Electronic Circuit Drivers

Electrical Equipment & Systems

LED Drivers support wireless configuration/programming.

February 26, 2015

Ozone 150W Programmable Driver series and MESO 50W Programmable Driver series support wireless RFID programming, which lets lighting fixture designers simultaneously configure feature set of multiple devices without removing them from packaging. RFID pad antenna size determines number of concurrently programmable units, and handheld antenna is also available for single driver programming. Within seconds, drivers can be programmed for current, dimming features, and fades. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Constant Current Dimmable LED Driver features Ethernet control.

February 12, 2015

Intended for powering Aurora™ Classic Line Source Illuminators, Model 5000D-100 provides constant current in continuous, pulsed, or PWM modes. Embedded system adds network control with 10/100Mbps Ethernet connectivity. Solution may also be used with third party LED illuminators as constant current DC to DC driver/controller. Features include temperature sensors, cooling fan operation tied to +24 Vdc input power, and 3-digit display of operating current setting and operating mode. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Power MOSFET Drivers come in thermally efficient, small packages.

January 29, 2015

Offered in SOT-23 and 2 X 2 mm DFN packages, MCP14A005X and MCP14A015X feature driver architecture for high speed operation; fast transitions and short delay times allow responsive circuit operation. Low input threshold is compatible with Microchip PIC® MCUs and dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) while maintaining noise immunity and hysteresis. Users can design applications with MCUs operating as low as 2.0 V, using driver to boost output signal to 18 V, reducing power/conduction loss.
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Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

MOSFET Gate Drivers operate from 4.5-35 V.

January 20, 2015

Housed in 3 x 3 mm DFN package, Models IX4426/7/8M are capable of sourcing and sinking 1.5 A, and can switch 1,000 pF load in less than 10 ns. For high current requirements, 2 outputs can be paralleled for total of 3 A peak sourcing and sinking current. Inputs are TTL and CMOS compatible and are virtually immune to latch-up. Operating from -40 to +125°C, Models IX4426/7/8M are suitable for driving MOSFETs, IGBTs, and SiC devices in SMPS applications, motor controls, and DC-DC converters. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Low-Power Capacitive Touch IC fosters wearables UI development.

December 29, 2014

Fostering development of capacitive touch-enabled UIs for wearables and battery-powered applications, QTouch® Surface works with Atmel | SMART MCUs, features Peripheral Touch Control, and uses <10% CPU processing power. Solution consumes 4 µA min in standby, offers scan rates up to 100Hz, and supports multi touch on 2.7 and 5.5 in. surface sizes with respective edge to edge touch separation of 2 and 5.5 mm. Capacitive touch surface control with wake-up on surface touch is supported.
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Electrical Equipment & Systems

PFC Offline AC/DC Drivers serve LED lighting applications.

December 29, 2014

Utilizing PFC current control algorithm, 3-level log step dimmable NCL30085, analog/PWM dimmable NCL30086, and non-dimmable NCL30088 address single-stage design implementations up to 60 W that require high power factor. Quasi-resonant mode optimizes efficiency across line and load levels. Also available, NCL30030 supports up to 150 W, 2-stage topologies. Using multiplier architecture, 2-stage PFC controller plus quasi-resonant flyback controller is optimized for applications up to 150 W. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Opto-Isolated Fast Gate Driver IC works with power MOSFETs, IGBTs.

December 19, 2014

Supplied in 8-lead DIP and 8-lead SOIC package options, IX3180 serves applications requiring isolated drivers for fast switching power MOSFETs and IGBTs. Optocoupler input consists of LED optically coupled to IC containing photodiode and push-pull power output, and output is capable of providing 2.5 A peak drive current. Specified from -40 to +100°C, product has 10–20 V supply range, 100 nS typ propagation delay, and 20 nS typ pulse width distortion. UVLO with hysteresis is also included. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

DC-DC Converters offer configurable output voltage.

November 19, 2014

Rated at 3 W and 6 W, respectively, Series MGJ3 and MGJ6 serve as high-side and low-side gate drivers in IGBT and MOSFET bridge circuit designs. Surface mount units provide triple output voltages of +15, +5, and + 5 Vdc. Outputs are configurable to suit circuit requirements, such as +15 and -5 Vdc or +20 and -5 Vdc. Available with input ranges from 4.5–9, 9–18, and 18–36 Vdc, converters operate from -40 to +105°C and are suited for motor drives, traction control drives, and wind turbine generators. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Dual 4 A Gate Drivers feature MillerDrive technology.

October 30, 2014

Supplied in 8-lead, 3 x 3 mm MLP or 8-lead SOIC package, FAN3225-25 Series has 4.5–18 V operating range and drives N-channel enhancement-mode MOSFETs in low side switching applications by providing high peak current pulses during short switching intervals. TTL or CMOS input thresholds are available, and internal circuitry provides UVLO function. Also included, matched internal propagation delays between A and B channels suit applications requiring dual gate drives with critical timing. Read More

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Full Bridge MOSFET Driver targets battery-operated tools.

October 2, 2014

With 5.5–16 V operating supply range, 85 V Model MIC4606 is suited for stepper motors, DC brushed and brushless motors, and DC/AC inverters. Adaptive-Dead-Time circuitry actively monitors Full Bridge to minimize time between high and low side MOSFET transitions, while Anti-Shoot-Through circuitry prevents erroneous inputs and noise from turning on both MOSFETs simultaneously. Housed in 16-pin, 4 x 4 mm QFN package, device operates from -40 to +125°C. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean

MOSFETs (500 V) offer low conduction and switching losses.

