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Handset shipments returned to growth in Q2, says iSuppli
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7/31/2009   Post a comment
Second quarter global handset shipments increased 4.7 percent in the second quarter, marking the first sequential growth since the second quarter of 2008, according to market research firm iSuppli.
IR agrees to $90 million class action settlement
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7/31/2009   Post a comment
International Rectifier has reached an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit for $90 million, the company said.
ADI unveils low-power, zero-drift op amp
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7/31/2009   Post a comment
ADI's chopper stabilized ADA4051-2 op amp minimizes power use and prolongs battery life for portable instruments requiring high dc precision and measurement stability.
Microprocessor supervisor monitors up to six power-supply voltages
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7/31/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX16055, hex-voltage microprocessor supervisor with integrated reset timing, which eliminates the need for an external capacitor.
Analog resistive touch-screen controllers debut for embedded markets
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7/31/2009   Post a comment
Microchip Technology's universal touch-screen controllers provide fully processed, reliable touch coordinates for a variety of consumer, industrial and medical applications.
Wolfson launches advanced PMIC line
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7/31/2009   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics' latest power management chips are the first to employ its BuckWise regulator technology, helping to cut support components and facilitate advanced multitasking.
Power Tip: SEPIC converter makes an efficient bias supply
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7/30/2009   Post a comment
If you don't need isolation, consider using a SEPIC topology for a bias supply.
Akros Silicon : Quad-output power SoC is 92 percent dc-dc efficient
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7/30/2009   Post a comment
Akros Silicon Inc. introduces an isolated quad-output digital power SoC that sets a new integration benchmark for the isolated dc-dcs that are used in a wide range of industrial, datacom, automotive, medical, residential gateway, display and other distributed power applications.
Intel hits reset button, tips growth drivers
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7/30/2009   1 comment
Bruised by a setback or two, Intel Corp. is hitting what some observers believe is the ''reset button.''
DFM debated as a 'weapon of mass design'
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7/29/2009   Post a comment
The more than abused DFM acronym reared its ugly head again at a leading design engineering forum. The consensus is that Design for Manufacturing has its place in the chip design world, but basically it's a crapshoot.
Intel invests in five cleantech startups
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7/29/2009   Post a comment
Intel Corp. has expanded its new energy initiative by investing in five startups.
Quad and dual 14-bit 125 Msps ADCs dissipate one-third the power
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7/29/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has announced a family of 24 low-power 14-bit/12-bit, 125-Msps to 25-Msps, quad and dual ADCs that dissipate as little as one-third the power of competing ADCs. The flagship ADC is the LTC2175-14, a quad 14-bit, 125Msps ADC that dissipates only 558 mW (140 mW per channel).
Quad/Dual 14-Bit, 125Msps ADCs Dissipate One-Third the Power
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7/28/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation announces a family of 24 ultra low power 14-bit/12-bit, 125Msps to 25Msps, quad and dual ADCs that dissipate as little as one-third the power of competing ADCs.
NXP dual channel Class-D amplifiers bring high quality sound to in-vehicle applications
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7/28/2009   Post a comment
NXP has introduced a family of dual channel Class-D amplifiers that promise cutting-edge sound quality for vehicle audio entertainment applications.
Ball joint seal testing machine uses ethernet TCP/IP controlled servos
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7/28/2009   Post a comment
TCP/IP-compatible servo drives from Baldor Electric Company have simplified the construction of an automotive component tester.
Mountz introduces Hybrid torque control assembly solution
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7/28/2009   1 comment
Mountz has introduced the Hybrid, a new product for repeatable screw fastening technology. According to Mountz, the patented HD Series Torque Control System is the world's first torque control tool using both air and electric power to set and control torque.
Digitally programmable 5A LDO features 85mV dropout, 25µVRMS noise
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7/28/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. has designed its LT3070, a digitally programmable linear regulator, with what it claims is the lowest dropout voltage, lowest noise and fastest transient response of any monolithic 5A LDO currently available.
Maxim designs compact LNA for automotive systems
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7/28/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has rolled out a low-noise amplifier (LNA) optimized for remote keyless entry (RKE) and tire pressure monitoring (TPM) applications operating in the 315MHz and 433MHz bands.
Triad Semiconductor's programmable analog in production with austriamicrosystems
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7/28/2009   Post a comment
Triad Semiconductor, whose via-configurable arrays offer programmable analog with a microcontroller, has chosen to use austriamicrosystems as its foundry partner.
How Switched Reluctance Motors enable green designs
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7/27/2009   Post a comment
The electronics industry continues to transition from designing with inefficient induction motors to Switched Reluctance Motors (SRMs) that offer high efficiency, elegant design and an ultra-compact size to accommodate the size and weight needs of today's electronics.
Updated: Magma hit with 'going concern' notice
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7/27/2009   1 comment
Troubled EDA vendor Magma Design Automation's independent auditor has raised questions about the company's ongoing viability.
Analog, mixed-signal and MEMS to do best, says poll
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7/27/2009   Post a comment
Analog, mixed-signal and MEMS circuits, long the dowdy relations of the more glamorous digital IC sector, are going to do best as the electronics industry emerges from recession, according to a poll of EE Times Europe readers.
OSCI reports on its progress at DAC
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7/27/2009   Post a comment
The Open SystemC Initiative is reporting milestones achieved by three of its working groups at the Design Automation Conference here.
Book Excerpt, part 3 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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7/27/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
Smart Metering Technology Promotes Energy Efficiency for a Greener World
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7/27/2009   Post a comment
The venerable electromechanical power-line meter is being replaced by the electronic smart meter. Understand the various types of smart metering and the benefits it offers.
