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Under the Hood--Video: iPhone clones surpassing original
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8/31/2007   1 comment
Semiconductor Insights took its video cameras inside some Apple iPhone clones and concluded that while initial attempts were laughable, the more recent counterfeits are close to surpassing the original.
Single-phase energy meter IC supports 80-segment LCD displays
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has introduced the AS8267, a single phase energy meter IC providing security protected on-chip data and program memory with reliable data-retention specifications over an extreme temperature range.
A/D converter delivers 16-bit resolution at 10-MHz
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
The ADS-939 sampling A/D converter from C&D Technologies is a fully integrated data acquisition system that provides 16-bit resolution at a 10-MHz sampling rate over the entire operating temperature range.
Allegro boosts thermal stability in power transistors
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
Targeted at the home and professional audio amplifier markets, Allegro has launched a new series of Darlington transistors that deliver a high safe operating area, and low thermal resistance derived from a thinner-die technology.
Secure supervisor circuit incorporates tamper detection
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
Maxim says the SPI-compatible DS3650 is the industry's first secure supervisor with tamper detection to meet the payment card industry's voltage- and temperature-monitoring requirements. It integrates a battery-backup controller, system power monitor, CPU supervisor, temperature sensor, along with two tamper-detection comparators.
PoE interface controller delivers precise regulation
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4268-1, a PoE interface controller with a synchronous, current mode, switching regulator for delivering precise regulation and high efficiency to powered devices.
Power JFETs: Good news for audio amp design
Audio DesignLine Blog  
8/29/2007   Post a comment
Power JFETs - yes, JFETS - are available again, and offer some intriguing advantages over MOSFETs in audio amp design.
Nordic Semiconductor's 2.4 GHz transceiver enables high-performance wireless USB dongles
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
The nRF24LU1 provides native support for up to five bidirectional ultra-low power wireless peripherals communicating via a single, ultra-compact full-speed USB 2.0-compliant dongle.
Overcome the challenges of IP in wireless networks--Part I
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
Taken from 'IP in Wireless Networks,' this multi-part series will provide a comprehensive understanding of what is required in the IP suite of protocols to enable IP deployment for wireless networks. If you plan, develop, deploy, or manage wireless IP networks, you'll find this book an indispensable resource.
Phones, BackPacks, Cheating, and YouTube
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
8/29/2007   Post a comment
While we take great pride in the latest RF devices that enable communications at lower and lower costs with higher functionality, sometimes there can be some "collateral damage."
Multicarrier WCDMA Feasibility, Part 5
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
If you are looking to implement a multi-carrier transceiver for WCDMA, then this series of articles is for you. In this final installment, Brad Bannon and Bill Schofield of Analog Devices take an in-depth look at transmit modulation and direct conversion.
LED driver features on-chip oscillator for programmable brightness control
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. has introduced a three-channel constant-current LED driver with an on-chip oscillator for programmable brightness control.
HDMI transmitter features on-chip consumer electronic control support
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
The ADV7520NK from Analog Devices simplifies portable HDMI product design by integrating consumer electronic control functions allowing end users to command multiple A/V devices with one remote.
Enhanced LED driver cuts propagation delay by 50%
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Supertex is phasing out its existing HV9910 LED driver in favor of an enhanced version, HV9910B, which will be a drop-in replacement for the existing HV9910.
RF protocol stack optimized for wireless 2.4-GHz control devices
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Nordic Semiconductor has developed a complete off-the-shelf RF protocol stack for leading-edge wireless desktop control devices using its low-power 2.4-GHz transceivers.
3G basestation design leverages femtocell technology
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Although used in a basestation, the two-chip radio is based on a consumer-grade handset component.
20-V LDO requires 1-µA quiescent current
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has expanded its low dropout regulator (LDO) portfolio with the AS1360, which requires 1.5-µA quiescent current and handles up to 20V input voltage.
Check out these online labs
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
8/27/2007   Post a comment
If you haven't checked out TechOnline's VirtuaLabs, now is a good time to do so.
Supervisory circuits pack performance in small package
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX16033- MAX16040 low-power supervisory circuits that provide power supply monitoring and battery control functions in microprocessor systems.
Diode-OR controller reduces power consumption, voltage loss
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology offers the LTC4357, a single high-voltage ideal diode-OR controller, as a low loss replacement for Schottky diodes in N+1 redundant power supply applications and high-availability systems.
HDMI transmitter claims to be first to feature on-chip consumer electronic control support
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Analog Devices' ADV7520NK is a low-power HDMI(TM) v1.3 (High-Definition Multimedia Interface(TM)) transmitter for portable media and DVD players, video recorders, and other mobile multimedia devices capable of supporting high-definition audio and video content. The ADV7520NK is the first HDMI transmitter to incorporate a CEC (Consumer Electronic Control) buffer on-chip, which reduces component count, eases design complexity and speeds time to market for portable high-definition (HD) devices by e
The nuts and bolts of WiMAX--Part VIII
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
So far in Parts I-VII, Chapter 2 of 'Fundamentals of WiMAX' written by Andrews, Ghosh and Muhamed provided an overview description of the WiMAX broadband wireless standard, focusing on the various features, functions, and protocols. Now, in this final segment, we briefly turn to the system performance of WiMAX networks.
VCO operates between 1 to 2 GHz
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Crystek has introduced a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that operates from 1 GHz to 2 GHz with a control voltage range of 1 V to 20 V.
Designing with multi-PLL and spread-spectrum clocks in digital entertainment equipment
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Crystal-based approaches are giving way to PLL-based silicon timing devices in complex digital multimedia systems, for many reasons
Under the Hood: Gauging standard-cell performance
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Standard-cell-based design has become the mainstream methodology for designing the digital-logic sections of ASICs. Semiconductor Insights shows how it used advanced imaging and algorithms to go deep inside the structure of TI's OMAP2420 SoC.
