Protecting The Bottom Line
In this article from ES Design Magazine, John Mossman, Control & Automation Marketing Manager for Maxim Integrated and a member of Maxim's strategic marketing team, takes an in-depth look at how self-monitoring ICs can help industrial facilities keep running at maximum capacity 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
High Common-Mode Voltage Difference Amplifier Enables Direct Interface to High Voltage Input up to ±600 V
Analog Devices today introduced the industry's first precision difference amplifier to maintain excellent Common-Mode Rejection Ratio that exceeds 90dB at voltages up to ±600 V. The AD8479 is available for sampling and is now in full production. The price is $2.81 in 1,000 quantities.
IXYS Integrated Circuits Division Offers 3 New Low Cost 1.5A Gate Drivers
IXYS Integrated Circuits Division announced the immediate availability of the IX4426, IX4427, and IX4428 low-cost dual low-side gate driver ICs. Each of the IX4426/7/8 outputs are capable of sourcing and sinking 1.5A, and they have a wide operating voltage range of 4.5V to 35V, which is much higher than competitive parts.
Simplify Tablet Design With Texas Instruments Interface ICs
Texas Instruments announce two new devices to simplify design and speed time-to-market for tablet designers. The first device introduced is the TCA8424. The TCA8424 is the industry's first human interface device over I2C, 128-key keyboard controller. It eliminates the need to program the device at production, simplifying design and speeding time-to-market. The keyboard controller provides a cost-effective and seamless way to interface keyboards with Windows 8-based systems.
A Platform For What Ails You?
Thanks to a predictable set of requirements, OEMs are now able to prescribe system-on-chip (SoC) solutions that can reduce BOM costs and simplify production for emerging medical applications. By Dr Christian Obermüller, Product Marketing Manager, Medical Platform, at Infineon Technologies.
DeltaSense announce the low cost DCC-20 motor controller
A low cost controller for 24V brushed DC motors has been introduced by DeltaSense. Offering a range of safety features including over- and under-voltage, over-temperature and an audible alarm, the DCC-20 has been designed for the control of hoists and other lifting equipment as well as pumps etc.
Fully Qualified Production Silicon for Cypress’s First Two PSoC4 Product Families Is Now Available
Cypress Semiconductor today introduced the first two product families from its PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture: the PSoC 4100 and PSoC 4200 families. The PSoC 4100 family, the lowest-cost ARM-based PSoC, brings PSoC flexibility and integration to cost-sensitive, high-volume applications.
Dual Half-Bridge Motor Driver IC For Unidirectional Drive Of Two DC Motors
The new A3910 from Allegro MicroSystems is a dual half-bridge motor driver IC designed for the unidirectional drive of two DC motors in low-cost, low- voltage battery-operated applications. The A3910 offers features such as thermal shutdown and "sleep" functionality in a small package that is competitive in size and price with equivalent discrete-component solutions.
New Toshiba Stepping Motor Control Drivers Combine High Voltage, High Current and High Efficiency
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced five new next-generation stepping motor control drivers. The new drivers are designed using the Toshiba BiCD 130nm mixed-signal process technology, providing excellent Ron per unit area.
NXP Introduces Very Tiny Real-Time Clock Operating at Very Low Voltage
NXP Semiconductors today introduced the PCF85063 – a new family of very tiny real-time clocks operating at very low voltages down to 0.9 V. With a size of 2 x 3 x 0.75 mm and a pin pitch of 0.5 mm, the PCF85063TP tracks time and date from seconds to years, and is one of the smallest RTCs in the world.
TI H.265 Codec Optimized For TMS320C6678 KeyStone-Based Multicore DSP
Texas Instruments announce the availability of a pre-production codec based on the industry's newest video encoding standard, H.265. This codec is optimized for TI's TMS320C6678 KeyStone-based multicore digital signal processor. The H.265 standard has been designed to take advantage of parallel processing, making the C6678 multicore DSP an ideal platform for H.265 implementation via its eight 1.25 GHz DSP cores capable of delivering 320 GMACs and 160 GFLOPs of combined fixed- and floating-point performance.
Compatible All-Programmable SoMs featuring Xilinx Artix, Kintex, and Zynq
Trenz Electronic presents its new series of FPGA and SoC modules. They are based on the latest Xilinx all-programmable devices (Artix, Kintex, and Zynq-7000) and are available in a uniform 4×5 cm form factor.
Texas Instruments Announce ERM And LRA Haptic Driver
Texas Instruments introduce a haptic driver that makes it easy to add realistic tactile feedback effects to consumer and industrial products, such as smartphones, tablets, ebooks, refrigerators, microwave ovens and washing machines. The DRV2605 is the only eccentric rotating mass actuator and linear resonant actuator haptic driver pre-loaded with a library of 123 distinct haptic effects designed and licensed by Immersion.
iPOS360x BX-CAN: Ultra-compact Inteligent Drives equipped with CAN interfaces
Technosoft announces the new iPOS3602 BX-CAN and iPOS3604 BX-CAN drives, based on the IPOS family design concept of closed-frame intelligent drives. Equipped with a CAN interface, the iPOS360x BX intelligent drives offer a very compact solution for the control of rotary or linear brushless, DC brush, and step motors of powers up to 144 W and 36 V nominal voltage.
