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Military Converters Deliver from 3 to 5 kVA

June 24, 2008 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing an output from 3 to 5 kVA, Falcon Electric’s ED-FPC Series rackmount frequency and phase converters accept a 3-phase input with a frequency range from 40 to 450 Hz and provides a single-phase 120 VAC at 50, 60, or 400 Hz. The 4µ devices provide a sinewave output with ±3%

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Tuner Circuit Reduces Noise and Distortion

June 24, 2008 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Reducing noise and distortion in CATV set-top boxes, DVRs, PC TV tuner cards and other tuner-on-board applications, the AIT1032 from Anadigics, is a 1 GHz tuner that incorporates an upconverter, downconverter, VCO, synthesizer, RF and IF amplifier, and RF and IF gain control functions. The tuner also provides

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Power Supply Delivers High Power Density

June 24, 2008 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering a power density of over 76W per in2, the EN5395QI from Enpirion, is a 9A DC/DC converter that features integrated-inductor technology and a high switching frequency.  The technology enables the PwrSoC (power supply on a chip) to attain noice immunity with a small footprint.  The part also offers

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Chip Uses Novel Sleep Mode to Set Low-Power Record

June 24, 2008 4:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

A low-power microchip developed at the University of Michigan uses 30,000 times less power in sleep mode and 10 times less in active mode than comparable chips now on the market.The Phoenix Processor, which sets a low-power record, is intended for use in cutting-edge sensor-based devices such as medical implants, environment monitors or surveillance equipment. The chip consumes just 30 picowatts during sleep mode.

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Auto-Zero Op Amps Feature High Precision, Rail-to-Rail Operation

June 23, 2008 8:44 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology introduced its HTUMCP6V01/2/3UTH (MCP6V0X) auto-zero operational amplifiers (op amps) featuring a self-correcting architecture that enables ultra high precision, with an input offset voltage of 2 µV maximum. They also feature high common-mode rejection, rail-to-rail input/output and low quiescent current; making them appropriate for

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Quintplexer Boasts Low Insertion Loss

June 23, 2008 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing improved power consumption and receiver sensitivity, Avago Technologies’ ACFM-7103 quintplexer boasts a a PCS Tx insertion loss of 1.9 dB typical (3.1 dB max), a PCS Rx insertion loss of 2.5 dB typical (3.6

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Buck-Boost Controllers Accept Wide Input Voltage

June 20, 2008 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Accepting an input from 3 to 75 V, the LM5118 emulated current-mode-controlled buck-boost DC/DC regulator controller from National Semiconductor well-suited for battery-powered applications where the operating voltage can vary significantly. Delivering up to 10 A, the device includes features such as a shutdown current mode, a peak efficiency of 95%, and

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Digital/Mixed-signal Buck Controller Supports Intel VR11.x Designs

June 20, 2008 10:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

CHiL Corporation introduced the CHL8100 device, which integrates digital control techniques into a mixed-signal multiphase synchronous buck controller to offer support for core voltage and load requirements and flexibility for Intel VR11.x processors. The controller is targeted at VR designs using up to four interleaved synchronous buck phases and capable of

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MCU Family Offers 5V EMC/EMI Performance

June 19, 2008 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

To address this EMC and EMI, Freescale Semiconductor introduced a scalable microcontroller family for large appliance and industrial applications. The Flexis AC family features 8-bit devices (MC9S08AC128/96/60/48/32) and 32-bit V1 ColdFire MCUs (MCF51AC256/128) designed to provide

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Five- and Seven-channel Temperature Monitors Tout High Accuracy

June 19, 2008 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduced its MAX6622/MAX6636 ±1 degree Celsius accurate, five-/seven-channel temperature sensors. The MAX6622 accurately measures its own temperature and the temperature of up to four external locations-such as CPUs, memory, GPUs, and other heat-sensitive components-while the MAX6636 measures

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2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 RF Transceiver Module Is FCC-Certified

June 12, 2008 4:48 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the MRF24J40MA FCC-certified Radio-Frequency (RF) transceiver module which services the 2.4 GHz unlicensed Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) short-range wireless frequency band for the IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee specification or proprietary wireless-protocol

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Hall Effect Switches are Smallest Available

June 11, 2008 12:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Provided in a BGA package with a footprint 1.1 mm²  and a height of 0.5 mm, a family of  Hall Effect ICs from ROHM Electronics are presented as the smallest devices of their type (a 1.6 × 1.6 × 0.6-mm package is also available). Features include compensation and push-pull CMOS logic output circuitry , as well as integrated dynamic-offset cancellation.

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Voltage Supervisor Handles Five Channels

June 10, 2008 12:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Integrating five channels into a single MSOP 8-lead package the CAT885 voltage supervisor, from Catalyst Semiconductor, provides a monitor for the power (Vcc) status of a microprocessor, microcontroller, ASIC or other system processor. Features include, an open-drain output, active-low function with manual reset for system reset and monitoring.

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Charger IC Targets Back-up Power Applications

June 10, 2008 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Suitable for battery management in applications such as server, memory backup and medical equipment, Linear Technologies' LTC4110 offers four operating modes: battery backup, battery charge, “no-loss” battery calibration and shutdown. The device can provide a supply voltage to a system load from a main supply or battery and can also charge a battery, and is capable of supplying voltages above or below the input supply rail

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Laser Driver Offers Power Monitoring and Management

June 9, 2008 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keeping optical power constant during temperature changes and over the device’s lifetime, Micrel’s  laser diode driver includes automatic power control with fault indicator, TXenable/disable

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