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Content posted in September 2003
Dual-mode regulator works as PWM, LDO
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9/18/2003   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor's NCP1501 can alternate between functioning as a pulse-width modulation (PWM) buck converter and low-dropout (LDO) regulator.
ChipCenter's Paul O'Shea does his own assessment
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9/18/2003   Post a comment
TI's two analog-to-digital converters aren't typical in any way.
TI's announcement touts a 'best-in-class' mix
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9/18/2003   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. introduced the industry's highest-performance analog-to-digital converters for industrial applications from the company's Burr-Brown product line.
Power, thermal management unite
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9/17/2003   4 comments
In yet another variation of the one-stop shop, power supply vendors are increasingly taking the first steps toward developing their own brand of standalone cooling products at the systems level. A few uninterruptible power supply (UPS) makers are taking the early lead by bringing advanced air conditioner- and chiller-type products to market under their company logo. Vince Biancomano has this report.
Receiver IC replaces discretes
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9/11/2003   Post a comment
Micrel Semiconductor's MICRF008 RF receiver IC has been designed as a low-cost alternative to discrete super-regenerative receivers and one that eliminates the need for production tuning.
Dual-gate driver sinks 5 amps or delivers 3
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9/11/2003   Post a comment
National Semiconductor says its LM5110 dual-gate-driver chip delivers 3 amps or sinks 5 amps peak current, the highest output yet available for n-channel power MOSFETs in switch mode and low-threshold synchronous rectifiers, solenoid and motor drivers and power level shifters.
Low-profile voltage-regulator module connector saves space
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9/11/2003   Post a comment
Molex Inc. is coming to the Intel Developer Forum with what the company calls the industry's first low-profile voltage-regulator module (VRM) connector that permits vertically pluggable VRMs in 1U servers.
PWM buck-boost regulators can switch at 180 kHz
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9/4/2003   Post a comment
Anachip's AP1623 family of fast switching regulators switches at 180 kHz while driving 3 amps.
Downconverter aims at satellite set-tops
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9/4/2003   Post a comment
Intersil says its ISL6405 dual-output low-noise block (LNB) downconverter supply and control voltage regulator IC can save board space, parts count and cost for satellite set-top-box manufacturers.
Audio amp needs no reference bypass cap
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9/4/2003   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp.'s latest Boomer audio amplifier eliminates the need for a reference voltage bypass capacitor.
16-bit D/A's conversion rate said to top 600 Msamples/s
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9/4/2003   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. describes its AD9726 as the fastest 16-bit digital-to-analog converter available, with a conversion rate exceeding 600 Msamples/second.




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