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Renesas rolls dual-type power MOSFET
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Designed to make DC/DC converters more efficient for laptop PCs and communication devices, Renesas' latest power MOSFET boasts a chip mounting area that is half the size of existing dual-package power MOSFET configurations.
Audio connectors shrink in size
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7/31/2008   1 comment
ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a miniature audio connector series, aimed at higher quality compact audio applications in video, broadcast and recording.
OLED programmable switches deliver lower power consumption, faster response
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
NKK Switches deliver OLED SmartSwitch and SmartDisplay high-resolution programmable devices for a variety of applications including audio-video broadcast workstations, industrial control panels, medical equipment and communications systems.
MIT claims 24/7 solar power
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7/31/2008   3 comments
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have combined a liquid catalyst with photovoltaic cells to achieve what they claim is a solar energy system that could generate electricity around the clock.
Automotive MCU reduces board space in body electronics
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Silicon Laboratories Inc. is touting its latest product as the industry's smallest automotive communications MCU.
Eighth-brick isolated DC/DC converters deliver 100W at 75°C
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
FDK has expanded its Sensei Series of isolated DC-DC converters that are targeted at Intermediate Bus Architecture and Distributed Power Architecture in telecommunications, WiMAX, data processing, computing, and storage applications.
Digital Potentiometers feature 1 percent accuracy
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices introduced the digital potentiometer (digiPot) AD529x family with the industry's best resistor tolerance of just 1 percent, allowing designers of industrial and instrumentation equipment to meet tighter resistor matching requirements for improved system accuracy.
XP Energy : Industrial power systems suit high reliability applications
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
A range of dc to ac inverters and frequency converters from XP Energy are housed in 3U or 6U high 19in subracks and can be supplied for either rack mounting or wall mounting.
Tutorial: Radio Basics for UHF RFID--Part VII
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Here is Part VII of Chapter 3--Radio Basics For UHF RFID--from The RF in RFID: Passive UHF RFID in Practice. Written for the electrical engineer but not the RFID expert, Dr. Dobkin explains what to expect, develop, and use while implementing an RFID system.
UHF FM transmitter module housed in compact package
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Tailored for the 433.92MHz (UK) or 434.42MHz (European) radio bands, Radiometrix's PCB-mounting UHF radio transmitter is contained within a compact package, measuring 20x10x2 mm.
5W AC-DC converter touts high I/O isolation
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Aimtec has released the AMEL5-MAZ series of AC-DC switching power supplies that deliver high I/O isolation of 4000VAC within a wide industrial operating temperature range of -40°C to +80°C.
How to interface FPGAs to microcontrollers
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7/30/2008   2 comments
Neither standard product microcontrollers nor FPGAs were developed to communicate with each other efficiently, so interfacing the two can be a challenge.
3-chip vs. 1 image sensor
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Why high-end pro video cameras continue to use three image sensors, while pro-quality DSCs use a single high-megapixel sensor.
Macrovision Connected Platform solution with DLNA 1.5 for STBs, TVs and CE
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
New features of the Connected Platform include the ability to securely transmit and playback high definition video over a home network with full DVD-style controls using the DLNA 1.5 link layer protection (LLP) standard.
Video codecs, part 4: Wavelet codecs
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Part 4 of this series on video codecs covers interframe subband wavelet coders (SWT), motion-compensated SWT coding, and 3-D or spatiotemporal transform coding.
Practical considerations for capacitive touchscreen system design (Part 2 of 2)
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Projected-capacitance touchscreens require careful consideration of mechanical design, substrate selection and user interface design; here are some very practical tips
Viewpoint: Package-on-package is killer app for handsets
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
To continue Moore's Law trend toward smaller, sleeker handset devices, designers can leverage advanced packaging and interconnect methods to meet the miniaturization requirements.
AWR adds high-frequency filter design to Microwave Office
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
AWR works with its partner, Nuhertz Technologies, to add filter synthesis and analysis to its high-frequency design suite.
Software tools make automotive control-system design engineers 'greener' and faster: Part 1 - Optimizing internal combustion
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Design packages allow faster innovation and more effective results.
Reduce EMI in Class D Audio Applications
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7/30/2008   1 comment
Class D amplifiers are the audio amplifier of choice for portable and power sensitive applications. Improvements to audio quality and EMI performance, have simplified designing with Class D amplifiers. Here is how to achieve shorter design cycles, lower system size and cost, and longer battery life in portables.
Microscope-on-a-chip debuts
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Today's bulky, expensive microscopes could be come smaller and cheaper after researchers found a way to combine pinhole optics, microfluidics and a charge-coupled device to assemble a working microscope on a single chip.
Basics of the Electric Servomotor and Drive - Part 2: Permanent-Magnet Brush Motors
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7/29/2008   1 comment
Learn more about the electrical and mechanical characteristics of permanent-magnet brush motors, as well as methods used in their control and their strengths and weaknesses in Part 2 of an excerpt from the book "Control System Design Guide."
Calculate your individual ecological footprint
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
EBV has launched the ecological footprint calculator Now, users can calculate their own annual greenhouse gas emissions (their ecological footprint) by entering details of their household and travel activities.
Lasers need lenses no more
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7/29/2008   1 comment
Researchers have demonstrated a plasmonic collimator that utilizes grooves etched directly into the semiconductor laser facet. The technique could eliminate costly, bulky lenses.
Actel acquires Pigeon Point Systems
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
In a strategic move, Actel strengthens its position in TCA system and power management solutions with the acquisition of Pigeon Point Systems.
