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LED Automotive Driver offers independently controlled channels.

Integrating current-mode boost converter with internal power switch and 10 I-²C programmable current sinks, Model A8517 provides 5,000:1 contrast ratio PWM dimming at 200 Hz. IC operates from 4.5–36 V, and can withstand up to 40 V load-dump conditions encountered in automotive systems. I-²C interface allows user to set LED currents individually, up to 60 mA per LED channel. Housed in 28-pin...

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USB Ethernet Controller supports driver-free installation.

Featuring built-in 5 V to 3.3 V linear regulator to take USB bus power directly, Model RTL8153 supports LPM/LTM power saving scheme, which is suited for Intel Shark Bay platform and AOAC for Windows 8. Built-in OTP memory eliminates external EEPROM, and only single 25 MHz clock input is required. Suitable for ultrabook, tablet, IPC, and motherboard applications, USB 3.0-to-Gigabit Ethernet...

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TI Introduces Motor Driver Family with Integrated Power Management and CAN Interface for Use in Automotive Functional Safety Applications

DALLAS -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today expanded the industry's first automotive motor driver family intended to help TI customers design automotive applications to meet the functional safety requirements of ISO 26262. With three new devices added today, the DRV32xx-Q1 family now comprises four 3-phase, brushless, pre-FET motor drivers equipped with built-in diagnostic capabilities....

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GaN Power Device features 150 V breakdown voltage.

Enabling normally off operations, Model MB51T008A features on-state resistance of 13 mΩ and total gate charge of 16 nC, achieving half FOM of silicon-based power devices with equivalent breakdown voltage. Use of WLCSP packaging enables minimal parasitic inductance and high-frequency operations. IC is suited for high- and low-side- switches in DC-DC converters employed in power supplies for data...

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Power MOSFETS and ICs from Advanced Power Electronics Corp. Now to Be Available through Premier Farnell

Competitive pricing; excellent performance San Jose, CA – Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA), a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, today announced that it has signed a franchise deal with Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), a leading high service distributor of electronic components and host of the industry-leading element14...

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GaAs MMIC Low Noise Amplifier covers 33-45 GHz applications.

GaAs MMIC Low Noise Amplifier covers 33-45 GHz applications.

Featuring 50- Ω matched design that eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching, CMD190 delivers >19 dB of gain with corresponding noise figure of 2.1 dB at 36 GHz. All-positive bias design eliminates negative bias sequencing circuits while simplifying board layout, and use of on-chip pinch-off tracking circuit ensures consistent performance over temperature and process...

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Thermocouple-to-Digital Converters achieve ±2.0°C accuracy.

Available in 3 x 4 x 0.75 mm TDFN package, MAX31850/MAX31851 integrate discrete ADC, accurate reference, temperature sensor for cold-junction compensation, and 1-Wire® interface that allows multiple sensor locations to communicate and draw power over single data line. MAX31850 supports K, J, N, T, and E thermocouple types, while MAX31851 is available for R and S thermocouples. Devices identify...

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Xilinx Tapes-Out First 20nm All Programmable Device with First UltraScale ASIC-Class Programmable Architecture

20nm UltraScale devices enable 1.5-2X system-level performance and programmable systems integration a year ahead of competition SAN JOSE, Calif. - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) announced two more industry firsts at 20nm, expanding on a series of industry innovations started at 28nm. Xilinx has now taped out the semiconductor industry's first 20nm device, and the PLD industry's first 20nm All...

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ProTek Devices Intros Its First Family of Overcurrent Electronics Chip Fuses

New Electronics Chip Fuses for Overcurrent Protection Add to the Company's Well-Established Overvoltage Product Lines to Create a Complete Electronics Systems Circuit Protection Offering TEMPE, Ariz. -- ProTek Devices today introduced a family of overcurrent electronics chip fuses that add to the company's extensive availability of overvoltage product lines. Now, the company can provide...

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Gate Driver features internal pattern generator.

Cascadeable with bidirectional shift control, IXEP2300 Electronic Paper Display Gate Driver features 300 output drivers rated at- 42 V. Outputs are typically driven with voltage supplies of +22 V and -20 V, and polarity of outputs can be set to control p-type or n-type thin film transistors. Equipped with sleep mode to minimize power consumption, IXEP2300 is suited for e-books, electronic shelf...

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