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Digital amplifier board jams audiophile quality in a tiny package
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
Flying Mole Electronics Corp.'s digital amplifier board features a built-in power supply and super compact size.
Upgraded switches yield improved performance and new package options
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. updated its legacy Hall-effect bipolar switches, unipolar switches and Hall-effect latches for improved performance and newer package options.
12-bit digital temp sensor delivers ±1.0°C accuracy
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. unveiled a complete digital temperature monitoring IC, which includes an on-chip temperature sensor that comes in two performance grades.
Security features on MPEG decoder prevent piracy
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
To prevent the piracy of digital broadcasts on pay television, NEC Electronics America, Inc. rolled out a single-chip MPEG decoder with enhanced security features for digital set-top boxes (STBs).
Single-chip, triple differential receiver reduces board space by more than half
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc.' AD8143 is a compact, single-chip solution that receives differential signals over a twisted pair cable. The triple differential receiver is primarily designed to receive RGB (red, green, blue) signals with resolutions up to 1600 X 1200; however, it can able be used to receive any other type of differential analog signal or high-speed data transmission.
Tiny LDOs aimed at 3G wireless handsets
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. unveiled a series of 200-mA low-dropout linear regulators in a chip scale package, which tout low noise and quiescent current, and a high power supply rejection ratio.
Micropower LDO withstands up to 100-V input
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. claims this high-voltage, micropower, low dropout regulator is capable of delivering 20-mA output current.
1.5-V analog temp sensors tout industrial temp range
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6/27/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. today proclaimed the industry's first 1.5-V analog temperature sensors with user-selectable gains, which increase thermal management performance in low-voltage systems.
Power supply controller for notebooks extend battery life
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
Intersil introduces cost effective, high efficiency, quad-output main power supply controller for notebook computers.
High-bandwidth 3-input video switch replaces discrete components
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor's ultra low-power, high-bandwidth video switch was designed for switching three analog video signals, including RGB and YPbPr signals.
On Semiconductor introduces a hot swap protection IC with built-in charge pump
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6/24/2005   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has expanded its SMART HotPlug family with the NIS5102 high side hot swap protection IC with built-in charge pump and accurate temperature sensing circuitry.
Fast 12-bit A/D converter samples up to 250 Msamples/s
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. said it's raising the sampling-speed rate bar with a 12-bit, 250 Msamples/s A/D converter.
P-Channel switches first to offer on-resistance of 45 milliohms at 1.5 V
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6/22/2005   Post a comment
Vishay Siliconix P-channel load switches are the industry's first designed for on-resistance ratings of 45 milli-ohms at 1.5 Volts.
12-bit driver ICs power LCD microdisplay projectors
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6/22/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. launched two LCD microdisplay ICs to enable higher resolution digital displays.
Temperature sensors supplant thermistors
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6/21/2005   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. says these inexpensive, low power, tiny temperature sensors can be used in place of thermistors.
Adjust voltage during factory calibration with a sample-and-infinite-hold voltage reference
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6/21/2005   Post a comment
Dallas Semiconductor announced what it claims is the world's first nonvolatile sample-and-infinite-hold voltage reference for systems requiring voltage adjustment during factory calibration.
Filterless Class-D amplifier drives clean audio output
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6/20/2005   Post a comment
Expanding its audio amplifier portfolio, ON Semiconductor introduced a cost-effective, 2.65-W filterless Class-D audio amplifier designed for portable applications.
$20 IPTV chip boosts speed, uses less power
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6/20/2005   Post a comment
Equator Technologies Inc. launched a fifth generation of its video processor today for emerging markets like Internet Protocol TV set-top boxes and digital media adapters.
A/D converters enable high-performance recording in portable consumer apps
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6/20/2005   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has extended its A/D converter offering with two new devices with record functionality that are aimed at consumer electronics.
Operating voltage for current-feedback amplifier stretched to 37 V
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6/17/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) extended the operating voltage of one of its high-speed, current-feedback amplifiers.
Dual-channel temp monitor and fan controllers tout thermistor inputs
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6/17/2005   Post a comment
These dual-channel temperature monitor and fan controllers from Maxim Integrated Products Inc. offer 1°C accuracy and thermistor inputs.
Signal-processing technology cuts nonlinear distortion in A/D converter modules
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6/17/2005   Post a comment
A new class of linearized data conversion modules from Optichron Inc. are said to improve system performance in communications and industrial applications.
Blocks for buck/boost chips
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6/17/2005   Post a comment
LTRIM, specializing in high-performance power management and other analog intellectual property solutions introduces two new DC-DC converter IP blocks for buck, or buck/boost chip designs.
Ricoh real time clock IC has ultra low time keeping voltage
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6/17/2005   Post a comment
Ricoh announces the R2023x and R2033x Real Time Clocks (RTC). These simple RTC ICs are Ricoh's response to the increasing market demand for less PCB board space consuming semiconductor parts.
Sensor amplifier integrates on-chip EMI filtering
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6/16/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc.'s latest sensor amplifier for automotive and industrial applications features internal electromagnetic interference (EMI) filtering, a very wide temperature range, low offset voltage and drift, and open and shorted wire protection.
High-speed video switch aimed at next-generation HDTV apps
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6/16/2005   Post a comment
Pericom Semiconductor Corp. released a HDMI switch to transmit digital television audiovisual signals from DVD players, set-top boxes, and other audio-visual sources to television sets, projectors, and other video displays.
