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Digital UV index sensors designed for wearables and smartphones

February 10, 2014 1:41 pm | Silicon Laboratories Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs (Austin, TX) introduced the industry’s first single-chip digital ultraviolet (UV) index sensor ICs designed to track UV sun exposure, heart/pulse rate, and blood oximetry and provide proximity/gesture control for smartphone and wearable computing products.

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Buck converter features 12µA quiescent current

February 4, 2014 11:37 am | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) announces the LTC3638, a 140V input-capable high efficiency buck converter that delivers up to 250mA of continuous output current. It operates from an input voltage range of 4V to 140V, making it ideal for telecom, industrial, avionic and automotive applications.

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IC features 400 outputs that are rated for +/-15V

February 4, 2014 9:41 am | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD) (Milpitas, CA) announced the availability of the IXEP1400 electronic paper display (EPD) gate driver. The IXEP1400 features 400 outputs that are rated for +/-15V. Data entered via the shift register input controls the pixels of the display.

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Control IC reduces part count for high-performance dimming applications

January 31, 2014 10:19 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) introduced the IRS2983 control IC for single-stage Flyback and Buck-Boost topologies used in LED drivers and power supplies. The IRS2983 employs primary side regulation that reduces component count and simplifies design by eliminating the opto-isolator and other components necessary for isolated feedback for fixed loads.

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Half-bridge gate driver drives both high side and low side MOSFETs and IGBTs

January 17, 2014 9:13 am | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD) announced the immediate availability of the IX21844 Half Bridge Gate Driver IC. The IX21844 is a high voltage IC that can drive discrete power MOSFETs and IGBTs that operate up to 600V. Both the high side and low side outputs feature integrated power DMOS transistors....

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Off-line PWM controllers features integrated power MOSFET

January 14, 2014 3:41 pm | Allegro Microsystems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduces a new family of off-line PWM controllers that incorporate both a sense MOSFET and a current mode PWM controller IC. This new series is offered by Allegro and manufactured and developed by Sanken Electric Co., Ltd. in Japan.

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µModule regulator configurable as quad, triple, dual, or single

January 13, 2014 12:36 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology announces the LTM4644 quad output step-down µModule (micromodule) regulator configurable as a single (16A), dual (12A, 4A or 8A, 8A), triple (8A, 4A, 4A) or quad (4A each) output regulator. This flexibility enables system designers to rely on one simple and compact µModule regulator....

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Audio controller IC offers improved efficiency

January 13, 2014 9:57 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

The PowIRaudio family of devices integrates PWM controller and digital audio power MOSFETs in a single package to offer a highly efficient, compact solution that reduces component count, shrinks PCB size up to 70 percent and simplifies Class D amplifier design.

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650-V green mode buck switches offer high power efficiency with system design scalability

January 8, 2014 12:02 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FSL306 and FSL336 650 V Green Mode AC Buck Switches offer burst-mode operation with the low available operating current (250 µA) that helps to reduce standby mode power consumption for increased energy efficiency. Power scalability from

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High-speed hard-switching 650-V IGBTs promise improved switching performance and efficiency

January 7, 2014 9:25 am | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Corporation is expanding its 650V XPTIGBT product portfolio. With current ratings ranging from 16 A to 200 A, these new devices are designed to achieve an optimal balance between the turn-off energy loss and on-state voltage, especially

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Low-power sensor hub helps ease sensor fusion implementation

January 6, 2014 2:41 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the SSC7102—a low-power, flexible and turnkey sensor hub that makes implementing sensor fusion easy and provides a large selection of supported sensors. The company directly partnered with multiple industry-leading sensor manufacturers and

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Insulated-gate bipolar transistors feature low saturation voltage and low tail current

December 30, 2013 12:16 pm | Richardson RFPD, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD announces availability and full design support capabilities for three new 650V non-punch-through (NPT) insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) from Microsemi Corporation (Microsemi). The new devices are the latest addition to Microsemi's family of 45A to 95A IGBTs.

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LDO offers extensive monitoring, protection & cable drop compensation

December 23, 2013 3:02 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3086, the latest addition to the LDO+ family, offering significant functionality previously unavailable in linear regulators. The 40V, 2.1A low dropout linear regulator (LDO) includes current monitoring with externally settable current limit and temperature monitoring....

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LNA for cellular infrastructure features low noise figure and high linearity

December 20, 2013 12:52 pm | Skyworks Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced a 0.7- GHz to 1.2 GHz single-die cascode, gallium arsenide (GaAs), pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) low-noise amplifier (LNA) for cellular infrastructure applications such as tower-mounted amplifiers, remote radio units, repeaters, and base

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Gate driver development boards enable high-speed power circuit creation

December 17, 2013 12:59 pm | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Corporation announced today the introduction of the DVRFD630 and DVRFD631 RF MOSFET Gate Driver Development Boards by its IXYS Colorado division. These general-purpose circuit boards are designed to demonstrate the performance of the IXRFD630 and IXRFD631 RF MOSFET gate drivers....

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