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pulse For a free subscription, go to www.edn-info.com 18 Digital supply-power meters offer precision over wide range 10 ARM DS-5 “FPGA-adaptive” development tool kit in Altera-specific version 10 TI demonstrates 3D time-of-flight image sensor chipset 11 SoC-ready IP subsystems support “drop-in” audio 12 Micropower “fuel gauge” simplifies battery optimisation EDN Europe is published monthly by Reed Business Information SAS, Forum 52 - 52, Rue Camille Desmoulins - 92448 Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex, France. Tel +33(0) Capital: 4.099.168 euros. RC Nanterre 339.611.956. CEO and publishing director: Antoine Duarte. Circulation records/subscription/address changes: EDN Europe, Reed Business Information - REG - 52, Rue Camille Desmoulins - 92448, Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex, France. EDN Europe © 2013 by Reed Elsevier Inc. EDN is a registered trade mark of UBM electronics, used under license. Web Exclusive Suitable for power conversion systems, silicon carbide technology-based BJTs (bipolar junction transistors) have been introduced by Fairchild Semiconductor. According to the company, the bipolar junction transistors provide high efficiency, high current density, robustness and high-temperature operation. They enable high switching frequencies due to low conduction and switching losses that provide a high output power. These transistors support small-sized inductors, capacitors and heat sinks. ➔ www.edn-europe.com/article.asp?articleid=5924 Designed to support the Android open accessories, a 12 Mbits/sec USB host IC has been introduced by Future Technology Devices. The FT311D is suitable for tablet PCs and smartphones, with interconnectivity to end product systems. The USB connection enables the Android platform to operate as a USB slave or peripheral, which eliminates the need to source power, store class drivers and support the USB host stack. The USB host IC operates from a 3.3V supply and consumes 25 mA at 48 MHz and 128 µA in standby. ➔ www.edn-europe.com/article.asp?articleid=5927 Integrated with on-chip flash memory, the RH850/F1x series 32-bit microcontrollers have been introduced by Renesas Electronics. The microcontrollers are available with memory capacities from 256 kBytes up to 8 MBytes and use a 40nm process and metal-oxide nitride-oxide silicon structure. According to the company, they include power supply shut-off circuit technology to reduce current consumption and an intelligent cryptographic unit for data encryption to enable security functions for automotive units. ➔ www.edn-europe.com/article.asp?articleid=5925 Next-generation low-power single-chip wireless microcontrollers have recently been introduced by Atmel. The ATmegaRFR2 AVR microcontroller family is suitable for the 2.4 GHz industrial, scientific and medical radio band devices. It includes the ATmega64RFR2, ATmega128RFR2 and ATmega256RFR2 providing memory capacities from 64 to 256 kBytes. These microcontrollers use less than 6 mA in listen mode, less than 14.5 mA in transmit mode and less than 1.5 μA in deep sleep mode. ➔ www.edn-europe.com/article.asp?articleid=5937 In next month’s EDN Europe In its March 2013 issue, EDN Europe will look at the topic of System ICs, and Medical system design. In April 2013, the focus topics will include Wireless and Power systems. Further ahead, planned topics include new developments in Processors and Microcontrollers, and Industrial system design. Marketers, please forward appropriate special-issue content, and proposals for contributed articles, to the editor: gprophet@reedbusiness.fr www.edn-europe.com http://www.microchip.com/get/eumplabx http://www.edn-info.com http://www.edn-europe.com/article.asp?articleid=5924 http://www.edn-europe.com/article.asp?articleid=5927 http://www.edn-europe.com/article.asp?articleid=5925 http://www.edn-europe.com/article.asp?articleid=5937 http://www.edn-europe.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of EDNE February 2013

RS Components
Agilent Technologies
Maxim Integrated
Signal Integrity
Mesago SMT 2013
Test & Measurement World
Rohde & Schwarz
Mesago PCIM 2013
Mechatronics in Design
Hot technologies: trends to watch in 2013
Hot 100 products of 2012
Add LED intelligence to improve light quality, efficiency, and cost
Design Ideas
Product roundup
Tales from the Cube

EDNE February 2013