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posted in April 2004
Monolithic RF CMOS Digital step attenuators impress with IP3 spec
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
Peregrine Semiconductor introduced a new family of Digital Step Attenuators (DSAs) that demonstrate new levels of broadband linearity, attenuation accuracy, and programming flexibility.
Focus on precision timing challenges
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4/29/2004   Post a comment
Electronic clock devices are not your grandfather's chime clock; no, the clocks used in today's electronics are much more precise and versatile. Electronic clocks are the quarterback of the PCB team that determine the rhythm and accuracy of the signals getting passed around and off the board.
CompactPCI plug-in serves LEON processor developers
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4/26/2004   Post a comment
Here's news from a Swiss company offering an FPGA development platform. The Compact PCI development board also supports the early development and fast prototyping of LEON 32-bit microprocessor designs.
IR receiver combines detector, preamp and supports variable voltages
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4/26/2004   Post a comment
A new series of miniaturized, multi-functioned SMD IR receiver modules that provide an industry-leading variable supply voltage range from 2.7 V to 5.5 V is offered by Vishay Intertechnology.
Power over Ethernet module enables more functionality for Ethernet switches
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4/23/2004   Post a comment
An integrated Power over Ethernet module from PowerDsine saves time and money for Ethernet switch manufacturers allowing users to add PoE functionality to existing Ethernet switches.
Synchronous switching DC/DC controller guarantees output voltage regulation
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4/23/2004   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces the LTC3831-1, a synchronous switching DC/DC controller that guarantees output voltage regulation of 0.75V or lower for systems needing precision active bus termination for high-speed logic interface.
Limiting amp with compatible pin-out has programmable loss-of-signal
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX3747/MAX3747A 3.3V, low-power, multirate limiting amplifiers with a programmable loss-of-signal indicator. The amps are also pin-compatible to the Micrel limiting amplifier.
CDMA power amplifiers deliver on integration, performance, price
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4/21/2004   Post a comment
SiGe Semiconductor announced the industry's first commercially viable silicon-based CDMA power amplifiers. Leveraging a highly efficient silicon germanium BiCMOS process, the three power amplifiers achieve performance parity with GaAs-based devices, while delivering the integration, manufacturing and price benefits of silicon.
Dual PWM controller converts directly from AC/DC adaptor, reduces real estate, BoM
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4/20/2004   Post a comment
A dual PWM controller Intersil offers a wide input voltage range capability that allows for voltage conversion directly from an AC/DC adaptor, from the Li-ion battery pack or from system 5 V or 3.3 V buses.
Cygnal fabs single-chip USB to UART bridge
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4/12/2004   Post a comment
Mixed-signal chip maker Cygnal now has available a power-managed USB-to-UART bridge chip. It provides USB v2.0 full speed-to-921-kbaud UART data transfers, thanks to separate 512 byte Transmit and Receive buffers. The IC can be self-powered or USB bus powered, and can quickly update legacy UART, RS-232, and RS485 systems with USB connectivity.
NAS On-a-Chip
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4/12/2004   Post a comment
Complete Network Attached Storage System-on-a-Chip (NASoC). Solution Enables Simple Installation, Storage Expansion, Data Backup and Redundancy for Residential and Small Business Users.
New 2.3GB MO Disk Drives
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4/12/2004   Post a comment
First 2.3GB SCSI-interface MO (magneto-optical) drive
Active Upconverting Mixer Integrates RF Transformer
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4/12/2004   Post a comment
Two new high linearity upconverting RF active mixers with integrated RF transformers from Linear Technology provide the right combination of distortion, local oscillator drive requirement, port-to-port isolation, and conversion loss for RF designs.
Ideal diode offers increased efficiency for automatic switching
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4/12/2004   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4412HV, an ideal diode controller with at least 10x lower forward voltage than a Schottky diode. As a result, the device provides increased efficiency by an order of magnitude in systems requiring load sharing or automatic switching between DC input power sources.
FET controller improves efficiency in telecom power distribution
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4/9/2004   Post a comment
Intersil announced the release of the industry's first positive high-voltage OR-ing FET controller IC. It replaces lossy diodes in power distribution applications improving power efficiency, reducing heat and ensuring reliability for telecom and datacom applications.
XO, VCXO configuration clocks meet LVPECL needs with frequencies to 330 MHz
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4/5/2004   Post a comment
Crystek Crystals Corporation continues to raise the frequency domain with the addition of their LVPECL product line. Offered in both XO and VCXO configurations, the line generates frequencies from 77 to 330MHz.
Boost Controller consumes only 120 micro amps at no load
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4/1/2004   Post a comment
Microchip introduces a series of 750-kHz gated oscillator DC/DC Boost Controllers. These devices can deliver 5 Watts of power to the load while consuming only 120 microamps of quiescent current at no load. They are used to generate the supply voltage for microcontrollers and other electronic loads from a battery supply or the bus voltages available in the system.
Low skew clock driver reduces loading
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4/1/2004   Post a comment
The PCK3807A is a low skew clock driver from Philips Semiconductor that reduces loading on the preceding driver and provides an efficient clock distribution network.


Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.

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