Goodbye 3AG fuse we ll miss
Goodbye 3AG fuse, we'll miss you
02.25.2021 Articles

Fuses are an essential part of many system designs, and we’ve come to depend on them since the earliest days of electricity. The basic concept of using a fusible link – which self-heats due to current flow and then opens to cut off current flow if there is an overcurrent condition – is simple, reliable, clear cut, and unambiguous...

Toshiba Unveils New 18TB MG09 Series
Toshiba Unveils New 18TB MG09 Series Hard Disk Drives
02.25.2021 News

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced the introduction of its new MG09 Series, which comprises the company’s first HDD models to feature energy-assisted magnetic recording...

Current source enables op amp output
Current source enables op amp's output to go to ground
02.24.2021 Circuits

The LM324 is a cost-effective choice for an op amp, especially when you need to apply ground-level inputs. Although its output purportedly includes ground, its poor current-sinking capability limits the applications...

Diodes Announced New 2-Bit Bidirectional Logic
Diodes Announced New 2-Bit Bidirectional Logic Level Translators
02.24.2021 News

Diodes Incorporated has announced two new ICs – 74LVC2T45 and 74LVCH2T45. The devices provide logic levels voltage translation between devices that operate from different supply rails...

1980 pivotal point power industry
1980 - a pivotal point in the power industry
02.23.2021 Articles

Last October, after seven months of silence due to a major upgrade of the 70 m wide radio antenna located in Canberra, NASA sent a set of commands to a 43 year-old spacecraft, Voyager 2...

Vishay Intertechnology High Speed PIN Photodiode
Vishay Intertechnology High Speed PIN Photodiode Enables Improved Bio Sensor Performance, Slim Design for Wearables
02.23.2021 News

Vishay Intertechnology broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of a new high speed silicon PIN photodiode with enhanced sensitivity to visible and infrared light...

High-voltage current-feedback amplifier is speedy
High-voltage current-feedback amplifier is speedy
02.22.2021 Circuits

The circuit powers a microparticle and nanoparticle ion trap through a 1-to-5-turns-ratio, high-voltage transformer. It also works successfully as a driver for a piezo-tube scanner and in a near-field scanning optical microscope...

ON Semiconductor Announce New 650V Silicon
ON Semiconductor Announce New 650V Silicon Carbide MOSFETs
02.22.2021 News

ON Semiconductor has announced a new range of silicon carbide MOSFET devices for demanding applications where power density, efficiency and reliability are key considerations...

Making Class AB output stage safer
Making a Class AB output stage safer
02.21.2021 Circuits

A widely-used push-pull configuration of an AB class amplifier needs some improvements...

Voltage-to-current converter drives white LEDs
Voltage-to-current converter drives white LEDs
02.18.2021 Circuits

You sometimes need to drive a white LED from one 1.5 V battery. Unfortunately, the forward voltage of a white LED is 3 to 4 V. So, you would need a dc/dc converter to drive the LED from one battery...