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Power management ICs designed for RF agile radio applications and FPGAs

March 4, 2014 9:58 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices (Norwood, MA) introduced an integrated family of efficient power management ICs (integrated circuits) targeting compact, high density power solutions for RF agile radio and FPGA/processor-based (field-programmable gate array) applications. Features include multiple buck regulators....

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LED driver IC rated at a current of 1A

March 3, 2014 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex (Sunnyvale, CA) introduced the HV9805, an LED driver IC, where the LED light source is arranged as a high-voltage LED string in order to accommodate certain lamp form factors, while allowing for cost savings through less complicated cooling and optical arrangements.

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8-bit microcontroller family designed for safety critical applications

March 3, 2014 9:41 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) announced from Embedded World an expansion of its 8-bit PIC microcontroller (MCU) portfolio, with the peripheral-rich, low pin count PIC16(L)F161X family. These new MCUs expand the offering of Microchip’s Core Independent Peripherals (CIP)....

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Power MOSFETs offer fast switching performance

February 20, 2014 4:39 pm | Advanced Power Electronics Corp. USA | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (San Jose, CA) has recently launched new N-channel enhancement-mode power MOSFETs offering a fast switching performance and very low on-resistance. The AP99T03GS-HF-3 MOSFET comes in a TO-263 package.

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100 V gallium nitride FET targets high frequency applications with positive gain into the 3 GHz range

February 20, 2014 10:24 am | Efficient Power Conversion | Product Releases | Comments

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (El Segundo, CA) extended its family of high-speed, high performance transistors with the EPC8010 power transistor. Sold in die form, the EPC8010 is 1.75 mm2 with 100 VDS.  Applications include hard-switching power converters operating in the multi-megahertz range....

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Power-management IC saves over 50% board space compared to discrete solutions

February 18, 2014 10:22 am | Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Automotive OEMs often limit instrument cluster module consumption to less than 100µA in standby mode. Given all the functions that the instrument cluster performs, the power supply itself must consume only a tiny portion of the power budget. Under no-load conditions...

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Graphics SoC offers desirable rendering, and multiple peripheral interfaces

February 11, 2014 10:23 am | Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor America (Sunnyvale, CA) introduced its MB86R24 graphics SOCs for automotive, building security and industrial applications. The chip combines the latest ARM CortexTM-A9 dual CPU core with

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Mid-voltage MOSFETs optimize power utilization in a space-saving package

February 10, 2014 2:32 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Many end applications — such as IP phones, motor control circuits, active clamp switches, and load switches — need to offer higher energy efficiency in a smaller footprint in order to meet manufacturers’ demands. Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) developed the FDMC86xxxP series of P-channel PowerTrench MOSFETs....

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Digital UV index sensors designed for wearables and smartphones

February 10, 2014 1:41 pm | Silicon Laboratories Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs (Austin, TX) introduced the industry’s first single-chip digital ultraviolet (UV) index sensor ICs designed to track UV sun exposure, heart/pulse rate, and blood oximetry and provide proximity/gesture control for smartphone and wearable computing products.

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Buck converter features 12µA quiescent current

February 4, 2014 11:37 am | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) announces the LTC3638, a 140V input-capable high efficiency buck converter that delivers up to 250mA of continuous output current. It operates from an input voltage range of 4V to 140V, making it ideal for telecom, industrial, avionic and automotive applications.

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IC features 400 outputs that are rated for +/-15V

February 4, 2014 9:41 am | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD) (Milpitas, CA) announced the availability of the IXEP1400 electronic paper display (EPD) gate driver. The IXEP1400 features 400 outputs that are rated for +/-15V. Data entered via the shift register input controls the pixels of the display.

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Control IC reduces part count for high-performance dimming applications

January 31, 2014 10:19 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) introduced the IRS2983 control IC for single-stage Flyback and Buck-Boost topologies used in LED drivers and power supplies. The IRS2983 employs primary side regulation that reduces component count and simplifies design by eliminating the opto-isolator and other components necessary for isolated feedback for fixed loads.

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Half-bridge gate driver drives both high side and low side MOSFETs and IGBTs

January 17, 2014 9:13 am | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD) announced the immediate availability of the IX21844 Half Bridge Gate Driver IC. The IX21844 is a high voltage IC that can drive discrete power MOSFETs and IGBTs that operate up to 600V. Both the high side and low side outputs feature integrated power DMOS transistors....

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Off-line PWM controllers features integrated power MOSFET

January 14, 2014 3:41 pm | Allegro Microsystems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduces a new family of off-line PWM controllers that incorporate both a sense MOSFET and a current mode PWM controller IC. This new series is offered by Allegro and manufactured and developed by Sanken Electric Co., Ltd. in Japan.

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µModule regulator configurable as quad, triple, dual, or single

January 13, 2014 12:36 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology announces the LTM4644 quad output step-down µModule (micromodule) regulator configurable as a single (16A), dual (12A, 4A or 8A, 8A), triple (8A, 4A, 4A) or quad (4A each) output regulator. This flexibility enables system designers to rely on one simple and compact µModule regulator....

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