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Content posted in January 2005
TI's e-trim technology improves offset voltage performance of new op amp
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
Compared to traditional laser trimming methods, Texas Instruments Inc.'s (TI) e-trim technology greatly improves accuracy as evidenced by this high-speed operational amplifier.
Digital control of complex power made easy
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1/31/2005   Post a comment
Microchip Technology makes the complex, easy by integrating it's microcontroller with analog building blocks for intelligent power conversion designs
Omron's architecture shrinks optical coarse wave multiplexers/demultiplexers
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1/28/2005   Post a comment
Omron Electronic Components expects to make inroads into a new market for the company with its P1X4 (4-channel) and P1X8 (8- channel) coarse wave division multiplexers (CWDM), which it claims utilize a simplification in architecture to achieve the world's smallest size.
Low voltage trench MOSFETs improve power circuit efficiency
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1/28/2005   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor today introduced eight new N-channel and P-channel, low voltage Trench MOSFETs. These devices reduce resistance between drain and source to improve overall power circuit efficiency by 30 percent in portable products.
PWM controllers enable low standby power in SMPS for notebooks, battery chargers
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor's NCP1230 and NCP1231 families PWM controllers feature industry's only Power Factor Correction stage turn-off in light or no-load conditions.
Vout D/A converter features I2C interface in a 3mm x 3mm-package
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. said this 16-bit I2C serial interface digital-to-analog converter (D/A converter) in a 3mm x 3mm DFN package can significantly reduce the size of portable products.
ADI targets industrial apps with zero-drift instrumentation amp
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. today introduced what it claims is the industry's first 16-V, zero-drift precision instrumentation amplifier (in-amp).
Flash microcontroller exceptional for controlling tasks in battery-powered devices
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1/27/2005   Post a comment
EM Microelectronics introduces a low voltage and low power consumption flash microcontroller to control tasks in battery-powered devices household appliances and body-care products.
Miniature DC-DC Converters provide 95 Percent Efficiency
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
National Semi introduces a miniature, 2MHz, 600mA DC-DC converter maximizing batter life in portables.
Ethertouch delivers next-generation capacitance sensing chip
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1/26/2005   Post a comment
Imagine a time when the wave of your finger could replace traditional tactile input devices like the computer mouse, touch screens and key pads. Ethertouch Ltd. plans to make this dream a reality via its Ethertouch ASIC sensing chip.
TI's fully-differential amps push A/D converters to 100 MHz
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Review: Texas Instruments Inc.'s (TI) next-generation differential amplifiers for driving high-speed analog-to-digital converters (A/D converters) up to 100 MHz tout low noise and distortion and fast settling time.
Analog Devices claims audiophile sound for its Class-D amplifier entry
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Class-D amplifiers are well known for their space- and heat-saving advantages. They've seldom won accolades for sound quality. ADI's new devices are optimized for thin TVs and car audio systems, and claim best-in-class audio performance.
Texas Instruments Delivers Industry's First Integrated Single-Chip Solution for Mobile Phones to Nokia
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1/24/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments delivers the industry's first single-chip mobile phone solution based on the company's Digital RF Processor (DRP) technology to Nokia. The collaboration between the two companies will enable Nokia to incorporate this innovative technolgy into future phones to offer more cost-effective advanced handsets, especially in high-volume entry markets.
Fairchild jams features in low-power load switches
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Expanding its suite of load switch technology for ultra-portable solutions, Fairchild Semiconductor today announced the first in a series of IntelliMAX integrated low-power load switches targeting portable battery-powered applications.
On-line 2 and 3kVA UPS protects telecom, lab, and computer-based equipment
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Falcon Electric a provider of single-phase on-line Uninterruptible Power Systems, introduces on-line, sinewave 2 and 3kVA UPSs to protect your telecom and lab equipment as well as computer-based LAN and WAN systems.
Inductors offer low DCR values, power savings for DC/DC converters
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Vishay adds to IHLP family of high-current, surface-mount inductors that feature saturation currents up to 40 A, typical DCR values down to 3.0 milli-ohms, and a 1.8-mm height profile.
Quad-voltage tracker/sequencer ensures proper system power-up/-down operation
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1/21/2005   Post a comment
Maxim introduces an EEPROM-programmable, quad-voltage power supply tracker/sequencer. It monitors four voltages and ensures proper power-up and power-down conditions for systems requiring voltage tracking and/or sequencing.
