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8-bit MCU features dual bus design for complex multi-chip A/V subsystem control
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Its dual SMBus feature, small form factor and support for a wide range of operating voltages make the SST89C58RC MCU an ideal solution for numerous applications, including HDMI, HDTVs, A/V receivers, home appliances, industrial instruments, notebook PCs, DVD players, Blu-ray players, RF modules and security applications such as fingerprint identification.
Fingerprint sensor delivers improved imaging, durability and ESD protection
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
AuthenTec has added the high-performance AES2550 fingerprint sensor to its product portfolio for notebook computers, PCs and PC peripherals.
Ambient light photo sensor extends battery life in portable devices
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has introduced a miniature surface-mount ambient light photo sensor for controlling display backlighting in a wide range of portable electronic devices.
Timing devices extend battery life for ultra-mobile PCs
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
IDT has introduced a family of ultra-low-power timing devices that extends battery life and wireless signal range for ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs), while improving bandwidth.
Sigma-delta ADC achieves higher speed and resolution for precision sensing
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
ADI's 24-bit AD7190 sigma-delta ADC achieves greater than true 16-bit noise-free resolution up to 2.4 kHz across all input voltages from 40 mV to 5 V, enabling industrial equipment manufacturers to expand the operating speed and precision of sensitive measurement instruments.
SAR ADC delivers greater level of speed and accuracy
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
ADI claims its PulSAR AD7626 SAR ADC delivers a breakthrough in data conversion with 16-bit data capture performance, 15 effective number of bits and 10 MSPS throughput. It also features low power consumption and a small package size.
MESA Systemtechnik : Signal transmitter uses inductive principle
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
The INPUD-T contactless transmission system from MESA Systemtechnik is designed to transmit signals from temperature sensors, like PT100 transducers from rotating parts to a stationary device.
My AM radio's new life
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6/28/2008   5 comments
AM radio is a minor player today, so I gave my receiver a new role in life. . . .Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Site Editor
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for June 30, 2008
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6/28/2008   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
Waveform generators deliver waveforms from microHz to 32 MHz
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Highland Technology has expanded its T340 series of embedded complex waveform generators with the introduction of the 8-channel T346 and 4-channel T344 instruments.
SiGe power amplifier targets MIMO WLAN 801.11 b/g apps
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics M/A-COM introduces a SiGe power amplifier for MIMO WLAN 801.11 b/g applications that require high gain and high efficiency.
World's first 32-b ARM-based ZigBee radio module
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
CEL adds its new 32-bit ARM-based Freestar Pro radio module to its line of ZigBee transceivers.
Digitally-controlled potentiometers shrink in size
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Touted as the industry's smallest non-volatile pushbutton digitally-controlled potentiometers, Intersil's ISL22511 and ISL22512 DCPs are housed in 2.1 x 1.6-mm micro-QFN packages.
UWB chipset offers triple communications power
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Check out Sigma Designs' UWB chipset that delivers multiple independent streams of video and data wirelessly, as well as over coax and Gigabit Ethernet for home data networking applications.
SPDT switch aims to improve test equipment performance
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Peregrine Semiconductor releases a new SPDT switch that is optimized to deliver ultra-linear, ultra-fast settling time from DC to 7.5GHz
Active splitters designed for STBs with multiple tuners
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Intended for use in CATV set-top boxes with multiple tuners, ANADIGICS has launched three active splitters that incorporate highly linear, low noise amplifiers to drive multiple output paths, each of which provides a very low distortion connection to either an analog video or a digital video tuner.
Anadigics packs all RF tuner circuits in small package
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
ANADIGICS' fully integrated 1-GHz tuner enables crystal-clear video in CATV set-top boxes, DVRs, PC TV tuner cards, and other tuner-on-board applications.
Class-D audio amplifier driver features 200V bridge supply voltage
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Supertex's high speed, N-channel, full-bridge power MOSFET driver for use in Class-D audio amplifiers provides a broad range of output voltage from 12V to 200V, has ±5ns dead time matching and rise or fall times of less than 30ns with a typical 1nF load.
Low-power audio codec includes dual PCM interface
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
The AK4675 low-power stereo CODEC from AKM Semiconductor features a dual PCM interface that allows easy interfacing in mobile designs with Bluetooth.
Infineon : VoIP solution targets next generation access applications
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies has introduced the VINETIC-SVIP, a family of devices developed for next-generation VoIP access applications.
Silicon oscillator reduces parts count, streamlines design
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' STCL1120 silicon oscillator combines fast start-up and high immunity to shock, vibration and EMI with lower operating current and a chip-select control for easier and more efficient power management.
Low capacitance devices provide high ESD protection
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has added the ESD7L5.0D and the NUP4212a to its high performance off-chip ESD protection portfolio.
Highly integrated switch mode USB power manager
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC3567, the latest in a family of multi-function power management solutions for Li-Ion/Polymer battery applications.
Low power design for analog/mixed signal IP
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Power reduction and management techniques using multiple clock and power domains, dynamic voltage and frequency scaling and power gating are effective for digital circuits but for analog design, lowering power consumption must be considered early in the design phase.
SP2T switch spans DC to 26.5GHz
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Narda SP2T electromechanical switch is optimized for low insertion loss, high isolation, and low VSWR.
Receiver brings digital radio to emerging markets
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Frontier Silicon's unified digital radio receiver module is designed to work with all existing Band 3 and L-Band digital radio standards for Europe and Asia.
