TI introduces low power 1.8-V audio codec with integrated miniDSP
Texas Instruments has introduced a highly integrated audio codec in full production with leading consumer electronics companies to help them meet growing consumer demand for cost-efficient, feature-rich products with better audio quality and longer battery life. The 1.8-V codec combines integrated power management and dual miniDSP audio processing engines to save designers total audio solution cost and make it easier to design advanced audio features in handsets, portable navigation and portable media devices. TI's PurePath Studio development toolset further eases design complexity and speeds time to market. And the codec's PowerTuneTM technology increases playback time by allowing designers to tune the device for optimum power use in each operating mode.
I2C stepping motor driver from Nu Horizons
ON Semiconductor's AMIS-30624 I2C stepping motor driver is now available from Nu Horizons. The AMIS-30624 is a single-chip micro-stepping motor driver with a position controller and control/diagnostic interface. It is intended for use in intelligent peripheral systems where up to 32 drivers can be connected to one I2C master, significantly reducing system complexity.
Energy-Efficient Analog Products from National Semiconductor Provide High Reliability, Robust Operation for Automotive Applications
National Semiconductor Corp. today announced a series of innovative, energy-efficient products that enable emerging automotive applications in LED lighting, powertrain, safety and infotainment systems.
PMC-Sierra announces second-generation GPON devices for worldwide Fiber-to-the-Home deployments
PMC-Sierra, Inc. has announced the availability of the industry's most highly integrated GPON devices for Fiber to the Home deployments. PMC-Sierra's new GPON System-On-Chip (SoC) solutions include the PAS7401 GPON ONT, the MSP7162 GPON Gateway and the PAS5211 four-port GPON OLT. They feature PMC-Sierra's GigaPASS™ architecture, which is already deployed in more than six million PON devices and is enhanced for WT-156 compliance. These devices are PMC-Sierra's second-generation GPON solutions and include complete reference designs and software packages. All have proven interoperability with a wide range of commercial GPON systems.
Tundra Semiconductor Continues RapidIO Leadership with Addition of Cost and Space Sensitive Switch
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation today announced the Tundra Tsi577 ™ Serial RapidIO® Switch. By minimizing power consumption and package size, this Switch now offers customers the powerful functionality of RapidIO while reducing overall design cost.
RoHS Compliant Photo IC for Ambient Light Monitoring
Hamamatsu Photonics introduce a new light to frequency output Photo IC, aimed primarily to replace traditional CdS photoconductive cells. They have been used for many years in light sensor products, but are now not compliant with new EU RoHS regulations.
TI reduces car audio system cost by up to 50 percent with highly-efficient Class-D audio amplifiers
Continuing to drive innovation to meet the specific needs of its automotive customers, Texas Instruments Incorporated today extended its market-leading TAS54xx family of highly-efficient Class-D audio amplifiers with two new devices. The new amplifiers offer greater integration and channel flexibility, saving OEMs up to 50 percent system cost when designing automotive head unit and external amplifier applications. The latest devices offer customers the same great electromagnetic compliance and audio performance of the TAS54xx family while providing more system-level flexibility.
Knowles Acoustics Introduces Waterproof Shot Detection Acoustic Sensor Assemblies
Knowles Acoustics introduces waterproof shot detection acoustic sensor assemblies for use as a component to detect / receive ultrasonic sound waves in air. The H & F Series (full Housing and Fixed plate versions) sensors utilize the latest membrane & conductive plastic technologies to provide a robust mechanical assembly able to meet the IP67, MIL-STD-461E and MIL-STD-810F mechanical and electronic criteria allowing the acoustic sensor to perform over a wide environmental range. Sampling and full volume production is being offered now, with custom assembly options available.
Highly reliable, high speed MONOS Flash 32-bit MCU aimed at safety-critical automotive and medical applications
Renesas Technology Europe announced today the immediate availability of the H8SX/1725F 32-bit CISC MCU. The device has a split embedded MONOS*1 Flash module, 256KByte high speed Flash for code and 16KByte high endurance Flash for data. The speed of the code Flash is 12.5ns, with a roadmap to deliver 10ns capability in 2009, when the device will be available in a 90nm shrink version.
