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Signal Chain Basics (Part 15): Analog/digital converter--dynamic parameters
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5/31/2008   Post a comment
Understand the dynamic (ac) parameters of the basic analog-to-digital link
A matter of light, Part 3---When to boost and buck-boost
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5/31/2008   2 comments
In this third installment, we investigate larger LED displays and the applications space for other converter topologies
How to safely supply and charge devices through the USB
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Here's what to consider in designing over-voltage and over-current protection circuitry for your USB-powered system.
BI Technologies expands molded inductor family
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5/30/2008   Post a comment
BI Technologies expands its HM72A series of molded inductors with miniature and custom devices, aimed at distributed power architecture applications.
Multimedia on the factory floor
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considerable graphical display capabilities. Future system will offer much more: They will be required to understand human language and gestures.
French semi market up 8.6% in Q1
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IR expands SupIRBuck high-density regulator line
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IR has expanded its SupIRBuck portfolio of wide input, single output integrated point-of-load (POL) DC-DC voltage regulators with the introduction of the IR380x family for consumer embedded POL applications up to 14 amps.
Optoelectronics to show good growth through 2013, says analyst
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5/30/2008   Post a comment
The worldwide optoelectronics annual market is set to grow to $17.4 billion in 2008 from $15.9 billion in 2007, according to DataBeans Inc.
Linear Technology : Ultralow supply current monitors are ideal for portable electronics
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The LTC2934 and LTC2935 ultralow power supply monitors draw only 500 nA of quiescent current.
Cameras in handsets evolving from novelty to DSC performance, despite constraints
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The quality of pictures from higher-end camera phones (3MP, 5MP, 8MP with autofocus, optical zoom, better lenses and image stabilization) now rivals today's low to mid-range point and shoot DSCs (with video capture). Yet from a design perspective, says Kodak, the mobile camera will remain a factor of ten different from DSCs -- ten times smaller, ten times cheaper, ten times lower power consumption.
Low-jitter, dual-output clock generator targets Ethernet applications
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has developed a low-jitter, dual-output clock generator that uses a low-noise VCO and proprietary PLL architecture to generate two ultra-low-jitter, 0.14psRMS (typ) clock outputs from a 25MHz crystal resonator.
New LinkSwitch simplifies CV/CC charger designs
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Newest generation touts an output accuracy of 5 percent over line and temperature variations, includes line-drop compensation circuitry, and guarantees very low no-load dissipation to easily meet Energy Star 2.0 standards for external power supplies.
Low-power timing devices hit the consumer market
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IDT announced a family of real-time clock devices designed for use in consumer applications, such as set-top boxes, GPS devices, energy meters and MP3 players.
CATV amplifier facilitates migration towards deep fiber
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ANADIGICS launched the ACA2420 power doubler line amplifier, a high output power device designed to ensure optimal video and data delivery in deep fiber HFC architectures and other cable TV deployments that minimize the use of cascaded system amplifiers.
Wireless ADM voice codec offers low power consumption
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CML Microcircuits has developed an adaptive delta modulation (ADM) voice codec, a complete multi-mode product in a tiny SOIC package.
Self-diagnosing sensor modules boost automotive networking efficiency
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Detecting sensor defects directly at the sensor element, along with soft-error filtering, provide reliable data for system ECUs to make corrective decisions.
e2v wins ESA's ADC contract
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The European Space Agency (ESA) has commissioned e2v, a specialist in designing and manufacturing electronic components for the space industry, to develop an analog to digital converter (ADC) for next-generation broadband satellite payloads.
Russia lifts scientific research efforts
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Russia and the European Union have pledged to strengthen scientific research ties while the Russian federal budget is expected to provide $8.5B for the nation's civilian research in 2008.
Linear houses power management chip in tiny packaging
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Linear Technology triple output converter includes a 700mA (ISW) synchronous boost regulator, a 250mA (IOUT) synchronous buck regulator and a 100mA (IOUT) LDO in a 3mm x 3mm QFN-16 package.
Calling all engineering students!
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5/28/2008   1 comment
I have to admit I miss sitting down with a few hardened military designers who were hammering out a course into a new millennium where the term "wireless" would be ubiquitous in the commercial market. What a fast, strange trip it's been!
AES Amsterdam: A selected virtual tour
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5/28/2008   1 comment
Although I wasn't able to make the recent AES Convention in Amsterdam, that didn't stop me from putting together a virtual tour of sorts.
Micrel : Delay line IC is very linear and monotonic
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5/28/2008   Post a comment
The dual channel SY89297U, the second generation of Micrel's delay line ICs, can be serially programmed to provide just 5 ns of delay per channel while running up to 3.2 Gbits/s-1.6 GHz.
Texas Instruments : 16-bit A-D converters target precision signal acquisition
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5/28/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has announced two multi-channel, 16-bit, delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters, which combine outstanding dc accuracy and ac performance with cost-effective integration.
Universal system manager IC offers battery-backup charge, no-loss calibration
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Linear Technology's LTC4110 is a complete single-chip battery charge and discharge manager for Li-ion/polymer, NiMH, NiCd, and SLA batteries and super capacitors.
Startup turns on global TV for notebooks
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Startup Mirics Semiconductor is gearing up two chips aimed at letting a notebook computer receive and playback any digital terrestrial TV or radio signal using a wide multiband receiver chip along with demodulation software that runs on a host x86 processor.
