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Buck regulator for portables offers four output-voltage options
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
Semtech Corp.'s SC194A 1-amp DC/DC buck regulator provides a digitally programmable 1- to 1.8-volt output for portable applications.
Monolithic quad-band GSM/GPRS PA debuts in CMOS
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
Stemming from breakthrough technology developed at the California Institute of Technology, cellphone device supplier Axiom Microdevices says it's sampling a patented quad-band CMOS-based PA that will give you access to the advantages of mainstream CMOS instead of GaAs. This device should help make cellphone design smaller and more highly integrated.
Watchdog timer touts automotive edge
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
EM Microelectronic says its EM6152, EM6152A, and EM6153 are the only system power ICs for automotive applications that incorporate a multi-mode windowed watchdog timer, reset logic, and 5-volt, 400-mA LDO.
Fujitsu Microelectronics launches mobile WiMAX SoC
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
Fully IEEE 802.16e-2005 compliant, the SoC optimizes performance and power consumption.
Pre-matched PAs serve WiMAX applications
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
RF components supplier Mimix Broadband rolls out samples of internally pre-matched PAs designed for linear WiMAX applications. Its surface-mount plastic-packaged PAs are slated for operation in 700-MHz, 2.5-GHz, and 3.5-GHz circuits.
Ness, Pulsic set up India development center
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
Global IT solutions provider Ness Technologies Inc. has established an extended development center (EDC) with Pulsic Ltd., a supplier of physical design solutions for analog, mixed signal and custom digital design. The development center is located at Ness' facility in Bangalore, India.
Reference design optimizes six-channel, Class D audio amp
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6/29/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier's IRAUDAMP3 Class D audio reference design is a complete six-channel, 120-watt half-bridge Class D audio power amplifier.
Lighting management unit ICs drive up to 20 LEDs
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6/27/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's LP3958 and LP5526 lighting management units (LMUs), for cell phones and other handheld devices, control up to 20 series-connected LEDs in display backlights, and keypad, RGB and camera flash LEDs.
Dual-channel logarithmic detector IC to measure and control RF signals
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6/27/2006   Post a comment
Here's news of of an RFIC that works from 1-MHz out to 10-GHz, comprising a dual detector/controller. When it debuts in quantity later this year, the 6-stage demodulating chip will be able to be used to closely measure and control gain across a transmitter and receiver signal path, letting it serve in AGC circuits, power-level control circuits, and even to measure VSWR.
Fairchild refinances debt
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6/27/2006   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has completed the refinancing of its senior credit facility.
TI touts fastest 16-bit successive-approximation ADC
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6/27/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments ADS8422 sets claim to the industry's fastest 16-bit successive-approximation ADC - at 4 MSPS, it's 33 percent faster than the nearest competitive device, according to the company.
Tech Tutorial: Driver Assistance Systems, an introduction to Adaptive Cruise Control: Part 2
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6/27/2006   Post a comment
The second half of this series introducing Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) looks at hardware, software, and radar functionality--including handling multiple radar reflections and "ghosts."
Vcom calibrator chip for TFT-LCDs cuts production costs
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
Speeding the production process, Intersil Corporation's ISL45041 is a programmable Vcom calibrator with 7-bit EEPROM and data bus interface for setting the backplane common voltage in TFT-LCDs during panel assembly and test.
Startup tackles transistor-level IC design
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
Startup Solido Design Automation this week is announcing its mission to provide "transistor-level design enhancement solutions" for analog/mixed-signal design, as well as custom digital and memory design.
PIC controllers boost next-generation digital power
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
Product Review - Taking digital power supply technology to the next level, Microchip Technology's dsPIC digital signal controller (DSC) family is designed to maintain the generality and flexibility of a DSP solution (versus a dedicated controller) without the accompanying high overhead.
Digital signal controller family powers next-generation switch-mode power supplies
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
Microchip Technology announces a family of 16-bit digital signal controllers for common, multi-loop switch-mode power supplies (SMPSs) and other power-conversion applications.
Digital power-conversion for the analog engineer
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6/26/2006   1 comment
Designing power supplies often requires that the designer oversize the components to compensate for variation and drift of the components and these same power supplies need tuning after manufacture. Here's an in-depth article telling design engineer how to implement intelligent digital control to resolve these problems.
