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posted in August 2004
Step-Up DC-DC Converter - for driving white backlight LEDs
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Torex Semiconductor introduced the XC9116 series, a fixed frequency, constant current, step-up DC-DC converter that is ideal for driving the white LEDs used in LCD backlighting applications
Will the real offset voltage please stand up
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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.
High availability systems save power, space with this diode-OR controller
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8/26/2004   Post a comment
The Linear Technology LTC4354 -48V diode-OR controller supports high availability systems and dramatically improves efficiency and eliminates bulky heat sinks with its design that controls external N-channel MOSFETs for the redundant supply paths instead of traditional ORing diodes.
Laser driver optimized for blue common-cathode laser diodes
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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.
Precision voltage reference helps applications eliminate effects of initial accuracy change
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8/26/2004   Post a comment
Intersil announces the 1.25 V and 2.5 V power precision voltage references. The design can operate continuously biased so battery powered data acquisition circuits that normally disable the reference between conversions, can now provide high accuracy.
Riding the pipeline into future applications
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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
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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.
Op amp offers performance with single-supply for low distortion apps
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8/23/2004   Post a comment
TI announces the industry's lowest distortion 5-V single-supply operational amplifier designed for applications requiring high speed, low distortion and low noise. It is ideal for high-speed signal conditioning applications such as driving high-resolution, high-speed analog-to-digital converters.
Microtune converts tuners to lead-free packaging
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8/19/2004   Post a comment
Microtune Inc. (Plano, Tx.) has begun offering an extensive line of lead-free RF ICs, including MicroTuner single chip tuners.
UWB: Tour De Standards
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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
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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.
SMSC lowers forecast, blames slowdown and Intel
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8/17/2004   Post a comment
Standard Microsystems Corp. (SMSC) late Tuesday lowered its forecast for the second quarter ending August 31.
PWM controllers offer superlative specs for telecom, datacom applications
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8/17/2004   Post a comment
PWM controllers from Intersil offer faster error amp, faster current sense, highest accuracy, highest direct MOSFET drive, and industry standard pin-for-pin compatibility.
Single temperature-sensor family has automatic bus-lockup protection
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8/17/2004   Post a comment
Maxim introduces the MAX7500/MAX7501/MAX7502 single temperature sensors that accurately measure and convert temperature to digital format using an integrated low-noise, sigma-delta, analog-to-digital converter.
12-bit D/A converter merges unique grouping of specs for wide application use
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8/16/2004   Post a comment
Microchip Technology introduces the first members of its low-power family of 12-bit Digital-to-Analog converters. The MCP492X family provides a unique combination of specifications, including smaller packages, high accuracy, and a low power consumption in an MSOP package.
Integrated Functionality Reaches New Heights
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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.
Mini-PCI reference design achieves Wi-Fi certification
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8/10/2004   Post a comment
IceFyre Semiconductor says its SureFyre 802.11a Mini-PCI reference design (ICE5325-MRD) achieved Wi-Fi certification. It works seamlessly with all other Wi-Fi certified 802.11a products.
Preamplifier chip spun for low-power 2.5-inch hard disk drive market
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8/10/2004   Post a comment
Agere Systems announces the TrueStore PA7700 preamplifier chip that delivers high capacity, low power for disk drives in the high-growth notebook PC market.
Converters with speed and accuracy in tiny package set sights on medical equipment
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8/10/2004   Post a comment
Analog Devices introduces 10 new serial analog-to-digital converters that bring ultra-compact packaging technology to the high-speed, high-accuracy world of medical instrumentation, data acquisition equipment, optical communications, and automotive systems.
Intel baut seine Serverbastion gegen AMD-Ansturm aus
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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.
First 3.3-V supply PECL/TTL translators rolled for digital data, clock signals in telecom apps
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8/9/2004   Post a comment
TI introduces industry's first 3.3-V supply PECL/TTL translators for digital data or clock signals in telecom. Low-voltage devices are among seven new PECL products replacing discontinued Agere devices.
Logic level translators match the ups and downs of portables
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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
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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
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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.
Alle Bluetooth-Basisband-Funktionen in einem Chip
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8/3/2004   Post a comment
Zwei neue Chips für das Bluetooth-Basisband hat Epson vorgestellt. Die beiden Bausteine integrieren Funktionen für Freisprech-, Headset- und Mausanwendungen.
Logic Level Translators in DQFN Packaging support Cell Phones, Notebooks, Portables
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8/2/2004   Post a comment
FXL series from Fairchild Semiconductor enables I/O interconnection between low-voltage (1.8 and 2.5V) microprocessors and higher-voltage (3.3V) peripheral ICs. Quiescent current is only 20 μA.
Programmable clock, the universal timing solution?
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8/2/2004   Post a comment
Get the details from Editor Paul O'Shea about the programmable clock from Lattice Semiconductor. It may change the way you think about your clocking needs.
High-sensitivity GPS/AGPS chipset targets telematics and navigation
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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
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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.


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