Electronic Skin points Way North
Electronic Skin points the Way North
03.20.2019 Articles

While birds are able to naturally perceive the Earth’s magnetic field and use it for orientation, humans have so far not come close to replicate this feat – at least, until now...

Using PCBWay Free Gerber Viewer Visualize
Using PCBWay Free Gerber Viewer to Visualize Your PCB Designs
03.20.2019 Articles

We are usually eager to see how the PCB we design shows after it is manufactured. Professional makers probably have various software to visualize their designs. But, novices and hobbyists are unlikely have access to those software and may be not clear about the software feature and how to use them...

iMOTION IMM100 series Infineon reduces PCB
iMOTION IMM100 series from Infineon reduces PCB size and R&D efforts significantly
03.20.2019 News

Infineon Technologies introduces smart IPM motor controllers featuring full hardware and software integration needed for BLDC motor drives of up to 80 W without heatsink...

Achieve MPPT Control Without Power Calculation
Achieve MPPT Control Without Power Calculation
03.19.2019 Articles

A maximum power point tracking controller circuit is extremely useful in solar photovoltaic systems for boosting power usage efficiency. The traditional MPPT design, though, requires the use of a multiplier to calculate power from source voltage and current measurements...

New SAR ADC Family Enables High-Speed
New SAR ADC Family Enables High-Speed, High-Resolution Analog-to-Digital Conversion in Harsh Environments
03.19.2019 News

To address applications that demand higher-speed and higher-resolution analog-to-digital conversion, Microchip Technology announced 12 new Successive Approximation Register Analog-to-Digital Converters along with a companion differential amplifier...

Get buck-boost performance boost regulator
Get buck-boost performance from a boost regulator
03.18.2019 Circuits

The SEPIC topology is generally a good choice for voltage regulators that must produce an on output voltage that falls in the middle of the input-voltage range, such as a 5 V output from a 2.7 to 6 V input. The topology has some disadvantages, however...

Robust 100-V 1-A synchronous buck converter
Robust 100-V, 1-A synchronous buck converter enables designers to shrink board space, improve efficiency and simplify power-supply design
03.18.2019 News

Texas Instruments introduced a wide-input-voltage synchronous DC/DC buck converter with the industry’s best combination of light load efficiency, ease of design and overall power solution cost...

LED bulbs can bring heat
LED bulbs can bring heat
03.17.2019 Articles

I had a CFL fail the other day at our upstate house but when I went to the local hardware store to buy a replacement, there was nothing like it to be found. I did find a light emitting diode bulb though so I bought that and installed it with a plastic-shelled adapter having an on/off pull chain like this...

GPIO Port Expander Diodes Incorporated Provides
GPIO Port Expander From Diodes Incorporated Provides I2C Interface And Level Shifting For Any Peripheral
03.17.2019 News

Diodes Incorporated announced the PI4IOE5V6416 16-bit I/O expander, which enables any digital device to be accessed and controlled over an I2C interface, across a range of input and output voltages from 1.8 V to 5 V...

Water-Resistant MEMS Pressure Sensor STMicroelectronics Targets
Water-Resistant MEMS Pressure Sensor from STMicroelectronics Targets Budget-Conscious Consumer and Industrial Applications
03.14.2019 News

The STMicroelectronics LPS33W water-resistant MEMS pressure sensor combines chemical compatibility, stability, and accuracy for use in a wide range of applications such as fitness trackers and other wearables, vacuum cleaners, and general-purpose industrial sensing...