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Digitally-controlled potentiometers housed in tiny package
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Touted as the industry's smallest, Intersil launches its ISL23511 and ISL23512 low-power, single pushbutton digitally-controlled potentiometers (DCPs) in a 2 x 1.6-mm micro-TQFN package.
Power PLCC-4 LEDs offer more colors
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Avago has added four new colors -- cool white, warm white, blue and green -- to its family of super half-watt power PLCC-4 surface-mount LEDs for automotive and electronic sign applications.
Rohde & Schwarz adds MIMO precoding to its LTE signal generators
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
By including the latest revisions of the 3GPP LTE standard in the firmware, Rohde & Schwarz is enabling greater test flexibility at lower cost.
ZigBee Alliance charters new group to explore Internet solutions
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
The initiative is part of the Alliance's ongoing technology evaluation programs to ensure interoperability of ZigBee solutions.
TV a key audio focus at TI Developer Conference
Audio DesignLine Blog  
2/29/2008   Post a comment
While trends in portable consumer electronics and connectivity/convergence are continuing to drive many audio developments, TV/Home Theater was a key focus at the recent TI Developer Conference.
Single-conversion TV tuner saves space in DVB-T, PAL applications
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's single-conversion, hybrid (analog and digital) television tuner integrates a tracking filter, RF and IF VGAs, and VCOs, and consumes only 760mW from a single +3.3V supply.
LCD backlighting using 2-D LED dimming boosts TV performance and saves power
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Advanced backlighting technology using LED-based light sources and segmented control can create a vibrant viewing experience, while also reducing power consumption in LCD TVs. But adaptive backlight dimming requires a significant amount of image processing to be performed on the video stream to derive optimum backlight and pixel drive signals.
802.11n chipset interoperability plus performance testing favors Metalink
Design How-To  
2/28/2008   1 comment
The most surprising result is that when a competing chipset is paired with the WLANPlus chipset, throughput can actually be greater than the pairing of two chipsets from the same company.
Notes from the TI Developer Conference
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
2/28/2008   Post a comment
OMAP, multicore, open-source, and medical were key themes of this year's show.
Avoiding noise and EMI problems in DSP systems
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Noise and EMI can disrupt the operation of a DSP system or cause the design to fail FCC certification. Here's how to avoid these problems with PCB layout and return path decoupling.
Image reject mixer enables frequency conversions across 32 to 42GHz
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Mimix Broadband, Inc. introduces a GaAs MMIC sub-harmonic image reject mixer that achieves 9 dB conversion loss and 18 dB image rejection
Power controller features dynamic phase dropping
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Check out Primarion's PX3664, a digital multi-phase power controller with dynamic phasing for synchronous DC/DC buck converters in computing and communications applications.
Microphone array amplifier cuts background noise, improves voice clarity
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
The PowerWise LMV1088 analog dual-input microphone array amplifier from National Semiconductor reduces background acoustic noise while offering more natural voice quality and reduced power compared to DSP- or microprocessor software-based systems.
Spectral analysis and modulation, part 2: Power spectrum analysis
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
This article discusses estimation of power spectrum or spectral density using windowed FFTs and auto-correlation. It illustrates periodogram averaging with the Welsh and Bartlet periodograms.
Green Hills rolls support for OMAP35x
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
Green Hills Software, has announced plans to support the Texas Instruments OMAP35x superscalar applications processors.
ARM tools add support for DaVinci and OMAP35x
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
The ARM RealView family of development tools will provide enhanced support for the Texas Instruments DaVinci and OMAP35x platforms, including the recently-released DaVinci TMS320DM355 digital media processor and OMAP35x processors.
Software and RTOS synthesis: The next step in software development?
Design How-To  
2/27/2008   2 comments
To investigate the use of software synthesis technology, the authors set out to use the SynthOS software synthesis tool to generate an embedded real-time operating system (RTOS).
Yet more on decoupling, Part 2: Power supply excitation and ringing
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
Part 2 looks at how a real-world power supply impedance - comprising decoupling capacitors, regulator output impedance, and PCB traces - responds to a small test current step, such as an IC might demand from the power rail.
Microchip Technology announces new low-cost, general-purpose 8-bit PIC microcontrollers
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
New 28- and 40-pin 8-bit Flash MCUs from Microchip feature 16 MHz internal oscillator, operation down to 1.8V, and enhanced peripherals.
TI launches RF transceiver for ZigBee, proprietary low-power apps
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
The CC2520 can be used in a wide variety of standard-based and proprietary wireless systems for industrial monitoring, building automation, remote controls and wireless sensor networks.
Microchip Technology delivers six billionth PIC microcontroller!
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
White-good appliance maker Mabe takes delivery of Microchip Technology's six billionth PIC microcontroller.
NXP, NTRU team for microcontroller security
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors and embedded security specialist NTRU have started sampling what they say is the first software-based encryption solution for general-purpose ARM7 processor-based microcontrollers.
H-Bridges provide 'smart power' for automotive SoC applications: Part 2 - Architectures and circuit protection
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
From electric motor controllers to Class D amplifiers, efficient mixed-signal integration is vital in design, and saving energy and cost.
NFC on a roll
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
It's already in mobile phones and you're going to see it in a lot of other wireless stuff sooner rather than later.
