Renesas Technology Europe announces dual-type power MOSFET
Renesas Technology Europe has announced the forthcoming availability in Europe of the RJK0383DPA, a dual-type power MOSFET for synchronous rectification DC/DC converters. The new device achieves higher power supply efficiency and can be used for memory or ASICs in products such as laptop PCs and communication devices. Sample shipments will begin in October 2008.
Renesas Technology's SH77650 SoC for automotive image recognition processing
Renesas Technology Europe has announced the availability in Europe of the SuperH Family SH77650, a SoC product providing image recognition processing functions for vehicle information terminals, such as next-generation car navigation systems, and peripheral devices to assist-safe driving.
MOSFET Driver from Linear Technology
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4443/-1, a high speed synchronous MOSFET driver designed to drive upper and lower power N-Channel MOSFETs in synchronous rectified converter topologies. This driver, combined with power MOSFETs and one of Linear Technology's many DC/DC controllers, forms a complete high efficiency synchronous regulator that can be used as a step-down or step-up DC/DC converter.
TI processor for portable graphics devices
Texas Instruments has announced what it says is its lowest-cost digital media processor, the TMS320DM335 device, for applications driven by advanced image capture and display requirements. Consumers will now be able to have enhanced interaction with their electronic devices such as Internet radio, e-books, video surveillance products and digital telescopes through feature-rich graphical user interfaces (GUIs). Powered by an ARM926EJ-S core up to 270 MHz, the DM335 digital media processor integrates a video processing subsystem (VPSS) so developers can easily add high-definition video display at 720p on their new class of portable applications.
1.5A MOSFET Drivers from Microchip Technology
Microchip announces the MCP1415 and MCP1416 (MCP141X) single-output MOSFET drivers. The inverting MCP1415 and non-inverting MCP1416 MOSFET drivers are rated for a peak output current of 1.5A, over a wide operating voltage range of 4.5V – 18V. Both devices have excellent latch-up immunity and are available in a miniature 5-pin SOT-23 package.
Low-voltage stepper motor driver IC from Allegro
The new A3906 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a low-voltage dual full-bridge motor driver IC designed to drive one bipolar stepper motor or two DC motors.
GaN amplifiers from Admiral Microwaves
The latest Aethercomm high power, super broadband RF amplifier, operating from 2.0 to 6.0GHz, is now available from Admiral Microwaves. Offering better performance and improved efficiency over conventional amplifier technologies, this Gallium Nitride (GaN) -based amplifier is robust enough for broadband high power class A and AB amplifiers for military communications systems. Designed to transmit voice, data and video, the SSPA 2.0-6.0-50 will also find applications in high-end communications systems for the aerospace and commercial sectors, and is increasingly being used in wireless industrial systems.
Three-phase gate driver IC from IR
International Rectifier has launched the IRS233x(D) family of three-phase gate driver ICs for low-, mid-, and high-voltage motor drive applications including permanent magnet (PM) motor drives for air conditioners, washing machines, pumps and fans, and micro, mini and general purpose inverter drives.
Three-phase gate driver IC from IR
International Rectifier has launched the IRS233x(D) family of three-phase gate driver ICs for low-, mid-, and high-voltage motor drive applications including permanent magnet (PM) motor drives for air conditioners, washing machines, pumps and fans, and micro, mini and general purpose inverter drives. The IRS233x(D) is a high-voltage, high speed power MOSFET and IGBT three-phase bridge- driver with referenced output channels to provide 200 mA/420 mA drive current at up to 20 V MOS gate drive capability operating up to 600 V.
Automotive-grade 3-phase MOSFET pre-driver IC from Allegro MicroSystems
The new A4935 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is an automotive-grade 3-phase MOSFET pre-driver IC targeted at automotive and industrial applications. This third-generation device includes enhanced performance and operational features, and is ideal for systems that use sinusoidal control of the motor phase currents. This commutation method provides smooth operation, reducing audible noise and minimising torque ripple at the load.
