Will the real offset voltage please stand up
Product News 8/27/2004 Post a comment
Input offsets are composed of a lot more than the initial offset specified on the data sheet. There's also a drift with temperature, a drift with supply voltage, and more. How seriously should you take them? It depends on whether you are building toys or airplanes, says Bill Klein.
Laser driver optimized for blue common-cathode laser diodes
Product News 8/26/2004 Post a comment
The laser driver IC-WKM from IC-Haus is optimized for M-type laser diodes (common cathode) and permits safe continuous wave operation, particularly with blue laser diodes, from a single supply with the laser diode case grounded. It features current capacity up to 350 mA and a supply voltage range up to 15 V.
Riding the pipeline into future applications
Product News 8/23/2004 Post a comment
Pipeline converter architecture has long been the choice for high performance and fast conversion rates and high resolution. Read what Editor Paul O'Shea discovered about the many applications that benefit from pipeline converters and what the future holds for these powerful additions to your design arsenal.
Fairchild, Cypress appoint new execs
Product News 8/23/2004 Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor named Ole-Petter Brusdal vice president of sales and marketing for Europe while Cypress Semiconductor Corp. appointed Jeff Osorio vice president of finance and administration, as electronic companies continued a minor wave of new executive hirings.
UWB: Tour De Standards
Design How-To 8/19/2004 Post a comment
Last year Mark Bowles of Staccato Communications wrote an article for TechOnLine in which he suggested that for ultra-wideband (UWB) to have a successful ascent in the marketplace, we needed to pay attention to three hard-learned lessons from the recent history and herky-jerky starts of its nearest unlicensed spectrum cousins: Bluetooth and WiFi. Mark revisits these lessons to see what kind of progress has been made.
Lattice Semi setzt auf Billig-FPGAs
News & Analysis 8/18/2004 Post a comment
Nachdem Lattice Semiconductor jahrelang um den Einstieg in den FPGA-Markt kämpfte, versucht es der Chip-Anbieter jetzt mit neuen Billig-FPGAs und tritt damit in direkte Konkurrenz zum Low-End-Angebot der Marktführer Xilinx und Altera.
Integrated Functionality Reaches New Heights
Product News 8/10/2004 Post a comment
Both advanced and simple system designers share common goals. To create a streamlined design solution that more than satisfies the requirements. Other often critical constraints include size, power, performance speed, durability, and let's not forget cost.
Intel baut seine Serverbastion gegen AMD-Ansturm aus
News & Analysis 8/10/2004 Post a comment
Intel hat sein Produktangebot für den Serverbereich deutlich angereichert: Zwei Versionen des lange erwateten 'Lindenhurst'-Chipsets und ein spezieller Speicher-I/O-Prozessor geben vor allem Dual-Prozessor-Servern auf Xeon-Basis mehr Biss.
Logic level translators match the ups and downs of portables
News & Analysis 8/9/2004 Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor offers a 4-bit bi-directional and 5-bit uni-directional low-voltage logic-level translators designed for cell phones, notebooks and other battery-powered portable devices. The FXL series translators enable interconnection between a lower voltage microprocessor and higher voltage ASIC functions.
Study finds China directing standards
News & Analysis 8/7/2004 Post a comment
China is no longer content with just being the world's pre-eminent manufacturer: it is increasingly active in the development of global technology standards, Deloitte & Touche LLP finds in a study released Thursday (Aug. 5).
Clock multiplier eliminates need for external components
Product News 8/5/2004 Post a comment
TI introduces a highly-integrated clocking IC featuring three on-chip PLL filter components and eliminates the need for external components to support the PLL structures. The very low period jitter and ability to generate multiple clock frequencies enables it to target consumer electronics.
High-sensitivity GPS/AGPS chipset targets telematics and navigation
Product News 8/2/2004 Post a comment
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.'s newest chipset for the high-sensitivity GPS/AGPS receivers is capable of operating in both "autonomous GPS/standalone" mode and "assisted GPS" mode. The company is targeting communications systems that support telematics and navigation applications for mobile location, tracking and monitoring.
Sharp and Tessera expand packaging agreement
News & Analysis 8/2/2004 Post a comment
Seeking to broaden its exposure to the consumer electronics market, Tessera Technologies Inc., San Jose, has expanded an existing agreement to license semiconductor packaging technology to Sharp Corp., Japan.