NVE Introduces the World's First Smart TMR Magnetometer
10.18.2018 · News
NVE Corporation announced the new SM324-10E Smart Magnetometer. The new sensor combines a unique Tunneling Magnetoresistance (TMR) sensor element with sophisticated digital signal processing...
Current-mode instrumentation amplifier enhances piezoelectric accelerometer
10.17.2018 · Circuits
A typical piezoelectric sensor comprises a disk of PZT-5A ceramic material with metallized electrodes on its surfaces. Applying electrically conductive epoxy to the electrodes connects external wiring to the sensor. An insulating adhesive attaches the assembly to the structure under test and isolates the sensor from ground-referenced potentials...
Vishay Intertechnology 100 V and 120 V TMBS® Rectifiers Offer Forward Voltage Drop Down to 0.36 V to Reduce Power Losses and Increase Efficiency
10.17.2018 · News
Vishay Intertechnology introduced four new 100 V and 120 V TMBS® Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers that provide up to 20 mV lower forward voltage than previous-generation devices...
Fast PWM DAC has no ripple
10.16.2018 · Circuits
The enduring simplicity of PWM DACs will always earn them a place in the designer’s cookbook, but slow response time and the problem of PWM ripple tend to limit their appeal and utility. The usual way of attenuating PWM ripple, an RC low pass filter, can never succeed in completely eliminating it, and only makes output settling time agonizingly slow if you try...
Highest-precision reinforced isolated amplifier enables longest lifetimes in industrial voltage-sensing applications
10.16.2018 · News
Texas Instruments introduced a new reinforced isolated amplifier that features the industry's highest precision and working voltages, and longest lifetime reliability. With exceptional performance that includes better nonlinearity, lower offset and gain error, and higher temperature stability...
STM8 Nucleo Boards from STMicroelectronics Connect 8-bit Projects to Open-Source Hardware Resources
STMicroelectronics has introduced two STM8 Nucleo development boards, letting the 8-bit world experience the ease of access and extensibility already proven with the STM32 Nucleo range...
Relay-Based ON/OFF Flip-Flop Remembers State During Power Failure
10.11.2018 · Circuits
This circuit uses electromechanical relays to retain its state indefinitely, even when power is off. It consumes no power except when triggered from one state to the other...
High-Side Power Switches for USB Ports from Diodes Incorporated Cover Power Delivery and Fast Role Swap
10.11.2018 · News
Diodes Incorporated introduced the AP22815 and AP22615 3 A single-channel high-side power switches for USB ports and other hot-swap applications...
AVR Microcontrollers Now Supported in MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment
10.11.2018 · News
Designers who have traditionally used Microchip’s PIC microcontrollers and developed with the MPLAB ecosystem can now easily evaluate and incorporate AVR MCUs into their applications. The majority of AVR MCUs are now beta supported with the release of MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment...
Allegro Microsystems, LLC Expands Automotive LED Drivers Portfolio with Simple Buck-Boost Solution
10.10.2018 · News
Allegro MicroSystems, announces the ALT80802, their latest addition to the family of 62xx/808xx LED Drivers for Lighting. The ALT80802 addresses a key market trend of 3-4 White LEDs in a single string powered from 12 V battery input...