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Lower system costs with tiny D/A converter
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. expanded its nanoDAC family with eight devices including a 16-bit, quad, digital-to-analog converter in a 3 x 3-mm, 10-lead LFCSP.
7-phase DC/DC boosts supply efficiency 3 percent
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier‘s improved XPhase family of scalable multi-phase DC/DC chipset devices, the IR3084 and IR3084U control ICs, help achieve up to three percent higher efficiency in 130-amp applications with seven phases, as compared to five-phase designs.
Sipex inks agreement with Chinese foundry
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2/28/2006   Post a comment
Analog IC supplier Sipex has signed a definitive foundry services agreement with Hangzhou Silan Microelectronics and Hangzhou Silan Integrated Circuit. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Op amps draw 13 uA per amp
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
Exclusive to eeProductCenter: Linear Technology Corp. says its 1.8-volt dual and quad operational amplifiers are the first available in a tiny DFN package.
Programmable power management solutions from Lattice
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2/27/2006   Post a comment
Lattice expands its Power Manager II family with programmable power management solutions for high-volume applications
Telematics optimize the human-automotive interface
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2/25/2006   Post a comment
One automotive system is by far the largest waste of energy and the greatest source of avoidable repair and maintenance cost--the driver. But an efficient telematics system and interface can help optimize driver performance.
IC multi-supply powers TV/monitor's LCD panels
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2/24/2006   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX8728 power supply IC generates all the supply rails for thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal display (LCD) panels in TVs and monitors.
A/D simplifies digital audio conversion blocks
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2/24/2006   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic Inc. claims these are the smallest stereo analog-to-digital (A/D) converters available for consumer and automotive audio applications.
DC/DCs toughen up for military and aerospace
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2/24/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier's AHP line of hybrid DC/DC converters, for analog and digital circuits that require a well-regulated power source, adds over-voltage protection circuitry on the input while minimizing internal components count.
Single-cell Li-ion IC competes with traditional linear chargers
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Summit Microelectronics says its SMB135 lithium-ion charger IC, designed to operate with the universal serial bus (USB) and other current-limited power sources, cuts charge time by 66 percent and power dissipation by more than 90 percent compared to traditional linear chargers.
Triple-throw switches boost audio signals
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. says these dual, single-pole, triple-throw analog switches handle negative signals with a single positive power supply to reduce external components and improve audio signal quality.
Get latest practical design, application info from traveling portable power and power supply seminars
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2/22/2006   Post a comment
TI announces the schedule for its popular 2006 Portable Power Seminar series and 2006 North American Power Supply Design Seminar series. It provides rich technical, yet practical presentations that combine an array of advanced new battery management and power conversion concepts, basic design principles and "real-world" applications.
MOSFET drivers deliver 12 amps
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Microchip Technology's TC4451 (inverting) and TC4452 (noninverting) MOSFET drivers, for use in switching power supplies and similar high-speed, high-current applications, can deliver peak output currents of 12 amperes.
Design tips: Build a 1.5-V 2.4-GHz CMOS PLL
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2/21/2006   3 comments
Follow this step-by-step implementation of a VCO, charge pump/loop filter, fractional-N prescaler with delta-sigma modulation and phase/frequency detector.
National, ARM unveil next-gen PowerWise spec
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. and ARM Holdings PLC have released a second-generation PowerWise interface (PWI) specification that provides enhanced power management interconnect capability to feature-rich, multi-domain system-on-chips (SoCs) in battery-powered, handheld electronic devices.
ICs support voltage level translation between 2.5-, 3.3- and 5-V buses
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
TI has released three 4-bit bidirectional translating (level-shifting) I²C and SMBus multiplexers and switches that support voltage level translation between 2.5-, 3.3- and 5-V buses required in mixed voltage I²C systems.
Chip maker launches single-chip level translators for mobile phones
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has developed what it claims are the first single-chip level translators for mobile phone memory cards.
Camera chip integrates several functions for mobile apps
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' latest single-chip 1.3-megapixel (SXGA) camera subsystem for mobile applications integrates a CMOS sensor with a digital image processor and analog system functions in a tiny package.
90-nm read channel cuts power consumption by up to 70%
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2/21/2006   Post a comment
Agere has introduced TrueStore RC7200, a 90-nm read channel it says provides up to a 50% power savings over competing products, and 70% reduction compared with its 130-nm read channels. The RC7200 read channel supports perpendicular recording technology, enabling hard disk drive capacities to exceed 240-Gbytes per platter.
Clock synthesizer enables one-time-programming
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2/20/2006   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products says this cost-effective voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) clock generator for communications systems such as routers and switches only needs to be programmed once.
White LED driver includes overtemperature protection
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
White LEDs have many applications, and the right circuit makes sure they don't overheat and fail prematurely or burn out
AC/USB battery chip charges lithium-ions as fast as possible
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies says its AAT3685 is the first chip designed for efficiently charging lithium-ion polymer batteries from either an AC adapter or a USB source through a single connector. The end result is faster battery charging for a given load demand.
E-field sensor yields nonmechanical touch (or not) switch
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
Use electrodes for proximity or touch switches, driven and sensed by an electric-field specific IC
High-resolution converter rejects 50/60 Hz noise
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. expanded its low-power, high-resolution delta-sigma analog-to-digital (A/D) converter family with what it claims is one of the lowest power, smallest A/D converters available at 22-bit resolution.
Controller quickly charges any size capacitor
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LT3750 flyback controller, using an external MOSFET, can rapidly charge large capacitors to voltages as high as 1,000 volts. The chip can charge a 100 microfarad capacitor to 300 volts in less than 300 ms for photoflash applications and the like.
