Integrated Circuits (IC)

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Radio Transceiver targets IoT and other wireless applications.

June 24, 2016

Featuring on-chip ARM® Cortex®-M0 radio processor that performs radio control and calibration, Model ADF7030-1 supports narrowband and wideband operation across sub-GHz ISM bands and data rates from 0.1–300 kbps using 2GFSK modulation. IC also supports Wireless M-Bus (WMBUS) and IEEE 802.15.4g-based protocols. Smart wake mode provides low overall power consumption, extending lifetime in battery-operated systems. Device can enter low power sleep mode consuming only 10 nA with memory retained. Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Low-Jitter Retimers resolve HDMI® 2.0 and MIPI® signal issues.

June 23, 2016

Enabling extended signal range over long traces, connectors, and cables without degradation, Low-Power Retimers optimize video and camera signal quality in PCs, mobile devices, HDTVs, and automotive infotainment systems. Models DP159 and TMDS181 include adaptive equalization up to 15 dB and support multi-gigabit signals, such as DisplayPort and HDMI, up to 6 Gbps. Model DPHY440 is a 4-by-1-Gbps MIPI camera serial interface and display serial interface retimer with high bandwidth. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Reference Design Kit creates solar-powered sensor beacons.

June 23, 2016

With CYALKIT-E02 Reference Design Kit, users can develop solar-powered Wireless Sensor Node that can sense temperature and humidity around its location and transmit data using Bluetooth® Low Energy connectivity. Measuring 25 mm in diameter, battery-free sensor integrates Energy Harvesting PMICs, EZ-BLE™ PRoC™ module, and 15 x 15 mm solar cell that enables operation using 100 lux of ambient light. BLE-USB Bridge and Debug Board can be connected to host PC to receive sensor data. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Sensorless 3-Phase Motor Controller aids BLDC implementation.

June 22, 2016

Supporting 5.5–20 V operating range (4.5–40 V transient), AEC-Q100-qualified LV8907UW enables streamlined solutions for driving 3-phase brushless motors. IC, in base configuration, can operate without external MCU and does not require any programming. Open- and closed-loop speed control are possible. For more complex applications, LV8907UW can support MCU via integrated linear regulator, LIN transceiver, and watchdog timer. Integrated dual-stage charge pump allows 100% duty-cycle operation. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Multicore Processors optimize audio system applications.

June 20, 2016

Using 2 SHARC+ cores and advanced DSP accelerators, ADSP-SC57x/ADSP-2157x Processors deliver greater than 6 giga-floating-point operations/second. Combination of SHARC technology with ARM® Cortex-A5 system control capability provides solution for complex applications such as Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X®, or active noise cancellation with headroom remaining for further audio post-processing. Devices are equipped with more than 2 MB of on-chip memory and consume less than 2 W at Automotive temperatures. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Motor Drivers boost powertrain performance.

June 17, 2016

For powertrain applications, Model DRV8305-Q1 features programmable slew-rate control and operates down to 4.4 V to support start-stop functionality. Three-phase brushless DC gate driver operates from -40 to 150°C, meeting AEC-Q100 Grade 0 automotive specification. For design flexibility, 100 V Model UCC27211A-Q1 half-bridge gate driver supports brushed and brushless DC motor applications. Device features propagation delays of 15 ns, rise and fall times of 7 ns, and 4 A peak gate drive. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Exar Showcases Force Sensing Technology Solutions at Sensors Expo 2016

June 16, 2016

- Booth 1223, June 22 23 at San Jose McEnery Convention Center Fremont, CA – Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal products serving the industrial, high-end consumer and infrastructure markets, will showcase its innovative Force Sensing Technology at Sensors Expo and Conference 2016, June 22-23 in San Jose, California.  This technology allows Exar to... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Programmable Analog SoCs simplify multi-sensor IoT applications.

June 16, 2016

Simplifying design of analog front ends for sensor interfaces, PSoC® Analog Coprocessor integrates programmable analog blocks, including Universal Analog Block (UAB), which can be configured with GUI-based software components. Solution is based on 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M0+ signal processing engine, comes in 3.7 x 2.0 mm CSP, and delivers fully programmable AFE with opamps, PGAs, analog multiplexers, ADCs, analog filters, and DACs. Configurability lets host stay in standby low-power mode. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Alliance Memory Selling Discontinued Micron Semiconductor Lead (Pb)-Bearing DDR, DDR2, and SDR SDRAMs

June 15, 2016

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Alliance Memory today announced that the company is selling Micron Semiconductor lead (Pb)-bearing double data rate (DDR), double data rate 2 (DDR2), and single data rate (SDR) devices that Micron discontinued with Micron PCN #31396 (last time buy: April 15, 2015; last time ship: Nov. 30, 2015). "We've had great success providing continued support for Micron's... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Resolver-to-Digital Converter eliminates external circuitry.

