Integrated Circuits (IC)

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Evaluation Kits help create low-power WANs.

May 25, 2016

Comprising 2 Motes (LoRaWAN™ sensors) based on RN2483 or RN2903 LoRa modules, LoRaWAN gateway, and local LoRaWAN server application, LoRa® Evaluation Kits provide components to create Low-Power Wide Area Network in Europe or North America. Driven by LoRa Alliance, LoRa technology achieves 10-mile range and 10-year battery life. Technology targets low data rates and low-duty-cycle applications for monitoring energy, location, utility infrastructure, environment, agriculture, and public safety. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

DC/DC Converter (12 V, 10 A, 10 MHz) achieves >50 A/cm³ density.

May 25, 2016

Supplied in 20-pin, 3.5 x 4 x 1 mm HotRod&trade; QFN package, TPS54A20 SWIFT&trade; synchronous DC/DC step-down converter features 14 nsec min on-time that allows for 4/7/10 MHz operation. Operation up to 5 MHz per phase is supported without special magnetics or compound semiconductors, which designers can use for 8&ndash;14 V input and 10 A output applications. Merging switched-capacitor circuit with multiphase buck converter, 2-phase, series-capacitor DC/DC buck topology optimizes current density.<br /> Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

DC/DC Power Modules (5 and 3 A) offer optimized density, efficacy.

May 25, 2016

Single-channel, pin-compatible ISL8205M (5 A) and ISL8202M (3 A), supplied in 4.5 x 7.5 x 1.85 mm, 22-lead QFN package, deliver up to 95% efficiency and provide POL conversions for FPGAs, DSPs, and MCUs. Design incorporates controller, MOSFETs, inductor, and passive components within encapsulated module to simplify system design. Supporting direct mounting on backside of PCB, these DC/DC step-down power modules support 2.6&ndash;5.5 V input and offer adjustable output down to 0.6 V.<br /> Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Display & Presentation Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

EIZO Rugged Solutions Targets Avionics and Vetronics with Dual 3G-SDI Video Input and Output on Rugged XMC Graphics Card

May 24, 2016

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Florida - Low Power, SWaP-optimized Condor 4107xX Conduction-cooled Card Functions as an XMC Graphics Card and 3G-SDI Video Capture With OpenCL Support. EIZO Rugged Solutions Inc. (formerly Tech Source, Inc.) has announced the Condor 4107xX conduction-cooled XMC graphics card with OpenCL support. Based on the AMD E8860 GPU and designed for seamless integration with... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Low Power PMIC supports rechargeable battery applications.

May 24, 2016

Supplied in 4 x 4 x 0.62 mm WL-CSP, Model BD71815GW integrates 5 low-Iq buck regulators, 7 LDOs, JEITA-compliant 1S charger, fuel gauge with Coulomb Counter, LED driver, RTC, and extensive monitoring and protection circuits, helping users realize power efficiency of NXP&rsquo;s i.MX 7D/S processors by supporting all possible power modes. Switching regulators deliver 82&ndash;92% efficiency across load range, while 15-bit sigma delta ADC and proprietary algorithm achieve fuel gauge accuracy of 3%. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Laser Diode Driver offers repetition rate up to 1 MHz.

May 24, 2016

Offering user-adjustable pulse width capability from 150 ps to 1 ns, Model 766 Short Pulse Seed Laser Diode Driver is suitable for driving 14-pin butterfly packaged laser diode modules at output currents up to 1.1 A. Driver supplies bidirectional proportional-integral-derivative thermoelectric cooler controller with current capability of 3 A and voltage capability of 4.2 V. Applications include seeding fiber lasers for materials processing, time-resolved spectroscopy, and LIDAR. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Field Programmable Gate Arrays aid space system prototyping.

May 23, 2016

Providing same timing and power characteristics as space flight units, RTG4&trade; PROTO FPGAs enable prototyping and design validation activities for radiation-tolerant, high-speed FPGAs. These prototyping products, which can be reprogrammed multiple times without being removed from development board, specifically facilitate hardware timing verification as well as power evaluation. All products come in non-hermetic, ceramic packages. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Universal PMIC supports low power FPGA and SoC processors.

May 20, 2016

Housed in 4 x 4 mm QFN package, Model XR77103 integrates 3 synchronous MOSFET power stages, offering power management solution for broad range of FPGAs, SoCs, DSPs, and video processors. I2C interface allows users to control output voltage from 0.8&ndash;6 V, switching frequency from 300 kHz to 2.2 MHz, power sequencing, and current limit. Model XR77103 operates from 4.5&ndash;14 V input supply, and all 3 outputs are designed for 2 A load current with peak current up to 3 A. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

ON Semiconductor Expands Low Power Wireless Solutions Portfolio with SIGFOX and ARM for Rapid IoT Deployment

May 17, 2016

SIGFOX Ready certification for AX-SF low power radio SoC and ARM mbed support for the NCS36510 802.15.4 platform IoT World – SANTA CLARA, Ca. – ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, has announced two major strategic developments to enable rapid deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Working in conjunction with SIGFOX, the world’s leading... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Materials & Material Processing

Advanced Flexible Circuits and Thin Film on Display by Metrigraphics at IMS 2016

May 16, 2016

Lowell, MA – Metrigraphics, a leading process development and manufacturing resource for sub-miniature circuits and electroformed structures, will feature its latest micron-scale flexible circuits and thin film devices at IMS, May 24th – 26th in San Francisco. Micron-scale flexible circuits can be achieved with six or more layers high with traces (circuit lines) as... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Differential Inductive Switch simplifies mechanical design.

