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Super Barrier Rectifiers improve reliability in automotive design

The first devices in a new family of Super Barrier Rectifiers (SBR), designed for automotive applications have been recently announced by Diodes Incorporated.The new devices offer a lower forward ... more
Sensors

Electric mobility

A new battery management integrated circuit has been introduced by Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). The IC increases the life of rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs and maximises available ... more
Sensors

Advanced automotive radar improves safety

Automotive safety is evolving from passive systems such as seat belts, airbags and crash detection to active sensing networks capable of collision avoidance and accident prevention. Radar is an ... more
Sensors

Thermal sensors for DDR3 memory

A family of low-power, precision temperature sensors targeted at Double Data Rate 2 and 3 (DDR2 and DDR3) memory modules, Solid State Drives (SSD), and computing motherboards has been released by ... more
Sensors

New ambient light sensor family

An Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) product family has been introduced by Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. The devices are aimed at power management for display backlighting in portable applications, such ... more
Sensors

Sub-sea level sensors for pressure measurement

Sub-sea level measurement is achieved using pressure sensors. Typically an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) is lowered into the ocean with a pressure port either installed inside an enclosure or ... more
Sensors

High temperature digital ambient light sensor

An automotive grade ambient light sensor, designed to support continuous operation up to 1050C has been introduced by Intersil Corporation. The ISL76683 is qualified to the Automotive Electronics ... more
Sensors

Accurate position feedback

Figure 1 Karmjit Sidhu, VP, Business Development at Macro Sensors and American Sensor Technologies, considers how position sensing offers different ­performance attributes for demanding industrial and Mil-... more
Sensors

The sixth sense to design

Figure 1 Jürgen Kühnel, Marketing Manager, for Precision Products at National Semiconductor Europe, explores the dimensions of a new family of Sensor-Analogue-Frontend (Sensor-AFE) -Precise SystemsUp until ... more
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Miniature integrated driver ICs

ON Semiconductor has announced two new highly integrated driver ICs that will drive high current motors with reduced component count and board space in stepper motor based applications. The new AMIS-... more
Sensors

The big switch over . . .

Figure 1 Tee Yong Lim, Product Marketing Manager at Peregrine Semiconductor discusses how UltraCMOS RF switches are offering a switching component that functions across a broad bandwidth providing good ... more
Switches & relays

Intuitive switching

Figure 1 Dynamic user interfaces include lighting schemes that show HMI function. Here Robert Davies, Marketing Manager for EAO considers how multi-colour illuminated switches are lighting the way forward in ... more
Switches & relays

RF switch for broadband TV applications

An RF switch for broadband consumer applications including cable televisions (CATV), digital television (DTV), multi-tuner digital video recorders (DVR), set-top boxes, PCTVs and video game consoles ... more
Switches & relays

New nine-port switch with field level software

A new nine-port product has been released by Belden, in addition to the company's basic managed IP67-switch range. The company's basic software is installed on this layer-two switch, which meets the ... more
Switches & relays

Managed Ethernet switches

A new generation of managed Ethernet switches has been released by GarrettCom Europe to meet the increasing demands for bandwidth, precision and hardening in Smart Grid substation networks and other ... more
Switches & relays

Low profile illuminated TACT switch improves HMI

A new series of low profile, short-travel, LED Illuminated TACT switches has been developed by Foremost Electronics. The 3006 TACT switch series offers users a tactile “feel” using Haptic technology. ... more
Switches & relays

Two-wire Hall-effect unipolar switches for automotive

The new A1152/3/5/6 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe are a range of two-wire unipolar Hall-effect switches designed for automotive sensing applications in seat-belt buckle, seat position, and ... more
Switches & relays

Renewable applications switch range

A range of DC switch disconnectors and string boxes for photovoltaic (PV) applications is now available from Switchtec. For use in renewable energy applications, the Telergon switches' main area of ... more
Switches & relays

From PoE to serial Ethernet

Niraj Haria, Data Communications Senior Sales Engineer at Amplicon explores the advances in industrial communication. Serial communications (RS232/422/485) have traditionally been used in industrial ... more
Switches & relays

Hollow shaft LED switch, rotary encoder

A new rotary encoder has been introduced by knitter-switch. The company’s MER 23-20 encoders feature a large hollow shaft which allows system designers to incorporate an LED or tactile switch within ... more
Switches & relays

 
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