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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Precision Orientation Sensor complements miniature form factors.

July 31, 2013

Used for navigation and motion-sensitive features in products such as smartphones, LSM303C eCompass module combines 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer in 2 x 2 x 1 mm LGA package. Magnetic field sensor has full-scale magnetic field strength range of ±16 Gauss or ±1,600 microTesla, and accelerometer has selectable full-scale range of ±2, ±4, or ±8 g. Along with 16-bit digital output, features include power management, thermal compensation, and programmable interrupt generators. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

MOSFET comes in 4-lead, energy-saving package.

May 15, 2013

Supplied in TO247-4 four-lead package, MDmesh™ V Super-Junction MOSFET STW57N65M5-4 will enable increased energy efficiency in active PFC circuits and full-bridge or half-bridge power converters for consumer and industrial electronic products. Product provides direct source connection used only for switching control; extra lead increases switching efficiency, reduces energy losses, and allows higher-frequency operation for more compact power supplies. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Entry-Level MCU balances performance, power draw, integration.

May 9, 2013

Offered in 5 package options from 3 x 3 mm WLCSP up to 14 x 14 mm LQFP100, STM32F401 features ARM® Cortex™-M4 32-bit/DSP core and offers 105 DMIPS at 84 MHz, 187 µA/MHz active current, and 11 µA typ STOP current. Integration includes 12-bit, 16-channel, 2.4 MSPS ADC; 12 communication ports, including USB OTG, I²S, I²C, and SPI; motor-control timer, and multiple general-purpose timers. Using Adaptive Real-Time accelerator, MCU allows zero wait-state operation from its 256 KB on-chip Flash. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

TVS Diode has SMT outline of 0.45 x 0.2 mm.

April 17, 2013

Supplied in SMT package, ESDAVLC6-1BV2 Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) diode is intended for protecting sensitive electronics in consumer products and handhelds. Clamping voltage promotes safety for internal components, and bidirectional operation allows one part to fulfill multiple roles on PCB. Featuring 1 GHz bandwidth, 7.5 pF line capacitance, and breakdown voltage of 6 V, this product satisfies protection requirements in international standard IEC 61000-4-2.

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Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices

Antenna Tuning Circuit supports MIPI Alliance RFFE standard.

April 10, 2013

Supplied in 0.4 mm pitch, 0.6 mm high chip-scale package, STHVDAC-304MF3 has 4-channel output for adjusting up to 4 tunable BST capacitors in antenna-matching circuits of multi-band GSM/WCDMA/3G-LTE smartphones. Product comprises high-voltage DAC for generating capacitor-tuning voltages from 2–20 V and is controlled via RF Front End (RFFE)-compliant, 1.8 V interface. Standard features include trigger- mode for time critical application, and shutdown mode to help extend battery life. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Proximity Sensor solves smartphone hang-ups.

March 5, 2013

Combining time-of-flight sensor, ambient light sensor die, and infrared emitter, FlightSense™ VL6180 uses proximity measuring technology to calculate distance between smartphone and user, minimizing incidence of dropped calls and enabling innovative interactions with smartphones. IR emitter sends out light pulses, while light detector picks up reflected pulses, and electronic circuitry accurately measures time difference between emission of pulse and detection of its reflection. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices

Single-Chip Magnetometer suits space-constrained applications.

March 4, 2013

Measuring 2 x 2 x 1 mm, 3-axis LIS3MDL offers flexibility for designers to implement movement and position detection in space-constrained products such as smartphones, tablets, and personal navigation devices. Standalone magnetometer is also suited to indoor navigation applications where it calculates dead-reckoning when no satellite signal is available. To build sensors with up to 9 DOF, chip can be combined with other discrete sensors such as 3-axis MEMS accelerometer or 3-axis MEMS gyroscope. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices, Services

Multi-Core Microcontroller drives vehicle safety.

March 1, 2013

Enabling ISO 26262 functional safety compliance in automotive systems, 32-bit SPC56EL70 combines dual cores with 2 MB Flash and 192 KB internal RAM memory, 3 CAN interfaces, and peripheral set for safety and motor-control applications, supporting up to 2 brushless 3-phase motors. MCU covers applications that need to respect automotive safety integrity levels up to and including ASIL D level, such as anti-lock braking, electric power steering, active suspension, and driver assistance systems. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Microcontrollers feature 180 MHz ARM Cortex-M4 core.

March 1, 2013

In addition to TFT-LCD controller, STM32F429/39 Series includes ST Chrom-ART Accelerator™ to accelerate graphics processing. Inter-IC Sound Time Division Multiplex connectivity allows multi-channel audio designs, while SDRAM interface allows user interfaces for applications such as smart meters, small appliances, and industrial/healthcare devices. Selected models also have anti-copying security for embedded processors. STemWin graphics software provides access to SEGGER emWin embedded graphics stack. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Battery Fuel Gauge IC gives reliable runtimes for mobile users.

February 25, 2013

Housed in 1.4 x 2.0 mm chip-scale package, Model STC3115 monitors batteries up to 4.5 V utilizing OptimGauge™ adaptive algorithm which tracks state of charge and corrects battery model over lifetime. IC further optimizes accuracy by measuring true initial battery open-circuit voltage and preventing measurement disruptions when connecting charger or launching app. Aging and temperature compensation are built in, and voltage measurement accuracy is 0.25%. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Universal Lighting Controller fosters flexible development.

