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SAR Converter with Muscle Offers Speed and Accuracy
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11/26/2003   Post a comment
Analog Devices muscles its way to the top with 3 MSPS 16-bit SAR converter. It's the real deal but is it complete? Read what Senior Technical Editor Paul O'Shea has to say about the company's newest SAR A/D converter.
Line driver lowers supply voltages and supports DOCSIS, EuroDOCSIS, or OpenCable designs
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
The AD8324 from Analog Devices allows designers to lower supply voltages and reduce system costs in their DOCSIS, EuroDOCSIS, or OpenCable designs. It's optimized for driving coaxial cables in cable modems and digital set-top boxes.
Triple 8-bit video ADC captures graphic signals at 270 MSPS
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
The Philips TDA8754 is a triple 8-bit ADC with an integrated PLL, runs from 12 to 270 MSPS and has analog preprocessing functions optimized for capturing RGB/YUV graphic signals.
Multichannel DAC Family supports DVDs and super audio CDs
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics introduced a family of low-cost, power-efficient multi-channel digital analog converters. Members include five 6-channel and a 2-channel DAC. They offer power-saving operation at a low cost and provide performance for the next generation of DVD and super audio compact disc players.
Power chip drives point-of-load applications
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' TPS54350 is the newest addition to the company's SWIFT (switcher with integrated FET technology) family, a 3-amp, nominal 15-watt DC/DC (non-isolated) PWM buck converter suitable for point-of-load applications. Working from a 4.5- to 20-volt input, the converter is especially useful for powering DSP, FPGA, and microprocessors directly from a mid-voltage bus, versus an additional low-voltage bus.
Analog mux parts claim reduction in signal feed-through
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
Intersil's new MightMUX devices claim a 99 percent reduction in off-state leakage current and a 99 percent reduction in off-state signal feed-through " at least, compared with Intersil's previous-generation switches. But then, a 2-pA leakage current is respectably low.
Stereo audio subsystem offers 3-D sound for your phone
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corporation today introduced a Boomer audio subsystem for cell phones that integrates amplifiers, volume and mixing controls and 3D sound in a miniature micro SMD package.
Supervisor IC indicates fan failure
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
A watchdog timer can monitor the tachometer output of your PC fan, and tell you when you have a problem. From the November issue of Planet Analog magazine, a Maxim apps engineer shows how.
Flextronics sees savings in ASIC move
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
Chips from magnetoresistive material advance in lab
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
Magnetoresistive materials being developed by researchers at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory may offer a promising alternative to the semiconductor industry's current chip-making processes. Instead of relying on atomic accuracy, theorists say that the researchers, who have harnessed nanoscale imperfections in a material, could use it as a thin film for chip fabrication. Colin Johnson reports.
Controller handles multiple hard drives
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
small startup has crafted a novel controller for high-end gaming and video-editing desktop PCs that use multiple hard-disk drives. NetCell Corp., based here, claims its TurboDisk chip can control up to five hard drives while providing better performance and data protection than RAID Level 5 controllers, at a lower cost.
Multichannel DAC Family supports DVDs and super audio CDs
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics introduced a family of low-cost, power-efficient multi-channel digital analog converters. Members include five 6-channel and a 2-channel DAC. They offer power-saving operation at a low cost and provide performance for the next generation of DVD and super audio compact disc players.
Triple 8-bit video ADC captures graphic signals at 270 MSPS
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
The Philips TDA8754 is a triple 8-bit ADC with an integrated PLL, runs from 12 to 270 MSPS and has analog preprocessing functions optimized for capturing RGB/YUV graphic signals.
CMOS transceiver circuit builds a compact RFID reader
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11/25/2003   Post a comment
EM Microelectronic offers a practical circuit for an RFID card reader. The author offers instructions for configuring the circuit for read-only, read-write and passive transponder applications. Because the operation is dependent on the resonance of the RFID card with its reader, tuning capacitor selection can be critical, he advises.
CMOS dual band radio core offers digital and analog interfaces
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
The WiLD RF is a WLAN dualband radio IP core in CMOS technology usable for development of a standalone single chip radio, either with an digital or analog interface to the modem or for integration with other functional blocks like MAC and Modem for complete 802.11a,b,g applications.
Stereo audio subsystem offers 3-D sound for your phone
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corporation today introduced a Boomer audio subsystem for cell phones that integrates amplifiers, volume and mixing controls and 3D sound in a miniature micro SMD package.
Analog Devices fourth-quarter net more than doubles
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. said its fiscal fourth quarter net income soared 153 percent with orders for future delivery surging to a two-year high as the chip sector recovery continued to gain momentum. The DSP and analog IC supplier exceeded analysts' consensus estimate in the three months ended Nov. 1 with revenue rising 22 percent from the year-ago quarter on broad demand from all segments of the company's operation.
Addressable 2-Wire bus buffer brings cards and backplanes together on command
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
I2C and SMBus compatible bus buffers. They provide capacitive buffering, rise time acceleration - and facilitate input-to-output connection control using 2-wire bus commands.
Fastest, most accurate 16-bit SAR converter zips along at 3 MSPS
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
ADI introduced a 16-bit successive-approximation analog-to-digital converter that provides design engineers with 50 percent higher speed and more than three times the accuracy of competing products, all in packaging that is 40 percent smaller.
More accurate readings of total energy promised with metering ICs
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11/20/2003   1 comment
Energy metering ICs from ADI allow utility companies to obtain more accurate energy usage information than ever before. The ability to measure reactive energy enables utility companies to prevent revenue loss and improve power-generation capacity management.
