Micromega Corp. announces its uM-FPU V3.1 floating point coprocessor chip that extends the feature set of the original uM-FPU V3 chip to include serial I/O support, NMEA sentence parsing, block transfers, additional matrix operations and string support. The serial I/O capabilities with NMEA sentence parsing allow the user to add GPS data to embedded system designs
Zarlink Semiconductor, Inc. introduces a range of tools that simplify the design of hands-free communication systems including car kits, speakerphones and home automation systems. These design tools include a full evaluation board, mini-evaluation board and a plug-and-test diagnostic kit.
Intersil Corp. announces its single-chip ISL9208 and ISL9216/17 chipsets for cell balancing and over-current protection. These devices are integrated analog front ends for cell balancing and over-current protection in multi-cell li-ion battery packs. These devices can replace up to 17 FETs, 12 diodes, 53 resistors and 31 capacitors in some designs, and they will simplify designs for multi-cell battery powered packs for applications ranging from power tools to hybrid automotive vehicles.
STMicroelectronics introduces two secure microcontrollers that are designed for high-volume 2.5G and 3G (third-generation) mobile-phone SIM cards. The ST21Y036 and ST21Y144 provide 36 Kbytes and 144 Kbytes of user EEPROM, respectively. Based on an enhanced 8/16-bit CPU core with up to 16 Mbytes linear addressing capability, the family is produced in a 0.13 micron EEPROM technology.
Summit Microelectronics introduces its SMB138 programmable li-ion charger that is targeted at portable consumer electronics applications. Designed to optimize battery charging from any power source, including the Universal Serial Bus and other current-limited sources, it is suitable for the latest mobile devices. The charger delivers value at system level by reducing charge time and power dissipation.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announces its bidirectional asymmetrical (BiAs) single-line ESD protection diode that offers a low capacitance in the small SOD923 package. With a compact 0.6 mm × 1.0 mm footprint and a low profile of 0.4 mm, the VCUT0714A-02Z is designed to reduce the board space required for ESD protection in portable electronics for mobile computing, mobile communication, consumer, industrial, automotive and medical applications.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduces its transmissive (interrupter) optical sensors that are qualified to the AEC Q101 standard. Models TCPT1300X01 and TCUT1300X01 have a Moisture Sensitivity Level rating of 1 (MSL1) which means they have an unlimited floor life. These sensors offer a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, enabling them to work in low- and high-temperature environments.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. announces its SKY13292-365LF, a 4 × 2 switch matrix that combines a digital decoder with the RF switching network and tone/voltage detect designed for European- and Asian-market applications including direct broadcast satellite (DBS) low noise block (LNB). The LNB is located on the satellite dish antenna and amplifies/downconverts to a 0.7 GHz to 2.15 GHz IF.
Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC3873, a current mode PWM controller that reduces the size and complexity of Flyback, Boost and SEPIC power supplies. This device contains the features that are necessary to design high efficiency single-ended isolated and non-isolated flyback converters rated up to 25W for telecommunications, networking equipment, Power-over-Ethernet, automotive, consumer and general housekeeping power su
Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC3810, a high input voltage synchronous step-down switching regulator controller that can directly step down voltages from 100V to output voltages ranging from 0.8V to 93 percent of VIN. This single inductor design eliminates the need for a transformer.
Diodes, Inc. announces a series of low threshold voltage MOSFETs that are optimized for low voltage applications. Designed for integration into a variety of low voltage circuits common to portable and handheld end products, the series can be driven directly from low voltage logic level outputs without requiring charge pumps. Packaging options include single and dual array configurations.
Fairchild Semiconductor introduces three motion-SPM devices, the FSB50325S (250V), FSB50250S (500V) and FSB50450S (500V). Available in 29 mm × 12 mm surface-mount-device packages, These devices enable designers to achieve high levels of energy efficiency, compactness and low electromagnetic interference required by small (50W to 125W) inverter motor drive applications such as water pumps, dishwasher motors and fan motors.
Cole Hersee Company announced the 58336 Locking Rocker Switch, which automatically locks in the off position, and a slider must be actuated before the switch can be turned on. Suitable for applications that require an additional level of safety and security, the switch offers a bright orange actuator that allows users to easily view if the switch is locked. It is weather-resistant and provides SPST On-Off configuration, and offers
VersaLogic announced a line of low-cost I/O expansion boards called Serial Peripheral eXpansion (SPX ) modules. The SPX format provides designers with an easy-to-implement I/O expansion platform for both standard and custom functions. The format uses a proprietary implementation of the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) Bus that operates at high speed on a simple 14-pin interconnect cable. Initial SPX offerings include an 8-Channel Analog Input module, CANbus controller, 4-Channel Analog Output module
Sampling Oscilloscope Probes Second Generation PCI Express, Serial ATA, XAUI and 10 Gigabit EthernetJuly 10, 2007 12:49 pm | Comments
LeCroy Corporation introduces WaveExpert 100H, said to be the first sampling oscilloscope capable of acquiring, measuring and processing signals that cannot be physically probed. It addresses the analysis and compliance requirements of the long serial data patterns required by standards such as second generation PCI Express, serial ATA, XAUI and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. The modular architecture supports up to four optical or electrical channels with bandwidths up to 100 GHz, as well as