Arrow Electronics Australia News

Backup and disaster recovery appliances from Arrow Electronics
17.09.2007 - Sonasoft, provider of SonaSafe integrated backup, high-availability and disaster recovery software has launched new backup and disaster recovery (DR) appliances through the North American Components (NAC) business unit of Arrow Electronics.
Quad-output power management units
25.09.2006 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced two new, integrated power management units (PMUs) to its family of designer-friendly, easy-to-use PMUs.
Maxim Integrated Products introduces new MAX8688
24.08.2006 - Maxim Integrated Products has introduced its new MAX8688, the first chip to convert an all-analog power supply to a fully programmable, digital power-management solution.
High performance clock generators
21.08.2006 - Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX9450/MAX9451/MAX9452 series of high-performance clock generators available with three types of outputs: LVPECL (MAX9450), LVDS (MAX9451), and HSTL (MAX9452)
1.5MHz PWM buck controller
09.08.2006 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has introduced a new pulse-width modulation (PWM) buck controller that employs National’s unique emulated-current-mode (ECM) architecture for output voltages with extremely low duty cycles at frequencies up to 1.5MHz.
Secure battery-backup controller
03.08.2006 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS3600, a comprehensive secure battery-backup controller for data protection in point-of-sale terminals. Available from Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, the DS3600 is part of a family of secure battery-mana
Intelligent SmartSleep technology
01.08.2006 - MAXIM Integrated Products introduces the MAX9508/MAX9512, the world's first analog standard-definition video filters equipped with the Company's innovative SmartSleep technology. The new SmartSleep technique intelligently controls power consumption.
High speed analogue switch
25.07.2006 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX4885, a high-speed analogue switch that performs the entire VGA video switching task: R, G, B, H/V, and the DDC (I2C) switching/translation. Previous solutions required three ICs, discrete FETs, and ESD
First loss-of-sync alarm
14.07.2006 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX7461, a single-channel loss-of-sync (LOS) alarm that provides composite-video sync detection in NTSC, PAL, and SECAM standard-definition television (SDTV) systems.
Dc-dc buck converter synchronous MOSFETs
26.06.2006 - INTERNATIONAL Rectifier, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the IRF7835PbF and IRF7836PbF, 30V synchronous buck HEXFET MOSFETs for dc-dc synchronous point-of-load (POL) converters.
High-accuracy battery fuel gauge
15.06.2006 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS2756, a high-precision battery fuel gauge that integrates precise current, voltage, and temperature measurements along with nonvolatile data storage into one
Trench IGBTs reduce power dissipation up to 60 per cent
05.06.2006 - From Arrow Electronics, four new 600V insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) can reduce power dissipation in inverters in motor control applications up to 2.5kW by as much as 60%.
New Dual MOSFETs Increase 6A Synchronous Buck Converter Efficiency by 1% and Low Current Efficiency Up to 2%
23.05.2006 - Four SO-8 30V dual HEXFET(r) MOSFETs have optimized conduction, switching and body diode characteristics to maximize performance and enable cooler operation of synchronous buck converter applications up to 6A.
Advanced point-of-load chipset
05.05.2006 - INTERNATIONAL Rectifier, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the IR3623, a high performance dual synchronous buck PWM control IC. Designed to be used with iP2003A iPOWIR integrated driver-MOSFET power building blocks, the chipset reduces
Low current point-of-load regulators
07.04.2006 - INTERNATIONAL Rectifier, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the IR3624, a 600kHz single-phase synchronous buck PWM controller IC designed for high density, 10A non-isolated point-of-load (POL) regulators used in networking and communica
Rectifier for ac/dc power converters
21.03.2006 - INTERNATIONAL Rectifier, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the IR1167 SmartRectifier IC for ac-dc power converters for laptops, mini-PCs, LCD and PDP televisions, game systems and other digital computing and home entertain
Isolated dc-dc converter reference design
21.03.2006 - INTERNATIONAL Rectifier, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the IRDC2086-330W, a reference design featuring the IR2086S dc Bus Converter control IC and DirectFET power MOSFET chipset.
100V-rated integrated MOSFET solution
18.01.2006 - INTERNATIONAL Rectifier (IR) has introduced the IRF4000, a 100V-rated device integrating four HEXFET MOSFETs into a single Power MLP package for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications.
Synchronous rectification MOSFETs
12.01.2006 - INTERNATIONAL Rectifier, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has launched new, high efficiency 75V and 100V HEXFET power MOSFETs in the TO-220 package. These devices shrink circuit size and
High-accuracy window voltage monitors
15.12.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX16008/MAX16009, 1.5% accurate, quad, window voltage monitors in a thin QFN package. These devices provide a high level of system reliability by monitoring multiple supply voltages.
Low-jitter, crystal-stabilised clock generator
06.12.2005 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has launched a crystal-based clock generator, the DS1080L. It has an integrated phase-locked loop (PLL) to generate clock outp
Quad audio line driver
06.12.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has introduced a DirectDrive, quad audio line driver that provides a complete line-output solution for consumer audio systems, the MAX9727.
Ready-to-use development platform
22.11.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor Corporation and Xilinx Inc. have introduced an integrated development platform that accelerates the design of complex, gigahertz-speed communications and test and measurement systems. Available from Arrow Electronics, the platf
CCFL backlight controller provides fault protection
22.11.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has introduced an integrated inverter controller, the MAX8759. It is designed to drive cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) using a full-bridge resonant inverter for max
Universal, high-brightness LED drivers
21.11.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has introduced high-brightness (HB) LED drivers with a wide input-voltage range, the MAX16801/MAX16802. The MAX16801 is suitable for universal ac input (rectified 85V to 2
Dc-dc converter with five operational amplifiers
11.11.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has released the MAX1518B, a fully integrated, step-up dc-dc converter for active-matrix thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal displays (LCDs). The MAX1518B includes a
High accuracy five-channel temperature monitor
28.10.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has launched the MAX6699, a precision five-channel temperature sensor in a small 16-pin QSOP or TSSOP package. The MAX669
Controller for forward active clamp reset converters
19.10.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor Corporation, represented by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has increased its family of single and dual forward active clamp pulse-width modulation (PWM) controllers with the introduction of the LM5026. It is an integrated
Burst-mode clock-phase aligner
19.10.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has released the industry's first burst-mode clock-phase aligner (CPA) for BPON and GPON applications, the MAX3634. Fiber to the Home (FTTH) deployments using PONs are exp
Synchronous switching controller in SOT-23 package
19.10.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor Corporation, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics Pty Ltd, has launched the industry’s first SOT-23 synchronous buck switching controller, the LM1770. This efficient controller uses constant on-time control, making it
ADCs join gigahertz-range family for test and measurement
19.10.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor Corporation, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics Pty Ltd, has expanded its popular family of gigahertz-speed analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs) with the introduction of three new converters that offer the industry’
USB peripheral controller with SPI interface
05.10.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has introduced the MAX3420E 12Mbps USB peripheral controller with a SPI interface. This device integrates all the necessa
High-voltage integrated buck regulators
22.09.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor Corporation, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has expanded its family of high-voltage buck regulators with the introduction of the LM5005. This high-frequency buck
Boomer 3D stereo audio subsystem in miniature package
19.09.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor Corporation, represented by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has released the Boomer LM4844 audio subsystem to simplify development of superior full-bandwidth stereo and 3D sound in mobile phones and other battery-powered d
Video decoder converts high-definition video to RGB
05.09.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor Corporation, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has introduced the industry's first decoder with an integrated 2:1 multiplexing (MUX) video switch that uses analogue technology to accurately conver
16-Bit, 80Msps ADC has more power and one quarter the size
05.09.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has launched the MAX19586, a 16-bit 80Msps analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) that sets new industry standards in the el
Dual and triple voltage tracker/sequencers
02.09.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics Pty Ltd, has introduced the MAX6877-MAX6883 dual/triple power-supply trackers/sequencers. These devices control up to three pow
Single-supply analogue switches
02.09.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has introduced the MAX4901-MAX4905 family of dual SPST and single SPDT analogue switches. This switch family can handle negative signals with a single positive power suppl
Low-power overvoltage protection circuits
02.09.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has introduced the MAX6495-MAX6499 overvoltage protection circuits that operate as a switch controller to either disconnect or limit the output voltage to a load during an
Integrated converters with >90% efficiency
30.08.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor Corporation, represented by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has introduced two new high-performance converters that increase efficiency and extend battery life in high-current applications. The LM2716 buck-boost and LM2717
Compact cathode-row display drivers
25.08.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has released the MAX6960-MAX6963 compact cathode-row display drivers that interface microprocessors to 8 x 8 dot-matrix red, green and yellow (R, G, Y) LED di
High-voltage 350mA adjustable LED driver
23.08.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has introduced an adjustable linear current regulator that can provide up to 350mA of current to one or more strings of high-brightness LEDs (HB LEDs), the MAX16800. A wide ope
Signal integrity of FPGAs boosted by LVDS buffers
16.08.2005 - National Semiconductor Corporation, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd, has introduced two new low-power, high-performance buffer/repeaters, the DS90LV004 and SCAN90004, f
Pin-selectable digital potentiometers
08.08.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the industry's first pin-selectable up/down or SPI-compatible, 1024-tap nonvolatile digital potentiometers, the M
Fixed-frequency CCFL controller
29.07.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX8729, a fully integrated controller optimised to drive multiple cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) used in LCD monitor and TV applications. It drives mul
64kHz composite clock transceiver
28.07.2005 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the DS26504, an enhanced building-integrated timing supply (BITS) clock recovery element.
