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ADCs Consume Low Power

November 25, 2008 6:30 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Providing 18-bits of resolution, Microchip Technology’s MCP3422, MCP3423, and MCP3424 delta-sigma ADCs exhibit power consumption of 135 µA at 3-V continuous conversion. The 2 mm × 3 mm DFN-packaged components integrate a voltage reference, a programmable gain amplifier, and an on-board oscillator. The multi-channel devices are appropriate for

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SoC Integrates 2.4 GHz Transceiver Core

November 24, 2008 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Including the Enhanced ShockBurst hardware link layer, Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF24LE1 SoC uses the nRF24L01+ 2.4-GHz transceiver core in wireless applications running on coin cell batteries. The component utilizes an 8051 mixed signal MCU core offering performance via one or two clock cycles, 16 KB of on-chip Flash memory, and 1-KB of SRAM. The unit presents a 32-kHz oscillator for synchronous protocols, a 16-MHz RC oscillator for

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Switcher ICs Simplify Constant-Voltage Converter Design

November 24, 2008 6:48 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting applications requiring +/-5% voltage accuracy, the LinkSwitch-CV Series of AC/DC switched-mode power conversion ICs simplify the design of CV converters by eliminating all secondary-side CV and control-loop compensation circuitry. The family includes the LNK626PG, presented as the world’s highest-power accurate constant voltage (CV) integrated switcher IC with primary-side control.

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MMIC Amplifiers Target Microwave/Millimeterwave Radios

November 21, 2008 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suiting VSAT, military and space, fiber optics, sensor, and test instrumentation applications, Hittite Microwave’s HMC451LP3E and HMC-ABH264 GaAs PHEMT MMIC amplifiers work in point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios. The RoHS-compliant HMC451LP3E operates from 5 GHz to 18 GHz with 18-dB gain, 21-dBm saturated output power at 18% PAE, and 28-dBm output IP3 in a temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. The HMC-ABH264 performs from

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Transistors Demonstrate Low VCE(SAT)

November 20, 2008 6:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a SMT SOT-883L TLP leadless package, Central Semiconductor’s CET3904E (NPN) and CET3906E (PNP) 40-V general-purpose transistors exhibit VCE(SAT) values of 0.100 V (max.) and 0.057 V (typ.) at 10 mA, and 0.2 V (max.) and 0.100 V (typ.) at 50 mA. The 1.050 mm × 0.650 mm × 0.400 mm components have a max. collector current of

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Isolation Amplifier Targets Hybrid Vehicles

November 20, 2008 4:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Qualifying to AEC-Q100 automotive stress test requirements, Avago Technologies’ ACPL-782T automotive-grade isolation amplifier operates in Hybrid electric vehicles. The 8-pin DIP-packaged component offers common mode noise rejection of 15 kV/µs at a typical common-mode voltage of 1 kV, an input offset voltage of 0.3 mV, ±2% gain tolerance, and gain drift versus

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Buck Regulator Includes Programmable LDO

November 19, 2008 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing the 5 V needed for the gate drive bias, Semtech’s SC417 point-of-load (POL) synchronous buck regulator uses an adjustable 150-mA LDO for operation from a single rail. The RoHS-compliant unit offers an input voltage range from 3 V to 28 V, internal crossover circuitry, pseudo fixed frequency adaptive on-time control, SmartDrive technology, and

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DC/DC Converter Focuses on Light-Load Efficiency

November 18, 2008 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended for applications such as telecom, computing, industrial, and consumer point of load applications, a 1.5-A output step-down switcher from TI uses the Eco-mode light-load switching technique to achieve a 116-uA operating current and 1.3-uA shutdown current. Features of the 65-V input device include an integrated FET, a switching frequency range

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PCIe Switches Integrate DMA Engine

November 17, 2008 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering configurable ports ranging from x1 to x8, PLX Technology’s ExpressLane PEX 8619 (16 lanes and ports), PEX 8615 (12 lanes and ports), and PEX 8609 (8 lanes and ports) PCIe Gen2-compliant switches incorporate a direct memory access (DMA) engine. The components provide 4 DMA channels supporting data transfers between I/O devices connected to any of the available ports while maintaining independence from the transparent switch functionality with

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Control ICs Suit Lighting Ballast Apps

November 17, 2008 8:31 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

Incorporating a half-bridge driver, International Rectifier’s IRS2530D DIM8 and IRS2158D 600-V control ICs target energy-efficient dimming fluorescent lighting ballast applications. The 8-pin DIP- or SOIC-packaged IRS2530D DIM8 presents a high-voltage pin, DC dim input voltage reference, and AC lamp current feedback, internal non-ZVS protection, and internal crest factor

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GUI Processor Chips Create User Interfaces

November 14, 2008 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supporting passive and active displays up to 24 bits-per-pixel, Amulet Technologies’ AGB75LC04-XX-X GUI processor chips consists of the hardware and software required for transforming a up to 12” color LCD and touch panel into a user interface. The components provides support for USB 2.0, TWI, UART, and SPI interfaces, and directly connects to 4- and 5-wire resistive touch

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Stereo Audio Codec Delivers 94 dBA SNR

November 13, 2008 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Adding to the emPowerAudio family, Nuvoton Technology’s WAU8822 stereo audio codec demonstrates 48-kHz stereo DAC SNR of 94 dBA and 48-kHz stereo ADC SNR of 93 dBA. The 5 mm² 32-lead QFN-packaged component exhibits DAC THD of -84 dB, ADC THD of -80 dB, speaker drive capability of 900 mW, and standby current consumption of 6 µA. The unit drives

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DC/DC Buck Converter Supplies 600 mA

November 13, 2008 9:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suiting single Li-ion cell or triple AA cell applications, austriamicrosystems’ AS1324 DC/DC buck converter delivers 600 mA from an input voltage range from 2.7 V to 5.5 V. The 5-pin TSOT23-packaged component displays a duty cycle capability for low dropout, an adjustable variant allowing an externally-set output voltage from 0.6 V to VIN, and a switching frequency of

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Dual-channel DACs Designed for High-performance Apps

November 13, 2008 5:21 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Integrating two DACs on a single device, eight TxDAC transmit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) from Analog Devices are designed for communications, industrial, instrumentation and other demanding high-performance applications. Dissipating 220-mW at their maximum sample rate, the AD911x series feature 2-mA full-scale output current. Each TxDAC integrates two 14-, 12-, 10- or 8-bit digital-to-analog converters

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MCUs Integrate Flash Memory

November 12, 2008 10:31 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Performing in automotive body and chassis control applications, Renesas Technology’s M16C/5L and M16C/56 16-bit MCU groups offer 96 KB, 128 KB, or 256 KB Flash memory in the 80-pin package, and 64 KB, 96 KB, 128 KB, or 256 KB Flash memory in the 64-pin package. The components exhibit 16 KB of independent user Flash memory for storing programs for

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