Advanced algorithmic synthesis for Xilinx FPGAs
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
Synfora and Xilinx chart new direction for algorithmic synthesis targeted at Virtex and Spartan FPGAs.
Wisair gets additional $24 million in funding
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
Financing was led by Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE), a US-based private equity fund investing in growth capital and late stage venture opportunities.
AMC baseband card targets WiMAX, LTE
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
CommAgility's AMC card features TI's multicore TCI6487 DSP. It targets wireless baseband and other processing-intensive applications such as WiMAX and LTE.
Tundra Semiconductor Announces End-to-End RapidIO Baseband Development Platform
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation today announced an end-to-end RapidIO-enabled MicroTCA platform for wireless base stations.
Exceeding the standard for wireless sensor networks
Design How-To  
2/26/2008   1 comment
ZigBee claims to be "Wireless Control That Simply Works" and is optimized for low power operation and cost. But ZigBee is just one solution for wireless sensor networking applications and others can be easier-to-implement, more compact and use less power.
Sidedbar: Comparing ANT and ZigBee
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
When designing a wireless sensor network, the decision between standard-based and proprietary solutions is not always an easy one. Here's one assessment of the pros and cons.
GPPs steal sockets from DSPs, and vice versa
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
2/26/2008   Post a comment
Even as GPPs steal sockets from DSPs in general-purpose markets, DSP are squeezing out GPPs in specialized apps.
Serve me up some basics with a side of low power
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
2/26/2008   Post a comment
I've been handling the RF DesignLine site for over a year now, and have noticed that some of the most popular pieces lately are the articles that offer basic RF tutorials and low-power system design.
Latest power products at APEC 2008
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
The Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) 2008 kicked off in Austin, Texas this week featuring the latest developments in power electronics.
Micrel rolls out programmable receiver with jam avoidance
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Targeting garage door openers and tire pressure monitoring systems, Micrel is claiming the industry's first programmable receiver with a jam avoidance feature.
Micropower precision amplifiers deliver ultra-low-power consumption for portables
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's micropower precision amplifiers provide a guaranteed maximum offset voltage drift over temperature as low as +/- 0.4 uV/C and ultra-low-power consumption of less than 16 uW per channel.
Radio Architectures, Pt 3: Intermodulation and Intercept Points
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Wish you knew more about radio architectures? Then this series is for you. Part 3 continues the discussion, covering intermodulation and introducing the concept of intercept points, including 1-dB compression point, IP2, and IP3.
Rohde & Schwarz RF switching matrix handles all types of automated tests
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Users can deploy the controllable switch platform to set up calibration systems, switch test instruments and amplifiers in a test system, or multiplex devices under test (DUTs).
MOSFETs advance notebook supplies
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
The first devices in Toshiba's UMOS VI-H series tout higher efficiency for synchronous DC/DC applications
High def DVD
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Too bad this was just a format war, in which big bucks -- and perhaps a few careers -- but no lives were at stake. Speaking of bucks, Sony reportedly paid Warner Bros. some $400 million to get the exclusive Blu-ray release of their new films -- this was what ultimately tipped the tables.
Digital controller chip speeds intelligent supply design
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
GUI-driven ADP1043 chip helps designers configure power-supply parameters in minutes
Power management chip combines three DC/DC converters
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Targeted at portable devices with rapidly evolving feature sets, AnalogicTech is offering a pair of 3-channel devices that allow designers to combine three step-down DC/DC converters without radically altering their existing core system design or adding numerous discrete devices.
Infineon enhances power semiconductor portfolio
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
At the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Infineon Technologies announced that it has added three new families of power semiconductors to its extensive OptiMOS 3 N-channel MOSFET portfolio. The devices enable designers to increase power density significantly, the vendor claims.
Silicon carbide ready for prime time
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2/25/2008   2 comments
NASA thinks silicon carbide is ready to replace silicon in circuitry that must withstand ultrahot temperatures--as high as 1,000 degrees F--or deliver ultrahigh power.
Closed-loop Class-D power amp delivers improved sound, PSRR
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced the TAS5706 closed-loop digital-input Class-D speaker amplifier, which claims better speaker control, improved PSRR and greater EMC than open-loop parts.
Nanoparticles could make hydrogen cheaper than gasoline
News & Analysis  
2/25/2008   9 comments
A start-up says its nanoparticle coatings could make hydrogen easy to produce at home from distilled water, and ultimately bring the cost of hydrogen fuel cells in line with that of fossil fuels.
IMEC claims GaAs solar cell advance
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Belgian research organization IMEC is claiming a major breakthrough in solar cell conversion efficiency using GaAs solar cells on germanium substrates.
RFMD : RF shielding sticks to the RFIC or module
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices introduces MicroShield integrated RF shielding technology. The technology can eliminate the need for bulky and costly external shields by integrating RF shielding directly into the RFIC or module.
Aeroflex : Radio test set now has an RF spectrum analyzer option
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Aeroflex has announced an RF spectrum analyzer option for the 3500 hand-held 1 GHz radio test set. The option allows users to see the signal they are receiving instead of just the frequency.
Signal Processing on the MIPS 74K
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
BDTI evaluates the signal processing features of MIPS' high-performance superscalar core, the 74K.
VXS module features dual-core PWRficient processors
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2/24/2008   Post a comment
Mercury Computer Systems' latest VXS module, the VS6-210, features two 2.0-GHz dual-core PWRficient PA6T-1682M processors.
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