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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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of EDNE February 2013
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
Tales from the Cube
EDNE February 2013