HID ballast IC extends lamp life Product News 8/11/2006 Post a comment International Rectifier's IRS2453D high-voltage full-bridge IC driver for high-definition (HID) ballast applications touts simplified circuitry, previously unavailable features, and extended lamp life.
Board-level DVRs ease design for innovative video apps Design How-To 8/11/2006 Post a comment Designing a digital video recorder requires skill in layout, synchronization, file management, and many other details. A board-level digital video recorder may enable focusing on your innovative DVR application, rather than re-inventing the wheel.
ADI post gains, expects flat quarter News & Analysis 8/10/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor supplier Analog Devices Inc. posted sales of $663.7 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2006 ended July 29, 2006, up 14 percent from the same quarter a year ago and up 3 percent sequentially from the previous quarter.
24-bit stereo DAC provides 87 dB dynamic range Product News 8/10/2006 Post a comment Maxim's MAX5556, a 24-bit, I2S-compatible stereo DAC for digital audio applications, has a dynamic range of 87 dB and a total harmonic distortion of less than -87 dB. This sigma-delta DAC integrates interpolation, deemphasis, analog output filters, click-and-pop-free power-up and power-down circuitry, and line level outputs that swing 3.5 volts p-p with a 10-kilohm load.
Dual ULDOs come in industry's smallest MLF package Product News 8/10/2006 Post a comment Micrel's new family of dual ULDOs, with the MIC5320 and the MIC5321 as the first members, feature a dropout of just 35 mV at 150 mA, a PSRR of at least 65-75 db and very low output noise - all in one of the industry's smallest packages, the (1.6-by-1.6 mm) 6-pin MLF.
Build a PBX using Asterisk Design How-To 8/8/2006 Post a comment Implementing an open-source-based PBX for home or office is easy. All it takes is a little hardware and the open source PBX package Asterisk sponsored by Digium.
Dongbu develops design kits for high-voltage chips Product News 8/8/2006 Post a comment Dongbu Electronics Co. Ltd., a South Korean pure-play semiconductor foundry, said Tuesday (Aug. 8) it has completed development of process design kits (PDKs) for high-voltage semiconductor devices in collaboration with EDA market leader Cadence Design Systems Inc.
2-port switches provide true 10BaseFL/100B-SX/100B-FX support Product News 8/8/2006 Post a comment The latest 2-port devices from Micrel are claimed to be the only switch products on the market that provide true 10BaseFL/100B-SX/100B-FX support. As a result, modern networks can connect to legacy multimode fiber with 10Base FL or 100BaseSX without incurring additional latency.
1, 2-amp buck regulators for portables tout highest density Product News 8/7/2006 Post a comment National Semiconductor says its LM283x family of PWM controllers, offering three output-current, switching frequency, and packaging options, has the industry's highest power density for point-of-load power applications in set-top boxes, xDSL cable modems, broadband communications, network cards, computing peripherals and hard disk drives.
GaAs MMIC PA, driver produce 2-W at 46-GHz Product News 8/7/2006 Post a comment Developing 26-dB of gain and delivering 2-W of saturated output power, here are a pair of GaAs MMICs that comprise a 3-stage balanced PA and a complementary driver. The two MMICs ensure good impedance matching across the 43.5-GHz to 46-GHz band.
Current-shunt monitor IC simplifies power management Product News 8/4/2006 Post a comment Texas Instruments' INA206 high-side current-shunt monitor, comprising a current-sense amp, two comparators and a voltage reference, can serve in a wide range of power management applications from simple supply current monitor to bidirectional current comparator and as an under/over voltage "window" comparator.
Digital power management: Changing the value ecosystem Design How-To 8/1/2006 Post a comment The old maxim about change being the only constant is certainly true for design engineers, especially when considering analog and digital parts for your next design. Here's some guidance to help you decide whether you should consider digital or analog power management in your next design. It's not as simple as you may think.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...