Pocket IO PLC Development Platform for Industry 4.0 Applications

Maxim pocket-io

Maxim Integrated recently announced a new platform provides Industry 4.0 developers with real-time intelligence, adaptive manufacturing, and distributed control. Its Pocket IO programmable logic controller (PLC) development platform enables you to achieve the smallest form factor and highest power efficiency for innovative … Continue reading






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Fully Integrated DDR Memory Power Solution

TPS54116-Q1 Press Photo

Texas Instruments recently launched a fully integrated power management solution for double date rate DDR2, DDR3, and DDR3L memory subsystems. Intended for use in automotive (e.g., infotainment and driver assistance systems) and industrial (e.g., measurement and automation) applications, the TPS54116-Q1 … Continue reading






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Silicon Labs Acquires Micrium

Silicon Labs recently announced its acquisition of of Micrium, an RTOS software supplier. The strategic acquisition it intended to strengthen Silicon Labs’s position in the IoT market. The following statement from Daniel Cooley, Senior Vice President and General Manager of … Continue reading






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RMS Power Detector Offers High Accuracy Measurement

Linear LTC5596

Linear Technology recently introduced the LTC5596, which is a high-frequency, wideband RMS power detector that provides accurate power measurement of RF and microwave signals independent of modulation and waveforms. It responds in an easy-to-use log-linear 29 mV/dB scale to signal … Continue reading






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SuperFET III Family of 650-V N-channel MOSFETs

Fairchild Semiconductor recently introduced the SuperFET III family of 650-V N-channel MOSFETs, which are well suited for telecom equipment, electric vehicle (EV) chargers, solar products, and more. The SuperFET III MOSFET family combines reliability, low EMI, high efficiency, and superior … Continue reading






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40-VIN, 2.1-A Rail-to-Rail LDO+ Available in High-Temperature, 150°C H-Grade in TSSOP Package

LTC3086 image

Linear Technology Corp. recently unveiled a new higher temperature “H-grade” version of the LT3086 in the TSSOP package. The 40-V, 2.1-A low dropout linear regulator (LDO) includes current monitoring with externally settable current limit and temperature monitoring with external control of … Continue reading






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Isolated FET Driver for Industrial Relay Replacement Applications

Si875x Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs recently introduced a new CMOS-based isolated field effect transistor (FET) driver family for industrial and automotive applications. The family enables you to use your preferred application-specific, high-volume FETs to replace old electromechanical relays (EMRs) and optocoupler-based, solid-state relays … Continue reading






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ON Semiconductor Acquires Fairchild Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor recently acquired Fairchild Semiconductor for $2.4 billion. Fairchild develops semiconductor solutions for mobile and power designs. “The acquisition of Fairchild is a transformative step in our quest to become the premier supplier of power management and analog semiconductor solutions … Continue reading






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Ultra-Compact Bluetooth 4.2 + NFC Module

Rigado’s new BMD-350 Bluetooth 4.2 + NFC module is intended for use in Internet of Things (IoT) applications. With  8.6 × 6.4 × 1.5 mm footprint and based on the Nordic Semiconductors nRF52 series SoC, the BMD-350 gives IoT innovators … Continue reading






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IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM Supports IoT-Targeted MCUs

IAR Systems recently announced that IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM now supports microcontrollers based on ARM Cortex-M3/M4 and ARM Cortex-A15 that are targeted for connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT). IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is a complete C/C++ compiler … Continue reading






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IEEE 802.3bt PD Controller

Linear-LT4295

Linear Technology Corp. recently introduced the LT4295IEEE 802.3bt powered device (PD) interface controller for applications that require up to 71 W. The next Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard—IEEE 802.3bt—enables manufacturers to go beyond the 25.5 W allocated by the 2009 … Continue reading






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Scribbler 3 (S3) Hackable Robots

Parallax BlocklyProp

Parallax’s Scribbler 3 (S3) is a fully-assembled, preprogrammed, reprogrammable, and hackable robot that’s well suited for students and electronics enthusiasts. You can program the S3 in Parallax’s Graphical User Interface (GUI) software or its BlocklyProp tool. The visual programming support in … Continue reading






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800-V CoolMOS P7 Series for Low-Power SMPS Applications

Infineon_CoolMOS

Infineon Technologies recently introduced its 800-V CoolMOS P7 series. Based on the superjunction technology, the product family is well suited for low-power SMPS applications, such a s LED lighting, audio, industrial, and auxiliary power. The 800 V CoolMOS P7’s offers … Continue reading






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10-Bit HDO9000 High Definition Oscilloscopes

Teledyne hdo9000

Teledyne LeCroy recently launched the HDO9000, which uses HD1024 high-definition technology that automatically optimizes vertical resolution under each measurement condition to deliver 10 bits of vertical resolution. Featuring a bright 15.4” capacitive touch screen, the HDO9000 oscilloscopes offer 10-bit resolution, … Continue reading






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Dialog Semiconductor Enters Gallium Nitride (GaN) Market

Dialog Semiconductor recently announced the upcoming availability of the DA8801, which is its first gallium nitride (GaN) power IC device, using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation’s (TSMC) 650-V GaN-on-Silicon process technology. The DA8801 should initially find traction in the the fast-charging … Continue reading






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