Dual 14-bit A/D targets software defined radios Product News 12/2/2005 Post a comment Linear Technology Corp.'s 14-bit, 105 Msamples/second, dual analog-to-digital (A/D) converter touts a flat signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) response of 72.2 dB up to 70 MHz, as well as spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) of 88 dB at baseband.
Clock generator reduces EMI Product News 12/2/2005 Post a comment Dallas Semiconductor's crystal-based clock generator has an integrated phase-locked loop (PLL) to generate clock outputs, three pin-selectable multiplier rates, and three dither magnitudes to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI).
Catalyst, Tripath report results News & Analysis 12/1/2005 Post a comment Analog and mixed-signal semiconductor supplier Catalyst Semiconductor Inc. reported net earnings of $0.93 million, or 5 cents per share on sales of $16.9 million for its second 2006 fiscal quarter ended Oct. 31.
Power Solution for Xenpak Module Design How-To 12/1/2005 Post a comment The XENPAK Multisource Agreement (MSA) defined a fiber-optic transceiver module to conform to the 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) standard as laid out by the IEEE 802.3ae, a standard for 10 GbE transceivers. This specification is essential for providing a focal point for the industry to allow development of 10 GbE products, such as a 10.3Gbps, Xenpak module interface, between the photonic physical layer and the electrical section layer.
High-performance LED driver touts cost edge Product News 12/1/2005 Post a comment Product Review - Supertex bills its HV9911 current-mode controller as one that provides equal or better performance at a decidedly lower price than competing devices, focusing for comparison mainly on products from Linear Technology's LED driver portfolio, which include the LT3474, LT1618, LT3486, and LTC3783. The second advantage is the device's high-voltage regulator, and thus the chip can be powered from a 110-volt rectified (DC) input.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...