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Stealth PA targets 700MHz band
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Stealth Microwave introduces the SM07080-47, a 50W GaAs FET solid-state power amplifier (PA) designed for next generation 700 MHz applications.
GreenPeak Academy provides training for ultra low power wireless sensor networks
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Initiative offers courses for designers of ultra low power sensor networks utilizing energy harvesting
WiMAX forum expects 133 million using WiMAX by 2012
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The study estimates that approximately 70 percent will use mobile and portable WiMAX devices to access broadband Internet services
LDOs target automotive, industrial apps
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Microchip Technology has introduced the MCP179X high-voltage linear regulators (LDOs) targeted at automotive and industrial applications.
CEL's ZigBee radio module features TI's transceiver platform
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The Matrix radio module's 10mW maximum power makes it well-suited for regions where regulatory agencies limit transmission power.
Sniffing GSM off the air
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3/31/2008   2 comments
National Instruments' David A. Hall shows you how to build your own software defined radio using LabVIEW.
See how to demodulate GSM off the air
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Ever read an article on RFDL and think, "boy, I wish I could see that happening"? Well, today's your lucky day!
Maxim claims first 28-V, single-input battery charger for handhelds
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Maxim claims the highly integrated MAX8814 is the industry's first 28-V, single-input lithium charger in a 2 x 2-mm TDFN package for handheld devices.
New capabilities for programming massively parallel processors
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Ambric's new release of the aDesigner tool suite includes performance analysis capabilities to optimize program execution across hundreds of processors.
Startups give virtualization a novel twist
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Two startups--3Leaf Systems and ScaleMP--are giving virtualization a new twist to help create large systems made up from multiple x86 servers.
Siemens to use MRAM in touch screen HMI
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Siemens has developed an industrial touch-screen human machine interface application using magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) technology supplied by Freescale Semiconductor.
National Semi claims first high-current flash LED driver with adjustable over-voltage protection
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National Semiconductor unveiled what it claims is the industry's first high-current LED driver that enables dual LED operation for the camera flash function in portable multimedia devices.
Audio processor improves voice clarity in portable communication devices
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The BelaSigna 300 audio processor from ON Semiconductor claims to deliver superior audio clarity for portable communication devices without compromising size or battery life.
ARC, Toshiba extend licensing deal
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ARC International and Toshiba have extended their partnership developing configurable multi-processor technology and, as part of the deal, the Japanese chip maker has also extended its license to use the ARChitect Processor Configurator.
Reconfigurable radios, part 1: SDR architectures
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
The article makes the case for software defined radio (SDR), and discusses strategies for balancing flexibility, energy efficiency and spectrum use. It looks at different hardware architectures, including a multicore solution, as well as reconfigurable analog front ends.
Reconfigurable radios references
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Here are the references for our reconfigurable radios series.
SARFT-compliant silicon tuner targets STB market in China
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NXP has launched a highly integrated silicon tuner—TDA18252HN—with multi-standard digital cable reception to address the domestic Chinese set-top box (STB) market.
AMD launches first x86 triple-core processors
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AMD announced the availability of AMD Phenom X3 8000 series triple-core processors, providing gamers and digital media enthusiasts with high performance at mainstream price points.
What went wrong at Moto
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3/30/2008   Post a comment
Motorola fell because it focused on hardware engineering, not consumer design.
Desktop supply delivers 180 watts
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Single-output, CEC and Energy Star-compliant AC/DC supplies tout the highest output
320-watt switchers feed industrial applications
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Supplies, in six models for 5-48 volt applications, offer DIN mounted option
Mango DSP and Steelbox Networks create analytic-enabled intelligent video networks
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Mango DSP, a provider of intelligent video servers for the CCTV, video surveillance and homeland security defense markets, and Steelbox Networks, developer of "the world's fastest media appliance", have signed a partnership agreement. The partnership will present the industry with a comprehensive intelligent video, processing, distribution, storage and management solution.
DSP weekend reader vol. 2 no. 9
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
This week: VoIP quality, DSP choices, and low-power design.
How to get the most out of a single timer on an MCU
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3/28/2008   5 comments
This article suggests a method to incorporate the functionality of both an RTC and a PWM in a microcontroller equipped with only a single timer.
Profinet controllers are IRT-enabled
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In recognition of the fact that an increasing number of Profinet industrial Ethernet installations uses high-speed Isochronous Realtime communication schemes, Siemens has equipped several Simatic controllers with the respective interfaces.
Researchers tout foldable, stretchable Si circuits
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3/28/2008   1 comment
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new form of stretchable silicon integrated circuit that can wrap around complex shapes such as spheres, body parts and aircraft wings, and can operate during stretching, compressing, folding and other types of extreme mechanical deformations, without a reduction in electrical performance.