USB/ac battery charger for portable devices
21.07.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released a single-chip, dual-input USB/ac battery charger and power management integrated circuit (IC) that safely charges and maintains single-cell lithium-ion (Li-Ion) and l
Surface-mount, single-piece nonvolatile SRAM module with integrated RTC
19.07.2005 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released a single-piece, surface-mountable, nonvolatile SRAM (NVSRAM) module with an integrated real-time clock (RTC). The DS30
250Msps analogue to digital converter
01.07.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX1215, a 12-bit 250Msps analogue-to-digital converter (ADC). It is suitable for designers who need to implement higher order power-amplifier predistortion, b
High bandwidth three-input video switch
01.07.2005 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released the industry’s first high-bandwidth 3-port 3:1 video switch. The FSAV433 optimises high-performance operation for LCD displays that require switching of three computer RGB or hig
Battery charging products for portable electronics
28.06.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released two battery charging products for portable electronics, a single-cell USB/ac charger and a charge control and protection circuit for embedded Lithium-Ion and Lithium-polymer batte
Audio amplifiers for mobile phones and portable applications
28.06.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released two Boomer audio amplifiers for mobile phones and portable applications. They deliver high sound quality and a high level of integration in a space-saving package.
Evaluation board for power factor correction
17.06.2005 - BI Technologies, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has developed a power factor corrector (PFC) evaluation board that provides a means to add a comprehensive PFC front end to any power supply design. The evaluation board contains control
National Semiconductor continues lead-free progress
14.06.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, will achieve 100% lead-free production by the end of June 2006. As a result all of the company's integrated circuits will be sold in lead-free packages.
Dual 1024-tap, nonvolatile digital potentiometers
09.06.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX5494-MAX5499 SPI-compatible, dual 1024-tap, nonvolatile digital potentiometers in a 5mm x 5mm TQFN package.
PLL-based FSK receiver
07.06.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX7042 VHF/UHF PLL-based FSK receiver. It is housed in a 5mm x 5mm, 32-pin thin QFN package and is suitable for low-cost, high-volume applications where range
Freescale creates double-gate transistor
03.06.2005 - With double-gate transistors becoming a serious candidate for the 45-nm technology node, Freescale Semiconductor (distributed by Arrow) and the University of Florida have created what they claim is the first double-gate transistor model.
Two-wire standalone fuel gauge
30.05.2005 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the DS2782 fuel gauge, using an industry-standard two-wire interface to communicate with the host. It calculates remai
72V integrated overvoltage protectors
23.05.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX6397/MAX6398/MAX6399 overvoltage protectors for systems with high transient voltages as in automotive and industrial applications.
Low-resistance variable resistor
17.05.2005 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the DS3906, a triple-variable resistor for low resistance, small step-size applications. Its three 64-step, digital, nonvolatile variable resistors are capable of ohm a
Audio-synchronised LED driver
17.05.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released a Boomer audio-synchronized light emitting diode (LED) driver that does not require programming.
Battery pack charge controller
11.05.2005 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the DS2715, a versatile NiMH battery-pack charge controller. It can be optimised for a variety of charging scenarios f
TFT LCD dc-dc converter
09.05.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX8739, a step-up regulator with two high-current operational amplifiers for active-matrix, thin-film transi
Crystal-based transceivers
04.05.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX7030, MAX7031 and MAX7032 crystal-referenced VHF/UHF transceivers. They deliver more than +10dBm output power and -114dBm (MAX7030/MAX7032 in ASK mode)/-110
Audio Amplifier improves RF suppression
04.05.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the LM4884 Boomer audio amplifier, with internal circuitry that suppresses RF signals, preventing them from passing through the amplifier.
Freescale knocks Philips out of IC Insights top 10 ranking
03.05.2005 - Analysts IC Insights’ top 10 ranking of semiconductor suppliers shows that Freescale (distributed by Arrow), which ranked 11th in the full-year 2004 listing, replaced Philips as the 10th largest semic
Dual-phase, Quick-PWM controller
02.05.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, introduces the MAX8760, a dual-phase, Quick-PWM, step-down controller for AMD 9G and AMD Hammer CPU core supplies.
Amplifiers for high-speed applications
28.04.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced two new high-speed amplifier products that break the gigahertz speed barrier. Based on National's high-speed VIP10 manufacturing process, the 1.2GHz amplifier and programmable g
Hot-swappable dc-balanced deserialisers
26.04.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the latest members of its high-speed LVDS SerDes family-the MAX9234, MAX9236, and MAX9238, which are hot-swappable 21-bit, dc-balanced LVDS deserialisers.
Analogue to digital converters
14.04.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released 12 low-power, 10 and 12-bit analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs). The pin and function-compatible ADCs allow users to move from eight to 12 bits and across three spe
VCOM adjustment for TFT LCDs
11.04.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX8738 I(2)C-programmable VCOM-adjustment solution for thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal displays (L
Space-saving Class D audio amplifiers
29.03.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, introduced two new high-efficiency Class D audio amplifiers to its expansive Boomer portfolio. These new audio amplifiers are housed in tiny micro SMD packages and feature externally configura
Temperature sensing for sub-micron CPUs
08.03.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released TruTherm thermal management technology for chips with integrated thermal diodes. As computing systems and consumer e
High speed serialiser/deserialiser chipset
08.03.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX9217 and MAX9218 high-speed LVDS serialiser-deserialisers. They serialise 27 lines into a single dc-balanced twisted pair or differential line for improved
500mA step-down dc-dc converter
04.03.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX8620Y, a micro power-management integrated circuit (microPMIC). It integrates a 500mA step-down dc-dc converter, two 300mA low-dropout linear regulators and
Single-cell Li-Ion battery chargers
03.03.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX8600/MAX8601, single-/dual-input linear battery chargers for single-cell Li-Ion batteries.
ZigBee technology and application seminars
01.03.2005 - Freescale Semiconductors and Arrow Electronics are jointly presenting a half-day seminar on the ZigBee technology and its applications, in mid-March, both in Sydney and in Melbourne. ZigBee is a wireless networking technology based on the newly defin
Dual power-supply controller for notebooks
01.03.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX8717, a dual step-down, interleaved, fixed-frequency, switch-mode power-supply (SMPS) controller. It has synchronous rectification and is intended for main
Four-port cell/packet over T1/E1/J1 single-chip transceiver
22.02.2005 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the DS26556, a multiport T1/E1/J1 transceiver with a cell/packet/TDM interface. It contains all the line interface and framer functions necessary to connect four T1, E1
Adjustable buck regulator controller
18.02.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has announced the LM2657, an adjustable 200kHz to 500kHz dual-channel, voltage-mode-controlled, high-speed synchronous buck regulator controll
2MHz, 600mA dc-dc converters in SOT23-5 package
08.02.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the first two products in a family of miniature, high-efficiency synchronous step-down dc-dc converters for portable systems.
Battery pack authentication IC
08.02.2005 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the DS2703 battery pack authentication IC. It implements a challenge/response scheme using the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1) specified in the Federal Information Public
Multichannel sensor signal processor
04.02.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX1464, a low-power, low-noise, multichannel, 16-bit programmable sensor signal processor.
1-wire dual-channel programmable GPIO
03.02.2005 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the DS2413, the company's first dual-channel, programmable GPIO that protects against possible power fault conditions in end applications.All device pins can withstand sustained l
Quad-voltage tracker/sequencer
28.01.2005 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX6876 EEPROM-programmable, quad-voltage power supply tracker/sequencer.
Audio amplifiers
18.01.2005 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released three Boomer audio amplifiers, single-chip devices that drive ceramic and piezoelectric speakers in portable applications.
Arrow maintains local focus
22.12.2004 - Harriet Green was appointed in 2004 as president of distributor Arrow Asia Pacific after leading the Asia Pacific Strategy Study, and serving as the interim senior vice president of OEM sales for Asia Pacific. Steven Keeping reports.
Step-down/DDR regulator
20.12.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX1515 constant off time, pulse width modulated (PWM), source/sink step-down dc-dc converter. The switcher is optimised for use in low-voltage active-terminat
Active filter designer
17.12.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the Webench active filter designer. It is an online design tool that speeds the creation of filters for data acquisition and signal conditioning applications. It lets
High common-mode difference amplifiers
16.12.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released three high common-mode difference amplifiers. They are designed for industrial, commercial and automotive applications.
Standalone fuel gauge
13.12.2004 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the DS2780 standalone fuel gauge. The DS2780 calculates remaining capacity for Li-Ion and Li-Ion polymer batteries without need for host-side fuel-gauging algorithms. T
Single-chip RF transceivers
13.12.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released two single-chip RF transceivers designed for single-band 802.11a and dual-band 802.11a/g WLAN applications.
