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March, 2015 (prelim.)       1.10
February, 2015                 1.03
January, 2015                   1.04
December, 2014                0.99
November, 2014               1.02
October, 2014                   0.93
September, 2014              0.94
August, 2014                   1.04
July, 2014                        1.07
June, 2014                        1.10
May, 2014                        1.00
April, 2014                       1.03
March, 2014                      1.06
February, 2014                   1.01
January, 2014                     1.04
December, 2013                  1.02
November, 2013                  1.11
October, 2013                      1.05
September, 2013                  0.97
August, 2013                      0.98
July, 2013                         1.00
June, 2013                         1.10
May, 2013                         1.08
April, 2013                        1.08
March, 2013                       1.11
February, 2013                    1.10
January, 2013                      1.11
December, 2012                   0.92
November, 2012                  0.79
October, 2012                      0.75
September, 2012                  0.78
August, 2012                       0.82
July, 2012                           0.86
June, 2012                          0.93
May, 2012                           1.05
April, 2012                           1.10
March, 2012                         1.12
February, 2012                     1.01
January, 2012                       0.96
December, 2011                    0.85
November, 2011                    0.83
October, 2011                      0.74
September, 2011                   0.71
August, 2011                       0.80
July, 2011                           0.85
June, 2011                           0.94
May, 2011                           0.97
April, 2011                        0.98
March, 2011                        0.95
February, 2011                     0.87
January, 2011                       0.85
December, 2010                   0.90
November, 2010                   0.97
October, 2010                      0.98
September, 2010                  1.03
August, 2010                      1.17
July, 2010                         1.23
June, 2010                        1.18
May, 2010                        1.13
April, 2010                        1.13
March, 2010                      1.21
February, 2010                   1.23
January, 2010                    1.23
December, 2009                 1.07
November, 2009               1.06
October, 2009                  1.09
September, 2009              1.17
August, 2009                  1.06
July, 2009                     1.06
June, 2009                      0.80
May, 2009                      0.73
April, 2009                    0.65
March, 2009                 0.56
February, 2009             0.49
January, 2009               0.47
December, 2008           0.86
November, 2008           0.97
October, 2008               0.96
September, 2008           0.70
August, 2008               0.81
July, 2008                     0.83
June, 2008                   0.81
May, 2008                   0.78
April, 2008                 0.82
March, 2008               0.87
February, 2008          0.92
January, 2008             0.89
December, 2007        0.85
November, 2007        0.82
October, 2007            0.80
September, 2007       0.79
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Silicon Labs Introduces Industry's Most Energy-Friendly USB Microcontrollers

May 13, 2015 -- Silicon Labs today introduced industry’s most energy-friendly USB-enabled microcontrollers (MCUs). The latest addition to Silicon Labs’ award-winning EFM32 32-bit MCU portfolio, the new Happy Gecko MCUs are designed to deliver the lowest USB power drain in the industry, enabling longer battery life and energy harvesting applications. Based on the ARM Cortex®-M0+ core and low-energy peripherals, the Happy Gecko family simplifies USB connectivity for a wide range of IoT applications including smart metering, home and building automation, alarm and security systems, smart accessories and wearable devices. ... read more

Linear Technology Announces 16-Bit, 2.7-Gsps DAC That Delivers 80dBc SFDR

May 11, 2015 -- Linear Technology Corporation today announces its LTC2000A, a 16-bit, 2.7Gsps digital-to-analog converter (DAC) optimized for high end broadband wired-and-wireless communications and radar applications. The LTC2000A offers exceptional spectral purity of 80dBc SFDR at 50MHz output and 72dBc SFDR at 1080MHz output to meet the most stringent requirements of high end applications. The device features better than 78dBc 2-tone intermodulation distortion (IMD) from DC to 1080MHz output, low phase noise and a wide 2.1GHz -3dB output bandwidth. As a result, the LTC2000A enables broadband or high frequency direct RF synthesis in applications such as instrumentation, broadband communications, test equipment and cable TV DOCSIS CMTS. ... read more

Microchip Technology To Acquire Micrel for $839 million

May 7, 2015 -- Microchip Technology Incorporated and Micrel, Incorporated today announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Micrel for $14.00 per share. Micrel shareholders may elect to receive the purchase price in either cash or shares of Microchip common stock. The acquisition price represents a total equity value of about $839 million, and a total enterprise value of about $744 million, after excluding Micrel's cash and investments on its balance sheet of approximately $95 million. ... read more

