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Conexant strengthens imaging chip portfolio
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Conexant's SoC fax products are offered in a variety of configurations, and support a wide range of optional features, including answering machine, speakerphone, and intercom capabilities.
AWR adds high-frequency filter design to Microwave Office
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
AWR works with its partner, Nuhertz Technologies, to add filter synthesis and analysis to its high-frequency design suite.
Tiny dual Hot Swap controller targets optical networks
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4224, a compact, low voltage Hot Swap controller for protecting boards and backplanes that use two 1V to 6V voltage supplies.
ST launches multi-channel clock distribution chip line
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics announced the first six devices in a series of clock-distribution ICs, which it says are the first in the market to provide per-channel output-enable controls for precision clock management in embedded and handheld applications.
Anritsu : Communication testers support HSPA Evolution
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Anritsu offers two software packages offering signaling/protocol support for the extended HSPA Evolution standard for HSPA (HSDPA/HSUPA) 3.5G mobile terminals as defined in 3GPP Release 7.
Sensirion : Flow microsensors have miniature dimensions
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Sensirion has announced a new level of miniaturization for non-invasive liquid flow sensors based on planar microfluidic substrates.
20W stereo Class D speaker amplifier operates from a 4.5V to 14V supply
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products is calling its MAX9744 the industry's first 20W stereo Class D speaker amplifier to operate from a 4.5V to 14V power supply.
Ethertronics shrinks GPS antennas to achieve world's smallest footprint
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Check out Ethertronics 4 x 2 x 1.08mm embedded ceramic GPS antenna. Weighing in at 0.2 grams, the new device targets GPS-enabled mobile phones, personal media players, and navigation equipment.
Ultra-low-power comparators save space in portable apps
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX9060-MAX9065 comparators offer ultra-low power consumption and low-voltage operation in an ultra-small package.
40A DC/DC converter achieves over 90% efficiency level
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Murata Power's UCE series of eighth-brick DC/DC converters is available with fixed output voltages from 1.5V to 12V, output current to 40A and output power up to 100W.
Boost converters maximize battery run time, minimize external circuitry
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LT3495 and LT3495-1 low-noise boost converters with integrated power switches, Schottky diodes and output disconnect circuitry.
Small USB dongle modem works with all major operating systems
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Radicom Research has introduced a compact USB dongle modem dubbed V92HU-E2 that processes data using its own hardware and does not utilize any processing power of the host computer.
AC-DC power conversion chips housed in low-profile package
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Power Integrations is housing its TOPSwitch-HX family of offline switcher ICs in a low-profile IC power package that enables extremely compact and lightweight notebook adapters.
Controller for VR11.1 processors touts automatic phase-dropping and fast response
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
PX3560 chip for VR11.1-based processors maintains high efficiency across entire load range, ensures fast active transient response (ATR) with a minimum of external components.
Introduction to Wireless Systems--A Tutorial--Part II
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7/27/2008   1 comment
Here is the segment two of a multi-part series excerpted from 'Introduction to Wireless Systems.' Chapter 4 concentrates on Radio Frequency Coverage: Systems Engineering and Design. Introduction to Wireless Systems brings together the theoretical and practical knowledge readers need to participate effectively in the planning, design, or implementation of virtually any wireless system.
Low noise amplifier for GPS mobile phones
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7/27/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies has added to its portfolio with a high-sensitivity low noise amplifier (LNA) for GPS-enabled mobile phones. Bearing mobile phone design requirements in mind, the BGA715L7 has been optimised for high-sensitivity and immunity to interference of cellular signals.
Clock distribution ICs offer more control
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7/27/2008   Post a comment
Claiming a market first for precision clock management in embedded and handheld applications by providing per-channel output-enable controls, STMicroelectronics has unveiled the first six devices in a series of clock-distribution ICs.
Highly adjustable hot-swap voltage controller
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7/27/2008   Post a comment
Systems such as fibre optic networks are the targeted beneficiaries of Linear Technology's latest offering; a voltage controller for protecting boards and backplanes.
Striving for perfection, or maybe not
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7/26/2008   Post a comment
There are radically different definitions of "perfect"; what's yours?. . . .
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Editor
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for July 28, 2008
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7/26/2008   Post a comment
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Digital temperature sensor/thermostat integrates EEPROM
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
Maxim has introduced the DS7505 +/-0.5 degrees Celsius accurate, digital temperature sensor and thermostat with nonvolatile memory (EEPROM).
A bypass-capacitor dialogue peels back the layers, Part 3: Continuing the discussion on layout considerations
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7/24/2008   2 comments
The low-glamour but extremely vital subject of bypass capacitors, grounding, and decoupling gets additional investigation through a basic dialogue
PoE controller optimizes sub-13 watt designs
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Device supports lower input voltage operation and smaller solution size for local power supplies.
D/A converters integrate a low-drift reference in an 8-lead TSOT-23 package
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Linear has introduced the LTC2631, a family of pin- and software-compatible 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit D/A converters in a tiny TSOT-23 package, making it the smallest I²C D/A converter family with an internal reference on the market today.
LNA delivers high sensitivity, high immunity for GPS apps
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG has introduced a high-sensitivity low noise amplifier (LNA) with a best-in-class noise figure for GPS applications.
