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Gennum coax video interface delivers uncompressed HD for surveillance, industrial imaging applications
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
Aviia (Advanced Video Interface for Industrial Applications) is a robust interface for high definition (HD) video over coaxial cable lengths up to 100 meters.
MoCA and DBS Channel Stacking Switch technology
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
By combining MoCA and CSS, DBS operators can deliver programming from a single cable structure that also supports whole home entertainment networking to expand the service offerings to subscribers.
MicroFET MOSFETs extend battery life in consumer devices
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has introduced dual N-Channel and single N-Channel MOSFETs that aare designed to extend battery life in applications such as cellular handsets, electric toothbrushes and shavers.
3G switch filter modules target multi-band multimode handsets
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices has announced the company's entry into the market for cellular switch filter modules. The first available switch filter modules (SFMs), the RF1194 and the RF1195, are designed for use in multi-band, multimode 3G handsets.
High linearity dual downconverting SiGe mixers for DCS/PCS, WCDMA, WCS, LTE, WiMAX, and MMDS base stations
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX19995/MAX19995A/MAX19997A/MAX19999 family of high-performance, dual, downconverting mixers targeted specifically for DCS/PCS, cdma2000™, WCDMA, WCS, LTE, WiMAX™, and MMDS wireless-infrastructure applications.
German industry calls for microelectronics aid
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
The VDE, umbrella group for the German electrotechnical and electronics industry, has raised its voice in favor of state aid for the ailing chip industry. At the EC level, the industry might find this a hard nut to crack.
250mA LDO withstands 80V input
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology has announced a high reliability (MP) grade, wider temperature range version of the LT3013, a micropower LDO with input voltage capability up to 80V.
Obama budget request targets technology R&D, education
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
President Barack Obama's fiscal 2010 budget blueprint includes big increases for basic research in energy and other technologies as well as science and engineering education.
Keithley cuts more jobs, halts product line
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Test-equipment supplier Keithley Instruments plans to discontinue its S600 Series parametric testing product line and cut 6 percent of its workforce due to lack of demand and the economic downturn.
Report: $2B chip market in alternative energy
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Alternative energy systems and the semiconductors used in them could grow at an annual rate of as much as 40 percent over the next several years, according to a new market research report.
2G dual-band transmit modules target emerging market handsets
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices' family of dual-band GSM/GPRS transmit modules provides a small footprint, improved efficiency and robust ESD protection.
UMTS femto base-station chipset drives adoption in access points, residential gateways
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
The receiver and transmitter in Maxim's new UMTS femto base-station chipset use the company's proprietary high dynamic range MAX-PHY interface to eliminate the need for a mixed-signal analog front-end.
Atmel : RF transceiver is IEEE P802.15.4c compliant
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Atmel announced the AT86RF212, an IEEE P802.15.4c compliant RF transceiver for the Chinese wireless market.
Hall-effect switch drives lower voltage, deeper micropower and higher ESD
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Aimed at portable handsets, PDAs and personal entertainment devices, Melexis' MLX90248 New Generation micropower and omnipolar Hall-effect switch provides what the company says is the industry's lowest current consuming magnetic, contactless solid-state switching.
Automotive electronics to recover slowly after deep dip
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
As does the market for cars, the market for automotive semiconductors will see a steep decline in the current year. But the increasing electronics content for the vehicles will feed the recovery, says market researcher Databeans.
Analyst: Trio dominated GaAs device market in '08
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
The market for Gallium Arsenide devices grew by 9 percent in 2008, according to market research group Strategy Analytics, with early estimates showing that RFMD, Skyworks and TriQuint further consolidated their position in the sector.
RFMD : 3G/4G front end offers nine-band coverage
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
The RF6460 is currently RFMD’s most highly integrated and scalable 3G/4G cellular front end platform.
Leverage telematics and on-board diagnostics for warranty management
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Vehicle "intelligence" can monitor and relay diagnostic and health information, thereby containing warranty costs.
Wireless 101: Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
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2/25/2009   1 comment
Here's how automatic gain control (AGC) algorithms work. Topics covered include loop detection, loop analysis, and stability analysis.
AnalogicTech : Battery charger supplies up to 2A
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
With the AAT3620, AnalogicTech claims the industry’s first fully integrated single-cell Lithium-ion battery charger capable of supplying up to 2A charge current in a small 3x3 mm TDFN package.
Short duty cycles lead to smaller DC-DC converters
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
A buck converter circuit addresses short duty cycles and incorporates a new control architecture that implements valley current mode control, with user-configurable on-time settings.
ADI acquires 'smart grid' technology
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. has acquired a Canadian developer of power-line communications and other smart grid technologies.
ADI buys 'smart-grid' firm
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has acquired power-line communications technology from Domosys Corp., a company based in Quebec City, Canada.
Clock generator eliminates oscillators in networking systems
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
ADI's clock generator reduces cycle time and complexity in networking and communications systems.
How to calculate maximum operating frequency for delay lines
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
This article discusses a simple way to calculate the maximum input frequency for fixed and programmable delay lines.
6-Watt LED driver with integrated DC-DC boost converter focuses on larger LCD panel backlighting applications
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has introduced a new 6 W LED driver with an integrated, high-power DC-DC boost converter and on-chip diagnostics to maximize efficiency in larger, general purpose LCD panel backlighting applications.
