Illuminated mini toggle switches fit varied apps Product News 7/31/2003 Post a comment The illuminated ultraminiature toggle switches in NKK Switches' G series stand 0.276 inch tall and measure 0.276 x 0.177 inch for use in applications ranging from video cameras, audio/broadcast equipment and electric guitars to medical gear.
POL converters deliver up to 15 A Product News 7/30/2003 Post a comment Celestica Inc.'s Volant series of single-in-line package point-of-load (POL) converters, for use in computer, storage and communications equipment, delivers 10 and 15 amps in single-in-line (SIP) modules and 15 amps in the surface-mount technology (SMT) version.
4-MHz regulator can supply up to 4 amps Product News 7/30/2003 Post a comment Linear Technology Corp.'s LTC3414 is a high-efficiency, 4-MHz synchronous buck regulator in a 20-lead thin-shrink small-outline package using a constant-frequency, current-mode architecture that the company says can deliver up to 4 amperes of continuous current at output voltages down to 0.8 volt.
Inverter warms up to LCD modules Product News 7/30/2003 Post a comment The P44WD dc/ac inverter from Endicott Research Group Inc. is a wide-temperature plug-and-play solution for powering LCD modules backlit by one or two cold-cathode fluorescent lamps.
Ultracap gears up for cars Product News 7/30/2003 Post a comment Maxwell Technologies' BMOD0115, a 42-volt ultracapacitor module in the company's BoostCap line, is designed for use with a primary power source in automotive subsystems and hybrid electric transportation systems.
LDO regulators offer 400-mV dropout Product News 7/30/2003 Post a comment Sipex Corp.'s SPX-2950x family of low-dropout (LDO) linear regulators is said to provide output current of up to 5 amps, dropout of 400 millivolts typical and fast transient response.
A new role emerges in auto safety Product News 7/30/2003 Post a comment Components suppliers are turning stringent safety, reliability and cost requirements from the automotive industry into income opportunities, developing sensors for such applications as tire pressure monitoring, suspension systems and even vehicle dynamic control, among others.
MOSFETs in SSOT-6 target tiny dc/dc converters Product News 7/24/2003 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor's 30-volt, 9-milliohm FDC796N and its 100-V, 70-m ohms FDC3616N PowerTrench n-channel MOSFETs, each in a SuperSOT-6 FLMP (flip-chip in a leaded molded package) are suited to small-form-factor dc/dc power supplies found in applications ranging from telecom equipment and Internet hubs and routers, to instrumentation and automatic test equipment.
POL converters stress chip innovation Product News 7/24/2003 Post a comment With power density, efficiency and cost as the prime forces driving new offerings for ultralow-voltage, high-current power distribution, point-of-load (POL) dc/dc converters continue to speed toward more innovative modular, multichip module (MCM) and chip/chip-set solutions.
High-volt buck regulator switches at 500 kHz in auto, telecom apps Product News 7/24/2003 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp.'s LM5007 buck dc/dc regulator IC is said to break new ground with its ability to step down from an 80-volt primary-side power supply and produce a low-voltage (10-V typical) bias supply for secondary-side control devices at a cost of less than a dollar in large volume quantities.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.