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Actively driven ferrite core inductively cancels common-mode voltage
03.05.2018 · Circuits
An earlier Design Idea illustrated one approach to that traditional headache for the analog designer: the dreaded ground loop. That Design Idea described a simple and efficient multichannel circuit. But it’s an asymmetrical CMV approach in that it works only at the receiving end of a cable...
Industry's smallest 36-V, 1-A DC/DC step-down power module shrinks board space by up to 58 percent
Texas Instruments introduced two new 4-V to 36-V power modules that measure just 3.0 mm by 3.8 mm and require only two external components for operation. The 0.5-A LMZM23600 and 1-A LMZM23601 DC/DC step-down converters achieve up to 92 percent efficiency, which minimizes energy loss, and feature tiny MicroSiP packaging that shrinks board space by up to 58 percent...
Ikalogic redefines Portable oscilloscopes
Never have industrial systems been this much packed with electronics, and obviously, such embedded systems need maintenance. Although portable oscilloscopes have existed for decades, Ikalogic didn’t have the exact same definition of “portability”...
Ikalogic's ScanaQuad Logic Analyzers accelerate Firmware development
Ikalogic is providing 4 channel logic analyzers (ScanaQuad series) that perfectly fit serial protocols debugging and diagnostic purposes (like I2C, SPI, RS232, CAN or 1-Wire). Intuitive ScanaStudio software runs on all major platforms (Win/Mac/Linux) ...
Design a low-cost 4- to 20-mA receiver circuit for control loops
03.04.2018 · Circuits
Current-mode control loops (particularly the popular 4- to 20-mA controls) are used in many industrial applications because of their immunity to induced EMI from motors, contactors, relays, and other sources. Off-the-shelf process controllers often have 4- to 20-mA (sometimes 0- to 20-mA) output options for adjusting speed, pressure, temperature, or some other parameter in a closed-loop control system...
Diodes Incorporated's Synchronous Rectifier Controller Delivers Higher Efficiency and Saves Board Space
03.04.2018 · News
Diodes Incorporated announced the ZXGD3113. This synchronous rectifier controller continues Diodes’ strategy to meet the industry-wide demand for increased power density and improved efficiency. When coupled with a MOSFET, the pairing can be used to replace lossy Schottky rectifiers in power supplies based on a flyback or resonant converter topology...
Toshiba Announces New 2TB Hard Disk Drive for Client Storage Applications
03.04.2018 · News
Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH announces the launch of its new MQ04 Series 2 TB HDD model MQ04ABD200, designed for use in notebook PCs, all-in-one and slim-line desktop systems, and other applications requiring high capacity storage and 2.5-inch mobile-class durability...
Tiny but mighty: smallest amplifiers deliver high performance for challenging system designs
03.01.2018 · News
Texas Instruments introduced the industry's smallest operational amplifier and low-power comparators at 0.64 mm2. As the first amplifiers in the compact X2SON package, the TLV9061 op amp and TLV7011 family of comparators enable engineers to reduce their system size and cost, while maintaining high performance...
Teardown: Smart switch provides Bluetooth power control
02.28.2018 · Articles
I've tested (and tore down) several network-controllable power switches of late; Belkin's WeMo and, more recently, TP-Link's HS100, both Wi-Fi based. Then there's GE's Avi-on line. Unlike the others I just mentioned, it's Bluetooth-based, and with a twist...
150VIN & VOUT Synchronous 4-Switch Buck-Boost Controller with Integrated Switching Bias Supply
02.28.2018 · News
Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTC3777, a 150 V high efficiency (up to 99%) 4-switch synchronous buckboost DC/DC controller, which operates from input voltages above, below or equal to the regulated output voltage. Its 4.5 V to 150 V input voltage range operates from a high input voltage source or from an input that has high voltage surges...