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What do venture capitalists look for in entrepreneurs?
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
This week, guest commentator Gary Fowler (an experienced analog-technology recruiting specialist) continues his Planet Analog series, explains how venture capitalists look at entrepreneurs in whom they may be investing. Check your views against his insight.
Bill Schweber, Site Editor
Video filter extends battery life for handheld devices
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Intersil has introduced the ISL59118, a 9-MHz, dual-channel, low-pass filter that eliminates video glitch noise associated with the use of video DACs.
Contact-less switch operates in 1.65- to 3-V range for portables
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Handset component supplier Diodes Inc. has launched the AH1884, a contact-less switch for small portable applications.
Op amp pair offers 5- to 16-V operating range
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Analog Devices' latest precision operational amplifiers (op amps) deliver a combination of accuracy, power efficiency and versatility with a wide 5-V to 16-V operating range for an assortment of industrial, medical and consumer applications.
IR rolls 120-W Class D audio amp reference design
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
IR's 120-W Class D audio power amplifier reference design shows designers how to reduce PCB space by 50 percent for the entire mid-voltage range of mid- and high-power amplifiers.
Low-power limiting post amplifier targets SFP transceivers
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
Micrel launched the SY88973BL, a low-power limiting post amplifier that is designed for use in fiber optic receivers.
ST readies chips for Sirius' in-vehicle TV receiver
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV announced it has developed a digital broadcasting chipset for Sirius Backseat TV, a TV service that delivers live TV from family TV networks to the video screens of select vehicles.
Choosing and Using Bypass Capacitors (Part 3 of 3)
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6/28/2007   2 comments
Bypass capacitors are critical passive components in electronic circuits. Understand how to choose, use, and apply them in variety of realistic applications.
DC/DC controller connects power modules for increased load handling
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
TI introduces a single-channel version of its TPS40K stackable controller family that converts power supplies in data centers and telecommunications equipment into fully scalable, interleaved power systems with increased load handling and higher efficiency.
Samsung sampling multistandard mobile TV chip
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has started sampling a multi-standard channel decoder and multi-band radio frequency tuner chipset made using its 65-nm process that it says supports almost all mobile TV standards including DVB-H/T, DAB-IP, ISDB-T, and terrestrial DMB.
Boost controller eliminates heat sink with 97% efficiency
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTC3814-5, a synchronous No RSENSE step-up switching regulator controller that eliminates the boost diode and the heat sink normally required in medium to high power non-synchronous boost converters.
High pixel density projection chip offers 20,000:1 contrast ratio
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
JVC has developed what it claims is the industry's highest pixel density projection chip that will enable future 4K2K projectors to be smaller, lighter and more affordable.
Mobilygen fields H.264 codecs to turn on flash-based TV
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Fabless chip company Mobilygen (Santa Clara, Calif.) is betting its new family of next-generation H.264 codecs, in tandem with swiftly sinking prices for solid-state memory, will spur development of such products as TVs that can accomplish "pause" and "instant replay" of broadcast programming without a hard drive.
Agilent Announces Integrated Verification Toolkit for Signal Integrity Design
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Intended for use with Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA software platform, the new toolkit identifies and analyzes sources of performance-degrading jitter in multi-Gigabit communication link designs.
Analog products target automotive engine control
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor is introducing six standard SMARTMOS analog products designed for automotive engine management applications to meet the industry's performance, fuel efficiency and environmental requirements.
IDT targets micro and pico base stations with PPS Gen 2
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
IDT announced the first pre-processing solution for modular, low cost, scalable and flexibile 3G base stations.
ADCs combine best features of SAR converters and sigma-delta ADCs
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic launches its CS556x/7x/8x family of 16- and 24-bit analog-to-digital converters that claim to deliver the higher-bandwidth, low-distortion performance of a SAR converter with the high-resolution, low-noise performance of delta-sigma ADCs.
Single, dual LVDS drivers cut power consumption in high-speed data apps
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems' latest LVDS products provide 800-Mbits/s data rate with 300ps pulse skew, which significantly reduces power consumption compared with conventional devices.
Multi-format AVC receiver encoder streamlines IPTV
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Modulus Video's devices are designed to spur IPTV deployment with high-value systems that combine encoding with advanced receiver functions.
Step-down DC/DC converter delivers low quiescent current
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has developed a 2A, 36V step-down switching regulator with Burst Mode operation to keep quiescent current under 50-µA.
System LSI chip pair targets STBs with HDDs
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Designed for set-top boxes (STBs) with internal hard disk drives, the EMMA2SE (part number uPD61140) and the EMMA2SE/P (part number uPD61142) single-chip devices from NEC include all of the key functions needed to receive, record and play back digital TV broadcasts.
14-bit A/D converter guaranteed for high-temperature apps
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC2246H, a 25-Msps, 14-bit A/D converter for high temperature, high reliability data acquisition systems.
Epson rolls I/P converter for multi-video input
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Epson has developed the S2S65P10 I/P converter IC for multi-video input that is aimed at surveillance and vehicle-mounted cameras.
Should design engineers instead be called diagnosticians?
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
"Dr. House, MD" is about debugging, and the approach the team uses is very similar to an engineer faced with a circuit or system that is not working properly, where the cause is not obvious.
Bill Schweber, Site Editor
Array of (mostly analog) ICs shows handheld system design takes more than just low-power components
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6/22/2007   Post a comment
In addition to low power itself, these components from National Semiconductor help designers implement the low-power tactics essential to longer operating times.
Dual UART trio offers low power for consumer, portable apps
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6/21/2007   Post a comment
Exar launched the XR16M275x series that consists of three 8-Mbits/s, 1.62-V dual UARTs, or DUARTs, targeting consumer and portable applications, Ethernet and network routers, cellular data devices and factory automation and process controls.
