Operational amplifier integrates cooling devices Product News 1/6/2006 Post a comment Power Amp Design's operational amplifier boasts rail-to-rail operation at both the inputs and the output combined with a power supply voltage range from ±8 volts to ±50 V (100 volt total supply voltage), and an output range up to 15 amps.
Controller combines digital manager and battery charger Product News 1/6/2006 Post a comment Summit Microelectronics' SMB118, part of a second generation of multi-output programmable power manager ICs, integrates six precision programmable regulators and a programmable battery charger to cut system size and cost in portable consumer electronics.
LED driver shows true colors Product News 1/3/2006 Post a comment Linear Technology's LTC3783, a PWM LED driver that boasts a 3000:1 dimming range for high-power LED strings and clusters, uses digitally-based True Color circuitry to eliminate the color shift normally associated with traditional LED current dimming.
PWM controller offers extra flexibility Product News 1/3/2006 Post a comment Touting a high degree of design flexibility, Intersil's ISL6420A PWM controller offers programmable switching frequency, programmable soft start, external compensation, a wide DC input (4-28 volts) to support a broad variety of applications, and two package choices.
How to dynamically mitigate power supply noise Design How-To 1/2/2006 Post a comment Learn about active noise regulation and active VLSI packaging that take advantage of proximity to the load component to place stable charge reservoirs where they are most needed, close to the high current density and high-speed, transient loads.
Backlight design for large LCD TV screens Design How-To 1/2/2006 Post a comment Today’s backlight inverters must drive CCFL backlight systems with high efficiency, low interference, reliable start up, reliable protection, and tight control of lamp current distribution under multi-lamp environments. A Microsemi engineer explains how.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times