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Texas Instruments ADS4449 14-bit A/D converter
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5/31/2013   Post a comment
According to TI, the ADS4449 is the highest-performance 4-channel A/D converter at 250 MSPS, providing an additional 4-dB SNR and 8-dB SFDR, compared to existing 4-channel A/D converters.
Linear Technology LTC2378-20 SAR A/D converter
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5/31/2013   Post a comment
Linear Technology’s 20-bit 1Msps no-latency SAR A/D converter boasts exceptionally low 0.5ppm (typ) and 2ppm (max) INL error.
Making yesterday’s parts with today’s green technology
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5/30/2013   Post a comment
When a critical component is declared end-of-life (EOL) by a manufacturer, a ripple effect begins. Re-manufacturing the part in an environmentally-friendly manner has become a challenge…
ADI unveils ADL5544, ADL5545, ADL5610 and ADL5611 broadband RF gain blocks
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5/30/2013   Post a comment
RF amplifiers offer a combination of high linearity, power, and noise-figure performance over a wide frequency range.
Did you say 'programmable analog'?
5/24/2013   2 comments
As technology evolves, the definition of "programmable" analog/mixed-signal ICs has evolved as well; most users find the change to be a very good thing, despite any limitations it may impose.Amplification, Conversion, Integration Nation, Power
DRC debugging challenges in AMS/custom designs at 20 nm
5/23/2013   Post a comment
The traditional DRC verification flow used by custom layout designers simply can't provide the needed level of productivity when debugging DRC results at advanced nodes.
Semi market contracted in 2012
5/22/2013   Post a comment
According to IDC, the semiconductor market contracted 2.2% last year although larger companies saw bigger losses...
EDA/IP weekly roundup – May 22nd 2013
5/22/2013   Post a comment
Aldec, Avery, Berkeley, Cadence, Cypress, DAC, GlobalFoundries, IDC, Imec, Imperas, Mentor, Oasys, OpSIS, Real Intent, Renesas, Samsung, SEMI, Si2, Tezzaron and TSMC made the lineup today. See here for their news…
London Calling: ST's Bozotti seeks another term
5/21/2013   3 comments
I witnessed the unusual sight last week of seeing a CEO discussing his employment with the financial community.
Preparing for DAC: Technical panels
5/21/2013   Post a comment
There are eight panels at DAC this year. Which ones should you attend?
Triangulation in automotive ultrasonic park-assist systems
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5/21/2013   2 comments
Ultrasonic park assist systems use ultrasonic distance-ranging methodologies to assist the vehicle driver with back-up parking, parking spot identification, automatic parking and detection of objects in the driver's blind spots. Texas Instruments discusses the method of triangulation as a way to improve distance measurement accuracy.
Slideshow: Maker Faire returns to Silicon Valley
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5/21/2013   8 comments
Our man in Silicon Valley spent his Saturday afternoon taking in Maker Faire and here's a glimpse of some of the makers, robots, LEDs and whatnot he saw there.
Rapid progress in silicon photonics standards
5/16/2013   Post a comment
Silicon photonics sees exciting developments, such as enabling data infrastructure to support codesign of electronics and microphotonics devices in the design tool flow.
ST's strategy is a tale of two segments
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5/16/2013   3 comments
ST tells analysts it is going to report financial results for both its digital and analog business segments for "transparency" but remains committed to exploiting manufacturing technologies it has Crolles, including its FDSOI process.
Touchstone Semiconductor TS3300 boost regulator
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5/15/2013   Post a comment
Touchstone’s 3.5µA TS3300 boost regulator maintains 84% efficiency over a 100:1 output current span while delivering 75mA.
Altera to buy Enpirion for on-chip power conversion
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5/14/2013   2 comments
FPGA vendor has bought privately-held 2001 startup to gain access to highly-integrated PowerSoc technology.
Japan's chip vendors slide down Q1 global rankings
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5/13/2013   12 comments
Japan's chip vendors in the top 20 ranked by sales in Q1 all suffered declining sales compared with 1Q12 and were four of the worst five performing in the top 20 in terms of growth.
Infineon, Renesas see sales tumble in industrial ranking
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5/10/2013   3 comments
The top eight vendors saw falling revenue in the industrial semiconductor market in 2012, according to market researcher IHS.
Compact half-bridge gate driver family targets applications with a blocking voltage of 600 V
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5/9/2013   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG will be unveiling the 2EDL EiceDRIVER Compact half-bridge gate driver at PCIM 2013. The device is targeting applications with a blocking voltage of 600 V.
Microchip expands PIC16F178X 8-bit PIC MCU family with intelligent analog integration
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5/9/2013   Post a comment
New MCUs feature on-chip 12-bit ADC, op amps, high-performance 16-bit PWMs and high-speed comparators.
Channel compensation methods used in JESD204B converters
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5/9/2013   Post a comment
Channel compensation strategies minimize the design effort and the time needed to successfully implement the new interface between ADCs, DACs, FPGAs, and ASICs at maximum speed.
ADI names Vincent Roche CEO
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5/8/2013   1 comment
Following the unexpected death of Jerald Fishman, CEO of Analog Devices Inc., the company has announced Vincent Roche as CEO, effective immediately.
Cadence buying Evatronix to boost IP pool
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5/7/2013   2 comments
EDA software vendor has started the process of buying a Polish company as it builds up its portfolio of IP cores.
Synopsys, Imagination make gains in semi IP ranking
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5/6/2013   2 comments
Synopsys and Imagination made gains on leader ARM in the semiconductor IP market in 2012, according to market research firm Gartner.
Qualcomm rises in 2012 analog chip market
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5/1/2013   2 comments
The market for analog ICs took a hit in 2012 but Qualcomm's position supplying to smartphone and tablet computer makers helped it outperform its peers, according to market researcher Databeans.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – May 1st 2013
5/1/2013   Post a comment
ARM, Cadence, CEVA, Freescale, GlobalFoundries, Nanette Collins, OneSpin, Sonics, Synopsys and Triquint made the lineup today. See here for their news…

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