ZMDI launches new generation of high-precision 16-bit sensor signal conditioner providing energy-efficient high accuracy amplification and high resolution output
ZMD AG today introduced a class-leading 16-bit sensor signal conditioning IC (SSC) for calibrated resistive sensor modules. The ZSSC3016 combines high accuracy amplification, 16-bit precision analog-to-digital conversion, and an 18-bit DSP for linearization and calibration functions.
Isolated Forward Converter Integrated Circuits Specified over -55°C to 125°C Junction Temperature Range
Linear Technology has announced the high reliability (MP-grade) version of the LT1952/-1, LTC3900 and LT4430. These devices combine to create a high efficiency (up to 95%) synchronous rectified isolated forward converter that is specified and production tested over a -55°C to 125°C operating junction temperature range.
Microchip expands stand-alone Real-Time Clock/Calendar device family
Microchip announces a new family of stand-alone Real-Time Clock/Calendar (RTCC) devices. The MCP795WXX/BXX RTCC devices have a 10 MHz SPI, non-volatile memory and an effective combination of features at a price lower than most competitors' devices, including those with fewer features. The new devices reduce component counts and costs for applications which include smart-energy products, such as thermostats, power meters and commercial refrigeration; home appliances such as coffee makers, cookers and microwave ovens; automotive dashboard controls, car radios and GPS; office equipment, video systems and other consumer electronics; as well as communications products such as radios, cordless phones, and network systems.
Texas Instruments spatial array IC simplifies audio soundstage design for multi-speaker portable products
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced an integrated circuit that simplifies the design and programming of spatially-enhanced audio systems for multi-speaker portable products, including laptops, tablets, sound bars and sound docking stations. The National LM48901 quad Class D spatial array is the first in a family of innovative audio ICs that employ distributed sound processing coupled with loudspeaker array technology to produce an immersive audio experience for space-constrained applications.
Mission accomplished: TI’s TMS320C66x multicore DSPs surpass industry standards on performance and floating-point capabilities, meeting vital requirements of power, accuracy and resolution for mission critical markets
Raising the bar on performance and precision standards for mission critical applications, Texas Instruments Incorporated is offering developers the industry's highest performing multicore digital signal processors based on its TMS320C66x DSP generation. Ideal for applications such as software defined radios (SDRs), radar, surveillance and imaging cameras, TI's C66x DSP generation offers developers a variety of multicore solutions and capabilities, combined with an expanded array of IP cores and development software and tools, enabling sophisticated system architectures that are both power- and cost-efficient. With TI's C66x multicore DSPs, developers can more effectively meet the essential requirements of increasing processing power, accuracy and finer resolution in mission critical applications.
Microchip’s low-power, high-accuracy instrumentation amplifier offers on-chip calibration for enhanced performance
Microchip announces its first instrumentation amplifier, the MCP6N11. The new instrumentation amp features Microchip's unique mCal technology, which is an on-chip calibration circuit that enables low initial offset voltage and a means of controlling offset drift, resulting in higher accuracy across time and temperature. The MCP6N11's low-power CMOS process technology enables low power, whilst providing a gain bandwidth product of 500 kHz, and a hardware shutdown pin for even greater power savings.
14-Bit 310Msps Dual ADC Family Enables Linearization of 60MHz
Linear Technology Corporation introduces a family of dual (LTC2158-14) and single (LTC2153-14) high IF sampling 14-bit, 310Msps analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) designed specifically for wide bandwidth digital predistortion (DPD) linearization applications. Digital predistortion is a closed-loop feedback system that samples the distortion bandwidth at the output of the base station transmitter and adjusts the input signal to cancel the power amplifier's intermodulation distortion products. This enables the transmitter to operate at its highest efficiency, 1dB compression point, where the power amplifier response is nonlinear.
Hot Swap I²C Bus Buffers Provide High Noise Margins, Level Shifting & Stuck Bus Recovery
Linear Technology introduces the LTC4313 and LTC4315 high noise margin buffers that provide capacitance buffering and bus extension capabilities to I²C/SMBus/PMBus systems. As the number of devices on an I²C bus expands, additive capacitances can critically lengthen rise times. The LTC4313 and LTC4315 alleviate this problem by segmenting the bus and offer the additional advantage of high logic low noise margin, thanks to their guaranteed minimum VIL of 0.3*VCC. This allows the LTC4313 and LTC4315 to operate with noncompliant I²C devices that drive a high logic low output voltage (VOL). This also permits a number of LTC4313s or LTC4315s to be connected in series, and improves the reliability of I²C communications in large noisy systems.
