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Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Electronic Components & Devices, Electrical Equipment & Systems

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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Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

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

Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

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, Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers, 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

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