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Tips to leveraging pre-integrated systems: How to get your application to market in 12 months
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
Pre-integrated systems offer a quick path to market since the equipment manufacturer develops only the application that runs on the system.
ADI's Lew Counts: IC process shapes industry, society
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
On the eve of his retirement, Lew Counts of Analog Devices looks at the industry's situation and future from veteran's perspective. His theme: It's all about the process.
A mathematical approach to designing capacitor arrays for switching converters
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
Understand how to size the capacitors in a switching power converter
Motorola prototype validates metal-oxide for WPAN device
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
A Motorola prototype validates Phiar's metal-oxide electronics for 60-GHz radios to be used in IEEE 802.15.3c wireless personal area networks (WPAN).
Record turnover at Wolfson for Q3, but shares suffer
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10/31/2007   Post a comment
Sales at Wolfson Microelectronics surged 21 per cent to £34 million ($70 million) in the third quarter ended September 30 compared with the same period last year, and the supplier of audio chips for consumer electronics products like the iPod said it was expecting 11 to 14 per cent growth in full-year revenues to between $226 million and $232 million.
High-brightness LED driver incorporates PWM dimming
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor says it has introduced the industry's first common-anode, current-mode, high-brightness LED driver with PWM dimming.
TI's sub-1 GHz RF SoC integrates USB controller
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
The CC1111 is particularly useful when designed into a low-power sensor network utilizing TI's proprietary SimpliciTI network protocol.
USB Bluetooth dongle design expands Bluetooth headset apps
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10/30/2007   Post a comment
A USB Bluetooth dongle design from CSR lets PC users with stereo or mono Bluetooth headphones switch seamlessly between listening to music and taking a VoIP call.
Atheros reduces Wi-Fi power, enables rapid deployment in battery-powered systems
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
The AR6002 ROCm consumes 70% less power in active mode than other solutions, the company says, and has near-zero impact in standby mode.
Single-channel load switch extends battery life in portables
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
Diodes has released the AP2280 single channel smart load switch that supports high-side load current switching up to 2-A in 1.8-V to 5-V systems.
PWM controllers target motherboard, POL systems
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
ST's latest power management devices integrate high-level features and drivers in chip-scale packaging, with PowerGOOD output, for motherboard applications.
SiGe BiCMOS LNA achieves high-power gain
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
With a 20.5-dB gain and 0.8-dB noise figure, the MAX2659 amplifier from Maxim Integrated Products is well-suited for GPS, Galileo, and GLONASS applications.
LED backlight module saves energy
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
Delta Electronics has developed an energy-saving LED backlight module (BLM), which allows LEDs to achieve maximum homogeneous illumination.
XRONet Mobile WiMAX Wave2 chipset aims for low power
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10/29/2007   1 comment
The XRO7000 MAC/PHY SoC and XRO3000RF transceiver handle Mobile WiMAX Wave2 as well as Wave1 and WiBro.
HDMI stars on small screens
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connectivity standard for transferring uncompressed digital content at very high rates over a single cable has come a long way.
ICs ease Most network interface
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
Media Oriented Systems Transport (Most) is a networking standard enabling, within an automobile, the seamless transport of digital audio, video and packet-based data, along with real-time control information.
Taming the Boost: Predicting and measuring feedback loops in current-mode boost high-brightness LED drivers, Part 2 of 2
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10/29/2007   Post a comment
High-brightness LEDs have unique drive needs; understand them for a successful, reliable, efficient design
Lighting epiphany: Light sensors advance automotive applications - Part 2, choosing sensors and their applications
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
The use of ambient light sensors throughout the automotive cabin offers unique benefits. This feature details the basics of ambient light sensing and its advantages in automotive applications.
Improving CMRR in CAT-5 video links and other differential video transmitter-receiver applications
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
How to improve the common-mode rejection ratio in the design of single supply differential video transmitter-receiver systems using CAT-5 cable.
Taming the Boost: Predicting and measuring feedback loops in current-mode boost high-brightness LED drivers, Part 1 of 2
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
High-brightness LEDs have unique drive needs; understand them for a successful, reliable, efficient design
Digital audio data transmitter suits consumer apps
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
The 24-bit AK4104 digital audio interface transmitter from AKM Semiconductor supports sampling rates up to 192 kHz and is packaged in a 16-pin TSSOP.
Dialog Semi heads for future markets
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
After the fall-out of the BenQ Mobile insolvency has been cleared, Dialog Semiconductor (Kirchheim, Germany) returns to strategic mode. In an interview with EE Times Europe, Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli explained which targets he is heading for.
ON Semi offers ESD protection with ultra-low capacitance and low clamping voltage
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10/26/2007   Post a comment
The ESD9L is ideal for safeguarding high speed data lines in portable applications such as cell phones, MP3 players, PDAs and digital cameras.
HomePlug claims victory in standards fray
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10/25/2007   Post a comment
The HomePlug Alliance is claiming victory in a decision that could force all sides to respin powerline networking chips for a standard that could be set as early as March, but rival DS2 whose technology was not chosen said it will demonstrate in November chips that double today's throughout and claims warring parties are still holding private discussions on a compromise.
Multiplexers use MEMS technology to switch optical signals over fiber
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10/25/2007   Post a comment
These fiber-optic multiplexers from Pickering Interfaces use MEMS switching technology to switch single-mode (60-850) or multi-mode (60-851) optical signals being carried on fiber connections.
