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LED chip aims for bulb replacements

International Rectifier is supporting single stage flyback and buck-boost topologies in LED driver designs for bulb replacement, tube lighting and downlights. Its IRS29831 LEDrivIR controller integrates a 700V power mosfet with high-voltage start-up which is necessary for single stage designs. Designed for both isolated and non-isolated…

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Driver IC for big LED light arrays

A programmable multi-output LED driver from Allegro Microsystems integrates a current-mode boost converter with internal power switch and eight current sinks. The IC operates from 4.5 to 36V, and is able to withstand up to 40V load-dump conditions encountered in automotive systems. The I2C interface allows…

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3.5inch colour TFT has touch option

Winstar has introduced a 3.5in version of its M Series colour TFT LCDs. WF35M measures 100x66mm and under 6mm thick (plus connector) has a built in RS-232 interface. The actual display is 70x53mm, and 320xRGBx240. There is a resistive touch panel option, and an SPI interface version is…

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Freescale goes mobile with wireless charging

Freescale Semiconductor is going big on wireless charging with a number of programmable wireless charging ICs and reference designs. The company said it expects to see a growing number of wireless charging system deployments in offices, hotels, airports and other public spaces. Freescale hopes the programmable chips will offer design…

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Charcroft builds UK production of VPG foil resistors

Charcroft Electronics is to increase production of foil precision resistors in the UK following a technology agreement with Vishay Precision Group (VPG). Charcroft is one of several companies in Europe manufacturing foil resistors using VPG’s Bulk Metail Foil process. Charcroft is a passives specialist and it has been making…

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Toshiba Cortex-M0 microcontroller adds comms for motor control

Toshiba has introduced a range of ARM Cortex-M0 based microcontrollers for motor control which meets the need for multiple communications channels along with interfaces for reading data from sensors. The TMPM037FWUG microcontroller has a bit-band processing function that supports access and control of specific bits. This makes more…

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68020 MPU stays out of the grave

The 68020 microprocessor will live on, with a new package, life thanks to a collaboration between Essex-based e2v and Freescale. It is now available in a 132pin ceramic quadpack (CERQUAD), pin-to-pin compatible with the original Freescale plastic quad flat package (PQFP). “This new package option will facilitate…

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Wearable Bluetooth Smart transceiver runs off less than 1V

CSEM has developed 2.4GHz silicon RF intellectual property (IP) for Bluetooth Smart designs powered from a 1V battery. Targeted at small scale wearable devices, this is a 65nm version of the IcyTRX transceiver IP originally released by the Swiss design firm in 2012. The new design draws just 5mA…

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