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Digital Ambient Light Sensor ICs maximize battery life.

Digital Ambient Light Sensor ICs maximize battery life.

Designed using BiCMOS technology, Models MAX44007/MAX44009 integrate 2 optical sensors, ADC, and digital functionality into 2 x 2 x 0.6 mm package. Integrated adaptive-gain block automatically selects optimum gain range, while interrupt function constantly measures amount of light and reports to microcontroller when measurement passes threshold. Operating from 1.7-3.6 V supply voltage, units...

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Texas Instruments and Azcom Technology Develop New 3G/4G Small Cell Base Station Platform, Offering Developers a Boost in Performance and Product Development Time

Joint platform delivers macro-class performance in a pico-class form factor BARCELONA, Spain -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- Solidifying its commitment to the small cell market, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) in collaboration with Azcom Technology, a leading provider of services and solutions in the wireless communications domain, today announced the availability of a new small cell...

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Atmel and NVIDIA Collaborate to Enable Large Format Touchscreens for Tablet PCs

New reference design powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile super chip and Atmel maXTouch technologies support multi-touch for Tablet PCs and more BARCELONA, Spain -- Mobile World Congress -- Atmel-® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced it is collaborating with NVIDIA to bring high-performance, multi-touch, large-format touchscreen solutions to...

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Qualcomm Delivers a Faster Mobile Broadband Experience with New, Higher Speed LTE Devices

-- MDM9625 and MDM9225 Chipsets to Support LTE Data Rates of up to 150 Mbps -- BARCELONA, Spain -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) today introduced its newest Mobile Data Modem(TM) (MDM(TM)) chipsets, the MDM9625(TM) and MDM9225(TM), for use in mobile broadband data devices. These new MDM chipsets will support the LTE FDD and LTE TDD UE Category 4 mobile broadband standards, which offer peak...

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How to Choose the Right Adhesive Tape for Your Application
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How to Choose the Right Adhesive Tape for Your Application

With a considerable number of adhesive materials, applications and methods, there are many options to consider when choosing an adhesive tape. As NADCO® is a leading manufacturer of custom tapes and labels; we took our years of experience to create this handy selection guide on choosing the right adhesive tape for your application.

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Step-Down Converter offers max load current of 3 A.

Optimized for 12 V input voltage rail, yet equally capable of operating from 5 V rail, PowerBlox(TM) XRP7665 is suited for set-top boxes, telecom equipment, and computing peripherals as well as point-of-load conversions. Synchronous PWM step-down converter has input voltage range of 4.75-18 V, operates at fixed 340 kHz switching frequency, and reaches 93% efficiency in Green SOIC package. Output...

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Synchronous Buck Regulators offer greater than 97% efficiency.

Synchronous Buck Regulators offer greater than 97% efficiency.

Featuring integrated high-side and low-side FETs, Models LM21212-1 and LM21215 are suited for FPGAs, ASICs, and microprocessors used in low-voltage applications. Model LM21212-1 features output current up to 12 A with synchronizable switching frequency, while Model LM21215 provides resistor-programmable current limit, allowing up to 15 A of continuous output current. Housed in 4.4 x 6.5 x 0.9 mm...

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Reconfigurable Radio Solutions enable efficient spectrum sensing.

Reconfigurable Radio Solutions enable efficient spectrum sensing.

Digital front-end component for spectrum sensing hosts dedicated ASIP (application-specific integrated processor) that can perform flexible synchronization and spectrum sensing for WLAN (802.11a-n), cellular standards (including 3GPP-LTE), and digital broadcasting standards. It connects to imec analog reconfigurable radio chip (SCALDIO) and programmable digital baseband platform for 4G seamless...

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HSPA+ Power Amplifiers support 48-51% peak efficiencies.

Covering WCDMA bands 1/2/4/5/8, RF724x series is comprised of single-mode 3G/4G components designed to enhance performance of smartphones, tablets, and other data-centric connected devices. Package occupies 3 x 3 mm footprint, and PAs can deliver DG.09 performance as low as 13 mA when combined with companion DC/DC converters or chipsets featuring on-chip DC/DC converter functionality. Other...

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Telecommunications IC delivers world phone support.

As single-chip solution, PXA978 communications processor with Marvell HSPA modem enables mobile developers to design 3G cellular devices and tablets that support global use. Platform supports R7 3G UMTS and TD-SCDMA as well as HSPA. It will also feature Mobile MIMO, Avastar(TM) 88W8797, 802.11n 2x2 dual-band Wi-Fi SoC designed to support high data rates for next-generation mobile devices. Other...

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