Integrated PoE-PD Controllers Meet IEEE802.3at Standard

January 29, 2009 6:58 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Supporting communications, industrial, and consumer applications, ON Semiconductor’s NCP1081 and NCP1083 integrated Power-over-Ethernet Powered Device (PoE-PD)/DC/DC converter controllers have been verified to meet the upcoming IEEE802.3at standard. The pin-compatible components provide power levels of up to


Software Tools Aid RF Design

January 29, 2009 5:32 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Two downloadable software tools from Analog Devices are intended to aid in RF systems design. The ADIsimRF design tool calculates a variety of parameters within an RF system including cascaded gain, noise figure, and power consumption. ADIsimPLL Version 3.1 development software


Chip Combines Bluetooth, GPS, FM Tx/Rx

January 27, 2009 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Serving Bluetooth 2.4-GHz systems, CSR’s BlueCore7830 single-chip radio and baseband IC includes GPS and an integrated FM transmitter and receiver with stereo audio input and output stages, Bluetooth low energy, and RDS modulator/demodulator. With the on-chip CSR Bluetooth software stack, it provides a fully compliant Bluetooth system to v2.1 +EDR of the specification for data and voice communications. The component exhibits


SERDES Framer Interface IP Core Aids Lattice SC/M FPGAs

January 27, 2009 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using seventeen SERializer/DESerializer (SERDES) channels in the Lattice SC and Lattice SCM (Lattice SC/M) devices, the SERDES Framer Interface, Level 5 (SFI5) Intellectual Property (IP) Core from Lattice Semiconductor enables the creation of next-generation 40-Gbps systems. LatticeSC/M FPGA devices include 4- to 32-channels of high-speed SERDES capable of supporting data rates from 600 Mbps to 3.8 Gbps

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Development Board Serves Motor Control Applications

January 27, 2009 4:00 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Supporting the dsPIC33F family of motor control DSCs, Microchip’s dsPICDEM MCLV development board (part # DM330021) provides a method for evaluating and developing sensored or sensorless BLDC and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) control applications. The product contains a three-phase inverter bridge

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MOSFETs Combine Process Technology with Planar Cell Structure

January 26, 2009 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining process technology with planar cell structure technology, a series of high-voltage pi-MOS VII MOSFETs from Toshiba is intended for AC/DC and ballast applications. The first seven 500-V devices in the series provide a selection of drain current from 5 A to 15 A (max.) with R(DS)(ON) from 1.50 Ohm to


Motor Driver Integrates Hall Commutation

January 26, 2009 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to power low-voltage brushless DC motors, Allegro MicroSystems’ A1448 motor driver uses a CMOS semiconductor process to incorporate a Hall sensor, the motor control circuitry, and the full output bridge. A single input control pin allows for direct input PWM for speed control, initiating the active braking function, and

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Dimmable SSL Driver Handles up to 40 White LEDs

January 23, 2009 4:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Accepting an input from 3.1 V to 30 V, the LT3599 DC/DC boost-mode converter from Linear Technology is designed to operate as a constant current solid-state lighting driver (SSLD) for up to 40 white LEDs. From a 12-V input, the device can drive up to four strings of LEDs, each with up to ten 120-mA white LEDs in series at efficiencies as high as 90%.

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Video Co-Development Kit Converts Software to Xilinx FPGAs

January 23, 2009 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using a Xilinx XtremeDSP video starter kit and Impulse CoDeveloper C-to-FPGA tools, Impulse Accelerated Technologies’ CSWIN-XIVID-KIT-300 video processing developer’s kit enables users to develop complex object recognition, video format conversion, and HD video filtering algorithms. The Impulse CoDeveloper tool flow includes

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Serial SRAM Devices Utilize Four MCU Pins

January 23, 2009 4:15 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting bus speed of 20 MHz, Microchip Technology’s 23A640 and 23K640 (23X640) and 23A256 and 23K256 (23X256) 8-KB and 32-KB stand-alone serial SRAM devices use 4 MCU pins in their 8-pin SOIC, PDIP, or TSSOP packages. The 23A640 and 23A256 units have an operating voltage range from 1.70 V to 1.95 V, while the 23K640 and 23K256 units have an operating voltage range from 2.70 V to 3.60 V. The devices are

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Microcontrollers Enable Industrial Connectivity

January 22, 2009 4:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Shipping with the Freescale MQX RTOS, Freescale Semiconductor’s MCF5225x family of 32-bit ColdFire V2 microcontrollers offer on-chip USB device/host/on-the-go, Fast Ethernet, CAN, and encryption for connectivity in industrial networking


ADCs Boast Improved Noise Performance

January 21, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating in power-sensitive portable applications, Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX19505, MAX19506, and MAX19507 dual-channel, 8-bit, 65/100/130-Msps ADCs demonstrate a SNR of 49.8 dBFS and a SFDR of 69 dBc at 70 MHz. The 7-mm × 7-mm, 48-pin TQFN-packaged components exhibit analog power consumption per


MCU Enables Fine Powertrain Control

January 21, 2009 4:57 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Intended for fine-grain control of vehicle engines and transmissions for improved performance and efficiency with low emissions, the SH72531 32-bit SuperH microcontroller (MCU) from Renesas can operate at temperatures as high as 125°C. The 90-nm process IC has 1.25 MB of flash memory and achieves 240 MIPS processing performance at 120 MHz. The 3.3-V/5-V chip consumes just 350 mW and comes in a 24-mm² LQFP package with


Hybrid Camera Platforms Put Photos, Video on a Chip

January 20, 2009 4:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Performing in affordably-priced, pocket-sized cameras, Ambarella’s A5 family of system-on-a-chip (SoC) platforms enable hybrid camera functions, such as 10 mega-pixel (MP) still images, full high-definition (HD) recording, and simultaneous dual-resolution recording for fast Internet sharing. The family consists of three products: A530, A550 and A570. The A530 IC can capture 10 MP still pictures while generating and compressing

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Chipset Serves Data Projectors

January 19, 2009 4:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Comprised of a red, green, and blue LED, Luminus Devices’ PhlatLight LED PT-121 chipset is designed for next-generation, lamp-free data projectors using micro-displays ranging from 0.65”to 1”. The unit offers instant start up with no warm up and cool down period, and a color gamut exceeding NTSC standards and surpassing

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