Mobile video serial screen link: Part of a healthy power consumption diet Design How-To 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.
Op amp pair offers 5- to 16-V operating range Product News 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.
Ethernet group may bless 40, 100G paths News & Analysis 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 Product News 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 unveils front-end measurement ICs News & Analysis 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.
An introduction to UWB over coax technology for HD Design How-To 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.
Samsung sampling multistandard mobile TV chip Product News 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 Design How-To 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.
Open up 900MHz band to 3G, urges GSMA News & Analysis 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.
System LSI chip pair targets STBs with HDDs Product News 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.
ITC confirms ruling in Broadcom, Qualcomm battle News & Analysis 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 Design How-To 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 News & Analysis 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.
RF Design with Operational Amplifiers: Part I Design How-To 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.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 16 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...