Very Low Power 12-/14-Bit 25Msps-125Msps ADCs Operate at Less than 100mW at 125Msps
Linear Technology introduced a family of ultralow power 14-bit and 12-bit, 25Msps to 125Msps analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that dissipate less than 1mW per mega sample per second from a 1.8V supply, making them the lowest power high speed ADCs on the market. The LTC2145 family includes two-channel simultaneous sampling, parallel output ADCs, offering a choice of full-rate CMOS, or double data rate (DDR) CMOS or DDR LVDS digital outputs with programmable digital output timing, programmable LVDS output current and optional LVDS output termination.
High speed logic family from Diodes Incorporated provides performance upgrade
Diodes Incorporated has introduced a complete family of advanced high speed CMOS logic devices offering power dissipation and switching speed improvements over existing high speed CMOS logic alternatives.
NXP Releases World’s Smallest Logic Packages for Handheld Mobility
NXP Semiconductors announced the world's smallest logic plastic packages measuring 0.9 x 1.0 x 0.35 mm with 0.3 mm pitch. The ultra-compact packaging design is ideal for leading-edge portable handheld devices such as smartphones, tablets and SD cards where chip and board space comes at a premium.
NXP Delivers Industry’s First 10 Gbps CMOS Multiplexer/Demultiplexer Switch
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announces the availability of the CBTL02043, a multiplexer/demultiplexer (mux/demux) switch featuring the highest speed implementation in the industry.Providing switching speeds of up to 10 Gbps, the CBTL02043 maintains low power consumption and low power loss, and is designed to support rapidly evolving high-speed computing standards for desktop, mobile and enterprise systems such as PCIe Gen3, USB3.0, DisplayPort v1.2 and SAS/SATA 6 Gbps.
Avago Enables Unprecedented Miniaturization of Motor Encoding Systems with Industry’s Smallest Three-Channel Reflective Encoders
Avago Technologies today announced the market's smallest three-channel reflective encoder. The new AEDR-850x encoders feature built-in interpolation for high-resolution measurement that is ideal for a wide range of applications, including closed-loop stepper motors, miniature motors, printers, copiers, card readers, insulin pumps and other types of industrial, consumer and medical equipment.
National Semiconductor Introduces Clock Jitter Cleaner Family with Industry’s Lowest Phase Noise
National Semiconductor Corp. today introduced a new family of clock jitter cleaners featuring the industry's lowest phase noise and rms jitter performance: 111 femtosecond (fs) from 12 kHz to 20 MHz, and a wideband noise floor of -162 dBc/Hz at 184 MHz output frequency.
Broadcom Transforms IP Set-Top Boxes Into Game Consoles With 3DiJoy's Motion-Sensing Technology
Broadcom Corporation today announced support for motion-sensing video game technology from 3DiJoy Technologies that transforms a set-top box (STB) into a game console.
NXP Delivers Industry’s First 10 Gbps CMOS Multiplexer/Demultiplexer Switch
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announces the availability of the CBTL02043, a multiplexer/demultiplexer switch featuring the highest speed implementation in the industry. Providing switching speeds of up to 10 Gbps, the CBTL02043 maintains low power consumption and low power loss, and is designed to support rapidly evolving high-speed computing standards for desktop, mobile and enterprise systems such as PCIe Gen3, USB3.0, DisplayPort v1.2 and SAS/SATA 6 Gbps.
New Vishay Siliconix Analog Switch For 3D Shutter Glasses in miniQFN-16
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced the release of a new compact triple SPDT (triple 2:1) switch optimized for 3D shutter glasses. The DG9454 guarantees 1.8 V logic compatibility over an operational voltage range from 2.7 V to 13.2 V at V+ and 2.5 V to + 5.5 at VL, and features low power consumption down to < 1 µA to greatly enhance battery life.
National Semiconductor Introduces New SolarMagic ICs for Microinverter, Power Optimizer and Charge Controller Systems
National Semiconductor Corp. today introduced ten new SolarMagic integrated circuits (ICs), the first in a series developed to reduce cost, improve reliability and simplify design of photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Whitepaper - Automatic IEEE 802.15.4 Operating Modes
This application note describes automatic IEEE 802.15.4 operating modes for the ADF7242 transceiver IC, which are enabled by the radio controller code module RCCM_IEEEX_R1.
IDT RAPIDIO® Switch Selected By Radvision For Scopia Video Conference System
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. today announced that the IDT TSI578 RapidIO switch has been selected by RADVISION Ltd., for use in its SCOPIA Elite multipoint video conference system.
Renesas Electronics Introduces New Third Generation USB 3.0 Host Controllers with Industry-Leading Transfer Speed and Low Power Consumption
Renesas Electronics today announced the availability of its two new SuperSpeed Universal Serial Bus (USB 3.0) xHCI host controllers for electronic devices such as PCs and digital TVs that feature faster effective data transfer speeds and reduced power consumption in low power mode.
