Announcements of articles and news
Vishay Intertechnology Releases Space-Saving Super Red, Red, Amber, and Yellow Ultrabright LEDs in Compact Packages With Dome Lenses
11.05.2017 · News
The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new series of super red, red, amber, and yellow ultrabright LEDs in compact untinted surface-mount packages with dome lenses. Utilizing the latest ultrabright AllnGaP on Si chip technology, the space-saving Vishay Semiconductors VLDx1535x series delivers extremely high brightness with luminous intensity to 14000 mcd...
Single microcontroller pin senses ambient light, controls illumination
As in a previous Design Idea, this design uses an LED as a transducer to measure the ambient-light level and to provide illumination. This Design Idea uses the same principle as its predecessor but consists of only one LED, two resistors, one IC, and one 0.1-µF bypass capacitor...
NM485D6S5MC and NMTTLD6S5MC: Murata's integrated modules for RS485 and TTL interfaces provide isolated power
10.05.2017 · News
Murata has announced the NM485D6S5MC and NMTTLD6S5MC low power electrically isolated data communication devices from Murata Power Solutions, to provide RS-485 or TTL interfaces with isolated power. No external components are needed; a single 5 V supply allows function on either side of the isolation boundary...
Vishay Intertechnology WSHP2818 Automotive Grade Power Metal Strip® Resistor Saves PCB Space and Reduces Component Counts
09.05.2017 · News
Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new Automotive Grade Power Metal Strip® resistor that delivers a high 10 W power rating in the compact 2818 case size. By providing the high power capability of larger resistors in a smaller footprint, the Vishay Dale WSHP2818 is designed to save space and reduce component counts...
New Vishay Intertechnology AEC-Q200 Qualified Inductor Is Industry's First With 125 A Continuous Current Rating
09.05.2017 · News
Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new AEC-Q200 qualified inductor that is the industry’s first to offer a continuous current rating of 125 A. For automotive and industrial applications, the Vishay Dale IHXL-2000VZ-5A features a 190 A saturation current for 20 % inductance reduction and continuous high temperature operation to +155 °C...
Implementing finite state machines in embedded systems
08.05.2017 · Articles
A finite state machine is one of the most popular design patterns in embedded systems. Many applications from simple home appliances to complex communication systems implement event based state machines...
Buffered 18-Bit Octal ADC with Picoamp Inputs Shrinks Solution Size
08.05.2017 · News
Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTC2358-18, an 18-bit, 8-channel simultaneous sampling successive approximation register ADC featuring integrated picoamp input buffers...
Using ESD Diodes as Voltage Clamps
05.05.2017 · Articles
When external overvoltage conditions are applied to an amplifier, ESD diodes are the last line of defense between your amplifier and electrical over stress. With proper understanding of how an ESD cell is implemented in a device, a designer can greatly extend the survival range of an amplifier with the appropriate circuit design...
SII Semiconductor Corporation Introduces the S-85S1A and S-85S1P Series with the World's Lowest Current Consumption, High Efficiency Step-Down Switching Regulators for Wearable and IoT Devices
05.05.2017 · News
SII Semiconductor Corporation, a subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc., introduces the S-85S1P Series, followed by the introduction of the S-85S1A Series. These series of step-down switching regulators feature ultra-high efficiency for low power consumption in wearable and IoT devices – with the World’s Lowest Current Consumption of 260 nA...