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RECENTLY INTRODUCED ANALOG (and related) PRODUCTS, December 18, 2009 edition

Among other unique attributes, the analog industry is characterized by a large number of new product releases. The leading vendors each release hundreds of new products per year, and even the smaller vendors release a large number of products.

Although we can't do full write-ups on each product, we don't want to ignore them either: you never know which product will ease your problem and simplify your design challenge. Therefore, we are providing this frequently updated summary listing, along with links to the vendor's release or announcement. (Note that in most cases, press releases for analog products contain solid information and technical specifications, not just accolades and hype, and we won't list products that lack sufficient detail in their announcement.)

It's divided into categories of analog ICs, power-management ICs, RF ICs, interface ICs, discrete components, and other products. And there are links to the most-recent previous listings, as well, at the very bottom.

Recently introduced analog ICs :

  • Silicon Laboratories Inc. , “AC Current Sensors Replace Bulky Transformers, Reduce Board Space and Cost”, Si85xx (December 16, 2009)
  • Linear Technology Corporation , “Triple Output LED Driver Drives Up to 30 x 300mA LEDs & Offers3000:1 True Color PWM Dimming “, LT3492 (December 15, 2009)
  • Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. , “Off-Line LED Driver IC Series”, LC5205D and LC5210D (December 14, 2009)
  • STMicroelectronics , “New LCD Controller SoC Delivers Best-in-Class Performance for Mainstream DisplayPort Monitors”, STDP6000 (December 14, 2009)
  • Maxim Integrated Products , “Precision timing for high-speed data communications”, MAX3625B (December 10, 2009)
  • Fairchild Semiconductor , “6-Channel Integrated Video Filter Supports 1080p High Definition”, FMS6646 (December 10, 2009)
  • Maxim Integrated Products , “High-input-voltage, linear 100mA HB LED driver provides fault output and multichip interoperability for automotive lighting”, MAX16839 (December 9, 2009)
  • Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. , “Digital-Analog Converter Development Kit Adaptor Speeds System Prototyping, Reduces Risk and Cost”, MB86064/5 (December 14, 2009)
  • Linear Technology Corporation , “Quad 12-Bit/10-Bit/8-Bit Rail-to-Rail I2C DACs with Internal Reference Include Reset to High Impedance Outputs for Power Supply Margining”, LTC2635 (December 9, 2009)
  • XP Power , “Ultra compact LED driver family offers multiple dimming options”, LDU series (December 9, 2009)
  • Analog Devices, Inc. , “Signal Processors Enable HD Image Acquisition with Single-Chip Solutions for Medical, Industrial and Scientific Designs”, AD9978A and ADDI7004 (December 9, 2009)
  • Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. , “Expansion of Color Sensor Solutions Portfolio”, TCS3404 and TCS3414 (December 8, 2009)
  • Semtech Corp. , “Advanced PWM Dimming Interface to Tiny Charge Pump Platform
    for LED Backlighting in Handheld Devices”, SC656 (December 8, 2009)
  • Maxim Integrated Products , “SFP+ controller with digital LDD interface supports all SFF-8472 functionality”, DS1874 (December 7, 2009)
  • Linear Technology , “Selectable 250sps/1ksps 16-Bit ADC Integrates 10ppm/degC Max Precision Reference”, LTC2470 and LTC2472 (December 7, 2009)
  • Avago Technologies , “Ultra-Thin Backlighting Solution for Handset Application Keypad and Logo Illumination”, Light guide film (LGF) technology (December 7, 2009)
  • Wolfson Microelectronics plc , “Ultra low power audio hub codec”, WM8904 (December 7, 2009)
  • Wolfson Microelectronics plc , “Lowest pin count consumer stereo ADC”, WM8783 (December 17, 2009)

Recently introduced power-management ICs and products :

  • Maxim Integrated Products , “Low-cost, synchronous DC-DC regulator delivers up to 3A in a 3mm x 3mm package”, MAX15041 (December 16, 2009)
  • Lineage Power Corporation , “Tunable Loop 30 Amp Point of Load (POL) DC Power Converter”, MegaTLynx (December 16, 2009)
  • Analog Devices, Inc. , “Smallest Dual Buck Regulator Reduces Component Count and Board Space in Portable Systems”, ADP5022 (December 16, 2009)
  • Linear Technology Corporation , “True Power & Current Monitor Enables Board & System-Level Optimization”, LT2940 (December 14, 2009)
  • Linear Technology Corporation , “Battery Stack Fault Monitor Provides Independent Supervision of High Voltage Li-Ion Strings”, LTC6801 (December 14, 2009)
  • Linear Technology Corp. , “Battery Stack Fault Monitor Provides Independent
    Supervision of High Voltage Li-Ion Strings”, LTC6801 (December 10, 2009)
  • Linear Technology Corp. , “2.5uA Quiescent Current, 60V, 350mA(IOUT ), 2.2MHz Step-Down DC/DC Converter”, LT3990 (December 8, 2009)
  • Power-One, Inc. , “Quarter-Brick with Ultra-Wide 18-60 VDC Input Range Provides Outstanding Efficiency”, QW24T25033 (December 8, 2009)
  • ROHM Semiconductor , “ECOMOS Series Efficiently Handles Reduced Supply Voltages in Portables”, ECOMOS (December 8, 2009)
  • austriamicrosystems AG , “Triple linear regulator optimized for noise sensitive distributed power”, AS1355 (December 10, 2009)
  • austriamicrosystems AG , “High speed linear regulator optimized for variable load currents”, AS1367 (December 11, 2009)
  • Lineage Power Corp. , “24-Volt Front End/Rectifier for Industrial and Cellular Basestation Applications”, CAR2024FP (November 19, 2009)