Silicon Labs : Clock multiplier generates any output frequency
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Silicon Laboratories has expanded its portfolio of reconfigurable, frequency-agile precision clocks with a single input, single output jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC.
HD video line buffering in FPGA
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Complex video processing algorithms -- encoding, motion estimation, and scaling -- implemented using FPGAs need access to various pixel values within a single frame or across multiple frames. The required video line buffers within an FPGA make video applications memory intensive.
Apple shuns Wolfson in next generation iPods
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics (Edinburgh, Scotland) is believed to have lost out in its bid to supply Apple's next generation iPods with audio chips.
Microtune sounds alarm on tuner performance in certified US TV converter boxes
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Microtune sends letter to the NTIA raising compliance issues about subsidized U.S. digital TV converter box program and shares its test data on non-compliant boxes with the NTIA.
Fully-programmable audio ICs deliver advanced features to heighten HDTV experience
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has introduced two audio processors for HDTV sound that provide uninterrupted, high-fidelity audio connectivity from a variety of digital and analog home entertainment sources.
Huge growth seen for MEMS sensors, actuators
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Worldwide sales of MEMS-based semiconductor sensors and actuators are expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19 percent between 2007 and 2012, reaching $9.7 billion in five years compared to $4.1 billion in 2007, according to market research group IC Insights.
VoIP quality issues, part 1: Compression, delay, and echo
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3/27/2008   1 comment
This article addresses VoIP issues including voice quality, transit delay, echo, comfort noise, and foreign language speakers. It explains the G.711, G.726, G.729A, G.723.1, and G.722 voice compression standards.
Microchip rolls out 30 new 16-bit MCUs and DSCs
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Microchip's latest PIC24 and dsPIC33 families provide up to 128-Kbytes of flash in packages as small as 6x6 mm.
Microchip expands motor-control development tools
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Digital signal controllers with up to 128 kB of Flash, a new motor-control hardware development platform, and free software boost design capabilities.
Digital signal controllers integrate 16-bit audio DAC module
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Microchip Technology announced six 28- and 44-pin 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers with a dual-channel, 100-ksps, 16-bit audio DAC module for price- or size-conscious embedded system designers who require improved audio performance or wish to add audio playback to existing embedded applications.
AVTECH reduces IP surveillance camera cost by 45% using eASIC
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eASIC's zero mask-charge ASIC said to deliver increased functionality at significantly lower cost than a low-density FPGA.
Affordable silicon customization from eASIC
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eASIC announces affordable silicon customization; first phase enables cost reduction of low-density FPGAs; replaces parts from Altera and Xilinx.
MP3: Audio boon or bane?
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Are MP3s really responsible for a general decline in the quality of digital audio?
IC combines step-up, step-down converters in tiny package
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Linear Technology Corp. has announced the LTC3523/-2, a combination of a 600mA (ISW) synchronous boost and a 400mA (IOUT) synchronous buck regulator in a 3mm x 3mm QFN-16 package.
Agilent demos automated DisplayPort physical layer compliance test
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Agilent claims to demonstrate the industry's fully automated DisplayPort receiver physical layer compliance test solution at DisplayPort Plug Test in Yokohama, Japan.
Digital-to-analog Conversion is everywhere
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Only a few know the differences in architecture and what advantages and disadvantages a string architecture has over an R2R ladder, and vice versa. Knowing the differences and how those general purpose DACs work enables the designer to choose the best DAC for their application. This article will shed some light on the basic operation of DACs and will give some answers to questions you always wanted to know.
ViASIC technology boasts 2-week turnaround from tapeout to ASIC production
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Sandia Laboratories' ViASIC-based ViArray platform achieves rapid turnaround time for radiation-hardened designs.
How to achieve design flexibility for free using Structured ASIC approaches
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Under certain circumstances, it is possible over the lifetime of a design to reduce the time to market and/or production time without incurring additional costs.
Audio DSP integrates MP3, voice, Bluetooth functions for handsets
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The MusiCore1 audio processor from CSR is a single low-power chip for mobile phones that provides high-quality stereo audio music, background noise reduction and Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
Analysis: On2 brings YouTube to cell phones
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BDTI examinies On2's Hantro 8190, a licensable video decoder core that supports the Flash video format.
Getting a handle on the high-speed Bluetooth controversy
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At least one reader was sufficiently upset by the article to post a comment in the WirelessNetDesignline forum taking issue with the authors.
It's out of my hands
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Recently, in my home state of NJ, police received the authority to stop and fine motorists for using hand-held cell phones while they drive. But are we actually safer?
LandAirSea taps u-blox GPS technology for vehicle tracking
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Check out what LandAirSea Systems has done with u-blox 5 GPS technology.
Voltage feedback amplifier touts lowest power
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TI claims its OPA2889 high-speed voltage feedback amplifier features more than 90 percent less power than devices with comparable slew rates in the market today.
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