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Content posted in January 2004
Virtuoso AMS Silicon Analysis
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1/31/2004   Post a comment
Comprehensive silicon analysis solution that provides all of the capabilities to verify that a physical layout meets manufacturing rules and matches the intended schematic for analog/mixed-signal designs.
Virtuoso AMS-HF Silicon Analysis
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1/31/2004   Post a comment
Comprehensive silicon analysis solution that provides all of the capabilities to verify that a physical layout meets manufacturing rules and matches the intended schematic for analog/mixed-signal high-frequency silicon designs.
Virtuoso Analog ElectronStorm Option
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1/31/2004   Post a comment
This signal electromigration option to the Virtuoso Analog Design Environment addresses electromigration validation for analog designs with high-powered transistors or advanced process technologies.
Switch technology supports broadband differential signaling
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1/30/2004   Post a comment
There's a new class of switch products will enable the handling of differential broadband signals in advanced high-bandwidth applications, according to Pericom Semiconductor Corp. The company's line of application specific standard products (ASSPs) now includes switching solutions that address applications requiring up to 700 MHz of bandwidth.
Op Amp sets benchmarks for power and noise
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1/28/2004   Post a comment
LTC says that these two families of op amps have set some significant benchmarks for low places including power and noise. The company says these devices consume only 50% as much power as competitive devices.
Chinese food for thought
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1/28/2004   Post a comment
The battle over standards are a difficult give-and-take event but, says the author, they pale when compared to competition between nations and their economic and political positions. Take for example China and its position for wireless security - it's almost an oxymoron, but not quite.
New technology offers designers an electronically adjustable micro-resistor
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1/27/2004   Post a comment
Microbridge Technologies Inc., a specialist in micro-systems technology, says its new polysilicon resistor dubbed the Rejustor is the industry's first electronically precision-adjustable micro-resistor. This device provides high-precision resistive trimming without requiring manual or mechanical adjustments.
RGB Amplifier Optimized for UXGA LCD Displays
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1/26/2004   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces the LT6553, a triple video amplifier with an internally fixed gain of 2. Eliminating the need for external gain setting resistors, the LT6553 features a -3dB bandwidth of 650MHz. The fast slew rate of 2500V/us coupled with a quick 6ns settling time enhances the AC performance, resulting in sharper video images.
Filter-less high efficiency Class D audio amplifier sounds right for portable applications
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1/26/2004   Post a comment
National Semiconductor introduced a filter-less high efficiency Boomer audio amplifier for cellular phones and portable consumer devices. It offers high efficiency that results in less system heat and longer battery life.
Digitally programmable analog signal conditioner just right for pressure bridge sensors
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1/23/2004   Post a comment
TI introduced a digitally programmable analog signal conditioner designed for pressure bridge sensors. The company says the IC provides amplification, digital calibration and error compensation that enables system performance approaching the inherent sensor repeatability.
Online design tool for op amps -- Life just got easier
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1/23/2004   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corporation announced its Amplifiers Made Simple tool, the industry's first online design tool created to speed the selection, design and testing of many types of operational amplifiers for medical, scientific, industrial and automotive applications.
Triple 10-bit video DAC cruises at 330 MSPS
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1/23/2004   Post a comment
Philips Semiconductor introduced a new triple video digital to analog converter designed for PC video cards, high resolution image processing and digital video.
Audio power amplifier chip delivers 200W output, targets multi-channel apps
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1/23/2004   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics is shipping a new single-chip audio power amplifier that delivers 200W, the highest power available from an integrated commercial device.
Are "reversible" computers more energy efficient, faster?
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1/19/2004   Post a comment
A group of researchers at the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida is working to make a reality a radical idea for making computers more energy efficient " as well as smaller and faster.
Most Accurate High Speed Op Amps?
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1/16/2004   Post a comment
Intersil Corporation introduced six new high-accuracy, high-speed amplifiers for measurement and data acquisition applications that require 0.01% accuracy. The family of devices sets a new standard for expectations of DC accuracy in high-speed op amps.
Precision, 15ppm/C voltage references ideal for portable applications
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1/16/2004   Post a comment
TI announced a family of low-power, low-dropout, series-mode voltage references that offer precision and stability in a small package, making them ideal for portable and battery-powered devices including handheld instruments, PDAs, data acquisition systems, and medical equipment.
New company announces breakthrough disruptive electronically adjustable micro-resistor technology
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1/16/2004   Post a comment
Microbridge Technologies Inc., a privately held technology company announced the introduction of the Rejustor, the world's first electronically precision-adjustable passive micro-resistor device.
PWM controller provides digital integration for consumer audio designs
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1/15/2004   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics introduced the WM8608, the first of a family of Class D devices. The WM8608 is capable of providing up to 7.1 channels of pulse-width modulation (PWM) output from four stereo PCM inputs.
