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Book Excerpt Antennas: Fundamentals, Design, Measurement, Third Edition (Part 3 of 7)
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6/28/2010   Post a comment
Here are two chapters of a book on a vital topic, with emphasis on practical issues rather than equations
Case study: Sequential mating connector systems link portable power-distribution equipment
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6/28/2010   Post a comment
This is a look at a different power-connector and interconnect situation and solution, where power levels are high and user-safety issues are a major concern.
SPICE Simulation of Transmission Lines by the Telegrapher's Method (Part 1 of 3)
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6/28/2010   Post a comment
Understand the underlying principles and end up with a relatively simple sub-circuit which offers full frequency dependence and fidelity
Optimizing SAR ADC performance by proper PCB layout
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6/25/2010   Post a comment
How to achieve the expected performance out of a high-performance ADC
Acoustics and Psychoacoustics Applied - Part 5: Audio coding systems and more
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6/23/2010   2 comments
Part 5 of an excerpt from the book "Acoustics and Psychoacoustics," fourth edition, begins with a brief look at noise-reducing headphones and "mosquito" units and ringtones, and then delves into the ins and outs of audio coding systems.
The importance of frequency stability in electronic musical instruments
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6/23/2010   Post a comment
This article discusses the requirements, constraints and challenges in creating high-quality musical instruments using electronic components (both analog and digital) available today.
Case study: Cost-effective and rapid audio headset design and verification
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6/22/2010   Post a comment
This article describes a development and verification platform used to shorten audio headset design, development, and test cycles.
Class-D amps with AGC, DRC advance portable audio
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6/22/2010   Post a comment
Two Class-D amplifiers from Texas Instruments featuring automatic gain control and programmable dynamic range compression allow designers to compress the dynamic range of the audio to match the dynamic range of the speaker in portable applications.
Buffers boost penetration depth, sensitivity of medical ultrasound probes
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6/22/2010   Post a comment
Maxim has unveiled a pair of octal buffers designed to improve SNR in PZT- and CMUT-based probes.
Video filters support move to higher definition
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6/22/2010   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor is offering designers video filter products that support the move to higher video definition, mobile video and new output requirements, while optimizing system power consumption.
Bridging the Divide (Part 1): DAC Introduction
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6/22/2010   Post a comment
Examine basic DAC operation and key definitions, together with common DAC topologies
Filter Design using the Million Monkeys Method
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6/22/2010   1 comment
The Filter Wizard focuses on cool things you can do with a spreadsheet that most circuit simulators cannot.
Delta-Sigma converters for audio output in an infotainment FPGA
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6/21/2010   Post a comment
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) present an efficient and inexpensive alternative when it comes to implementing complete embedded systems along with important peripheral functions. The reconfigurable logic circuitry of an FPGA offers tremendous flexibility. A lesser known feature is that the outputs of a digital FPGA also permit various analogue applications.
Convert parallel impedances to series impedances
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6/21/2010   4 comments
Understand how impedance-topology conversion can simplify transformer equivalent circuits or filter networks
Book Excerpt Antennas: Fundamentals, Design, Measurement, Third Edition (Part 2 of 7)
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6/21/2010   Post a comment
Here are two chapters of a book on a vital topic, with emphasis on practical issues rather than equations
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for June 21, 2010; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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6/19/2010   Post a comment
Check out these interesting and tutorial items from other engineering and design publications, courtesy of "Planet Analog", as well as an archive of the "Planet Analog" Newsletter
Microchip delivers multimedia development system for 32bit MCUs
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6/18/2010   Post a comment
Microchip has announced two development tools for adding advanced human interfaces to PIC32, 32-bit microcontroller-based designs.
Inphi files for $115 million IPO
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6/16/2010   Post a comment
Analog chip vendor Inphi filed a registration for with the U.S. Securities and Exchange commission for an initial public offering that reportedly could be worth $115 million.
RS-485 transceivers allow remote network configuration
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6/16/2010   Post a comment
Maxim has unveiled a pair of RS-485 transceivers that integrate switchable dual-termination (100ohm/120ohm) resistors to enable remote network configuration, enhancing scalability.
