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Assault and batteries
Power DesignLine Blog  
10/31/2009   3 comments
The soft on/off switch functionality in many products is a real drain on their limited batteries
Customization makes the difference, Dialog CEO Bagherli says
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
With a share price hike of more than 1000 percent in less than a year, Dialog Semiconductor (Kirchheim, Germany) currently is one of the most successful chip vendors in Europe. The fabless company has built its remarkable success on power management applications for portable devices. But isn't power management a rather commonplace application with little chances to differentiate? Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli says no — if some critical factors are taken into account.
Isolation in high-voltage battery monitoring for transportation
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
HV stacks are already used in many industries and applications outside of the transportation industry " typically in uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) to store energy from the grid in dc form; as emergency dc supplies in 48V communications equipment; as emergency supplies in crane and lift systems; and in wind turbines for feathering the blades in an emergency. Discussed here the use of battery stacks in vehicles, the underlying issues are common to all types of stacks.
ZigBee based transmissions use only 100 microjoules of harvested energy
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
Jennic has demonstrated the capability of its JN5148 to perform multiple packet transmissions from 100 microjoules of energy harvested from an electro-mechanical switch.
RECENTLY INTRODUCED ANALOG (and related) PRODUCTS, October 30, 2009 edition
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
Here is our frequently updated, linked list of new analog ICs and related products
Maxim posts profit
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products posted a sequential double-digit increase in sales for the second consecutive quarter in the period ended Sept. 26, the company said.
LSI, Silicon Labs report bigger Q3 profits
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Chip makers LSI and Silicon Laboratories reported sharp increases in third-quarter profits and sales that beat Wall Street's expectations.
Microsemi to close Arizona fab
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10/28/2009   Post a comment
Analog mixed-signal semiconductor vendor Microsemi plans to close its manufacturing facility in Scottsdale, Ariz., by April 2011, eliminating an undisclosed number of jobs.
30V, N-channel devices improve switching performance, power efficiency
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10/28/2009   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has introduced 24 new 30 volt (V), N-channel Trench MOSFETs in DPAK, SO-8FL, µ8FL, and SOIC-8 packages, featuring enhanced switching performance for synchronous buck converters in computing and game console applications.
700mA step-down converters provide flexible control in a tiny CSP
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10/28/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX8884Y/MAX8884Z 700mA step-down converters with dual 300mA LDOs in a 2mm x 2mm CSP (chip-scale package).
Linear Tech : Downconverting mixers satisfy 4th generation LTE
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10/28/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology’s LTC554x family of four high dynamic range downconverting mixers covers the 700MHz to 4GHz wireless infrastructure frequency range.
Austriamicrosystems : Rotary encoder targets safety-critical applications
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10/28/2009   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems has expanded its magnetic rotary encoder portfolio with the AS5245, a fail-safe magnetic rotary encoder IC specifically designed to address safety critical automotive applications such as pedals, transmission and steering wheels, where a failure can be lethal and is completely unacceptable
Automotive-grade digital optocouplers feature high speed, low power
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10/28/2009   Post a comment
Avago's R2Couplers are aimed at CANBus interface isolation applications, and meet stringent automotive AEC-Q100 Grade 1 qualifications.
Microchip houses synchronous buck MOSFET drivers in tiny packages
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10/28/2009   Post a comment
Aiming to provide maximum efficiency in a small footprint, Microchip Technology Inc. is housing its MCP14628 and MCP14700 synchronous Buck MOSFET drivers in small 8-pin SOIC and 3 mm x 3 mm DFN packages.
Conexant launches SoC line for embedded audio applications
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10/28/2009   Post a comment
Conexant Systems has launched an audio system-on-chip (SoC) product line for embedded audio and voice applications.
Downconverting mixers improve performance and reduce power consumption in 3G/4G basestations
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10/28/2009   Post a comment
The LTC554x family from Linear Technology comprises four new high dynamic range downconverting mixers covering the 700 MHz to 4 GHz wireless infrastructure frequency range.
