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Ricoh launches ultra-low quiescent current DCDC converter for energy harvester
01.28.2018 · News
Ricoh Electronic Devices launched buck DCDC converter R1800 with ultra-low quiescent current for energy harvester. As IoT market expands, the importance of technologies for harvesting ambient sources including light, vibration, and heat and converting them into electrical power is increasing in order to secure power supply for IoT devices...
Ultra-Compact Bi-Directional ESD Protection Diode for Portable Devices
01.25.2018 · News
Toshiba Electronics Europe has introduced a new bi-directional electrostatic discharge protection diode DF2B7ASL which is mainly targeting interface protection in applications with minimum footprint requirement such as portable equipment...
Expanded SiC Schottky Diode Line from Littelfuse Reduces Switching Losses, Increases Efficiency and Robustness
01.25.2018 · News
Littelfuse introduced four new series of 1200 V silicon carbide Schottky Diodes from its GEN2 product family, which was originally released in May 2017. The LSIC2SD120A08 Series, LSIC2SD120A15 Series, and LSIC2SD120A20 Series offer current ratings of 8 A, 15 A ,20 A, respectively...
Inside an isolated RS-485 transceiver
01.24.2018 · Articles
Isolation is a means of preventing current flow between two communicating points, while allowing data and power signal transmission between them. Isolation prevents high voltages from damaging sensitive electronic components or harming humans. It also eliminates ground loops in communication links with large ground potential differences to maintain signal integrity...
Vishay Intertechnology HI-TMP Wet Tantalum Capacitors Offer Increased Reliability for Industrial and Oil Exploration Applications
Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of HI-TMP tantalum-cased, hermetically sealed wet tantalum capacitors with high temperature operation to +200 °C. Offering increased reliability for industrial and oil exploration applications, T34 series axial-leaded through-hole devices deliver increased mechanical shock and vibration withstand ability...
TI's new automotive LED lighting controller puts the power in designers' hands
Texas Instruments introduced the first 3-channel high-side linear automotive light-emitting diode controller without internal MOSFETs which gives designers greater flexibility for their lighting designs. The TPS92830-Q1's novel architecture enables higher power and better thermal dissipation than conventional LED controllers...
Toshiba Unveils Mainstream RC100 NVMe SSD Series at CES 2018
Toshiba Memory Europe GmbH announced the launch of the RC100 Series, a new line of NVMe M.2 solid state drives for the retail, e-tail, system integrator, and channel markets. The new RC100 series features a powerful yet cost-effective design, making NVMe storage accessible to everyone...
Two-channel audio amplifier drives stepper motor
01.23.2018 · Circuits
Although relatively expensive, monofilar-wound, bipolar stepper motors provide strong torque for a given physical size. However, each of the motor's two windings requires eight driving transistors connected in groups of four in an H-bridge configuration...
Bosch launches BMA400 ultra-low power accelerometer for wearables and IoT applications
01.23.2018 · News
Bosch Sensortec is launching the BMA400, an ultra-low power acceleration sensor for wearables and Internet of Things applications. The BMA400 draws ten times less current than existing accelerometers while delivering solid high performance...
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Introduces Two New Devices to Complement Existing Family of High Bandwidth Current Sensor ICs
01.22.2018 · News
Allegro MicroSystems adds a new generation of high bandwidth current sensor ICs to their existing family of devices. The Allegro’s ACS732 and ACS733 current sensor ICs provide a compact, fast, and accurate solution for measuring high-frequency currents in DC/DC converters and other switching power applications...