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Designing a cellular digital video surveillance system
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Protecting corporate assets with security guards is expensive, prompting more companies to look at video surveillance systems. Effective monitoring installations involve many aspects, from bandwidth to the type of enclosure that will protect equipment in all weather conditions.
Digitally-controlled potentiometers housed in tiny package
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Touted as the industry's smallest, Intersil launches its ISL23511 and ISL23512 low-power, single pushbutton digitally-controlled potentiometers (DCPs) in a 2 x 1.6-mm micro-TQFN package.
TV a key audio focus at TI Developer Conference
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
While trends in portable consumer electronics and connectivity/convergence are continuing to drive many audio developments, TV/Home Theater was a key focus at the recent TI Developer Conference.
Single-conversion TV tuner saves space in DVB-T, PAL applications
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's single-conversion, hybrid (analog and digital) television tuner integrates a tracking filter, RF and IF VGAs, and VCOs, and consumes only 760mW from a single +3.3V supply.
LCD backlighting using 2-D LED dimming boosts TV performance and saves power
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Advanced backlighting technology using LED-based light sources and segmented control can create a vibrant viewing experience, while also reducing power consumption in LCD TVs. But adaptive backlight dimming requires a significant amount of image processing to be performed on the video stream to derive optimum backlight and pixel drive signals.
TI's Templeton stresses energy, medical, safety apps
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments CEO Richard Templeton used his keynote address at the chip maker's developers' conference to underscore plans to leverage TI's expertise in the medical , energy and safety markets.
Adaptive digital power controllers target efficiency-sensitive apps
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Zilker Labs Inc. has introduced adaptive DC-DC power controllers that are intended to maximize efficiency in power-constrained applications, particularly in the embedded computing, storage and telecom/datacom sectors.
Avoiding noise and EMI problems in DSP systems
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Noise and EMI can disrupt the operation of a DSP system or cause the design to fail FCC certification. Here's how to avoid these problems with PCB layout and return path decoupling.
Power controller features dynamic phase dropping
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Check out Primarion's PX3664, a digital multi-phase power controller with dynamic phasing for synchronous DC/DC buck converters in computing and communications applications.
Microphone array amplifier cuts background noise, improves voice clarity
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
The PowerWise LMV1088 analog dual-input microphone array amplifier from National Semiconductor reduces background acoustic noise while offering more natural voice quality and reduced power compared to DSP- or microprocessor software-based systems.
ARM tools add support for DaVinci and OMAP35x
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
The ARM RealView family of development tools will provide enhanced support for the Texas Instruments DaVinci and OMAP35x platforms, including the recently-released DaVinci TMS320DM355 digital media processor and OMAP35x processors.
Infineon launches 900-V Superjunction MOSFET line
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG is touting its latest product line as the industry's first 900 V superjunction MOSFETs specifically intended for high-efficiency SMPS (switched-mode power supply), industrial and renewable energy applications.
Yet more on decoupling, Part 2: Power supply excitation and ringing
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
Part 2 looks at how a real-world power supply impedance - comprising decoupling capacitors, regulator output impedance, and PCB traces - responds to a small test current step, such as an IC might demand from the power rail.
Fun DIY kits: vacuum tube radio, Edison phonograph
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
Some neat hobby kits from Japan include a working vacuum tube radio (see an assembly video here) and an Edison-style phonograph kit that actually lets you record your own voice on a plastic cup!
TI launches RF transceiver for ZigBee, proprietary low-power apps
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
The CC2520 can be used in a wide variety of standard-based and proprietary wireless systems for industrial monitoring, building automation, remote controls and wireless sensor networks.
Micrel expands high power density line
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
Micrel has added a member to its high power density family of products, a fully-integrated 4A synchronous buck regulator dubbed the MIC22400 for powering systems from 3.3V and 5V supply rails.
