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.
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.
Panasonic added a 1/2AA-sized poly carbonmonofluoride lithium battery to its line of lithium primary cylindrical cells. The BR 1/2AA provides reliable power at extreme operating temperatures from -40°C to +100°C. Their extreme temperature tolerance, low self-discharge rate, and compact design make these cells suitable for difficult field applications, including meter monitoring, RFID, and electronic toll collection. The cells feature 1000 mAH capacity and low self-discharge of 0.5 percent per year at 20°C/60 percent RH. They are available in 2 and 3 pin models.
Dytran Instruments, Inc. announced the model 3088C high temperature, charge mode accelerometer that is capable of operating at temperatures up to +600°F. It has a nominal sensitivity of10 pC/g and an upper frequency range of 5000 Hz. The accelerometer features a 10 to 32 side connector, a 10 to 32 tapped hole, all stainless steel construction, and is hermetically sealed. It is priced at $795 and available now.
TEKO launched their ‘MINITEKAL’ range of miniature aluminium enclosures. These versatile and robust housings have been designed for easy assembly of the electronics. The all aluminium design allows good levels of EMC protection to be implemented. Typical applications will include small hand-held measurement devices, low power Radio equipment, power supplies, peripherals, monitoring systems and detection devices.
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
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).
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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