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Achieve sample synchronization among data converters
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Maury Wood explains how to maintain channel coherency for 4G air interfaces such as LTE, using JEDEC JESD204A interface high-speed data converters.
Analog Devices : Precision op amp claims lowest offset and drift
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices has introduced a compact, 36-V precision JFET-input operational amplifier with claims the industry’s lowest noise and distortion over the widest temperature range.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) grows up: it's now PoE+
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8/31/2009   1 comment
Understand how the Power over Ethernet standard has been extended to a "plus" version, which increases power and also adds a classification mechanism
Why this column will not win any awards
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8/29/2009   1 comment
Winning awards may be good for the ego, but it is good for the audience? . . . .Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Editor
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for August 31, 2009; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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8/29/2009   Post a comment
Check out these interesting and tutorial items from other engineering and design publications, courtesy of Planet Analog, as well as an archive of the Planet Analog Newsletter
Precision JFET-input op amp claims best-in-class signal acquisition and fast settling times
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8/28/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has introduced a compact, 36-volt precision JFET-input (junction field-effect transistor input) operational amplifier (op amp) that claims to offer the industry's lowest noise and distortion over the widest temperature range.
SST : 2.4 GHz WLAN power amplifier with ultra-high linear output power
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8/28/2009   Post a comment
SST Communications has doubled the output power of its 2.4 GHz WLAN power amplifier (PA) offering with the SST12CP11.
Small engines get greener
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8/26/2009   Post a comment
Emissions from small gasoline engines could be reduced using a new analog chip that Freescale Semiconductor introduced at a technology forum in Shenzhen, China.
Maxim : 125-nA supervisory circuits extend battery life
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8/26/2009   Post a comment
Maxim introduces the MAX16056- MAX16059, ultra low-power microprocessor supervisory circuits that monitor a single system supply voltage.
IDT : Embedded clocks are SMBus programmable
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
IDT announces a family of clocks for embedded applications or any computing system that is hidden from view and runs a real-time operating system.
TI's 15W Class D audio amp integrates EMI suppression
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, Texas) has introduced a 15W Class-D audio amplifier for driving bridged-tied stereo speakers with integrated electromagnetic interference suppression.
Trio of low-power difference amplifiers feature fast slew rates, reduce board space
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has unveiled three new low-power difference amplifiers as small as 4.9 mm x 3 mm and featuring slew rates up to 10 times faster than competing products.
Smallest white LED boost converter offers better picture contrast and energy efficiency benefits
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp., has introduced what the company claims is the industry's smallest white light-emitting diode (LED) driver with dynamic display backlight control.
Use it or slew it
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8/24/2009   2 comments
Kendall Castor-Perry sheds light on op amp slew rates, explaining why you may need to specify a slew rate that's much higher than the signal is required to move at, particularly for circuits whose performance is sensitive to the gain bandwidth of the amplifier.
Getting a new boss, or what a near-complete system reset is like
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8/22/2009   Post a comment
Getting a new boss can be good or bad, depending on your account status
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for August 24, 2009; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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8/22/2009   Post a comment
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LeCroy launches single-source SuperSpeed USB test suite
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8/21/2009   Post a comment
The LeCroy USB 3.0 Test Suite is an integrated selection of test instruments that addresses all transmitter, receiver, TDR and protocol tests currently defined in the Universal Serial Bus 3.0 specification.
IC overcomes solar cell/battery-chemistry charging conundrum
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8/21/2009   Post a comment
The LT3652 from LTC maintains solar panel at peak output power wile charging various chemistries, using an input voltage regulation loop
Industrial-output signal conditioners simplify the design of PLCs
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8/20/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced new industrial analog-output signal conditioners designed to offer the industrial market a combination of higher functionality, greater integration, and smaller total solution size than competitive devices.
Precision op amp provides best bias current drift at lowest power
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8/20/2009   Post a comment
Intersil's ISL28207 op amp features advanced bias current cancellation techniques to achieve low bias current drift over the operating temperature range, making it well-suited for high-impedance input signals for process controls, automated test equipment, and data acquisition.
Freescale i.MX processor integrates mixed signal technology
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Freescale's i.MX233 processor delivers ARM9 performance, analog audio and optimum power management for consumer applications.
Freescale apps processor integrates mixed signal functions
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor will start shipping in October a version of its i.MX applications processor that integrates mixed signal technology.
TI says 16-bit ADC is 70 percent smaller than competition
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
TI's latest family of data converters reduces overall system space and component count with scalable selection of on-chip integration.
Jazz sees growth opportunities for SiGe
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
Jazz Semiconductor Inc. (Newport Beach, Calif.), a subsidiary of foundry chip maker Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel), has announced it is looking to use its silicon-germanium BiCMOS technology to replace GaAs components in millimeter wave and cell phone applications.
Clocking requirements for high speed data converters
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8/18/2009   1 comment
There are several key performance metrics required for clocking circuits in wireless infrastructure, broadband and instrumentation, such as low phase noise and jitter, accurate frequency translation and jitter filtering. This article discusses the clocking technologies required.
National Semiconductor introduces dual 16-bit, 160-MSPS pipeline A/D converter
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced a dual-channel 16-bit, 160 mega-samples per second (MSPS) pipeline analog-to-digital converter (ADC).
