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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Silicon Labs DAB/DAB+ chip has audio processing

Silicon Labs has introduced an antenna-input-to-audio-output digital radio receiver supporting FM, HD Radio and DAB/DAB+ broadcast standards.

The Si468x receivers support auto-calibrated digital tuning and FM seek functionality based on multiple signal quality and band parameters and provide audio processing features including noise blanking…

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Ofgem approves smart meter code-of-practice

Ofgem has approved an industry code-of-practice designed to protect consumers during the smart meter roll-out.

“With the roll-out of smart meters getting fully under way next year, it is essential that householders and businesses have confidence that meter installations are done in a fair and professional…

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Linear has configurable clock IC for power-on reset

Linear Technology has a low frequency clock IC which can be configured for long duration power-on reset and watchdog timer applications.

The LTC6995 combines a programmable oscillator with precision circuitry and logic. The frequency range is set with resistors for a clock period from 1ms to 9.5 hours…

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Plessey regulator has very low dropout current

Plessey Semiconductors has introduced the PS2292X family of linear regulators with very low dropout (LDO) current.

The LDO family operates from an input voltage as low as 1.7V and as high as 12V.

There are adjustable and fixed voltage output options, ON/OFF control, power good with 500ms delay…

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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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