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25A μModule Regulator Supports N+1 Redundancy Ensuring Power Availability under Fault Conditions
12.01.2017 · News
Analog Devices announces the LTM4645, a 25A step-down μModule regulator with the ability to current share multiple independent devices (N) where at least one LTM4645 is used as backup (+1) to ensure power availability if one device in this N+1 arrangement detects a fault and must be disconnected...
Digital Potentiometers vs. Mechanical Potentiometers: Important Design Considerations to Maximize System Performance
11.30.2017 · Articles
This article will provide design details on how to use digital potentiometers with other components highlighting the important considerations and specifications for each use case to ensure the designer gets the best possible system performance. Important design considerations and specifications that should be taken into account when combining digital potentiometers with other components, such as op amps to cre-ate flexible multiuse systems will be addressed...
Elmos: LED controller for automotive rear lighting with patented power management
11.30.2017 · News
With the E522.90/91/92/93 ICs, Elmos is presenting a product family of LED controllers for use in automotive rear lighting. The E522.9x family has an output current of 14 mA to 55 mA per channel. Up to 165 mA/IC is possible in parallel operation...
Noninverting op-amp circuit has simple gain formula
11.29.2017 · Circuits
Basic textbooks describe inverting and noninverting amplifiers based on operational amplifiers. These amplifiers have different gain equations. Whereas in the inverting configuration, the gain is the ratio of the feedback and input resistances, in the noninverting amplifier, the gain ratio has an added term...
IDT Adds Humidity Sensors to Its Growing Portfolio of Industry-Leading Environmental Sensor Solutions
11.29.2017 · News
Integrated Device Technology announced the addition of a family of relative humidity (RH) sensor ICs to its fast-growing portfolio of advanced sensor products. IDT's humidity sensors offer high accuracy with the fastest measurement response time of comparable devices currently on the market...
Toshiba's New Three-phase Brushless Motor Drivers Realise High Speed Rotation for Small Motors
11.29.2017 · News
Toshiba Electronics Europe announced the launch of two new three-phase brushless motor drivers. TC78B015FTG is for 12 V power supply applications and TC78B015AFTG supports applications using 24 V. The new ICs support high-speed rotation of small fan motors and are ideally suited to home appliance and industrial equipment applications...
Giant Tunisian desert solar project aims to power EU
11.28.2017 · Articles
Developer TuNur applied for authorisation to build a massive solar plant on the edge of the Tunisian Sahara, with undersea grid connections to Europe...
New Vishay Intertechnology 25 V N-Channel Power MOSFET Offers Industry-Low On-Resistance for Increased Efficiency and Power Density
11.28.2017 · News
Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new 25 V n-channel TrenchFET® Gen IV power MOSFET that features the industry’s lowest maximum on-resistance for such a device: 0.58 mΩ at 10 V...
Low-cost RF sniffer finds 2.4-GHz sources
11.27.2017 · Circuits
Whether you measure or use RF circuits that operate in the popular 2.4-GHz ISM band, cordless telephones, Wi-Fi access points, Bluetooth devices, and microwave ovens can radiate RF signals, causing unwanted interference. A spectrum analyzer remains the instrument of choice for detecting and identifying interference sources, but analyzers are expensive, bulky, and sometimes not readily available...
Analog Devices Announces Active Rectifier Controller with Reverse Protection
11.27.2017 · News
Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LT8672, an active rectifier controller with reverse input protection to –40 V. Its 3 V to 42 V input voltage capability is ideal for automotive applications which must regulate through cold-crank and stop-start scenarios with minimum input voltages as low as 3.0 V and load dump transients up to 40 V...