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Tutorial: Motion-control architectures adapt to technology changes
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8/11/2006   Post a comment
It's not just improved motors and MOSFETs that matter; architectures play a key role in modern motion control. Understand your options and the characteristics of each.
HID ballast IC extends lamp life
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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
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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
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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.
Enable a robust system design using a linear charger
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8/10/2006   Post a comment
The system level impact when using inferior AC adaptors can be significant, affecting performance and reliability. Here's how to ensure your charging system meets portable device charging needs.
24-bit stereo DAC provides 87 dB dynamic range
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
16-bit successive-approximation ADC includes LVDS interface
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8/7/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments says its ADS84xx is the industry's first 16-bit, successive approximation (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) family to include a serial low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) interface.
Understanding the impact and PC thermal management potential of the SST Bus
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8/7/2006   Post a comment
The Simple Serial Transport (SST) bus measures both the temperatures and voltages offers improved fan control and more reliable performance. Here's what you need to know before you jump in and implement this single-wire control in your next design.
GaAs MMIC PA, driver produce 2-W at 46-GHz
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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
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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.
Winners, losers in Q2 chip results
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8/3/2006   Post a comment
It was another day of mixed results for chip suppliers reporting their June quarter earnings.
Platform design for motor controls enables efficient buildings
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8/2/2006   Post a comment
The transfer of heat from inside the room to the outside air requires electrical energy to drive the compressor and fan motors. Old-time controls yield to electronic motor controls, which can implement complex algorithms and control strategies.
Zilker Labs' power IC integrates digital management control
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8/1/2006   Post a comment
The ZL2105 is available in a 6 x 6 mm 36-lead QFN package.
Digital power management: Changing the value ecosystem
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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.
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