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Kodak CCD image sensors target machine vision and industrial applications
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
The new 2-megapixel KODAK KAI-02050 Image Sensor sets what Kodak calls "a new standard" for high-speed, high-resolution industrial image capture, providing 1600 x 1200 pixels at a readout speed of 60 frames per second.
Featured Product: Fujitsu enhances economical automotive display controllers
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Device does not incorporate a traditional 2D/3D rendering engine, which allows it to operate at frequencies of 80 MHz for reduced power consumption. The sprite engine also does not require the more expensive frame buffer memory typically needed for graphics rendering, but uses a simpler line-buffering technique.
Analog Devices : Synthesizer IC has on-chip VCO and PLL
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices has introduced the ADF4350 synthesizer with on-chip VCO (voltage-controlled oscillator) and PLL (phase-locked loop).
Gemini unveils spice-accurate analog simulation technology
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Gemini unveiled a fast SPICE-accurate simulation technology specifically developed to leverage the throughput advantages of multi-core computing.
Programmable gain amplifiers and multiplexers combined
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Integration is the name of the game with Texas Instruments latest programmable gain amplifiers (PGA).
SMD E5-type tunable inductor coils
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Total Frequency Control (TFC) has added to its SMTE5S series of adjustable coils with an smd version of its existing E5-type tunable inductor coil.
High power density boost regulators
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Suiting a wide range of broadband, power supply and multimedia applications, Micrel's latest switch boost regulators supply up to 1.2A switch current.
Linear Technology : Fast A-D converter uses one-third the power
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC2261 low-power 14-bit, 125 Msamples/s analog-to-digital converter dissipates only 127 mW, less than one-third the power of prior solutions.
Atmel motor driver chips feature high reliability
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
For always-on applications that require high reliability in rough environments, Atmel has developed two new brushless dc motor driver chips. Application examples are fuel pumps, turbochargers and exhaust gas recirculation.
Broadband quadrature modulator integrates automatic gain control
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Operating over a 50-MHz to 2200-MHz frequency range, Analog Devices' ADL5386 supports high-data-rate complex modulation for next-generation communication infrastructure equipment.
Digital audio receiver IC integrates sample-rate converter
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic Inc. has introduced the CS8422, a 24-bit, 192 kHz digital audio receiver with a low-jitter PLL and integrated asynchronous sample rate converter.
Portable audio codec improves battery life
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic's audio codec consumes 5.1 mW of quiescent power in playback mode and features a bimodal, patent-pending Class H technology.
Silicon Labs : Fully-integrated automotive AM/FM radio receiver IC reduces component count by 40 percent
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
With the Si474x, Silicon Laboratories claims the industry’s smallest, most fully-integrated automotive AM/FM radio receiver IC.
Linear Tech's LTC2261 ADC does 14 bits at 125 Msps and 127 mW; offers varied digital-side choices
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
Analog/Digital converter dissipates 127 mW, operates from 1.8V supply, with >73 dB SNR and 85 dB SFDR
4-Channel LED drivers reduce component count by 25%
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies rolled out two 4-channel, charge pump-based LED drivers for larger LCD screens in reduced feature entry-level cell phones and portable devices.
ALPS : MEMS pressure sensor detects absolute pressure
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
ALPS Electric has developed the HSPP Series piezoresistive-type MEMS pressure sensor which detects absolute pressure using barometric and altitude sensors.
Torex : LDO regulator offers stable output
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Featuring internal phase compensation, the XC6501 series high-speed LDO voltage regulators ensure a stable output within a 1.2 to 5 V range, without requiring a CL capacitor.
CADEKA : High-speed amplifiers have lowest broadband noise
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
The CLC1001 and CLC1002 high-speed amplifiers claim the lowest broadband noise performance on the market today.
HDMI Active Cable in-cable signal conditioning chip boasts v1.3c compliance
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
RedMere's MagnifEye signal conditioning chip technology enables a new breed of HDMI cabling products for consumer multimedia, gaming consoles, DV camera and mobile phones.
USB 2.0 2-of-4 crosspoint switch handles 480-Msps data
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Maxim MAX498 switches any 2 of 4 USB pairs while supporting data rates up to 480 Mbps, with 5 ohm (typical) on-resistance and 6 pF (typical) on-capacitance
Two-channel, 10-bit ADC family spans 65/100/130 Msps, 43 to 75 mW/channel dissipation, sport 85 dBc SFDR.
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Maxim MAX19515/MAX19516/MAX19517 analog/digital converters have 60 dBFS signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and 85 dBC SFDR at 70 MHz; 1.8, 2.5, or 3.3 V analog supplies
RF Power transistors target airborne distance measuring equipment
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
HVVi Semiconductors announces HVVFET power transistors for DME applications at European Microwave Week
No algorithm experience? No problem--TI audio codec with miniDSP does it for you
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
With a goal of enabling portable design manufacturers to develop cost-efficient, high performance, and feature-rich audio solutions complete with power savings, Texas Instruments just unveiled the TLV320AIC3254--a highly integrated codec.
Vishay Intertechnology : Power MOSFET has low on-resistance and gate charge
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has expanded its family of Gen III TrenchFET power MOSFETs with a 25-V n-channel device that claims the industry’s lowest on-resistance and on-resistance times gate charge for a device with this voltage rating in the PowerPAK SO-8 package type.