World’s best performing light sensor/proximity sensor uses up to five times less board space and six times less current
Intersil has announced the release of the ISL29015 Ambient and Infrared Light to Digital Converter with IR LED Driver. The device debuts as the world's best-performing integrated light/proximity sensor.
New Miniature 3-Axis Digital Compass Multi Module
Inertial Aerosystems announce the availability of a new low cost surface mount three axis multi chip module for low field magnetic sensing with a digital interface for applications such as low cost compassing and magnetometry. Designated the HMC 5843 it is manufactured by U.S.based Honeywell Aerospace.
Analog Devices’ SIGMADSP Audio Processors Provide Flexible Signal Routing For Automotive Sound Systems
Analog Devices, Inc. today introduced an extension to its SigmaDSP® audio processor family for automotive head units and amplifiers that require signal routing and processing from multiple audio sources. With an industry-leading audio instruction set, the ADAU1442, ADAU1445 and ADAU1446 SigmaDSP audio processors incorporate a Flexible Audio Routing Matrix (FARM), which allows automotive audio sub-system engineers to significantly increase the processing speed and reduce the complexity of audio signal routing and clocking issues associated with CD changers, MP3 and DVD players, satellite radios, GPS navigation systems and other asynchronous audio sources. Using the FARM solution, system designers can quickly compensate for the real world limitations of speakers, amplifiers and listening environments, resulting in a dramatic audio quality improvement through speaker equalisation, multi-band compression, limiting, and third-party-branded algorithms.
TI introduces lowest power, 12- and 14-bit, 1-MSPS SAR analog-to-digital converters
Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced four low-power analog-to-digital converters that reduce power consumption while providing high performance for precision applications. The 12-bit ADS7229 and ADS7230 and the 14-bit ADS7279 and ADS7280 combine a 1-MSPS successive approximation register ADC with inherent sample and hold and a conversion clock. The devices are designed for applications that require excellent AC and DC performance, high sampling rates and the lowest power consumption, such as portable medical instruments, multi-channel data acquisition systems and automated test equipment.
SiGe Power Amplifier aims to improve power consumption for WLANs and ISM band applications
SiGe Semiconductor has announced the availability of the SE2597L power amplifier (PA) designed specifically for 2.4GHz ISM Band applications. This highly integrated silicon device is the latest PA in SiGe Semiconductor's successful line of discrete 2.4 GHz silicon power amplifiers. Offering an industry-leading combination of high performance and low current consumption, the SE2597L integrates a reference voltage generator and a load-insensitive power detector in a popular 3mm x 3mm x 0.9mm 16-pin QFN package.
Texas Instruments digital signal processor integrates three 1 GHz cores on a single chip
Designers today that must integrate multiple digital signal processors (DSPs) on a board in order to handle performance-hungry tasks, such as simultaneously processing on multiple channels or executing multiple software applications concurrently, can now realize significant cost, power and board space savings with a new high performance multicore DSP from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN). The TMS320C6474 integrates three of TI's industry-leading TMS320C64x+ cores running at 1 GHz each on a single die, delivering 3 GHz of raw DSP performance that consumes 1/3 less power at 2/3 less DSP cost over discrete processing solutions. The C6474 provides significant system integration for customers currently utilizing DSP farms for communications infrastructure, medical imaging, military communications and industrial vision inspection end equipments and markets.
ON Semiconductor Extends Current Range and Flexibility for Stepper Motor Designs
ON Semiconductor has announced that the company has extended its bipolar stepper motor control family to include two new Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) versions of a motor driver capable of peak currents up to 800 milliamp (mA) and for use with an external microcontroller for added flexibility. The AMIS-30511 and AMIS-30512 eliminate the need for many external components, reducing system cost and bill of materials (BOM).
Step-down converter from AnalogicTech delivers up to 2X faster transient response
As network data rates climb and mobile products such as smart phones add a dizzying array of complex applications, transient response becomes a major obstacle to high performance. By combining a unique architecture specifically tuned for fast transient response with a high switching frequency, AnalogicTech's AAT1130 high performance step-down converter allows designers to both support rising performance requirements and reduce solution size by using compact, low profile inductors.
