SANYO Semiconductor Introduces Audio Processing Solution for portable devices such as IC recorders
SANYO Semiconductor has announced the introduction of LC823425, an audio processing solution for portable devices such as IC recorders. This product features a built-in hardwired MP3 encoder/decoder system, enabling the industry's lowest power consumption of 5 milliwatts (mW) and supporting advanced functionality via a built-in digital signal processor (DSP).
TI introduces highly integrated audio codec to speed soundbar development
Value Soundbar Reference Design Kit based on PCM3070 reduces total solution cost by 30 percent compared to discrete implementations
TI sets new tune for wireless digital audio streaming, unveils industry’s first complete wireless headset reference design
PurePath Wireless CC8530 device drives multichannel audio streaming on up to four channels, new headset reference design achieves 100 percent battery life increase as compared to current offerings Texas Instruments introduced the second device in the family of PurePath Wireless audio products for consumer, portable and high-end audio applications. The 2.4 GHz CC8530 radio frequency (RF) system-on-chip transmits uncompressed wireless audio over a robust RF link, and supports digital streaming for up to four audio channels. TI also introduced the CC85XXDK-HEADSET development kit and reference design as part of the PurePath Wireless audio family. As the market's most cost-effective offering for high-quality headsets and headphones, the design has a total electronic bill-of-material cost of less than USD $5 in high-volume production, and achieves a 22-hour life on a 465 mAh battery – a 100 percent increase as compared to currently available headsets. For more information or to order, visit www.ti.com/cc8530-pr.
USB High-Speed Hub Controller ICs of Terminus Tech introduced by Display Solution AG
Display Solution AG and Terminus Technology annouces new low-cost, high quality and ultra low power USB High Speed Hub Controller ICs.
TI introduces highly integrated audio codec to speed soundbar development
Texas Instruments introduced a flexible stereo audio codec with two fully-programmable miniDSP cores to support customized processing solutions for use in soundbars and docking stations. The PCM3070 includes a stereo 24-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC), stereo 24-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and integrated phased-locked loop (PLL) for flexible audio clock generation. The codec enables designers to produce high-quality, low-cost soundbar solutions and, coupled with the Value Soundbar Reference Design Kit, develop their products quickly.
Analog Devices’ Amplifier Meets Demanding Performance Criteria for Best-in-Class, High-Speed Data Converters
Analog Devices today introduced a differential RF/IF (radio frequency/intermediate frequency) amplifier for driving high-speed 12-bit to 18-bit A/D converters. The ADL5565 differential amplifier features 3-dB bandwidth of 5 GHz and achieves unprecedented distortion, noise and IP3/IP2 performance out to 300 MHz.
Logic range from Diodes Incorporated upgrades performance of legacy systems
Diodes Incorporated has introduced a range of logic devices designed to provide a performance upgrade for legacy 5V TTL systems. Based on an advanced CMOS process offering switching and power efficiency advantages over alternative technologies, the 74AHCT1Gxx devices serve as TTL compatible drop-in replacements for existing bipolar or CMOS parts.
High Temperature Quad Operational Amplifier
Inertial Aerosystems is introducing the HT1104 high temperature quad operational amplifier semiconductor. Manufactured by Honeywell using it's unique Silicon on Insulator (SOI) technology, it is designed for use in systems operating in severe high temperature environments such as oil and gas drilling operations and Aerospace propulsion systems.
Recommendations for Control of Radiated Emissions with iCoupler Devices
iCoupler data isolation products can readily meet CISPR 22 Class A (and FCC Class A) emissions standards, as well as the more stringent CISPR 22 Class B (and FCC Class B) standards in an unshielded environment, with proper PCB design choices. This application note examines PCB-related EMI mitigation techniques, including board layout and stack-up issues.
Whitepaper: The role of multicore in the evolution of communications
In the last decade we have experienced huge changes in the way we communicate. We have moved from fixed and wired plain old telephone service (POTS) to briefcase-sized mobile phones, and more recently to smartphones. Behind the scenes we have moved seamlessly from the circuit switched technology of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and early cellular networks to the packet switched technologies of the Internet.
