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Atheros weaves mesh networking effort
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4/30/2010   Post a comment
Atheros Communications is trying to rally interest in a standard for using mesh technology in home networks, an effort that would help the company merge and add value to its Wi-Fi and powerline chip products.
Doherty Amps and the Three Amigos
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4/30/2010   Post a comment
Understand the three variations of the Doherty amplifier and their main attributes
2.4 GHz industrial wireless Ethernet products for M2M data communications
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4/29/2010   Post a comment
AvaLAN Wireless Systems, Inc., a provider of outdoor long-range industrial wireless Ethernet products, announces a secure, robust 2.4-GHz solution offering 38 non-overlapping independent operating channels.
TI unveils lowest power JFET-input audio operational amplifiers
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4/29/2010   Post a comment
Extending its Burr-Brown Audio line, Texas Instruments has introduced a family of JFET-input op amps featuring ultra-low noise and distortion to maximize audio system quality and performance.
ESC: Embedded helping to harness medical data explosion
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4/29/2010   Post a comment
The proliferation of portable medical devices and the explosion of new patient data wrought by widely available imaging technologies are forcing medical electronics designers to devise new ways of integrating diverse biotechnologies with electronics while curtailing power consumption.
Motor control gets tangible attention at ESC, and an award
Power DesignLine Blog  
4/28/2010   Post a comment
Sophisticated embedded designs tackle motion control, and at relatively low cost
Book Excerpt: Microwave Passive Direction Finding (Part 3 of 3)
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4/28/2010   Post a comment
There's lots that can be done using passive direction finding (DF); this book explains this well-established technology and how it can be used
1-GSPS quad DAC yields design efficiency in wireless base stations
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
ADI says its 1-GSPS quad-channel DAC is an industry-first at this speed and integration level, and reduces PCB area by 20 percent compared to dual-channel options.
NXT acquires Audium Semiconductor's IP to offer USB-powered loudspeakers
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
NXT plc announced the strategic purchase of the IP of Audium Semiconductor and associated assets. The company intends to use Audium ICs to produce complete audio platforms incorporating its Balanced Mode Radiator technology together with ultra-efficient power amplifiers.
IDT debuts power converter, timing chipset with coupled inductor technology
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
IDT has announced a new family of voltage regulators designed to help customers reduce their total system power loss by combining its timing portfolio with a multi-phase controller and featuring coupled inductor technology.
Fasten your seatbelt: go for a 32-GHz real-time, analog-bandwidth, oscilloscope ride
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
Agilent Infiniium 90000 X-Series family features 10 models (16 to 32 GHz); extremely low noise and jitter; sophisticated probe system; 40 application packages
ESC - Wi2Wi introduces industrial temp WLAN-Bluetooth module
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
The W2CBW009Di industrial temp WLAN-Bluetooth module from Wi2Wi measures a mere 16mm x 16mm x 2.1mm and operates in temps of -40C to +85C.
Four automotive converters fit in a 25mm² IC
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Maxim has announced an automotive-grade PMIC with two DC-DC converters, two LDO regulators, and a power-good reset output for voltage monitoring-all in a 5mm x 5mm footprint.
Vitesse expands broadcast video IC line
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Vitesse recently expanded its broadcast video IC portfolio with what it claims is the industry's highest performance, lowest power, smallest footprint crosspoint switch.
Controller safeguards low voltage electronics from input power surges
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4361, a 2.5V to 5.5V overvoltage and overcurrent protection controller designed to safeguard low voltage, portable electronics from damaging input voltage transients and current surges.
A Universal Circuit Protection Solution for Low-Voltage Generator Interfaces
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
It takes a combination of devices to provide total protection when mixing higher-voltage AC lines with lower-voltage signals
Living untethered brings new problems, solutions
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
4/23/2010   1 comment
The freedom of wireless connectivity spurs creative answers to problems we didn't have in the bad old days of "wired"
More chip firms top estimates, but ST comes up short
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4/23/2010   Post a comment
Several more chip makers--including Cypress Semiconductor, Microsemi, PMC-Sierra and Lattice Semiconductor--reported quarterly sales that beat analysts' expectations, but bellwether European semiconductor firm STMicroelectronics came up short of estimates.
