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posted in August 2011
Touchstone tips drop-in replacement comparator
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8/31/2011   Post a comment
Analog IC startup Touchstone Semiconductor introduced an analog comparator billed as a drop-in replacement for Maxim Integrated Products' MAX917 comparator.
Analyst sees upside in 2H11 chip market
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8/31/2011   1 comment
Semiconductor Intelligence LLC, a consultancy formed by analyst Bill Jewell, sees some positive signs for the electronics economy in the second-half of 2011, but has nonetheless reduced its global chip market growth forecast for 2011 to 4 percent from a previous forecast of 9 percent.
Predicting thermal runaway – Part 1
Design How-To  
8/31/2011   3 comments
Preventing thermal runaway requires balancing power dissipated by the device with power dissipated by the system.
Electric vehicles to boost analog IC demand
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8/30/2011   10 comments
The market for semiconductors used in electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles is expected to quadruple between 2011 and 2018, reaching $2 billion, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.
GlobalFoundries, Amkor forge alliance
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8/29/2011   2 comments
GlobalFoundries and Amkor will co-develop integrated assembly and test solutions, including 3-D ICs, as the first members of a new alliance.
Dongbu tips specialty foundry processes
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8/29/2011   1 comment
South Korean chip builder Dongbu HiTek announced the availability of a pair of specialized 180-nm process technologies for creating analog, power, and mixed-signal chips.
Tech Trends: Security concerns for next-generation automotive electronics
Design How-To  
8/26/2011   6 comments
With the remote connectivity now possible with telematics, critical systems could be maliciously tampered with by exploiting vulnerabilities in the car’s embedded systems.
Ten tips for debugging MCUs
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8/25/2011   2 comments
With increasing complexity of microcontrollers and circuits, debugging is becoming increasingly important. But which diagnosis and debug functions are really needed and what is unnecessary?
The lowdown on Telegent: Split three ways
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8/25/2011   Post a comment
Telegent did not crash and burn. The startup which distributed $100 million among shareholders and employees was a "success," say former managers and Reed Hundt, the ex-FCC chairman who served as a Telegent board member.
Op amps in small-signal audio design - Part 4: Selecting the right op amp (JFET-input types reviewed)
Design How-To  
8/24/2011   1 comment
In Part 4 of an excerpt from the book "Small Signal Audio Design," Douglas Self reviews the performance of some popular JFET-input op amps used in audio design.
Texas Instruments DAC8562 family of 16-, 14- and 12-bit digital-to-analog converters
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8/23/2011   Post a comment
TI's new family of dual 16-, 14- and 12-bit DACs provides what the company says has the highest precision and lowest power consumption.
Avago's sales, profit top expectations
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8/23/2011   Post a comment
Analog chip vendor Avago Technologies reported better-than-expected sales and profit for the quarter ended July 31.
Audio sub-system features programmable PLLs
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8/23/2011   Post a comment
IDT has launched what it calls the world’s first audio subsystem with integrated programmable clock generator for portable applications.
Class D audio amplifier for flat panel TVs features digital power limit and selectable gain
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8/23/2011   1 comment
ON Semiconductor has introduced the NCS8353 stereo audio amplifier, a Class D device with high efficiency levels (greater than 87%), that eliminates the need for the inclusion of a heatsink in the system design.
Digital audio SoC family enables cooler new flat-panel TV designs
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8/23/2011   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has released two new Sound Terminal digital-audio system-on-chip ICs for home-entertainment applications, which will enable smaller new-product designs while also running cooler to help designers meet tough product-safety requirements.
Single and dual comparators aim to solve supply chain management challenges
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8/23/2011   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has developed the FAN156 low voltage comparator and the FAN256 dual low voltage comparator to provide supply chain flexibility.
Analog Devices AD9648 and AD9642 A/D converters
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8/23/2011   Post a comment
Analog Devices' 14-bit A/D converters meet demanding performance requirements of communications, instrumentation and test and measurement applications.
TI’s dual 16-, 14- and 12-bit DACs provide highest precision, lowest power consumption
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8/22/2011   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has announced that their family of dual 16-, 14- and 12-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) provide the industry’s highest precision and lowest power consumption.
Microchip Technology SST11CP15 RF power amplifier
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8/18/2011   Post a comment
Microchip introduced the SST11CP15 RF power amplifier for 5 GHz IEE 802.11a/n WLAN embedded applications.
On Semiconductor NCN1188 link switch
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8/18/2011   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor introduced the NCN1188, which is claimed to be the industry's first 3:1 high speed USB switch with the capacity to support the new Mobile High Definition Link interface standard for HD video and digital audio.
