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Get a boost for your programmable battery charging in wireless devices
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4/30/2006   Post a comment
Learn how to program and shorten the recharge cycle as well as lengthen the useful life of batteries. The answer is easier than you thought and is uses a part you already have; your USB port.
Video content protection using secure embedded non-volatile memory for HDMI with HDCP
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
The security of encryption keys for digital content protection is critical. Currently, the HDCP authentication protocol and HDMI interfaces are gaining wide acceptance for the secure passing of video and audio streams. Also needed are the supporting technologies that support HDCP-compliant and HDMI-enabled equipment, including non-volatile memory (NVM) storage of the device keys and identifiers this type of equipment requires.
Analog men (and women)
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
4/28/2006   Post a comment
As typified by automotive wireless, is the number of analog-savvy people needed to translate requirements into silicon limited?
Analysis: IR hopes divestiture will spark growth
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4/28/2006   Post a comment
With earnings a bit flat, International Rectifier Corp. is hoping that a plan to accelerate a transition to higher-margin products will bolster its bottom line.
AMI Semi purchases Colorado IC design lab
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
AMI Semiconductor has agreed to to purchase certain assets of Starkey Laboratories Inc.'s integrated circuit design center located for $6 million in cash.
IR profit flat despite higher sales
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier Corp. posted GAAP earnings of $25.7 million, or 36 cents per share on sales of $297.1 million, compared with $35.7 million, or 48 cents per share on sales of $281.9 million in the year-ago third fiscal quarter.
Opinion: Video ICs evolve for consumer apps
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
As more and more consumer devices handle video, the demand for high performance and low cost video ICs has increased. The end markets for high performance video ICs are no longer limited to high end broadcast and professional video applications. Integrated video filter drivers, for example, are being designed into several consumer devices including cellular phones, digital still cameras, DVD players, set-top-boxes, and digital televisions.
Improve the efficiency of mobile device backlighting
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Most mobile handsets use white LEDs as backlighting for the color display and it's a significant challenge to provide high efficiency and low cost without consuming precious board real estate. Here's an article that takes a look at pros and cons of what's available and offers a creative solution to this vexing power efficiency problem.
Smarter high side drivers safely pace automotive lamp loads
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Driving the plethora of lamps in a modern car electronically using semiconductor switches provides fault detection, extends life, and cuts costs. These high side drivers have to stand up to thermo-mechanical stress and high current, high temperature conditions.
Digital power IC takes control of analog supplies
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Product Review - Maxim's MAX8688 digital power supply IC works with any analog power supply to provide full control and monitoring.
LSI Logic, Maxim, Cirrus post higher sales
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier LSI Logic Corp. reported GAAP net earnings of $19 million, or 5 cents per share on sales of $476 million in the first quarter, compared to $5 million, or 1 cent per share on sales of $450 million the first quarter of 2005.
TI and Arrow Electronics present live webcast on LED display lighting power concerns
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
TI and Arrow will present Webcast entitled "Power Concerns for LEDs Used for Display Lighting". Find out what the issues are as well as the important features and the current methods and practices used to provide power for general display lighting.
Clock supports multiple distribution networks
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corp. unveiled the first member of its ispClock5300S family of in-system programmable, zero-delay, single-ended universal buffer devices with four operating configurations to support the implementation of multiple clock distribution networks.
Semtech’s 700mA Charge Pump Provides Innovative Protection
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
Semtech has announced the SC618, a constant-current charge pump for white LEDs that offers innovative protection features for flash applications in cell phones, portable digital assistants (PDAs) and digital cameras.
Low-cost, single-IC, triple-output TFT LCD supply
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
A simple circuit provides the three voltage rails for this common display, from a single 3.3V source
HDD controller cuts across 5-, 12-volt applications
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' motor control chip integrates all of the circuitry required to drive both the spindle motor and the voice-coil of a personal computer's hard disk drive for both 5- and 12-volt applications.