February 18, 2013

With STM8 MPU core and 6 SMED (State Machine, Event-Driven) circuits, STLUX385 (Masterlux™ platform) improves performance of LED, fluorescent, and HID lighting systems. Single programmable chip addresses power conversion and control topology requirements stemming from such factors as lighting technology used, input power source (AC or DC), dimming requirements, and safety or reliability issues. Controller also integrates hardware Digital Addressable Lighting Interface peripheral. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Electronic Components & Devices

High-Side Switch ICs target smart automotive electronics.

January 18, 2013

Combining power MOSFET as main electronically controlled switch, with logic, control, and sensing circuitry in single package, M0-7 Series is intended for vehicle electronics such as lights and body modules. ICs provide precise load-current, voltage, and temperature-monitor feedback as well as power-limitation and over-temperature latch-off, flexible fault-reset management, and reverse-polarity protection. Full range of package types will include PowerSSO-16, PowerSSO-36, Octapak, and SO-8. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

ULP Comparator enhances portable technology.

December 19, 2012

Supplied in 2 x 1.25 mm SC-70 package, TS881 is suitable for use in front-end detection and measurement circuitry. Supply compatibility (1.1–5 V over -40 to +125°C range) promotes extended operating times with smaller batteries. Typ operating current is 210 nA at 25°C, and push-pull output circuitry minimizes power consumption when driving any capacitive or resistive load. Other features include 8 ns response time, 2 µsec typ propagation delay, and rail-to-rail input. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Microcontrollers target smart embedded electronics.

December 4, 2012

With 1 or 2 MB on-chip Flash memory and 256 KB SRAM, STM32 F427 and F437 enable developers to create feature-rich applications and accelerate project completion by programming with languages such as Java™, Microsoft® .Net, or uClinux™. Devices' Cortex-M4 processor, comprising 32-bit MCU, floating-point arithmetic unit, and DSP, achieves 210 DMIPS at 168 MHz. STM32 F437 Series provides optimized security to protect product developer’s IP and end-user data against unauthorized access or tampering. Read More

Timers & Clocks, Electronic Components & Devices

Temperature-Compensated Timing IC tolerates harsh environments.

November 27, 2012

Typically drawing 0.8 µA at 3.0 V supply voltage, Model M41TC8025 real-time clock features temperature compensation that guarantees accuracy to within 2.5 min/yr over specified range of -40 to +85°C. Integrating temperature-compensated 32,768 Hz crystal oscillator, unit generates date/time information in seconds, minutes, hours, day-of-week, date, month, and year for applications such as utility meters. Fixed-cycle timer, programmable frequency outputs, and 400 kHz I2C interface are included. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Energy Harvesting Kit supports battery-free memory applications.

November 26, 2012

Offering development platform for contactless memories, M24LR Discovery Kit enables engineers to design battery-free electronic applications that can exchange data with ISO15693-compatible NFC-enabled smartphones or RFID reader-writers. Kit helps accelerate creation and integration of energy-autonomous data collection, asset tracking, or diagnostics capabilities. With I2C and contactless RF interfaces, M24LR EEPROM memory can communicate with host system over-the-wire or over-the-air. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Micro-Stepping Motor Controllers feature single-chip design.

November 26, 2012

Intended for precision automation equipment, cSPIN Motor Controllers include Model L6480, which supports micro-stepping operation up to 1/128 steps resolution, and Model L6482, featuring predictive control algorithm and auto-adaptive decay mode. Communication with main system uses high-level commands via standard 5 Mbps SPI. On-chip gate-driver circuitry, for motor’s power stage, can operate from 8–85 V, which allows applications to scale smoothly over power range up to 300 W. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Chip-Card Microcontrollers provide dual interfaces.

November 13, 2012

Based on ARM® SecurCore™ SC000 processor, ST31 Series supports simultaneous contact/contactless operation as well as MIFARE™, MIFARE DESFire™, and Calypso transport-card standards. Devices are available with EEPROM memory size of 52, 34, 22, or 16 KB. Chips rely on highly secure architecture targeting EMVCo and Common Criteria EAL5+/EAL6+ security certifications, capable of supporting recognized cryptography algorithms such as DES, AES, RSA, and ECC. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean

Class-D Digital Amplifier ICs optimize in-car audio.

October 23, 2012

Featuring integrated digital input, 4 x 135 W Model FDA4100LV and 4 x 50 W Model FDA450LV require no signal conversion or filtering circuitry. Devices provide 4, 2, and 1 Ω speaker driving capability, with SNR ratio of 110 dB and 108 dB dynamic range. Feedback loop allows use in OEM and aftermarket products by minimizing dependence on speaker type. Tested for compliance with automotive EMI standards, ICs are stop-start engine compatible and include I2C interface for digital control and diagnostics. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Bypass IC promotes smarter, safer LED lighting.

October 22, 2012

Increasing vehicle light, streetlamp, and emergency light dependability, LBP01 bypasses failed LEDs so lamps comprising multiple channels with several LEDs each can continue producing near-maximum illumination. This low-leakage (100 nA) fault management chip, offering flexibility to use one bypass for every 2 LEDs, can also enhance LED-backlight longevity in LCD panels. Surge protection helps prevent LED failures, and package options include 3.95 x 5.6 mm SMB and 3 x 3.05 mm SOT23-5. Read More

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