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Input ADC offers fault protection up to ±30 V
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5/31/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology released the LTC1856, a 5 V, 16-bit, 8-channel, 100 ksamples/s analog-to-digital (ADC) converter with ±10 V input ranges and additional fault protection. An overvoltage fault up to ±30 V on one or more unused channels will not corrupt the accuracy of the selected channel and provides protection on 24 V (±10% tolerance) industrial supply lines.
SMD op amps meet rugged requirements of military applications
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5/31/2007   Post a comment
Intersil Corp. developed ten high-bandwidth SMD op amps. These devices, certified to operate over the full military temperature range of -55°C to 125°C, target applications including military avionics, navigations, weapons and control systems.
Regulators use I2C interface for overvoltage, overcurrent protection
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5/31/2007   Post a comment
Intersil released the ISL6422B and ISL6423B low-noise block (LNB) supply and control voltage regulators. These regulators use an I2C interface to improve system reliability by reporting diagnostics and protecting a satellite set top box (SSTB) against overvoltage, overcurrent, overtemperature and backward current.
China chip market entering cooling phase
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5/31/2007   Post a comment
After a hot 2004, China's chip market may be settling into a more sustainable growth phase. Growth is expected to hit a cyclical peak this year, expanding 20 percent to $51.7 billion.
Sensors, safety pace auto chip market growth
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5/31/2007   Post a comment
A new Strategy Analytics study highlights an increase of $1.12 billion in auto chip vendor revenues in 2006, paced by new sensor applications and safety requirments.
Samsung joins in $20M round for SiGe Semi
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5/30/2007   Post a comment
Samsung's ventures unit has joined in a $20 million Series E round of financing at RF chip specialist SiGe Semiconductor Inc., which has raised around $132 million in VC funding since 1999.
TSMC partners with R&D foundry SVTC
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5/30/2007   Post a comment
Looking to smooth the way for cutting edge products, TSMC is linking up with R&D foundry SVTC so that companies can quickly move from concept to commercial runs.
ADC drivers operate from single 3 V supply
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5/29/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology released the LTC6400-20 and LTC6401-20, ADC drivers which operate from a single 3 V supply. These fully differential amplifiers include gain-setting resistors, which aid in the driving of high-speed ADCs.
A/D converter targets small, battery-operated devices
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5/29/2007   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems expanded their A/D converter portfolio with the AS1524 12-bit, low-power, single-channel full-differential A/D converter, and the AS1525 dual-channel, single-ended low-power A/D converter.
Jury rules for Broadcom in patent case against Qualcomm
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5/29/2007   Post a comment
A unanimous federal jury ruled in favor of Broadcom Corp., finding that wireless chip rival Qualcomm Inc.'s baseband chips and software infringed three Broadcom patents.
Power amplifier delivers high voltage for driving ceramic speakers
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5/29/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced the LM485555, a single-chip Boomer audio power amplifier that is said to deliver the industry's highest voltage for driving ceramic speakers used in 3-V portable devices.
Solid-state MUX delivers 40-V switching
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5/29/2007   Post a comment
Pickering Interfaces is expanding its PXI switching product line with the 40-682 versatile multiplexer (MUX) that uses high-performance solid state switching to provide it with long service life, no switch bounce, and low on resistance.
Standardized programmable power management -- An imperative for modern circuit board design
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5/29/2007   Post a comment
Today's circuit boards typically use several multi-voltage devices, each with a power sequencing requirement. The increase in the power supply rails, and with the need for multiple sequencing arrangements, make power management design techniques very complex. This article proposes a design solution to mitigate this complex power management problem:
Digital cable TV heats up in China, but challenges loom
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5/29/2007   Post a comment
China's digital cable TV market hit 14 million subscribers in the first quarter, abd is expected to double this year. But issues over unpaid royalties continue to hang over local set-top box vendors.
Temperature sensor offers easy thermal diode monitoring
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5/28/2007   Post a comment
TI has introduced an integrated +/-1 degree C maximum remote junction temperature sensor and local temperature sensor, designed to monitor thermal diodes found in CPUs, microprocessors, graphics processing units and FPGAs. The TMP411 is said to simplify the design process with easy thermal diode monitoring.
