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


    Solution enables longer run times in battery-powered applications The demand for higher efficiency is increasing due to numerous new government regulations. Electrical motors, used in everything from power tools to white goods, continue to be one of the largest consumers of electrical power worldwide. This means that motor driver designers are in dire […]

International Rectifier – 40V StrongIRFET™ Power MOSFET Family for Industrial Applications Requiring Ultra Low On-State Resistance


    The family of StrongIRFET power MOSFETs features ultra low on-state resistance RDS(ON) for a wide variety of industrial applications including battery packs, inverters, Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), solar inverters, forklift trucks, power tools, mobility scooters and ORing and Hot Swap. ADVANTAGES • This family of StrongIRFET devices offers a wide selection of benchmark […]

Panasonic – Working With Optically-Isolated Relays


    Learn How These Solid State Relays Can Improve the Performance of Data Acquisition Systems and Industrial Machines Not too long ago, all relays performed their switching duties through electromechanical means. Today, however, engineers can also opt for solid state relays that use semiconductors to switch their output circuits. The choice between traditional electromechanical […]

Future Electronics – How to Achieve Multi-Kilometer Range With a Simple ISM-Band Star Network


  By: Alviano Burello, Business Development Manager for RF & Wireless, Future Electronics In the past decade, the technology for connecting devices over unlicensed ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) band frequencies lower than 1GHz has evolved to offer greater capability, but at the expense of greater complexity. In the 1990s, the limited processing power available […]

FTM January 2014 Americas Edition


This month’s Application Spotlight is Power Solutions. Featured Articles from: Murata: MVAC250 and MVAC400 Series International Rectifier: Dual-Output, 4A and 6A/Phase, Highly Integrated SupIRBuck® Single Input Voltage, Synchronous Buck Regulator Vishay: 150V N-Channel TrenchFET® Power MOSFET with ThunderFET® Technology Offers On-Resistance Down to 18m? Renesas: Low-Power, High-Current Density Power Management ICs Panasonic: New Panasonic Capacitor White Paper Stay […]

Sensors – AH1902/3: Micropower Omnipolar/Unipolar Hall Effect Switches


AH1902/3: Micropower Omnipolar/Unipolar Hall Effect Switches The AH1902 and AH1903 are low voltage high performance micropower omnipolar and programmable unipolar/omnipolar function hall effect switch ICs. Optimized to operate over the supply range of 1.6V to 3.6V and consuming an average current of 4.3uA typical at 1.8V, they are designed for consumer equipment ranging from portable […]

Power Regulation, Conversion and Management – NCV8876: Automotive Grade Power Management


NCV8876: Automotive Grade Power Management Running off a 2V to 44V input voltage, the NCV8876 non-synchronous boost controller with automatic wake-up and shutdown functions is designed to supply a minimum output voltage during start-stop conditions in order to counteract any sag in the vehicle’s battery voltage. The NCV8876 is enabled when the supply voltage drops […]

Power Regulation, Conversion and Management – ISL8115: Wide Input Step Down PWM Controller Offers Fast Transient and Current Sharing Capability


ISL8115: Wide Input Step Down PWM Controller Offers Fast Transient and Current Sharing Capability The ISL8115 offers wide VIN range of 2.97V to 36V which allows it to support up to 5.5V output voltage using direct current resistance (DCR) sensing, maximizing efficiency in high current applications. The device’s current sharing capability allows multiple modules to […]

Analog Signal Chain – TW9990: NTSC/PAL/SECAM Decoder Reduces BOM and Enhances Performance


TW9990: NTSC/PAL/SECAM Decoder Reduces BOM and Enhances Performance The TW9990 is a low power analog video decoder that supports NTSC/PAL/SECAM single-ended, differential, and pseudo differential composite video inputs as well as S-Video. A single 27MHz crystal is all that is needed to decode all analog video standards. Typical power consumption is approximately 100mW for composite […]