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Content posted in August 2005
Codec expands portable features
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8/31/2005   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics plc introduced a stereo codec for portable multimedia apps, including cellular phones — that is said to integrate high-quality audio performance and enhanced mixing capabilities, with low-power consumption.
Buck controller IC has full complement of power management features for networking
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8/30/2005   Post a comment
International Rectifier introduces a high-performance, dual output pulse-width modulator driver IC for synchronous buck DC/DC converters used in networking and communications systems.
Online tool speeds amp selection
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8/30/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc.'s amplifier parametric evaluation tool is said to create a virtual evaluation board environment to remove the guesswork from selecting and implementing operational amplifiers.
16-bit converter targets precision apps
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8/30/2005   Post a comment
This 16-bit, 10 Msamples/second delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter from Texas Instruments Inc. features 86 dB signal-to-noise ratio and 95 dB spurious-free dynamic range over a 5-MHz bandwidth.
Startup introduces 'analog virtual prototyping'
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8/29/2005   Post a comment
Promising to bring analog IC layouts into the design cycle early, startup Accelicon Technologies has introduced a technology it calls "analog virtual prototyping."
Decoder boosts compatibility between video formats
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8/29/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp.'s video decoder is said to increase compatibility between different video standards — allowing consumers to output video directly from DVD players, gaming devices and other devices to their PC monitors.
12-bit A/D converters conserve board space
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8/26/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc.'s 12-bit family of tiny, high-speed, analog-to-digital converters feature two true-differential inputs, 3 V or 5 V single-supply operation, and a SPI-/QSPI-/MICROWIRE-compatible interface.
Opinion: Medical electronics represents strong growth opportunity for ICs
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8/26/2005   Post a comment
Home diagnostics will propel growth in the medical electronics sector, which is expected to reach $3.5 billion worldwide by 2010, according to Databeans.
JFET in-amp housed in MSOP
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. said it's breaking ground with its first junction field effect transistor-input instrumentation amplifier, which is the smallest in the industry and offers the highest common mode rejection ratio.
First programmable, multi-output power IC
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
Summit Microelectronics says it has the first multi-output power IC that has programmable battery charging. This is worth a look.
Focus on A/D converters: Parts boost ac performance, tap less power
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
The latest analog-to-digital converters from Analog Devices, Atmel, Linear Technology, Maxim Integrated Products, National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments provide stronger ac performance, lower power consumption and smaller packages, all while operating at faster rates.
Log amp spans 1 MHz to 10GHz
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices has introduced a new member of its RF power detector family that is optimized for wide bandwidth, high accuracy over temperature, and low power consumption for wireless infrastructure, broadband wireless, and radar applications.
Circuit simulation tool simplifies clock designs
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. claims engineers can now create complete, robust timing solutions in minutes with its ADIsimCLK clock IC design and simulation tool and three new clock ICs.
Three-in-one battery charger IC
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
A battery charger from AnalogicTech combines a charging device, reverse blocking diode, and current sensing circuit. It supports charging currents up to 1.5A across an input voltage range of 4.0 to 5.5V.
Voice chips enable hands-free communication
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
Zarlink Semiconductor unveiled voice processing chips aimed at improving voice quality and reducing noise in hands-free communication devices.
D/A converters offer robust performance
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8/19/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. introduced 10 low-power, high-dynamic-performance, 12-/14-/16-bit, dual digital-to-analog converters (D/A converters) with update rates up to 500 Megasamples/second.
Power switches crow super current rating
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8/18/2005   Post a comment
Micrel Inc. launched a family of high-current power switches for PCs, set-top-boxes, game controllers and USB host devices, as well as the latest printers, which all require current limiting protection against short circuits.
Newcomer develops high-speed op amps
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8/17/2005   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor threw its hat in the high-speed operational amplifier ring today with four high-speed devices aimed at low power video applications like set-top boxes and security video.
RAD-hard MOSFETs deliver 40% better device on-resistance
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8/16/2005   Post a comment
International Rectifier says its new line of mid-voltage RAD-hard MOSFETs can help make converters more compact and reliable than available designs.
Clock chips synchronize slewing simultaneously
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8/16/2005   Post a comment
TimeLab Corp. unveiled the flagship digital timing devices in its TotalClock family of timing processor units (TPUs), which places multiple synthesizers on a single chip.
Prema serial 12V-LED driver handles up to three LEDs
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8/16/2005   Post a comment
Standard light sources such as bulbs are increasingly replaced by LEDs or LED strings. PREMA Semiconductor offers the new constant current driver PR4130 controlling up to three LEDs in series. Even if one or two LEDs are disconnected or short circuited, the current and the brightness remain constant, thus providing a high reliability.
Down converters combines switching converter and two independent series regulators
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8/16/2005   Post a comment
A DC/DC converter down converts from 24V to 5V and now 3.3V. The chip, used in series is aimed at sensor applications.
Power IC combines and simplifies design of Ethernet-powered apps
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8/15/2005   Post a comment
TI Introduces 100-V Power-over-Ethernet Single-Chip Controller for IP Phones and WLAN Systems that combines power device control with a DC/DC controller.
Op amps benefit power-constrained portable apps
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8/15/2005   Post a comment
Offering low noise and distortion and drawing just 1.1 mA of supply current, Analog Devices Inc.’s op amps are intended for portable instrumentation, high-channel-count measurement and medical applications.
