Intersil – ZL8800: Dual Channel/Dual Phase PMBus™ ChargeMode™ Control DC/DC Digital Controller


The ZL8800 is a dual channel/dual phase controller that utilizes a ChargeMode control loop technology to deliver fast transient response without the need for compensation, reducing design time. It provides best in class transient response for digital point-of-loads (POLs), saving on output capacitance and board space, important benefits for the advanced power systems found in […]

TE Connectivity – Current Sensing Resistors Deliver Solutions Over Wide Resistance, Power and Size Ranges


When designing power supplies and regulated battery circuits, the aim is to eliminate the risk of short circuits or overcurrent conditions which are likely to damage other components. TE Connectivity’s current sense resistors are a simple and economic solution. What is a Current Sensing Resistor? Current sensing products are established industry favorites among resistive products which, as with most common passive products, […]

Diodes – AP1694: Mains-Dimmable LED Lamp Driver


The AP1694 is an AC-DC controller providing a universal high performance driver solution for a variety of mains-dimmable LED lamp designs. It is suitable for both 120V and 230V AC inputs, and supporting non-isolated buck, buck-boost and isolated flyback topologies. The device uses pulse frequency modulation (PFM) technology to regulate output current while achieving high […]

TE Connectivity – CPC series: UV Resistant Sealed Circular Plastic Connectors Save Cost, Complexity and Space


The TE Connectivity UV resistant sealed Circular Plastic Connector (CPC) series uses UL F1-rated resin meeting industry standards for long term UV exposure, minimizing degradation of parts that are installed outdoors and saving the costs of frequently replacing UV degraded components. In addition, the connectors are sealed to IP67 and require no supplementary enclosure to […]

Micrel – MIC4605: 85V Half Bridge MOSFET Driver with Adaptive Dead Time and Shoot-Through Protection


The MIC4605 is a 85V half bridge MOSFET driver that features adaptive dead time and shoot-through protection. The adaptive dead time circuitry actively monitors the half bridge to minimize the time between high and low side MOSFET transitions, which maximizes power efficiency. Anti-shoot-through circuitry prevents erroneous inputs and noise from turning both MOSFETs on at […]

Vishay – VCNL4020X01: Robust, AEC-Q101-Qualified Proximity and Ambient Light Sensor


Sometimes you need a sensor that can hold its own in harsher environments. Capable of handling operating temperatures from -40˚C to +105˚C, the VCNL4020X01 provides a robust solution for a variety of applications — and does it with style. The VCNL4020X01 simplifies designs by combining an IR emitter, a photo-pin-diode for proximity, an ambient light detector, a signal processing IC, and a 16-bit […]

Diodes – PAM8320: 20W Class-D Audio Amplifier


The PAM8320 is an efficient 20W mono Class-D audio power amplifier, designed to drive speakers as low as 4Ω in a bridge-tied load configuration. Due to the low power dissipation and high efficiency of up to 95%, the device can be used without any external heat sink while playing music. The PAM8320 features short circuit […]

Melexis – MLX81106: LIN RGB Slave for Ambient Light Applications


The Melexis MLX81106 LIN RGB slave provides a single chip solution for driving up to 4 LEDs (RGB+1) via constant current sources in automotive ambient lighting applications. Every output can be programmed to a maximum current of 35mA through the built-in Flash memory. All necessary components like physical layer LIN transceiver, LIN controller, voltage regulator, […]

FTM February 2014 Americas Edition


This month’s Application Spotlight is Embedded Arm Solutions. Featured Articles from: ARM Keil: Complete Development Environment for ARM® Cortex® -M Series Microcontrollers Lattice: MIPI Solutions for Embedded Systems Semtech: SX1276 – 137-1050MHz Ultra Low Power Long Range Transceiver STMicroelectronics: STM32 32-bit MCU Family – The Fastest Growing ARM® Cortex® -M Based Platform Stay up to […]

Semtech – SX1276: 137-1050MHz Ultra Low Power Long Range Transceiver


    The SX127x family with LoRa™ provides significant benefits for range, robust performance, and battery lifetime compared to competing technologies. The SX127x platform delivers superior system performance for range, battery operation and interference immunity while eliminating the need for repeaters and complex infrastructure, making it ideal for metering, automation, Internet-ofthings (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) […]