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Controller boosts telescope output by damping noise
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9/30/2009   1 comment
A CCD controller devised at the University of Montreal amplifies the output from optical instruments like telescopes and endoscopes while supressing noise for a tenfold net boost.
Boost switch delivers high efficiency in high-frequency step-up DC-DC designs
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild's boost switch combines a 30V integrated N-Channel PowerTrench MOSFET and Schottky diode for low input capacitance (55pF typical) and total gate charge (1nC) to improve efficiency in DC-DC boost designs.
Automotive SoC enables precision ultrasonic sensing
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
Maxim's newest MAXQ mixed-signal microcontroller provides a compact SoC for accurate ultrasonic distance measurements, and adds intelligence to cost-sensitive sensor-conditioning applications.
Low jitter clock generator targets broadcast video applications
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
Silicon Labs' Si5324 replaces traditional multi-component video PLL products with a single clock IC while providing 80 percent lower jitter than competing products.
Analysis: European technology report hints at protectionism
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
A long-awaited strategy document from the European Commission on technology shows hints of a climate of increased protectionism within Europe, where the beleaguered technology-based industry has suffered more than its equivalents in many other regions.
EC report discusses increased support for electronics
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
The European Commission has identified nanotechnology, electronics and photonics as key enabling technologies (KETs) that are of strategic interest to the European Union. Advanced materials and biotechnology are also listed in a report that goes on to discuss ways in which greater support should be offered to these disciplines.
Analysis: TI fab ramp puts analog rivals on notice
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9/30/2009   Post a comment
Having finally announced its intent for a 300-mm fab in the United States, Texas Instruments Inc. is putting its analog rivals on notice.
Class D audio amplifier delivers constant 1-W to provide continuous high quality audio output as battery depletes
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has introduced a new Class D audio amplifier with an integrated charge pump that provides a cost-effective and space-efficient speaker amplifier solution for applications such as cell phones, digital video recorders and portable speakers.
TI to open 300-mm analog fab in North Texas
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9/29/2009   2 comments
Texas Instruments plans to open a 300-mm analog semiconductor fab in Richardson, Texas. The company expects to begin equipping the facility next month and ship the first chips from the fab by the end of next year.
Maxim introduces mixed-signal MCU for ultrasonic sensor applications
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Maxim introduces the newest member of its MAXQ RISC microcontroller product line: the MAXQ7667 SoC (system-on-chip), mixed-signal microcontroller for ultrasonic sensor applications.
Analysis: What's behind Taiwan's decision to ease investment rules?
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Comments reported by local media from Taiwan's economic minister Shih Yen-shiang on the easing investment restrictions with regard to mainland China were enough to send the share prices of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and United Microelectronics Corp. shooting upwards, but the devil could yet be in the detail.
Integrated DAC and line-out driver claims power consumption savings of two thirds
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced a combined audio-DAC and line-driver IC that can supply the audio Line-Out connection in set-top boxes, DVD players and other consumer devices.
TSMC, UMC boosted by lifting of Taiwan investment ban
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
The Taiwan government is set to lift a long-running ban on investment by Taiwanese companies in Chinese counterparts, according to reports. The result is likely to benefit foundry chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and United Microelectronics Corp.
Tower and Jazz Semiconductor enhances SiGe platform to offer power savings
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9/29/2009   Post a comment
Tower Semiconductor Ltd., and its U.S. subsidiary, Jazz Semiconductor, has announced the availability of its proprietary Deep-Silicon-Via (DSV) technology available in its 0.18-micron SiGe BiCMOS (SBC18).
Judge approves TI's purchase of Qimonda assets
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
A U.S. bankruptcy judge has approved the $172.5 million purchase by Texas Instruments of semiconductor manufacturing equipment from Qimonda's fab in Virginia.
Analog Devices offers first PDM digital-input class D audio amplifier for portable applications
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has introduced what the company claims is the industry's first PDM (pulse density modulation) digital-input Class D audio amplifier for handset and other portable applications, such as portable media players and laptop computers.
