Power Efficient DSP Devices

September 5, 2007 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx added Spartan-3A DSP devices to its XtremeDSP portfolio of products for signal processing applications. The Spartan-3A DSP low power (LP) devices are said to provide a 50 percent static power savings, and a 70 percent savings while in suspend mode, compared to the standard devices and are available in industrial rated grades.


Sixteen-Volt Op Amps for Industrial, Instrumentation and Consumer Applications

September 5, 2007 6:51 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices’ AD8663 is a 16-V precision, low noise, rail-to-rail op amp that uses the company’s DigiTrim in-circuit trimming technology to achieve low offset voltage, 90 dB CMRR (common mode rejection ratio), and 105 dB PSRR (power supply rejection ratio). Its maximum voltage offset drift is 450 µV at 125°C over a wide input range


Power Modules Maximize Space in Home Appliances and Industrial Motors

September 4, 2007 9:42 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor introduces ten highly efficient, integrated Motion-SPM power modules for home appliances and industrial motors up to the 3 kW power range. Integrating fully tested components––three HVICs, one LVIC, six NPT IGBTs, six FRDs and three bootstrap diodes––into a compact 44 mm x 26.8 mm Mini-DIP package

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Processor Allows Growth for Portable, HD Video Applications

September 4, 2007 8:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated announced their DaVinci processor with ARM host control and complete development tools. Tuned for applications such as digital cameras, IP video cameras, digital photo frames and video baby monitors, the DM355 processor consists of an integrated video processing subsystem, an MPEG-4-JPEG co-processor (MJCP), an ARM926EJ-S core and peripherals.


Power-Efficient Crosspoint Switch

September 4, 2007 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation’s low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) 4 x 4 crosspoint switch delivers the industry’s best jitter performance (10 ps typical) at data transmission rates up to 3.125 Gbps, according to the company. The DS25CP104 is suitable for clock and data switching/routing in telecom, professional video, storage, and automated test equipment (ATE) applications.


Three-phase Metering SoC

August 30, 2007 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teridian Semiconductor announced its 71M6523 Three-Phase Residential Metering System-On-Chip. This single-chip provides anti-tamper neutral current measurement accuracy of 0.4 percent, allowing the detection of smaller amounts of energy theft, and surpassing alternative devices by a factor of two, according to the company. Teridian’s Single Converter Technology and SoC approach also eliminate


Power-Saver Equalizers Enhance Data Transmission Reach of FR-4 Backplanes

August 30, 2007 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

The DS38EP100 power-saver equalizer from National Semiconductor can equalize 40" of FR-4 printed circuit board (PCB) at a data transmission rate of 3.125 Gbps. National’s DS38EP100 and DS80EP100 require no power or ground routing, and they accept any high-speed differential signal technology including current-mode logic (CML), low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) and low-voltage positive emitter coupled logic (LVPECL).


High-precision Programmable Gain Amplifier

August 30, 2007 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor introduced what is said to be the industry’s highest-precision programmable gain amplifier (PGA) for sensor interface applications and data acquisition systems targeting the industrial and instrumentation markets. The LMP8100A provides 0.03 percent gain accuracy using a software adjustable gain (in 1V/V increments) from 1V/V to 16V/V over the


Three Channel, High Voltage, LED Driver Features Integrated, Current Regulating Switch

August 30, 2007 5:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex introduced the HV9980 three channel, high voltage, LED driver IC. The IC is well suited for both LCD and DLP television applications. It features three channels of peak current mode control including a switch for regulating the LED current, enabling 95 percent efficiency in DLP television applications. Each channel features an integrated, 160V, 25? MOSFET and individual PWM and linear dimming inputs.  The fast, well-controlled transient response of the devices peak current mode control enables


DSP Devices In Production

August 29, 2007 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx announced the availability of production qualified Spartan(TM)-3A DSP devices. The DSP platform offers 20 GMACs for under $30 for a wide range of low cost, data intensive applications including wireless, video surveillance, personal medical and consumer applications. The Spartan-3A DSP platform is part of the Xilinx XtremeDSP family that provides


Narrowband Wireless IC for M2M Applications

August 29, 2007 12:42 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CML Microcircuits’ CMX990 is an advanced single-chip RF transceiver with integrated GMSK data modem, which is targeted at global narrowband M2M (machine to machine) products. This half-duplex IC offers a baseband modem, IF and RF processing functions, programmable synthesisers, signal-level setting functions and comprehensive on-chip and peripheral control, monitoring and interfacing. The CMX990 offers


Audio controller Chip for Skype Phones and VoIP Peripherals

August 29, 2007 12:29 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Winbond Electronics introduced the W681308, an integrated USB audio controller for all application segments of a Skype or other PC-based VoIP system from wired and wireless ISB handsets, to USB speaker phones, to PSTN/USB dual mode phones, to USB PSTN gateways and ISB analog Telephone Adapters (ATAs) to the wireless USB 2.4 GHz base/handset.


Eight-bit, 2.2 Gsps ADC Samples Input Frequencies Beyond 2 GHz

August 29, 2007 12:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX109 eight-bit, 2.2 Gsps analog-to-digital converter (ADC) offers desirable wideband dynamic performance that has been optimized for capturing input frequencies in the second Nyquist zone. Fabricated using an advanced SiGe process, the ADC integrates a high-performance track/hold (T/H) amplifier, a quantizer, and a 1:4 demultiplexer on a single monolithic die.


Sixteen-bit ADC Upgrades System Accuracy

August 29, 2007 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology introduced the LTC2450, a 16-bit delta sigma analog-to-digital converter (ADC) in a 2 mm <times> 2 mm DFN package that is said to enable performance upgrades to lower resolution systems. The LTC2450 achieves desirable 16-bit DC performance of 2 LSB integral nonlinearity error, 1.4 µVrms noise and 0.01 percent gain error. The small size and guaranteed 16-bit resolution allows


Single-Chip, Three-input HDMI 1.3a Receiver Supports 36-bit Deep Color at 1080p

August 29, 2007 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vativ Technologies announced the sample availability of the VTV2313 receiver supporting the features introduced in the HDMI 1.3a specification. The VTV2313 supports xvYCC and up to 36-bit deep color at 1080p and UXGA resolutions. Maximum bandwidth supported by the receiver is 6.75 Gbps at 225 MHz. Used primarily in high-definition televisions and displays, Vativ’s integrated three-input, single output receivers



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