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Helix Semiconductors' MxC200 DC-DC Power IC Now in Production
03.15.2018 · News
Fabless power semiconductor company Helix Semiconductors announced the start of mass production of its MxC200, a configurable high-efficiency 15 W DC-DC power IC. Previously known as the HS200, the MxC200 takes voltage input ranging from 12-48 V and converts it to selectable lower voltages...
Toshiba Launches High Peak Pulse Current TVS Diodes for Power Line Protection
03.14.2018 · News
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a new series of TVS diodes that protect USB power lines and power supply connectors used in mobile devices. Toshiba’s DF2SxxP2 series protects the power lines of smartphones and tablets by suppressing malfunctions and damage...
Linear potentiometer provides nonlinear light-intensity control
03.13.2018 · Circuits
The human eye's highly nonlinear response to light levels poses problems for designers of adjustable lighting. Simple hardware or software linear-control methods compress most of the apparent intensity variation into a relatively small portion of the adjustment range. A strongly nonlinear control characteristic is necessary...
Ultra-Low Power Consumption Voltage Detection IC with MOSFET
03.13.2018 · News
In Energy Harvesting power management circuits which convert small energy obtained from the surrounding environment into electric power, it’s necessary to minimize the current consumption. Likewise, quiescent current suppression is very important in cell monitoring circuits and electric storage devices...
Ensure A Fixed Bias Current For Gain Blocks
03.12.2018 · Circuits
RF gain blocks are popular because they offer wide bandwidth, low noise, and ease of use. They're designed to operate with a fixed value of supply current because variations in supply current cause variations in the gain, compression point, and other crucial specifications...
Digital Control Meets Intelligent Analog to Streamline Design
Whether it’s used as an initial introduction into embedded development, the main controller of a connected application or as an attach component to offload tasks from a larger system, the role of the 8-bit microcontroller continues to expand...
VCC Introduces CSM Series
03.08.2018 · News
Visual Communications Company recently launched the CSM Series surface mount capacitive touch LED sensor, which boasts the smallest footprint in the industry. The CSM Series Capacitive Touch Sensor Displays are unique because they measure only 15.0 mm × 15.0 mm × 3.2 mm and can be surface-mounted...
Low-Cost Debugging and Programming is Now Faster and More Feature Rich with MPLAB® PICkit 4 Development Tool
The debugging process remains an important area where many embedded design engineers would like to see improvements, according to AspenCore’s 2017 Embedded Market Study. To address these needs and enhance the development experience, Microchip Technology Inc. introduces the MPLAB PICkitTM 4 In-Circuit Debugger...
LEDs 'making light pollution worse'
03.06.2018 · Articles
The transition from sodium to LED exterior lighting over recent years appears to have made global light pollution worse not better, scientists have reported. A team of researchers who studied NASA images say that in the last four years the illuminated area of the earth grew by 2 per cent...
Single output Logic dividers from Nexperia deliver space-saving of up to 93% for superior system efficiency
03.06.2018 · News
Nexperia announced a new range of AHC dividers with oscillators that save space, increase efficiency and reduce overall system cost. This new 74AHC1G42xx dividers range also offers -for the first time- overvoltage-tolerant inputs for mixed voltage mode operation, increasing reliability and flexibility in designs...