September 26, 2014

Built on second-generation Super Junction Technology, Vishay Siliconix SiHx25N50E MOSFETs comprise 25 A, RoHS-compliant devices that offer gate charge of 57 nC and 145 mΩ on-resistance. These values promote energy conservation in high-power, high-performance consumer products, lighting applications, and ATX/silver box PC SMPSs. Package options include TO-220, TO-247AC, and thin leaded TO-220 FULLPAK. Products withstand high energy pulses in avalanche and commutation modes.
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Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

N-FET Pre-Driver IC suits automotive DC motor applications.

August 25, 2014

Offered in 28-pin package with 4 digital inputs, Model MLX83100 can simultaneously drive four 500 nC-rated N-FETS at up to 28 V operating voltage with minimal self-heating. Device supports 45 V automotive load dump conditions and 100% pulse width modulated operation. Integrated bootstrap function and charge pump allow for support of supply voltages down to 4.5 V, ensuring continuous operation under automotive crank conditions. Operating from -40 to +150°C, IC is fully automotive qualified. Read More

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Motor Pre-Driver IC targets automotive safety applications.

July 29, 2014

Compliant with ASIL D, Model TB9052FNG is suited for safety-critical automotive applications such as electric power steering. Unit features built-in motor current detection circuit in redundant configuration as well as range of circuits that detect system failures, including battery under-voltage, over temperature, and driver electrical short. Housed in 12.5 x 6.1 x 1.2 mm package, IC has 2 high-side channels, 2 low-side channels, and charge pump to solely drive N-channel MOSFETs. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems

WEC7 WLAN Driver is available for Marvell SDIO Wi-Fi chipset.

May 27, 2014

Offering 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n Extensible STA functionality, Marvell 88W8787 SDIO-Wi-Fi Windows Embedded Compact 7 (WEC7) Driver is integrated with Microsoft native SDIO stack and features NDIS 6.0 support, static and DHCP configuration support, as well as OPEN/WEP64/WEP128/WPA-TKIP/WPA2-AES/WPA2-AES or TKIP security modes. Integrated with Microsoft native WPA/WPA2-PSK Supplicant, driver operates on channels 1–11, offers roaming functionality, and supports SDIO 4-bit. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

LED Drivers are designed for use in hazardous location fixtures.

May 15, 2014

Available in constant-current, dimming, and constant-voltage versions, LED25W-HL (25 W) and LED40W-HL (40 W) carry Type HL rating from UL and IP66 rating for dry and damp locations. Both come in V5A cases, feature internal thermal protection, and offer option of leads that exit through bottom or side. Other features include 100–277 V universal input, Black Magic Thermal Advantage™ plastic enclosures, and over-voltage, over-current, and short circuit protection with automatic recovery. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Constant Voltage LED Drivers offer 0-100% Triac dimmable control.

May 13, 2014

Compatible with leading- and trailing-edge dimmers, 6 mains-dimmable LED drivers of PCV series offer power ratings from 20–90 W. All models have both 12 and 24 V output versions as well as screw terminals that facilitate connection. Fully isolated within fire resistant plastic cover rated to IP44, drivers integrate over current, short circuit, and overvoltage protection as well as auto-recovery capability. Operational efficiency is >80% efficiency, and power factor is over 0.95. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

N-Channel MOSFET (150 V) comes in 2 x 2 mm package.

May 12, 2014

Supplied in thermally enhanced PowerPAK® SC-70 package with 2 x 2 mm footprint, Vishay Siliconix SiA446DJ 150 V n-channel MOSFET increases efficiency in space-constrained applications by reducing conduction and switching losses. RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and 100% RG- and UIS-tested product, built on ThunderFET® technology, offers low max on-resistance of 177 mΩ at 10 V, 185 mΩ at 7.5 V, and 250 mΩ at 6 V.
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Electrical Equipment & Systems

MOSFET Driver extends run times of battery-powered products.

April 29, 2014

Designed to address wide variety of applications including motor drives, UPS, and DC/AC inverters, 85 V MIC4605 Half-Bridge MOSFET Driver features adaptive-dead-time circuitry, which actively monitors half bridge to minimize time between high and low side MOSFET transitions. Anti-shoot-through circuitry prevents erroneous inputs and noise from turning both MOSFETs on at same time. Applications include fans, power tools, remote control toys and drones, appliances, and E-bikes. Read More

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Power Conversion Driver/MOSFET works with high-performance FPGAs.

April 15, 2014

Model ET4040 monolithic 40A driver plus synchronous MOSFET powertrain enables design of point-of-load power solutions. It provides continuous output current over -40 to + 85°C temperature range and input from 4.5-14 V. On-board monolithic current sense maximizes reliability and thermal performance. Powering FPGA core supply rails in single- or multi-phase configurations, unit also suits VDDQ supply rails for DDR3, DDR4, and QDR memories and supplies ASIC and ASSPs in servers and communications systems. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean

IGBT/MOSFET Driver suits high working voltage applications.

March 26, 2014

Featuring minimum 10 mm clearance and external creepage distance, Model VOW3120-X017T is suited for motor drives, alternative energy, welding equipment, and other high working voltage applications. Driver features typical common-mode noise-rejection values of 50 kV/µs and isolation ratings of VIORM = 1,414 V and VIOTM = 8,000 V. With current consumption of 2.5 mA, device boasts typical delays of less than 250 ns and rise and fall times of less than 100 ns. Read More