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Broadcom to acquire Dune Networks for $178 million
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Fabless chip vendor Broadcom plans to acquire Dune Networks, a developer of solutions for data center networking equipment, in a deal worth $178 million, the company said.
Low-power parts vs. low-power design
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11/30/2009   1 comment
Low power is good, but what are the tradeoffs in achieving it.
250-MSPS, 14-bit ADC claims lowest power consumption
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced the first in a new class of high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that claims to deliver ultra-low power consumption and excellent dynamic performance across wide signal bandwidths from DC up to 550 MHz.
Survey shows how users want more on mobiles
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Users of mobile computing and portable communications expect to access more multimedia content over time but are not prepared to pay much by way of a subscription for the right, according to a survey conducted by ABI Research on behalf of Mirics Semiconductor Ltd. (Fleet, Hampshire).
Book Excerpt: Analog Circuit Design Series--Waveform Processing Circuits (Part 2 of 4)
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Analog circuits are a historical and still effective way to develop waveforms and process signals; learn about function-generation, triangle-wave generation, absolute-value, and peak-detector circuits
Implementation of Discontinuous PWM and possible Impact to TinyDIP/SMD Smart Power Modules without Heat Sink
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11/30/2009   3 comments
Economics are driving the use of power devices without heat sinks; this article investigates the resulting effect on a class of components
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 7 of 8)
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
Quantifying Gain Compression in RF Power Amplifiers: An Improved Method for OFDM Signals
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Understand the challenges of this vital but complex measurement, and a way to achieve it.
Programmable low frequency wakeup receiver offers longest range and battery life in active tags
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has expanded its RF product portfolio with the AS3930, a single-channel low power, low frequency wakeup receiver which claims to offer the highest sensitivity at lowest current consumption for the industry's best range.
October's averaged chip sales beat expectations
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors rose to $21.7 billion in October, ahead of expectations, up a 5.1 percent from September and down 3.5 percent from October 2008, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
CISSOID introduces high temperature 80 V small-signal N-channel MOSFET
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
High temperature semiconductor specialist, CISSOID has introduced a new high temperature 80 V small-signal N-channel MOSFET transistor in its Planet family of high temperature transistors and switches.
Aeroflex Plainview adds eight new mini mux devices to HiRel analog multiplexer modules
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Aeroflex Plainview has added eight new products to its family of HiRel Analog Multiplexer Modules which are used in aerospace applications to send multiple signals to subsystems for monitoring.
Smart grid hits snag over powerline standard
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11/30/2009   7 comments
The U.S. government is grappling with one of the first big snags in the wake of awarding $4 billion in grants to build a smart electric grid—how to find a standard that would let consumer appliances plug into an intelligent power network.
2009 Salary Survey: Engineers take a bad year in stride
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11/30/2009   6 comments
Despite the toll of the past year on the economy in general and tech in particular, most EEs still love their jobs, wish to stay in the field and do not regret their investments in the profession.
Samsung SGH-J750: Handling complexity and time-to-market one step at a time
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11/30/2009   1 comment
Let me get this out of the way up front--our teardown column here isn't about the hardware behind this week's hottest cell phone launch.
Samsung, Freescale, Apple pro and con lead weekly story ranking
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 22, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 27. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
European stocks recover from lows on Dubai debt shock
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
European stock markets recovered lost ground on Friday (Nov. 27) after opening between 1 and 2 percent down on the previous close. The low opening prices had been a reaction to news that state-owned Dubai World had said it would delay repaying some of its debt by six months.
LF RFID IC with OTP functionality targets small-sized access control systems
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation's LF OTP (One Time Programmable) transponder, desinated IDIC® ATA5575M1, has been optimized for next-generation access control systems. Application areas include, for example, hotel rooms, engineering departments, offices, time recording systems and parking lots, as well as customer loyalty and membership cards.
Global chip sales were flat in October, says analyst
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Global chip sales in October are believed to have been flat on the previous month, according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway). The three-month average of August, September and October chip sales is expected to be reported as $21.0 billion, compared to $20.6 billion for the equivalent figure in September.
TSMC prepares to manufacture automotive grade ICs in China
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to launch what it says will be the automotive industry's first process qualification specification and service package for automotive-grade semiconductor manufacturing in China.
Researchers report room-temperature silicon spintronics
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
Rsearchers from the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) are claiming they can control a silicon electron's spin at room temperature. The research team has published a paper to that effect in the Nature.
Infineon and Nokia collaborate on developing advanced LTE transceivers
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies and Nokia are co-operating to develop advanced radio frequency (RF) transceiver solutions. The agreement covers a non-exclusive collaboration to ensure the compatibility and interworking of Nokia's advanced licensable baseband modem technologies and Infineon's leading RF solutions.
Compact integrated synthesizer module delivers 24-bit step size resolution
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
A fully integrated broadband synthesizer module, the HMC-C070 MicroSynth™ from Hittite Microwave Corporation operates from 5.5 to 10.5 GHz and is ideal for military radar, EW, ECM, test and measurement and lab instrumentation applications.
Integrated sine-to-sine wave clock buffer reduces cost and board space
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments claims to have introduced the industry's smallest four-channel, low-power, low-jitter sine-to-sine wave clock buffer, the first device in a family of sine-wave clock buffers, designated CDC3S04.
