Texas Instruments launches DaVinci DMVA2 video processor, the first megapixel IP camera SoC with smart analytics
Offering the first megapixel IP camera system on chip (SoC) equipped with smart analytics, Texas Instruments introduced the DaVinci DMVA2 video processor. Video surveillance and security customers can easily utilize integrated smart analytics that run on TI's first generation vision co-processor incorporated on the DMVA2 SoC.
Avago Technologies Released MultiMode 3x3 Power Amplifier Modules
Avago Technologies announced ten new compact UMTS Power Amplifier Modules that maximize handset talk time and extend battery life. UMTS Bands 1, 2, 4, 5 and 8 are supported. "In the ACPM-500x and the ACPM-520x series, we have incorporated our tier-one customer requirements for an integrated directional coupler, multi-mode power control, low current, and high PAE (power added efficiency)," said James Wilson, Marketing Director of Avago Technologies. "The directional coupler is a real cost saving feature for all handset makers, and the improved efficiency will give most users longer talk time."
STMicroelectronics Extends VIPower Portfolio with Ultra-Small and Energy-Saving Intelligent Power Switch Targeting Industrial Applications
STMicroelectronics has introduced an intelligent power switch (IPS) for use in industrial controls, which provides improved accuracy to minimize energy losses and prevent system errors when faults occur. These advantages are achieved using ST's latest generation VIPower technology, which allows a lower overload current limit than competing devices to maintain stable power conditions while the system is recovering.
TI introduces scalable family of integrated codecs and DACs for enhanced audio features in eBooks
Texas Instruments introduced audio codecs and digital-to-analog converters (DACs) for eBooks, mobile Internet devices and portable navigation devices. The highly integrated codecs (TLV320AIC3100, TLV320AIC3110, TLV320AIC3111, TLV320AIC3120) and DACs (TLV320DAC3101, TLV320DAC3100, TLV320DAC3120) reduce component count and system cost compared to discrete implementations and support enhanced audio features to improve the consumer's listening experience.
3A, 4MHz, Synchronous Step-Down Regulator in 3mm x 4mm QFN
The LTC3612 is a high efficiency, 4MHz synchronous buck regulator from Linear Technology that incorporates a constant frequency, current mode architecture. It can deliver up to 3A of continuous output current at output voltages as low as 0.6V from a 3mm x 4mm QFN or a thermally enhanced TSSOP-20 package. The LTC3612 operates from an input voltage of 2.25V to 5.5V, making it ideal for single cell Li-Ion applications as well as 3.3V or 5V intermediate bus systems. Its switching frequency is user programmable from 300kHz to 4MHz, enabling the use of tiny, low cost capacitors and inductors.
MAXQ622: microcontroller with integrated USB transceiver intelligently switches between main and USB supplies
Maxim introduced the MAXQ622, a high-performance, 16-bit RISC microcontroller with an integrated USB transceiver. Designed for low-power applications, this microcontroller operates from either an external supply (1.7V to 3.6V) or directly from USB power. Intelligent supply monitoring enables the microcontroller to conserve power by actively switching from the main supply during periods of USB connectivity.
MAX14885E: Fully integrated VGA crossover switch increases bandwidth and ESD protection for switchable-graphics applications
Maxim introduced the MAX14885E, a complete 2:2 VGA crossover switch that boosts the performance of switchable-graphics applications. This device routes signals from the internal VGA or add-in graphics chip to either the docking station or the VGA port on the notebook. The device's low 6.5pf (typ) on-capacitance and 5ohm on-resistance enable it to provide 2x more bandwidth (up to 700MHz) than existing solutions.
Avago Technologies Launches Three Precision Isolation Amplifiers for Industrial Motor Control and Renewable Energy Markets
Avago Technologies today announced three Miniature Precision Isolation Amplifiers with increased accuracy, bandwidth and high insulation made possible by proprietary optical isolation technology.
