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Start with the news release MSC distributes YDS DC/DC converters from MSC Vertriebs, which we summarised at the time by saying "MSC is now offering the 95DW-R3 series 20W DC/DC converters from YDS, which can be used in various measurement equipment and other device requiring a precisely regulated voltage. ". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release Driver controller for illumination and signage from Diodes Incorporated: "Diodes Incorporated has designed the AL8400 linear LED driver controller to tightly regulate a variation of high-brightness LED currents via an external transistor.".

In December 2010, we covered the news from Maxim Integrated Products - take a look at Two-channel ADC for energy-harvesting sensors which says: "The MAX11645 two-channel ADC is suited for applications ranging from energy-harvesting sensors to portable consumer electronics and point-of-load monitoring in networking and computer systems. ".

Take a look also at the news release from Intersil, Op amp allows data acquisition and process control, as well as SOS substrate enables IC semiconductor manufacture from Peregrine Semiconductor, and Mars P-Mosfet for high-temperature interfaces from Cissoid.

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Automotive 1.2A converter for tight power budgets (November 2010)

Maxim Integrated Products has announced the MAX16975 automotive-grade, 1.2A step-down converter optimised for operation over a 3.5V to 28V range.

Hot swap controller integrates power monitoring (November 2010)

Linear Technology has introduced a 2.9V to 15V hot swap controller suitable for a range of applications, including redundant supply 12V systems subject to line transients when supplies switch over.

Driver ICs suit arcade games and card readers (October 2010)

Toshiba Electronics Europe has launched two high-voltage, high-current motor driver ICs designed to simplify stepper motor-based designs in a variety of office automation and industrial applications.

Temperature sensor monitors ASICs, FPGAs and CPUs (October 2010)

The MAX6581, a +/-1C accurate, eight-channel temperature sensor, has seven remote sensing channels to monitor ASICs, FPGAs, CPUs and boards with multiple hot spots.

Voltage reference ideal for portable devices (October 2010)

Linear Technology has announced the LT6656, a precision SOT23 voltage reference that operates on 850nA of supply current and is ideal for portable, wireless and remote devices.

Intersil releases JFET-input operational amplifier (October 2010)

Intersil has introduced a JFET-input operational amplifier for process control analogue input/output, gas or fluid flow sensors and biometric high-impedance buffers for medical instrumentation.

High-voltage gate drivers suit motor applications (September 2010)

Fairchild Semiconductor is offering high-voltage gate driver solutions for engineers designing motor and industrial applications, such as motor drive inverters and telecom system power supplies.

Optically coupled isolators for harsh environments (September 2010)

Optek Technology has developed a series of reliable, optically coupled isolators that provide military electronics design engineers with the ability to optically isolate sensitive circuit elements.

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Further reading
  • Bipolar transistors for power management circuits

    Diodes Incorporated has introduced 20V NPN and PNP bipolar transistors in the ultra-small DFN1411-3 surface-mount package, increasing the power density and efficiency of power management circuits.
  • Bipolar transistors get more in a SOT23 package

    A range of low voltage bipolar transistors extends the power handling capability of the SOT23 package, enabling designers to shrink products by replacing larger SOT89 and SOT223 equivalent parts.
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