3D stereoscopic LCD display using polarized light and 3D-movie style "sunglasses"
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5/26/2007   Post a comment
3D displays from iZ3D use polarized filter sunglasses, just like 3D theatrical movies. Left and right eye images are created by dynamically changing the polarization angle of each pixel. Left eye and right eye images are addressed and controlled simultaneously, eliminating problems like nausea that can result from shutter-style 3D glasses.
REVIEW: Antenna-routing hybrid endows cellular--plus-PCS handsets with GPS
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5/25/2007   Post a comment
Here's news of a hybrid RF signal routing device that offers low insertion-loss while delivering GPS to cell-band isolation, and GPS to PCS-band isolation. eeProductCenter Senior Technical Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
China Telecom to launch AVS-based IPTV trial
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5/25/2007   Post a comment
China's largest IPTV operator preps trials for a homegrown codec that could eventually displace H.264.
Shanghai, other hot spots, driving IPTV use in China
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5/25/2007   Post a comment
IPTV is gaining traction in China, with the user base topping 600,000 in the first quarter.
ZTE chooses Infineon chips for low-cost mobiles
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5/24/2007   Post a comment
Fast growing Chinese mobile phone manufacturer ZTE has chosen Infineon Technologies' second generation ultra-low cost (ULC) platform as the basis of its latest phones targeting emerging mobile markets.
Newark launches Analog Devices i-catalog
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5/24/2007   Post a comment
With electronics designers increasingly going to the Web to find parts, distributors are getting more creative in they way they package their offerings online. Newark is using interactive catalogs to showcase suppliers.
Lamp controllers deliver complete digitally-interfaced backlight control system
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5/23/2007   Post a comment
Microsemi has introduced two backlight controllers for notebook computers, expanding its portfolio of devices that power cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) in LCD displays.
ITC judge rules AnalogicTech did not infringe Linear's patents
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5/23/2007   Post a comment
A legal battle between two analog IC companies has tilted toward Advanced Analogic Technologies (AnalogicTech) with a favorable ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Microsemi reverses plan, retains Irish fab
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5/23/2007   Post a comment
Analog and mixed-signal chip specialist Microsemi Corp. has reversed a decision to phase out operations at its manufacturing facility in Ennis, County Clare in Ireland.
Get ready to design power for security IP cameras
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5/23/2007   Post a comment
Power over Ethernet (PoE) is fast becoming the networking vehicle of choice for video surveillance cameras. As the IEEE works to increase the power available to network powered devices, the market is expected to have new momentum to increase this explosive growth. Find out what you need to know for creating power supplies appropriate for your applications.
USB power manager delivers 13-V overvoltage protection
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5/23/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4067, a monolithic linear power manager, ideal diode controller and standalone battery charger for portable devices and battery backup systems.
Teridian launches single-package DAA modem device
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5/23/2007   Post a comment
Check out Teridian's pair of modem chipsets, one of which it claims is the first single package silicon direct access arrangement (DAA) product that uses an inexpensive common pulse transformer to form a digital isolation barrier.
Intel mum on WiMax deal in central China
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5/23/2007   Post a comment
After setbacks in building up WiMax nets in Chengdu and Dalian, Intel recently signed a contract with Hubei government in central China to develop broadband wireless technology.
Intel-ST deal: What it means
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5/23/2007   Post a comment
Now that Intel and STMicroelectronics have finally sealed the deal, here's a look at how the deal measures up and what it may mean for the rest of the industry.
Temperature sensor allows 27 addresses on one I2C bus
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5/22/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the low-voltage DS75LX, a digital temperature sensor that allows up to 27 addresses on one I2C communication bus.
Design considerations for three-phase power factor correction
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5/22/2007   2 comments
In addition to requiring that the current track the voltage, as in a single-phase circuit, in a three-phase design the power drawn from each phase must be the same
Design considerations for three-phase power factor correction
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5/22/2007   Post a comment
In addition to requiring that the current track the voltage, as in a single-phase circuit, in a three-phase design the power drawn from each phase must be the same
UMC opens R&D lab in southern Taiwan
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5/22/2007   Post a comment
United Microelectronics Corp. opened an R&D center Tuesday that will focus on 45-nanometer and below process technologies.
Chip brands failing Intel, AMD
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5/22/2007   Post a comment
What's in a name? Apparently not much, according to one survey that finds chip brands don't register as well with consumers as companies might think.