Microchip Expands DAC Range and Adds Flexibility
Microchip announces the MCP4801/2, MCP4811/2 (MCP48XX) and MCP4901/2, MCP4911/2 (MCP49XX) Digital-to-Analogue Converters (DACs). The new products expand the Company's portfolio of DACs with single- and dual-channel 8- and 10-bit devices featuring an SPI communication interface, as well as internal and external voltage-reference options.
austriamicrosystems announces highly integrated ambient noise cancelling speaker drivers
austriamicrosystems announced the AS3410 and AS3430 Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) ICs for mobile accessories such as headphones. These fully analog devices enhance speech or music intelligibility by reducing low frequency noise on the receive path. The AS3410 and AS3430 provide industry's lowest BOM cost and low power consumption through a high level of functional integration.
16-Channel 115V Analog Output Buffer/Amplifier
United Electronic Industries (UEI) announced the immediate availability of the PD-AO-AMP-115, a 16-channel, 115 V, analog output buffer amplifier for use with UEI's Cube and RACKtangle I/O systems. Designed for applications where the standard ±10 V of most analog output cards is not sufficient; the PD-AO-AMP-115, is a16-channel DIN-mountable accessory that connects directly to UEI's DNR-AO-308 and DNA-AO-308 cards. By setting the gain on the card and the external panel with the appropriate values, the output level of any channel can be set independently to levels as high as ±110V.
DMOS microstepping motor drivers with built-in overcurrent protection
Four new DMOS microstepping motor driver ICs featuring built-in overcurrent protection and targeted at the office automation market are now available from Allegro MicroSystems Europe. The new A4982/A4984/A4985 and A4988 are complete microstepping motor drivers, each using a simple 'step' and 'direction' interface and featuring a built-in translator for easy operation. The highly integrated devices require few external components, and occupy a small footprint in a compact, thermally efficient package.
General Purpose Dual 3A, 4MHz, Synchronous Step-Down Regulator Also Supports DDR Memory
Linear Technology introduces the LTC3615, a high efficiency, 4MHz synchronous buck regulator that incorporates a constant frequency, current-mode architecture. Low resistance internal switches enable the LTC3615 to deliver up to 3A of continuous output current from each channel while its low dropout operation provides an output voltage ranging from 0.6V to just millivolts below VIN. The LTC3615 operates from an input voltage of 2.25V to 5.5V, making it ideal for single-cell Li-Ion applications as well as 3.3V and 5V intermediate bus systems.
MAX4952B: Dual SAS/SATA redriver supports speeds up to 6Gbps in power-sensitive applications
Maxim introduced the MAX4952B, a dual-channel buffer designed to redrive SAS/eSATA/SATA signals at speeds up to 6.0Gbps on both the transmit and receive channels. This device preserves signal integrity at the receiver by reestablishing full output levels, and it can reduce total system jitter (TJ) by squaring the signal.
TI introduces lowest power, high performance, JFET-input audio operational amplifiers
Extending TI's Burr-Brown Audio line, Texas Instruments today introduced a family of JFET-input op amps featuring ultra-low noise and distortion to maximize audio system quality and performance. With a quiescent current of 1.8 mA per channel, the OPA1641, OPA1642 and OPA1644 feature 40 percent lower power than the competition.
High-Speed Quad Digital-to-Analogue Converter Yields Higher Performance and Design Efficiency in Wireless Base Stations
Analog Devices introduced a high-speed quad DAC (digital-to-analog converter) to provide support for multi-antenna wireless communications standards requiring the large bandwidths demanded by DPD (digital pre-distortion) transmit systems. The four-channel, 16-bit DAC has a 1-GSPS (giga-sample per second) data rate and cuts component count in half relative to dual-channel DACs.
