ICs & Semiconductors

CAN transceivers are robust for industrial comms systems

Isolated controller area network (CAN) transceivers from Maxim Integrated can increase the uptime of industrial systems, claims the company.
The MAX14878, MAX14879, and MAX14880 2.75 and 5.0kV family of high-speed transceivers integrates up to 5.0kV integrated galvanic isolation with fault protection and ±15kV human body model (HBM) electrostatic discharge (ESD) to […]

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Pushbutton load switch ICs save battery power

Designed for mobile devices and others with small capacity batteries, the XC6192 series of pushbutton load switch IC from Torex Semiconductor have a power-save function.
The XC6192 ICs enable a “significant reduction” of power consumption during standby periods after shipping and while the power is turned off, says Torex. It also […]

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Toshiba launches first 14Tbyte HDD with conventional magnetic recording

Toshiba Electronics Europe believes it has introduced the first enterprise 14Tbyte conventional magnetic recording (CMR) HDD. The MG07ACA series uses a nine-disk, helium-sealed design. The MG07ACA series HDD provides the power-efficient capacity and storage density needed by cloud-scale and enterprise storage providers, says Toshiba.
According to Akitoshi Iwata, vice president of […]

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HyperBus memory interface suits autonomous driving reaction times

Cypress Semiconductor has announced the inclusion of its high-bandwidth HyperBus eight-bit serial memory interface into the new eXpanded SPI (xSPI) electrical interface standard from the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association.
The xSPI standard defines requirements for the compatibility of high-performance x-eight serial interfaces, including read and write commands, electrical characteristics, signalling […]

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Samsung begins production of 512Gbyte universal flash storage 

Samsung Electronics claims to set a new threshold for mobile storage to handle ever-increasing amounts of multimedia content. It has announced release of what it believes is the industry’s first 512Gbyte embedded universal flash storage (eUFS) for use in next-generation mobile devices. Using Samsung’s latest 64-layer 512Gbyte V-NAND chips, the […]

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Zero-drift, nanopower amplifier reduces system power to maximise battery

Combining high precision with what is claimed to be the industry’s lowest supply current, the LPV821 has been released by Texas Instruments.
The zero-drift, nano power op amp has, says the company, exceptional power-to-precision performance. It enables engineers to attain the highest DC precision, while consuming 60 per cent less power […]

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Toshiba introduces Bluetooth LE IC for automotive applications

An IC from Toshiba Electronics Europe that is compliant with Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) core specification 4.2, including support for secure connection, LE privacy features and extended packet length support, has been announced. The mixed-signal TC35679IFTG is available for use in harsh automotive environments and extended temperature ranges.
It contains both analogue RF […]

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Angle sensor ICs provide contactless position information

The A1330 0 to 360 degree angle sensor ICs from Allegro Microsystems Europe can support either analogue or PWM output signals. They provide contactless high-resolution angular position information based on magnetic Circular Vertical Hall (CVH) technology. 
The A1330 devices include an SoC architecture that includes a CVH front end, digital signal […]

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Full-bridge SiP from STMicroelectronics streamlines assembly

Saving not only bill of materials but also board space in industrial motor drives, lamp ballasts, power supplies, converters, and inverters, the PWD13F60 SiP from STMicroelectronics contains a 600V/8A single-phase MOSFET full bridge in a 13mm x 11mm outline.
This footprint is 60 per cent smaller than a comparable circuit built […]

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Lattice simplifies audio connectivity on voyage of self-discovery

Self-configuring, self-discovering and with fully automatic HDMI audio link, the SiI9437 and SiI9438, are the first HDMI 2.1 enhanced audio return channel (eARC) audio receiver and transmitter devices, claims Lattice Semiconductor.
Available today, eARC technology was developed by the HDMI Forum, an organization of over 80 leading consumer electronics companies. It […]

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