Post a comment
Stressing high efficiency, Toshiba's three high-voltage, three-phase motor driver ICs include comprehensive power management circuitry for DC brushless motors, air conditioner fans, and pump motors.
Thermal management chips for PCs and servers support PECI
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10/18/2006   Post a comment
Andigilog's aSC7611 and aSC7621 thermal management system controllers with integrated fan control, touting superior accuracy, provide support for Intel's emerging platform environmental control interface (PECI) for desktop PCs and servers.
Hybrids, navigation, and market outlook
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10/18/2006   Post a comment
Auto electronics topics ranged far and wide as I cruised the floor at the Convergence 2006 conference.
Bandgaps in the crosshairs: What's the trim target?
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10/18/2006   Post a comment
Typically, only one voltage target produces the least temperature drift, and this target is specific to a circuit, its layout, and the processing technology. Here's help to ascertain the optimal trim target for your design.
Op-amp for high-end audio touts benchmark performance
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10/18/2006   Post a comment
National's LM4562 dual operational amplifier for high-end audio applications claims benchmark performance for its combination of high speed, low distortion, wide operating voltage, and high output drive.
Video driving techniques for mobile devices
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10/17/2006   Post a comment
Understand the tradeoffs in AC- or DC-coupling, AC- or DC-restoration, load capacitance, and analog signal levels when driving analog video signals
Agilent releases a new version of its Advanced Design System
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10/17/2006   Post a comment
Agilent releases a new version of its Advanced Design System to integrate system architecture and implementation capabilities for RF designs.
Comparing 802.11n and UWB for video applications
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10/17/2006   Post a comment
Video home networking will bring a re-evaluation of wireless distribution technologies that can potentially provide a market opportunity for UWB.
Thermal management solutions include support for Intel platform environmental control interface
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10/17/2006   Post a comment
Andigilog's thermal management system controllers integrate fan control with high accuracy temperature sensing for improved system performance.
200-volt stereo driver IC serves high-end audio
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10/16/2006   Post a comment
National touts its LM4702, for high-power, high-end consumer applications, as the industry's first 200-volt stereo driver IC.
14-channel clock generator meets critical wireless, optical requirements
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10/16/2006   Post a comment
Analog Devices says its AD9516 series, for wireless base station, optical network, and telecom applications, is the industry's first low-phase-noise, 14-channel clock generator with jitter below 1 ps.
How low power amps can yield high performance in portables
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10/16/2006   Post a comment
Advances in power management and battery technology have helped extend battery life, but it's only part of the equation. The real trick is the ability to do more with less. Here are some valuable design examples to get the most from your design.
iMOTION motor drive module saves a year's software development
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10/13/2006   Post a comment
Product Review - Greatly streamlining time-to-market, International Rectifier's IRMCT3UF1 is a fully-integrated HiRel hybrid motor control module for BLDC and PMAC motors that does away with the software development phase.
Smart partitioning in WiMAX radios illustrates design challenges, Part 1
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10/13/2006   Post a comment
Deciding how to split mixed-signal functions between two or more die is a complex exercise in balancing design tradeoffs, as this WiMax design shows
JPEG2000 codec for robust, scalable pro and consumer video
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10/13/2006   Post a comment
The JPEG2000 wavelet-based algorithm generates a compressed codestream that retains the ability to easily extract different representations of the image, including different frame dimensions, without transcoding or recompressing. Yes, the name sounds dated (note MPEG-4 is even older, dating to 1998) but with the ability to simultaneously deliver HD and lower resolution video from the same signal, the six-year old JPEG2000 codec has a very bright future for broadcast, surveillance and consumer vi
High-voltage buck control ICs drive LED signage
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10/13/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier's 200- and 400-volt half-bridge buck regulator control ICs for AC/DC offline applications are designed to drive multiple LEDs for indoor and outdoor signage as well as architectural, entertainment, design, and decorative lighting.
Class D amp delivers 30 watts for home TV
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10/13/2006   Post a comment
Microsemi's LX1725 class D amplifier delivers 15 watts per channel, or a single channel output of 30 watts, for LCD TVs and home theaters.
RF transceiver chips target WiMAX terminal designers
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10/12/2006   Post a comment
Check out these IEEE-802.16 RFICs from Analog Devices Inc. Integrating A/D converters and DACs on-chip, they promise to slash the cost of WiMAX designs.
LDO is automotive-qualified
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10/12/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' new family of low-dropout (LDO) regulators, with an input voltage range of 45 volts, will survive the harsh requirements of the high-transient automotive environment for car stereo, instrument clusters, and telematics applications.
ULDO is a tight fit for wireless designs
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10/12/2006   Post a comment
Micrel's MIC5301 ULDO regulator touts a dropout of just 40 mV at 150 mA, more than 75 db PSRR, and extremely low output noise all in a 1.6-by-1.6 mm MLF package that ideally suits the device to portable and wireless applications.
Power solution comparison demonstrates strength of digital solution
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10/12/2006   Post a comment
Zilker Labs was featured in Ericsson Digital Power study, presented at the Digital Power Forum.
NEC chip set to bridge Blu-ray, HD DVD formats
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10/11/2006   Post a comment
NEC Electronics Corp. has developed a chip set for optical drives that would bridge the incompatible Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats.
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