Semtech Ships First 100G CFP MSA-Compliant Gearbox IC Platform for 100G Optical Networks
Semtech Corp. announced its first shipments of its high-bandwidth, 100Gbps gearbox chipset for 100Gbps CFP MSA applications. The CFP (100G Form-factor Pluggable) transceiver MSA (Multi-Source Agreement) defines a hot-pluggable optical transceiver form-factor for 100Gbps, high-speed Ethernet applications for data and telecommunication networks. Semtech's Theta SR SMI10021 multiplexer (MUX) and SMI10031 demultiplexer (DEMUX) gearbox ICs provide bandwidth of up to 113Gbps to support 100GbE and the Optical Transport Network (OTN) systems.
Cypress Introduces High-Performance Buffer Family With Industry's Lowest Jitter
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today introduced a new clock buffer family that offers the industry's lowest additive RMS phase jitter. The CY2Dx15xx family features additive RMS phase jitter as low as 60fs while delivering propagation delays as low as 480ps. More information about the new buffers is available at http://www.cypress.com/go/HighPerformanceBuffers.
PMC-Sierra announces industry’s first EPON ONU SoC with integrated Optical Analog Front End technology
PMC-Sierra, Inc. has announced the industry's most advanced EPON ONU devices with integrated Optical Analog Front End (OAFE) technology optimized for the rapidly-growing Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) market segment. PMC-Sierra's PAS6500 family consists of three devices – the PAS6502 System-on-Chip (SoC) for data and voice-over-IP (VoIP) Single-Family Units (SFUs), the PAS6500 SoC for data SFUs, and the PAS6501 SoC for Multiple Dwelling Units (MDUs).
PMC-Sierra announces industry’s first symmetric and asymmetric 10G-EPON OLT SoC to enable next generation ultra-broadband services
PMC-Sierra, Inc. has announced 10G-EPON OLT devices – the PAS8301, PAS8311, PAS8401 and PAS8411 - with industry-leading traffic management, packet processing, on-chip redundancy and the industry's most advanced optical diagnostic technologies. PMC-Sierra's 10G-EPON OLT family complies with IEEE 802.3av specifications and China carrier specifications for both asymmetric and symmetric 10G-EPON modes. The devices provide the highest network reliability and Quality of Service (QoS), and are the first to integrate a complete, always-on toolkit for optical network and ONU inspection. The toolkit consists of an in-band Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) and Upstream Signal Analyzer, that operate while in-service, reducing the need for external test equipment. On-chip fibre Automatic Protection Switching (APS) enables a rapid switch-over in cases of failure in the optical distribution network (ODN).
Mirics chipset supports all terrestrial and cable TV standards globally
Mirics today announced a chipset that supports all terrestrial and cable TV standards deployed globally, making it possible for tablet, notebook and desktop computers to receive content wherever there is a broadcast signal. The FlexiTV MSi3113 – which is Mirics' second-generation chipset – surpasses the size and power consumption benchmarks set by its predecessor, at lower cost, making standard and high definition broadcast reception accessible to a wider audience.
TI's newest video processors with 3x greater HD video processing performance
Texas Instruments Incorporated expands its DaVinci digital media processor platform by introducing its high-performance TMS320DM8168 DaVinci digital media processor and the software compatible, power-efficient TMS320DM8148 DaVinci digital media processor. With these industry-leading video processors, TI is helping provide life-like video communications to bring people together, increase public safety, enable real-time automotive vision systems to support safer driving, deliver the highest-quality entertainment to consumers and more.
iMEMS Gyros Deliver Higher Performance Under Harsh Vibration
Analog Devices Inc is introducing three new high-performance, low-power iMEMS gyroscopes with analog output specifically for angular rate sensing in harsh environments. The ADXRS642, ADXRS646, and ADXRS649 incorporate ADI's advanced, differential quad-sensor technology, which rejects the influence of linear acceleration and vibration to enable these new MEMS gyros to offer exceptionally accurate and reliable rate sensing even where severe shock and vibration are present.
Versatile Ultra-low Power Biomedical Signal Processor
At the International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC2011), imec, Holst Centre and NXP present a versatile ultra-low power biomedical signal processor, CoolBio, meeting the requirements of future wearable biomedical sensor systems. The biomedical signal processor consumes only 13pJ/cycle when running a complex ECG (electrocardiogram) algorithm at 1MHz and 0.4V operating voltage. This C-programmable chip is voltage and performance scalable supporting a frequency range of 1MHz up to 100MHz with an operating voltage from 0.4 to 1.2V.