Fujitsu preps mobile WiMAX SoC
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5/21/2007   Post a comment
Fujitsu is getting ready to sample in August its first mobile baseband SoC that is designed using 90-nm low-leakage process technology.
Automated blood test is a Breeze
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5/21/2007   Post a comment
Personal blood glucose monitors have evolved to become affordable and highly portable electronic devices. The BGMs in use today are little electrochemistry labs.

How silicon carbide diodes make solar power systems more efficient
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5/20/2007   Post a comment
Silicon carbide diodes have advanced in material quality, size and cost in the last few years and may be the ideal technology for the high voltage, high temperatures in solar power systems. Here's what you need to know for your next design.
Boost regulator offers high-current output, fault protection
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5/18/2007   Post a comment
Intersil released the ISL97701; a boost regulator which provides a design for passive matrix OLEDs. With efficiency up to 87%, the ISL97701 can deliver 50 mA of output current at 18 V. It can provide up to 28 V output, enabling power-efficient operations in MP3, portable media players, automotive clustering and low-end cell phones PMOLED displays.
LDO linear regulator offers quiescent current of 3µA
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5/18/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology developed the LT3009, a micropower low dropout voltage (LDO) linear regulator with low quiescent current of 3µA. The LT3009 features a low-dropout voltage of 280 mV and delivers up to 20 mA of output current, with a VIN capability of 1.6 V to 20 V and an adjustable output from 0.6 V to 19.5 V.
NXP looking for acquisitions in India
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5/18/2007   Post a comment
NXP is looking acquisitions in India according to Frans van Houten, the company's president and CEO.
H.264 video encoder motion search implementation on a programmable accelerator
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5/18/2007   Post a comment
H.264 video encoding supports the movement of a reference block in 41 possible motion vectors, but calculating all possibilities requires significant number crunching. Stretch's high-performance motion search engine computes all 41 possible H.264 motion vectors for a 16x16 macroblock at a sustainable rate of 250 MB-SADs (macroblock sum-of-absolute-differences computations) per second. How it works.
Chartered borrows $610 million for 300mm wafer fab
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5/18/2007   Post a comment
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing borrows $610 million to move ahead with the ramp-up of its first 300-millimeter wafer fab.
Betting on '08, Taiwan vendors prep WiMAX 16e systems
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5/18/2007   Post a comment
Anticipating more demand for WiMAX next after Intel Corp starts shipping modules, Taiwan system vendors are quickly jumping onto the bandwagon.
Optimized memory utilization boosts graphics display controller IC efficiency
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5/17/2007   Post a comment
The complex memory traffic patterns across GDC interfaces present potential data bottlenecks. A balanced design architecture can reduce, and even eliminate, choke points while optimizing performance, cost, and board space utilization.
ADCs operate at temperature up to 125°C
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5/17/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology developed the LTC1403AH, a 14-bit, 2.8 Msamples/s SAR ADC which operates over the automotive -40°C to +125°C temperature range. The LTC1403AH is powered from a single 2.7 V to 3.6 V supply, draws 14 mW at 2.8 Msamples/s, and is available in a small, 10-lead MSOP package.
Asia EMS/ODM market to more than double by 2011
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5/17/2007   Post a comment
Asia's low-cost advantage and increasing skill set will help it more than double its market share in EMS and ODM by 2011.
Regulator controller steps down voltages from 100 V
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5/16/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduced the LTC3810, a high-input-voltage, synchronous, step-down switching regulator controller which can directly step-down voltages from 100 V to output voltages ranging from 0.8 V to 93% of VIN.
Federal grant for management system aims at making solar power more effective
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5/16/2007   Post a comment
Valere Power applies expertise from telecom industry to maximize power extraction of photovoltaic systems
China tech industry to hit $1.45 trillion by 2010
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5/16/2007   Post a comment
China's high-tech industry will rake in $1.45 trillion by 2010, nearly triple its size of just a few years ago, according to a report from a top Chinese policy group.
Samsung showcases 52-inch module from 8G LCD line
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5/16/2007   Post a comment
S-LCD, Samsung's joint venture with Sony Corp., unveiled a 52-inch LCD panel module, the first to roll out of its 8th-generation LCD fab. Mass production is expected later this year.
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