Intersil's 2-channel, bidirectional I2C Bus buffer ICs maximize speed and noise margin in networking, server, and ATCA designs
Intersil's ISL3300x series prevents signal degradation and data transmission errors, provides hot-swap capabilities; available in industry's most compact packaging
MAX14544/45: Bidirectional current-limit switches integrate a 28V MOSFET to protect host device against faulty chargers
Maxim introduced the MAX14544/MAX14545, bidirectional overcurrent protectors that integrate a 28V MOSFET to prevent damage to the host device from faulty overload and/or output-overvoltage conditions. This integration, combined with the high-voltage tolerance at the outputs when the switch is off, makes these parts ideal for protecting ports that provide power to external accessories.
ISOdrivers from Silicon Laboratories support up to 5 kV isolation ratings
Silicon Laboratories has expanded its popular ISOpro family to include ISOdriver isolated gate drivers that support up to 5 kV isolation ratings. Silicon Labs' new 5 kV-certified Si82xx isolated gate drivers reduce cost and complexity for safety-critical industrial systems and universal-powered systems with 120/220 volt supplies. Target applications include isolated switch mode and uninterruptible power supplies, test and measurement equipment, robotic assemblies, industrial drives, industrial and electric vehicle motor controls, battery and solar inverters, wind turbines, air conditioning systems, plasma displays and electronic lighting ballasts.
Allegro MicroSystems - Hall-effect latches withstand high-voltage transients and high temperatures
The new A1225, A1227 and A1229 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe are a family of Hall-effect latch ICs that combine enhanced protection against high transient voltages with the ability to operate over extended temperature ranges up to +150°C.
MAX9934 - Current-sense amplifier with chip-select pin and current output enables advanced power-management schemes
Maxim has expanded its portfolio of industry-leading, high-side current-sense amplifiers (CSAs) with the MAX9934. This precision CSA utilizes a current-output architecture and a chip-select pin to enhance design flexibility and simplify power-management schemes. Offered in space-saving UCSP and microMAX packages, the MAX9934 is ideal for notebook computers, MP3 players, smartphones, and other portable electronics that require precision monitoring on multiple supply rails.
CY8C32xxx PSoC 3 Family from Cypress has Integrated Low-Power Programmable Digital Logic
Cypress Semiconductor introduced a new family in its PSoC 3 architecture. The family is optimized for applications requiring programmable digital peripherals. The new CY8C32xxx Programmable Digital PSoC 3 Family enables the integration of digital peripherals including PWMs, Timers, Counters, UARTs, glue logic and state machines. Additionally, the family offers customizable digital functions and interfaces lowering overall system power by migrating traditional CPU functions to programmable digital logic.
Silicon tuner eliminates spurs in analog and digital TV reception
Maxim just introduced the MAX3543, a broadband, multistandard silicon tuner for worldwide hybrid TVs, as well as terrestrial and cable set-top boxes. Developed using Maxim's high-performance BiCMOS process technology, this device offers best-in-class tuner performance using a standard IF architecture that ensures < -70dBc spurs. With the MAX3543, customers can use a single silicon pinout for all major worldwide television standards.
TMS320DM368 - DaVinci video processor from Texas Instruments offers full HD video with a boost in ARM performance for advanced video applications
Texas Instruments extends the range of its DM36x DaVinci generation of portable encoding solutions to support full HD 1080p H.264 encoding with the new TMS320DM368 video processor. The DM368 is well suited for many video-based applications, including HD video cameras, real-time digital video recorders (DVRs), HD video communications systems and digital signage. Besides support for higher video resolutions, customers also benefit from a more than 40 percent boost in ARM performance enabling advanced application programming interfaces (APIs) for high definition (HD) video processing and sophisticated user experiences. For more information on the DM368 video processor, visit http://www.ti.com/dm368-prpod-eu.
National Semiconductor’s Audio/Video Clock Generator Eliminates Need for External Clock Conditioning
A new triple-rate (3G/HD/SD) audio/video clock generator from National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) eliminates the need for external clock conditioning in professional and broadcast video equipment. The LMH1983 produces all the major video and audio reference clocks required for a broad range of applications. The highly integrated LMH1983 also provides the industry's lowest-output jitter (40 ps peak-to-peak), enabling Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) compliance using field-programmable gate array (FPGA) SerDes transceivers.