New Vishay Siliconix CMOS Analog Switch and Multiplexers Feature Wide 2.7 V to 16 V Single-Supply and ± 2.7 V to ± 8 V Dual-Supply Voltage Range
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today expanded its DG92xx family of CMOS analog switching and multiplexer products with the introduction of four new devices designed for 2.7 V to 16 V single-supply or ± 2.7 V to ± 8 V dual-supply operation. The new devices combine their wide voltage range operation with compact package sizes and low-voltage logic compatibility for high-speed, high-precision switching applications.
Multiservice Line Card Adaptive Clock Translators Support Wide Range of Wired Communications Applications
Analog Devices, Inc. introduced today two fully programmable jitter attenuating clock translator ICs that perform frequency translations for a wide range of wired communications applications—including Synchronous Ethernet and SONET/SDH optical networks—that require low jitter, fast time to market and cost effectiveness.
Analog Devices Introduces First Digital Isolator Packaging that Meets Safety Requirements in Medical and Industrial Applications
Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced the first packaging technology for digital isolators that achieves a minimum of 8-mm creepage distance required by global industry standards to ensure safe operation in high-voltage medical and industrial applications. The new packaging enables designers to replace lower performing optocouplers with ADI's digital isolators, while meeting the minimum creepage requirements necessary for these applications.
TI clock generator reduces component count up to 80 percent, BOM cost up to 50 percent
Texas Instruments introduced a highly integrated clock generator featuring the industry's best jitter performance. The National LMK03806 offers designers the ability to synthesize their required clock frequencies from a single low-cost crystal, enabling a dramatic reduction in component count of up to 80 percent, board size, and bill of materials cost by up to 50 percent, while improving performance over legacy solutions.
IO-Link device saves over 60% of PCB space and is ideal for tiny 24V binary digital and IO-Link sensor applications.
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX14821, the smallest IO-Link(R) physical-layer transceiver in the industry. Encased in a 2.5mm x 2.5mm WLP, the MAX14821 saves more than 60% compared to competitors' packages and enables designs to fit in tiny housings. An extra set of a digital output and input plus dual integrated low-dropout linear regulators provide added flexibility with complex sensor modules. This IO-Link transceiver is optimized for point-to-point communication between industrial controllers and sensor modules and actuators.
ALPS Develops SCGD Series Push-Push Type microSIM Card Connector Designed for Easy Use and Lower Power Consumption
ALPS ELECTRIC has developed the SCGD Series of push-push type microSIM card connectors for use in smartphones, mobile phones, tablet PCs, and other mobile devices. Mass production will commence in October of this year. The new product will be exhibited at CEATEC JAPAN 2011 which is being held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from October 4, 2011.
Cypress Raises the Bar on all Measures of Touchscreen Performance with new Gen4 TrueTouch Controller Line
Cypress Semiconductor introduced its new Gen4 family of TrueTouch touchscreen controllers. Gen4 delivers industry-best performance in all categories, including the world's best Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) and unparalleled performance in the presence of all noise sources—the biggest challenge faced by touchscreen designs.
NXP to Offer emWin Graphic Library Free with ARM Microcontrollers
NXP Semiconductors N.V. and SEGGER Microcontroller announced that the emWin graphic library will be offered for free with NXP ARM microcontrollers. Developed by SEGGER, emWin provides a robust, efficient GUI for any application operating with a graphical LCD, and features outstanding support for high-quality anti-aliased text and shapes. Using emWin, basic UI design can be performed easily via a stand-alone tool which separates UI design from firmware development, speeding the design of LCD applications in consumer electronics, home appliances, medical devices and industrial equipment. Compatible with both single-task and multi-task environments, emWin is ideal for use with the LPC1788, the industry's first Cortex™-M3 microcontroller featuring an integrated high-performance LCD controller, as well as other NXP Cortex-M0, Cortex-M3, Cortex-M4, ARM7 and ARM9 MCUs. NXP and SEGGER are showcasing the emWin graphic library this week at ESC Boston, Sept. 26-29, 2011.