STMicroelectronics : Smart-reset chip supports two-button control
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10/28/2009   Post a comment
To overcome the frustration people can feel when electronic products ‘freeze’ in mid-operation, a smart-reset chip announced by STMicroelectronics allows the system to be restarted safely without removing the battery or finding a tool to push the reset button, usually hidden behind a hole in the casing.
Hyperlens harnesses metamaterials for ultrasound, sonar
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10/27/2009   Post a comment
Researchers say they have harnessed metamaterials to fabricate the first acoustic hyperlens, potentially offering an eight-fold increase ultrasound and sonar image resolution.
Year-to-year chip growth expected to return in Q4
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10/27/2009   1 comment
After declining on a year-to-year basis for the first three quarters of 2009, semiconductor industry revenue is expected to increase on a year-to-year basis in the fourth quarter--albeit in comparison to the low levels established in the fourth quarter of last year.
MEMS market to resume growth after 2010, says Yole
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10/27/2009   Post a comment
The MEMS market has been flat since 2007, from $7.1 billion in 2007, to $6.8 billion in 2008 to an estimated $6.9 billion in 2009. A restart of the net growth is, however, expected after 2010, according to French market research consultancy Yole Développement.
12-bit ADC with 1-GSPS sampling simplifies wide-band analog front-end design
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10/27/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced an ADC that combines 12 bits of resolution with a 1-GSPS sampling rate, effectively doubling the amount of signal bandwidth that can be captured in a single ADC, designated the ADS5400.
Class 3 femtocell reference design targets enterprise, metro and rural applications
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10/27/2009   Post a comment
A Class 3 femtocell reference design, the PC8219E from picoChip claims a world first that brings femtocell technology to campuses, rural areas or 'metrozone' hot-spots.
Nanoradio supplies "Always on WiFi" for Sharp
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10/27/2009   Post a comment
Nanoradio has announced that it is to supply the NRX700/2 WiFi chipset to Sharp for WLAN modules to the wireless mobile industry in Japan and Asia.
Semiconductor Capacitance-Voltage testing fundamentals
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10/27/2009   Post a comment
On Thursday, 29 October, at 14:00 GMT, Keithley Instruments Inc., will host a free 45-minute online seminar about the fundamentals of testing semiconductor capacitance and voltage.
ADCs with quadrature error correction slowly replace IF architectures
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
There are a growing number of designers wishing to build direct conversion systems, including those involved in traditional communication systems design.
3-axis MEMs gyro chip debuts
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
A three-axis gyroscope chip developed by InvenSense Inc. combines separate MEMs resonators for motion tracking.
ADC pumps 12-bit results at 1 Gsps while buffered input yields smooth driving
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments ADS5400 targets radar, defense, wireless, and test & measurement with ADC with speed/performance claimed to be twice as good as available ICs
Matching your socks. . . and your inputs
Design How-To  
10/26/2009   2 comments
Understand the important of matching and balancing input impedance in analog circuits
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 2 of 8)
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
Understanding regulations when designing a wireless product in the unlicensed frequency bands
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
The unlicensed frequency bands have special regulations; this article explains how they relate to product design
Analog vendor study reveals designer priorities
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10/26/2009   1 comment
It's not easy being Analog.
Freescale CEO optimistic but still cautious about IC market
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. CEO Rich Beyer wants IC executives to add fixed costs cautiously as the sector begins to revive, noting recent sales growth must be deemed sustainable before suppliers boost manufacturing capacity to meet any expected bump in demand.
French researchers revive interest in resistive sensors for low-cost apps
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10/23/2009   Post a comment
Researchers at the Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics and Microelectronics (LIRMM), in France, claimed they have developed a low power interface circuit for resistive sensors.
120 kHz bandwidth, high-voltage isolation current sensor IC offers power-supply protection
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10/23/2009   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems Europe (Worcester, Massachusetts) has introduced a 120 kHz bandwidth, high-voltage isolation current sensor IC that provides an economical and precise means for current sensing applications in industrial, commercial and communications systems.
Triple RGB laser driver enables designers to embed pico projectors
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10/23/2009   Post a comment
Fabricated using Maxim's newest BiCMOS process, the MAX3600 RGB laser driver enables designers to embed pico projectors into compact consumer electronics, supporting switching times below 2ns and resolutions up to WXGA and 1080p.
