Mixed signal testing using modular PC instruments
Testing mixed signal devices requires both analogue and digital measurements. Analogue measurements, which acquire data samples with high amplitude resolution as a function of time, are used to test physical layer compliance with test standards, and digital measurements, which obtain data samples with single bit resolution versus time, assure data state as a function of time and permit evaluation of protocol content. Oliver Rovini - Technica...
Hall-effect latch can switch at up to 10 kHz
A robust Hall-effect latch for cost-sensitive applications such as power tools, PCs, servers, and home appliances, with features that simplify design and ensure stable magnetic characteristics has been introduced by Melexis.
TI unveils PSpice simulator for analogue IC design
A new custom version of the PSpice simulator from Cadence Design Systems has been announced by Texas Instruments.
Temperature to frequency conversion using GreenPAK
Temperature sensors are one of the most important kinds of physical sensors. Many different processes, including those we encounter in everyday life, are regulated by temperature. Its measurement allows indirect determination of other physical parameters, such as matter flow rate, fluid level, and others. GreenPAK can make analogue signal conversion more effective.
Mux-demux switch supports USB 3.2 up to 10 Gbps
Now available at Digi-Key is Texas Instruments' TMUXHS4212, a high-speed bidirectional passive switch in mux or demux configurations.
High voltage GreenPAK IC for motor drive applications
Dialog Semiconductor has announced the SLG47105, its first motor drive CMIC that delivers the unique benefits of both configurable logic and configurable analogue with high voltage outputs, all encapsulated within a tiny 2x3mm QFN package.
TI 12-bit ADC is in stock at Mouser
The TLA2518 analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) from Texas Instruments is now being shipped by distributor Mouser Electronics.
Board-level hardware enables preemptive experimentation
Teledyne e2v is set to further expand its portfolio of Digital-to-Analogue Converter (DAC) ICs and through availability of an accompanying evaluation platform, engineers will be able to begin applying it to their design projects soon. The company is about to start initial sampling of the EV12DD700 dual-channel DACs, which are capable of operating up into Ka-band frequencies.
LXI-digitisers get extra I/O lines for mixed-mode testing
Spectrum Instrumentation has extended the capabilities of its popular LXI-digitisers by adding a powerful mixed-mode testing option. This new option is available on four different models, all featuring 8 analogue input channels that synchronously sample signals at rates up to 5 MS/s, 20 MS/s, 40 MS/s or 125 MS/s with 16-bit resolution.
Automotive medium-voltage transistors cover 12-32V
X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE, the leading analogue/mixed-signal and specialty foundry, has announced the availability of new medium-voltage transistors – complementing the company’s leading 180nm BCD-on-SOI technology platform (XT018). The new medium voltage devices cover voltages from 12 to 32V. With that customers now have access to a complete portfolio of different voltage options – covering a ten to 200V voltage range.