Protect an LED driver against output shorts to ground
11.26.2015 · Circuits
The non-synchronous, boost, power-conversion topology is often used in LED drivers in instances where the input voltage is insufficient to forward bias a series/parallel set of LED strings. This inductive switching topology creates the compliance voltage necessary to achieve LED current regulation and is commonly used in LCD backlighting applications...
The most distance with less power - TI's new Sub-1 GHz solution spans 20 km on a coin cell
11.26.2015 · News
Texas Instruments announced the availability of the next device in the SimpleLink ultra-low power platform, designed to help customers easily add ultra-low power, long-range connectivity to their Internet of Things designs. The new SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz CC1310 wireless microcontrollers offers up to 20 years of battery life for building and factory automation, alarm and security, smart grid and wireless sensor network applications...
TI's smart diode controller realizes the power of zero
11.25.2015 · News
Texas Instruments introduced the industry's first smart diode controller with zero quiescent current that provides better efficiency versus Schottky diodes and p-channel MOSFETs. The LM74610-Q1 provides lower power consumption and heat in a compact solution size, making it well-suited for reverse polarity protection in high-current industrial power tool and automotive applications...
Diodes Incorporated Introduces 100V MOSFETs Optimized for PoE Applications
11.24.2015 · News
Diodes Incorporated introduced the DMN10H120SFG MOSFET. This device is designed as a switch for IEEE 802.3 compliant 48 V Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) systems. This switch enables the delivery of power through the Ethernet cable to end-applications such as wireless access points, VoIP phones...
Boost converter works with wide-range negative-input supply
11.23.2015 · Circuits
Assume that a design requires positive voltage, but only a negative-voltage power source is available. Using a standard boost-converter IC, you can efficiently generate a positive voltage from a negative source...
ARM De-risks Design Cycle for IoT Chips
11.23.2015 · News
ARM has unveiled a new hardware subsystem to enable the fast and efficient development of highly customized chips for smart connected devices. The ARM IoT subsystem for ARM Cortex-M processors is optimized for use with ARM's most efficient processor and radio technologies, physical IP and ARM mbed™ OS...
Small, simple, high-voltage supply features single IC
11.20.2015 · Circuits
Sensors, electrostatic traps, and other applications require regulated, high-voltage power supplies that deliver modest amounts of output current. Simplicity, low quiescent current, and compactness are desirable in such supplies...
TI debuts the first stand-alone USB 2.0 redriver, improving signal integrity in automotive applications
11.20.2015 · News
Texas Instruments introduced the industry's first stand-alone USB 2.0 redriver. The high-speed, bidirectional TUSB211 redriver is AEC-Q100-qualified and designed to improve USB signal integrity in automotive infotainment systems. It offers more than 40 percent lower power consumption than existing hub solutions...
Murata Enhances lineup of AEC-Q200 Available RF Inductors
11.19.2015 · News
Murata have substantially expanded product lineup of AEC-Q200-compliant high-frequency inductors for automobiles (infotainment applications and powertrain/safety applications)...