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Small low-power DC/DC converters suit portable designs
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced 2.25-MHz step-down DC/DC converters, housed in 6-pin, 2 x 2-mm SON packages with +/-1.5 percent voltage regulation for portable and battery-powered applications.
WiMAX module enables next-generation mobile broadband
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
SyChip has launched its first mobile WiMAX chip-scale module that adds WiMax functionality to mobile handheld devices.
Noise modules provide wide bandwidth frequencies to test filters, RF systems
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Wireless Telecom Group is offering a pair of noise modules for the computing and military equipment markets that deliver the wide bandwidth frequencies required to test filters, electronic circuits or RF systems.
Potentiometer switch saves panel space
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Electro-Mech's SW44511 tactile feel momentary potentiometer switch offers both rotary and push-on functionality.
Optimize system efficiency, size, and cost using fixed-output bus converters
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Maximize power-system efficiency by selecting the optimal bus voltage for the application; the result may be smaller, more flexible, require less cooling, and be less expensive
Speeding debug of FPGA-based systems using mixed-signal oscilloscopes
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/31/2007   Post a comment
Forthcoming live webinar shows how to dramatically accelerate the debug of FPGA-based Systems using mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSOs).
First production FPGAs to demo interoperability with DDR3 SDRAM technology
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx partners with leading suppliers to make DDR3 SDRAM controller designs a reality for higher performance with lower power in Virtex-5 FPGAs.
Infineon samples automotive microcontrollers
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Infineon's 32-bit MCUs for safety automotive systems feature a high-performance central processing unit (CPU) that can process up to 80 million instructions per second (MIPS) at 80 MHz.
Pickering rolls out PXI RF switching modules
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Pickering Interfaces has introduced high-density RF modules that provide switching characteristics to 3-GHz.
Altera offers complete USB 2.0 device controller solution
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
New USB 2.0 device controller solution from Altera and System Level Solutions includes a soft IP core, software and class drivers, and snap-on PHY daughtercards.
Circuit-sized quantum effect observed
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Magnetic quantum effects have been harnessed for the first time at lithographic sizes up to 30 nanometers long, holding the promise of future semiconductor circuits for quantum computers.
Intel, SiRF work on GPS for mobile platforms
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
GPS chip specialist SiRF Technology Holdings Inc. has signed a license and joint development agreement with Intel Corp.
Dealing with feature creep
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Today's consumer electronics are too hard to use, largely due to useless features. Here's how to fix the problem.
Integrated FET regulators support input voltages up to 60V, spikes to 100V
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Intersil recently released a family of high efficiency, 2A integrated FET step down DC/DC switching regulators that support wide operating input voltages and can handle transient spikes up to 100V.
Mobile TV SoC complies with Japan's ISDB-T standard
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Newport Media is sampling an SoC for the mobile version of Japan's ISDB-T digital television standard that integrates an RF tuner, demodulator and all required memory.
Actel extends Asia Pacific sales network
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Actel announces new distributors for low-power programmable solutions in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand.
The teen who invented television
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
In the summer of 1921, a 15-year old Idaho farm boy came up with an idea for how to make a truly electronic television system.
Carbon Design Systems Offers Free Tenison Migration Program
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Carbon Design Systems has announced a program to offer customers of Tenison Design Automation's VTOC products an easy migration path to Carbon's family of model generation solutions.
Charging IC combines main battery switch, charging circuits
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has introduced the NUS3116, an integrated charging and power switching circuit for portable handheld electronic devices.
Implementing power electronics in fluorescent lighting
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Replacing magnetic ballasts with electronic versions in fluorescent lighting provide several advantages including higher energy efficiency. Fairchild provides a step-by-step explanation.
Progress, controversy mark IEEE 802.11 plenary meeting
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
The IEEE 802 committee's recently concluded plenary session included reports of progress in several areas and continuing disagreement in others.
Carbon nanotubes aim for cheap, durable touch screens
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Unidym is developing touch-panel displays with Touch Panel Laboratories (Tokyo) to enable more durable screens for Nintendo, as well as for tougher, cheaper solar panels and LCDs.
U.S., E.U. agree on common GPS-Galileo signal design
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
The United States and the European Union have moved forward on satellite navigation cooperation after reaching agreement on a common civil signal design for their respective satellite navigation systems (GNSS).
RF design team raises funds for CMOS PA initiative
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Is it possible to make a CMOS power amplifier for 3G cell phone applications that can operate with the same power efficiency and robustness as a gallium arsenide version? ACCO Semiconductor (Saint Germain en Laye, France) believes it has found a way to do just that and with its patent applications in hand is hoping to reap the benefits in a multibillion dollar market.
Preventing IP theft with the MSC8144EC DSP
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
DSP systems often leave valuable IP in the open, where it can be stolen. Here's how to protect your code with the MSC8144EC DSP.
