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RFID Chip Delivers Detailed Data

May 13, 2008 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as the only commercially available chip of its kind, the IDS-SL13A smart active label chip from IDS Microchip can automatically track, monitor, time-stamp, and record information about any tagged goods in any supply chain or cold chain transport. By tracking unseen changes such as extreme temperatures

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N-channel MOSFETs Tout Low On-state Resistance and High Switching Capability

May 9, 2008 8:34 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier expanded its portfolio of 60V, 75V and 100V MOSFETs for switch mode power supplies (SMPS), uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and industrial applications such as power tools, forklifts and other high power DC drives. These new N-channel MOSFETs feature

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Micropower Hall-effect Switch Conserves Board Space

May 9, 2008 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems introduced an ultra sensitive, Hall-effect switch with latched digital outputs and omnipolar magnetic actuation. It features operation at low supply currents and voltages, making it appropriate for battery operated electronics. The low operating supply voltage, 1.65V to 3.5V, and unique

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ADCs Extend Operation in Power-Sensitive Applications

May 9, 2008 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting battery-powered applications such as remote sensors, the LTC2451 and LTC2452 from Linear Technology are a pair of 16-bit delta sigma ADCs have a 0.5µA (max) shutdown current to extend system operating life. For example, the devices dissipate just 40 µW from a 3-V supply when sampling once per second. With a dynamic input current of less than 50 nA, the 3 x 2-mm 8-pin DFN-packaged devices

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Fast-Switching Thyristors Provide Enhanced dv/dt Performance

May 7, 2008 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse introduced the EV Series  Enhanced Version Teccor brand Thyristors. They feature a minimum rated blocking voltage (Vdrm/Vrrm) of up to 800V, a maximum turn-on time (tq) as low as 25 µs, and a minimum rated static dv/dt of up to 75 V/µs. The high blocking voltage and dv/dt immunity are suited to designers creating circuits for

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High Frequency, High Voltage Vertical FETs

May 5, 2008 1:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

HVVi Semiconductors introduced its High Frequency, High Voltage Vertical Field Effect Transistor (HVVFET) architecture with products designed to operate from 24V to 48V and which feature low thermal resistance and high ruggedness. According to the company, the gain, efficiency and power density characteristics offer an opportunity to

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Chipscale Buck Regulator Integrates Double Power Monitoring

May 5, 2008 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Provided in a 4x4-mm MLPQ 12-pin package, the AS7620 from austriamicrosystems is a hysteretic, high efficiency 32-V step-down regulator deliver both “early-power-fail” warning and “power-good“ signals for increased system reliability. Operating with an efficiency as high as 93%, the 500-mA device accepts from 3.6 V to 32 V and is available with a fixed 3.3-V output or

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Serial EEPROMs Boast Single I/O Bus

May 5, 2008 7:05 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Based upon the patent-pending UNI/O memory-device protocol, a 10-member family of serial EEPROM devices from Microchip have a single I/O bus interface and are presented as the first devices that can support any data rate from 10 to 100 kHz and the only 1-, 2-, 4-, 8-, and 16-kbit EEPROMs available in a 3-pin SOT-23 package.

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PCIe Switches Address Gen 2 Connectivity

May 1, 2008 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting high-performance control plane applications, PLX ExpressLane PCIe Gen 2 control plane switch family includes the PEX 8618 (16 lanes, 16 ports), PEX 8614 (12 lanes, 12 ports) and PEX 8608 (eight lanes, eight ports) to address key configurations specified by leading telecommunications and networking designers.

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LCD Processors add Touch Functionality

April 30, 2008 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Helping accelerate the deployment of touch-based control in industrial applications, Freescale’s ColdFire MCF5227x Series LCD processors have an integrated touch-screen controller. Featuring a V2 ColdFire core delivering up to 153 Dhrystone 2.1 MIPS at 160 MHz, the devices have a 128k SRAM block with an external bus and a serial boot flash capability

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Buck Regulators Presented as Industry's Smallest

April 29, 2008 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended for use in applications such as handheld devices and automotive power adapters, the LM34917A and LM34919 step-down switching regulators from National Semiconductor is presented as the smallest devices of their type currently available. Features of the non-synchronous devices include a peak efficiency equal to or greater than 90 percent, a programmable switching frequency of up to 2 MHz

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Quad Programmable Extended CODEC/SLIC IC Optimized Short-loop VOIP Applications

April 29, 2008 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as industry’s first four-channel CODEC optimized for short-loop VoIP applications, the W684386 from Winbond Electronics Corp. is a highly integrated solution to support four FXS telephone line interfaces on a single low-power CMOS device. Optimized for short-loop applications, the device targets the VoIP equipment market, including products such as high-density VoIP gateways

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Fiber Optic Transceiver Complies with 150 Mbps MOST Physical Layer

April 24, 2008 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis has developed the MLX75605, a single package solution for a 150 Mbps Fiber Optic Transceiver dedicated to the newly introduced MOST150 physical layer. It comes in a 24 pin SOIC package compatible with lead free SMD processes. The transceiver includes integrated ferrule receptacles for both receiver and transmitter pigtails with

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Sixteen-bit, Dual-channnel DAC Family Presents 1 Gbps LVDS Inputs

April 22, 2008 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced a 16-bit, dual channel, 1 GSPS (giga sample per second) digital-to-analog converter (DAC) family. The single and dual-channel DAC family features a low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) data input port at 1 Gbps, providing up to 400 MHz signal bandwidth.

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