Embedded antennas demystified
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2/27/2008   3 comments
Embedded systems design is garnering a lot of attention these days, but for many designers, the embedded antenna remains somewhat of a mystery. Indeed, antennas have always had a bit of RF mystique around them, and probably will continue to do so.
H-Bridges provide 'smart power' for automotive SoC applications: Part 2 - Architectures and circuit protection
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
From electric motor controllers to Class D amplifiers, efficient mixed-signal integration is vital in design, and saving energy and cost.
High-side power monitor measures current, voltage up to 80V
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
Linear's high-side power monitor measures current and input voltages from 7V to 80V, and uses an internal 12-bit A/D converter to continuously measure both high side current and input voltage to give a true power reading.
Serve me up some basics with a side of low power
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
I've been handling the RF DesignLine site for over a year now, and have noticed that some of the most popular pieces lately are the articles that offer basic RF tutorials and low-power system design.
Latest power products at APEC 2008
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
The Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) 2008 kicked off in Austin, Texas this week featuring the latest developments in power electronics.
Radio Architectures, Pt 3: Intermodulation and Intercept Points
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Wish you knew more about radio architectures? Then this series is for you. Part 3 continues the discussion, covering intermodulation and introducing the concept of intercept points, including 1-dB compression point, IP2, and IP3.
Digital controller chip speeds intelligent supply design
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
GUI-driven ADP1043 chip helps designers configure power-supply parameters in minutes
Power management chip combines three DC/DC converters
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Targeted at portable devices with rapidly evolving feature sets, AnalogicTech is offering a pair of 3-channel devices that allow designers to combine three step-down DC/DC converters without radically altering their existing core system design or adding numerous discrete devices.
Closed-loop Class-D power amp delivers improved sound, PSRR
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced the TAS5706 closed-loop digital-input Class-D speaker amplifier, which claims better speaker control, improved PSRR and greater EMC than open-loop parts.
Signal Processing on the MIPS 74K
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
BDTI evaluates the signal processing features of MIPS' high-performance superscalar core, the 74K.
Emulated ripple technique advances hysteretic switchmode supplies
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
When combined with constant on-time circuitry, ERM operation, which cuts output ripple, eliminates the greatest inherent drawbacks of hysteretic-mode control
Power semis, DC/DC chip tout benchmarks at APEC
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2/24/2008   Post a comment
Vishay's new devices include an n-channel TrenchFET with claimed best on-resistance and figure-of-merit; 600- and 1200-volt IGBTs rated from 75 to 200 amps; and the first controller IC for intermediate bus converters with integrated 1.6-amp high- and low-side MOSFET drivers.
New ways to measure torque
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2/23/2008   Post a comment
If you have not upgraded your torque measuring and controlling apparatus recently, be prepared to find new systems that are fast, accurate, flexible, inexpensive, require less maintenance and are simpler to install. See how they can help.
Mass Femtocell Deployment and the RF Environment
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
If you need to learn more about femtocells, this article outlines the key challenges of mass femtocell deployment as they relate to RF.
RF power amplifier targets 2.3-2.4 GHz WiMAX frquency band
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
Anadigics has released the AWM6422 power amplifier, which operates in the 2.3-2.4 GHz frequency band allocated for broadband mobile wireless services, further expanding the company's portfolio of leading edge products for WiMAX and WiBro (Korea) systems.
Ceramic crystals offer several package sizes for consumer electronics
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
Bliley Technologies has launched its B-Series of SMD ceramic crystals in a wide range of package sizes for the consumer electronics market.
SoC brings location-based services to mobile devices
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices has announced the introduction of the RF8000 series of location solutions for global positioning system (GPS) applications.
MoCA 1.1 spec improves HD home video network performance
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
MoCA 1.1, backwards compatible with 1.0, almost doubles capacity. Two key enhancements address the need for bandwidth to support multiple HD streams within the home LAN and ensure that video traffic is never compromised during situations where heavy, but less time-critical, traffic arises.