New performance level set with wideband, current-feedback amplifier for video signal processing and wireless communications
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1/14/2004   Post a comment
TI announced a low-power, current-feedback amplifier unmatched bandwidth at low and high gains. The device is designed for applications in video signal processing, cable modems, wireless communications and test instrumentation.
Fastest Fixed-Gain Amplifier for Video Signal Processing
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1/14/2004   Post a comment
Paul O'Shea reviews the TI ultra-wideband, fixed-gain video buffer amplifier from the company's Burr-Brown product line. It provides gains of +1, -1 or +2 using internal resistors. The combination of the 700 MHz bandwidth, the 2500 V/us slew rate, and 13 mA supply current makes the OPA693 an ideal video line driver or analog-to-digital converter input driver.
Triple Video Driver Offers HD/SD Filtering Capability and Multiple Video Input/Output Standards on a Single Chip
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1/9/2004   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor announces the FMS6418A, a highly integrated, triple video driver that is selectable for High Definition (HD) or Standard Definition (SD) signal filtering. It removes high frequency noise prior to digitizing the signal (anti-aliasing), or to remove artifacts introduced during D/A conversion in the encoder (reconstruction filtering) for either RGB or YUV signals.
New DAC Family for Audio, DVD Systems
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1/9/2004   Post a comment
The new family of 10-pin DACs give OEMs what is said to be the industry's smallest 192 kHz stereo DAC for entertainment products.
Decoder among the first to support WMV9 based DVD players
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1/7/2004   Post a comment
Sigma Designs announced the EM8620L, the next generation series of media processors that support Windows Media Video 9 (WMV9), the advanced video compression technology The chip also supports HighMAT (High Performance Media Access Technology) that enables better performance and navigation of personal audio, video and photo CDs in next generation entertainment devices.
Integrated Audio/Video/Graphics Chip With Personal Video Recording Capability
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1/7/2004   Post a comment
Broadcom announced it is entering the consumer television market, with the industry's first single-chip dual-channel HD video/audio/graphics and personal video recording (PVR) solution for digital televisions, as well as for cable set-top boxes, satellite receivers and HD-DVD players.
Integrated 3.2Gbps laser driver for vertical cavity surface emitting laser diodes
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1/7/2004   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces an integrated 3.2Gbps VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) diode driver for short reach and medium reach optical communications. The LTC5100 provides a very low noise transmission eye diagram. It incorporates a digital controller with on-chip A/D and D/A converters to provide continuous closed-loop monitoring and control of critical laser parameters.
Cascadable SiGe gain block amplifiers have high linearity to 6 GHz
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1/7/2004   Post a comment
Hittite announces the release of three new plastic packaged SiGe MMIC Gain Block Amplifiers which are ideal for wireless infrastructure/handhelds, test equipment, microwave radio and military COTS applications from DC to 6 GHz.
Design your op amp circuits online
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1/7/2004   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corporation announced its Amplifiers Made Simple tool, the industry's first online design tool created to speed the selection, design and testing of many types of operational amplifiers.
Control failure by sensing the heat
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1/7/2004   Post a comment
Controlling the amount of heat produced or dissipated by today's more powerful electronic equipment becomes critical as the real estate shrinks enabling heat related problems to occur more easily. It can be a tricky challenge to resolve but several companies are offering possible solutions.
The breadboard's smoking
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1/7/2004   Post a comment
Why is it that the some linear amplifiers seem to run so hot? Bill Klein's caller burnt his finger on the case of a power transistor. Quiescent current presents one kind of dissipation issue, Bill explains, load current is a totally different animal. Join him for the latest installment of his series, "A call I took last week."
Home Networking for Continuous Audio/Video Entertainment
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1/5/2004   Post a comment
Imagine after entering your home and heading straight to the bedroom you decide you'd like to pop in some smooth jazz you recently downloaded. The problem, however, is that the specific music you want is located on a machine in the family room. However, since you recently hooked up a home network, you just press a few buttons on your new digital media adapter and instantly the music joins you in your bedroom.
First Digitally Programmable, Signal-Conditioning Auto-Zero Amplifier
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1/5/2004   Post a comment
The ADI op amp AD8555 offers designers a high-accuracy, zero-drift, turnkey solution to program both gain and offset, allowing for greater design flexibility and lower costs in automotive, medical, and industrial process control applications.
Control failure by sensing the heat
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1/1/2004   Post a comment
Controlling the amount of heat produced or dissipated by today's more powerful electronic equipment becomes critical as the real estate shrinks enabling heat related problems to occur more easily. It can be a tricky challenge to resolve but several companies are offering possible solutions.




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