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Dual-channel DACs Designed for High-performance Apps

November 13, 2008 5:21 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Integrating two DACs on a single device, eight TxDAC transmit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) from Analog Devices are designed for communications, industrial, instrumentation and other demanding high-performance applications. Dissipating 220-mW at their maximum sample rate, the AD911x series feature 2-mA full-scale output current. Each TxDAC integrates two 14-, 12-, 10- or 8-bit digital-to-analog converters

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MCUs Integrate Flash Memory

November 12, 2008 10:31 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Performing in automotive body and chassis control applications, Renesas Technology’s M16C/5L and M16C/56 16-bit MCU groups offer 96 KB, 128 KB, or 256 KB Flash memory in the 80-pin package, and 64 KB, 96 KB, 128 KB, or 256 KB Flash memory in the 64-pin package. The components exhibit 16 KB of independent user Flash memory for storing programs for

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PWM Regulator Drives MOSFET

November 11, 2008 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Employing an external Schottky diode, Intersil’s ISL8500 buck PWM regulator powers an internal-switching N-channel power MOSFET that generates an output voltage from 0.6 V to 19 V. The 4 mm × 3 mm 12-lead DFN-packaged component presents an input voltage of up to 24 V, output current of up to 2 A, a fixed switching frequency of 500 kHz, a simple voltage mode with integrated input voltage feed forward control. The unit exhibits overcurrent, undervoltage, and

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Compiler Gets More DMIPS/MHz

November 10, 2008 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting Silicon Labs’ 8051 MCU family, Hi-Tech Software’s HI-TECH C PRO “omniscient code generation” (OCG) compiler uses Silicon Labs’ Dhrystone V1.1 benchmark and a 22.11 MHz clock to achieve 55.40% more DMIPS/MHz in a 49% smaller code size than other non-OCG compilers in its class, according to the company. The ANSI C program collects comprehensive data on every register, stack, pointer, object, and variable declaration across the entire program, and uses the information to

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Brian Halla talks about the future at electronica

November 10, 2008 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor’s (www.national.com) CEO, Brian Halla, spoke today at a press conference on the eve of electronica 2008 in Munich about the future of technology and National Semiconductor’s role in it. He spoke about the power of convergence, the importance of analog, and the Next Big Thing.

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Power Amplifier Targets Femotcell Markets

November 10, 2008 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating from 2.5 GHz to 2.7 GHz with extended operational capability between 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz, Anadigics’ AWB7220 4.5 V power amplifier is specifically designed for use in 3G and 4G femtocell and customer premises equipment (CPE) worldwide. The 7 mm × 7 mm × 1 mm SMT unit delivers 28 dBm (P1dB = 35 dBm) output power with 30 dB gain, and functions in

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PWM Controllers Enable Energy-Efficient Designs

November 7, 2008 9:31 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Complying with Intel’s VR11.1 requirements, ON Semiconductor’s ADP4000 and ADP4100 6-phase PWM controllers allow for energy-efficient motherboard and graphics card designs for servers and desktop computers. The LFCSP-48-packaged components conserve power during light-loading, and exhibit VID transitions to adjust the processor voltage and processor frequency to switch between power/performance states. The RoHS-compliant devices offer

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DC/DC Controller Used in Step Up/Down Inverting

November 7, 2008 4:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating over a temperature range of -55°C to 125°C, the LT3724 from Linear Technology is a 60V (65 V max.) low quiescent current (100 µA) switching regulator DC/DC controller used in step-down, step-up, inverting, and SEPIC topologies. A power supply incorporating the DC/DC controller can convert a 4 V to 60 V input supply to a regulated output

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Controller ICs Target Capacitive Touch Apps

November 6, 2008 4:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Adding to the PureTouch family, Leadis Technology’s LDS6003, LDS6005, LDS6023, LDS6025, and LDS6028 touch controller ICs perform in mobile and non-mobile capacitive touch applications. The 0.8 mm thick components operate at 1.8 V with power consumption of <200 µW, Strongest Touch Selection (STS) for inadvertent touch prevention; Threshold Individually Programmed (TIP), and Automatic Ambient Compression (AAC) for environmental response

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MCUs Integrate LCD Driver

November 5, 2008 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting portable handheld devices, Freescale Semiconductor’s S08LL, RS08LA, and RS08LE 8-bit MCU families incorporate a high-segment on-chip LCD driver. The components have a low-power blinking mode, front- and back-plane reassignment, an internal charge pump, and an internal clock source. The 9S08LL16/8 units present a voltage range from 1.8 V to 3.6 V, CPU speed of 20 MHz, an 8-channel keyboard interrupt, up to 38 GPIOs, up to 18

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DC-DC Converters Reduce PCB Size

November 4, 2008 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for portable consumer electronics applications, a series of high-frequency, synchronous DC-DC converters from Diodes Incorporated offer switching frequencies that reduce circuit inductor and capacitor size, resulting in smaller PCBs. The converters feature typical efficiency of 94%, with a quiescent current of 150 µA. The AP6714 has an adjustable output voltage range

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SoC Combines Wi-Fi, Active RTLS, and Wireless Sensing

November 4, 2008 4:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming with a processor running a TCP/IP stack, G2 Microsystems’ G2C547 IEEE 802.11b/g SoC handles Wi-Fi Internet connectivity, active RTLS, and wireless sensing capabilities. The 72-pin QFN-packaged component operates in a thin-client architecture for Internet-enabling MCU-based devices, or in a G2-hosted architecture that eliminates the external processor and runs on the G2 CPU. Other offerings include EPC Gen 2 capability for RFID/RTLS applications; a

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Controller ICs Allow Two-Touch Gestures

November 3, 2008 10:52 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting personal electronics and mobile phones, Atmel’s AT42QT5320 and AT42QT5480 capacitive touchscreen controller ICs track and report 1 or 2 simultaneous touches as separate X and Y positions. The RoHS-compliant components implement common user-initiated gestures, including tap, double tap, flick, and drag, as well as two-touch gestures, such as

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Interfaces Enable High-Definition Recording

November 3, 2008 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating on the 1394 (Firewire) link layer and integrated physical layer, Texas Instruments’ TSB43EC42 and TSB43EA42 encrypted interfaces yields tru2way set top boxes and digital TVs to record in high definition. The IEC61883-1/2/4/7-compliant instruments integrate a 1394a 2-port PHY that functions at 100 Mbps, 200 Mbps, or 400 Mbps with IEEE Std. 1394-1995 and 1394a-2000 compliance. The BGA-packaged components support MPEG2, MPEG4, DV, and

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Voltage Regulator Supports PMBus

November 3, 2008 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Managing, monitoring, and reporting power supply operating conditions, NXP’s TEA132X digital point-of-load voltage regulator complies with PMBus 1.1 with 96 standard commands including margining, protections, sequencing, monitoring, and user defaults store. The 32-pin HVQFN-packaged component provides

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