MILPITAS, CA - Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC6948, a high performance fractional-N PLL with 6GHz-plus integrated VCO. In the heart of the LTC6948 is an advanced fourth order delta-sigma modulator that employs intelligent noise-shaping techniques to minimize noise contribution without creating the fractionalization spurs found in most fractional-N PLLs on the market.
Murata has developed a surface-mount device (SMD)-type ultrasonic sensor whose production starts in summer 2014. It is designed for applications like distance measurement, position detection and 3D gesture detection in portable equipment. Distributor Rutronik presented the new sensors at the Sensor + Test Fair.
Microchip announces a new family of PIC32MX1/2 microcontrollers (MCUs) in 256/64 KB Flash/Ram configurations. These new MCUs are coupled with comprehensive software and tools from Microchip for designs in digital audio with Bluetooth®, USB audio, graphics, touch sensing and general-purpose embedded control.
Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL), the leading provider of RF power technology, today introduced the RF Power Tool system, which is designed to simplify the development of RF power applications and help customers create new and differentiated RF power solutions.
MILPITAS, CA - Linear Technology announces the LTC3331, a complete energy harvesting solution that delivers up to 50mA of continuous output current to extend battery life when harvestable energy is available. A simple 10mA shunt enables charging of a rechargeable battery with harvested energy while a low battery disconnect function protects the battery from deep discharge. The LTC3331 requires only 200nA of supply current from the battery when providing regulated power to the load from harvested energy and only 950nA operating when powered from the battery under no-load conditions.
Portsmouth, UK Harwin, the leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has doubled the current rating of the power contacts available for use in its Datamate Mix-Tek mixed-technology connector series from 20A to 40A. More, up to 12 of the new high current contacts can be used in one Datamate Mix-Tek housing, with devices spec’d for use at high temperatures up to +150degC (with derating).
Microchip announces its first Bluetooth® 4.1 Low Energy module. The RN4020 builds on Microchip’s deep Bluetooth Classic experience and carries both worldwide regulatory certifications and is Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) certified.