Content posted in December 2004
Class D MOSFET tuned for improved audio performance
Articles 12/21/2004 Post a comment
The International Rectifier IRF6665 DirectFET MOSFET is for medium power Class D audio amplifiers. The device parameters are tuned specifically for improved audio performance such as efficiency, total harmonic distortion and power density.
1-Chip GPS Module - for mobile handsets
Articles 12/19/2004 Post a comment
EPSON has developed the S4E19863 single-chip global-positioning system (GPS) module whose small size and high sensitivity (-160 dBm max) make it ideal for use in next-generation mobile handsets equipped with built-in GPS support
2A Step-Up DC/DC Converter for space constrained apps
Articles 12/17/2004 Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3426, a 2 Amp, 6V, 1.2MHz step-up DC/DC converter in a ThinSOT package. The combination of its high efficiency switch and tiny package provides high current boost capability in a very compact form factor, making it ideal for space-constrained applications.
Mini digital signal conditioner monitors noisy environments
Articles 12/14/2004 Post a comment
Suitable for monitoring multiple industrial stations in noisy environments, Electro Standards Laboratories' CellMite 100 embedded digital signal conditioner offers a unique integrated feature set making it one of the most powerful units in its class, according to the company.
Analog switch focus: cell phone features spur demand for analog switches
Articles 12/13/2004 Post a comment
This has been a big year for the analog switch market, which has seen demand leap forward as the replacement of discrete components in cell phones accelerated. Such vendors as Analog Devices, Fairchild Semiconductor, Maxim Integrated Products, Siliconix and Texas Instruments have been churning out new switches in response to the feature-hungry demands of the cell phone market.
Switch Mode & Pulse Transformers for Hipot Up to 40 KVAC
Articles 12/9/2004 Post a comment
The encapsulated Switch Mode and Pulse Transformers for high frequency switching applications, from Bicron, have been specifically designed to meet the high reliability demands for BIL (Basic Impulse Level) ratings at the PCB level found in power management, power control, and power conversion systems.
Focus on D/A converters: D/As ride LVDS to gigasample realm
Articles 12/8/2004 Post a comment
As signal-processing requirements increase in speed and complexity, system designers require data converters that can synthesize high-quality signals at much higher frequencies than ever before. Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. and Analog Devices Inc. are meeting these needs using low-voltage differential-signaling (LVDS) inputs to boost sampling rates in digital-to-analog converters. Find out if other companies are building these products.
Where should that diode go?
Articles 12/8/2004 1 comment
Using a pulse width modulator to drive a solenoid allows a significant reduction in power dissipation but it can cause a great deal of noise. Bill Klein is back with new report for his popular trouble-shooting column, "A call I took last week."
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