Online design environment for audio amplifiers
13.12.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has expanded its Webench online design environment to include audio amplifiers. The online tool can speed the selection, design and evaluation of many types of audio amplifiers fo
Hysteretic P-FET buck controller
10.12.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the LM3475, a hysteretic P-FET buck controller designed to support a range of high-efficiency applications.
Microcontroller architecture
08.12.2004 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAXQ architecture, combining quiet operation with a 16-bit RISC architecture. The one-cycle MAXQ RISC architecture combines good clock use with intelligent clock di
GPS receiver lowers costs, saves space
07.12.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2745, a single-chip, RF front-end for global-positioning-systems (GPS). This high-performance, state-of-the-art IC eliminates the need for costly SAW and bulky discrete IF filters which results in a low
Ethernet online design tool
03.12.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released its Ethernet Made Easy online design tool.
Converters cut mobile phone power consumption
03.12.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics has released dc-dc converters optimised for powering radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers from a single lithium-ion battery. The LM3200 saves power and reduces board space in smar
1.1A charge pumps
30.11.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX1577Z/MAX1577Y 1x/2x charge pumps. They can drive white LEDs with regulated current up to 1.1A (800mA guaranteed).
Video multiplexing amplifiers
22.11.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the LMH6574 4:1 video multiplexing (MUX) amplifier and the LMH6572 dual-supply, triple 2:1 RGB (red, green, blue) MU
SiGe mixer FOR 2.5G and 3G base stations
19.11.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX9994 integrated SiGe mixer. It is designed for 2.5G/3G wireless-infrastructure applications.
Hot swap controller for PCI Express
17.11.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX5946, a fully integrated, dual, hot-swap controller for PCI Express hot-plug slots. The MAX5946 allows the safe inser
Single-chip integrated audio subsystems
12.11.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has launched two Boomer audio subsystems that provide a wide variety of features for cellular phones and portable applications. The LM4859 compact subsystem integrates the audio amplifiers, an
75V buck regulator
09.11.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has released the LM5010, a 75V buck regulator with all the functions needed to implement an efficient power management system capable of supplying in excess of 1A load current.
3.6 MIPS/mA microcontroller
08.11.2004 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAXQ microcontroller line. MAXQ2000 RISC microcontroller achieves 3.6 normalised MIPS/mA.
10Gbps packaged VCSEL driver
04.11.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX3975, a compact, 3.3V, 10Gbps packaged VCSEL driver. The MAX3975 is suitable for XFP, XENPAK, XPAK, and X2 modules fo
PC embedded security devices
21.10.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has introduced two SafeKeeper Trusted input/output (I/O) devices, new hardware products designed to embed security into desktop and notebook computer motherboards. These devices allow PC manufacturers to protect their customers
Addressable, 4kB EEPROM with programmable I/O
21.10.2004 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS28E04-100, a 4kb 1-Wire EEPROM device, the company's first 1-Wire product with external address inputs. These inputs can be used to identify and configure the physical location of the device.
Dual-mode operational amplifier
19.10.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the LMV422 dual-mode operational amplifier.
Single-chip power device interface port
13.10.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the LM5070 single-chip power device which simplifies the design of systems that use Power over Ethernet (PoE).
Step-up dc-dc LED drivers
06.10.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX8595/MAX8596 36V step-up dc-dc converters. They power up to eight LEDs in a series at 25mA.
Dual analogue to digital converter
30.09.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released a dual-CMOS analogue to digital converter. Applications include digital oscilloscopes, automated test equipment (ATE), base stations, satellites and communications systems requiri
Hex/quad power-supply sequencers/supervisors
28.09.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX6870/MAX6871, EEPROM-programmable, hex/quad power-supply sequencers/supervisors with an integrated 10-bit ADC.
Non-standard wireless
27.09.2004 - Designing a successful wireless application doesn’t have to mean adopting an IEEE-ratified standard. EN looks at Wireless USB.
National extends its China commitment
15.09.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has announced the opening of a joint analogue and mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) laboratory in association with Zhejiang University. This is National Semiconductor's first analogue and mixed-signal IC laboratory allied wi
Multirate common-cathode driver
02.09.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX3795 3.3V, multirate common-cathode VCSEL driver with automatic power control.
Step-down dc-dc converters
01.09.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1556/MAX1557 step-down, dc-dc converters for use in digital still cameras, mobile phones, PDAs, palmtop computers, and other handheld portable equipment. The MAX1556 delivers up to 1.2A and the MAX1557
Portable power principles
31.08.2004 - Gert Helles describes charging methods and battery technologies used in today’s portable devices.
High frequency power supply MOSFET
27.08.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX5078 high-speed MOSFET driver in a 3mm x 3mm TDFN package for use in power MOSFET switching, motor control, and in the design of untra-compact, high-frequency, switching power supplies. The driver can s
Lowest noise laser diode driver
19.08.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has launched its newestlaser diode driver (LDD) for use in optical pickup units (OPUs). The LMH6533 has extremely fast switching rates and very low output current noise with low power consumpt
Pin-compatible family of ADCs
13.08.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced a state-of-the-art, high-performance family of pin-compatible 12-bit, 10-bit, and 8-bit analogue-to-digital data converters (ADCs). The 8-bit and 10-bit ADCs are available in speed grades up to 250Msps while t
High speed dual MOSFET driver
13.08.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX5054, a high-speed, dual MOSFET driver in a 3mm x 3mm, thermally enhanced TDFN package, capable of dissipating up to 2W at +70 degrees Celsius ambient temperature.
New range of real-time clocks
13.08.2004 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS139x (DS1390, DS1391, DS1392, and DS1393) family of 3-/4-wire or SPI-bus real-time clocks. These clocks feature automatic power switching, trickle-charge output, alarm, microprocessor reset, square-wave outpu
Power supply integrated MOSFETs
11.08.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX5074, a pulse-width-modulation (PWM) power IC with integrated power MOSFETs. The device is targeted at isolated power supplies for IEEE 802.3af-compliant, power-over-Ethernet (POE), powered devices (PDs
Micron chases NAND share
07.07.2004 - US-based DRAM giant Micron Technology is planning to dip into the lucrative NAND Flash memory market.
Power controller available for licensing
07.07.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the Advanced Power Controller (APC), available for licensing from ARM.
Ultra-thin audio amplifier
30.06.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released the LMV1032, a new ultra-thin audio amplifier series for small form-factor electret microphones designed to replace the junction field effect transistor (JFET) preamp currently in
Low dropout regulators
29.06.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released seven low dropout (LDO) regulators designed to meet the power management needs of digital processor, analogue and RF subsystems.
I(2)C TO 1-Wire line drivers
29.06.2004 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the DS2482-X00 I(2)C(TM)-to 1-Wire(R) interface. The It is available with one (DS2482-100) or eight (DS2482-800) channels of independently operated 1-Wire I/O ports.
Cordless voice module
23.06.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released a cordless voice module (CVM) that integrates a radio transceiver and baseband with a complete protocol stack on a single board.
Digital interface architecture for LCD TVs
18.06.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released a point-to-point differential signalling digital interface architecture and chipset for LCD TVs.
Current-mode PWM controllers
18.06.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics has released the MAX5071A/MAX5071B single-ended, current-mode PWM controllers for isolated telecom dc-dc or universal offline-input ac-dc power supplies.
Connectivity processors
11.06.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released four connectivity processors that connect different types of devices in automobiles via wide area, local area, or personal area networks.
High-speed transistor optocoupler
11.06.2004 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has announced a new high-speed 3.3V transistor optocoupler. This is the only such device on the market offering a guaranteed minimum 5kV/µs common mode noise rejection (CMR) rating as a standard feature, compared to competitor
Temperature sensor and fan controller
08.06.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX6678, a dual temperature sensor and fan controller. It offers remote temperature sensing up to 145°C and automatic adjustment of two cooling fans to minimis
Multiphase PWM controller
02.06.2004 - INTERSIL Corporation has announced the new Endura ISL6564, an advanced four-phase synchronous-buck PWM controller. This 6-bit VID controller delivers the lowest VID voltage range, tightest phase balance, most precise voltage regulation, only self-clo
Video signal conditioner family
02.06.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX7450/MAX7451/MAX7452 family of complete front-end, standard-definition video signal conditioners. Each device restores the dc level of the ac-coupled video input, corrects for amplitude variations up to
Superheterodyne ASK/FSK receiver
21.05.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX1471, a dual-channel receiver that can receive both ASK and FSK data simultaneously. This eliminates switching lag time between modes.
1-wire EEPROM
21.05.2004 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the DS2431, 1kb 1-Wire EEPROM. The 1-Wire interface multiplexes all the communication signals required to read or write to the DS2431, together with the means to power the chip, o
Temperature sensor and fan controller
18.05.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX6641, a small, low-cost single temperature sensor and fan controller in an MSOP package that saves board space. The MAX6641 monitors its own temperature and the temperature of an external diode-connecte
Resistor-programmable oscillator
14.05.2004 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released the DS1090 EconOscillator, a spread-spectrum resistor-programmable oscillator. It offers output frequencies between 125kHz and 8MHz with 3V to 5.5V single-supply operation.
300MHz TO 450MHz superheterodyne receiver
12.05.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX7033 300MHz to 450MHz superheterodyne ASK receiver.
