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Low Noise Amplifiers offer 3 programmable gain states.

Suited for high-data-rate wireless protocols such as HSPA and LTE, Models MAX2666/MAX2668 deliver 15 dB of gain with 1.0 dB noise figure and operation over I, IV, V, VI, VII, and X UMTS frequency bands. Units run off 2.7-3.3 V supply with 3.8 mA supply current and less than 100 -µA in lowest gain mode. Housed in 1.5 x 1.0 x 0.55 mm package, devices are specified over -40 to +85-

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Bypass Diode Replacement optimizes solar cell energy capture.

Bypass Diode Replacement optimizes solar cell energy capture.

Directly replacing bypass diodes in solar panels, SPV1001 permits more energy from each cell to reach power grid. Intelligent device, which contains low-loss power switch and precision controller, prevents hotspot effects and protects energy normally lost in each diode. In addition to one-for-one bypass diode replacement package options, product is available in MLPD package that can be laminated...

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Ser/Des Chipset targets automotive infotainment systems.

Featuring High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection, FPD-Link III Chipset consists of DS90UH925Q serializer and DS90UH926Q deserializer, which carry digital video, audio, and bidirectional I2C control signals concurrently over single twisted pair cable. Each chipset has unique HDCP key in on-chip memory to protect video content against unauthorized use. Powered by 3.3 V supply, chips serially...

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SMT Power Amplifiers suit point-to-point radio market.

SMT Power Amplifiers suit point-to-point radio market.

Supplied in QFN and SMD packages, XP10xx-Qx power amplifiers collectively cover 5.9-40.0 GHz frequency range. Gain control and temperature-compensated, on-chip detectors are standard. Linearity is expressed via third order intercept point (OIP3) values from 35.5-41 dB, and gain values range from 21-26 dB. With current ratings from 500-1,000 mA and voltage ratings from 4.0-7.0 V, products suit...

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National Semiconductor and Solar Partners to Display 'Smart Panel' Technology at Solar Power International

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM), a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors, today announced that it will display SolarMagic(TM) smart panel technology in its booth at the Solar Power International Conference. Several of National's solar partners will also feature SolarMagic smart panel technology in their booths. Incorporated...

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Wi-Fi IC delivers 802.11n 4x4 solution.

Marvell-® Avastar(TM) 88W8764 includes 4 independent transmit-receive RF chains and supports 3 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) spatial streams for up to 450 Mbps data rates. National Chinese standard for Wireless LANs, Wi-Fi Direct, Tunnel Direct Link Setup, and Space Time Block Coding are supported. Unit is designed for enterprise access points, service provider gateways,...

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Triple Power Supply Monitor provides early power-fail detection.

Triple Power Supply Monitor provides early power-fail detection.

Housed in 8-lead TSOT-23 and 3 x 2 mm DFN packages, Model LTC2911 offers power-fail input and output, in addition to 3 voltage inputs, with 1.5% threshold accuracy over temperature range. First channel monitors 3.3 V, second channel monitors pre-set values from 1.2-5 V, and third channel is adjustable down to 0.5 V. By minimizing false triggers, glitch filtering ensures reliable reset. Device is...

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HD Radio(TM) Technology Offered in Subaru's 2011 Forester

Digital Radio Upgrade Provides Drivers with Superior Sound Quality, More Local FM Channels, Program Service Data, & iTunes-® Tagging COLUMBIA, Md. -- iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio Technology for AM and FM audio and data broadcasting, today announced that Subaru of America, Inc. will offer HD Radio Technology on the Premium Radio package in the 2011 Forester,...

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STMicroelectronics Sharpens Audio Edge for STM32 Developers

Cooperation with Spirit DSP delivers professional-software benefits with no-charge access: why go open source, after this? GENEVA - To help product developers exploit the full potential of its STM32 microcontrollers in portable and home-audio products, STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in microcontrollers, has teamed up with audio experts Spirit DSP to provide no-charge access to...

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ADC offers 23.9-bit effective resolution at less than 300 µA.

Suited for precision 4-20 mA loop sensor applications, single-channel 24-bit MAX11210 offers 4 general-purpose I/O lines, and integrates buffer amplifiers on analog and reference inputs. Four GPIO lines can be used to control external 16-channel multiplexer, effectively converting MAX11210 into 16-channel ADC. Housed in 16-pin QSOP package, device offers software-programmable oversampling ratio...

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