X-band silicona quad-core IC supports radar and 5G-phased arrays

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) announced today the availability of a new X-band silicon quad-core integrated circuit from Anokiwave, Inc. The highly-integrated AWS-0101 is intended for radar and…

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How IoT and mixed-signal designs will drive SIP tech in 2016

By Ian Dennison, Sr. Group Director, R&D, Cadence As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes an increasingly competitive market, we should, in 2016, expect new package and board…

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Richardson Electronics Introduces X-Band Silicon Quad-Core IC from Anokiwave

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. has announced the availability of a new X-band silicon quad-core integrated circuit from Anokiwave, Inc. The highly-integrated AWS-0101 is intended for radar and 5G phased…

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Off-line flyback switching ICs optimize charging performance of smart mobile devices

Power Integrations has announced its InnoSwitch-CP family of off-line CV/CC flyback switching ICs. The new devices incorporate a constant power output profile which, when paired with an adaptive-voltage…

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4-ball WLCSP EEPROM with multiple I2C addresses

STMicroelectronics has extended its M24 serial EEPROM family with four new devices that are fully compatible with the industry-standard 4-ball WLCSP (Wafer Level Chip Scale Package) footprint. The…

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Unity-gain difference amp precisely level shifts and buffers small difference signals, rejects up to ±270 V common mode

Linear Technology introduces the LT6375, a unity-gain difference amplifier with integrated precision matched resistors, which precisely level shifts and buffers small difference signals while rejecting up to ±270V…

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Get a free trip to Germany’s Hannover Fair

Glimpse the global manufacturing industry’s most exciting innovations at the largest industrial trade show and fair in the world, Hannover Fair — for free. That’s what’s in store…

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Architectural flexibility and highly integrated protection from USB type C

STMicroelectronics has announced a new solution for USB Type-C and Power Delivery with an interface IC aimed at clearing the “Rat’s Nest” of cables in the office and…

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Interfacing and using bridge sensors

Sensors such as strain gauges, pressure gauges and some magnetic sensors are often bridge devices. They can be full or half bridge although the bridges are usually made…

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Bluetooth Smart SoC optimized for IoT device development

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has launched a new Bluetooth Smart 4.2 System-on-Chip (SoC) family specifically designed to help engineers meet…

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Time-of-Flight ranging sensor maximizes mobile-camera performance

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), has released its second-generation laser-ranging sensor based on its highly successful FlightSense technology. The new sensor, the VL53L0, can range faster, over longer distances, and…

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Low-power sensor fusion platform seamlessly integrates into wearables

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) and CyweeMotion Ltd., today announced that CyweeMotion’s Sensor Fusion Hub™ software has been optimized for Cadence Tensilica Fusion digital signal processors (DSPs)….

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Rad-tolerant 3.3V CAN transceivers for satcom apps

Intersil Corporation today introduced the industry’s first radiation tolerant 3.3V controller area network (CAN) transceivers that are fully QML-V qualified and compliant with the ISO11898-2 physical layer standard….

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28nm Wi-Fi and Bluetooth/BLE combo for wearables, IoT, and smart home apps

Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL), a world leader in storage, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and multimedia semiconductor solutions, today announced the advanced Avastar 88W8977 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2…

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Power efficient Bluetooth chip for wearable devices

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today introduced the world’s most power efficient Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution. The new chip is 40 percent more energy efficient…

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Top analog threads on EDAboard.com – December

Common emitter non-symmetrical gain – I have simulated in LTspice a very simple CE amplifier. There is no AC capacitor at the emitter It is a  plain and…

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Flexible/Twistable waveguides operate to 40 GHz over nine frequency bands

Pasternack is expanding their waveguide product portfolio with the addition of new flexible waveguides that operate up to 40 GHz over nine frequency bands. This offering consists of…

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Aluminum backed PCBs take the heat

When the thermal heat dissipation requirements of a design are very high, using an aluminum backed PCB is a highly effective solution. Aluminum backed designs are able to…

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Waveguide frequency mixers operate across Ka, Q, U, V, E & W millimeter-wave bands

Pasternack has added new millimeter wave (mm-wave) waveguide frequency mixers available in six down-conversion and six up-conversion models that cover full Ka, Q, U, V, E, and W…

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Inside the droid you’ve been looking for:Tear-down of the Sphero BB-8 toy

Leland Teschler Executive Editor You can say at least one thing about the recently released movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It inspired a pretty cool toy called…

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RF digital phase shifter handles active antennas in 1.7 to 2.2 GHz range

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. introduces the UltraCMOS PE44820, an 8-bit digital phase shifter that covers a 358.6-degree phase range. This monolithic, digitally controlled product is easy to design-in and…

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New digital power amplifiers for car audio deliver Cleaner Sound and Simplify System Design

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), is extending its lead in digital automotive-audio technologies by launching a second generation of power amplifiers that simplify design for car-radio system suppliers and deliver…

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Supply and Signal Line Filtering

There are many reasons for needing to filter power supply or signal lines. Power supply lines from a switching regulator may be too noisy for sensitive analog circuitry….

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GreenPeak launches next generation wireless LED Lighting solution

GreenPeak Technologies, the world leading low power RF semiconductor company for Smart Home and IoT applications, has launched its wireless LED Lighting solution, a low-cost ambient lighting application…

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Audio op amp puts out 150 mW

Texas Instruments introduced an audio operational amplifier (op amp) that sets the latest standard in audio performance. The OPA1622 is the newest addition to the company’s Burr-Brown™ Audio…

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