Dongbu HiTek rolls BCDMOS PDK
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4/22/2010   Post a comment
South Korean analog foundry vendor Dongbu HiTek has rolled out what it calls a Low Vgs BCDMOS process design kit (PDK).
Infineon, Fairchild agree common power MOSFET packaging
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4/22/2010   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG and Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. have announced an agreement to create compatibility between their power MOSFET packages. Specifically the agreement covers the Infineon PowerStage 3x3 and Fairchild MLP 3x3 packages.
Chip makers beat analysts' expectations
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4/21/2010   Post a comment
In another signal that the semiconductor market recovery remains in full swing, chip makers Qualcomm, SanDisk and Intersil reported quarterly results that exceeded consensus analyst expectations.
The RCA phono plug: An outdated relic?
Audio DesignLine Blog  
4/21/2010   7 comments
When it came to choosing the RCA phono plug as a standard for consumer audio (and video) applications, "cheap" and "simple" clearly won out over technical considerations.
Audio/video clock generator needs no external clock conditioning
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4/21/2010   Post a comment
A new triple-rate (3G/HD/SD) audio/video clock generator from National Semiconductor Corp., eliminates the need for external clock conditioning in professional and broadcast video equipment.
Book Excerpt: Microwave Passive Direction Finding (Part 2 of 3)
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4/21/2010   Post a comment
There's lots that can be done using passive direction finding (DF); this book explains this well-established technology and how it can be used
Multiplexers provide higher data rates without compromising signal integrity
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4/20/2010   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has expanded its multiplexer product line with devices that are designed to function at high input rates/clock frequencies.
Energy management SoC measures eight single phase outlets simultaneously
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4/20/2010   Post a comment
Teridian Semiconductor has launched an energy measurement SoC, the 78M6618 (6618), for use in data center power distribution units (PDUs) and applications in the smart home, including intelligent power strips and circuit breaker panels.
NXP, Trusted Logic open up NFC-Android API
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4/20/2010   Post a comment
Dutch chip company NXP BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) and Trusted Logic SA (Paris, France) have announced the release of an open-source application programming interface to attach near-field communications to the Android software stack.
Email: Monitoring can drive 25% power savings
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4/20/2010   Post a comment
A reader writes about his experience installing a power monitoring system across three states in the U.S. northwest.
Bluetooth backers explore 60 GHz future
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4/20/2010   Post a comment
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group is expected to create a study group to help pick a transport for a future gigabit-class version of the short-range wireless technology, and the leading candidates are the two rival flavors of 60 GHz technology promoted by the WirelessHD Consortium and the Wireless Gigabit Alliance.
Report: Airspace closure could hit chip, cellphone firms
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4/19/2010   Post a comment
Asian chip and cellphone makers could be impacted if the European air-space closure does not end soon, according to a Dow Jones Newswire report.
Samplify introduces ultrasound beamformer IC
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4/19/2010   Post a comment
Samplify Systems Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has announced an autofocus beamforming technology for ultrasound imaging.
Low-power flyback converter eliminates optocoupler
Design How-To  
4/19/2010   2 comments
Understand how a new IC can get a sometimes- troublesome device--commonly needed in this "tricky" power-supply topology--off your BOM
Active Noise Reduction: Can you really be within one percentage point of perfection?
Design How-To  
4/19/2010   6 comments
Understand how valid power and energy data can be misinterpreted, intentionally or not, via this example using audio levels
Europe frets under air-travel ban
News & Analysis  
4/19/2010   6 comments
The closure of northern European air space due to a volcanic dust cloud is starting to have an impact on business as well as causing distress to tens of thousands of travelers stranded abroad.
