Productive Product: Supertex introduced the HV739, a single channel, monolithic, high speed ultrasound pulser IC for non-destructive testing (NDT) applications. The IC brings together controller logic interface circuitry, level translators, MOSFET gate drive buffers and high current, high voltage outputs.
CSR launched its sixth generation of BlueCore silicon for Bluetooth. BlueCore6 includes both industry leading radio performance and power consumption, as well as full support for the latest version of the Bluetooth specification (v2.1+EDR), according to the company. Included is the company’s AuriStream technology, which helps Bluetooth handle voice traffic.
Xilinx added Spartan-3A DSP devices to its XtremeDSP portfolio of products for signal processing applications. The Spartan-3A DSP low power (LP) devices are said to provide a 50 percent static power savings, and a 70 percent savings while in suspend mode, compared to the standard devices and are available in industrial rated grades.
Analog Devices’ AD8663 is a 16-V precision, low noise, rail-to-rail op amp that uses the company’s DigiTrim in-circuit trimming technology to achieve low offset voltage, 90 dB CMRR (common mode rejection ratio), and 105 dB PSRR (power supply rejection ratio). Its maximum voltage offset drift is 450 µV at 125°C over a wide input range
Phaseda LLC introduces its MS-series miniature toggle switch. The toggle switch’s options include single pole and double pole, On/Off, On/On, On/Off/On and momentary. Terminals are solder lug, PC through-hole type. It has UL rating at 5A 125VAC and is fully compliant with European RoHS. The toggle switch has over 10,000 electrical life cycles. Rubber cap is available for dust & water protection.
Fairchild Semiconductor introduces ten highly efficient, integrated Motion-SPM power modules for home appliances and industrial motors up to the 3 kW power range. Integrating fully tested components––three HVICs, one LVIC, six NPT IGBTs, six FRDs and three bootstrap diodes––into a compact 44 mm x 26.8 mm Mini-DIP package
Texas Instruments Incorporated announced their DaVinci processor with ARM host control and complete development tools. Tuned for applications such as digital cameras, IP video cameras, digital photo frames and video baby monitors, the DM355 processor consists of an integrated video processing subsystem, an MPEG-4-JPEG co-processor (MJCP), an ARM926EJ-S core and peripherals.
National Semiconductor Corporation’s low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) 4 x 4 crosspoint switch delivers the industry’s best jitter performance (10 ps typical) at data transmission rates up to 3.125 Gbps, according to the company. The DS25CP104 is suitable for clock and data switching/routing in telecom, professional video, storage, and automated test equipment (ATE) applications.
Panasonic added a 1/2AA-sized poly carbonmonofluoride lithium battery to its line of lithium primary cylindrical cells. The BR 1/2AA provides reliable power at extreme operating temperatures from -40°C to +100°C. Their extreme temperature tolerance, low self-discharge rate, and compact design make these cells suitable for difficult field applications, including meter monitoring, RFID, and electronic toll collection. The cells feature 1000 mAH capacity and low self-discharge of 0.5 percent per year at 20°C/60 percent RH. They are available in 2 and 3 pin models.
Dytran Instruments, Inc. announced the model 3088C high temperature, charge mode accelerometer that is capable of operating at temperatures up to +600°F. It has a nominal sensitivity of10 pC/g and an upper frequency range of 5000 Hz. The accelerometer features a 10 to 32 side connector, a 10 to 32 tapped hole, all stainless steel construction, and is hermetically sealed. It is priced at $795 and available now.
TEKO launched their ‘MINITEKAL’ range of miniature aluminium enclosures. These versatile and robust housings have been designed for easy assembly of the electronics. The all aluminium design allows good levels of EMC protection to be implemented. Typical applications will include small hand-held measurement devices, low power Radio equipment, power supplies, peripherals, monitoring systems and detection devices.
Teridian Semiconductor announced its 71M6523 Three-Phase Residential Metering System-On-Chip. This single-chip provides anti-tamper neutral current measurement accuracy of 0.4 percent, allowing the detection of smaller amounts of energy theft, and surpassing alternative devices by a factor of two, according to the company. Teridian’s Single Converter Technology and SoC approach also eliminate
The DS38EP100 power-saver equalizer from National Semiconductor can equalize 40" of FR-4 printed circuit board (PCB) at a data transmission rate of 3.125 Gbps. National’s DS38EP100 and DS80EP100 require no power or ground routing, and they accept any high-speed differential signal technology including current-mode logic (CML), low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) and low-voltage positive emitter coupled logic (LVPECL).
National Semiconductor introduced what is said to be the industry’s highest-precision programmable gain amplifier (PGA) for sensor interface applications and data acquisition systems targeting the industrial and instrumentation markets. The LMP8100A provides 0.03 percent gain accuracy using a software adjustable gain (in 1V/V increments) from 1V/V to 16V/V over the
Supertex introduced the HV9980 three channel, high voltage, LED driver IC. The IC is well suited for both LCD and DLP television applications. It features three channels of peak current mode control including a switch for regulating the LED current, enabling 95 percent efficiency in DLP television applications. Each channel features an integrated, 160V, 25? MOSFET and individual PWM and linear dimming inputs. The fast, well-controlled transient response of the devices peak current mode control enables