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TVS Diode Demonstrates ESD Protection

August 28, 2008 5:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating in ±5 V environments, OnChip Devices’ ESD0402-01FR single-channel TVS diode dissipates ESD strikes of ±8 kV contact discharge, in accordance to the IEC 6100-4-2 standard. The 0402-sized or 1 mm × 0.6 mm × 0.5 mm SMT DFN-2-packaged component

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Evaluation Platform Enables Prototyping

August 26, 2008 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allowing DSP or processor aggregation, Tundra Semiconductor’s Tsi620 multi-standard RapidIO switch evaluation platform enables prototyping using Texas Instruments’ TMS320TCI6487 multi-core 3 GHz DSP with extendable cluster and an Altera Stratix III FPGA. The component offers communication with PCI-enabled microprocessors through a PMC connector, hardware bridging and leverage over XGMII. The platform includes

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500-mA Converter is Thinnest Available

August 18, 2008 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

With package dimensions of 0.9 x 1.3 x 0.6 mm, the 500-mA TPS62601 step-down DC/DC converter from Texas Instruments is presented as the thinnest device of its type. Accepting an input voltage range from 2.3 to 5.5 V, the output is 1.8 V with a voltage regulation accuracy of +/- 1.5 %. Operating at up to 89% efficiency, the 6-MHz synchronous, switch-mode converter requires only a 0.6-mm-high 0.47-uH inductor and two ceramic capacitors.

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Power Amplifier Targets Mobile WiMax Applications

August 14, 2008 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Having IEEE 802.16e and WiMAX Forum specification, SiGe Semiconductor’s SE7262L 2.5-GHz power amplifier targets battery-powered applications, including USB accessories, PC cards and embedded cards for laptop computers, for mobile WiMax. The 4 × 4 × 0.9-mm device delivers more than 20% efficiency at output

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MCUs Offer On-Chip Flash Memory

August 7, 2008 11:14 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in 36 different models, Renesas Technology’s 80-pin R8C/38E, 64-pin R8C/36E and 48-pin R8C/34E 16-bit MCUs uses on-chip Flash memory with various ROM and RAM (32 KB/2.5 KB, 48 KB/4 KB and 64 KB/6 KB) and optional on-chip data flash of 4 KB with a background-operation function. The devices come

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Ethernet IC Delivers High Speed

August 7, 2008 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using built-in Ethernet MAC and a PHY interface, WIZnet’s W5300 10/100 Ethernet controller IC offers speeds up to 50 Mbps while supporting 8 simultaneous sockets with a 8- or 16-bit data bus. The device’s has compatibility with TCP, UDP, ICMP, IPv4, ARP, IGMP, PPPoE and hybrid TCP/IP stacks on a 150-MHz internal core with 128-KB Tx/Rx

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LED Driver Powers Displays

August 6, 2008 10:08 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

Offering 24 constant-current outputs capable of driving from 5 to 80 mA each at 25 MHz, STMicroelectronics’ STP24DP05 RGB LED driver supplies light to video displays, billboards, graphic boards, colored traffic signs and variable message signs. The serial-in parallel-out FIFO uses built-in error detection controlled for

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Charge Management Controller Enables Simultaneous AC-DC Adapter or USB-Port Battery Charging

August 5, 2008 8:15 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology introduced its MCP73871 charge-management controller — a Li-Ion/Li-Polymer charger with an intelligent charge management feature that enables simultaneous AC-DC-adapter or USB-port charging and powering of devices. The single-chip charger features an integrated pass transistor, and numerous

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Series Offers High Pulse Power Handling

August 5, 2008 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring high pulse power handling, the RPC Series from Stackpole, is a line of surge withstanding thick film chips that is offered in the usual industry sizes and resistance values from .27 ohms up to 22 Meg, and in tolerances as low as

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SOC IC Offers Dual-Core Functionality

July 30, 2008 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Integrating AltiVec.128-bit vector processing technology, Freescale Semiconductor’s MPC8640D PowerQUICC SOC IC exhibits dual e600 core functionality for CPU speeds from 1 to 1.25 GHz per core and typical power from 14 to 21 W. The device has L1 cache with 32 KB instruction and 32 KB data per core with

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Transceiver Integrates DC-DC Converter

July 25, 2008 8:36 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Incorporating a DC-DC converter to supply isolated power, Analog Devices’ ADM3251E RS-232 transceiver includes a serial communications interface for use in harsh HVAC, industrial and medical applications. The Pb-free 13 × 10.56-mm 20-lead SMT-packaged device integrates a line driver, line receiver, oscillator, rectifier, regulator, voltage doubler, voltage inverter and transformers into a single-chip

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MOSFETs Yield 1.5 A Output Current

July 25, 2008 7:26 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Generating a peak output current of 1.5 A, Microchip Technology’s MCP1415 and MCP1416 single-output MOSFET drivers operate over a voltage range from 4.5 to 18 V. The inverting MCP1415 and non-inverting MCP1416 come in a 5-pin SOT-23 package and have excellent latch-up immunity. The devices are well suited in consumer

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MOSFET Chipset Otimized for High Frequency, High Efficiency DC/DC Applications

July 18, 2008 10:59 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced a 25 V synchronous buck converter DirectFET MOSFET chipset for point-of-load (POL) converter designs, and server, high-end desktop and notebook computer applications. The chipset combines the company's latest generation HEXFET MOSFET silicon and benchmark DirectFET packaging technology to provide a high

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IP Core Watermark Technology Protects Chip Designs

July 18, 2008 4:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Addressing the rapidly-growing international trade in stolen IP, counterfeit chips, and cloned designs, Algotronix has launched DesignTag, a novel concept in tagging using a small low-cost IP core that can be included into an FPGA design or built into a semiconductor. It allows ownership of the design to be positively established and helps in the fight against piracy and fraud. DesignTag is a digital core coded with a customer-specific "signature" that can be identified externally from a working device without needing to read the FPGA bitstream or decapsulate the chip.

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Device Aids Flash ROM Programming

July 17, 2008 8:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) released its VPROG-1 programmer. Designed specifically to program the company's Vinculum host controller product range including VNC1L-1A and evaluation modules, the programmer allows quick and easy writing of data to the device’s Flash ROM. The programmer does not require

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