Memories for industrial computers and embedded systems
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7/29/2008   1 comment
Industrial computers and embedded CPUs require compact, reliable, power-saving memory solutions which must be adequate for rugged industrial conditions and the thermal requirements in particular.
Anritsu : Communication testers support HSPA Evolution
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Anritsu offers two software packages offering signaling/protocol support for the extended HSPA Evolution standard for HSPA (HSDPA/HSUPA) 3.5G mobile terminals as defined in 3GPP Release 7.
Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis - VIP 2008
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
National Instruments 13th annual customer and technology conference "Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis - VIP 2008" will take place on 8th and 9th of October in the Veranstaltungsforum in Fuerstenfeldbruck near Munich, Germany.
8th International Congress MID 2008
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
On 24th and 25th of September, the 8th International Congress MID 2008 takes place at the congress center of Fuerth. This worldwide leading event about MID technology presents an international accepted forum that enables intensive exchange of experiences in the field of molded interconnect devices.
Board speeds BLDC motor development
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
TB6588FG platform speeds design of sensorless drives for three-phase motors for automotive, industrial, and home appliance applications up to 60 watts.
20W stereo Class D speaker amplifier operates from a 4.5V to 14V supply
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products is calling its MAX9744 the industry's first 20W stereo Class D speaker amplifier to operate from a 4.5V to 14V power supply.
Ethertronics shrinks GPS antennas to achieve world's smallest footprint
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Check out Ethertronics 4 x 2 x 1.08mm embedded ceramic GPS antenna. Weighing in at 0.2 grams, the new device targets GPS-enabled mobile phones, personal media players, and navigation equipment.
Radio-ready enclosure provides turnkey solution for industrial wireless installations
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Phoenix Contact has introduced a radio-ready NEMA 4X enclosure that simplifies the installation of industrial wireless radio modems and small RTU devices.
Intersil acquires D2Audio
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Analog-chip maker Intersil Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire D2Audio Corp., a supplier of digital audio power amplifiers.
Report: Media fuels 12% rise in home networks
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Wireless LANs, xDSL access networks and DSPs will continue to dominate home networking where one market watcher predicts an estimated 12 percent growth in units sales over the current five year period.
Boost converters maximize battery run time, minimize external circuitry
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LT3495 and LT3495-1 low-noise boost converters with integrated power switches, Schottky diodes and output disconnect circuitry.
Troubleshooting antenna and feeder problems
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7/28/2008   2 comments
The antenna and feeder are probably the least reliable part of any radio system. Measuring the return loss using a dual directional coupler can assist in tuning and checking the antenna. This article explains what is involved in making measurements with a dual directional coupler, and what else to look out for.
DSP-based audio post processing enhances audio quality
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7/28/2008   5 comments
Supporting multiple compression formats in audio players is no longer a differentiation but rather a compulsory feature. The real value add today comes in quality enhancements that increase listening pleasure. Post-processing effects ranging from equalizers to cross-fade functions to virtual surround determine winners in the competitive portable audio space.
Small USB dongle modem works with all major operating systems
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Radicom Research has introduced a compact USB dongle modem dubbed V92HU-E2 that processes data using its own hardware and does not utilize any processing power of the host computer.
Practical considerations for capacitive touchscreen system design (Part 1 of 2)
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Projected-capacitance touchscreens require careful consideration of mechanical design, substrate selection and user interface design; here are some very practical tips
Nano-inks could advance printed electronics
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Nano-inks for aerosol printing of electronics circuitry are being jointly developed by Applied Nanotech Inc. and Optomec for its M3D aerosol jet printer.
Software Defined Silicon development kit accelerates electronic design
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
The XS1-G development kit from XMOS provides everything needed to develop a wide range of applications using the XS1-G4 programmable device.
Kontron reports record revenue, strong order entry
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Board computer manufacturer Kontron AG (Eching, Germany) has achieved double-digit growth figures. Despite the strong euro, the company reports growth and a high order entry across all geographies.
Controller for VR11.1 processors touts automatic phase-dropping and fast response
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
PX3560 chip for VR11.1-based processors maintains high efficiency across entire load range, ensures fast active transient response (ATR) with a minimum of external components.
Research institute creates ultra-fast 3D circuit
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
The Berlin-based Ferdinand Braun Institute for Ultra-High Frequencies (FBH) has developed a semiconductor process that enables transistors switching at frequencies of well beyond 200 GHz. The process has another capability which could be of interest to the semiconductor industry: It enables chip designers to create three-dimensional integrated circuits.
UGM standard revision 1.1 for Graphic-on-Modules
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Kontron announces revision 1.1 of the Universal Graphics Module (UGM) standard for long-term available and custom scalable high-end PEG graphics.
Portable medical apps challenge low-power quest
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
The demands for extended battery life, sufficient computational capability and a flexible man-machine interface (MMI) require the use of a DSP subsystem that is high-performance (both in terms of computation and signal conversion capabilities), ultra-low-power and flexible.
TI releases three new OMAP35x chips
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
TI today announced availability of the OMAP3515, OMAP3525 and OMAP3530. The chips feature an ARM Cortex-A8, 2-D/3-D graphics subsystem, and multimedia subsystem.
OMAP goes open-source with $149 board
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
TI's four new OMPA35x boards include a $149 open-source kit, an evaluation module for DaVinci video codecs, and a pair of third-party development boards.
Prototyping with the Spartan-3A DSP starter platform
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7/27/2008   Post a comment
Here's how to use the EXP expansion interface to quickly prototype video, communications, and other applications on Xilinx Spartan-3A FPGAs.
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