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Stealth PA targets 700MHz band
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Stealth Microwave introduces the SM07080-47, a 50W GaAs FET solid-state power amplifier (PA) designed for next generation 700 MHz applications.
Maxim claims first 28-V, single-input battery charger for handhelds
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Maxim claims the highly integrated MAX8814 is the industry's first 28-V, single-input lithium charger in a 2 x 2-mm TDFN package for handheld devices.
CTIA: TI integrates GPS with Bluetooth, ULP and FM
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has leveraged its Digital RF Processing (DRP) technology to integrate assisted GPS (A-GPS) capability with Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, ULP and FM to lower power and space requirements on handsets starting in the $70 to $100 range.
TI rolls single- and dual-channel DAC family
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
TI has introduced the DAC568x family of single- and dual-channel DACs, which includes a high-performance 16-bit, dual-channel, 1 GPS device with 1 Gbits/s LVDS inputs.
National Semi claims first high-current flash LED driver with adjustable over-voltage protection
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor unveiled what it claims is the industry's first high-current LED driver that enables dual LED operation for the camera flash function in portable multimedia devices.
The multiple challenges involved in flash LED driver selection--and how to solve them
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Adding a white LED camera flash to a cellular handset system involves a number of design choices. Choosing the right LED flash driver can seem like a daunting task if several questions are not addressed early in the design cycle. Examining design issues and concerns early can prevent many future headaches.
Audio processor improves voice clarity in portable communication devices
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
The BelaSigna 300 audio processor from ON Semiconductor claims to deliver superior audio clarity for portable communication devices without compromising size or battery life.
Nitronex : GaN power transistor addresses 2.5 and 3.5GHz markets
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
The NPT1004 gallium nitride high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) delivers 45 W at 28 V for high PAR (peak to average ratio) and pulsed applications.
Linear Technology : 12 A dc-dc regulator targets military and avionics applications
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces the LTM4601AHVMPV, a complete and encapsulated 12 A switching uModule (micromodule) dc/dc regulator system featuring phase-lock loop and output tracking, designed for rugged military and avionics applications.
SARFT-compliant silicon tuner targets STB market in China
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
NXP has launched a highly integrated silicon tuner—TDA18252HN—with multi-standard digital cable reception to address the domestic Chinese set-top box (STB) market.
IC implements spread-spectrum EMI suppression for USB 2.0
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
This IC uses an active algorithm to reduce USB EMI instead of passive techniques such as capacitors, inductors, and ferrites
EoPDH mapper simplifies Carrier Ethernet system design
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's DS33X162 is a highly integrated Ethernet-over-PDH (EoPDH) mapping device that enables the delivery of new Carrier Ethernet services over the existing PDH telecommunications infrastructure.
HDMI/DVI control switch matches any voltage level
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3/30/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX4929E is a HDMI/DVI control switch that features three independent voltage inputs, allowing the user to match any voltage level encountered in switching without additional components.
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for March 31, 2008
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3/29/2008   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
Don't be "mis-LED" by LED simplicity
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3/29/2008   1 comment
The easy-to-use, versatile LED now has a large selection of choices for driver ICs, which is both very good and somewhat bad.
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Site Editor
Legend Silicon powers aigo's new USB HDTV receiver
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Legend Silicon has partnered with China's aigo to create a revolutionary new product for viewing high definition television anywhere at any time. The USB Dongle will enable Chinese consumers to view terrestrial high definition television being programmed by China Central Television.
Hall-effect sensors offer adjustable bandwidth for current sensing
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems has introduced a new family of fully programmable linear Hall-effect sensors with low noise and a very high bandwidth for automotive and industrial current sensing applications.
DVR reference design for PC-based video surveillance records 8 channels
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
The design includes Conexant's CX25853, the world's first eight-channel video decoder, which allows users to capture and record multiple analog video streams simultaneously.
Clocking chips simplify system design with low additive jitter
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced a family of three ultra-low-noise and fully-featured clock buffers, dividers and distributors that simplify system clock design while claiming the industry's lowest additive noise.
Fully-programmable audio ICs deliver advanced features to heighten HDTV experience
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has introduced two audio processors for HDTV sound that provide uninterrupted, high-fidelity audio connectivity from a variety of digital and analog home entertainment sources.
I/O clock multiplier generates any output frequency
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
This single input, single output jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC from Silicon Labs is capable of generating any output frequency from either a crystal or reference clock input with 0.3 picoseconds jitter generation.
Digital signal controllers integrate 16-bit audio DAC module
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Microchip Technology announced six 28- and 44-pin 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers with a dual-channel, 100-ksps, 16-bit audio DAC module for price- or size-conscious embedded system designers who require improved audio performance or wish to add audio playback to existing embedded applications.
Use CFD modeling to analyze and improve PCB thermal design in a multiple-phase voltage regulator
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Computational fluid dynamics can help you understand printed circuit board and system thermal performance, here demonstrated with a voltage regulator design
IC combines step-up, step-down converters in tiny package
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. has announced the LTC3523/-2, a combination of a 600mA (ISW) synchronous boost and a 400mA (IOUT) synchronous buck regulator in a 3mm x 3mm QFN-16 package.
Voltage feedback amplifier touts lowest power
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
TI claims its OPA2889 high-speed voltage feedback amplifier features more than 90 percent less power than devices with comparable slew rates in the market today.
