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Tensilica adds Dolby digital encoders to audio cores
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
Tensilica has added the Dolby Digital Consumer Encoder (DDCE) and Dolby Digital Compatible Output (DDCO) 5.1-channel encoders to its Xtensa HiFi 2 audio engine codec library.
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.
Technique yields precise calibration of dual-slope ADCs
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
Overcome zero-offset and gain errors when using dual-slope ADCs in low-cost instrumentation applications
Making a Hi-Fi loudspeaker from a foam plate
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
12/31/2007   1 comment
This do-it-yourself project is so wild and wacky that I just have to try to build one myself.
Top DSP how-to's of 2007
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
Our countdown of the top 9 articles continues with a tutorial on ADCs and DACs, a guide to writing and optimizing C, and an intro to data compression.
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.
Full-brick DC/DC converter replaces 24-V input designs
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
Ericsson Power Modules has developed a full-brick DC/DC converter that offers high levels of efficiency and is a drop-in replacement for new and old 24 V input designs.
3G devices and beyond: What can we expect?
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
The iPhone is just the beginning. But whether it is ultimately successful or not, it has set consumer expectations and created a new combination of buying decisions.
Nanotechnology aids large-area solar cell
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
A scientist at Israel's Bar-Ilan University claims that he has managed to create a solar cell 100 times bigger than a typical solar cell, using nanotechnology methods.
Is this site fair and balanced?
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12/29/2007   Post a comment
Over the years I have been asked how I can remain objective despite constant conflicts of interest. The truth is that I can't--but that's OK.
Bi-directional power amplifier targets WLAN systems
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Stealth Microwave has introduced the SMTR2425-11B40, a 10-W bi-directional power amplifier, for 802.11b WLAN systems used in military applications.
Sixteenth-brick modules available in surface-mount version
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Ericsson Power Modules has released a surface-mount version of its PKU series of DC/DC converters.
Inverters deliver increased energy efficiency
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
NXP has introduced the UBA2074, a high-voltage, full-bridge fluorescent backlight controller IC and a low-voltage counterpart, the UBA2072.
A glimpse into the future of technology
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
The voice over suggests the pair that made this video are young and enthusiastic. As such this glimpse into the future of technology is more about the vision than the detailed engineering. But as the final scene states: "the future is in our hands."
Visible light from planet observed orbiting distant star
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Scientists have for the first time detected visible light from a planet orbiting a star other than the Sun.
Wavecom establishes Centers of Excellence program
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
By working with qualified Wavecom Centers of Excellence, adopters of wireless connected systems can focus on their core businesses and leave the wireless part of equation to experts.
Tektronix' enhances cellular field test system for China market
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
The RF Scout Interference Hunter now supports TD-SCDMA in addition to providing the tools to hunt for RF interference and check signal quality in one rugged, handheld platform.
WiMAX Technology Roundup: What Every RF Engineer Should Know
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Looking for some insights on the WiMAX market as well as design, product, and industry news? Look no further! Click here to see a roundup of 2007 WiMAX articles from the RFDesignLine, as well as insights from Freescale, Tektronix, and Maxim.
I am mega-excited - a digital tablet computer thingy is heading my way!
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
This is uber-cool - a paper-and-pen tablet/pad that connects to your computer and allows you to upload your hand-written notes and diagrams into your main computer.
ChipX, Recognetics partner to deliver pattern recognition ASIC
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
ChipX and Recognetics have teamed up to offer first-time working silicon of 10 million gate neural network design.
iPOWIR device simplifies POL buck converter designs
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced the iP1206, a fully optimized product for synchronous buck applications, including telecom and networking equipment.
WiMAX Forum begins certification testing for Mobile WiMAX
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
As Mobile WiMAX deployments grow in 2008, the Forum will open new certification labs in India and Taiwan to address the demand for equipment certification.
Pentek's multiband SDR transceiver delivers 10 dB A/D performance improvement
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
The Model 7141 accepts two full scale analog HF or IF inputs on front-panel MMCX connectors at +10 dBm into 50 ohms with transformer coupling into 14-bit 125 MHz A/D converters.
C6000 vs. PowerPC, part 2: Multiprocessor systems
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
Part 2 of this 3-part series examines the suitability of the C6000 and PowerPC for multi-processor systems.
Making multicore work
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
Multicore technology has been around for a long time, but vendors are just now addressing programmability issues.
