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Blog Rx: Researcher taps into brain waves
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
The chairman of EMBC '09 discusses his work using imaging to understand the brain and his views on the bioengineering profession.
Taejin opts for Tower Semiconductor's power management process to produce voltage regulator ICs
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Taejin Technology, Co., Ltd., (Daejeon, Korea), a linear and switching regulators supplier, has selected global specialty foundry, Tower Semiconductor, Ltd., (Migdal Ha'emek, Israel) to manufacture Taejin's low power, high efficiency voltage regulator ICs.
Analog Devices : Precision op amp claims lowest offset and drift
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices has introduced a compact, 36-V precision JFET-input operational amplifier with claims the industry’s lowest noise and distortion over the widest temperature range.
Book Excerpt--RF Front-End: World Class Designs (Part 2 of 7)
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Learn about RF/IF circuits from Chapter 9 of this recently published book, presented here in serial form
July averaged chip sales up 5.3% on previous month
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors rose to $18.15 billion in July, up 5.3 percent from $17.24 billion in June. July sales were down 18.2 percent from $22.19 billion in July 2008.
European chip market continues slow recovery
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
In July, sales for the European chip industry were up for the third month in a row, reports the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).
Maybe we're not as smart as we think we are?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
8/29/2009   3 comments
When you look at what it takes to be in the IC business, versus the return, sometimes you have to wonder if it makes sense at all
From 2009 to 2020: A history of developments in programmability
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
8/28/2009   3 comments
Predictions come easy, but from the demise of FPGAs to the emergence of 32-core processors, DSPs are showing some strong trends and I think it is possible to divine what will happen in the next few years as we move towards the next order of magnitude increase in computational efficiency.
Search out enhanced monolithic or multi-chip dc-to-dc converters with integrated MOSFETs
Design How-To  
8/28/2009   1 comment
Integrating advanced discrete power MOSFETs or combining power MOSFETs on the same die results in small, easy-to-use, point-of-load solutions.
Precision JFET-input op amp claims best-in-class signal acquisition and fast settling times
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8/28/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has introduced a compact, 36-volt precision JFET-input (junction field-effect transistor input) operational amplifier (op amp) that claims to offer the industry's lowest noise and distortion over the widest temperature range.
SST : 2.4 GHz WLAN power amplifier with ultra-high linear output power
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8/28/2009   Post a comment
SST Communications has doubled the output power of its 2.4 GHz WLAN power amplifier (PA) offering with the SST12CP11.
Hands-on training tool seeks to address analog design skill shortages
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8/28/2009   Post a comment
To address analog design skill shortages, The Institute for System Level Integration has introduced a hands-on training tool that enables would-be analog designers to design, build and perform measurements on analogue circuits.
SMT LNAs support high dynamic range applications from 2 to 28 GHz
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced three SMT packaged GaAs pHEMT/HEMT MMIC Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) which are ideal for microwave radio, VSAT, military/space, sensors and test instrumentation applications from 2 to 28 GHz.
WCDMA/HSPA family of power amplifiers simplify 3G mobile device design
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
ANADIGICS has launched a family of WCDMA/HSPA power amplifiers (PAs) that incorporate daisy-chainable RF power couplers enabling simplified design of 3G handsets, data cards, modems and other types of UMTS subscriber devices.
Dresden is like Silicon Valley: hungry talent & excellent education
News & Analysis  
8/27/2009   1 comment
How comes that the Dresden area is the most remarkable center for start-up activities in Germany? The answer is that in the town, all ingredients necessary such as excellent mathematical education and a generation of engineers with great ideas meet. The ignition spark, however, has been imported from the U.S. – in person of Gerhard Fettweis, professor at the Dresden Technical University. In the interview Fettweis explains what are the essentials for start-up friendly environments and which techn
Dual-band front end IC for WiFi increases performance in mobile electronics
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
ANADIGICS has launched a high power, dual-band front end integrated circuit (FEIC) designed to address the growing demand for WiFi capability in size-constrained mobile electronics, the AWL9966.
HSI Controller IP and Software Stack offer flexibilty in mobile SoC designs
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8/26/2009   Post a comment
Arasan Chip Systems has released its MIPI® High Speed Synchronous Interface (HSI) Controller IP and Software Stack.
Small engines get greener
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8/26/2009   7 comments
Emissions from small gasoline engines could be reduced using a new analog chip that Freescale Semiconductor introduced at a technology forum in Shenzhen, China.
Maxim : 125-nA supervisory circuits extend battery life
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8/26/2009   Post a comment
Maxim introduces the MAX16056- MAX16059, ultra low-power microprocessor supervisory circuits that monitor a single system supply voltage.
IDT : Embedded clocks are SMBus programmable
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
IDT announces a family of clocks for embedded applications or any computing system that is hidden from view and runs a real-time operating system.
Engineer seeks $60 million bonus from Atmel
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8/25/2009   3 comments
Dr. Andreas Paul Schueppen, a former employee of Atmel Germany GmbH, is preparing for his first day in court in a case filed against his former employer in which he is claiming he is owed 42 million euro (about $60 million) as an "inventor's bonus."
TI's 15W Class D audio amp integrates EMI suppression
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, Texas) has introduced a 15W Class-D audio amplifier for driving bridged-tied stereo speakers with integrated electromagnetic interference suppression.
Trio of low-power difference amplifiers feature fast slew rates, reduce board space
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has unveiled three new low-power difference amplifiers as small as 4.9 mm x 3 mm and featuring slew rates up to 10 times faster than competing products.
Smallest white LED boost converter offers better picture contrast and energy efficiency benefits
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp., has introduced what the company claims is the industry's smallest white light-emitting diode (LED) driver with dynamic display backlight control.