TI shrinks size of 16-bit ADCs
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas, Texas) claims that its latest family of 16-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) is 70 percent smaller than its nearest competition.
Simple circuit prevents USB current overshoot during insertion
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
An unavoidable current glitch can cause a system glitch; this circuit prevents the problem
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for August 17, 2009; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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8/15/2009   Post a comment
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Build a bidirectional, single-wire, line-powered transceiver using just a few basic parts
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8/13/2009   Post a comment
It's tricky to put power and data on the same physical wire; this circuit does so and powers an extra device at the endpoi
Infineon readies single-chip WLAN ICs
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8/13/2009   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG announced the introduction of its single-chip XWAY WAVE100 family for low-cost 802.11n WLAN home gateways.
SensorDynamics claims first fail-safe, fully integrated ISM band transceiver system for energy harvesting applications
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8/12/2009   Post a comment
SensorDynamics (Graz, Austria) has launched a high performance single-chip quad band multi channel and transceiver system which claims to be the first fail-safe, fully integrated ISM band transceiver with a universal sensor interface designed to run on low power generated by energy harvesting.
Low power voltage reference ICs offer new level of high-accuracy performance
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8/11/2009   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor's new CAT8900 family of high-accuracy voltage reference integrated circuits has been developed to offer design engineers a new level of cost-effective, precision analog performance.
Op amp extends battery life by consuming less than 560 nanowatts
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8/11/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductor's latest nanopower operational amplifier (op amp) provides what it claims is the industry's lowest power consumption at 552 nanowatts (nW), with guaranteed operation down to 1.6V.
An E96 formula: how can you resist it?
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8/11/2009   6 comments
Kendall Castor-Perry discusses the value of spreadsheets when calculating component values. Kendall shares trusted cell formulae that can be used in your spreadsheets to determine E96 component values in filter designs.
Lowest power op amp claimed
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8/10/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) claims to be offering the industry's lowest power consumption operational amplifier (op amp), at 552 nanowatts (nW).
Rohde & Schwarz debuts its first broadband amplifiers
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8/10/2009   Post a comment
Rohde & Schwarz has developed its first family of broadband amplifiers. The company, a leading supplier of RF test and measurement equipment, has leveraged its expertise as a broadcast transmitter manufacturer to design the new product line.
3 wires, 5 mistakes: What's wrong with this picture?
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8/8/2009   10 comments
The many ways of making basic mistakes never fails to amaze me. . . .Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Editor
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for August 10, 2009; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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8/8/2009   Post a comment
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CML : Wideband RF quadrature modulator targets wireless infrastructure
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8/7/2009   Post a comment
CML Microcircuits is targeting its new wideband RF I/Q modulator IC at the designers of broadband wireless access systems (WiMAX), microwave link transmitters (including ODFM/COFDM), cellular picocell/nanocell systems, satellite communications and any other wideband wireless infrastructure systems requiring hi
Digital power SoC integrates 2kV isolation, quad-outputs
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
Akros Silicon's AS1454 integrates GreenEdge isolation technology on silicon to deliver a 92% efficient, space-saving and cost-effective device for isolated DC-DC power applications.
SST Communications : WLAN power amplifier has an ultra-high linear output
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
With the SST12CP11, SST Communications has doubled the output power of its 2.4 GHz WLAN power amplifier (PA) offering.
SIGNAL CHAIN BASICS (Part 32): Digital interfaces (con't) -- The I2C Bus
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
Understand the connection and format of the inter-integrated circuit bus, a basic, low-cost interconnection scheme
Touch-interface ICs integrate haptic controller drivers, proximity sensing
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8/5/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX11810 and MAX11811, calling them the first touch-interface systems with integrated 4-wire touch-screen controllers, haptic controller drivers, and infrared-based proximity sensing.
The ADLE Booklist : Version 1
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8/4/2009   2 comments
ADLE's Analog Design Book List is a compilation of top suggested reading for those studying or practising analog design.
IDT provides power management solution for DisplayPort-based notebooks
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8/4/2009   Post a comment
Based on its Power Smart technology, IDT provides a power management solution for DisplayPort-based notebooks that use an LCD monitor.
Stereo DAC with an integrated 2Vrms driver claims 112dB dynamic range
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8/4/2009   Post a comment
Designed for high-definition audiovisual products, the latest stereo DAC from ESS Technology (Fremont, California) claims to outperform 'all 3.3V powered D/A converters with 2Vrms drivers in the market.'
SOFTWARE TOOLS - Toolkit for ModLyng Integrated Modeling Environment reduces simulation time for analog mixed signal models
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Lynguent Event-Driven Mixed-Signal Toolkit for ModLyng Integrated Environment reduces the simulation time for analog mixed-signal models used in IC designs.
High input voltage switching regulator with programmable output current limit
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has announced the LT3663, a 1.2A, 1.5MHz monolithic current mode step-down switching regulator with a programmable output current limit.
Samplify rolls signal compression algorithm
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Mixed-singal IC vendor Samplify Systems introduced Prism 3.0, a real-time signal compression algorithm for implementation on popular FPGA platforms and Samplify's intelligent data converters.
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