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Low glitch, 16-bit DAC dissipates 1.5 mW at 2.7 V
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments introduced a series of digital-to-analog converters (DACs) with an integrated precision reference. The DAC8560 is a 16-bit, single-channel DAC featuring low glitch (0.15 nV-s), low-power (1.5 mW at 2.7 V), an internal reference with 2 ppm/°C temperature drift and ±0.004 percent initial accuracy.
PMC-Sierra shuts R&D sites
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Comms-chip supplier PMC-Sierra Inc. is cutting 175 jobs -- or 15 percent of its total work force -- and is closing two design centers amid a slowdown in its business.
Maxwell Technologies announces webcast on ultracapacitors in cold engine starting
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
Maxwell Technologies will present a webcast on how ultracapacitors succeed in cold engine starting environments. Learn how ultracapacitors provide higher energy storage and offer more efficiency.
REVIEW: 300-mV input-voltage boost converter throttles micro-fuel cells
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
Chip maker Texas Instruments is debuting an ultra-low-input DC-to-DC boost converter IC that promises to let portables operate from new energy sources such as micro-fuel cells. TI's power circuit can let you build converters that operate with input voltages lower than 300-mV. eeProductCenter Senior Technical Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Quick tip: Real-time bandwidth and overlap processing
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
Here are some tips on doing real-time spectrum analysis using a technique known as "overlap processing."
Chip supports China's CMMB mobile TV
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
A Chinese chip company announced that it has developed the first mobile TV chip based on a domestic specification called China Multimedia Mobile Broadcasting (CMMB).
Acer fires back at HP over patent dispute
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
With sales booming, especially in the US, Acer Inc. finds itself the target of a patent infringement lawsuit from rival Hewlett-Packard. It isn't backing down.
Infineon's WiMAX/WiFi transceiver cuts footprint, power 50%
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
The SMARTi transceiver supports both IEEE 802.16e WiMAX and IEEE 802.11b/g WLAN in a single CMOS RFIC.
Reference design gives OEMs time-to-market advantage building DVB-C set-top boxes
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Microtune announced the availability of a digital video broadcast-cable (DVB-C) reference design targeted for the Europe, Asia and China markets. Based on Microtune's MicroTuner MT2060 tuner chip and STMicroelectronics' STV0297E cable demodulator, the reference design is expected to offer a cost-effective turnkey tuner-demodulator subsystem.
Solar Power Conference call for presenters
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
The Solar Power Conference and Expo is the big event for those interested in solar for domestic and worldwide markets. Find out what sessions are looking for presenters but hurry because the deadline for submissions is April 6.
National Semi tour to deliver technical seminars on power management design
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor announces that its power management experts will go on tour to discuss fundamentals, design techniques and application examples. Topics covered include DC-to-DC converter topologies, power management design techniques, powering FPGAs and much more.
Understand basics of SPICE environment for circuit analysis and design, Part 2 of 2
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Get a basic understanding of this vital circuit modeling, simulation, and analysis EDA tool
Skyworks readies front-end module for Mobile WiMAX apps
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Skyworks Solutions has developed a 2.5-GHz front-end module (FEM) dubbed the SKY77258 for Mobile WiMAX handsets and terminals, including smart phones, notebooks and PDAs.
Market studies available for piezoelectric, ultracapacitors, and car battery, lighting markets
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Innovative Research and Products offers three market studies that include piezoelectric operated actuators and motors markets, ultracapacitors, and automotive platform that covers starters, switches, solenoids, relays and fuses.
DC/DC converter allows portables to draw power from new energy sources
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Check out this power management chip from TI. The device is said to be the industry's lowest input voltage DC/DC boost converter that will enable portable electronic end-equipment to draw power from new energy sources, such as solar and micro-fuel cells.
DiBcom, SkyCross to offer integrated mobile TV solutions
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
The integration will optimize reception quality while speeding design time for system manufacturers.
Transpedance amplifier/limiting amplifier delivers high stressed receiver sensitivity
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
Inphi claims its 1347TL 11.3 Gbits/s transimpedance amplifier/limiting amplifier offers the industry's highest stressed receiver sensitivity and lowest cross talk for 10G Ethernet and 10G SONET optical communications.
