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Power Monitoring IC Exhibits 2.5 Percent Static Accuracy

September 26, 2008 5:27 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

Using TruePower technology, International Rectifier’s IR3721 output power monitoring IC captures dynamic power information with 2.5% static accuracy at 65°C. The 10-pin lead-free DFN-packaged component works for DC/DC converters used in notebook computers, desktop computers, and energy-efficient server applications. The RoHS-compliant IC monitors

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Recovery Rectifier Yields High Switching Speed

September 23, 2008 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in the GPR-4AM voidless glass-bead axial-leaded case, Central Semiconductor’s CPR5U-040 5 A 400 V recovery rectifier exhibits a switching speed of 25 ns. The 660°C metallurgical-bonded component operates in commercial, industrial, entertainment, avionics, and automotive applications, switch mode power supplies and half and full wave

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ICs Manage Power Digitally

September 23, 2008 7:48 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Complying with Energy Star specifications, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FD2004, FD2004-01 and FD2006 digital power controllers and FD1505 digital power support driver use Fairchild-Zilker’s Digital-DC architecture to manage power digitally. The 5 mm² 32-lead or 6 mm² 36-lead QFN-packaged controllers offer an input voltage range from

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Battery Monitoring IC Measures 12 Cells

September 23, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stacking in series without optocouplers or isolators, Linear Technology’s LTC6802 multicell battery monitoring IC has the capability to measure up to 12 individual Lithium-Ion battery cells within 13 ms. The 8 mm × 12 mm 44-lead SSOP-packaged device performs in stack voltages over 1,000 V with <0.25% max. measurement error from -40°C to 85°C and

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Semiconductors Provide Real-time Power Information

September 19, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using integrated 10-bit A/D conversion, Summit Microelectronics’ SMM151/2/3 environmental monitoring semiconductors allow systems to obtain real-time input current and differential output voltage information, and adjust operating modes. The SMM151 and SMM152 offer output voltage margining from 0.3 V to VDD (up to 5 V), 1% accuracy and margining during development or production. The SMM152 and SMM153 integrate 4 general purpose

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Voltage Translator Yields Wide Voltage Range

September 18, 2008 7:16 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Performing in Bluetooth and display screens, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FXM2IC102 I²C voltage translator operates over a voltage range from 1.65 V to

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Audio Subsystem Delivers 725 mW

September 15, 2008 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Powering from a lithium-ion battery, Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX9877 audio subsystem delivers 725 mW of output power from a 3.7 V supply into an 8 O load with a maximum efficiency of 85%. The device combines a mono Class D speaker amplifier, DirectDrive architecture, stereo headphone amplifier and bypass analog switch for Class AB

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DC/DC Controller Drives N-channel Power MOSFET Stages

September 12, 2008 10:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering coincident or ratiometric tracking, Linear Technology’s LTC3851 synchronous step-down DC/DC switching regulator controller include on-board MOSFET gate drivers to drive all N-channel power MOSFET stages. The 3 mm² QFN-16- or SSOP-16-packaged component exhibits an input voltage range from 4 V to 38 V, output voltage

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Triacs Demonstrate High Current Levels

September 12, 2008 5:35 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Presenting on-state current ratings of 16 A rms, ON Semiconductor’s BTAxxx Series silicon TO220-packaged triacs offer gate trigger current (lgt) levels of 35 mA and 50 mA in 3 and 4 quadrants. The snubberless devices exhibiting power ratings of 8 A, 12 A and 16 A, blocking voltage to 800 V and immunity to dV/dt of up to 2,000 V/µs. The Pb-free

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Serial Flash Chip Shows Sub-90 nm Device Compatibility

September 11, 2008 9:24 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting an operating voltage range from 1.65 V to 1.95 V, Atmel’s AT25DF081 8 Mb Serial Flash chip operates in the same voltage range as sub-90 nm ASICs and processors/controllers, yielding a single supply voltage for all system components. The device stores program code and data in battery-powered portable consumer products including personal media players and smartphones while operating at 66 MHz. The component enables

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Daughter Cards Plug into Development Boards

September 10, 2008 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Enabling broadcast video applications, National Semiconductor’s SDALTEVK and SDXILEVK daughter cards perform with Altera’s Cyclone III development board via HSMC and Xilinx’s Spartan-3A development board via Avnet’s

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SerDes Transceiver Offers 30 ps Jitter Performance

September 10, 2008 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meeting SMPTE 424M jitter specifications, National Semiconductor’s LMH4345 SerDes transceiver exhibits output alignment jitter performance of 30 ps and a minimum input jitter tolerance of 0.6 units interval (UI) in multi-channel broadcast video equipment. The 14 mm² 100-pin TQFP-packaged component includes 4 integrated

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High-Stability Oscillator Can Replace Crystal Oscillators

September 8, 2008 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories entered the consumer timing market with its 100 percent CMOS oscillator suited for consumer applications. By completely eliminating the quartz resonator that must be cut and tuned for each crystal oscillator (XO) frequency, the Si500 helps enable extremely short lead times. The ultra-low phase noise silicon oscillator

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Voltage Supervisors Use 160 nA

September 5, 2008 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Running on a supply current from 1.8 V to 5 V, Intersil’s ISL88001/2/3 3-lead voltage supervisors consume 160 nA of power on a 1.8 V supply current. The SC-70- or SOT-23 packaged devices offer a voltage threshold accuracy of ±1.2% for reset assertion and precision monitoring, a 200 ms power-in reset timeout function and 54 potential

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IC Employs Timing Generators for SETS Apps

September 4, 2008 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing hitless reference and master/slave switching support with a SyncLink cross-couple data link, Connor-Winfield’s STC5230 synchronous clock IC uses 2 independent timing generators, T0 and T4, that include a digital phase-locked loop (DPLL) in Freerun, Synchronized, and Holdover modes with programmable loop bandwidth of each DPLL from 90 mHz to 107 Hz. The ITU-G.813- and Telcordia GR1244 and

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