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Single-port pin drives dual LED
Most current microcontrollers offer I/O ports that can change their functions during program execution. As outputs, the circuits can sink and source reasonably large amounts of current. This Design Idea shows three alternative methods...
Innovative Low-Dropout Voltage Regulator from STMicroelectronics Packs Big Performance in Tiny Footprint
31.05.2018 · News
STMicroelectronics’ STLQ020 low-dropout voltage regulator relieves the familiar trade-offs between quiescent current, output power, dynamic response, and package size, to give designers extra freedom. By combining small size with high performance and energy efficiency...
The MKR family gets bigger with two new IoT boards!
30.05.2018 · News
Arduino team excited to announce two new wireless connectivity boards to help streamline Internet of Things development, the MKR WiFi 1010 and MKR NB 1500...
Toshiba releases new three-phase brushless fan motor driver IC
29.05.2018 · News
Toshiba Electronics Europe announced the launch of the TC78B025FTG, a three-phase brushless motor driver IC with a rotation speed control (closed loop control) function. The new device is intended for small fan applications in servers, home appliances and industrial equipment...
EM Microelectronic enables green IoT with revolutionary ultra-low-power precision Real-Time-Clock
29.05.2018 · News
EM Microelectronic announced the release of its EM3028 Extreme low power Real-Time Clock (RTC) module, setting a new industry benchmark for accuracy and power consumption. EM3028 leads the way for green IoT applications, with 50% extended battery life compared to its closest competitor...
Maxim's Digital Class D Speaker Amplifiers Deliver the Highest Efficiency in a Compact, Cost-Effective Plug-and-Play Solution
24.05.2018 · News
With the MAX98357 and MAX98358 digital-input Class D audio power amplifiers by Maxim Integrated Products designers can achieve highest efficiency in a compact, cost-efficient plug-and-play solution. Despite their ultra-small form factors, these Class D efficient amplifiers deliver 3.2 W of Class AB audio performance...
Analog Devices' Plug-and-Play Antenna Chip Simplifies Phased Array Radar for Avionics and Communications Equipment Designers
23.05.2018 · News
Analog Devices introduced a highly integrated, active antenna beamforming chip that allows designers to quickly replace bulky, mechanically steered antenna platforms with a compact, solid-state solution for phased array radar and communications systems...
170W Voltage Doubler in 23mm x 16.5mm Package
22.05.2018 · Circuits
For high voltage input/output applications, inductorless, switched capacitor converters significantly improve efficiency and reduce solution size over conventional inductor-based buck or boost topologies. By using a charge pump instead of an inductor, a “flying capacitor” is used to store and transfer the energy from input to output...
Vishay Intertechnology High Speed PIN Photodiode Offers Enhanced Sensitivity for Visible Light, Enables Slim Sensor Designs for Wearables
22.05.2018 · News
Vishay Intertechnology broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of a new high speed silicon PIN photodiode with enhanced sensitivity for visible light. Featuring a rectangular 4.8 mm by 2.5 mm top-view, surface-mount package with an industry-low 0.48 mm profile...
Measuring Stability In A Logic-Gate-Based Oscillator
21.05.2018 · Articles
Designers seeking a quick and easy frequency source often use a relaxation oscillator based on digital gates such as the 74HC14 inverter with hysteresis. The oscillator is also useful in sensor signal digitization when using resistive or capacitive sensors instead of fixed components in the circuit...