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Audio amp subsystem simplifies designs
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9/12/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. today introduced the Boomer audio subsystem to simplify the development of full-bandwidth stereo and 3D sound in mobile phones and other battery-powered devices.
Power system controller logs system glitches
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9/12/2005   Post a comment
Potentia says its PS-2607 power system controller is the first of its kind with a fault logger. Using its integrated EEPROM, it records the last 14 power system faults to provide quick identification of the precise cause of a power system failure during product design or field failure analysis.
Wireless IC technology continues to evolve
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9/12/2005   Post a comment
Looking at the roadmap will help show you where wireless IC technology is headed.
Graphics driver eases control of LEDs in the matrix
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9/11/2005   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX6960-MAX6963 family of cathode-row display drivers interfaces a microprocessor to an 8-by-8 dot-matrix red, green, and yellow (RGY) LED display through a high-speed 4-wire serial interface. Designed to offload the display tasks from the microprocessor, thus simplifying design, reducing software overhead, and improving time-to-market, the drivers are suited to message board, gaming machine and audio/video equipment applications.
Monitor gives accurate current measurements
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9/9/2005   Post a comment
Difficult environments won’t prevent this monitor from providing precise DC current measurements over a wide temp range, according to Zetex Semiconductors.
Challenge is met to improve energy efficiency of desktop computers in schools
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9/9/2005   Post a comment
Nearly all desktop computers and desktop-derived servers can take advantage of more efficient drop-in power supplies to cut energy consumption 15 percent to 25 percent without costly, time-consuming redesigns. Now some communities are responding with the help of incentives from utilities. Are you doing your part?
Watchdog IC tightens security
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
EM Microelectronic's EM6151 supervisory IC touts enhanced system security for microprocessor-based systems. The voltage monitor/watchdog timer is designed to provide extreme reliability and security in critical microprocessor-controlled applications including automotive, transportation, robotic and industrial control, and eliminate the need for redundant microprocessors that supervise each other.
Quad drivers deliver the sharper image
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
The MD1810 and MD1811 quad drivers from Supertex are designed for MOSFETs that drive a high capacitance load, such as required in ultrasound imaging and CCD-based products. Both high-speed ICs feature a rise and fall time of six nanoseconds for a 1000 pF load. Their low-jitter design is intended to ensure accurate Doppler measurement and clearer imaging.
National Semi profit beats guidance
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. reported net earnings of $85.6 million, or 24 cents per share on revenue of $493.8 million the first quarter of fiscal 2006 ended Aug. 28, 2005.
Analog/RF EDA startup joins Cadence Connections program
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
Berkeley Design Automation has joined Cadence Design Systems' Connections program and integrated its PLL Noise Analyzer noise analysis tool with Cadence's Virtuoso analog design environment.
Year-end semi sales to be flat, warns iSuppli
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
A rapid rise in energy prices coupled with a growing excess of manufacturing capacity has prompted iSuppli Corp. to trim its semiconductor industry forecast for 2005.
Study: WiMAX equipment sales to hit $2 billion by 2009
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
Sales of WiMAX equipment are slated to grow from $72 million in 2005 to just over $2 billion in 2009, at a compound annual growth rate of 130 percent, according to a study by Forward Concepts.
Fast 16-bit A/D converter fits comm's bill
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. said it's setting a new industry standard in dynamic performance with its fastest (80 Megasamples/second) 16-bit analog-to-digital converter yet.
Quick 13-bit A/D converter specs low noise
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc.'s 13-bit, 250 Msamples/s analog-to-digital converter offers 68 dB signal-to-noise ratio and 75 dB spurious-free dynamic range at high input frequencies for wideband applications.
CMOS use rises in mobile handsets, says iSuppli
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9/7/2005   Post a comment
Radiofrequency (RF) CMOS process technology will be employed in 40 percent of wireless handsets by 2009, predicts market research firm iSuppli.
A Novel Approach to Creating a High-Efficiency, Simple Buck-Boost Converter
Design How-To  
9/7/2005   Post a comment
A common solution get a stable voltage that is higher and lower than the input is to use a boost converter followed by an LDO. Here's a simple one-stage solution with a boost converter that offers high efficiency and compared to the common solution.
Brazil seeks to establish semi industry
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9/6/2005   Post a comment
Brazilian authorities will announce Wednesday plans to establish a semiconductor industry in the state of Minas Gerais, where a technology park spanning 990 acres is being dedicated to semiconductor manufacturing and design.
16-bit A/D converter delivers high SFDR
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9/6/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. announced what it claims is the fastest 16-bit (130 Msamples/second) analog-to-digital converter on the market for the most demanding wideband, low noise, signal acquisition applications.
High-current switches kickstart power distribution
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9/2/2005   Post a comment
Micrel's MIC2014/15/16 high-current power switches feature so-called kickstart current limiting to bring a new level of adaptability to peripheral power management. The chips, part of the company's family of MIC20xx power distribution switches introduced earlier this month, are aimed at applications requiring current limiting as protection against short circuits, including PCs, set top boxes, game controllers and USB host devices.
A/D converter changes sensor signals
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9/2/2005   Post a comment
IC-Haus GmbH unveiled a 13-bit monolithic analog-to-digital converter, which by applying a count-safe vector follower principle, converts sine and cosine sensor signals with a selectable resolution and hysteresis into angle position data.
D/A converter filter preserves sound
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic Inc.'s six-channel, single-chip digital-to-analog converter touts high audio quality for entry-level multichannel audio systems and surround-sound applications.
Mentor's analog/mixed-signal toolset supporting 64-bit Linux
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics announced its support for 64-bit Linux platforms by declaring full operational qualification for its analog/mixed-signal tool set.
Chargers pack consumer extras
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Semtech's SC805 and SC806 battery charger ICs tout advanced functionality in a super small package for consumer electronics applications including cable chargers, personal media devices, and mobile phones. "The high-current level and charging profile flexibility of the SC805 and SC806 are critical key features, and the good news for designers is that all of this comes in a small, less expensive package," said C.S. Mitter, director of Power Management for Handheld Products. "Add to this an advanc
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