UWB chipset supports Certified Wireless USB, Bluetooth and WiMedia
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6/21/2007   Post a comment
Alereon has started to sample devices from its AL5000 family, the first ultrawideband (UWB) products able to meet all regulatory requirements worldwide for applications based on Certified Wireless USB, Bluetooth and WiMedia.
Choosing and Using Bypass Capacitors (Part 2 of 3)
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6/21/2007   5 comments
Bypass capacitors are critical passive components in electronic circuits. Understand how to choose, use, and apply them in variety of realistic applications.
RF IC is designed for DVB-S receivers
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6/20/2007   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors says it has introduced the industry's first fully integrated down converter for the Ku-band digital video broadcasting satellite LNB.
OKI samples ultra-small 16-bit audio CODEC LSIs
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6/20/2007   Post a comment
Oki Electric Industry has announced sampling of its ML2612 family of 16-bit audio CODEC LSIs, which it claims is the smallest in the industry. In addition, an embedded programmable filter and programmable equalizer improve sound quality in portable devices.
Choosing and Using Bypass Capacitors (Part 1 of 3)
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6/19/2007   4 comments
Bypass capacitors are critical passive components in electronic circuits. Understand how to choose, use, and apply them in variety of realistic applications.
DSPs bring high-fidelity audio to home theater systems
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6/19/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has launched its Aureus generation of audio digital signal processors (DSPs), which TI says is the first audio/video receiver implementation approved for both Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus.
Dual-port line driver targets VDSL2 applications
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6/19/2007   Post a comment
Intersil claims the ISL1539 is the first monolithic, dual-port DSL line driver for 100 Mbits/s VDSL2 central office applications. The device features low power, a small footprint and good linearity.
Cadence Improves Allegro PCB Technology for RF Printed-Circuit-Board Design
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6/19/2007   Post a comment
Cadence has added RF technology and design methodology to its Alegro PCB Design XL and GXL product offerings.
Mixed-signal memory IC saves board space, cuts costs
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6/19/2007   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the DS28DG02, a memory device that integrates mixed-signal and nonvolatile memory functions that results in a 20% savings in PCB space and 30% savings in cost.
Low jitter timing modules synchronize Ethernet networks
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6/18/2007   Post a comment
Check out Valpey Fisher's quartz crystal-based integrated timing modules for synchronizing Ethernet networks.
LVPECL/LVDS fanout buffers offer fail safe I/O protection
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6/15/2007   Post a comment
The SY89467/8U from Micrel are high-speed, fully differential LVPECL and LVDS buffers with a fanout of 20, and a 2:1 MUX input targeted at hot swap applications.
RFIC integrates four switches in a flip-chip package
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6/15/2007   Post a comment
Peregrine Semiconductor has unveiled the UltraCMOS PE42110 multiple switch IC for advanced multi-band WCDMA handsets.
Peregrine houses RFICs in advanced chip-scale packaging
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6/15/2007   Post a comment
Peregrine Semiconductor has advanced its RF switch line for quad-band GSM and GSM/WCDMA handset applications by introducing RFICs using advanced chip scale packaging.
Hail the CD before it disappears--in two ways!
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6/15/2007   Post a comment
A storage medium which seems "forever" not only isn't forever; it actually has a fairly short life. Just look at the demise of the commercial music CD, and the ripped and burned one. . .
Bill Schweber, Site Editor.
Toshiba develops single-chip 60-GHz receiver
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6/15/2007   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. has fabricated a 60-GHz receiver CMOS chip which it claims can drastically lower the cost of devices for emerging millimeter-wave communication applications.
Entry-level encoder is designed for 3G mobile TV
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6/14/2007   Post a comment
Envivio has introduced an entry-level encoder for 3G network operators. The quad-channel 4Caster M4 mobile TV encoder supports multiple bit rates, resolutions and standards in a one rack unit.
Low-noise linear regulators feature efficiency of switching regulators
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6/14/2007   Post a comment
Micrel previewed a family of 'SuperLNRs' (low-noise regulators) which feature the advantages and ease of use of LDOs with low-noise, high PSRR, fast transient performance, while providing the efficiency of a switching regulator.
TV receiver combines tuning, analog demodulation in small package
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
Xceive's XC4000 is a single-chip hybrid analog and digital TV tuner combining both tuning and analog demodulation functions in an ultra-small 7mm x 7mm, 48-pin QFN package.
Ansoft releases 3D full-wave electromagnetic field simulation software
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
This industry-standard software for 3D full-wave electromagnetic field simulation raises the bar for accuracy, capacity and performance.
Infineon releases VoIP chip with high-def audio
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
New DuSlic family member from Infineon is aimed at VoIP analog terminal adapter platforms.
AM/FM antenna amplifier IC compensates for signal losses
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6/12/2007   Post a comment
Atmel released a highly integrated AM/FM antenna amplifier IC ATR4251, which enables AM/FM car-radio reception when used with designer antennas, including windshield, roof or bumper antennas.
Reference design delivers small high-definition LCD TV
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6/12/2007   Post a comment
Xceive unveils Breckenridge reference design for industry's smallest 7-inch high-definition LCD TV, based on the company's XC5000 hybrid silicon tuner.
CDC enables touch-control sensitivity in portable electronic devices
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6/11/2007   Post a comment
Analog Devices' released a capacitance-to-digital converter (CDC) integrated touch controller which allows designers to add responsive user controls, including scroll wheels and touch pads, to portable electronic devices.
Sensor processing: 16-bit digital signal controllers roll
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6/11/2007   Post a comment
Aiming to open up a new range of motor control and sensor-processing applications, Microchip Technology Inc. will introduce two families of 16-bit digital signal controllers this week in smaller packages and at lower price points.
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