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2011-08-15 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced a 16-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) featuring a single-wire interface and 4-to-20 mA current loop drive that simplifies the design of smart transmitters used in industrial two-wire sensor systems. The highly integrated DAC161P997 reduces component count and cost in factory and building automation control systems by enabling the use of a single isolation component to cross the...

2011-08-10 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced a pair of quad- and dual-channel, digital variable gain amplifiers (DVGA) that enable higher-performance wideband radio systems. The LMH6522 quad and LMH6521 dual DVGAs provide superior linearity performance over a wide frequency range, making them an ideal solution for the most challenging multi-channel wideband wireless systems. Target applications include intermediate frequency...

2011-08-01 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced seven new 24-bit and 16-bit multi-channel, sensor analog front-ends (AFE) that offer system designers a greater range of choices from high-performance to low-cost options that span channel configurations, current sources, and resolution. National's LMP900xx sensor AFE integrated circuits (ICs) provide an easy to configure signal path solution for interfacing sensors to...

2011-07-27 16:33:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 Audi new car models will be the first following National Semiconductor Corp.'s (NYSE:NSM) arrangement with Audi AG to provide analog integrated circuits (ICs) and subsystems for Modular Infotainment Device technology for Audi's next-generation vehicles. National's technology enables vivid graphics and content-protected high-definition (HD) video to be distributed throughout the vehicle, creating a movie theater-like experience for...

2011-07-11 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced a family of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that are the industry's first to directly sample RF signals beyond 2.7 GHz, with third-order intermodulation distortion (IMD3) up to -71 dBc and sampling at up to 3.6 Giga-samples per second (GSPS). Watch a demonstration video at http://www.national.com/rfadc. The ADC12Dxx00RF family includes five 12-bit ADCs that enable system...

2011-06-28 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced two new high-voltage system power management and protection integrated circuits (ICs) with on-chip power management bus (PMBus) support. The 48V input voltage LM5066 and -48V input voltage LM5064 integrate high-performance system protection and management blocks that precisely measure, control and manage the electrical operating conditions in systems such as routers, switches and...

2011-06-20 08:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What: PCI-SIG Developers Conference Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, Calif. When: June 22-23, 2011 National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) will showcase its industry-leading PCI Express® (PCIe) Gen-3 repeaters and will discuss techniques for extending the PCIe 1.0/2.0/3.0 link reach at the PCI-SIG Developers Conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara from June 22-23, 2011. PCIe...

2011-06-20 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced the industry's first 100V half-bridge gate driver optimized for use with enhancement-mode Gallium-Nitride (GaN) power field-effect transistors (FETs) in high-voltage power converters. National's new LM5113 is a highly-integrated, high-side and low-side GaN FET driver that reduces component count by 75 percent and shrinks printed circuit board (PCB) area by up to 85 percent compared...

2011-06-15 13:04:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) will host a Special Meeting of Stockholders on Tuesday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. PT at the company's headquarters campus in Santa Clara, Calif. to seek approval for the merger between National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments. When: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 2:00 p.m. PT Where: National Semiconductor, Santa Clara Campus Building E Conference Center 2900 Semiconductor...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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