Vishay Upgrades 5-V Infrared Receiver Series
Vishay Intertechnology has announced that it is upgrading the performance of its 5-V infrared receivers with a new-generation IC that increases sensitivity of the device by 15% while improving pulse width accuracy. The IC is one of the major determinants of performance in an IR receiver, along with the photo diode and the optical package itself. Sensitivity directly affects the range of a receiver, and is critically important in most IR receiver applications.
Light sensor/proximity sensor from Intersil uses up to five times less board space and six times less current
Intersil has announced the release of the ISL29015 Ambient and Infrared Light to Digital Converter with IR LED Driver. The device debuts as the world's best-performing integrated light/proximity sensor. Featuring the capability to sense ambient light as well as perform infrared sensing, the ISL29015 allows precise backlight and display brightness control while also enabling the applied design to utilize proximity estimates. The device is able to operate under harsh lighting conditions, such as under direct sunlight, or behind very dark glass.
Analog Devices’ Programmable Clock Generators
Analog Devices has introduced a pair of clock-generation and distribution ICs with the industry's best combination of device integration, low-noise, low-jitter performance and signal output flexibility. The AD9520 and AD9522 multi-output clock generators include a 512-byte embedded EEPROM memory block, affording system engineers a programmable clock solution that can serve as both the source and system clock.
PWM controllers for Intel core processor applications from Intersil
Intersil has expanded its growing family of VR11.1-compliant PWM controllers with 4-phase and 6-phase PWM controllers that feature the industry's highest light load efficiency and very fast transient performance.
Surface Mount Gate Drive Transformer Resists EMI
With a small surface mount package featuring rugged housing materials that are highly resistant to the effects of EMI, the new SM580 Gate Drive Transformer from Datatronic Distribution, Inc., provides efficient pulse control in gate drive circuits used in MOSFETs and IGBTs for Switch Mode Power Supplies and other electronic equipment.
Log RF Power Detector From Linear Technology
A new monolithic broadband, high performance logarithmic RF power detector from Linear Technology provides accurate RF power measurement over a wide frequency range covering the 800-900MHz and the 1.7GHz to 2.2GHz cellular bands, as well as the 2.6GHz and 3.5GHz WiMAX bands. The LT5538 RF power detector provides a DC output voltage that is log-linearly proportional to its input power level.
Analog Devices Unveils Op Amp
Analog Devices has introduced a highly integrated precision operational amplifier (op amp) with on-chip over-voltage protection circuitry. The ADA4091-2 precision op amp affords industrial equipment designers the industry's most reliable, accurate, easy-to-use alternative to competing discrete analog input solutions.
High-Peformance Amplifiers from Analog Devices
Analog Devices has introduced three high-performance video amplifiers that enable high-definition (HD) television and video equipment designers to bring professional and consumer products to market with new levels of picture quality and power efficiency. Additions to ADI's Advantiv advanced television solutions portfolio, the ADA4420-6 video filter and the compact ADA4855-3 and ADA4856-3 triple, rail-to-rail output video amplifiers cost-effectively address consumer and industrial demand for HD content in multimedia products ranging from 1080p HDTVs and HD home theater systems to professional and industrial video applications.
TI Introduces high-performance eight downstream DOCSIS 3.0 solution
Texas Instruments has announced the first DOCSISR 3.0 (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) data and video gateway product that supports eight downstream channels of DOCSIS and/or digital video supporting frequency anywhere within the spectrum. Based on a flexible and scalable architecture, TI Puma 5 DOCSIS 3.0 cable products enable OEMs Original Equipment Manufacturer) to develop products that provide an efficient migration path to future IP-based services. Over the longer term, as cable operators shift strategies and begin to offer more IP-based service, such as IP Television, the Puma 5 cable modem and gateways in the field can be dynamically re-configured, designating additional channels as DOCSIS 3.0 data channels to support IPTV.
ON Semiconductor - Lighting Management IC
ON Semiconductor has introduced the NCP5890 – a unique lighting management device that integrates LCD backlighting, fun light controls and ambient light sensing into a tiny 3 mm x 3 mm x 0.5 mm package.
Intersil’s ultra-flexible dual protocol transceivers
Intersil has introduced the ISL333X family of dual protocol transceivers. The functional flexibility of this family is designed to reduce component count and eliminate multiplexing networks, reducing as many as five different component functions into one single transceiver.
