Bias Controllers

May 8, 2006 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the AX11014/MAX11015 ICs that set and control bias conditions for dual MESFET power devices found in point-to-point communication and other microwave base stations. The MAX11014 integrates closed-loop drain-current control for class A MESFET amplifier operation, while the MAX11015 sets the MESFET gate voltage for class AB operation....

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AVR Microcontrollers

February 2, 2006 9:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation announces three 14-pin tinyAVR® products, which have been added to the AVR family of flash microcontrollers. All three devices are pin compatible, differing only in the size of flash, EEPROM and SRAM memory. ATtiny24 has 2 kB of self-programmable flash memory, whereas ATtiny44 and ATtiny84 have 4 kB and 8 kB, respectively....

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Low-end Microcontrollers for Wi-Fi Clients

November 1, 2005 9:57 am | by Ajay Jadhav | Product Releases | Comments

The market for low-end processors in Wi-Fi client stations is a target of opportunity as standards solidify and points of presence become conveniently accessible. Glossary of Acronyms AP — Access Point BSS — Basic Service Set ESS — Extended Service Set GPIO — General-Purpose Input/Output ...

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Triple Output Controllers

February 25, 2005 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech announces the SC2441, a very low input voltage, two-phase synchronous step-down controller with an integrated step-up converter. The dual-phase, step-down controller can be configured to supply two individually controlled and regulated 20 A outputs, 180 degrees out-of-phase or, alternatively, the two phases can be interleaved into one low-ripple 40 A output....

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Security Engine Controllers

December 23, 2004 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Interpeak announced the integration of their IPsec solution and Freescale Semiconductor's ColdFire and PowerQUICC hardware security engine controllers (SEC). IPsec is the IETF standard for secure IP communication over the Internet, and comprises a set of protocols that encrypt and authenticate all IP packets....

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DC/DC Controllers

January 21, 2004 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim introduces the MAX8553/MAX8554 DC-DC step-down controllers that ensure balanced current sourcing and sinking capability of ± 25 A. The MAX8553 generates 1/2 reference input voltage for VTT and VTTR voltages in DDR and RDRAM memory applications. The VTT and VTTR tracking voltages are maintained within 1% of 1/2 reference input voltage....

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October 28, 2003 10:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduces the Turbo μPSD3300 series of its μPSD family of 8051-class embedded Flash microcontrollers. The Turbo μPSD3300 series increases performance to 10 MIPS peak and adds a peripheral set to form an SoC for embedded control applications. A few of the enhancements for the Turbo µPSD3300 series include a 16-bit programmable counter array (PCA), 10-bit resolution ADC channels, SPI and IrDA interfaces....

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January 27, 2003 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LTC4214 is a negative Hot Swap™ controller in a MSOP package. The device allows a board with a low voltage negative supply to be safely inserted and removed from a live backplane. Output current is controlled by three stages of current limiting: a timed circuit breaker, active current limiting, and a fast feed forward path that limits peak current under worst-case catastrophic fault....

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Family of System Controllers

May 6, 2002 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

     Amplifier Research (AR) has created the software and a family of System Controllers (the SC 1000 Series) that connect and coordinate multiple pieces of RF test equipment. Multiple amplifiers, antennas, signal generators, directional couplers, and spectrum analyzers or receivers can now be linked in a coordinated system, which AR has named the Brainlink System™....

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Design Considerations When Using Flash Microcontrollers in Wireless Applications

October 1, 2001 4:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The future of Flash microcontrollers. By Rodger Richey, Microchip Technology Inc. The microcontroller remains one of the most ubiquitous electronic components used in wireless applications today. While many engineers have designed with read-only-memory (ROM) or one-time-programmable (OTP) versions, Flash-based microcontrollers are emerging as the definitive choice for a variety of new designs....

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Power Controllers

July 23, 2001 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

A highly integrated family of -70V hot-swap power controllers designed especially for telecom switch applications is now available from Micrel Semiconductor. Manufactured in 20-pin TSSOP and thermally-enhanced TSSOP packages, the MIC2596 and MIC2597 incorporate two completely independent -70V channels....

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