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8-bit MCU features dual bus design for complex multi-chip A/V subsystem control
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6/30/2008   1 comment
Its dual SMBus feature, small form factor and support for a wide range of operating voltages make the SST89C58RC MCU an ideal solution for numerous applications, including HDMI, HDTVs, A/V receivers, home appliances, industrial instruments, notebook PCs, DVD players, Blu-ray players, RF modules and security applications such as fingerprint identification.
Designing a MMIC VCO
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Looking for insights on the simulation and layout of a VCO? Then this article is for you! Click here to read about a methodology and design flow to design negative resistance type VCOs using standard MMIC components and Agilent-ADS software for simulation and layout generation.
Fingerprint sensor delivers improved imaging, durability and ESD protection
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
AuthenTec has added the high-performance AES2550 fingerprint sensor to its product portfolio for notebook computers, PCs and PC peripherals.
Ambient light photo sensor extends battery life in portable devices
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has introduced a miniature surface-mount ambient light photo sensor for controlling display backlighting in a wide range of portable electronic devices.
Lost in Space
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
6/30/2008   Post a comment
Admittedly, the bread is still being buttered by the commercial side of the business, but business also seems to be steadily growing in the defense and aerospace markets.
Mentor hires advisors for Cadence bid
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6/30/2008   1 comment
Is this the beginning of the end for Mentor Graphics Corp.?
Timing devices extend battery life for ultra-mobile PCs
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
IDT has introduced a family of ultra-low-power timing devices that extends battery life and wireless signal range for ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs), while improving bandwidth.
ADI accelerates high-speed data conversion
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6/30/2008   2 comments
The sleepy data converter sector is suddenly heating up, as Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has leapfrogged the competition to help enable a new class of industrial, medical and related equipment in the marketplace.
Sigma-delta ADC achieves higher speed and resolution for precision sensing
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
ADI's 24-bit AD7190 sigma-delta ADC achieves greater than true 16-bit noise-free resolution up to 2.4 kHz across all input voltages from 40 mV to 5 V, enabling industrial equipment manufacturers to expand the operating speed and precision of sensitive measurement instruments.
SAR ADC delivers greater level of speed and accuracy
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
ADI claims its PulSAR AD7626 SAR ADC delivers a breakthrough in data conversion with 16-bit data capture performance, 15 effective number of bits and 10 MSPS throughput. It also features low power consumption and a small package size.
Schumacher quietly leads Grace to Europe
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Grace Semiconductor Corp. is about to build up a European headquarters, based in Villach, Austria. Grace is led by former Infineon CEO Ulrich Schumacher.
Are IC thermal problems hot air, question panelists
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
At the Design Automation Conference mid-June in Anaheim, California, an educational panel addressed the thermal issue in integrated circuit (IC) design. Two key questions were raised: When will this issue be emerging as a crucial concern if at all? What are the solutions to solve this potential crisis?
Slovakia shifts to R&D focus
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Slovakia is shifting strategy to attract more R&D operations as the country prepares to adopt the euro currency.
MESA Systemtechnik : Signal transmitter uses inductive principle
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
The INPUD-T contactless transmission system from MESA Systemtechnik is designed to transmit signals from temperature sensors, like PT100 transducers from rotating parts to a stationary device.
Chip sales increased 7.5% in May, says SIA
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
The three month moving average of global chip sales was $21.8 billion in May, 7.5 percent up on the $20.3 billion reported for May 2007, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and based on figures from WSTS.
New Digital Input Serializers Catapult Channel Count of Digital Input Modules
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6/28/2008   Post a comment
This article gives a brief overview on conventional digital input designs and compares their performance with the innovative functions integrated into a digital input serializer. This article then describes the functional principle of a DIS and shows how its features enable input module designs with true high-channel densities.
Current sense resistor beefs up load-life stability
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has introduced a new high-precision Bulk Metal surface-mount Power Metal Strip resistor that features an improved load-life stability.
Tip of the Week---Simple power supply for FPGAs, Part 2
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
DC/DC IC building-block systems such as Linear Technology's microModules are a good solution for simple and compact low-voltage, high-current power supply applications. In this concluding part, we discuss chip and board layout and thermal performance.
Coming (not too) soon: wireless set-top boxes
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Wireless is coming to the cable TV set-top box, but just which wireless and when is still not clear, said a Cox Communications executive after a panel on wireless video networking at the Connections conference.
Video: 60 GHz, Wi-Fi, UWB face off at panel
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Competing approaches to delivering high quality video in the digital home faced off in a panel discussion at the Connections conference where representatives of Wi-Fi, ultrawideband and 60 GHz radios were clearly gunning for similar design wins in TVs, routers, set-top boxes, Blu-Ray drives and other devices.
Three-phase gate driver integrates op amp, bootstrap functionality
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
IR has introduced the IRS233x(D) family of three-phase gate driver ICs for low-, mid-, and high-voltage motor drive applications.
Safe bet: tire pressure sensors
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
One of Portelligent's analysts had the presence of mind to gather up the damaged tire pressure monitor (TPM) from his Toyota during a recent service center visit.
Multi-cell battery charger controller supports multiple chemistries
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced a fast-charge, 4-A capable, high-efficiency switchmode battery charger controller for multiple battery chemistries.
SiGe power amplifier targets MIMO WLAN 801.11 b/g apps
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics M/A-COM introduces a SiGe power amplifier for MIMO WLAN 801.11 b/g applications that require high gain and high efficiency.