LPC11D00 and LPC12D00 drive high-contrast LCD displays at a compelling price point
NXP Semiconductors introduced the LPC11D00 and LPC12D00 series of microcontrollers – the first ARM Cortex M0 microcontrollers with integrated segment LCD drivers, enabling high contrast and brightness in a single chip. Featuring the NXP PCF8576D LCD driver, the LPC11D00 and LPC12D00 are capable of driving any static or multiplexed Liquid Crystal Displays containing up to 4 backplanes and 40 segments, and can be easily cascaded with multiple segment LCD drivers to accommodate up to 2560 segments for larger display applications. With the LPC11D00 and LPC12D00, NXP can now lower overall system cost up to 15 percent while providing seamless LCD integration into a wide range of applications including industrial automation, white goods, lighting, home appliances, and portable medical devices. NXP is showcasing the new display microcontrollers at ESC Boston this week (booth 800).
MSC presents new nanoRISC Processor Module
MSC Vertriebs GmbH is announcing the availability of the second processor module from its range of nanoRISC embedded modules for high-performance 32-bit microprocessors. Based on the Samsung S5PV210, an ARM Cortex-A8 processor clocked at 800MHz or 1GHz, the module carries up to 1GB DDR2 SDRAM and 4GB NAND Flash memory. The nanoRISC processor modules are 50 x 70 mm in size and cover all important interfaces for embedded applications: LAN, CAN as well as audio, UART, I²C, SPI, Touch and GPIO. Also, the processor's parallel bus is accessible, and there are interfaces for CF and SD/MMC cards next to the digital camera interface. The graphics outputs can drive HDMI displays at a resolution of up to Full-HD (1,920 x 1,080) und RGB/TTL displays at 1,366 x 768 (HD). The low power consumption of typ. 2.5W enables operation without cooling. The module is available for the full industrial temperature range -40 to +85°C.
New Avago Variable Gain Amplifier Modules Deliver Best-In-Class Linearity for Cellular Base Stations
Avago Technologies announced a high-linearity variable gain amplifier (VGA) module for base transceiver station (BTS) applications. The new small-footprint ALM-81224 VGA module replaces existing discrete solutions, providing significant board space savings and shortening design cycle time. Operating in a broad frequency band from 1450 to 2750 MHz, the module addresses cellular BTS automatic gain control (AGC) and temperature compensation circuitry applications.
Broadcom Announces Industry's First Central Office VDSL2 Chipset With Integrated G.Vector Technology
Broadcom Corporation announced the industry's first Central Office VDSL2 SoC that integrates vectoring technology, removing crosstalk interference and proliferating higher-speed Internet, IPTV and mobile broadband services. Broadcom's new BCM65300 VDSL2 G.vector Central Office SoC increases capacity (throughput/data rates) on infrastructure equipment and extends the value and reach of broadband services to more households by leveraging the company's third generation of standards compliant VDSL2 technology and existing knowledgebase of real-world deployments.
TI introduces industry’s first autofocus driver in ultra-thin packaging for compact camera modules
Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced the industry's first auto focus voice coil driver with both pulse width modulation (PWM) and linear current regulation support. The DRV201 provides designers the flexibility to select the PWM or linear regulation for compact cameras, smartphones and mobile devices. PWM current regulation is up to 75-percent more power-efficient than traditional designs using linear mode.
Energy Metering IC Provides High Accuracy Harmonic Analysis for Advanced Power Quality Monitoring
Analog Devices, Inc., today introduced an energy metering IC (integrated circuit) that offers real-time harmonic analysis for energy meters and power quality monitoring equipment. Designed for polyphase meters, the ADE7880 energy metering IC offers complete harmonic analysis, including magnitude and phase information, and delivers better than 1 percent accuracy over a dynamic range of 2000:1 up to the 63rd harmonic.
Analog Devices’ Audio/Video Front-End Enables Cinema-quality Sound and Picture in Home Theatre Designs
Analog Devices, Inc. announced a highly integrated AV front-end for home theatre designs that depend on superior AV processing and HDMI® (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Specification version 1.4 support for 3D display resolutions. ADI's ADV7850 Complete AV Front-end is designed for improving video image, colour quality and audio clarity in advanced HD systems, including HDTVs, AV receivers, video switchers and projectors. The ADV7850 joins ADI's extensive portfolio of Advantiv® advanced TV solutions
Industry-leading Lattice Machxo2 Pld Family Now Available In Small Wlcsp Package
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has announced that it is now shipping samples of its MachXO2™ PLD family using a 2.5mmx2.5mm 25-ball Wafer Level Chip Scale Package (WLCSP). The MachXO2 devices now combine an extremely small footprint – until now unprecedented in the PLD market -- with the industry's lowest power and most feature rich low density PLDs. Built on a low power 65nm process featuring embedded Flash technology, the MachXO2 family delivers a 3X increase in logic density, a 10X increase in embedded memory and more than a 100X reduction in static power compared to previous generations. With the industry's most robust PLD functionality, ultra low power and new WLCSP packaging, the MachXO2 devices can now address applications previously not accessible to PLDs.