Whitepaper: An overview of TI's Multicore Software Development Kit
Multicore digital signal processors (DSPs) are starting to find increasing acceptance in various market segments, including test and measurement, mission critical, industrial automation, medical and high-end imaging equipment, and high-performance computing. As processing demands of these applications continue to increase, Texas Instruments has responded with a new generation of scalable, high-performance TMS320C66x multicore DSPs. The C66x devices are based on TI's KeyStone architecture which is the platform for true multicore innovation by providing full processing capability to every core in a multicore device. TI's C66x high performance DSPs include pin-compatible and scalable devices available in one, two, four and eight-core configurations.
Marvell Scales Out Cloud Infrastructure with High-Density Prestera CX Switching Silicon
Marvell today announced the Marvell Prestera CX8297 packet processor with support for up to 96 ports of 10GbE and up to 32 ports of 40GbE. Specifically built for high-performance public and private cloud infrastructures, the CX8297 is designed to support a full suite of L2-L4 switching and routing-along with converged and enhanced Ethernet (CEE) capabilities.
Wide VIN Range Flyback Controller is Specified over a -55°C to 150°C Junction Temperature Range
Linear Technology announced the high reliability (MP-grade) version of the LTC3805/-5, a programmable frequency flyback controller that operates over a -55°C to 150°C junction temperature range. This high-performance shunt regulated input voltage PWM (pulse width modulation) controller enables for wide input voltages ranging from 5V to off-line applications and is ideal for users requiring one power supply for both 48V and 24V nominal input systems.
TI spins out eight new motor drivers for stepper, brushed DC motors
Texas Instruments Incorporated today expanded its DRV8x motor driver family with eight new devices supporting up to 5 A for higher-current bipolar stepper and brushed DC motors. The new DRV8x motor drivers provide RDSon as low as 100 milliohms, more than 60 percent less than the previous generation, enabling higher current and better thermal performance. Microstepping options within the family include up to 256 microsteps and greater with an external microcontroller or up to 32 microsteps with an on-chip indexer.
AMD Embedded G-Series APUs Provide 39 Percent Power Reduction for Fanless Designs
AMD announced immediate availability of two new AMD Embedded G-Series APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) with thermal design power (TDP) ratings of 5.5 and 6.4 watts, up to a 39 percent power savings compared to earlier versions¹. The very low power consumption and small 361mm² package is ideal for compact, fanless embedded systems like digital signage, kiosks, mobile industrial devices and many of the new emerging industry-standard small form factors such as Qseven. This is an unprecedented low-power offering for the embedded market that features one or two low-power x86 Bobcat CPU cores and a discreet class DirectX 11-capable GPU on a single die.
Texas Instruments introduces first quad-channel 16-bit, 100 MSPS ADC for faster, smaller medical imaging equipment
Texas Instruments introduced the first quad-channel, 16-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for medical imaging applications, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The ADS5263 meets designers' needs for clear, crisp signals and faster acquisition times by delivering a high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 84.6 dBFS with 10-MHz input and a sampling frequency of up to 100 MSPS. Along with high performance, the quad-channel architecture, low power consumption of 380 mW/channel and small footprint of the ADS5263 allow engineers to design smaller, more compact medical imaging systems than were previously possible with existing single- or dual-channel devices.
AMD Embedded G-Series APUs Provide Thirty Nine Percent Power Reduction for Fanless Designs
AMD announced immediate availability of two new AMD Embedded G-Series APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) with thermal design power (TDP) ratings of 5.5 and 6.4 watts, up to a 39 percent power savings compared to earlier versions1. The very low power consumption and small 361mm² package is ideal for compact, fanless embedded systems like digital signage, kiosks, mobile industrial devices and many of the new emerging industry-standard small form factors such as Qseven. This is an unprecedented low-power offering for the embedded market that features one or two low-power x86 "Bobcat" CPU cores and a discreet class DirectX® 11-capable GPU on a single die.
Silicon Labs Adds More Than 100 Clock IC Products to Timing Device Portfolio
Silicon Labs announced a major expansion of its timing IC portfolio in response to strong market demand for cost-effective, programmable timing devices. The company has added more than 100 clock generation and clock distribution products designed for cost-sensitive, high-volume consumer, enterprise, communications and embedded applications. The portfolio expansion, resulting from the company's recent acquisition of SpectraLinear Inc., further establishes Silicon Labs as the industry's most comprehensive timing IC supplier offering the broadest range of mixed-signal, low-jitter clocks, buffers and oscillators.
