Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Content tagged with Analog ICs
posted in September 2006
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
Reducing power with an advanced multi-Vdd methodology
Design How-To  
9/30/2006   Post a comment
Here's what you need to know to create designs that consume the smallest possible amounts of power and real estate.
Maxim asks Nasdaq to remain listed
News & Analysis  
9/29/2006   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has requested a hearing before the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel, asking to remain listed on the Nasdaq exchange despite a delay in filing its Form 10-K
Santa Rosa core controllers boost Pd reporting accuracy
Product News  
9/29/2006   Post a comment
Intersil's ISL6260C, ISL6261A, and ISL6262A core controllers meet Intel's next-generation (Core Duo and Core 2 Duo) mobile platform requirements, providing improved reporting accuracy for power dissipation, higher efficiency, and even better transient response.
LED driver with diagnostics cuts maintenance costs
Product News  
9/29/2006   Post a comment
Bringing new functionality to traditional LED driver chips, austriamicrosystems' AS1109 integrates LED error-diagnostic readback circuitry for detecting open and shorted LEDs and thermal anomalies for a variety of large fixed, slow-rolling and bar-graph displays, industrial controller displays, and traffic signs.
Under the Hood Teardown: Sharp Aquos 45-inch LCD TV is analog goldmine
Teardown  
9/29/2006   Post a comment
It's a digital TV, but it has significant analog content in audio, video, I/O, interfaces, and power, See what's inside this impressive unit, in this "under the hood" teardown.
Tech Tutorial: Design considerations for 500W Class D automotive subwoofer amplifiers
Design How-To  
9/28/2006   1 comment
Class D designs promise higher output power within a given auto electronics system volume. But converting to a Class D from a Class AB amp is challenging because the modes of operation and circuit protection schemes are significantly different.
Rail-to-rail op-amps draw less than 1 microamp
Product News  
9/28/2006   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LT6003 (single), LT6004 (dual), and LT6005 (quad) rail-to-rail op-amps draw less than 1 microamp in operation— a new benchmark for precision low-voltage devices and tiny footprint, according to the company.
4-phase PWM controller touts fastest response for Intel, AMD systems
Product News  
9/28/2006   Post a comment
Intersil's "all-in-one-VID" four-phase PWM buck controllers claim the industry's fastest response and highest system accuracy for Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Extreme, and AMD AM3 motherboards.
Add-on digital filter IC facilitates quick monitoring system upgrades
Product News  
9/28/2006   Post a comment
Quickfilter Technologies' QF1D512 SavFIRe is a finite impulse response (FIR) digital filter that designers can add between an existing analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and the host controller, thus offering a fast and simple upgrade path for existing systems.
How to simplify switch-mode DC-DC converter design
Design How-To  
9/28/2006   Post a comment
Every design has trade-offs and DC-DC converters are no different. Here's what you can do to simplify your design for DC-DC converter circuits.
NEC wideband CMOS switch IC features single control voltage
Product News  
9/27/2006   Post a comment
The UPD5713TK CMOS SPDT switch offers a low cost alternative to GaAs IC switches and a low part count alternative to pin diodes.
Dual GPS/Galileo chips to exhibit sub-second acquisition times
Product News  
9/26/2006   Post a comment
A family of GPS and Galileo-ready satellite navigation and position location chips and chipsets are coming. These devices, when they roll off the fab lines early next year, will exhibit acquisition performance of under one second. That ultra-fast acquisition time will be due to a 50-channel GPS architecture, with over one million correlators and separate acquisition and tracking engines capable of massively parallel searches.
CEO: Private equity trend could expand fabless model
News & Analysis  
9/26/2006   Post a comment
While the success of private-equity buyouts in the semiconductor arena remains to be seen, one executive said it will likely push companies still holding onto fabs to go fabless.
How high-voltage device integration simplifies design of PoE powered devices
Design How-To  
9/26/2006   Post a comment
Projected shipments of PoE-enabled products are expected to grow dramatically in the next couple years and designers need to reduce design effort and squeeze costs. Find out what some possible solutions are for building a successful PoE-enabled product.
26-watt PoE controller snaps up IP surveillance cameras and phones
Product News  
9/26/2006   Post a comment
Texas Instruments says its 26-watt powered device (PD) controller for power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications, the TPS2376-H, is the first for the next wave of higher-powered systems such as IP surveillance cameras and phones.
Compact HDD motor controller also saves on power
Product News  
9/26/2006   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' L7208 motor controller IC for 1.8-inch and sub-1.8-inch hard disk drives (HDDs), touting an ultrathin LGA package and minimal power draw, integrates its power FETs and all of the circuitry for driving the spindle motor and voice coil actuator.