Tiny isolated voltage/current detectors packaged in smaller stretched SO-8
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
Avago Technologies is offering one of the smallest isolated voltage/current detectors with 8mm creepage and clearance, as well a low price tag.
ANALOG/LINEAR - PSoC 1 device boasts enhanced analog performance
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11/25/2009   1 comment
Cypress Semiconductor's CY8C28xxx PSoC 1's integrate analog-to-digital converters and CapSense touch sensing.
Improving battery life with ultra low-power codecs
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Mobile device manufacturers are being challenged to develop rich audio solutions while striving for longer battery life. They are also being forced to reduce development time to be the first to market. Using low-power codecs can help resolve these issues.
Changes afoot in TVs and signage suggest that size isn't everything when it comes to displays
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Improved contrast, better resolution, blacker blacks. In a sign of the times, the emphasis for display designers looks like it is shifting away from quantity (or size in this case) towards quality of display.
ADI tops estimates, projects flat sales
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Chip maker Analog Devices reported better-than-expected sales for the quarter ended Oct. 31, with the company's chief executive crediting improvements in many economies and customer inventory replenishment, among other factors.
11 reasons why Freescale is a viable IC vendor: CEO
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11/23/2009   1 comment
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. is getting some positive response from its bond investors in the first signs the company is making headway with its reorganization. Chairman and CEO Rich Beyer in an interview outlined 11 reasons why he believes the company will overcome its debt and sales hurdles.
Eight reasons why IC downgrade was baseless
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11/23/2009   3 comments
Another analyst is upset over a recent downgrade in the semiconductor sector.
IDT divests micro networks unit
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Continuing to restructure its operations, Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT) has signed an agreement to divest its micro networks business to Spectrum Control Inc. for approximately $13 million.
Programmable current-limit switches protect host devices from faulty loads
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' latest adjustable current-limit switches are intended for cell phones, MP3 players, and other battery-powered applications.
MOSFET drivers improve efficiency with high switching speeds, overtemperature protection
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices' ADP36xx family of 18-volt MOSFET drivers provides 2-A and 4-A peak currents with fast propagation delays and edge rise and fall times for power conversion and control designs.
New Approaches to Managing High-Current Transient Loads in Battery-Powered Handheld Devices
Design How-To  
11/23/2009   11 comments
Understand how large-value capacitors (supercapacitors) and advanced circuit designs make it possible for peak currents to be supplied without battery stress
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 6 of 8)
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
Tower makes deal to export know-how, equipment
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11/23/2009   1 comment
Loss-making foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel), which trades as TowerJazz, has announced it plans to transfer "manufacturing know-how and certain equipment" to support an un-named Asian company ramp up production.
Step-up converter offers buck-boost functionality at the cost of a boost converter
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has introduced a 200 mA boost converter that provides a continuous transition between boost and regulated buck mode which makes the device ideal for single for dual cell applications.
Higher antenna vs. transmission-line loss: an RF (and engineering) tradeoff example
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
11/21/2009   1 comment
Deciding whether to move that antenna for improved received signal strength, while increasing coax loss, is yet another engineering tradeoff dilemma
Is it time to reap that (energy) harvest?
Power DesignLine Blog  
11/21/2009   1 comment
Are the factors in place and aligned for this market to really take off?
Ten technologies, seven predictions lead weekly story ranking
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 15, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 20. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Programmable current-limit switches help protect host devices from faulty loads
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX14523A/MAX14523B/MAX14523C, a family of adjustable current-limit switches that claims to offer a ±10 percent accurate current limit which can be programmed from 250 mA to 1500 mA with an external resistor.
1MBd digital optocoupler is energy efficient
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Avago Technologies claims its latest compact digital optocoupler operates on 80 percent less drive current than similar 1MBd optocouplers offered by other suppliers.
RECENTLY INTRODUCED ANALOG (and related) PRODUCTS, November 20, 2009 edition
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Here is our frequently updated, linked list of new analog ICs and related products
Qualcomm, MediaTek ink patent cross-licensing deal
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Fabless chip vendors Qualcomm and MediaTek have agreed to let each other utilize technology covered by their respective patent portfolios.
Startup propels MEMS oscillators into mainstream
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11/19/2009   1 comment
Boston University startup Sand 9 propels micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) into high-precision mainstream computing applications like 3G, 4G, GPS and WiFi.
AnalogicTech launches direct and edge LED backlighting driver line
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies has entered the LED backlit LCD television market with seven chipsets designed to enhance energy efficiency and user-experience for LED backlit LCD televisions.
Tanner EDA, TowerJazz expand collaboration
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
Tanner EDA, a division of Tanner Research Inc. (Monrovia, Calif.), and TowerJazz have joined forces to meet analog/mixed signal customers' needs for high quality power management ICs.
LED drivers appeal to disco divas on the move
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems' latest led driver ic brings the ability to power multiple leds and synchronise them to audio, to mobile phones.
Semtech to buy Sierra Monolithics for $180 million
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
Analog mixed-signal chip vendor Semtech will acquire analog IC vendor Sierra Monolithics for $180 million in cash under the terms of a definitive agreement signed by the two companies.
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