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Are Red, Yellow, and Blue primary colors?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/30/2007   Post a comment
If printers use Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow (CMY) inks as primary colors, why do art teachers at high school say that the primary colors are Red, Yellow, and Blue (RYB)?
UWB test: Call for participation
Blog  
9/30/2007   Post a comment
I'm happy to report that an unbiased performance test is being coordinated by industry expert Fanny Mlinarsky, a highly-regarded consultant with more than 24 years of senior R&D expertise in wireless technologies.
Applying a motor-controller IC for buck-boost conversion
Design How-To  
9/29/2007   1 comment
This non-inverting buck-boost converter design will provide higher efficiency than traditional SEPIC or flyback topologies traditionally used for the task.
Power adapters meet CEC, Energy Star approvals
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Astrodyne's 15- to 63-watt desktop external switching power adapters -- the SPU16, SPU25 and SPU63 series -- meet CEC, Energy Star approvals.
Analog switches deliver low on-resistance, low leakage
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has released five low-impedance, high-voltage analog switches with on-resistance as low as 10 ohms for audio, video, and data switching applications.
PC architecture integrates a media center 'on wheels' - Part 2: building a unified system and connecting it to portable devices
Design How-To  
9/28/2007   Post a comment
Consumers increasingly want to plug-in a myriad of devices in their cars--requiring a high level of integration between vehicles, content, applications, and the devices themselves. A PC-compatible system offers performance, flexibility, connectivity, and scalability to meet today's, and future, infotainment needs.
Understanding dissipation, thermal resistance, and IC temperature (Part 2 of 2)
Design How-To  
9/28/2007   1 comment
Ensure that your IC won't overheat by analyzing its thermal parameters and performance
3Com sells itself for $2.2 billion
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Private equity group Bain Capital has teamed with Chinese equipment vendor Huawei to acquire, for $2.2 billion in cash, computer networking group 3Com.
FPGA Physical Synthesis, Part II
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9/28/2007   Post a comment
Andy Haines replies to my blog on FPGA Physical Synthesis.
Wipro acquires Oki's wireless design arm
News & Analysis  
9/28/2007   Post a comment
Wipro Technologies has signed an agreement with Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd. of Japan to acquire Oki Techno Center Singapore.
USB 2.0 connectors meet automotive requirements
Product News  
9/27/2007   Post a comment
FCI offers two USB 2.0 connectors suitable for automotive multimedia systems.
Can you invent a better smiley?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/27/2007   Post a comment
Following my earlier blog on "The 25th Anniversary of the Smiley", one reader suggested a rather clever new design, which set me to wondering...
LED driver integrates analog, PWM dimming control
Product News  
9/27/2007   Post a comment
Maxim has introduced the MAX16812 high-voltage, switch-mode, high-brightness (HB) LED driver with analog and PWM-dimming control for automotive and other lighting applications.
Comsys delivers cellular/WiMAX reference designs
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Both platforms offer complete hardware and software integration, including the capability to operate with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS modules.
Infrastructure DSPs for the triple-play era
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9/27/2007   Post a comment
Emerging voice/data/media networks require a combination of high performance and high-speed IO. Here's how to pick a DSP that will do all this and provide a cost-effective solution to boot.
PC architecture integrates a media center 'on wheels' - Part 1: coding/decoding content, rights management, and HMI challenges
Design How-To  
9/27/2007   Post a comment
Consumers increasingly want to plug-in a myriad of devices in their cars--requiring a high level of integration between vehicles, content, applications, and the devices themselves. A PC-compatible system offers performance, flexibility, connectivity, and scalability to meet today's, and future, infotainment needs.
New addition to Synplicity's HAPS ASIC prototyping system
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
HAPS-51 delivers increased capacity, performance, and on-board memory for faster SoC verification.
EXP expansion modules for FPGA development boards
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing has introduced three new EXP modules for EXP-enabled FPGA development boards.
