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Video scaling ICs offer deinterlacing support, HDMI 1.3 deep color, and xvYCC capabilities
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Anchor Bay's new low-cost ABT1012 and ABT1015 ICs are designed to independently scale SD and HD images horizontally and vertically for outstanding picture quality up to 1080p resolutions.
Digitally-controlled potentiometers housed in tiny package
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Touted as the industry's smallest, Intersil launches its ISL23511 and ISL23512 low-power, single pushbutton digitally-controlled potentiometers (DCPs) in a 2 x 1.6-mm micro-TQFN package.
Single-conversion TV tuner saves space in DVB-T, PAL applications
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's single-conversion, hybrid (analog and digital) television tuner integrates a tracking filter, RF and IF VGAs, and VCOs, and consumes only 760mW from a single +3.3V supply.
Graphics switch connects to PCIe, DisplayPort in PCs
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Pericom is offering a switch that allows connection to monitors using either DisplayPort or PCI Express Gen2 graphic output ports.
Power controller features dynamic phase dropping
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Check out Primarion's PX3664, a digital multi-phase power controller with dynamic phasing for synchronous DC/DC buck converters in computing and communications applications.
Texas Instruments Developer Conference (TIDC) reveals analog's still-growing potential
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
The Texas Instruments Developer Conference showed that not only is analog alive, but it is very, very well, and even more essential for new applications. . .
Bill Schweber, Site Editor
ARM tools add support for DaVinci and OMAP35x
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
The ARM RealView family of development tools will provide enhanced support for the Texas Instruments DaVinci and OMAP35x platforms, including the recently-released DaVinci TMS320DM355 digital media processor and OMAP35x processors.
RS-485/RS-422 transceivers feature integrated LDO
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's latest half-duplex RS-485/RS-422 transceivers are designed to save board space and reduce cost in automotive and industrial applications.
More about decoupling and bypass capacitors, power-supply rails, models, and their interactions (Part 5.2)
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
The final(?) word: Understand the subtleties of bypass-decoupling capacitors, power-supply rails, and models
Circuit properly charges the new lithium batteries
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2/26/2008   1 comment
The charging parameters for the new generation of lithium cells differ from the previous ones; this circuit lets you charge them properly.
RFID Essentials: An Introduction to RFID--Part II
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
RFID--What is it? Here is the second segment of an excerpt from Chapter 1 of RFID Essentials. This multi-part series will take you from nuts and bolts, through challenges, all the way to adoption guidelines. This week it's the Eras of RFID.
Latest power products at APEC 2008
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
The Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) 2008 kicked off in Austin, Texas this week featuring the latest developments in power electronics.
Closed-loop Class-D power amp delivers improved sound, PSRR
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced the TAS5706 closed-loop digital-input Class-D speaker amplifier, which claims better speaker control, improved PSRR and greater EMC than open-loop parts.
Microcontroller is driven by low-voltage/power/size imperative
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2/24/2008   Post a comment
Powerful 8051-class MCU from Silicon Laboratories sips current with ultralow supply operation, offers analog/digital I/O as well as array of integrated peripherals and references
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for February 25, 2008
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2/23/2008   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
ON2 Technologies' new 1080p HD multi-format hardware video decoder
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
The Hantro 8190 supports H.263, H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark and VP6 video formats, along with up to 16MP JPEG still images.
Ceramic crystals offer several package sizes for consumer electronics
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
Bliley Technologies has launched its B-Series of SMD ceramic crystals in a wide range of package sizes for the consumer electronics market.
First 60GHz single-chip CMOS transceiver out from down under
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
NICTA, Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence announced the world's first transceiver integrated on a single chip that operates at 60GHz on the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) process.
16-bit A/D converter achieves 81.2dB SNR at half the power
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
This 16-bit device from Linear Technology delivers a sample rate of 105Msps while consuming 1190mW.
CDR chip simplifies XFP module design
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
Inphi's 3200EC is a 10-Gbit/s dual CDR with EDC engine that when coupled with its 1348TA linear TIA reduces development costs and accelerates delivery of standards-compliant 10GBASE-LRM XFP modules.
Op amp consumes 5-mA at 850-MHz
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) is touting its ADA4857 as the lowest power voltage-feedback amplifier in its class, making it ideal for densely populated, thermally sensitive instrumentation equipment that requires high-speed signal conditioning.
RFID Essentials: An Introduction to RFID--Part I
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2/19/2008   2 comments
RFID--What is it? What is the technology's promise? Here is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of RFID Essentials. This multi-part series will take you from nuts and bolts, through challenges, all the way to adoption guidelines.
200-watt reference design for game consoles meets Green specs
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
Power adapter solution delivers 90 percent efficiency at full load
Power op amp combines high voltage, high accuracy
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2/18/2008   Post a comment
TI has introduced a precision power op amp, which operates on supplies up to 100 V and delivers a high output current of +/-50 mA with a 150 mA short circuit limit.
Six-channel supervisor includes individual comparator outputs
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2/18/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. has introduced the LTC2932, a six-channel supply monitor that includes separate open-drain voltage comparator outputs for individual supply monitoring.
Linear power amplifier integrates coupler for power control
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2/18/2008   Post a comment
Skyworks Solutions Inc. has started to sample a high-efficiency linear power amplifier (PA) for wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) handsets.
Flip-chip stereo headset amplifier boosts audio in handsets
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2/18/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has announced the TS4601, a stereo headset amplifier that improves audio performance, extends battery life and enables more responsive user controls in feature-phone applications.
