Linear Technology Micropower 80V Input LDO in SOT-23 Package Now Available in – 55°C to +125°C MP Grade

December 15, 2014 by  
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Micropower 80V LDO in MP Grade

Linear Technology Corporation announces a new military MP grade version of the LT3014B, a high voltage, micropower, low dropout regulator capable of delivering 20mA output current.

The LT3014B operates with a continuous input voltage range of 3V to 80V and generates output voltages from 1.22V to 60V with a low dropout of 350mV, making it ideal for automotive, 48V telecom backup supplies and industrial control applications.

Ultralow quiescent current of 7µA (operating) and 1µA (in shutdown) make it an excellent choice for battery-powered memory “keep alive” systems that require optimal run time.

Linear Technology FMEA Compliant, 45V LDO Features 3µA IQ with H-Grade Temperature Range up to +150°C

December 11, 2014 by  
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H-Grade +150°C, FMEA-Tolerant, 45V, 3µA IQ, 20mA, Wide VIN & VOUT LDO

Linear Technology Corporation announces a new wider temperature range, H grade version of the LT3007, the latest member in a family of high voltage, micropower, robust PNP-based LDOs, featuring an ultralow 3µA quiescent current.

The device’s H grade 150°C junction temperature rating enables high temperature or high power automotive and industrial applications.

Its high input voltage capability, spanning 2.0V to 45V with an adjustable output voltage ranging from 0.6V to 44.5V, enables operation in a wide range of applications.

Cypress and Spansion Agree to Merge

December 2, 2014 by  
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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and Spansion, Inc. (NYSE: CODE) announced a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately $4 billion.

The post-merger company will generate more than $2 billion in revenue annually and create a global provider of microcontrollers and specialized memories needed in today’s embedded systems.

“This merger represents the combination of two smart, profitable, passionately entrepreneurial companies that are No. 1 in their respective memory markets and have successfully diversified into embedded processing,” said T.J. Rodgers, Cypress’s founding president and CEO.

AVX Releases New SMPS Capacitor Simulation Software

November 17, 2014 by  
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avx 11-17-14 AVV900 SpiCalci 9.0 Simulation Software PRFeaturing new products, enhanced parts selection & graphing tools, & broader compatibility, SpiCalci 9.0 calculates performance characteristics & parameters for AVX’s advanced multilayer ceramic SMPS capacitors
AVX Corporation has released a new version of its SpiCalci simulation software, an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for its switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitors.

Featuring enhanced part selection and including nearly all of the new SMPS devices that AVX has introduced over the past two years, many of which are sole-sourced, SpiCalci 9.0 allows engineers to input raw data and generate output information and graphs that will help them choose which of AVX’s advanced multilayer ceramic (MLC) SMPS capacitors will best satisfy their application criteria.

Contactless Position Sensor from ams Provides Software-Compatible Replacement for Rotary Encoders

November 3, 2014 by  
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ams 11-3-14 _PP_AS5601_4cAS5601 is optimized for use in rotary knobs, and provides an innovative push-button function

The AS5601 contactless rotary position sensor from ams AG (SIX: AMS) gives designers a reliable replacement for conventional rotary encoders, while providing a software-compatible incremental quadrature output.

In devices or systems that use rotary knobs, the AS5601 and its paired magnet may replace a rotary encoder without any change to the host microcontroller or its application software.

Linear Technology 2A Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Converter Delivers 93% Efficiency at 2MHz

October 27, 2014 by  
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42V, 2A, 2.2MHz Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Converter Operates from 3.0V to 42V

Operates from 3.0V to 42V Inputs

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8609, a 2A, 42V input synchronous step-down switching regulator.

A unique synchronous rectification topology delivers 93% efficiency while switching at 2MHz enabling designers to avoid critical noise-sensitive frequency bands, such as AM radio, while providing a highly compact solution footprint.

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Linear Technology 36V Monolithic 1A Push-Pull DC/DC Transformer Driver with Programmable Duty Cycle Control

September 22, 2014 by  
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Linear Technology Corporation announced the LT3999, a monolithic push-pull isolated DC/DC transformer driver with two 1A current limited power switches.

The LT3999 operates over an input voltage range of 2.7V to 36V, is targeted for power levels up to 15W and can produce a wide range of output voltages. This makes it well suited for automotive and other applications.

The programmable duty cycle and turns ratio of the transformer sets the output voltage. Several off-the-shelf transformers shown in the data sheet simplify the design.

Amphenol to Acquire Casco Automotive Group

September 2, 2014 by  
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amphenolAmphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Casco Automotive Group (CASCO), a division of Cap-Con Automotive Technologies Ltd. (Cap-Con) for approximately $450 million.

Cap-Con is owned by a private investment fund managed by The Jordan Company II, L.P. and Cap-Con management. The sale is subject to certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close prior to year end.

Casco, headquartered in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is a supplier of highly engineered data connectivity, power, charging and sensor products to the worldwide automotive market, with annual sales of approximately $220 million. Casco has facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia and employs approximately 1,300 people worldwide.

Intertek Expands Automotive Engine Coolants Testing

July 9, 2014 by  
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Intertek has expanded its Antwerp, Belgium, laboratory with engine coolants quality testing capabilities. The ISO 17025 certified Antwerp laboratory has added a full range of engine coolants tests, in accordance to international standards. The new engine coolants lab supports local and regional customers.

“Testing engine coolant quality supports the automotive industry, and better protects engine and cooling systems from severe damage,” said Eric Ris, Country Manager for Intertek Benelux. “Deterioration or degradation of coolant quality can have a negative impact on the performance, safety and reliability of the engine and cooling systems. Engine Coolant Quality Monitoring programs can reduce maintenance and associated costs, increase component life, and increase operational availability and safety for automotive fleets and individuals.”

Shielded Power Inductor Handles Current up to 3.75 Amps

June 18, 2014 by  
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Tops of pencil erasers.

 Coilcraft’s XPL2010 Series of ultra-small, magnetically shielded power inductors are said to combine excellent current handling,low DC resistance and inductance values up to 220 µH in a package that measures just 1.9 X 2.0 mm.

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