Tech news tagged ‘adc’

Bi-directional 3MHz dc-dc charges Li-ion and supplies 5V

Aimed at devices that can both be charged from USB, and supply 5V through the same connector for USB on-the-go (OTG), Fairchild has released a bidirectional dc-dc converter.

FAN54015 is a 3MHz synchronous converter, capable of supplying 1.45A to the cell at a programmable float from…

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XMOS adds ADC for motor control and sensing

XMOS has added an ADC to its multicore processors for industrial applications, such as sensors, actuators and motor controllers. The Bristol-based company will release 6, 8, 10, 12 and 16-core microcontrollers with ADCs, calling this the A-series to differentiate it from the existing L-series. A 16…

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ADI reference board combines FPGAs and 14-bit ADCs

The latest addition to a range of FPGA-based reference design boards from Analog Devices is the AD9250-FMC-250EBZ includes JEDEC JESD204B standard data converters providing four 14-bit A/D converter channels at 250MSPS in an FMC-compliant form factor.

The two on-board AD9250 A/D converters…

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IBM designs 100Gbit/s ADC in Switzerland

Swiss researchers have worked with IBM to design a very high speed data converter which will operate at speeds up to 100Gbit/s. IBM Research has worked with Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland on the design of a prototype analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) fabbed…

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Semikron gate driver for parallel IGBTs

Semikron’s latest gate-drive unit is designed for use with interleaved, multilevel and parallel IGBT circuits.

The Skyper 42 LJ is a dual-channel IGBT driver unit for 600V, 1,200V and 1,700V IGBT modules.

It controls IGBT modules up to 1,000A with an output current of…

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8bit 450/900Msample/s ADC claims better SNR/Watt

Hittite Microwave has introduced a two channel 8bit 450Msample/s ADC with interleaving for 900Msample/s conversion, from either input. Called HMCAD1512, it is aimed at point-to-point microwave links and digital oscilloscopes.

At full speed operation, a signal-to-noise ratio of 49dB (full scale) is to…

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LEM current transducers measure 150A (rms)

LEM has introduced the LA 130-150 series of current transducers for use in motor drives, inverters, power supplies and general industrial applications.

The PCB-mounted devices will measure nominal full-scale currents of 130 and 150A (rms).

The LA 130-150 series measures DC, AC, and pulsed currents, providing…

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Maxim gauges Li-ion cells without coulomb counting

Altera details 0.35µm CPLD Richard Wilson Altera continues to up the technology specifications in the complex programmable logic (CPLD) market with details of its first 0.35µm four layer metal device, which it claims will support densities up to 250,000 gates. While admitting that the large…

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Linear power chip has eight regulated channels

Linear Technology’s latest power management IC for low voltage power supplies has eight independent 1A channels with I2C control, sequencing and fault monitoring in a QFN package.

Each channel has a synchronous step-down regulator with independent 2.25V to 5.5V input supply and an output voltage range…

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Linear DC-DC converter’s output disconnect stops inrush

Linear Technology has introduced a 3MHz current-mode, synchronous boost DC-DC converter with integrated output disconnect.

Its internal 2.5A switches deliver output voltages as high as 15V from an input voltage range of 1.8V at start-up (0.5V when running) to 5.5V. This makes it…

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