Electronic Products News

Power Integrations beefs up CapZero X-cap discharger

Power Integrations has announced a second generation of its novel CapZero discharger chip for mains X-capacitors. X-capacitors can hold charge after mains-powered equipment is turned off. Without a discharge device, this can result in residual high-voltage being present, for example, on a disconnected mains plug. The…

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MIPS P5600 core licensed for Russian comms processor

Russian fables chip firm Baikal has integrated a multi-core MIPS Warrior P-class (P5600) CPU into its Baikal-T1 communications processor.  “We are glad to present the world’s first publicly-announced implementation of the P5600 CPU,” said Baikal CTO Grigoriy Khrenov, “We created a high-performance, highly efficient…

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Vishay powdered iron SMD inductors saturate up to 5A

Vishay has introduced a series of 0806 and 1008 low-profile, high-current power inductors with powdered iron cores for saturation current up to 5.8A.  ‘IHHP’ devices are offered in 2.0 x 1.6mm (0806) or 2.5 x 2.0mm (1008), each 1.0mm or 1.2mm…

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Socionext samples video playback IC

Socionext, the Fujitsu-Panasonic SoC jv, is sampling a single-chip IC for 4K/p60, HEVC and VP9 playback with built-in HDMI-Tx/Rx. The is compatible with HEVC Main 10 profile, and supports new copyright protection, HDR and wide color gamut…

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PCIM: First trench SiC mosfet is 2x better

Trench structures will halve the on-resistance of silicon carbide power mosfets, claimed Rohm. “Compared to existing planar-type SiC mosfets, on-resistance is reduced by 50% in the same chip size, making it possible to significantly decrease power loss,” said the firm. “Switching performance is improved with approximately 35…

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Hybrid connectors address challenges of PoE

Hybrid interfaces have been used in IT for a long time. Everyone is familiar with the USB and power over Ethernet (PoE) interface standards, through which end devices are supplied with both data and energy. These developments are also in demand in the more general industrial environment. Data transmission rates…

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Linear DAC has spectral purity for broadband wireless

Linear Technology’s LTC2000A is a 16-bit, 2.7Gsample/s digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) with a spectral purity for broadband wired-and-wireless communications and radar applications. The chip’s spectral purity is 80dBc SFDR at 50MHz output and 72dBc SFDR at 1080MHz output. The device features better…

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Fanless PC has AMD quad-core processor

TinyGreenPC has introduced a smaller version of its fanless PC, which now has an AMD Quad Core processor. Incorporating the quad-core AMD A4 Micro-6700T, the TinyGreenPC fitlet features up to 8Gbyte of memory, Radeon R3 graphics, up to 6Gbyte of solid state STA storage and up to 4Gbit…

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