Ethernet controllers rise to higher-performance level
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6/16/2005   Post a comment
TranSwitch Corp. announced a single-chip Ethernet/VLAN/MPLS switch that the company said can be used in place of LAN-class switches and NPUs.
Stereo amplifier's low standby current reduces battery drain in portable apps
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6/15/2005   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' 2x1-W stereo audio power amplifier with active low standby mode is said to deliver high-end audio capability to portable applications.
12-bit magnetic rotary encoder provides immunity against magnet misalignment
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6/15/2005   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems AG rolled out a 12-bit resolution magnetic rotary encoder IC that addresses demand for high-resolution, low-speed applications.
Replace four A/D converters with one tiny A/D converter
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6/15/2005   Post a comment
The showstopper of Linear Technology Corp.'s six new A/D converters is a 125 Msamples/s, 14-bit converter for cellular basestations that boasts strong AC performance and extremely low power.
Low-power linear amp module selected for Wi-Fi reference designs
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6/14/2005   Post a comment
A Fairchild Semiconductor power amplifier has been selected for use in Broadcom's latest single-chip and PCI Express-enabled Wi-Fi reference designs. It is a matched PA with integrated power detector to minimize the need for external components.
Battery management ICs target single-cell Li-ion and Li-polymer batteries
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6/14/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor introduces battery management and protection ICs for portable systems. They are ideal for phones, digital still cameras, PDAs and hand-held instrumentation.
A/D converters simplify front-end signal conditioning
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6/14/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. claims its series of delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters (A/D converters) sport a novel front-end design that is able to directly digitize a wide range of sensors.
Highly-integrated 3D-Boomer audio amplifiers tout amazing-sound
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6/13/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. unveiled two Boomer audio amps for cellular phones and portable applications that are said to provide outstanding sound quality and high integration.
WISchip International
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6/13/2005   Post a comment
A fabless semiconductor company developing audio/video compression systems-on-chip and solutions for the consumer, PC/Mac and surveillance markets
Allegro's stepper-motor driver IC has a built-in translator
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6/13/2005   Post a comment
The A3982 from Allegro MicroSystems is a bipolar stepper-motor driver IC featuring built-in translator circuitry that makes it very easy to interface to microprocessor-based control systems in office automation and industrial applications.
Quad-channel feedback amplifier combines high performance and low power
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6/10/2005   Post a comment
Designed to drive high-quality video, Intersil Corp. proclaimed an ultra-wideband, low-power, four-channel current feedback amplifier featuring a slew rate of 5000 V/μs and 500 MHz of gain bandwidth on all four channels.
12-bit A/D converter consumes less power
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6/10/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. is touting a 12-bit monolithic analog-to-digital converter that is said to consume 40 percent less power than comparable devices.
Mezzanine card offers power management capabilities for Telecom applications
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6/9/2005   Post a comment
Mezzanine cards from ON Semiconductor are for computing cards, multi-DSP cards and switch fabric cards and are ideal for implementation in routers, switches and base stations.
Dual-input Li-ion charger IC perfect for smart hand-held devices
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6/8/2005   Post a comment
Intersil introduces a dual- input (USB or Cradle) charger for single-cell Li-ion/polymer batteries with the highest input voltage rating in the industry and features End-of-Charge programmability.
Overvoltage ICs protect applications from high-voltage transients
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6/8/2005   Post a comment
These overvoltage protectors from Maxim Integrated Products Inc. were made for systems with high-transient voltages like automotive and industrial applications.
Suite handles high power density, cooling challenges in IT environments
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6/8/2005   Post a comment
American Power Conversion addresses high-density and cooling issues with a suite of new offerings.
Adjust your regulator below 1V without a sub-bandgap reference
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6/8/2005   Post a comment
Need a regulator that operates without a sub-bandgap reference at less than the internal voltage reference? Read on for some very practical design advice.
10-bit A/D converter soars to 2.2-GHz
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6/7/2005   Post a comment
Atmel Corp. claims to have developed the industry's fastest 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (A/D converter) with a clock frequency of 2.2 Gsamples/s.
Ultracapacitor technology breakthrough powers higher-performance products
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6/7/2005   Post a comment
Maxwell Technologies' ultracapacitor technology breakthrough powers new family of higher-performance, longer-life products.
Texas Instruments introduces an audio amplifier for flat panel displays
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6/7/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced a complete digital-input Class-D audio power amplifier for flat panel displays, which enables designers to develop products with sound quality that matches the display's high-quality image, while minimizing cost and component count.
Ultra-compact power systems support wireless networks
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6/7/2005   Post a comment
Valere Power introduces mini DC power systems that supports in-building and small wireless networking sites.
IC provides 3A to power microprocessor
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6/6/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor offers a monolithic IC providing an efficient means of obtaining power for the company's PowerQUICC I and II microprocessor.
Create thousands of amplifier and converter combinations with WEBENCH
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6/6/2005   Post a comment
The latest version of National Semiconductor Corp.'s WEBENCH online design environment is said to enable engineers to select and tune optimal signal-path applications in minutes.
Wolfson's stereo audio CODEC offers independent sampling on ADC & DAC
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6/6/2005   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has launched a stereo audio CODEC with the ability to operate the ADC and DAC at different sample rates simultaneously, making it ideal for use in DVD-RW , LCD TV, and similar consumer electronics applications, where the end user requires to simultaneously play and record DVD or television content.
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