Go with the measured flow and detect rotational motion with this controller
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
Reduce your cost and design time with automated meter reading features. This is the industry's first single-chip microcontroller unit for electronic flow measurement and motion detection.
White LED driver powers a 9V CCD Camera via USB
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
USB is a de facto standard in every new personal computer and/or laptop. But this doesn't come free: USB 1.0 connections only give you 5 volts. In this design note from the November issue of Planet Analog magazine, a National Semiconductor engineer shows how to wire a white LED driver to cough up the 9 volts needed to power a CCD camera.
HP iPAQ 1945: PDA packs plenty of analog
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
So, just how Analog is your Personal Digital Assistant? Of the roughly 600 electronic components used in the latest HP iPAQ design, only a small fraction formed the binary heart of the system, writes David Carey in this teardown report compiled for the November issue of Planet Analog magazine. Samsung, Philips, National Semiconductor, Semtech and Maxim are among the names he sees.
The Math Behind the Electromagnetic Puzzle: Part 7 (the last) in Planet Analog's tutorial series on EMI
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11/20/2003   Post a comment
In the final part of this wondrous series on EMI engineering, Sanjaya Maniktala looks at various types of switching regulator waveforms (like rectangles and trapezoids), and gives us the math formulas which help us project what kind of EMI these waveforms will like generate. There are 52 (count them: 52!) equations here. Sanjaya also thanks his doctor and dear ones in India.
What happened to my serial port? Build a USB-to-serial port converter
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11/18/2003   Post a comment
Is the removal of the serial port from new PCs causing you headaches with your existing serial port applications? How about those scanners and card readers? A USB"to"serial converters may be just the medicine you need, says this Texas Instruments advisor.
Analog mux parts claim reduction in signal feed-through
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11/17/2003   Post a comment
Intersil's new MightMUX devices claim a 99 percent reduction in off-state leakage current and a 99 percent reduction in off-state signal feed-through " at least, compared with Intersil's previous-generation switches. But then, a 2-pA leakage current is respectably low.
High precision op amp meets needs of signal conditioning, and test applications
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11/17/2003   Post a comment
The Philips low-voltage, high-precision dual operational amplifier offers an input offset voltage of 100 uV and a typical supply current of 100 uA per amplifier, making it excellent for precision amplifiers in portable instrumentation equipment.
Fastest, most accurate 16-bit SAR converter zips along at 3 MSPS
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11/17/2003   Post a comment
ADI introduced a 16-bit successive-approximation analog-to-digital converter that provides design engineers with 50 percent higher speed and more than three times the accuracy of competing products, all in packaging that is 40 percent smaller.
More accurate readings of total energy promised with metering ICs
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11/14/2003   Post a comment
Energy metering ICs from ADI allow utility companies to obtain more accurate energy usage information than ever before. The ability to measure reactive energy enables utility companies to prevent revenue loss and improve power-generation capacity management.
Soft details define wireless basestations
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11/13/2003   Post a comment
Wireless telephone system operators are under continuing pressure to improve their infrastructure by changing the basestation operations.
Increasing DSP performance breeds unexpected applications
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11/13/2003   Post a comment
As strange as it might sound, one of the pleasures of the DSP market is that system designers continue to surprise us.
'Multi-lingual' 3G basestations will prevail
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11/13/2003   Post a comment
Wireless 3G is finally seeing success.
Software-defined radios for defense applications
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11/13/2003   Post a comment
The Defense Department is embarked on ambitious new programs designed to usher in no less than a new era of integrated seamless communications.
Software-Defined Radio comes of age
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11/13/2003   Post a comment
As new cellular technologies continue to emerge, the cost pressures associated with developing and deploying them has intensified.
Reusable architecture is DSP framework
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11/13/2003   Post a comment
Over a decade ago, fixed-point digital signal processor implementations became available, enabling easy software programmability for different DSP algorithms.
Cognitive' radios the next step for SDR
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11/13/2003   Post a comment
The future of two-way radio communication lies in the ability to use a single device to communicate as a network with other types of devices, maximize the use of limited bandwidth and harness the power of flexible and adaptive software-based protocols.
RFID interrogator family gains flexibility
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11/13/2003   Post a comment
Over the past few years, the telecommunications industry has seen digital software-defined radio (SDR) replace analog radio systems at a quickening pace.
Crafting software-defined radio for 3G
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11/13/2003   Post a comment
Before software-defined radios can be fielded for cellular systems, two simultaneous and often conflicting requirements must be met: wide instantaneous bandwidth and high dynamic range in both the digital and analog domains.
A revolution is afoot for next-generation video applications
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11/13/2003   Post a comment
Need something for the hot video market? Check out these two mixed signal video decoders, which includes the industry's lowest power, smallest size device on the market. These high performance video decoders convert NTSC, PAL and SECAM video into digital component video in both portable and high volume, as well as high quality and high-performance applications for personal video appliances, digital televisions, handheld consumer electronics and mobile phone TV's.
Safe hot-swap controller serves CompactPCI systems
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11/13/2003   Post a comment
Chip maker Linear Technology is fabbing a CompactPCI hot-swap controller IC that turns a board's supply voltages on and off in a controlled manner.
FlexDAC Touts Non Volatility
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11/12/2003   Post a comment
FlexDAC Touts Non Volatility
Digital motor-control ICs cut programming overhead
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11/12/2003   Post a comment
International Rectifier's IRMCK201 and IRMCK203 digital controller chips, the latest members of the company's iMOTION integrated design platform, ease the task of configuring motion control algorithms for permanent magnet and AC induction motor systems requiring both speed and precision. These ICs contain a Motion Control Engine (dedicated hardware logic) that serves as an alternative to traditional motor driver controllers, which rely on digital signal processors or microprocessor control units
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