Ultrawideband under the gun
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10/25/2007   Post a comment
In the race to a gigabit-per-second wireless link for the digital home, some ultrawideband backers are gasping for air while Wi-Fi proponents are revving up for the next lap.
Catalyst rolls dual, 300mA LDO regulator
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10/25/2007   Post a comment
Each LDO in the CAT6221 has an independent enable pins which combined, offer low quiescent current and a very low typical dropout voltage.
ADCs for DSP, part 4
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10/25/2007   1 comment
Part 4 of this 5-part series explains how flash converter and subranging (i.e., pipelined) ADCs work.
IDT posts fiscal Q2 profit; CEO leaving
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
IDT's president and CEO Greg Lang is departing the mixed-signal semiconductor company. Lang will stay until a successor is found.
Lighting epiphany: Light sensors advance automotive applications - Part 1, basics and vital characteristics
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
The use of ambient light sensors throughout the automotive cabin offers unique benefits. This feature details the basics of ambient light sensing and its advantages in automotive applications.
Webcast: Audio on the Move
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
A one-hour webcast features a roundtable discussion and insight into the techniques and problems of producing high-fidelity portable audio for today's market.
Programmability offers versatility in high-speed ADCs
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10/24/2007   Post a comment
User programmability in the analog-to-digital converter lets circuit designers adjust and optimize the converter and its I/O to match other components, as well as make performance tradeoffs
The PoEP standard and how to get the most from it
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Here's an overview of the developing Power-over-Ethernet Plus spec and how to maximize the advantages of PoEP by properly evaluating your DC/DC converter design.
Integrated LDO controller targets automotive apps
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LT3500, a 2-A, 36-V step-down switching regulator and a linear controller in a 3 x 3-mm DFN package.
Freescale adds two SMARTMOS devices to high-side switch portfolio
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has designed its MC33580 and MC33874 quad-channel high-side switches to reduce the cost and complexity of low-voltage automotive, industrial lighting and motor control applications.
WiMAX roundup: Part 3: Evolving ecosystems
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Chip companies were active at WiMAX World last month but not all had product announcements. What we're seeing is emphasis on ecostructure building.
RFID Basics: Antenna Polarization
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10/23/2007   1 comment
While this book excerpt from The RF in RFID:Passive UHF RFID in Practice, focuses on RFID applications, it is an excellent primer for RF basics. This part covers antenna polarization.
High-brightness LED drivers power 1-5 watt applications
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
New PowerWise chips tout constant-current, low-feedback design
WEBENCH ships LED/driver prototypes in one day
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Online tool cuts the design process from days to minutes
DC-to-AC converter reduces audible noise in EL lamp apps
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10/23/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a high-voltage, +/-15 kV ESD-protected, DC-to-AC converter designed for driving electroluminescent (EL) lamps.
TI Q3 profits rise on strong analog sales
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Higher analog sales and gains from manufacturing improvements boosted Texas Instruments Inc.'s net income in the third quarter offsetting a 3 percent decline in total revenue.
Catalyst targets portables with dual 300mA low dropout (LDO) regulator
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor rolled out its newest low dropout (LDO) regulator--the CAT6221 300mA, dual-output LDO.
Wireless audio chips claim 'wired quality' sound
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
The AudioMagic and VoiceMagic wireless audio transmitter/receiver ICs from Avnera Corporation deliver uncompressed CD-quality sound and claim to solve the interference problems that have been typical of previous wireless audio solutions.
WPAN chip set promised
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
IBM teams with MediaTek to jointly develop a 60-GHz-band millimeter-wavelength radio and baseband chip set for wireless personal area networks providing gigabyte performance.
Startup tries proprietary path to wireless hi-fi
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Touting a successful pairing of wireless and hi-fi audio, fabless chip vendor Avnera Corp. (Beaverton, Ore.) today will announce chip sets for wireless audio connections in the 2.4-GHz band that outperform data-oriented wireless connections in range, freedom from interference, automatic network configuration and full CD-quality sound.
Is fab lite on analog's diet?
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
As digital integrated-device manufacturers increasingly turn to foundries for their production needs, with some announcing they will no longer build fabs, an inevitable question arises: Will the big analog IDMs follow the same path and move toward fab-lite or even fabless strategies?
AWR and NXP release LDMOS simulation library
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Applied Wave Research has released a Microwave Office 2007 design software simulation library that features NXP Semiconductor's sixth-generation laterally-diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) devices.
Driver amplifier for point-to-point radio over 4.9 to 15.4 GHz
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics has introduced a family of M/A-COM driver amplifiers for point-to-point (P2P) radios. The driver amplifier family covers allocated point-to-point bands from 4.9 to 15.4 GHz: the MAAM-007523 amplifier covering 4.9 to 8.5 GHz, and the MAAM-007524 amplifier covering 10.0 to 15.4 GHz.
Three MMIC amplifiers with broad bandwidth target test and measurement applications
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has announced three MMICs designed to address the complex needs of test and measurement equipment applications for wireless networks.
6 GHz Fractional-N PLL synthesizer claims industry's finest resolution
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10/22/2007   Post a comment
Claiming the industry's finest resolution, the ADF4157 Fractional-N PLL synthesizer from Analog Devices improves performance while reducing design cost and complexity in wireless infrastructure, satellite and radio systems.
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