Analog Devices Announce Field Instrument Signal Chain Solution
Analog Devices reveal the CN0267 demonstration circuit for a loop powered HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) enabled smart transmitter, for industrial applications that need to operate within a set 3.5-mA power budget. This field instrument circuit demonstrates a complete low power, high precision signal chain solution with minimum area overhead, which has been tested and verified by ADI as part of their Circuits from the Lab reference circuits' initiative.
Roboteq Unveil Programmable 30A Brushless DC Motor Controller Targeting Robotics
Roboteq has today announced the introduction of an intelligent controller capable of directly driving a hall-sensor equipped brushless DC motor up to 30Amps at up to 60V. The SBL1360 is targeted at designers of Industrial Automation systems, mobile robots, mechatronics, or any other medium power motor control application.
Linear Expand TimerBlox Family With Simple And Accurate Low Frequency Clock
Linear Technology has today introduced a simple, accurate low frequency clock uniquely configurable for long duration power-on reset and watchdog timer applications. The LTC6995 is the latest part in the TimerBlox family of versatile silicon timing devices, which combines an accurate programmable oscillator with precision circuitry and logic.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces Industry’s Lowest Power EML Driver
M/A-COM Technology Solutions introduced today at the OFC/NFOEC Tradeshow in California, the industry's lowest power EML Driver. The MAOM-002203 is a high performance electro-absorption modulator driver IC for 100G applications.
ANADIGICS Expands Surface Mount Line Amplifier Family
ANADIGICS today announced that the Company has introduced three new surface mount line amplifiers. The ACA2460E, ACA2461E, and ACA2462E 1 GHz line amplifiers are optimized for cable television (CATV) systems in Asia by combining low power consumption and enhanced thermal performance with a wide gain range.
Etron Launches The New EV2669 USB3.0 Dual-Channel Flash Drive Controller Chip
Etron Technology introduces a new flash drive controller, EV2669, of Etron's USB3.0 Flash Drive Accelerator (FDA) series, in addition to its EV1669 product recently announced at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). EV2669 enables Etron's USB3.0 flash drive customers to deliver unprecedented read and write speeds of 260 and 235 megabytes per second with MLC (Multiple Level Cell) flash memories without additional host drivers or software required.
Infineon Introduces 650V Rapid 1 and Rapid 2 Families
Today at the Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC) 2013, Infineon Technologies introduced the highly efficient, fast recovery 650V 650V Rapid 1 and Rapid 2 silicon diode families. Combining Infineon's ultrathin wafer manufacturing expertise for a low loss vertical structure plus unique cell design, the Rapid diodes provide outstanding performance.
Lattice Announces World’s Smallest FPGA For Miniature Systems
Lattice Semiconductor unveil the iCE40 LP384 FPGA, the smallest member of its expanding iCE40 family of ultra-low density FPGAs. Enabling designers to rapidly add new features and differentiate cost-sensitive, space-constrained, low-power products, the new small footprint FPGA is ideal for applications such as portable medical monitors, smartphones, digital cameras, eReaders, and compact embedded systems.
Renesas Introduces Second Generation USB 3.0-SATA3 Bridge SoC With Reduced External Components
Renesas today announced the availability of its new SuperSpeed Universal Serial Bus (USB 3.0) to Serial ATA Revision 3 bridge SoC (part number µPD720231) that enables the reduction of the total BOM significantly. The µPD720231 enables effective multi-gigabit per second data transfer between a USB 3.0 host system and a SATA device used in widely adopted external USB hard drives and solid state drives.
Roboteq Announce Smart High-Power DC Motor Controller
Roboteq introduces an intelligent controller capable of directly driving a brushed DC motor up to 120Amps at up to 50Volts. The LDC1450 is targeted at designers of Industrial Automation systems, mobile robots, automated guided vehicles, animatronics, or any other high power motor control application. The controller accepts commands from analog joystick, standard R/C radio, or RS232 interface, and can switch automatically from one mode to the other.
TI Spins Motors In Minutes With Sensorless BLDC Motor Drivers
Texas Instruments announce two 3-phase, brushless DC motor drivers that allow designers to spin motors in minutes rather than months. Traditional BLDC motor designs require five to 10 components, along with firmware. The sensorless 5-V, 680-mA DRV10866 and the 12-V, 1.5-A DRV11873 cuts this component count to one with no firmware required, significantly reducing board space and system costs, while helping customers speed their time to market.
Achronix Ship 22nm Speedster22i HD1000 FPGAs To Customers
Achronix is shipping the industry-leading Speedster22i HD1000 FPGA to customers. Built on Intel's advanced 22nm, 3-D Tri-Gate transistor technology, Speedster22i HD devices consume half the power and are half the cost of competitive high-end FPGAs for targeted high bandwidth applications. They are the only FPGAs with a full suite of hardened interface IP including 10/40/100G Ethernet, 100Gbps Interlaken, PCI Express Gen1/2/3 and 2.133 Gbps DDR3 controllers.