How to turn every FPGA LVDS pair into a complete SERDES solution
Design How-To  
9/26/2007   7 comments
An innovative new technology called Align Lock Loops (ALLs) forms the basis for implementing fast, simple, and affordable chip-to-chip and board-to-board communication.
Readers respond to recent blog posts
Audio DesignLine Blog  
9/26/2007   Post a comment
A recap of reader feedback to recent blog posts on everything from subwoofers and tube audio to audio cables and fun with oscilloscopes.
CMOS op amps deliver low bias current, low noise
Product News  
9/26/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces the LTC6081 and LTC6082 CMOS op amps with a 3.5-MHz gain bandwidth, low input bias current and low noise for precision instrumentation.
SerDes: A new definition?
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
The mission of engineers is to find a better way and that might be what Align Engineering has done with its Align Lock Loop (ALL) technology.
Designing RF remote controls for DTV products
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
In the short history of television remote control units, several different schemes have been tried. Early examples from the 1950s used wires, a single beam of light and ultrasonic sound to change channels and control the volume. These have obvious limitations. For instance, the photoelectric cells in the light beam example couldn't tell the difference between a flash light, an ordinary table lamp or even sunlight. This could lead to some chaotic television viewing.
LED driver offers buck, boost or SEPIC configs
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Targeting applications using RGB LED backlighting or multiple strings of white LEDs, Supertex's HV9982 three-channel LED driver provides high LED current accuracy through closed-loop control of the output currents.
Fully integrated DTV audio codecs simplify signal management for flat-panel TVs
Product News  
9/26/2007   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic Inc. belives that it has greatly simplified the challenge of audio signal management within complex digital television system designs with the introduction of the CS42324 and CS42325 DTV codecs.
2.5-GHz WiMAX transceiver uses internal calibration
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Atmel has introduced a 2.5-GHz WiMAX transceiver with internal calibration that eliminates the need for external calibration circuitry or calibration software.
Alcatel-Lucent, Kyocera work on WiMAX mobile broadband
News & Analysis  
9/26/2007   Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent and wireless handset manufacturer Kyocera Wireless Corp. (San Diego, California) have extended their collaboration with the signature of an agreement on the development of end-to-end WiMAX mobile broadband solutions.
Audio amp reduces EMI, optimizes power
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
National Semiconductor says it has introduced the industry's first single-chip 3-W mono Class D audio amplifier with spread spectrum technology and an integrated boost converter. This device enables portable products to operate at a constant output power even at low battery voltages.
Automotive applications to drive microcontroller market
News & Analysis  
9/26/2007   Post a comment
Between 2006 and 2010, the market volume for automotive microcontrollers will expand about 63 percent, concludes a study from market researcher Frost & Sullivan. However, chip vendors need to consider the specific characteristics of that market.
Broadcom readies single chip 802.11n device
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9/26/2007   Post a comment
Broadcom Corporation has started sampling a single chip 802.11n compliant device that is being made in a 65-nm CMOS process and integrates the power amplifier on chip.
150-W power conversion IC speeds energy-efficiency compliance
Product News  
9/26/2007   Post a comment
Power Integrations has announced the TOPSwitch-HX AC-DC power conversion chip, which incorporates a 700-V power MOSFET, high voltage switched current source, PWM control, oscillator, thermal shutdown circuit, fault protection and other control circuitry onto a monolithic device.
FPGAs look for a lingua franca
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
9/26/2007   Post a comment
ESL tools have made FPGA design a lot easier, but the lack of a common design language means the learning curve is still too steep.
Radio Basics for RFID: Modulation and Multiplexing
Design How-To  
9/26/2007   1 comment
While this book excerpt from The RF in RFID:Passive UHF RFID in Practice, focuses on RFID applications, it is an excellent primer for RF basics. This part covers modulation and multiplexing.
Electric motorbike teardown
Teardown  
9/26/2007   6 comments
Vectrix designed its battery-powered VX1 motor scooter to go up against motorbikes from the likes of Honda and Yamaha. A teardown of the system shows how successful the company was at balancing performance with economy and low emissions.
