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Analog switch enhances audio quality
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has introduced the AS1747, a dual single-pole/double-throw (SPDT) low-voltage analog signal switch.
Hot swap controller with constant current limiting
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
The MIC2310 is a single-FET, constant power-limit Hot-Plug controller that Micrel has just released to provide constant power limiting in situations that require safe insertion and removal of PC boards.
Amplifier suits batteries in deep discharge
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9928/MAX9929 current-sense amplifiers for monitoring charge and discharge currents.
Analog front-ends satisfy handheld ultrasound
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced 8-channel and 16-channel analog front ends (AFEs) especially for handheld ultrasound systems.
Programmable clock generator minimises component count
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Providing a programmable clock that serves as both source and system clock, Analog Devices'AD9520/2 multi-output clock generators boast a 512byte embedded memory block that enables easy configuration.
Signal integrity targeted by circuit simulator
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Designers of high speed data links were in mind with the latest update to Agilent's Advanced Design System EDA tool, ADS 2008 Update 2.
ON Semi extends current range, flexibility for stepper motor designs
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has extended its bipolar stepper motor control family to include two Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) versions of a motor driver capable of peak currents up to 800 mA and for use with an external microcontroller for added flexibility.
Analog front end chips are 70 percent smaller, use 40 percent less power
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
In an effort to drive the new market of handheld ultrasound systems, TI has introduced what it says are the industry's smallest, lowest-power analog front ends.
Waving goodbye to remote controls?
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
In pursuit of a more intuitive user interface for increasingly complicated consumer electronics products, Panasonic and Hitachi today independently showed off at CEATEC Japan here similar "spatial hand gesture user interfaces" for their TV sets.
Next-generation DrMOS delivers 92 percent efficiency in industry's smallest package
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild touts its next-generation family of DrMOS devices---the XS DrMOS series---as the industry's first high-performance 6-by-6 mm DrMOS solution for synchronous DC/DC buck regulators.
Programmable clock generators simplify system design
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
ADI's AD9520/2 multi-output clock generators deliver a high-quality clock signal and flexible outputs, while on-chip memory reduces system start-up programming requirements.
CD/MP3 stereo 2:1 multiplexer delivers low distortion, high off-isolation
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Intersil's multiplexer delivers high-quality clickless audio in computer sound cards and home theater applications across all load types with low power consumption in a compact, cost-effective package.
32 X 32 video crosspoint switches provide low-power, high bandwidth
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
ADI's ADV320x family of crosspoint switches use 40 percent less power and deliver 300 percent more bandwidth, enabling wide range of video routing applications.
Multi-port LVDS crossbar switches reduce point-to-point links
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's high-speed, multiport LVDS crossbar switches route multiple sources—such as navigation, camera, satellite TV, and DVD signals—to multiple displays, reducing the number of point-to-point links.
Dolphin Integration launches audio converters
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Dolphin Integration SA, French provider of embedded memories and audio converters in the form of intellectual property cores, has introduced digital audio converters (DACs) for resident consumer applications.
Intellitech ships multi-voltage JTAG multiplexer
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Intellitech is shipping a multi-voltage eight ring JTAG multiplexer in a 16mm x 16mm VQ100 package to early adopters.
Long reach optical transceivers offer extended temperature support
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Avago's 10 Gbit/s SFP+ LR (long reach) optical transceivers offer extended temperature support and bring new levels of high speed and high port density to next-generation networking equipment.
Fujifilm pushes consumer 3-D camera
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Fujifilm unveiled a compact 3-D camera integrated with dual lenses and dual 6-megapixel CCDs.
PoE-PD takes on 40-watt applications
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
NCP1081 is designed for anticipated high-power applications meeting IEEE 802.3at Draft 3; NCP1083 will soon arrive to add auxiliary supply support
Capacitive sensing: Improved option for user interfaces
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Handset user interfaces (UIs) are moving toward intuitive touch interaction. As users grow more technologically sophisticated and accustomed to these new handset designs, they will see that their options are best realized through capacitive technologies that bridge the gap between gesture-based controls and intuitive user interfaces.
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for September 29, 2008
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9/27/2008   Post a comment
Courtesy of Planet Analog: Check out these interesting and tutorial items from other engineering and design publications
No-load versus full-load test
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9/27/2008   Post a comment
Vendors may get by with incomplete product specs in consumer applications, but not engineering design. . . .
Bill Schweber, Planet Analog Editor
Analog development tool simplifies complex signal generation
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9/27/2008   Post a comment
TI has introduced the TSW3070 development kit that simplifies the complexity of interfacing between high-speed digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and amplifiers.
LDOs are in industry's smallest package
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Devices, optimized for noise-sensitive portable applications, are 0.86-by-0.86 mm chip-scale sized
Rotary position sensor delivers 1-million rotational cycles
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
The Model 3382 12-mm rotary position sensor from Bourns Inc. provides 1-million rotational cycles and an IP40 seal rating for space-constrained applications that require high reliability.
IQ Analog unveils 8-channel analog front-end IC
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
IQ Analog has claimed an industry first with the introduction of an 8-channel analog front-end IC for multi-channel wireless and communications applications such as MIMO radios.
IQ Analog rolls out an 8-channel analog front end IC
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
After three years of development, IQ Analog has unveiled an 8-channel, low power analog front end IC for multi-channel applications such as MIMO radios.
