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DPPs make nonvolatile microvolt DAC
DPPs make nonvolatile microvolt DAC
12.29.2020 Circuits

The availability of a seemingly limitless variety of monolithic DAC chips makes it easy to implement most digital-to-analog-conversion applications with a single off-the-shelf device. Sometimes, an unusual set of requirements necessitates a multichip approach, however...

Alpha Omega Semiconductor Announces New High
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Announces New High SOA MOSFETs for 48 V Hot Swap Telecom Applications
12.29.2020 News

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor announced the release of, AOTL66518 and AOB66518L, a 150 V MOSFET with low on-resistance and a high Safe Operating Area capability designed for demanding applications in Telcom Hot Swap...

Op amps make JFET circuits repeatable
Op amps make JFET circuits repeatable
12.28.2020 Circuits

Because they use practically no bias current (a useful feature in itself), JFETs also have practically no current noise. This feature means that you can use JFETs in very-high-resistance circuits and obtain good noise performance...

Microchip Delivers First 8-bit MCU Family
Microchip Delivers First 8-bit MCU Family for CAN FD Networks
12.28.2020 News

Microchip Technology announced its PIC18-Q84 family – the first PIC18 microcontroller (MCU) family that can be used to transmit and receive data through a Controller Area Network Flexible Data-Rate (CAN FD) bus...

TI introduces industry first DC DC
TI introduces the industry's first DC/DC buck-boost converter to extend battery life by 50% and offer lowest IQ
12.27.2020 News

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first DC/DC buck-boost converter to combine programmable input current limit and integrated dynamic voltage scaling to extend battery life by at least 50%...

Quasiresonant converter uses simple CMOS IC
Quasiresonant converter uses a simple CMOS IC
12.24.2020 Circuits

Figure shows a flyback power supply that has low noise and uses a simple CMOS CD4093 IC for its control. The electrical noise of a converter arises mainly when current switches on...

ams introduces world smallest digital camera
ams introduces the world's smallest digital camera module
12.24.2020 News

ams announces the pre-release of one of the industry’s smallest, lightest 100k pixel image sensor to provide a digital video output suitable for use in mobile or wearable consumer devices...

Scalable current load offers constant resistance
Scalable current load offers constant resistance mode
12.23.2020 Circuits

Testing power supplies and batteries requires current loads capable of sinking large current and dissipating substantial amounts of power. A simple but accurate current load can be built using just a single op amp and a power MOSFET...

Frequency source feeds entire lab
Frequency source feeds entire lab
12.22.2020 Circuits

Plumbing a laboratory with a standard frequency makes a lot of sense if the lab uses multiple frequency counters, spectrum analyzers, and other frequency-dependent test equipment. Rather than spending time keeping all of the instruments' oscillators in calibration or buying expensive, high-precision oscillators, you can use the circuit...

Automotive-Compliant USB Type-C Port Protector Diodes
Automotive-Compliant USB Type-C Port Protector from Diodes Incorporated Offers Overvoltage and Short Circuit Protection with Low Insertion Loss
12.22.2020 News

Diodes Incorporated announced the automotive-compliant, AEC-Q100 qualified, and PPAP capable DPO2039DABQ 4-channel protection solution for USB Type-C ports...

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