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Logic Circuits Provide Clock Rates up to 26 GHz

April 13, 2009 1:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Intended for deployment in optical systems, ATE, broadband test and measurement equipment, frequency synthesis, and radar signal processing systems, six pin-compatible industry replacement high speed logic products from Hittite Microwave provide operating clock rates up to 26 GHz

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Dual 36V, 2.2MHz Step-Down DC/DC Converter Delivers 0.7A per Channel

April 7, 2009 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology announced the H-grade version of its LT3509, a dual channel, current mode PWM step-down DC/DC converter with two internal 36V, 1A power switches in an MSOP-16E package. The H-grade version is tested and guaranteed to a maximum junction temperature of +150°C.

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Programmable, 500 mA Battery Charger Slims Designs

April 6, 2009 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Summit Microelectronics has added to its family of programmable battery charger integrated circuits (IC) for single-cell Li-Ion and Li-Polymer powered systems. The SMB239 enables industrial designs for portable consumer electronics, and its battery charging parameters are fully programmable via the Summit Microelectronics I²C interface and non-volatile memory, all

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DC/DC Controller Operates from -55°C to 125°C

March 31, 2009 10:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LTC3780 synchronous buck-boost switching regulator DC/DC controller from Linear Technology operates over an operating junction temperature range of -55°C to 125°C. The controller operates using a single inductor and can deliver output power up to 150 W. With 4-switch synchronous rectification

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Antenna Switch Supports Multi-band Transceiver Platforms

March 30, 2009 12:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Developed to support multi-band mobilecomm transceiver platforms, the UPG2193T6E Single Pole Eight Throw (SP8T) GaAs MMIC antenna switch from NEC provides switching between five GSM and three W-CDMA pins. The antenna also features an onboard SPI controller. Other features include

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OR’ing Controller Chip Ensures Cooler Running

March 30, 2009 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes Incorporated introduced its ZXGD3102 active OR’ing controller chip that enables shared power system designers to replace heat-dissipating blocking diodes with high-efficiency MOSFETs. This is said to ensure cooler running, lower maintenance and higher reliability in up-time-critical telecom, server and mainframe applications. The ZXGD3102 is specifically

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Audio Subsystems Feature Low Power for Handhelds

March 30, 2009 12:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor has extended its family of low-power Boomer Class D audio subsystems with two devices that are said to simplify portable product design. The LM49352 mixed-signal audio subsystem and LM49151 analog subsystem are targeted at smart phones, full-featured phones, portable gaming devices and portable GPS devices. The LM49352 integrates

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DSCs Bring Digital Power to Mainstream Applications

March 30, 2009 5:18 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the first seven next-generation 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) for common, multi-loop Switch-Mode Power Supplies (SMPSs) and other power-conversion applications. The new dsPIC33F “GS” series digital-power DSCs enable digital control loops with four to eight high-speed, 1 ns resolution pulse-width-modulators (PWMs) and one or two 10-bit, on-chip ADCs, providing

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Comments are Enabled Again

March 27, 2009 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ECN recently underwent a site upgrade which affected the comment function. The function has been re-enabled, and ECN apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused you.- The Editors

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Power ICs Tolerate Radiation

March 26, 2009 10:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

A family of high-reliability power management ICs from Texas Instruments target applications exposed to long-term radiation and extreme temperatures, such as downhole drilling, x-ray imaging, satellite systems and high-altitude avionics.

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MCU Family Offers 1.65 MIPS/MHz Performance

March 26, 2009 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended for applications that must run large-scale programs rapidly while achieving high performance levels, the RX family of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCU) deliver a processing performance of 1.65 MIPS/MHz while consuming 0.03mA/MHz CPU core current.

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Framer/Mapper/PHY Devices Target Multi-Service Transport Platforms

March 24, 2009 8:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supporting 10-Gigabit Ethernet, Metro, and Long Haul network applications, the Yahara family of Framer/Mapper/PHY Devices are intended to serve multi-service transport platforms and metro/long haul optical networks. The product family integrates 10GbE/10G Fibre Channel (FC)/8G FC/OC-192/STM-64 to OTU-2 mapping services, FracN clock synthesizing circuitry, Electronic Dispersion Compensation (EDC), GFEC/Enhanced FEC, and 10G serdes functions in a single device.

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DC-DC Regulator Family Offers 97 Percent Efficiency

March 23, 2009 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

The AS1332-34 family of step down DC-DC regulators from austriamicrosystems achieves 97 percent peak and 94 percent average efficiency. The three devices in the family deliver up to 650 mA from an input voltage range of 2.7 V to 5.5 V. Output varies between 1.3 V to 3.16 V. Other features include: 2-MHz fixed switching frequency

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PCIe Gen 2 Switches Available with 96- and 80-Lane Options

March 21, 2009 8:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

PLX Technology, Inc. announced four new high PCIe switches targeting servers, enterprise storage, control planes, and ultra-gaming, while featuring the highest PCIe switch lane counts in the industry, according to the company. The switch family includes 96-lane and 80-lane options, as well as x16 support for designers requiring

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Synchronous Buck Regulator Puts 6 Amps into MLP footprint

March 20, 2009 12:02 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Offering over 40 percent space savings compared to a discrete implementation, the TinyBuck FAN21SV06 6A synchronous Buck Regulator from Fairchild Semiconductor incorporates a controller, driver and optimized power MOSFETs in a compact 5mm x 6mm MLP footprint.

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