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10 companies in trouble
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5/29/2009   7 comments
EE Times has assembled a list of 10 companies (or more) that seem in particular danger of continuing to spill red ink, being acquired, seeking bankruptcy protection or just not being around in current form a year from now.
10 companies in trouble
News & Analysis  
5/29/2009   7 comments
EE Times has assembled a list of 10 companies (or more) that seem in particular danger of continuing to spill red ink, being acquired, seeking bankruptcy protection or just not being around in current form a year from now.
Intersil : Op amp suits precision applications
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5/28/2009   Post a comment
Intersil claims the industry’s most accurate 5-V single-supply, precision, low-power, low-drift op amp for high gain, 16-bit and 24-bit precision applications.
Low noise amplifiers cut power consumption while minimising distortion in VHF-UHF wide band applications
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5/28/2009   Post a comment
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a new family of miniature, low noise amplifiers that provide good linearity and low current consumption in VHF-UHF wide band applications where input signal strengths may be variable.
Gartner bumps up '09 chip sales forecast
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5/28/2009   Post a comment
Market research firm Gartner issued a revised semiconductor industry revenue forecast that projects 2009 revenue will not fall quite as sharply as the firm predicted in February, thanks to better-than-expected first quarter PC sales.
Sunnyvale startup raises $11 million, says report
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5/28/2009   Post a comment
R2 Semiconductor Corp. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), a fabless startup working on mixed-signal, radio frequency chips, has added $11 million to its Series A round of $2 million begun in 2008, according to a Reuters report.
ST leads the consumer charge in MEMS accelerometers
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5/28/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has become the leading supplier of MEMS-based accelerometers because of its focus on supplying designers of consumer electronics and wireless products, according to market research group iSuppli.
Real world robots star in Terminator Salvation
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5/28/2009   Post a comment
Eighteen ABB industrial robots star in the final climactic scene of the new movie Terminator Salvation, in which Christian Bale faces an army of Terminators.
Step-up dc-to-dc converters increase battery run times for portables
Product News  
5/27/2009   Post a comment
ADI's ADP1612 and ADP1613 dc-to-dc converters enable designers to boost input voltages as low as 1.8 V up to output voltages as high as 20 V.
Powering high-speed A/D converters with switching power supplies
Design How-To  
5/27/2009   Post a comment
This Analog Devices article demonstrates that analog-to-digital converters can be powered directly from switching power supplies with no loss in performance if careful design practice is followed.
ZMD offers 14-bit capacitive sensor signal conditioning IC
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5/27/2009   Post a comment
ZMD AG (Dresden, Germany), a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, and medical applications, has expanded its family of capacitive sensor signal conditioning devices with the 14-bit dynamic range ZMD31210 cLite IC.
AMS touts through-silicon via foundry process
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5/27/2009   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems has started producing on a foundry basis parts on its Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology, targeting suppliers of devices for 3D integration of CMOS ICs and sensor components.
Capacitive sensor signal-conditioning IC delivers 14bit resolution at low power
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5/27/2009   Post a comment
ZMD AG has added the ZMD31210 cLite IC to its family of capacitive sensor signal conditioning devices.
Get the Fundamentals (continued)
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5/26/2009   Post a comment
David Wilson of Freescale explains the inspiration for creating a series of videos on electromagnetics and motor control (link included).
Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor Fundamentals
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5/25/2009   Post a comment
Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) motors are gaining popularity and are used in the Appliances, Automotive, Aerospace, Consumer, Medical, Industrial Automation Equipment and Instrumentation areas. This technical paper looks at the fundamentals of these motors, and provides example control applications.
Diodes : Converter-amplifier improves audio performance
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5/25/2009   Post a comment
Diodes has introduced an 8 channel D/A converter and pre-amplifier chip offering designers of audio video receivers (AVR) and add-on sound cards the opportunity to reduce component costs while at the same time improving audio performance.
WiMAX power amplifier aims to drive evolution from Fixed-Point to Mobile Service
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5/25/2009   Post a comment
ANADIGICS has launched one of the first mobile WiMAX 4G power amplifiers (PAs) developed for use in the 3.4 to 3.6 GHz spectrum adopted by broadband wireless service providers in Europe and South America.
