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Mobile video serial screen link: Part of a healthy power consumption diet
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Raw power consumption for a competent mobile video display must be reduced by at least 40 percent in order to maintain the same battery life that current cell phone users have become accustomed to. While small improvements in power efficiency can add up, real innovative breakthroughs are required to solve this hardware challenge.
Video filter extends battery life for handheld devices
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Intersil has introduced the ISL59118, a 9-MHz, dual-channel, low-pass filter that eliminates video glitch noise associated with the use of video DACs.
Contact-less switch operates in 1.65- to 3-V range for portables
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Handset component supplier Diodes Inc. has launched the AH1884, a contact-less switch for small portable applications.
Op amp pair offers 5- to 16-V operating range
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Analog Devices' latest precision operational amplifiers (op amps) deliver a combination of accuracy, power efficiency and versatility with a wide 5-V to 16-V operating range for an assortment of industrial, medical and consumer applications.
IR rolls 120-W Class D audio amp reference design
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
IR's 120-W Class D audio power amplifier reference design shows designers how to reduce PCB space by 50 percent for the entire mid-voltage range of mid- and high-power amplifiers.
Ethernet group may bless 40, 100G paths
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
A group trying to chart the future of Ethernet is expected to propose at key July meeting in San Francisco a plan to set standards both for 40 and 100 Gbit/second versions of the technology to meet the diverging needs of computer and communication companies.
Load switches provide up to 2 A current-limit protection
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild introduces the FPF250X series, a family of IntelliMAX load switches with input voltages ranging from 4.5 V up to 20 V. These highly integrated devices provide full protection against potentially damaging over-current conditions impacting low-power designs.
ST readies chips for Sirius' in-vehicle TV receiver
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV announced it has developed a digital broadcasting chipset for Sirius Backseat TV, a TV service that delivers live TV from family TV networks to the video screens of select vehicles.
EE Times updates list of emerging startups
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
The EE Times 60 Emerging Startups list, first published in April 2004, has been updated to version 6.0 to reflect the latest corporate, commercial, technology and market conditions.
ST unveils front-end measurement ICs
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
European chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV has launched a family of energy-metering integrated circuits (ICs) that is claimed to implement a complete meter system without requiring any other active component.
How serialized video saves power
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
A parallel interface showing a static image burns about 10mWatts. This same interface burns between 100-150mWatts showing full motion video.
An introduction to UWB over coax technology for HD
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
This document paper provides a brief description of UWB-over-Coax technology (Ultra-wide-Band-over-Coax). It discusses the motivation for and benefits of UWB-over-Coax, its application, and some initial research findings in relation to high definition signals.
Codec brings high-quality sound, TV-connectivity to digital cameras
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has started to sample the WM8941, a low-power CODEC with an integrated video buffer and speaker driver to enhance the performance of digital still and video cameras.
Freescale's Mayer: growth is in green, baby boomers, connectivity
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry's global opportunities are shifting to "green everything," an aging population and broadband, ubiquitous connectivity, Freescale Semiconductor CEO Michel Mayer said during a keynote address at the company's technology forum here this week.
WirelessHD readies 60-GHz spec
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
The WirelessHD group has released for final review its specification for 60-GHz radios for short range, high bandwidth home networking.
DC/DC controller connects power modules for increased load handling
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
TI introduces a single-channel version of its TPS40K stackable controller family that converts power supplies in data centers and telecommunications equipment into fully scalable, interleaved power systems with increased load handling and higher efficiency.
Samsung sampling multistandard mobile TV chip
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has started sampling a multi-standard channel decoder and multi-band radio frequency tuner chipset made using its 65-nm process that it says supports almost all mobile TV standards including DVB-H/T, DAB-IP, ISDB-T, and terrestrial DMB.
RF Design with Op Amps: Part 2
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
When high performance and stability are important in an application, op amps give the RF designer a powerful new tool in their arsenal to achieve system specifications. Read on to find out how.
Boost controller eliminates heat sink with 97% efficiency
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTC3814-5, a synchronous No RSENSE step-up switching regulator controller that eliminates the boost diode and the heat sink normally required in medium to high power non-synchronous boost converters.
Mattel makes a real radar gun, on the cheap
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Although sold in toy departments, the Mattel Hot Wheels Radar Gun is a true microwave design, with clever engineering and low cost
Zarlink buys Legerity for $134 million
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Legerity Holdings Inc., a developer and supplier of communications ICs, for $134.5 million in cash.
Agilent Announces Integrated Verification Toolkit for Signal Integrity Design
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Intended for use with Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA software platform, the new toolkit identifies and analyzes sources of performance-degrading jitter in multi-Gigabit communication link designs.
Analog products target automotive engine control
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor is introducing six standard SMARTMOS analog products designed for automotive engine management applications to meet the industry's performance, fuel efficiency and environmental requirements.
Zarlink buys Legerity for $134 million
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Legerity Holdings Inc., a developer and supplier of communications IC, for $134.5 million in cash.
National Semi raises video experience bar in latest handheld multimedia devices
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
With a goal of achieving energy-efficient yet greatly improved video--National Semiconductor introduced seven new display, audio and power management products.
IDT targets micro and pico base stations with PPS Gen 2
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
IDT announced the first pre-processing solution for modular, low cost, scalable and flexibile 3G base stations.