100V fully integrated Buck bias regulator
05.05.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has announced the industry's first 100V Buck bias regulator, which operates at up to 90 percent power efficiency and delivers significant power savings for customers' designs.
150mA LDO voltage regulator
30.04.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced an ultra-low quiescent current low voltage dropout (LDO) regulator that expands National's portfolio of power management devices for the automotive and industrial markets.
White-LED flash/strobe supply
22.04.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has released the MAX1583 step up dc-dc converter that drives up to five white LEDs in series with a high constant current to provide camera flash/strobe power in cell phones, PDAs, and other handheld devices. It is available
Portable computer battery charger
20.04.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1870A, a multichemistry battery-charger IC that operates with supply voltages above and below the output voltage. The MAX1870A maximises the mobility of portable equipment by using a proprietary step-up
Low-cost analogue temperature sensor
16.04.2004 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS600, the world's lowest cost, ±0.5°C (max) accurate analogue-output temperature sensor. It is available from Arrow Electronics.
Lack of ‘off’ switches strains grid
06.04.2004 - An Australian survey has found that most new portable stereos have no “hard’ off switch, and that average passive standby power consumption for new portable stereos in 2003 was 2.0 W
Two-switch clamped PWM converter
06.04.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX5042, a two-switch, clamped, PWM converter with integrated hot-swap controller. This device simplifies the design of small, high-performance, isolated power supplies.
Filterless class-D audio amplifier
06.04.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX9703, a 15W, mono, filterless, Class-D audio amplifier. The MAX9703 offers the audio quality typically associated with linear (Class-AB) amps and the benefits of high-
Low-cost speaker amplifiers
05.04.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has released the MAX9716/MAX9717 bridge-tied load (BTL) audio amplifiers in a 3mm x 3mm, 8-pin TDFN package. They are available from Arrow Electronics.
Integrated audio amplifier
30.03.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has released the MAX9770, an integrated audio amplifier optimised for applications including PDAs, digital cameras, and mobile phones. It is available from Arrow Electronics.
Microprocessor supervisory circuits
24.03.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX6854-MAX6869 nanopower microprocessor supervisory circuits with optional manual reset and/or a watchdog timer. The devices have a 170nA (typical) supply-current. This ma
Space-saving, 17-output LED driver
23.03.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX6964 RGB and white LED driver. Through a 400kHz, 2-wire, SMBus/I2C-compatible serial interface, the MAX6964 provides seventeen 7V-tolerant output ports, each capable o
Audio amplifiers home stereo systems
23.03.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has announced three new stereo audio amplifiers in its Overture line of products for home stereo systems. National's newest audio amplifiers feature quiet fade-in/fade-out mute mode circuitry
Multiphase oscillator
15.03.2004 - DALLAS Semiconductor has released the DS1094L EconOscillator, the world's only single component, multi-phase, spread spectrum clock oscillator. It is available from Arrow Electronics.
CCFL backlight controller
15.03.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has released a fan integrated backlight controller, available from Arrow Electronics. The MAX8709 is optimised for powering cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) by using a resonant, full bridge inverter architecture.
Low-power crystal-based transmitter
10.03.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX7044, the world's smallest VHF/UHF, PLL-based, ASK transmitter. With +13dBm output power the MAX7044 is packaged in a tiny 3mm x 3mm, 8-pin SOT23.
Integrated audio amplifier
10.03.2004 - Maxim Integrated Products has released the MAX9750C, an integrated audio amplifier for applications including notebook PCs, flat-panel displays, and portable DVD players. It is available from Arrow Electronics.
White LED charge pump
04.03.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products introduces the MAX1574 high-efficiency LED charge pump that requires only one transfer capacitor for simplest implementation. It is available from Arrow Electronics.
15W class-D amplifier
04.03.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has released the MAX9704, a 15W stereo, class-D audio amplifier, available from Arrow Electronics.
Remote temperature sensor
27.02.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has released the world's smallest 3-channel digital temperature sensor that accurately measures the temperature of two remote diodes within ±1 degrees Celsius and its own die to within ±2 degrees Celsius. It is available fro
Input current limited battery
25.02.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has released the MAX8724, a highly integrated, accurate, and efficient battery-charger IC for notebook and sub-notebook computers. It is available from Arrow Electronics.
Fixed-frequency step-down controller
19.02.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX1549, a dual, pulse-width modulation (PWM), step-down controller. It provides the high efficiency, excellent transient response and high dc output accuracy necessary for
Vacuum-fluorescent display drivers
19.02.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX6922/MAX6932/MAX6933/MAX6934 vacuum-fluorescent display (VFD) drivers, which interface a multiplexed or static VFD tube to a VFD controller or a microcontroller.
ESD-protected USB transceivers
19.02.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX3344E/MAX3345E/MAX3346E ±15kV ESD-protected USB transceivers. Packaged in a tiny UCSP, these devices save 55% of the board space over existing solutions.
Logic-level translator
13.02.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX3013, a low-voltage, bidirectional, logic-level translation IC.
Power-supply controllers
12.02.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX8710/MAX8711/MAX8712, linear-regulator, power-supply solutions for thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid-crystal display (LCD) panels used in LCD monitors and LCD TVs.
Pulse width modulation controller
05.02.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX5068, a high-frequency, current-mode, pulse-width modulation (PWM) controller for isolated telecom dc-dc or universal off-line input ac-dc power supplies.
Power source selector
04.02.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX1538, a highly integrated IC that provides power-source selection for notebook and subnotebook computers and dual-battery portable equipment.
Temperature switches
03.02.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX6514/MAX6515 fully integrated temperature switches that assert a logic signal when a preset temperature value is reached.
30V MOSFETs for automotive applications
03.02.2004 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released four 30V, N-Channel PowerTrenchR MOSFETs that deliver high efficiency and excellent ruggedness in a small footprint package. These are aimed at meeting the requirements of space-
Elapsed time counter
28.01.2004 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has released the DS1318, a 44-bit, binary, elapsed time counter with 244 microseconds resolution.
Multirate laser driver with extinction ratio control
28.01.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX3738, a multirate laser driver that features extinction ratio control to help reduce manufacturing costs.
Quad serialiser/deserialiser transceivers
21.01.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has developed one of the industry's fastest quad serialiser/deserialiser (SerDes) transceivers. These transceivers extend the life of today's high-end router backplanes by quadru
Blue laser application driver
20.01.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has released the MAX3701 2X blue laser driver with integrated sample and hold. A programmable, five-level output and up to 200mA of total output current allow this device to a
100V Active Clamp Pulse Width Modulation Controller
19.01.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow Electronics, has introduced an integrated 100V pulse-width modulation (PWM) controller for forward converters with the active clamp/reset technique used in distributed power architectures.
Web based amplifier design tool
15.01.2004 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented in Australia by Arrow, has produce the Amplifiers Made Simple tool. This is the industry's first online design tool created to speed the selection, design and testing of many types of operational amplifiers for med
Low-cost, 3-pin silicon oscillator
05.01.2004 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX7375 silicon oscillator. Available in space-saving 3-pin SC70 and SOT23 packages, this device is an integrated oscillator with fixed frequencies that requires no addit
Bluetooth 1.2 compliant radio transceivers
15.12.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow, has announced its newest Bluetooth product family that complies with the recently ratified Bluetooth Specification Version 1.2.
IEEE802.3af-compliant dc to dc controllers
15.12.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrowhas introduced the MAX5941/MAX5942, power-over-Ethernet (PoE) dc-dc controllers that integrate an interface controller for powered devices such as IP phones, wireless LAN access point, and IP cameras.
Transimpedance logarithmic amplifiers
11.12.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow, has introduced the MAX4206/MAX4207 precision transimpedance logarithmic amplifiers designed to simplify complex application designs including medical instrumentation, photodiode current monitoring, and
Voltage-controlled variable gain amplifiers
04.12.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow, has announced three new variable gain amplifiers (VGA) designed as higher-performance substitutes for the company's Comlinear (CLC) line of amplifiers.
RGB and white LED driver
01.12.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow, has introduced the MAX6965 RGB and white LED driver.
Random-phase Triac driver optocouplers
01.12.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor, represented by Arrow, has expanded its family of random-phase triac driver optocouplers with the introduction of nine new products in four-pin, mini-flat packages (MFP).
Stereo audio subsystem with 3D sound
28.11.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor, represented by Arrow, has introduced a Boomer audio subsystem for cell phones that integrates amplifiers, volume and mixing controls and 3D sound in a micro SMD package.
Sigma-delta analogue-to-digital converters
28.11.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow, has introduced the MAX1415,MAX1416 and MX7705 high-resolution 16-bit, dual-channel, sigma-delta analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs).
Dual-phase, parallelable dc-dc controllers
28.11.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow, has introduced the MAX5065 and MAX5067 dual-phase parallelable PWM controllers that enable design of high output current, compact power supplies with few external components.
Low power digital to analogue converters
24.11.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow, has introduced the MAX5510 to MAX5515, MAX5520 to MAX5525 and the MAX5530 to MAX5535.
Dual and octal digital-to-analogue converters
20.11.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow, has introduced the MAX5290-MAX5295 and MAX5590-MAX5595 family of dual and octal digital-to-analogue converters (DACs) available in eight, ten, and 12-bit resolutions.
