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Current Sense Amps

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology’s current sense amplifier, the LT6100, is a complete high-side current sense solution. Simply connect a high side shunt to the inputs; the LT6100 extracts and then amplifies the differential signal and provides a ground-referenced output signal. Using internal resistors, the amplifier can be configured for one of six gain settings with a gain accuracy of 0....

Development Toolkit

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

SoftJin announces a product for DFM/DFY (Design For Manufacturing/Design For Yield) software tool development, called Nirmaan. The Nirmaan software toolkit allows EDA companies and in-house CAD groups of semiconductor companies to develop optimized post-layout EDA tools, including DFM/DFY tools (software)....

IP Modulese

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor announces several ispLeverCORE Intellectual Property (IP) modules for its LatticeXP FPGAs. Easily integrated into the Lattice ispLEVER design tool suite, and optimized to take advantage of the LatticeXP architecture, the initial IP cores include Ethernet, PCI, DMA, FCRAM and DDR and target the consumer, computing and communications markets....

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Optically Coupled Isolators

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a series of optically coupled isolators that are surface mountable on ceramic or printed circuit board. Designated the HCC240 and HCC242 Series, the isolators are suited for designs where board space and device weight are critical considerations. The high reliability surface mount optocouplers have electrical performance similar to JEDEC-registered 4N22A and 4N24A isolators....

Non-Linear Transistor Library

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Modelithics introduces a Non-Linear Transistor (NLT) Library. The library complements Modelithics’ CLR Library of surface-mount capacitor, inductor and resistor models, and the innovative Non-Linear Diode (NLD) Library introduced last year. The NLT Library is available for use with Agilent Technologies’ Advanced Design System....

Urethane Foam

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rogers announces the Extra Soft–Slow Rebound Urethane foam to the 4790-92 PORON® Microcellular Urethanes family. This material is the lowest density offering in the 4790 product portfolio. Available in 1 mm thickness (.039 inches), the product is suited for compact, handheld, mobile electronic devices....

Floating Point Extensions

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

ARC announces Floating Point Extensions (FPX) for the ARC𥠀 and ARC𥡤 processor core families. ARC FPX extensions provide direct execution in hardware of the most frequently used floating point functions. Applications that using floating point processing include graphics, image processing, printers, GPS, automotive controls and instrumentation....

Synchronous LED Driver

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology announces the LTC3490, a synchronous boost DC/DC converter optimized for driving high current white LEDs. The LTC3490 operates at up to 90% efficiency, maximizing battery run time while its input voltage range of 1 V to 3.2 V enables it to deliver up to 350 mA from either a single or dual cell alkaline/NiMH battery....

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Contactless Smartcard Readers

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Indala introduces the FlexSmart™ series, a range of 13.56 MHz contactless Smart Card solutions, from the DESFire ISO 14443A high security Government Smart Card (GSC)-compliant reader range to the MIFARE® ISO 14443A to entry-level ISO 15693 readers. Features include full sector/file programmability, encryption key management and outputs such as Wiegand and ABA Track 2....

Signal Conditioning Module

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

VXI Technology announces the VT1522A low-pass filter Signal Conditioning Plug-on (SCP) module. Each VT1522A features eight individual channels of 100 Hz low-pass filter operation for use with the VT1413C, VT1415A and VT1419A series of scanning A/D converters. The VT1522A can be combined with a selection of complementary SCP modules to provide proper signal conditioning for a variety of transducer inputs including thermocouples, thermistors,...

Processing Board

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek customers can now boost signal bandwidth with the model 6826 VME A/D converter board. The Model 6826 features single- or dual-channel data acquisition at 2 GHz samples/second with 10-bit resolution using the Atmel AT84AS008 A/D device. The board’s ability to accept either single-ended or differential inputs preserves signal integrity across a variety of analog signal sources....

Chip-on-Glass

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 128x64 COG version offers a construction that is 6 mm thick, including an LED backlight The design includes an FPC interface for easy mating with standard ZIF-type connectors. The removing of metallic bezels and bulky PCB results in weight reduction for portable devices. The display features contrast ratios of 9:1 and extended temperature ranges from – 20° C to +70° C....

Wireless I/O System

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact offers the RAD-ISM-900-XD-BUS, a bi-directional multipoint-to-point wireless I/O system. The design allows user flexibility in bringing multiple channels of I/O from up to eight remote locations back to one master station. The bi-directional feature enables the use of these devices in monitoring and control applications and eliminates cable and conduit for analog and digital signals in harsh industrial environments....

DSP Module Software

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments announced the NI LabVIEW DSP Module, which includes tools for designing, implementing and analyzing DSP-based algorithms and systems. The LabVIEW DSP Module extends the LabVIEW graphical development environment to embedded signal processing applications and offers engineering students an easy-to-use, hands-on approach to learning key signal processing techniques....

Improving Wireless Voice Quality with ADM Part I

June 30, 2005 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

While ADM is a mature modulation technique and has been around for a while, pressure on cost and times to market breathes new life into this modulation scheme. By Ron Hunter Glossary of acronyms 3B4B — an encoding scheme that translates 3-bit bytes into 4-bit coded words using running disparity....

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