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HIGH POWER LED FLASHING BEACON USES A SWITCHING REGULATOR

This flasher/beacon circuit can be employed as a distress signal on highways, a direction pointer for parking lots, hospitals, and hotels, etc. The circuit uses a power LED, and provides more light than a typical incandescent lamp flasher. Use of a 6 V or 12 V SLA lantern battery makes the circuit portable. The heart …

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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS LMR360XX/LMR360XX-Q1 STEP-DOWN CONVERTERS

Operating input range from 4.2V to 60V. 2mm x 3mm HotRod™ QFN package. Junction temperature range from -40°C to 150°C. 26µA quiescent current. The list of amazing features is long. And that’s before you see the eye-popping efficiency plots. LMR36006/15 are the industrial buck converters you’ve been looking for. Texas Instruments LMR360xx/LMR360xx-Q1 Step-Down Converters are an easy-to-use, synchronous, …

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X-FAB EXPANDS ITS 180NM BCD-ON-SOI TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM WITH NEW HIGH-VOLTAGE DEVICES

X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE, the leading analog/mixed-signal and specialty foundry today announced the availability of new high-voltage primitive devices targeted at the growing market for automotive 48V board net and battery management system (BMS) ICs. Covering voltages of 70V to 125V, these complementary NMOS/PMOS devices are based on the company’s XT018 BCD-on-SOI (https://www.xfab.com/en/technology/soi/018-um-xt018/) platform with deep trench isolation (DTI) …

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ULTRA SMALL QUIESCENT CURRENT DC/DC CONVERTERS FOR IOT AND WEARABLE DEVICES

Ricoh Electronic Devices launched RP516 and RP517 series, buck (step-down) DC/DC converters featuring ultra-low output voltage (0.3 V to 1.2 V) and ultra-low quiescent current (typically 0.3 µA). The new converters are designed for IoT systems. As the IoT market expands, IoT devices with sensors, MCUs, communication ICs, etc. are required to correspond to low voltage to prolong the operating time of the …

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USB PD CONTROLLER FROM DIODES SUPPORTS STANDARD AND PROPRIETARY PROTOCOLS FOR POWER DELIVERY

Diodes Incorporated announced the introduction of the AP43770 USB Type-C™ power delivery (PD) controller, a highly integrated solution for implementing PD over USB in fixed and portable devices, and offline power adapters. The AP43770 is well-suited to a range of applications where USB PD is implemented, including AC adapters, power hubs, battery banks, and USB PD converters. It features an embedded …

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APP NOTE: HOW TO USE POWER INDUCTORS

As electronic devices become more advanced, the power supply voltage of LSIs used in them is lowered, so their power consumption can be reduced and their speed increased. However, a decrease in the power supply voltage also causes the requirements regarding voltage fluctuations to become more severe, creating a need for high-performance DC-DC converters to …

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NXP SEMICONDUCTORS MPC5777C POWER ARCHITECTURE® MICROCONTROLLER

NXP Semiconductors MPC5777C Power Architecture® Microcontroller is a high-performance, multicore MCU optimized for industrial and automotive control applications that require advanced performance, timing systems, security, and functional safety capabilities. The MPC5777C features two independent Power Architecture z7 cores with up to 300MHz operation, along with a single z7 core in Lockstep with one of the main cores. …

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Evaluation kit for development of battery maintenance free IoT equipment

Renesas Electronics Corporation has launched its RE Family, which comprises the company’s current and future lineup of energy harvesting embedded controllers. The RE Family is based on the company’s proprietary SOTB process technology, which reduces power consumption in both the active and standby states, excluding the requirement for battery replacement or recharging. “Energy harvesting eliminates …

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High Voltage-Current Half Bridge Driver Using IR2153 & IGBT

IGBT based half bridge board has been designed for multiple applications, like induction heater driver, tesla coil driver, DC-DC converters, SMPS etc. High current and high voltage IGBTs are used to serve high power requirements. IGBT NGTB40N120FL2WG from ON semi and IR2153 from Infineon semiconductor are important parts of the circuit, IR2153 is a gate …

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