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400V Linear Regulators from Diodes Incorporated Deliver Constant LED Current in Compact Packages
04.20.2018 · News
Diodes Incorporated announced the AL5890. This linear constant-current regulator provides simple and more cost-effective solutions for driving LED strings from an offline or DC power supply...
Analog Devices' Tiny µModule Boost Regulator for Low Voltage Optical Systems
04.19.2018 · News
Analog Devices announced the Power by Linear LTM4661, a low power step-up µModule® regulator in a 6.25 mm × 6.25 mm × 2.42 mm BGA package. Only a few capacitors and one resistor are required to complete the design...
Simple Threshold Switch For An LED Indicator
04.18.2018 · Circuits
I needed a simple LED indicator showing that a particular voltage level had been reached – specifically, that a capacitor had charged to a particular potential. I was convinced that there must be a way that a programmable zener diode, such as the TL431, could be used but...
Bosch launches high-performance IMU for drone and robotics applications at CES 2018
04.18.2018 · News
Bosch Sensortec launches the MEMS sensor BMI088, a high-performance Inertial Measurement Unit with outstanding vibration robustness, specifically designed for drone and robotics applications. BMI088 features an extremely stable gyroscope derived from Bosch’s proven automotive technology...
Use Current to Drive Solenoid, Relay from Array of Voltages
04.17.2018 · Articles
Rather than use a fixed-rail voltage source, it’s more efficient and flexible to utilize a current source so that performance remains consistent while supply rail and coil resistance change...
Highly Integrated Digital-Power Controller from STMicroelectronics Streamlines Design to Latest Efficiency and Safety Standards
04.17.2018 · News
The STNRG011 digital-power controller from STMicroelectronics simplifies and accelerates development of 90-300 W power supplies and adapters for computers, LED lighting, medical equipment, telecom, and industrial equipment, meeting today’s most stringent eco-design standards...
I2C interface has galvanic isolation, wired-OR capability, improved noise margin
04.16.2018 · Circuits
This Design Idea describes a simple and effective way to provide optoisolation for devices connected on the I2C bus...
Supports -3.3V negative voltage output Coil-integrated negative voltage output "micro DC/DC" converters XCL301 series
04.16.2018 · News
Torex Semiconductor has launched the XCL301 series of coil-integrated “micro DC/DC” converters that support negative voltage output. The XCL301 series is the first Torex coil-integrated micro DC/DC converter series that supports negative voltage output...
Toshiba launches new surface-mount brushed motor driver IC
04.16.2018 · News
Toshiba Electronics Europe has broadened its line-up of small surface-mount brushed motor drivers with the addition of the new TB67H420FTG that supports high-voltage applications requiring a large-current drive such as domestic robotic vacuum cleaners, printers and other office equipment...
CMX975 RF Building Block - 2.7GHz Up/Down Converter
04.13.2018 · News
CML Microcircuits is pleased to announce the release of the CMX975 – 2.7 GHz Up/Down Converter expanding its RF Building Block IC range...