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Power supply OR'ing controller rated for 40V

Diodes has introduced a 40V-rated active OR’ing controller for the design of uninterruptible power supplies. The ZXGD3108N8 is designed to drive low RDS(ON) power mosfets replacing lossy Schottky blocking diodes. According to the supplier, by driving s in this way the controller also improves the overall system…

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USB scopes work with BeagleBone Black and Raspberry Pi

Pico Technology has released beta drivers for its oscilloscope and data logging devices to run on the ARM-based BeagleBone Black and Raspberry Pi development boards. The USB oscilloscopes and data loggers include high-speed oscilloscopes with bandwidths up to 500MHz, high-resolution 12-bit and 16-bit oscilloscopes, and…

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Tabor intros a 1GHz generator on PXIe

Tabor Electronics has introduced a 1GHz IQ arbitary waveform generator (AWG) in a dual slot PXI Express (PXIe) module. Jonathan Netzer, Tabor Electronics product marketing manager claims it is “the fastest PXIe based IQ AWG”. Equipped with 2.3GS/s, 14 bit clock (typically 2.5GS/s) and 1GHz output…

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Vishay improves high-rel tantalums

Vishay has improved upon its SuperTan series of capacitors with greater reverse voltage capability (1.5V at +85°C), more thermal shock resistance (300 cycles), and greater vibration resistance. Called the T16 Series, the tantalum-cased wet tantalum capacitors have glass-to-tantalum hermetic seals and are available in through…

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Improved thermals on 1.2kV 3 phase IGBT motor driver

Fairchild has cut thermal resistance in three phase drivers for motors up to 1.2kV 7.5kW using a direct bonding copper (DBC) substrate transfer moulded into its packaging. Junction to case thermal resistance is 1.33C/W for each IGBT inside and 2.3C/W for each free-wheeling…

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Fasteners shrink to 1mm for small devices

Screw fasteners are shrinking to keep pace with ever-smaller electronics products. Stanley’s threaded inserts are available in 1mm size with its Spiralock self-locking thread – designed to better withstand vibration, shock, and heat cycling. “Electronics can experience vibrational loosening, drop shock, thread damage, and high thermal heat cycles…

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Peripherals are Microchip's ARM buster trick

Microchip believes even quite sophisticated motor control can implemented with an 8-bit microcontroller. Microchip is questioning the assumption that high end motor control requires the performance of a 32-bit ARM microcontroller or indeed its own 32bit MIPS-based MCUs. “We refuse to commoditise the 8-bit microcontroller, we…

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Toshiba improves ADAS accuracy on dark streets

Europe has become a global centre for the design of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADASs) and at Electronica this week Toshiba showed its latest image recognition processor ADAS. The accuracy of the image processors has been increase with two extra accelerators that improve image recognition accuracy especially in low light…

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