Using a power accumulator for real-time power measurements. Part 2
12.14.2018 · Articles
To prolong battery life, it becomes crucial to monitor PMIC voltage rails and determine system performance based on power consumption. Power accumulation diagnostics can be used to determine which system blocks consume the most power...
Power Integrations Launches 98.5%-Efficient High Voltage BLDC Motor Driver IC Family
12.14.2018 · News
Power Integrations announced the release of its BridgeSwitch integrated half-bridge motor driver IC family. BridgeSwitch ICs feature high- and low-side advanced FREDFETs with integrated lossless current sensing...
Using a power accumulator for real-time power measurements. Part 1
12.13.2018 · Articles
Power accumulators enable a variety of applications that require average power measurement. One example is real-time measurement of switching converter efficiency, which permits converter efficiency evaluation over time and varying operating conditions...
First 12-bit, 29-kHz RGB LED driver family enables vivid color and seamless animation with zero audible noise
12.13.2018 · News
Texas Instruments introduced a new family of LED drivers with integrated, independent color mixing, brightness control and a power-saving mode. The LP5018, LP5024, LP5030 and LP5036 enable smooth, vivid color and reduce system power consumption...
Energy-Saving Low-Noise LDO Regulator from STMicroelectronics Powers Automotive Modules and Smart Automation
12.12.2018 · News
The STMicroelectronics LDO40L 400 mA low-dropout linear regulator delivers quiet and efficient power for always-on automotive modules and noise-sensitive loads...
New Vishay Intertechnology 1 MBd High Speed Optocouplers Feature Schmitt-Trigger Functionality
12.11.2018 · News
Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of 1 MBd high speed optocouplers featuring an open collector transistor output with Schmitt-Trigger functionality for easy integration into digital systems...
Osram presents long-life LED for general lighting
12.10.2018 · News
The market for LED lighting is moving forward very fast and the demand for professional components with long lifetimes and extraordinary robustness is growing. In announcing the new professional Osconiq S3030, Osram Opto Semiconductors is successfully facing up to these challenges...
Use "Extra" LED Driver Channel To Provide Constant-Voltage Source
12.09.2018 · Circuits
LED applications are booming: backlighting for LCD TVs, projectors, and computer displays, camera flashes, and vehicle brake lights and taillights are just a few. All require constant-current LED drivers that offer a high dimming ratio, high efficiency, precise adjustable current, and low cost. To save space, some LED drivers can handle multiple strings of LEDs...
Custom MMIC launches 16-24GHz driver amplifier with high gain and high linearity
12.09.2018 · News
Monolithic microwave integrated circuit developer Custom MMIC of Westford, MA, USA has launched the CMD291 wideband driver amplifier MMIC. The CMD291 is a wideband gallium arsenide MMIC driver amplifier die that operates between 16 GHz and 24 GHz...