Microchip Power MOSFET Drivers Feature Thermally Efficient, Small Packages For Improved Efficiency

January 28, 2015 by  
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16155636678_fea0373885_cMicrochip Technology announced the first power MOSFET drivers in a new product family–the MCP14A005X and MCP14A015X.

These drivers feature an entirely new driver architecture for high speed operation, the first in the MCP14A product line. Available in SOT-23 and 2 x 2 mm DFN packages, the new devices are among the smallest packaged MOSFET drivers on the market today.

The small packaging enables higher power densities and smaller solutions, while the design targets fast transitions and short delay times that allow for responsive circuit operation.

ARM Cortex-R5 Safety Document Set Demonstrates Compliance with Functional Safety Standards

January 22, 2015 by  
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Helping to Drive Adoption in Safety-Critical Automotive Applications

ARM has delivered a comprehensive safety document set for the ARM® Cortex®-R5 processor to drive its adoption in safety-critical applications.

The Cortex-R5 safety documentation is available now for licensing and adds to ARM’s support for applications where ARM-based SoCs (systems on chips) are increasingly used.

The company said that delivery of the safety document set “is a vital step toward the cost-effective deployment of more technically advanced systems” across multiple sectors including automotive, health and industrial, the largest of which is automotive.

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.

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