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16-bit DAC Slashes Power Consumption 65 percent, Increases Speed 25 Percent

April 15, 2011 10:27 am | News | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today introduced the industry’s most power-efficient 4-channel, 16-bit DAC (digital-to-analog converter). At 1.25 GSPS, the DAC3484 is 25 percent faster than the next fastest quad DAC while consuming as little as 250 mW per channel – 65 percent less than the closest competitor.

12-bit, 8-channel, I2C-interface DAC Targets Multi-Channel, High-Density Applications

February 23, 2011 11:15 am | News | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. recently introduced a 12-bit, 8-channel digital-to-analog converter (DAC)...

Drop-In Replacement for SLA Batteries

February 23, 2011 10:58 am | News | Comments

Micro Power announces IronWorks™, a patent pending Iron Phosphate battery solution, which serves as...

Eight-Channel Transmit/Receive Chipset for Portable Ultrasound Systems

December 6, 2010 3:31 pm | News | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation has unveiled an eight-channel ultrasound transmit/receive...

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Wireless Remote Control on a Chip

August 25, 2010 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. recently introduced an EZRadio® wireless IC solution designed to reduce the cost and complexity of one-way wireless links used in a wide range of consumer, industrial and automotive systems. The new Si4010 system-on-chip (SoC) RF transmitter enables developers to optimize remote keyless entry (RKE), garage door opener, remote control, building automation and security device designs for the lowest system cost and highest performance while ensuring one-way link integrity.

180 nm Ultra CMOS Process

June 10, 2010 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation has entered in an exclusive agreement with IBM for the development and manufacture of future generations of Peregrine’s patented UltraCMOS™ silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) process technology, the industry’s highest-performance radio frequency complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (RF CMOS) process.

DSP Offers Next-Generation Acceleration

April 8, 2010 1:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced its MSC8155 digital signal processor (DSP), a higher performance and cost-optimized version of the company's flagship MSC8156 DSP based on the latest StarCore technology. The MSC8155 includes next-generation acceleration and interconnect technologies that boost overall chip performance and further enhance the capabilities of broadband wireless base station equipment.

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Modules Simplify Power Supply Design for FPGAs

February 8, 2010 7:28 am | News | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation has released the first three products in its SIMPLE SWITCHER® power module family. The LMZ-series of power modules provide an innovative, integrated solution that will save design time and provide ease-of-use to help system designers get their products to market faster.

A/D Converter Provides Twice the Sample Rate for Wireless Communications

December 14, 2009 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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