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Infineon partners with Smart Wires for renewable grid design

Infineon Technologies is partnering with Smart Wires to design the SmartValve to control the flow of power in renewable power grids.
Today’s grids are challenged by demands from utilities to be more economic, and the need to provide for the integration of renewable energies. New lines and upgrades are expensive, explains […]

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Step down regulator minimises real estate and EMI emissions

Provided in a BGA package, measuring 6.25 x 4.0mm, the LTM8063 is a 40VIN, 2A uModule step-down regulator from Analog Devices.
According to the company, the package size is 75% smaller than the existing equivalent product. With two 0805 size capacitors and two 0603 size resistors, the LTM8063 is only 70mm². […]

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P-Channel MOSFET has extended input range

A P-Channel MOSFET from Alpha & Omega Semiconductor (AOS) has an extended input voltage range for USB PD load switch applications.
The robust AONR21357 MOSFET is the initial product in the company’s P-Channel family. The AONR21357 uses the improved P-channel MOSFET process to achieve low power loss and reliable start-up. The MOSFET […]

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Integrated switch and sensor monitors protect in automotive and industrial devices

Multi-switch detection interface devices from Texas Instruments save power and save space in industrial and automotive applications.
The two multi-switch detection interface (MSDI) devices consume up to 98 per cent less system power than conventional discrete solutions, claims the Texas Instruments. The TIC12400 and TIC12400-Q1 are believed to be the first […]

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Intersil claims ISL95338 is industry’s first USB-C buck-boost voltage regulator

The ISL95338, released by Intersil, a subsidiary of Renesas Electronics, replaces two converters, and enables USB PD3.0 bi-directional voltage regulation for tablets, ultra-books and power banks

It is, says Intersil, the industry’s first buck-boost voltage regulator for mobile devices that uses the reversible USB Type-C connector. The ISL95338 bi-directional voltage regulator […]

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Directional bridge and dual RMS RF power detector raises integration level

Analog Devices’ wideband RF power and return loss measurement system integrates a directional bridge-based coupler, resulting in a smaller form factor and faster time to market, says the company.
The ADL5920 9kHz to 7GHz directional bridge and dual root mean square (RMS) RF power detector can simultaneously measure forward and reverse […]

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Imaging SoCs shrink automotive cameras

On Semiconductor says that its latest imaging SoCs will enable smaller automotive cameras, helping vehicle manufacturers to integrate cameras without affecting styling and reducing system cost.
The integrated 1.0Mpixel CMOS image sensors within a low power SoC simplifies and speeds adoption in applications such as rear and surround view cameras, says On […]

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Sensorless sinusoidal three-phase gate controller reduces noise for automotives

Providing flexible, low audible noise and vibration for the automotive market, the A4964 is specifically designed for engine cooling fans and oil and water pumps. 
It is designed to provide the motor control functions in a system where a small microcontroller provides the communication interface to a central engine control unit […]

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Photocoupler reduces power for high-speed comms in automotive applications

Able to reduce power consumption by 25 per cent of that required by its predecessors, the TLX9310 is a low power consumption photocoupler from Toshiba Electronics Europe.
The photocoupler is housed in a five-pin 3.7 x 7.0 x 2.2mm SO6 package. The TLX9310 is intended for high-speed communication in automotive applications, […]

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Infineon and Nvidia co-operate for safe, automated driving

Infineon Technologies’ Aurix microcontroller family is used as a critical safety computer element and vehicle interface for Nvidia’s Drive PX 2 artificial intelligence (AI) car computing platform. Nvidia says its autonomous vehicle computing platforms are integrated in various ADAS for new vehicles and initial Level 3 autonomous driving cars to […]

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