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Divide-by-4 GaAs MMIC spans 9-GHz to 26-GHz
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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.
The heat is on, but sensor interface ICs withstand under-hood temperatures
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5/11/2006   Post a comment
The latest mixed-signal semiconductor processes enable integrated sensor interface ICs that significantly simplify the implementation of sensor applications for elevated automotive electronics temperatures--up to 165C.
Dual LDOs tout low-dropout, high-PSRR edge
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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
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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
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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
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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.
RadioScape's software-controlled RF front end handles six frequency bands
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5/10/2006   Post a comment
Teamed with a standard DSP, RadioScape's RF chip reduces the power consumption and size of modules compared to today's solutions.
Infineon demos 65-nm chip for mobile handsets
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Infineon Technologies has demonstrated a 65-nm chip that targets the mobile handset market to provide GSM functionality.
Partitioning hi-speed USB systems
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Learn how hi-speed USB partitioning differs from its predecessor, and the design implications
PWM controllers cut bulk output capacitance for VR11 core apps
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5/10/2006   Post a comment
Intersil Corporation's IS6326, 6326B and 6327 PWM controllers, suited to driving 4-6 synchronous-rectified buck channels for VR11 CPU applications, deliver cost and real-estate savings with a design that cuts the amount of output bulk capacitance.
Wideband op-amps expand video's horizons
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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
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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.
Audio DACs cut system cost in DVD players, recorders
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5/9/2006   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics says its WM8522 and WM8501 multi-channel DACs, for the cost-competitive DVD player and recorder market, will save $2.80 per system.
LED driver provides backlighting and flash
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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.
Deciding between a series or shunt voltage reference
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5/8/2006   Post a comment
It's not easy deciding between series and shunt voltage references; this articles helps you make an informed decision.
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5/8/2006   Post a comment
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Turnkey 10-mW RF modules handle wideband audio, video
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5/8/2006   Post a comment
Need turnkey RF transmission and reception for audio or video? Then check out these diminutive modules from Saelig Co. Operating in the 2.4-GHz ISM band, you can feed in audio or video and get A/V out.
Tool claims affordable RF, microwave 3-D EM simulation
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5/8/2006   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies introduced the Electromagnetic Design System for RF and microwave circuit designers. The tool integrates with Agilent’s RF and microwave circuit design and simulation flow.
AKM Releases Low Power Stereo Audio CODEC with High Power 1.2 W Speaker Amplifier
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5/8/2006   Post a comment
Asahi Kasei Microsystems introduces the AK4643 a new product in its Audio2go™ family. The single-chip 16-bit stereo A/D and D/A converter features a high-quality microphone equalizer and built-in microphone/headphone/speaker amplifier.
High-speed buffers, multiplexers tout ultra-low jitter of 25-picoseconds
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5/8/2006   Post a comment
National has developed four current-mode logic (CML) signal-conditioning buffers and multiplexers with 25-picoseconds of jitter, providing signal integrity that's a cut above competitors' parts.
India's KPIT picks Cadence analog/mixed-signal methodology
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5/8/2006   Post a comment
India's KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd. has tapped Cadence Design Systems' AMS Methodology Kit to help KPIT's analog/mixed-signal designers apply Cadence tools.
Automotive wireless is more than cell phones and music
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Mature, wireless technologies other than Bluetooth are important for improving automotive security and safety.
Quadrature modulator ICs span 250-MHz to 4-GHz
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Five quadrature modulator RFICs cover the 250-MHz to 4-GHz frequency range in five bands. These devices are complemented by a pair of 20-db RF amplifiers.
Low power double-balanced mixers work from VLF through 4-GHz
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5/8/2006   Post a comment
Operable from VLF into the microwave regime, here's a mixer IC that can be readily impedance-matched. It's useful from 10-kHz to as high as 4-GHz. Senior Technical Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
VGA multiplexer cuts chip count from three to one
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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
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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
High-resolution RGB amp eliminates the negative supply
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Linear Technology says its LT6557, for UXGA applications, is the fastest single-supply RGB amplifier.
Cal Micro swings to profit on release of valuation allowance
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5/4/2006   Post a comment
Buoyed by the release of a $2.7 deferred tax valuation allowance, analog IC provider California Micro Devices reported a GAAP net income of 22 cents per share, or roughly $5 million, on revenue of $17.4 million for its fiscal fourth quarter.
Multi-standard modem includes enhanced DTMF decoder
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5/4/2006   Post a comment
CML Microcircuits' CMX867A, a V.22 multi-standard modem IC for telephone-based information systems, includes an enhanced DTMF decoder, thus affording a more compact design and reducing bill-of-material costs.
DC/DC regulator adds power-management smarts
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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.
How to integrate intelligent thermal management into a CPU fan
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5/3/2006   Post a comment
The temperature challenge for today's designers is to deliver more complex cooling capability as hot spots multiply within the PC. And, it must be done while minimizing both acoustics and overall cost. Here's how to keep cool as designs get more complex with conflicting demands
Motor driver IC cuts automotive noise
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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.
Stand-alone audio processor IC boosts boom boxes
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5/2/2006   Post a comment
Maxim says its stand-alone MAX5406, for boom boxes and multimedia wireless products, is the industry's most highly integrated audio processor chip.
Charger IC adds high-input port, 10 percent more efficiency
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5/2/2006   Post a comment
Product Review - Linear Technology's LTC4089, a 1.2-amp battery charger and USB power manager, offers high-voltage DC input capability and 10-12 percent higher operating efficiency over competing devices.
WLED driver boasts highest efficiency
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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
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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.
Sample/hold chip offers designers a stand-alone alternative
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5/1/2006   Post a comment
Touting next-generation performance, C&D Technologies' SHM-50 offers designers a basic stand-alone sample-and-hold amplifier, as opposed to the sample-and-hold devices with integrated A/D converter that have widely come into use.
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