Analog Devices doubles 16-Bit SAR converter speeds to 1-megasample rate News & Analysis 5/29/2001 Post a comment NORWOOD, Mass.--Analog Devices Inc. today announced a new analog-to-digital converter that breaks the 1-million-sample-per-second barrier for 16-bit successive-approximation register (SAR) A-to-D applications. The new 16-bit SAR converter provides twice the data rate that's currently available in other devices, said the Norwood-based chip company.
Media processing for the all digital home News & Analysis 5/25/2001 Post a comment Today's goal for designers of consumer appliances is an all-digital, broadband, home network. Future appliances will be connected to each other and the Internet through a media server. Set-top boxes will allow consumers to download media on-demand. This audio and video media will come, as pay per view, in a variety of formats, such as MPEG-4 for video and MP3 for audio.
Mixing it up with OC-192 CMOS Transceivers News & Analysis 5/23/2001 Post a comment Using new transceiver architecures, optical systems designers can accomplish new levels of integration, employ new packaging technologies, and improve jitter performance in 10-Gbps optical systems.
Agere, RF Micro Devices strike SiGe R&D, manufacturing alliance News & Analysis 5/17/2001 Post a comment ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Agere Systems Inc. and RF Micro Devices Inc. today announced plans to jointly develop and manufacture high-performance ICs for next-generation digital cellular phones and other communications products. The development work will focus on the use of silicon-germanium (SiGe) in radio-frequency (RF) chips, but the two companies said they will also leverage other silicon processes from Agere--formerly Lucent Microelectronics.
IMP avoids shutdown with management bailout News & Analysis 5/15/2001 Post a comment IMP, Inc., San Jose, announced today that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding providing for an emergency cash infusion from a group of investors led by members of the company's management.
TI to seek FCC certification of 22-Mbit/sec. wireless LAN technology News & Analysis 5/14/2001 Post a comment DALLAS -- Texas Instruments Inc. today announced plans to move quickly to gain U.S. certification of its 22-megabit-per-second wireless local area network technology following last week's decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to grant interim waivers for new digital devices operating in the 2.4-GHz band.
Motorola prepares launch of SiGe:C chip for RF amplifiers News & Analysis 5/11/2001 Post a comment AUSTIN, Tex. -- Look for Motorola Inc. to roll out its first silicon-germanium carbon (SiGe:C) integrated circuit in the next couple weeks. The low-noise amplifier will have an integrated bypass switch for improved dynamic range in radio-frequency receivers with low insertion loss.
Portable power options multiply News & Analysis 5/10/2001 Post a comment Notebook computer designers face more choices than ever before when it comes to power sources. The battery market has evolved from nickel cadmium to nickel metal hydride to lithium ion batteries.
RF demands shrink power window News & Analysis 5/10/2001 Post a comment Notebook computers come equipped with radio-frequency communications capabilities for wireless Internet and LAN access, Bluetooth connectivity and other applications.
Antenna critical link in design chain News & Analysis 5/10/2001 Post a comment Along with the demand for wireless connectivity comes the user expectation that the reliability of the connection will be as robust as a standard copper or fiber connection. Since the antenna is the most variable component in the radio chain, the design and integration of antennas is paramount to fulfilling this requirement.
Mobile design breaks business mold News & Analysis 5/10/2001 Post a comment Designers of high-performance, wireless notebooks targeting enterprise users increasingly have an opportunity to build software platforms on the basis of performance and function, rather than on conformity.
Integrating wide-area connectivity News & Analysis 5/10/2001 Post a comment The data rates available in 3G networks match the capabilities and applications of notebooks, since the computing power and peripherals can make good use of the data types that benefit from high-speed connectivity.
Cellular systems need standards News & Analysis 5/10/2001 Post a comment Exactly what does it take to combine wireless access with a wide-area network, a local-area network and a personal-area network (PAN) within a single laptop?
Coexistence a watchword for emerging RF News & Analysis 5/10/2001 Post a comment OEMs designing wireless notebooks have made considerable progress on the road map toward a design that can function in multiple wireless environments with multiple protocols, such as personal-area networks (PANs), local-area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks.
Ixys expects 20% sequential drop in revenues News & Analysis 5/9/2001 Post a comment Ixys Corp., a supplier of power semiconductors, said net revenues for its fourth fiscal quarter ended March 31 were
$32 million, an increase of 42% from the $22.5 million reported in the same period of the prior fiscal year.
Engineers seek to solve 'wiring' challenges of the human heart News & Analysis 5/9/2001 Post a comment For all of its centrality to human life, the heart is a rather simple machine ultimately just a pump, controlled by electrical impulses that keep the beat as regular as clockwork. But sometimes the metronome goes awry, resulting in a condition called arrhythmia, marked by fast or irregular heartbeats.
Fairchild forms partnership with Taiwan company News & Analysis 5/4/2001 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor International on Friday announced a partnership agreement between its Analog Power Management Group and Taiwan-based Champion Microelectronic Corp. to develop next-generation, low cost analog ICs for the power factor correction (PFC) market.
Small-but-optimistic Simtek expects to benefit from chip downturn News & Analysis 5/4/2001 Post a comment COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Nonvolatile memory and logic supplier Simtek Corp. here today reported a 36% sequential increase in pro forma revenues to $4.0 million in the first quarter from $2.9 million in Q4. The company's revenues were 58% higher than $2.5 million in the first quarter last year.
Eliminating 'echo' critical for VoIP News & Analysis 5/3/2001 Post a comment Voice-over-Internet Protocol lets service providers roll out services quickly and use their existing bandwidth efficiently to enhance customer satisfaction, retain customers and increase revenue.
Analog-to-Digital Converters Design How-To 5/1/2001 Post a comment The usual method of bringing analog inputs into a microprocessor is to use an
analog-to-digital converter (ADC). Here are some tips for selecting such a part and
calibrating it to fit your needs.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...