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Pseudologarithmic thermistor signal conditioning spans wide
Pseudologarithmic thermistor signal conditioning spans wide temperature range
11.30.2018 Circuits

Given its low cost, small size, robust construction, accuracy, versatility and sensitivity, it's no wonder that the thermistor rates as one of the most popular temperature sensors available. However, in some applications, a thermistor can exhibit too much sensitivity for wide-range temperature measurements...

Vishay Intertechnology Optocouplers Offer 800 Off-State
Vishay Intertechnology's Optocouplers Offer 800 V Off-State Voltage, Deliver High Robustness and Noise Isolation
11.30.2018 News

Vishay Intertechnology broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the release of two new optocouplers with a phototriac output in the compact flat SOP-4 package. Featuring high off-state voltage of 800 V and dV/dt of 1000 V/μs, the Vishay Semiconductors VOT8024AM and VOT8121AM deliver high robustness and noise isolation...

Driver offers proportional solenoid control without
Driver offers proportional solenoid control without PLC, microcontroller
11.29.2018 Circuits

The proportional-control solenoids used in some industrial hydraulic systems are usually driven by microcontrollers or programmable logic controllers. Such complex drivers typically require several different supply voltages for logic and control...

Solution next generation nanochips comes out
Solution for next generation nanochips comes out of thin air
11.29.2018 News

Researchers at RMIT University have engineered a new type of transistor, the building block for all electronics. Instead of sending electrical currents through silicon, these transistors send electrons through narrow air gaps, where they can travel unimpeded as if in space...

Monitor Temperature Multiple Locations Low-power 1.8V
Monitor Temperature at Multiple Locations with Low-power 1.8V Temperature Sensor Family
11.28.2018 News

Temperature measurement is central to the functionality of Internet of Things and personal computing devices, making it imperative that developers integrate temperature sensors that reduce power consumption and lower system voltage in applications. To meet these needs, Microchip Technology announced five new 1.8 V temperature sensors...

LED current regulator has low dropout
LED current regulator has low dropout
11.27.2018 Circuits

This Design Idea circuit regulates the current through one or more LEDs, making it almost independent of supply voltage. Its main advantage is a very small dropout voltage, which can be less than 100 mV. The design could find use on LED strips, where the voltage can vary along the length...

Analog Devices Latest Safety Isolated CAN
Analog Devices' Latest Safety Isolated CAN FD Transceivers Deliver 12 Mbps "Future-Proof" Networks
11.27.2018 News

Addressing the need for speed, functionality, isolation, and performance in industrial and building automation, energy systems, and mil/aero networks, Analog Devices announced an extension to its transceiver product line for controller area networks with flexible data-rate (CAN FD)...

Telstar makes live trans-Atlantic TV broadcast
Telstar 1 makes live trans-Atlantic TV broadcast, July 23, 1962
11.26.2018 Articles

The first live trans-Atlantic television satellite broadcast took place on July 23, 1962, and was made via AT&T’s Telstar 1 satellite...

STMicroelectronics Adds 6-Axis Inertial Module Ultra-Low-Power
STMicroelectronics Adds 6-Axis Inertial Module to Ultra-Low-Power MEMS Sensors Offering for Industrial Applications
11.26.2018 News

The ISM330DLC six-axis IMU extends STMicroelectronics’ family of ultra-low power MEMS sensors for industrial applications, which combine high accuracy and robustness with long-term availability assured by ST’s 10-year longevity program...

New CMOS Op-Amp Delivers Leading-Class Low
New CMOS Op-Amp Delivers Leading-Class Low Noise
11.25.2018 News

ROHM has recently announced the availability of a CMOS op-amp featuring the lowest noise in the industry optimized for industrial applications requiring high-accuracy sensing, such as accelerometers used in sonar systems, and optical sensors that handle ultra-small signals...