BTL power amp and multi voltage regulator support car radio apps
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
A combination of a quad Bridge-Tied Load (BTL) power amplifier, a multiple voltage regulator and a power switch from Philips Semiconductor supports the complete power supply and audio amplifier requirements in low and mid-end car radio applications.
Gas-Filled Relay takes worry out of high voltage
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
GIGAVAC, a provider of high voltage relays, announces a completely sealed single-pole 70 kV relay. It's filled with SF6 gas for low leakage and high current capacitive discharge switching.
TAOS light-to-voltage converters come in 4-pin TMB surface-mount package
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1/20/2005   Post a comment
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. (TAOS) is offering two of its light-to-voltage converters in a new package — a 4-pin transfer-molded board (TMB) surface-mount package.
Integrated power management IC optimized for portable apps
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1/19/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces a complete power management system IC optimized for portable applications powered by dual cell alkaline/NiCad/NiMH batteries, USB, or wall adapter.
Intersil's quad analog switch withstands cell phone abuse
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1/18/2005   Post a comment
Today Intersil Corp. announced the ISL84780, an ultra low resistance quad analog switch that offers precise switching capability from a single 1.6 V to 3.6 V supply with low on resistance and high speed operation for cell phones and other handheld products.
Vishay's PTC thermistors provide maximum voltage and current ratings
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1/18/2005   Post a comment
In addition to reducing component count, these positive temperature coefficient (PTC) thermistors from Vishay Intertechnology Inc., can reduce the board space required to implement overload protection in telecommunications applications by up to 65%, according to the company.
More Analog FPGA Starter Kits Ease You Into Designing With New Technology
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1/17/2005   Post a comment
Anadigm Starter Kits Give Designers Pre-Configured Solutions for Implementing and Controlling Dynamically Reconfigurable Programmable Analog Circuits
Smallest, Most Highly Integrated PSoC Device Yet
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1/17/2005   Post a comment
Extensive Analog and Digital Integration Benefits Consumer and Industrial Applications- for Less than $1.00
Austriamicrosystems and PortalPlayer develop SoC for MP3 players
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1/14/2005   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems AG and PortalPlayer Inc. have teamed up to create the AS3515 analog system-on-chip (SoC) for digital media players.
SigmaTel hopes to kick computer sound up a notch with Intel-HD compliant audio codecs
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1/14/2005   Post a comment
SigmaTel, Inc. introduced three audio codecs — the STAC9200 2-channel codec for notebook computers, and the STAC9221 and STAC9220 8-channel high fidelity codecs for PC and convergent media applications.
Dual-channel rms power detector accurately measures RF signals in cellular base stations
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1/14/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices' new TruPwr dual-channel RMS power detector simultaneously measures two complex input signals, enabling accurate calibration and monitoring of signal path gains with a single device.
DC/DC Controller offers margining, tracking and PLL capability
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1/14/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces the LTC3770, a synchronous step-down DC/DC controller with constant on-time, valley current mode architecture, a 50nsec typical minimum on-time, allowing the control loop to respond instantly to load steps.
Dual-channel rms power detector simultaneously measures two complex input signals
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1/13/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices offers a dual-channel rms power detector simultaneously measures two input signals, enabling calibration and monitoring of signal path gains.
Power supply sequencer enables combination of modules and DC/DC converter ICs
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1/12/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces the LTC2924, a power supply sequencer designed for use with power supplies, including shutdown pins or modules using external N-channel MOSFETS in series. Capable of input monitoring and enabling four supplies in sequence during both power up and power down
Multichannel apps stimulate 14-bit demand
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1/12/2005   Post a comment
Focus-on: Suppliers of data converters are increasingly developing dual high-resolution (14-bit) sampling analog-to-digital converters (A/D converters) in response to growing demand for multichannel applications, such as medical imaging and communications, as well as various spread-spectrum frequency and instrumentation apps. Take a look at the latest offerings from Analog Devices Inc., Datel Inc., Linear Technology Corp., and Maxim Integrated Products Inc.
Wolfson audio codec aimed at handheld multimedia applications
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1/11/2005   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics plc announced a line of audio codec chips that feature enhanced audio processing, a video buffer and a powerful speaker driver.
Buck DC/DC Converter unveiled with Power OK function
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1/10/2005   Post a comment
Analogic Tech offers a fully integrated 850kHz 1A Buck DC/DC Converter. This addition adds a Power OK function that monitors the output, alerting the system if the output voltage falls out of regulation.