3-watt buck regulator has integrated inductor
Product News  
9/26/2006   Post a comment
Enpirion touts a breakthrough in power density with its 1-amp, 3-watt DC/DC buck regulator IC, the EN5312Q1, reportedly the first of its kind to integrate an inductor to simplify design and cut footprint, parts count, and noise.
Field-oriented control optimizes industrial motors
Design How-To  
9/25/2006   Post a comment
Variable-speed drives for three-phase motors are ubiquitous components of industrial systems that help save energy and optimize performance. Traditional, scalar control techniques for variable-speed operation of three-phase electric motors offer simple implementation but limit the achievable performance. With a scalar drive, algorithm limitations can mean that meeting dynamic response specifications requires choosing a larger motor and a larger drive to complement it. That tends to drag down eff
Energy harvesting: A battle against power losses
Design How-To  
9/24/2006   1 comment
Can we design indefinite operational life and wireless power grids? Micro-scale harvesters can only generate low-to-moderate power, so that's a problem but low frequency ambient vibrations are relatively abundant. Here's what the power mechanisms are in a harvester circuit.
Accessory overload threatens auto power budgets: Part 2, load smoothing methods
Design How-To  
9/22/2006   Post a comment
High continuous electrical loading pushes auto charging systems into overload, so that load transients from more and higher-powered electrical accessories present higher probability of disrupting the vehicle's distributed computing network.
DC/DCs adapt to CDMA handset's power profile
Product News  
9/22/2006   Post a comment
Semtech's SC250 and SC251 are the first members of a DC/DC step-down (buck) power converter family designed to improve battery life by providing adaptive power management in CDMA and WCDMA handsets.
Controller simplifies quad-supply sequencing
Product News  
9/22/2006   Post a comment
Supertex' PS12 is a power supply sequencer with four outputs, each capable of handling both power-up and power-down, for high-density, cost-sensitive telecom applications.
Micrel, MPS settle patent suit for $3 million
News & Analysis  
9/21/2006   Post a comment
Analog semiconductor supplier Micrel Inc. and power management product company Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) Inc. have settled a patent infringement suit Micrel filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
IR thermometer simplifies remote measurement in auto, medical apps
Product News  
9/21/2006   Post a comment
Melexis' MLX90614 infrared thermometer offers a cost-effective solution for non-contact monitoring in automotive and medical applications.
Silicon Labs trims guidance
News & Analysis  
9/20/2006   Post a comment
Blaming weaker-than-expected demand and inventory adjustments, analog/mixed-signal IC vendor Silicon Laboratories lowered its third quarter revenue estimate. The company now expects to post third quarter revnue of $113 million to $116 million, down from previous guidance of $122 million to $127 million.
Basics of using precision instrumentation amplifiers in single-supply designs
Design How-To  
9/20/2006   Post a comment
Using an in-amp in a single-supply application brings some common-mode rejection ratio (CMRR) and supply-rail signal challenges, unless you understand the basics and limits
DAC with Class D stereo amp for games, portables delivers 2 watts
Product News  
9/20/2006   Post a comment
With the accent on extending battery lifetimes in high-density low-power portables, Wolfson Microelectronics' WM8956 stereo DAC integrates a Class D amplifier, microphone amp, and headphone output for mobile phone, media player, portable DVD, and game console applications.
Analyst moderates views on Micron, Maxim
News & Analysis  
9/19/2006   Post a comment
An American Technology Research report said previous guidance semiconductor suppliers Micron Technology Inc. and Maxim Integrated Products Inc. was likely on the aggressive side.
Low insertion-loss SP4T RF switch chip is RoHS-compliant
Product News  
9/19/2006   Post a comment
Slated for antenna switching applications in cellphones, here's news of a RoHS-compliant SP4T solid-state switch in a PQFN package.
How to create small, efficient and reliable power supply designs
Design How-To  
9/19/2006   Post a comment
Learn how to use today's semiconductor components to reduce conduction and switching losses, provide noise immunity and of course, increase power efficiency.
NiMH charger monitors for qualified batteries
Product News  
9/19/2006   Post a comment
Touting an extra measure of safety, Dallas Semiconductor's DS2714 is a loose-cell charger IC specifically for functioning NiMH and NiCd batteries; it shuts down on detecting primary alkaline cells, lithium primary cells, and defective NiMH or NiCd cells.
Post amplifier boosts fiber optics receivers
Product News  
9/18/2006   Post a comment
Micrel's SY88343DL, a 3.2 Gbps common-mode logic, limiting post amplifier with high-gain TTL loss-of-signal detection circuitry, improves fiber-optic receiver designs.
