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Voltage supervisors are pin-for-pin compatible with industry-standard ICs
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor has expanded its supervisor product line with the addition of three new industry-standard devices.
1-A rectifier housed in tiny package
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Intended for portable devices such as digital audio players, mobile phones and digital cameras, Diodes Inc.'s SBR1U40LP 1-A Super Barrier Rectifier (SBR) in housed in a 1.4-mm x 1.1-mm DFN package.
Voltage monitors sequence 12 power supplies simultaneouly
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's 12-/8-channel, EEPROM-configurable ICs are capable of voltage sequencing, monitoring, and margining with unique fault registers that store system voltage and fault information the instant a critical fault occurs in high-reliability systems.
TI expands battery fuel gauge family
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at smart phones and mobile Internet devices, TI's system-side and pack-side Impedance Track fuel gauge ICs with integrated LDO simplify power management design.
Audio and power management IC delivers longer battery life, lower cost
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Wolfson's WM8400 combines a multimedia CODEC with integrated power management features to deliver a high-performance audio and mixing capability, longer battery life and reduced system cost for multimedia mobile handset designs
ESD chip protects systems using high-speed ports
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
California Micro Devices has expanded its XtremeESD family with a device that is the first to employ its PicoGuard XS ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection architecture.
SoC captures high-resolution stills, HD video simultaneously
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Ambarella has introduced the A390, a system-on-a-chip (SoC) that simultaneously captures 8Mpixels still pictures while generating and compressing high-definition (HD) video in either1080p60 or 1080i60 formats.
Digital voice stereo decoder supports NICAM/A2/EIA-J standards
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Asahi Kasei EMD Corp. (AKEMD) launched the AK4141, a single-chip, alignment-free digital decoder for European, Chinese and Japanese markets using NICAM/A2/EIA-J standards.
24-bit audio DAC delivers longer music playback
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at mobile music applications, ST's single-chip STw5210, a 24-bit audio DAC with playback time extender technology, reduces system power consumption for longer music playback, and incorporates on-chip power management, enabling direct connection to a battery.
New automotive-grade, AEC-Q100 certified programmable power management solutions from Lattice
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Low-cost devices from Lattice integrate power supervisors, sequencers, and reset generators.
NXP powers ahead with programmable LTE modem
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) is set to demonstrate at next month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a multi-mode, programmable LTE modem that will be the basis of a software defined radio system from the company.
A/D converters guaranteed to +125 degrees C
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. has launched a family of pin- and software-compatible 16- and 12-bit SAR A/D converters that guarantee operation across the -40°C to +125°C automotive temperature range.
Differential modulator driver supports 25-Gbits/s data rate
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Inphi's latest driver delivers large differential output voltage and the high data rates required for next-generation 40G Differential Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (DQPSK) and 100G optical communications applications.
Nitronex : Doherty power amplifier targets WiMAX applications
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Nitronex has partnered with Prescient Wireless to develop a broadband Doherty power amplifier for WiMAX applications.
Digital BTSC encoder delivers alignment-free encoding
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Asahi Kasei EMD Corp. has expanded its Audio4home family with the launch of its AK4145, an integrated alignment-free digital BTSC stereo encoder.
Battery charger chips get smart
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Battery life is arguably the most important feature in many of today's high-volume portable electronic products. While much of the portable electronics industry has migrated to the lithium-ion battery, drawn by its high capacity, small size, light weight and durability, no similar consensus has been reached about the battery charger IC.
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for January 28, 2008
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1/26/2008   Post a comment
Check out these interesting and tutorial items from other engineering and design publications, seen in the Planet Analog section of EETimes' print edition
Timing the AC time out
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1/26/2008   Post a comment
A low-tech solution to the question of AC power outages works quite nicely. . . .
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Site Editor
Battle of octal, mid-speed 12-it ADCs heats up via more low-power, high-performance offerings
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1/26/2008   Post a comment
The ADC12EU050 analog/digital converter from National Semiconductor implements sigma-delta architecture with internal low-pass filter and resistive input stage
Timing the AC time out
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1/25/2008   Post a comment
A low-tech solution to the question of AC power outages works quite nicely. . . .
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Site Editor
Bluetooth/FM radio combo chip saves space, cost
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
ST's STLC2690 single-chip Bluetooth v2.1+EDR with fully integrated FM RDS radio receiver and short-range FM RDS transmitter enables a new generation of battery-driven portable devices.
Boost controller cuts component count in LED lighting designs
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Exar has released the first in a family of boost controllers supporting LED lighting and general DC/DC conversion.
Power amps enable high linearity transmitters
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Ku- and Ka-band power amplifiers from Endwave enable high linearity transmitters for VSAT and broadband satellite networks.
Multichannel analyzer simplifies audio test automation
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Audio Precision has added a new digital I/O module and new functionality for simplifying audio test automation to its APx500 series of multichannel audio analyzers.
Synopsys and Acceleware Improve Optoelectronic Device Simulation
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
Acceleware Corp. and Synopsys, Inc. announced a new hardware solution that, according to the companies, enables up to 20-times faster electromagnetic simulation of optoelectronic devices such as CMOS image sensors.
SiGe's 802.11a/b/g/n front end modules speed Wi-Fi system design
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
The SE2547A and SE2548A each includes power amplifiers, filtering, power detector, diversity switch, and but require one-third of the size of previous front-end modules.