More about decoupling and bypass capacitors, power-supply rails, models, and their interactions (Part 5.6)
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3/25/2008   Post a comment
The final(?) word: Understand the subtleties of bypass-decoupling capacitors, power-supply rails, and models
PCB Piezotronics : Preamplifier suits high-temp. applications
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3/25/2008   Post a comment
PCB Piezotronics has released the HT426E01 preamplifier, designed to overcome high temperature testing challenges associated with NVH powertrain and vehicle underhood testing applications, and to broaden options for NVH test engineers collecting acoustic data in high temperature areas.
IDT rolls PCIe Gen2 timing products
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
IDT has extended its PCI Express (PCIe) Gen2 portfolio with the introduction of PCIe Gen2-based timing products that include buffers and generators.
STMicroelectronics, Veredus Labs unveil lab-on-chip for fast flu detection
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Veredus Laboratories and STMicroelectronics have announced the commercial availability of VereFlu, a portable lab-on-chip application for fast detection of all major influenza types at point of need.
Analog front-ends deliver sharper images for ultrasound equipment
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
TI unveils the AFE58xx family of fully integrated analog front-ends for ultrasound diagnostic equipment with the first device offering 50 percent smaller size, 20 percent lower power consumption and 40 percent less noise for sharper images.
Capacitive touch sensing solution replaces buttons/sliders in five minutes
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor has introduced the CapSense Express capacitive touch sensing solution for fast and easy button and slider replacement in as little as five minutes without coding.
GaN power transistor addresses 2.5-, 3.5-GHz markets
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Nitronex has developed a gallium nitride high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) that delivers 45W at 28V for high PAR (peak to average ratio) and pulsed applications.
Why Blu-ray won
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3/22/2008   3 comments
Maybe it was not marketing muscle or technical specs that tipped the balance in favor Blu-ray. . . .Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Site Editor
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for March 24, 2008
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3/22/2008   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
Battery authentication ICs make hacking difficult
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3/20/2008   Post a comment
Intersil Corp. has introduced two FlexiHash+ advanced battery authentication ICs that provide high levels of security for cell phones.
Fail-safe gyro sensors targets high-reliability applications
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3/20/2008   Post a comment
Austrian fabless chip vendor SensorDynamics has introduced two angular rate sensors which integrate monitoring circuitry at chip and module level. This double safety enables designers to use them in automotive applications as well as in other application areas where very high levels of resilience and safety are a requirement.
Crystal oscillator delivers HCSL output for PCI Express apps
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Touted as the industry's first crystal oscillator (XO) with a HCSL output, the 100-MHz DS4100H from Maxim Integrated Products targets PCI Express applications.
Signal conditioning IC enhances optical sensor performance
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has introduced a miniature single-chip signal conditioning IC that enhances the performance of optical sensors used for proximity or object detection in consumer and industrial applications.
RDS receivers enhanced for portable, in-car navigation devices
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Labs has expanded its broadcast audio portfolio to include two radio data system (RDS) receivers that meet the growing demand to couple RDS traffic message channel and open data applications with static GPS navigation maps to dynamically route drivers around traffic anomalies.
Tips and Tricks: The critical nature of cell phone camera packaging
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3/18/2008   1 comment
If how to pack ever-increasing cell phone camera functionality into a compressed and crowded space has you puzzled or frustrated, read this tips and tricks article by Tessera.
MPLAB starter kit for DSCs adds digital audio to embedded designs
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
Microchip's MPLAB Starter Kit for dsPIC DSCs includes the USB-powered Digital Signal Controller (DSC) board with integrated debugger and programmer, the MPLAB IDE and MPLAB C30 C complier software, and sample programs and hardware for demonstrating speech and audio applications.
Precision amps deliver maximum accuracy with low input bias current
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
National Semiconductor says its PowerWise LMP7721 precision amplifier delivers the industry's lowest guaranteed input bias current of 20 fA at room temperature and over an extended temperature range.
More about decoupling and bypass capacitors, power-supply rails, models, and their interactions (Part 5.5)
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
The final(?) word: Understand the subtleties of bypass-decoupling capacitors, power-supply rails, and models
Leadless MOSFET achieves 40 percent lower thermal resistance
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
The ZXMN2F34MA leadless MOSFET from Zetex Semiconductors provides a 50 percent smaller footprint than SOT23 packaged devices, and claims a 40 percent lower thermal resistance compared to comparable parts.
RF switch platform aims to cut custom development time in half
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Check out Agilent Technologies' new RF switch platform that is designed to simplify the task of defining and building a custom switch matrix.
Linear Hall-effect sensor targets current, position sensing applications
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Allegro has introduced a high precision, programmable linear Hall-effect sensor with a 125-Hz pulse width modulated (PWM) output that is targeted at the automotive and industrial markets in current and position sensing applications.
Miniature power meters range up to 26.5GHz
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Satori Technology releases the ST265 high dynamic range USB power meters.
Quickfilter, Real Sound Lab collaborate to solve speaker equalization problems
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
A collaborative methodology using Quickfilter Technology's programmable digital filter ICs and Real Sound Lab's acoustic equalization technology aims at offering a cost-effective approach to controlling frequency response in audio applications.
LDO regulator guarantees output current of 200mA
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3/16/2008   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has launched the AS1369 (LDO) low-dropout regulator with a guaranteed 200mA output current for all space critical applications such as mobile phones and PDAs.
HD and SD video filters offer ±12kV ESD protection
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3/16/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a 3-channel HD video filter, 3-channel SD video filters, and 4-channel SD video filters for anti-aliasing and DAC-reconstruction digital-video applications.
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