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Toshiba starts sample shipment of automotive stepping motor driver
07.12.2017 · News
Toshiba Electronics Europe has just launched a new constant current 2-phase stepping motor driver for automotive applications and a wide range of general uses, including adjusting the mirror for projection of heads-up displays, motorcycle valves and valve / damper controllers in HVAC applications. The TB9120FTG IC provides PWM 2-phase constant current control from a simple clock signal...
Generate A Differential Signal Using A Transformer Plus Signal Splitter
06.12.2017 · Articles
Most function generators and network analyzers have one port to provide the output signal. If a differential signal is needed, then you may need to acquire a network analyzer with two output ports at great cost. Of course, there are alternate solutions in generating a differential signal without acquiring expensive equipment...
Maxim Transceivers Provide 2x Faster Data Rates and Up to 50% Extended Cable Length for Motion Control and Industrial Applications
06.12.2017 · News
Industrial designers can now achieve 2x faster data rates and extend cable length by up to 50% with MAX22500E, MAX22501E, and MAX22502E RS-485 transceivers from Maxim Integrated Products...
Toshiba Expands Line-up of New-generation Transistor Arrays
06.12.2017 · News
Toshiba Electronics Europe announced that it is adding 11 products to its line-up of new-generation transistor arrays equipped with DMOS FET outputs, capable of delivering high-voltage, large-current drive up to 50 V/0.5 A...
Energy Harvester Produces Power from Local Environment, Eliminating Batteries in Wireless Sensors
05.12.2017 · Circuits
Recent advances in ultralow power microcontrollers have produced devices that offer unprecedented levels of integration for the amount of power they require to operate. These are systems on a chip with aggressive power saving schemes, such as shutting down power to idle functions...
Analog Devices' Industrial Inertial Measurement Units Improve Navigation and Reliability in Autonomous Machines
05.12.2017 · News
Analog Devices announced a series of five high-performance inertial measurement units that address the navigation- and safety-related needs of industrial applications in several emerging markets, while also reducing their system complexity and cost...
Melexis expands temperature sensor portfolio with innovative miniature FIR sensor
04.12.2017 · News
Melexis announces a new family of miniature far infrared (FIR) sensors for use in multiple applications where accurate temperature measurement is required. The MLX90632 family is based upon Melexis' established FIR technology that utilizes the fact that every object emits heat radiation...
Amplifier and current source emulate instrumentation amplifier
01.12.2017 · Circuits
The classic three- or two-op-amp instrumentation-amplifier circuits are standard ways to amplify a small-amplitude differential signal contaminated with high common-mode noise. In some applications, the signal source is floating with high-series-output impedance and thus requires an appropriate high-input-impedance amplifier...
25A μModule Regulator Supports N+1 Redundancy Ensuring Power Availability under Fault Conditions
01.12.2017 · News
Analog Devices announces the LTM4645, a 25A step-down μModule regulator with the ability to current share multiple independent devices (N) where at least one LTM4645 is used as backup (+1) to ensure power availability if one device in this N+1 arrangement detects a fault and must be disconnected...
Digital Potentiometers vs. Mechanical Potentiometers: Important Design Considerations to Maximize System Performance
30.11.2017 · Articles
This article will provide design details on how to use digital potentiometers with other components highlighting the important considerations and specifications for each use case to ensure the designer gets the best possible system performance. Important design considerations and specifications that should be taken into account when combining digital potentiometers with other components, such as op amps to cre-ate flexible multiuse systems will be addressed...