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DSP system design, part 2: Critical design choices
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Part 2 shows how to choose hardware and software architectures, how to choose an RTOS, and how algorithm and I/O libraries impact the development process.
Low Power Design Techniques, Design Methodology, and Tools
Design How-To  
3/22/2008   1 comment
Check out this excerpt from "Power Management In Mobile Devices," which provides an overview of the challenges facing designers of feature-rich mobile devices that call for smaller form factor and lower cost.
Introduction to video transcoding for CE
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3/21/2008   Post a comment
Adapting media to play on different consumer devices, such as to convert a hi-def set top box recording for playback on a portable media player or cell phone, requires more than changes in codecs, frame rates and resolution -- it also requires adapting container formats and adapting network protocols.
EE Times lauds ADI's Stata
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3/21/2008   Post a comment
Ray Stata understands the strategic value of silence. "Generally, if you really listen, the story is there," he says, and it becomes "quite clear" what you need to do.
Synopsys acquires Synplicity
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3/20/2008   3 comments
Synopsys announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Synplicity, Inc. for $8.00 cash per Synplicity share.
Integrated BIAS and white LED driver powers up to 10 LEDs
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3/20/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has released an integrated BIAS and white LED power converter solution for small- to medium-sized TFT-LCD panels.
HB LED drivers simplify automotive lighting applications
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3/20/2008   Post a comment
Maxim has introduced a series of high-voltage, high-brightness LED drivers with adjustable drive current that are suitable for automotive interior and exterior lighting applications that require simple, compact LED drivers.
Battery authentication ICs make hacking difficult
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3/20/2008   Post a comment
Intersil Corp. has introduced two FlexiHash+ advanced battery authentication ICs that provide high levels of security for cell phones.
Fail-safe gyro sensors targets high-reliability applications
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3/20/2008   Post a comment
Austrian fabless chip vendor SensorDynamics has introduced two angular rate sensors which integrate monitoring circuitry at chip and module level. This double safety enables designers to use them in automotive applications as well as in other application areas where very high levels of resilience and safety are a requirement.
Crystal oscillator delivers HCSL output for PCI Express apps
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Touted as the industry's first crystal oscillator (XO) with a HCSL output, the 100-MHz DS4100H from Maxim Integrated Products targets PCI Express applications.
Analog companion chip generates high-quality audio signals, regulates power supplies
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Atmel Corp. has released its AT73C209 analog companion power supply and audio interface IC designed for low-cost music players
1200V IGBTs lower system operating temperature
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor's 1200V Field Stop Trench IGBTs are designed to increase efficiency and improve system reliability in induction heating applications.
Yet More On Decoupling, Part 5: Supply impedance and op amp interaction
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Part 5 of this series on power-supply decoupling and bypass capacitors examines the interaction between supply impedance resonances and the high-frequency behaviour of an amplifier.
Single phase fan pre-driver minimizes external component count
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Allegro's latest device is the first in a series of single-phase brushless DC motor pre-drivers used to control high current fans, blowers or pumps.
RDS receivers enhanced for portable, in-car navigation devices
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Labs has expanded its broadcast audio portfolio to include two radio data system (RDS) receivers that meet the growing demand to couple RDS traffic message channel and open data applications with static GPS navigation maps to dynamically route drivers around traffic anomalies.
Cost-effective AC Induction Vector Control Drive Using Single Shunt Current Sensing
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Against the background of rising demand for energy-saving industrial and home appliances, conventional AC induction motor applications strongly need optimization since they waste about 50 percent of the electrical energy. System costs and power consumption can be drastically reduced utilizing digital control of an analog motor circuit. The article describes how the Freescale MC56F80xx microcontroller family can be used in such motor control applications.
Tyco Electronics to divest part of its wireless systems segment
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics Ltd., recently announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the company to pursue the divestiture of its Radio Frequency Components and Subsystem business.
