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Brushless Motor Pre-Driver drives sub-10 to 60 A external FETs.

Suited for brushless DC and permanent magnet synchronous motor applications, DRV8301 integrated 3-phase brushless motor pre-driver comes in 14 x 8.1 mm HTSSOP. Features, in addition to fully protected, 3-phase brushless gate driver, include 1.5 A step-down voltage regulator; 2 bi-directional current-sense amplifiers with integrated input and feedback resistors; and SPI interface. Multiple...

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Power Integrations' LinkSwitch(TM)-PH Delivers Flicker-Free TRIAC Dimming for LED Downlights

Power Integrations' LinkSwitch(TM)-PH Delivers Flicker-Free TRIAC Dimming for LED Downlights

New single-stage reference design for PAR38 lamps eliminates high-voltage electrolytic bulk capacitors to extend product lifetime SAN JOSE, CALIF. - Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for LED lighting, today introduced a new reference design (DER-281) detailing an 85%-efficient, 15 W PAR38 downlight driver that delivers flicker-free dimming without...

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Sub-1 GHz RF ICs deliver robust wireless connectivity.

Supplied in RoHS-compliant, 5 x 5 mm QFN-32 package, CC1120 and CC1121 transceivers and CC1175 transmitter, promote connectivity for low-power radio frequency (LPRF) wireless applications. Adjacent channel rejection of 65 dB at 12.5 KHz offset and 90 dB blocking enhance end products' capability to offer reliable wireless links resistant to disturbances from surrounding wireless systems. With 139...

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CMOS DAC compliments Next-Gen optical transport systems.

CMOS DAC compliments Next-Gen optical transport systems.

Offered as single-die solution, 8-bit, 4-channel DAC in 40 nm CMOS technology supports long-haul optical transport systems providing data links of 100 Gbps and higher over single lambda. Device has sampling rate range of 55-65 GSps per channel and consumes 0.75 W/channel. Complimenting 40 nm 55-65 GSPS CHAIS ADC for 100 Gbps coherent receivers, this DAC also offers resolution, noise, and...

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Single-Chip LTE Modem delivers global connectivity.

Marvell-® PXA1801, fostering Internet-connected device design, features True Mobile Multi-RAT design that combines 3GPP R9 Cat 4 FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE with R8 DC-HSPA+ for both WB-CDMA and TD-SCDMA standards and EDGE. Also, integrated R8 WCDMA HSPA+ (42 Mbps DL) and R8 TD-SCDMA HSPA+ (8.4 Mbps DL) capability ensures access to data regardless of infrastructure availability in any one location. LTE...

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Trident and LG CNS Collaborate for Advanced Android STB

Trident's advanced set-top box SoCs and LG CNS' software expertise brings Android functionality to digital home SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Trident Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRID), a leading provider of set-top box and TV semiconductor solutions, today announced that its latest set-top box system-on-a-chip (SoCs) powers an advanced Android-based hybrid STB developed by LG CNS of South Korea. Deog-Joo...

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LIN Transceiver ICs come in DFN packages.

Housed in 3 x 4.5 mm DFN14 and 3 x 3 mm DFN8 packages, respectively, Models ATA6670 and ATA6663 feature wettable flanks that make solder joints visible, enabling use of automated optical inspection tools during final quality tests at manufacturers' production line. Single- and dual-LIN ICs are manufactured using SMART-I.S.(TM) high-voltage BCD-on-SOI process, which is optimized for operations up...

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STMicroelectronics Reveals Details of World's Most-Powerful Broadband Set-Top Box System-on-Chip, Which Will Enable Tomorrow's Fully-Connected Home

Technology integrates advanced multimedia, streaming and server capabilities with industry-leading security and power-conserving features to support future broadcast and broadband service innovations GENEVA - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, is expanding its market-leading set-top-box portfolio by...

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Broadcom Launches Digital Broadcast Conversion Technology for Global Markets

New Products Feature a Single Platform Design with Support for Multiple Worldwide TV Standards News Highlights: - Supports significant growth for digital pay-TV subscribers in emerging markets - Addresses the increase in digital cable TV subscribers around the globe - Leverages Broadcom's North American market leadership in digital broadcast transition to bring proven ability to global markets...

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Multi Demodulator SoC digitizes 950-2,150 MHz spectrum.

Replacing multiple discrete tuners with one system-on-a-chip, 40 nm BCM4528 Full Band Capture Multi Demodulator SoC accelerates channel change when coupled with FastRTV-® technology. Any demodulator can tune to any frequency, removing wideband block tuner restrictions for efficient distribution of video streams and IP services to connected devices in digital home ecosystem.

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