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Texas Instruments TPS92550 and TPS92551 DC/DC LED driver modules
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5/31/2012   2 comments
TI's latest DC/DC LED driver modules incorporate all the required power and passive circuitry into a single IC package to deliver up to 23W of power to the LED.
Back to Basics: Wireless charging
Design How-To  
5/31/2012   6 comments
The concept of wirelessly charging devices has been around for a while, but is now rapidly gaining interest to make it more flexible and useable. But what are the different techniques available, and what are the design challenges an engineer needs to deal with?
ASTC, Tanner EDA to deliver ASIC design services
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5/30/2012   Post a comment
Australian Semiconductor Technology Co. and Tanner EDA have reached an agreement to deliver analog/mixed signal IP and custom ASIC design services.
Gearing up for DAC – RTL to GDS II demos
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5/28/2012   Post a comment
This entry is the third in the what to see at DAC blog series. It includes listing about the demos that companies will be showing in the area of RTL to GDS II...
TI equips ADS8028 SAR A/D converter with SPICE model
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5/24/2012   Post a comment
Model enables designers to quickly simulate, model and test the full analog signal chain.
High Voltage CMOS process tackles power
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5/24/2012   Post a comment
The new process provides low specific On-resistance 700V power devices and the lowest mask count in the foundry industry…
Advanced power switches boost micro hybrid emissions gains
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5/24/2012   2 comments
Packaging and circuit integration deliver improved performance for start-stop automotive applications.
IndyCar electronics drive cars to be lighter, faster
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5/23/2012   Post a comment
While having fewer electronic systems than many road cars, IndyCar chassis run with specialized electronics, with features geared for safety, reliability, and data acquisition.
Pulsic to introduce analog and custom digital place and route
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5/22/2012   Post a comment
Pulsic will introduce a place-and-route implementation solution at DAC this year, including Unity Analog Router, Unity Custom Digital Router, and Unity Custom Digital Placer…
How's this for adroit engineering?
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5/21/2012   4 comments
Algorithm detects drowsy driving.
PPS messaging connects HTML5 and hardware
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5/17/2012   Post a comment
HMIs developed with HTML5 reside in a high-level, virtualized environment but still need to access hardware. In mobile devices, for example, they need to retrieve the device orientation and, if there are GPS or accelerometer chips, information these chips provide for applications that use geo-location. In-vehicle systems need to retrieve even more information from low-level components such as the CAN bus, GPIO pins, and I2C and SPI devices. Persistent Publish/Subscribe (PPS) provides a simple, e
The automotive graphical user interface—compromise or opportunity?
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5/17/2012   Post a comment
Traditional automotive switch, button, and analog gauge HMIs are becoming GUIs (graphical user interfaces) offering enormous flexibility. The scope and variety of information that can be displayed are almost limitless and can be changed dynamically while in use.
802.11ac Wi-Fi: Benefits of a Revolutionary Technology Leap
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5/15/2012   3 comments
With the new 802.11ac standard, we’ll be able to give the smartphones, tablets and notebooks we use everyday more breathing room through Gigabit-capable Wi-Fi networking. Get ready – it’s happening sooner than you think.
MaxLinear takes Silicon Labs to court over 'false allegations'
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5/15/2012   Post a comment
RF and mixed-signal chip vendor MaxLinear said it filed a declaratory judgment complaint against Silicon Laboratories Inc. in U.S. federal court.
Autonomous cars: Sooner than we think?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
5/14/2012   14 comments
In the short term, vehicles will be able to take over many driving functions—but full autonomy may be farther down the road.
Holt releases integrated terminal for MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1760 apps
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5/14/2012   Post a comment
Holt Integrated Circuits Mission Viejo, CA has introduced the HI-6140, a 3.3V, 10Mbit/sec EBR-1553 BC/MT/RT solution that is suitable for Enhanced Bit Rate 10Mbps MIL-STD-1553 or MIL-STD-1760 applications, such as Miniature Munitions Stores Interface or EBR-1553.
Active Thunderbolt cables get transceiver, power management IC support
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5/14/2012   Post a comment
Intersil ISL37231, ISL80083 enable next-generation consumer active-PC cables
Analog chip market to grow 3% in 2012, says research firm
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5/11/2012   4 comments
Total sales of analog chips are expected to rise to about $43.8 billion in 2012, up 3 percent compared to 2011, according to market research firm Databeans.
IDT 4M piezoelectric MEMS oscillators
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5/11/2012   2 comments
Integrated Device Technology has announced what it claims to be the world's first crystal free piezoelectric MEMS LVDS/LVPECL oscillators for high-performance communications, consumer, cloud, and industrial applications.
Melexis MLX81205, MLX81207, MLX81210 and MLX81215 automotive drivers
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5/10/2012   Post a comment
The driver ICs combine voltage regulator, LIN-transceiver, MCU, EEPROM, Flash, RAM, Power FET pre-driver and several dedicated circuit blocks for highly efficient BLDC motor control in automotive applications.
Teardown Report: Chevy Volt's electronic secrets
Design How-To  
5/10/2012   3 comments
Beyond battery chemistry, and electric propulsion and control, this enhanced-range electric vehicle was designed for upgrades, ruggedness, and diagnostics—with attention to quality in its construction.
Project e-smart, Pt. 2: Vehicle controls, modeling, and simulations
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5/8/2012   Post a comment
Converting a Smart ForTwo into an EV includes planning and specifying requirements for the electric vehicle, electric components selection, and E/E-architecture and control software design as well, as implementation of hardware and software by students of the University of Stuttgart. This part describes the vehicle control system; measurements, modeling and simulation of the vehicle; and an outlook on future EV issues.
Project e-smart, Pt. 1: Students convert Smart car into an EV
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5/7/2012   Post a comment
Vehicle conversion including planning and specifying requirements for the electric vehicle, electric components selection, and E/E-architecture and control software design as well, as implementation of hardware and software by students of the University of Stuttgart.
New Companies exhibiting at DAC: ICScape
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5/7/2012   Post a comment
DAC is quickly approaching and with it we can expect to see many new companies showing their tools for the very first time...
Talk from the hip at Microchip
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5/7/2012   14 comments
Microchip CEO Steve Sanghi is a straight talker. When he comments on the economy, outsourcing, technology or market trends, you’ll hear very little conventional wisdom or polite evasion. He has no stake winning a popularity contest or looking fashionable.
Automotive application processor integrates remote-control technology, enabling safe use of smartphone-based in-vehicle infotainment
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5/5/2012   1 comment
STMicroelectronics and RealVNC integrate safe use of phone apps at the wheel.
Chip executives' conference is off to Armenia
News & Analysis  
5/3/2012   3 comments
The International Electronics Forum is off to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia for its 21st annual meeting. The meeting of C-level executives is set to take place at Yerevan Marriott Hotel from Oct. 3 to 5, 2012.
Infineon outlook flat after bright quarter
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5/3/2012   5 comments
Infineon Technologies has issued a rather downbeat outlook for the second half of its fiscal year after posting second fiscal quarter sales revenue ahead of forecast at 986 million euro (about $1.29 billion).
Demonstrate ISO 26262 conformance
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5/3/2012   Post a comment
his Q&A looks at some of the key challenges of both process and design tool compliance.


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