Silicon circuit board seeks to replace ASICs
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
You may be able to kiss that printed-circuit board good-bye soon, instead mounting bare die on a wafer-scale silicon circuit board that essentially eliminates the power-hungry soldered interconnections between packages.
Infrared proximity sensing: Building blocks, mechanical considerations, & design trade-offs
Design How-To  
8/24/2009   1 comment
Understand the optical and other practical factors which affect IR proximity sensing
How to effectively use fan trays in electronic systems
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8/23/2009   Post a comment
Is the airflow in your system adequate? Fans play a pivotal role in effective cooling solutions for many electronic enclosures. Here's an article to help understand their functionality and operation.
Reports: Texas Instruments circles Qimonda's US assets
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8/21/2009   Post a comment
According to media releases, Texas Instruments is interested in taking over some or all of Qimonda's US-based assets. The company even has specified a price.
LeCroy launches single-source SuperSpeed USB test suite
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8/21/2009   Post a comment
The LeCroy USB 3.0 Test Suite is an integrated selection of test instruments that addresses all transmitter, receiver, TDR and protocol tests currently defined in the Universal Serial Bus 3.0 specification.
IC overcomes solar cell/battery-chemistry charging conundrum
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8/21/2009   2 comments
The LT3652 from LTC maintains solar panel at peak output power wile charging various chemistries, using an input voltage regulation loop
RF startup Sequoia Communications shuts down
News & Analysis  
8/20/2009   1 comment
Fabless RF chip vendor Sequoia Communications has ceased operations due to inability to secure additional funding, according to one of the company's venture capital backers.
Beyond Semiconductor hiring engineers
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8/20/2009   Post a comment
Beyond Semiconductor (Ljubljana, Slovenia), a developer of 32-bit RISC/DSP processor intellectual property, has three jobs on offer on its website.
Industrial-output signal conditioners simplify the design of PLCs
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8/20/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced new industrial analog-output signal conditioners designed to offer the industrial market a combination of higher functionality, greater integration, and smaller total solution size than competitive devices.
Precision op amp provides best bias current drift at lowest power
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8/20/2009   Post a comment
Intersil's ISL28207 op amp features advanced bias current cancellation techniques to achieve low bias current drift over the operating temperature range, making it well-suited for high-impedance input signals for process controls, automated test equipment, and data acquisition.
2.25-MHz, 1-A DC/DC converter targets USB-powered applications
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
TI has introduced what it says is the smallest 2.25-MHz DC/DC converter for USB-powered portable applications and wireless modems.
Bosch acquires MEMS microphone pioneer Akustica
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
MEMS microphone pioneer Akustica Inc. has been acquired by Robert Bosch North America.
Freescale i.MX processor integrates mixed signal technology
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Freescale's i.MX233 processor delivers ARM9 performance, analog audio and optimum power management for consumer applications.
Freescale apps processor integrates mixed signal functions
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor will start shipping in October a version of its i.MX applications processor that integrates mixed signal technology.
Triple output DC/DC µModule regulator features low-profile package
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Linear's triple-output DC/DC µModule regulator in 15mm x 15mm surface mount package features two 4A switch-mode regulators plus one 1.5A linear regulator.
ADI results: What analysts are saying
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Citing a boost in sales from the automotive and consumer markets, Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) posted decent results for its fiscal third quarter, which closed Aug. 1.
Analyst sees upside for chip makers in HP results
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard's net profit fell considerably in the company's fiscal third quarter, but a financial analyst said the results--including a 2 percent year-to-year increase in PC sales and possibly record inventory lows--bode well for semiconductor suppliers.
TI says 16-bit ADC is 70 percent smaller than competition
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
TI's latest family of data converters reduces overall system space and component count with scalable selection of on-chip integration.
ADI shows sequential growth, sees more on the way
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
Thanks to a boost in sales from the automotive and consumer end markets, Analog Devices logged a 4 percent sequential increase in sales for its fiscal third quarter, which closed Aug. 1, the company said.
Smart Metering Technology Promotes Energy Efficiency for a Greener World
Design How-To  
8/18/2009   2 comments
The venerable electromechanical power-line meter is being replaced by the electronic smart meter. Understand the various types of smart metering and the benefits these meters offer.
Jazz sees growth opportunities for SiGe
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
Jazz Semiconductor Inc. (Newport Beach, Calif.), a subsidiary of foundry chip maker Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel), has announced it is looking to use its silicon-germanium BiCMOS technology to replace GaAs components in millimeter wave and cell phone applications.
Analogix raises $10 million in Series B-3 funding
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
Digital multimedia chip specialist Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has closed a Series B-3 round of financing that raised $10 million.
National Semiconductor introduces dual 16-bit, 160-MSPS pipeline A/D converter
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced a dual-channel 16-bit, 160 mega-samples per second (MSPS) pipeline analog-to-digital converter (ADC).
TI shrinks size of 16-bit ADCs
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8/17/2009   2 comments
Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas, Texas) claims that its latest family of 16-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) is 70 percent smaller than its nearest competition.
Old and new: Marconi's Irish roots
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
8/17/2009   Post a comment
In a remote region of Ireland last week I happened upon a monument to Guglielmo Marconi's first commercial wireless transmission: between Rathlin Island and Ballycastle in North Antrim on July 6th. 1898.
Infineon powers ahead in lagging power semis market
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
The worldwide market for power discretes and modules was worth $13.9 billion in 2008 having grown by just 0.7 percent from 2007 due to a dismal fourth quarter, according to market trackers at IMS Research (Wellingborough, England.).
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