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OEM Interface Integrates Easily into a Range of TFT LCD Monitor Applications

January 22, 2008 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

The DVS-1600 high-integration OEM interface controller from Digital View is designed to address a broad range of TFT LCD monitor applications, providing a range of inputs, features and LCD panel support to address market needs. The DVS-1600’s flexible port architecture provides physical inputs for DVI, VGA, S-Video and Composite Video, along with a wide range of video modes....

MR16-Compatible Chipset Reduces Component Count up to 50%

January 22, 2008 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zetex Semiconductors has developed a dedicated chipset and reference design for MR16-compatible LED lamps. The chipset decreases PCB size and weight in lamp necks, lowers manufacturing costs, and reduces the component count of existing solutions by up to 50%. The Zetex MR16 chipset is highly integrated, handling all associated power rectification, LED current control and protection functions....

Switch-Mode Regulator Features Ultra-Wide Input Voltage Range from 4.25 to 75 V

January 22, 2008 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation introduces a high-voltage, monolithic two-switch forward DC/DC regulator for power supply designs in telecommunication, automotive and industrial applications. The LM5015 features an ultra-wide input voltage range from 4.25 to 75 V and maximum switching frequency to 750 kHz....

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Flexible Multi-Mode Wireless Data Modem Targets M2M and SDR Markets

January 22, 2008 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

CML Microcircuits has launched the CMX7143, a highly integrated and adaptable multi-mode wireless data modem built on CML’s proprietary FirmASIC® component technology. The CMX7143 addresses the growing global market requirements for multi-mode wireless data connectivity, offering the unique ability to implement different wireless data schemes, with ease, when required....

PLL VCO Offers R&D Cost Savings

January 22, 2008 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Raltron Electronics Corporation announces the release of its PCC-A1-3100 PLL family of VCOs covering a frequency range of between 500 MHz and 3.5 GHz. This product family will be particularly useful for base stations, point to point, point to multi-point transmissions, broadband wireless access, WiMax and RFID applications....

FPGA-based Support for Quad Data Rate Memory Devices

January 22, 2008 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announces FPGA-based support for Quad Data Rate (QDR) II/II+ memory devices. The LatticeSC™ and LatticeSCM™ FPGA families now support QDRII/II+ rates up to 750 Mb/s. The high-speed QDR II and QDR II+ memory controller IP (intellectual property) is implemented in the company’s low-power Masked Array for Cost Optimization (MACO™) structured ASIC technology....

Driver Plus FET Modules Reduce Power Losses by 14%

January 22, 2008 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FDMF8704 and FDMF8704V optimize efficiency across high, medium and light loads in ultra-dense servers, blade servers, advanced gaming systems, small form factor desktops, media center PCs, graphic cards, networking and telecom equipment, and other DC/DC applications. Average power losses across the full operating range are reduced by 14% compared to conventional discrete solutions by using the company’s driver plus...

Isolated Analog Card Protects Sensitive Measurement Circuitry

January 22, 2008 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PCI-1715U, available from Advantech, is an isolated high-speed analog card for the PCI bus. With isolated circuits, the device protects sensitive measurement circuitry from interference currents or voltages. This is extremely useful when the external voltage is different than expected by the measurement hardware....

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Wireless Trends and Predictions for 2008

January 22, 2008 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief During the holiday break, I was able to finally get my inbox under control (well sort of) maybe organized is a more operative word. While perusing through the subject lines, I was particularly surprised by the number of emails I received listing the top technology predictions/trends for 2008....

Crest Factor Reduction for OFDM-based Wireless Systems

January 22, 2008 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

An FPGA-based implementation of the CFR algorithm reduces processing latency while maximizing throughput required to support multiple antennas. By Deepak Boppana and Lawrence Rigby, Altera Corporation Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) is widely regarded as the key underlying air interface technology for wireless systems such as WiMAX, 3GPP long term evolution (LTE) and 3GPP2 ultra mobile broadband (UMB)....

DDS-based Test Instrument Creates Test Signals for the Real World

January 22, 2008 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

High speed, high sample rate Arbitrary Waveform Generators allow engineers to create precise and reproducible test signals. By Christopher J. Loberg, Tektronix For years, synchronous parallel buses have served as the media for data exchange between digital devices....

Step-Down DC/DC Regulator Offers up to 96 Percent Efficiency

January 22, 2008 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems announces its expanded DC/DC converter portfolio with the model AS1341 hysteretic high efficiency 20V step-down regulator in a small 3ࡩ mm TDFN 8-pin package that is well suited for increasing battery life in applications like notebooks and handheld systems. This regulator delivers 600 mA at 5....

Voltage-feedback Amplifier

January 22, 2008 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor introduces the FHP3131 is a high-performance, voltage-feedback amplifier that consumes only 0.4mA of supply current while providing 70 MHz of bandwidth and 50 V/µs slew rate. The FHP3131 is designed to operate from 2.5 V to 12V (۰ V) supplies. The common mode voltage range extends below the negative rail and the output provides rail-to-rail performance....

Audio Driver

January 22, 2008 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Chipidea, the Analog Business Group of MIPS Technologies, Inc. introduces the Class D Audio Driver intellectual property (IP) specifically designed for system-on-chip (SoC) devices manufactured in process nodes down to 65nm. Chipidea’s analog/mixed-signal Class D Audio Driver IP addresses the explosive growth of markets for portable consumer audio devices including MP3 players, smart phones with integrated audio capability, handheld GPS sys...

Addition to Directional Couplers

January 22, 2008 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available as 3 port models Use with multi-band antennas and leaky cable Coupling values of 6, 10, and 15 dB Microlab/FXR announces an addition to their already wide range of directional couplers. The directional coupler, CK-70N series, covers from 380 to 2,700 MHz to include the Tetra/PMR bands, cellular, PCS and UMTS bands, all in a single unit....

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