Power Integrations, the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced the LinkSwitch™-4 family of CV/CC primary-side regulated (PSR) switcher ICs. The LinkSwitch-4 product family features an advanced adaptive base and emitter switched drive scheme for bipolar junction transistor switches (BJTs) that substantially improves power conversion efficiency and eliminates reliability concerns due to secondary breakdown.
The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new fully integrated proximity and ambient light sensor featuring Filtron™ technology in one of the market's smallest surface-mount packages. Measuring only 4 mm by 2 mm by 1.1 mm, the VCNL4040 combines an IR emitter, photo detectors for proximity and ambient light, a signal processing IC, and a 16-bit ADC.
GaN Systems Inc., a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Ecomal Europe to promote and distribute its gallium nitride (GaN) high power switching transistors.
A multitude of complex systems need to be integrated in a production line in order to guarantee the safety of staff. Light curtains play an important role when it comes to protecting humans against moving parts of machines. However, a light curtain alone will not be sufficient.
Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3305, a single IC, stand-alone multicell battery balancer for 12V lead acid batteries. Balancing works by absorbing charge from higher voltage batteries and transferring that charge to lower voltage batteries so that all are charged equally.
AWS, one of Europe’s leading specialist contract electronics manufacturers, has announced that it has developed and implemented an updated real time control system at its manufacturing plants in the UK (Newcastle-under-Lyme) and Slovakia (Namestovo) to cover every aspect of its business at the two facilities. The £50,000 bespoke ERP system enables the company to monitor activities and provide immediate feedback to customers concerning their orders.
Renesas Electronics, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the availability of the RX71M Group as the new flagship product in the RX Family of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs). Developed for use in industrial equipment, the new series doubles the CPU operating frequency to 240 megahertz (MHz) from the 120 MHz of previous products and is available with up to 4 MB of on-chip flash memory.
Coilcraft's new AGP4233 Series shielded power inductors offer a unique combination of high current handling and high inductance, making them ideal for high-current power supply and filtering applications such as those used in electric vehicle start-stop systems. They are offered in twelve standard inductance values from 6.8 to 470 µH, with current ratings as high as 101.8 Amps. Custom values are also available.
Developers can control three-phase motors in minutes with the new ultra-low-cost C2000™ Piccolo™ F2806x InstaSPIN-MOTION™ LaunchPad development kit from Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN). It provides a modular, quick-launch development tool containing everything needed — MCU, emulation and, for the first time, InstaSPIN-MOTION software — for engineers to easily and effectively design complete real-time motion control systems with optimized sensored or sensorless motion control.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the addition of 11 new devices to its 500 V series of high-voltage MOSFETs optimized for operation in switch mode power supplies (SMPS) to 500 W.