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Lithium-Ion protector chip
29.10.2008 - 09:49

Maxim introduces the DS2726, a stand-alone protection IC with integrated cell balancing for 5- to 10-cell lithium-ion (Li+) battery packs. The solution combines voltage and current monitoring with cell balancing in a single chip, the DS2726 provides a solution for battery-operated devices. It is thus an protector for power tools, e-bikes, portab...

Low power and small FPGAs
28.10.2008 - 08:44

Actel introduced nano versions of its IGLOO and ProASIC3 FPGAs, targeted at the high-volume, portable consumer market. Actel takes power consumption down to as low as 2 microwatts (2 µW), and package size to as small as 3x3mm. IGLOO nano FPGAs range in densities from 10k to 250k system gates. These devices support 1.2V to 1.5V core and I/O...

Digital Temperature Sensor
24.10.2008 - 08:12

National Semiconductor introduced a digital temperature sensor that monitors automotive system temperature up to 175 degrees C and delivers +/- 1 degree C accuracy between 130 degrees C and 160 degrees C. The LM95172Q’s pinpoint accuracy at high temperatures permits lower system guard bands. The LM95172Q is a 175 degrees C digital-ou...

12- and 14-bit 1-MSPS analog-to-digital converters
23.10.2008 - 10:43

Texas Instruments introduced four low-power analog-to-digital converters (ADC). The 12-bit ADS7229 and ADS7230 and the 14-bit ADS7279 and ADS7280 combine a 1-MSPS successive approximation register (SAR) ADC with inherent sample and hold and a conversion clock. The devices are designed for applications such as portable medical instruments, multi-...

Power management IC with Li-ion and Li-polymer charger
22.10.2008 - 08:11

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX8819A integrated power-management IC (PMIC). This device integrates a single-cell, lithium-ion (Li+)/lithium-polymer (Li-Poly) charger with proprietary Smart Power Selector circuitry that seamlessly distributes power within the system. The MAX8819A integrates three 2MHz step-down converters and one ste...

1GHz hand-held Radio Test Set
21.10.2008 - 08:20

Aeroflex has introduced the 3500A 1GHz hand-held Radio Test Set. The 3500A improves upon the success of the 3500, a 1GHz hand-held test set. With improved audio analysis and operation, the 3500A offers lighter weight, integrated audio test connections and a new microphone interface for easier operation. With a new cast magnesium alloy case, the ...

CMOS Sensor
21.10.2008 - 08:18

STMicroelectronics announced a CMOS camera specifically tailored for the vision-based driver-assistance segment of the automotive market. The CMOS sensor complements the dedicated vision-processor family developed by the company via its collaboration with Mobileye. The VL5510 sensor feeds the decision-making vision processor that activates funct...

Signal converters for hazardous areas
20.10.2008 - 08:57

Matrox Design Assistant 2.0 for smart-cameras
20.10.2008 - 08:55

The Matrox Design Assistant 2.0, is a new version of the intuitive, flowchart-based software package for the Matrox Iris E smart camera. With more image processing and analysis tools, the Matrox Iris E smart cameras can be deployed in an even greater number of applications, in almost any industry. With Matrox Design Assistant 2.0, users can now ...

PCI Express switches
17.10.2008 - 08:42

IDT has announced the availability of a new series of PCI Express (PCIe) system interconnect switches that provide higher levels of performance, availability and optimal resource utilisation in demanding applications. The switches supports multicast and multi-root partitioning. Moreover, IDT is further enabling the adoption of PCIe as the primar...

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