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Microchip, Chang headline 2009 ACE Award winners
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
Microcontroller and analog chip vendor Microchip Technology was presented the award for "Company of the Year," one of 11 winners of the 2009 EE Times ACE Awards. Morris Chang, founding chairman of TSMC, was honored with a "Lifetime Achievement Award."
STMicro Mobile App Voltage-Agnostic MEMS-Based Motion Sensor
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics MEMS sensors with a 3-axis accelerometer with absolute analog output for data-integrity protection in hard-disk drives, vibration monitoring and compensation, remote control, as well as motion user interfaces in mobile and gaming devices or portable media players.
Astronaut invokes 'Apollo spirit' for 'hard days ahead'
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
Kenneth Mattingly recalled the Apollo spirit of cooperation in the rescue of the Apollo 13 mission and encouraged engineers at the Embedded Systems Conference to apply the same determination to the current hard times.
SiTime enters VCXO market with MEMS-based device
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
SiTime's voltage controlled MEMS oscillator features 0.5% pull range linearity, small size and flexibility through programmability.
GaAs MMIC SP8T switch streamlines mobile phone design
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NEC's UPG2193T6E SP8T GaAs MMIC antenna switch meets the needs of new 3G UMTS, W-CDMA and Quad Band EDGE mobile phone designs.
All-in-one audio subsystems target mobile phones and gaming
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has made two additions to its Boomer Class D audio subsystem family that are suited to smart phone, portable gaming device and portable GPS device designs.
Longer Music Playback with TI Low Power Class-G Headphone Amplifier
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
Two new 25-mW Class-G stereo headphone amplifiers from Texas Instruments were released using DirectPath technology allowing for the length of music playback to be increased by 20 percent.
Choosing between pipeline vs. sigma delta ADCs for communications applications
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Each analog/digital architecture has its place, depending on required performance specifications
Samplify moves SAM1600 ADC family to production
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Samplify Systems Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.), a vendor of data converters, has announced what it claims is the lowest-power, highest channel-count 12-bit ADC.
PowerWise audio subsystems simplify portable product design
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has expanded its line of low-power Boomer Class D audio subsystems with two devices—the LM49352 mixed-signal audio subsystem and LM49151 analog subsystem—aimed at simplifying portable product design.
Simplifying BLDC commutation and feedback system
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
In a Brushless DC (BLDC) motor system, an electronic mechanism is required to commutate the system. Unlike a Brush DC motor system, the permanent magnet is located at the Rotor and the windings are located at the Stator. As a result of this setup arrangement, the windings are required to energize in sequence, to enable smooth commutation. For the electronic system to determine which windings to energize, Hall sensor feedback is used to get the current location of the windings with respect to the
Three-axis MEMS motion sensor has absolute analog output
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
Designed with space and cost-constrained battery-operated devices in mind, STMicroelectronics' LIS352AX 3-axis accelerometer operates at any supply voltage within the 2.16V to 3.6V range and is said to be extremely stable over temperature and time.
High output differential amplifier suits audio and instrumentation applications
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
Claiming a 10MHz, 10V/us, rail-to-rail I/O performance, austriamicrosystems has designed its AS1713 device with audio applications such as headphone drivers and audio line receivers and buffers in mind.
Microchip DSCs take digital power control mainstream
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
Emphasizing low cost, small size, low power and flexibility, Microchip's GS Series digital signal controllers is its effort to increase its share of a digital power market that it believes is going mainstream and will grow at a compound annual rate of 40 percent.
ST-Ericsson samples music DAC for mobiles
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
Mobile phone chip joint venture ST-Ericsson NV has announced that it is sampling an audio quality digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for use in the mobile music market.
WiMedia and UWB: where to from here?
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
This week, we're pleased to present a guest commentary on the future of UWB, by Eric Broockman, CEO Alereon, Inc, commenting on and extending the recent news about this technology and its future. . . .
SpectraLinear rolls new PC clock chip
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
Seeking to expand its market opportunities, SpectraLinear Inc. has rolled out what it claims is the industry's first non-volatile programmable, PC clock chip family.
Algorithm could replace touch screens with MEMS control
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
A new type of MEMS-based user interface enables 12 different device control functions while also eliminating expensive touch screens.
Advanced Motor Control Algorithms for Reducing Power Consumption of Embedded Systems
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3/30/2009   1 comment
To improve the efficiency and lower the operating costs of the electric motors in your enterprise, certain factors need to be considered. Christian Fritz, Product Manager, National Instruments lists these in this technical paper.
Magma CEO upbeat on new products, analog push
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
Despite challenging times for his company and the industry as a whole, Magma Design Automation Chairman and CEO Rajeev Madhavan was upbeat about new products and his company's inroads in analog EDA during an interview with EE Times this week.
Slideshow: ACE Innovators of the Year
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
We present our five finalists for the 2009 ACE Innovator of the Year Award.
Watch out Heidi Klum, here comes the HRP-4C!
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
A very interesting development in the world of robotics as the HRP-4C fashion model is introduced to the world at Tokyo's Fashion Week. This modern marvel of sensors, motors, and controllers, responds to voice commands, walks, talks, and even has motors controlling facial expressions. But is the research and development effort worthwhile?
U.K. collaboration aims at superior uncooled photonics
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
The UK government's Technology Strategy Board has agreed to spend £1.85 million (about $2.6 million) in a collaborative project to develop integrated indium phosphide-based photonic devices and new active materials.
Renesas buys wireless firm, rolls MCUs
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
Amid a major microcontroller launch, Renesas Technology Corp. has acquired Key Stream Corp.'s wireless LAN chipset business for an undisclosed price.
