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2.5 MHz buck-boost regulators power portables
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8/30/2008   Post a comment
ADP2503 and ADP2504 tout seamless switching and the highest efficiency for portable consumer, medical, and industrial applications.
Bell Labs exits chip research
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8/29/2008   2 comments
Bell Labs is out of the material sciences and device physics research business.
Vishay-IR deal could end or turn nasty
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Now that International Rectifier Corp. has formally rejected Vishay Intertechnology Inc.'s purchase offer, the two companies must now chart separate paths or seek ways to revive the $1.6 billion transaction.
Court upholds ITC patent ruling against Linear Tech
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
A U.S. District Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling invalidating a charge pump patent held by Linear Technology, according to a Advanced Analogic Technologies. (AnalogicTech), a provider of power management ICs for mobile consumer devices.
Understand receiver dynamic range and AGC tradeoffs in WiMAX femtocells and picocells (Part 2 of 2)
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Effective WiMAX system design requires wide dynamic range; you can achieve this by using a combination of higher-resolution A/D converter and an AGC
Multi-channel surveillance DVR design
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
With the convergence of SoC and DSP, many processors now come with hardware accelerators, enabling DSPs to handle multiple channels of video compression on a single chip. How a multi-channel video encoder can be designed to leverage the extra cycles provided by hardware accelerators.
Fairchild's power-management seminars set to go
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Sixth annual worldwide technical seminars cover design techniques, product technologies, and industry trends specifically focused on energy-efficient applications
Amplifiers provide bandwidth from 500-MHz to 1.5-GHz
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
CADEKA has introduced seven current feedback (CFB) and voltage feedback (VFB) high-speed amplifiers that the company says break the price-performance curve.
Improving the interleaved DC/DC converter
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Digital power management further extends the benefits of interleaved operation.
Audio DAC features advanced DSP, integrated speaker and headphone amps
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
AKM Semiconductor (AKM) has launched the AK4373, a 24-bit stereo DAC with advanced digital signal processing (DSP) and integrated speaker and headphone amplifiers.
Micropower linear regulator targets automotive, industrial apps
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LT3011, a high-voltage micropower, low dropout regulator that delivers up to 50 mA of continuous output current with a low dropout voltage of only 300 mV at full load.
Easing the challenge of RF design, Part 2: Avoiding Interference
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Designing in a wireless link needn't be a nightmare if you follow some simple guidelines. Jay Tyzzer explains. This part includes how to avoid interference and some knowledge of "the not-so-fine art of creative RF-datasheet writing."
Intel in deal to promote Indian WiMax
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., India's largest telecommunications carrier, have agreed to promote WiMax-based broadband access in India.
LLC resonant topology lowers switching losses, boosts efficiency
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8/28/2008   2 comments
With the current global energy crisis, the focus is on efficiency and electronic products are facing the daunting challenge of delivering high performance, while consuming less power. This means power supply designers will need to consider soft switching topologies to improve efficiency as well as to allow for higher frequency operation.
Avago expands gate drive optocoupler line
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
These easy to install optocouplers from Avago Technologies offer advanced fault protection features to provide space and cost savings in industrial inverters and power management applications.
Environmental monitoring ICs deliver real-time power information
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Summit Microelectronics has introduced the SMM151/2/3 product family of environmental monitoring ICs that provide complete digital power supply monitoring and control functions, using an I2C interface.
Understand receiver dynamic range and AGC tradeoffs in WiMAX femtocells and picocells (Part 1 of 2)
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Effective WiMAX system design requires wide dynamic range; you can achieve this by using a combination of higher-resolution A/D converter and an AGC
Automotive environment challenges MCU system design engineers
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8/27/2008   3 comments
With many auto features micro-controlled, it seems that if engineers can throw a microcontroller at a problem, they will. And with that toss, there are a lot of methodologies and tools in place to ensure smooth development and robust embedded designs.
Memscap reduces operating loss in first half
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Memscap SA, French provider of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), published a consolidated revenue of 7.9 million euros ($12.1 million) for the first half of 2008. This compares to a revenue of 7.3 million euros ($9.8 million) for the same period last year. In dollars, the year-over-year growth amounted to 24 percent.
NXP : HD radio solution optimizes in-car entertainment
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has developed a multi-standard radio IC dedicated to digital in car-reception together with iBiquity Digital Corp., the developer of digital HD Radio technology.
Allegro : Dc motor pre-driver IC controls high-current devices
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
The A4930 from Allegro MicroSystems is a single-phase brushless dc motor pre-driver IC designed to control high-current devices such as fans, blowers or pumps with supply voltages from 8 to 36 V.
Linear Technology : Step-down controller suits POL applications
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
The LTC3851, a wide input range synchronous step-down switching regulator controller, drives all N-channel power MOSFET stages and has coincident or ratiometric tracking.
Summit : Programmable environmental monitor enables green system designs
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Summit Microelectronics' SMM151/2/3 environmental monitoring products provide complete digital power supply monitoring and control functions, utilizing I2C for communication.
Open-Source Robotics and Process Control Circuit Examples - Part 2: Stepper Motor Controller
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Learn more about prototyping complex robotic and control systems with this look at the design of the circuit and coding for a stepper motor controller for an autonomous submarine project from the "Open-Source Robotics and Process Control Cookbook."