Single-/dual-voltage window detectors
20.11.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX6754-MAX6764 single-/dual-voltage window (overvoltage/undervoltage) detectors.
Low-dropout linear regulators
20.11.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow, has introduced the MAX1963/MAX1976, 100mV low-dropout (LDO) linear regulators that operate from a 1.62V input and deliver a guaranteed 300mA continuous-load current.
Drivers slash DVD recording times
18.11.2003 - National Semiconductor introduces laser diode drivers that slash DVD/CD recording times in optical disk drives
General purpose I/O expander
14.11.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow, has introduced the MAX7316 general-purpose I/O expander.
DirectDrive headphone amplifier series
12.11.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow, has introduced the MAX9722A and MAX9722B devices into its DirectDrive headphone amplifier series.
Single-chip, battery-pack controller
10.11.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow, has introduced the MAX1781 advanced battery-pack controller.
Digital potentiometers with on-chip EEPROM
10.11.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow, has introduced the MAX5471, MAX5472, MAX5474 and MAX5475, a family of 32-tap nonvolatile digital potentiometers with on-chip EEPROM packaged in SOT23.
High-speed analogue-to-digital converters
07.11.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor Corporation, represented by Arrow, has added five new 10- and 12-bit converters with low power consumption and strong dynamic performance to its range of high-speed analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs).
Controller/monitor with new resistance option
06.11.2003 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented by Arrow, has introduced the DS1859-020, a new 20kW full-scale resistance option of the DS1859 SFP controller/monitor.
High-speed differential-bus transceivers
06.11.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX3465-MAX3469, fail-safe 40Mbps Profibus transceivers, available from Arrow.
Triple and quad hot-swap controllers
05.11.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow, has introduced the MAX5927 and MAX5929 (quad) and the MAX5930 and MAX5931 (triple) hot-swap controllers.
Dual PWM step-down controllers
05.11.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has released the MAX1540 and MAX1541 dual, pulse-width modulation (PWM) step-down controllers, available from Arrow.
Complete power supply controllers
05.11.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has released the MAX1513 and MAX1514, complete power-supply solutions for active-matrix thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal displays (LCDs).
Differential bridged audio amplifiers
05.11.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow, has introduced the MAX9718 and MAX9719 fully differential, bridged audio amplifiers .
RosettaNet automates design support
04.11.2003 - Distributor Arrow Electronics and semiconductor vendor National Semiconductor are using the RosettaNet 5C series to automate the exchange of design support information.
Vacuum-fluorescent display drivers
03.11.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow, has introduced the MAX6920/MAX6921/MAX6931 vacuum-fluorescent display (VFD) drivers.
Low-EMI 3V all-silicon clock oscillator
30.10.2003 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented by Arrow, has introduced the DS1086L spread-spectrum EconOscillator, a world's smallest low-EMI, 3V, all-silicon clock oscillator.
Programmable flash memory microcontrollers
24.10.2003 - DALLAS Semiconductor, represented by Arrow, has introduced its ultra-high-speed microcontrollers, the DS89C430, DS89C440, and DS89C450.
ESD-protected USB transceivers
22.10.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced four ±15kV ESD-protected USB transceivers, which provide low-voltage ASIC/CPUs with a USB-compliant physical layer interface.
Power switch with low power stand-by mode
21.10.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor, represented by Arrow, has introduced three new Fairchild Power Switch (FPS) products featuring burst mode operation for stand-by mode.
Flexible gigabit Ethernet solution
25.09.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has introduced a highly-integrated quad gigabit Ethernet physical layer (PHY) transceiver for multi-port small office/home office (SOHO) switches, high density enterprise switches and router applications.
Low profile, low voltage blue LED
24.09.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor's new blue LED offers designers the performance and size benefits required by increasingly stringent portable application designs. The QTLP603C-EB is suitable for backlighting keypads and pushbuttons in the latest cell phone,
Video driver offers set top box solutions
18.09.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has announced the FMS6417, a comprehensive video filtering and line driving solution that offers more functionality than competitive parts. The FMS6417 is a five-channel, video reconstruction filter that includes selectable RG
RF predistorter shatters performance barriers
18.09.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2009/MAX2010, the world's first monolithic RF predistorter ICs. Each device provides AM-AM and AM-PM distortion correction by introducing adjustable gain and phase expansion into a power amplifier (PA)
Smallest 80V buck regulator
11.09.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has announced the industry's smallest high-voltage buck bias switching regulator to satisfy housekeeping or bias power needs in next-generation communication, automotive, -48V distributed and battery-powered systems.
Low-cost, pin-compatible real-time clock
10.09.2003 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS1340 serial real-time clock (RTC), a low-power clock/calendar with software clock calibration. Priced lower than pin-for-pin competition, the DS1340 is ideal for portable instruments, point-of-sale and medica
Power supplies with foldback protection
04.09.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX8545/MAX8546/MAX8548 voltage-mode, pulse-width modulation (PWM), step-down, dc-dc controllers that provide the lowest cost 1A to 15A power supplies. The MAX8545/MAX8546 operate at 300kHz switching frequ
Enhanced connector model library
28.08.2003 - IBIS-like models have been added to Samtec's current library of SPICE models. In addition to the current SPICE formatted models, connector models are now available in the following formats: Cadence SPECCTRAQuest (.dml), Mentor ICX (.mmf) and Hyperlyn
Tiny, adaptive 10.7Gbps equaliser
26.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX3805 10.7Gbps adaptive receive equaliser. For 10Gbps NRZ serial data in serial communications applications, this equaliser effectively extends the usable length up to 75cm on 6-mil FR-4 or up to 8 metre
High efficiency step-down dc-dc converter
26.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX8560/MAX8561/MAX8562 - the first 4MHz, high efficiency, step-down dc-dc converters that provide up to 500mA of continuous current at output voltages as low as 0.6V in tiny SOT23 and thin DFN packages.
Two-switch topology PWM controller
26.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX5051, a two-switch topology PWM controller IC that facilitates the design of clamped, two-switch forward converters. The two-switch topology reduces voltage stress on the external MOSFETs, and allows th
16-bit multichannel serial I/O ADCs
22.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1167/MAX1168 200ksps, 16-bit multichannel ADCs. These serially interfaced ADCs connect directly to SPI, QSPI, and MICROWIRE devices without external logic.
USB/ac adapter Li-Ion battery chargers
21.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1551/MAX1555, the world's first USB/ac-adapter, single-cell lithium-ion (Li+) battery chargers in a SOT23 package. The USB-charging feature enables users to forgo carrying a wall cube for charging and i
Low EMI filterless audio amplifier
21.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9712 highly efficient, filterless Class-D audio amplifier. The MAX9712 offers Class-AB circuit simplicity (no output filters) and Class-AB audio performance (0.06% THD+N), combined with 90% Class-D effi
Integrated audio click-and-pop suppressor
20.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9890, the world's first integrated, low-cost audio click-and-pop suppressor. The MAX9890 enhances the performance of existing CODEC/headphone amplifier solutions by suppressing the audible click-and-pop
Precise local/remote temperature sensor
15.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX6642, a precise two-channel, digital temperature sensor that accurately measures the temperature of a remote PN junction within ±1ºC and its own die within ±2ºC.
ADCs with internal temperature sensor
14.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1226-MAX1231 and MAX1026-MAX1031 families of 12 and 10-bit analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs) with 8, 12, or 16 single-ended analogue inputs or 4, 6, or 8 true-differential analogue inputs.
Dual DAC with digital interpolation filters
14.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX5858, a dual, 10-bit, 300Msps DAC with integrated digital interpolation filters. This device integrates two, 10-bit DAC cores, 2x/4x programmable digital interpolation filters, divide-by-N clock output,
Modulator driver in space-saving package
14.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX3942 modulator driver. Operating from a single -5.2V or +5.0V supply, it consumes only 125mA of current. The MAX3942 has a 23ps edge speed with a programmable modulation current up to 120mA (6V peak-to-
All-silicon 3.3V adjustable delay line
13.08.2003 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS1123L 3.3V adjustable delay line. The DS1123L is an 8-bit programmable timing element similar in function to the other devices in the programmable timing-element family, but it operates at 3.3V.
Power supply for slim digital cameras
13.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1584/MAX1585, a high efficiency power-supply solution for slim digital still cameras and digital video cameras. The MAX1584/MAX1585 provide higher efficiency and a smaller solution size when compared to
Digital diagnostic transimpedance amplifiers
08.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX3744/MAX3745 3.3V, 2.7Gbps transimpedance amplifiers (TIA). When used with the MAX3748A limiting amplifier (LA), the MAX3744's enables receive-power monitoring.
Four-channel video reconstruction filters
07.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX7445-MAX7449 family of low-cost, buffered, 4-channel video reconstruction filters. These devices are suitable for anti-aliasing and DAC-smoothing video applications, or whenever analogue video is recons
Low voltage MOSFET saves 60% space
06.08.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has announced the FDJ129P, a new P-Channel MOSFET that offers a combination of performance and space-savings benefits in power management. The FDJ129P features Fairchild's high-performance PowerTrench technology in a compact S
Multiplexer and demultiplexer with loopback
06.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9394/MAX9395 integrated 2:1 multiplexer and 1:2 demultiplexer with loopback.The MAX9394 multiplexer accepts LVDS, HSTL, and other GND-referenced input signals.
