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Video encoding with low-cost FPGAs for multi-channel H.264 surveillance
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11/28/2008   1 comment
Building a high-performance, quad-channel H.264 encoder using low-cost, low-power FPGA architecture for multi-channel SD applications such as surveillance and unmanned aircraft, while delivering the flexibility to handle higher resolutions and frame rates as well.
UltraVolt : High voltage modules have a 10 ppm temperature coefficient
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
UltraVolt now offers a 25 ppm option on its AA Series product line. This option was available earlier on larger modules, the 10 to 25 A, and the 30 to 4A A Series.
Maxim : NiMH charger IC features alkaline-cell detection
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
Maxim introduces the DS2710, a stand-alone, NiMH charger IC that incorporate fast-charge control and alkaline-cell detection.
Top RF Articles of 2008
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
It's been another excellent year for RF DesignLine, and thanks to all of you for your comments, contributions, and insights. Here are the top articles that you voted for this year with your "clicks."
Live 3-D football in theaters this week
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
Would people be willing to pay to go to a movie theater to watch a football game in 3-D?
Debugging: The 9 Indispensible Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Software and Hardware Problems (Chapter 5, Part 2 of 3)
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
These excerpts from an excellent book will help you learn how to be effective at that elusive but critical engineering skill of hardware and software debugging
RF Micro : 3G front ends target next-generation handsets
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices has broadened its portfolio of 3G front ends for the open market with the release of two WCDMA/HSDPA power amplifiers (PAs) – the RF3267 and the RF6266.
Nujira touts PA efficiency advance in handsets
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
Power amplifier specialist Nujira (Cambridge, England) is claiming PAs in handsets that use its High Accuracy Tracking technology are twice as efficient during HSUPA transmissions, and 1.5 times as efficient during W-CDMA transmissions, than the same PA with a standard constant voltage (CV) supply as widely deployed in the industry today.
LCOS driver chip for mobile projectors
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
The new Aurora ASI9100 driver chip has been designed specifically for optical engines embedded in internet enabled mobile products.
3-D memristor chip debuts
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Memristors technology got a boost recently from Hewlett-Packard Labs, which described the first 3-D memristor chip at a conference in Berkeley, Calif.
NXP, Phonak team for enhanced acoustics
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors and Phonak have jointly developed a single chip ultra low power radio for use in hearing systems that is being integrated into Phonak's forthcoming range of hearing aids and wireless accessories.
Italy plays host to MEMS 2009
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
The advance registration deadline of November 30th is about to expire for the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2009).
Nokia lab to conduct mixed reality research
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Nokia has chosen to locate its latest research lab in Hollywood, where it conduct work on technologies related to film, music, games, web and TV, many of which are likely to be sensor based.
Analog Profile: Jim Solomon
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
As part of the 'Analog Profiles' series in which we dig a little deeper into the backgrounds of the people shaping the analog sector, ADLE interviews Jim Solomon, Executive Chairman at Gemini Design Technology.
Programmable analog sensor signal conditioning
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has added to its range of digitally calibrated sensor signal conditioning ICs with a single-supply, auto-zero bridge sensor amplifier.
Video series tackles power design best practice
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
An eight-part video series was launched by Avnet, Texas Instruments and Xilinx this week, demonstrating power supply design best practice for field-programmable gate arrays.
Squeeze power efficiency out of processor-based designs -- Part two
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
In this two-part article, we offer tips and tricks for power optimization and power system design. Part two focuses how to minimize power consumption through efficient power supply design.
Zigbee-based demand-response systems reduce home energy usage
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11/25/2008   5 comments
Households consume one-fifth of the nation's energy each year, with 60 percent of that consumption in the form of electricity. At the same time, utilities are struggling to manage the peak energy demand dilemma, where about 10 percent of electric generating capacity exists only to be used less than one percent of the time.
EC targets another Euros 90 million on photonics R&D
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
The European Commission has opened two more calls for photonics components and systems R&D projects under the 7th research framework programme (FP7), for work to be undertaken between 2009 and 2010.
Provide a negative bias voltage to low-voltage amplifiers to improve their near-zero-volt performance
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Low-voltage, single-supply amplifiers may have problems near 0 V, but a negative bias will help drive them to full range
Association tips 30 European startups
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
A two-day conference organized by the European Tech Tour Association and held in Montreux, Switzerland, provided a platform for 30 startups to present to an audience of venture capitalists, bankers and senior industry executives as well as to their peers at similar companies.
Switching DC/DC uModules strive to yield LDO-class low noise
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
No need to go LDO to get low noise and EMI, with the LTM4606 and LTM4612 switching-regulator modules from Linear Technology Corp.
ISSCC points to tomorrow's cellphone
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Chip designs to be described at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in February will show a future for cellphones that pack 32 Gbits of flash, play high def video and range across networks from the oldest GSM to the latest 3G.
Cadence boots dozens of firms from partnership program
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Beleaguered EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems has removed a number of companies from membership in its Connections program, a collaborative effort the company maintains to support third-party software suppliers that offer complementary tools.
NETWORKING: Digi releases 802.11a/b/g secure embedded networking core
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
New module is targeted for environments with wireless interference
ADI's profit jumps; plans to cut costs 10%
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices reported a net income of $143.9 million for the fiscal fourth quarter ended Nov. 1, an increase of 4 percent over the prior quarter and an increase of 47 percent over the same period of 2007.
Mixed-signal IC design house requires engineer
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
Amid all the news of job cuts in the electronics industry it is important to remember that some startups are still posting open positions.
