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Linear Tech unveils 140V precision op amp

15 Sep 2015

The LTC6090 amplifier is optimised for designs with high impedance inputs and sensitivity to leakage currents. It offers a 3pA input bias current, 1.6mV offset voltage and low frequency noise.

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Automotive

Automotive-grade capacitors feature extended voltage range 19/05/2016
Vishay Intertechnology announced that the voltage range for its automotive-grade 146 CTI and 160 CLA series of surface-mount aluminum capacitors was extended to 100V and 80V, respectively.

Mobileye, ST to build core for self-driving cars 19/05/2016
Mobileye and STMicroelectronics are co-developing the next generation of Mobileye's SoC to act as the central computer performing sensor fusion for Fully Autonomous Driving vehicles starting in 2020.

ST rolls out 16V rail-to-rail op amps for industrial apps 18/05/2016
The four devices under the TSX7 series have a supply voltage range of 2.7V to 16V and low input bias current of 50pA maximum, targeting industrial equipment, medical instrumentation and car ECUs.

NXP platform to streamline design of self-driving cars 18/05/2016
The BlueBox engine works in NXP's autonomous vehicles platform to provide the technology needed to meet the stringent safety, power and processing performance requirements of the automotive industry.

Processors for car safety apps feature DSP, cache support 13/05/2016
Synopsys extended its Safety Enhancement Package (SEP) to Synopsys' DesignWare ARC EM processors, the ARC EM4, EM6, EM5D and EM7D cores, which are certified ASIL D Ready by SGS-TUV Saar.

Parrot brings automotive infotainment to the next level 11/05/2016
The Octopus 3+ embeds an ARM Cortex-A5 processor with a fully-featured Linux system, as well as Parrot connectivity middleware for Bluetooth and voice recognition for connected in-vehicle environments.

Common mode chokes for cars support CAN, FlexRay 06/05/2016
Chilisin announced the common mode chokes series CUW43 that allows a halogen-free implementation, and the products that meet RoHS and REACH guidelines.

Noise generator for testing car communication systems 29/04/2016
The AING-5000 from Spirent lets you inject controlled noise from 10kHz to 600MHz into BroadR-Reach automotive Ethernet for functional testing, pre-compliance testing and troubleshooting.

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Communications/Network

Flexible antennas support global 3G, 4G, LTE bands 17/05/2016
The plug-and-play antennas from Antenova can be folded and inserted inside a small electronic device, where they will operate flat, folded or curved.

OpenVPX backplane promises up to 10.3Gbaud signal integrity 16/05/2016
Dawn VME Products announced the VPX-5987 3U OpenVPX backplane that supports both PCIe Gen3 and 10 GbE (XAUI) module configurations, operating from -40°C to 105°C.

Molex debuts SST PB3-CPX modules for PROFIBUS controllers 11/05/2016
The modules allow high-performance, low-cost solutions for industrial automation applications and are compatible with Master DP-V0 Class-1; Master DP-V1 Class-1 and Class-2; and Slave DP-V0 protocols.

50W GaN power amp supports frequency up to 6GHz 04/05/2016
The PE15A5025 from Pasternack features a compact and rugged design, and promises high levels of output power and efficiency and has the advantage of high output load impedance.

Programmable crystal oscillators boast lower current usage 25/04/2016
The SG-8101 series and SG-9101 series from Seiko Epson draw 2.9mA to 7mA over the 20MHz to 170MHz range (with a 3.3V supply voltage).

Linear Tech transceivers safeguard Profibus networks 21/04/2016
The LTC2876 and LTC2877 RS-485 devices operate with a 5V supply, but can operate down to 3V for low-power, low-swing applications in commercial, industrial and automotive markets.

Marvell improves Broadband peak capacity with VectorBoost 07/04/2016
The new technology is designed to complement Marvel's G.now platforms, extending ultra-broadband access from fiber cabinet to user's homes and offering end-to-end cost savings.

Atmel to release new compact, ultra-low power BLE modules 04/04/2016
Available in 4.5mm x 5.5mm LGA and 7.5mm x 10.5mm packages, the latest addition to the company's Bluetooth portfolio prolongs battery life three times in wearables and IoT applications.

