QuickLogic has announced the availability of an SDIO-to-USB catalog CSSP solution that enables SDIO-based peripheral devices to connect to processors through a USB port. SDIO-based peripheral devices such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and others are becoming much more common, leading to a need for increased support in non-consumer applications.LISTED UNDER: Demodulators | Digital Hardware, A / D Converters | Digital Hardware, D / A Converters
Texas Instruments (TI) (Dallas, TX) has introduced the industry’s fastest 4-channel, 14-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), clocking in at 250 MSPS. System designers are increasingly challenged to pack more antennas and their requisite receive chains, into remote radio units and AESA radar systems, while also improving dynamic range and noise levels.LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, A / D Converters
RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for a new line of microwave absorbing materials from MAST Technologies. These “Tuned Frequency” absorbers are electrically optimized for specific applications and intended for customers who experience high frequency...LISTED UNDER: Receivers, Integrated | Receivers, Other | Receivers, RF / Microwave
Data Translation, Inc. has announced two sensor specific, USB-powered modules with application software for the growing educational market. These new devices allow lab and field testing for experimentation, sound, vibration, and temperature analysis. The DT9828E, USB thermocouple module features...LISTED UNDER: Components, Other | Memory, DRAM | Memory, Embedded
WAGO Corporation’s 2.5 A DC-DC Boost Converter supports “disconnected” mobile and remote I/O applications by enabling a 12 V battery to drive 24 V controls. Initially developed by WAGO’s Engineering Services division for restaurant service trucks, the DIN-rail mount DC-DC Boost Converter...LISTED UNDER: Boards & Modules | Mixers, Frequency Converters | Down and Up Converters
Arkansas Power Electronics International (APEI), Inc. and GaN Systems Inc. have announced the test results for a gallium nitride power switch based DC-DC boost converter. The converter features a 1 MHz switching capability and over 98.5% efficiency @ 5 kW output power.LISTED UNDER: Boards & Modules | Down and Up Converters | Power, Converters
Murata has announced availability of the Murata Power Solutions PAQ series of 150 Watt isolated DC-DC converters. Packaged as an industry standard open-frame quarter brick module with through-hole mounting, the converter...LISTED UNDER: Boards & Modules | Down and Up Converters | Power, Other
Last December, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced in a statement that it had adopted Bluetooth low energy wireless technology and that the much anticipated ultra-low power (ULP) form of the popular wireless technology, would be the hallmark feature of the Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.
Consumers are starting to complain about infrared (IR) remote control’s inability to cope with the demands of modern media devices. A recent study by Strategy Analytics1, for instance, found that while early adopters of advanced Internet TV services (such as AppleTV, Hulu, and AT&T U-Verse) value the ability to personalize and share their content, the adoption rate could be slowed because consumers “want better control devices and superior user experience”.
Texas Instruments' new analog-to-digital-converter (ADC) combines 12 bits of resolution with a 1-GSPS sampling rate, effectively doubling the amount of signal bandwidth that can be captured in a single ADC. The ADS5400 offers an unmatched signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 59 dBFS and 75 dBc spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) in first Nyquist, and 58 dBFS SNR and 70 dBc SFDR performance for intermediate frequencies (IFs) beyond 1000 MHz.LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, A / D Converters
Murata Power Solutions has introduced a new quad sampling Analog to Digital (A/D) converter for image processing applications where low noise performance and the ability to convert full-scale step input signals at a 10 MHz conversion rate is required. The ADSQ1410 is a functionally complete, quad 14-Bit resolution, 10 mega samples per second (MSPS) converter.LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, A / D Converters
By Svenn-Tore Larsen, Chief Executive Officer, Nordic Semiconductor Like many organizations in today's electronics sector, my company, Nordic Semiconductor, is rising to the challenge of operating in a global semiconductor market that analysts say could drop by around 20 percent this year compared to 2008.
A low noise, wide bandwidth family of continuous-time sigma-delta (CTSD) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) is available from Analog Devices. The 16-bit, AD9261 and AD9262 CTSD converter, and the AD9267 CTSD modulator couple low noise and high dynamic range with a bandwidth of up to 10 MHz. The AD9267 is exportable to China....LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, A / D Converters
austriamicrosystems has added the AS1528 10-bit, low power, single-channel, fully-differential A/D converter and the AS1529 dual-channel, single-ended, low power A/D converter to its micro-power A/D converter family. Combining low power operation at a high sampling speed of 150 ks/s, with good dynamic performance in a small 3 × 3 mm TDFN 8-pin package, the AS1528/29 family is an optimal solution for small battery-powered devices and por...LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, A / D Converters
e2v announces its model AT84AS001TP 12-bit A/D converter that can provide 500 Msps data conversion from a single monolithic chip, allowing system designers to digitize intermediate frequency (IF) signals with frequencies up to 500 MHz at twice the sampling rate of conventional 12-bit ADCs. The converter is suitable for applications that include telecommunication infrastructure, high IF broadband digital receivers, test and measurement equip...LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, A / D Converters