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What is Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC)?
A Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) is a type of IC that operates at microwave frequencies (300MHz to 300GHz), performing such functions as microwave mixing, power amplification, low-noise amplification and high-frequency switching.
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2008-10-28 Trends in integrated circuits that affect ESD protection requirements
This document shows the history and future trends in robustness of integrated circuits to ESD.
2016-04-01 There's more to IC design than just circuits
It takes a village to get complex semiconductors out to market, from design, packaging, test and manufacture. It benefits everyone in the team to know where a product is headed.
2001-04-06 Techniques for optimizing UHF front-end Integrated Circuits
This application note discusses S-parameter theory and applications, and details a method for obtaining device noise parameter data for the SA621 and SA611 UHF front-end ICs.
2013-06-03 Si2 set to unveil PDN Standard for 3D integrated ICs
The 3D IC Design Exchange Format Standard for Power Distribution Networks describes a unified interface protocol for both Power/Ground and signal ports for die-2-die and package-2-PCB interfaces.
2010-12-29 Rambus, Renesas ink logic integrated circuits licensing deal
Rambus Inc. and Renesas Electronics renewed their patent license agreement covering logic integrated circuits for a period of five years.
2006-10-09 NXP unrolls 'first' integrated mobile WiMAX transceivers
NXP's UXF23480 (for North America and Australia) and UXF23460 (for Taiwan, Japan, North America and Europe) are said to be the world's first fully integrated mobile WiMAX transceivers
2013-08-19 Maxim Integrated reaches deal to acquire Volterra
Maxim Integrated will acquire Voltera Semiconductor for $23 per share. The deal is approximately valued at $605 million
2000-12-11 Interfacing with MECL 10,000 Integrated Circuits
This application note describes some of the MECL circuits used to interface with signals not meeting MECL input or output requirements
2001-04-05 High sensitivity applications of low-power RF/IF Integrated Circuits
This application note discusses four high sensitivity receivers and IF strips that utilize intermediate frequencies of 10.7MHz or greater. Each circuit configuration comes with an explanation of component selection criteria to allow adaptation to other frequencies and bandwidths.
2015-08-21 Examining two simple secondary battery circuits
In this article, we tackle two issues where non-standard solutions are useful, and in each case a less well known feature of many voltage references complicated the design.
2013-09-09 Designing magnetic solenoid driver circuits
Read about the design of current-controlled, intelligent magnetic solenoid driver circuits
2014-09-24 Circuits to harness speed of light with photonic diode
Fabricated using nitride semiconductor rods, the photonic diode yields distinct light intensities from opposite endsa property seen as useful for developing all-optical integrated circuits.
2013-03-18 Caltech engineers create self-healing circuits
Caltech engineers demonstrated the capability in tiny power amplifiers that could repair themselves.
2000-12-11 Bussing with MECL 10,000 Integrated Circuits
This application note describes some of the guidelines to consider when designing high-speed bus lines and shows how the MC10123 can be used for maximum bus performance.
2005-03-07 An introduction to analog circuit design Part 1: Transistors and Elementary Circuits
Modern circuit design is a
2012-01-19 Wafer bonding machine yields 3D integrated LSI ICs
The Bond Meister MWB-12-ST can continuously bond up to five 12in wafers and can perform wafer transfer and alignment for automatic bonding.
2004-11-23 The efficiency killer in dc-dc converter circuits
This app note describes the effects of source resistance, how to calculate efficiency, real-world considerations, design considerations, and shows a real-world example.
2001-04-06 The behavior of integrated bus hold circuits
This application note discusses the effects of bus hold circuits as applied by Philips Semiconductors in their advanced CMOS and BiCMOS logic families
2003-04-03 TEL, Teseda rolls integrated DFT system
Tokyo Electron Ltd and Teseda Corp. have released an integrated design for testability (DFT) system targeted for wafer testing applications
2007-08-29 Supervisory circuits ease power-supply monitoring
Coming in 2mm x 2mm microDFN packages, Maxim's new supervisory circuits offer a variety of features that reduce the complexity and number of components for power-supply monitoring
2009-02-20 Supervisor circuits pack battery backup, CE gating
Maxim Integrated Products has developed the MAX16016/20/21/23/24 low-power, microprocessor supervisory circuits featuring precision power-supply monitoring and battery-control functions.
2007-06-18 Strengths, faults of LVDS fail-safe circuits
This article discusses the design, operation, strengths and shortcomings of three different fail-safe circuits: external-biasing, in-path and parallel circuits. There is no single all-perfect solution for an LVDS fail-safe function. The analysis shows, however, that the parallel method can work well in more situations than either of the other two methods
2008-12-17 Startup shows off integrated protocol processor
Siverge Networks debuts this week a single chip that handles a wide range of protocols for an equally broad target market of wired, optical and wireless telecom systems.
2007-11-09 Spice simulator aims at 1M transistor circuits
Berkeley Design Automation Inc. has introduced a 64bit version of its Analog FastSpice circuit simulator, which the company says delivers true SPICE accuracy on greater than 1M transistor circuits
2008-12-15 Space-saving precision amp is highly integrated
ADI has released the AD8295, a highly integrated precision instrumentation amplifier front-end that uses 50 percent less board space than competing amplifier solutions for industrial and instrumentation applications
2012-09-06 Sol Chip to integrate solar conversion, logic circuits
The company plans to manufacture chips before the end of 2012, creating circuits that can be used to recharge the batteries of mobile and off-grid devices
2010-06-23 Resilient memories key to ultralow-power CPU circuits
Intel Corp. has detailed low-voltage resilient memories that will help enable ultralow-power circuits in processor designs at the 2010 Symposium on VLSI Circuits
2008-12-09 Quantance, efficient radio frequency transmit circuits
There is no doubt that obtaining funding for a semiconductor startup in this economy is anything but easy. But not all is lost, as Quantance demonstrates.
2006-01-31 Protection circuits operate up to 72V
Maxim's new family of overvoltage protection circuits are designed for systems with high transient voltages as found in automotive, industrial and telecommunication applications
2004-11-23 Preventing parasitic mode oscillation in MAX2104 circuits
Preventing parasitic mode oscillation in MAX2104 circuits
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