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Inductance-to-digital converter is presented as industry’s first for position and motion sensing

October 10, 2013 10:28 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments unveiled what it asserts is the industry’s first inductance-to-digital converter (LDC), a data converter category that uses coils and springs as inductive sensors. This contactless sensing technology can be used to measure the position, motion, or composition of a metal or conductive

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Digital step attenuator operates from 9 kHz to 8 GHz

October 9, 2013 5:36 pm | Richardson RFPD, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new high frequency, high power, 7-bit digital step attenuator (DSA) from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (Peregrine). The PE43704 operates from 9 kHz to 8 GHz....

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Motor driver IC operates at up to 28 V

October 9, 2013 10:53 am | Allegro Microsystems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduces a new, flexible microstepping motor driver with a built in translator for easy operation. Allegro’s A4992 is a single chip solution designed to operate bipolar stepper motors in full, half, quarter and eighth step modes, at up to 28 V (up to 50 V supply operation).

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ASSPs designed for gyroscopes and accelerometers

October 8, 2013 9:56 am | SiTime Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Si-Ware Systems (SWS) announces the SWS1120 and SWS1130 high-performance Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs) for MEMS gyroscopes and accelerometers. The SWS1120/30 are designed as ASSPs that are ready for integration with MEMS sensing elements.

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Wireless power receiver simplifies contactless battery charging across a 1.2cm air gap

October 7, 2013 2:15 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4120, a first for the company in the wireless battery charging space. The LTC4120 combines a wireless power receiver with a constant-current/constant-voltage battery charger, functioning as the receive circuit component in a complete wireless power transfer system....

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Embedded Video Engine features 3-in-1 functionality for graphical user interface development

October 4, 2013 12:35 pm | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking FDTI’s FT800 Embedded Video Engine (EVE) integrated circuit, which addresses the need for easy-to-design, advanced forms of human-machine interaction. The FTDI FT800 Embedded Video Engine (EVE) available at Mouser Electronics is a high quality graphics chip with 3-in-1 functionality....

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Gain block covers the frequency range from 50 to 4,000MHz

October 4, 2013 11:12 am | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TQL9047, an 8-pin, 2x2mm DFN packaged gain block from TriQuint Semiconductor. The TQL9047 offers internally match I/O over the frequency range of 50 to 4000MHz. With OIP3 of 35.5dBm, this gain block is ideally suited for BTS transceivers and repeaters....

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Integrated voltage regulator delivers over 97% efficiency

October 3, 2013 1:47 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the introduction of the IR3846 35A Point-of-Load (POL) integrated voltage regulator for space constrained enterprise power applications including servers, storage and netcom and telecom equipment that require high power density.

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GaN transistors offer superior gain, thermal management, and efficiency

October 3, 2013 1:06 pm | Triquint Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor announced the release of new gallium nitride (GaN) transistors that offer superior gain, thermal management and efficiency for commercial and defense RF amplifier designs. TriQuint is announcing two new high-power GaN packaged transistors including the 200 Watt T1G4020036-FS/FL....

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Power modules allow switching frequencies up to 1.5MHz

September 30, 2013 12:30 pm | Alpha And Omega Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOS) launched the AOZ5019, a third-generation high efficiency power module with an EZPair package. This new generation supersedes the previous generation in a smaller package and with a higher frequency. The AOZ5019 is offered in a 23-pin 3.5mm x 5mm QFN package....

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Full-bridge driver IC designed to operate one bipolar stepper or two brush DC motors

September 30, 2013 9:37 am | Allegro Microsystems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduces a new, dual full-bridge driver designed to operate one bipolar stepper or two brush DC motors. Each full bridge uses DMOS power devices with integrated freewheeling diodes. Peak motor current can be limited providing higher efficiency and reduced motor heating.

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GaN transistors are capable of amplification into the multiple-GHz range

September 26, 2013 10:19 am | Efficient Power Conversion | Product Releases | Comments

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation extended its family of high-speed, high performance transistors with the EPC8000 family of products. These third generation devices have switching transition speeds in the sub nano-second range, making them capable of hard switching applications above 10 MHz. These products exhibit

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300mA LDO regulators feature low quiescent current

September 25, 2013 4:10 pm | Advanced Power Electronics Corp. USA | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics has announced a new series of low drop-out linear regulators that include current and thermal shutdown protection features. APE8800A-HF-3 positive linear regulators have a very low quiescent current of about 30µA, an output voltage accuracy of ±2%, and can supply a guaranteed 300mA of output current with a drop-out voltage of only 250mV.

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Digital optical isolator includes guaranteed operation as low as 2.7V

September 25, 2013 3:52 pm | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division announced the immediate availability of a new device for its family of high speed communication ICs, the CPC5001 Dual, One-Channel Each Direction Digital Optical Isolator. The CPC5001 is a non-inverting logic-signal isolator with buffered-logic inputs and open-drain outputs.

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Precision laser diode driver features separate pulse and bias current adjustment

September 24, 2013 4:39 pm | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Corporation announced the introduction of the PCX-7401 precision laser diode driver and current source by its IXYS Colorado division. This instrument provides precision pulsed current with accurate microprocessor-based digital power control.

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