Multirange, 12-bit data-acquisition system
06.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1272/MAX1273. Packaged in a small, 8-pin microMAX, these single-channel, multirange, 12-bit data-acquisition systems operate off a single 5V supply and convert at 87.5ksps.
Triple SCART audio/video switch
06.08.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX4399 triple SCART audio/video switch with integrated 150W output buffers. Suitable for digital set-top boxes and DVD+R/W applications, the MAX4399 provides audio and video routing from the digital encod
Multiphase synchronous buck converter
23.07.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has announced a VRM/VRD10-compliant power solution for high-performance microprocessors. The FAN53168, a multi-phase DC-to-DC PWM controller, and the FAN53418, a synchronous MOSFET driver, work together to form an efficient mu
Unique, low-cost, headphone amp
23.07.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX4411B headphone amplifier, which combines Maxim's patented stereo DirectDrive technology with a fixed-gain (-2V/V) configuration. This combination eliminates both the bulky dc-blocking capacitors and th
Multiphase synchronous buck converter
17.07.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has announced a VRM/VRD10-compliant power solution for high-performance microprocessors. The FAN53168, a multi-phase dc-to-dc PWM controller, and the FAN53418, a synchronous MOSFET driver, work together to form an accurate, mu
Six-channel digital camera power supplies
16.07.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1566/MAX1567 complete power-supply solutions for digital still cameras and digital video cameras. Packaged in a 40-pin, 6mm x 6mm thin QFN, these devices are 56% smaller than competing multichannel cont
Advanced range of planar MOSFETs
15.07.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has introduced new QFET planar MOSFETs utilising advanced, proprietary technology to offer best-in-class operating performance for a wide range of applications including power supplies, PFC, dc/dc converters, plasma display pa
Single component spread-spectrum oscillator
03.07.2003 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS1087L spread-spectrum EconOscillator, the first 3V single-chip oscillator. This fixed-frequency device requires no programming, and with either a 2% or 4% dithered output, the DS1087L reduces EMI up to 20dB r
Low tolerance optically isolated error amplifier
02.07.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has announced the introduction of a new optically isolated error amplifier, the FOD2742. Its performance, including tolerance as low as 0.5%, and small size, make it ideal for compact power supply and converter applications.
High efficiency white LED driver
01.07.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1553/MAX1554, the smallest, highest efficiency, step-up dc-to-dc converters for driving two to 10 white LEDs in series. They regulate with a constant current, providing efficient display backlighting in
Terminal package offers 60% space savings
18.06.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has introduced MicroPak 8, a new eight-terminal chip scale leadless package for 1, 2 and 3-bit logic and switch functions. The new TinyLogic MicroPak 8 package offers 60% space savings over leaded US8 packages while maintainin
Low profile, compact RGB-LED lamps
10.06.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has introduced the first two products in a new line of full-colour, surface-mount RGB LED lamps. The small size, high brightness, and wide viewing angle of the lamps make them ideal for use in mobile phones, personal digital a
Phase lock loops for PLL market
10.06.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has announced the LMX243x family of PLLatinum PLLs. These high performance PLLs offer the lowest power consumption for PLLs operating over 3GHz and are suitable for wireless LAN, 5.8GHz cordless phone, mobile handset and base s
Interactive systems solutions selector
05.06.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has introduced Solutions.National.com and the WEBENCH 4.0 tool set, a comprehensive suite of free design tools, interactive product selectors, online information and search engine, that dramatically reduces time-to-market for n
Headphone amplifier rejects common-mode noise
29.05.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX4409 headphone amplifier. The MAX4409 audio amplifier combines Maxim's DirectDrive architecture, low 5mA supply current, and a common-mode sense input allowing the amplifier to reject common-mode noise.
Space saving USB transceiver
29.05.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has announced the USB1T11ABQ, a universal serial bus transceiver in micro leadframe packaging (MLP). MLP occupies up to 84% less board space than comparable TSSOP and SOIC packages and brings USB 1.1 performance to mobile phon
National closes cellular baseband business
23.05.2003 - National Semiconductor is closing its cellular baseband business unit, resulting in the loss of approximately 340 positions worldwide as well as charges of approximately US$25 million ($42.2 million) to US$30 million ($50.6 million) in the fourth qua
Single channel divide by 4 translators
23.05.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9377/MAX9378 single-channel, ‘Anything-to-LVPECL/LVDS’ translators with selectable divide-by-4. The ‘Anything’ input configuration accepts LVPECL, LVDS, CML, and HSTL differential signals and translates
Temperature-regulated, CC-CV battery charger
22.05.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1501 linear charger with integrated constant temperature regulation. This regulation minimises charge time with improved reliability and accepts regulated or unregulated wall adapters with 4.5V to 13V o
High-speed buffer amplifiers
22.05.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has launched two new high-speed LMH buffer amplifiers that increase bandwidth and minimise distortion for high-performance video applications. Derived from National's VIP10 process technology, these amplifiers are designed for
Low-power chipset enhances display
22.05.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has introduced a chipset that combines low power and advanced interface design for better colour, contrast and battery life. This new solution offers features that enable customers to differentiate products easily and cost effe
Low-noise low-power microphone amplifiers
21.05.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9812/MAX9813 low-noise, low-power microphone amplifiers with integrated bias. The MAX9812 is a single amplifier packaged in a tiny 6-pin SC70 (2mm x 2.1mm) and the MAX9813 is a dual-input amplifier pack
Low-output voltage step down converter
21.05.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1572, the first 800mA, PWM, step-down converter capable of delivering low-output voltages. It includes a built-in 170ms dc-dc reset output and preset outputs for 0.75V to 2.5V, stepped in 50mV increment
Low power CMOS amplifiers
21.05.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has announced a family of power efficient CMOS amplifiers specifically targeted for lower power applications. The LMV321 (single), LMV358 (dual), and LMV324 (quad) amplifiers consume a supply current of 120 microamps maximum a
Anything-to-LVDS splitter
13.05.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9174/MAX9175 single 1:2 LVDS splitters. The MAX9174 accepts LVDS signals and is reproduced at the two identical outputs, whereas the MAX9175's ‘anything’ input accepts CML, LVPECL, and LVDS differential
Audio amplifiers for portable applications
13.05.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9765/MAX9766/MAX9767 family of integrated audio amplifiers, which are optimised for portable applications such as PDAs and cell phones. This family offers a complete audio solution.
LCD monitor power supply controllers
13.05.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1530/MAX1531 which generate all supply rails for thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal display (LCD) monitors.Both devices include a high-efficiency, fixed-frequency, step-down regulator.
World's smallest line interface units
07.05.2003 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS315_ family, the world's smallest DS3/E3 and STS-1 line interface units (LIUs). Available in single (DS3151), dual (DS3152), triple (DS3153), and quad (DS3154) versions, all four devices are packaged in a tin
Smallest 300MHz TO 450MHz transmitter
06.05.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1472, the world's smallest VHF/UHF PLL-based ASK transmitter, housed in a tiny, 3mm x 3mm 8-pin SOT23 package. The transmitter is suitable for low-cost, high-volume applications where space is critical.
LVDS dual driver/receiver pair
06.05.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has announced the FIN1049, a new LVDS dual driver/receiver pair that provides high-speed control or data transfer, in and outside of the box. The dual D/R combines the functionality of two single D/R devices in one high-perfor
World first quad LVDS driver
06.05.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9178 quad LVDS line driver with automatic termination detection. The MAX9178 accepts LVTTL/LVCMOS inputs and translates them to LVDS output signals. The outputs, upon detecting loss of termination, are
Low cost line interface unit
01.05.2003 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS21448, a fully integrated, low cost, four channel, line interface unit (LIU). Combining T1/J1 and E1 with long and short haul, the DS21448 offers the flexibility of designing a single board with universal fun
Single-bit logic level translator
01.05.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has announced the industry's first single-bit, dual-voltage translator buffer - the ultra low power FXLP34. Useful in cell phones, PDAs, notebooks, digital cameras and other battery-powered portable devices, the FXLP34 transla
Small, low cost T3/E3 framers
01.05.2003 - DALLAS Semiconductor has extended its line of DS3/E3 framers with the introduction of the DS3146, DS3148, and DS31412 (6, 8, and 12-channel framers, respectively). Packaged in a 27mm plastic BGA package, the DS3146, DS3148, and DS31412 are the smalle
Dual-output, white LED driver
30.04.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1582, the first white LED driver to power up to six white LEDs in series with a constant current. It provides display backlighting for two displays in cell phones, eliminating the need for ballast resis
Four channel line interface unit
30.04.2003 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS21448, a fully integrated, low-cost, four-channel line interface unit (LIU).
