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DC/DC pin-compatible regulators make upgrading easy
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTM8022 and LTM8023, 1A and 2A high voltage DC/DC uModule regulator systems, respectively, with up to 36V (40Vmax) input voltage and up to 10V output voltage.
Me and my (thermal) shadow
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Closer board spacing means that component height differences greatly affect thermal shadowing and air flow restriction. . . .
Bill Schweber, Site Editor, Planet Analog
Ceramic capacitors feature ultra-high-capacitance values
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Kemet has expanded its surface-mount MLCC product portfolio in the C0G dielectric with the addition of more than 80 part types that offer ultra-high-capacitance values with the stability and performance of a Class 1 dielectric.
ST unveils power MOSFET to boost power-supply efficiency
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
European chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV has introduced a low micro-Ohm ON-resistance power MOSFET aiming to reduce losses and improve efficiency in demanding power supply systems.
Evaluation kit shows engineers design ease of PSoC devices
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Cypress' CY3209 ExpressEVK includes four different PSoC devices and gives designers an easy-to-use platform to try a multitude of designs.
Level shifting buffers deliver improved performance
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has expanded its I2C and SMBus bus buffer and rise time accelerator family with the introduction of the LTC4308 and LTC4309 level shifting hot-swappable buffers.
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for December 3, 2007
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11/29/2007   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
Gate drive optocoupler minimizes PCB space
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Avago's high output current gate driver with under voltage lockout combines optocoupler technology with a 5-A power transistor into a single 8-pin package.
A/V interface card brings analog connectivity to FPGAs
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
SingMai Electronics has introduced DP1, an A/V interface card that provides analog connectivity to Altera and third-party FPGA development boards.
Optocoupler targets hybrid electric vehicles
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has released its automotive-grade ACPL-M46T 1 MBd intelligent power module (IPM) digital interface optocoupler for hybrid electric vehicles.
LAN switch lowers cost, saves space
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Maxim introduces the MAX4927 quad, high-speed, high-bandwidth, Gigabit-LAN switch with integrated electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection that eliminates the need for external ESD diodes.
Stereo audio selector ICs offer low distortion
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
The NJW1110 and NJW1111 nine-input/three-output stereo audio selectors and adjustable gain buffers from NJR offer low distortion, output noise and crosstalk.
Amplified ZigBee module achieves 2.5-mile range
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
MeshNetics is sampling an amplified 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4 /ZigBee module that offers high range and low power.
Solenoid chip drives inductive loads
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor is bringing automotive control system designers more reliable solenoid control operation using less board space with the FDMS2380, a dual integrated solenoid driver (DISD).
Quad-channel PCIe hot-plug controllers save board space, cost
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX5957/MAX5958 (triple-channel) and MAX5959/MAX5960 (quad-channel) hot-plug controllers for safe insertion and removal of PCI Express (PCIe) cards from live PCIe hot-plug slots.
Gate driver housed in small SO-8 package
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Avago says it has introduced the industry's smallest 2.5-A gate drive optocoupler, housed in a stretched SO-8 package, which is 40 percent smaller than DIP packaging.
Mini power management device combines step-down converter, two LDOs
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Delivering a power savings to mobile device applications, AnalogicTech has introduced the AAT2504, an adjustable 3-channel regulator that combines a step-down converter with two LDOs.
Signal conditioning IC delivers integrated diagnostics, low power
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
ZMD has expanded its family of RBic-Lite signal conditioner ICs with the introduction of the highly integrated ZMD31014 resistive bridge sensor signal conditioning IC with built-in diagnostics and one-shot calibration.
Interface chip adapts to multiple sensor systems
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Semtech's SX8724 is a small sensor interface device that uses signal amplification circuitry to directly connect pressure, temperature and magnetic sensors with a general-purpose microcontroller.
Conexant's HDTV video decoders certified for DCS' analog copy protection
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Conexant Systems, Inc. has announced that it has certified Dwight Cavendish Systems' (DCS) analog copy protection technology on its CX2427X and CX2450X MPEG video decoder families.
Encoder IC measures linear position, off-axis rotation
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
The AS5305 magnetic linear motion encoder IC from austriamicrosystems targets linear motion and off-axis rotational measurements in applications such as industrial drives, x-y stages or electrical motors. An automotive version will be available next year.
Buck converter targets Li-ion battery-powered applications
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology is offering the LTC3562, a quad-channel, high efficiency, 2.25-MHz, synchronous buck converter that can deliver dual 600mA and dual 400mA continuous outputs from a 3mm x 3mm QFN package.
Codecs ante up for better audio
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Analog IC makers are heeding the call from consumer electronics manufacturers for audio chips that offer lower power consumption, enhanced noise filtering and other features that enable high-fidelity sound.
Interleaving PFC controller advances multi-kilowatt designs
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
First single-chip, two-phase CCM offering puts the wraps on ripple
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for November 26, 2007
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11/23/2007   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
Peeking at peak detection
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11/23/2007   Post a comment
The analog approach to peak detection is now largely unknown, but it is often better than the mostly digital approach. . .
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Site Editor
LDO regulators tout ultra-low noise, extend battery life
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11/23/2007   Post a comment
The AS1358/59/61/62 LDO family from austriamicrosystems delivers ultra-low-noise performance.
