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posted in April 2010
IDT aims CMOS at quartz/MEMS
News & Analysis  
4/30/2010   Post a comment
Integrated Device Technology announced its foray into CMOS oscillators which it claims replaces the need for quartz crystals without the need for MEMS.
TI unveils lowest power JFET-input audio operational amplifiers
Product News  
4/29/2010   Post a comment
Extending its Burr-Brown Audio line, Texas Instruments has introduced a family of JFET-input op amps featuring ultra-low noise and distortion to maximize audio system quality and performance.
Low-Power Intel Architecture Platform for In-Vehicle Infotainment - Part 1: Overview
Design How-To  
4/26/2010   Post a comment
Part 1 of this white paper presents an overview of the key technology blocks that make up the Intel-based IVI platform, as well as the challenges faced in optimizing and incorporating these into the platform.
The RCA phono plug: An outdated relic?
Audio DesignLine Blog  
4/21/2010   7 comments
When it came to choosing the RCA phono plug as a standard for consumer audio (and video) applications, "cheap" and "simple" clearly won out over technical considerations.
Yageo develops smallest PIFA GPS antenna for handhelds
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4/21/2010   Post a comment
Yageo Corp. has released what it claims is the smallest ceramic chip antenna (PIFA mode) for GPS applications.
High current power inductors employ advanced flat wire technology
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4/20/2010   Post a comment
Bourns has introduced two new power inductors that feature advanced flat wire technology for lower DC resistance and higher current ratings in an ultra small package.
7 Tips for Getting Started with Multicore
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4/19/2010   Post a comment
This white paper offers seven tips to help developers make the first step in using multicore devices.
Lots of action in passives
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4/19/2010   Post a comment
The knives are never sheathed in the passive components market.
Connector commoditization belies massive innovation
Design How-To  
4/18/2010   Post a comment
From debatable audiophile psychoacoustics to the realizable goal of 40-Gbit/second mezzanine interfaces, the electromechanical innovations required to transfer charge efficiently and reliably are matched only by the questionable marketing necessary to maintain differentiation in an area that is at once both critical and commoditized.
Intel touts personal energy management
News & Analysis  
4/14/2010   4 comments
Intel's CEO declared the "era of personal energy management" during the chip maker's developer's forum in Beijing this week.
Precision thin film resistors operate at up to 175°C
Product News  
4/13/2010   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has extended its MC AT series of professional thin film chip resistors to include devices in the 0402, 0603, 0805, and 1206 case sizes. The manufacturer also released a new precision version of the series with lower TCR and tolerances.
Acoustics and Psychoacoustics Applied - Part 1: Listening room design
Design How-To  
4/7/2010   1 comment
Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Acoustics and Psychoacoustics", 4th edition, examines optimal speaker placement, IEC rooms, room energy evolution, LEDE rooms, non-environment rooms, and diffuse reflection rooms.


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