Transphorm's GaN Silicon Transistors & Diodes

March 20, 2013 11:08 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Transphorm Inc. has announced the Total GaN family of GaN (Gallium Nitride) on silicon transistors and diodes, establishing a JEDEC-qualified 600 V GaN device platform. This marks a significant milestone in the broad adoption of GaN-based power electronics...

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, Diodes | Semiconductors, MMIC | Semiconductors, Transistors

Cascade's Flexible On-Wafer Measurement Platform

March 18, 2013 11:18 am | by WDD Staff | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Cascade Microtech, Inc. has announced the CM300, a flexible on-wafer measurement platform that scales to meet evolving needs in capability and automation. It enhances device and process characterization and modeling by capturing the true electrical performance of devices and enabling hands-off productivity.

LISTED UNDER: Computing | Ceramics | Substrates

450W TVS Diode Arrays from Littelfuse

February 14, 2013 9:46 am | by WDD Staff | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. has introduced the 450 W SD05 (unidirectional) and SD05C (bidirectional) Series  General-purpose TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Devices), which are designed to replace multilayer varistors (MLVs) for protecting electronic equipment from damage due to electrostatic discharge (ESD) and other transient events.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, Diodes | Switches, IC

Low Profile Diode from Littelfuse Protects Sensitive Electronics from Voltage Transients

January 25, 2013 10:52 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. has introduced the TPSMA6L Series of Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) Diodes.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, Diodes

Far-field Voice Input Processor SoC Targets Smart TVs

January 11, 2013 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Conexant Systems announced the CX20865, its new high-performance Far-Field Voice input processor system-on-chip (SoC) designed specifically for Smart TVs. The CX20865 is asserted to be the first dedicated Far-Field Voice solution with integrated Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) engine, optimized for telepresence and voice control applications.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, SoC

SoC Send Audio, Video from Multiple Sources to Multiple Displays

November 5, 2012 5:06 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

  STMicroelectronics added the STDP43 series of products to its innovative DisplayPort portfolio. These Systems-on-Chips (SoCs) are the world’s first high-speed active-protocol bi-directional media-routing devices that manage audio and video data from various sources and send this data to multiple displays.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, SoC | Receivers, Other

Complete Suite of Wireless Technology for System-on-Chip (SoC) Integration

November 1, 2012 7:10 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Redpine Signals, Inc. announced its full suite of wireless technologies (Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, ZigBee® ) is now available for SoC integration. The portfolio includes 802.11abgn 1x1 through 802.11abgn/ac 3x3; BT 4.0 ad ZigBee, which will all be demonstrated at booth-10 at the ARM TechCon at the Santa Clara Convention Center on October 30.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, SoC | Chipsets, Other

New Quad N and P Channel MOSFETS

October 23, 2012 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA), a l eading manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, today announced new quad complementary N- and P-channel enhanced-mode MOSFETs that target full bridge applications such as servo and DC motors. Simple to drive and with a low on-resistance, the AP9930GM-HF-3 devices are available in a standard SO-8 package commonly used in surface mount industrial designs.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, FET

SoC Family Suitable for Dash-mounted Sound-system Control Panels

October 22, 2012 7:09 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has revealed the industry’s first full-digital audio-amplifier system-on-chip family suitable for use in dash-mounted sound-system control panels in the car. Class-D amplifiers achieve about 80 percent higher energy efficiency than analog class-AB amplifiers. This greater efficiency helps reduce the electrical load on the alternator and can allow extra functions or speaker channels within standardized enclosure dimensions.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, SoC | Amplifiers, Other

Diodes Added to SemiGen’s RF Supply Center

October 4, 2012 5:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

SemiGen, Inc. has announced the recent addition of key components to their RF Supply Center’s stockroom. The RF Supply Center is now offering PIN and Limiter Diodes that meet the most common RF/Microwave design specifications. PIN Diodes are available from 4 to 150 microns. Limiter Diodes are available from 2 to 20 microns.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, Diodes

Power MOSFETs Address Emerging Eco-design Standards

September 17, 2012 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new family of rugged, high-efficiency power products from STMicroelectronics is positioned to enable technology companies to satisfy stricter power and efficiency targets set by eco-design standards and to target green-energy applications such as solar micro-inverters, photovoltaic string inverters and electric vehicles.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, FET

High Voltage CMOS Driver for PIN Diodes

August 14, 2012 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions introduced a new High Voltage CMOS Driver for PIN diodes for use in military and commercial radio applications. The MADR-010574 is designed to work with M/A-COM Tech’s high power and high voltage PIN diodes. This driver supports series-shunt and all-series diode designs by biasing four diodes simultaneously.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, Diodes

450MM Form Factor of WaferSense Auto Vibration System

July 9, 2012 8:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

CyberOptics Semiconductor introduces a new 450mm form factor of its AVS450 Auto Vibration System to assist engineers as they prepare for the next technology cycle, even though it may be few years down the road before fabs start using this form factor. With vibration tied to semiconductor process equipment failure, low yields and cycle times, engineers need the right tools and analysis software to identify and quantify vibration sources.


nRF51 Series ULP wireless SoCs Slash Power Consumption, Up RF Performance

July 2, 2012 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announces the first members of its new nRF51 Series of ultra-low power (ULP) RF integrated circuits (ICs) that feature a new multi-protocol 2.4GHz radio and a 32-bit ARM® Cortex™-M0 based processor. Nordic's novel software architecture for Bluetooth® low energy and ANT™ System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions frees designers from the integration effort, complexities, and restrictions of chip vendor-supplied software frameworks and instead allows customers to develop their designs quickly and easily using the highly popular and familiar ARM Cortex programming environment.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, SoC

New Super Junction MOSFETs

June 26, 2012 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the availability of three new super-junction metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistors (Super Junction MOSFETs) featuring figure of merit: on-state resistance x gate change in a 600 V power semiconductor device suitable for high-speed motor drives, DC-DC converters, and DC-AC inverter applications.

LISTED UNDER: Semiconductors, FET


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