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Computing/Peripherals

Python features data acquisition support 02/05/2016
Microstar Laboratories Inc. unveiled DAPtools for Python, a software API extension that enables high-performance data acquisition applications written using the Python programming language.

Keysight unveils PCIe 12bit card performing at real-time FFTs 26/04/2016
Keysight's FFT application has an input bandwidth of up to 1.4GHz at 3.2 Gsamples/s and resolution of 97.66kHz per spectral line. The application provides highly improved fixed-point arithmetic that eliminates deteriorating effects.

Vuforia AR platform for enterprise to support HoloLens 05/04/2016
PTC said its Vuforia augmented reality platform is now Microsoft HoloLens-capable and touts the power to connect experiences to specific things in the environment.

Analog Devices introduce RF amplifier library models 22/03/2016
The ADI Sys-Parameter library of 100 RF amps range from gain blocks to power amplifiers covering frequencies from DC to 86GHz. These components serve wireless, test and measurement and radar apps.

Xilinx's Ethernet Portfolio enables accelerated designs 17/03/2016
The series offers power reduction and logic savings. It also allows the development of switches and core routers that meet increasing bandwidth requirements of mobile devices and cloud computing.

18W desktop adapters meet US, EU efficiency standards 16/03/2016
With no-load power consumption at less than 0.075W, the PSAA18U series is suitable for a wide range of consumer electronics applications, including portable equipment, access devices, peripherals and network hubs.

4K UHD over USB-C designed for handsets 15/03/2016
Requiring only a single signal channel, the reference design for smartphones reduces the number of wires on a PCB, potentially reducing crosstalk and improving signal integrity.

Dev't platform streamlines IoT edge-to-enterprise projects 03/03/2016
The Avnet Memec-Silica Visible Things platform delivers tested, proven, secure and integrated hardware and embedded software to connect smart sensors and embedded devices via gateway solutions or LPWAN.

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Consumer Electronics

Anpec releases 15W stereo Class-D audio power amplifier 02/05/2016
Anpec's new 15W, stero audio power amplifier has filter free Class-D architecture that eliminates the external low pass filters.

Network-Ready dimmable LED lighting cuts energy costs 27/04/2016
The latest line-up from Energy Focus includes dimmable tubular LED lamps that operate in direct-wire mode and dual-mode, an integrated, dimmable emergency backup TLED.

Module creates power efficient smartphone protective cases 26/04/2016
The 2.9" ePaper module from E Ink targets protective cases that enable smartphones with a second display and provide additional functionality that does not drain the phone's battery.

PFC capacitors support voltages up to 690VAC 18/04/2016
The life expectancy of the B25674 series of gas-impregnated capacitors has been possible to extend by nearly 40 per cent from 130,000 to 180,000 hours.

High-current power inductors cut space in portable devices 07/04/2016
The Vishay Dale IHHP-1212ZH-01 and IHHP-1212AZ-01 offer a range of inductance values from 0.33μH to 10μH and low profiles of 0.8mm and 1mm in the compact 3mm x 3mm 1212 case size.

Magnetic sensor achieves 5x better noise level 01/04/2016
Designed for wearables and mobile devices, the MMC3630KJ from MEMSIC integrates a monolithic 3-axis AMR sensor and signal conditioning ASIC that deliver magnetic sensitivity in the range of ±30 gauss.

iCE40 Ultra supports sensors that measure heart rate 30/03/2016
The low-power platform from Lattice Semiconductor comes in a compact wrist watch form factor that suits a wide range of consumer wearable applications.

Littelfuse reed sensor needs no accessories to install 23/03/2016
Useful for battery-powered applications, the 59040 series has hermetically sealed reed contacts that endure millions of operating cycles under microcontroller voltage and current logic-level loads.

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IC/Board/Systems Design

ST embedded design tool supports any desktop OS 16/05/2016
The STM32 development tools for the OS X comprise the STM32CubeMX graphical configuration tool and System Workbench for STM32 including drivers that enable use of ST debugging and programming probes.

SDK speeds up smart home gateway deployment 12/05/2016
The ZigBee 3.0 SDK from Qorvo allows application developers to programme a GP712-equipped gateway to communicate well with various sensors, controllers and systems within existing smart homes.

Design tool eases IP integration, hardware verification 12/05/2016
Enhancements of the Quartus Prime Pro software from Altera include faster compile time and versatile design entry methods to improve design productivity.