TI's stereo Class-D amp features dynamic range compresson and speaker protection
Texas Instruments has introduced a highly advanced, filter-free, stereo Class-D amplifier that provides a 1.7-W per channel output drive capability across an 8-Ohm load and improves overall volume versus traditional Class-D products. The new amplifier incorporates programmable dynamic range compression (DRC) that automatically adjusts the audio to the desired loudness range while protecting the speaker and preventing clipping and distortion. In addition, the chip's flexibility and intuitive support tools ease design and speed time to market for manufacturers of wireless handsets, personal navigation devices, notebook PCs and portable DVD players.
TI amplifiers reduce audio solution cost for flat panel TVs
Texas Instruments has introduced its second-generation, 15W, stereo analog-input Class-D amplifiers with single-ended outputs. These highly-efficient devices eliminate components to reduce total solution size and cost in HDTVs and other consumer audio electronics. Innovative features address single-ended design challenges to ensure robust and reliable audio performance in LCD, plasma and DLP® TVs and other home audio products.
2A, 3A and 4A, 1MHz synch buck regulators from Intersil
Intersil has introduced the ISL8012, ISL8013, and ISL8014. This family of monolithic synchronous step-down DC/DC regulators provides a compact, efficient power solution for a wide range of consumer, computer, industrial and instrumentation applications.
Radiation hardened logic level MOSFETs from IR
International Rectifier has expanded its portfolio of RAD-Hard Logic Level gate drive MOSFETs with the introduction of 60 V, 100 V and 250 V MOSFETs for switch mode power supplies (SMPS), satellite power distribution systems and resonant power converters in high-reliability applications.
High-frequency power amplifier MOSFET devices from Renesas Technology
Renesas Technology Europe has announced the release of the RQA0010 and RQA0014 high-frequency power MOSFETs that achieve the industry's highest efficiency class *1 and the high reliability of ESD immunity level 4 *2. These devices are designed for use in the transmitter power amplifier of handheld wireless equipment.
MOSFETs for synchronous buck converter designs from International Rectifier
International Rectifier has introduced a family of 30 V DirectFET MOSFETs optimized for synchronous buck converter designs for notebook computers, server CPU power, graphics, and memory voltage regulator applications.
Peregrine Semiconductor Extends RF Performance to Test Equipment Applications
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation today announced the new PE42552 SPDT 50-Ohm RF Switch, designed for use in Test and Measurement applications requiring ultra-linear RF performance and ultra-fast settling time, such as Automated Test Equipment, RF/IF transceiver signal switching, filter bank switching and discrete DSA stages.
TI's Israeli engineering team introduce innovative DOCSIS 3.0 cable technology
To meet the widespread global demand for DOCSIS 3.0® (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) products and services, Texas Instruments Incorporated's Israeli engineering team is creating innovative cable modem, set-top-box and video gateway chipsets that help operators and manufacturers deliver blazing data transfer speeds and compelling multimedia services. TI's world-class lab, located in Herzelia, Israel, allows TI to deliver next generation broadband products to market quickly by providing a robust environment and central location to develop and test new products.
Four-channel high-side control/driver IC for automotive systems
The new A3942 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a 4-channel high-side MOSFET control/driver IC designed to provide an efficient interface between a system controller and the various high current inductive loads typically found in automotive engine control systems.
Vishay Releases New 20-V P-Channel TrenchFET(R) Power MOSFET
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today released a new 20-V p-channel TrenchFET® power MOSFET in a MICRO FOOT® chipscale package that features the industry's smallest footprint and on-resistance ratings down to 1.2V.
TI introduces industry’s first eight-channel, digital-input serialiser
Texas Instruments today introduced the industry's most highly integrated digital-input serialiser, which incorporates eight channels and flexible features to provide high-density signal conditioning in a single, compact device. The new serialiser converts eight digital inputs, ranging from 0 V to 34 V, into a single data stream on SPI interface, which simplifies the design and saves overall board space for industrial automation and test and measurement equipment.