4-MHz buck regulator tailored for military applications
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has announced a Military Plastic grade (MP-grade) version of the LTC3414, a 4-MHz synchronous buck regulator using a constant frequency, current mode architecture.
MPLAB starter kit for DSCs adds digital audio to embedded designs
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
Microchip's MPLAB Starter Kit for dsPIC DSCs includes the USB-powered Digital Signal Controller (DSC) board with integrated debugger and programmer, the MPLAB IDE and MPLAB C30 C complier software, and sample programs and hardware for demonstrating speech and audio applications.
Power controller supports upcoming PoE standard
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
Akros Silicon's Powered Device controller implements the 2-Event Physical Layer Classification functionality of the IEEE 802.3at standard, which raises the maximum available PD input power to 30W from the previously specified level of 13W, opening a range of new applications for Power-over-Ethernet.
Precision amps deliver maximum accuracy with low input bias current
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor says its PowerWise LMP7721 precision amplifier delivers the industry's lowest guaranteed input bias current of 20 fA at room temperature and over an extended temperature range.
TI high-performance analog team meets in India
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
The president and CEO of Texas Instruments said last year that high-performance analog (HPA) could be the core growth engine of the company's future. The HPA team recently held its first-ever review meeting outside in the U.S. in Bengaluru.
Under the Hood: Sonos brings multi-zone digital audio to life
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
The designers of the Sonos Digital Music System made four inspired design decisions early on to realize its ground-breaking, multi-room digital audio system, but deep into the design process, even they were humbled by the intricacies of effective wireless system design. See why.
Latvian startup sounds out US market
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
Latvian startup Real Sound Lab has taken their proprietary audio-correction technology to the US market and hopes to make a splash in the consumer segment.
Testing raises concerns over 802.11-based high-speed Bluetooth
Design How-To  
3/18/2008   3 comments
According to the authors, IMT-2000 and 802.11 radios will interfere with each other unless they are located approximately 8 meters apart for 2.6 GHz and 16m apart at 2.3GHz.
X-Fab sales soar on acquisitions, strong demand
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
Strong demand from automotive, communications and consumer goods customers caused sales of X-Fab Silicon Foundry (Erfurt, Germany) to soar 66 percent in FY 2007. The takeover of ZMD's foundry business, now X-Fab Dresden manufacturing facilities, also contributed to the company's success.
Leadless MOSFET achieves 40 percent lower thermal resistance
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
The ZXMN2F34MA leadless MOSFET from Zetex Semiconductors provides a 50 percent smaller footprint than SOT23 packaged devices, and claims a 40 percent lower thermal resistance compared to comparable parts.
RF switch platform aims to cut custom development time in half
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Check out Agilent Technologies' new RF switch platform that is designed to simplify the task of defining and building a custom switch matrix.
Harris receives $45.2 million order from U.S. Air Force for Falcon radios
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Find out more about the tactical radios Harris is supplying to enable a fleet of mine resistant ambush protected vehicles.
Design considerations when integrating GPS into a cell phone
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Tessera's Bob Bernert takes a look at how incorporating GPS functionality and maintaining small device form factors places greater demands on integration, reduced component size, and mechanical and material engineering.
Ethertronics ships 100 million embedded antennas
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Ethertronics Inc. announced the company has shipped more than 100 million of its isolated magnetic dipole (IMD) antennas.
Linear Hall-effect sensor targets current, position sensing applications
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Allegro has introduced a high precision, programmable linear Hall-effect sensor with a 125-Hz pulse width modulated (PWM) output that is targeted at the automotive and industrial markets in current and position sensing applications.
Miniature power meters range up to 26.5GHz
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Satori Technology releases the ST265 high dynamic range USB power meters.
Integrated or discrete load switch: which one should you use? (Part 2 of 2)
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Start by looking at trench and planar MOSFETs, which are at the center of the load switch
Sensors become ubiquitous — and intelligent
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
3/17/2008   Post a comment
While still far from covering the entire industrial value chain, the "digital factory" concept is gaining momentum. Industrial Automation " this is something that most often deals with factory floor topics, aiming at controlling all aspects of production directly via computer.
