Power-Saving Flat Panel VCOM Buffer Amplifier

Exar_iML2911

Exar Corp. recently announced a next-generation VCOM control product based on patent-pending innovative architecture. The iML2911 provides a solution to add two additional power supply voltages readily available in panel electronics. The device employs sensing circuitry for VCOM output load requirement … Continue reading

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ARM MCUs wtith Capacitive Touch Hardware Support for HMI and LIN Applications

Atmel Corporation SAM DA1

Atmel recently announced its next-generation family of automotive-qualified ARM Cortext-M0+-based micrcontrollers with an integrated peripheral touch controller (PTC) for capacitive touch applications. The new SAM DA1 is the first series in this Atmel |SMART MCU automotive-qualified product family, operating at a … Continue reading

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Energy-Friendly IC and Evaluation Kit for iOS Accessory Development

Silicon Labs CP2614

Silicon Labs now offers a digital audio bridge chip and evaluation kit designed to simplify the development of accessories for iOS devices. Target applications include audio accessories such as guitar and microphone recording dongles, audio docks, and headphones. The CP2614 IC … Continue reading

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New USB Controlled Microwave and Millimeter Wave Components

USB-Controlled-RF-Components-SQ

Pasternack has released a new line of USB-controlled microwave and millimeter wave components, which includes amplifiers, attenuators, and PIN diode switches. The new components are controlled and powered by a convenient USB 2.0 port with driverless installation. An external power supply … Continue reading

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Highly Integrated DC/DC Converter with PMBus Digital Interface

TPS65400 Press Photo

Texas Instruments recently introduced a four-channel buck DC/DC converter with PMBus/I2C digital interface for applications in space-constrained equipment. The TPS65400 dual- or quad-output configurable DC/DC converter integrates eight power MOSFETs. In addition, it features industry-leading efficiency at up to 95% in … Continue reading

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SoC FPGA Development Kit for Audio & Processing Applications

Covelozpro-audio-dev-kit

Coveloz recently announced the availability of its Pro Audio Ethernet AVB FPGA Development Kit, which is a ready-to-play platform for building scalable, cost-effective networked audio and processing applications built on modular hardware. Coveloz introduced its Networked Pro Audio SoC FPGA … Continue reading

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Online Classroom for Analog Design

TI OnlineClassroomAnalog

Texas Instruments recently launched TI Precision Labs, which is a comprehensive online classroom for analog engineers to take on-demand courses. The free, modular curriculum includes more than 30 training experiences and lab videos covering analog amplifier design considerations with online coursework. TI … Continue reading

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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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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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