Analog Devices' 28-Nanometer D/A Converter Sets New Performance Benchmarks for Next Wave Wideband Software Defined Systems
05.25.2017 · News
Analog Devices introduced a 28-nanometer D/A converter as part of a new series of high speed digital-to-analog converters. The AD9172 meets the demands of gigahertz bandwidth applications and delivers the increased spectral efficiency needed for 4G/5G multi-band wireless communications base stations and 2 GHz E-band microwave point-to-point backhaul platforms...
Dialog Semiconductor's Latest Compact PMIC Increases Power Efficiency for Digital SLR Cameras
05.24.2017 · News
Dialog Semiconductor announced the DA6102, a highly integrated power management IC complete power supply solution for DSLR, mirrorless cameras, and multi-cell Li-ion battery applications...
STMicroelectronics Works with Hilscher to Provide Scalable Multi-Protocol Industrial Ethernet Platform
The creation of cost-efficient and compact industrial slave devices that can connect to any Real-Time Ethernet network is now simplified through the combination of the STMicroelectronics STM32 ecosystem with the multi-protocol flexibility of Hilscher’s netX control ICs...
Vishay Intertechnology Dual DPDT / Quad SPDT Analog Switch Saves Space and Improves Signal Integrity
05.23.2017 · News
Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new dual DPDT / quad SPDT analog switch featuring low resistance of 0.37 Ω at 2.7 V in the compact 2.6 mm by 1.8 mm by 0.55 mm miniQFN16 package. Ideal for both analog and digital signal switching in space-constrained consumer, medical, and industrial applications...
Inverting Regulator Takes Inputs Up to 50V and Supports Outputs to 4A
05.22.2017 · Circuits
Positive-to-negative DC/DC conversion is widely used in LCD devices, OLED displays, audio amplifiers, industrial equipment, measurement tools, test systems, LED drivers and battery chargers. In all of these cases, the inverting converter must be compact, support high power and accommodate an extended input voltage range...
STMicroelectronics Delivers New STM32L4 MCUs with On-Chip Digital Filter, Supported by Extended Development Ecosystem
STMicroelectronics has begun volume production of ultra-low-power STM32L45x microcontrollers, supported by a development ecosystem based on the easy-to-use and affordable STM32Cube platform. The STM32L451, STM32L452, and STM32L462 lines integrate a Digital Filter for Sigma-Delta Modulators, enabling advanced audio capabilities such as noise cancellation or sound localization on an inexpensive microcontroller...
Harvest energy using a piezoelectric buzzer
05.18.2017 · Circuits
Energy-harvesting, or “scavenging,” systems extract energy from the ambient environment. Unfortunately, these power generators supply much less energy than do standard batteries. However, thanks to the decreasing size and low-power requirements of today’s wearable devices, it is feasible to replace batteries in some low-power systems with power generators that capture energy from the user’s environment...
Linear LED Drivers from Diodes Incorporated Increase Efficiency in LED Strips
05.18.2017 · News
Diodes Incorporated introduced the BCR401U, BCR402U and BCR405U. Appealing to lighting designers, these constant-current regulators enable simple driving of low- current LED strips and panels in the commercial and industrial lighting sectors. Targeted at 12 V and 24 V linear LED strips, these regulators increase light output efficiency as they only require a 1.4 V supply, allowing more LEDs in the string...