WiMAX group updates mobile standard
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6/16/2010   Post a comment
Amid threats from a rival standard, the WiMAX Forum has reached a milestone in advancing the speed of data and the efficiency of broadband wireless networks based on the 802.16e Mobile WiMAX standard.
EnOcean claims expanded cooperation with TI
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6/16/2010   Post a comment
Energy harvesting company EnOcean GmbH has said it has expanded its cooperation with Texas Instruments Inc. to provide wireless control systems for building automation.
Online MOSFET thermal simulation tool offers increased simulation accuracy
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6/16/2010   1 comment
Vishay Intertechnology has improved its ThermaSim online MOSFET thermal simulation tool to provide increased simulation accuracy, efficiency, and user friendliness.
MagnaChip prices IPO to raise $130 million
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6/16/2010   Post a comment
MagnaChip Semiconductor, a spinoff from Hynix Semiconductor Inc. that filed for bankruptcy protection in June 2009, has priced an initial public offering (IPO) of stock to raise about $130 million. This is about half the amount it had originally said it planned to raise.
Toshiba reports 16-nm nanowire transistor
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6/15/2010   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. has developed technology for a nanowire transistor, a major candidate for system LSI in the 16-nm generation and beyond.
Hybrid TV demand makes Fresco Microchip the fastest growing fabless co.
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6/15/2010   Post a comment
Fresco Microchip has tripled the production of hybrid TV receiver chips from 5 million units in the first quarter to 15 million units in June. Fresco claims that it makes the company the fastest growing fables semiconductor vendor.
SMSC buys another wireless audio chip vendor
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6/14/2010   Post a comment
Mixed-signal IC vendor SMSC said it acquired Wireless Audio IP BV, a Dutch fabless audio chip vendor, for $22 million in cash plus performance-based payments worth up to $3 million.
Video: Philips tunes audio for Skype on TV
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6/14/2010   1 comment
Philips Research is exploring ways to improve the audio quality of consumer video conferencing services done over the Internet using a TV set.
Philips tests home health care devices
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6/14/2010   Post a comment
Philips Research is exploring the horizon for wearable sensors that measure an increasing number of vital signs to deliver devices that make meaningful predictions about health care while keeping a lid on the devices' power consumption.
eSilicon links with S3 for design service
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6/14/2010   Post a comment
Design and manufacturing services provider eSilicon Corp. has teamed up with design services and IP licensor S3 Group for a worldwide deal.
TSMC's May sales rise is lower than average
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6/14/2010   Post a comment
Foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) said its unconsolidated May sales were approximately NT$33.84 billion (about $1.05 billion), an increase of 3.5 percent over April 2010 and an increase of 38.3 percent over May 2009.
Wolfson gains Samsung smartphone design wins
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6/14/2010   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has said that its audio hub IC, the WM8994, has been designed into the Samsung Wave and Galaxy S smartphones.
Book Excerpt Antennas: Fundamentals, Design, Measurement, Third Edition (Part 1 of 7)
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6/14/2010   3 comments
Here are two chapters of a book on a vital topic, with emphasis on practical issues rather than equations
Controlling synchronous rectifiers with digital isolators
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6/14/2010   Post a comment
Understand how a digital isolator can benefit a synchronous rectifier design and the critical design parameters when using one
Building a reliable magnetic card reader (Part 1 of 2)
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6/14/2010   1 comment
Understand the challenging nature of the signal, and what must be done to detect and decode it properly
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for June 14, 2010; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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6/12/2010   Post a comment
Check out these interesting and tutorial items from other engineering and design publications, courtesy of "Planet Analog", as well as an archive of the "Planet Analog" Newsletter
Atmel analog companion chip enables ARM9-based multimedia solutions
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6/11/2010   Post a comment
Atmel has announced production availability of the Atmel AT73C246 analog companion chip to provide power supplies and audio I/O to match the Atmel AT91SAM9 ARM9-based MCUs (and equivalent 32-bit devices) to host multimedia applications.
