News in Brief — Featuring Cypress, ams, Inventronics

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Industry’s First Seven-Port USB-C Hub Controller with USB Power Delivery

Cypress Semiconductor has introduced the programmable EZ-USB® HX3PD, the industry’s first seven-port USB Type-C™ hub controller with USB Power Delivery (PD). The hub controller simplifies USB Type-C dock system design by integrating the functionality of five chips into one, lowering bill-of-materials cost and reducing board size by as much as 50%.


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Upgrade to VOC Sensors Cuts Initialization Time

ams has upgraded the functionality of its CCS8xx family of gas sensor ICs to reduce initialization time and improve performance in indoor air-quality monitoring applications.

Software changes to the CCS801 analog Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) sensor IC and CCS811 digital VOC sensor have reduced the initialization period from more than 48 hours to 60 minutes. This means that an indication of indoor air quality via a relative value for total VOC or equivalent CO2 can be used almost immediately after initial power-on in the end-product.


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Compact IP20 LED Drivers Perform Accurate Dimming

Inventronics has released a new programmable IP20 LED driver series for indoor lighting applications such as panel lighting, troffers and downlights.

The new LUG-040SxxxDTE provides full power at almost any output current range from 800mA to 1,500mA, and from 40W down to 28W. The drivers offer flicker-free, smooth dimming down to 10% of full power, resulting in consistent light quality.

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