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Three-phase Metering SoC

August 30, 2007 7:49 am | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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

Encapsulated 10A DC/DC Switching Regulator System for Military Applications

August 29, 2007 11:12 am | Comments

Linear Technology's LTM4600HVMPV is a complete and encapsulated 10A switching DC/DC regulator system and the first device in a new family of µModule (micromodule) DC/DC regulators for rugged military and avionics applications. The device is fully tested over the temperature range of -55°C to 125°C, and it is offered in a 15 mm x 15 mm x 2.8 mm Military Plastic LGA (Land Grid Array) package.

Ceramic Filter Product Line

August 29, 2007 10:31 am | Comments

MtronPTI introduces its ceramic filter line that features products with frequencies from 300 MHz to 6 GHz with a 1 percent to 40 percent bandwidth. Products are tailored to customers’ needs, and they are offered in custom packages with RoHS compliance. These ceramic filter products are used in applications such as base stations, up/down converters, modems, receivers, transceivers, VSATs (very small aperture terminals), satellite terminals, modulators, demodulators and gateways.

Line of Frequency Converters

August 29, 2007 10:27 am | Comments

Vectron International announces the expansion of its C3430 frequency controlled crystal oscillator (FCXO) family for use in wireline infrastructure, test and measurement, military applications and wireless infrastructure such as GSM, CDMA and W-CDMA base stations and point-to-point radio. Leveraging an integrated crystal-based phase locked loop (PLL) circuit, the FCXO enables customers to convert one input frequency into


Software Radio System in a PMC/XMC Module

August 29, 2007 10:05 am | Comments

Pentek, Inc. releases its model 7140-420 dual digital transceiver with wideband digital downconverter (DDC) core and interpolation filter. This is a complete software radio system in a PMC/XMC module. It includes two A/D and two D/A converters for connection to HF and IF ports. This transceiver with an extended bandwidth can fulfill a range of applications in signal intelligence, military and commercial communications systems and in radar. This module is also available in a variety of form factors including PCI, 3U and 6U cPCI, as well as a PMC/XMC conduction-cooled version. It handles a range of input and output signal bandwidths from 4.8 kHz to 40 MHz.

EMC Filters for Medical Applications

August 29, 2007 10:00 am | Comments

EPCOS’ SIFI-F (B84111FM*) compact two-line filters are available in a medical version for applications where low leakage current is a critical factor. They have a low maximum leakage current of 2 µA, and they offer desirable suppression of symmetrical and asymmetrical interference. The SIFI-F, along with the larger SIFI-G and SIFI-H, is designed for



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