Tektronix brings spectrum analysis to scopes
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Unique combination of vector signal analysis software effectively turns oscilloscopes into wideband vector signal analyzer.
Audio codec boosts audio performance, battery life in portables
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
The TLV320AIC3254 1.8-V audio codec from Texas Instruments features integrated power management and dual miniDSP audio processing engines to simplify the design of advanced audio features in handsets, portable navigation and portable media devices.
32-Bit audio DSP simplifies high-performance, cost-sensitive designs
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10/26/2008   Post a comment
The CS47048 audio system-on-chip processor from Cirrus Logic combines a 32-bit audio DSP, high-performance multichannel audio codec and a digital audio receiver/transmitter in a single IC.
My phone dialer dilemma
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10/25/2008   3 comments
The simple bill of materials versus relatively high cost of a basic alarm dialer has me puzzled. . . .
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Editor
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for October 27, 2008
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10/25/2008   Post a comment
Now with more for you, at the same price! Courtesy of Planet Analog: Check out these interesting and tutorial items from other engineering and design publications
ST pumps up car radio sound with digital-input audio amplifier
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10/25/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has started to sample what it is calling the industry's first car audio-amplifier with digital input.
Audio power amplifier integrates fault detection functions
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10/25/2008   Post a comment
National's PowerWise LM48100Q amplifies warning tones in automobile driver warning systems.
ON Semiconductor expands automotive transceiver family
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10/25/2008   Post a comment
The NCV7341 CAN transceiver provides the interface between a CAN protocol controller and the physical bus and can be used in both 12 V and 24 V systems.
Richardson Electronics : 1 kW FM amplifier is compact and reliable
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10/24/2008   Post a comment
The FM1K-108 is a highly reliable, compact, high performance 1 kW FM amplifier module designed for FM and HDFM radio broadcast applications.
Maxim : Protection IC preserves Li-ion battery packs
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10/24/2008   Post a comment
The DS2726 is a stand-alone protection IC with integrated cell balancing for 5- to 10-cell lithium-ion (Li+) battery packs.
CMOS image sensor provides early warning road safety
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10/23/2008   Post a comment
Melexis' latest product provides low light response boost that increases image brightness and contrast in low light conditions.
Snubberless triac driver optocouplers lower standby power, support energy standards
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10/23/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor's isolated drivers reduce standby power by up to 2W to meet regulations; eliminates the RC-snubber network
25-V power MOSFET cuts on-resistance to 2.1 milliohm @4.5V, 1.7 milliohm@10V
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10/23/2008   Post a comment
N-channel Siliconix 25-V TrenchFET' Gen III Power MOSFET claims lower conduction losses and switching losses than competitive devices
Amplifier integrates programmable output limiting clamp
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
National's PowerWise amplifier provides over-voltage protection when driving high-speed A/D converters for automotive safety applications.
Handset chip streams music over FM link
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
FM radio could become a bigger part of home and personal-area networks with the rollout from Broadcom Corp. of a new handset chip supporting music streaming via an FM transmitter.
National unveils series of energy-efficient analog products for automotive applications
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. has unveiled a series of innovative, energy-efficient products that enable emerging automotive applications in LED lighting, powertrain, safety and infotainment systems.
Image sensor for automotive vision Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems from STMicroelectronics
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
An automotive CMOS image sensor for vision-based Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems. The role of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is to increase the driver's awareness of conditions around their vehicle, detecting dangers and providing support in hazardous situations.
Handheld test set targets radio field tests
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Aeroflex introduces the 3500A, a powerful and rugged 1GHz hand-held radio test set weighing less than 3.7k
Crystek : VCO operates from 3901 to 4101 MHz
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
The CVCO55CC-3901-4101 voltage controlled oscillator operates from 3901 to 4101 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.1 to 16 V.
Microcontroller-based RF transmitter family targets automotive remote keyless entry applications
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation has announced the AVR-microcontroller-based RF transmitter family ATA577x for remote keyless entry (RKE) applications, incorporating the company's well-known AVR microcontroller, ATtiny44V, and the T5750/53/54 RF transmitter.
STMicroelectronics : Digital-input audio amp eliminates signal conversion
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
The TDA7801 is a car audio-amplifier with digital input.
Austriamicrosystems : Magnetic encoder IC targets automotive applications
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems has expanded its magnetic rotary encoder portfolio with the AS5145, a 12-bit encoder IC designed for automotive applications.
IC provides Li-ion cell protection, balancing for multicell battery packs
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
IC provides Li-ion cell protection, balancing for multicell battery packs; Maxim DS2726 also integrates fault-monitoring, high-side p-channel FET drivers
World's first 16-Channel, 12-bit, 65 Msps A/D converter with integrated real-time data compression
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
World's lowest-power, highest channel count 12-bit ADC, with Samplify's Prism data compression, reduces I/O pin count and power consumption in ultrasound equipment and WiMax wireless base stations.
High-current PWM ICs drive mid-range brush, brushless DC motors
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
The SA306-IHZ and SA57-IHZ PWM ICs from Cirrus Logic's Apex Precision Power division are offered as the industry's highest-current such devices for fractional-horsepower DC motor drives.
Samplify chip combines 65 Msps ADC, data compression
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
Samplify Systems today announced the SAM1600, a novel chip family that combines 12-bit, 65 Msample/sec analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with Samplify's patented Prism data compression technology as well as its patent-pending port concentration technology.
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