High performance MOSFETs from International Rectifier
International Rectifier has introduced a new family of 60 V and 75 V MOSFETs optimized for industrial battery applications.
Linearity amplifier for differential signals from TI
Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a dual-channel, high-speed current feedback amplifier. The device features 70 percent greater bandwidth gain at +2 V/V than competitive devices, providing fast signal conditioning with the highest linearity to minimize distortion for better signal fidelity and easier filtering.
Motor driver IC from Toshiba
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has launched a new two-phase stepper motor driver that delivers double the resolution to micro-stepping applications than previous devices. The TB6560A combines 1/16th step resolution with very high output current capability, making it ideal for high accuracy, microcontroller-free micro-stepping control in office automation and industrial applications. In more complex systems the TB6560A can be used to reduce the stepper control overhead on a host microcontroller, allowing a single microcontroller to control multiple motors.
IDT Introduces Search Accelerator Solutions
IDT has announced the IDT 75S10000B search accelerator series, offering high performance, low power, cost effective packet header processing solutions for enhanced table support up to 40Mbit in enterprise-, metro- and carrier-class switches and routers. The new devices extend the industry-leading IDT search performance to 1.2billion searches per second – the fastest performing packet header processing solution available in the industry today. The new series also introduces current surge control, an advanced power management technique that allows the user to minimise voltage droop on the core power supply during a search, enabling improved signal integrity within the customer's application.
Three-phase gate driver IC from International Rectifier
International Rectifier has introduced a rugged 600 V three-phase gate driver IC for low, mid-, and high-voltage motor drive applications including Permanent Magnet (PM) motor drives for appliances, industrial drives, micro inverter drives and electric vehicle drives.
Ultra Low Power Real-Time Clock Solutions For Use In Stand-Alone Applications from IDT
IDT has announced a family of real-time clock devices designed for the computing, medical and telecom markets. The devices are well suited for applications in all the target markets, including set-top boxes, GPS devices, energy meters and MP3 players.
Power MOSFETs in Compact SC-70 Package Offer Half the Size of TSOP-6
Vishay Intertechnology has announced the release of 15 new power MOSFETS in a PowerPAK SC-70 package measuring 2mm by 2mm with a low 0.8-mm profile. The new offering includes a variety of configurations and voltage ratings for different applications, including single, single plus Schottky, and dual devices, in both n-channel and p-channel, in addition to n- and p-channel complementary pairs. The devices feature voltage ranges between 8V and 30V with extremely low on-resistance values down to 0.011Ω at 4.5V.
4mm x 4mm Dual Full-Bridge Piezo Driver Generates Its Own High Voltage
Linear Technology has announced the LT3572, a highly integrated dual full-bridge Piezo driver, capable of driving two Piezo motors at up to 40V. Each Piezo driver and the boost converter can be independently turned on or off.
NEC Electronics Announces USB 2.0 Host and Peripheral Controller
NEC Electronics has announced an integrated USB2.0 host and peripheral controller designed to enable high-speed digital data sharing among electronic equipment such as digital camera and printer. On a single chip, the PD720150 integrates communications functions that formerly required separate USB host and controller chips. In addition to reducing the device count and saving board space, it facilitates software development by implementing numerous functions in hardware, and features a general-purpose CPU bus interface for connections to a wide variety of embedded CPUs. As the newest product in the ECOUSBTM series, it delivers dramatically lower power consumption, both through the reduced device count and through advanced power management techniques.
High Temperature General Purpose Operational Amplifier from CISSOID
CISSOID has announced the release of its Quad High Temperature General Purpose Operational Amplifier for extreme temperatures. The product (CHT-OPA) is optimized for High-Temperature, High Reliability applications. This amplifier is a new major building block to realize High-Temperature systems such as sensor interfaces, buffers, filters and pre-amplifiers for ADC.
