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STMicro Mobile App Voltage-Agnostic MEMS-Based Motion Sensor
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics MEMS sensors with a 3-axis accelerometer with absolute analog output for data-integrity protection in hard-disk drives, vibration monitoring and compensation, remote control, as well as motion user interfaces in mobile and gaming devices or portable media players.
SiTime enters VCXO market with MEMS-based device
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
SiTime's voltage controlled MEMS oscillator features 0.5% pull range linearity, small size and flexibility through programmability.
GaAs MMIC SP8T switch streamlines mobile phone design
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
NEC's UPG2193T6E SP8T GaAs MMIC antenna switch meets the needs of new 3G UMTS, W-CDMA and Quad Band EDGE mobile phone designs.
All-in-one audio subsystems target mobile phones and gaming
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has made two additions to its Boomer Class D audio subsystem family that are suited to smart phone, portable gaming device and portable GPS device designs.
Longer Music Playback with TI Low Power Class-G Headphone Amplifier
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
Two new 25-mW Class-G stereo headphone amplifiers from Texas Instruments were released using DirectPath technology allowing for the length of music playback to be increased by 20 percent.
Samplify moves SAM1600 ADC family to production
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
Samplify Systems Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.), a vendor of data converters, has announced what it claims is the lowest-power, highest channel-count 12-bit ADC.
PowerWise audio subsystems simplify portable product design
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has expanded its line of low-power Boomer Class D audio subsystems with two devices—the LM49352 mixed-signal audio subsystem and LM49151 analog subsystem—aimed at simplifying portable product design.
Three-axis MEMS motion sensor has absolute analog output
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
Designed with space and cost-constrained battery-operated devices in mind, STMicroelectronics' LIS352AX 3-axis accelerometer operates at any supply voltage within the 2.16V to 3.6V range and is said to be extremely stable over temperature and time.
High output differential amplifier suits audio and instrumentation applications
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
Claiming a 10MHz, 10V/us, rail-to-rail I/O performance, austriamicrosystems has designed its AS1713 device with audio applications such as headphone drivers and audio line receivers and buffers in mind.
Microchip DSCs take digital power control mainstream
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
Emphasizing low cost, small size, low power and flexibility, Microchip's GS Series digital signal controllers is its effort to increase its share of a digital power market that it believes is going mainstream and will grow at a compound annual rate of 40 percent.
ST-Ericsson samples music DAC for mobiles
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
Mobile phone chip joint venture ST-Ericsson NV has announced that it is sampling an audio quality digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for use in the mobile music market.
M-LVDS for true multipoint interfaces on busses--and more
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
Multipoint, low-voltage differential signaling is similar to LVDS, and provides the benefits of high-speed, low-power, low-EMI transmission solutions
SpectraLinear rolls new PC clock chip
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
Seeking to expand its market opportunities, SpectraLinear Inc. has rolled out what it claims is the industry's first non-volatile programmable, PC clock chip family.
Algorithm could replace touch screens with MEMS control
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
A new type of MEMS-based user interface enables 12 different device control functions while also eliminating expensive touch screens.
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for March 30, 2009; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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3/28/2009   Post a comment
Check out these interesting and tutorial items from other engineering and design publications, courtesy of Planet Analog, as well as an archive of the Planet Analog Newsletter
Flying car highlights design dilemma
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3/28/2009   1 comment
The Terrafugia flying car, which recently had its first test flight, shows that engineering challenges are often in conflict with optimized design. . . .
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Editor
Editors' Choice: Products of the Week
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
Capping off a week of continued wafer fab closings, layoffs and restructuring moves by several electronics vendors, engineers can now turn to Editors' Choice to view our top product selections that offer a silver lining in a bleak market. Check out these key products, many of which emerged from the logic/interface sector.
24-bit delta-sigma ADC delivers speeds up to 4 MSPS
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
TI says its latest 24-bit delta-sigma ADC offers a 60 percent faster sample rate than the nearest competition.
Fastest yet 24bit delta-sigma ADC claimed
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3/27/2009   Post a comment
With speeds of up to four mega samples per second (MS/s), Texas Instrument's latest 24bit delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is said to be 60 percent faster than its nearest competition.
TriQuint rolls new driver amplifiers
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. has rolled out two new driver amplifiers, including the industry's first surface-mount technology (SMT) device for use in 40-gigabits-per-second networks.
ST-Ericsson offers chips for EDGE phones
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
ST-Ericsson NV has announced two chips for next-generation, low-cost handsets to the EDGE standard; the 4908 and 4910, which it claims offer the longest battery life for mobile phones.
Diodes : LED drivers cuts component count
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
Diodes’ AP880X family of LED driver ICs reduces the number and size of external components required by drive circuits.
ROHM : Temperature sensor ICs are small and highly accurate
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
ROHM presents a series of thermostat and analog temperature sensor families integrating a temperature detection element, constant current circuit, comparator, and high-accuracy reference voltage source in a single chip.
Atmel : Capacitive touch button controller targets mobile devices
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
The AT42QT1040 a convenient, easy to implement, low cost touch sensor IC, which brings capacitive user interfaces to price-sensitive consumer and mobile devices.
Regulators for RocketIO SERDES pass Xilinx test
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
Responding to demand for tailored dc/dc regulators for powering SERDES applications, Linear Technology's DC/DC µModule line, designed for RocketIO SERDES systems, have now been verified by Xilinx.