Jennic set to demo video-over-wireless
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Wireless communications chip and software developer Jennic Ltd. (Sheffield, England) plans to demonstrate to the public the use of the IEEE 802.15.4 open radio standard for wireless transfer of video. Jennic plans to show the transfer at the Wireless Japan Show being held at the Big Sight International Exhibition Centre in Tokyo this week.
Supercharged WiMAX power amplifier
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
SiGe Semiconductor has released a 2.5GHz high-power WiMAX amplifier that exceeds the spectral mask requirements outlined in IEEE 802.16e and WiMAX Forum specifications.
Conexant samples broadcast A/V decoders for PCTV applications
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
Targeted at PCTV applications, Conexant's next-generation A/V decoders feature integrated USB and consumer infrared support.
SPDT switch housed in miniature package
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
Intended for engineers searching for ways to improve performance while reducing the size of their dual-band WiFi and UWB designs, NEC has developed an SPDT GaAs MMIC switch that delivers low insertion loss with high isolation over the 2.4 to 6.0 GHz frequency ranges.
Viewpoint: Analog IP integration needs support
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7/21/2008   1 comment
As end products get smaller, designers are increasingly integrating analog and mixed-signal functionality onto SoCs. Analog IP suppliers must support design teams' lack of in-house integration expertise and guide them throughout the entire design cycle to ensure and expedite successful silicon results.
Taking the 'black magic' out of RF design
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7/20/2008   Post a comment
Explore some of the system design challenges posed by ultra high-speed data conversion.
It's easy to say "it's easy" when you're naive
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7/19/2008   Post a comment
Just because something is easy to say doesn't make it easy to do, especially if you're ignorant about the specifics. . . .
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Editor
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for July 21, 2008
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7/19/2008   Post a comment
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Signal Chain Basics (Part 18): The op amp as integrator
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7/19/2008   5 comments
Understand how this basic building block can be used as analog integrator
Introduction to Wireless Systems--A Tutorial--Part I
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7/18/2008   1 comment
Here is the first segment of a multi-part series excerpted from 'Introduction to Wireless Systems.' Chapter 4 concentrates on Radio Frequency Coverage: Systems Engineering and Design. Introduction to Wireless Systems brings together the theoretical and practical knowledge readers need to participate effectively in the planning, design, or implementation of virtually any wireless system.
Fully integrated WLAN test set conducts high-speed radio layer measurements
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Anritsu Company has introduced the MT8860C WLAN test set, which is a fully integrated test solution that performs high-speed radio layer measurements on WLAN chipsets.
China's homegrown 3G wireless standard goes for the gold
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Just in time for the world stage of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, China's own 3G standard--time-division synchronous code-division multiple access, or TD-SCDMA--is at the starting gate.
Ultra-high-precision resistor offers ESD protection above 25 kV
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7/16/2008   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has introduced the VSA101 axial Bulk Metal Z-Foil resistor for high-reliability applications.
VCO targets microwave radio apps
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7/16/2008   Post a comment
Z-Communications has released a RoHS-compliant voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) in the L-band.
TI chip boosts range for Zigbee
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7/16/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments will bolster the reach of Zigbee networks as much as ten-fold with the CC2591 that integrates a group of mainly passive components including a power amplifier, low-noise amplifier, balun, switches, inductors and RF-matching devices.
Voltage translator simplifies SD card design applications
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has introduced a low-voltage, dual-supply Secure Digital (SD) interface voltage translator that simplifies design in SD card applications.
MOSFET drivers help increase system efficiency
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
Microchip Technology has introduced the MCP1415 and MCP1416 (MCP141X) single-output MOSFET drivers in a SOT-23 package.
Smallest charger IC answers call for mobile phones
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
3-MHz switchmode Li-ion charger with USB On-the-Go support minimizes power dissipation, cuts board space in half.
Motor drivers contain protection and diagnostic functions
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
Typical midsize automobiles contain around 50 relatively small electric motors and more are being added all the time. Highly integrated, fast-switching motor control ICs with PWM support have the potential to reduce the energy consumption of these devices.
Step-up converter generates output voltage from two AAs or one Li+ battery
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX8815A 1A step-up converter featuring efficiency of 97%, low quiescent current of 30microamps, and a low-noise, forced-PWM mode.
Greek Wi-Fi developer takes on U.S. competitors
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
Greek wireless LAN developer EZ-y.net will take on large competitors in the U.S. through a new Utah-based manufacturing and distribution center.
WSVGA chip suits mid-sized displays
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
Supporting WSVGA (1024 x 600) resolution, Korean mixed signal company MagnaChip Semiconductor's latest TFT-LCD driver chip is one of the first of its kind for mid sized applications.
Instrumentation amplifier improves accuracy, extends battery life
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7/14/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has claimed the industry's lowest power zero-drift instrumentation amplifier that features low quiescent current, low input bias current, low offset voltage/drift and 1.8-V operation.
Analog vendors boost sound quality in portables
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7/14/2008   Post a comment
The latest audio chips drive higher output while consuming less power.
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for July 14, 2008
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7/12/2008   Post a comment
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