June 13, 2016

With integrated power supply, exciter amplifier, and functional safety features, Model PGA411-Q1 supports 4 Vrms and 7 Vrms resolver sensors in automotive and industrial applications. Device is capable of simultaneously exciting resolver sensor coil and calculating angle and velocity of rotating motor shaft without external components. Integrated built-in self-test performs analog and logic component self-check automatically upon startup, optimizing latent fault coverage. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Rigid-Flex Circuit Design Solution for a Medical Device

June 10, 2016

Challenge An engineering team within medial industry company approached Epec to manufacture a rigid-flex circuit to be placed within a medical device used in conjunction with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Gerber data along with appropriate documentation was submitted for a full design review and quote. The data package was reviewed by Epec’s Product Managers. A discovery was made in... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Sigma-Delta 24-Bit ADCs improve signal quality monitoring.

June 10, 2016

Targeting wide-bandwidth, high-density instrumentation, energy, and healthcare applications, simultaneous sampling AD7768 series includes power scalable modulator and digital filter on each channel to enable synchronized, precise measurement of AC and DC signals. Respective 8 and 4 channels of AD7768 and AD7768-4 help expand end-product density, while ability to detect harmonic distortion over wide bandwidth allows for detection and diagnosis of grid imbalance. Sample output rate is 256 kSPS. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

1Gb DDR3 DRAM with Error Correcting Code (ECC)

June 8, 2016

Built-in ECC feature prevents data bit errors MILPITAS, Calif. - Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISSI), a leader in advanced memory solutions, today announced it has begun sampling production units of its new 1-gigabit (1Gbit) DDR3 DRAMs with ECC. The new product has an embedded Error Correcting Code (ECC), which detects and corrects bit errors on-the-fly. It requires no... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Synopsys' SpyGlass Solution Delivers Critical Technology to Enable Compliance with DO-254 Aviation Safety Standard

June 6, 2016

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) today announced the availability of key technology required by airborne electronic hardware (AEH) system-on-chip (SoC) teams for compliance with the DO-254 standard.  The DO-254 standard is used to ensure the highest level of safety in AEH designs for airborne applications.  Built upon the industry's leading Synopsys SpyGlass® RTL... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Peraso Demonstrates World's First WiGig USB Dongle at Computex 2016

June 3, 2016

Interoperability with WiGig AP Essential for Industry Ecosystem TORONTO - Peraso Technologies Inc., a leader in Wireless Gigabit (WiGig®) chipsets, announced today the company will be demonstrating interoperability between its USB dongle reference design and a WiGig wireless AP. As several AP suppliers had announced products at CES 2016 (TP-Link, NetGear, Elecom), it's critical for the... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

LED Driver IC supports automotive interior lighting.

June 2, 2016

Supplied in 8-pin SOP package, Model IS32LT3175 integrates single channel LED driver with programmable 150 mA current source, push-button control, courtesy signal input, and integrated programmable fade-in/fade-out lighting control, eliminating need for microcontroller and several discrete components. Device can be controlled remotely by automobile's microcontroller or locally with momentary contact switch. AEC-Q100 certified IC is suited for LED-based map lights, dome lights, and door lights. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Quad-Channel Laser Diode Driver is designed for Automotive HUDs.

June 2, 2016

Available in 6 x 6 mm package, ISL78365 pulses 4 high intensity lasers up to 750 mA for projecting full-HD color video onto windshield. Current rating and switching speed enable automotive heads-up displays (HUD) with high resolution, high color-depth, and high frame-rate projections. Along with sub-1.5 ns rise and fall times, driver provides 10-bit color and 10-bit scale resolution. Flexible synchronous parallel video interface supports pixel rates up to 150 MHz or 1900 pixels per line. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

DC/DC Converter offers differential remote-voltage sensing.

June 2, 2016

Supplied in 5 x 7 x 1.5 mm PowerStack™ QFN package, 16 V(IN) SWIFT™ TPS458D22 features integrated 2.9/1.2 mΩ high-/low-side RDS(ON) power MOSFETs with 40 A continuous output current to drive ASICs and DSPs in space-constrained applications. Synchronous step-down converter employs D-CAP3™ control-mode topology, features 0.5% reference-voltage accuracy over temperature, and includes true differential remote-voltage sensing to meet voltage requirements of deep submicron processors. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Low-Power 8M CMOS SRAM operates from 2.7-3.6 V supply.

May 31, 2016

With 55 ns access time, typical operating current of 30 mA, and standby current of 1.5 µA, AS6C8016-55TIN provides reliability and power savings for low-power portable electronics. This RoHS-compliant 8M IC (512K x 16 bit), supplied in 48-pin, 12 x 20 mm TSOP-I package and suited for battery backup non-volatile memory, offers fully static operation and tri-state output. Operating range is -40 to +85°C, and data retention voltage is 1.2 V min. All inputs and outputs are fully TTL compatible. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Gallium Nitride Power Conversion ICs are radiation tolerant.

May 27, 2016

Suited for satellites and other harsh environment applications, radiation tolerant Gallium Nitride (GaN) power conversion ICs couple radiation hardened FET drivers with GaN FETs. GaN fosters optimized conductivity and switching characteristics that enable such system benefits as reduction in power losses. Read More