Content posted in November 2003
High-Tech Engineering Careers Need Education and Your Help
Articles 11/26/2003 1 comment
To be economically successful we must supply a work force that meets the needs of a high-tech society. Education experts say they are struggling to entice students into preparing for high-tech careers as many public schools fail to spur children's interest in engineering and science.
Multichannel DAC Family supports DVDs and super audio CDs
Articles 11/25/2003 Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics introduced a family of low-cost, power-efficient multi-channel digital analog converters. Members include five 6-channel and a 2-channel DAC. They offer power-saving operation at a low cost and provide performance for the next generation of DVD and super audio compact disc players.
Analog mux parts claim reduction in signal feed-through
Articles 11/17/2003 Post a comment
Intersil's new MightMUX devices claim a 99 percent reduction in off-state leakage current and a 99 percent reduction in off-state signal feed-through " at least, compared with Intersil's previous-generation switches. But then, a 2-pA leakage current is respectably low.
A revolution is afoot for next-generation video applications
Articles 11/13/2003 Post a comment
Need something for the hot video market? Check out these two mixed signal video decoders, which includes the industry's lowest power, smallest size device on the market. These high performance video decoders convert NTSC, PAL and SECAM video into digital component video in both portable and high volume, as well as high quality and high-performance applications for personal video appliances, digital televisions, handheld consumer electronics and mobile phone TV's.
Laser Diode Drivers Slash DVD/CD Recording Times in Optical Disk Drives
Articles 11/10/2003 Post a comment
Making a dramatic entry into a fast-growing market, National Semiconductor introduced laser diode drivers that will allow desktop and notebook manufacturers to slash write and rewrite times for DVD/CD disk drives. National's new drivers will enable consumers to burn full 4.7-gigabyte DVD discs in approximately 15 minutes.
Pipelined 10- and 12-Bit A/D converters offer fast sampling
Articles 11/4/2003 Post a comment
National Semi' five new 10- and 12-bit converters feature low power consumption, fast sampling rates and dynamic performance. These A/D converters meet the performance requirements of a variety of markets such as digital TV, HDTV receivers, base station transceivers, and communications receivers.
1.2W, LOW-EMI, Filterless Class-D Audio Amplifier
Articles 11/4/2003 Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX9700B highly efficient, filterless class-D audio amplifier. It meets FCC Radiated Emissions Standards without the need for an output filter or ferrite beads. This results in a low-cost, ultra-compact, highly efficient audio amplifier requiring very few external components.
Weighing in with SAR Converters
Articles 11/3/2003 Post a comment
In the world of analog-to-digital converters (A/D converters) there are several designs used to convert analog signals to digital. The successive approximation register (SAR) A/D converter is one of the most popular architectures because of its excellent resolution, low power, and its small package size. How does the SAR converter achieve superior features?
These days, I often code design equations for filter circuits directly into sequences of Excel cells
The introduction of the solar boat is necessary to preserve our planet, which is mainly covered by water; the autonomous drive option is a pleasant alternative
Leading up to APEC have been a slew of new introductions by various suppliers. I wanted to highlight some of that here on Planet Analog for your information
Could a 16-bit SAR converter application reach a dynamic range of 125 dB at 600 kSPS?
My ‘gut feel’ as an Electronics Engineer tells me that the need for more adequate and intensive pilot training is a strong possibility