Highly integrated ADC simplifies automotive radar apps
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's MAX11043, a quad, 16-bit, simultaneous-sampling ADC, provides a complete solution for conditioning and digitizing the IF signals from a 24-GHz or 77-GHz radar front-end for a DSP or microprocessor.
DACs tackle space and power consumption in basestations
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices is tackling basestation inefficiency with its latest digital to analog converters (DACs).
ESD protection arrays deliver lower profile, low capacitance
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor's ESD protection devices provide a 20 percent lower profile, a 0.5 pF typical capacitance and low clamping voltage for portable device applications.
Infinisim Announces RASER for Mixed-Signal Designs
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Infinisim launched RASER, a new mix-signal simulator that claims SPICE accuracy while significantly decreasing simulation times.
Power MOSFET/Schottky diode combo features double-sided cooling
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Delivering increased efficiency for high-current and high-frequency applications, Vishay introduces the SkyFET SiE726DF device, which it says is the industry's first 30-V monolithic power MOSFET and Schottky diode in a PolarPak package with double-sided cooling.
Catalyst unveils its first temperature sensor
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Catalyst Semiconductor has unveiled its first device in a new line of temperature sensors. The CAT6095 12-bit digital-output temperature sensor targets DDR3 memory module applications in high-speed PCs and laptops, environmental control systems and industrial process control equipment.
International Rectifier : Class D audio amplifier is scalable from 25 to 500 W
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced the IRAUDAMP7 reference design for Class D audio amplifiers above 25W per channel including home theatre applications, musical instruments and car entertainment.
STMicroelectronics : Power MOSFETs are designed for lighting ballasts
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has further increased the ruggedness, switching performance and efficiency of power MOSFETs for lighting ballasts, where they are used in the PFC and half bridge sections, as well as in switching power supplies.
TI expands PMIC portfolio for OMAP35x processor-based designs
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Analog companion chips combine power management and signal chain functionality to optimize power performance.
Fairchild claims fastest two-bit, auto-direction detection translator
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
Designed to minimize the delay in the timing budget of signal path applications such as notebooks, cell phones, GPSs and displays, Fairchild Semiconductor has released the FXLA102, a two-bit, auto-direction detection translator that features a propagation delay of 5 ns and data rate of 80 Mbits/s.
Choosing temperature sensors for automotive applications
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
Temperature sensors play a critical role in automotive applications such as climate control and engine monitoring. Opportunities to improve performance by moving to new technologies can be missed in the rush to finish other parts of a design.
World's thinnest MEMS oscillator debuts
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
Touted as the world's thinnest MEMS oscillator at just 0.25 millimeters, a new device is being targeted at applications such as smart cards, ultra-thin cellphones, system-in-package modules, flash storage units and other multichip modules.
Cypress combines PSoC and nvSRAM for fail-safe data logging
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor has claimed the industry's first device to integrate a nvSRAM and a programmable system-on-chip in a single package. The secure-store data logging devices, based on the company's flagship PSoC architecture, target the computing, networking, telecommunications, automotive and industrial markets.
Industry's fastest 16-bit A/D converter hits the market
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
TI has introduced the market's first 16-bit, single-channel, 200 mega samples per second (MSPS) A/D converter to provide faster speeds previously only available with lower resolution devices.
Battery monitoring IC targets hybrid/electric vehicles
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced a highly integrated multi-cell battery monitoring IC, the LTC6802, capable of measuring up to 12 individual lithium-ion battery cells.
H-bridge drivers control PWM motor speed using analog or digital inputs
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
ROHM's H-bridge driver ICs offer a simple solution for pulse-width modulation (PWM) motor speed control using either the built-in PWM generator to convert analog inputs or TTL compatible logic-level inputs from an MCU.
VMETRO upgrades analog performance of 1.5GSPS ADC XMC module
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
VMETRO has improved the analog performance of its dual-channel 1.5GSPS ADC XMC module, which uses an 8-bit converter that is directly connected to either a Virtex-5 SX95T, LX110T or LX155T FPGA back-end.
Class D audio amplifier reference design offers high degree of scalability
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
With a power range from 25W to 500W, IR's reference design for Class D audio amplifiers above 25W per channel offers a high degree of scalability on a single layer PCB.
Universal mobile TV silicon tuner consumes little power
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
By using a proprietary architecture that incorporates novel RF, mixed signal and digital signal processing techniques, SiTune says its mobile TV tuner has the lowest power consumption, highest sensitivity and small footprint to support a wide variety of mobile TV standards.
Evaluation kit provides a complete, drop-in 2:1 HDMI solution
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
Capable of handling high-frequency TMDS signals and low-frequency, HDMI control signals, Maxim's fully assembled and tested surface-mount PCB provides a complete solution for multiplexing two HDMI video streams into a single port.
RF quadrature/IF receiver supports multiple modulations
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
CML Microcircuits' CMX992 is an RF receiver for analog and digital radio systems that operates from 100MHz to 1GHz and features an I/Q architecture to support multiple modulation types and bandwidths with a single radio design.
MEMS microphones tout industry's best SNR, frequency response
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices has developed a new family of digital and analog MEMS microphones that claims the industry's best signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and frequency response, aimed at consumer electronics devices.
Programmable device boosts industrial, computing system reliability
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
To eliminate potential system damage and performance errors, IDT's system monitor device watches the voltage, processor operation and temperature in any type of computing system, preventing operation in error or unsafe modes.
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