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EDN: A perspective on digital ANC solutions in a low latency dominated world

A persective on digital ANC solutions in a low latency dominated world

Active noise cancelling (ANC) technology was used typically in pricey headsets to attenuate the engine noise of an aircraft. The technique to attenuate the unwanted ambient noise is rather old and was invented in the last century. Meanwhile, the headset industry noticed the advantages of ANC with its enhanced listening experience to differentiate from commodity headsets. Since ANC was a niche market to the semiconductor industry, the typical technical implementations used to be discrete with stand-alone headphone amplifiers, operational amplifiers, and microphone pre-amplifiers.

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Electronic Design: 11 Myths About XYZ Color Sensing

11 Myths About XYZ Color Sensing

With the recent application of nano-photonic interference filter technology, XYZ color sensing is moving out of the realm of laboratory instrument into more mainstream applications, including in-situ spectral sensing and lighting. In this article, we tackle 11 of the most common misconceptions about XYZ and its applications.

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Electronic Design: Power & Analog 2017 Forecast - What Experts Are Saying

Power & Analog 2017 Forecast: What Experts Are Saying

Representatives from major players in the semiconductor industry share their predictions for 2017 regarding power modules, wireless power, data converters, wireless sensing, and more. Pierre Laboisse, executive vice president, global sales and marketing, ams, offers his perspective on where the sensor market will focus in 2017.

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Electronic Design: Magnetic Angle Position Sensors Elicit Efficient, Energy-Saving Motor Control

Magnetic Angle Position Sensors Elicit Efficient, Energy-Saving Motor Control

In the seemingly endless quest for higher motor performance and improved system cost efficiencies, motor manufacturers are increasingly adopting a new trend: Replacing multiple magnetic Hall-effect latch sensor devices with a single Hall-effect magnetic angle sensor device for motor-commutation feedback. This trend is particularly evident in the automotive and industrial markets, where use of brushless direct-current (BLDC) motors is on the rise.

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Sensors Online: ams Goes All In On Sensors

ams Goes All In On Sensors

Most of the acquisitions we report on in the tech community have diversification as the end goal of the deal. For example, a large and established LED maker may acquire, or at least partner with, a maker of flat-panel displays to get a piece of the LED-TV/Display market.

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Evaluation Engineering: Real-time adaptive test algorithm can safely reduce wafer testing time and cost

Real-time adaptive test algorithm can safely reduce wafer testing time and cost

The testing of the semiconductor dies produced by a wafer fabrication plant involves a long series of operations requiring meticulous care. The time spent performing these tests markedly affects both a plant’s production throughput and production costs.

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EEWeb: Sensing the Future: ams' Plans to Shape the World with Sensor Solutions

Sensing the Future: ams' Plans to Shape the World with Sensor Solutions

The world around us is changing.Technology has increasingly become more integrated into our surroundings to offer users a seamless operating experience with everyday devices.

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EE Times: Smart Homes Smell the Coffee

Smart Homes Smell the Coffee

A new crop of smart home devices on the way will smell the air to make sure it is healthy. The gas sensors are getting built into thermostats, baby monitors, digital night lights and security cameras.

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EDN: ams and ST team up to secure NFC mobile payments

ams and ST team up to secure NFC mobile payments

There are some potential problems with paying via NFC. Users of near field communication, especially for making payments and storing credit card information, are understandably concerned about the security their private information. Methods that thieves use in typical security attacks include eavesdropping, data corruption or modification, interception attacks, and physical thefts.

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LEDs Magazine: Gooee and ams drive sensor-based connected lighting technology (UPDATED)

Gooee and ams drive sensor-based connected lighting technology (UPDATED)

Connected and adaptive smart lighting systems are clearly the future of the solid-state lighting (SSL) space and the key to both better lighting and additional gains in energy efficiency beyond what LEDs afford. Recent activity at Strategies in Light (SIL) in Las Vegas, NV and Smart Lighting Controls Europe in London shows how two enabling-technology suppliers hope to assist lighting manufacturers with entering the smart lighting space. 

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LEDs Magazine: Integrating the Internet of Awareness into our smart SSL systems (MAGAZINE)

 Integrating the Internet of Awareness into our smart SSL systems (MAGAZINE) 

The phrase "Internet of Things" (IoT) is being used so often that it would be easy to write it off as simply the latest buzzword for objects with Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. While the age of ubiquitous Internet-connected toasters is not quite upon us, the next era of device interconnectivity certainly is here now, and the coming growth of "connectedness" is undeniable. 

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EDN Network: Designing a feedback ANC headset using AS3435

Designing a feedback ANC headset using AS3435

Feed-forward headsets typically are more easily developed because the design engineer usually does not have to deal with stability issues. A major drawback of this topology, however, is wind noise because the ANC microphones are directly exposed to the ambient. An alternative that overcomes this drawback is the use of a feedback ANC technology. This article describes the development steps necessary to design a feedback ANC headset based on the AS3435 from ams AG. 

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Electronic Design: Overcome Stray Field Interference in Magnetic Position-Sensor ICs

Overcome Stray Field Interference in Magnetic Position-Sensor ICs

Magnetic position sensing has proved popular in a range of motion- and motor-control applications in the industrial and automotive markets. Various methods for measuring flux density have evolved, leading to the development of the fully integrated magnetic position sensor ICs that incorporate the magnetic sensing element, signal conditioning and signal processing on a single chip.

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LED Professional: ams Combines Daylight Sensor and Smart Lighting Manager to a Compact IoT-Hub

ams Combines Daylight Sensor and Smart Lighting Manager to a Compact IoT-Hub

ams AG, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, today introduced its revolutionary AS721x Autonomous Daylighting Manager, the industry’s first integrated chip-scale Internet of Things (IoT)-connected smart lighting manager. This new class of sensor-integrated smart lighting manager solutions delivers cost-effective, IoT-connected integrated control capabilities to luminaire, light engine and replacement lamp manufacturers.

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Electronic Products: Sensor-integrated lighting manager brings control to new level

Sensor-integrated lighting manager brings control to new level

The AS721x autonomous daylighting manager is the industry’s first integrated chip-scale IoT-connected smart lighting manager. This new class of sensor-integrated smart lighting manager delivers integrated control capabilities to luminaire, light engine and replacement lamp manufacturers. The chip provides system-level control capabilities by sensing the ambient daylight and enabling the delivery of constant lux levels in the space.