Miniature AEC Q200-qualified AC varistor features high ESD
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8/18/2011   Post a comment
AVX claims smallest dual-element multilayer varistor with exceptionally high ESD value.
Dead reckoning fills-in GPS navigation gap
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8/18/2011   9 comments
Dead reckoning aids traditional GPS navigation via intelligent algorithms based on a vehicle’s distance and directional changes during GPS signal interruption.
Analog Devices AD8436A and AD8436J RMS-to-DC converter
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8/17/2011   Post a comment
Analog Devices' RMS-to-DC converter offers a 100 µV to 3 V of usable dynamic range and the ability to measure extremely low signal levels with high accuracy and no drop in settling time.
National Semiconductor DAC161P997 16-bit digital-to-analog converter
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8/17/2011   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's single-wire 16-bit DAC for 4-to-20 mA loops simplifies smart transmitter design.
ADI misses targets, sees further decline
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8/16/2011   7 comments
Chip vendor Analog Devices reported sales and profit for the quarter ended July 31 that fell short of analysts' expectations, with the company's CEO expressing concern about growing uncertainty about the global economy
Ultra-precision op amp pushes to zero drift, 36V rail
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8/15/2011   3 comments
TI dual-channel OPA2188 offers major improvements in offset voltage drift, initial offset voltage, bandwidth
Connector tool joins MapleSim models to dSPACE controller board
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8/12/2011   Post a comment
Allows real-time implementation in a single environment.
Chips for mobile lead market, says IHS
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8/12/2011   Post a comment
OEMs in 2011 will buy more semiconductor components for use in mobile, wirelessly connected equipment than they will for computers, according to market research company IHS.
EMI scans verify chip design and accelerate time-to-market
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8/11/2011   3 comments
Very-near-field electromagnetic scanning technology displays spatial and spectral emissions profiles and avoids issues in later, more costly testing at the module, system, or complete vehicle level.
SMIC cuts capex, prepares for long downturn
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8/11/2011   2 comments
Chinese foundry chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) has announced it is reducing its capital expenditure plan for 2011 to $800 million from $1 billion.
ARM, EDA CEOs to debate for Globalfoundries
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8/11/2011   1 comment
Warren East, Lip-Bu Tan and Aart de Geus – the CEOs of ARM, Cadence and Synopsys respectively – have agreed to take part in a panel discussion at the second annual Globalfoundries Global Technology Conference on Tuesday, August 30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
SMIC swings back to loss
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8/11/2011   Post a comment
Chinese foundry chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. has tipped back into the red reporting a net loss of $3.8 million on revenues of $352.4 million in the second quarter of 2011.
UMC's July sales down 18% on 2010
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8/9/2011   Post a comment
July sales for foundry United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) were NT$8,809 million (about $300 million) down 4.1 percent on June sales and down 18.6 percent on UMC's July sales in 2010.
Design electronic systems for EMC, part 1 of 3
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8/8/2011   Post a comment
SciTech Publishing recently released a new handbook by William G. Duff called Designing Electronic Systems for EMC.We are fortunate to have an excerpt of the book, which contains Chapter 5.
Voice and M2M connectivity in low-power communications chipset
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8/7/2011   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories announced the next generation of its Si24xx ISOmodem family, offering advanced voice features, lower power, reduced BOM costs and flexible interface options for a wide range of data modem applications.
Allegro intros auto-grade MOSFET pre-driver IC for brushless DC motor control
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8/5/2011   Post a comment
Applications include electronic power steering systems, engine cooling fans, transmission actuators, and hydraulic pumps.
SMIC appoints TSMC veteran as CEO
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8/5/2011   6 comments
Foundry chip company Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. has appointed Tzu-Yin Chiu as CEO with immediate effect. The appointment of Chiu should resolve uncertainties that began as a result of the death of former chairman Jiang Shang Zhou.
Speech recognition cuts driver distraction
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8/5/2011   8 comments
Design engineers see voice-enabled user interfaces as vital to improving automotive safety in the increasingly complex driver cockpit.
Fleet data loggers tackle real-world testing
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8/2/2011   Post a comment
Notebook-based solutions cannot handle automotive temperature extremes, nor boot up fast enough.
Indian chip market to grow 15% in 2011
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8/1/2011   2 comments
The 2011 Indian semiconductor market is going to be worth $8.2 billion, up 15.5 percent compared to $7.1 billion in 2010, according to an EE Herald report that references market research company Gartner as its source.
Flexible EEG headset permits home-based diagnosis and care
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8/1/2011   3 comments
Using innovative sensor technology, IMEC researchers have demonstrated a lightweight headset that captures brain signals.


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