High Temperature Analogue OP Amp from Inertial Aerosystems
Inertial Aerosystems has introduced a new, advanced, high temperature dual precision operational amplifier, the first of a new generation of HTMOS components. Manufactured by U.S. based Honeywell International, the HTOP01 incorporates their established silicon on insulator technology. It is ideal for extreme temperature environments.
DSC development kits from TI jump-start digital power and embedded control applications
Making it easier to jump-start 32-bit based digital power and embedded control designs, Texas Instruments today announced five new experimenter and application-specific development kits for its TMS320F28x digital signal controllers (DSCs). The modular kits enable rapid prototyping of DSC based applications with interchangeable processor card modules, or controlCARDs, Experimenter Kits with breadboard areas for full access to device signals, and application specific DC/DC and AC/DC Digital Power Developer's Kits.
TI intermediate bus PWM controller increases energy efficiency over entire load range
Texas Instruments has introduced a power supply controller for unregulated output voltages that achieves up to 97 percent system efficiency in an intermediate bus architecture. The controller allows intermediate bus architecture power systems to combine the highest amount of energy savings, high power-density and low system costs in telecom and data communication systems with multiple downstream point-of-load conversions.
Rectifier controller from Zetex said to optimise flyback converter design
Zetex Semiconductors has introduced a dedicated rectifier controller for driving MOSFETs so that they perform as 'ideal diodes' in synchronous flyback converters ranging from 50 to 150W. The ZXGD3101 enables designers to replace lossy Schottky diodes with surface mount MOSFETs to achieve higher efficiency, less heat generation, a reduction in power supply size and weight and a simplification of overall circuit design.
Automotive-grade full-bridge MOSFET pre-driver IC from Allegro MicroSystems
The new A3941 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is an H-bridge device which complements the company's existing line of automotive-grade MOSFET pre-driver ICs. This new device is designed around Allegro's latest generation of BCD semiconductor process technology and includes enhanced features which make it an ideal choice for high-temperature automotive systems and industrial systems using a 24 V battery supply. In particular, significant improvements have been made to the fault diagnostics, input logic flexibility and bootstrap charge management.
NEC Electronics Introduces EMMA Digital SoCs for Next-Generation H.264 Video Standard
NEC Electronics has introduced two image-processing solutions based on their enhanced multimedia architecture (EMMA) platform. The new EMMA3SL/HD and EMMA3SL/SD devices enable users to build set-top boxes (STBs) or Digital TVs with next-generation H.264 video compression, which offers twice the compression ratio of the current MPEG2 standard. The EMMA3SL/SD system-in chip (SoC) supports standard-definition video broadcasts, while the EMMA3SL/HD SoC supports high-definition broadcasts. The devices are the latest additions to NEC Electronics' H.264 EMMA3 family which have achieved market success since 2006 in Blue Laser DVD players and HDTV products.
Toshiba’s low noise amplifier offers built-in bypass circuit in small and thin packages
Toshiba Electronics Europe has extended its family of SiGe amplifiers by integrating a low noise amplifier (LNA) with a bypass function into a single MMIC (monolithic microwave integrated circuit). The TA4029 helps to minimise power consumption in applications such as mobile TV. It also offers improved dynamic range and distortion characteristics of the tuner circuit by switching to low power bypass mode when high gain operation is not needed. The device is ideal for digital terrestrial and mobile TV tuner applications, as well as other VHF-UHF designs where input signal strengths are variable yet where low current consumption and good linearity are critical.
MOSFETs in Robust TO-247 Package from International Rectifier
International Rectifier has expanded its portfolio of 60 V, 75 V and 100 V MOSFETs for switch mode power supplies (SMPS), uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and industrial applications such as power tools, forklifts and other high power DC drives.
High current MOSFET gate drivers from Intersil said to provide industry’s best switching efficiency
Intersil has announced the release of the ISL6615 and ISL6615A. These high-frequency 6A sink synchronous MOSFET gate drivers provide greater efficiency, dramatic flexibility and added protection features for system safety.