Divide-by-4 GaAs MMIC spans 9-GHz to 26-GHz Product News 5/11/2006 Post a comment RF components supplier Hittite Microwave is dishing up a surface-mount GaAs HBT regenerative divider that can serve in applications from 9-GHz to 26-GHz. Operable from 5-V, this MMIC requires almost no external components, save a few coupling and bypass caps.
Dual LDOs tout low-dropout, high-PSRR edge Product News 5/11/2006 Post a comment Micrel's MIC5310 is the company's first in a series of dual LDO regulators offering ultra low dropout voltage (35 mV at 150 mA), greater than 70 db power supply ripple rejection (PSRR), and ultra low output noise.
Single-supply quad switch handles negative signals Product News 5/11/2006 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products says its MAX4910 is the industry's first quad SPDT analog switch working from a single positive supply that can handle negative signals, thus reducing external component count while improving audio-signal quality.
Digital power monitors cool blade servers Product News 5/10/2006 Post a comment Analog Devices introduces a family of digital power monitors that reduce power requirements, cost and thermal challenges in blade servers, blade PCs and advanced telecom computing architecture (ATCA) cards.
NFC: Out of the starting gate Blog 5/10/2006 Post a comment NFC's value lies in the ease-of-use its protocol provides for end users. It can configure and initialize on its own instead of making a user to navigate complicated menus.
Wideband op-amps expand video's horizons Product News 5/9/2006 Post a comment Product Review - Fairchild Semiconductor's first entries into the high-performance op-amp market include five new devices in the company's 210 MHz FHP3x50 and 50 MHz FHP3x30 families that tout the industry's best power- and-performance features for high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) video applications.
Troubleshooting audio and video noise Design How-To 5/9/2006 1 comment Tracking down hum and cross talk in audio systems can be maddening. Bill Whitlock's practical, hands-on approach to diagnosing audio noise simplifies noise elimination.
LED driver provides backlighting and flash Product News 5/9/2006 Post a comment Linear Technology's LTC3452 buck-boost DC/DC converter, for portable device applications, drives up to five parallel LEDs at 25 mA each for backlighting an LCD display, and two LEDs at up to 200 mA each for camera flash.
VGA multiplexer cuts chip count from three to one Product News 5/5/2006 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products' MAX4885 1:2 or 2:1 VGA multiplexer performs the entire video switching task: RGB, H/V sync, and display data channel (DDC) switching. Discrete solutions previously required three ICs, discrete FETs, and ESD-protection diodes.
Power Integrations chair, CFO resign News & Analysis 5/5/2006 Post a comment Amidst continuing financial difficulties, Power Integrations Inc. has announced that Howard Earhart resigned as the chairman of the company's board of directors, and John Cobb resigned as its chief financial officer
DC/DC regulator adds power-management smarts Product News 5/3/2006 Post a comment Texas Instruments' TPS62350 step-down regulator is the first DC/DC chip compatible with the company's SmartReflex technology for extending system performance and battery life in 3G phones and other portable electronics.
Motor driver IC cuts automotive noise Product News 5/3/2006 Post a comment Atmel's ATA6026 DC motor driver IC for automotive applications does away with the need for a mechanical link between a vehicle's left and right window wipers, while cutting both audible and electrical noise.
WLED driver boasts highest efficiency Product News 5/1/2006 Post a comment California Micro Devices' PhotonIC CM93xx family of boost white LED (WLED) drivers, which employs the company's FlexBoost technology, allows designers to drive several asymmetrical strings of WLEDs, as well as an OLED display, at extremely high efficiency.
Alliance sells analog unit to investment firm News & Analysis 5/1/2006 Post a comment Continuing its overhaul, Alliance Semiconductor Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its analog and mixed- signal business unit to a group of investors led by Shah Capital Partners LP for $9.25 million in cash.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.