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Lowest-power multi-standard, multi-band MCUs connect the building, factory and grid via Thread, Zigbee, Bluetooth 5 and Sub-1 GHz
To meet growing connectivity needs for buildings, factories and the grid, Texas Instruments introduced its newest SimpleLink wireless and wired microcontrollers. These new devices offer industry-leading low power consumption and concurrent multi-standard and multi-band connectivity...
RC lowpass filter expands microcomputer's output port
It’s almost a corollary to Moore’s Law: Next year, microcomputers will have more features, and the software team will have bigger ideas. Unfortunately, though, the number of output pins will stay the same. Finding even one spare output for diagnostics, test, or even standard I/O can be a tussle...
60V/1A Buck LED Driver from Diodes Incorporated adds Dimming for Commercial Lighting
03.28.2018 · News
Diodes Incorporated announced the AL8862. Featuring a wide input voltage range and integrated power MOSFET, this buck LED driver is well-suited for developers of LED lighting circuits looking to minimize board space and reduce BoM cost, while maintaining excellent analog and PWM dimming functions...
Input Clock Adjusts Frequency of Digital Ramp Generator
03.27.2018 · Circuits
It’s not always easy to design a ramp generator whose ramping frequency can be changed without manipulation of capacitors or inductors. Many ramp circuit designs are available, but they may not be flexible when it comes to varying the rise time...
STMicroelectronics Delivers Next-Generation FlightSense Time-of-Flight Sensor with 4-Meter Range and Auto Power-Saving
03.27.2018 · News
The VL53L1X time-of-flight sensor from STMicroelectronics extends the detection range of ST’s FlightSense technology to four meters, bringing high-accuracy, low-power distance measurement, and proximity detection to an even wider variety of applications...
Simple Ambient Light Sensor Controls White LED Driver
03.26.2018 · Circuits
This idea describes a white-LED driver circuit controlled by a simple ambient light sensor. A typical application would be a brightness control for cell-phone backlighting...
New High Efficiency Controller Solutions for LED Lighting Applications from ON Semiconductor
03.26.2018 · News
ON Semiconductor has announced two new QR PSR PWM controllers for LED lighting with Power Factor Control function. The dimmable NCL30386 and the non-dimmable NCL30388 provide market-leading options for designers of LED lighting units...
Highly integrated, wide voltage input synchronous converters feature industry-leading EMI and thermal performance
03.24.2018 · News
Texas Instruments introduced two families of wide-VIN synchronous DC/DC buck regulators with industry-leading electromagnetic interference (EMI) and thermal performance. The highly integrated 5-A and 6-A LM73605/6 and 2.5-A and 3.5-A LM76002/3 step-down voltage converters feature an optimized pinout and best-in-class thermal coefficient...
Toshiba Launches Photocoupler with UVLO Function for Digitally Controlled Switching Power Supplies and IPM Drives
03.22.2018 · News
Toshiba Electronics Europe announced the launch of a new high-speed IC-Photocoupler for MOSFET gate signal insulation. The TLP2735 is Toshiba's first photocoupler to incorporate an under voltage lockout function with hysteresis...
ABLIC Introduces the World's Smallest Automotive 150mA LDO Regulators S-19251 Series
03.22.2018 · News
ABLIC Inc. announced the launch of S-19251 Series, the world’s smallest automotive LDO regulators. The new S-19251 Series is the automotive LDO regulator featuring 150 mA output current, 5.5 V input voltage, 1.0 to 3.5 V output voltage, 20 μA current consumption, and the 105 °C operating temperature. The package is the world’s smallest...