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ROHM Semiconductor will present its latest products and technologies at PCIM, the leading trade fair for power electronics in Nuremberg, from May 14 to 16 (Hall 9, Booth 211). The novelties offer beneficial characteristics resulting from latest material research, packaging and process know-how. They address the ever increasing demand for ultra-low energy consumption, miniaturization, reliability, reduced component count and costs while providing the best possible performance.
ROHM Semiconductor has today revealed development of a dedicated system power management IC to support Intel's latest Atom-based platform, code name "Bay Trail". A highly integrated power management solution with industry leading power efficiency, ROHM's PMIC is targeted towards ultra-thin form factor tablet and convertible devices.
ROHM recently announced that they have begun mass-production of 1200V/180A-rated SiC MOS modules for inverters/converters used for industrial equipment, photovoltaic power conditioners and the like. This new product is the first* module to incorporate a power semiconductor comprised of just an SiC MOSFET, increasing the rated current to 180A for broader applicability while contributing to lower power consumption and greater compactness.
ROHM has just announced new linear regulators and switching regulators based on innovative low quiescent current technology. The new power management utilizes a proprietary circuit design to significantly reduce current consumption during stand-by. Efficient power management has become an important design consideration in order to save energy, especially for applications relying on battery power.
ROHM Semiconductor has recently announced the development of a digital signal processing IC designed to improve audio quality in devices such as smartphones and car navigation systems through cardioid directivity based on beam-formation technology using two omnidirectional microphones. The BU8332KV-M clarifies the specific direction of sound through beam-formation technology using two omnidirectional microphones.
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.
ROHM has recently announced the development of the RBE series of compact Schottky barrier diodes featuring the lowest VF in the industry, making it ideal for portable applications requiring greater space savings, such as smartphones. Available in a range of packages, including the new ultra compact VML2 measuring just 1.0 x 0.6mm optimized for high-density applications.
ROHM recently announced the development of the smallest Zener diodes in the industry ideal for high-density mounting in portable devices such as smartphones. Size is reduced by 55% over conventional 0603-size (0.6x0.3mm) products. The ultra-compact form factor (0.4x0.2mm) contributes to increased miniaturization and sophistication in devices requiring greater compactness and minimal thickness, including mobile phones and digital cameras.
ROHM has developed the smallest transistor package on the market optimized for thin, compact portable devices. The VML0806 measures just 0.8mm×0.6mm, with a height of only 0.36mm. As portable devices such smartphones and digital cameras get smaller and more sophisticated, thinner, more compact components are required.
ROHM Semiconductor will be exhibiting it's latest technologies and products at electronica 2012 (Munich, Nov. 13-16) in Hall A5 on Booth 542. Themed "Technology for you – Sense it! Light it! Power it! The main focus will be on power management, optoelectronics and wireless low energy technology.
ROHM, together with Aquafairy and Kyoto University, have co-developed compact, lightweight, high-power hydrogen fuel cells designed to power smartphones and other portable devices. These fuel cells overcome the drawbacks of dry cells, lithium-ion cells, and direct methanol fuel cells, significantly reducing weight and increasing output power while providing a higher level of safety, making it possible to provide power in places where AC power is not available or cannot be used.
ROHM has revealed the development of a 2nd generation high-voltage (1200V) SiC power MOSFET designed for inverters and converters in power conditioners for industrial devices and photovoltaic power generation. Features include low power loss and high reliability, reducing power consumption and enabling support for smaller peripheral components.
ROHM has recently announced the development of second-generation SiC Schottky barrier diodes ideal for power supply circuits in PV power conditioners, industrial equipment, servers, air conditioners, and more.
ROHM has recently announced the industry's first mass production of SiC power modules (1200V/100A rated) comprised entirely of SiC power elements as custom module. Incorporating SiC inverters and converters for power conversion in industrial equipment provides a number of advantages over typical silicon-based IGBT modules such as switching loss reduction by 85%, approximately 50% less volume compared to conventional 400A-class Si IGBT modules and less heat generation due to lower power loss, reducing the size and complexity of cooling countermeasures – finally contributing to greater end-product miniaturization.
ROHM Semiconductor has announced the industry's first mass production of SiC power modules (1200V/100A rated) entirely consisting of SiC power elements and enabling high frequency operation above 100kHz. Thus, the company is now able to offer industry-leading SiC devices such as Schottky barrier diodes and MOSFETs as well as a complete SiC module solution.
