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Content posted in September 2010
Class-D amp offers cost-efficient, smartphone friendly solution
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9/28/2010   Post a comment
Silicon Labs' Si270x stereo digital Class-D amplifier employs multilayer EMI mitigation technology to enable easier EMI compliance, AM/FM radio co-existence and smartphone compatibility.
Maxim's MAX9622 precision operational amplifier
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9/28/2010   Post a comment
Maxim's latest op amp precisely calibrates Vos on power-up, enabling designers to downsize their sense resistor to improve power efficiency.
Analog Devices AD9467 16-bit ADC
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
Analog Devices announced the AD9647 16-bit A/D converter operating at 250 MSPS (mega samples per second).
"Golden Gloves" A/D Converter Match, Round 2: Successive-approximation register vs. sigma-delta topology--Power Efficiency
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9/26/2010   37 comments
Let's go to the next round and compare/contrast these two architectures in terms of power efficiency
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for Sept. 27, 2010
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9/24/2010   Post a comment
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Enhanced audio scrambler and sub-audio signalling processor IC targets analog two-way radios
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
CML Microcircuit has added a new Audio Scrambler and Sub-audio Signalling Processor to the company's family of analog two-way radio ICs.
Headphone amp offers longer battery life
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has introduced a Class G stereo headphone amplifier delivering what it claims to be outstanding audio performance at ultra-low supply current.
Audio codec protects against loudspeaker damage, boosts audio fidelity
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9/22/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced an integrated stereo audio codec that offers improved loudspeaker performance by optimizing the signal level and frequency response, while limiting the maximum distortion and power at the output to prevent speaker damage.
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for Sept. 20, 2010; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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9/20/2010   Post a comment
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"Golden Gloves" A/D Converter Match, Round 2: Successive-approximation register vs. sigma-delta topology--Power Efficiency
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9/17/2010   Post a comment
Let's go to the next round and compare/contrast these two architectures in terms of power efficiency
The basics of SerDes (serializers/deserializers) for interfacing
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9/16/2010   13 comments
Understand the concept and implementation of this increasingly common interconnection format
Dualling Master: Swap Current and Voltage for Easier Filter Design
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9/15/2010   Post a comment
The Filter Wizard continues with insights into how to optimize spreadsheet techniques to plan and create active filters, using dual-form circuits
Analog versus digital solutions: a tale of two automatic gain controls
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9/14/2010   5 comments
Understand how the implementation of AGC affects potential performance
Texas Instruments' THS770006 fully differential operational amplifier
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9/13/2010   Post a comment
TI has enhanced its latest operational amplifier to deliver 16-bit full-scale precision up to 200 MHz IF.
Texas Instruments' THS770006 fully differential operational amplifier
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9/13/2010   Post a comment
TI has enhanced its latest operational amplifier to deliver 16-bit full-scale precision up to 200 MHz IF.
Linear Technology's LTC4365 reverse protection controller
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9/13/2010   Post a comment
Linear is offering an overvoltage, undervoltage and reverse protection controller for portable instrumentation, industrial automation and automotive applications that require windowed supply protection.
Accommodating DC-level mismatch in multi-gigabit serial data transmission
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9/11/2010   5 comments
Understand the various approaches you can use to address this common problem
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for Sept. 13, 2010; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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9/11/2010   Post a comment
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Analog Devices' AD8207 high-voltage current sense amplifier
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9/10/2010   Post a comment
ADIs latest high-voltage current sense amplifier is said to be the first to deliver a max 1 V/C offset temperature drift while featuring negative common-mode voltage operation and high bandwidth.
APDS-9801: Digital Proximity and Analog Ambient Light Sensor
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9/8/2010   Post a comment
APDS-9801 is a module that integrates functions of an Analog ambient light sensor (ALS) and a proximity sensor (PS). The sensor has four chips in one small package: an ambient light sensor IC, proximity sensor signal conditioning circuitry and a proximity sensor that includes both an emitter and detector.
Apply low-cost, easy-to-use, low-noise crystal buffers
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9/8/2010   Post a comment
Understand the role of the crystal oscillator and buffer which provides single or multiple identical outputs
Voice/audio IC offers low-cost playback in industrial, automotive apps
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9/7/2010   Post a comment
The ChipCorder ISD15D00 from Nuvoton Technology is offered as the lowest-cost voice/audio playback device for industrial, medical and automotive applications.
Transmit/receive chipset for portable ultrasound systems offers eight channels, superior imaging
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9/7/2010   Post a comment
Four-IC set (LM96511, LM96530, LM96550, LM96570) from National Semiconductor integrates all major front-end functions; includes reference design, evaluation kits, development tools
Transmit/receive chipset for portable ultrasound systems offers eight channels, superior imaging
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9/7/2010   Post a comment
Four-IC set (LM96511, LM96530, LM96550, LM96570) from National Semiconductor integrates all major front-end functions; includes reference design, evaluation kits, development tools
"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for Sept. 6, 2010; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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9/4/2010   Post a comment
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"Also of Interest" and "Elementals" for Sept. 6, 2010; plus recent "Planet Analog" Newsletters
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9/3/2010   Post a comment
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Signal Chain Basics #45: Is high-speed ADC clock jitter being over-specified for communication systems?
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9/2/2010   5 comments
Understand how and why jitter is only one of the factors that degrades ADC SNR




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