Maxim lowers quarterly guidance
News & Analysis  
9/18/2006   Post a comment
Blaming slower-than-expected bookings, Maxim Integrated Products said it expects fiscal first quarter 2007 revenue to be flat to down 3 percent sequentially.
Window comparators simplify ATE applications
Product News  
9/18/2006   Post a comment
Citing significant cost savings and real-estate benefits, Intersil's ISL55141/2/3 family of low-offset (50 mV), 65-MHz window comparators, as an alternative to bus relays, simplifies large-signal automatic test equipment applications.
NXP's Wireless USB controller eases integration, saves power
Product News  
9/18/2006   Post a comment
The ISP3582 has undergone a high degree of interoperability testing with Intel's Wireless USB Host solution.
PicoChip, Intel collaborate on WiMax reference design
Product News  
9/18/2006   Post a comment
PicoChip Designs Ltd.'s physical layer chip for WiMax will be teamed with Intel Corp.'s IXP2350 network processor in the Vida reference design.
Power management IC extends PowerWise functionality
Product News  
9/18/2006   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's LP5552 energy management unit and APC2 advanced power controller, second-generation PowerWise components, provide extended functionality to cut processor consumption by up to 70 percent.
ADI acquires Danish mixed-signal audio specialist
News & Analysis  
9/18/2006   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. has acquired privately-held AudioAsics A/S, a Danish mixed-signal specialist.
Teardown: Motorola E1 ROKR cellular handset has camera, action, lights
Design How-To  
9/18/2006   Post a comment
Under the Hood: Motorola E1 ROKR has an interesting LED lighting and power subsystem design, in addition to its iTunes support.
GaAs PAs come packaged and as MMICs
Product News  
9/15/2006   Post a comment
Two GaAs power amplifiers from TriQuint Semi promise to be smaller, lower-cost alternatives compared to previous-generation products. Suitable for 17-GHz through 21-GHz applications, they will be available in both MMIC and plastic surface-mount packages.
Octal ADCs advance ultraportable medical designs
Product News  
9/15/2006   Post a comment
Analog Devices' three new octal ADCs, which include the industry's first such 14-bit, high-speed device, cuts real-estate requirements by 60 percent and power consumption by 10 percent for portable instrumentation and ultrasound applications.
California Micro, Diodes raise guidance
News & Analysis  
9/14/2006   Post a comment
Analog semiconductor suppliers California Micro Devices Corp. and Diodes Inc. have raised guidance for the September fiscal quarter.
TI offers their first digital power controllers for point-of-load apps
Product News  
9/14/2006   Post a comment
TI's single- and dual-phase UCD9111 and UCD9112 controllers, in the Fusion Digital Power family, are the company's first digital power offerings for point-of-load systems.
Quad-pump boosts LED driver
Product News  
9/14/2006   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor's Quad-Mode adaptive fractional charge pump, which can drive up to six white/color LEDs, boosts overall efficiency—close to that of inductive boost converters, without any sacrifice to cost or board real-estate.
Firms team to support RF app development
News & Analysis  
9/13/2006   Post a comment
Automatic test equipment vendor Credence Systems has partnered with Integra Technologies to offer mixed-signal and RF application development support for design houses located in North America.
LDO delivers 1.5 amps for next-generation processors
Product News  
9/13/2006   Post a comment
Microchip Technology's MCP1827 and MCP1827S low-dropout (LDO) regulators deliver up to 1.5 amps for small-geometry based embedded processors/controllers and next-generation logic cores for computer, industrial and power-supply applications.
Power-One and Micrel introduce solution for low current applications
Product News  
9/13/2006   Post a comment
Power-One and Micrel jointly announce a Z-One compatible solution for low-current applications based on Micrel's linear regulators and Power-Ones' digital power managers.
PMICs serve Intel Monahans
Product News  
9/12/2006   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX8660 and MAX8661's power-management ICs, designed specifically for the Intel Monahan processors, are suited to smart cellular phones, PDAs, portable media players, GPS navigators, and other devices requiring substantial computing and multimedia capability at low power.
Startup gets private funding, forms board of directors
News & Analysis  
9/12/2006   Post a comment
Canadian analog/mixed-signal EDA startup Solido Design Automation announced the infusion of $2.5 million in funding from private investors and the creation of a board of directors.
Powering LED strings and arrays in backlight applications
Design How-To  
9/12/2006   Post a comment
Driving the series string requires a suitable supply circuit. The design challenge is that the total voltage drop across the string may exceed the supply rail.
Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Book Review: Deadly Odds by Allen Wyler
Max Maxfield
8 comments
Generally speaking, when it comes to settling down with a good book, I tend to gravitate towards science fiction and science fantasy. Having said this, I do spend a lot of time reading ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
13 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).