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MACOM Announces Fourth Generation GaN Technology

Synopsys' Announces Verification IP for DDR4 3DS That Enables DRAM Designs with Higher Density and Performance

Texas Instruments Announces DesignDRIVE, an Evaluation Platform for Industrial Drive Subsystems and Motor Control Topologies

Linear Technology Announces Dual (2.5A + 1.5A) Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Converter That Delivers 95% Efficiency and Operates from 3.4V to 42V Inputs

Microchip Announces dsPIC33EP "GS" DSCs Optimized for Digital Power Applications

TI Introduces Industry's Fastest 16-bit ADC, 4-Channel 14-bit ADC, and Digital VGA

Diodes Incorporated Introduces Compact, Dual Low-Dropout Regulator from Offering 1% Output Accuracy and 50μA Quiescent Current

Fairview Microwave Introduces LNA and 4-W X Band Amplifiers

Keysight Technologies Delivers Industry's First Commercial 5G Design Library, Unveils MATLAB Script Modeling

MathWorks Introduces Pixel-Streaming Algorithms for Design and Implementation of Vision Systems on FPGAs and ASICs

Micrel Launches Dual Input, 3A Power ORing Smart Switch in 2mm x 2mm QFN Package

Vishay Intertechnology Thick Film Chip Resistors Deliver High Voltages to 500 V in Compact 0805 and 1206 Case Sizes

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How Soft Errors Damage Vital Information

April 9, 2015 -- Soft errors are random, non-recurring change of state or transient in semiconductors due to energetic particles interacting with the silicon. As SRAM process technology scales for improved performance, the reduced voltage and shrinking node capacitance makes the SRAM devices more susceptible to soft errors. Soft errors not only corrupt data, but may also lead to loss of function and system critical failures. Industrial controllers, military equipment, networking systems, medical devices, automotive electronics, servers, handheld devices, and consumer applications are vulnerable to the adverse effects of soft errors. An uncorrected soft error can lead to system failures in mission critical applications, such as, implantable medical devices, and high-end security systems used in military and automotive electronics. ... read more

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Low Noise Power Supplies for Data Converters

May 5, 2015, 2:00 p.m. EST -- This 30-minute presentation addresses issues related to low-noise power supply design for high speed data converters are presented along with methods for creating solutions.

What Attendees Will Learn:

  • Drawbacks of using just a DC/DC converter for a power supply
  • Developing a method to determine power supply requirements for ADC PSR specifications
  • Overview of DC/DC post filtering strategies
  • Creating a overall high performance power supply

Who Should Attend: This presentation is targeted at signal chain designers who are familiar with basic system performance analysis such as SNR, but need to understand how to design power supplies to get the most out of their data converters. It will also be helpful to power supply designers who want to understand how the power supply design affects overall signal chain performance and need techniques to anaylize and design to the requirments of the system.

Speaker: Gregory Waterfall, Linear Power Marketing Manager, Texas Instruments.

Registration required.

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Automotive Designs Demand Low EMI Synchronous Buck Converters

March 31, 2015 -- As automobiles continue to add an increasing number of electronic systems to enhance safety, comfort, efficiency and performance while minimizing harmful exhaust emissions, it comes as no surprise they require smaller power solutions with higher power levels. Additionally, with the proliferation of more EMI-sensitive systems within the vehicle, reducing EMI emissions from switching power supplies is of paramount importance, thereby creating more challenges for switching regulator IC design. ... read more

How to Power LEDs and Protect Them, Too

March 31, 2015 -- There is a great deal to consider when designing a complete LED lighting system, including voltage, current and thermal constraints. Nevertheless, there are ICs available that can ease and facilitate their design while also optimizing all performance and protection metrics. ... read more

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Design Automation Conference (DAC), June 7 - June 11, 2015, Moscone Conventon Center, San Fransico, CA -- is the premier Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and silicon solution event. DAC features over 54 technical sessions covering the latest in design methodologies and EDA tool developments and an Exhibition and Demo Suite area with over 200 of the leading EDA, silicon and IP Providers. ... read more

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