Gigabit multimedia serial link with integrated full-duplex control channel reduces EMI and saves cost
Maxim introduced the latest member of its high-speed LVDS serializer/deserializer (SerDes) family: the MAX9259/MAX9260 SerDes chipset. This gigabit multimedia chipset forms a complete bidirectional digital-video link over a single DC-balanced twisted-pair or differential line. Maxim's patent-pending, differential, full-duplex control channel eliminates the need for an external CAN or LIN interface, thus simplifying design while saving space and cost. This approach enables bidirectional communication with the display module, as well as programming of camera settings through a UART/I2C interface on a frame-by-frame basis. The MAX9259/MAX9260 chipset is ideal for automotive applications such as sign recognition, collision avoidance, night vision, and lane departure.
Alpha Micro expands FTDI portfolio with launch of the programmable USB 2.0 Vinculum VNC2
Alpha Micro Components (www.alphamicro.net), the independent franchised distributor of electronic components, announced today that it has added the Vinculum VNC2 from Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) to its portfolio of products. The VNC2 is the latest addition to the Vinculum family of USB Host Controller ICs and suits a broad range of USB consumer and industrial related applications including camera, mobile accessories, data loggers, toys, keyboards, game controller interfacing, Point of Sale applications, medical devices and USB to USB bridges.
MAX3679A - Quad-output clock generator provides an ultra-low-jitter timing solution for Ethernet equipment
Maxim introduced the MAX3679A, a high-performance, quad-output clock generator for Ethernet equipment. This device utilizes a low-noise VCO and PLL architecture to generate a high-frequency, ultra-low-jitter (0.36psRMS, typ) clock signal from a low-frequency crystal or reference clock input. Whereas conventional solutions require an expensive crystal oscillator and fanout buffer to distribute multiple low-jitter, high-frequency clock signals, the MAX3679A only requires a packaged, AT-cut fundamental crystal. This device reduces the space and cost of the total clock-distribution solution, making it ideal for Ethernet switches/routers and other applications that require Ethernet frequencies.
National Semiconductor Introduces Configurable I/O with Integrated Return Loss Network
What is said to be he industry's first configurable I/O chip for serial digital interface (SDI) broadcast video equipment from National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) simplifies design by providing manufacturers the flexibility to program their BNC interface connectors as either inputs (equalizer) or outputs (cable driver). The PowerWise LMH0387 targets 3G/HD/SD video capture and editing cards that have a limited number of coax BNC connectors, as well as processing and distribution equipment that support a wide variety of I/O configurations.
Operational Amplifier Brings Low Power Consumption to Portable and Consumer Designs
Answering the need for both low power consumption and a small form factor in portable and consumer designs, Fairchild Semiconductor's FAN4931 operational amplifier consumes only 200µA of power and is housed in a small 5-pin SC-70 package, with an industry-standard footprint.
Analog Devices Extends High Performance, Low Power Floating Point Processing Precision to New Class of Designs with Latest Expansion of SHARC DSP P
Analog Devices, unveiled the newest additions to its SHARC portfolio of 32-bit floating point digital signal processors – the SHARC 2148x and SHARC 2147x series. Delivering an optimal balance of performance and price with up to 5 Mb of integrated memory, high performance SHARC 2148x and low power SHARC 2147x series processors extend single-chip, floating point signal processing precision to a wide range of applications and enable high-end system functionality in portable devices.
TI delivers highest linearity, smallest dual, 16-bit, 800-MSPS interpolating DAC
Texas Instruments today introduced a 16-bit, 800-MSPS interpolating digital-to-analog converter (DAC), which provides 75 dBc third-order intermodulation distortion (IMD3) at 200 MHz. Offered in a 7-mm x 7-mm QFN package, the DAC3283 is also the smallest DAC in its class, saving valuable board space in wireless communications, software defined radio (SDR), test and measurement, and power amplifier linearization applications.
