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"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for June 2, 2008
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5/31/2008   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--and there are some online-only extra bonus ones, as well!
Becoming a supermodel
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5/31/2008   Post a comment
Models are a vital part of the engineering analysis process, and developing good models is a layered process. . . .
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Site Editor
BI Technologies expands molded inductor family
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5/30/2008   Post a comment
BI Technologies expands its HM72A series of molded inductors with miniature and custom devices, aimed at distributed power architecture applications.
IR expands SupIRBuck high-density regulator line
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5/30/2008   Post a comment
IR has expanded its SupIRBuck portfolio of wide input, single output integrated point-of-load (POL) DC-DC voltage regulators with the introduction of the IR380x family for consumer embedded POL applications up to 14 amps.
Linear Technology : Ultralow supply current monitors are ideal for portable electronics
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5/30/2008   Post a comment
The LTC2934 and LTC2935 ultralow power supply monitors draw only 500 nA of quiescent current.
Current shunt monitors improve accuracy, reduce board space
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
TI introduces the INA210 family of zero-drift, bi-directional current shunt monitor ICs in a SC70 package for a variety of applications.
Low-jitter, dual-output clock generator targets Ethernet applications
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has developed a low-jitter, dual-output clock generator that uses a low-noise VCO and proprietary PLL architecture to generate two ultra-low-jitter, 0.14psRMS (typ) clock outputs from a 25MHz crystal resonator.
New LinkSwitch simplifies CV/CC charger designs
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
Newest generation touts an output accuracy of 5 percent over line and temperature variations, includes line-drop compensation circuitry, and guarantees very low no-load dissipation to easily meet Energy Star 2.0 standards for external power supplies.
OFDM-based modem delivers up to 100-kbit/s at 10- to 490-kHz
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2990, a power-line communication (PLC) modem based on the OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) method.
Low-power timing devices hit the consumer market
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
IDT announced a family of real-time clock devices designed for use in consumer applications, such as set-top boxes, GPS devices, energy meters and MP3 players.
Wireless ADM voice codec offers low power consumption
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5/29/2008   Post a comment
CML Microcircuits has developed an adaptive delta modulation (ADM) voice codec, a complete multi-mode product in a tiny SOIC package.
Micrel : Delay line IC is very linear and monotonic
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5/28/2008   Post a comment
The dual channel SY89297U, the second generation of Micrel's delay line ICs, can be serially programmed to provide just 5 ns of delay per channel while running up to 3.2 Gbits/s-1.6 GHz.
Texas Instruments : 16-bit A-D converters target precision signal acquisition
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5/28/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has announced two multi-channel, 16-bit, delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters, which combine outstanding dc accuracy and ac performance with cost-effective integration.
Universal system manager IC offers battery-backup charge, no-loss calibration
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5/28/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTC4110 is a complete single-chip battery charge and discharge manager for Li-ion/polymer, NiMH, NiCd, and SLA batteries and super capacitors.
Clock generator boasts ultra low jitter
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
An ultra low jitter, dual-output clock generator, suited to Ethernet switches/routers and other networking applications, has been introduced by Maxim Integrated Products.
Supply voltage monitors draw only 500 nA of quiescent current
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at portable electronics applications, Linear Technology Corp. has introduced the LTC2934 and LTC2935 ultra-low-current voltage monitors that draw only 500 nA of quiescent current.
Intermediate bus PWM controller increases energy efficiency
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced a pulse-width modulated (PWM) power supply controller for intermediate bus architectures.
PSoC features enhanced A/D converter for fast analog sampling
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. recently introduced a PSoC mixed-signal array with an enhanced A/D converter for fast analog sampling and expanded 8 Kbytes of flash memory capacity for complex algorithm processing.
Tiny video filter amplifier lets portables output SD video signals to SDTVs
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9515, the industry's smallest, lowest pin-count video filter amplifier for standard-definition (SD) video connections from portable devices to TVs.
LED driver delivers high-intensity lighting for camera phones
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
AnalogicTech is claiming the industry's first 2-A flash LED driver IC capable of delivering high-intensity WLED lighting for high-megapixel camera phones.
Atmel : RF transmitter boosts flexibility for car access and TPMS applications
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5/27/2008   Post a comment
Atmel has announced the fully integrated fractional-N PLL RF transmitter IC ATA5749 for car access and TPMS applications.
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for May 26, 2008
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5/24/2008   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--and there are some online-only extra bonus ones, as well!
Reinforcing the art of the estimate
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5/24/2008   Post a comment
Numbers and statistics are thrown around easily, but a sanity-check assessment is a good idea. . . .
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Site Editor
Trimble rolls out enhanced surface mount GPS receiver
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5/24/2008   Post a comment
The Copernicus II GPS receiver with higher sensitivity than its predecessor and low power is well suited for drop-in, ready-to-go positioning.
Mobile WiMAX device integrates baseband, RF and memory
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5/23/2008   Post a comment
WiMAX chipmaker SEQUANS Communications announced availability of its newest chip, the SQN1170, which integrates baseband, RF, and memory in a single device.