Murata améliore encore les caractéristiques acoustiques du haut parleur piezo le plus fin du monde.
La société Murata a annoncé aujourd'hui qu'elle a amélioré les caractéristiques audio de son haut-parleur ultra mince piézoélectrique. Mesurant à peine 0,5 mm d'épaisseur, la série VSLBP2115E1100 est d'après Murata le plus haut parleur piézoélectrique au monde. En optimisant la structure interne et l'utilisation de matériaux nouveaux, il a été possible de réduire la distorsion et d'augmenter le niveau de pression acoustique sans aucun changement de taille du haut-parleur. La distorsion a été réduite de 50% dans la bande de fréquence de la voix de 2 à 4 kHz. L'amélioration de la pression acoustique a été réalisée dans les basses fréquence de 1 kHz et en dessous. Avec de si petites dimensions, la série est idéale pour une utilisation dans des espaces étroits et est souvent utilisé dans une large variété de dispositifs électroniques compacts personnels.
Intersil - Three-Channel Wide Vin Step-Down Controllers Provide Efficient, Compact Power Solutions
Intersil has introduced three-channel synchronous step-down controllers that deliver the industry's most efficient, compact and flexible solutions for multi-output power supplies. These new devices are ideal for telecom and networking devices, internet gateways, cable modems, fiber optic modems, satellite set-top-boxes and various industrial applications.
Le module d'évaluation haute température H.E.A.T. de TI accélère le test des systèmes électroniques dans des environnements chauds et sévères
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) annonce ce jour le module d'évaluation H.E.A.T. (Harsh Environment Acquisition Terminal = Terminal d'Acquisition en Environnement Rigoureux) le premier système d'acquisition de données de l'industrie certifié pour des hautes températures. Basé sur des composants TI, ce dernier permet la mise en place d'une chaîne complète d'acquisition de signaux fonctionnant sous des températures extrêmes comprises entre -55ºC et 210ºC. L'EVM H.E.A.T. est adapté aux tests en étuve. Il est garanti pour fonctionner pendant 200 heures à des températures ambiantes pouvant atteindre 200°C. Il accepte huit canaux analogiques (données et mises en formes), numérise et traite ces signaux pour une large gamme d'applications, dans des milieux tout terrain et à fortes températures, incluant les forages, les turboréacteurs et les applications industrielles lourdes.
Microsemi Announces Availability of Cost-optimised SmartFusion cSoC Device
Microsemi has announced the availability of its cost-optimised SmartFusion customisable system-on-chip device. The A2F060, available in commercial and industrial temperature grades, is designed for high volume applications such as motor and motion control, gaming machines, solar inverters, and clinical & imaging medical electronics.
Silicon Labs' Broadcast Audio ICS Streamline Design Of Wheel-Tuned, Digital-Display Radios
Silicon Laboratories has introduced a multi-band radio receiver IC solution that will modernize wheel-tuned radio products with digital displays. Based on a patented low-IF digital architecture, the Si484x receivers offer unmatched integration in CMOS, reducing radio component count by more than 70 percent. The new receivers dramatically shrink bill-of-materials (BOM) and PCB area requirements in applications such as tabletop and portable radios, stereos, mini/micro systems, boom boxes, clock radios, docking stations, radio toys or any consumer electronics product containing a digital-display radio tuned by a mechanical wheel.
Renesas Electronics and Renesas Mobile Strengthen Their R-Car Product Lineup with the R-Car E1 Automotive Systems-on-Chip
Renesas Electronics and its subsidiary, Renesas Mobile Corporation, today announced a new member of the R-Car series of automotive systems-on-chip (SoCs), the R-Car E1, offering low power consumption and high system integration targeting the cost-sensitive market of car navigation and multimedia systems including high end car radios.
Murata Power Solutions’ DATEL business unit signs up Astute Electronics as a distribution partner for UK and Ireland
Murata Power Solutions has announced its DATEL business unit has signed a distribution franchise agreement with Astute Electronics Limited for the supply of products to military and defence customers across the UK and Ireland. Under the agreement the products represented will include DATEL's data acquisition products and DC/DC converters.