May 13, 2016

Available in 2 x 2 mm very-thin small-outline no-lead (WSON) package, 8-pin LDC0851 detects presence or absence of conductive material using coil drawn on PCB. Dual-coil architecture automatically compensates for variations in temperature and component aging. In addition to temperature-stable switching accuracy >1% of sensor coil diameter, product features contactless and magnet-free design immune to dirt, dust, and other environmental factors.<br /> Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Motion Control Chips offer direct upgrade paths.

May 9, 2016

Series PCD46x1A features single-axis (PCD4611A), dual-axis (PCD4621A), and quad-axis (PCD4641A) models. With respective QFPs of 48, 64, and 100 pins, chip package and terminal allocation of all three models are compatible with those of PCD46x1 series. Series PCD46x1A can also mount on same boards as previous chips. Functionality lets CPU connect to chips with 8-bit parallel bus connection or 4-wire serial interface. When connecting with latter, terminals D0&ndash;D5 can be used as GPIO ports. Read More

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

Cryptography-Enabled 32-bit MCU adds security to IoT devices.

May 6, 2016

Supplied in 144-WFBGA package, CEC1302 (Part No. CEC1302D-SZ-C0) allows for pre-boot authentication of system firmware to ensure it is untouched and uncorrupted. This prevents such attacks as man-in-the-middle, denial-of-service, and backdoor vulnerabilities. Also, MCU can be used to authenticate any firmware updates and thereby protect system from malware or memory corruption. Features include ARM® Cortex®-M4 core as well as private key and customer programming flexibility.<br /> Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Micro-Power Buck Converters (65 V) feature low quiescent current.

May 5, 2016

Respectively intended for powering factory automation and automotive sensor applications, LM5165 and LM5165-Q1 are 65 V, 150 mA synchronous DC/DC buck converters that feature 10.5 µA quiescent current and 10-pin, 3 x 3 mm VSON package. Input voltage range of 3&ndash;65 V and dual control modes optimize efficiency and PCB area. Other features include dual MOSFETs, PFM and COT control modes, and programmable current-limit scheme. Both regulators operate at junction temperatures up to 150°C. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Vision DSP targets embedded neural network applications.

May 4, 2016

Based on Cadence Tensilica Xtensa® architecture, Cadence® Tensilica® Vision P6 combines flexible hardware choices with library of vision/imaging DSP functions and applications. Device quadruples multiply-accumulate (MAC) performance compared to previous generation, and utilizes 8- and 16-bit arithmetic to optimize key vision functions such as convolution, FIR filters, and matrix multiplication. On-the-fly data compression minimizes memory footprint and bandwidth requirements. Read More

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

TV White Space Module ensures reliable broadband connection.

May 3, 2016

Using low-band spectrum in vacant UHF TV frequencies and IEEE 802.11af WiFi standard, Picasso Gen3 TV White Space Chip Module will allow hundreds of users to receive reliable broadband connection with data download speeds up to 96 Mbps from single base station. Unlike other wireless technologies, Gen3 non-line-of-sight signal penetrates walls, trees, foliage, and bends over hills, even at long distances. Very low power consumption of chipset also allows for solar powered base stations. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Autotalks License and Deploy CEVA DSP for Mass-Market V2X Chipset

May 2, 2016

CEVA-XC DSP powers Autotalks’ second-generation V2X communications solution supporting concurrent IEEE802.11p and IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac operation MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif and KFAR NETTER, Israel. - CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, and Autotalks Ltd., the world’s leading provider of integrated V2X chipsets, today announced... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Services

ANSYS Simulation Solutions Bolster ARM Energy-Efficient IP For Internet of Things and Cloud Servers

April 28, 2016

ANSYS power, noise and reliability solutions assist power-efficient IP design for ARM PITTSBURGH - ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) has licensed its engineering simulation software tools to ARM (LON: ARM; Nasdaq: ARMH), the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) company for power efficiency, performance and reliability. The agreement will aid the ARM ecosystem and ARM® processor... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

GaN FET Power Stage minimizes power loss.

April 28, 2016

With integrated driver, 12 A/600 V Model LMG3410 is suited for hard-switching applications where it can reduce switching losses by as much as 80%. Single-channel device integrates built-in intelligence for temperature, current, and UVLO fault protection. Zero reverse-recovery current benefits totem-pole PFC and LLC topologies to maximize power density and efficiency. Compared to discrete GaN solutions, power stage&#39;s 8 x 8 mm QFN package minimizes power loss, component voltage stress, and EMI. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission

Stepping Motor Driver can run 2 motors simultaneously.

April 28, 2016

With 2-channel drive function, Model TC78S122FNG can run 2 stepping motors independently in high-voltage, low-power MOS process. Bipolar IC also provides interface for driving brushed DC motors, enabling use of stepping motors and brushed DC motors together in 6 combinations. Channels can be paralleled to double power handling. Housed in HTSSOP package with max ratings of 40 V and 2 A, device offers singe-, half-, and quarter-step driving capability for torque-speed tradeoff flexibility. Read More