App design kit packs 3-phase motor drives up to 300W 10/05/2016
The iMotion Modular Application Design Kit from Infineon is a compact and flexible evaluation system that includes controller and power boards, sensor-less or optionally with sensors.

Design kit helps find the engineer in your child 10/05/2016
The Squishy Circuits kit includes multi-coloured doughs, a rolling pin and a set of dough sculpting tools, 45 LEDs, a mechanical switch, a mechanical buzzer and a piezoelectric buzzer, among others.

Data-acquisition OS supports multichannel digital filtering 10/05/2016
The DAPL 3000 from Microstar can digitise multiple channels simultaneously, processed concurrently using a single configured task, and enabled speedier transfer of pre-processed data.

PCB design tool update enhances documentation process 06/05/2016
With Draftsman in Altium Designer 16.1, PCB designers can easily create and update documentation without ever leaving their design workspace by adding high-speed design workflows.

Lattice increases on-chip memory with expanded family of FPGAs 22/04/2016
Lattice Semiconductor has expanded its MachXO3 family of FPGAs with the addition of the MachXO3L-9400 and MachXO3LF-9400 devices available in multiple packages.

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Industrial/Mil/Aero

ST rolls out 16V rail-to-rail op amps for industrial apps 18/05/2016
The four devices under the TSX7 series have a supply voltage range of 2.7V to 16V and low input bias current of 50pA maximum, targeting industrial equipment, medical instrumentation and car ECUs.

50W GaN power amp supports frequency up to 6GHz 04/05/2016
The PE15A5025 from Pasternack features a compact and rugged design, and promises high levels of output power and efficiency and has the advantage of high output load impedance.

Thick film resistors boast flameproof silicon coating 02/05/2016
Offering high voltage handling up to 15kV, Vishay Techno FHV Axial series devices are optimised for pulse applications in industrial power supplies and laboratory/medical equipment.

Network-Ready dimmable LED lighting cuts energy costs 27/04/2016
The latest line-up from Energy Focus includes dimmable tubular LED lamps that operate in direct-wire mode and dual-mode, an integrated, dimmable emergency backup TLED.

2-channel stepping motor driver supports ratings of 40V, 2A 25/04/2016
The TC78S122FNG from Toshiba is a multi-configurable bipolar stepping motor driver that can run two stepping motors independently in a high-voltage, low-power MOS process.

PTC expands IoT platform to support public device clouds 22/04/2016
In addition to offering its own device cloud service, the ThingWorx platform integrates with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT, and will fully support Microsoft Azure IoT Hub in July.

OS supports avionics apps with time, space-partitioned RTOS 14/04/2016
Deos, a safety-critical embedded RTOS that has been certified to DO-178 DAL A, employs patented 'slack scheduling' and cache partitioning to deliver faster worst-case response and higher CPU utilisation than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS.

Contactless development platform optimised for smart cards 03/03/2016
One of the differentiating features of NXP's MIFARE DESFire EV2 is the ability to seamlessly incorporate and add different applications onto the smart cards once they have been issued.

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Medical

Medical-grade MLCCs promise reliable life support apps 11/05/2016
The MQ series MLCCs promise the reliability performance needed by electronic life support applications such as: pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and neuromodulation devices.

50W GaN power amp supports frequency up to 6GHz 04/05/2016
The PE15A5025 from Pasternack features a compact and rugged design, and promises high levels of output power and efficiency and has the advantage of high output load impedance.

Thick film resistors boast flameproof silicon coating 02/05/2016
Offering high voltage handling up to 15kV, Vishay Techno FHV Axial series devices are optimised for pulse applications in industrial power supplies and laboratory/medical equipment.

0.8A step-up DC/DC converters target healthcare devices 26/04/2016
The XC9141/XC9142 series from Torex Semiconductor is aimed at home healthcare and wearable devices that necessitate space saving, advanced functionality and high efficiency.

Biosensors monitor moods, detect seizures 11/03/2016
Find out in this article how you can improve your health with early detection of seizure and stress management with mood-aware wearable devices that measure EDA.

0.6V ECG readout chip targets wearable medical apps 04/03/2016
Imec and Holst Centre developed a low cost, low power multi-sensor SoCs solution that claims to maintains consistent beat detection capabilities, even under movement (about 40mVpp).