SigmaTel, Pixelworks, Micrel report results
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Mixed-signal semiconductor supplier SigmaTel Inc., communications IC supplier Micrel Inc., and system-on-chip IC company Pixelworks Inc. reported sales and earnings for the March quarter.
Analog crosspoint switches boost bandwidth
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. claims these 16 x 8 analog crosspoint devices are the industry's fastest switches for high-resolution professional, broadcast and industrial video applications.
Agere narrows loss in March quarter
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Agere Systems Inc. posted sales of $397 million in its second 2006 fiscal quarter ended March, within the guidance range provided in January. By comparison, Agere's revenues were $403 million in the December quarter and $417 million in the year-ago quarter.
SiGe's PA supports EDR Bluetooth, enhances performance
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
The SE2425U hikes data rates from 700 Kb/s to 2 Mb/s, cuts current consumption by one-third, and makes integration easier.
Avoid potential VCXO pitfalls through careful analysis of the pull-curve
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
The voltage-controlled crystal oscillator is a key element of many communication systems, to maintain sync and timing. Understanding how to apply it properly is vital to successful design.
Switches combine USB and low distortion capabilities
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
Intersil Corp.'s dual single-pole, double-throw switches are said to combine low distortion audio and accurate USB 2.0 full speed data signal switching in the same low voltage device.
Flyback transformer tutorial: function and design
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4/24/2006   2 comments
The low-cost and and ease of designing flyback transformers have made them a popular choice for power supply designs. Here's a quick tutorial to help you sharpen your design skills and get the most effective use from your flyback transformer. No longer do you need to rely on best guess for core design when you can use the formula provided in this article.
Analysis: Intel results mar so-far good Q1
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Early results from earnings annoucements are for the most part positive, though top chip maker Intel continues to reel.
Dual DC/DCs power mid-sized LED, OLED displays
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' TPS61140 and TPS61150 dual-output DC/DC boost converters can manage two sets of six white LEDs for LCD display backlighting or provide up to 700 mA for organic LED (OLED) sub-displays.
Charger-with-buck converter IC simplifies power management
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC3550 combines a dual-input lithium-ion/polymer linear battery charger and a high efficiency synchronous buck regulator in a low-profile 16-lead 3-by-5 mm DFN package.
ON Semiconductor introduces a self-protected electronic fuse for inrush current limiting
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
The NIS5112 integrated high-side switch features a SENSEFET which allows for current sensing, using inexpensive chip resistors instead of expensive, low impedance current shunts
Motor-control IGBTs cut power dissipation by up to 60 percent
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier's IRGB4056x, 4061x, and 4062x IGBTs can cut power dissipation in motor control inverters by up to 60 percent for applications up to 2.5 kW.
Track-and-hold amps aim for ultra-wideband apps
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Inphi Corp. claims to have set a new industry standard with the launch of its GigaTrack family of 2 Gsamples/s track-and-hold amplifiers (THA) that deliver ultra-wide 18-GHz analog bandwidth.
Audio D/A provides output drive capabilities
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
AKM Semiconductor's newest member of its Audio2go family is a 24-bit stereo digital-to-analog (D/A) converter, with a ground-referenced capless headphone amplifier and a 2-volt rms line output amplifier, as well as an AC-coupled auxiliary line out.
Intersil, Cree post higher sales, earnings
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
Analog semiconductor supplier Intersil Corp. reported first-quarter net income of $32.4 million, or 22 cents per share, on sales of $178.9 million in the first quarter, compared to $12.8 million, or 9 cents per share on sales of $128.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
Developing a mode-locked, Class E power amplifier for RF applications
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
Transform a Class E power amplifier into an efficient, tuned-input, tuned-output (TITO) oscillator with the addition of a tuned circuit at its gate. The approach is suitable for CMOS IC processes
Cypress profit beats guidance
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. reported first-quarter net income of $7.1 million, or 5 cents per share on sales of $249.1 million, compared to a net loss of $68.8 million, or 53 cents per share on sales of $200.3 million.