Multi-state, analog and digital VGA is fully programmable
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2065, the industry's only fully programmable, multi-state, analog and digital IF/RF variable-gain amplifier (VGA).
Triple video amplifiers consume 26.4-mW in consumer applications
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
CADEKA Microcircuits has introduced the CLC3800 and CLC3801 low power, triple video amplifiers that are designed to meet the requirements of today's cost-sensitive, standard definition (SD) consumer and industrial video applications.
Single supply LDOs tout low input voltages of 1.65V
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Micrel's MIC6910x/15x/30x series of low voltage linear regulators features single supply operation from 5.5V down to as low as 1.65V with ±1 percent initial output accuracy.
Analog Devices - Demodulator and gain trim amplifier reduce component count
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices has added a quadrature demodulator and dual gain trim amplifier for direct conversion receivers in next generation cellular 3G/4G and broadband wireless 802.16 applications to its RF product portfolio.
Home net chip does UWB, coax, Ethernet
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Sigma Designs has developed a second-generation ultrawideband chip set called CoAir for home networks that can simultaneously run UWB over wireless and coax at rates up to 370 Mbits/second while maintaining a Gbit Ethernet link, aiming to serve set-top boxes, routers and gateway devices on home networks.
150mA supercapacitor charger features auto cell balancing
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Designed to address high peak power and battery backup needs in portable applications, Linear Technology's inductorless programmable supercapacitor charger includes a automatic cell balancing feature that maintains equal voltages on both cells (2.4V/2.65V selectable) without requiring balancing resistors
Vishay releases MICRO FOOT Power MOSFET
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Vishay's 20-V P-channel TrenchFET Power MOSFET in MICRO FOOT chip-scale package offers one of the industry's smallest footprint of 1.2 mm x 1.0 mm.
Auto-zero op amps deliver ultra-high precision
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Microchip Technology has introduced the MCP6V0X family of auto-zero operational amplifiers that provide ultra-high precision and rail-to-rail operation.
Peregrine Semiconductor expands digital step attenuator line
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
7-bit DSAs feature a serial-addressable control interface and target cellular base stations, repeaters, femtocells and power amplifier distortion cancelling loops.
TI rolls out new power management chips
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
TI's is offering a current mode controller and a pair of LDOs that are aimed at simplifying power management design.
Next-generation RF chip added to ZigBee PiP line
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Freescale's next-generation device in its single-chip ZigBee Platform-in-Package (PiP) family integrates the essential components of an IEEE 802.15.4 based application within a single package, requiring designers to add only an antenna and crystal.
SiGe rolls out smallest GPS receiver
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Check out SiGe's latest GPS radio receiver featuring dual-antenna input capability for next-generation GPS systems and a low-profile 4x4mm package.
ADC/clock synthesizer combo claims highest dynamic range, SNR
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
TI delivers a 16-bit, single-channel, 135 MSPS ADC and a low-jitter clock synthesizer targeted at communications, defense, and test and measurement applications. The combined signal chain solution claims the industry's highest signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and spurious free dynamic range (SFDR).
Peregrine : Dual-SP4T RF switch delivers 116 dBm IMD3
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
The PE42112 MultiSwitch RFIC, a 2.6-V dual-SP4T RF switch, is designed for the needs of the tri-band WCDMA antenna switch module (ASM) market for use in multimode cellular handsets.
9-amp converter touts new power-density benchmark
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Enpirion's EN5395QI 9-amp DC/DC converter for low-power processor applications delivers more than 11 watts per square centimeter (76 watts per square inch) in a package measuring just 10-by-12-by-1.85 mm.
MLF-packaged small-load switches extend battery life in portables
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6/22/2008   Post a comment
Micrel has launched the MIC94040/1/2/3, a family of high side load switches featuring its MLF packaging technology that extends battery life by reducing the on-resistance (RDSON) of the devices down to 28mohm.
NRZ modulator driver housed in ceramic package
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6/22/2008   Post a comment
Designed to improve manufacturability, GigOptix's Mach-Zehnder modulator driver housed in ceramic packaging is targeted at 10-Gbit/s 300-pin transponder applications for long haul and metro communication links.
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for June 23, 2008
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6/21/2008   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
That old "analog shortage" deja vu, again
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6/21/2008   3 comments
Here we go again: another purported but meaningless shortage claim. . . . Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Site Editor
Cadence Enhances RF Verification
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6/20/2008   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. has introduced a new simulation technology to verify wireless integrated circuits implemented in advanced CMOS process nodes
Researchers tout low-power reflective LCDs
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6/20/2008   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, have developed a reflective bistable liquid crystal display (LCD) that can maintain static images in full daylight without requiring an external power supply. The University is looking to license the technology and says a major application would be solar powered display advertisements, as well as mobile phones, laptop PCs, ATMs, electronic paper, smart cards and disposable displays.
TI rolls out an eight-channel, digital-input serializer
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6/19/2008   Post a comment
TI's eight-channel, digital-input serializer provides integrated inputs that save up to 60 percent of board space in a broad range of industrial applications.
Slideshow: Freescale Technology Forum
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
Our intrepid contributing editor for advance technologies R. Colin Johnson is visiting the Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) Americas in Orlando, Fla. to view and interact with Freescale experts.
Amplifiers offer up to 4-W of output power
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
Spectrum Microwave has introduced a line of high power amplifiers, which provide up to 4 watts of output power and are internally matched for 2000 to 6000 MHz.
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