GPIB Driver controls test instruments on Windows 8 operating systems

March 13, 2013 10:22 am | Ics Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Today, ICS Electronics announced the release of their updated GPIB Driver for controlling test instruments on Windows 8 operating systems. Designated as 488.2V4, this updated driver fully supports 32 and 64-bit Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.

LISTED UNDER: Peripheral

Low-power microcontroller family features up to 1MB of on-chip Flash

March 7, 2013 10:44 am | Renesas Technology America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics America announced the availability of a large number of new low-power, low voltage microcontrollers (MCUs). By expanding the low-power, low-voltage RX200 Series to include versions offering from 64 KB to 1 MB of on-chip flash memory, and package sizes from 48-pin LQFP to 145-pin LGA, Renesas now offers the broadest range of low-power 32-bit solutions in the industry.

LISTED UNDER: Development Boards

Platform for Kinetis KL05Z MCUs delivers desirable energy efficiency, performance

March 6, 2013 4:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

element14 has announced the global availability of a new board for evaluating Kinetis KL05Z MCUs (FRDM-KL05Z). Based on a microcontroller built on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor, the new platform gives design engineers the ability to use the latest 32-bit technology with low energy consumption and

LISTED UNDER: Development | Development Boards

Driver matches flash LED input current with safe output capability of battery in real time

March 5, 2013 2:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

  ams AG introduced a new intelligent LED driver for mobile phone cameras that maximizes the brightness of the flash without causing the phone’s battery to fall below its minimum operating voltage. The AS3649 LED driver uses an innovative “diagnostic pulse” – a burst of controlled high current lasting a few milliseconds – immediately before every flash operation.  


Backlight drivers designed for smartphones and tablets

March 4, 2013 2:18 pm | Skyworks Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions introduced several new backlight LED drivers supporting next-generation smartphones and tablets. Skyworks’ family of highly efficient, integrated, multi-channel products are tailored to support display panels ranging in size from 4 to 12 inches, significantly enhancing image quality and resolution while maximizing battery life.


Varistor series provides excellent ESD protection for automotive applications

February 27, 2013 10:58 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has introduced a new series of automotive sub pF varistors. Based on reliable zinc-oxide varistor technology, AVX’s new AEC-Q200-qualified Automotive Sub pF AG Series varistors provide ultra-low capacitance, bi-directional ESD protection in the sub 1pF range for automotive circuits sensitive to capacitance.


FPGA mezzanine card rapid prototyping kit aids JESD204B-compatible ADC-to-FPGA connectivity

February 26, 2013 7:41 pm | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Device added to its line of FPGA development platform-compatible FPGA mezzanine cards (FMC) incorporating JEDEC JESD204B SerDes (serializer/de-serializer) technology. Digital and analog designers can use the AD9250-FMC-250EBZ kit to simplify and rapidly prototype high-speed JESD204B A/D converter-to-FPGA platforms.

LISTED UNDER: Development | A/D

Development platform helps chipKIT and Arduino users develop wireless applications

February 26, 2013 3:23 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. and Digilent announced the jointly developed chipKIT uC32 open-source development platform, which is based on Microchip’s 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller, as well as the chipKIT Wi-Fi Shield. Digilent’s chipKIT uC32 development board has the same form factor as

LISTED UNDER: Development | Development Boards

8-pin, low-profile Power SOIC package for high-current power relays

February 22, 2013 3:14 pm | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division announced the immediate availability of the CPC1907B, +/-6ADC or 6Arms, AC Power SSR. The 1-Form-A CPC1907B is a 60V device with very low 0.06 Ohms of On-Resistance, offered in the new Power SOIC package.

LISTED UNDER: Power Management

Multi-core microcontroller (MCU) family aimed at functional safety applications for car electronics

February 21, 2013 3:55 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced a new member in its multi-core microcontroller (MCU) family aimed at functional safety applications for car electronics. The new device combines compliance with the most stringent automotive safety standards (ISO 26262)...

LISTED UNDER: Embedded | Real-Time Operating Systems

Microcontroller provides high 72-MHz operating speed

February 19, 2013 4:36 pm | Nuvoton Technology Corporation America | Product Releases | Comments

Nuvoton Technology Corporation announces the launch of NUC123 series, a new 32-bit Cortex-M0 microcontroller with USB 2.0 Full Speed devices and a 10-bit ADC. The NUC123 series provides the high 72MHz operating speed, large 20KB SRAM and 8 USB endpoints which make it powerful in USB communication and data processing.

LISTED UNDER: Development Boards

MOSFET family ideal for high-voltage applications

February 15, 2013 3:30 pm | Alpha And Omega Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited introduced the AOTF11C60 and AOTF20C60, 600V MOSFETs with AlphaMOS II technology. The AlphaMOS II (a patent pending proprietary structure and process) combines planar-like robustness and controlled switching characteristics with the low on-resistance performance of super-junction type devices.


Analog-to-digital converter offers four user-programmable operating modes

February 12, 2013 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Touchstone Semiconductor announced the immediate availability of the TS7001, its newest 12-bit 187.5-ksps analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that can be used as a 1.5x faster/50% lower INL drop-in upgrade to the Analog Devices AD7887A. The TS7001 is a 50% smaller footprint and is also 1.5x faster versus the high-grade AD7887B in an SOIC-8.


Insulated-gate bipolar transistors optimized for uninterruptible power supplies, solar, induction heating, industrial motor, and welding applications

February 11, 2013 3:00 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier (IR) announced the expansion of its family of 600V insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) with the introduction of the IRGP4640D, IRGP4650D and IRGP4660D. The new rugged, reliable devices are optimized for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), solar, induction heating, industrial motor and welding applications.


32-channel discrete-to-digital sensing IC includes built-in lightning protection

February 6, 2013 2:26 pm | Holt Integrated Circuits | Product Releases | Comments

Holt Integrated Circuits today announced the introduction of HI-8435, a new 3.3V, 32-channel, discrete-to-digital sensing IC with SPI interface and built-in lightning protection. The sense input thresholds and hysteresis are programmable via the 20MHz SPI bus and all 32 sense output states may be read with a single SPI command.



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