Diodes – BCR401U/402U: Linear Constant Current Regulators

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The BCR401U/402U monolithically integrates a transistor,  diodes and resistors to function as a constant current regulator (CCR) for LED driving. The devices regulate with a preset 10mA/20mA nominal current that can be adjusted with external resistor up to 100mA. It is designed for driving 0.25W LEDs in strings and will reduce current at increasing temperatures […]

Future Display Solutions – Handling ALL Your Needs

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Wearables – Typical sizes are 0.5” to 2” Features: Low resolution, low cost, high volume, long product life span, available in various colors and they can operate on battery power Where would you use them? Examples include wearables, handheld devices, stove controllers, microwaves, desk phones, and guitar tuners. Handheld – Small to Medium Displays – […]

Future Electronics – Primer to Cryptography and Embedded Security

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By: Cheong Wei Chua, System Program Manager, Future Electronics Hacking, cloning, and counterfeiting are risks which many electronic manufacturers need to contend with. Some manufacturers have implemented mechanical systems or labels to protect their products, but these trivial mechanisms do not deter counterfeiters if the rewards are large. Hence, suppliers of crypto solutions offer embedded […]

Infineon – IRPS5401: Multi-Output PMIC with Integrated Sequencer

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  The IRPS5401 is a complete power management unit delivering up to 5 output voltages to processors, FPGAs and other multi-rail power systems. Four high efficiency configurable switching regulators and a Source/Sink Linear regulator provide the typical rails required such as core voltage, memory voltage and I/O voltages. FEATURES Full power system including 5 integrated […]

Infineon – Standard Human Machine Interface Kit: KIT_XMC45_EE1_002

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The CPU board CPU_45A-V3 houses the XMC4500 Microcontroller and three satellite connectors (HMI, COM, ACT) for application expansion. The board along with satellite cards (e.g. HMI_OLED-V1, COM_ETH-V1, AUT_ISO-V1, MOT_GPDLV-V boards) demonstrates the capabilities of XMC4500. The main use case for this board is to demonstrate the generic features of XMC4500 device including tool chain. The […]

Infineon – Standard Human Machine Interface Kit: KIT_XMC4x_HMI_OLED_001

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The HMI_OLED-V1 board is an application expansion satellite card of Hexagon Application Kits. The satellite card along with a CPU board (e.g. CPU_45A-V2 board) demonstrates the Human Machine Interface (HMI) capabilities of XMC4500. The main use case for this satellite card is to demonstrate the HMI features of XMC4500 device including the toolchain. The focus […]

Intersil – ISL91211: Highly Integrated Triple/Quad Output PMIC

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The ISL91211 highly integrated PMIC delivers 91%  efciency at 1.1V output voltage for application processors, GPUs, FPGAs and high performance system power. The PMIC’s low RDS(on) MOSFETs and programmable PWM frequency allows designers to use fewer low-prole  external components, enabling a 50mm2 power supply that is 40% smaller than competing solutions. The ISL91211 leverages Intersil’s […]

Mallory Sonalert – Omni-Directional Microphone Series

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The omni-directional microphone elements utilize electret condenser and dynamic technology, which is well-established within the microphone field. For industrial, medical, and consumer uses, these microphones provide excellent performance and ease of use in a small package at a low cost. All microphone elements in this series have an operating voltage range of 1V to 10V […]

Maxim Integrated – MAX77650/MAX77651: Ultra-Low Power PMIC with 3-Output SIMO and Charger

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The MAX77650 and MAX77651 feature single inductor multiple output (SIMO) buck-boost regulators that provide three independently programmable power rails from a single inductor, 150mA LDO, and three current sink drivers to reduce overall component count and maximize available board space. For desigexibility, the MAX77650 operates up to 3.3V and the  MAX77651 operates up to 5V—both include […]

Microchip – CL88020: Sequential Linear LED Driver

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The CL88020 LED driver integrated circuit (IC) is an off-line sequential linear LED driver designed to provide 8.5W of LED power from a 120VAC nominal input voltage. CL88020 is designed to drive a long string of inexpensive, low current LEDs directly from the AC mains. A basic driver circuit consists of Microchip Technology Inc.’s CL88020 […]