QMLV-qualified dual amplifier eliminates 1/F noise in satellite apps
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
National's first dual amplifier in its new family of precision operational amplifiers QMLV-qualified for space-level applications uses patented techniques to measure and continually correct the input offset error voltage, while eliminating the unwanted 1/f voltage and current noise present in traditional amplifiers.
REVIEW: Reference design slated to ease diffused IR stereo audio
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
Designing a consumer audio system? Then check out this upcoming reference design for non-line-of-sight, high bit-rate infrared communications coupled with all-digital audio processing and hefty audio amplification. eeProductCenter's Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn offers his view.
Sequans' WiMAX chip delivers 2X2 MIMO
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
The SQN1130 consumes 280 mW in active mode and delivers throughput of over 30 Mbps.
3.125-Gbits/s LVDS buffers reduce jitter
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
National added three signal-conditioning buffers to its LVDS product portfolio that offer transmit pre-emphasis and receive equalization for jitter performance up to 3.125-Gbits/s, while using less power than previous-generation devices.
Clock multiplier provides any-rate frequency synthesis
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
Check out Silicon Laboratories' jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC line that's capable of generating any output frequency from 2 kHz to 945 MHz and selecting frequencies to 1.4 GHz from any input frequency between 2 kHz and 710 MHz. The devices' ultra-low jitter generation rivals traditional analog PLLs built discretely using expensive voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (VCXOs) or voltage-controlled SAW oscillators (VCSOs).
Single-cell Li-Ion/Li-Polymer chargers are USB compatible
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
Microchip's Li-Ion/Li-Polymer charge-management controllers are USB compatible and come with integrated current sense, pass transistor and reverse battery protection onboard to enable smaller, more cost-effective designs.
EML driver IC sampling for 10-Gbits/s optical communication
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
Check out Oki's latest driver IC. The chip maker houses this device in a 4-mm x 4-mm small ceramic package and manufactures it using its advanced GaAs process that helps it achieve low power consumption of 0.45-W at 2.3V-pp amplitude.
Under the Hood: Handset adds twists for TV viewing
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
As the sinkhole for ever-expanding feature sets, the cell phone never sleeps. Having moved well beyond voice to high-speed data, e-mail, cameras, music players and the like, the mobile just keeps on packing it in. The Samsung SGH-P920, for example, adds to an already impressive feature set the ability to receive Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld television programming.

Designs that improve performance per watt
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
We've come to expect faster, cheaper and more functionality from our computing devices but cost of computing has made both large and small users pay attention to what's inside. Here's how to design with a more holistic energy approach for processors, drives, power supplies, and displays.
BenQ rejects $634M claim from bankrupt mobile unit
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
Taiwan consumer electronics maker BenQ Corp. has rejected claims that it owes $634 million to creditors of its bankrupt German mobile phone unit.
SMIC scouting private equity infusion, report says
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
Rumors swirl that Chinese foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. is trying to stir interest in the private equity community for a 20 percent stake in its struggling business.
Power-management ICs integrate charger
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' latest power-management ICs integrate a USB/AC-adapter linear charger and Smart Power Selector for portable devices powered by rechargeable single-cell Li+ batteries.
Signal integrity approaches meet the multi-Gbps design challenge
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3/26/2007   Post a comment
Understand how modeling and signal integrity can minimize problems of multi-Gbps data links
Pre-standard PoE chips let switches drive 36-watts
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3/23/2007   Post a comment
Microsemi has developed what it claims is the industry's first pre-standard IEEE802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE) integrated product family, delivering 36 watts of power for devices ranging from video screen phones and WiMAX transmitters to pan-tilt-zoom cameras, thin-clients and laptop computers.
Understand basics of SPICE environment for circuit analysis and design, Part 1 of 2
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3/23/2007   Post a comment
Get a basic understanding of this vital circuit modeling, simulation, and analysis EDA tool
Video switch matrix reduces board space
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3/23/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild's FMS6502 is an 8-input, 6-output video switch matrix tailored for consumer and industrial video applications such as automotive in-cabin entertainment systems, HDTVs, flat panel displays and A/V receivers.