Step-down converter delivers power savings to industrial equipment
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
AnalogicTech has unveiled the AAT1160, a power-efficient 3-A step-down DC/DC converter for 12-V industrial applications including backplane-based equipment and portable systems.
New video decoder delivers crisper HD images for TVs, DVRs, AV Receivers
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices has expanded its Advantiv advanced television portfolio with a new 12-bit resolution 3D comb video decoder with an integrated 150 MSPS digitizer for Full-HD 1080p input formats. The ADV7802 provides system designers with a complete single-chip solution for improving video image and color quality in advanced high-definition televisions (HDTVs), video-processors, audio/video receiver (AVR) systems and DVD recorders.
Power management device combines power manager, controller, battery charger
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the highly integrated LTC4098, an autonomous high-efficiency power manager, ideal diode controller and battery charger for portable USB-powered devices.
TI mounts data converter offensive
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
Seeking to gain share on rival Analog Devices Inc., Texas Instruments Inc. has rolled out a new family of high-speed, low-power analog-to-digital converters (ADCs).
250-mA audio buffer offers low distortion, noise
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
The LME49600 high-fidelity 250-mA audio buffer from National Semiconductor delivers low noise and distortion for professional and high-performance audio applications.
DC-termination ICs tailored for ADSL/VDSL applications
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1/20/2008   Post a comment
Clare has developed the CPC1466 for use in ADSL/VDSL Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) to terminate the DC current of DSL twisted-pair copper lines without telephone voice services.
Cable woes reiterate obvious, overlooked lessons
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1/19/2008   Post a comment
Cables can be your friend, but also a source of avoidable aggravation if you don't respect their needs. . . .
Bill Schweber Planet Editor Site Editor
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for January 21, 2008
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1/19/2008   Post a comment
Check out these interesting and tutorial items from other engineering and design publications, seen in the Planet Analog section of EETimes' print edition
Octal A/Ds target medical, instrumentation sweet spot
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1/19/2008   Post a comment
10-bit, 12-bit A/D converters designed for low power in medical, instrumentation applications
Ultra-high-linearity amplifiers housed in lower cost package
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
Spectrum Microwave has introduced a line of lower cost amplifiers that provide ultra-high linearity and a low noise figure.
Fast recovery diodes offered in the 600V to 1800V range
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
The Sonic-FRD series of fast recovery diodes is produced in IXYS' wafer fabrication plant, utilizing proprietary and advanced processing technology that optimizes the fast switching speed of the diode, with low forward voltage drop (Vf).
24-bit DAC delivers high audio quality for mobile music apps
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at mobile music applications, STMicroelectronics has introduced a high-performance 24-bit audio DAC with integrated power management that offers a 103-dB dynamic range across the entire audio path.
Microsemi launches high-power gigabit multi-port midspan series
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
Designated PD-7000G, the additions to Microsemi's PowerDsine product portfolio allow double the power currently available within the existing IEEE 802.3af PoE standards, enabling broad WiMAX, PTZ cameras, and 802.11n access point and thin client network applications.
DC/DC buck converters extend battery life in portables
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Semtech expands its buck converter platform with dual-output SC198 and SC198A devices that deliver eight programmable output voltages from 1.0 to 3.3 volts.
Power design challenges for Digital Flat TVs
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
The growth trajectory of Digital Flat TVs puts them on a pace to gain >50% of the worldwide TV market in the next year. The power design challenges for the flat TVs (Plasma and LCD) differ significantly from the CRT TV applications. The primary challenge is in fitting the power supply into the thin panel format.
RF DAC targets DOCSIS 3.0
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Maxim claims the MAX5881 is the industry's first 12-bit, 4.3 GS/s RF DAC to directly synthesize four QAM channels in the cable downstream band.
HD camcorder SoC features progressive video
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Ambarella Inc. announced its third-generation low-power A3 System-on-a-Chip (SoC), which is targeted at high-definition (HD) camcorders using H.264/AVC compression technology.
Low-cost FPGA-based ADC interface reference design
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1/15/2008   Post a comment
This LatticeECP2/M FPGA Interface to Texas Instruments' ADS6000 ADC family is claimed to delivers exceptional performance and value.
NEC launches power management chip line in the U.S.
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1/15/2008   Post a comment
NEC recently expanded its product offering in the Americas to include highly integrated power management ICs (PMICs).
200-V audio power amp input stages deliver low distortion
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1/15/2008   Post a comment
The LME49811 and LME49830 200-V mono high-fidelity audio power amplifier input stages from National Semiconductor reduce component count, offer scalable output power and enable amplifier designs with a THD+N as low as 0.00035%.
Analog switches offer improved on-resistance
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Vishay delivers two high-voltage, single- and dual-supply SPDT analog switches with improved on-resistance, lower power consumption and higher switch current rating.
3-V infrared receiver offers enhanced sensitivity
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. is upgrading the performance of its 3-V infrared receivers with a new-generation IC that doubles the sensitivity of the device under low-light conditions.
High current switchers increase power density in embedded systems
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
On Semiconductor's NCP3101 and NCP3102 simplify embedded power designs by integrating 6 A and 10 A synchronous switching regulators that deliver high efficiency and increased power density.
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
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