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Dual 16-bit, 1.6-GSPS DAC synthesizes high-quality wideband signals from baseband to high intermediate frequencies
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1/4/2013   Post a comment
Analog Devices has introduced the AD9142 dual-channel, 16-bit, 1.6-GSPS D/A converter, which supports high data rates and complex modulation schemes required in communications, test and instrumentation, and defense and aerospace systems.
ADC Basics (Part 5): Key ADC specifications for system analysis
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1/3/2013   2 comments
This article helps to determine the key specifications for ADCs, as you compare the performance of SAR and delta-sigma converter systems.
Signal Chain Basics #73: Audio metering, enjoying the VU
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1/2/2013   1 comment
Audio metering is present in almost any equipment that plays or records audio Ė from cell phones displaying bar graphs of audio output levels, to home stereos with flashing LEDS, to live broadcasting.
Toshiba begins GaN-on-Si LED production
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12/19/2012   3 comments
Toshiba has announced that this month it will start production of white light emitting diodes intended for use by makers of general purpose and industrial lighting using Bridgelux technology.
Conexant launches high-def voice capture IC
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12/18/2012   Post a comment
This latest offering from Conexant complements its portfolio of turnkey Far-Field Voice Input Processor SoC solutions.
Analog gurus impart unique knowledge in book
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12/17/2012   1 comment
The second volume of "Analog Circuit Design, Immersion in the Black Art of Analog Design" by Bob Dobkin and Jim Williams has just been published.
ADC Guide, Part 11: ADC Noise Ė 2, SINAD, ENoB
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12/13/2012   Post a comment
Previously in this series, we discussed about noise basics and how they affect an ADCís output. We will continue this discussion about noise and cover Signal-to-Noise and Distortion ratio and ENoB, all commonly used specifications of an ADC.
ADC Guide, Part 9: Total Harmonic Distortion
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12/11/2012   Post a comment
This series has primarily discussed the DC specifications of an ADC. Now we discuss AC specifications like distortion and noise in the ADC.
ADI introduces two waveform generators
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12/11/2012   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced the AD9106 quad-channel, 12-bit, and the AD9102 single-channel, 14-bit, 180-MSPS waveform generators, integrating on-chip static random access memory and direct digital synthesis for complex waveform generation.
ADC Guide Part 10: ADC Noise - 1
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12/8/2012   3 comments
To meet system requirements, engineers need to understand the noise performance of all the analog peripherals in the signal chain, including the ADC. In this part of the article series, we will talk about the effect of noise on an ADCís output.
Touchstobe has ADI dropin 12-bit ADC
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12/5/2012   Post a comment
Touchstone Semiconductor has unveiled its first Analog Devices alternate source two-channel, 12-bit, 125-ksps analog-to-digital converter that can be used as a drop-in replacement for the Analog Devices AD7887.
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