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Light-Load Regulators Address POL Applications

February 20, 2009 5:29 am | Comments

Using the company’s Simple Light Load Mode (SLLM) technology along with current-mode PWM control, the BD91x Series of point-of-load (POL) step-down switching regulators from ROHM Semiconductor are presented as having an efficiency improvement of up to 200% over devices using standard PWM controllers. The SLLM technique enables BD91x series regulators to seamlessly transfer to / from conventional PWM control depending on load conditions.

LED Emitters Deliver 87 lm

February 20, 2009 5:12 am | Comments

Coming in a 5-mm × 4-mm × 1.85-mm SOP package with a 165° viewing angle, Avago Technologies’ ASMT-Jx1x 1-W LED emitters yield a flux output of up to 87 lm at 350 mA. The moisture sensitivity level-one (MSL 1)-capable devices present a maximum allowable junction temperature of 150°C, ESD resistance of 16 kV, and color options including red, amber, green, blue, cool white, neutral white, and

CMOS Image Sensors Function Down to 15 cm

February 20, 2009 4:49 am | Stmicroelectronics | Comments

Combining on-chip Extended-Depth-of-Field (EDoF) with ST’s 1.75 µm pixel process, STMicroelectronics’ VD6853 and VD6803 3.15-megapixel CMOS image sensors enable image quality at focus distances down to 15 cm in phone cameras. The components embed 4-channel anti-vignette, and come in a TSV

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Software Serves Mobile Applications

February 20, 2009 4:41 am | Comments

Optimized for Micron’s ONFI-standard single-level cell (SLC) NAND technology, Micron Technology’s NANDcode software supports mobile OSs including Windows Mobile 6, Linux, and Symbian. The product contains a flash translation layer (FTL) that employs

COTS Military Computer Uses MIL-STD-D38999 Connectors

February 19, 2009 11:08 am | Comments

Targeting military defense electronics, Adlink Technology’s MilSystem 800 Extreme Rugged COTS military computer utilizes MIL-STD-D38999 connectors instead of PC-style connectors. The device consists of the Ampro by ADLINK LittleBoard 800 SBC in a 8” × 10” × 3” MIL-STD-810-tested RuffSystem enclosure, and the system supports

Starter Kit Enables FPGA-based Prototyping Designs

February 19, 2009 9:35 am | Comments

Intended for use with Libero development tools, Actel’s IGLOO nano starter kit can be used for prototyping designs targeted to IGLOO or ProASIC3 nano FPGAs. The product includes a development board with an IGLOO

Modules Automate Key Measurement and Analysis Tasks

February 19, 2009 8:35 am | Tektronix | Comments

The DPOxAUDIO and DPOxPWR triggering and analysis modules from Tektronix are designed to automate key measurement and analysis tasks on digital audio buses and switch-mode power supplies. Features include the Wave Inspector search/navigation toolset and the TekVPI probe interface

Load Regulator Supports Appliances and Handheld Products

February 19, 2009 8:31 am | Comments

Delivering up to 1.5-A output current, the MIC23150 HyperLight Load Regulator from Micrel supports portable products and green home/office appliances. Features include: 23 Micro Amps of quiescent current, 93 percent peak efficiency, 87 percent efficiency under a 1 mA load, operating input supply range from 2.7 V to 5.5 V

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POL Voltage Regulators Boast Benchmark Efficiency

February 19, 2009 7:56 am | International Rectifier | Comments

Targeting energy-efficient server, storage and netcom applications, International Rectifier’s Gen2 SupIRBuck POL voltage regulators deliver 4-A, 8-A, and 12-A output current with benchmark efficiency over the entire load range, according to the company. The 5-mm × 6-mm devices exhibit an input voltage range from 1.5 V to

Digital Pressure Gauge Uses Five-Digit Display

February 19, 2009 7:04 am | Comments

Leveraging MEMS-based sensing technology, Automation Products Group’s PG5 digital pressure gauge utilizes a 5-digit display with 0.40” characters. The device delivers 0.01-digit resolution through 100 psi, has ranges from vacuum to 500 psi and from 0 psi to 10,000 psi at ±0.25% accuracy of full scale. The unit incorporates a 9-V battery for self-powering; an all-stainless steel sensor, and a microprocessor-based circuit with

Planetary Gearbox Touts High Reduction Ratios

February 19, 2009 6:21 am | Comments

Designed for Pittman brand DC motors, AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products’ G30A planetary gearbox achieves reduction ratios to 46,656:1 in 4:1, 5:1, and 6:1 multiples. The device presents maximum load capabilities from 106 oz/in. (0.750 N/m) for 1-stage models to 1.250 oz/in. (8.800 N/m) for versions with

SFP Cage Delivers EMI Shielding

February 19, 2009 5:48 am | Comments

Operating in blade servers, switches, routers, and add/drop multiplexers, Pulse's SFP032-L 2x8 SFP cage connects transceivers and shields them from EMI. The 25.50-mm H × 63.25-mm D × 114.25-mm W product has a 2-piece structure to prevent deforming during press fitting; handles speeds up to 5 Gb, and withstands

Automotive Power Inductors Operate at 180°C

February 19, 2009 5:30 am | Comments

Targeting automotive underhood environments, BI Technologies’ HA55 Series power inductors exhibit an operating temperature range from -40°C to 180°C. The units offer rated current from 40 A to 60 A, typ. rated current inductance values from 7 µH to 20 µH, and saturation current from 43 A to 50 A. The devices have a recommended

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Dimmable Mains LED Driver Powers Green Designs

February 19, 2009 5:10 am | Comments

Driving lighting systems with variable power requirements, NXP Semiconductors’ SSL2101 integrated dimmable mains LED driver (SSLD) operates in LED retro-fit lamps, LED modules, LED spots, down-lights, and LED strings for retail displays. The component can perform directly from a rectified mains power supply in combination with

POL Converters Meet DOSA Standards

February 19, 2009 4:40 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Comments

Delivering respective output currents of 3 A and 5 A, Murata Power Solutions’ OKY-T/3-D12P-C, OKY-T/3-D12N-C, and OKY-T/5-D12N-C Okami POL DC/DC converters can act as drop-in replacements for other DOSA-compliant

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