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Microcontrollers Migrate Between Low-End and High Performance Designs

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is stocking the Flexis Microcontroller Series from Freescale Semiconductor. The QE devices offer pin-for-pin, development tool and peripheral set compatibility between 8-bit and 32-bit, and they include 64- and 80-pin versions of 8- and 32-bit microcontrollers that make the design process limitless....

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Flash Data Memory is Added to Baseline Microcontrollers

March 11, 2008 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology, Inc. announces its PIC12F519 and PIC16F526 Baseline 8-bit Flash PIC microcontrollers with non-volatile Flash Data Memory (FDM) in 8- and 14-pin packages. With the availability of 64 bytes of data memory, combined with an 8 MHz internal oscillator, a device reset timer (DRT), up to three channels of 8-bit analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) and up to two comparators, users have a diverse feature set to select from when i...

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IC Integrates Power Management and Audio Functions

March 11, 2008 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems announces its AS3654 power management IC ultra-flexible, highly integrated smart power management unit that includes high performance voltage regulators, a lighting management unit, step-down battery charger, stereo audio DAC, housekeeping functions and an audio amplifier featuring ground noise cancellation to improve sound quality in the car....

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Automotive Grade MOSFET Controllers with Commutation Logic

March 11, 2008 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. introduces its A3930 and A3931 automotive grade (temperature and voltage rated) three-phase BLDC motor controller integrated circuits. These control ICs simplify the system design and lower system cost by integrating the commutation logic on-board, which lessons the burden on the system microprocessor....

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Digital Signal Controllers Feature up to 32 Kbytes Flash Memory

January 22, 2008 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Increased memory options 16 or 32 Kbytes of flash memory On-chip ADC Three dsPIC33F General Purpose Family members and three dsPIC33F Motor Control/Power Conversion Family DSCs have been added to Microchip’s low pin-count, 16-bit digital signal controller (DSC) product line. The General Purpose DSCs feature 16 or 32 Kbytes of Flash memory with 28- or 44-pin packages and provide a pin- and code-compatible migration path for PIC24 microcont...

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COTS Controllers for LCDs in Harsh Environments

November 15, 2007 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digital View introduces its HE-1400 and HE-1600 series of COTS LCD controllers that are designed to comply with the standards required for the harsh environments encountered in military and rugged industrial applications. Both controllers feature wide tolerance power supplies (12 VDC ± 25 percent), locking connectors and low-mass tantalum capacitors for maximum tolerance to shock and vibration, Mil-spec silicon resin conformal coatings,...

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Battery-free Wireless Communication Technology for Sense and Control Applications

November 15, 2007 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies announces open standard, easy-to-install wireless communications devices for sensor applications that can operate without power cabling or a battery. These new wireless communication devices leverage three key technologies that enable it to operate in a battery-free environment without cabling....

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Using Customizable Microcontrollers to Beef up Performance and Cut Power Drain

September 27, 2007 6:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPCF technology is being used in existing MCUs with SoC-level integration to create a customizable SoC platform, with the same low unit prices of cell-based ASICs. Tim Kubitschek and Jay Johnson, Atmel Corporation The year-long design cycle for a custom ASIC is often longer than the life of the end-product, which may be as short as six months....

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Overvoltage-Protection Controllers with Integrated nFET 

September 26, 2007 8:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX4943-MAX4946/MAX4949 overvoltage-protection (OVP) controllers with an integrated nFET. These devices provide OVP up to +28 V. They provide overvoltage trip levels from 4.56 V to 8.9 V and undervoltage trip levels from 2.45 V to 4.15 V. Integrating the nFET switch into the devices' 2 mmࡨ mm microDFN package reduces the overall external system component count and required board space....

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Low Noise Block Satellite Controllers

September 26, 2007 8:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zetex Semiconductors announces its ZXNB low noise block (LNB) satellite controllers that integrate all bias, control and power management functions into a single chip, achieving LNB size reductions of up to 30 percent. They minimize PCB size, routing complexity, component counts and aluminum housing size....

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Battery-Operated Bench Top Power Supply

August 10, 2007 11:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

R & R Technologies, Inc. announces its PS-1 portable bench top power supply with built-in rechargeable batteries that allows the testing of low-power circuits without cord or power-main limitations. This power supply can be used to set up long-term tests that are less susceptible to test-stopping power outages or glitches than corded power supplies....

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Touch Pad Controllers

July 18, 2007 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor is meeting the demand for touch-sensitive control with the introduction of two sensitive touch pad controllers. Freescale’s MPR081 and MPR082 proximity capacitive touch sensor controllers are designed to detect touch by measuring capacitance. Touch sensors are becoming essential for any interface with buttons....

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Microcontrollers Outperform FPGAs

July 17, 2007 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation’s new line of customizable microcontrollers deliver as much as 8X the performance for DSP algorithms that are frequently implemented in FPGAs, with substantially reduced power consumption and unit IC costs that are 30% to 50% lower. The AT91CAP MCUs include an Atmel processor core, a variety of peripherals and multiple high-speed busses....

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Power IC Delivers High Output Power

July 17, 2007 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices introduces the RFMD’s 28 V GaN 10 W RF3822 powerIC which is optimized for high efficiency with 16 dB gain over a wide operating bandwidth in a 50W impedance environment. The RF3822 utilizes advanced heat sink and power dissipation technologies to deliver high output power with constant gain and good thermal stability....

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