Analogue & Linear ICs News

1-26MHz MEMS oscillator challenges quartz on all fronts

Called SiT8021, power consumption is 110µA for 3MHz, and the device is available in chip-scale packages (CSPs) as small as 1.5×0.8mm. The MEMS part is a 524kHz double tuning fork resonator (see diagram), identical to the one in a similar 32kHz oscillator released three months ago…

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TI has motor control platform with Ethernet comms

Texas Instruments has introduced a hardware and software kit for industrial drive and servo design with support for real-time Ethernet communications and functional safety topologies. Based on the real-time control architecture of TI’s C2000 microcontrollers, DesignDRIVE  design kit can be used for the development of industrial inverter…

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PCIM: Surface mount current sensor has 4.8kV isolation

The ACS722 and ACS723 Hall-effect current sensor ICs from Allegro MicroSystems Europe are being offered in a new high-isolation SOIC16 package. It is a low-profile surface-mount package which provides a 4,800V RMS isolation rating, which is the highest available from the supplier’s family of…

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Semtech chip protects USB 3.0 connections

Semtech has a three-pin transient voltage suppression (TVS) array device designed for protecting high-speed differential pairs common in interfaces such as USB 3.0, MHL and HDMI 1.4. The RClamp0552T is housed in a 1.0 x 0.6mm package with a nominal height of only 0…

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Crystek's 3500MHz VCO

Crystek has a VCO which operates at 3500 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V~4.9 V.

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Step-down regulator has integrated 4A switch

Micrel has a family of pin-compatible high voltage synchronous step-down switching regulators with integrated power switches capable of providing up to 4A (MIC28513) output current and a wide input supply range from 4.6V to 70V (MIC28512). The devices are available with both Hyper Speed Control and HyperLight…

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Toshiba motor driver meets ASIL-D

Toshiba Electronics has introduced a brushed motor pre-driver IC that meets the requirements set in Automotive Safety Integrity Level D (ASIL-D). Designed for use in safety-critical automotive systems the device combines a pre-driver circuit, dual motor current detection circuit that converts motor current to voltage and…

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Fast comparator drives logic down to 1.8V

Linear Technology has introduced a comparator with fast rise and fall times of 1.2ns and a toggle frequency of 280MHz. Designed for driving logic levels from 3.3V down to 1.8V, the LTC6752 has a specified 2.9ns propagation delay and overdrive dispersion of 1.8ns. Jitter is…

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