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Add signal-strength display an FM-receiver IC
Add a signal-strength display to an FM-receiver IC
12.19.2018 Circuits

The TDA7000 integrates a monaural FM-radio receiver from the antenna connection to the audio output. External components include one tunable LC circuit for the local oscillator, a few capacitors, two resistors, and a potentiometer to control the variable-capacitance-diode tuning...

New Renesas Synergy Low-Power S1JA Microcontrollers
New Renesas Synergy Low-Power S1JA Microcontrollers with Integrated Programmable Analog Simplify Designs and Reduce BOM for Industrial IoT Sensor Applications

Renesas Electronics expanded its Renesas Synergy S1 microcontroller series with the introduction of the S1JA MCU Group. The ultra-low power S1JA MCUs feature the 48 MHz Arm® Cortex-M23 core and integrate best-in-class programmable analog and security functions...

Toshiba launches H-bridge driver IC supporting
Toshiba launches H-bridge driver IC supporting low-voltage, large current drive
12.18.2018 News

Toshiba Electronics Europe announced the launch of an addition to its line-up of dual H-bridge driver ICs for DC brushed motors and stepping motors...

Use Inexpensive Components Create An Infrared
Use Inexpensive Components To Create An Infrared Close-Object Alert Circuit
12.17.2018 Circuits

Many robotic applications require a sensor to detect close or very close obstacles. Typically, reflective-type infrared sensors are used for this task...

Galvanic Isolated High-Side Smart Power Switch
Galvanic Isolated High-Side Smart Power Switch with SPI from STMicroelectronics Stands Out with Rich Diagnostic, Safety, and Protection Features
12.17.2018 News

The STMicroelectronics ISO8200AQ galvanic isolated octal high-side smart power switch enhances diagnostics and system management by providing a 20 MHz SPI port allowing both per-channel over-temperature signalization and efficient daisy-chaining of multiple devices...

Using power accumulator real-time power measurements.
Using a power accumulator for real-time power measurements. Part 2
12.14.2018 Articles

To prolong battery life, it becomes crucial to monitor PMIC voltage rails and determine system performance based on power consumption. Power accumulation diagnostics can be used to determine which system blocks consume the most power...

Power Integrations Launches 98.5 -Efficient High
Power Integrations Launches 98.5%-Efficient High Voltage BLDC Motor Driver IC Family
12.14.2018 News

Power Integrations announced the release of its BridgeSwitch integrated half-bridge motor driver IC family. BridgeSwitch ICs feature high- and low-side advanced FREDFETs with integrated lossless current sensing...

Using power accumulator real-time power measurements.
Using a power accumulator for real-time power measurements. Part 1
12.13.2018 Articles

Power accumulators enable a variety of applications that require average power measurement. One example is real-time measurement of switching converter efficiency, which permits converter efficiency evaluation over time and varying operating conditions...

First 12-bit 29-kHz RGB LED driver
First 12-bit, 29-kHz RGB LED driver family enables vivid color and seamless animation with zero audible noise
12.13.2018 News

Texas Instruments introduced a new family of LED drivers with integrated, independent color mixing, brightness control and a power-saving mode. The LP5018, LP5024, LP5030 and LP5036 enable smooth, vivid color and reduce system power consumption...

Protect power-LED strings overcurrent
Protect power-LED strings from overcurrent
12.12.2018 Circuits

A common method for driving multiple power LEDs is through two parallel strings. This inexpensive and less critical driver circuit can provide a lower voltage...