16-bit hybrid A/D modules address digital RF, imaging, ATE
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6/26/2006   Post a comment
Slated primarily for RF systems, here are some low-distortion 100-Msample/s hybrid 16-bit A/D converter modules. These $80 hybrids can reduce non-linear distortion in pipelined data converters as designed into high-IF radio strips, where they offer an enhanced ENOB, bestowing higher data rates. They also lend themselves to scalability, letting you include more channels in a system.
Video filter ICs turn on with the signal
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6/23/2006   Post a comment
Maxim says its MAX9508/MAX9512 are the world's first standard-definition video filter-amp ICs equipped with intelligent power management electronics.
Half-bridge chip set for isolated DC/DCs delivers 90% efficiency
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6/23/2006   Post a comment
Vishay's 500-kHz half-bridge chip set, comprising a DC/DC controller and synchronous rectifier driver, offer an efficiency of greater than 90 percent for isolated DC/DC converters - even for output voltages below 3.3 volts.
CCD and CMOS image sensor processing pipeline
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6/23/2006   2 comments
After exposure to light, the accumulated charge over the entire CCD pixel array is read out at one end of the device and then digitized via an Analog Front End (AFE) chip or CCD processor. On the other hand, CMOS sensors directly digitize the exposure level at each pixel site. This digital camera front end tutorial provides an overview of image processing signal flow.
Tech Tutorial: Driver Assistance Systems, an introduction to Adaptive Cruise Control: Part 1
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6/23/2006   Post a comment
The first installment of this primer on Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) discusses "surround sensing" and a frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar as the basis of an all-weather ACC system.
HVIC controller improves resonant half-bridge supplies
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6/22/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' L6599 controller for series-resonant half-bridge topologies facilitates smaller, more efficient, and lower noise resonant converters.
Match the low dropout linear regulator and its package to the application
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6/22/2006   Post a comment
Understand the LDO issues to make the optimum voltage-regulator and package choice
Capacitor-free LDO has 1 percent accuracy
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6/22/2006   Post a comment
Holding stable with or without an output capacitor, Texas Instruments' TPS74xxx family of 1.5- and 3-amp low-dropout linear regulators (LDOs) feature 1 percent voltage regulation accuracy over line, load, and temperature.
Variable-gain amp touts highest gain and bandwidth
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
Analog Devices says its AD8336 DC-coupled variable-gain amplifer delivers the industry's highest gain and bandwidth - 100 MHz bandwidth over a gain range of 60 dB (-14 to +46 dB).
TI unveils LDO family with one percent accuracy
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
The TPS74xxx LDOs meet the sequencing requirements for high-current applications use FPGAs and TI's DSPs.
Low cost LIN System Basis IC has RESET/Watchdog unit
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
The new TH8065 from Melexis extends the company’s successful LIN transceiver and System Basis Chips (SBC’s) product line for the simple and effective development of LIN slaves. This IC combines a physical layer LIN transceiver according to LIN 2.0 as well as SAEJ2602 with a 5V/70mA voltage regulator and a RESET/Watchdog unit.
Can SoC switching regulators answer the challenge of their SiP counterparts?
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
Extending battery life continues to be the challenge for designers of portables, and using inductor-based switching DC/DC converters is one solution. However, these converters must be integrated to provide the best returns and there are two possible ways to integrate. Here is what you need to know.
Buck converter with LDO meets GSM specs
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6/21/2006   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies' AAT2505 combines a fast-responding 600 mA step-down converter with a fast 300-mA low dropout (LDO) linear regulator for GSM handset applications.
Tiny dual LDOs aimed at portable and RF applications
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6/20/2006   Post a comment
Micrel offers a dual ultra-low dropout voltage linear regulator providing 70dB power supply ripple rejection targeting portable applications.
Low-noise boost converter drives up to 10 LEDs
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6/20/2006   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor points to the low-noise, fixed-frequency switching scheme and integrated over-voltage and soft-start functions in its CAT4238 boost converter, which can drive up to 10 LEDs, as key product differentiators.
High-speed, 5-V amplifiers optimized for high-resolution video
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6/20/2006   Post a comment
It takes a special amplifier to drive today's video, with high speed, fast response and sufficient output drive. Accurate video reproduction places exceptional demands on the frequency response of video amplifiers.
