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Stealth PA targets 700MHz band
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Stealth Microwave introduces the SM07080-47, a 50W GaAs FET solid-state power amplifier (PA) designed for next generation 700 MHz applications.
GreenPeak Academy provides training for ultra low power wireless sensor networks
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Initiative offers courses for designers of ultra low power sensor networks utilizing energy harvesting
WiMAX forum expects 133 million using WiMAX by 2012
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The study estimates that approximately 70 percent will use mobile and portable WiMAX devices to access broadband Internet services
Sniffing GSM off the air
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3/31/2008   2 comments
National Instruments' David A. Hall shows you how to build your own software defined radio using LabVIEW.
See how to demodulate GSM off the air
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Ever read an article on RFDL and think, "boy, I wish I could see that happening"? Well, today's your lucky day!
Maxim claims first 28-V, single-input battery charger for handhelds
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Maxim claims the highly integrated MAX8814 is the industry's first 28-V, single-input lithium charger in a 2 x 2-mm TDFN package for handheld devices.
CTIA: TI integrates GPS with Bluetooth, ULP and FM
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has leveraged its Digital RF Processing (DRP) technology to integrate assisted GPS (A-GPS) capability with Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, ULP and FM to lower power and space requirements on handsets starting in the $70 to $100 range.
TI rolls single- and dual-channel DAC family
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
TI has introduced the DAC568x family of single- and dual-channel DACs, which includes a high-performance 16-bit, dual-channel, 1 GPS device with 1 Gbits/s LVDS inputs.
National Semi claims first high-current flash LED driver with adjustable over-voltage protection
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National Semiconductor unveiled what it claims is the industry's first high-current LED driver that enables dual LED operation for the camera flash function in portable multimedia devices.
Audio processor improves voice clarity in portable communication devices
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The BelaSigna 300 audio processor from ON Semiconductor claims to deliver superior audio clarity for portable communication devices without compromising size or battery life.
Nitronex : GaN power transistor addresses 2.5 and 3.5GHz markets
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The NPT1004 gallium nitride high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) delivers 45 W at 28 V for high PAR (peak to average ratio) and pulsed applications.
Analog Devices : Fully-programmable audio ICs heighten HDTV experience
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices has introduced two audio processors for HDTV sound that provide uninterrupted, high-fidelity audio connectivity from a variety of digital and analog home entertainment sources.
Linear Technology : 12 A dc-dc regulator targets military and avionics applications
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces the LTM4601AHVMPV, a complete and encapsulated 12 A switching uModule (micromodule) dc/dc regulator system featuring phase-lock loop and output tracking, designed for rugged military and avionics applications.
Targeted TV commercials
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Just add face recognition!
SARFT-compliant silicon tuner targets STB market in China
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NXP has launched a highly integrated silicon tuner—TDA18252HN—with multi-standard digital cable reception to address the domestic Chinese set-top box (STB) market.
HDMI/DVI control switch matches any voltage level
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3/30/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX4929E is a HDMI/DVI control switch that features three independent voltage inputs, allowing the user to match any voltage level encountered in switching without additional components.
Indian WiMax developer Sloka seeks funding from Intel, Motorola
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
WiMax startup Sloka Telecom is in talks with Intel Capital, Motorola Ventures and independent venture capital firms to raise its first round of funding.
HD video line buffering in FPGA
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Complex video processing algorithms -- encoding, motion estimation, and scaling -- implemented using FPGAs need access to various pixel values within a single frame or across multiple frames. The required video line buffers within an FPGA make video applications memory intensive.
Single I/O any-rate clock multiplier is ideal for low jitter applications
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories has announced the expansion of its broad portfolio of reconfigurable, frequency-agile precision clocks to include a single input, single output jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC.
LNAs improve receiver sensitivity of picocell or femtocell base stations
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has announced a new family of MMIC low noise amplifiers (LNAs) designed for cellular and WiMAX infrastructure applications. The company's ultra compact MGA-12516, 13516 and 14516 base station LNAs achieve low noise figures and high gain performance at low current consumption levels.
Apple shuns Wolfson in next generation iPods
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics (Edinburgh, Scotland) is believed to have lost out in its bid to supply Apple's next generation iPods with audio chips.
30V power MOSFET achieves ultra-low on-resistance
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Vishay's first part in a new third-generation TrenchFET power MOSFET family is an n-channel device in the PowerPAK SO-8 package that features maximum on-resistance of 2.25 milliohms at a 4.5-V gate drive voltage.
Step-down converter supports systems with USB interface
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Exar has introduced a synchronous inductive step-down converter dubbed the SP6669 that is capable of delivering up to 600mA, and achieving output voltages as low as 0.6V.
20 to 38 GHz GaAs MMIC low noise amplifier delivers broadband performance in a QFN plastic package
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Mimix Broadband has introduced a GaAs MMIC low noise amplifier (LNA) in an RoHS compliant, standard 3- x 3-millimeter QFN plastic package, covering 20 to 38 GHz.
Clocking chips simplify system design with low additive jitter
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced a family of three ultra-low-noise and fully-featured clock buffers, dividers and distributors that simplify system clock design while claiming the industry's lowest additive noise.
Fully-programmable audio ICs deliver advanced features to heighten HDTV experience
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has introduced two audio processors for HDTV sound that provide uninterrupted, high-fidelity audio connectivity from a variety of digital and analog home entertainment sources.