SerDes chipset reduces design costs
30.04.2003 - PROVIDING backplane and cable interconnect designers with increased flexibility, National Semiconductor has introduced a serialiser/deserialiser (SerDes) chipset exceeding 6Gb per second (Gbps) performance at a price that is four times lower than exi
Power switch for power-over-LAN
24.04.2003 - MAXIM has introduced the MAX5922, the industry's first fully integrated IEEE802.3af-compliant 48V power switch for Power-over-Ethernet (LAN) systems. This highly integrated and robust solution simplifies design while reducing external component count
Ratio controlled multirate laser driver
24.04.2003 - MAXIM has introduced the MAX3737 multirate laser driver with extinction ratio control. This device operates from 155Mbps to 2.7Gbps, with a +3.3V single supply. It can be ac or dc coupled to the laser diode for use in OC-3 to OC-48, gigabit Ethernet,
Low cost real-time clock
24.04.2003 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS1375 digital-input real-time clock (RTC), a low-power clock/calendar that does not require a crystal. It operates from a digital clock-input pin at one of four frequencies: 32.768kHz, 8.192kHz, 60Hz, or 50Hz.
Dual-rail linear regulator family
24.04.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has announced the addition of two CMOS dual input low dropout (LDO) voltage regulators that offer the industry's lowest dropout. Optimised for low-voltage, high current applications in PCs and set-top boxes, this new family of
LVD single-ended SCSI terminator
23.04.2003 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS2125 low-voltage differential (LVD)/single-ended (SE) SCSI terminator, fully compliant with SCSI SPI-3, SPI-4, Ultra160, and Ultra320 specifications. The zero-temperature-coefficient resistor networks in the
Digital voice quality breakthrough
11.04.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has announced technology that puts digital voice quality directly inside electret condenser microphones (ECMs). Previously, the large size and high cost associated with this effort kept manufacturers from implementing digital v
High-voltage dc-dc regulators
11.04.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has launched two new switching regulators tailored for high-voltage power supply designs for communications, industrial and automotive applications, including the industry's first fully integrated switching regulator ICs that o
Two-wire serial real-time clock
08.04.2003 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS1374 2-wire serial real-time clock (RTC). The DS1374 combines a 32-bit binary counter, watchdog, period alarm, programmable square-wave output, and power-on reset. The elapsed time counter's 32-bit binary cou
Delta-sigma PLL phase lock loops
08.04.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has expanded its wireless product offerings with the introduction of a new family of PLLatinum phase lock loops (PLLs) for cellular applications. This new family of delta-sigma fractional-N PLLs uses digital modulation techniqu
National announces manufacturing agreement
20.03.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has announced a strategic licensing and manufacturing agreement to integrate the award-winning Foveon X3 image capture technology into National's imaging solutions, including new applications for handsets and consumer devices.
Boost regulators set new standard
11.03.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has introduced the industry's most powerful boost regulators in a tiny package. The two products set a new standard for power density by combining current-mode control, sub-miniature packaging and high switching frequency.
Fail-safe I/O port expander
06.03.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented byArrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX7311 general-purpose I/O expander. This device interfaces 16 5V-tolerant input/output ports with microprocessors and microcontrollers through a 400kHz, 2-wire, SMBus/I2
Quad LVDS line receiver
04.03.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9179, a quad, low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) line receiver with flow-through pinout. It accepts four LVDS input signals conforming to the ANSI TIA/EIA-644 LVDS standard, and translates them t
Fastest ORing MOSFET controllers
04.03.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX8535/MAX8536, the fastest and smallest ORing MOSFET controllers to provide fault isolation and redundant power capability in high-reliability systems. The controllers eliminate high-power dissipation an
Low-cost nonvolatile digital resistors
26.02.2003 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS3904 low-cost, nonvolatile (NV), triple digital resistor. This device is ideal for implementing automated calibration of PC power supplies and other electronics currently using mechanical trimming resistors.
Dual-output temperature switch
26.02.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX6687, which integrates a remote-junction temperature switch and a local temperature switch in a single microMAX package. The MAX6687 has ±1.5°C (max) local temperature accuracy and ±3.0°C (max) remote t
High-voltage, high-side current monitors
26.02.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX4007/MAX4008 high-voltage, precision, high-side sensing, 10:1 current monitors specifically designed for sensing photodiodes in fiber applications. These devices operate from a 2.7V to 76V supply and mo
Single, low skew differential multiplexer
25.02.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9389, a single, low-skew differential LVPECL/PECL/LVECL/ECL 8:1 multiplexer designed for clock and data redundancy and multiplexing circuits.
Constant group-delay vector multipliers
25.02.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2045/MAX2046/MAX2047 family of highly integrated vector multipliers. The MAX204x family is specifically designed for the demanding requirements of GSM/DCS/PCS/EDGE, iDEN, PHS, cdma, and 3G linearized po
Electro-absorption modulator driver
21.02.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX3940 electro-absorption modulator (EAM) driver. Operating from a single -5.2V or +5.0V supply, the MAX3940 consumes only 122mA of current. The MAX3940 has a 23ps edge speed with a programmable modulatio
Ten new high-speed amplifiers
20.02.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has launched 10 new high-speed LMH amplifiers, featuring ultra-low distortion and wide bandwidth, for high frequency applications in the communications and video markets. National's latest LMH amplifiers are members of a new se
Deserialiser with clock recovery
20.02.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX3882 3V, 2.5Gbps/2.7Gbps 1:4 deserialiser with clock and data recovery and a limiting amplifier. This deserialiser is ideal for converting 2.5Gbps serial data to 4-bit-wide, 622Mbps parallel data in DWD
ESD-protected RS232 transceiver
19.02.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX3246E three-transmitter, five-receiver RS232 transceiver in a tiny UCSP. UCSP packaging saves 55% board space over existing solutions. Integrating three transmitters and five receivers, the MAX3246E is
PWM-output temperature sensor
19.02.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX6677 single-wire, PWM-output temperature sensor, which operates down to a 1.8V power supply with 80 microamps (typ) current consumption.
Low capacitance ESD protection arrays
19.02.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX3202E-MAX3206E, 2-/3-/4-/6-channel ESD-protection arrays. These devices feature a low 5pF input capacitance ideal for high-speed USB 2.0, FireWire, and video applications. Packaged in a tiny UCSP, these
Digital camera power supply
19.02.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1565, the smallest and highest efficiency power supply solution for digital still cameras and video cameras. The MAX1565 integrates high-efficiency step-up and step-down dc-dc converters with three step
Cascaded dc-dc controller-driver chipset
13.02.2003 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has announced an integrated high-voltage cascaded dc-dc controller suitable for power conversion in computer and communications systems. National has also introduced two 100V power MOSFET drivers that work seamlessly with the n
‘Green’ PWM controller
12.02.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has announced a new PWM controller that meets the International Energy Agency's ‘1-Watt Initiative’ aimed at reducing standby power losses to below one watt.
Input current limited battery charger
11.02.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX1908, a highly integrated, multi-chemistry battery charger that simplifies the construction of accurate, efficient chargers. The MAX1908 charges two to four lithium io
Six-channel video recontruction filter
07.02.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX7440/MAX7441/MAX7442 six-channel video reconstruction filters. These devices are suitable for anti-aliasing and digital-to-analogue (DAC) reconstruction video applicat
LED combinations for backlighting options
07.02.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor is addressing emerging display application trends by offering combinations of low VF LEDs and low dropout LED driver ICs for backlighting options. Fairchild’s family of LEDs, in conjunction with complementary LED driver ICs, g
Superheterodyne receiver with AGC
07.02.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX1473, the world's first 300MHz to 450MHz superheterodyne ASK receiver, featuring -114dBm sensitivity, >50dB user-selectable centre frequency image rejection, and the o
Compact multirate limiting amplifier
07.02.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX3748 +3.3V, multirate, limiting amplifier with a programmable loss-of-signal indicator. Combining the MAX3748 with the MAX3744 transimpedance amplifier and MAX3735/MAX3740 laser drivers forms an ideal 3
Glitch-free video switching
07.02.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced MAX4023-MAX4026 mux amps (video switches plus video amplifier) with 20mV peak-to-peak switching glitch and 25ns channel switching times designed for consumer video products.
National Semiconductor backs Validity biometrics
04.02.2003 - National Semiconductor is partnering with start-up Validity to develop a unique fingerprint imaging security solution for smart cards, remote controls, notebook computers, cell phones, PDAs, key fobs and other devices.
Smallest, lowest cost DS3/E3 framers
04.02.2003 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS314x family of DS3/E3 framers. The family includes the DS3141, DS3142, DS3143, and DS3144 (single, dual, triple, and quad channel, respectively). All four devices are available in a tiny 13mm 144-pin CSBGA pa
Digital thermometer and thermostat
29.01.2003 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS1626 high-precision 3-wire digital thermometer and thermostat. This is the first 3-wire ±0.5°C thermometer and standalone thermostat available in a microSOP package.
3D connector models expanded
24.01.2003 - SAMTEC now has two types of 3D models for its micro and high speed interconnects available for download from Samtec.com. Designers can choose between them based on the type of information and amount of detail needed in the model.
ADCs with parallel interface
21.01.2003 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced a new family of 16-/14-bit ADCs with an analogue input voltage range of 0 to 10V, ±5V, or ±10V. This ADC family includes the MAX1156-MAX1159, MAX1174/MAX1175, MAX1177/MAX1178/MAX1179, and MAX1187/MAX1188/MAX11
Ultra-miniature CMOS power amplifier
16.01.2003 - AN ultra-miniature CMOS power amplifier from Fairchild Semiconductor offers designers of mobile phones, PDAs and portable audio applications 1.0W of continuous power - allied to extremely low shutdown power and a minimal external part count.