Natural iridescence harnessed for reflective displays
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7/27/2009   1 comment
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology said they have unearthed the secret of natural liquid crystals that reflect light as bright as a back-lit LCD.
ST uses Ciranova PyCells to develop physical design kit at 32-nm
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7/24/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) announced it has licensed the PyCell architecture from EDA company Ciranova Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif) in order to provide PyCell-based physical design kits for advanced silicon technologies at 32-nm, 28-nm and beyond.
Micrel launches smallest dual LDO family
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7/24/2009   Post a comment
This family is offered in a miniscule 1.0 mm x 1.0 mm 6 pin leadless thin MLF package, making them well-suited for advanced and smallest portable applications.
High linearity upconverting mixer supports all LTE/cellular bands
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7/24/2009   Post a comment
Linear's wide bandwidth active upconverting mixer delivers high dynamic range performance from 400MHz to 2.7GHz, supporting all of the allocated LTE (Long-Term Evolution) broadband wireless services.
Texas Instruments : 10-A buck converter has integrated FETs
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7/24/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced a fully integrated, 10-A synchronous buck converter with integrated FETs that combines wide input, light load efficiency and reduced solution size to enable increased power density.
NXP to focus on high-performance mixed-signal, says CEO
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7/24/2009   Post a comment
Dutch chip manufacturer NXP BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) is going to have a renewed focus on high-performance mixed-signal circuits, according to CEO Rick Clemmer.
ST-Ericsson raises sales, widens loss
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7/23/2009   Post a comment
In the second quarter, ST-Ericsson benefited from customers re-stocking and the demand picking up in China. Nevertheless, the company widened its operating loss.
Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA User Guide Lite
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7/22/2009   2 comments
This paper gives potential users an easy-to-grasp idea of the device functions of Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGAs. It describes the functionality of these devices in far more detail than in the data sheet--but avoids the minute implementation details covered in the various Virtex-6 FPGA user guides.
Video filter amplifier integrates short-to-battery protection for auto apps
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7/22/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced MAX9532, an analog video filter amplifier that drives standard-definition (SD) video connections to an in-dash or rear-seat automotive display.
Attenuator comes in miniature package
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7/21/2009   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has released a new fully matched wideband variable attenuator module for use in a wide range of broadband system applications.
DAC showing for 'push-button' analog test
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7/21/2009   Post a comment
Analog built-in-self-test specialist ATEEDA will be seeking to woo fabless companies at DAC 2009 with an EDA tool that automatically generates HDL or Verilog code to add analog BIST capabilities to mixed signal silicon.
'The Eagle has landed!'
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7/21/2009   Post a comment
Just think what those words mean.
Driving higher levels of efficiency in motor designs
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7/21/2009   Post a comment
With energy conservation as a key focus globally, efficiency in motor designs is a growing concern. With governmental regulations urging higher levels of efficiency, motor drives are becoming more sophisticated to meet this efficiency challenge.
Broad MCU portfolio with USB offers lowest power consumption
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7/21/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated has unveiled the new MSP430F55xx microcontroller (MCU) family with embedded full-speed USB (12 Mbps) to address the demands of designers that are seeking smart embedded processing solutions that bring benefits to their applications such as longer battery life, portability and versatility.
Linear rolls 800MHz, 31dB range analog-controlled VGA
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7/21/2009   Post a comment
Linear's 800MHz VGA with 31dB analog control range delivers 35dBm OIP3 from 3.3V supply.
Voltage regulator targets automotive infotainment
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7/21/2009   Post a comment
Active antennas for car radios are the target applications for Infineon's voltage regulator chip with integrated protecting functions. The device supports most active antenna standards.
TSMC rolls analog design kit, EDA formats
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7/21/2009   1 comment
Seeking to simplify and propel next-generation IC designs, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) has thrown a triple-punch in the arena.
Image sensor with MIPI interface targets netbooks and notebooks
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7/20/2009   Post a comment
The OV7739, with support for multiple interfaces including parallel and MIPI (mobile industry processor interface), targets single and multi-camera applications including notebook PC/Netbooks and gaming applications.
ISuppli: IC inventories down to appropriate levels
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7/20/2009   Post a comment
Global semiconductor inventories have declined to appropriate levels following four consecutive quarters of reductions, clearing the way for stockpile rebuilding and higher sales in the second half of the year, according to market research firm iSuppli.
High-end niches are secret to success in analog, says Gartner
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7/20/2009   Post a comment
Gartner sees that the only way to grow revenue in analog seminconductors will be by capturing market share from competitors and to do this, investment in analog engineering talent is key.
Texas Instruments : Video amplifiers cut energy consumption
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7/20/2009   Post a comment
Two video amplifiers from Texas Instruments help manufacturers meet the demand for more energy-efficient home and portable entertainment systems.
Book Excerpt, part 2 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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7/20/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
Minimize GSM buzz noise in mobile phones
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7/20/2009   3 comments
Understand the source of GSM buzz and the common techniques you can use to minimize it
ANADIGICS' 3G PAs power LG Electronics' ARENA handsets
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7/20/2009   Post a comment
ANADIGICS, Inc. announced that its AWT6224, AWT6321 and AWT6222 3G dual-band power amplifier (PA) modules are being used in LG Electronics' ARENA (KM900) multimedia, touch screen handsets for the European, Asian and Central/South American markets.
What's a "system on a chip", anyway?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
7/18/2009   1 comment
My SOC is not necessarily your SOC
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