Texas Instruments introduced a synchronous buck controller that simplifies power management design of LCD TVs and IP set-top boxes that use digital signal processors (DSPs) and FPGAs. The TPS40195 for 4.5V to 20V input systems, uses the input voltage available for power conversion as its bias supply, eliminating the need for additional voltages to power the IC. The device, which comes in a 16-pin TSSOP package
Supertex today introduced the MD3880, a four-channel, low-noise amplifier (LNA) with a variable gain amplifier (VGA). The IC features very low current (0.35 pA/sqrtHz) and voltage (0.74 nV/sqrtHz) noises and linear-in-dB continuous variable gain control. The MD3880 has fully differential inputs and outputs that provide a high common-mode noise rejection ratio.
Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. announced a single-chip inverter for drives of typically 90W to address BLDC motor drives, which provides for energy savings while simultaneously meeting the specific demands of the white good industry. The M81500FP is rated for 500V/1A, and it integrates control, drive and protection functionalities as well as IGBTs, freewheeling diodes and bootstrap diodes.
Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5350 is a 3 MHz/600 mA DC/DC synchronous buck converter featuring 16 µA quiescent current, 20 mV transient response and low-voltage ripple. Designed to power DSP core processors, application processors and I/O interfaces, the FAN5350 uses a proprietary architecture designed to provide desirable quiescent current and transient-response performance. The FAN5350’s 3 MHz switching allows the device to
Fairchild Semiconductor introduced the Green FPS e-Series, a new family of Fairchild Power Switch (FPS) products that provide high energy efficiency and system reliability in DVD player, set top box, LCD monitor and other 25W and lower power supply designs. Based on a proprietary valley switching technique, the Green FPS products raise power conversion efficiency by 1 percent and reduce EMI up to 5 dB compared to conventional hard-switch converter topologies
Intersil announced the release of the ISL6422B and ISL6423B LNB supply and control voltage regulators. These energy efficient regulators are said to be the industry’s first to use an I2C interface to improve system reliability by reporting diagnostics and protecting a satellite set top box (SSTB) against overvoltage, overcurrent, over temperature and backward current. With a supply current of 4.0 mA, a standby current of just 1.5 mA, and a typical dropout voltage of 0.8V, these devices offer desirable power dissipation
Pericom Semiconductor announced, in conjunction with the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG), production availability of a family of high-performance signal switch products designed to operate at the PCIe Gen2 data rate of 5 Gbps. The signal switches are intended to enable customers who are early adopters of the higher speed Gen2 PCIe technology to move forward earlier in their platform design cycles. Pericom Signal Switches operate at the Physical layer (PHY layer), and are used for I/O slot configuration in volume workstation, server, desktop video and gaming
ON Semiconductor unveiled a GreenPoint reference design for 40W power supplies used to power desktop printers. The design is a blueprint for engineers working on power adapters that provide both low active-mode and low standby-mode power consumption. Providing active-mode energy efficiency above 83 percent when delivering an output power between 5W and 40W, this reference design achieves a no-load power consumption of >150 mW. Typical 40 W printers in use today consume on average 450 mW in similar conditions
Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX8647 a negative charge pump provides what is said to be the industry's highest efficiency in powering LCD display backlights. The negative charge-pump architecture eliminates in-line resistance from battery to LEDs and delays mode switching from 1x to 1.5x during battery discharge. A proprietary, adaptive-mode switching technology controls each of the six white or RGB LEDs independently. As a result, the MAX8647 achieves
Seven display, audio and power management products from National enable energy-efficient video in handheld and converged devices that feature phone and media playback functions. The LM2512 high-speed serial host device supports a video mode interface bridge between the processor and the display. A dithering function allows 24-bit video to be displayed with high quality on 18-bit displays, preserving the lower power consumption associated with 6-bit RGB data converters. The FPD95120 LTPS display driver for half-VGA format
BPM Microsystem’s Flashstream offers flash programming of NAND and NOR flash memory at speeds as low as 2.5 percent over the theoretical programming minimum. The company’s Vector Engine uses a proprietary co-processor design to hardware accelerate flash memory waveforms during the programming cycle. Faster speeds are achieved through synchronous operations that eliminate the dead times when the DUT waits on the programmer. The result is
Watlow’s patent pending E-SAFE II hybrid power switch provides reliable and accurate power switching for the foodservice industry. The E-SAFE II is fully RoHS compliant by design and mercury-free. It offers a switching life of millions of cycles at 35A at a high ambient temperature rating of 70°C (158°F) in applications such as conveyor and convection ovens, grills and fryers. The inherent fast cycle time provides a complimentary product for time proportioning PID controllers. Patent-pending NO-ARC technology allows it to switch millions of cycles while decreasing noise and increasing temperature accuracy
Phihong has developed a series of replacement products for non-compliant linear adapters. Designated the PLA Series, the universal input California Energy Commission (CEC)-compliant products are said to be very close in cost to linear adapters while meeting the latest energy regulations. The adapter uses one primary control circuit, and the devices are available as fixed wall plugs (1.3W, 2W, 3W, 5W). Features include high efficiency, double insulation and short circuit protection with auto recovery. The devices have a
Ericsson Power Modules’ PKR-PI is aimed at customers who do not require SMT modules and prefer conventional, through-hole assembly methods and the deployment of pinned modules. The product is suitable for a range of applications such as ICT (information and communication technology), industry, transportation, process control and others. Based on an optimized platform that reduces environmental impact, simplifies the manufacturing process and reduces costs, the PKR-PI is
Ericsson Power Modules introduced three PKD-E products: the PKD4218LE SI providing 1.2V at 20A, the PKD4218HE SI providing 1.5V at 14A, and the 3.3V at 15A-rated PKD4510E SI. The products are aimed at existing PKD customers seeking cost-optimization programs, low building height applications requiring surface-mount DC/DC modules and a wide range of applications -- such as process control -- that use 48V distributed power architectures.