High-speed systems testing service
16.01.2003 - SAMTEC's Signal Integrity Division provides integrated services for selection, development, simulation and testing of high-speed systems. The company recently released a new brochure summarising the three levels of services provided by the new divis
New triacs for consumer applications
15.01.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has announced its entry into the standard triac market with the new 600V FKPF12N60 and the 800V FKPF12N80, two 12A standard triacs for optimising performance in consumer appliances. Designed with an advanced planar silicon str
Single pole/triple throw analogue switch
15.01.2003 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has announced the industry’s only single pole/triple throw (SP3T) CMOS analogue switch. The new FSA3357 device provides significant benefits for designers of handheld devices, mobile phones, MP3 players, PDAs, notebooks and ot
Simply Blue modules simplify Bluetooth design
12.12.2002 - National Semiconductor (distributed by Arrow Electronics) and partner RTX have unveiled the first in a series of new modules to ease Bluetooth system design.
Single, dual, and quad LVDS line receivers
05.12.2002 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9171/MAX9172/MAX9173 single, dual, and quad LVDS line receivers with "in path" fail-safe. They accept LVDS and LVPECL signals and translate them to LVTTL/LVCMOS. All three receivers conform to the ANSI
Low cost VRM/VRD dc-dc controllers
04.12.2002 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1937 and MAX1939, dual-phase, pulse-width modulation (PWM), step-down dc-dc controllers optimised for multiple generations of AMD's Athlon (MAX1937) and Hammer (MAX1939) processors.
Smallest step-down dc-dc regulator
04.12.2002 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX1945, the smallest 6A, 1% accurate, internal switch step-down dc-dc regulator to generate core and I/O supplies for DSPs, FPGAs, ASICs, and microprocessors.
ESD-protected, octal logic-level translators
04.12.2002 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX3000E/MAX3001E/MAX3002-MAX3012 low-voltage, bi/unidirectional, octal, 20Mbps logic-level translation ICs. Packaged in a tiny UCSP, these translators save space and replace up to 10 discrete components.
Low-skew clock drivers and repeaters
28.11.2002 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9323/MAX9324 low-skew 1:4 and 1:5 clock drivers/repeaters for clock and data distribution, and SONET/SDH communication applications where low pin-to-pin skew and precision signal and clock distribution
Smallest, simplest step-down regulator
28.11.2002 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1951/MAX1952, the smallest and simplest 1.5A step-down regulators for cost-conscious, space-constrained applications to generate core and I/O supplies for DSPs, ASICs, and microprocessors.
Interconnect series with guidepost feature
28.11.2002 - POWER Mate series interconnects are available from Samtec for isolated power and signal transfer in board-to-board and wire-to-board applications. The robust IPBS Series 4.20mm pitch socket mates with the IPBT Series header for isolated connection in
Bluetooth module provides wireless connectivity
27.11.2002 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has announced that its LMX9814 Bluetooth WPAN module is now shipping in the HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5400 series. The module is based on National's all-CMOS Bluetooth wireless technology chipset, which includes an integrated Bluetoot
Optimised CMOS stereo power amplifier
26.11.2002 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor, represented by Arrow Electronics, has announced the FAN7031, a CMOS stereo power amplifier optimised for noise performance and current consumption in notebook, desktop computer and portable audio equipment applications.
VFD controller with built-in filament timing
26.11.2002 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX6850 vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) controller with embedded fonts, multiplex timing control, and filament timing for flicker-free displays.
Quick-PWM step-down controllers
22.11.2002 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX1992/MAX1993 high-efficiency pulse-width modulation (PWM) controllers with excellent transient response and high dc output accuracy.
Dynamic step-down dc-dc converters
21.11.2002 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX8500/MAX8503/MAX8504, the company's second generation of step-down dc-dc converters designed specifically for the linear power amplifier (PA) used in 2.5G and 3G cellu
ESD-protected RS232 transceivers
21.11.2002 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX3322E/MAX3323E RS232 transceivers with switchable input impedance designed for use in multidrop RS232 applications. The receiver input impedance can be a standard RS23
Integrated ultra low voltage microcontroller
06.11.2002 - FAIRCHILD Semiconductor has introduced a new, ultra-low voltage microcontroller featuring a large number of on-chip peripherals, a built-in precision clock generator, and ultra-low standby current of less than 100nA typical.
256-channel protocol controller
05.11.2002 - DALLAS Semiconductor has introduced the DS31256 Envoy, one of two second-generation protocol controllers. (The DS3131 BoSS is for unchannelised applications.) The 16-port, 256-channel Envoy meets the demand for lower cost, higher port density, and gr
LCD power supply with fault protection
30.10.2002 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1997/MAX1998 power supplies that provide the voltages required for active-matrix, thin-film transistor, liquid crystal displays (TFT LCD).
Maxim reports revenue rise, but bookings fall
30.10.2002 - Maxim Integrated Products (distributed by Arrow Electronics) has reported quarterly net revenue of US$285.9 million, which is 2.1% up on the US$280.1 million recorded in the previous quarter.
National Semiconductor revamps Geode drivers
28.10.2002 - National Semiconductor (distributed by Arrow Electronics) has announced an improved set of software drivers for its Geode products that support the Microsoft Windows Embedded with SP1 OS.
Dual SiGe mixer reduces cost, space
24.10.2002 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX9981, the industry's first active SiGe mixer to include an LO switch and splitter, 2 LO buffers, and on-chip baluns - all in a dual package.
Multirate laser driver for SFP modules
18.10.2002 - MAXIM has introduced the MAX3735 3.3V multirate laser driver with automatic power control. The MAX3735 is suitable for SFP and SFF-8472 compatible optical modules and meets all required digital diagnostics and timing requirements when coupled with th
New 500V and 600V power MOSFETs
15.10.2002 - INTERNATIONAL Rectifier (IR) has introduced the new 600V K-Series HEXFET power MOSFETs that have 45 per cent lower on-resistance and can handle 75 per cent more current in the TO-247 package compared with previous generation devices.
High-reliability dc-dc converters
11.10.2002 - INTERNATIONAL Rectifier has introduced the new M3G family of "off-the-shelf" radiation-hardened, high-reliability (hi-rel) dc-dc converters that streamline costly space industry design cycles. The M3G converters are single-ended forward buck converte
Smallest triple USB switch
08.10.2002 - MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX1940 triple current-limited switch with autoreset and fault blanking for universal serial bus (USB) applications. Its small 16-pin SSOP package makes it suitable for n
Integrated buffers for wireless applications
02.10.2002 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9989/MAX9990 integrated +20dBm LO buffers specifically designed to meet the requirements of wireless infrastructure applications. These single ICs provide ±1dB output power variance while replacing thre
Optical transceiver connector and cage
02.10.2002 - SAMTEC has announced the availability of the 20-pin SMT connector and a complete line of EMI cages for SFP (small form-factor pluggable) optical transceiver applications. The availability of the connector and cage from a single supplier simplifies pu
Matsushita uses Geode in broadband box
01.10.2002 - Matsushita Electric will use National Semiconductor’s Geode SC1201 set-top-box-on-a-chip and CS1301 multimedia co-processor as the core engines of its new broadband TV tuner.
Smallest direct conversion RF transceiver
27.09.2002 - MAXIM Integrated Products, distributed by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the MAX2820 SiGe zero-IF transceiver, the industry's smallest RF transceiver designed specifically for 802.11b WLAN applications. The single-chip design features a direct con
Backplane optimised 2.5Gbps transceiver
20.09.2002 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has entered the multi-gigabit serialiser/deserialiser (SerDes) market with the introduction of a 2.5 gigabit per second (Gbps) transceiver optimised for backplane, cable and fibre optical applications.
Power management for portable devices
19.09.2002 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has announced a series of CMOS power management ICs for low-voltage applications in handsets and portable devices. The new dc/dc buck converters provide an efficient solution to the handheld industry's continual challenge to su
Ultra-low power gigabit PHY device
19.09.2002 - NATIONAL Semiconductor has launched an ultra-lower power gigabit Ethernet physical layer transceiver that provides a solution for enterprise switches and routers. The new GigPHYTER V device delivers gigabit per second (Gbps) performance, low power co
Dual hot-swap power controllers
19.09.2002 - MAXIM Integrated Products has introduced the MAX5918/MAX5919 low-voltage, dual hot-swap controllers. The MAX5918/MAX5919 allow the safe insertion and removal of circuit line cards with multiple supplies from a live backplane.
Chip manufacturers show Windows Media 9 support
16.09.2002 - Five leading chip manufacturers have announced chip-level support for the Windows Media 9 series digital media development platform.
National Semiconductor acquires DigitalQuake
04.09.2002 - National Semiconductor (distributed by Arrow and Insight Electronics) has acquired DigitalQuake to accelerate its flat panel display product line.
Dual N and P channel power MOSFETs
03.07.2002 - INTERNATIONAL Rectifier, represented by Arrow Electronics, has introduced the IRF7338, a 12V complementary N and P channel pair of HEXFET power MOSFETs in a single SO-8 package. The IRF7338 is a cost-effective device compared to alternative solutions
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