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Content posted in September 2005
Comparator draws zero current
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9/30/2005   Post a comment
Micrel Inc. claims this precision micro-power battery monitor/comparator with an on-chip 2.55-V reference voltage source features an extremely low supply current and draws virtually zero current from a battery or monitored voltage source.
14-bit A/D targets wideband apps
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9/29/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) said this 14-bit, 170 megasample/second analog-to-digital converter features unmatched dynamic performance.
PSE controller has unique fit for PoE apps
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9/29/2005   Post a comment
Maxim offers a quad IEEE802.3af-compliant power-sourcing-equipment (PSE) controller for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).
Switches boast fast switching time
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems' first family of high performance analog switches are said to offer a 40 percent switching time improvement over competing devices, while maintaining low on-resistance flatness and channel matching.
CMOS logic family brings robust ESD protection to battery-powered devices
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9/28/2005   Post a comment
With electro-static discharge (ESD) of 5kV, Philip Semiconductors’ newest CMOS logic family offers more than twice the ESD protection of competitive parts.
Cutting the Last Wire
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Even though we have the technical wizadry to design many fascinating wireless devices we are still mostly tethered to the wall outlet to keep our hand helds working. Visionary Reno Rosetti takes us down the road to where we need to be to enable wireless charging. It's a feeling of freedom.
Newcomer unveils zero delay buffers
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
Exar Corp. kicked off a new family of zero delay buffers with two devices that tout low-skew and low-noise capabilities at 3.3 V.
Breakthrough analog-to-digital conversion technology delivers speed, resolution at half the power of current solutions
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9/27/2005   Post a comment
A breakthrough in A/D converter technology from Xignal Technologies utilizes proprietary architectural advances in continuous time delta sigma (CTΔΣ) conversion. It enables the design of 12-bits and above A/D converters that convert at up to several hundred megahertz sampling rates on a power budget less than half that of existing pipeline solutions.
GHz-speed A/D consumes 1.9 W
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9/26/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. today expanded its family of gigahertz-speed analog-to-digital converters with three converters that are said to offer the industry's best performance with ultra-low power consumption.
Hot swap power management controllers save real estate
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9/25/2005   Post a comment
Freescale offers two, single-chip, space saving, hot swap controllers that provide load current control and protection needed to help prevent severe and permanent damage resulting from power surges.
Decoders embed secure video
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9/23/2005   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics announced its first silicon devices to implement secure video processor (SVP) technology, which is the next generation open specification for the protection of digital video content.
CMOS op amps resemble bipolar amps
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9/21/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp.'s new family of 50 μA CMOS amplifiers are said to deliver extraordinary DC precision at the lowest possible supply current.
Fast temp sensors tout speed+stability
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
ZMD America and Innovative Sensor Technology (IST) AG claimed a breakthrough in high-precision temperature sensor ICs with their highly accurate TSic family.
Analog front end improves ultrasound images
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9/20/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. rolled out a quad variable gain amplifier (VGA) and two quad analog-to-digital converters (A/D converters) that are said to dramatically improve image quality in advanced medical ultrasound equipment.
Digital pots eliminate instability
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9/19/2005   Post a comment
A family of volatile, 32-tap digitally-controlled potentiometers (DCPs) from Intersil Corp. were designed to address the need for space-constrained applications that require ultra-low power, such as LCD contrast and backlight brightness control in cell phones, PDAs and GPS receivers.
Beck IPC web controllers have four serial interfaces
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9/16/2005   Post a comment
Beck IPC GmbH extends its IPC@CHIP' product family with the SC123/SC143. The new product offers increased performance, more memory and more functionality whilst still offering full software compatibility with the previous SC11, SC12 and SC13 controllers.
Acal PCI controller is microprocessor independent
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9/16/2005   Post a comment
Acal Semiconductors announces the AMCC S5335 MatchMaker PCI controller. This powerful and flexible 3.3 V device can serve as an easily configured bus target, enabling data transfer at modest rates. For demanding applications, the S5335 can become the bus master, enabling data transfer at rates of up to 132 Mbyte/sec with a 32 bit bus.
Switches enhance audio quality
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9/15/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. said its latest analog switch family can handle negative signals with a single positive power supply.
LDO provides low dropout voltage
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9/15/2005   Post a comment
Micrel Inc. launched a 150-mA low dropout regulator with ultra-low dropout of 60 mV for battery-powered products like cell phones, PDAs, notebook computers, MP3 players and digital cameras.
Audio codec packs features
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9/14/2005   Post a comment
AKM Semiconductor introduced a multifunction audio codec for digital televisions, home theatre systems, DVD receivers and automotive amplifiers.
Multiplexers provide capacitive buffering
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9/13/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp.'s two-wire bus multiplexers provide capacitive isolation when connecting an upstream I²C bus to a desired combination of downstream busses.
Audio amp subsystem simplifies designs
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9/12/2005   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. today introduced the Boomer audio subsystem to simplify the development of full-bandwidth stereo and 3D sound in mobile phones and other battery-powered devices.
A/D converter IP block tailored for battery-powered systems
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9/11/2005   Post a comment
The LTR9200-T18 A/D converter IP block from LTRIM Technologies has eight multiplexed inputs and integrated sample-and-hold, enabling designers to quickly sample multiple analog sources.
Monitor gives accurate current measurements
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9/9/2005   Post a comment
Difficult environments won’t prevent this monitor from providing precise DC current measurements over a wide temp range, according to Zetex Semiconductors.
Fast 16-bit A/D converter fits comm's bill
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. said it's setting a new industry standard in dynamic performance with its fastest (80 Megasamples/second) 16-bit analog-to-digital converter yet.
Quick 13-bit A/D converter specs low noise
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9/8/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc.'s 13-bit, 250 Msamples/s analog-to-digital converter offers 68 dB signal-to-noise ratio and 75 dB spurious-free dynamic range at high input frequencies for wideband applications.
16-bit A/D converter delivers high SFDR
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9/6/2005   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. announced what it claims is the fastest 16-bit (130 Msamples/second) analog-to-digital converter on the market for the most demanding wideband, low noise, signal acquisition applications.
A/D converter changes sensor signals
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9/2/2005   Post a comment
IC-Haus GmbH unveiled a 13-bit monolithic analog-to-digital converter, which by applying a count-safe vector follower principle, converts sine and cosine sensor signals with a selectable resolution and hysteresis into angle position data.
D/A converter filter preserves sound
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic Inc.'s six-channel, single-chip digital-to-analog converter touts high audio quality for entry-level multichannel audio systems and surround-sound applications.
Mentor's analog/mixed-signal toolset supporting 64-bit Linux
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9/1/2005   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics announced its support for 64-bit Linux platforms by declaring full operational qualification for its analog/mixed-signal tool set.




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