An Electronicstalk guide
Start with the news release Photo IC for optical switching applications from Hamamatsu Photonics, which we summarised at the time by saying "Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced a photo IC that is designed for optical switches and provides an analogue waveform output, proportional to the intensity of incident pulsed light. ". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release Linear introduces H-grade switching regulator from Linear Technology: "Linear Technology has announced a H-grade step-down switching regulator for load dump and cold-crank conditions commonly found in automotive applications as well as 24V industrial supplies.".
In December 2010, we covered the news from Diodes Incorporated - take a look at Self-protected MOSFETs for automotive applications which says: "Suiting automotive and industrial applications, Diodes Incorporated's new self-protected MOSFETs are suitable for switching inductive loads, such as motors, relays and lamps at low frequencies. ".
Take a look also at the news release from Texas Instruments, Power-management controller for standard MOSFETs, as well as AC/DC power converters for medical applications from Bear Power Supplies, and Compact linear regulator with thermal resistance from Linear Technology.
CMOS image sensor put inside digital film camera (December 2010)
Cypress Semiconductor's CMOS image sensor has been designed into the 35mm Alexa digital motion-picture camera from ARRI, used to produce films including 3D movies and commercial shoots.
Voltage controller with integrated power MOSFET (December 2010)
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4219 5A Hot Swap controller with sense resistor, for protecting low-power boards from inrush current in many RAID, server, telecom and industrial applications.
High slew-rate option for power supplies (December 2010)
Power supply expert Magna-Power Electronics has released a high slew-rate output option to meet the demands of fast-performance DC applications such as battery charging and photovoltaic emulation.
Sensor IC withstands harsh automotive environments (December 2010)
Allegro Microsystems has launched the A1356, a user-programmable linear Hall-effect sensor IC with a pulse width modulated (PWM) output for automotive gear and clutch detection and position sensing.
Rugged wire cable system allows for blind mating (December 2010)
Samtec has released the PowerStrip/15 cable assembly (MPSS series), a robust, discrete power interconnect system suitable for limited-space, harsh-environment and/or high-current applications.
Globtek offers desktop-style power supplies (December 2010)
Globtek has launched the GT-41133 series of desktop-style power supplies with IEC 60320/C6, C8 or C14 inlets.
Driver controller for illumination and signage (December 2010)
Diodes Incorporated has designed the AL8400 linear LED driver controller to tightly regulate a variation of high-brightness LED currents via an external transistor.
LED suitable for TV and LCD monitor backlighting (December 2010)
The Topled Compact 5630 LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors is designed for backlighting applications such as monitors and television screens.
- Current sensor module for high-side applications
The IAS-A-R0001 analogue current sensor module from Isabellenhuette Heusler is an all-purpose sensor designed for high-current applications.
- Allegro current sensors available from Solid State
The next-generation, high-bandwidth, low-power-loss ACS758 current sensor range from Allegro Microsystems is now available from Solid State Supplies.
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