ICs & Semiconductors

Guerilla RF MMICs are available through Aspen

An extensive range of monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) from Guerilla RF, are available from Aspen Electronics in the UK.
Guerilla RF provides high performance MMICs to wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in multiple market segments, including enterprise/carrier-class Wi-Fi access points, small cells, wireless backhaul and cellular repeaters. Guerilla RF’s […]

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High isolation current sensor IC has dual fault user settable over-current fault outputs

Allegro MicroSystems Europe has introduced a Hall-effect-based current sensor IC with multiple programmable fault levels intended for industrial and consumer applications with a focus on motor control and power inverter stage applications. 
One of the key benefits of Allegro’s ACS720 is to provide high isolation with a reduced bill of materials. […]

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Next-generation in-circuit debugger increases speed and RAM

Microchip Technology has unveiled its next-generation in-circuit debugger (ICD). The MPLAB ICD 4 features a faster processor and increased random access memory and achieves up to twice the speed of the company’s previous ICD.
The MPLAB ICD 4 in-circuit programming and debugging development tool is for Microchip’s PIC microcontroller and dsPIC […]

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Wideband mixer has less leakage to ease external filter burden

The LTC5552 is a double balanced mixer released by Analog Devices, which recently acquired Linear Techology. It supports DC to 6GHz IF and 0dBm LO drive in a small 3.0 x 2.0mm package, suitable for a variety of space-sensitive communications applications.
The LTC5552 double balanced mixer is claimed to have best-in-class […]

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Radio receivers and tuners are scalable for automotive industry

Silicon Labs offers a portfolio of radio receivers, tuners and co-processors for the automotive infotainment market.
The Silicon Labs Global Eagle and Dual Eagle AM/FM receivers and digital radio tuners and Digital Falcon co-processors enable automotive manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers to address all market segments, cost and performance levels, and […]

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Buck converter extends battery life of USB Type-C devices

Higher current load, dual input, and I²C support are provided by the MAX77756 flexible buck converter, says Maxim Integrated. Developers of multi-cell, USB Type-C products can exploit its 24V, 500mA, low quiescent current (Iq) buck converter performance.
USB Type-C products must generate an always-on 3.3V rail to detect USB insertions. Products […]

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Digi-Key ships Cirrus Logic’s development kit for Alexa Voice Service

In an exclusive distribution agreement, Digi-Key is to ship Cirrus Logic’s Voice Capture development kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS). The 598-2471-KIT-ND is available for immediate shipment worldwide.
It is designed for developing a hands-free AVS product enabled with Alexa, Amazon’s intelligent voice control service. The kit features Cirrus Logic’s […]

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DLP2000 chipset offers affordable way to implement DLP display technology

Texas Instruments believes it offers developers an affordable way to get started with its DLP Pico display technology. DLP technology delivers high-resolution images, colour-rich with colour, contrast, clarity and brightness for industrial, automotive, medical and consumer markets. DLP Cinema is used in movie theatres and large-scale, professional venues and conference […]

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Casambi smart lighting reference design uses Power Integrations’ power supply

A 12W light emitting diode (LED) downlight design, created by Casambi Technologies, has dimming and colour management over Bluetooth accessed using a smartphone application.
The DER-612 reference design was announced by integrated circuit (IC) specialist, Power Integrations and the Finnish wireless lighting control software company, Casambi Technologies. 
It describes a constant-voltage (CV), […]

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Half-bridge MOSFET driver ICs are designed for high power inductive loads in cars

Allegro MicroSystems Europe has announced two N-channel power metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) driver ICs capable of controlling MOSFETs connected in a half-bridge arrangement. 
Allegro’s A4926 and A4927 are designed for automotive applications with high-power inductive loads, such as, DC pumps (braking, oil, water, and fuel), heating ventilation and […]

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