Combo-controller holds down standby power consumption in notebooks
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8/12/2005   Post a comment
Power efficient PFC-PWM controller simplifies design of offline, AC-DC power supplies and enables extremely low no-load standby power consumption.
Microchip's Power Management ICs combine several discrete functions
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8/12/2005   Post a comment
Microchip introduces the TC1303/TC1304 and TC1313 series of power management ICs that combine a synchronous buck switching regulator, low dropout (LDO) regulator and power-good function into single-chip solutions. All five device options include the 500 mA Buck Regulator, and the 300mA LDO.
Monolithic 16-/14-bit DACs offer gain, offset correction in compact package
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8/12/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has released the MAX5762 (16-bit) and MAX5774 (14-bit), 32-channel, digital-to-analog converters (DACs) with integrated programmable offset and gain calibration functionality for automated test equipment, fiber optics and data acquisition.
Linear 16-bit SAR ADC targets high-performance data systems
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8/11/2005   Post a comment
Designed for advanced, real-time applications in automated test equipment, medical imaging, optical networking, high-speed control loops and high-resolution data acquisition systems, Texas Instruments Incorporated's 16-bit, successive-approximation (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) offers impressive stability in challenging environments.
Programmable LED driver supports up to 17 LED sources
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8/11/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation's LTC3208 is an 850kHz, low-noise, high-efficiency 1x/1.5x/2x charge pump LED driver that can drive up to 17 LED current sources in a single portable device.
Regulators offer high current, low drop out in small package
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8/10/2005   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology Incorporated has introduced two small form (SC-70) 150-mA, low-noise, low-dropout (LDO) regulators for portable devices, including cell phones, PDAs, pagers, digital cameras, MP3 players and modems.
Latched sink drivers deliver flexibility through MOS, bipolar mix
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8/10/2005   Post a comment
Allegro Microsystems Incorporated offers the A6800/01, A6821/41, and A6832/33 latched sink drivers for LED displays, gaming and medical systems. Each component in the series offers 3.3 V logic supply capability, data input rates up to 10 MHz, and is RoHS compliant.
LVDS buffer/repeaters extend signal integrity of FPGAs, ASICs
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8/9/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corporation's two new low-power, high-performance buffer/repeaters for low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) systems extend the signal reach of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and application specific integrated circuits (ASIC) across backplanes and cables in telecom, datacom, industrial, medical, automotive and office imaging applications.
Low-noise linear regulator powers analog, RF ICs
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8/8/2005   Post a comment
Designed as a low drop-out linear regulator optimized for powering 100-mA analog and RF signal-path ICs, including low-noise amplifiers, voltage-controlled oscillators and RF receivers in cell phones and similar portable devices, the LP5900 CMOS linear regulator from National Semiconductor Corporation offers ultra-low noise, and high power supply ripple rejection, while consuming a mere 25 microamps.
Digital potentiometers save on space, power
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8/8/2005   Post a comment
The MAX5481-MAX5484 line of programmable digital potentiometers from Maxim Integrated Products come in two wiper configurations — voltage-dividers and variable resisters — to replace mechanical potentiometers in a fraction of the required space.
World's smallest advanced lighting management unit targets handheld devices
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8/5/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor introduces a backlight LED driver that integrates Flash LED and backlight drivers, RGB controller and A/D converter on a single chip.
PLL clock generation IC aims to replace crystal oscillators
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8/4/2005   Post a comment
Designed to replace expensive crystal oscillators for clock generation in a wide variety of consumer and networking applications, ON Semiconductor's new PLL clock generation IC delivers comparable performance, greater design flexibility, and lower cost than crystal oscillators.
New D/A converter aims for cleaner signals
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8/4/2005   Post a comment
Maxim reports that its new 16-Bit, 600Msamples/s digital/analog converter delivers industry-leading spurious-free dynamic range and intermodulation distortion performance.
High-speed opamps offer low noise and low power
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8/3/2005   Post a comment
STMicroelectrnoics has introduced a family of high-speed operational amplifiers that are well suited for use in logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, video drivers, imaging systems, and battery-powered instrumentation.
World’s fastest analog-to-digital converter integrates 1:4 demultiplexed outputs
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8/3/2005   Post a comment
Targeting high-speed data acquisition and test equipment, Atmel Corp.'s new 10-bit 2 GSamples/s A/D converter offers 33% sampling speed improvement over other A/D converter and DMUX combinations.
Smart sensor conditioner chip packs 8051 core
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8/2/2005   Post a comment
eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reviews a low cost power-managed sensor chip that lets you rapidly deploy sensors. This 8051-based device enables direct and simultaneous interfacing to almost all sensor-element types.
LCD driver supports custom display applications
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8/2/2005   Post a comment
Austrianmicrosystems' AS1120 LCD driver supports alphanumeric and bar graph displays for industrial and automation applications.
Power-over-Ethernet Supply Launched
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8/1/2005   Post a comment
Emerson Network Power launches frst Power-over-Ethernet supply from Astec Power, designed for 802.3af compliance.
Clock transceiver assists T1/E1/J1 architectures
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8/1/2005   Post a comment
Dallas Semiconductor introduces the world's only 64-kHz composite clock transceiver, supporting more frequencies than any other single IC




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