Renesas Electronics – RX Family: For Motion Control, Renesas’ RX MCU Family’s performance and DSP capability make all the difference


With over 34%* of the $1 billion market for 32-bit Digital Signal Controllers, Renesas is the clear leader in DSC applications. The RX Family offers the best blend of both MCU and traditional DSP approaches for signal control, and the combination of RX performance and the extensive DSP library are just what is needed for […]

FTM July 2014 Americas Edition


This month’s Application Spotlight is Motion Control. Featured Articles from: Microsemi: Sensor-Less Motor Control Solutions for Safety Critical Applications International Rectifier: Second Generation IPM Family Shrinks and Simplifies Appliance Motor Drive Design ON Semiconductor: High Thermal Performance and Efficiency Integrated Power Modules (IPMs) CUI Inc.: Modular Capacitive Encoder Combines Accuracy with Rugged Performance Stay up […]

Microsemi – SmartFusion2 SoC: Sensor-Less Motor Control Solutions for Safety Critical Applications


For safety critical applications, the implementation of motor control using micro-controllers is not satisfactory because of the lack of determinism due to interrupts and the associated service routines. Additionally, microcontroller-based implementations cannot handle more than a single motor and have serious limitations to reach high performance (tens of thousands of RPMs with sampling time less […]

Future Electronics – Managing Jitter and the Use of the Latest Generation of PLLs


By: Pawel Kaczynski, Central Applications Manager (Advanced Engineering Group), Future Electronics Today’s consumers are voracious users of network bandwidth. YouTube, streamed TV and movies, online game-playing and other popular applications have led to a huge growth in traffic on the internet, and hence to a requirement for switches, routers and other networking gear that can […]

Macronix – SLC NAND Product Family: New-Gen SLC NAND Flash – Powerful, Fast, Reliable for Diverse Applications


Macronix introduces the new-generation Single-Level Cell (SLC) NAND Flash, featuring high performance, extended industrial temperature range, stringent reliability demands, and product longevity support. Macronix’s new-generation Single-Level Cell (SLC) NAND Flash, utilizing 36nm floating-gate technology, has been developed in the company’s state-of-the-art 300mm fab. The new SLC NAND family is offered in densities from 1Gb to […]

Zilog – Z8FS021 and Z8FS040: ZMOTION PIR-Based Motion Detection Solutions


Zilog offers a wide selection of lens and pyroelectric sensor bundled options to t your application needs. Intrusion Applications Z8FS021 Wide-area intrusion detector Corridor, curtain & vertical barrier motion detectors Dual mode lighting/intrusion detector Secure access control Stand-alone alarm systems Occupancy Applications Z8FS040 Lighting control Access control Customer sensing HVAC control Occupancy sensing Vending applications […]



For energy-efficient high-speed, hard-switching power conversion applications Features: Optimized for 20kHz switching Maximum junction temperature T(JM)=175° High current handling capability Square RBSOA Avalanche rated Positive thermal coefficient VCE(sat) Ultra-fast anti-parallel diodes International standard packages Advantages: Hard-switching capability High power density Low gate drive requirements   Applications: Battery chargers E-Bikes and Hybrid Electric Vehicles High Frequency […]

NXP – PCT2075: I²C Bus Fm+ Digital Temperature Sensor and Thermal Watchdog with +1°C Accuracy


PCT2075: I2C Bus Fm+ Digital Temperature Sensor and Thermal Watchdog with +1°C Accuracy The PCT2075 is a temperature-to-digital converter featuring ±1°C accuracy over ‑25°C to +100°C range. It uses an on-chip band gap temperature sensor and Sigma-Delta A to D conversion technique with an over-temperature detection output that is a drop-in replacement for other LM75 […]

Microchip – MCP19114/5: Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Synchronous Low Side PWM Controllers


MCP19114/5: Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Synchronous Low Side PWM Controllers The MCP19114 and MCP19115 hybrid digital-analog control solutions offer the speed and responsiveness expected of a high performance analog control loop; the flexibility expected of a digital MCU; operate across wide operating voltage ranges; support conventional 5V, 12V, and 24V rails; and meet automotive load […]

Intersil – ISL85412/3: Wide VIN 150mA/300mA Synchronous Buck Regulators


ISL85412/3: Wide VIN 150mA/300mA Synchronous Buck Regulators The ISL85412/3 integrate both high side and low side NMOS FETs and feature a PFM mode for improved efficiency at light loads. This feature can be disabled if forced PWM mode is desired. The parts switch at a default frequency of 700kHz. By integrating both NMOS devices and […]