World's first 32-b ARM-based ZigBee radio module
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
CEL adds its new 32-bit ARM-based Freestar Pro radio module to its line of ZigBee transceivers.
Extreme design: SuitSat pushes engineers' limits
Teardown  
6/26/2008   1 comment
When engineers from Microchip Technology took a routine microcontroller inquiry, little did they know they'd be embarking on a multiyear space mission that would challenge every aspect of their earthbound engineering experience, while reconnecting them with the excitement and sense of exploration that led them to choose engineering to begin with.
Using auto-zero comparator techniques to improve PWM performance (Part 2 of 2)
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
The pulse-width modulator in a power supply will benefit greatly from a comparator function which has auto-zeroing performance
Femto Forum, NGMN Alliance to collaborate on LTE and WiMax Study
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
The Femto Forum and the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance will collaborate on a study on how femtocells can take advantage of Long Term Evolution and WiMax standards.
Quatech ships embedded 802.11 radios
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
The Airborne Embedded 802.11b/g radio module is Quatech's first SDIO/SPI host interface product and the latest addition to Quatech's advanced line of radios for reliable and high performing M2M communication.
Digitally-controlled potentiometers shrink in size
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Touted as the industry's smallest non-volatile pushbutton digitally-controlled potentiometers, Intersil's ISL22511 and ISL22512 DCPs are housed in 2.1 x 1.6-mm micro-QFN packages.
IP core startup replaces CEO with Manchester veteran
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Phylinks Ltd. (Manchester, England), a 2006 startup company developing serial communications IP cores, has appointed Tony Palmer as CEO, taking over from Nabil Takla who continues as chairman. Palmer joins the board of directors which also gains the presence of Gary Johnson, formerly president and CEO of PortalPlayer.
SPDT switch aims to improve test equipment performance
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Peregrine Semiconductor releases a new SPDT switch that is optimized to deliver ultra-linear, ultra-fast settling time from DC to 7.5GHz
Anadigics packs all RF tuner circuits in small package
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
ANADIGICS' fully integrated 1-GHz tuner enables crystal-clear video in CATV set-top boxes, DVRs, PC TV tuner cards, and other tuner-on-board applications.
Eliminating audio system noise from HDTV
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Understand how hardware system and software functionality issues cause pops and clicks in the HDTV signal chain and how to prevent them.
Excitonic transistor switches optical signals
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Researchers have demonstrated an excitonic transistor that they claim can perform the operation in an ultra-small, ultra-low-power and potentially ultra-cheap device.
Harmonic, Commscope to collaborate on new RF over glass deployments
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Harmonic Inc. will collaborate with Commscope on customer deployments of RF over glass, which competes with Passive Optical Networks by allowing fiber to the home with existing cable headend equipment.
Class-D audio amplifier driver features 200V bridge supply voltage
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Supertex's high speed, N-channel, full-bridge power MOSFET driver for use in Class-D audio amplifiers provides a broad range of output voltage from 12V to 200V, has ±5ns dead time matching and rise or fall times of less than 30ns with a typical 1nF load.
Low-power audio codec includes dual PCM interface
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
The AK4675 low-power stereo CODEC from AKM Semiconductor features a dual PCM interface that allows easy interfacing in mobile designs with Bluetooth.
Infineon : VoIP solution targets next generation access applications
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies has introduced the VINETIC-SVIP, a family of devices developed for next-generation VoIP access applications.
Second generation single-chip baseband processor family targets femtocell market
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
The PC3xx family from picoChip represents a new range of system-on-chip baseband processors specifically targeted at the fast-growing femtocell market.
Silicon oscillator reduces parts count, streamlines design
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' STCL1120 silicon oscillator combines fast start-up and high immunity to shock, vibration and EMI with lower operating current and a chip-select control for easier and more efficient power management.
Sensor technology firm wins backing for medical trial
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
A sensor technology spin-out from the University of Ulster is to begin conducting clinical trials of its health monitoring device, after winning funding of £410,000 from UK medical research charity, the Wellcome Trust.
Silicon Labs buys Integration Associates
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Integration Associates Inc. for $80 million.
Low capacitance devices provide high ESD protection
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has added the ESD7L5.0D and the NUP4212a to its high performance off-chip ESD protection portfolio.
Highly integrated switch mode USB power manager
Product News  
6/24/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC3567, the latest in a family of multi-function power management solutions for Li-Ion/Polymer battery applications.
California Eastern Laboratories joins ZigBee Alliance
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
To advance its commitment to the design and manufacturing of ZigBee products, CEL has announced that it has joined the ZigBee Alliance.
SP2T switch spans DC to 26.5GHz
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Narda SP2T electromechanical switch is optimized for low insertion loss, high isolation, and low VSWR.
Receiver brings digital radio to emerging markets
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Frontier Silicon's unified digital radio receiver module is designed to work with all existing Band 3 and L-Band digital radio standards for Europe and Asia.
Multi-state, analog and digital VGA is fully programmable
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2065, the industry's only fully programmable, multi-state, analog and digital IF/RF variable-gain amplifier (VGA).
Triple video amplifiers consume 26.4-mW in consumer applications
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
CADEKA Microcircuits has introduced the CLC3800 and CLC3801 low power, triple video amplifiers that are designed to meet the requirements of today's cost-sensitive, standard definition (SD) consumer and industrial video applications.
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