MSC-Gleichmann signs pan EU distribution agreement with Vectron
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5/25/2009   Post a comment
The MSC-Gleichmann Group has signed a pan-European agreement to distribute Vectron International's high-precision frequency control, sensor and hybrid products.
HSPA+ femtocell SoC supports true eight-user operation
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5/24/2009   Post a comment
The picoXcell™ PC312 HSPA+ femtocell system-on-chip (SoC), from picoChip, claims to be the industry's first such device to support eight users, with simultaneous voice and data services.
Court reverses ITC in Linear- AnalogicTech spat
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5/22/2009   Post a comment
A U.S. federal appeals court partially vacated a final determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission that found a patent held by Linear Technology to be invalid, according to statements released by Linear and Advanced Analogic Technologies.
Researchers warn of major flaw in transistor theory
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5/22/2009   Post a comment
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S have warned of a fundamental flaw in the understanding of transistor noise, and suggest that unless it is solved, it could stand in the way of developing more efficient, lower powered devices.
Memscap wins design in for back-pain chip
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5/22/2009   Post a comment
Memscap SA (Grenoble, France), a provider of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and OrthoMEMS Inc. have announced a multi-year development agreement to manufacture an innovative MEMS sensor for the assessment and treatment of mechanical lower back pain.
Programmable MEMS shock and vibration sensors for industrial system monitoring
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5/22/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) is expanding its iSensor intelligent sensor product family with the introduction of two integrated inertial sensors that simplify the task of embedded shock and vibration sensing within harsh industrial environments.
GSA event marks 'renewed' focus on analog/mixed signal ecosystem
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5/21/2009   Post a comment
Whilst the 6th International Semiconductor Forum is aimed at European semiconductor executives, the meeting signals a renewed focus by the GSA on A/MS issues, according to Jodi Shelton, executive director of the GSA.
12, 14 and 16bit octal DACs suit industrial control and portable instrumentation
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5/21/2009   Post a comment
Claiming twice the accuracy of competitive devices, the 16it DAC8568, 14bit DAC8168 and 12bit DAC7568 from TI have been designed for data acquisition systems, industrial process control and portable instrumentation.
Wide input voltage range synchronous step-down DC/DC controller is ideal for POL regulation demands
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5/21/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has introduced a 2 mm x 3 mm DFN-12 packaged, wide input voltage range synchronous step-down switching DC/DC controller that drives all N-channel power MOSFET stages.
Wolfson targets integrated DAC/amp at mobile devices
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5/21/2009   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has started sampling a single chip mono DAC and speaker amplifier targeted at improving audio quality in a range of devices such as mobile phones, conference speakerphones, digital radios and PNDs.
IAR offers development support for SuperH microcontrollers
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5/21/2009   Post a comment
IAR Systems AB (Uppsala, Sweden) has said it plans to develop a version of Embedded Workbench for SH-2A core microcontrollers from Renesas Technology Corp.
AMS rotary encoder resolves 14 bit, operates in rough environments
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5/20/2009   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems has introduced a magnetic rotary encoder IC specifically designed to satisfy stringent automotive requirements in angle sensing applications where robust IC protection is essential.
Book Excerpt: "Electrical Engineering 101" (Part 1 of 5)
Design How-To  
5/20/2009   Post a comment
This is a very useful review of EE basics: things you may have missed or perhaps forgotten. It uses both equations and intuition to look at passives, op amps, feedback, logic circuits and functions, current and voltage sources, motor types and control, modeling and robust design, simulation and modeling, troubleshooting and debugging, and even working with an engineering team.
Micronas rolls 3D hall sensor
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5/20/2009   Post a comment
For applications requiring three-dimensional position measurements, Micronas has developed a 3D hall sensor. The device is implemented as a monolithic component, allowing for higher operational temperature range than competing products, the vendor claims.
50V, 20mA synchronous buck converter delivers 93 percent efficiency
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5/20/2009   Post a comment
A 50 V input-capable synchronous buck converter that delivers up to 20 mA of continuous output current from a 3mm x 3mm (or MSOP8-E) package has been released by Linear Technology.
