The BCR8LM-14LK high-commutation triac from Renesas supports rated RMS on-state current of 8 A, rated repetitive peak off-voltage of 700 and can be triggered by a microcontroller.
Texas Instruments has introduced an integrated circuit that simplifies the design and programming of spatially-enhanced audio systems for multi-speaker portable products, including laptops, tablets, sound bars and sound docking stations.
Summit Microelectronics has expanded its fourth-generation family of programmable Li-Ion battery charger integrated circuits with the SMB346 and SMB347 that deliver up to 2.5 A charge/system current with dual input/dual output CurrentPath for operation with a dead or missing battery.
The MCP795WXX/BXX RTCC range of stand-alone, real-time clock/calendar devices from MIcrochip, has a 10 MHz SPI interface, non-volatile memory.
International Rectifier has expanded its portfolio of rugged, ultra-fast 600 V trench insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) with the introduction of the IRGPS4067DPbF and IRGP4066DPbF devices for uninterruptible power supplies, solar, industrial motor and welding applications.
International Rectifier has expanded its PowIRstage family of integrated devices with the 40 A IR3553, optimised for next-generation servers, consumer and communication systems.
Vishay has introduced the first of its new Siliconix military-grade n-channel power MOSFETs - the JAN-qualified 60 V 2N6660JANTX/JANTXV and the 90 V 2N6661JANTX/JANTXV.
Diodes has expanded its range of DiodeStar products with the introduction of two 600 V rectifiers, targeted at power factor correction boost diode applications.
An integrated clock generator featuring good jitter performance offers designers the ability to synthesise their required clock frequencies from a single low-cost crystal, enabling a reduction in component count of up to 80%, board size.
International Rectifier has introduced a family of motor vehicle-qualified 600 V IGBTs optimised for variable speed motor control and power supply applications used in electric and hybrid vehicles.
A SiGe:C heterojunction bipolar transistor, the NESG7030M04, has been released for use as a low-noise amplifier transistor for wireless LAN systems, satellite radios and similar applications.
Vishay has introduced an 8 V p-channel TrenchFET power MOSFET featuring what is claimed to be the lowest on-resistance for a p-channel device in the 1.6 by 1.6 mm footprint area with a profile under 0.8 mm. In addition, the SiB437EDK is said to be the only device offering an on-resistance rating down to 1.2 V.
Maxim has introduced the MAX17710, said to be the industry’s first IC to integrate all the power-management functions for ambient energy harvesting, as well as for charging and protecting micro-energy cells (MECs), a form of solid-state battery.
Such highly coveted technical capabilities as the observation of single catalytic processes in nanoreactors or the optical detection of low concentrations of biochemical agents and gases are an important step closer to fruition.
With its promise of superfast computers and ultrapowerful optical microscopes among the many possibilities, plasmonics has become one of the hottest fields in high technology.