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Alternator-regulator IC boosts charging system efficiency, control
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10/31/2011   Post a comment
To improve fuel efficiency start with the charging system—and a key element is a new alternator-regulator IC.
Global chip sales show September growth
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10/31/2011   Post a comment
A Japanese recovery and continued demand for mobile personal electronics helped the three-month average of worldwide sales of semiconductors in September reach $25.76 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association quoting figures compiled by World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization.
Aeroflex RAD1419 A/D converters for Hi-Rel space applications
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10/28/2011   Post a comment
Using specially processed Linear Technology die, Aeroflex RAD's A/D converter family includes a 14-bit, 150mW power dissipation product packaged in a 28-lead flatpack.
AMD hits Q3 targets despite 32nm challenges
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10/27/2011   2 comments
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) posted third quarter revenue of $1.69 billion on Thursday, showing a 7 percent sequential increase and 4 percent increase year-over-year, exceeding revised guidance figures by a percentage point.
Semtech SX8674/75/76/77/78 multi-touch resistive touchscreen controllers
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10/27/2011   Post a comment
Semtech's latest SX867X devices deliver "pinch and stretch" gesture recognition in a single-chip solution for four-wire analog resistive touch screens.
Vishay DG9251, DG9252, DG9253, DG9236 CMOS analog switch and multiplexers
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10/27/2011   Post a comment
Vishay Siliconix CMOS analog switch and multiplexers feature a wide 2.7V to 16V single-supply and ±2.7V to ± 8V dual-supply voltage range.
Back EMF method detects stepper motor stall: Pt. 1—The basics
Design How-To  
10/27/2011   9 comments
Technique takes advantage of constant motor parameters and overcomes limitations of traditional stall detection methods of current and duty-cycle sensing.
What's up with Linear Technology?
Design How-To  
10/27/2011   17 comments
How have things changed at Linear over the years? Bob Dobkin, VP Engineering, Chief Technical Officer, and Linear co-founder was gracious enough to sit down with the RF & Microwave Designline and tell us about it.
Silicon Laboratories on track despite weaker profits
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
Austin based Silicon Laboratories Inc. announced it had finished Q3 at the top of its revenue guidance at $119.1 million, despite weaker profits amidst macro-economic uncertainty and slower market demand.
austriamicrosystems AS3822, AS3823, AS3810, AS3820 and AS3821 LED TV driver chip line
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems' latest LED drivers and optimized backlight power supply are designed to provide the highest efficiency in LED TVs
AES 131st Convention photo gallery
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
A photo gallery from the show floor of the recent 131st AES Convention in NYC includes photos of everything from exhibits and audio product demos to audio publications and even an electromechanical Rastafarian!
Making sounds with analogue electronics - Part 2: Subtractive synthesis
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10/26/2011   1 comment
Part 2 of an excerpt from the book "Sound Synthesis and Sampling" begins a look at subtractive synthesis with a discussion of VCOs, waveforms, harmonic content, and filters.
Two-microphone wireless audio reference design kit
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
The nRFready Microphone wireless reference design kit provides a complete, fast-track two-microphone audio streaming solution ideally suited to consumer gaming and home karaoke applications.
A/V decoder for surveillance apps integrates audio DAC
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
Conexant Systems' CX25828 eight-channel video/audio decoder with integrated audio DAC is designed for advanced, high-capacity DVR surveillance applications.
Guest Column: Amplifier Trends 2012 — the evolving op amp
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Amplifiers are the hidden heroes of any system, and often unappreciated even as their role changes and expands.
New licensees give ARM strong Q3
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Microprocessor architect ARM Holdings announced it had seen strong growth in the third quarter despite the global economic downturn thanks to a boon in new customers and an increase in the number chips based on its processor technology shipped.
Rambus engineers author book on signal integrity
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
New book by Rambus engineers covers high speed signaling, jitter modeling, analsysis, budgeting and more…
TI introduces wireless audio products with USB support
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
The two SoC solutions in TI’s PurePath wireless audio product family are aimed at delivering uncompressed, CD-quality wireless multichannel and multipoint audio streaming capabilities to consumer applications with USB ports, such as PCs, TVs, set top boxes, game consoles and more.
Jur-ASIC Parts program recreates obsolete and non-linear audio devices
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10/25/2011   1 comment
JVD Inc, provider of analog and mixed-signal ASIC design, manufacturing and test services, announced its JurASIC Parts Program, a design service that focuses on bringing obsolete and non-linear audio analog ICs back into production to meet the needs of older commercial and military applications.
Wolfson to acquire Dynamic Hearing
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Dynamic Hearing is a leading provider of high quality audio processing software for personal communication devices such as mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets and hearing aids.
Mouser delivers National
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Mouser is now an official distributor for the complete portfolio of National products from Texas Instruments, increasing Mouser's offering of analog products to its global customer base.
Texas Instruments sees Q3 profits plummet
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) reported a decline in both revenue and earnings for the third quarter on Monday (Oct. 24), while lowering its forecasts for sales in the fourth quarter due to uncertain macro-economic circumstances and the global downturn. Following the results, TI saw its shares drop 1.2 percent to $31.32 in after-hours trading.
Distributed power management cuts wiring weight
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10/24/2011   1 comment
Robust power line communication and distributed computing combine for an economical physical architecture.
EV, hybrid repair jitters
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10/21/2011   17 comments
Survey shows technicians want better tools and information.
Color sensor IC maintains consistent LED display lighting
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10/20/2011   2 comments
LED light change with temperature, loss of strength over time, and age-related darkening of lenses can all be offset with sensors and intelligent lighting control.