ROHM Semiconductor will present its latest products and technologies at PCIM, the leading trade fair for power electronics in Nuremberg, from May 8 to 10 (Hall 12, Booth 601). Based on the most recent developments in the R/D centers of ROHM and LAPIS and the expertise in the design and manufacturing of state-of-the-art power management, the products address the increasing demand for more energy efficiency, miniaturization, reliability, reduced component count and costs while providing optimum performance at the same time.
LAPIS Semiconductor, a ROHM Group Company, has developed the power controlling "ML9077/ML9078 series" LSIs for small sized electronics using dual power supplies like solar panel and batteries such as coin battery. These LSIs provide stable power supply to electronic components like microcontrollers by controlling the switching between the primary/secondary (rechargeable) batteries and solar panels as well as perform the charge control of power supplied from the solar panels to the secondary battery.
ROHM has recently announced the development of the BZ6A series of ultra-compact power supply modules that integrate an inductor, capacitors, and all the other components needed for power supply into a single package. The result is the smallest size* in the industry (2.3mm × 2.9mm × 1mm), making them suitable for high-density mounting applications.
The newest members to the ML610Q4xx series of low-power microcontrollers from LAPIS Semiconductor (formerly OKI Semiconductor) will give designers even more choices when creating products that provide comprehensive control over the operation of battery-powered devices used for the measurement and display of temperature, humidity and carbon monoxide (CO) in industrial and commercial environments. These new devices feature an RC-type analog-to-digital converter (RC-ADC) that provides accurate (±1.0°C) temperature measurement using only passive components.
ROHM has recently announced the development of a USB audio decoder IC that enables audio playback of MP3 files from CD-ROM and USB memory using just a single chip, making it ideal for a variety of equipment, including AV receivers, radio players, and stereo component systems.
ROHM has announced the development of the PMR series of ultra-low ohmic jumper resistors featuring significantly reduced conduction resistance (0.5mohm max.) and higher rated current. Jumper resistors are used in a variety of everyday electronic equipment, in switching circuits, or to make a shortcut between circuits.
The newest members of the ML610Q4xx series low-power microcontrollers from LAPIS Semiconductor will give designers even more choices when creating products that provide comprehensive control over the operation of battery-powered devices used for the measurement and display of temperature, humidity and carbon monoxide (CO) in industrial and commercial environments. These new devices feature an RC-type analog-to-digital converter (RC-ADC) that provides accurate (±1.0°C) temperature measurement using only passive components.
ROHM Semiconductor today announced that OKI Semiconductor Co., Ltd., part of the ROHM group, will change its company name to Lapis Semiconductor Co., Ltd. The name change will become effective on Oct. 1st2011, three years after ROHM Co., Ltd. acquired OKI Semiconductor from OKI Electric Industry Co. Ltd. It includes the three subsidiaries of OKI Semiconductor, OKI Miyazaki, OKI Miyagi as well as OKI Thailand which will alter their name to Lapis Semiconductor (Miyazaki, Miyagi and Ayutthaya Co., Ltd.) accordingly. The name change will not have any impact on the company's management policy or business operations.
Rohm presents its new high voltage resistance, high efficiency DC/DC Converter module BP5277 family which eliminates the need of external components and thermal design. Configuring a DC/DC converter used to be complicated and time-consuming, starting with the selection of ICs for the loads and covering circuit design as well as the selection of constants e.g. those for phase compensation, board design for obtaining desired characteristics, and thermal design for heat generation. This new 3-pin DC/DC converter module integrates all required components such as the control circuit, switching element, coil as well as I/O capacitors and also allows for high-power operation. Since the series can be deployed like a module, all necessary characteristics can be obtained without involving circuit and board design which significantly reduces the time, costs and energy required for the power supply design.
Based on advanced original device and phosphor technologies, the new LED line-up features a wide range of custom colours and packaging options.
The new BU21023/BU21024 series of high-speed, high noise immunity, low-voltage resistive touchscreen controllers are now available from ROHM Semiconductor. These new controllers are the industry's first to enable multi-touch (two-point) operation and intuitive gesture control, including pinching, spreading and rotating – previously possible only with more expensive capacitive touch systems.
