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Laser Driver Offers Power Monitoring and Management

June 9, 2008 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keeping optical power constant during temperature changes and over the device’s lifetime, Micrel’s  laser diode driver includes automatic power control with fault indicator, TXenable/disable

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Radiation Hardened MOSFETs Are Driven Directly From CMOS/TTL Logic Circuitry

June 5, 2008 6:15 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier expanded its portfolio of RAD-Hard Logic Level gate drive MOSFETs with the introduction of 60V, 100V and 250V MOSFETs for switch mode power supplies (SMPS), satellite power distribution systems and resonant power converters in high-reliability applications. Compared to

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Power Transistor Line-up to manage radar applications

June 3, 2008 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

 Freescale Semiconductor has released a 50-volt LDMOS RF power transistor line-up for L-Band radar applications. The line-up is intended for a variety of high-power RF applications including air traffic management and long range weather radar. The RF product line includes

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Hall-effect Latches Tout Temperature Stability

June 3, 2008 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. released two temperature-stable and stress-resistant Hall-effect latches, suited for operation in consumer and industrial products.  Dynamic Offset Cancellation technology reduces the residual offset voltage normally caused by device package overmolding, temperature dependencies, and thermal stress.

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Wireless Chip Integrates Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, and eGPS

June 3, 2008 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR announced its seventh generation BlueCore silicon. BlueCore7 is a single-chip solution that combines Bluetooth v2.1+EDR, Bluetooth low energy, eGPS (Enhanced Global Positioning System), and FM transmit and receive capabilities. The chip is intended to

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Small-footprint MCUs Enable Addition of USB to Any Application

June 2, 2008 12:25 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced a family of 8-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) for USB applications. The PIC18F13K50 and PIC18F14K50 (PIC18F1XK50) allow the addition of embedded USB into a wide range of applications. The PIC18F1XK50 MCUs include serial communications interfaces such as

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Data Converters Feature High Signal-To-Noise Ratios

June 2, 2008 12:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as having the highest signal-to-noise (SNR) of any similar device, Texas Instruments’ ADS556 family of 16-bit, single-channel MSPS ADCs provide an SNR as high as 80 MSPS (depending on model). Targeting test and measurement, wireless communications, and image applications in medical, industrial, and military, the devices

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RF Amplifier Presented as World's Smallest

June 2, 2008 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optimized for operation from 500 MHz to 12 GHz, the 0402-packaged VMMK-2x03 family of RF amplifiers is presented as the smallest such devices of their type. The 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.25-mm devices use 10% of the board area of a standard SOT-343 package and have no internal wirebonds with all I/Os routed to the backside of the device wafer to significantly reduce signal loss and minimize parasitics. The family includes the 0.5 to 6.0 GHz VMMK-2103, the 15 dB (at 5 GHz) 1.0 to 10.0 GHz VMMK-2203

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Programmable Single-Chip Laser Navigation System Simplifies Mouse Design

June 2, 2008 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced its second generation laser navigation product family, which integrates a laser navigation sensor and programmable Flash based microcontroller on one die. The OvationONS II Laser Nvigation System-on-Chip features the surface tracking and low-power consumption characteristics of the

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Class-D Audio Amp Integrates Boost Converter

May 29, 2008 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting portable applications including wireless handsets, personal navigation devices, portable gaming, and wireless speakers, the TPA2014D1 from Texas Instruments is a monolithic, filter-free Class-D audio amplifier with an integrated boost converter that provides up to 1.5 W across an 8-O load.

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Buck Converter Includes Performance Monitoring

May 29, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Provided in a 4-mm² MLPQ 12-pin package, the AS7620, a hysteretic, high efficiency, 32-V step-down DC/DC buck converter from austriamicrosystems provides both "early-power-fail" warning and "power-good" signals for alerts in performance-sensitive systems. Optimized for industrial 24-V applications, the converter is available with

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Schottky Diode Touts High Efficiency, Ultra Small Package

May 28, 2008 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor released its CMASH-4 Schottky diode in the SOD-923 package. This new FEMTOmini device is a 40V, 200 mA Schottky diode with a forward voltage drop (VF) of 0.38V maximum at 1.0 mA and a switching speed (trr) of 5 ns maximum. According to the company,

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Rectifier Controller Optimizes Flyback Converters

May 28, 2008 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Enabling designers to replace lossy Schottky diodes with MOSFETs, the ZXGD3101 ZPDD dedicated rectifier controller can reduce size, weight and heat generation in synchronous flyback converters ranging from 50 to 150 W. Incorporating a high-voltage differential amplifier stage and a high-current driver, the SM8-packaged device

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Dual Channel Delay Line IC Features 5 ps/Step Signal Delays, Runs At 3.2 Gpbs

May 23, 2008 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micrel launched the dual channel SY89297U delay line IC. The second generation device can be serially programmed to provide 5 ns of delay per channel while running up to 3.2 Gbps/1.6 GHz. The delay is very linear and monotonic, providing precise delay for high-speed applications. The device includes

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DAC Provides 16-bit Linearity

May 21, 2008 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering six software-programmable output ranges, the LTC2755-16 quad 16-bit current output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) from Linear Technology provides 16-bit linearity (±1LSB (max) INL and DNL) over the industrial temperature range without any adjustment. Each DAC output can be individually programmed through a parallel interface or can be pin-strapped for operation within a single range.

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