Avoid common problems when designing op-amp and in-amp circuits
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11/23/2007   Post a comment
Operational amplifiers and instrumentation amplifiers ICs can provide excellent performance, but some basic application mistakes can degrade the results
High-frequency crystal oscillators provide low jitter, save board space
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11/20/2007   Post a comment
Maxim's DS4-XO family of high-frequency crystal oscillators operates over the 75 MHz to 622.08-MHz frequency range; saves board space and delivers low-jitter performance in a small 5 x 3.2-mm package.
Terminal-on-a"chip targets wireless backhaul applications
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11/20/2007   Post a comment
Provigent announced the availability of the PVG610 terminal-on-a-chip for backhaul infrastructure applications such as 3G, LTE and WiMAX.
CMOS IC drives power MOSFETs, IGBTs
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
Aimed at tough power switching applications in power systems, IXYS Corp. has launched the 5 series of 2A to 14A low-side gate drivers.
Rail-to-rail amplifiers deliver speed, precision
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
Linear's dual and quad amplifiers combine speed, precision and low power in a tiny DFN package.
Bluetooth MP3 player design achieves under-$10 electronic BOM
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
CSR has introduced a Bluetooth-enabled MP3 player reference design with an electronic bill of materials of less than $10.
AM/FM radio receivers offer short-, long-wave band coverage
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
Silicon Labs has expanded its broadcast audio product line to include what it is touting as the industry's first fully-integrated AM/FM radio receivers with short-wave (SW) and long-wave (LW) band coverage.
Analog pre-driver simplifies automotive motor control
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
With a wide voltage range from 6 to 58 V, Freescale's MC33927 FET pre-driver enables three-phase motor control in a variety of automotive and industrial applications.
Microchip expands SPI-based volatile digital potentiometer line
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
Microchip's latest volatile potentiometers are digitally controlled through an SPI interface and offer low static current consumption of 1 microampere, helping to extend battery life in a variety of consumer and industrial electronic applications.
Stereo codec integrates touch screen control and mic, headphone amp
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11/16/2007   Post a comment
The AK4673 low-power audio codec features a built-in microphone amplifier, touch-screen controller and stereo headphone amplifier for easy interfacing in portable designs.
SIGNAL CHAIN BASICS Series (Part 2): Op Amp--Basic operations
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11/16/2007   4 comments
The Signal Chain Basics series continues by looking at the operations performed with this basic building block
Telecom circuit protectors deliver bidirectional surge protection
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11/16/2007   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has expanded its line of circuit protection solutions with the introduction of the NPxxx series of thyristor surge protection devices (TSPDs) for telecommunications applications.
Put pedal power in perspective
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11/16/2007   Post a comment
Bicycle generators are nice to read about, but what can you really get from them?
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Site Editor
Power amplifier brings 802.11g to embedded applications
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11/16/2007   Post a comment
SST Communications is offering a power amplifier for WiFi applications that supports the high-capacity 802.11g wireless standard and consumes 90-mA of power at 18-dBm.
Low-power A/D converters packaged in 3x3-mm TDFN for portables
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11/15/2007   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has expanded its micro-power A/D converter family with the AS1528, a 10-bit, single-channel fully-differential device and the AS1529 dual-channel single-ended device.
SiGe launches 802.11n building blocks
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11/14/2007   Post a comment
The SE2537L and SE2581L power amps simplify design and reduce system bill of materials cost by as much as 30 percent.
RF receiver line covers 300-to-930-MHz frequency band
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11/14/2007   Post a comment
The two latest members of Melexis' RF receiver family are the MLX71120 and MLX71121, which are automotive-qualified ICs with dual RF inputs that allows the user to easily set up an antenna diversity scheme.
Single-conversion tuner for mobile TV achieves low BOM
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11/14/2007   Post a comment
The MAX2165 tuner from Maxim integrates all of the tuning functions along with an RF-tracking filter, low-noise amplifier, transmit-reject notch filter and programmable baseband, lowpass channel-selection filters into a small, 5mm x 5mm, 28-pin TQFN.
Programmable 12-bit DAC in 6-pin SOT-23 package
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11/13/2007   Post a comment
With potential applications ranging from GPS devices to hair dryers, Microchip Technology introduces a 12-bit DAC with integrated EEPROM in a 6-pin SOT-23 package.
12-bit DAC integrates EEPROM in small package
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11/13/2007   Post a comment
Microchip Technology has released the MCP4725 digital-to-analog converter, which the company claims is the industry's first DAC to combine an integrated EEPROM and 12-bit resolution in a miniature 6-pin SOT-23 package.
Polymer tantalum cap delivers higher voltage
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11/12/2007   Post a comment
Kemet Corp. says it has launched the industry's first 35-V rated surface-mount polymer tantalum chip capacitor.
Digital amp IC yields home theater sound from TV speakers
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11/12/2007   Post a comment
D2Audio Corporation has announced a digital audio amplifier IC for TV that it says will enable speakers inside flat-panel TVs to produce home theater sound without adding any additional cost.
I²C A/D converter guarantees 16-bit performance in small package
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11/11/2007   Post a comment
With a 3mm x 2mm DFN package coupled with low power and guaranteed 16-bit resolution, this A/D converter from Linear is designed to improve the performance of portable instruments and sensors.
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