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RF module operates in 868-MHz ISM band
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
One RF Technology has introduced a low-cost, 868-MHz RF module dubbed TinyOne Lite that is optimized for low-power radio communication at a competitive cost and available with or without an integrated antenna.
Linear launches quad-channel 2.25-MHz DC/DC converter
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has developed a quad channel, high efficiency, 2.25-MHz, synchronous buck regulator that delivers up to 300mA, dual 200mA and 100mA continuous outputs from a 3mm x 3mm QFN package.
Assessing Class D vs AB audio amplifier thermal issues for cramped enclosures
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4/30/2007   Post a comment
Class AB amplifiers have been the low-cost workhorse solution, but they have significant power dissipation issues and thus require large heatsinks. Class D amplifiers are known for having better efficiency, but the downside is a higher price for the silicon of the amplifier.
LDO extends battery run-time in portable devices
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4/27/2007   Post a comment
Diodes Inc. has launched a 300-mA fast transient response LDO with a low quiescent current and adjustable regulation down to 1.0 V, which makes it suitable for portable and low-power applications.
LDO delivers 500 mA current rating in thin SOT-23 package
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor has launched the first device in its new line of low dropout (LDO) regulators. The CAT6219 is one of only a few devices available that provides a 500 mA peak output current in a five-lead, 1-mm profile thin SOT-23 package.
Video: Tear down that Prius!
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4/26/2007   1 comment
The tearing down of a fully loaded Toyota Prius gets compressed from 7 hours to 1 minute of streaming video.
China IT growth slows in Q1; better times ahead
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Sales growth in China's IT industry slowed in the first quarter, with revenue expansion dropping from 30 percent year over year to 16 percent.
TSMC sales, profits slide amid inventory correction
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4/26/2007   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest foundry, turned in a poor first quarter but said things are already starting to improve.
4-channel delta-sigma A/D converter includes temperature sensor
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Linear's LTC2493 is a 4-channel delta-sigma A/D converter with an internal temperature sensor that enables temperature compensation of external sensors.
DC/DC controller regulates two outputs, phases in a single mode
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Primarion's PX7522 is a power conversion and power management IC for synchronous DC/DC converters in the telecom, datacom, computing and storage markets that is configured to regulate two independent outputs, or two phases in a single output mode.
STMicro's sales, profits fall in 1Q
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics Inc. said revenues for the first quarter were $2.3 billion, decreasing 3.7 percent compared to the $2.4 billion reported in last year's first quarter.
RFMD opens R&D center in Shanghai
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices, Inc. intends to open a R&D center in Shanghai to meet increasing demand for design-ins in the world's largest market for handsets.
A practical guide to low power efficiency measurements
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
This is a very practical article that teaches both seasoned and new engineers some measurement techniques of which they may not be aware. It is based on experience in the field with some of our customers.
40-V step-down DC/DC converter operates up to 150-degrees C
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology announced the H-grade version of the LT3470, a 40-V micropower step-down DC/DC converter with integrated boost and catch diodes in a 2mm x 3mm DFN package.
Four-channel power management chips are programmable
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Check out Summit's pair of programmable power manager chips intended for consumer applications. The SMB113A and SMB117 ps enable system designers to digitally program the entire multiple output power supply and associated power management functions with a few clicks of a mouse.
SMPS control IC focuses on efficiency at all power levels
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors introduces its third generation of green switched mode power supply controller ICs. It combines a controller for PFC and a flyback controller.
T-DMB receiver integrates RF tuner, baseband chip
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Frontier Silicon has extended its mobile TV chip line with a single-chip receiver for T-DMB and DAB-IP broadcasts.
Dual comparator targets industrial, medical applications
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor developed the LMH7322, a dual comparator which consumes low power (21 mA typical) with sub-nanosecond (700 ps) propagation delay.
RFMD opens R&D center in Shanghai
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Like many other tech companies, RFMD makes the move to open an R&D center in China.
BenQ surprises by spinning off branded business
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
After losing about a $1 billion in a failed attempt to become a global handset brand, BenQ Corp. decides to throw in the towel and shed itself of the branded business.
CE growth to see 'significant slowdown'
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
CE growth may decelerate in the coming years, but a few areas will still be hot, such as PMP/MP3 players. But giants like Apple, Samsung and Sony will make it tough for the little guy to survive.
µSerDes device uses CTL technology
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4/24/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor introduced the FIN212AC, a µSerDes device designed for serializing high-speed signals in multi-megapixel-resolution CMOS and CCD image sensors, commonly found in portable products including cell phones with built-in cameras.
TI stung by 1Q inventory correction
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4/24/2007   Post a comment
Excess inventory choked first-quarter revenue and profits at Texas Instruments Inc., as the company struggled with lower-than-expected demand for DSP chips used in cell phones.
PMIC targets digital synchronous DC/DC controller, regulates dual rails, targets telecom
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4/24/2007   Post a comment
Primarion introduces a dual-output, dual-phase, programmable, digital power conversion and power management IC for synchronous DC/DC converters in the telecom, datacom, computing and storage markets.
Chip integrates LIN transceiver, voltage regulator functionality
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4/24/2007   Post a comment
AMI Semiconductor has introduced low-power, mixed-signal devices that combine Local Interconnect Network (LIN) transceiver and voltage regulator functionality in a single chip for in-vehicle networking applications.
Zero-IF TV tuner eliminates SAW filters
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
Maxim has introduced a fully integrated, ZIF direct-conversion TV tuner for DVB-T applications. The MAX3580 tuner uses ZIF architecture and an on-chip RF tracking filter to eliminate the need for external discrete filtering components and a SAW filter required by older, IF-based tuners.
