New Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Controllers

MicrochipMCP19118

Microchip Technology recently announced its latest Digitally Enhanced Power Analog (DEPA) controllers—the MCP19118 and MCP19119—which offer analog PWM control for DC-DC synchronous buck converters up to 40 V with the configurability of a digital microcontroller.  Interestingly, the devices bring together 40-V … Continue reading

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High-Bandwidth Oscilloscope Probe

KeysightN7020A

Keysight Technologies recently announced a new high-bandwidth, low-noise oscilloscope probe, the N7020A, for making power integrity measurements to characterize DC power rails. The probe’s specs include: low noise large ± 24-V offset range 50 kΩ DC input impedance 2-GHz bandwidth for … Continue reading

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New M2M Wi-Fi Module

Lantronix-xPico

Lantronix’s xPico Wi-Fi SMT embedded device server is a “certified, compact Wi-Fi surface-mount module which enables quick and easy serial-to-Wi-Fi connectivity.” The module is intended for engineers interested in creating innovative Internet of Things (IoT) applications and solutions, especially designs that need … Continue reading

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Dev Platform with 2-D Multi-Touch and 3-D Gestures

Microchip_3DTOUCH_7x5_RGB

Microchip Technology recently announced the availability of the 3DTouchPad, which it describes as “a PC peripheral and world’s first Development Platform for 2D multi-touch and 3D gestures.” The 3DTouchPad adds free space gesture recognition to projected-capacitive multi-touch.  Basically, it provides … Continue reading

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Ultra-Low-Power 10-Bit Hall Encoder

iC-Haus TW11 encoder

iC-Haus’s iC-TW11 is an ultra-low-power, single-chip Hall encoder that enables energy-saving 10-bit angle detection. As a result, it is a good solution for battery-buffered applications. The encoder’s sampling rate of 10 Hz yields an average current consumption of typically 3 µA. In … Continue reading

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