ADCs combine best features of SAR converters and sigma-delta ADCs
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic launches its CS556x/7x/8x family of 16- and 24-bit analog-to-digital converters that claim to deliver the higher-bandwidth, low-distortion performance of a SAR converter with the high-resolution, low-noise performance of delta-sigma ADCs.
Design with redundant N+1 PoL converters to increase system up-time
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Until now, PoLs have been unable to provide redundant power with input to output isolation. Here's how to provide redundant power and input to output isolation for a PoL system.
Multi-format AVC receiver encoder streamlines IPTV
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Modulus Video's devices are designed to spur IPTV deployment with high-value systems that combine encoding with advanced receiver functions.
Under the Hood: ruggedized phone built for abuse
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
As every cell phone user knows, the more you use your mobile, the more likely it will suffer physical trauma. Pull it out to grab a call, and a slip of the hand sends it tumbling.
Open up 900MHz band to 3G, urges GSMA
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
The widespread deployment of third generation mobile networks in the 900MHz GSM spectrum band, as well as the 2100MHz band, could enable an additional 300 million people across Asia, Europe and Africa to get mobile broadband services by 2012, according to a study by the analyst and consulting company Ovum for the GSM Association.
Signal processing skills in demand at Nemerix
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
There are nine engineering positions open in Europe with Nemerix SA (Manno, Switzerland), all associated with signal processing for global positioning by satellite according to the company's website.
Under the radar (gun)
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Using a radar/laser detector, I found myself actually driving slower.
Step-down DC/DC converter delivers low quiescent current
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has developed a 2A, 36V step-down switching regulator with Burst Mode operation to keep quiescent current under 50-µA.
System LSI chip pair targets STBs with HDDs
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Designed for set-top boxes (STBs) with internal hard disk drives, the EMMA2SE (part number uPD61140) and the EMMA2SE/P (part number uPD61142) single-chip devices from NEC include all of the key functions needed to receive, record and play back digital TV broadcasts.
14-bit A/D converter guaranteed for high-temperature apps
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC2246H, a 25-Msps, 14-bit A/D converter for high temperature, high reliability data acquisition systems.
Epson rolls I/P converter for multi-video input
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Epson has developed the S2S65P10 I/P converter IC for multi-video input that is aimed at surveillance and vehicle-mounted cameras.
TeraVicta releases RF MEMS switch configurations
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6/24/2007   Post a comment
DPDT and SP4T products leverage company's RF MEMS switch technology dubbed High Force Disk Actuator (HFDA).
Array of (mostly analog) ICs shows handheld system design takes more than just low-power components
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
In addition to low power itself, these components from National Semiconductor help designers implement the low-power tactics essential to longer operating times.
UWB's traction toubles
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
Alereon's sampling of a chip set that operates up to 10GHz is likely to shape the competitive landscape for some time to come.
Analog behavioral models reduce mixed-signal LSI verification time
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
Selective use of analog behavioral models instead of SPICE elements can greatly speed up simulation
ITC confirms ruling in Broadcom, Qualcomm battle
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has denied a request by Qualcomm Inc. to stay the ITC's recent exclusion order, which bans the importation into the U.S. of some Qualcomm chips and mobile phones containing those chips that infringe a Broadcom patent
High-speed CMOS image sensors
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
High speed image sensors are designed for applications like scientific research, crash tests, high-speed scanning, machine vision and military research. The sensors have resolutions from VGA up to 10Mpixels and some can run at 10,000 full frames per second. The outputs operate at speeds up to 50Msamples/s each, thus realizing a 5.5Gpix/sec pixel throughput -- the highest to date -- and with 10bit depth, the data throughput can be 55Gbit/sec.
SiRF buys Centrality Communications
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
SiRF Technology Holdings Inc., a provider of GPS-enabled silicon, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Centrality Communications Inc., a developer of navigation processor solutions for mobile devices. The deal is worth $283 million in stock and cash.
Welcome to v2 of WirelessNet
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6/21/2007   Post a comment
More content for EEs who want to improve their design skills. Now at your fingertips.
Dual UART trio offers low power for consumer, portable apps
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6/21/2007   Post a comment
Exar launched the XR16M275x series that consists of three 8-Mbits/s, 1.62-V dual UARTs, or DUARTs, targeting consumer and portable applications, Ethernet and network routers, cellular data devices and factory automation and process controls.
UWB chipset supports Certified Wireless USB, Bluetooth and WiMedia
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6/21/2007   Post a comment
Alereon has started to sample devices from its AL5000 family, the first ultrawideband (UWB) products able to meet all regulatory requirements worldwide for applications based on Certified Wireless USB, Bluetooth and WiMedia.
Bright ideas
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6/20/2007   Post a comment
Grand prize is $500 worth of Z-Wave equipment. Second prize is $250 worth of equipment, and third prize is $100.
Darnell adds to energy harvesting research
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6/20/2007   Post a comment
Darnell offers new sources for your research into energy harvesting, delving into market forces, the competition and the applications.
RF Design with Operational Amplifiers: Part I
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6/20/2007   2 comments
Want to make the jump to using op amps but just don't have the time to figure out what you need to know? Then today is your lucky day! TI's Bruce Carter steps up with a two-part series to help with an explanation on the key things RF designers need to know about using op amps.
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