Wire-free power technology recharges portables, ready to launch
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
WildCharge is ready to launch a flat, thin charging pad that is capable of delivering up to 90 Watts of power. The product eliminates the need to lug around chargers, adapters, and cords for every battery-powered mobile device.
Four-channel programmable PMIC addresses complex consumer applications
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
Summit Microelectronics expands its family of Programmable Power Manager ICs with two new versions that integrate four PWM controllers and power management functions.
Mixel releases characterization report for SerDes IP
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
Mixel announced the availability of an extensive characterization report for its MXL-SRDS-4254, a four-channel SerDes IP suitable for PCI Express, SATA, Fibre channel, Sonet, XAUI and other serial interface standards.
Driver IC provides closed-loop control around fan speed, temperature
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
Andigilog's aMC8510 and aMC8520 are designed to provide improved reliability and acoustic management, as well as lower power consumption for DC brushless fan cooling products.
Under the Hood: Inside the Toyota Prius
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4/23/2007   1 comment
We spent some time recently taking apart and analyzing the Toyota Prius. Yes, a car. Take a look at what we found inside
Single-phase metering chip embeds flash memory
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
Analog chip vendor austriamicrosystems is getting ready to sample the AS8268, a single-phase SoC metering IC that embeds flash memory to provide secure program and data in LCD meters.
North, South Korea planning IT forum
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
Following in the path of other emerging markets, North Korea is eager to get its hands on advanced technology and will hold a meeting with South Korea to forge closer tech ties.
UC Berkeley confirms $10 cell phone project
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4/23/2007   1 comment
How cheap is cheap? Try 10 bucks for a cell phone. UC Berkeley confirmed that it is, indeed, working on such a device, but it will be years before it gets to the serious engineering stage.
Selecting the best topology for white LED drive electronics
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4/22/2007   Post a comment
A move to LED technology for general illumination applications could greatly reduce energy consumption. But it's not just a simple replacement because designers must be aware of space constraints, thermal considerations, and EMI. This article tells you how to deal with each of these challenges.
Integrated front-end module targets WiMAX devices
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4/22/2007   Post a comment
JMD launched the M30001, a WiMAX front end module containing all active and passive components required to interface WiMAX transceivers more directly to the antenna.
Intelligent fan driver offers closed-loop control for fan speed, temperature
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
Andigilog introduces two intelligent fan drivers that provide reliability, low power consumption and acoustic management for DC brushless fan cooling solutions.
Multi-threading analog simulator cuts run time by 80%
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4/19/2007   Post a comment
Tanner EDA introduced their T-Spice simulator for analog and mixed-signal chip designs which has been developed for use on computers with multiple processor cores. On average, the tool delivers 40% faster simulations on single-processor, dual-core computers and 80% faster run times on two-processor, dual-core machines.
Xilinx develops FPGA-based deserializer for TI's ADS6000 ADC line
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4/18/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx has released a Virtex-4 FPGA-based deserializer reference design, application note and evaluation module for TI's ADS6000 analog-to-digital converter (ADC) family.
Infineon expands design presence in Singapore
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4/18/2007   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies announced it will undertake a major expansion of its R&D operations in Singapore, a sign of Asia's increasingly vital role in the company's strategy.
Energy harvesting and power management highlight nanoPower Forum 2007
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4/18/2007   Post a comment
You won't want to miss the nanoPower Forum in San Jose. This informative event, one that will have a significant effect on your power designs, takes place in early June. Be sure to visit the web site and register. Early registration ends April 30th for this event.
Compare the latest technology punch-through IGBTs to power MOSFETs: Part 2
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4/18/2007   Post a comment
In part 1 you learned about and compared IGBTs and power MOSFETs. In part 2 we talk about gate design, temperature effects and performance of IGBTs vs MOSFETs in switch mode power supplies.
LED/CAM driver delivers 92% efficiency
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced an inductorless, low noise, high efficiency LED/CAM driver for cell phone displays and lighting. The LTC3207 features a 600 mA total output current and 92% efficiency.
Photodetector IC designed for slim design in DVD, CD applications
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
Atmel unveiled the ATR0874; a photodetector IC (PDIC) for use in the optical pick-up units (OPUs) of DVD and CD drives and is suitable for the slim drives found in most laptops. The QFN open housing has an open cavity, thus permitting the laser to have direct access to the die surface and photo diodes.
Class G speaker amplifier strengthens output power, increases battery life
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX9730, a 2.4 W, single-supply, mono, Class G speaker amplifier. The MAX9730's Class G architecture and integrated charge-pump power supply enable this device to deliver two times more output power than conventional Class AB or Class D speaker amplifiers provide from a lithium-ion (Li+) battery.
LDOs offer high-temperature operation up to 140 degrees C
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has released high-temperature versions of the LT3012 and LT3013 micropower low-dropout (LDO) regulators. These devices offer an input voltage capability up to 80 V with high-temperature operation up to 140 degrees C.
Extend the input-voltage range of standard op amps
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
For applications which require a large input-voltage swing, suitable operational amplifiers may not be readily available; here's how to extend the range by using a few extra components while not compromising performance.
REVIEW: Tiny package packs 2.4-GHz RF deck
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
Here's news of a non-monolithic RF device that addresses board space and dissipation. Target devices include PDAs, VoWi-Fi handsets, cameras, cellular handsets, and automotive devices. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
China launches satellite for rival to GPS
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4/17/2007   Post a comment
China launched its second navigation satellite over the weekend as part of a plan to build the country's "Compass" navigational system, which could emerge to rival America's Global Positioning System.
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