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High Voltage Design: A New Three-Phase Half Bridge Gate Driver from Diodes Inc.
Diodes Incorporated has announced a new three-phase half bridge gate driver with multiple protection features and the ability to drive N-Channel MOSFETs and IGBTs.
5 days ago
A nanoPower and Tiny Voltage Supervisor from Maxim (and They Aren’t Kidding about the “Tiny”)
A look at the MAX16140—a tiny device that uses a tiny amount of current, but one that promises a lot.
November 15, 2017
Can This Skin Sensor Give Robotics and Prosthetics a Delicate Touch?
Researchers at the University of Washington have designed a 'skin' sensor to give robots and prosthetics more sensitivity for precision tasks....
October 28, 2017
New Switching DC/DC Regulator from TI Shows Improvements in Regulator Implementation
Switch-mode power supplies, such as the TPS565201 from Texas Instruments, are becoming easier to implement.
October 25, 2017
New Programmable Motor Controller from STMicroelectronics Aims for Efficient Battery-Powered Devices
Small batteries increase the need for low power use, efficient design. In this News Brief, we take a look at the STSPIN32F0A programmable motor controller from ST Micro....
October 22, 2017
Dialog Semiconductor to Acquire Silego for $306 Million in Bid for the IoT
Dialog Semiconductor is set to acquire Silego for a reported $306 million. How will this affect their product lines?
October 14, 2017
The Quest to Create Devices Capable of Reducing Carbon Dioxide
Learn about the push to design devices that can reduce CO2 emissions through a high-tech version of photosynthesis
August 04, 2017
Maxim Integrated Releases New PMICs Optimized for Small Li-ion Batteries in Wearables
Two new PMICs boost integration with single inductor multiple output (SIMO) regulator to maintain a very long battery life.
August 01, 2017
The Top 3 Design Considerations in USB Type-C Power Delivery
Authentication, over-voltage protection, and compact form factor are key challenges in implementing power delivery feature in the next-generation USB designs....
July 28, 2017
MIT Introduces New Power-Efficient Converter for Reducing Power Consumption in IoT Devices
Increasing the power efficiency in IoT and other low power, battery-operated devices requires a number of strategies that reduce energy consumption during both the active and sleep modes....
July 19, 2017
u-blox Adds NB1 Capability to “World’s Smallest” LTE Cat M1 Module Series
This News Brief covers the SARA-R410M 02B multimode Cat M1 and NB1 module.
July 11, 2017
Teardown Tuesday: Bluetooth Battery Charger
This Teardown Tuesday looks at the Bluetooth LE enabled E4 battery charger by ESyb.
July 04, 2017
Moving Beyond Silicon: A New GaN Power Transistor from EPC
Parts such as the EPC2046 that utilize alternative semiconductor technologies offer advantages over typical silicon devices.
July 03, 2017
Texas Instruments Releases Reference Design for a 99% Efficient GaN Inverter Power Stage
Texas Instruments has released a new reference design that claims up to 99% efficiency.
June 29, 2017
Powering the Voyager Spacecraft with Radiation: The RTG (Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator)
In this article, we will look at the power source for the Voyager probes, the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator.
June 25, 2017
Silego Announces the New SLG59H1302C Power Splitter for USB Type-C
Silego just announced the SLG59H1302C integrated power splitter and switch for USB Type-C. Can this little IC help ease USB-C's growing pains?...
June 20, 2017
California’s Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Aims to Turn Traffic into Green Energy
California wants to turn one of its weaknesses—its traffic—into an energy-harvesting strength.
June 19, 2017
When You Really Need Low-Dropout Regulation: A New LDO from Diodes Incorporated
Linear regulators such as the AP7380 series can offer convenience, simplicity, and flexibility in terms of input voltage.
June 16, 2017
High Power at High Temperatures: New DC/DC Converters from Vicor
Integrated regulator modules such as the Cool-Power ZVS series can provide convenient and effective power conversion, even in harsh environments....
June 09, 2017
Silego Announces New SLG46580 Flexible Power Island to Improve PMIC Functionality
This News Brief covers Silego's new flexible power island device, announced today.
June 06, 2017
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