D/A Converter Synthesises Entire Cable Spectrum Into A Single RF Port
Analog Devices introduced a 14-bit D/A converter that enables cable television and broadband operators to synthesise the entire cable spectrum up to 1 GHz into a single RF (radio frequency) port, while consuming a maximum of 1.1 W of power. The AD9739A 14-bit, 2.5-GSPS D/A converter's wide bandwidth and dynamic range enables cable operators to increase the QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) channel densities by 20 times over the densities found in today's cable modems. Competing D/A converter solutions require an additional 28 LVDS (low-voltage differential signaling) pairs for the data interface and consume nearly three times more power than ADI's AD9739A D/A converter.
IR Expands Offering of QPL-Certified Schottky Rectifiers for Space Applications
International Rectifier has expanded its range of high reliability Schottky rectifiers in accordance with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime Qualified Products List (QPL) for space applications including satellite bus power systems and payload power supplies.
RFMD Introduces Power Amplifiers With Breakthrough Peak Efficiency
RF Micro Devices announced availability of the Company's RF724x family of HSPA+ power amplifiers. RFMD's RF724x power amplifiers are ultra-high efficiency, single-mode 3G/4G components that reset the bar for performance in smartphones, tablets, and other high-performance data-centric connected devices.
AMD adds five to its Opteron 6100 Series
AMD announced the immediate availability of five new members of the AMD Opteron 6100 Series processor family that specifically address rising demand for low-power, balanced systems for SMBs and increased performance-per-dollar-per-watt for enterprise and public sector environments. Key partners including Acer, Dell and HP are launching new or refreshed AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform-based systems this quarter, powered by these new 12- and 8-core AMD Opteron processors.
Nuvoton - High Precision 24-bit ADC for Weight Scales and Precision Measurement Markets– NAU780X
Nuvoton Technology Corporation today announced the first device in its new line of high precision analog-to-digital converter (ADC) solutions– NAU780X. The NAU780X is a high-performance, cost-effective, low-power 24-bit sigma-delta ADC designed specifically for Weight Scales, Industrial Process Control, Strain Gauges, Data Acquisition, Portable Instrumentation and Fluid/Gas Analyzers. It delivers exceptional flexibility in performance and optimization of power consumption, while providing designers with development and test tools that can dramatically accelerate time to market. With the on-chip LDO and less external components, NAU780X can greatly reduce the BOM cost and PCB complexity.
LSI - Power Optimised, High-Performance Device for Wireless Infrastructure Applications
LSI Corp announced the StarPro SP2704S, a higher-speed version of the StarPro SP2704 media processor, enabling new levels of performance for networking infrastructure equipment manufacturers. The production-qualified family of SP2700 media processors, including the SP2704, SP2704S and SP2716, offers a single platform for a wide range of applications from enterprise to carrier-class media gateways, servers and wireless base stations, and can scale to more than 3,000 simultaneous media gateway channels.
Intersil - High-Speed ADC Family Offering Best-in-Class Performance and Power
Intersil announced its newest family of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). Simplifying system design and speeding time-to-market, the new family offers pin-compatible 12-, 14- and 16-bit ADCs with sample rates from 130 to 500 megasamples per second (MSPS). The entire family provides unparalleled performance and offers a significant reduction in power consumption over competitive devices, consuming as little as one-third the power. Power amplifier linearization, radar and satellite antenna array processing, broadband communications, high-performance data acquisition and communication test equipment are ideal applications that benefit from the industry-leading performance and low power consumption.
STMicroelectronics Extends Sound Terminal Advantage for Miniaturized, High-Quality Audio Equipment
STMicroelectronics has unveiled an audio processing chip that connects directly to the latest miniature microphones and provides a new way of boosting performance from small, low-cost, or even damaged speakers. The device will allow customers to deliver market-leading miniaturized audio products offering outstanding sound quality.
World Leading Single Chip Multi-transcoder IC
CML Microcircuits has announced the launch of the world leading single chip G.711/G.729A/CVSD (speech compression) full duplex multi-transcoder device, the CMX7261. Ideally suited for use in software-defined radio (SDR), voice-over IP (VoIP) applications, wireless private branch exchange (PBX) and privacy type digital voice communications to name just a few, the CMX7261 is a low risk solution developed by CML who, with many years of CVSD design experience, boasts an impressive track record in the tactical communications market.
TI transmit/receive processors for 3G, 4G wireless base stations provide industry’s widest bandwidth digital pre-distortion
Texas Instruments introduced the industry's widest bandwidth, fully-integrated transmit/receive processors with digital pre-distortion (DPD) for 3G and 4G wireless base stations, remote radio heads and government communication systems. The GC533x family features a duo of turn-key processors that provide a complete and highly flexible digital transmit and receive solution for wide-bandwidth and multi-antenna wireless base stations at a fraction of the cost of high-gate-count FPGAs and without the time and investment required to develop a custom ASIC solution. A complete system evaluation and reference design kit, which TI will showcase at Mobile World Congress (Hall 8, Stand 8A84), is also available.
