Analogue & Linear ICs News

Crystek's 3500MHz VCO

Crystek has a VCO which operates at 3500 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V~4.9 V.

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Step-down regulator has integrated 4A switch

Micrel has a family of pin-compatible high voltage synchronous step-down switching regulators with integrated power switches capable of providing up to 4A (MIC28513) output current and a wide input supply range from 4.6V to 70V (MIC28512). The devices are available with both Hyper Speed Control and HyperLight…

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Toshiba motor driver meets ASIL-D

Toshiba Electronics has introduced a brushed motor pre-driver IC that meets the requirements set in Automotive Safety Integrity Level D (ASIL-D). Designed for use in safety-critical automotive systems the device combines a pre-driver circuit, dual motor current detection circuit that converts motor current to voltage and…

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Fast comparator drives logic down to 1.8V

Linear Technology has introduced a comparator with fast rise and fall times of 1.2ns and a toggle frequency of 280MHz. Designed for driving logic levels from 3.3V down to 1.8V, the LTC6752 has a specified 2.9ns propagation delay and overdrive dispersion of 1.8ns. Jitter is…

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MEMS microphones optimised for noise cancellation

Akustica, the designer of MEMS microphones, is targeting the high end microphone market with a high end bottom-port microphone with a 67dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). The microphone uses a new Asic design and will be built using a new MEMS architecture and fabrication process which includes additional…

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Crystal oscillators from IDT

IDT has brought out two families of crystal oscillators. The XU and XL crystal oscillators are customisable for frequencies from 16kHz to 1.5GHz, with 300fs RMS phase jitter, and are available in HCMOS, LVPECL, LVDS, and HCSL outputs. To shorten time to market, IDT is offering fast delivery of…

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Top analogue ICs of 2014

Electronics Weekly makes its selection of the six stand-out analogue chips of the year.   Analog Devices – AD9625-2.5 ultra-wideband data converter is designed to offer excellent linearity up to 1GHz. The converter’s noise spectral density of its noise floor, coupled with high input bandwidth supports…

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