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Certified wireless USB is a quantum leap in ease-of-use
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Certified Wireless USB aims to bring to wireless products the simplicity, functionality, and intuitive user experience of wired USB.
Intersil tailors power IC for Intel Montevina platform
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Intersil's ISL6266A chip is a two-phase core controller designed to improve the efficiency and performance of systems based on the new generation of Intel Mobile, Core 2 Duo and Quad Core CPUs.
Audio and power management IC delivers longer battery life, lower cost
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Wolfson's WM8400 combines a multimedia CODEC with integrated power management features to deliver a high-performance audio and mixing capability, longer battery life and reduced system cost for multimedia mobile handset designs
Sierra Wireless expands embedded module series
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Sierra Wireless is offering two new embedded modules—the MC8785V for HSPA networks, and the MC5727 for EV-DO Revision A networks.
Controllers provide ESD protection for Hi-Speed USB D+/D- signals
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's latest overvoltage-protection (OVP) controllers feature internal overcurrent protection and integrate low-capacitance (3pF, typ) diodes to provide ±15kV ESD protection HBM for Hi-Speed USB and USB D+/D- signals.
Controllers offer wide input voltage range
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Intersil's latest family of triple sync buck PWM and LDO controllers features independent digital, enabling designers to save power and board space.
Nitronex : Doherty power amplifier targets WiMAX applications
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Nitronex has partnered with Prescient Wireless to develop a broadband Doherty power amplifier for WiMAX applications.
Boost controller cuts component count in LED lighting designs
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Exar has released the first in a family of boost controllers supporting LED lighting and general DC/DC conversion.
WLAN, Bluetooth front-end module features small form factor
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
EPCOS has developed what its says is the most compact all-in-one front-end module worldwide for Bluetooth and WLAN applications meeting the 802.11 b/g/n standard.
Solid-state GaAs amplifier offers high linearity
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1/20/2008   Post a comment
Stealth Microwave's 925-960-MHz solid-stae GaAs amplifier for the cellular/GSM telephony market delivers a P1dB of +47 dBm, linear gain of 58 dB, and gain change over temperature of ±0.5 dB.
Audio processor delivers USB interface
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
BridgeCo has announced an expansion of its audio interface processor and firmware product line at the NAMM conference in Anaheim. The new DM1200E processor provides an USB interface, enabling the development of audio interface systems that use USB instead of FireWire.
HD camcorder SoC features progressive video
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Ambarella Inc. announced its third-generation low-power A3 System-on-a-Chip (SoC), which is targeted at high-definition (HD) camcorders using H.264/AVC compression technology.
Chip makers must shift from fabs to systems
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Semiconductor companies need to shift their focus from building fabs to building systems, and they must engage with customers at deep technical levels if they are to survive the current wave of consolidation, said Wolfgang Ziebart, chief executive of Infineon Technologies.
"Gesture Library" enhances notebook PC ease-of-use and productivity
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Synaptics say that their "Pinch" and "Momentum" gesture functionality "ushers in a brave new world that boldly changes how notebook TouchPads are used.
PCS duplexer improves receiver sensitivity
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Avago Technologies released its fourth generation PCS duplexer, the ACMD-7403, which is designed for CDMA and UMTS mobile phone, data card, modem and femtocell applications.
Controller supports both Fixed-Frequency and quasi-resonant modes
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Check out STMicroelectronics' controller for high-performance flyback power converters, which can operate in either the FixedFrequency (FF) or the Quasi-Resonant (QR) mode, the two principal operating modes used in flyback SMPS that are selectable by connection of a single pin.
Distortion in power amplifiers, Part II: the input stage
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
How the amplifier input stage contributes to audio amplifier distortion is the focus of this second article in the "Distortion in power amplifiers" series.
RF chip replaces infrared technology in AV control
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
Zensys has launched Z-WaveAV, an RF single-chip series for IR replacement in AV control.
Highly integrated switch chip supports HDMI 1.3a
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
Vativ Technologies is getting ready to sample the VTV2410 4:1 switch chip, which employs its patented VividReach HDMI technology to deliver HDMI 1.3a links over cables up to 40 meters.
CopperGate touts home networking chip at CES
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
Home networking startup CopperGate Communications used this week's CES in Las Vegas to announce its CopperStream CG3210 chip for networking entertainment data over existing coax and telephone wires has started shipping.
Digital media transmitters, bridge chip link portables to digital TVs
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Image has unveiled three VastLane products using the company's new Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) technology, which enables consumers to connect mobile devices directly to digital televisions.
Low-pin-count interface links mobile devices to HDTV
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Image launches its Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) technology at CES, which enables mobile phones, digital cameras, media players and other mobile devices to link directly to HDTVs.
Dongbu readies 1.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor at 110-nm node
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
Dongbu HiTek has completed development of a 1.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor (CIS) device at the 110-nm node that it is targeting at major manufacturers of mobile handsets worldwide.
Ralink rolls out pair of 802.11n chips
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1/4/2008   Post a comment
Ralink Technology Corp. is offering a pair of 802.11n single chips—the RT3080, which enables Wi-Fi in handheld and mobile devices and the RT3070, which it is touting as the industry's smallest 802.11n USB single chip for PCs, AP/routers and client devices.
Distortion in power amplifiers, Part I: the sources of distortion
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1/2/2008   2 comments
Understand the sources of audio amplifier distortion in this first of a series from Douglas Self's classic "Distortion in power amplifiers" articles originally published in Electronics World.
HDMI reference design enables wireless A/V streaming between systems
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
Pulse-LINK is offering two CWave HDMI-Over-Coax and Wireless HDMI production-ready reference designs, one of which offers wireless streaming of high quality audio and video content between entertainment source devices and HDTV displays.
Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High-Speed: A Tutorial--Part IV
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
Published November 19, 2007, this Chapter 1 excerpt from Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High Speed, is a basic and high-level introduction to terminology, definitions, and concepts concerning jitter, noise, signal integrity, bit error rate, and working mechanisms for communication link systems. Part IV is a historical overview of jitter, noise, BER, and signal integrity.


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