Dual-channel delay line provides 5 ns of delay per channel
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5/23/2008   Post a comment
Micrel has introduced its programmable dual-channel SY89297U delay line IC that can be serially programmed to provide 5 ns of delay per channel while running up to 3.2 Gbits/s.
ADCs deliver high-precision industrial measurements
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5/23/2008   Post a comment
TI introduces the 4-channel ADS1174 and 8-channel ADS1178 16-bit analog-to-digital converters with simultaneous sampling for precision signal acquisition.
Linear Technology's RF power detector targets WiMAX
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5/23/2008   Post a comment
The LT5538 handles RF power amplifier power control and monitoring for a wide range of wireless systems, including WiMAX and cellular.
MPU supervisor provides precision power monitoring
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5/22/2008   Post a comment
The MAX6394 +/-1% accurate microprocessor supervisor from Maxim Integrated Products delivers precision monitoring for demanding applications.
USB battery charger sports buck boost, buck converters
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5/22/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at handheld applications, this efficient, multi-function power management device from Linear integrates a stand-alone Li-Ion/Polymer battery charger and two high efficiency synchronous regulators—one buck-boost and one buck.
Triple DPDT switches fit for multiplexing SDHC, SDIO interfaces
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5/22/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's triple DPDT switches for multiplexing high-frequency signals up to 670MHz feature low on-resistance, on-capacitance and power consumption.
MIPS Technologies : Audio Codec IP achieves 100-dB dynamic range
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5/22/2008   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies' Audio Codec IP achieves an impressive 100 dB dynamic range and -93 dB THD while consuming only 7.8 mW power when playing back through stereo line outputs at 48 kHz.
Conexant launches speakers-on-a-chip line
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5/21/2008   Post a comment
Targeted at products that support high-definition audio and voice applications, Conexant's CX20562 integrates key speaker technology and processing functionality into a single device.
Two-channel audio analyzers generate signals down to 0.1 Hz
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5/21/2008   Post a comment
Audio Precision has unveiled two-channel models of its APx500 series audio analyzer with breakthrough features.
LED driver boards target industrial, medical LCDs
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5/21/2008   Post a comment
Endicott Research Group (ERG) has released two high-efficiency, low-profile Smart Force LED driver boards as standard products for a wide range of industrial and medical LCDs.
High precision angle position sensor rolls for auto applications
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has expanded its magnetic rotary encoder family with the AS5134, which is designed for brushless DC sensing in automotive applications in an ambient temperature range up to 150°C.
DPDT switches provide ±15kV ESD protection in tiny package
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX4983E and MAX4984E double-pole/double-throw (DPDT) analog switches for multiplexing Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) signals at 480Mbps.
SID 2008 showcases technology innovations ranging from tiny displays to LCD TV panels
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Get up-to-date information on the latest and greatest display technologies and products unveiled at SID 2008 here.
PAs deliver high linearity, low noise for improved signal integrity
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
ANADIGICS' pair of balanced low noise linear power amplifiers (PAs) are designed to generate high signal integrity in CATV set-top box, distribution and drop applications.
Analog Devices claims first digital isolators qualified for automotive systems
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices has developed a family of digital isolators, based on its iCoupler digital isolation technology, that meet the reliability and quality requirements of electric-hybrid vehicles.
Digital isolation chips save board space, reduce costs
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices' iCoupler digital isolation products deliver 500 mW isolated power and a small package that reduces costs by 50 percent and board space by 70 percent.
RFMD releases 2.4 GHz to 5.8 GHz frequency transverter
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Optimized for streaming video applications, RF Micro Devices' frequency transverter is designed to up-convert transmitted 2.4 GHz signals to 5.8 GHz and down-convert received 5.8 GHz signals to 2.4 GHz.
Cable tuner draws less than 900-mW
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Microtune has developed a multi-standard 1-GHz tuner that supports low-power consumer equipment in all-digital cable networks.
ST advances IGBT switching performance
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
The new series of IGBTs from ST achieves higher efficiency and reduced size in energy-saving ballasts and converters.
International Rectifier : MOSFETs come in robust TO-247 package
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
International Rectifier has expanded its portfolio of 60-, 75- and 100-V MOSFETs for switch mode power supplies (SMPS), uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and industrial applications such as power tools, forklifts and other high power dc drives.
Austriamicrosystems : Angle position sensor offers high performance in automotive applications
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
The AS5134 rotary encoder IC is fully qualified to AEC-Q100 and specifically designed for brushless dc sensing in automotive applications in an ambient temperature range up to 150 C.
Maxim : Analog switches multiplex hi-speed USB signals
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
MAX4983E/MAX4984E double-pole/double-throw (DPDT) analog switches multiplex hi-speed USB (USB 2.0) signals at 480 Mbits/s.
Log RF power detector capable of 75dB dynamic range
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology's latest logarithmic RF power detector has been designed to provide accurate RF power measurement over a wide frequency range.
Oled driver powers 2.5in portable displays
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
The drive for more power efficient displays has prompted Texas Instruments to release an organic light emitting diode (OLED) power driver for small form factor displays.
National touts first emulated current-mode controller with ultra-wide operating range
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5/20/2008   Post a comment
LM5118 DC/DC controller operates reliably over 3-75 volts
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