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Signal Chain Basics (Part 15): Analog/digital converter--dynamic parameters
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Understand the dynamic (ac) parameters of the basic analog-to-digital link
A matter of light, Part 3---When to boost and buck-boost
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In this third installment, we investigate larger LED displays and the applications space for other converter topologies
How to safely supply and charge devices through the USB
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Here's what to consider in designing over-voltage and over-current protection circuitry for your USB-powered system.
Metal element resistors deliver power ratings up to 5 watts
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IRC has introduced the OARS-XP series of metal element resistors with power ratings up to 5 watts in a unique flameproof open-air, surface-mount package.
Ruggedized MicroTCA chassis passes military tests
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Elma Electronic has released a ruggedized ATR chassis for MicroTCA that passes military testing for shock/vibration and electromagnetic interference requirements.
BI Technologies expands molded inductor family
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BI Technologies expands its HM72A series of molded inductors with miniature and custom devices, aimed at distributed power architecture applications.
Circuit breakers offered in fluorescent blue color
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Schurter has introduced the TA35 series of circuit breakers in 1-, 2- or 3-pole arrangements. This next-generation equipment breaker is now available in a fluorescent blue color.
Inductors deliver low inductance, low DCR
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Vishay has launched a toroidal, high-current, high-temperature inductor that touts the industry's highest rated saturation current, and the industry's lowest inductance and direct current of resistance (DCR).
Technology Week in Review: Analog ascendant, 'supermagnets'
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Technology Week in Review: Analog ascendant, 'supermagnets', dangerous nanoparticles
E-Shuttle sheds light on maskless litho
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Amid a major expansion plan, Japan's e-Shuttle Inc. is moving to improve its direct-write e-beam capabilities.
Private equity group eyes Filtronic
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Filtronic plc , the British electronics group that has recently sold off its compound semiconductor division, that included Europe's largest GaAs foundry in Newton Aycliffe (England), and oveerr the past two years most of its activities in wireless communications, incuding PAs in mobile handsets, looks set to be acquired by U.S. private equity group Carlyle.
Freescale figures in Infineon breakup speculation
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Could Freescale provide a haven for the communications business unit of Infineon Technologies AG while much of the rest of Infineon is pushed towards Dutch chipmaker NXP?
Virage rolls DRAM physical layer interface IP
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Virage Logic Corp. has rolled out its latest DRAM physical layer interface solution, based on a 65-nm process.
Cell Phones: Feature overload is 'out'
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In a race to provide an ever-longer list of features crammed into a disappearing footprint, it might be time to breathe for a second and find out just what your cell phone customer really wants.
Xilinx responds to Altera's FPGA benchmarks
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5/30/2008   2 comments
The folks at Xilinx say that they've re-run the tests with different tool settings and, overall, the Xilinx software solution with Synplify Pro and ISE 10.1 dominates.
Stollmann adds EDR features to its Bluetooth development kit
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BlueFace+MPA now supports HFP 1.5, eSCO, and the current version 2.1 of the Bluetooth spec in addition to the SPP and A2DP profiles.
Lattice names interim president, CEO
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Lattice Semiconductor Corp. has appointed Jan Johannessen, senior vice president and chief financial officer, as interim president and chief executive.
SEC probes insider trading of ATI, Freescale
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that it has charged a former partner at Ernst & Young LLP and two others in an insider trading scheme that resulted in nearly $600,000 in illicit profits.
Nanotech pioneers win Kavli Prize
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Two nanotechnology pioneers were honored with the Kavli Prize, a $3 million award shared among seven recipients.
Dow raises epoxy prices
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Dow Epoxy, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., announced plans to raise prices in North America and other regions as necessary.
French semi market up 8.6% in Q1
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Multimedia on the factory floor
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considerable graphical display capabilities. Future system will offer much more: They will be required to understand human language and gestures.
IR expands SupIRBuck high-density regulator line
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IR has expanded its SupIRBuck portfolio of wide input, single output integrated point-of-load (POL) DC-DC voltage regulators with the introduction of the IR380x family for consumer embedded POL applications up to 14 amps.
Optoelectronics to show good growth through 2013, says analyst
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The worldwide optoelectronics annual market is set to grow to $17.4 billion in 2008 from $15.9 billion in 2007, according to DataBeans Inc.
Romania's hot PC market to pass $1B; notebook sales soar
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Mobile PCs are beginning to overtake desktop sales in Romania as the PC market continues strong double-digit growth, according to research firm IDC.
Alps : VGA camera module is only 2.2 mm thick
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Alps Electric's FPDJ8 series 1/10 opt inch VGA (640 x 480 dots) camera module are designed for mobile phones and handheld game machines. The module measures 5.0 x 5.0 x 2.2 mm (WxDxH).
Linear Technology : Ultralow supply current monitors are ideal for portable electronics
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The LTC2934 and LTC2935 ultralow power supply monitors draw only 500 nA of quiescent current.
