Tech news tagged ‘integrated circuits’

Cars to spend less time being repaired, thanks to Diana

That bugbear of motorists – the  time the car spends in the repair shop – will be reduced thanks to DIANA.

DIANA is a research project involving Audi, Continental, Infineon,  ZMDI , the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Dresden, the Bundeswehr University in Munich and the Universities of Cottbus, Erlangen-Nuremberg and…

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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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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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Auto IC growth decelerates

Chip revenues from automotive infotainment will reach  grow 3% to $6.says IHS  last year they grew 4%. In the next five years they will grow to $8.54bn. The slowdown this year is due to flagging sales in the aftermarket and portable navigation device (PND) segments. The drop in…

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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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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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ON Semi 1.6A Li-ion battery charger

ON Semiconductor’s programmable Lithium- Ion (Li-Ion) switching battery charger has a 1.6A charging capability.

The device is small enough for integration in USB compliant input supplies and it can complete a full charge cycle of a 1650mAh, 4.2V Li-Ion battery in 90 minutes.

The NCP1851…

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