ST boosts bipolar power transistor current by 50 Percent Product News 2/27/2011 Post a comment The 3STR1630 NPN transistor from STMicroelectronics is the first member in a new family of high-performance bipolar power transistors manufactured using a new low-voltage planar technology. This technology incorporates a double-metal process that allows the cell density to be almost doubled without requiring the use of sophisticated photolithography equipment. In addition to increasing the current capability by about 50 percent for the same die size, the double-metal process enables transistors
Fairchild’s FAN6204 SR controller for flyback and forward topologies has multiple operating modes Product News 2/21/2011 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor's FAN6204 is a secondary-side synchronous rectification (SR) controller designed to meet increased power efficiency demands and regulatory standards for desktop PCs, All-in-One (AIO) PCs and notebook adaptors. Using a proprietary, innovative linear prediction timing-control technique not limited to the RDS(ON) of the SR MOSFET, the FAN6204 is suitable for fixed frequency or quasi-resonant (QR) flyback converters and discontinuous or continuous conduction mode (DCM and CCM
Does EMC stand for exasperating, magic, or confusing?—Part 1 Design How-To 2/10/2011 10 comments While it is merely a nuisance to experience radio interference, it is definitely a serious matter if an ABS, stability control, or airbag suffers a malfunction because a vehicle passes a TV tower too closely. Thus, mastering EMC is a basic requirement for automotive electronics designers. Part one of this article explains basic strategies and provides useful hints.
FCI HCPE power connector Product News 2/3/2011 Post a comment FCI's High Power Card Edge connector is now available in a straddle mount configuration, providing a lower profile height option to facilitate even greater system airflow.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.