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Toshiba Memory Europe Unveils UFS Devices Utilizing 64-Layer, 3D Flash Memory
01.18.2018 · News
Toshiba Memory Europe has started sampling Universal Flash Storage devices utilising Toshiba Memory Corporation's cutting-edge 64-layer, BiCS FLASH™ 3D flash memory. The new UFS devices meet performance demands for applications that require high-speed read/write performance and low power consumption, including mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, and augmented and virtual reality systems...
ADI 72V Hybrid Step-Down DC/DC Controller Reduces Solution Size by 50% Compared to Traditional Architectures
01.17.2018 · News
Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTC7821, an industry first hybrid step-down synchronous controller that merges a switched capacitor circuit with a synchronous step-down controller, enabling up to a 50% reduction in DC/DC converter solution size compared to traditional step-down solutions...
Integrator ramps up/down, holds output level
01.16.2018 · Circuits
Op-amp integrators can ramp to saturation, and a capacitor-discharge switch can reset them. Alternatively, you can input-switch them to ramp up and down in triangle-waveform-generator applications. Much searching through online “cookbook” circuits turned up no means of ramping an op-amp integrator to hold at a preset constant voltage level...
Toshiba Introduces New 10,500 rpm Enterprise Performance HDD Model Generation
01.16.2018 · News
Toshiba Electronics Europe announces the AL15SE Series HDD, its next generation of 10,500 rpm enterprise performance hard disk drives for mission-critical servers and storage. The new drive series boasts a 2,400 GB capacity model – a 33 percent capacity increase over Toshiba’s AL14SE generation and Toshiba’s largest capacity ever for a 10,500 rpm HDD...
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Introduces New Differential High Accuracy, High Isolation Current Sensor IC With Dual Fault User Settable Over-Current Fault Outputs
01.16.2018 · News
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduces a new high accuracy Hall-effect-based current sensor IC with multiple programmable fault levels intended for industrial and consumer applications with a focus on motor control and power inverter stage applications...
Samsung Starts Producing First 512-Gigabyte Universal Flash Storage for Next-Generation Mobile Devices
01.15.2018 · News
Samsung Electronics announced that it has begun mass production of the industry’s first 512-gigabyte embedded Universal Flash Storage solution for use in next-generation mobile devices...
Bang-bang photovoltaic regulator needs no magnetics
01.14.2018 · Circuits
Photovoltaic systems commonly include a means of energy storage – batteries or supercaps – to provide electricity to the load when sunlight is not available or during power transients. However, when feasible, storage-free systems are an environmentally-friendlier alternative with higher MTBF...
AKM releases a Motor Driver that is Capable of Running on a Single 18V Power Supply, the AP1010, Suitable for Home Electronics
01.14.2018 · News
Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation, has developed a motor driver, the AP1010AEN, capable of operation with a single 18 V power supply. The AP1010AEN is ideal for 12 V systems such as home equipment, (e.g. opening/closing water heater valves), and white goods household appliances, (e.g. refrigerators and ice machines)...
Simple Transient-Response Measurement Determines Power-Supply Bandwidth
01.11.2018 · Articles
It’s normal to assume that there’s an easy way to relate the bandwidth of a power-supply control loop to its transient response – no good reference exists that defines this in simple terms. It seems like a straightforward problem, which should have a simple solution. The higher the bandwidth, the faster the loop responds, and with less voltage deviation...
Melexis announces new automotive-grade fan driver ICs for small applications
01.11.2018 · News
Melexis announces new automotive-grade fan driver ICs for automotive and other applications where a highly reliable, ultra-small solution is needed. The US168KLD and US169KLD are automotive grade single-chip solutions for driving single-coil brushless DC fans and motors...