Tech news tagged ‘analogue’

Analogue ICs growing faster than the industry

Analogue is outpacing the industry. Average annual analogue IC unit growth rate is forecast by IC Insights to be 8.9% between 2013 and 2018 compared to 7.2% growth forecast for the industry as a whole…

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AMS builds €25m 3D IC line in Austria

Austrian analogue chip firm AMS has invested over €25m to create dedicated 3D IC production capacity at its wafer fab near Graz, citing “soaring demand for stacked-die devices”.

“The 3D IC production line is a substantial investment for a company the size of AMS, and it demonstrates our commitment…

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600W bench PSUs

TDK has added 600W models to its Z+ bench-top PSUs.

“Complementing the Z+200, Z+400 and Z+800 ranges, these 600W supplies offer the same features and carry a 5-year warranty,” said the firm. The Z+600 range is also suited for ATE and OEM 2U rack…

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Bi-directional 3MHz dc-dc charges Li-ion and supplies 5V

Aimed at devices that can both be charged from USB, and supply 5V through the same connector for USB on-the-go (OTG), Fairchild has released a bidirectional dc-dc converter.

FAN54015 is a 3MHz synchronous converter, capable of supplying 1.45A to the cell at a programmable float from…

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No substitute for a designer's experience, says Altium

We must give engineers to draw on their experience when starting new designs, writes Robert Huxel When an electronic design engineer creates a working environment, they don’t first make a bench, and then a power supply, and then a DMM, and then an oscilloscope or frequency counter. They procure…

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Silicon Labs DAB/DAB+ chip has audio processing

Silicon Labs has introduced an antenna-input-to-audio-output digital radio receiver supporting FM, HD Radio and DAB/DAB+ broadcast standards.

The Si468x receivers support auto-calibrated digital tuning and FM seek functionality based on multiple signal quality and band parameters and provide audio processing features including noise blanking…

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Globalpress Summit: Exar transitioning

“The server world is changing,” said Lou di Nardo, CEO of Exar, at the Globalpress Summit in Santa Cruz, “the customers are defining the system they want. There’s a focus on low-power servers which is creating a discontinuity – programmability is one feature of that.”   An example is a…

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Ofgem approves smart meter code-of-practice

Ofgem has approved an industry code-of-practice designed to protect consumers during the smart meter roll-out.

“With the roll-out of smart meters getting fully under way next year, it is essential that householders and businesses have confidence that meter installations are done in a fair and professional…

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16bit PICs get more analogue, operation, and fewer pins

Microchip has introduced the PIC24F ’KM’ family with “a new level of integrated analogue functionality”, said the firm, “including a 12bit ADC with threshold detection, 8bit DACs for control loops, precision comparator references, and op-amps.” For motor-control, power-supply and lighting, the microcontrollers have the firm’s multiple…

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Linear has configurable clock IC for power-on reset

Linear Technology has a low frequency clock IC which can be configured for long duration power-on reset and watchdog timer applications.

The LTC6995 combines a programmable oscillator with precision circuitry and logic. The frequency range is set with resistors for a clock period from 1ms to 9.5 hours…

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