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Start with the news release Photo IC for optical switching applications from Hamamatsu Photonics, which we summarised at the time by saying "Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced a photo IC that is designed for optical switches and provides an analogue waveform output, proportional to the intensity of incident pulsed light. ". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release Oscillator achieves ultra-low phase noise from Z-Communications: "Z-Communications has announced an RoHS-compliant VCO (voltage-controlled oscillator) in S-band for digital radio and fixed wireless applications that require ultra-low phase noise performance. ".

In December 2010, we covered the news from Linear Technology - take a look at Linear introduces H-grade switching regulator which says: "Linear Technology has announced a H-grade step-down switching regulator for load dump and cold-crank conditions commonly found in automotive applications as well as 24V industrial supplies.".

Take a look also at the news release from Altera, EASA certifies avionics unit with Altera processor, as well as Self-protected MOSFETs for automotive applications from Diodes Incorporated, and 1W power supplies offer efficiency of 89 per cent from Aimtec.

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Aimtec power supplies offer auto-recovery restart (December 2010)

Aimtec has launched the AM1DS-NZ series of 1W power supplies, featuring continuous short-circuit protection with auto-recovery restart and suitable for a range of applications.

Compact linear regulator with thermal resistance (December 2010)

Linear Technology has produced a wider-temperature-range version of the LT3010, a high-voltage, micropower linear regulator for avionics, military, industrial, automotive, RF and telecom applications.

Ultra-miniaturised wafer-level chip scale packages (December 2010)

In Q1 2011 Nordic Semiconductor will release a set of WLCSPs for space-constrained sports, fitness and health applications worn near the body such as watches, bike computers, sensors and hearing aids.

Gain blocks for cellular bands GSM, CDMA and UMTS (December 2010)

Avago Technologies has expanded its high-performance power amplifier range with the MGA-31589 and MGA-31689 0.5-watt gain blocks, suitable for cellular infrastructure applications.

Voltage controller with integrated power MOSFET (December 2010)

Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4219 5A Hot Swap controller with sense resistor, for protecting low-power boards from inrush current in many RAID, server, telecom and industrial applications.

VGA for wireless infrastructure transceivers (December 2010)

Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2062, a fully programmable, multistate, dual-channel, analogue and digital IF/RF variable-gain amplifier suitable for automatic gain control circuits.

Sensor IC withstands harsh automotive environments (December 2010)

Allegro Microsystems has launched the A1356, a user-programmable linear Hall-effect sensor IC with a pulse width modulated (PWM) output for automotive gear and clutch detection and position sensing.

Driver controller for illumination and signage (December 2010)

Diodes Incorporated has designed the AL8400 linear LED driver controller to tightly regulate a variation of high-brightness LED currents via an external transistor.

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