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Programmability an increasingly viable option for analog
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8/31/2004   Post a comment
Observers of Programmable Analog as a business option may take heart in the announcement this week by Anadigm, Inc. that a Canadian recreational boat company, Teleflex, is using Anadigm's parts for steering controls. Steve Ohr filed this report.
Corrigan says chip industry in 'wait-and-see' mode
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8/31/2004   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry has adopted a "wait-and-see" attitude marked by vast uncertainties over the direction of oil prices, instability in Iraq and the presidential election, LSI Logic Chairman and Chief Executive Wilfred Corrigan said. Brian Fuller did this interview.
Multirate VCSEL driver focuses on optical modules for Ethernet, Fibre-channel apps
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8/31/2004   Post a comment
Maxim introduces the MAX3795 +3.3V, multirate common-cathode VCSEL driver with automatic power control. It operates from 1Gbps up to 4.25Gbps and can be used in Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and OC-48 modules for short-reach applications.
At Your Own Trace
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Training sessions combine conference calls with hands on labs and instructionals.
RF design and simulation products support wireless system development
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
The MathWorks announces the availability of the RF Blockset and the RF Toolbox, two new products that help expand the scope of model-based design for signal processing and communications engineering applications.
Op amp with unity-gain stability and low noise zips along at 1GHz
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
The Analog Devices AD8045 operational amplifier combines a voltage-feedback architecture, unity-gain stability, and a pin-out optimized for high-performance systems. Not bad, but there's more. It provides 1-GHz speed, low noise, and low distortion as well. It makes the op amp a good fit for medical instrumentation, ATE, and data-acquisition systems.
High availability systems save power, space with this diode-OR controller
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
The Linear Technology LTC4354 -48V diode-OR controller supports high availability systems and dramatically improves efficiency and eliminates bulky heat sinks with its design that controls external N-channel MOSFETs for the redundant supply paths instead of traditional ORing diodes.
Clock generator is dead-on for xDSL equipment needing low-jitter outputs
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX9486 clock generator with an 8kHz reference-clock input. The 9486 is a timing solution for ADSL/VDSL central-office line cards and telecom network systems.
Fast POLs meet VRM10 specs
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Artesyn Technology's new VRM10 series of point-of-load (POL) DC/DC converters, for meeting the core requirements of latest-generation processors and fast switching logic, offer up to 85 amps at 1.4 volts and a raw transient response of up to 930 amps/microsecond. The open-frame, single-board series includes the VRM10-80-12-P, with a maximum continuous current rating of 80 amps, and a load-line impedance of 1.24 milliohms (maintaining load regulation to 1.24 mV/A) for Pentium 4 processors. The VR
Ultrasound innards determine IC choices
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
There are major trade-offs to be considered when designing ultrasound front-end ICs, writes an Analog Devices engineer. Performance parameters in the ICs affect diagnostic performance — and, conversely, system configuration and objectives affect the choice of components. It is essential for designers to understand these trade-offs, he says.
Wireless tech allies with low-power gear
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Ultralow-power radio-frequency technologies are spurring the development of innovative medical tools, from "camera capsules" that can be swallowed to implanted devices that wirelessly transmit patient data. A Zarlink engineer gives details.
New DSPs aid noninvasive diagnostics
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Innovative DSP architectures are fostering the development of advanced medical diagnostic and monitoring equipment that simply was not possible even a few years ago.
Chips analyze the human body
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
The application of fundamental semiconductor technologies to medicine, whether in the form of microarrays, microfluidics or neuro chips, is yielding tangible products, writes Junko Yoshida in an introductioh to an EE Times article package on medical electronics. She cites a report that says, as with automotive, semiconductor electronics are seen as the magic which saves the increasingly pressured health care industry.
More insights: Analyst still says hold
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Doug Freedman of American Technology Research listened carefully to Semtech, a player in the market for Pentium VRM components. He saw a 53 percent revenue growth over the past year, but worries that the shrinking book-to-bill ratio is a sign for the coming quarter. He still has some favorites in the analog camp.
Power trains ride the digital track
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Right now, companies tap into "digital power" in different ways to replace analog components in power designs, but the term is yet to be clearly defined, writes power editor Vince Biancomano. One group argues that digital control of power supplies will extend their efficiency and responsiveness. Another group wonders how digital transmitters will out-do tradition current-sense loops. A focal point for discussion is likely to be the upcoming Digital Power Forum '04, Vince suggests, a showcase for
-48 V diode-OR controller saves power
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC4354 is a -48 volt diode-OR controller chip for high availability systems. It meets the requirements of the AdvancedTCA telecom spec. With the LTC4354, users control two external N-channel MOSFETs in the redundant supply paths instead of traditional OR-ing diodes (which have a higher voltage drop) to dramatically improve efficiency and eliminate bulky heat sinks. The IC is available in a 2-by-3 mm DFN package.