Silicon Labs Addresses Optical Networking challenges with High-Performance 4-PLL Clock ICs
Silicon Labs inroduced the industry's highest performance, most integrated clock ICs available to address the complex timing requirements of high-speed optical transport network (OTN) applications. Leveraging Silicon Labs' patented DSPLL® technology, the new Si5374 and Si5375 clocks are the first single-chip timing ICs to integrate four independent, high-performance phase-locked loops (PLLs), providing twice the PLL integration and 40 percent lower jitter than competing solutions.
Dual gate logic from Diodes Inc aids product miniaturisation
Diodes Incorporated has announced its first series of dual gate logic devices, designed to help reduce component footprints in small handheld products, including tablet computers, smart phones and e-readers. The 74LVC2G two-gate parts are provided in the miniature and robust DFN1010 package, measuring only 1mm square and with a maximum off-board height of 0.4mm.
Intersil - Active Clamp PWM Controller Simplifies Isolated DC/DC Converters while Significantly Improving Reliability
Intersil introduced a new current mode PWM controller that simplifies design through feature integration and reduced component count. In addition, the ISL6726 improves circuit reliability through a unique duty cycle clamp feature that reduces voltage stress on external components. The device is ideal for applications that require isolated active clamp forward and asymmetric half-bridge converter topologies, such as power systems in telecom and datacom equipment.
Octal 14-Bit, 125Msps µModule ADCs Achieve High AC Performance with only 140mW per Channel
Linear Technology announced a family of low power 14-bit, 80Msps, 105Msps and 125Msps octal µModule ADCs that provide excellent AC performance and low power in a small form factor. The LTM9011-14 is an octal 14-bit, 125Msps ADC with 73.1dB signal to noise ratio (SNR) and 88dB spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) at baseband. Power dissipation is only 140mW per channel.
Analog Devices Introduces Industry’s First 3-GHz HDMI Receiver
Analog Devices introduced the industry's first 3-GHz (gigahertz) HDMI receiver for advanced television solutions. This new dual input receiver incorporates HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface®) specification version 1.4a support 3D display resolutions and extended colourimetry.
Isolated 12-Port Power over Ethernet PSE Controller Chipset Eliminates Optos for Lowest Solution Cost
Linear Technology introduced the LTC4270/ LTC4271 isolated 12-port Power Source Equipment (PSE) controller chipset designed for use in IEEE 802.3at (PoE+) Type 1 and Type 2 compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE) systems.
Fairchild to Highlight Motion Control, Embedded DC-DC and Industrial Power Supply Solutions at PCIM Europe 2011
Fairchild will demonstrate industry-leading technologies for power supplies and motion control applications at PCIM Europe 2011, 17-19 May, in Hall 12, booth 601, in Nuremberg, Germany.
High Linearity Dual Downconverting Mixers Reduce Power Consumption & Size for 4G MIMO Receivers
Linear Technology announced the LTC559x family of four high dynamic range dual downconverting mixers covering the 600MHz to 4.5GHz wireless infrastructure frequency range.
DS3660: Security manager provides superior data protection regardless of power source
Maxim introduced the DS3660, a security manager with 1024 bytes of nonimprinting memory to securely store sensitive data. The on-chip nonimprinting memory, which consists of eight 128-byte banks, can be selectively cleared by end users based on user-specified tamper events.
TI's new high-performance DSP and enhancements to existing multicore devices
Continuing to unleash higher performance levels and more innovations in the multicore space, Texas Instruments introduced the newest digital signal processor (DSP) in the TMS320C66x DSP generation, the TMS320C6671 device, as well as enhancements to its TMS320C6670 radio System-on-Chip (SoC). Based on TI's KeyStone multicore architecture, the C6671 DSP, the industry's fastest and highest performing fixed-and floating-point single core device, offers a compelling choice for developers wanting to ease into the world of multicore. At the same time, TI's enhanced C6670 radio SoC delivers double the power/performance improvement over existing SoC solutions for communications-centric applications.
Intersil - Precision Op Amp with New Dual 40V Precision Single-Supply Amplifier
Intersil added to its industry-leading high-precision operational amplifier portfolio with the introduction of the ISL28208, a precision, ground-sensing input, rail-to-rail output, 3V to 40V powered dual op amp that provides an unmatched solution for industrial control applications.