Speed (hybrid) racer
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7/29/2007   Post a comment
Here are more details on Toyota's Supra HV-R hybrid racer that won the Tokachi 24-Hour Race
Practical implementation of negative-input, negative-output step-down switching converters
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7/27/2007   1 comment
Negative step-down switching converters bring different design challenges; understand how to implement them effectively
Portable devices drive power management demand
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7/27/2007   Post a comment
Market research firm iSuppli Corp. projects the global power management semiconductor market to grow significantly over the next few years, driven in part by rising demand from portable electronic equipment manufacturers.
Taming the Beast: 802.11n Coexistence with legacy networks
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
Without protection protocols, 802.11n devices can hamper the performance of legacy networks, particularly in the 2.4GHz band
Dates added for ZigBee training
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
This hands-on three-day course is designed to provide a solid foundation in RF capabilities, MAC layer communications, OSAL/HAL usage, ZigBee networking and Z-Stack protocol stack-based product development.
Buck converter drives up to seven LEDs in series
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
The CAT4201 7-W buck converter from Catalyst Semiconductor drives white LED strings up to 21 V; regulates current up to 350 mA, and eliminates need for a dedicated heat sink with up to 94 percent efficiency.
EU set to free up spectrum restrictions
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
The European Commission is proposing to repeal long-standing European regulations on using frequency bands that are currently employed for the GSM network.
Review mathematical tools for digital transmission analysis--Part I
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
Here is Part I of an excerpt from Fixed Broadband Wireless Communications: Principles and Practical Applications. Taken from Chapter 3, this segment is an in-depth review of analytical tools, namely spectral analysis of nonperiodic functions and energy and power analysis.
Logic designer reports seeing black-and-white schematics in color!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/26/2007   Post a comment
Also, new research shows that synesthetic colors are perceived in a realistic way, just as synesthetes report!
16-bit RISC MCU drives large LCD displays
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
Take a look at Maxim's latest addition to its RISC MAXQ microcontroller product line. The MAXQ3100 integrates an RTC and LCD interface to save space in embedded and portable applications.
Infineon, ARM extend mobile platform deal
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
ARM Holdings plc and Infineon Technologies AG have extended their licensing deal that will see the German chip maker moving from using its own proprietary solution in its low cost mobile phone platform to using ARM processors in the future.
Piezo transformers could shrink power supplies
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
Passive component manufacturer Epcos AG has concluded research for a piezo-based transformer that could replace bulky conventional transformers in power supply applications.
FPGA-based hardware acceleration of C/C++ based applications - Part 1
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7/25/2007   2 comments
Steve Casselman from DRC Computer Corp. explains how to accelerate C-based applications by running parallelized code on configurable processors.
Isolated DC/DC converters target military equipment
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
XP Power has introduced a series of isolated DC/DC converters for systems that need to be powered from both12 Vdc and 24/28 Vdc electrical supplies.
Digital POL module boasts 60-amp current
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
Power-One introduces the 60-amp ZY8160 digital POL module for the server market, which is fully programmable via I2C or GUI interfaces.
Great balls of fire -- a marble-based computing machine!
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
This is so simple and yet so very, very clever -- I wonder how far someone could take this concept (if anyone had the time).
DC/DC regulator system meets military requirements
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces the first device, an encapsulated 10-A switching DC/DC regulator system, in a new family of uModule DC/DC regulators designed for military and avionics applications.
802.11n: Rules of engagement
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
Dual-band operation makes the most sense if you're mixing video and data traffic on the same network.
SPDT switch achieves high isolation, linearity in un-powered state
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics' M/A-COM division has released a broadband, single control line SPDT switch, which achieves high isolation and linearity in an un-powered state.
Metalink releases dual-band 802.11n reference design
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
Multiple HD video streams ride on the 5 GHz band and PC data networking on the 2.4 GHz band.
Millimeter-wave amplifiers provide broadband performance
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
High-frequency RF module provider Endwave Corp. has released the LA series of millimeter-wave amplifiers that consists of 10 models covering 33- to 75-GHz in up to 20-GHz bandwidths.
Analysis: CEVA's 32-bit, Dual-MAC TeakLite-III DSP
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
CEVA has souped up its Teak core for audio and 3G applications. BDTI explains how it works, and how it compares to the competition.
Understanding RF Instrument Specifications Part 1
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
This is the first of a three-part article series on RF instrument fundamentals from National Instruments. This article covers real time (instantaneous) bandwidth, frequency range, tuning speed, phase noise, and VSWR.
Software helps quell transmission noise
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7/25/2007   1 comment
Symbolic and numerical math solvers provide understanding of vibration behavior and chain-drive resonances, and help develop predictive design tools.
Designing a safer battery
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
Find out how a model-based design approach leads to better performing and safer batteries.
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