Company Spotlight on Broadcom
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
Broadcom's Robert Nalesnik provides insight into the mobile industry related to Broadcom's integrated chipset, which offers BlueTooth, FM, 802.11n and GPS, as well as trends like HD capabilities in cell phones and open source software.
30V power transistors achieve 1.6 milliohms RDS(ON) in 5x6 package
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced a series of 30V surface-mount power transistors, achieving on-resistance as low as 2 milliohms (max) to increase the energy efficiency of products such as computers, telecom and networking equipment.
24-bit delta-sigma ADC delivers speeds up to 4 MSPS
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
TI says its latest 24-bit delta-sigma ADC offers a 60 percent faster sample rate than the nearest competition.
Fastest yet 24bit delta-sigma ADC claimed
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With speeds of up to four mega samples per second (MS/s), Texas Instrument's latest 24bit delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is said to be 60 percent faster than its nearest competition.
Where is $3 trillion in global stimulus spending going?
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Where is $3 trillion in global stimulus money is going? How will it impact and change the mega trends shaping the future of electronics industry? What are the fundamental technologies upon which the success of that industry will depend? Which technologies will lose out? Lisa Su, Freescale's CTO, believes she knows.
New analog IC markets seen after 2008 decline
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Growth drivers for analog ICs will migrate from mobile phones, multimedia players and general trends in portability and wireless to a new lineage of applications on the horizon in areas such as energy, transportation, health and safety, according to market research firm Databeans. The firm reported that the analog IC market declined 2 percent in 2008 and is in for another tough year in 2009.
TI analog boss says unit will drive company growth
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. is bolstering its position in the analog semiconductor market by relying on its extensive product portfolio and worldwide sales force to drive growth in a depressed demand environment, according to company senior vice president Gregg Lowe.
Analysis: Is TI ready for a major analog IC acquisition?
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. wants to sharply increase its analog IC market share, but achieving that goal would require the company to again gamble on a significant acquisition similar to a strategic move it made nine years ago that helped cement its leading position in the segment.
Credit rating agency lowers outlook for TI
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Fitch Ratings lowered its rating outlook for Texas Instruments to "negative" from "stable," saying it expects TI's revenue and operating performance for 2009 to deteriorate due to broad-based macroeconomic weakness through at least the rest of the year.
Spirent Communications Solution for CTIA A-GPS Over The Air Test Standard
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Spirent and ETS-Lindgren introduce test for Over the Air A-GPS for smart phones.
Debate breaks out over home net standards
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3/25/2009   1 comment
The HomePlug Powerline Alliance is raising concerns that the ITU G.hn effort to create an overarching home networking standard will not interoperate with its technology.
Low cost LED driver IC extends operating life of high-wattage LEDs
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG (Neubiberg, Germany) has introduced a low cost LED driver IC for general lighting applications that offers thermal protection for LEDs and high output current accuracy.
Switch simplifies lithium-ion battery disconnect
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
Maxim's latest battery switch features four enable inputs for disconnecting a Li+ battery from a load in portable applications.
TriQuint rolls new driver amplifiers
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. has rolled out two new driver amplifiers, including the industry's first surface-mount technology (SMT) device for use in 40-gigabits-per-second networks.
X-Fab sees major falls in sales, profits in '08
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
Analog and mixed-signal foundry group X-Fab (Erfurt, Germany) said the outlook this year for its services is "clouded by a high degree of uncertainty" as it reported sales growth during the first half of 2008, followed by a significant decrease during the second half.
POWER: Chipset eliminates current transformers in polyphase energy meters
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
Maxim's new chipset meets challenges of rapidly evolving electrical metering industry
Military navigation system uses fibre optic gyros and MEMS accelerometers
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract to supply inertial navigation units for the Republic of Korea's K21 infantry fighting vehicle.
Mixed fortunes for the MEMS industry
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
The huge slump in car sales provoked by financial market turmoil had a knock on effect on MEMS fortunes towards the latter end of 2008.
Diodes : LED drivers cuts component count
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
Diodes’ AP880X family of LED driver ICs reduces the number and size of external components required by drive circuits.
ROHM : Temperature sensor ICs are small and highly accurate
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
ROHM presents a series of thermostat and analog temperature sensor families integrating a temperature detection element, constant current circuit, comparator, and high-accuracy reference voltage source in a single chip.
China stimulus boosts analog demand
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
Thanks to the stimulus package in China and other factors, the analog market is looking up.
Ciranova gets PyCells on TSMC's agenda
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
EDA company Ciranova Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has announced a multi-year partnership with silicon foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. to develop process design kit (PDK) technology based on Ciranova's PyCell architecture.
Atmel : Capacitive touch button controller targets mobile devices
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
The AT42QT1040 a convenient, easy to implement, low cost touch sensor IC, which brings capacitive user interfaces to price-sensitive consumer and mobile devices.
Mirics, CyberLink send H.264 high-def video to notebook PCs
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
Mirics and CyberLink joined forces to deliver H.264 high-definition TV to notebook PCs using Mirics' FlexiTV software demodulation receiver platform and CyberLink's TVEnhance technology.
Regulators for RocketIO SERDES pass Xilinx test
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
Responding to demand for tailored dc/dc regulators for powering SERDES applications, Linear Technology's DC/DC µModule line, designed for RocketIO SERDES systems, have now been verified by Xilinx.
Subsea success for optical integration specialist
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
Optical networking specialist, Infinera, has demonstrated its DTN system transmitting data over a 4,000km third-party subsea network.
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