Light-to-digital converters seek small displays
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. (TAOS) is beefing up its Light-to-Digital Converter offering with two low-voltage versions for mobile phones, PDAs, portable media players, cameras, handheld games and camcorders.
Agilent claims simulation breakthrough for non-linear circuits
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2/16/2006   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies claimed a breakthrough in its core EDA frequency-domain simulation technology that it said provides crucial circuit performance information that can help avoid design errors.
Designing high-power Class D audio power amplifiers
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
Class D audio amplifiers have attracted attention, and with good reason, including efficiency, size, and flexibility, but achieving their full potential takes careful attention to design
DSPs take on next generation automotive audio processing
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
Auto audio systems are becoming as complicated as home audio. But software that optimizes processor clock cycles and makes efficient use of memory enables economical DSP functionality.
Crosspoint switch boosts signal integrity
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. is unleashed a 12-port crosspoint switch with enhanced signal equalization technology that it says will raise the bar in terms of signal integrity performance and flexibility.
Quantum offers touch sensor chips for sliders and scroll wheels
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
Quantum Research Group has released enhanced versions of its QSlide and QWheel chips, known as the QT411 and QT511 respectively. The devices, which are available in TSSOP packages, are targeted primarily at portable and home appliance applications
1200-volt IPMs condense motor drive electronics
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2/15/2006   Post a comment
Powerex's PS22052-54 and PS22056, a family of 1200-volt intelligent power modules, provide a one-chip solution to the drive electronics required for small 460-volt, three-phase motors.
Driving mobile headphones require attention to new details
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
Headphones and mobile devices are a natural fit, but there are technical details to resolve to ensure compatibility and performance
Power management IC keeps APEs under control
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' STw4810 is a highly integrated power management IC for the multimedia application processor engines (APEs) used in mobile phones and PDAs.
E-field sensor IC finds new markets
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2/14/2006   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor today expanded its line of electric field (E-field) sensing integrated circuits (ICs) from automotive applications to the appliance and industrial markets.
Codec integrates Class-D speaker driver
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2/13/2006   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics plc today rolled out an integrated codec with a filterless Class-D stereo speaker driver that is said to consume 10 milliwatts in playback mode.
Calculating tempco and initial accuracy for voltage references
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2/13/2006   Post a comment
Voltage references are key to the performance of many A/D converter subsystems. Basic calculations will show you if the reference's initial accuracy and performance over temperature meet your system requirements
Capacitive touch switches boost automotive interface options
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2/10/2006   Post a comment
Today’s cars have increasing numbers of switches and buttons for control, infotainment, and security, which need to be easily installed into more contoured control surfaces. Here's one cost-effective, reliable approach with no mechanical parts.
Single-chip RF circuits coming, says analyst
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2/10/2006   Post a comment
Researchers are using microelectromechanical system (MEMS) technology to develop a single-chip RF circuit that integrates discrete functions to reduce weight and cost, according to a Frost & Sullivan report.
LDO regulator dishes 150-mA output
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2/10/2006   Post a comment
Rohm's latest CMOS low dropout regulator (LDO) is said to feature an output current of 150 milliamps and high output voltage accuracy (±1 percent).
ADI's fiscal first quarter in line with guidance
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2/9/2006   Post a comment
Analog Devices reported GAAP net income of $120 million on revenue of $621 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2006, in line with previous company guidance.
Mux combines low jitter and high bit rate
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2/9/2006   Post a comment
Touting true operation from DC to 20 GHz, Inphi Corp.'s 4:1 broadband multiplexer (mux) was designed for accurate testing across a wide range of frequencies and applications.
Cost, performance key topics at India semi summit
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2/9/2006   Post a comment
Configurability is key to the viability of the semiconductor industry, while platform development helps cut costs, speakers said here the final day of the Vision Summit of the India Semiconductor Association.
Codec enables hands-free operation in portable apps
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2/9/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics today unleashed a low power, asynchronous, stereo codec featuring integrated amplifiers for headphones and hands-free operation in mobile phones and handheld multimedia players.
Diminutive display driver pumps 500 mA for cellphone's LEDs
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2/8/2006   Post a comment
With the focus on maintaining high DC/DC efficiency and saving yet more real estate, Linear Technology's LTC3210, a 1x/1.5x/2x multimode charge pump for cellphone displays, delivers up to 500 mA for four 25 mA LEDs in the main display and 400 mA for the camera LED.
Oxford 8-channel UART / PCI controller tackles high density serial connectivity
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2/8/2006   Post a comment
Combining eight high performance UARTs and a PCI compliant host interface in a single chip, the OX16PCI958 communications controller from Oxford Semiconductor provides designers with the means to dramatically simplify multi-port serial to PCI bus design.
Full-bridge driver extends motor control
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2/8/2006   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems' A3950 complements the company's parallel-input family of DC motor drivers. Designed for PWM-based control applications, the 36-volt full-bridge device can deliver peak output currents of ±2.8 amps for the office automation, industrial, and medical markets.
Multiplexers operate over wide voltage range
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2/7/2006   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released a trio of precision, low-voltage, monolithic CMOS analog switches that are said to combine a wide voltage range, low leakage, and tight on-resistance matching for precision signal switching and routing.
Wide-input Simple Switcher eases buck designs
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2/7/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor says its LM3100, the first member of a new synchronous Simple Switcher family, is the industry’s first synchronous, monolithic, 1.5-amp buck regulator with an input voltage range of 4.5 to 36 volts.
Digital potentiometer sits in 2 x 2-mm package
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2/7/2006   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. claims this is the smallest 128-tap, low-cost nonvolatile digital potentiometer around.
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