10 companies in trouble (revisited)
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9/28/2009   3 comments
Four months ago, EE Times published a story highlighting 10 companies that, in our opinion, were in trouble.
10 companies in trouble (revisited)
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9/28/2009   3 comments
Four months ago, EE Times published a story highlighting 10 companies that, in our opinion, were in trouble.
10 companies in trouble (revisited)
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9/28/2009   3 comments
Four months ago, EE Times published a story highlighting 10 companies that, in our opinion, were in trouble.
Book Excerpt--RF Front-End: World Class Designs (Part 6 of 7)
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
Learn about RF/IF circuits from Chapter 9 of this recently published book, presented here in serial form
Synopsys expands parasitic extraction capabilities for AMS designs
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9/28/2009   Post a comment
EDA and IP vendor, Synopsys Inc. has expanded its parasitic extraction tools with analog mixed-signal (AMS) and custom digital IC designers in mind.
Global semi sales seen falling in August
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9/25/2009   Post a comment
Seasonally adjusted global sales of semiconductors in August are expected to show a fall from that achieved in the previous month, according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
IC recovery, Canon's struggle and executive migration lead weekly story ranking
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9/25/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Sept. 18, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Sept. 25. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Dialog raises capital to fund growth, license technology
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9/25/2009   Post a comment
Dialog Semiconductor (Kirchheim, Germany) plans to use the proceeds from its capital raise to fund the growth of the company. In addition, the company plans to spend money for technology licenses.
Maxim unveils integrated PMIC for gate-in-panel LCD monitors
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9/25/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced an integrated PMIC for gate-in-panel (GIP) LCD monitors to provide a cost-competitive solution for powering the source drivers, gate drivers, and VCOM backplane in LCD monitor panels.
Premier Farnell to offer EDA to get closer to engineers
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9/24/2009   Post a comment
Component distributor Premier Farnell plc (Leeds, England) wants to become a vendor of PCB layout software, including a free-of-charge lightweight edition. This should allow the company to get closer to engineers and to be able to sell chips direct to them from the design tool as it is in use.
MEMS market sees unit growth despite pricing pressure
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9/24/2009   Post a comment
The market for MEMS microphones is poised to continue its growth — despite several retarding factors such as declining handset sales and intensified competition.
Report: Intel eyes Freescale's French operations
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9/24/2009   Post a comment
A report is circulating that Intel plans to purchase Freescale Semiconductor's wireless operations in Toulouse, France.
Application-Specific Power Semiconductors Part 1 - Attack of the IGBT
Design How-To  
9/23/2009   1 comment
Application-specific IGBTs are taking a major change in direction like any other power devices and adopting distinct bifurcated approaches. The first pertains to innovations improving the silicon and process technologies to overcome the limitations of the current technology and the other approach is towards packaging and the driving of these devices. Part 1 identifies the differences in vaious IGBTs.
Update: Intel debuts optical link for PCs
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9/23/2009   2 comments
Intel Corp. wants to consolidate all the wired connections on your PC to a single 10 Gbit/second optical cable it calls Light Peak that it plans to support in silicon sometime next year working with Sony Corp.'s Viao group and other unnamed partners.
Melexis keeps cutting jobs as it raises guidance
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9/23/2009   Post a comment
Melexis Microelectronic Integrated Systems NV (Ieper, Belgium), a supplier of automotive ICs and subsystems, has said it now expects 2009 sales to be towards the top of the range given in July, of between 118 million euro (about $175 million) and 123 million euro (about $182 million). Nonetheless the company has announced job cuts at a newly-opened facility in Erfurt, Germany.
ZMD launches IO-Link high-voltage driver with DC-DC converter
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9/22/2009   Post a comment
ZMD AG (Dresden, Germany) recently introduced the first member of a family of high-voltage line drivers, which suit factory automation applications.