Data rates, mobile drive high-speed connector innovation
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4/19/2010   Post a comment
Advances in design, technology and materials science have pushed connectors to unprecedented performance.
Is the smart power strip a sign of "smart grid" things to come? (plus, an urelated blog correction)
Power DesignLine Blog  
4/17/2010   Post a comment
The smart grid promises so much, maybe too much, as this project indicates
Leverage latest power devices to improve data-center efficiency
Design How-To  
4/16/2010   1 comment
Worldwide in 2005 alone, more than $7 billion was spent on powering data-center servers, with half the energy wasted on power conversion, conditioning, distribution and environmental control. This feature shows how the latest power devices can improve efficiency at every stage of the power delivery system to greatly reduce that waste.
Automotive EMI shielding: Controlling automotive electronic emissions and susceptibility with proper EMI suppression methods
Design How-To  
4/16/2010   1 comment
The control of automotive electromagnetic interference is essential. Not only because there are mandatory requirements, but also for the proper functionality of the entire system.
PC market booms on European demand
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4/15/2010   Post a comment
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 84.3 million units in the first quarter of 2010, a 27.4 percent increase from the first quarter of 2009, according to preliminary results from Gartner Inc. Gartner had been expecting first quarter PC shipments to grow 22 percent.
A/V clock generator eliminates external clock conditioning
Product News  
4/15/2010   Post a comment
A new triple-rate (3G/HD/SD) audio/video clock generator from National Semiconductor Corp. eliminates the need for external clock conditioning in professional and broadcast video equipment.
Samsung opens up over cancer allegations
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4/15/2010   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has denied chemicals used in its manufacture of integrated circuits cause leukemia or lymphoma during a planned tour of its Gi-Heung wafer fab facility, about 39 miles south of Seoul, according to reports.
Innovative DC/DC controller eliminates need for remote-sensing leads in supply-regulation loops
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4/15/2010   Post a comment
LT4180 from Linear Technology Corp. infers resistive cable loss by measuring change in voltage which accompanies incremental current change; minimizes load regulation issues
Book Excerpt: Microwave Passive Direction Finding (Part 1 of 3)
Design How-To  
4/14/2010   Post a comment
There's lots that can be done using passive direction finding (DF); this book explains this well-established technology and how it can be used
High efficiency 4-A switch buck-boost converter takes up 60 percent less board space
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4/13/2010   Post a comment
TI is touting its latest power management chip as the industry's smallest and highest performance buck-boost converter with a 4-A switch and up to 96 percent efficiency.
Multichannel A/V decoder chips target video surveillance systems
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4/13/2010   Post a comment
Conexant Systems launched a new family of multichannel audio/video (A/V) decoders targeted at video surveillance systems with digital video recording capabilities, video capture cards, and motion sensors.
High-side current-sense amplifiers provide wide common-mode range for auto apps
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4/13/2010   Post a comment
Maxim's new automotive current-sense amplifiers offer a -20V to +75V input common-mode range to protect against beyond-the-rails voltages due to inductive kickback, reverse-battery conditions, and other transient events.
Automotive Engineers & Ultracapacitors: What's Next for Energy Storage?
Design How-To  
4/13/2010   3 comments
Understand the role ultracapacitors can play in energy harvesting and efficiency within automotive systems
Infineon predicts strong Q2 and Q3
News & Analysis  
4/12/2010   1 comment
European chip company Infineon Technologies AG has said that it now expects the second quarter of its 2009/10 financial year, ending Sept. 30, 2010, will be better than previously expected.
Fault Monitoring in Less-Than-Perfect Battery Management Systems
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4/12/2010   Post a comment
Understand the requirements for reliability and redundancy in critical battery-operated applications, and a how specific IC is designed to meet them
Extreme Design: Monitoring and Controlling Particle Beams in Real Time
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4/12/2010   Post a comment
Understand an accelerator's particle-beam measurement and control challenge, and how engineers met it with leading-edge digitizing systems and associated techniques
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