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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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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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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Li-Ion/Li-Polymer Charge-management Controllers

June 22, 2007 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc announces the MCP73811 and MCP73812 (MCP7381X) Li-Ion/Li-Polymer charge-management controllers. These simple, single-cell devices provide fully integrated charge-management functions and selectable or programmable charge currents up to 500 mA in a 5-pin SOT-23 package. They are USB compatible and come with integrated current sense, pass transistor and reverse battery protection onboard to enable smaller, more cost-e...

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Wireless Security Controllers

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fortress Technologies announces its FC-X Series of security controllers that are capable of processing throughputs up to 1.9 Gb/s per second, offering government customers a controller that meets the requirements for high-performance wireless optics links, as well as agency-wide wireless networking deployments....

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Charge-management Controllers

December 27, 2006 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announces the MCP73833 and MCP73834 (MCP73833/4) single-cell, high current (1 A), Li-Ion/Li-Polymer linear charge-management controllers. These fully integrated charge-management controllers combine several key, standard charge-management and safety features in a single chip for reliable charging of high-capacity Li-Ion and Li-Polymer batteries....

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Digital Signal Controllers

August 14, 2006 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. introduces a family of 16-bit dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) for common, multi-loop switch-mode power supplies (SMPSs) and other power-conversion applications. The dsPIC30F1010 and dsPIC30F2020/2023 (dsPIC30F202X) DSCs have a high-speed, one nanosecond resolution PWM, two million sample per second (MSPS) and 10-bit A/D converter onboard for low latency and high-resolution control....

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Bias Controllers

May 8, 2006 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the AX11014/MAX11015 ICs that set and control bias conditions for dual MESFET power devices found in point-to-point communication and other microwave base stations. The MAX11014 integrates closed-loop drain-current control for class A MESFET amplifier operation, while the MAX11015 sets the MESFET gate voltage for class AB operation....

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AVR Microcontrollers

February 2, 2006 9:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation announces three 14-pin tinyAVR® products, which have been added to the AVR family of flash microcontrollers. All three devices are pin compatible, differing only in the size of flash, EEPROM and SRAM memory. ATtiny24 has 2 kB of self-programmable flash memory, whereas ATtiny44 and ATtiny84 have 4 kB and 8 kB, respectively....

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Low-end Microcontrollers for Wi-Fi Clients

November 1, 2005 9:57 am | by Ajay Jadhav | Product Releases | Comments

The market for low-end processors in Wi-Fi client stations is a target of opportunity as standards solidify and points of presence become conveniently accessible. Glossary of Acronyms AP — Access Point BSS — Basic Service Set ESS — Extended Service Set GPIO — General-Purpose Input/Output ...

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