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Simple circuit turns scope, function generator into JFET curve tracer
03.07.2018 · Circuits
Commercial curve tracers have existed for decades. But designers without access to one can create a simple circuit that uses a function generator and oscilloscope to generate JFET transfer and characteristic curves. The circuit can also be computer-driven, with software displaying and recording the curves...
ON Semiconductor Announces New Family of Multi-Chip Module PWM Buck Regulators Offering Market-Leading Current Density and Fully Integrated MOSFETs
03.07.2018 · News
ON Semiconductor has announced the release of three new highly-efficient mid-voltage PWM buck converters. Supporting a wide input voltage range of 4.5 V to 65 V, an output current of up to 10 A and output power of 100 W, ON Semiconductor’s new FAN6500X family of buck converters combines the time tested fixed frequency control scheme...
Integration at its core: New MSP430 MCUs offer configurable signal-chain elements for sensing applications
Texas Instruments announced the addition of new microcontrollers with integrated signal-chain elements and an extended operating temperature range to its MSP430™ value line portfolio. New MSP430FR2355 ferroelectric random access memory MCUs allow developers to reduce printed circuit board...
STMicroelectronics' Off-Line Converters for 5-30V Power Supplies Enhance Ruggedness, Efficiency, and Flexibility
28.06.2018 · News
The VIPer11 off-line converter with embedded 800 V avalanche-rugged MOSFET from STMicroelectronics enables equipment makers to design tougher auxiliary power supplies and power adapters. Its 26 Vdc drain-start voltage allows an ultra-wide line input voltage range...
Quartz crystal-based remote thermometer features direct Celsius readout
28.06.2018 · Circuits
Although quartz crystals have served as temperature sensors, designers haven't taken advantage of the technology because few manufacturers offer the sensors as standard products. In contrast to conventional resistance- or semiconductor-based sensors, a quartz-based sensor provides inherently digital-signal conditioning, good stability, and a direct digital output...
Say hello to the next generation of Arduino boards!
28.06.2018 · News
Arduino team excited to kick off Maker Faire Bay Area by expanding our IoT lineup with two new boards: the MKR Vidor 4000 and the Uno WiFi Rev 2. The MKR Vidor 4000 is the first-ever Arduino based on an FPGA chip...
High-precision Voltage Detectors with Operational Instability Prevention Functions XC6135/XC6136 Series
27.06.2018 · News
Torex Semiconductor has launched the XC6135 series and XC6136 series, 2 voltage detector products which have achieved ultra-low quiescent currents and detect voltages among the smallest in the world...
IDT Expands its Flagship Integrated VOC Gas Sensor Line With Solutions for Indoor Air Quality Applications
27.06.2018 · News
Integrated Device Technology launched its new ZMOD™ family of integrated gas sensors that offer best-in-class stability and sensitivity for measuring volatile organic compound (VOC) gases...
Skyworks Introduce the Family of LTE Broadband LNAs for Worldwide Market
25.06.2018 · News
Skyworks is pleased to introduce its new family of LTE broadband low-noise amplifier modules for low, mid, high and ultra-high band frequencies. These devices are targeted for global cellular and M2M applications and deliver low noise figure, excellent return loss and high-linearity performance...
Transistors drive LEDs to light the path
21.06.2018 · Circuits
Keeping low-voltage outdoor lights illuminated takes some effort. Bulbs burn out, and connections corrode. HB LEDs seem like acceptable replacements, but most are available only in surface-mount packages, which aren’t conducive to a backyard project...