Antenna tuning switch delivers exceptional linearity and IMD performance
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
Peregrine Semiconductor has unveiled the UltraCMOS PE42641 SP4T antenna tuning switch delivering an unparalleled IMD performance of -110 dBm, making it ideal for converged designs requiring high linearity and low distortion.
H-Bridges provide 'smart power' for automotive SoC applications: Part 1 - Challenges and concepts
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
From electric motor controllers to Class D amplifiers, efficient mixed-signal integration is vital in design, and saving energy and cost.
First 60GHz single-chip CMOS transceiver out from down under
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
NICTA, Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence announced the world's first transceiver integrated on a single chip that operates at 60GHz on the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) process.
LED driver extends battery life by up to 10%
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
Leadis Technology has started to sample the LDS8860, a charge-pump based 6-channel LED driver that implements the company's proprietary PowerLite Current Regulator to deliver up to 91% power efficiency for longer battery life.
Motor control development kit enables high power efficiency
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
For engineers trying to combine industrial and consumer motor control design targets such as very low cost and high power efficiency, Infineon offers a design kit tailored for this purpose.
CEO interview: Linear Technology's Lothar Maier
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2/21/2008   1 comment
Lothar Maier, chief executive of Linear Technology Inc., described the analog chip maker as a "predictable" and "boring" company. An interview reveals otherwise.
Analog's answer to FPGA opens field to masses
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
By making analog circuits easier to design and simulate, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology hope to further the cause of analog while enabling engineers to incorporate lower-power circuitry into their products. In the same way that field- programmable gate arrays have spawned advances in digital signal processing, the Georgia Tech researchers believe their large-scale field-programmable analog array (FPAA) has the potential to seed growth in analog.
Yet more on decoupling, Part 1: The regulator's interaction with capacitors
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
Extending the previous four-part series on power-supply decoupling and bypass capacitors, this multipart series attempts to quantify what's happening on the supply line of a representative analog amplifier circuit with regulated supply rails and decoupling capacitors.
16-bit A/D converter achieves 81.2dB SNR at half the power
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
This 16-bit device from Linear Technology delivers a sample rate of 105Msps while consuming 1190mW.
CDR chip simplifies XFP module design
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
Inphi's 3200EC is a 10-Gbit/s dual CDR with EDC engine that when coupled with its 1348TA linear TIA reduces development costs and accelerates delivery of standards-compliant 10GBASE-LRM XFP modules.
Fuel gauge integrates LED drivers
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
Maxim is calling its DS2788 the industry's smallest stand-alone fuel gauge to integrate LED drivers and a pushbutton input for multiple Li+ cells into a single IC.
The nuts and bolts of HDCP
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
As the digital distribution of television, movies and music expands, content providers are growing increasingly concerned about the simplicity with which content pirates can copy and share copyrighted material. Various digital rights management (DRM) schemes have been developed. To protect digital content as it's transmitted over cables between devices, Intel developed a DRM scheme known as the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection system (HDCP).
Hall-effect sensor/ASIC integration shrinks current transducers (Part 2 of 2)
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
Technology advances allow for flexibility in installation and use of these versatile current sensors
ARC looks to new revenue streams for growth
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
Configurable cores and IP specialist ARC International (St Albans, England) has reported unaudited sales of £14.4 million ($28.9 million) for the year ended December 31, 2007, up 17 percent on the previous year on a dollar basis, and a net loss of £1 million , a 10 decrease year-on-year.
Op amp consumes 5-mA at 850-MHz
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) is touting its ADA4857 as the lowest power voltage-feedback amplifier in its class, making it ideal for densely populated, thermally sensitive instrumentation equipment that requires high-speed signal conditioning.
More about decoupling and bypass capacitors, power-supply rails, models, and their interactions (Part 5.1)
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
The final(?) word: Understand the subtleties of bypass-decoupling capacitors, power-supply rails, and models
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