Will the real offset voltage please stand up
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8/27/2004   Post a comment
Input offsets are composed of a lot more than the initial offset specified on the data sheet. There's also a drift with temperature, a drift with supply voltage, and more. How seriously should you take them? It depends on whether you are building toys or airplanes, says Bill Klein.
Freescale reportedly to increase Taiwan outsourcing
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8/27/2004   Post a comment
151 Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (Austin, Tx.) said Friday it would sub-contract more manufacturing to Taiwan companies and maintain its capital spending ratio, according to a Reuters report.
Op amp with unity-gain stability and low noise zips along at 1GHz
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8/26/2004   Post a comment
The Analog Devices AD8045 operational amplifier combines a voltage-feedback architecture, unity-gain stability, and a pin-out optimized for high-performance systems. Not bad, but there's more. It provides 1-GHz speed, low noise, and low distortion as well. It makes the op amp a good fit for medical instrumentation, ATE, and data-acquisition systems.
Laser driver optimized for blue common-cathode laser diodes
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8/26/2004   Post a comment
The laser driver IC-WKM from IC-Haus is optimized for M-type laser diodes (common cathode) and permits safe continuous wave operation, particularly with blue laser diodes, from a single supply with the laser diode case grounded. It features current capacity up to 350 mA and a supply voltage range up to 15 V.
Analog ASSP chip market to grow 27% in 2004
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8/26/2004   Post a comment
The market is ripe for application specific analog devices, according to a report from research house Databeans Inc.
Precision voltage reference helps applications eliminate effects of initial accuracy change
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8/26/2004   Post a comment
Intersil announces the 1.25 V and 2.5 V power precision voltage references. The design can operate continuously biased so battery powered data acquisition circuits that normally disable the reference between conversions, can now provide high accuracy.
Cirrus Logic slashes work force, takes restructuring charge
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8/25/2004   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic Inc. will cut its work force by 7 percent and incur a $1.5 million restructuring charge in its second fiscal 2005 quarter.
Intersil and Digi-Key sign distribution agreement
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8/25/2004   Post a comment
Analog semiconductor supplier Intersil Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.) has signed an agreement with electronics distributor Digi-Key Corp. (Thief River Falls, Minn.) to distribute its products through its catalogues and websites worldwide.
Riding the pipeline into future applications
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8/25/2004   Post a comment
Pipeline converter architecture has long been the choice for high performance and fast conversion rates and high resolution. Read what Editor Paul O'Shea discovered about the many applications that benefit from pipeline converters and what the future holds for these powerful additions to your design arsenal.
Audio controller listens to needs of designer for low-cost MP3 players
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8/25/2004   Post a comment
SigmaTel unveils the STMP3502 MP3 audio decoder designed specifically for low-cost MP3 player solutions with FM capability. This newest addition to the D-Major STMP35xx family is being introduced as a proactive step to target potential Chinese and Far East customers that specialize in the cost-sensitive MP3 player market space.
On-line training gives hands-on experience in programmable analog design
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8/25/2004   Post a comment
Anadigm says systems designers can get personalized distance training with its programmable analog technology that accelerates product engineering, brings products to market faster, and creates new capabilities that translate into a competitive edge.
Battery management ICs energize portable designs
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8/25/2004   Post a comment
Two new series of battery management chips from Texas Instruments, their bqTINY III and bq2501x, bring added functionality and more efficient operation to portable systems powered from a single lithium-ion source. The bqTINY III (or bq2403x) series, an extension to the company's bqTINY II family initially billed as the first single-chip 3-by-3 mm charger for single-cell Li-ion batteries, touts safer, more efficient charging. The second chip, the bq2501x, is billed as the first single-chip charge
Cognitive radio hailed as "next big thing" in wireless
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8/25/2004   Post a comment
Last December, the FCC opened wide what many believe will be the next frontier in wireless communications. In a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM), it asked how cognitive radio could best be implemented. That action brought to the fore founding research by Joseph Mitola, who coined the term cognitive radio (CR), and sparked a flurry of activity among industry and academic wireless systems designers and researchers. Patrick Mannion introduces this EE Times special feature.
Clock and sequencing devices offer dynamic power management
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8/25/2004   Post a comment
Dynamic Power Management identifies low processing requirement periods and reduces operating voltage and frequency for those periods. Lattice's Shyam Chandra points to some of the nanosecond clock delays " inflection points " which allow central processors to sleep and save systems valuable power.