An IMEC Technology Forum compendium
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6/11/2010   Post a comment
Set out below are a number of articles, videos and a photographic slideshow authored from a press tour to the IMEC research centers in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and Leuven, Belgium. The tour was held immediately prior to the IMEC Technology Forum in Antwerp, Belgium, where many of the same topics were discussed.
National Semi tops estimates
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6/10/2010   Post a comment
National Semiconductor reported sales of $398.5 million for the quarter ended May 30 and said it expects revenue to grow to about $414 million in the current quarter, both significantly greater than consensus analyst expectations.
ESC Chicago: Machines that Tweet... and some that shouldn't
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6/10/2010   Post a comment
It started well: Wade Patterson, president and CEO of Synapse Wireless, used his opening remarks at Wednesday’s ESC Chicago keynote address to outline how a wireless embedded network OS has fundamentally changed the game with regard to ubiquitous wireless connectivity, thus enabling 27.6 billion devices to talk to each other, potentially via 140 characters or less a la Twitter. Then reality set in.
16-channel, high-voltage switches replace relays
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6/10/2010   Post a comment
Maxim's new analog switches replace bulky, expensive relays to save up to 60% board space in high-channel-count applications.
Wafer prices, allocation up in Q1, says GSA
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6/10/2010   Post a comment
Rising wafer prices, longer lead times and, in some cases, wafer rationing, characterized foundry chip supply in the first quarter of 2010, according to a survey conducted by the Global Semiconductor Alliance.
On Semi buys Sound Design
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6/9/2010   Post a comment
In an effort to expand into medical chips, On Semi has acquired privately-held Sound Design Technologies Ltd. (SDT) from an affiliate of Global Equity Capital LLC, for approximately $22 million in cash.
WSTS predicts chip market will grow 28% in 2010
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6/9/2010   Post a comment
WSTS has raised its forecast for the annual growth of the semiconductor chip market to 28.6 percent. It now projects that the semiconductor market will reach a value of $291 billion in 2010.
Sensors Expo: Powercast demos a prelude to mobile network RF energy harvester
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6/9/2010   1 comment
After setting up an RF energy-harvesting demo at this week’s Sensors Expo collocated with ESC Chicago, Powercast’s director of marketing Harry Ostaffe presented a paper that outlined the concepts and paths to what he believes to be the endgame: full ambient RF harvesting capabilities that sip power from ubiquitous mobile networks and eliminate batteries and direct RF power sources completely.
ESC Chicago: Microchip debuts embedded Wi-Fi and sub-GHz transceivers
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6/8/2010   Post a comment
Advancing its strategy to be a major player in the “wireless connectivity of things,” Microchip used ESC Chicago to announce an embedded Wi-Fi transceiver module and an ultra-low-power transceiver module for 868, 915 and 950 MHz networks.
Chip processes gesture recognition for innovative HMIs
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6/7/2010   Post a comment
Gesture recognition is not only a technology for computer games and mobile devices – it increasingly is also an option for innovative automotive human-machine interfaces. Chip maker Elmos AG now has implemented the respective signal processing within one chip.
Single-chip 802.11n dual-band 3x3 wireless chip revolutionizes multimedia over WiFi
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6/7/2010   Post a comment
Broadcom has announced a single-chip 802.11n dual-band 3x3 wireless solution designed to revolutionize how users experience multimedia content in their homes.
RF chips use 10x less power than Bluetooth, Zigbee
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6/7/2010   3 comments
Europe's Imec research group plans to produce before the end of the year a short range RF transceiver ten times more power efficient than today's Bluetooth and Zigbee chips and demonstrated discrete blocks capable of sending 1,024 Kbytes/second over five meters while consuming less than one milliwatt.
The application guides the MOSFET selection process
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6/7/2010   1 comment
Understand how the class of application determines which MOSFET device parameters are priorities
Managing the power in wireless sensor networks powered by energy-harvesting circuitry
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6/7/2010   1 comment
Wireless sensor networks, combined with energy harvesting, are a powerful combination; understand how supercapacitors can help deliver the needed power
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