Power-Sensitive 65nm Designs Increase the Need for Transistor-Level Verification
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Designers can verify AMS designs by employing a hierarchical methodology that can directly consume digital and analog blocks in their native modeling languages.
Vendors steer toward automotive
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
The automobiles that consumers will be driving 10 years from now will differ vastly from those on the road today.
Innovative topology lets low-power op amp defeat crossover distortion
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Single-supply op amp features high performance, low power
MIPS grabs Chipidea in analog IP move
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies, Inc. has acquired privately-held Chipidea Microelectronica S.A. (Lisbon, Portugal) for $147 million in cash.
Speed MATLAB by optimizing memory access
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
MATLAB code is often slowed down by excess memory accesses. Here's how you can speed things up.
Multicarrier WCDMA Feasibility, Part 4
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
If you are looking to implement a multi-carrier transceiver for WCDMA, then this series of articles is for you. Brad Bannon and Bill Schofield of Analog Devices take an in-depth look at the feasibility of implementing a 3G multi-carrier transceiver, and what the performance of the major subsystem needs to be. This part focuses on power amplifier (PA) linearization.
TI rolls out pair of HDMI switches
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
These switches connect either two or three digital video signals coming from devices such as game consoles, digital video switch boxes, set-top boxes or DVD players to a single HDTV display.
HB-LED driver features rapid current pulsing
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Maxim says its MAX16821 high-power, synchronous high-brightness LED (HB-LED) driver with rapid current pulsing is the first to drive common-anode LEDs.
Baseband strategies revealed
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
8/23/2007   Post a comment
Here's what's behind the moves at LSI, Infineon, and Qualcomm.
Rugged VHF power RF MOSFET operates up to 165-V DC
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Microsemi's VHF Power RF MOSFET for broadband linear amplifier applications uses a new patented process and finer geometry that operates reliably at up to 165 volts DC, delivering much higher peak power and RF gain than in previous high voltage parts.
Audio CODECs increase power efficiency, extend battery life in portables
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Leadis has rolled out a family of audio CODECs using its Gmax amplifier technology, which is said to increase power efficiency, maintain best-in-class SNR, and extend battery life in portable audio applications.
Thermal management ICs target smaller packages
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
SMSC has introduced the EMC210x family of fan controllers with RPM closed-loop control and multiple temperature management, and three SMBus temperature sensors for systems requiring a high level of temperature monitoring.
Development kit provides functions for Mini-IP Camera
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Micronas has developed a Mini-IP Camera development kit based on its Cypher ESN7108A streaming media encoder that delivers real time MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, H.263, and MJPEG video encoding.
Micronas rolls single-chip full HD TV receiver
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Following the trend towards high definition TV, Micronas has introduced a complete HDTV receiver on a single chip.
Measuring composite-video signal performance requires understanding differential gain and phase, Part 2 of 2
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8/22/2007   Post a comment
Two key parameters in composite video performance are differential gain (DG) and differential phase (DP); it has become standard practice to include them in nearly all high-speed amplifier datasheets.
Agilent Technologies AMDS Offers Hearing-Aid Compatibility
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8/22/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the next release of its Antenna Modeling Design System (AMDS), containing capabilities to verify that handheld wireless devices are equipped with hearing-aid compatibility.
Quad-input HDMI 1.3 receiver improves HDTV viewing
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8/22/2007   Post a comment
NXP has developed a HDMI 1.3 receiver chip, the TDA19978HL, to improve the quality of audio and video performance of HDTVs by combining 12-bit deep color and extended gamut, as well as high bit rate and direct stream transport audio formats.
Multicarrier WCDMA Feasibility, Part 3
Design How-To  
8/22/2007   1 comment
If you are looking to implement a multi-carrier transceiver for WCDMA, then this series of articles is for you. Brad Bannon and Bill Schofield of Analog Devices take an in-depth look at the feasibility of implementing a 3G multi-carrier transceiver, and what the performance of the major subsystem needs to be. This part focuses on key performance issues in the transmit path, including frequency error and power control.
Analog Devices says quarterly revenues rise 3%
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. said that its third-quarter revenues rosed 3 percent year-on-year to $680 million.
100W GaN-on-silicon RF power transistor enters volume production
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
RF power transistor vendor Nitronex has developed a 28V, 100W-class gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-silicon) HEMT for applications operating between 2.1- and 2.7-GHz.
Clock modulators reduce EMI in large-format LCD panels
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the DS1081L and DS1083L center spread-spectrum clock modulators for large-format LCD panels used in televisions and PC monitors.
N-Channel MOSFETs tout 90-percent higher ESD for portables
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has launched the FDS881XNZ series of high-efficiency N-channel MOSFETs that boasts up to 8kV ESD (HBM) voltage protection, which the company claims is 90 percent higher than existing devices on the market.
Multicarrier WCDMA Feasibility, Part 2
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
If you are looking to implement a multi-carrier transceiver for WCDMA, then this series of articles is for you. Brad Bannon and Bill Schofield of Analog Devices take an in-depth look at the feasibility of implementing a 3G multi-carrier transceiver, and what the performance of the major subsystem needs to be. Part 2 focuses on variable gain amplifier (VGA) implementation and spurious free dynamic range (SFDR).
Decoder streams HD, SD video simultaneously
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Thomson's 4230 video decoder provides high-definition (HD) decoding for H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4, and DivX codecs, as well as standard-definition (SD) streams in personal video recording (PVR) applications.
Digital potentiometer packaged in 2 x 2.5-mm TDFN
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Check out Catalyst Semiconductor's CAT5114, which is being touted as the world's smallest non-volatile digital potentiometer in a 2 x 2.5mm TDFN for portable systems.
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