ICs & Semiconductors

Torex creates low packaging for slimline smart cards

The number of smartcards has increased dramatically, reports Torex, and fields of use are becoming increasingly diverse, including official authentication documents (licenses, passports, ID cards), access control (employee ID cards, student ID cards, secure area access), medical cards (health insurance cards, consultation tickets), payment cards (credit, debit, bank cards), and […]

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MOST network interface controller daisy-chains communications in cars

Microchip has announced the MOST150 intelligent network interface controller (INIC) that reduces automotive wiring and component count, says the company.
The OS81119 INIC enables automotive manufacturers and tier one suppliers to incorporate Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) networks in a daisy-chain configuration in addition to a ring topology. With a daisy-chained […]

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Silego unveils power splitter/switch for fast over-voltage protection

A 130V, surge-protected, 28V tolerant, universal serial bus (USB) Type C, integrated power splitter/switch is available from Silego in a space-saving wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP). The SLG59H1302C combines two high-performance low RDSON nFETs and fast over-voltage protection, says Silego, to expand the system protection to USB Type C […]

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Allegro MicroSystems Europe introduces two-wire sensor IC for ferrous targets

Designed to be user-friendly for direction detection sensing using ferrous targets, a Hall-effect integrated circuit (IC) from Allegro MicroSystems Europe combines a rare-earth pellet.
The ATS699 is a user-friendly solution for direction detection and true zero-speed, digital gear-tooth sensing, says Allegro. The small package can be easily assembled and used in […]

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Microchip introduces PIC32 family to migrate to longer battery life

The latest family of eXtreme Low power (XLP) technology 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) has been announced by Microchip.
The PIC32MX1/2 XLP family offers current PIC32MX customers an easy migration path for higher performance at much lower power, says Microchip. This enables both increased functions and longer battery life in portable applications. The […]

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72V fixed-ratio DC/DC controller eliminates power inductor

Analog Devices, which acquired Linear Technology in March this year, has offers the LTC7820, a high power fixed ratio charge pump DC/DC controller that eliminates the power inductor in a non-isolated intermediate bus converter. This saves space, with up to 50 per cent reduction in circuit size and up to 4000W/in3 power […]

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LM301B mid-power LED package achieves 220 lumens/W 

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has begun mass production of a mid-power, light emitting diode (LED) package. According to Samsung, the LM301B features the industry’s highest luminous efficacy of 220 lumens/W. The package is well suited for a range of LED lighting applications including ambient lighting, downlights and most […]

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Microchip adds GPM models to eXtreme low power PIC32MM microcontroller family

Particularly suitable for digital audio applications, gaming and entertainment devices, internet of things (IoT) sensor nodes and portable medical devices, the PIC32MM GPM microcontrollers (MCUs) have been introduced by Microchip.
The PIC32MM GPM eXtreme low power (XLP) MCUs feature large memory in small packages, says Microchip, to provide ample battery life […]

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Silicon Labs adds Wireless Gecko SoCs that support Bluetooth 5

The EFR32xG13 system on chips (SoCs) offer 512kbyte flash and a higher PHY for longer Bluetooth range, says Silicon Labs.
The company has expanded its Wireless Gecko SoC portolio with the EFR32xG13 multi-band SoCs supporting full Bluetooth 5 connectivity and more memory options.
Silicon Labs’ EFR32xG13 SoCs offer more capabilities for applications […]

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Vicor offers five new MIL-COTS parts to simplify designs and optimize SWaP-C 

Ruggedised, modular DC/DC converters from Vicor, the VIA DCM family, are offered in a thermally adept, low profile (9.3mm) VIA package. Designers can expect better thermal performance and a more comprehensive range of transient and electromagnetic interference (EMI) spec compliance, says Vicor. 
The DC/DC converters in the VIA DCM family have […]

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