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DC to 2.8 GHz 3.3 V matched gain block amplifier in SOT-89 package
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Mimix Broadband has introduced a 3.3 V InGaP HBT matched gain block amplifier that combines high linearity and gain with low thermal resistance.
Automotive linear regulators integrate voltage tracker, protection circuitry
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the highly integrated MAX15008 and MAX15010 300-mA automotive linear regulators with a voltage tracker and load-dump protection.
Power amplifiers offer high linearity, low current consumption
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has introduced one- and two-watt families of high-performance power amplifiers designed for next-generation cellular and WiMAX infrastructure applications.
'Missing link' memristor created: Rewrite the textbooks?
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4/30/2008   10 comments
HP Labs' Stanley Williams has invented the world's first memristor, the 'missing link' in circuit theory--a fourth passive-device type after resistors, capacitors and inductors--as predicted by University of California at Berkeley professor, Leon Chua.
Berkeley Design Automation Delivers Noise Analysis Tool
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., announced the availability of the Noise Analysis Option.
Analysts split on MEMS accelerometers' cell-phone prospects
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
While silicon microphones and RF switches based on microelectromechanical systems have rapidly penetrated handsets, industry analysts are divided over MEMS accelerometers' near-term prospects for volume uptake in cell phones.
Micronas fancies with industrial markets
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Against the background of problems with its consumer business and encouraged by substantial success in its automotive division, Swiss chip maker Micronas eyes to industrial markets.
Motion sensing startup doubles VC funding to $38M
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Invensense, a startup specializing in single-chip devices based on MEMS technology for motion sensing applications, has secured $19 million in a Series C round of financing.
Triquint and AWR launch incentive program for GaAs-MMIC designs
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Project Jumpstart combines AWR's electronic design automation (EDA) tools and TriQuint's pseudomorphic high electronic mobility transistor (pHEMT) foundry process.
Avago delivers tiny FETs for multiple wireless apps
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
VMMK-1218 and -1225 do not require negative voltage to operate, which results in lower costs and ease of use for RF designers.
Maxim : Versatile class D amplifiers combine high efficiendy with low cost
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX9736A/B, a family of versatile single-supply, filterless Class D speaker amplifiers, which provide high-performance, thermally efficient amplifier solutions at a low solution cost.
Bosch Sensortec : Triaxial acceleration sensors have three analog outputs
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
The BMA140 is an analog acceleration sensor in a 3 x 3 x 0.9 mm miniature 12-pin LGA package.
PA supports low power consumption and extended battery life in EGSM WCDMA networks
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Anadigics has announced the AWT6281 HELP3™ WCDMA linear power amplifier (PA) engineered specifically for use in advanced 3G handsets for EGSM (Band 8) UMTS wireless networks.
WiMAX MIMO RF transceiver improves receiver SNR by 10 dB
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
The MAX2839 from Maxim Integrated Products claims to be the industry's first single-chip, 2.3 GHz to 2.7 GHz, WiMAX MIMO RF transceiver in high-volume production.
Automotive vision system recognizes road signs: Part 1 - Basic functions
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4/30/2008   3 comments
Pattern recognition and processors deal with computational and I/O challenges of handling video data stream.
Innovative FET RF PA topology benefits radar, avionics applications
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
FETs based on an innovative vertical structure boast higher efficiency, smaller size, improved thermal management, and high VSWR tolerance
5 GHz amplifier for WLAN and WiMAX applications offers world-class EVM performance
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices has released the SZP-5026Z, a 5 GHz high linearity amplifier designed specifically for use in WLAN and WiMAX applications.
Off-the-shelf LF antenna driver IC for hands-free car access systems
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Claiming an industry first, the ATA5279 is an LF coil driver IC from Atmel Corporation that has been designed for Passive Entry Go (PEG) and Passive Go (PG) hands-free car access systems.
Power management IC simplifies CDMA phone designs
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
AnalogicTech has introduced the AAT2601, the company's first power management IC designed for the specific requirements of mid-range CDMA handsets.
Broadcom switch paves road to 40G
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Companies driving to 40 Gbit/s Ethernet could settle on a single proposal as early as their next meeting, thanks in part to a recent switch from Broadcom which unveiling a range of new 65nm Ethernet chips at Interop.
PA powers EGSM WCDMA networks
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Engineered specifically for use in advanced 3G handsets for EGSM (Band 8) UMTS wireless networks, Anadigics' WCDMA linear power amplifier (PA) reduces average current consumption by 75 percent compared to competing devices.
Develop analog high-pass filters without capacitors in the signal path (Part 2 of 2)
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4/29/2008   1 comment
High-pass filters are often needed, but capacitors can adversely affect their performance; learn how to avoid them
Agilent EEsof enhances ADS
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
In this version, the company reports a 10x speedup in its 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) simulator (known as Momentum), and a 10X speedup in its non-linear harmonic balance circuit simulation with an advanced matrix preconditioner.
Ensuring low power in wireless mesh sensor networks
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Wireless sensor communications and low power go hand in hand. In fact, low power is just as important as the reliability of the communications itself. Before the advent of wireless sensor communications, low power was synonymous with low current consumption.
Cadence boosts analog verification performance
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Against the background of ever-increasing complexity in integrated circuit design, Cadence on its house fair Cadence Live EMEA 2008 introduced a major upgrade to its Virtuoso design platform. The enhancement aim at typical European user environments, centering on performance improvement in the verification of large analog designs.
