Variable-gain amplifier claims to deliver the highest gain and bandwidth
Analog Devices has introduced a dc-coupled VGA (variable-gain amplifier) that delivers the industry's highest gain and bandwidth. The AD8336 is also the only VGA that supports an extended industrial temperature range of -55 degrees C to 125 degrees C and a wide power supply range from +/-3 V to +/-12 V - the voltage range used in industrial and instrumentation applications such as industrial process control, high-performance automatic-gain contro...
Intersil launches family of 3.3V ESD-protected (3kV), low-power RF gain blocks for satellite TV and ISM bands
Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analogue solutions, today introduced six new RF amplifiers in its ISL550xx family for use in satellite receivers and ISM (industry, scientific and medical) band applications. The amplifiers have integrated ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection up to 3kV human body model, and are available in multiple impedance options to eliminate the need for...
Triple-channel video analogue front end IC
A triple-channel, video analogue front end IC from Intersil provides what is said to be the industry¹s highest speeds along with continuously controlled offset voltages, so designers do not have to calibrate offset error out of their system on an AFE-by-AFE basis. The device¹s digital phase locked loop includes headswitching support, enabling high-performance images even under the worst-case scenario of digitising inputs from a high-definiti...
Low distortion audio/data switches for portable applications
Intersil’s ISL54400, ISL54401 and ISL54402 are said to be the first commercially available audio/data switches in the industry to provide both low-distortion audio and USB switching capabilities. Combining data and audio switches eliminates either the USB or headphone connector in devices such as portable MP3 players and camera phones, providing cost savings. Also, automatic USB cable detection and the integration of external components assoc...
High performance DACs are “drop-in” replacements for industry standard parts
Focus EDL has announced a high accuracy quad 12-bit DAC that will interest designers looking for a low cost “drop-in” replacement for industry standard parts from several leading manufacturers.
Tiny in-amp boosts system-level performance and saves space
What is said to be the industry’s first dual-channel in-amp available in a tiny 16-lead 4 mm x 4 mm chip scale package has been announced by Analog Devices. The new device is also said to be the first to provide complete performance specifications for differential operation.
Tiny 16-bit Quad DAC
Analog Devices has announced what is believed to be the industry’s first 16-bit quad DAC (digital-to-analog converter) in a compact 3 mm x 3 mm, 10-lead LFCSP (lead frame chip scale package) – a development that will free up to 70% more board space.
Ultra Low Power Op Amp is a first for Monolithic Power
Monolithic Power Systems has announced its first operational amplifier to complement its established ranges of DC/DC converters, LED and CCFL drivers, and Class D audio amplifiers.