NTU wireless neural implants allow brain data transmission 15/02/2016
NTU's smart chip will analyse and decode the thousands of signals from the neural implants in the brain, before compressing the results and sending transmission.

Optical pulse oximeter aimed at wearable, healthcare apps 09/02/2016
The MAX30102 from Maxim operates on a single 1.8V supply with a separate 5V supply for the internal LEDs and small footprint so that it easily can be integrated into the wearables market.

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Power/Smart Energy

Automotive-grade capacitors feature extended voltage range 19/05/2016
Vishay Intertechnology announced that the voltage range for its automotive-grade 146 CTI and 160 CLA series of surface-mount aluminum capacitors was extended to 100V and 80V, respectively.

Booster-less gate drivers for MOSFETs, IGBTs go up to 8A 19/05/2016
The Scale-iDriver galvanically isolated single-channel gate-driver ICs from Power Integrations bring the FluxLink magneto-inductive bidirectional communication technology to 1.2kV driver applications.

SMT power inductors support inductance up to 30μH 13/05/2016
The ERU19 choke series from TDK boasts saturation currents range from 10.1ADC to 43ADC, and is geared for operating temperatures of between -40°C and 150°C.

Power conversion platform targets renewable energy design 13/05/2016
The combination of ADI's iCoupler digital isolation technology with the mixed-signal processor design eases system design for power inverter makers while also improving system safety and reliability.

62mm all-SiC power module enables faster switching speed 12/05/2016
The latest devices from Wolfspeed promise exceptional efficiency and power density for high current power electronics such as: converters/inverters, motor drives, industrial electronics and EVs.

Synchronous buck converter simplifies USB Type-C designs 06/05/2016
The MAX77596 from Maxim operates from a supply as low as 3.5V and as high as 24V, regulating from conventional 5V USB power, as well as the 20V upper end of the PD range.

1MHz Hall-effect current sensor boasts 210ns response time 05/05/2016
The ACS730 from Allegro claims to offer an economical and precise solution for AC or DC current sensing, and is aimed at industrial, commercial and communications systems.

3-phase converter delivers 5kW of reliable power 04/05/2016
The D2U5T-H3-5000-380-HU3C operates from utility-grade, three-phase AC power to deliver 5kW of reliable power to 380V distributed power systems, HVDC data centres and other industrial applications.

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Test & Measurement

Test software for USB 3.1 Type-C designs ensures compliance 13/05/2016
Keysight unveiled the U7243B USB 3.1 transmitter performance validation and compliance test software that promises accurate test results to cut development costs and ease measurement processes.

Synchro/resolver input PCIe board promises accurate testing 11/05/2016
DDC's the SB-3625XKX board claims to offer an easy and flexible solution for angular measurement testing in production screening and prototype evaluation.

Test fixture isolates NVMe U.2 drives in data storage system 11/05/2016
The PCIe Dual Port U.2 Transposer Set from Teledyne packs four adapters, each of which delivers a unique test configuration required by various mission critical systems.

What makes NI's most accurate DMM tick? 05/05/2016
National Instruments has claimed a couple of firsts with its PXIe-4081 7½-digit digital multi-meter (DMM): it is the first PXI Express DMM and it is the most accurate. So how does NI make it so accurate?

Logic simulator silos aim to cut verification debug time 28/04/2016
CM Engineering and Silvaco announced that the SpecInsight family of products provided by CM Engineering now supports Silvaco's logic simulator Silos.

Keysight unveils PCIe 12bit card performing at real-time FFTs 26/04/2016
Keysight's FFT application has an input bandwidth of up to 1.4GHz at 3.2 Gsamples/s and resolution of 97.66kHz per spectral line. The application provides highly improved fixed-point arithmetic that eliminates deteriorating effects.

Pacific Instruments unveils data acquisition systems 21/04/2016
The PI 7200 and PI 7300 DAS from Pacific Instruments target applications such as wind tunnels, engine test stands, or wherever the DAS needs to be located on or near the test article.

ECT probes support non-destructive testing of PV products 12/04/2016
The SPP-25 probes boast low, stable resistance, a centre close for enhanced pointing accuracy, tip styles designed to distribute spring force across a large area, and two force options.

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