Electronic Circuit Drivers

Electronic Components & Devices, Electrical Equipment & Systems

N-Channel 40/60 V MOSFETs reduce losses to increase efficiency.

May 22, 2015

Breakdown voltage is 40 V for NTMFS5C404NLT, NTMFS5C410NLT, and NTMFS5C442NLT, which respectively have max RDS(on) values of 0.74, 0.9, and 2.8 mΩ and continuous drain current ratings of 352, 315, and 127 A. Breakdown voltage rating is 60 V for NTMFS5C604NL, NTMFS5C612NL and NTMFS5C646NL, which feature respective max RDS(on) values of 1.2, 1.5, and 4.7 mΩ and continuous drain currents of 287, 235, and 93 A. Gate capacitance, down to 2,164 pF, minimizes driver losses for all devices. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Chipset creates complete Half-Bridge Gate Drive block.

May 5, 2015

Designed to drive market availability of normally-on (JFET, MESFET) as well as normally-off (MOSFET) transistors, XTR26020 Chipset enables users to create Half-Bridge Gate Drive block with dedicated power supply block in 120 x 32 x 10 mm mechanical size using 6-layer PCB with active and passive components on one side. Device includes isolated communication protocol, cross conduction prevention inherent mechanism, on-chip soft shut-down switch, and on-chip Miller clamp. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

LED Drivers include programmable and battery backup versions.

April 24, 2015

DALI and 0–10 V programmable ThoroLED™ drivers are offered with handheld programmer that can set different current outputs for drivers being used in luminaires – directly on production line bench – either stand-alone or connected to computer. Also available, HotSpot™ All-In-One LED Driver/Emergency Battery Pack suits LED luminaire manufacturers that require stand-by battery backup in case of power interruption. Design also simplifies installation and wiring. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Cable Driver supports SDI- and IP-based 4K video.

April 15, 2015

Supplied in 4 x 4 mm QFN package, LMH1218 supports uncompressed 4K ultra high definition (UHD) video transmission using SDI and 10 GbE protocols. Transmission of up to 12 Gbps enables UHD resolution of 4K at 60p frame rate over one coax cable. With integrated reclocker, cable driver supports coax cable and optical media for uncompressed video transmission inside buildings and over long-haul networks. Board diagnostics are included, and typ power consumption is 300 mW. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Gate Driver ICs are AEC Q100-qualified.

April 13, 2015

With both outputs and inputs rated to 35 V, Series IXD_614SI is suited for switched-mode power supplies used in electric and hybrid electric vehicles, motor drives, and traction inverters. Outputs are capable of sourcing and sinking 14 A of peak current with rise and fall times of less than 25 ns. ICs have AEC Q100 Grade 1 ambient operating temperature range of -40 to +125°C, can withstand negative voltage spikes of greater than 5 V on inputs, and are virtually immune to latch-up. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Power MOSFET Gate Driver suits automotive applications.

April 8, 2015

Housed in 2.8 x 2.9 mm PS-8 package, single-channel Model TPD7104F enables use of N-channel power MOSFETs for high-side switching applications. IC features self-contained charge pump that optimizes MOSFET switch and eliminates need for external components. Providing overcurrent protection and diagnostic functions, device is suited for automotive applications using 12 V batteries to operate N-channel MOSFETs, including semiconductor relays and load switches. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Isolated Gate Driver suits high power density applications.

April 3, 2015

Aimed at high-density power converters, motor drives, and actuators based on SiC transistors, power MOSFETs, and IGBTs, HADES® v2 chipset uses 3 ICs: HADES2P on primary side, HADES2S on secondary, and quad-diode ELARA. Unit includes all functions to drive gates of power switches in isolated, high voltage half bridge. HADES® is available in hermetic packages for extreme temperature applications up to 225°C, as well as in plastic packages for systems where temperature does not exceed 175°C. Read More

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

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

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

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

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