Voltage sequencers use nonvolatile fault registers to store data
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Maxim has introduced the MAX16046-MAX16049, 12-/8-channel, EEPROM-configurable, voltage sequencers/monitors/marginers for high-reliability systems such as storage, telecom, or networking equipment where a large number of voltage rails exist in a single system.
DSP system design, part 1: The basic laws
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Here are ten laws that guide DSP system development. Topics covered include economies of scale and experience effect, DSPs vs. FPGAs, fixed- vs. floating-point, and RTOSs and algorithm libraries.
Quickfilter, Real Sound Lab collaborate to solve speaker equalization problems
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
A collaborative methodology using Quickfilter Technology's programmable digital filter ICs and Real Sound Lab's acoustic equalization technology aims at offering a cost-effective approach to controlling frequency response in audio applications.
TriQuint Semiconductor announces agreement to acquire WJ Communications
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor and WJ Communications, Inc. recently announced a definitive agreement for TriQuint to acquire WJ.
PLL frequency synthesizer portfolio claims industry's lowest low phase noise in satellite applications
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation has anounced the UltraCMOS PE97022 and PE97042 phase locked loop (PLL) frequency synthesizers for satellite payload designs.
3.3-V ZIF tuner targets UHF-band MMDS applications
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has released the MAX2117 zero-IF (ZIF) tuner for UHF-band MMDS applications.
LDO regulator guarantees output current of 200mA
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3/16/2008   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has launched the AS1369 (LDO) low-dropout regulator with a guaranteed 200mA output current for all space critical applications such as mobile phones and PDAs.
HD and SD video filters offer ±12kV ESD protection
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3/16/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a 3-channel HD video filter, 3-channel SD video filters, and 4-channel SD video filters for anti-aliasing and DAC-reconstruction digital-video applications.
Control IC tailored for Intel power processors
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3/16/2008   Post a comment
International Rectifier's XPhase control IC specifically designed for Intel VR11.0 and VR11.1 processor-based power devices is packaged in a small, thermally enhanced 32-lead 5mm x 5mm MLPQ that the company says is 50% smaller than a traditional six-phase control chip.
How to boost DC/DC converter efficiency at higher frequencies
Design How-To  
3/16/2008   4 comments
A MOSFET-with-integrated-Schottky-diode as the low-side switching element is superior to high-side approaches or using co-packaged devices.
SIGNAL CHAIN BASICS (Part 10): Exploring the Delta-Sigma Converter
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3/15/2008   Post a comment
The delta-sigma converter uses a low-resolution, high-sampling rate approach and then averages the results to produce the higher-resolution, lower-rate result
Multimedia display development for automotive and industrial apps speeded by FPGA-plus-IP platform
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3/15/2008   Post a comment
A compact multimedia display development platform for automotive and industrial markets combining Xilinx FPGAs and Xylon IP cores. Applications include rear seat entertainment using inexpensive twisted pair wiring, navigation, and human machine interfaces for process monitoring and control.
Radio Architectures, Pt 4: sensitivity, noise, front-end amplifiers
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3/14/2008   Post a comment
Wish you knew more about radio architectures? Then this series is for you. Part 4 continues the discussion, covering RF system sensitivity and noise as well as the basics of RF front end amplifiers.
Buck regulator with dual LDOs maximizes battery run-time
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3/14/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has released a 400-mA, 2.25-MHz, synchronous buck regulator with two 150-mA LDOs packaged in a 2 x 3-mm DFN, targeted at handheld device applications.
Fanout switch chipset enables multimonitor HDMI/DVI video distribution
Product News  
3/14/2008   Post a comment
To provide a complete 2:4 HDMI/DVI switching solution, the MAX4814E handles all the low-frequency signals and controls the MAX3845, which is the industry's only digital video fanout switch to include input equalization and output preemphasis.
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