Under the Hood: Sensor, processing at heart of DSLR
Teardown  
9/26/2007   Post a comment
While digital SLR cameras have drastically improved, a look inside the Sigma SD14 shows what can be done through the blending of advanced image-sensor technology with high-performance, low-power digital signal processing.
Understanding dissipation, thermal resistance, and IC temperature (Part 1 of 2)
Design How-To  
9/26/2007   1 comment
Ensure that your IC won't overheat by analyzing its thermal parameters and performance
Implementing solid security on a Bluetooth product
Design How-To  
9/25/2007   Post a comment
The first section of this article outlines the security features of individual Bluetooth components, and the subsequent section drills-down into the application component explaining the various types of Bluetooth security breaches and recommended solutions to thwart them from the product application.
24-bit, 3.3-V audio DACs target consumer A/V apps
Product News  
9/25/2007   Post a comment
The AK4344 and AK4345 96-kHz, 24-bit, 3.3-V audio DACs from Asahi Kasei (AKM) suit consumer A/V apps like DVD players/recorders, digital TVs/radios, and portable music players.
Musicians harness DSPs to craft guitar effects
Product News  
9/25/2007   Post a comment
Line 6 uses Freescale Semiconductor DSPs to craft guitar tones for its effects devices, including its first battery-powered Pocket POD and forthcoming Tone Core Module Development Kit.
RFICs support WiMAX basestation amplifiers
Product News  
9/25/2007   Post a comment
Freescale has introduced three high-power RFICs that aim to reduce cost, form factor, and BOM of WiMAX base stations.
Integrated silicon flows at WiMax World
Product News  
9/25/2007   Post a comment
GCT Semiconductor announced a new integrated mobile WiMax chip, one of several silicon products for clients and basestations flowing from WiMax World in Chicago.
Dual N-channel MOSFETs cut board space by 50%
Product News  
9/25/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor's two latest dual N-channel PowerTrench MOSFETs are two highly integrated modules that are designed to reduce board space while providing the ability to achieve higher conversion efficiency in synchronous buck designs.
RF transceivers target small-form-factor mobile WiMAX
Product News  
9/25/2007   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. has released two RF-to-baseband WiMAX transceivers that are optimized for size and power consumption.
Infineon tunes its 3G transceiver for Motorola
Product News  
9/25/2007   Post a comment
Infineon has received a major order from Motorola to tailor an 3G transceiver chip based on its existing 'Smarti UE' device. The move helps Infineon to further broaden its customer base.
High-accuracy fuel gauging extends to single-cell handhelds
Product News  
9/25/2007   Post a comment
This fuel gauging IC, which determines remaining run time to 1 percent, sets claim as the first high performance chip for mobiles using single-cell lithium-ion batteries
Dual-output LDO housed in DFN-8 package
Product News  
9/25/2007   Post a comment
Each output in On Semiconductor's NCP590 LDO series is capable of delivering up to 300-mA per output and is available in voltages from 0.8 V to 5V.
New vendor-independent FPGA synthesis from Mentor
Product News  
9/24/2007   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics announces Precision RTL Plus for FPGA Synthesis, a vendor-independent solution that provides breakthrough productivity.
SerDes on the cheap
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
9/24/2007   Post a comment
Startup Align technologies today revealed a technology that promises to greatly reduce the cost and complexity of SerDes solutions.
Lattice and Silicon Labs collaborate on SONET/SDH-compliant solutions
News & Analysis  
9/24/2007   Post a comment
The combination of LatticeSC FPGAs from Lattice and Silicon Labs' clock and timing devices dramatically simplify OC-3/12/48 multi-rate line card design.
QuickLogic PolarPro CSSPs/FPGAs now available in military temperature rating
Product News  
9/24/2007   Post a comment
The QL1P1000 CSSP/FPGA is specifically designed to meet the demanding needs of military applications.
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