ROHM Semiconductor has expanded its widely used lineup of high speed switching, high voltage resistance MOSFETs for PFC circuits in switching power supplies and main switch circuits. A variety of package types are available in both, surface mount (i.e. CPT/D-PAK, LPT/D2-PAK) and through-hole (e.g. TO-3PF) configurations. The new series, truly lives up to its name PrestoMOSTM, as it features low trr characteristics for high speed, high speed switching, high efficiency and low loss, making it ideal for integrated power supply inverters, lighting, motor drivers, solar batteries, power conditioners, high frequency bridge circuits and all other applications which require high performance operation.
OKI Semiconductor (part of the ROHM Group) is developing a new memory technology called ferroelectric RAM (FeRAM). This new series will amend the memory line-up of the ROHM Group, which already consists of EEPROM, DRAM and P2ROM and is presented at PCIM in Nuremberg (May 17-19, Hall 12, Booth 480).
Semiconductor manufacturer ROHM has developed the BD65491FV (1-channel) and BD65492MUV (2-channel) high-speed motor drivers for use in a broad range of digital camera lens drive and home appliance motor drive applications.
ROHM Semiconductor presents its new monolithic optical proximity and digital ambient light sensor IC family, meeting the needs for greener, more user-friendly sensing and providing greater interactivity with lower power consumption. The BH1771GLC series is ideal for all applications requiring touchless motion sensing.
ROHM Semiconductor announces the availability of the SCS1xxAGC series of high-performance silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky barrier diodes (SBD).
A new series of high-performance infrared LEDs ideally suited for proximity sensor applications is now available from ROHM Semiconductor . The SIM-030/031ST and SIM-040/041ST surface-mount IR LEDs feature breakthrough IR wavelength technology providing peak output of 850/870 nm, compared to 950 nm for comparable devices. The 850/870 nm level is much closer to the peak wave sensitivity of phototransistors (sensors), thus achieving higher efficiency proximity sensing and energy savings of up to 66%. In addition, the small package footprint and low-profile further enhance their application in cell phones and other portable devices.
ROHM Semiconductor GmbH has recently announced the development of two types of high-bright RGB LEDs: SMLV56RGB1W1, featuring a height of only 0.6mm, and the standard-type SMLW56RGB1W1, featuring a height of 1.1mm. Both units are capable of 1.8cd (white).
ROHM Semiconductor announced the availability of the Model BD8381EFV-M high-brightness LED driver for automotive forward illumination applications. With this new flexible IC, designers can now specify the same driver for use in high-beam, low-beam and daytime running light (DRL) circuits.
ROHM Semiconductor, in collaboration with its affiliated company, OKI Semiconductor Co., Ltd., today announced the launch of a dedicated Large Scale Integrated (LSI) circuit family designed to support the Intel® Atom™ processor E6xx series (formerly code-named Tunnel Creek). This chipset consists of a power management IC (PMIC), a clock generator IC (CGIC) and an input/output hub (IOH) IC. A reference board that simplifies customer development is also available.
The new high-performance, high-reliability stepper motor drivers from ROHM Semiconductor offer selectable excitation modes—full-step to sixteenth-step with 1.0A or 2.0A output current and full-step to eighth-step with 2.5A output current. These microstep drivers enable designers to optimize motor torque, noise and vibration for a wide range of applications. Selectable current decay pattern (FAST/SLOW/MIXED decay modes) further enhances motor performance.
The new ECOMOS series of P-channel and N-channel MOSFETs from ROHM Semiconductor are designed to meet the prescribed operation at lower gate drive voltages that emerging generations of portable electronic devices require.
ROHM Semiconductor has introduced a new series of CMOS LDO regulators featuring ROHM's proprietary automatic power-saving (APS) function that dynamically switches performance characteristics based on operating conditions. The BHxxPB1 Series combines the benefits of LDOs — small packaging, minimal external components and simple design process — with very low average power consumption.
ROHM Semiconductor has announced a new family of analog and digital Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) ICs for the efficient control of LED backlighting for LCD-equipped devices. Featuring ROHM's proprietary trimming process and use of multiple photodiodes with different junction depths, the ALS ICs provide an accurate output with little variation between various light sources. The spectral response of ROHM ALS ICs has been tailored to closely match that of the human eye for accurate light measurement. These features combine to provide uniform visibility for LCDs over a wide range of ambient light levels and sources - from incandescent or fluorescent light to full sunlight.