Renault-Nissan mobilizes e-cars in Portugal
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11/24/2008   1 comment
In a move to promote emission-free individual mobility, the government of Portugal and automotive OEM alliance Renault-Nissan will establish a network of battery charging stations for electrical cars in that country. The vehicles will be provided by Renault-Nissan.
High-speed multi-channel ADCs reduce system board space
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
ADI's AD9239 and AD9639 quad 12-bit analog-to-digital converters use 50 percent less PCB area, yielding space savings for high-bandwidth data acquisition applications.
Revell RC Helicopter: Fun with mechatronics
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11/24/2008   1 comment
Even if you're not a kid (at least in age) the toy section of stores can hold some intriguing electronic gems and we'll take a look at a remote-control (RC) device in the form of Revell's RC helicopter.
SMT VCOs deliver up to +9 dBm output power over 20.9 to 26.8 GHz
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11/23/2008   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced the HMC738LP4(E) and HMC739LP4(E) SMT MMIC VCOs, which provide low phase noise and high output power for point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, VSAT, military and test equipment applications in the frequency range, 20.9 to 26.8 GHz.
Mixed-signal, 16-bit microcontroller extends battery life in power-sensitive applications
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAXQ2010, a 16-bit mixed-signal microcontroller with a power-saving stop mode that reduces power consumption to 370nA typical and 6.5 uA maximum at +85 degrees C, thus extending the life of battery-powered devices.
QMEMS process said to shrink quartz crystals
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
Epson Toyocom reports it has perfected a semiconductor-like photolithography process called Quartz MEMS that it claims will keep it ahead in the silicon MEMS oscillator market.
Featured Product: TI Class-D amps cut car audio costs
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
Increased integration and channel flexibility offered.
High voltage LDO has 3µA IQ
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp.'s LT3008 is the newest member in a family of high voltage, micropower PNP-based LDOs, featuring quiescent current of 3µA.
ADI shrinks high-frequency DC-to-DC regulator
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
ADI's 6-MHz ADP2121 buck regulator is an ultra-small, cost-effective product for space-constrained portable devices.
ST joins MIT industry consortium
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
Geneva-based chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV announced it is the first European company to join the Microsystems Industrial Group (MIG) industry consortium at the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, an interdepartmental laboratory supporting research and education in micro- and nanosystems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Debugging: The 9 Indispensible Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Software and Hardware Problems (Chapter 5, Part 1 of 3)
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
These excerpts from an excellent book will help you learn how to be effective at that elusive but critical engineering skill of hardware and software debugging
Build low power video SoCs with programmable multi-core video processor IP
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
Low power programmable multi core video processor IP, requiring lower clock frequencies and voltages, achieves efficient parallelism using specialized blocks for common video processing computations -- including H.264 encode and decode -- while maintaining flexibility for future upgrades. With power consumption comparable to ASICs, this SoC architecture scales to 1080p and beyond.
Improve mobile handset antenna performance with new tuning techniques
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11/20/2008   Post a comment
A new antenna tuning technology can keep space-constrained mobile handset antennas on track, and it is designed to handle very high RF signal levels while consuming low power.
Maxim hot-plug switch targets enterprise drives and servers
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11/20/2008   Post a comment
The DS4560 powers a load from a 9V to 13.2V sources and delivers as much as 4A of continuous current.
NXP unveils highest RF output power for L-band radar applications
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11/20/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has expanded the company's RF power transistors portfolio with the launch of its Laterally Diffused Metal Oxide Semiconductor (LDMOS) transistor for L-band radar applications delivering RF output power of 500W at frequencies between 1.2GHz and 1.4GHz.
Optical chips said to run cooler, pack more bits
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11/20/2008   Post a comment
an ultra-low power alternative to charge that uses lasers to encode data as excitons inside insulators has been proposed by theorists at Johns Hopkins University.
UWB chip pioneers Staccato and Artimi merge
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11/20/2008   Post a comment
Ultrawideband and Wireless USB chip and software specialists Artimi (Cambridge, England) and Staccato Communications (San Diego, Calif.) have merged, with the new entity also closing a $20 million round of equity financing.
SCART solution reduces power in set-top boxes, A/V receivers
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11/19/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's patented DirectDrive technology enables this device to operate audio and video signals from +3.3V, eliminating the need for a +5V supply and minimizing the use of a +12V supply.
Micrel, Zilog to partner on subsystem-level modules
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11/19/2008   Post a comment
Micrel and Zilog said they will collaborate to develop subsystem-level module products targeted at motion sensor, television remote and RF point-to-point cable replacement markets.
Compact, shock- and error-tolerant SSDs offer auto infotainment storage options
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11/19/2008   Post a comment
"Industrial-strength" solid-state drives eliminate time-consuming seek processes, provide write/read performance up to 30 MBytes/sec, as well as error checking and correction circuitry.
In tough VC market, fabless startup snags $12 million
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11/19/2008   Post a comment
Bucking industry and economic trends, fabless startup Quantance said it has raised $12 million in series B funding from new and existing investors.
SIA slashes IC outlook for '08, '09, '10
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11/19/2008   Post a comment
Like most others, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has reduced its IC forecast and projected the first decline in sales since 2001.
ARC sounds out SoC designers looking for better bass
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11/19/2008   Post a comment
ARC International has started licensing to consumer OEMs and chip designers its Virtual Bass audio enrichment software technology, which is optimized for the ARC Sound Subsystem as well as x-86 hardware platforms.
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