Precise atomic clock receives a performance upgrade
Microchip has announced, via its Microsemi subsidiary, the MHM-2020 hydrogen maser atomic clock that improves typical long term stability performance by nearly ten times over the previous generation MHM-2010. Building on the MHM-2010’s long service life and cost of ownership legacy, the MHM-2020 offers an upgraded user experience with a colour touch panel display and secure network management port.
Highly sensitive SPAD devices based on modular process technology
X-FAB Silicon Foundries continues to develop semiconductor solutions to address the most difficult of design challenges. It has now announced the availability of Avalanche Photodiode (APD) and Single-Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) products for implementation in scenarios where there are extremely low light conditions to contend with and augmented sensitivity is required, as well as tight timing resolutions involved.
USB Type-C port switch to support audio signals and legacy data
Diodes Incorporated has announced the PI3A6386 USB Type-C multimedia port switch, designed to enable manufacturers to continue supporting legacy data and analogue peripherals through USB Type-C ports. As a result of the adoption of USB Type-C ports in mobile phones and tablets, manufacturers are removing other ports such as USB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio sockets. The PI3A6386 port switch enables legacy data and audio signals to be passed throu...
RF converter expands call capacity for wireless carriers
Analog Devices has introduced a mixed-signal front-end (MxFE) RF data converter platform that combines high-performance analog and digital signal processing for a range of wireless equipment such as 4G LTE and 5G millimetre-wave (mmWave) radios. ADI’s new AD9081/2 MxFE platform allows manufacturers to install multiband radios in the same footprint as single-band radios, which as much as triples call capacity available in today’s 4G LT...
Noise cancellation technology to transform listening to music
ams has recently unveiled new digital noise cancellation technology that will transform the experience of hearing music, having voice calls - and even the world around us - when wearing new, more comfortable true wireless earbuds.
Family of audio codecs deliver active noise cancellation
Dialog Semiconductor has announced a family of highly integrated audio codec chips that deliver Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), the DA740x product provides optimal audio performance in any environment to the rapidly-growing wireless headphones market. The global market for wireless headphones is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 20% generating revenues of around $34bn by 2024. With ANC rapidly becoming a de facto standard, D...
Multi-channel LDO regulator provides high PSRR performance
Dialog Semiconductor has announced its latest Configurable Mixed-signal Integrated Circuit (CMIC) device with Low Drop Out (LDO) regulator performance, the SLG51000. According to the company, the SLG51000 features the highest Power Supply Rejection Ratio (PSRR) and lowest output voltage noise of any programmable multi-channel LDO on the market, making it suitable to power advanced camera and sensor systems.
DACs deliver up to 2 VRMS output
The CS43131 and CS43198 high-performance MasterHIFI digital-to-analogue converters (DACs) from Cirrus Logic are now being shipped by Mouser Electronics. Supporting sampling frequencies up to 384kHz, the 32-bit stereo audio DACs deliver exceptional audio quality in a broad range of applications including smartphones, tablets, laptops, powered speakers, digital headphones, portable media players, and home theatre systems.
SAR ADCs feature 4 MSPS throughput rates
The AD7380 and AD7381 successive-approximation register (SAR) analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs) from Analog Devices are now being shipped by Mouser Electronics. The pin-compatible 16-bit AD7380 and 14-bit AD7381 ADCs feature throughput rates of 4 megasamples per second (MSPS) and a tiny 3 × 3mm LFCSP package.
High-speed, analogue-to-digital conversion in harsh environments
Twelve new Successive Approximation Register (SAR) Analogue-to-Digital Converters (ADCs), together with a companion differential amplifier designed specifically for the new portfolio of SAR ADCs have been announced by Microchip. Designed to operate in high temperatures and high electromagnetic environments, the MCP331x1(D)-xx family includes one million samples per second (Msps).