Content posted in February 2006
Op amps draw 13 uA per amp
Articles 2/27/2006 Post a comment
Exclusive to eeProductCenter: Linear Technology Corp. says its 1.8-volt dual and quad operational amplifiers are the first available in a tiny DFN package.
Excuse me, did you say ICs available for 25 years?
Articles 2/24/2006 Post a comment
Last summer, I watched as the "telephone company" (whatever that term means now) replaced all the poles on our street, over a month-long period. This carefully choreographed procedure was itself interesting, and had more interleaved steps than I expected. When I asked the crew chief why they were replacing the poles, he replied, "it's on our schedule to replace these poles every 25 years, as preventive maintenance."
Triple-throw switches boost audio signals
Articles 2/23/2006 Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. says these dual, single-pole, triple-throw analog switches handle negative signals with a single positive power supply to reduce external components and improve audio signal quality.
Light-to-digital converters seek small displays
Articles 2/16/2006 Post a comment
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. (TAOS) is beefing up its Light-to-Digital Converter offering with two low-voltage versions for mobile phones, PDAs, portable media players, cameras, handheld games and camcorders.
Crosspoint switch boosts signal integrity
Articles 2/15/2006 Post a comment
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. is unleashed a 12-port crosspoint switch with enhanced signal equalization technology that it says will raise the bar in terms of signal integrity performance and flexibility.
E-field sensor IC finds new markets
Articles 2/14/2006 Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor today expanded its line of electric field (E-field) sensing integrated circuits (ICs) from automotive applications to the appliance and industrial markets.
Converters get their Powerpoint day at ISSCC
Articles 2/10/2006 Post a comment
The IEEE annual International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco this week was a proud and impressive display of devices and ideas. A/D converters--both Nyquist and oversampling types--were the subject of key sessions. Here's a brief report on just a few of the designs presented, all substantiated by real silicon.
Multiplexers operate over wide voltage range
Articles 2/7/2006 Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released a trio of precision, low-voltage, monolithic CMOS analog switches that are said to combine a wide voltage range, low leakage, and tight on-resistance matching for precision signal switching and routing.
What happened to the 42V auto?
Articles 2/3/2006 Post a comment
A few years ago, there was lots of serious talk of cars transitioning to 42V supplies, either in addition to, or to replace, the venerable 12V system they have used for decades. Why didn't this prediction materialize? More puzzling, how have the dire problems, that were predicted if we stayed with 12V systems, been avoided?
The utilization of electronics in medical applications could effectively enhance the quality of life of patients and prevent many cardiovascular distresses: this is confirmed by the result of an observational study, about the CPAP device
This blog series deals with the potential of the utilization of smart electronic ICs in medical care applications; these ICs are produced by companies in the field of semiconductors such as STMicroelectronics which has a broad portfolio of ICs for medical applications
There is rising interest in alternative energy schemes and electric vehicles (EVs) which means there is a growing need in making it possible for power to flow efficiently in both directions.
The industries sector is progressively increasing utilization of IoT technology to make the industrial processes automated in a very intelligent way.
Medical care applications with electronic devices are becoming progressively more important and massively adopted.