Fairchild, Cypress appoint new execs
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8/24/2004   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor named Ole-Petter Brusdal vice president of sales and marketing for Europe while Cypress Semiconductor Corp. appointed Jeff Osorio vice president of finance and administration, as electronic companies continued a minor wave of new executive hirings. Spencer Chin has this report.
FuelCell Energy to provide fuel cell plant to U. S. Army
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8/24/2004   Post a comment
FuelCell Energy Inc. (Danbury, Conn.) has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center/Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL)to provide a 250-kilowatt direct fuel cell power plant to the Department of Defense (DoD) for evaluation in a combined heat and power application. Spencer Chin has this report.
Apple recalls laptop batteries
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8/24/2004   Post a comment
Apple Computer Inc. has agreed to recall about 28,000 batteries used in its 15-inch PowerBook G4 laptop computers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday in a Reuters report.
Seiko Epson's autonomous robot takes flight
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8/24/2004   Post a comment
Seiko Epson Corp. has developed a flying microrobot capable of autonomous flight.
On-line training gives hands-on experience in programmable analog design
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8/24/2004   Post a comment
Anadigm says systems designers can get personalized distance training with its programmable analog technology that accelerates product engineering, brings products to market faster, and creates new capabilities that translate into a competitive edge.
Audio controller listens to needs of designer for low-cost MP3 players
Product News  
8/24/2004   Post a comment
SigmaTel unveils the STMP3502 MP3 audio decoder designed specifically for low-cost MP3 player solutions with FM capability. This newest addition to the D-Major STMP35xx family is being introduced as a proactive step to target potential Chinese and Far East customers that specialize in the cost-sensitive MP3 player market space.
Will the real offset voltage please stand up
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8/24/2004   Post a comment
Input offsets are composed of a lot more than the initial offset specified on the data sheet. There's also a drift with temperature, a drift with supply voltage, and more. How seriously should you take them? It depends on whether you are building toys or airplanes, says Bill Klein. Read the latest installment of his popular op amp design column, "A call I took last week"
Riding the pipeline into future applications
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8/23/2004   Post a comment
Pipeline converter architecture has long been the choice for high performance and fast conversion rates and high resolution. Read what Editor Paul O'Shea discovered about the many applications that benefit from pipeline converters and what the future holds for these powerful additions to your design arsenal.
Fairchild, Cypress appoint new execs
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8/23/2004   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor named Ole-Petter Brusdal vice president of sales and marketing for Europe while Cypress Semiconductor Corp. appointed Jeff Osorio vice president of finance and administration, as electronic companies continued a minor wave of new executive hirings.
Op amp offers performance with single-supply for low distortion apps
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8/23/2004   Post a comment
TI announces the industry's lowest distortion 5-V single-supply operational amplifier designed for applications requiring high speed, low distortion and low noise. It is ideal for high-speed signal conditioning applications such as driving high-resolution, high-speed analog-to-digital converters.
LDO with μP-reset eases system supervision
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8/21/2004   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies' AAT3258 combines a 300-mA low-dropout regulator (LDO) with a microprocessor reset function in half the space of two discrete devices for cellular phone, PDA, digital camera, and notebook computer applications.
Inverter/driver IC optimizes LCD backlighting
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8/19/2004   Post a comment
Fairchild's FAN7310 is a full-bridge inverter/driver IC with PWM controller in an SSOP-20 that's designed as a parts- and space-savings solution for display backlighting. In a typical application, it's used with external MOSFETs in a resonant-converter circuit (~5 watts at 10 mA) to power four CCFLs (cold-cathode fluorescent lamps) that backlight a portable system's liquid-crystal display (LCD).
Video amp meets shrinking needs of portable devices
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8/19/2004   Post a comment
TI announces the OPA360 high-speed video amplifier in a small SC70 package. Featuring 6dB gain, two-pole digital-to-analog converter reconstruction filter and a shutdown function, the device is ideal for the composite video output in 3-V portable applications including digital cameras, camera phones, set-top boxes, and video games.
Laser diode driver a perfect fit for optical pick up units
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8/18/2004   Post a comment
National Semiconductor launches its newest laser diode driver for use in optical pickup units. The LMH6533 is designed for combination DVD/CD recorder optical storage devices used in desktop, notebook and consumer DVD video recorders.
12-bit D/A converter merges unique grouping of specs for wide application use
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8/18/2004   Post a comment
Microchip Technology introduces the first members of its low-power family of 12-bit Digital-to-Analog converters. The MCP492X family provides a unique combination of specifications, including smaller packages, high accuracy, and a low power consumption in an MSOP package.
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