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Terrestrial digital radio goes mobile
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, HD Radio developer iBiquity will show new features for the terrestrial digital radio format, such as an iTunes "tagging" feature that makes it easier to purchase music, while touting low-power chip support and reference designs tailored to move the HD Radio platform into portable devices.
Passive tap module simplifies RS232 troubleshooting
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
The EZ-Tap RS232 passive tap module from Stratus Engineering provides a RS232 data monitoring and logging solution in a lightweight package.
Using Op Amps with Data Converters - Part 5
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
Using op amps to buffer DAC outputs is discussed in this final installment of a five-part series from the "Op Amp Applications Handbook."
RS-485/RS-422 transceiver transmits data at 100-Mbits/s
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
Intersil's ISL3259E's data transfer rate is more than twice as fast as conventional parts and provides IEC61000 ESD protection in a 3mm x 3mm package.
Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High-Speed: A Tutorial--Part III
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12/26/2007   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 III covers signal and statistical perspectives on jitter and noise, and a system perspective on jitter, noise, and BER.
Unleashing the power of High-Definition
Design How-To  
12/26/2007   1 comment
The Home-Definition Audio-Video Network Alliance (HANA) offers a revolutionary approach to unleashing the full potential of home theater systems. Its approach eliminates the cabling confusion, and completely alters the model of how content is played throughout the home.
Using Op Amps with Data Converters - Part 4
Design How-To  
12/19/2007   2 comments
Part 4 of a five-part series from the "Op Amp Applications Handbook" looks at the considerations involved when using op amps to drive ADC/DAC voltage reference inputs.
RS422/RS485 transceivers guaranteed over high temperatures
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12/18/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has expanded its RS422/RS485 transceiver product family with an "H-grade" option designed for high temperature applications.
Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High-Speed: A Tutorial--Part II
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12/17/2007   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. This segment is a discussion of the sources of jitter and amplitude noise.
Atheros launches 802.11n chips for carrier market
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
Both the dual-band AR9220 and the single-band AR9223 are single-chip 802.11n solutions and both support 2x2 MIMO technology and offer a PCI interface.
USB, Kleer plug into digital TVs
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
USB Implementers Forum is developing a variant of its technology to link mobile devices and TVs, and startup Kleer Corp. is announcing it has characterized its proprietary wireless link for standard definition video.
Multi-rate 11.3-Gbits/s equalizer delivers low jitter performance
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12/15/2007   Post a comment
Check out TI's TLK1101E, a flexible high-speed equalizer that is designed to extend the reach of printed circuit board signal channels, such as backplanes or active copper cables.
Reference design connects PCs to displays without wires
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
DisplayLink and Alereon have teamed up to offer a reference design for a Wireless USB display adapter that allows PCs to connect to nearby standard displays without wires.
FireWire turns up heat with 3.2 Gbit/s spec
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
Tomorrow's FireWire interconnects will quadruple in maximum data rates, hitting 3.2 Gbits/second thanks to the S3200 specification from the 1394 Trade Association which sees the new link, in part, as a low-cost alternative to HDMI for carrying uncompressed video.
OKI expands power management LSI line for mobile devices
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
Among the eight devices in OKI's power management LSI line is an LDO regulator that reduces power consumption by 80 to 90% in standby mode.
Using Op Amps with Data Converters - Part 3
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
Review the critical issues involved in selecting op amps for driving ADC inputs in part 3 of a five-part series from the "Op Amp Applications Handbook."
Lattice delivers QDR II/II+ memory controller support
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
LatticeSC and LatticeSCM FPGA families from Lattice Semiconductor now support QDRII/II+ rates up to 750 Mbps.
Stratix III FPGAs achieve 533-MHz DDR3 interface performance
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
Altera's Stratix III FPGA family is claimed to be the industry's only FPGA to demonstrate full compliance to the JESD79-3 JEDEC DDR3 SDRAM standard.
Designing DDR3 SDRAM controllers with today's FPGAs
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
This article outlines the major differences between DDR3 and DDR2 SDRAM architecture and reviews them in the context of an FPGA-based reference design tested in hardware at 800 Mbps.
Head of DS2 powers up home nets battle
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12/11/2007   Post a comment
Demand for digital home bandwidth will outstrip availability within two years, the head of Spanish powerline chip specialist DS2, Jorge Blasco, warned.
Comprehensive UWB tests give video a green light but caution on wireless USB (Part 1 of 3)
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12/11/2007   1 comment
With 22 UWB based Wireless-USB products being certified, it's time to evaluate UWB technology. While most WiMedia Alliance entries ran at less than 10% of the 480 Mbits/s PHY rate over short distances, Pulse-LINK's CWave technology was fast enough for multiple HD video streams over good distances.
Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High-Speed: A Tutorial--Part I
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12/10/2007   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. Sources and root causes of jitter, noise, and signal integrity as well as statistical and system views on jitter, noise, and signal integrity, are covered.
Under the Hood: Sony adds Wi-Fi to place-shifting A/V controller line
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
It's a media junkie's dream: watch your real-time or time-shifted video with a suitably fast Internet connection whether across the house or across the world.
Using Op Amps with Data Converters - Part 2
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12/5/2007   Post a comment
Brush up on your understanding of key ADC and DAC specifications with part 2 of a five-part excerpt from the "Op Amp Applications Handbook."
Vector Informatik adopts Altera Cyclone III FPGAs for network interface product line
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12/4/2007   Post a comment
Automotive-certified intellectual property for Altera Cyclone III FPGAs enables Vector Informatik to achieve seamless communication with standard network protocols.
Xilinx delivers Virtex-5 FPGA-based solutions for SPI-4.2 and SFI-4.1 interfaces
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12/4/2007   Post a comment
High-performance Virtex-5 FPGA-based hardware verification board and IP from Xilinx enables quick implementation of OC192 (10 Gbps) wired networks.
Lattice-Oregano partner on IEEE 1588 Ethernet IP core
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12/3/2007   Post a comment
IP core from Lattice Semiconductor and Oregano Systems supports IEEE 1588 clock synchronization and can be delivered as an IP Core or as an ASSP.


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