High-side current-sensing switched-mode regulator provides constant-current LED drive
05.29.2017 · Circuits
Many suitable circuits exist for driving LEDs in constant-current mode and from low-voltage sources. For example, references 1, and 2 show circuits that use switched-mode-regulator ICs and low-voltage sources to supply LED current...
1200V Silicon-Carbide Diodes from STMicroelectronics Deliver Superior Efficiency and State-of-the-Art Robustness
05.29.2017 · News
A full range of 2 A-40 A 1200 V silicon-carbide JBS diodes from STMicroelectronics enables a wider range of applications to benefit from the high switching efficiency, fast recovery, and consistent temperature characteristics of SiC technology...
IDT Introduces Family of SPDT Reflective RF Switches with Wide Frequency Range, Low Distortion, and Low Insertion Loss
05.26.2017 · News
Integrated Device Technology (IDT) introduced a new family of high-performance single-pole, double throw reflective (SPDTR) RF switches in compact 2 mm × 2 mm packages. The F2972 and F2976 operate from 5 MHz to 10 GHz, offering an industry-leading mix of low-insertion loss...
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...