EL drivers cut down the noise a notch
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6/20/2006   Post a comment
Supertex' HV835 and HV857L high-voltage drivers for single and dual-segment electroluminescent (EL) lamps leverage the company's patented technology for futher cutting audible noise.
Boomer audio subsystems add RF suppression
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6/19/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's two new Boomer audio subsystems, the LM4946 and LM4947, integrate radio-frequency (RF) suppression technology to improve noise performance in cell phone and other portable applications.
Dual-phase PMIC extends its reach into digital-power
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6/19/2006   Post a comment
Extending its reach into next-generation power applications, Primarion's dual-phase PX7520, part of the company's Di-POL family, sets claim to the industry's first dual-phase programmable digital-power conversion and power management IC.
Digital power conversion, power management IC targets PoL
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6/19/2006   Post a comment
Primarion introduces a dual-phase power conversion and power management IC for non-isolated DC/DC converters in telecom, datacom, computing and storage markets.
Design with (low) power while limiting leakage
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6/18/2006   1 comment
Portable devices need to limit power consumption but they also must meet the needs for high chip density with high throughput while limiting leakage. Here's a technique that will help you minimize leakage and power dissipation yet account for the necessary tradeoffs in your design.
Buck controller/charger delivers 300/500 mA for portables
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6/16/2006   Post a comment
Linear Technology's stand alone LTC4080 includes a 300-mA synchronous buck converter and USB-compatible battery charger that can deliver charge currents to 500 mA for a single-cell lithium-ion battery.
Power IC combines DC/DC step-down and charger
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6/16/2006   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies' AAT2556 is the company's first multi-function SystemPower IC to combine a battery charger and step-down converter.
Ultrawide regulator tips consumer scales
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6/16/2006   Post a comment
Allegro's A8498 3-amp buck regulator is especially suited to consumer and industrial applications where the range of input voltages can be expected to vary widely.
GaAs LNAs to support cellphone infrastructure, WiMAX applications
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6/15/2006   Post a comment
Components supplier RF Micro Devices is in pre-production sampling of five GaAs pHEMT LNAs. They combine the bandwidth and performance necessary to support the design of highly linear WCDMA UMTS and OFDM WiMAX modulation systems.
RFMD's LNAs target WiMAX and cellular
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6/15/2006   Post a comment
RFMD's GaAs pHEMT low-noise amplifiers for GSM, CDMA, UMTS, EDGE and WiMAX offer low noise and a variety of LNA configurations.
Maxim sued over stock options investigation
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6/15/2006   Post a comment
The law firm of Finkelstein, Thompson & Loughran announced that a lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against certain officers and directors of Maxim Integrated Products Inc., resulting from allegations concerning improper backdating of Maxim options granted to Maxim employees.
RoHS-compliant GaAs amplifiers come packaged or as bare die
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6/15/2006   Post a comment
Microwave IC maker TriQuint Semiconductor is dishing up four GaAs amplifiers that should fill the bill for a variety of microwave applications. Available in packages or as bare die, these devices span the gamut from low-noise amplifiers to high power devices.
Step-up DC/DC delivers 5 volts for portables
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6/15/2006   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems AS1321 is a high efficiency (96 percent) step-up DC/DC regulator with a fully integrated synchronous rectifier for battery powered portable applications requiring a 5-volt supply.
Headphone attenuator includes microphone monitor
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6/15/2006   Post a comment
Circuit allows you to cut volume, talk while listening to ear bud on portable players
Timely testing avoids cosmic ray damage to critical auto electronics
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6/15/2006   Post a comment
Semiconductor memory failures induced by cosmic radiation must be accounted for in auto electronics design. Reliability engineers need accurate estimates of radiation sensitivity for the commercial memory devices they use.
Stand alone supervisor simplifies sequencing
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6/15/2006   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC2928 quad supply sequencer and supervisor simplifies monitoring, diagnosis, and configuration of turn-on and turn-off sequence.
Op amps extend high-end video applications
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6/15/2006   Post a comment
Expanding its existing high-speed, low-power op-amp portfolio, ON Semiconductor's cost-effective NCS25xx family of 500 MHz-1.4 GHz devices are designed for high definition video applications (set-top boxes, security video cameras, video switching).
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