Teridian launches third generation power meter ICs
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Teridian Semiconductor has launched its third generation of electricity metering chips that includes residential single phase, commercial and industrial three phase ICs, offering up to 256K bytes of storage with 10 MIPS processing power, advanced power management, LCD contrast adjust, and 0.5 second/day hardware RTC which consumes only 0.5µA.
RF transceiver targets WiMAX
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products reports it has the industry's first production-ready, single-chip, 2.3GHz to 2.7GHz, WiMAX MIMO RF transceiver that improves receiver SNR by 10dB
16-bit A/D converter line delivers 0.5-µA shutdown current
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC2451 and LTC2452, a pair of 16-bit delta sigma A/D converters with 0.5µA (max) shutdown current in ultra-tiny 3mm x 2mm DFN packages.
MIPS forges link with Portuguese University
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies announced that it is to partner with the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), a leading school of engineering in Portugal, to further innovation and technical advancement in microelectronics.
Tips and tricks for predicting real-world 802.11n wireless performance
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Wireless testing too often revolves around hooking up a handful or so of laptops, PDAs, IP phones and other mobile devices and blitzing the network with traffic. Although informative, this gives no visibility into the nuances of large networks. Think scalability, degradation and traffic differentiation.
STMicroelectronics invites Russian chipmaker into Crolles2
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has asked Russian company Sitronics to join the Crolles2 technology alliance.
Infineon : Power control IC brings substantial energy savings
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Infineon presents an improved version of its NovalithIC, a 1 cm3 package that accommodates three chips – two power chips and a logic circuit to control and monitor the power stage.
Under the Hood: Inside the Sony OLED TV
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4/29/2008   1 comment
For its XEL-1, the first commercial OLED TV, Sony made some interesting design and component choices to realize an 11-inch-diagonal screen that is only 3 mm thick. See what devices make up this ground-breaking display that is a harbinger of exciting times ahead.
Leadis rolls out standalone Class-G headphone amplifiers
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Leadis Technology Inc. is sampling standalone Class-G headphone amplifiers that are well suited for power sensitive applications such as mobile phones, MP3/PMPs, portable gaming, GPS/PNDs, notebook computers, and other portable audio products with a headphone output.
Software gap in NFC mobile payment vision
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Near Field Communication is poised to take off perhaps as early as 2010 as an enabling technology for mobile payment systems using cellphone handsets, but significant pieces of the software infrastructure for this market are missing and silicon opportunities in NFC may be limited, according to an upcoming report from the EE Times Market Intelligence Unit.
RF Puzzler: A "Radio Frequency" Device
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4/28/2008   2 comments
To simplify home management, this Radio Frequency device was recently installed in my house. Do you know what it is?
Infineon acquires Primarion
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Move is intended to strengthen Infineon's position in power management, particularly digital power.
Vocoder IC offers full duplex capability
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
CML Microcircuits has added to its voice coder/encoder (vocoder) family a robust advanced low complexity waveform interpolation (RALCWI) IC dubbed the CMX638 that offers full duplex capability.
Synopsys debuts 5 GHz PCI express core
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Synopsys officially rolls out a silicon core for PCI Express 2.0 April 28, claiming the 5 GHz technology is beginning to get attention from designers at a time when experts say the industry is moving at a relatively slow pace down the Express road map.
Sierra Wireless adds Wi-Fi to its in-vehicle modems
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
The new MP 595W, MP 881W and MP 880W increase flexibility and versatility by eliminating additional wires and creating a "hotspot" in and around vehicles.
Crystek : SAW clock oscillator generates low noise and jitter
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Crystek designed the 1GHz SAW clock oscillator (CCSO) CCSO-914X3-1000 using FR5 PCB and SAW (surface acoustic wave) crystal technology to provide a low noise, low jitter performance with true SineWave output.
CSR : Audio processor includes MIDI synthesiser
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
CSR’s MusiCore1 is now being offered with mQSynth, a powerful wavetable MIDI synthesiser from QSound. CSR’s MusiCore1 is a fully featured single-chip stereo audio processor with Bluetooth for mobile phones.
LPRS : Wireless module is small and lower cost
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
The MU-2-R embedded radio module operates at 434 MHz and brings together industrial quality and reliability while having dimensions of just 50 x 30 x 9 mm.
Epcos acquires NXP's RF MEMS business
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Passive component vendor Epcos AG (Munich, Germany) has announced to take over the RF MEMS activities from NXP Semiconductors. Through the move, the company hopes to get access to a triple-million euro market volume.
Hot swap manager supports 3.3V and 12V channels in AdvancedMC slots
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has started sampling what it says is the first single-chip, dual-slot hot swap manager for mezzanine card used in AdvancedTCA (ATCA) and MicroTCA systems.
Learn about converters in motion
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices A/D converter group, based in, will be presenting a webinar focused on motor control applications today (April 28, 2008) at 3pm CET.
Hot-swap IC manages 3G wireless and beyond
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Chip is industry's first fully compliant with ATCA specs for multiple-voltage Advanced Mezzanine Cards
TSMC wants more of IC pie
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) has unveiled a new and possibly controversial strategy that involves more collaboration in the early stages of the IC design process.
Tip of the Week: How to best implement a synchronous buck converter
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4/26/2008   Post a comment
IC solutions are superior to discrete designs particularly for securing high efficiency at light load
Phone line monitor with detectors targets VoIP gateways, IP-PBXs
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4/25/2008   Post a comment
Clare, Inc. has introduced the CPC5712, a special-purpose phone line monitor with detectors (PLMD) IC, aimed at high-voltage telephony applications such as VoIP gateways and IP-PBXs.
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