Got a Linear Rocks ticket?
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10/20/2011   18 comments
Linear Technology is built on its founders’ undying belief in analog, its mission carried out by hundreds of analog “gurus” at the company. Of course, if you have a ticket to Linear’s 30th anniversary party, you already knew that.
TECH TRENDS: Front-end voice activation improves auto safety
Design How-To  
10/20/2011   7 comments
The real problem for drivers is distractions, and the desire for additional productivity or entertainment that creates them. Distractions can be reduced through voice user interfaces to control the car without looking at buttons, and without having to touch them. Front-end voice activation is the next step in improving user interfaces.
Guest Column: Smarter Converters — the 2012 trends in data conversion
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10/19/2011   Post a comment
Understand the critical trends, from both the IC vendor and the user perspectives
How does DECT fit in the wireless market?
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10/18/2011   13 comments
What exactly is ultra low power DECT? And where does it fit in to the wireless landscape. I asked Jos van der Loop of Dialog Semiconductor to respond.
Infineon intros 32-bit multicore architecture for auto apps
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10/17/2011   1 comment
Based on TriCore processor, this architecture contains up to three processors with flash modules and meets ISO 26262.
Assertion-based verification in mixed-signal design
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10/17/2011   Post a comment
Assertion-based verification (ABV) is a powerful verification approach that has been proven to help digital IC architects, designers, and verification engineers improve design quality and reduce time to market...
Small-cell chip market CAGR at 50%, says firm
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10/17/2011   4 comments
The semiconductor market for femtocells and picocells will grow by a factor of ten from 2011 until 2016 when it will be worth $1.3 billion, according market forecasting company Mobile Experts LLC. The market, which includes multi-core processors, transceivers, amplifiers, filters, and TCXOs, will grow at more than 50 percent each year, the firm predicts.
Chang of TSMC gives bleak outlook for 2012
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10/14/2011   1 comment
Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., has given a dismal outlook for the world economy and the chip industry, which is closely coupled to it, according to reports.
Simulations tackle EMI in hybrid and electric vehicles
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10/13/2011   3 comments
Electric propulsion brings with it high voltages which challenge vehicle electrical/electronic architectures.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup
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10/12/2011   Post a comment
There are often many news items that are not worth writing a full blog about, but may still be of interest to people. This is a roundup of those items…
SoC conference tackles some meaty issues
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10/12/2011   Post a comment
The SoCconference on November 2nd and 3rd has topics of interest to anyone developing complex systems-on-chip, including some interesting keynotes…
Maxim Integrated Products MAX16841 offline LED driver
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10/12/2011   2 comments
Universal input (90VAC to 265VAC) lets the MAX16841 LED dimmer from Maxim Integrated Products operate with international dimmer models, which saves design time and costs.
ZMD ZSSC3123 capacitve sensor conditioning IC
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10/11/2011   Post a comment
This low power capacitive sensor conditioning IC from ZMD supports a broad range of sensors and gives engineers a cost-efficient component option for sensor designs.
Touchstone Semiconductor TS1001 operational amplifier
Product News  
10/11/2011   1 comment
Touchstone Semiconductor has released its TS1001 single-supply, rail-to-rail op amp for low-power, low-frequency sensor applications.
Perfecting the 3-D chip
Special Report  
10/11/2011   21 comments
As chip makers work to make 2012 the year of the 3-D IC, IBM says it has devices in the field using low-density through-silicon vias.
Microwatt charge pump boosts 1V to 1.8V at 90% efficiency
Design How-To  
10/9/2011   4 comments
Design provides “always on” standby power for microcontrollers
Synopsys acquires Extreme DA
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10/7/2011   3 comments
Extreme DA passes on its expertise in variation-aware parametric yield analysis to Synopsys…
Analyst sees 1% chip market growth for 2011
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10/7/2011   Post a comment
Malcolm Penn, founder and principal analyst with market analysis company Future Horizons, now sees 2011 as essentially a flat year compared with 2010 for the global chip market.
TECH TRENDS: When is a hybrid not a hybrid?
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10/7/2011   7 comments
Buick's 2012 LaCrosse comes standard with a hybrid electric power train, but the company just calls it "electric assist" for its luxury car buyers.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup
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10/5/2011   Post a comment
There are often many news items that are not worth writing a full blog about, but may still be of interest to people. This is a roundup of those items…
SuVolta to discuss low-power at ARM TechCon
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10/4/2011   1 comment
Scott Thompson, chief technology officer of startup SuVolta Inc., will provide an overview of advanced transistor technologies at the ARM TechCon, which takes place Oct. 25 to 27 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley.
Test controllers provide quality assurance for complex automotive bus systems
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10/4/2011   Post a comment
Bus-linked microcontrollers are proliferating in today's vehicles. From the quality assurance point of view this means a massive increase in new challenges for test and measurement systems.
Linear Technology LT3745 buck LED driver
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10/4/2011   Post a comment
Linear Technology's 16-channel LED driver powers up to 75mA of LED current for each channel, which can drive up to 36V of LEDs in series.
Infineon ILD series of LED drivers
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10/4/2011   Post a comment
Infineon has expanded its LED driver ICs product portfolio with devices that provide flexibility and performance for a broad range of energy efficient solid state lighting designs.
Texas Instruments AC/DC LED lighting drivers, LM3448 and TPS92070.
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10/4/2011   Post a comment
TI is offering two phase-dimmable, offline LED lighting drivers for use in solid state lighting residential, architectural, commercial and industrial applications.
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