Lorlin : Metal keypads come with or without illimunation
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Lorlin Electronics announces additions to its KP range of vandal proof metal keypads. New models provide simpler switching options to complement the existing 12 and 16 button keypads.
Visualize your DSP's data
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The open-source Signal Visualizer uses an IP connection to pull data off your DSP and display it graphically. It only needs a simple C client on the DSP.
Cameras in handsets evolving from novelty to DSC performance, despite constraints
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The quality of pictures from higher-end camera phones (3MP, 5MP, 8MP with autofocus, optical zoom, better lenses and image stabilization) now rivals today's low to mid-range point and shoot DSCs (with video capture). Yet from a design perspective, says Kodak, the mobile camera will remain a factor of ten different from DSCs -- ten times smaller, ten times cheaper, ten times lower power consumption.
14-function navigation switch combines sensitive touch and tactile functions
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C&K Components has developed a 14-function navigation switch that combines sensitive touch and tactile functions while guaranteeing an extended life span of 1 million actuations per direction.
Jitter attenuators offer ultra-low jitter of 0.25 ps RMS
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Valpey Fisher Corp. has introduced two jitter attenuators for synchronous Ethernet applications.
Current shunt monitors improve accuracy, reduce board space
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TI introduces the INA210 family of zero-drift, bi-directional current shunt monitor ICs in a SC70 package for a variety of applications.
EDA Vendors Reference Charts
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2008 WallCharts by Gary Smith identify EDA vendors by market segment.
Double-diode ESD protection array saves board space in portable electronics
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Vishay has released a compact double-diode ESD protection array designed to protect dual high-speed USB ports or up to two other high-frequency signal lines against transient voltage signals.
2008 WallCharts from Gary Smith are available
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Gary Smith has just published the WallCharts for 2008. These reference documents give the reader a complete list of all the EDA vendors by application area.
Low-jitter, dual-output clock generator targets Ethernet applications
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Maxim Integrated Products has developed a low-jitter, dual-output clock generator that uses a low-noise VCO and proprietary PLL architecture to generate two ultra-low-jitter, 0.14psRMS (typ) clock outputs from a 25MHz crystal resonator.
LED assemblies available in a full range of colors
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OPTEK Technology has developed a complete series of 1-W single-LED assemblies on metal-core printed circuit boards that deliver exceptional thermal performance.
New LinkSwitch simplifies CV/CC charger designs
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Newest generation touts an output accuracy of 5 percent over line and temperature variations, includes line-drop compensation circuitry, and guarantees very low no-load dissipation to easily meet Energy Star 2.0 standards for external power supplies.
Driver helps designers replace Schottky diodes with MOSFETs
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Zetex Semiconductors has introduced the ZXGD3101, a zero point detector driver that enables designers to replace Schottky diodes with surface mount MOSFETs.
Ovum Sees Cable Modems Outpacing DSL
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Ovum says cable modem growth is outpacing DSL growth, albeit from a smaller worldwide base of users.
OFDM-based modem delivers up to 100-kbit/s at 10- to 490-kHz
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2990, a power-line communication (PLC) modem based on the OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) method.
Low-power timing devices hit the consumer market
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IDT announced a family of real-time clock devices designed for use in consumer applications, such as set-top boxes, GPS devices, energy meters and MP3 players.
ST moves SPEAr SoCs to 65nm
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By transferring the SPEAr family to 65-nm process technology, ST's SoC can integrate an advanced ARM926EJ-S processor core with two 16k memory caches, running at 333MHz, for data and instructions and up to 300,000 gates (ASIC-equivalent) of embedded configurable logic.
CATV amplifier facilitates migration towards deep fiber
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ANADIGICS launched the ACA2420 power doubler line amplifier, a high output power device designed to ensure optimal video and data delivery in deep fiber HFC architectures and other cable TV deployments that minimize the use of cascaded system amplifiers.
Serial RapidIO switch targets cost-sensitive applications
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Tundra Semiconductor Corp. targets cost-sensitive applications with the introduction of the Tsi572TM Serial RapidIO switch.
Atheros' adds advanced GPS, keeps power low
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Features include Assisted GPS (AGPS) technology, advanced parallel search, and industry-leading tracking sensitivity of -160dBm.
Semicon West features 450-mm debate, solar show
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The sparks are expected to fly at the upcoming Semicon West trade show in San Francisco, as the industry is expected to debate 450-mm fabs, 3-D packaging and other hot topics.
Watermarks need privacy controls, group says
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Digital watermarks can compromise consumer privacy if not designed and deployed correctly, according to a new white paper from The Center for Democracy & Technology that lays out best practices for creating and using watermarks.
REACH and the electronics supply chain: Are you ready?
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There are many reasons why the electronics industry should be concerned about the European Union's chemical law, REACH, and all of them will impact your bottom line.
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