Four positive, negative signs for the IC recovery
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
The IC market is recovering. But will there be a sustained uptick or another dip, especially in the fourth quarter of 2009? At present, there are mixed signals in the market.
Phase-changing thermal management to prolong LED lifespan
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
Honeywell material changes phase from hard solid to soft liquid-like consistency that increases thermal conductivity to direct heat away from light-emitting diode (LED) arrays used in display backlights and for solid state lighting.
40Gb Ethernet set to be major feature at ECOC
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
40GbE transceivers and other parts, including testers, are set to be a major talking point at both the exhibitor stands and conferences at this week's European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Vienna, Austria.
Book Excerpt--RF Front-End: World Class Designs (Part 5 of 7)
Design How-To  
9/21/2009   Post a comment
Learn about RF/IF circuits from Chapter 9 of this recently published book, presented here in serial form
True engineers solve problems using the tools at hand: building a bandgap reference
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
Understand the basics of a bandgap reference design
Phyworks integrates more functions into 10G transceiver
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
Optical component specialist Phyworks (Bristol, England) has started sampling a single chip transceiver in CMOS that integrates a temperature sensor and diagnostic reporting.
Long, bumpy transition seen for USB 3.0
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9/21/2009   1 comment
The Intel Developer Forum is expected to generate buzz around SuperSpeed USB this week, but the transition to the 5 GHz interface may be slower and bumpier than many would hope due to cost, power and support issues.
ADI targets 4G infrastructure with mixers, modulators
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has started sampling the first devices in a range of highly integrated RFICs for fourth generation cellular basestations.
The path to money in medical systems design
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9/21/2009   Post a comment
Between government stimulus packages, an aging population, exploding healthcare costs and increasing need for better remote diagnostics, it's understandable that engineers looking for the next big opportunity would look up and cry: "Thars gold in them thar [medical] hills." But not so fast.
IC maker Leadis to dissolve company
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9/18/2009   Post a comment
Chip maker Leadis Technology Inc. plans to liquidate its assets and dissolve the company.
International Rectifier introduces a 150 V high-side driver IC
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9/18/2009   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced the AUIRS2016S for automotive gate drive applications including common injection rails, diesel and gasoline direct injection applications and solenoid drivers.
Ixys buys LED and LCD driver IC lines
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9/17/2009   Post a comment
Power semiconductor maker Ixys Corp. has completed the acquisition of the LED driver IC and LCD display driver IC business units from Leadis Technology Inc. for about $4 million in current and deferred funds.
Diodes : Low drop out regulators improve system stability
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9/17/2009   Post a comment
Diodes has introduced a range of low drop out linear regulators (LDOs) designed to drive low ESR (equivalent series resistance) 1 uF MLCC capacitors in order to reduce system-level manufacturing cost and improve control loop stability and transient response.
Rohm Semiconductor opens European design center
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9/17/2009   Post a comment
As expected, electronic component company Rohm Semiconductor Inc. (Kyoto, Japan) has opened a European design center in Willich, Germany.
Companies partner for space qualified modules
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9/17/2009   Post a comment
C-MAC MicroTechnology (Great Yarmouth, England) and Linear Technology (Milpitas, Calif.) have joined forces for a deal that will allow manufacturers outside of the U.S. to purchase space grade and rad-hard monolithic and multichip modules from a European manufacturer without the bureaucratic restrictions they have to face.
ADI Ireland invests in scholarship program
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9/17/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices Ireland is partnering with the University of Limerick's electronic engineering faculty to develop a scholarship program valued at in excess of 125,000 euros.
X-Fab sales drop dramatically in first half of the year
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9/17/2009   Post a comment
Analog-mixed signal foundry services provider X-Fab (Erfurt, Germany) reports a sales decline of 63 percent in the first half of 2009. The operating figures turned from black to red — but the worst is over now, the company says.
DTV signal monitoring
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9/17/2009   Post a comment
Monitoring and measurement challenges in the digital television transition.
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