Over-voltage protectors claim smallest package size
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a family of 2 x 1.5-mm over-voltage protectors (OVPs) that protect low-voltage systems against faults up to 28 V.
WLED flash drivers deliver two interfaces for greater flexibility
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
AnalogicTech has expanded its high-current white LED (WLED) flash driver family with the introduction of two dual-channel boost converters.
H.264 receives Emmy award
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
One month ahead of the famous Emmy awards show for actors and directors, the US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded the Emmy awards for technology and engineering. The 'Prime Time Award' went to an international team for the development and establishment of the H.264/MPEG 4 standard on Advanced Video Coding (AVC).
Clock generator eliminates input frequency selection pins
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Silego Technology is offering the SLG4421 low power, low jitter EMI reduction spread spectrum clock generator featuring FrequencyAware, a proprietary technology that automatically determines the input frequency.
Sensors galore at Euro conference
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
The International sensor technology conference EUROSENSORS is due to take place in Dresden, Germany from 7th to 10th September 2008, with more than 500 experts expected to participate.
TI addresses power consumption in digital LCD TVs
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
With the digital switchover spurring the growth of LCD TVs, Texas Instruments has launched two power management chips to help mitigate the increased power consumption that this transition from analog to digital TVs brings.
A hat-trick of op-amps
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced three operational amplifiers (op amps) with integrated electromagnetic interference (EMI) filters, designed to maintain the accuracy of analog systems by reducing the effects of radio frequency (RF) interference.
Agilent Technologies introduces RF conformance test system for 3G mobile handsets
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced a new member of its GS-8800 family of RF design verification and conformance test solutions: the GS-8853 3G RF Conformance Test (RCT) system.
4GHz modulator targets basestations
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments new 4-GHz quadrature modulator is designed to support multiple wireless communications standards on a single transceiver card.
Power MOSFETs yield 0.052-ohms in tiny footprint
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has released a family of p-channel power MOSFETs rated from 8V to 30 V that are housed in the PowerPAK SC-75 package.
PMICs boost digital TV
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
PFC and DC/DC chips for the 2009 rollout of DTV improve efficiency, cut energy consumption
Step-down DC/DC converter operates up to 150°C
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has announced the H-Grade version of the LT3481, a 34V (36V(MAX)), BurstMode, step-down switching regulator that maintains quiescent current under 50µA.
High linearity SP3T switch targets WLAN, Bluetooth markets
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics M/A-COM announced the MASW-008955, a DC-3.5 GHz SP3T RoHS compliant switch for applications that require high linearity, low insertion loss, and fast settling time over a wide frequency range in an ultra small package size.
Frame-rate converter supports 240-Hz LCD panels
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Micronas' fifth-generation FRC-Q frame-rate converter with improved picture performance adds scalability to support latest 240Hz LCD panels.
Step-down switching regulator optimizes battery charger efficiency
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. has introduced a 1.2-A, 1.5-MHz monolithic current-mode, step-down switching regulator with a programmable output current limit for battery charger applications.
Op amps integrate EMI filters
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced three op amps with integrated EMI filters that maintain the accuracy of analog systems by reducing the effects of RF interference.
Magma rolls analog mixed-signal design platform
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation introduced Titan Analog Migration, a model-based design platform said to dramatically reduce design porting time of analog mixed-signal circuit designs.
Easing the challenge of RF design: Wireless Links and Antennas
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Designing in a wireless link needn't be a nightmare if you follow some simple guidelines. Jay Tyzzer explains. This part covers fundamentals of the wireless link and computing antenna size.
Layout guidelines help manage video equalizer's return loss
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Return loss is a critical and specified parameter for digital video; understand how to manage it in PCB layouts
Semicon Europa: Yes, we go to Dresden
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
As reported earlier by EE Times Europe, the Semicon Europa trade fair will take place in Dresden in the future. The organizer of the event quoted requests from the industry and a changing semiconductor environment as the reasons to again transplant the venue of the event.
Magma tool targets mixed-signal design porting
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Magma Design Automation has announced additional capabilities to its Titan mixed-signal design platform that specifically target the challenges designers encounter when moving from one process node to another.
Smart sensor solutions for white goods applications
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Micronas announced that the company will strengthen its strategy to actively pursue entering the industrial and white goods market with its broad range of Hall-effect sensors.
IBM demonstrates light-emitting nanotube
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Researchers at IBM Corp.'s Thomas J. Watson Research Center have brought silicon photonics one step closer to reality.
Industrial motors power chip market shows 9% annual growth
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
The market for power semiconductors in industrial motor drives is set to grow from $1 billion in 2007 to $1.3 billion in 2010, with the growth mainly driven by an increasing fraction of motors electronic drives, according to IMS Research (Wellingborough, England). Those figures imply a annual growth rate of about 9.1 percent.
Designing a low-voltage motor drive
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8/23/2008   2 comments
This tutorial outlines the basic rules for most effectively putting MOSFET gate-drive ICs to work for you
CSR, Intel collaborate to correct Bluetooth power gluttony
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8/22/2008   Post a comment
Wireless chip specialist CSR plc (Cambridge, England) has said it has collaborated with Intel Corp. to redesign how the CSR integrated Bluetooth chip interacts with a laptop PC.
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