Hua Hong NEC to boost capacity
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3/23/2007   Post a comment
Foundry Hua Hong NEC Electronics Co. said it will increase capacity by 50 percent this year by adding to its 200-mm wafer lines.
Dual-channel 150-mA LDO regulator targets portable applications
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
Sipex expanded its line of low-dropout (LDO) regulators with the introduction of a dual channel LDO, the SP6265. The 150 mA dual channel, CMOS LDO has been designed to meet the needs of space-critical portable consumer applications.
NXP's 802.11 b/g SiP delivers small footprint
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
The BGM220 offers a small footprint and ultra-low power consumption in an 81-pin TFBGA package.
MediaTek pays $37 million for Japanese firm
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
Taiwan's MediaTek Inc. will spend $37 million to acquire a controlling stake in a small Japanese designer of image processors for digital camcorders and digital still cameras.
Applied Materials opening China R&D center
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
Applied Materials Inc. is planning to invest $83 million to ramp up its first product development center in China, which opens Friday.
For low-power design, speak two languages
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3/22/2007   Post a comment
It's looking like the impasse between camps supporting Common Power Format and Unified Power Format means that chip designers will need to familiarize themselves with both or hope that translators can make the task easier.
Voltage-to-current converter delivers up to 36 mA
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3/21/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments released a voltage-to-current converter/transmitter designed for standard 0-20 mA and 4-20 mA analog signals, as well as 5-25 mA signals and voltage outputs. The XTR111 can deliver current up to 36 mA and includes output error detection and output disable.
8-input, 6-output video switch targets consumer and industrial apps
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3/21/2007   1 comment
Fairchild Semiconductor introduced the FMS6502, an 8-input, 6-output video switch matrix suitable in consumer and industrial video applications including automotive in-cabin entertainment systems, HDTVs, flat panel displays and A/V receivers.
Kit enables high-quality hands-free communication designs
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3/21/2007   Post a comment
Zarlink Semiconductor expanded its family of voice processing solutions with the ZL38005, a device enabling high-quality voice in hands-free communication systems, including speakerphones, home automation applications and car kits.
Single-ended design with Digital Amplifiers
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3/21/2007   Post a comment
In practice, single-ended amplifier audio performance data, including power-on pops, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), PSRR, and THD+N, are quite good with only a small degradation in audio performance from that of BTL.
Buck controllers integrate FET switches in tiny 3 x 3-mm package
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3/21/2007   Post a comment
Semtech has released the SC471(A) and SC475A synchronous, PWM buck controllers with integrated voltage-transitioning switches for "on-the-fly" voltage output changes and voltage margining.
Fundamentals of power system ORing
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3/21/2007   Post a comment
Many portable devices, blade servers and telecom switches require power architectures with redundancy, summation of power for capacity, or a capability to select multiple sources. Today ORing is often implemented with MOSFETs and IC-based control. Find out what ORing functions are required and what prevalent techniques are used.
Set-top box chip combines demodulator with MPEG decoder
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3/21/2007   Post a comment
Check out ST's latest set-top box chip, the QAMi5107 that combines digital signal demodulator with MPEG decoder in a single package, reducing production costs for consumer electronics manufacturers.
Keynoters sketch out future of handsets
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3/20/2007   Post a comment
Cellphones will become broadband devices with built-in TV projectors while Wi-Fi handsets could someday become an alternative for cellular, according to investor Vinod Khosla and Skype CEO Niklas Zennstrom who gave back-to-back talks at the VON conference.
A/D converter front-end enables multichannel sensor applications without buffers
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3/20/2007   Post a comment
Most A/D converters require an input buffer to overcome sensor-interface issues; this architecture eliminates the need while serving multiple single-ended and differential channels.
Digital potentiometer offers one-time programmability
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3/20/2007   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor's CAT5126 32-tap digital potentiometer is being offered as an alternative to mechanical potentiometers in applications where one-time calibration is required.
Digipot comes with temperature sensor and lookup table
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3/20/2007   Post a comment
Dallas has released a 7-bit digital potentiometer (digipot) with an output voltage of up to 15.5 V. The DS3501 integrates temperature sensing, an ADC, and a lookup table (LUT) at approximately the same cost as a standard digipot.
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