Understanding Continuous-Time Sigma-Delta ADCs
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This analog/digital converter architecture has some unique attributes; understand its functions and benefits as well as how it fits in the A/D family tree
Mother nature inspires photonics research
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
University of Utah chemists have made a discovery that could eventually unlock the key to ultrafast optical computers
Clock generator boasts ultra low jitter
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An ultra low jitter, dual-output clock generator, suited to Ethernet switches/routers and other networking applications, has been introduced by Maxim Integrated Products.
A model transistor
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Researchers working on the EU-funded Robuspic project say they have developed accurate behavioural models that will help semiconductor companies design more efficient power transistors.
Intermediate bus PWM controller increases energy efficiency
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Texas Instruments has introduced a pulse-width modulated (PWM) power supply controller for intermediate bus architectures.
SpringSoft completes merger with Novas and acquires four more companies.
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Largest Asian EDA company consolidates global channel and deepens portfolio of specialized EDA technology to drive growth.
PSoC features enhanced A/D converter for fast analog sampling
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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. recently introduced a PSoC mixed-signal array with an enhanced A/D converter for fast analog sampling and expanded 8 Kbytes of flash memory capacity for complex algorithm processing.
Tiny video filter amplifier lets portables output SD video signals to SDTVs
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9515, the industry's smallest, lowest pin-count video filter amplifier for standard-definition (SD) video connections from portable devices to TVs.
LED driver delivers high-intensity lighting for camera phones
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5/27/2008   1 comment
AnalogicTech is claiming the industry's first 2-A flash LED driver IC capable of delivering high-intensity WLED lighting for high-megapixel camera phones.
Step-down DC/DC regulator housed in tiny surface-mount package
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Linear's LTM4616 is a complete dual DC/DC µModule regulator system in a tiny surface-mount package measuring 15mm x 15mm with a height of only 2.8mm, providing a low profile that allows smooth air flow for cooling in densely populated circuit boards.
Analog design expertise is rare, valuable
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5/27/2008   1 comment
An enduring shortage of analog engineers--that may be getting worse rather than better--is requiring digital chip powerhouses to redouble their efforts to recruit and groom analog engineers.
A matter of light, Part 2--- Buck whenever possible
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5/27/2008   1 comment
Here's why a constant-current buck converter should be the first preference when it comes to switch-mode LED drivers.
ST, Ericsson to codevelop analog baseband
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STMicroelectronics NV and Ericsson Mobile Platforms (EMP) have extended an existing partnership to develop an analog baseband for a high-volume EMP platform.
Atmel : RF transmitter boosts flexibility for car access and TPMS applications
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Atmel has announced the fully integrated fractional-N PLL RF transmitter IC ATA5749 for car access and TPMS applications.
Infiniscale unveils analog DFY tool
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On the eve of Design Automation Conference in Anaheim, California, French EDA startup Infiniscale SA unveiled a model-based parametrical yield optimizer that is claimed to allow analog design-for-yield (DFY).
Allegro : MOSFET pre-driver IC replaces belt-driven actuators
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Designed around Allegro's latest generation of BCD semiconductor process technology, the A3941 automotive-grade full-bridge MOSFET pre-driver IC includes enhanced features which make it suitable for high-temperature automotive systems and industrial systems using a 24 V battery supply.
Freescale rolls mobile media processor
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In the wake of its acquisition of Sigmatel, Freescale Semiconductor is rolling out its i.MX37, a applicaitons processor using new video and imaging blocks to attack high end media players and navigation systems and the first in a series of applications processors targeted at specific market segments.
Verify the design of two-way radio
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5/26/2008   Post a comment
This article describes how a design team at Motorola used the Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE circuit simulator to characterize complex analog/RF blocks for two-way radio and related communication devices.
Infineon to sell stake amid merger rumors
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5/26/2008   Post a comment
The rumors continue to fly at Infineon AG. Amid the departure of its top executive, Infineon is looking to sell a 40-to-50 percent stake in the company to KKR. KKR, in turn, would merge Infineon and NXP Semiconductors, according to reports.
Infineon CEO Ziebart resigns
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Wolfgang Ziebart has resigned as CEO and president of Infineon Technologies AG, with effect from June 1. Peter Bauer has assumed the position of spokesman of the management board.
A matter of light, Part 1---The ABC's of LEDs
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5/26/2008   1 comment
Here's the basics on LEDs and what you need to know about their drivers.
Mobile WiMAX device integrates baseband, RF and memory
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5/23/2008   Post a comment
WiMAX chipmaker SEQUANS Communications announced availability of its newest chip, the SQN1170, which integrates baseband, RF, and memory in a single device.
Dual-channel delay line provides 5 ns of delay per channel
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5/23/2008   Post a comment
Micrel has introduced its programmable dual-channel SY89297U delay line IC that can be serially programmed to provide 5 ns of delay per channel while running up to 3.2 Gbits/s.
ADCs deliver high-precision industrial measurements
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5/23/2008   Post a comment
TI introduces the 4-channel ADS1174 and 8-channel ADS1178 16-bit analog-to-digital converters with simultaneous sampling for precision signal acquisition.
Linear Technology's RF power detector targets WiMAX
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5/23/2008   Post a comment
The LT5538 handles RF power amplifier power control and monitoring for a wide range of wireless systems, including WiMAX and cellular.
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