Digital isolator IC relieves USB data lines of intimate physical-connection risks
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5/20/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices ADuM4160 allows use of USB ports in harsh or safety-critical applications
Analog Devices revenue well above target
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5/19/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices beat its revenue target for the fiscal second quarter by a wide margin, even as sales declined 27 percent compared to the same period of 2008.
GE Fanuc introduces the ICS-1556B ADC module
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5/19/2009   Post a comment
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced the ICS-1556B 4-channel 400MHz 14-bit ADC PMC Module. It is designed for communication applications such as software defined radio, signals intelligence (SIGINT), digital receivers, and tactical communications where the requirement is to convert analog data into digital information in as close to real-time as possible.
Audio companion ic incorporates 1W power amplifier
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5/19/2009   Post a comment
Atmel 's latest audio component is the AT73C240, an audio companion ic for portable multimedia applications that integrates a 20bit stereo DAC and an up to 1W audio power amplifier.
Brushed DC Motor Fundamentals
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5/19/2009   Post a comment
Brushed DC motors (BDC) are widely used in applications ranging from toys to push-button adjustable car seats. This technical paper will discuss how a BDC motor works, how to drive a BDC motor, and how a drive circuit can be interfaced to a PIC microcontroller.
ADI claims power, BoM advances for transceivers
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5/19/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. has started sampling RF transceivers to support 4G picocell and microcell basestations that it claims could reduce power consumption and bill of material costs by 50 percent.
Q&A: AnalogicTech CEO likes chaos, shuns foundries
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5/19/2009   Post a comment
To explain the current issues in analog, EE Times caught up with Richard Williams, president, CEO and chief technology officer of Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc., a fabless analog chip vendor.
Analysis: Dissecting the MIPS-Chipidea breakup
News & Analysis  
5/18/2009   4 comments
MIPS executives have blamed its short marriage with Chipidea on a weak economy. But ex-Chipidea employees insist integration of the two companies was botched by MIPS.
Analysis: Dissecting the MIPS-Chipidea breakup
News & Analysis  
5/18/2009   4 comments
MIPS executives have blamed its short marriage with Chipidea on a weak economy. But ex-Chipidea employees insist integration of the two companies was botched by MIPS.
SMSC boosts guidance
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5/18/2009   Post a comment
SMSC said it expects revenue for the quarter ending May 31 to be about $61.4 million, roughly 20 percent greater than the previous quarter.
Startup formed by MBO of Swindon wafer fab
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5/18/2009   Post a comment
The management of an analog wafer fab in Swindon, England, that once belonged to GEC-Plessey Semiconductors, has acquired the business from MHS Electronics UK Ltd., which is in administration.
256-tap digital potentiometer features I²C interface, integrated EEPROM
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5/18/2009   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has added to its family of Digitally Programmable Potentiometers (DPP) a 256-tap, single-channel linear-taper device with 50 kΩ and 100 kΩ end-to-end resistance.
Turnkey environment allows MEMS/IC co-design, co-verification
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5/18/2009   Post a comment
MEMS+IC, a Coventor-Cadence collaboration that allows microelectromechanical systems to be designed and verified in tandem with electronic integrated circuitry, will debut this week (May 18) at CDNLive EMEA.
Innovative op amp architecture continues quest for zero offset voltage
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5/18/2009   Post a comment
On-chip, one-shot technique strives to further reduce input op amp's offset voltage Vos
What you need to know about Microsoft's BlueTrack mouse
Teardown  
5/18/2009   1 comment
With Microsoft's recent release of the BlueTrack family of mice, new approaches to lighting and image processing are brought to bear.
Goodbye, UWB; but we hardly knew you
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
5/16/2009   5 comments
Ultrawideband (UWB) was supposed to be the "next big thing", but it's not there yet (and may never be); what happened?
16-bit ADC integrates 2ppm/°C reference
Product News  
5/15/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced a pair of 16-bit delta sigma ADCs that integrate a precision reference in a tiny 3mm x 3mm DFN package for space-constrained sensor applications.
IR rolls automotive-grade 200V power MOSFET driver
Product News  
5/15/2009   Post a comment
Qualified to AEC-Q100 standards, IR's AUIRS2003S is a rugged, flexible high speed power MOSFET driver with dependent high- and low-side referenced output channels tailored for use in harsh automotive environments and under-the-hood applications.
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