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SerDes Transceiver Offers 30 ps Jitter Performance

September 10, 2008 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meeting SMPTE 424M jitter specifications, National Semiconductor’s LMH4345 SerDes transceiver exhibits output alignment jitter performance of 30 ps and a minimum input jitter tolerance of 0.6 units interval (UI) in multi-channel broadcast video equipment. The 14 mm² 100-pin TQFP-packaged component includes 4 integrated

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High-Stability Oscillator Can Replace Crystal Oscillators

September 8, 2008 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories entered the consumer timing market with its 100 percent CMOS oscillator suited for consumer applications. By completely eliminating the quartz resonator that must be cut and tuned for each crystal oscillator (XO) frequency, the Si500 helps enable extremely short lead times. The ultra-low phase noise silicon oscillator

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Voltage Supervisors Use 160 nA

September 5, 2008 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Running on a supply current from 1.8 V to 5 V, Intersil’s ISL88001/2/3 3-lead voltage supervisors consume 160 nA of power on a 1.8 V supply current. The SC-70- or SOT-23 packaged devices offer a voltage threshold accuracy of ±1.2% for reset assertion and precision monitoring, a 200 ms power-in reset timeout function and 54 potential

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IC Employs Timing Generators for SETS Apps

September 4, 2008 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing hitless reference and master/slave switching support with a SyncLink cross-couple data link, Connor-Winfield’s STC5230 synchronous clock IC uses 2 independent timing generators, T0 and T4, that include a digital phase-locked loop (DPLL) in Freerun, Synchronized, and Holdover modes with programmable loop bandwidth of each DPLL from 90 mHz to 107 Hz. The ITU-G.813- and Telcordia GR1244 and

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MCU Yields Low Current Consumption

September 3, 2008 11:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Running off of a 32 kHz oscillator, Freescale Semiconductor’s MC9S08QE32 8-bit MCU demonstrates current consumption of less than 7.3 mA on an operating voltage range from 1.8 V to 3.6 V. The device exhibits 2 low-power stop modes, low-power run and wait modes, clock gating registers to disable clocks or unused peripherals and

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Load Switches Demonstrate Voltage Protection

September 2, 2008 6:34 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Operating with an input voltage range from 1.8 V to 5.5 V, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FPF22xx Series IntelliMAX load switches include undervoltage lockout (UVLO), thermal shutdown and current limiting. The J-STD-020- and RoHS-compliant components offer

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Transceiver ICs Integrate Microprocessor

August 28, 2008 10:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories’ ZIC2410 Series of ZigBee transceiver ICs combine a ZigBee-compliant RF transceiver with an 8051-based 8-bit microprocessor. The QN48- or VFBGA72-packaged devices offer a receiver sensitivity of -98 dBm, link budget of 106 dB and maximum output power of 8 dBm. The system-on-chip

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SSLD Functions at 25 V

August 28, 2008 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Working as a low dropout driver (LDD), Catalyst Semiconductor’s CAT4101 linear-based constant-current SSLD operates with a LED pin compatible up to 25 V. The 5-lead TO-263-packaged component drives strings of up to 10 LEDs adjustable to 1 A. The driver offers current sink of 1 A via an external resistor, dropout voltage of

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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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