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Xenon Photoflash Capacitor Chargers include IGBT driver.

Equipped with integrated switching FET, IGBT driver, and output short- and open-circuit protection, MAX8685 Series is suited for SLR DSCs, film cameras, cell phone cameras, web cameras, or personal media players. Model MAX8685F, with integrated voltage monitor and programmable current limit of 2.6 A, can charge 100 -µF capacitor to 300 V in 2 sec. Housed in 2 x 3 mm, 8-pin TDFN packages, Models...

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FP/DFB Laser Diode Driver delivers up to 4.25 Gbps.

Model SY88422L is single 3.3 V supply laser diode driver that can deliver up to 90 mA modulation and 100 mA bias current. Offered in 16-pin, 3 x 3 mm MLF® package, IC offers high drive current, integrated bias, bias monitoring output to allow designers to track bias current output and monitor laser aging over time, and low core power consumption. Device also accepts wide range of input signals...

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MOSFET Gate Drivers are optimized for switching efficiency.

Available in 8-lead SOIC and 10-lead DFN packages, ISL6615 and ISL6615A have 4 A source and sink gate drive currents for UGATE and 4 A source with 6 A sink on LGATE to reduce gate voltage rise and fall times. This minimizes switching losses and promotes efficiency. Both models also support 9.6 and 12 V input rails, and designers can choose versions which support 3.3 V PWM signals (ISL6615) or 5 V...

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Analog Output Drivers optimize process control applications.

Designed to condition output of low-voltage, single-supply DAC, Models AD5750 and AD5751 can drive resistive loads up to 1.5 kW, capacitive loads up to 1 -µF, and inductive loads up to 0.1 h. Units achieve accuracy level of 0.1% TUE under all operating conditions. Model AD5750 operates from dual ±12 V to ±24 V supplies, while Model AD5751 operates from single 10.8-60 V supply. Specified over...

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GPIO Expander targets I2C and SMBus-based systems.

With low standby mode current supply of 1 -µA max, 8-bit Model CAT9534 offers solution for adding I/Os for functions such as LED indicators, control buttons, fans, and sensors. Unit features 8 ports, each of which can be configured as input or output by writing to register. Each I/O port is 5 V input tolerant, with high current I/O drive sink of up to 25 mA and I/O source of up to 10 mA max....

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Multi-Function Chip provides wireless connectivity.

Combining WiFi®, Bluetooth®, and FM functionality into single 65 nm silicon die, Model BCM4325 utilizes coexistence algorithms to minimize interference caused by multiple wireless technologies operating on single chip in same frequency band. Shared antenna system intelligently manages Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios to optimize coexistence with other radio technologies. Integrated chip is suited for...

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Memory Controller and PHY IP supports LPDDR2 specification.

Offering support for LPDDR2 specification which allows sharing of SDRAM and NVM memory on same bus, Databahn(TM) memory controller and PHY IP is suited for low power and embedded system designs which target cell phones, mobile PCs, and consumer applications. Solution includes both varieties of SDRAM (S2/S4) and support for Non-Volatile Memory (NVM).

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Voltage Translator protects SD cards from adverse ESD events.

Voltage Translator protects SD cards from adverse ESD events.

Model FXL2SD106 has built-in automatic direction control that allows device to sense and control direction data should flow. Along with ESD protection on B side of 12 kV, it also offers output enable control feature that allows designers to disable outputs to save power when product is not in use. FXL2SD106 is packaged in 2.5 x 3.5, 16-pin DQFN packaging that features no signal pins in center,...

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CML Output ICs operate up to 3.2 GHz.

Series SY54xxx includes 7 low voltage CML output products with core power supply of 2.5 V that can interface directly to devices powered by 1.2/1.8 V supply. Products include 1:2 fanout buffer, differential line driver/receiver, 2:1 multiplexer, and 2 x 2 crosspoint switch. AC performance is guaranteed from dc through 2.5-3.2 GHz or 3.2 Gbps, with rise and fall times of less than 95 ps. Jitter...

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Mentor Graphics and Agilent Technologies Announce Industry-First EDA Integrated Solution Expected to Cut RF-PCB Development Time in Half

WILSONVILLE, Ore. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 7, 2008 - Mentor Graphics Corp., the market and technology leader in printed circuit board (PCB) design solutions, and Agilent Technologies Inc., the market and technology leader in radio frequency (RF) design solutions, today announced a jointly developed solution that can significantly improve productivity for the design of RF circuits on printed...

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