20-µA Op-Amp for 30-µV Precision

Linear LT6023

Linear Technology’s LT6023 is a dual 3-to-30-V low-power operational amplifier that features 30-µV maximum input offset voltage and 60 µs settling to 0.01%. Proprietary slew enhancement circuitry results in a fast, clean output step response with low power consumption. Specially designed … Continue reading

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CAN Flexible Data-Rate Transceiver Family

Microchip MCP25612FD CAN FD transceivers

Microchip Technology recently launched the MCP2561/2FD family of CAN Flexible Data-Rate (FD) transceivers. As an interface between a CAN controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus, the transceivers work for both the CAN and CAN FD protocols. Thus, the family helps … Continue reading

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Microcontroller-Based Sentry System

The Sentry system uses commercial IR motion sensors (lower left) together with a customer vibration sensor (lower right) to determine where an individual is within a building. The base unit (top) integrates reports from these sensors to generate alerts to a caregiver.

David Penrose’s “Sentry” project comprises an array of passive IR sensors placed throughout a building to track motion. The microcontroller-based system comprises an RF link to a processor along with an Ethernet module to unobtrusively monitor motion and activity levels. … Continue reading

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5-V Qi Low-Power Wireless Charging Transmitter Reference Design

NXP NXQ1TXA5

NXP Semiconductors has announced the availability of a new reference design for 5-V low-power Qi wireless charging transmitters, compliant with the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) 1.1 Qi specification. The design is based on NXPs single-chip 5-V wireless power transmitter IC—the NXQ1TXA5 … Continue reading

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5-GHz Power Amplifier Module for WLAN Applications

Microchip SST11CP22

Microchip Technology has announced a new SST11CP22 5-GHz power amplifier module (PAM) for the IEEE 802.11ac ultra high data rate Wi-Fi standard. This PAM delivers 19-dBm linear output power at 1.8% dynamic Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) with MCS9 80-MHz bandwidth modulation. The … Continue reading

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OptiMOS Product Family Exceeds 95% Efficiency

Infineon-OptiMOS

Infineon Technologies recently launched the OptiMOS 5 25- and 30-V product family, the next generation of Power MOSFETs in standard discrete packages, a new class of power stages named Power Block, and in an integrated power stage, DrMOS 5×5. Together with … Continue reading

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Synchronous Buck Regulator with Output Tracking and Sequencing for FPGAs and Microprocessors

Intersil ISL8002B

Intersil Corp. recently announced the availability of the ISL8002B synchronous buck (step-down) switching regulator, which delivers up to 2 A of continuous output current from a 2.7- to 5.5-V input supply. Its 2-MHz switching frequency provides superior transient response, and … Continue reading

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27-GHz Bandwidth Socket for Xilinx FLGA2577 BGA Package

Ironwood C14363b

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new high-performance BGA socket for 1-mm pitch, 2577 pin BGA ICs. The SG-BGA-6422 socket is designed for IC size 52.5 × 52.5 mm and operates at bandwidths up to 27 GHz with less than 1 … Continue reading

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Embedded SIM Controllers for Secure M2M Communication

Infineon SLI97-SLM97

Secure cellular Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication enables automated data exchange. Infineon Technologies recently announced the SLM 97 and SLI 97 security controller families. The new products stand out with unique features required for M2M communication in industrial as well as automotive applications such … Continue reading

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Static Code Analysis for MSP430 Microcontrollers

IAR C-STAT

IAR Systems, the leading vendor of embedded development tools, is proud to introduce its latest product innovation C-STAT. C-STAT provides powerful static analysis and is now available fully integrated in the high-performance development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for Texas Instruments’s … Continue reading

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New SQI Interface SuperFlash Memory Devices

Microchip SST26VF

Microchip Technology recently launched the SST26VF family of 3-V Serial Quad I/O interface (SQI interface) SuperFlash memory devices. Available with 16-, 32- or 64-Mb of memory, the “26 Series” family is manufactured using Microchip’s high-performance CMOS SuperFlash technology. The SST26VF memory … Continue reading

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The Future of Flexible Circuitry

MarkFinstad

The flexible circuit market has been growing steadily for the last three decades. This trend will continue into the foreseeable future as flexible circuitry supports many of the same industries and many of the same applications that have been around … Continue reading

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Gecko Bluetooth Smart Solutions for Low-Power Wireless Connectivity

SiliconLabs-Blue-Gecko

Silicon Labs today has launched a Bluetooth Smart solutions portfolio intended to minimize the energy consumption, cost, and complexity of wireless Internet of Things (IoT) designs. Silicon Labs’s new Blue Gecko solutions include ultra-low-power wireless system-on-chip (SoC) devices, embedded modules, and … Continue reading

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Next-Generation 6½, 7½ Digit Performance Digital Multimeters

keysight truevolt

Keysight Technologies recently announced the availability of two Truevolt Series digital multimeters (DMMs)—the 34465A DMM (6½ digit) and the Keysight 34470A DMM (7½ digit). The new DMMs help engineers visualize measurement data in multiple ways, quickly obtain actionable information, and … Continue reading

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TrueTouch Capacitive Touchscreen Controllers with Advanced Features

cypress truetouch

Cypress Semiconductor has introduced the TrueTouch CYTT21X/31X capacitive touchscreen controller family, which is intended to enable smartphones, e-readers, and low-cost tablets to offer several advanced features. The CYTT31X supports input from a passive stylus with a tip as thin as … Continue reading

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