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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....

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....

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....


High-Brightness, Long-Life Subminiature Lamps

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

\par \par Avago Technologies introduces its ASMT-Bx20 series of high-brightness red, green, blue and amber subminiature light emitting diode (LED) lamps for use in a variety of industrial and consumer applications where space is limited. The lamps are available in un-tinted, non-diffused packages, and they have a slim 2....

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....

Single-Chip System Provides Remote Management for IPTV Applications

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

DS2 announces its integrated TR-069 system that is embedded in its DSS9101 powerline communications SoC (System-on-Chip), part of the AITANA chipset, eliminating the need for an external processor. TR-069 is a suite of standard protocols that manage end-user devices in DSL networks such as DSL routers, IPTV set-top-boxes or VoIP adapters....

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...

Address Increasing Complex Chip Design

January 22, 2008 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. recently announced that fundamental new technologies have been integrated into the Cadence® Incisive® Enterprise verification family. These new additions enable engineering teams to address increasingly complex chip design for products such as multi-mode cell phones, gaming consoles and HD-DVD players....

CEC Functionality Added to Wireless HD Connectivity

January 22, 2008 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Radiospire Networks has successfully implemented the consumer electronics control (CEC) functionality into its AirHook ™ wireless HDMI technology. AirHook technology offers automatic control through the CEC. Governed by the HDMI LLC, the CEC channel allows AV products to communicate with one another over an HDMI system, enabling single-remote system control in two ways....


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