FTDI Adds Low Pin-Count, UART-to-USB Bridge to X-Chip Series
Future Technology Devices International Limited has further expanded its X-Chip series of feature-rich USB-to-serial interface chips with the introduction of the ultra-compact FT234XD. Contained in a 3mm x 3mm 12-pin DFN package that is optimised for smaller PCB designs, this highly integrated UART interface IC allows asynchronous serial data transfer - supporting data transfer rates from 300 bits/s to 3 Mbits/s.
Eight-Channel Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound Pulser from Supertex Saves Board Space
Supertex today introduced the HV7350, an eight channel, monolithic, high-voltage, high-speed, pulse generator IC with built-in fast return-to-zero (RTZ) damping FETs is designed for portable medical diagnostic ultrasound applications.
Holtek Announce New HT925x 550kHz Gain Bandwidth Product Operational Amplifier
Holtek have announced the release of the new 500kHz gain bandwidth product operational amplifier series, the HT9251/52/54. The HT925x series can operate with a 1.8V to 5.5V single power supply and with its 50uA (typ.) quiescent current, making it extremely suitable for battery powered and portable product applications.
Linear Announce Precision Operational Amplifier For High Gain Applications
Linear Technology announces the LTC6090, a precision operational amplifier that operates on a supply voltage up to 140V (or ±70V). Its combination of rail-to-rail output, 3pA (typical) input bias current, 1.6mV maximum input offset voltage and 3.5µVP-P low frequency noise delivers the precision required for high performance ATE, piezo driver, and DAC buffer applications.
IR Announce New High Speed Synchronous Rectifier Controller
International Rectifier has today expanded its family of SmartRectifier ICs with the introduction of the IR1169 high speed synchronous rectifier controller for flyback, forward and half-bridge converters used in AC-DC adapter, PC, server and Telecom SMPS applications.
ON Semiconductor Introduces High-Efficiency Stepper Motor Driver IC for Office Automation Equipment
ON Semiconductor has introduced the LV8702V, a new stepper motor driver IC that delivers significantly improved efficiency versus existing products on the market. The device has been specifically designed for office automation equipment applications such as copiers, scanners and multi-function printers.
C3 RTC Module in Miniature Package from Micro Crystal
Micro Crystal has added a new, smaller package size to its Real Time Clock Modules product line portfolio. The new C3 Package Real Time Clock Modules with embedded 32.768 kHz crystal are available either with integrated temperature compensation or as an ultra-low power consumption version. Both are the smallest RTC Modules of their kind currently available on the market.
TI Introduce Two New Lowest-power, Bidirectional I2C Isolators
Texas Instruments today introduced a bidirectional isolator family compatible with I2C interfaces that consumes as much as 38-percent lower power than competitive devices. Each of the new integrated circuits can replace a typical implementation of 16 or more discrete devices to isolate the I2C signal in industrial applications.
Cypress Launch New Low Power PSoC 5
Cypress today introduced the fully-qualified PSoC 5LP programmable system-on-chip family. The new devices provide unmatched high-performance programmable analog, the best ADCs available on an ARM Cortex-M3-based device, and the flexibility to design custom systems with 80+ pre-verified production-ready Components for the PSoC Creator IDE.
ROHM's Fan Motor Driver Integrates Hall Sensor And Digital AGC Function
ROHM recently announced the development of the BU6904GF/NUX and BU6906GF/NUX fan motor drivers with built-in Hall element ideal for driving cooling fans in notebook PCs, tablets, and gaming systems. These new drivers are the first to include an digital Automatic Gain Control function that contribute to not only greater miniaturization and lower power consumption, but reduced drive noise for silent operation.
New 45 V TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky Rectifiers from Vishay
Vishay Intertechnology has today revealed the introduction new 45 V TMBS Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers offering high current density with forward currents of 3 A and 5 A in the surface-mount SlimSMA DO-221AC package featuring a low 0.95 mm profile.
28nm Heterogeneous Knowledge-Based Processors from Broadcom
Broadcom today announced it has started sampling the NLA12000 Series, the industry's first heterogeneous KBPs manufactured in 28 nanometer. Designed to meet the scalability and efficiency demands of 3G/4G mobile infrastructure, data center and enterprise environments, Broadcom's new knowledge-based processors deliver up to 24x greater performance than competing solutions in the most demanding applications.
DaVinci video processors bring true-to-life image quality to low-light surveillance conditions
Texas Instruments has announced its newest DaVinci video processors, the DaVinci DM385 and DM8107 video processors. The new DaVinci video processors offer customers quality video solutions through the use of exceptional low-light technology and high-efficiency compression. With TI's scalable DaVinci portfolio, developers can find an optimized solution to get to market quickly using one of the industry's highest performance video processor platforms for true-to-life image quality.
Mil-Temp Micro-ACE TE and Total-ACE MIL-STD-1553 BGA’s Minimize Size, Weight, and Power
Data Device Corporation introduces Mil-Temp versions of its field-proven and highly efficient Micro-ACE TE and Total-ACE MIL-STD-1553 BGA packages for use in extended temperature applications.