Maxim low power SAR ADC has precision of delta-sigma

Maxim Integrated says its latest analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) can match the resolution of a delta-sigma ADC with the low power benefits of a successive approximation register (SAR) ADC.

The MAX11905 SAR ADC has 20-bit resolution and a 1.6Msamples/s sample rate in a device consuming…

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Altera adds hard floating point to FPGAs

Altera is shipping Arria 10 FPGAs with hardened floating-point DSP blocks, but customers will have to wait for design flows.

The DSP block, which is IEEE 754-compliant, will also be in Stratix 10 FPGAs.

Up to 1.5 Tflop is claimed in Arria and 10 Tflop in Stratix…

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Miniature OCXO delivers +/-5ppb stability

In a 14x9mm package measuring 6.5mm high, IQD’s IQOV-162 series OCXO provides a frequency stability down to ±5ppb over the full industrial (–40 to 85°C) temperature range.

Available from 10 to 100MHz and operating from 3.3V, it consumes 600mA during warm up and takes less…

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Electricity meter chip has ±0.1% accuracy

Maxim Integrated continues to address the residential electricity meter market with a single-phase energy-meter chip which integrates four 24-bit analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs) for 4-channel data collection with ±0.1% measurement accuracy over 5000:1 dynamic range.

The ZON M3 incorporates a 32-bit metrology…

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Artesyn power supply has Titanium efficiency

Artesyn Embedded Technologies has introduced a front-end 3000W power supply which has been certified by 80 PLUS to greater than 96% efficiency at 50% load, defined as Titanium efficiency.

The DS3000TE-3 fully uses the current capacity of 208 to 264Vac distribution lines, allowing systems to draw the maximum…

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CMOS image sensors have industrial spec

ON Semiconductor’s latets CMOS image sensors offer resolutions of 300k, 500k and 1.3Mpixels for general purpose industrial image sensing applications such as machine vision, security and surveillance.

The CMOS sensor range, dubbed Python, allows the capture of fast moving scenes without distortion by combining a read noise of…

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MCU design tool has Microsoft Excel interface

Micrium has announced the latest release of its µC/Probe, a Windows-based application that allows engineers to graphically view and change the embedded system designs at run-time.

µC/Probe can read from and write to the memory (or I/O) of just about any embedded processor during run…

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TI opts for Linux based on Mainline kernel

Texas Instruments has introduced a Linux software development kit (SDK) based on a Mainline Linux kernel for its Sitara range of microcontrollers.

TI said it is committed to Mainline Linux and collaborates with the community to provide annual support of the long-term stable (LTS) kernels within its…

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