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Isolated LED driver ICs deliver up to 12 W output, desirable accuracy

May 20, 2014 11:49 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations announced its LYTSwitch-2 family of isolated LED drivers. The new IC family, which delivers up to 12 W of accurately controlled output power, substantially reduces component count, resulting in simpler, smaller, more reliable LED lighting designs, according to the company.

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Multi-cell battery monitors increase safety, protection for 12-V to 48-V industrial Li-ion batteries

May 20, 2014 10:57 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) introduced what it asserts are the first scalable, multi-cell battery monitors that significantly improve battery pack safety and reduce design time of 12-V to 48-V lithium-ion and lithium-iron phosphate batteries…

LISTED UNDER: Power Management

10-A backup power controller IC provides capacitor-based uninterrupted power

May 19, 2014 11:46 am | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduced the LTC3350, a supercapacitor charger and backup controller IC that provides all PowerPath control, capacitor stack charging and balancing, and capacitor “health” monitoring to ensure that the backup system is capable of reliable operation.

LISTED UNDER: Power Supply Circuits

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Inphi wins for ICs

May 16, 2014 12:58 pm | Inphi Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The IN3214SZ from Inphi Corporation (Santa Clara, CA) is a quad linear driver designed to enable OEMs to implement more complex and flexible modulation formats that are capable of increasing the capacity of the long haul and metro networking infrastructure by up to a factor of four....

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2-A output buck regulator suits automotive infotainment applications

May 15, 2014 2:32 pm | Allegro Microsystems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC (Worcester, MA) introduced a new automotive 2.0 A buck regulator that is designed to provide the low power supply requirements of next generation car audio and infotainment systems. Allegro’s A8585 device provides…

LISTED UNDER: Power Supply Circuits | Pulse Width Modulators | Voltage Regulators

SiC 1200-V MOSFET boasts RDS(ON) of 25-mOhms in TO-247-3 package

May 15, 2014 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree (Durham, NC) introduced a silicon carbide (SiC) 1200-V MOSFET with an RDS(ON) of 25 mΩ in an industry standard TO-247-3 package. The C2M0025120D, is expected to be widely adopted in PV inverters, high voltage DC/DC converters, induction…

LISTED UNDER: FET | Power

600-V energy-efficient Trench IGBTs are optimized for a complete power range spectrum

May 12, 2014 11:31 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) expanded its portfolio of 600-V insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) in a variety of packages. The new rugged, reliable IRxx46xx Series of devices are optimized for a complete power range spectrum.

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Digital to analog converters offer increased accuracy

May 8, 2014 9:54 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) (Dallas, TX) introduced a new family of digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that enables engineers to increase the accuracy and performance of programmable logic controller (PLC) I/O modules, field sensors and transmitters, and building automation systems, while decreasing overall system size and cost.

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nvSRAM family boasts fast HD NVRAM and supports direct connections to NAND bus controllers

May 6, 2014 10:58 am | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (San Jose, CA) introduced a family of 16 Mb nonvolatile Static Random Access Memories (nvSRAMs), including devices with asynchronous parallel and asynchronous Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) Standard 1.0 interfaces.

LISTED UNDER: Memories | RAMs

Smart-meter ICs maintain accuracy down to standby-power levels for accurate billing

May 5, 2014 11:14 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

New smart-meter chips from STMicroelectronics (Geneva) are said to enable utility companies to improve billing by measuring accurately down to extremely low power levels. The STPM3 devices prevent such losses by keeping the meter accuracy down to…

LISTED UNDER: Power Supply Circuits | Voltage Regulators

IGBTs feature current ratings range from 20A to 310A

May 2, 2014 4:17 pm | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Corporation (Milpitas, CA), a manufacturer of power semiconductors and integrated circuits for energy efficiency, power management, and motor control applications, is going to announce a new IGBT product line, the 900V XPT IGBTs. The current ratings range from 20A to 310A....

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Wide-band, unmatched transistor enables efficiencies up to 77%

April 24, 2014 4:40 pm | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the T2G6001528-SG from TriQuint. This wide band, unmatched transistor offers up to 15W P3dB of power from DC to 6GHz. GaN on SiC HEMT enables efficiencies up to 77%. Other features include....

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microSD memory cards are said to be world’s fastest

April 18, 2014 9:10 am | Toshiba America Electronic Components | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (Irvine, CA) has introduced what it says is the world’s fastest microSD memory cards. The new cards comply with the UHS-II2 interface standard, the ultra high speed serial bus interface defined in the SD Memory Card Standard Ver. 4.20.

LISTED UNDER: Memories

60V MOSFETs feature ultra-low Rds(on) for industrial applications

April 17, 2014 1:22 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) announced the expansion of its StrongIRFET MOSFET portfolio to include 60V devices for a wide variety of industrial applications including power tools, Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) inverters, DC motor drives, Li-Ion battery pack protection...

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Single-phase energy meter SoC enables ±0.1% accuracy over 5000:1 dynamic range

April 15, 2014 9:05 am | Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Using the ZON M3 (MAX71315) single-phase electricity meter SoC from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (San Jose, CA), engineers now have a low-cost design system for e-meters and solid-state meters. The ZON M3 energy-meter solution integrates four 24-bit ADCs....

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