Mixed-signal instrument provides multi-site testing of SiP/SoC devices
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
Credence Systems has enhanced its Diamond test platform with the introduction of its MultiWave instrument, a mixed-signal solution for multi-site testing of highly integrated SiP and SoC devices used in mainstream consumer applications.
Sound focusing technologies make recent headlines
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
Sound focusing technologies in the news recently include an ultrasound technique that beams audio over a distance of many meters, and a "personal sound system" prototype using an array of tiny loudspeakers.
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
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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.
Wavelet data hiding using Achterbahn-128 on FPGAs
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12/26/2007   1 comment
A new approach for embedding a significant amount of data encrypted using the Achterbahn-128 stream cipher in digital images while retaining high perceptual quality.
Do you want to help save a radio telescope?
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
On the off-chance you were wondering what to do with your spare time, I just heard of something rather interesting...
AMIMON gains digital content certification for its wireless HD solution
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
AMIMON's WHDI chipset enables new wireless HDTV applications such as wireless HDTVs, wireless multimedia projectors, and wireless HD video accessories such as wireless dongles.
Free2Move launches Bluetooth stereo firmware
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
The firmware supports Bluetooth profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP and SPP where all profiles are acting as the headset side for communication with e.g. mobile phones.
Digital audio delay adjusts output time of six channels
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12/26/2007   Post a comment
The NJU26904 digital audio delay IC from NJR can be used to adjust the output time of a six-channel signal.
Aeroflex upgrades its A-GPS location services conformance test systems
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12/25/2007   Post a comment
The Aeroflex 6103 and 6401 now provide A-GPS conformance test within GSM/E-GPRS and UMTS environments respectively.
Rohde & Schwarz puts 3GPP LTE, WiMAX, mobile TV on front burner
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12/25/2007   1 comment
Solutions for 3GPP LTE, HSPA+ and WiMAX will be included as well as compact, high-throughput solutions for production, and, mobile TV transmitters of all power classes.
The top-rated Planet Analog articles of 2007
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12/25/2007   Post a comment
See what the Planet Analog audience--your fellow designers--looked at the most in 2007
Automotive-grade MOSFET controllers integrate commutation logic
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems has introduced two automotive-grade, three-phase BLDC motor controller integrated circuits.
Kemet expands ceramic capacitor portfolio
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Kemet Corp. has announced a major expansion of its ceramic through-hole product portfolio with extended capacitance values and additional voltage offerings.
Happy Christmas!
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
I can't believe it, but here we are again!
Single-supply audio DACs deliver ground-referenced 2-Vrms output
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
The AK4420 and AK4421 single-supply 24-bit stereo audio DACs from AKM integrate a charge pump that supplies the negative rail for the output buffer, enabling a ground-referenced output.
Shift in the integration equation
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
The trend of the semiconductor road map has always been to pack more functions on a single die through process shrinks and better processing, bolstered by a larger die itself.
Solving HDTV's unhappy returns
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Fueled by rapidly declining average selling prices, an exploding supply of content and a vigorous consumer appetite, growth in high-definition television sales continues to accelerate this holiday season.
Tantalum caps find hi-rel niches
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
While the bulk of demand for tantalum capacitors comes from the handheld and gaming markets, as designers cram greater functionality into these ever-shrinking devices, there has also been quite a bit of activity in high-reliability markets--including military, automotive and medical--that require higher-performance components.
Top 10: The most popular WirelessNetDesignline feature articles of 2007
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
The most popular WirelessNetDesignline feature articles included a tutorial on the 802.11n PHY layer, test results on several early 802.11n systems, a WiMAX chipset roundup, and a technical comparison of Bluetooth versus Certified Wireless USB.
European Microwave Week calls for papers
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Find out how to submit papers to the four conferences making up European Microwave Week.
Metalink takes wrappers off its dual-mode 802.11n chipset
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
Metalink's CES demos will feature concurrent transmission of data applications over the 2.4GHz frequency band and delivery of multiple HD video streams over the 5 GHz band
Jennic unveils proprietary networking protocol stack to complement ZigBee stack
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12/24/2007   Post a comment
JenNet addresses a wide range of applications, including street lighting systems with long strings of nodes, and large building management systems.
Two-switch forward regulator boosts DC/DC designs
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12/23/2007   Post a comment
Industry's first high-voltage, monolithic two-switch forward DC/DC regulator suits telecom, automotive, and industrial converter designs.
Efficiency will be component buzzword for 2008
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12/21/2007   Post a comment
Boosting performance in smaller packages was one of the biggest component design issues in 2007, but energy efficiency is set to be the big thing in 2008.
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