Broadcom beats Q3 estimates, but sees flat Q4
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10/23/2009   Post a comment
Fabless chip vendor Broadcom reported a second consecutive quarter of greater than 20 percent sequential revenue growth, but the company warned it expects fourth quarter sales to be flat.
Wearable vital-signs monitor now CE marked for European sale
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10/22/2009   Post a comment
Toumaz Technology Ltd. (Abingdon, England), a developer of low-power wireless body monitors, has announced that its Sensium Life Pebble, a body-worn vital-signs monitor, has been awarded a CE mark.
CMOS operational amplifiers deliver low current consumption with quick response
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10/22/2009   1 comment
The BU7265G/SG and BU7411G/SG series of CMOS op-amps (operational amplifiers), developed by Rohm Semiconductor claim to provide the industry’s lowest current consumption and slew rate.
TriQuint misses analyst estimates
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
RF semiconductor supplier TriQuint Semiconductor fell short of consensus analyst expectations for third-quarter sales and fourth-quarter guidance, a rare miss in a stretch that has seen many chip makers beat analyst estimates over the past two weeks.
Energy Micro launches ARM-based Gecko microcontrollers
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10/21/2009   2 comments
Startup Energy Micro AS (Oslo, Norway) has launched its first products, the EFM32 family of microcontrollers, otherwise known as Gecko, with the claim the microcontrollers offer more than four times the battery life of existing 8, 16 or 32-bit microcontrollers.
Fast-growing Phyworks on the acquisition trail
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
Phyworks Ltd., an eight-year-old U.K.-based developer of mixed-signal transceiver ICs for optical and copper communications, is on the acquisition trail.
Forum split on future of chip startups
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10/21/2009   1 comment
A discussion panel organized here by Cadence Design Systems Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) revealed some of the dynamic tension between the fabless chip startup community and their key suppliers — the EDA companies and the foundries. Held immediately before an evening meeting intended to put hopeful startups in front of venture capitalists, the round-table aired a number of issues facing startups but drew few conclusions.
PC maker sees slow road for USB 3.0
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10/21/2009   1 comment
Description: Intel's decision to wait until 2011 to support USB 3.0 in PC chip sets will put mainstream adoption of the interconnect on hold for a year, said a senior technology manager at a top tier PC maker who also called for separate 60 GHz industry groups to unite in the wake of the failure of wireless USB.
E Ink to use Freescale SoC
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Seeking to attract more electronic book and newspaper customers, Freescale Semiconductor is collaborating with E-Ink Corp. on a new SoC that integrates Freescale's microcontroller with a display driver.
Apple iPhone 3G best for call quality: Blackberry Storm worst
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
With all the additional multimedia and work-saving functionality smartphones bring to the table, it's easy to lose track of the one basic requirement by which all handsets are ultimately judged: how well they keep that all-important voice link. It turns out that Apple and its iPhone 3G has that angle covered too: better than anyone.
Micro Crystal : Real time clock has very low current drain
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Micro Crystal has introduced an SMD package real time clock (RTC) that typically draws just 130 nA at 3.0 V.
Melexis : Automotive ASSPs enable smart actuators
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Based on long standing experience in development of fully integrated window lift ICs, Melexis extends its product portfolio of ASSPs with a new generation of system solutions for different smart actuator applications, like window lifter, roof control, engine flaps as well as seatbelt retractors and others.
High-power LED driver features ultra-fast current transitions, targeting DLP projection systems and color mixing needs
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
LT3743 Synchronous step-down power IC sources up to 20 A continuous, 40 A pulsed
Former TI analog exec joins power management startup
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Larry Blackledge, a former vice president and general manager at Texas Instruments, has joined Active-Semi International Inc. (San Jose, Calif.), a supplier of power management ICs, as chief executive officer.
8x8 keypad controller with eight GPIOs and LED drivers
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
The MAX7360 key-switch controller from Maxim Integrated Products offers a complete solution for keyboard control and backlighting while reducing external component count in portable applications.
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