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TI introduces industry's first 4-20mA DAC with integrated buck/boost converter that operates off of a single-supply
20.03.2017 · News
Texas Instruments introduced a digital-to-analog converter that combines industry-leading precision performance with simpler power-supply design. The 16-bit DAC8775 operates from a single, wide 12- to 36-V power rail, leveraging an integrated buck/boost converter to generate all of the required internal power supplies to save designers time, cost and significant board space...
Thermal design: Get the heat out of the electronics
17.03.2017 · Articles
If you have high-powered LEDS, or a power supply, or are trying to control larger motors, you have to get a lot of heat out of your circuit boards. The classic way to dissipate heat is to bolt your power transistor to an aluminum heat sink. That is a slow, messy, and expensive proposition, especially if you need thermal grease between the transistor and heat sink...
Toshiba Introduces Low Reverse Current Schottky Barrier Diodes for Voltage Boosting Circuits
17.03.2017 · News
Toshiba Electronics Europe expanded its extensive portfolio of diodes with the addition of six low reverse-current Schottky Barrier Diodes. With a peak reverse voltage of 40 V, the new CCS15F40, CUS15F40, CBS10F40, CUS10F40, CTS05F40, and CUS05F40 are suitable for voltage boosting circuits in white LED backlights and for liquid crystal displays in mobile devices like smartphones and tablet PCs...
Buck-boost regulator suits battery operation
16.03.2017 · Circuits
A buck/boost converter can step a voltage up or down. Such a converter is appropriate for battery-powered applications. One application derives a regulated 14.1 V at 1 A from 12 V solar panels with 9 to 18 V variation. In this type of battery application, efficiency is an important factor; hence, this design uses an inexpensive synchronous-rectifier-based MC33166/7 circuit...
Seoul Semiconductor Starts Mass Production of its Patented Filament LEDs
16.03.2017 · News
Seoul Semiconductor announced the immediate start of the mass production of its LED Chip-On-Board Package for use in LED filament bulbs, a market currently estimated to be $1.3 billion globally...
Latest PIC MCU Family Brings Ease of Design with More Core Independent Peripherals
The PIC16F15386 family, the most powerful launching point into the 8-bit PIC microcontroller portfolio, is now available from Microchip Technology. In addition to our current Core Independent Peripherals, this family includes a high-accuracy 32 MHz internal oscillator and memory features...
Understanding Polymer and Hybrid Capacitors
14.03.2017 · Articles
Capacitors may seem simple enough, but specifying them has actually grown more complex in recent years. The reason why comes down to freedom of choice. The universe of capacitors has expanded greatly over the past few years, in large part because of capacitor designs that take advantage of advances in conductive polymers. These advanced capacitors sometimes use conductive polymers to form the entire electrolyte...
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Introduces a Highly Versatile DrMOS Power Module
14.03.2017 · News
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor introduced AOZ5038QI, the highly versatile latest generation of power modules. The AOZ5038QI integrates a dual gate driver and two optimized MOSFETs in a 31-pin 5 mm × 5 mm QFN package to produce a high-power and high-efficiency power stage for synchronous step-down applications...
Rohde&Schwarz introduces industry's first entry-level oscilloscope with 10-bit vertical resolution and touchscreen
14.03.2017 · News
Rohde & Schwarz broadens its growing oscilloscope portfolio with the R&S RTB2000, the first low cost oscilloscope to offer touchscreen operation as well as 10-bit vertical resolution...