TI introduces industry’s most accurate current shunt monitor
Texas Instruments has introduced the industry's most accurate current shunt monitor. With a maximum offset voltage of 10-microvolts (uV) and a maximum gain error of 0.1%, the INA226 is 10 times more accurate than leading competitors. The device is a complete 16-bit, single-chip solution, and provides fully programmable measurements for current, voltage and power across a digital I2C interface. The INA226 benefits designers working with servers, telecom equipment, computers, power management devices and testing equipment, where accurate power measurements are crucial.
Programmable Low-Power GPIO/Keypad Controllers Simplify Interconnect Circuits For Large Qwerty Keypads
Analog Devices introduced today the ADP5585 and ADP5589 GPIO (general-purpose input/output) port expander and keypad matrix controller for devices that require expanded I/O lines or mechanical keypads up to QWERTY size. The new GPIO/keypad controllers feature the industry's lowest active current drain and integrated programmable logic/PWM (pulse-width modulator) in the smallest available package. These GPIO/keypad controllers save battery life in portable devices by consuming less than 30 µA (typical) when keys are pressed and less than 1 uA (typical) when the keys are idle.
ON Semiconductor - Automotive grade non-synchronous boost controller with wide input range
ON Semiconductor, a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, today introduced a new adjustable output non-synchronous boost controller for automotive systems.
TI’s family of dual 16-, 14- and 12-bit DACs provides highest precision, lowest power consumption
Texas Instruments today introduced a family of dual 16-, 14- and 12-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that provides the industry's highest precision and lowest power consumption. The DAC8562 family delivers 25-percent better integral non-linearity (INL) and 60-percent lower offset error compared to similar devices. The DACs also provide best-in-class power consumption and are ultra-small, making them suitable for space and power-constrained systems, such as wireless base stations, programmable logic control (PLC) analog output modules, motor control, precision instrumentation and portable medical equipment. For more information and to order samples, visit www.ti.com/dac8562-preu.
Analog Devices' 14-Bit A/D Converters Meet Demanding Performance Requirements of Communications, Instrumentation And Test Measurement Applications.
Analog Devices released today new single- and dual-channel 14-bit high-speed A/D converters. With high speed and high accuracy, the compact, cost-effective and functionally flexible components are effective for use in communications, instrumentation and test and measurement applications. The new converters meet the performance and small size requirements of the latest 3G and 4G multi-standard cellular infrastructure equipment such as CDMA2000, WB-CDMA, LTE, TD-SCDMA and multi-carrier GSM. Other applications include battery-powered, hand-held instruments, scopes and portable medical devices.
Solid State Supplies cuts the cost of public mobile radio (PMR) with dual-mode baseband system-in-chip
Solid State Supplies has announced a low-cost baseband processor that combines analogue and digital PMR processing in a single chip. The CMX8341 is designed for license-free digital PMR (dPMR) radios and implements a half-duplex dPMR air interface together with physical, data link and control layers, an embedded low bit-rate vocoder that requires no licence or royalties, and a soft-decision 4FSK modem. Its high level of functional integration, small size and low power consumption enable the design of compact, economical radios with extended battery life.
National Semiconductor’s Single-Wire 16-bit DAC for 4-to-20 mA Loops Simplifies Smart Transmitter Design
National Semiconductor has introduced a 16-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) featuring a single-wire interface and 4-to-20 mA current loop drive that simplifies the design of smart transmitters used in industrial two-wire sensor systems. The highly integrated DAC161P997 reduces component count and cost in factory and building automation control systems by enabling the use of a single isolation component to cross the isolation boundary. For sensing and detecting applications where galvanic isolation is not required, National's DAC161P997 interfaces directly to a microcontroller
Analog Devices' RMS-to-DC Converter Ensures Accuracy and Best-in-Class Dynamic Range
Analog Devices unveiled an integrated true RMS-to-DC converter that offers a best-in-class 100 µV to 3 V of usable dynamic range and the ability to measure extremely low signal levels with high accuracy and no drop in settling time.
Texas Instruments introduces industry’s first zero-drift, 36-V op amp
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced the industry's first zero-drift, 36-V operational amplifier (op amp). Compared to the competition, the dual-channel OPA2188 provides a 4x improvement in offset voltage drift, 60 percent improvement in initial offset voltage and twice the bandwidth at the same power consumption. The OPA2188 can be used in high- and low-voltage supply applications requiring ultra-high precision, such as test and measurement equipment, electronic weigh scales, medical instrumentation and flow meters.