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Fujitsu Launches an 8Mbit FRAM - the Largest Memory Density in the FRAM Family
09.07.2018 · News
Fujitsu Semiconductor announced that it has developed the MB85R8M2T, an 8 Mbit FRAM that has the largest density in Fujitsu's family of FRAM non-volatile memories...
EMC basics and practical PCB design tips
05.07.2018 · Articles
Though often used as synonyms, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) is really the controlling of radiated and conducted Electromagnetic Interference (EMI); and poor EMC is one of the main reasons for PCB re-designs. Indeed, an estimated 50% of first-run boards fail because they either emit unwanted EM and/or are susceptible to it...
Analog Devices Unveils Industry's Most Advanced Biological and Chemical Sensing Interface IC
05.07.2018 · News
Analog Devices announced a new sensor interface IC that enables the next generation of intelligent electrochemical sensors...
Elmos: LIN controller for RGB LEDs in the vehicle interior
05.07.2018 · News
The Elmos IC E521.36 enables a variable, cost-efficient and very space-saving design of RGB LED modules for the connection to a LIN bus. The device includes a powerful 16-bit microcontroller with 32 kbyte NVM, 128-byte EEPROM...
New LFPAK56 MOSFETs from Nexperia feature improved creepage and clearance, meeting UL2595
04.07.2018 · News
Nexperia announced that two of its LFPAK56-packaged portfolio of MOSFETs are now available with improved creepage and clearance to meet UL2595 requirements for battery-powered equipment rated between 15 and 32 V...
Simple circuit turns scope, function generator into JFET curve tracer
03.07.2018 · Circuits
Commercial curve tracers have existed for decades. But designers without access to one can create a simple circuit that uses a function generator and oscilloscope to generate JFET transfer and characteristic curves. The circuit can also be computer-driven, with software displaying and recording the curves...
ON Semiconductor Announces New Family of Multi-Chip Module PWM Buck Regulators Offering Market-Leading Current Density and Fully Integrated MOSFETs
03.07.2018 · News
ON Semiconductor has announced the release of three new highly-efficient mid-voltage PWM buck converters. Supporting a wide input voltage range of 4.5 V to 65 V, an output current of up to 10 A and output power of 100 W, ON Semiconductor’s new FAN6500X family of buck converters combines the time tested fixed frequency control scheme...
Integration at its core: New MSP430 MCUs offer configurable signal-chain elements for sensing applications
Texas Instruments announced the addition of new microcontrollers with integrated signal-chain elements and an extended operating temperature range to its MSP430™ value line portfolio. New MSP430FR2355 ferroelectric random access memory MCUs allow developers to reduce printed circuit board...
STMicroelectronics' Off-Line Converters for 5-30V Power Supplies Enhance Ruggedness, Efficiency, and Flexibility
28.06.2018 · News
The VIPer11 off-line converter with embedded 800 V avalanche-rugged MOSFET from STMicroelectronics enables equipment makers to design tougher auxiliary power supplies and power adapters. Its 26 Vdc drain-start voltage allows an ultra-wide line input voltage range...
Quartz crystal-based remote thermometer features direct Celsius readout
28.06.2018 · Circuits
Although quartz crystals have served as temperature sensors, designers haven't taken advantage of the technology because few manufacturers offer the sensors as standard products. In contrast to conventional resistance- or semiconductor-based sensors, a quartz-based sensor provides inherently digital-signal conditioning, good stability, and a direct digital output...