I/O clock multiplier generates any output frequency
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
This single input, single output jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC from Silicon Labs is capable of generating any output frequency from either a crystal or reference clock input with 0.3 picoseconds jitter generation.
12A DC/DC regulator features phase-lock loop, output tracking
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Designed for rugged military and avionics applications, Linear's latest 12A switching uModule (micromodule) DC/DC regulator system is fully tested over the temperature range of -55°C to 125°C.
Microchip expands motor-control development tools
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Digital signal controllers with up to 128 kB of Flash, a new motor-control hardware development platform, and free software boost design capabilities.
Digital signal controllers integrate 16-bit audio DAC module
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Microchip Technology announced six 28- and 44-pin 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers with a dual-channel, 100-ksps, 16-bit audio DAC module for price- or size-conscious embedded system designers who require improved audio performance or wish to add audio playback to existing embedded applications.
MOSFET drivers integrate an adjustable LDO in a tiny TDFN
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Maxim has introduced a pair of high-speed, single/dual MOSFET drivers in a thermally enhanced, 3mm x 3mm, TDFN package, one of which is a dual gate driver capable of sinking and sourcing up to 4A of peak current.
IC combines step-up, step-down converters in tiny package
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. has announced the LTC3523/-2, a combination of a 600mA (ISW) synchronous boost and a 400mA (IOUT) synchronous buck regulator in a 3mm x 3mm QFN-16 package.
Digital-to-analog Conversion is everywhere
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Only a few know the differences in architecture and what advantages and disadvantages a string architecture has over an R2R ladder, and vice versa. Knowing the differences and how those general purpose DACs work enables the designer to choose the best DAC for their application. This article will shed some light on the basic operation of DACs and will give some answers to questions you always wanted to know.
Under the Hood: Spec revision's cost is in the cards
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
As cdma2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A phones roll out in 2008, what impact will the new, higher-speed network have on the underlying platforms found in these handsets?
LandAirSea taps u-blox GPS technology for vehicle tracking
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Check out what LandAirSea Systems has done with u-blox 5 GPS technology.
It's out of my hands
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Recently, in my home state of NJ, police received the authority to stop and fine motorists for using hand-held cell phones while they drive. But are we actually safer?
Voltage feedback amplifier touts lowest power
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TI claims its OPA2889 high-speed voltage feedback amplifier features more than 90 percent less power than devices with comparable slew rates in the market today.
How to ensure Bluetooth/Wi-Fi co-existence with attention to detail
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3/25/2008   Post a comment
Certain devices such as wireless VoIP phones and multi-standard cell phones are putting heavy demands on chip design. Bluetooth/Wi-Fi coexistence requires a fresh look at usage models and the introduction of new technologies.
PCB Piezotronics : Preamplifier suits high-temp. applications
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3/25/2008   Post a comment
PCB Piezotronics has released the HT426E01 preamplifier, designed to overcome high temperature testing challenges associated with NVH powertrain and vehicle underhood testing applications, and to broaden options for NVH test engineers collecting acoustic data in high temperature areas.
40V synchronous rectifier improves efficiency in switching designs
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3/25/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor is enabling designers to achieve higher levels of efficiency in their power designs with its 40V breakdown DC-DC synchronous rectifier.
Analog market to grow 10% in 2008, says analyst
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3/25/2008   Post a comment
After falling back by 1 percent in 2007 the analog semiconductor market is set to grow by 10 percent to rise above $40 billion in 2008, according to Databeans Inc.
Analog market to grow 10% in 2008, says analyst
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3/25/2008   Post a comment
After falling back by 1 percent in 2007 the analog semiconductor market is set to grow by 10 percent to rise above $40 billion in 2008, according to Databeans Inc.
SP3T antenna switch targets 2.4- to 2.5-GHz band
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3/25/2008   Post a comment
The SKY13309-370 LF, from Skyworks Solutions, is a single pole three throw (SP3T) antenna switch for the 2.4-2.5 gigahertz (GHz) band. It is ideal for a wide variety of wireless applications, including WLAN and Bluetooth systems.
IDT rolls PCIe Gen2 timing products
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
IDT has extended its PCI Express (PCIe) Gen2 portfolio with the introduction of PCIe Gen2-based timing products that include buffers and generators.
STMicroelectronics, Veredus Labs unveil lab-on-chip for fast flu detection
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Veredus Laboratories and STMicroelectronics have announced the commercial availability of VereFlu, a portable lab-on-chip application for fast detection of all major influenza types at point of need.
Analog front-ends deliver sharper images for ultrasound equipment
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
TI unveils the AFE58xx family of fully integrated analog front-ends for ultrasound diagnostic equipment with the first device offering 50 percent smaller size, 20 percent lower power consumption and 40 percent less noise for sharper images.
Radio Architectures, Pt 5: ADCs and Receivers
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Wish you knew more about radio architectures? Then this series is for you. This final part takes a closer look at the importance of ADCs in relation to front end design and offers a case study of a communications receiver.
Capacitive touch sensing solution replaces buttons/sliders in five minutes
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor has introduced the CapSense Express capacitive touch sensing solution for fast and easy button and slider replacement in as little as five minutes without coding.
GaN power transistor addresses 2.5-, 3.5-GHz markets
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Nitronex has developed a gallium nitride high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) that delivers 45W at 28V for high PAR (peak to average ratio) and pulsed applications.
Software-Defined Radio Platforms
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
A team at IMEC recently took the design complexity hurdle. They designed and demonstrated an SDR on MPSoCs, using advanced methods such as electronic system-level (ESL) design and co-emulation.
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