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Regulator Limits Dissipation While Capping Current At The Desired Level
10.08.2017 · Circuits
A current-limiting regulator prevents excessive load current, but it may not prevent excessive regulator dissipation. Many integrated regulators do protect themselves from excessive dissipation and many provide a current limit, yet their current limits may not be at the desired current or may not be sufficiently predictable. This regulator provides predictable output-current and regulator-power limits, as well as undervoltage protection...
Elmos: new ultrasound IC with outstanding measuring performance and great flexibility
10.08.2017 · News
With the E524.08 and E524.09 ICs, Elmos is presenting a new ultrasound IC family for ultrasound parking assistance systems in the vehicle. These ICs can also be used for general distance measurements in industrial applications (industrial robots, silo fill level measurement and more)...
Analog Devices' Versatile 50 Mbps RS-485 Transceiver Series Protects Communication in Harsh Environments
10.08.2017 · News
Analog Devices, Inc. announced the availability of two 50 Mbps RS-485/RS-422 transceivers for use in harsh environments including industrial automation, motor control, military and avionics...
105V, 2.3A Synchronous Step-Down Regulator Delivers 96% Efficiency with Ultralow EMI/EMC Emissions
09.08.2017 · News
Analog Devices announces the LTC7103, a 2.3 A, 105 V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator. Its wide 4.4 V to 105 V input voltage range is designed for operation from a continuously high voltage input source or from an input that has high voltage surges, eliminating the need for external surge suppression devices...
Maxim's PMICs Offer Hearables Lowest Standby Power and High Efficiency at Less Than 1/2 the Size
08.08.2017 · News
Designers of Bluetooth headphones, activity monitors, smart garments, smartwatches, and other size-constrained devices can now increase battery life and efficiency using the MAX77650/MAX77651 power management ICs from Maxim Integrated Products...
Triac-Dimmable LED Controller/Driver Design Platform from Diodes Incorporated Drives LED Lamps up to 25W
07.08.2017 · News
Diodes Incorporated introduced the AL1692. This LED controller/driver is a platform-based design solution for triac-dimmable LED lamps. The internal MOSFET versions provide a low-cost solution with compact PCB size and directly drive lamps rated from 3 W to 13 W...
Low Power Op Amp: Low Power Filter, Headphone Driver Revisited
03.08.2017 · Circuits
A new family of op amps features industry leading speed versus supply current. The LTC6261/LTC6262/LTC6263 family provides 30 MHz at a low 240 μA supply current, with 400 μV maximum offset voltage and rail-to-rail input and output. In combination with 1.8 V to 5.25 V supply, these op amps enable applications requiring uncompromised performance with low power and low voltage...
CML Microcircuits announces CMX979 - Dual PLL + VCO RF Chip
03.08.2017 · News
CML Microcircuits is pleased to announce the release of the CMX979 Dual PLL + VCO IC further expanding the company’s RF portfolio. The CMX979 is a low power dual RF/IF synthesiser + VCO that provide signal generation over a wide range of frequencies...
Screens become speakers, smartphones can lose micro-speakers
03.08.2017 · Articles
Redux has followed earlier announcements of its surface-wave-based haptics technology with a version specifically targeted at the smartphone, with which it aspires to “kill off smartphone micro-speakers”. The company’s surface audio tech from Redux transforms a smartphone screen into a loudspeaker, and also provides haptic feedback...