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
Microchip Technology's MCP4728 Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) is a 12-bit Quad DAC featuring a non-volatile EEPROM, which enables the DAC's configuration to be loaded automatically on start up. With this capability, plus its four-channel architecture and internal voltage reference, the MCP4728 DAC reduces design size and cost for a variety of battery-powered and power-constrained applications.LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, D / A Converters
Many tools and techniques are available to help reduce time and cost during the product development cycle and can be applied regardless of the software methodology used. Joe Fabbre, Green Hills Software There are many different software design methodologies out there: Waterfall, V-Model, Agile, Extreme Programming the list goes on and on....LISTED UNDER: Software, Design | Digital Hardware, Other
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
Analog Devices Inc. introduces its Model AD9640 dual 14-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to achieve sampling rates of 150 mega samples per second. Supporting all third-generation (3G) base station wireless standards including W-CDMA, CDMA2000 and TD-SCDMA, it samples at rates beyond 135 ms/s, a common requirement for the WiMAX standard....LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, A / D Converters
Martin Clark, Mike Mulligan, Colin Warwick, The MathWorks, Inc. A multi-domain executable model provides a practical method of global optimization of signal processing and communications systems. Global optimization of the design of a wireless communication system requires exploration of a multi-domain design space encompassing signal processing and communications algorithms and RF subsystem design....LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, Other
austriamicrosystems introduces its AS1526/27 family of 10-bit, single-channel, ultra low power A/D converters. Combining ultra low-power operation at a high sampling speed of 73 ks/s with high dynamic performance in a small SOIC-8 package, this product family is suitable for battery-powered devices and portable data acquisition systems such as remote sensors or pen digitizers....LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, A / D Converters
The growth of RF technology in the wireless communication industry over the past few years has been astonishing. This year alone, more than 850 million cellular phones will be manufactured and sold around the globe. As production volumes rise, test engineers are being challenged to increase their test throughput and decrease their cost of test....LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, Other
austriamicrosystems introduces the AS1530/31 family a line of fully differential 12-bit, 8-channel, low power A/D converters with 2.5 V internal reference. Combining low-power operation, high speed (400 ks/s) and four analog input modes with outstanding dynamic performance (SINAD > 70 dB) in a Pb-free TSSOP-20 package, the AS1530/31 family is a good solution for battery-powered devices and portable data acquisition systems such as r...LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, A / D Converters