DSP drives Broadcom's 65-nm, 10 GbE SFP+ dual-PHY chips
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
Broadcom's BCM8727 dual 10 GbE SFI-to-XAUI PHY and BCM8750 dual 10 GbE SFI-to-XFI PHY are DSP-based, low-power, dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) SFP+ physical-layer (PHY) devices in 65-nm CMOS. The devices are designed to enable a low-cost fiber infrastructure upgrade path from 1 to 10 GbE.
austriamicrosystems unveils low noise 650-mA DC-DC buck regulators for RF power amplifiers
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has launched a family of step down DC-DC regulators optimized for noise sensitive RF power amplifiers in single cell Li-Ion battery powered applications.
12V hot swap controller eliminates external sense resistor
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
Allegro has designed its highly integrated Hall-effect current sensor with power good indication.
Anadigics introduces RF line amps for CATV distribution
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
Anadigics Inc. (Warren, New Jersey) has launched a family of 870-MHz hybrid line amplifiers, designed primarily for use in CATV distribution systems.
Skew input offset voltage in current-sense amplifiers
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
Measure input offset voltage (VOS) without limitations due to interaction with minimum output voltage (VOL)
DC-DC regulators optimized for noise sensitive RF power amplifiers in single cell Li-Ion battery applications.
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
The AS1332-34 family of step down DC-DC regulators from austriamicrosystems is optimized for noise sensitive RF power amplifiers in single cell Li-Ion battery powered applications.
Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for March 23, 2009; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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3/22/2009   Post a comment
Check out these interesting and tutorial items from other engineering and design publications, courtesy of Planet Analog, as well as an archive of the Planet Analog Newsletter
What's the difference between an ADC and a DAC?
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3/21/2009   Post a comment
There's a big difference that goes beyond the obvious functional one . . .
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Editor
STMicroelectronics : Set-top box ICs demodulate cable or satellite signals
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3/20/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced two single-chip set-top box (STB) ICs that enable manufacturers to increase product performance and implement added-value features using fewer components.
CIP : Optical regenerator performs to 100 Gbits per second
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3/20/2009   Post a comment
CIP Technologies has released a 100 Gbits/s version of its all-optical 2R (reamplification and reshaping) regenerator for optical networking applications.
Broadcom Announces Cable Set-Top Box Solutions with Integrated DVB-C Tuners
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3/20/2009   Post a comment
Broadcom introduces two new SoC DVB-C tuners for set-top-box applications in China.
Broadcom announces new IP STB Chips
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3/20/2009   Post a comment
Broadcom announces three new chips for high definition and standard definition IP Set-Top-Boxes.
Mobile devices targeted by Atmel's touch sense technology
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3/20/2009   Post a comment
A touch sensor IC has been introduced by Atmel to cater to price-sensitive consumer and mobile devices.
Microsemi expands power management folio with fast transient response regulator family
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3/18/2009   Post a comment
Microsemi Corporation has expanded the company's power management portfolio with the introduction of the LX8213 300 mA CMOS LDO voltage regulator that is optimized for digital and communication-based systems requiring low noise and fast transient response, including set top boxes, digital televisions, broadband modems and wireless access points.
Chipset eliminates current transformers in polyphase energy meters
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3/18/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a chipset that reduces the BOM cost of a polyphase energy meter by replacing three high-cost current transformers with three low-cost shunts.
14-bit converter performs direct digital synthesis for RF signals to 3.6 GHz
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3/17/2009   Post a comment
ADI's DAC architecture streamlines wideband communications design, allowing wireless and broadband equipment to support multiple standards using a single direct-to-RF transmit core.
Gemini begins shipping GSim with flexible licensing model
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3/17/2009   Post a comment
EDA start-up Gemini Design Automation has announced production availability of its analog and mixed signal SPICE simulator, GSim.
Texas Instruments : Audio amplifiers feature advanced processing
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3/17/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has extended its digital audio portfolio with two digital-input audio power amplifiers that combine 32 bits of advanced audio processing with 20 W of stereo output power into a single device.
DAC with integrated mixing stage suits direct-RF applications
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3/17/2009   Post a comment
Developed with broadband and next-generation-wireless equipment designs in mind, two 14bit digital-to-analogue converters (DACs) have been introduced by Analog Devices that perform direct digital synthesis for signals up to 3.6GHz.
ON Semi adds 30 IP blocks to portfolio
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
Chip vendor ON Semiconductor added more than 30 blocks to its IP portfolio, including blocks for industry-standard interfaces, microcontrollers and peripherals.
Direct Insight : System-on-module adds analog support
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
Direct Insight has added to the growing range of interface options for the SwiftModule family of production-ready system-on-module solutions by introducing an analog-to-digital converter extension board and reference design called SwiftADC.
High-voltage capacitor charging made simple
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3/16/2009   1 comment
High-voltage design (>100 V) has unique challenges; a new IC can simplify the challenge but engineers still need to be aware of the critical issues
Radiometrix : UHF FM receiver includes wide range RSSI
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
The Radiometrix RX3G is a PLL synthesiser based miniature board mounted UHF radio data receiver device.
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for March 16, 2009; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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3/14/2009   Post a comment
Check out these interesting and tutorial items from other engineering and design publications, courtesy of Planet Analog, as well as an archive of the Planet Analog Newsletter
Image processing library, based on military contract, available for FPGA design
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3/13/2009   Post a comment
Engineers developing FPGA-accelerated image processing systems can use these library elements like building blocks to get their job done faster.
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