Technology enhances scalability for driving the automotive future
Dialog Semiconductor has recently announced its Configurable Mixed-Signal IC (CMIC) for the automotive industry, the SLG46620-A. In today’s advanced automotive market, manufacturers are required to implement the latest safety, comfort and self-driving features which demand an ever-growing number of Integrated Circuits (ICs). Current solutions aimed at supporting these functions are limited by discrete implementations and standard ...
Audio amplifiers use multilevel switching technology
A range of audio amplifier solutions which use pioneering multilevel switching technology to increase audio performance and reduce power loss during operation are available at Farnell. Infineon’s MERUS range of Class D audio amplifier solutions deliver extreme reliability and stability for the entire product lifetime.
In-line strain gauge analogue amplifier to streamline calibration
A new in-line strain gauge amplifier from Mantracourt Electronics is set to streamline the calibration of a sensor thanks to its digital potentiometers and extremely simple and intuitive toolkit. Designed to convert strain gauge or load cell inputs into a 4-20 mA output, it provides more filtering than the existing embedded strain gauge amplifier range (ICA), and due to its small design, it can be easily integrated into compact installations.
So, what are S-parameters anyway?
Modern high-speed analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs) have enabled the direct sampling of radio frequency (RF) signals, which in many cases eliminates the need for mixing stages while increasing system flexibility and capability. Traditionally, ADC signal and clock inputs have been represented by lumped element models.
Precise atomic clock receives a performance upgrade
Microchip has announced, via its Microsemi subsidiary, the MHM-2020 hydrogen maser atomic clock that improves typical long term stability performance by nearly ten times over the previous generation MHM-2010. Building on the MHM-2010’s long service life and cost of ownership legacy, the MHM-2020 offers an upgraded user experience with a colour touch panel display and secure network management port.
Highly sensitive SPAD devices based on modular process technology
X-FAB Silicon Foundries continues to develop semiconductor solutions to address the most difficult of design challenges. It has now announced the availability of Avalanche Photodiode (APD) and Single-Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) products for implementation in scenarios where there are extremely low light conditions to contend with and augmented sensitivity is required, as well as tight timing resolutions involved.
USB Type-C port switch to support audio signals and legacy data
Diodes Incorporated has announced the PI3A6386 USB Type-C multimedia port switch, designed to enable manufacturers to continue supporting legacy data and analogue peripherals through USB Type-C ports. As a result of the adoption of USB Type-C ports in mobile phones and tablets, manufacturers are removing other ports such as USB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio sockets. The PI3A6386 port switch enables legacy data and audio signals to be passed throu...
RF converter expands call capacity for wireless carriers
Analog Devices has introduced a mixed-signal front-end (MxFE) RF data converter platform that combines high-performance analog and digital signal processing for a range of wireless equipment such as 4G LTE and 5G millimetre-wave (mmWave) radios. ADI’s new AD9081/2 MxFE platform allows manufacturers to install multiband radios in the same footprint as single-band radios, which as much as triples call capacity available in today’s 4G LT...
Noise cancellation technology to transform listening to music
ams has recently unveiled new digital noise cancellation technology that will transform the experience of hearing music, having voice calls - and even the world around us - when wearing new, more comfortable true wireless earbuds.
Family of audio codecs deliver active noise cancellation
Dialog Semiconductor has announced a family of highly integrated audio codec chips that deliver Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), the DA740x product provides optimal audio performance in any environment to the rapidly-growing wireless headphones market. The global market for wireless headphones is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 20% generating revenues of around $34bn by 2024. With ANC rapidly becoming a de facto standard, D...