How to control analog output from a CPLD using a pulse width modulator
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2/24/2009   2 comments
This article shows how a CPLD can replace a digital-to-analog converter, allowing it to drive an audio speaker or control things like LED intensity, motor speed, and servo position.
Optoelectronics set to benefit from BiCMOS manufacturing developments
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Analog/mixed-signal foundry, X-FAB Silicon Foundries, has added several new options to its 0.6micrometer BiCMOS technology platform, two of which X-FAB boasts are 'first-of-a-kind capabilities' for the optoelectronics market.
Texas Instruments : Hot-swap managers suit 3 to 20 V voltage rails
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced three hot-swap managers that help protect against over currents for voltage rails between 3 and 20 V and an operating current of up to 5 A.
16bit industrial DAC exemplifies integration trend
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
A 16bit, industrial digital-to-analog converter that incorporates a voltage-output amplifier, current-output amplifier, and pass transistors on the same silicon, is the latest offering from Maxim.
Simplified clock generator architecture reduces cycle time and complexity in networking and communications systems
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices has introduced a clock generator that simplifies clock design and reduces the need for oscillators in multi-standard networking and communications infrastructure systems, designated AD9551.
PWM-controlled 4-20 mA current-loop transmitter provides galvanic isolation
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2/24/2009   2 comments
This circuit provides a connection between a PWM signal source and associated transmitter current loop without an electrically conductive path, thus ensuring accuracy and safety
MEMS energy harvesting challenges go beyond energy density
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
MEMS energy harvesting challenges go beyond energy density, says Yole Dveloppement's 'MEMS Energy Harvesting Devices: Technologies & Markets Report'.
RFEL to sponsor DSP expertise courses
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Signal processing based applications specialist RF Engines Ltd (Isle of Wight, England) is investing in the future by not only continuing to recruit engineers but has started sponsoring students focusing on MSc degrees at the University of York.
Companies partner for NFC-enabled electronic wallet
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Atmel and French contactless card system developer TazTag (Rennes) are collaborating to develop a secure NFC module that can be used to protect personal data.
Exar to acquire Hifn for up to $59 million
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Communications chipmaker Exar has signed a definitive agreement to acquire security IC provider Hifn in a deal that could be worth as much as $59 million.
Reversible diode debuts
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2/23/2009   1 comment
Rutgers University researchers have demonstrated what they claims in the world's first reversible diode that uses a ferroelectric material.
At ESC Silicon Valley, survival's in the bag
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Books, scholarships, games, training, and more, all in a pretty cool Safari bag--yours if you register quickly for ESC Silicon Valley.
The Need for Linear Circuits
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2/23/2009   3 comments
This article focuses on the trend of less filtering and more linearity in radio design, both as a differentiating factor for receivers and as a differentiating factor for analog/RF circuit designers.
2009 EE Times ACE Awards finalists announced
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
See the companies, executives, teams, and others selected as ACE Award finalists.
Torex : Voltage regulators offer low dropout voltage
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Available in the tiny USP-6C package (1.8 x 2.0 x 0.6 mm), as well as in standard SOT-25 and SOT-89-5 versions, the XC6220 Series of voltage regulators from Torex Semiconductor offer low dropout voltage – typically 20 mV with a 100 mA load.
Low voltage, bi-directional DC motor driver housed in small package
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Allegro's latest device has a high output current and wide operating voltage range, making it a key component for portable applications.
Embedded radio and MCU combo optimized to reduce power and lower system cost
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
A high performance embedded wireless solution from Silicon Laboratories, the EZRadioPRO™ family and C8051F9xx series low-power MCU combination enable customers to develop embedded wireless solutions that operate from a single cell battery.
Point-to-point embedded 240-to-960 MHz RF link gets feature-rich TX/RX front end
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Silicon Labs' EZRadioPro provides extra link budget due to sensitive front end, higher power PA, despite ultra-low-power design
Micropelt readies thermoharvester-driven wireless sensor for commercialisation
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
German thin film thermoelectric specialist Micropelt says that its thermo-powered wireless sensor system is now ready for commercial evaluation and has launched an evaluation kit to enable potential customers to compare it to conventional battery technologies.
Growth's still the guiding principle
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology CEO Lothar Maier asserts that preparing for the semiconductor industry's return to growth should be the guiding principle for companies during the recession. Linear has its eye on four markets: automotive, green technology, communications infrastructure and industrial.
Netbooks, smart phones: Will the twain meet?
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Conventional laptops and mobile phones remain worlds apart when it comes to cost, size and design metrics.
MEMS barometric pressure sensor could be used for watches or phones
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2/22/2009   Post a comment
A compact MEMS pressure sensor was introduced by EPCOS AG at electronica & Productronica 2009 in Shanghai, China.
Analysis: Will Synopsys take over the world?
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2/20/2009   1 comment
While competitors stumble amid the downturn, Synopsys is firing on all cylinders and beating analyst expectations with revenue and profit. Executives say Synopsys' financial strength will drive future marketshare gains. But do customers want an EDA market with one dominant player?
Single-conversion tuner sharpens analog, digital TV broadcast reception
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2/20/2009   Post a comment
Maxim has developed a single-conversion silicon tuner that employs a single downconversion step from RF to 36MHz to provide artifact-free reception of analog signals and high-quality reception of digital signals.
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