Recently introduced RF ICs and products :

  • Analog Devices, Inc. , “Highest Dynamic Range IF Gain Block Amplifiers”, ADL5535 and ADL5536 (December 17, 2009)
  • NEC , “RF Switches Lower Product Costs”, uPG2406 and uPG2408 (December 16, 2009)
  • Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. , “Analog FastSPICE RF-Industry's First True SPICE Accurate Device Noise Analysis for RF Circuits”, FastSPICE RF (AFS RF) (December 8, 2009)
  • Microtune, Inc. , “RF MicroDigitizer IC for Automotive Software Defined Radio”, MT3511 (December 9, 2009)
  • Semtech Corp. , “Low-Power Transceiver Platform for 290 MHz -1020 MHz Transceiver Reduces Costs of ISM-Band Designs”, SX1231 (December 10, 2009)
  • Microtune, Inc. , “Receiver Chip Delivering Superior Performance, Cost and Size to Worldwide Digital TV Market”, MT3141 (December 10, 2009)
  • Avago Technologies , “High Linearity Gain Blocks for Use in a Variety of Wireless Infrastructure Apps”, MGA-30×89 (December 14, 2009)
  • Microchip Technology Inc. , “ZigBee RF4CE Protocol and XLP Compliant Platform for RF Remote Controls and Consumer Electronics”, MRF24J40 (December 14, 2009)
  • Maxim Integrated Products , “Tiny LNAs improve GPS receive sensitivity over discrete or integrated receive solutions”, MAX2657/MAX2658 (December 14, 2009)
  • Radiocrafts AS , “500 mW high power RF module at 868 MHz”, RC1180HP-RC232 (December 15, 2009)
  • Analog Devices, Inc. , “RMS Power Detector Offers Best-In-Class Power Management Device for 3G and 4G Mobile Terminals”, ADL5504 (December. 16, 2009)
  • MaxLinear Inc. , “ISDB-T 1-Seg Diversity Tuner Improves Mobile TV Reception without External Antenna”, MxL751SM (December 7, 2009)
  • austriamicrosystems AG , “”Simply Gen 2″ UHF RFID reader with programmable dense reader mode”, AS3992 (December 15, 2009)
  • Z-Communications, Inc. , “Low Phase Noise VCO operates at 2400-2410 MHz”, ZRO2405A1LF (December 17, 2009)

Recently introduced interface ICs and components :

  • Microchip Technology , “Tools for Motor Control Designs That Improve Efficiency and Performance While Reducing Development Time”, dsPICDEM MCHV Development System (December 7, 2009)

Recently test and measurement products :

  • Agilent Technologies Inc. , “LTE Test Capability with PXA Signal Analyzer”, PXA (December 17, 2009)

Recently introduced discrete components :

  • Texas Instruments , “Fully-integrated load switch with lowest ON resistance”, TPS22924C (December 15, 2009)
  • STMicroelectronics , “Ultra-Efficient MOSFETs with Extra Super-Junction Device Supporting Industry's Lowest On-Resistance Per Die Area”, STW77N65M5 (December 15, 2009)
  • International Rectifier , “Rugged, Reliable Intelligent Power Switches for Harsh 24V Automotive Environments”, AUIPS7121R and AUIPS7141R (December 10, 2009)

Other recently introduced products :

  • Taiyo Yuden , “Common Mode Choke Coil with 10-GHz Cutoff Frequency”, CM01S600 (November 18, 2009)
  • California Micro Devices , “Ultra Low Cap PicoGuard R ESD Protection Device”, CM1227 (December 8, 2009)
  • Vishay Intertechnology , “Aluminum Caps, With Conductive Polymer, Rated to 35 V and 3.8 A”, 94SVPD Series (December 9, 2009)
  • C&K Components , “Analog and Switch Rockers for Heavy-Duty Industrial, Off-Highway Applications”, AR3 and SR3 (December 10, 2009)
  • ITT Interconnect Solutions , “Circular Connector for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles”, APD 1-way finger protective connector (December 10, 2009)
  • Murata Electronics North America , “Thermo-String Thermistor for Automotive and Consumer Applications”, Thermo-String (December 15, 2009)
  • Vishay Intertechnology , “RF Spiral Inductors for Wire Bonded Assemblies Features Low DCR, High Q and SRF”, PSC Series (December 16, 2009)
  • Murata Electronics North America , “Wire-wound Power Inductor Series Saves Space Without Sacrificing Performance”, LQH88P_38 (December 17, 2009)

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