TI's C6678 DSP delivers increased density, low power and cost efficient solution
Responding to the growing need for increasing channel densities and higher quality media services in mobile networks, Texas Instruments is offering the industry's highest performance multimedia solution based on its TMS320C6678 digital signal processor (DSP). Ideal for applications such as multimedia gateways, IMS media servers, video conferencing servers and video broadcast equipment, the C6678 offers OEMs a highly dense media solution that is both power and cost efficient at the system level. Based on its newest DSP generation of devices, the TMS320C66x, TI's C6678 features eight 1.25 GHz DSP cores with 320 GMACs and 160 GFLOPs of combined fixed- and floating-point performance on a single device, enabling users to consolidate multiple DSPs to save board space and cost, as well as reduce overall power requirements.
MAX9636-38: Low-noise, CMOS-input, rail-to-rail op amps extend battery life in portable medical applications
Maxim introduced the MAX9636–MAX9638, rail-to-rail, low-noise operational amplifiers. Offered in 6-pin SC70 (single), 8-pin SC70 (dual), and 10-pin UTQFN (dual) packages, these devices minimize board space while delivering outstanding noise performance. With 38nV/rt-Hz input-voltage noise density, 50fA/rt-Hz input-current noise density, and 0.1pA input-bias current, the MAX9636–MAX9638 facilitate interfacing to high-impedance sources such as photodiode and piezoelectric sensors. Maxim's proprietary BiCMOS process technology and design architectures enable these devices to achieve an excellent combination of size, low-noise performance, bandwidth, and supply current.
Toshiba Electronics expands family of SO8 photocouplers for industrial, home appliance and test and measurement designs
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has further expanded its range of ultra-compact IC logic couplers with four new devices that address requirements for high-speed, electrically isolated digital interfacing in a variety of industrial, automation, home appliance and measurement applications.
Microsemi Announces Timing Controller plus LED Backlight Solution for Next-Generation 3D LCD TVs
Microsemi today announced collaboration with Sony Corporation Semiconductor Business Group (Sony) for the first open market 3D-capable timing controller plus local dimming LED backlighting solution for the manufacturing of lower cost, high volume next-generation LCD TVs. The combined solution includes a Sony timing and lighting controller, part number CXD4730GB and the Microsemi LED driver solution consisting of two chips, the DAZL!(TM)2000 series 32-port logic chip (LX24232) and 8-port LED driver power chip (LX23108L).
Renesas Electronics and Renesas Mobile Announce New LTE Triple-Mode Modem Platform, the SP2531
Renesas Electronics and its subsidiary, Renesas Mobile Corporation today announced the availability of its LTE triple-mode modem platform, the SP2531. The new platform integrates a single-chip triple-mode modem baseband processor that supports LTE/HSPA+/GSM, RF transceiver ICs, high power amplifiers, power management devices and related software.
Atmel Announces New Generation of maXTouch Solutions
Atmel today announced the maXTouch E Series of single-chip capacitive touchscreen controllers for touchscreens from 2 to 12 inches. The mXT224E, mXT384E, mXT540E and mXT768E devices offer enhanced analog sensing with a third generation capacitive touch engine and Atmel's advanced AVR® architecture optimized for capacitive sensing. Offering 224 to 768 nodes, the new series enables system designers to select the industry's most advanced single-chip solution for their touchscreen size and application.
Op-amps from Diodes Corp raise audio performance
With a low input noise performance of only 8nV/√Hz at 1kHz, the APX4558 dual channel op-amps from Diodes Incorporated meet demands for higher performance audio without an increase in BOM cost. This performance, coupled with a wide unity gain bandwidth of 3MHz, makes the op-amps well suited to a broad range of cost-sensitive audio products including set top boxes and pre-amplifiers.
MEMS-based programmable clock generator with LVCMOS and differential outputs
MSC expands its existing clock generators product offering with the SiT9105 from SiTime. The SiT9105 is the first MEMS-based programmable clock generator that combines LVCMOS and differential outputs in a single package, thus reducing board area by up to 66%.
TI OPA2320 - Low-voltage precision op amps for sensor measurement
Texas Instruments expanded its 1.8-V precision operational amplifier (op amp) portfolio with a new line of op amps for low-noise, high-impedance sensor measurement. The first product in the OPAx320 family, the two-channel OPA2320, provides 20 MHz of gain bandwidth and 0.2 pA input bias current (Ib) to enable very high accuracy and dynamic range for high-impedance optical and chemical sensor front ends, programmable logic controllers, motor control loops, and test and measurement equipment.