Variable-gain amplifier supports high-speed, multi-channel data access
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2/18/2008   Post a comment
ADI's AD8372 VGA features optimum accuracy, gain control and noise figure, allowing cable providers to keep pace with commercial and residential demands for increased bandwidth.
Antenna tuning switch offers industry leading specs
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2/18/2008   Post a comment
Peregrine Semiconductor's PE42641 SP4T antenna tuning switch is optimized for industry-leading linearity, IMD performance and Class 3, 4000 V ESD. It is well suited for use in GSM/EDGE/WCDMA and CDMA applications.
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for February 18, 2008
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2/16/2008   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
IR is dead; long live IR
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2/16/2008   Post a comment
The simple, sometimes maligned IR link serves a useful purpose and serves it well; too bad RF gets all the attention. . . .
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Site Editor
Audio line driver cuts cost, components in TV peripherals
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2/15/2008   Post a comment
The DRV601 2-Vrms-output stereo line driver from Texas Instruments aims to reduce cost and component count and optimize performance in set-top boxes, HDTV receivers, DVD players, gaming consoles and portable media players.
Hot swap controller offers adjustable current limit
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2/15/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4218 Hot Swap controller for protecting boards with load supply voltages ranging from 2.9 V to 26.5 V.
IMEC tunes in to software defined radio
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2/15/2008   Post a comment
A software-defined-radio chip design capable of speeds in excess of 100 megabits per second (Mb/s) is available for licensing from the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC; Leuven, Belgium).
Agilent Announces New Antenna Design, Optimization Features
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2/15/2008   Post a comment
New version of AMDS includes Scripting Feature to Design Complex Antennas and Antenna Systems.
Gain block amplifier produces high linearity at 1-GHz
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2/14/2008   Post a comment
Designed to offer high linearity performance at the 1GHz cellular band frequency, WJ Communications' cascadable +5V active bias gain-block amplifier is produced using InGaP/GaAs HBT process technology.
Class AB/D speaker driver delivers high audio performance for mobile devices
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2/14/2008   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has introduced the WM9001 mono 1-W switchable Class AB/D speaker driver in small, low-profile packages for mobile device applications.
DLP chipset boosts imaging quality in mobile devices
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2/14/2008   Post a comment
DLP Technology from TI announced production availability of a DLP Pico chipset, which includes an imaging chip and a processor to enable a new class of handheld and mobile projection products.
AMD unveils multimedia products for media-rich mobile devices
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2/13/2008   Post a comment
AMD has announced at the Mobile World Congress an expanded portfolio of products and technologies to enable media-rich applications such as mobile TV, 3D games and high-fidelity audio for mobile phones and handheld devices.
RF SoC supports global TV standards for cell phones
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2/13/2008   Post a comment
Samsung unveiled the S3C4F60, a 65-nm single-chip mobile TV SoC, which combines a channel decoder with an RF chip.
Breakthrough NXP solution brings H.264/MPEG 4 to iDTV
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2/13/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has announced the world's first single-chip LCD TV solution to deliver ground-breaking HDTV picture quality for advanced H.264 broadcast and MPEG-4 Internet content.
Vishay : Miniature Z-foil resistors offer ultra-high-precision
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2/13/2008   Post a comment
Z202 series miniature, ultra-high-precision Z-Foil resistors provide a typical TCR of ±0.05 ppm/°C from 0 to +60 °C, PCR (DR due to self heating) of ±5 ppm at rated power, tolerances to ±0.01 percent, and load life stability of ±0.01 percent.
Temperature-compensated resistor optimized for APD biasing
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2/13/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the DS1841 temperature-compensated resistor optimized for avalanche photodiode (APD) voltage control in fiber-optic modules.
RF driver amplifier consumes less power in wireless applications
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2/13/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices' ADL5321 driver amplifier boosts signal linearity and consumes less power in wireless infrastructure applications, while reducing design complexity and board area in the 2.3 GHz to 4.0 GHz frequency range.
Li-ion battery charger ICs optimize battery life, performance
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2/12/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a family of Li-ion battery charger ICs that address the need for highly accurate charging current and output voltages for portable consumer electronics to optimize battery life and performance.
Ultra-low-power audio codec integrates Class G headphone amp
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2/12/2008   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has introduced the WM8900 AudioPlus smart power IC, a high-performance, ultra-low-power audio codec with a Class G, ground-referenced headphone driver, which delivers longer battery life in portable media players and multimedia handsets.
Infineon brings advanced mobile features to low-cost handsets
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2/12/2008   Post a comment
In an effort to bring advanced mobile phone features such as camera, mobile Internet and audio-entertainment to low-cost markets, Infineon has developed the X-GOLD113 and X-GOLD213, its third generation of single chips manufactured using 65-nm process technology.
Antenna chip sharpens mobile digital TV reception
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2/12/2008   Post a comment
Mobile TV chipmaker Siano Mobile Silicon launched its second-generation antenna-chip product, the SMS8022, that is aimed at helping drive mass adoption of mobile digital TV (MDTV) on mobile phones, portable multimedia players, notebooks, UMPCs and accessory cards.
6-channel LED driver line expands with 1-wire interfaces
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2/12/2008   Post a comment
Leadis Technology Inc. is sampling LDS8867, LDS8868 and LDS8869, a family of charge-pump based LED drivers that uses the company's proprietary PowerLite Current Regulator to deliver up to 95% power efficiency for longer battery life.
Hot products debut at Mobile World Congress
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2/12/2008   Post a comment
The 2008 GSMA Mobile World Congress kicked off in Barcelona, Spain this week featuring the latest in technology, services and developments aimed at advancing mobile broadband worldwide.
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