Boosted battery charger ICs propel portable power
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
Product Recap - Competition is lights-out for dedicated battery charger ICs that are more flexible, carry more fail-safe protection, use fewer external parts and occupy much less real estate, and waste next to no power.
TI buck-boost DC/DC converter is 96% efficient
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
The TPS63000 provides up to 28% greater run-time compared to a standard high-efficiency buck converter with a 3.3 V output.
UTAC opens new Singapore facility
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
United Test and Assembly Center Ltd. opened a second facility in Singapore to meet growing demand for its services.
Tech Tutorial: LVDS offers efficient data transmission for automotive applications
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
As automotive electronics applications advance, the need for increasing data throughput grows. Low voltage differential signaling offers high data rates with low noise at low power and low relative cost.
Op amps amplify low-level analog signals simply
Product News  
4/20/2006   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic Inc. claims to have simplified the task of amplifying low-level analog signals within scientific and industrial measurement applications with its latest operational amplifiers.
Camera flash IC drives 32 brightness levels
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4/19/2006   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor cites the programming flexibility of its CAT3612 camera flash LED driver, which gives designers 32 output power levels for setting flash (strobe) and movie (torch) modes.
Qualcomm posts sales, earnings gains
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4/19/2006   Post a comment
Wireless technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. reported net income of $593 million, or 34 cents per share on sales of $1.83 billion in its second fiscal 2006 quarter ended March 26. By comparison, Qualcomm earned $532 million, or 31 cents per share on sales of $1.37 billion in the year-ago fiscal quarter.
Inphi's track-and-hold amplifiers boast 18 GHz bandwidth
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4/19/2006   Post a comment
Numerous components used in traditional heterodyne receiver architectures can be replaced with these track-and-hold amplifiers plus an ADC.
Op amp preserves SNR
Product News  
4/19/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' ultra low noise, wide bandwidth operational amplifier (op amp) is intended for high end industrial, medical and instrumentation applications.
Get the right mix when integrating power management solutions into SoCs
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4/19/2006   Post a comment
Smaller form factor designs, multi supply voltage needs, low component costs, and increased reliability are forcing designers to integrate analog into SoCs. System designers need ICs with a broad range of DC/DC converters and LDO regulators. Find out what the power management options you have for your SoCs and what techniques will make it easier to integrate in this digital domain.
Class AB audio amplifier package shrinks 30%
Product News  
4/18/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. today introduced a 1.3-watt mono Class AB Boomer audio amplifier that touts improved output power and a 30 percent package size reduction for hands-free cell phone use and ringer functions.
Spiral inductor modeling for RF ICs
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4/17/2006   Post a comment
Even a "simple" IC inductor isn't, at RF frequencies, understand the models and tools to minimize surprises
DC/DC regulator is optimized for OLEDs
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4/17/2006   Post a comment
Product Review - Advanced Analogic Technologies' AT1230 is a 2-MHz, 18-volt, 100-mA step-up converter optimized for powering both organic LEDs (OLEDs) and general purpose LCD and CCD modules in portable systems.
Improve top-level simulation strategy for switching DC-DC converters
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4/17/2006   Post a comment
You're designing a switching DC-DC regulator for fabrication and you need to test its functionality and performance by running simulations, but the circuit complexity imposes serious challenges on your computing platform. How do you decrease simulation time without sacrificing fault-detection coverage? Here's an optimized simulation strategy to get you over the hurdle and to market on time.
Tiny clock optimized for switching regulators
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4/14/2006   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. claims its spread spectrum silicon oscillator is a tiny, robust, low-power device that is optimized for switching regulators.
AFE integrates programmable audio/video switch
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4/14/2006   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) expanded its family of analog video front-end processors with a device that is said to maximize analog input design flexibility and reduce interface design complexity.
Energy meter ICs meet India's, Japan's requirements
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4/13/2006   Post a comment
Targeting India's and Japan's residential power measurement requirements, the CS5464 and CS5467 power/energy ICs from Cirrus Logic are also designed to facilitate higher-accuracy, lower-cost, and more reliable power meters.
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