Linear Tech kicks off a new family of dual 14-bit A/D converters
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1/10/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. is rolling out its first family of dual 14-bit analog-to-digital converters (A/D converters) with 100 MHz 110 dB channel isolation performance at only 445 mW total power consumption.
ADI unveils two high-speed converters for wireless applications
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1/10/2005   Post a comment
Today Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) trumpeted the first 16-bit digital-to-analog converter (D/A converter) to achieve a sample rate of 1 Gsamples/s, and a 14-bit analog-to-digital converter (A/D converter) with the highest spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) in its class.
High current 55-V Q101-qualified MOSFETs rated for continuous duty
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1/10/2005   Post a comment
International Rectifier offers a pair of 55V-rated Q101-qualified automotive HEXFET power MOSFETs rated for continuous duty. The devices are designed to increase safety margin in batteries or transients caused by loads.
TI's six-channel digital amplifier chipset reduces DVD costs
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1/7/2005   Post a comment
Promoting the transition from analog-based amplifiers and systems to digital, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) announced a six-channel digital amplifier chipset that it claims offers the highest channel density in the industry.
Protocom overcomes portable constraints with hard-wired video SoC
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1/6/2005   Post a comment
Protocom Technology Corp. sprung a full-duplex, hard-wired system-on-chip (SoC) audio/video solution today at the International Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) in Las Vegas.
National's Boomer speaker drivers promote credit-card thin handset designs
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1/6/2005   Post a comment
Today National Semiconductor Corp. unveiled a new trio of Boomer audio amplifiers that it says will result in "credit-card-thin" handsets and reduced power consumption.
ON Semi's output audio transistors eliminate thermal lag and bias in high-fidelity amps
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1/6/2005   Post a comment
Today On Semiconductor is using the International Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) in Las Vegas to show off a new family of output audio transistors with internal bias control that eliminate amplifier warm-up period, enable instant temperature adjustment, upgrade sound quality, and improve bias stability in high fidelity amplifiers.
Servers offer remote access, monitoring with encryption and authentication
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1/6/2005   Post a comment
American Power Conversion (APC) introduces 8, 16, 32 and 42-port Console Port Servers enabling secure remote management of up to 1,024 electronic devices such as servers and routers.
Standard Micro's thermal IC's address reliability and time-to-market issues
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1/5/2005   Post a comment
Responding to customer challenges associated with overcoming heat dissipation and cooling system issues, Standard Microsystems Corp. (SMSC) has expanded its line of environmental monitoring and control (EMC) solutions.
Advanced MOSFETs boost DC/DC performance
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1/5/2005   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) has added eight new 40-, 60-, 100-, 150-, 200- and 250-volt single n-channel devices to its SOP Advance MOSFET family to improve the performance of medium-power DC/DC converters.
Half-brick for PoE touts high efficiency
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1/5/2005   Post a comment
Touting high efficiency— 92.5 percent at full load—Advanced Power Conversion's H201 series DC/DC converter complies with the IEEE 802.3af standard to deliver 200 watts at a regulated 52.5 volts
Bipolars do motors a good turn
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1/4/2005   Post a comment
Zetex Semiconductors introduces its newest bipolar transistors, the ZX5T851Z NPN and ZX5T951Z PNP devices that tout efficient high-current operation for DC motor control applications.
Increased power handling from compact PNP
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1/4/2005   Post a comment
Zetex offers the ZX5T2E6 PNP transistor, which offers a switched load power handling capability of 70W in a miniature SOT23-6 package.
IR's Class D audio directFET MOSFET boosts audio performance
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1/3/2005   Post a comment
The device parameters of International Rectifier Corp.'s DirectFET MOSFET are tuned specifically for improved audio performance such as efficiency, total harmonic distortion (THD) and power density.
Schottky rectifier meets cost, size needs for low-power applications
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1/3/2005   Post a comment
Philips Semiconductor introduces the VF PMEG1020EV Schottky rectifier that provides 2 A continuous current capability and improved efficiency in a SOT666 packages. It helps reduce system cost and size in all low-power and high-efficiency applications.
LSI Logic to launch a new DVD recorder chip set
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1/3/2005   Post a comment
Logic Corp. has solidified its position as the global leader DVD recorder chips with the introduction of a new DVD recorder chip set.




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