Direct Digital Synthesis ICs Deliver Power and Size Savings
Analog Devices introduced direct digital synthesis (DDS) ICs that offer 30 percent lower power consumption and a 60 percent reduction in footprint than competing devices while operating over the extended temperature range of 40º C to 125º C.
TDK Launches GBDriver RS3 Series of Serial ATA 3 Gbps Compatible NAND Flash Memory Controllers
TDK Corporation announced today the development of the GBDriver RS3 series of Serial ATA (SATA) 3 Gbps compatible NAND flash memory controller ICs. Sales are scheduled to begin in July.
ADI - Low-Power, 12-bit, 1.8-V A/D Converter Consumes Only 660 mW at 500 MSPS
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has introduced two new data converters designed to deliver the speed and performance at low power necessary for a range of communications and industrial applications. Now available, the AD9434, a low-power, 12-bit, 500-MSPS (mega samples per second) A/D converter reduces thermal considerations by consuming only 660 mW of power in a space-saving 8 mm x 8 mm LFCSP package.
TI - Efficient 25W digital audio power amp for thin-panel televisions
Texas Instruments introduced a 25W digital audio power amplifier for driving stereo bridge-tied speakers. The TAS5727 boasts an RDS(on) that is32 percent lower than previous product generations, resulting in a 20-percent lower total case temperature. Additionally, two-band dynamic range compression allows for audio processing in two different frequency bands to overcome audio quality limitations of small speakers. The TAS5727 enables designers to create efficient, thermally cool designs in the ever smaller packages demanded by the HDTV and soundbar market.
Intersil - Low Power, 16-Bit, High Speed ADCs Provide Excellent SNR and Simplify Multi-Channel System Design
Intersil today expanded its growing family of high speed, low power analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) for communications and data acquisition applications by introducing the 16-bit ISLA216P series of ADCs.
Vishay Releases Three Slew-Rate-Controlled Load Switches in Compact Packages
Vishay released three new single and dual 2 A load switches designed for 1.1 V to 5.5 V operation. Offering low switch on-resistance at 1.2 V for increased efficiency, the SiP32411, SiP32413, and SiP32414 feature a controlled soft turn-on slew rate of 150 µs typical that limits the inrush current, providing a controlled smoother turn-on transition that minimizes switching noise.
VS1063 - Advanced MP3 Encoder and Audio Codec Chip
The VS1063 IC can encode an unforeseen multitude of audio formats, from MP3 and Ogg Vorbis to G.711 u-law, G.711 A-law, G.722 and 16-bit PCM. The proprietary MP3 and Ogg Vorbis encoders have been carefully tuned for highest possible audio fidelity for high-quality audio streaming or recording.
Cypress Introduces SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Controller
Cypress Semiconductor introduced its first USB 3.0 controller, the EZ-USB FX3 targeted at video and imaging, printing, scanning, and a variety of applications that need higher throughput than USB 2.0.
Zero-Drift Amplifier From Analog Devices Achieves Industry’s Lowest Voltage Noise
Analog Devices introduced today the industry's lowest-noise, zero-drift operational amplifier. The ADA4528 zero-drift op amp is designed for instrumentation and medical applications that require precision over time and temperature without system calibration. The breakthrough design achieves an ultra-low integrated voltage noise of 99 nVp-p over 0.1 Hz - 10 Hz meaning that the ADA4528 delivers a 26 percent lower voltage noise at 40 percent less power consumption than the closest competing amplifiers. This improves system SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) and lowers the noise floor, enabling 24-bit resolution over 150 kHz in A/D converters while improving system accuracy.
Microchip expands stand-alone real-time clock/calendar family
Microchip announces the expansion of its family of stand-alone real-time clock/calendars (RTCCs). The MCP7940N builds on the success of the MCP794XX family, and offers battery switchover and timestamp for accurate timekeeping, digital trimming for time-of-day calibration and 64 bytes of SRAM.
Intersil's MegaQ Adaptive Equalizer Named Best Video Equalizer of 2010 by EN-Genius Network
Intersil announced its ISL59605 adaptive equalizer IC, also known as MegaQ, has been named a 2010 Product of the Year by EN-Genius network. MegaQ was selected in the best video equalizer category for its ability to provide composite video images over a mile, or 1.6 kilometers, of cable. MegaQ uses advanced analog and digital techniques to automatically equalize video over Cat-5 or coaxial cable. MegaQ delivers video output from various cable types and lengths.