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Automotive DC-DC converter enables fast and reliable charging for portable devices

October 22, 2013 1:57 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Recognizing and then charging any portable device (PD) directly from a vehicle battery can now be done over USB with a single IC, the MAX16984 automotive DC-DC converter with USB charge emulator from Maxim Integrated Products. Previously, PDs like smartphones and tablets could not charge reliably from OEM stock USB ports in vehicles.

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Synchronous step-down silent switcher needs only 2.5µA of quiescent current

October 21, 2013 4:34 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8614, a 4A, 42V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. A unique Silent Switcher architecture reduces EMI/EMC emissions by more than 20dB, well below the CISPR 25 Class 5 limit.

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FETs designed to meet the requirements of X to Ku band low noise block downconverters for direct broadcast satellites

October 18, 2013 2:28 pm | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics and California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) introduce the NE3516S02 and NE3513M04 GaAs FETs which were specifically designed to meet the demanding requirements of X to Ku band low noise block (LNB) downconverters for direct broadcast satellites.

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Discrete MOSFETs meet the demanding requirements of 2-way radios

October 14, 2013 1:18 pm | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics and California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) introduce the NE555 family of RF Discrete LD MOSFETs which were specifically designed to meet the demanding requirements of 2-Way Radios. The NE555 series are also great medium power transistors for Automatic Metering Infrastructure, RFID readers, and general short-range wireless applications.

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Microcontrollers deliver low-power consumption and high performance

October 14, 2013 9:36 am | Renesas Technology America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation has expanded its popular 32-bit RX100 Series of microcontrollers (MCUs) with the RX110 Group. Designed to support a broad range of markets, the new MCUs deliver a combination of ultra low-power consumption and high performance at attractive price points for entry-level 32-bit embedded Internet of Things (IoT) applications....

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MOSFET delivers increased power density while reducing overall system size and cost

October 11, 2013 9:44 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the introduction of the AUIRF8736M2 DirectFET 2 power MOSFET for heavy load automotive applications including electric power steering, braking systems and pumps that require superior power density in a compact footprint.

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Hold-up module offers board footprint savings

October 11, 2013 9:23 am | Gaia Converters | Product Releases | Comments

GAIA Converter has released a new front-end hold-up module targeting Avionic and Military applications. The HUGD-300 is designed for applications that need to meet power hold-up requirements in their designs, up to 300W. Such on-board applications need to remain operational between 50ms to 200 ms or more....

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Inductance-to-digital converter is presented as industry’s first for position and motion sensing

October 10, 2013 10:28 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments unveiled what it asserts is the industry’s first inductance-to-digital converter (LDC), a data converter category that uses coils and springs as inductive sensors. This contactless sensing technology can be used to measure the position, motion, or composition of a metal or conductive

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Digital step attenuator operates from 9 kHz to 8 GHz

October 9, 2013 5:36 pm | Richardson RFPD, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new high frequency, high power, 7-bit digital step attenuator (DSA) from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (Peregrine). The PE43704 operates from 9 kHz to 8 GHz....

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Motor driver IC operates at up to 28 V

October 9, 2013 10:53 am | Allegro Microsystems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduces a new, flexible microstepping motor driver with a built in translator for easy operation. Allegro’s A4992 is a single chip solution designed to operate bipolar stepper motors in full, half, quarter and eighth step modes, at up to 28 V (up to 50 V supply operation).

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ASSPs designed for gyroscopes and accelerometers

October 8, 2013 9:56 am | SiTime Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Si-Ware Systems (SWS) announces the SWS1120 and SWS1130 high-performance Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs) for MEMS gyroscopes and accelerometers. The SWS1120/30 are designed as ASSPs that are ready for integration with MEMS sensing elements.

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Wireless power receiver simplifies contactless battery charging across a 1.2cm air gap

October 7, 2013 2:15 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4120, a first for the company in the wireless battery charging space. The LTC4120 combines a wireless power receiver with a constant-current/constant-voltage battery charger, functioning as the receive circuit component in a complete wireless power transfer system....

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Embedded Video Engine features 3-in-1 functionality for graphical user interface development

October 4, 2013 12:35 pm | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking FDTI’s FT800 Embedded Video Engine (EVE) integrated circuit, which addresses the need for easy-to-design, advanced forms of human-machine interaction. The FTDI FT800 Embedded Video Engine (EVE) available at Mouser Electronics is a high quality graphics chip with 3-in-1 functionality....

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Gain block covers the frequency range from 50 to 4,000MHz

October 4, 2013 11:12 am | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TQL9047, an 8-pin, 2x2mm DFN packaged gain block from TriQuint Semiconductor. The TQL9047 offers internally match I/O over the frequency range of 50 to 4000MHz. With OIP3 of 35.5dBm, this gain block is ideally suited for BTS transceivers and repeaters....

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Integrated voltage regulator delivers over 97% efficiency

October 3, 2013 1:47 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the introduction of the IR3846 35A Point-of-Load (POL) integrated voltage regulator for space constrained enterprise power applications including servers, storage and netcom and telecom equipment that require high power density.

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