SuperH family addition from Renesas Technology
Renesas Technology Europe has launched its latest member of the SuperH line-up of products. The SH7286 is the first SuperH product offering up to 1Mbyte of fast MONOS (Metal Oxide Nitride Oxide Silicon) embedded flash memory that has been designed specifically for the high-end drives, AC servos and general-purpose inverter markets. The new larger flash memory marks a small step for the world's number one microcontroller manufacturer but a revolution for the European Motor Control Market.
Miniature MOSFETs from Toshiba Electronics Europe
Toshiba Electronics has launched a comprehensive lineup of miniature small signal MOSFETs that have lowest driving voltage of 1.2V with low on resistance. Enabling further reduction in switching voltages for battery operated equipment, the devices within the new SSMx35 MOSFET series operate with a gate drive voltage (VGS) of just 1.2V and are ideally suited to high-speed and analogue switching in portable, battery-powered equipment. The series offers a wide range of single or dual n-channel and p-channel options as well as a dual version that integrates n-channel and p-channel devices in the same package.
New Amplifier Family from National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor has introduced three new operational amplifiers (op amps) with integrated electromagnetic interference (EMI) filters that maintain the accuracy of analog systems by reducing the effects of radio frequency (RF) interference. The LMV83x op amps deliver the industry's highest EMI rejection ratio (EMIRR) of 120 dB, thereby eliminating EMI-induced errors. They also feature 3 MHz unity gain bandwidth while operating on only 240 uA of supply current. This yields a power-to-performance ratio of 80 uA per MHz, which places these devices among National's PowerWise family of energy-efficient products.
NEC Electronics Announces iDTV SoC
NEC Electronics has announced that it began sample shipments of the EMMA 3TL, a new SoC product for full high definition (HD) iDTV supporting the H.264/AVC next-generation video compression standard. EMMA3TL is an image-processing SoC integrating all the functionality needed for digital television on a single chip, including graphics and audio/video decoding. The new device will enable designers to develop iDTV for worldwide markets with lower cost.
New Vishay Siliconix Power MOSFETs
Vishay Intertechnology has released a family of p-channel power MOSFETs in the PowerPAK SC-75, including several devices rated from 8V to 30V that are industry-firsts for their voltage ratings in this package type.
Corcom filters available from Rapid Electronics
Rapid Electronics has recently added 38 Corcom chassis-mount and IEC-inlet filters to its range of top-brand noise filtering products.
Mini-PCI and PCI video capture card family for PC-based security and surveillance use
The new BVM MP-6010 video capture card is the latest addition to the family of mini-PCI and PCI form factor cards that enable a PC to be used as the heart of a security / surveillance video system, processing and storing multiple input video feeds for later review and analysis.
Micropower Hall-effect latch IC for tracker-ball and scroll-bar applications
The new A1174 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is an ultrasensitive micropower Hall-effect latch IC with internally or externally controlled sample and sleep periods for use in portable devices that employ rotational speed and direction sensing systems such as tracker balls or scroll bars for PDAs, mobile phones or MP3 players.
NEC Electronics Announces the World’s First Single-Chip LSI for Blu-ray Disc Players
NEC Electronics announced that it had developed the world's first single-chip LSI to integrate the main functions of Blu-ray Disc players. Sample shipments of the new LSI, named EMMATM 3PF, will begin in September 2008.
Renesas Technology Europe announces dual-type power MOSFET
Renesas Technology Europe has announced the forthcoming availability in Europe of the RJK0383DPA, a dual-type power MOSFET for synchronous rectification DC/DC converters. The new device achieves higher power supply efficiency and can be used for memory or ASICs in products such as laptop PCs and communication devices. Sample shipments will begin in October 2008.
Renesas Technology's SH77650 SoC for automotive image recognition processing
Renesas Technology Europe has announced the availability in Europe of the SuperH Family SH77650, a SoC product providing image recognition processing functions for vehicle information terminals, such as next-generation car navigation systems, and peripheral devices to assist-safe driving.
MOSFET Driver from Linear Technology
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4443/-1, a high speed synchronous MOSFET driver designed to drive upper and lower power N-Channel MOSFETs in synchronous rectified converter topologies. This driver, combined with power MOSFETs and one of Linear Technology's many DC/DC controllers, forms a complete high efficiency synchronous regulator that can be used as a step-down or step-up DC/DC converter.