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Low-power, high-speed op-amps
25 October 2000, MB Silicon Systems
Two high-speed, low-power operation amplifiers - the MIC911 and MIC914, drawing only 1,25 mA each - have been developed by Micrel Semiconductor to drive very high-capacitance loads. Adding to Micrel's ...

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Measure resistances easily, without reference resistor or current source
25 October 2000
The circuit of Figure 1 shows how to use the new LT1168 instrumentation amplifier to achieve a precision resistance-to-voltage conversion as simply as possible. Normally, the resistor across pins 1 and ...

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Expanded range for oscillators
25 October 2000
STMicroelectronics' ST72C254 is an 8 bit microcontroller with 8 KB embedded flash memory for home appliance, automotive body electronic and consumer goods applications. It can be reprogrammed up to 100 ...

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Miniature PCB relay in polarised, mono - bistable types
15 March 2000
Measuring return loss and tuning antennas for the lowest voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) can be a difficult and lengthy process. AEA says it is able to offer a line of handheld antenna analysts to ...

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Versatile ring tone generator finds usues in motor drivers and amplifiers
16 Feb 2000
The LT1684 provides the tool set to easily implement a digital, pulse width modulated (PWM) signal to DC-coupled voltage converter (at high currents), while providing isolation, switching frequency filtering ...

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New class of DSP for telecoms is first to process 8, 16, 32, bit and floating-point data on single chip
16 Feb 2000
Analog Devices has introduced the first DSP to use the com-pany's newest digital signal processor (DSP) architecture, dubbed TigerSHARC. The ADSP-TS001 TigerSHARC DSP is targeting telecommunications infrastructure ...

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Short locator shortens the route to solve the problem
16 Feb 2000
A Boksburg-based manufacturer and supplier of telecommunication equipment uses a Polar Toneohm 950 from Spescom MeasureGraph to locate shorts on PCBs. Spescom Product Specialist Jeroen Dubbelman says ...

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NTCS, PAL, SECAM sync/test pattern generator
16 Feb 2000
Microprocessor control and digital synthesis give the 408 and 408NPS from Leader extreme flexibility in test signal programming of both video and RF outputs. Signals available simultaneously include composite ...

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An overview of synchronous networks
26 Jan 2000
In-service measurements on SDH and SONET networks are the subject of Application Note 68, available from Wavetek Wandel Goltermann SA. This describes the use of the WWG ANT-20 Advanced Network Tester ...

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Extended temperature T1/E1/CEPT telecoms transformers
26 Jan 2000
Linear Technology's LTC1402, a 2,2 MSa/s analog-to-digital converter (ADC) features a high-speed serial interface optimised for today's DSP and serial ports. The 80 MHz sample-and-hold bandwidth combined ...

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Biologically inspired software being developed for the 21st Century
1 March 2000
"Using this technology, computer programs are being produced that we didn't design - the machines have done it for themselves. It seems that computers are beginning to think for themselves and with our help and under our control, it is possible that soon they could even begin to be asked to make subjective judgements."

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Hardware and firmware noise reduction techniques in embedded systems
1 March 2000, Tempe Technologies
Device noise can be classified into two groupings, passive and active. Passive devices are constructed with materials, such as films and composites. Components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, ...

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The Best of both worlds - the silicon micro relay in MEMS technology
15 March 2000
Combinning all the benifits of semiconductor switches and conventional electromechanical relays in an innovative component, Siemens silicon micro relay is implemented in MEMS(micro electromechanical systems)

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Complete 8x4/4x4 video crosspoints simplify switching applications
1 March 2000, Altron Arrow
Maxim's MAX5003 high-voltage PWM DC-DC controller is specifically optimised to meet the stringent demands placed on fixed telecom and data communications power supplies. It is designed for use in an isolated ...

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New optoelectronics catelogue released
1 March 2000
QT Optoelectronics has announced the availability of its new 1999/2000 optoelectronic shortform catalogue. The 175-page catalogue contains dimensioned drawings, key specifications, package configurations ...

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550 MHz Pentium III single-slot 6U CompactPCI board
1 March 2000
Concurrent Technologies has announced the release of what is believed to be the first single slot 6U CompactPCI board featuring the flip-chip Pentium III processor. The PP EMB/P3x is a peripheral slot ...

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Actel added to S&P SmallCap 600 index
1 March 2000, ASIC Design Services
Xilinx is offering what it claims is a low-cost PCI solution for the Spartan-II FPGA family, enabling designers to cut the cost of compliant and embedded PCI implementations by more than half compared ...

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New 8 bit micro
1 March 2000
has been one of the most famous microcontroller series. NEC now offers the µPD78-F0078, which follows the successful µPD78F0034 as an important extension of the more than 400 derivatives family. This ...

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Phillips Semiconductors and Erricson Mobile Communications to jointly bring Bluetooth-based products to market
1 March 2000
The market for Bluetooth-compliant products, which communicate via radio transmission therefore eliminating the need for wires, is expected to reach US$1,3 billion by 2002. A co-operation agreement between ...

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Collaboration on industry's lowest-cost 11 Mbps radio design
1 March 2000, RF Design
RF Micro Devices is collaborating with ShareWave on the design of the radio used by ShareWave's OEM customers. Availability of a production radio based on this design was recently announced by VTech. ...

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