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Content posted in August 2010
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for August 30, 2010
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8/28/2010   1 comment
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Crystek CVCO55CC targets digital radios
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8/27/2010   Post a comment
Crystek's CVCO55CC-1490-1550 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 1490 to 1550 MHz
USB 2.0 port sharing for high-functionality smartphones
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8/26/2010   1 comment
By comparing and contrasting different solutions--ranging from a USB hub to a simple analog switch--you can understand some of the solutions to the drawbacks of sharing a single USB port
Extreme Design: Realizing a single-chip CMOS 56 Gs/s ADC for 100 Gbps Ethernet
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8/25/2010   9 comments
How new circuit techniques enabled design of ADCs for 15 GHz input signals, needed for optical 100-Gbps coherent receivers
ADI rolls ADuM1250W isolators for I2C designs
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8/25/2010   Post a comment
Analog Devices unveiled automotive-grade I2C isolators to counter traditional bidirectional signal-isolation issues on the popular bus.
Match Point: Why maximum power means minimum sensitivity in filters and networks
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8/24/2010   Post a comment
Explore filter design and network theory issues by examining a filter topology using a doubly-terminated LC ladder filter
Microchip offers two DC/DC converter reference designs with dsPIC33F
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8/23/2010   Post a comment
Microchip announced two new digitally controlled DC/DC converter reference designs with advanced, high-efficiency topologies.
Switches offer latch-up prevention in high-voltage applications
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8/20/2010   Post a comment
Designed for instrumentation, automotive, and other harsh environments that are prone to latch-up, Analog Devices Inc.'s latest switches are able to guarantee latch-up prevention in high-voltage industrial applications operating up to ±20 V.
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for August 23, 2010
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8/20/2010   1 comment
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Do Class G/H amplifiers deliver on their promise of high audio quality and low power consumption?
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8/19/2010   9 comments
Are worthwhile power savings achievable through implementing a newer audio-amplifier technology, such as Class G or Class H?
Designing precision analog front ends (Part 2 of 2)
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8/18/2010   2 comments
Understand the factors which affect high-end AFE design and performance
6GHz RMS detector integrates 12-bit ADC
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8/18/2010   Post a comment
Aimed at cellular basestations, picocells, and femtocells supporting all standards, Linear’s latest RMS detector is a 40dB dynamic range 6GHz device that integrates a high sampling rate 12-bit serial A/D converter to accurately measure the RF power of modulated signals.
Low power audio hub solution targets portable digital audio applications
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8/17/2010   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has introduced an ultra low power stereo audio hub, the WM8962, which is designed to deliver crystal clear audio to portable digital applications, such as e-Book readers, tablets, multimedia mobile phones, games consoles and digital still cameras and camcorders.
Class G and Class H stereo headphone amplifiers claim industry’s lowest power consumption
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8/17/2010   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has released two stereo headphone amplifiers for mobile phones, portable navigation devices, music / media players and any media device that uses headphones.
Designing precision analog front ends (Part 1 of 2)
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8/16/2010   6 comments
Understand the factors which affect high-end AFE design and performance
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for August 16, 2010
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8/13/2010   Post a comment
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Clock/timer-IC family emulates versatility concept of venerable 555
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8/6/2010   Post a comment
TimerBlox building blocks from Linear Technology provide timer/clock functional blocks, can relieve uC responsibilities at lower power
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for August 9, 2010
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8/6/2010   3 comments
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16-bit quad DAC achieves +4LSB INL (Max)
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8/6/2010   Post a comment
Linear’s latest DACs achieve 16-bit performance of +4LSB INL maximum over temperature, which it says is a factor of four better than the closest 16-bit quad competitor.
ADC consumes just 469mW of power
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8/6/2010   Post a comment
Intersil has developed a 12-bit 500MSPS analog-to-digital converter, which it claims provides power consumption that is five times lower than competing devices.
Development of a Spice op-amp macro-model for current-feedback amplifiers (Part 2 of 2)
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8/5/2010   5 comments
Understand the operation and modeling of the CFA, a high-speed alternative to the better-known voltage-feedback amplifier
ASIC performs ambient noise cancellation during a voice call or music playback.
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8/4/2010   Post a comment
Wolfson’s latest stereo headphone driver employs its proprietary digital ambient noise cancellation technology, enabling electronics manufacturers to provide consumers with cost-effective, mass market, noise canceling headphones and headsets.
Class D amplifiers integrate anticlipping, voltage limiting
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8/3/2010   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX98400 family integrates anticlipping, voltage-limiting, and thermal-foldback technologies to improve audio quality and robustness in TVs, desktops, and portable electronic products.
AAT3698 battery charger IC
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8/3/2010   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. announced the availability of the AAT3698, a single input 1.6A linear charger to manage the charging, sequencing and protection of Lithium (Li)-Ion and Lithium Polymer-powered portable devices.
Class D amplifiers integrate anticlipping, voltage limiting
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8/3/2010   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX98400 family integrates anticlipping, voltage-limiting, and thermal-foldback technologies to improve audio quality and robustness in TVs, desktops, and portable electronic products.
8-channel, 12-bit ADC consumes as little as 55mW per channel
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8/3/2010   Post a comment
Aimed at portable ultrasound systems, Maxim Integrated Products is offering a low-power, 12-bit, 50Msps ADC that integrates 8-channels on a single chip.
Development of a Spice op-amp macro-model for current-feedback amplifiers (Part 1 of 2)
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8/2/2010   5 comments
Understand the operation and modeling of the CFA, a high-speed alternative to the better-known voltage-feedback amplifier




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