DS1341: RTC Minimizes Current Consumption and Allows Use of High-ESR Crystals
Maxim expands its RTC (real-time clock) product line with the DS1341. This RTC integrates an AGC (automatic gain control) circuit for dynamic drive-current adjustment to ensure that the device consumes the least amount of current required for operation. Additionally, it supports high-ESR crystals to give system designers greater flexibility in crystal selection. This combination of power savings and a wider selection of crystals makes the DS1341 well suited for medical, point-of-sale, automotive, and portable applications.
Analog Devices’ Class-D Audio Amplifiers Reduce Design Complexity and Enhance Sound Quality in Portable Electronics
Analog Devices introduced a pair of Class-D audio amplifiers for smart phones, GPS units and other handheld electronics where premium sound quality offers a major competitive advantage. The SSM2375 and SSM2380 amplifiers provide audio system designers with the option of fixed or programmable gain settings combined with low noise and superior audio performance.
Avago Technologies Announces Pair of Miniature High Linearity Wireless Data Power Amplifiers for WiMAX and WiFi Applications
Avago Technologies announced two new high linear power amplifier (PA) modules that feature low power consumption and improves signal quality for WiMAX and WiFi applications that operate in the 2GHz range. This PA series features high linear Pout for good linearity and low distortion, high power added efficiency (PAE), as well as input and output pre-match for matching and application simplicity. Avago's MGA-43x28 PA module series, which are housed in a miniature 5 by 5 by 0.85 mm package, are ideal for use as a final stage PA in a wide range of high power WiMAX, WLAN and LTE applications which operate in the 2300 to 2700MHz spectrum.
IDT Introduces industry-first programmable low power timing devices targeting portable consumer applications
IDT announces the newest members of its IDT VersaClock family of timing devices. The VersaClock low power (LP) devices are programmable clock generators specifically designed to reduce power consumption and optimise board layout in battery-operated consumer applications including smart mobile handsets, personal navigation devices, MP3 players, camcorders, and other handheld applications.
STMicroelectronics Keeps Mobile Music Playing with Power-Saving Stereo Headphone Amplifier
STMicroelectronics has introduced a stereo headphone amplifier IC that achieves significantly higher efficiency than previous-generation devices, enabling listeners to enjoy high-quality sound for longer between battery charges.
Cypress introduces new cost-effective power controller family for LED lighting
Cypress Semiconductor introduced new AC-DC digital power controllers for LED lighting. The CY8CLEDAC01/02 controllers offer a cost-effective solution for both non-dimmable and dimmable LED lighting, delivering high efficiency while meeting EnergyStar requirements. They provide automatic dimmer detection, so they work with the majority of the existing installed base of wall dimmers, providing dimming down to 2% with no flicker.
STMicroelectronics Launches New Single-Chip Set-Top Box IC for Entry-Level Cable Zapping Boxes
STMicroelectronics introduced a new variant of the STi5197 single-chip STB IC, a feature-optimized version targeting markets in China and Asia. This new variant, called the STi5197L is designed for cable STBs and enables efficient development and fast time-to-market for OEMs developing basic zapper STB products.
Fujitsu Launches Next-Generation Multi-Standard Video Decoder Solution for HDTV Set-Top Boxes
Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe today announced the launch of its next-generation high-definition (HD) multi-standard video decoder solution. The MB86H61 complies with the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) and China Audio and Video Coding (AVS) Standards. The decoder chip is capable of decoding MPEG-2, H.264/AVC, AVS and VC-1 compressed video up to HD resolution. It combines a fast ARM1176JZF-S™ CPU with more than 475DMIPS with all the features required by next-generation HDTV receivers including advanced security for supporting CI-Plus and the latest embedded Conditional Access (CA) systems.